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WH971- Whale Watch West


971 Whalehead Drive, Corolla
Bedrooms: 4Baths: 3 fullSleeps: 10City: CorollaArea: Oceanside Turn Day: Sun
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Whales are known to teach, learn, cooperate and are involved in social conduct, emotions, judgment, and theory of mind. It is thought that only one hemisphere of the whale's brain sleeps at a time, so that they rest but are never completely asleep.
Rest, relax and rejuvenate at “Whale Watch West” and wrap yourselves with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and creative design. Awesome decks provide an advantage to choose whether to sunbathe or be “made in the shade”.
Positioned on a corner lot, only 450 feet to the beach, lovely juniper interiors, panoramic ocean views and four comfortable bedrooms will only add to your contentment.
Socialize, soak and soothe tense muscles in the 6 person hot tub before an evening of entertainment from your satellite TV, video library, adult/kids books or various board games.
This home is a perfect selection for 2 families and Fido too!

PROPERTY BEDDING: 2 QUEENS, 4 TWINS, 2 ROLL-AWAY BEDS.

TOP LEVEL:
Kitchen,
Dining Area,
Living Area,
Full Bathroom.


MID LEVEL:
Northeast Bedroom with Queen,
Northwest Bedroom with Twins,
Full Hall Bath,
Southeast Bedroom with Queen,
Southwest Bedroom with Twins,
Full Hall Bath,
Laundry Closet with Washer and Dryer,
Sitting Room.


GROUND LEVEL:
Storage,
Entry.

10% Active/Retired Military Discount, 10% Police Firefighter or EMS Discount, 10% Repeat Renter Discount.

Linens

Guest Linens $154.00 Plus Tax.

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Dog Friendly
  • Keyless Entry
  • 2 Zone Central AC/Heat
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Maker
  • County Water
  • Dishwasher
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gas Grill
  • Horseshoes
  • Microwave
  • Partial Weeks (ask about rates)
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoking Allowed on Decks Only
  • Sunday
  • Variety of Pool Furn./Tables
  • Whalehead Beach
  • Hot Tub
  • Basketball Goal
  • Washer/Dryer
  • 3 TVs
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Covered Decks
  • DVD Player
  • Footwash Station
  • Hammock
  • Hot Tub
  • Oceanside
  • Picnic Table
  • Screened-In Porch
  • Stove Top Burners
  • Telephone
  • Video Library
  • Private Pool
  • Partial Week Rentals (mini vacations)
  • Central A/C
  • Basketball Goal
  • Book Library
  • Can Opener
  • Children Books
  • Cookware
  • Deck Furniture
  • Enclosed Outside Shower
  • Full Kitchen
  • Highspeed Internet Access
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Private Pool
  • Skylights
  • Sun Decks
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer

Security Deposit

$70.00 Accidental Damage Insurance or a Refundable $500.00 Security Deposit.

Start Date End Date Weekly Average
05/06/18 05/12/18 $1,095
05/13/18 05/19/18 $1,095
05/20/18 05/26/18 $1,150
05/27/18 06/02/18 $1,295
06/03/18 06/09/18 $1,895
06/10/18 06/16/18 $2,195
06/17/18 06/23/18 $2,695
06/24/18 06/30/18 $3,050
07/01/18 07/07/18 $3,150
07/08/18 07/14/18 $3,150
07/15/18 07/21/18 $3,150
07/22/18 07/28/18 $3,150
07/29/18 08/04/18 $3,150
08/05/18 08/11/18 $3,050
08/12/18 08/18/18 $2,795
08/19/18 08/25/18 $2,195
08/26/18 09/01/18 $1,395
09/02/18 09/08/18 $1,395
09/09/18 09/15/18 $1,395
09/16/18 09/22/18 $1,150
09/23/18 09/29/18 $1,150
09/30/18 10/06/18 $1,095
10/07/18 10/13/18 $1,095
10/14/18 12/31/18 $895

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A Great Vacation!

Donald C. from Amherst, NY recommends this property
Stayed 8 days in Sep, 2017
My wife and I stayed at Whale Watch West from Sept 9th to the 17th. first off it is in a perfect location, steps from the boardwalk that leads to the beach! The property has a wonderful set up and an excellent pool and hot tub. Corolla at this time of year is wonderful. We were close to everything we wanted to do and see and didn't have to fight the tourist lines. When we arrived at the property we were able to tell that the owners are making improvements and updates to the property, they have replaced all the windows and are painting and siding the exterior and the A/C units looked new. I only have two critiques, first is that the property needed a solid day of landscaping, dead trees trimmed, bushes pruned, etc. Second is, and I know this could be very hard with all the in and out of renters, but the outside activity equipment could be organized better in the first floor closets. Other than these two minor issues my wife and I loved This property and can't wait to book again in the future! Thank you for an awesome vacation!

Manager Response

Donald, Thank you so much for your review! The homeowner has put forth a lot of effort to improve your stay as well as other visitors that come to WHALE WATCH WEST! We will be sure to pass along your nice thoughts to the owner as well as the couple of items you mentioned so they can be addressed in the near future. We hope to see you again in 2018!

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Gorgeous views steps away from the Ocean

A Guest from Oak Ridge, NJ recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2017
Beautiful views steps away from the Ocean. The pool and hot tub are wonderful to come back to. The house is Nicely formatted with 2 living rooms. I would suggest another tv for the second living area.

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Dream Vacation

Bonnie F. from Aston, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2017
Wonderful house located close to the beach with ocean views. Comfortable, clean and no other houses on top of you. Pet friendly. 3 couples shared it and it was perfect. HIghly recommend.

Manager Response

Bonnie, Thanking you for the glowing review of our property WH971 WHALE WATCH WEST. We love that this home is not right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. We love the amazing Ocean views from this home too. We look forward to seeing you in 2018! Thank you Carolina Shores

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Grandles Visit the Whale

A Guest from Hampton, VA recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jul, 2017
Our 11th summer spending 2 weeks visiting the Whale. We love the house, the layout, the views, the pool, and the proximity to the beach.
See you next year.

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Our favorite getaway place

A Guest from Hampton, VA recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jul, 2016
Our 11th year at Whale Watch West; we'll be back again next year!

Manager Response

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to review WHALE WATCH WEST! I'm certain, after 11 years, you had a wonderful time! We'll see you in year 12.

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Whale Watch West

A Guest from Henrico, Va recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2015
Second year renting this house. We had a great time.

Manager Response

Dear Dennis, We are pleased to hear you had a great time! Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals hopes to see you again next year for your third time here!

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Our annual chance to run away from home

A Guest from Hampton, VA recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jul, 2015
Goofing off, scenery, room for visiting friends and family, good food, aaahhhh!

Manager Response

Dear Bob, It is great to read about how much you enjoyed your vacation at WHALE WATCH WEST! This is a super popular home with a great private pool which everyone just loves. We look forward to seeing you again next summer.

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A ruined vacation :-(

A Guest from Salem, VA does not recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2015
Our second full day in the house the A/C went out upstairs and the temperature inside the house reached 90 degrees. The next day 96 degrees inside the house. The HVAC tech said the unit was way too inefficient for the home and made it sound like the owners had been putting off having it replaced for a while. Rental company finally agreed to move us out of the house after we made several phone calls (A/C was out in the upstairs of that home too! That's another story) Very frustrating "vacation". The house needs a lot of updating and work. The gutter on the main deck was partially broken off and was lying on the floor of the deck. Water damage stains on the carpet in one of the bedrooms. The two smaller deck railings felt very loose and unsafe.I'm not the type to write negative reviews but I would never suggest this home to anyone!

Manager Response

Dear Leigh Ann, We sincerely apologize for the HVAC issues you had to deal with. The unseasonable temperatures took their toll on many a/c units on the beach during the same week. We have already shared your concerns with the homeowner who is addressing them already.

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Home away from home

Linda G. from Canal Winchester, OH recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jun, 2014
Love this house and it's location. We come here every summer and it feels like we are coming home when we arrive.

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Great time

A Guest from Henrico, Va recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2014
Nice house and very convenient access to the beach. Only one issue. We had paid for an early check in and when I checked in around 1pm I was told that the house was not ready and they would call me. Around 1:30pm I went back and checked and it was still not ready. When I mentioned I paid for the early check-in, they said "Oh, here are your keys we cannot hold it any longer." You need to make sure the individuals check to see who has early entry. Anyway, overall it was a good vacation.

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Timing is Everything

A Guest from Goode, VA does not recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2014
We arrived after dark and took approx 20 min drivng around looking for the house based on the directions we received. The directions were old, and told us to turn onto a street that no longered existed. This didn't seem to be a big deal until Monday morning when the constructions crews starting working before 8am on the former street that was becoming a walk way. The best weekday morning was when major thunderstorms hit the area around 6am and delayed the workers start till 10. For 20 years I have gladly driven past VA Beach to enjoy the peace and quiet of Corolla. This year seemed like a wasted 2 hours each way. The house was fine, but getting older. The pictures are deceiving due to the volleyball/horseshoe area now being a driveway.

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Martin Family

Robin M. from Stephens City, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2013
The location of the house is perfect for morning and evening walks, and getting to the beach. The inside appears dated and there was ALOT of long, white pet hair all over the house. With a 1 yr old on the floor, this was a HUGE problem, not to mention every time you got ready to go out, you couldn't sit down on anything. The pool and hot tub are ideal, but there was a lot of foam in the hot tub when you turned on the jets. We cooked in every evening ... a few larger casserole/baking dishes would be helpful, and with 4 adults and 3 children, one fridge was not enough. We were keeping things cold in coolers and buying ice. I can't say I wouldn't stay here again, but I would hope for some improvements before hand.

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Two weeks of recreational goofing off

A Guest from Hampton, VA recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jul, 2013
This was our 8th stay at the Whale. Love the location and the views.

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TOWNLEY REUNION

Linda G. from Canal Winchester, OH recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jun, 2013
WE HAVE STAYED AT WHALEWATCH FOR MOANY YEARS AND ALWAS ENJOY OUR STAY. THE COTTAGE WORKS FOR US AND OUR GROUP. THE OWNER KEEPS UPDATING THE COTTAGE AS SHE CAN. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR!

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Our Favorite Summer Place

Marina T. from Richmond, Virginia recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2013
This house is our very favorite place to be in the summer! We've been renting this house for years and always look forward to coming back. Such a close walk to the beach. We bring our sweet Lab to join us to have fun in the sun!

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Love this property!

Marina T. from Richmond, Virginia recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Sep, 2012
We've been renting this house for several years and make it a point to come twice during the summer. The property management team is excellent, very helpful and always on top of things. The house itself is perfectly situated to the beach and we love being able to bring our beloved Lab with us.

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Clean house, great location

A Guest from Silver Spring, MD recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2012
This house was perfect for two families with kids. Very clean, nicely maintained pool and hot tub. And the location is fantastic - one street from the beach.

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Great Location!

A Guest from N Versailles, PA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2012
This was our first time renting a home in Corolla, and we were very pleased. The location to the beach was perfect, just a short walk away, and also very close to the Timbuk II plaza - just about a 5minute drive down the road.

For being a pet-friendly home, the interior was overall in very good condition. We fit 5 adults, three children (under 11) and two small dogs very comfortably.

My only slight complaint would be that there were several lighbulbs burnt-out, and the pool and hot tub didn't appear to have been vacummed before we arrived, as there was sand in both.

Other than those two minor issues, we had an excellent stay in this property and would definitely recommend it!

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summer get away

A Guest from Hampton, VA recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jul, 2012
relaxing, great weather

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loved it!!!

Linda G. from Canal Winchester, OH recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Jun, 2012
As I told Paula the house was cleaned better than all of the 30 years we have been renting. We enjoyed every second.

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We love this home. It's perfect for us!

Marina T. from Richmond, Virginia recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2012
Perfect. We love this home. It has everything we need and want...1/2 block to the ocean, a private pool, we can take our beloved yellow lab Cooper with us. We'll be back in September for 2 weeks!

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