Situated 38 feet above sea level, nestled among mature live oak, pine, and wild cherry trees, this cottage offers spectacular ocean and partial sound views with delightful breezes. Direct beach access is just a short walk away.
Left on 08/26/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Linda and Stu Reid
Au Sommet, which means the summit in French, is an exquisite gem of a cottage tucked away in the dunes surrounded by shrubs and foliage with a stunning view of the ocean. This beautifully landscaped cottage has everything you could imagine for a relaxing, comfortable stay. The deck furniture is brightly colored adirondacks and outdoor areas are filled with plants and flowers and a gas grill that delivers scrumptious barbecue ribs! Lovely screened in porch for al fresco dinners and nicely appointed bedrooms (4), indoor living space and a well-equipped kitchen.
Wish there were more than two and a half bathrooms, but it works just fine for a family of four. The owners were thoughtful in their design and amenities which makes for a memorable stay. This is our fourth time renting this adorable cottage over the past 30 years. We will return!
Left on 09/01/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | A Heavenly Home
Au Sommet is the best cottage in Southern Shores. We have our annual family reunion the week of July 4th every year. Our children fly in from Minneapolis, San Diego, and Iowa. Other family come in from Dallas, Houston, and New York. We all stay at different cottages, but by far, we've found the best. The cottage is just so perfect for our needs. We love it. And we are going to stay there again in 2010.
Thanks for asking.
Brenda and Steve Hachtman
Left on 08/19/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | SouthShoresLvr
This is a very clean home near the top of a hill from which you can see both ocean and sound. A large deck, partially enclosed wraps the upper level. The kitchen is well equipped with cookware and amenities seldom found in a rental. A plus were two bikes (need a little work), boogie board, umbrella and some beach toys. It is short of five stars as there is no internet access nor flat screen high def TV. It is definitely worth the four stars, though. Proximity to beach parking is about 5 mins drive. We've been three times and would be happy to rent again. Realtor was very efficient. Southern Shores community offers a laid back, shady community with many year round residents so it's not at all like the commercial strip down south of here.
Left on 06/27/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | jilmac
We are British but have lived in the US for 30 years. We had friends visiting
from England and we rented this house for one week before heading across
the state to the Smoky Mountains and on to Gettysburg. It was a great week!
The house was beautiful; the weather - a little dull at first but always dry -
was good. We enjoyed all that the area had to offer and were able to relax in
the evenings on the decks or in the living room and catch up on old times. I
would love to come again - maybe with my sons and their families next time.
None of us had ever been to the Outer Banks and this was the perfect
Left on 01/08/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | The Smith
We had a wonderful week at Au Sommet. Our family unit included grandparents and teenagers and all of us were very happy with the accomodations at Au Sommet: wonderful kitchen, open floor plan, many decks for sleeping in shade or sunning, teenagers had their own bedroom and bath on opposite side of downstairs from grandparents. The house is beautifully maintained and situated on a quiet street.
This was our first time at the Outer Banks. We found the location of the house terrific. It was convenient to shopping, to the beach, and we were able to avoid alot of traffic that backs up with cars headed to the Corolla end of the island.
I can't say enough good things about this house and the relaxing week we spent there!
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