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WH863- WHALE OF A TIME


863 Corolla Drive, Corolla
Bedrooms: 5Baths: 4 full 1 halfSleeps: 12City: CorollaArea: Oceanside Turn Day: Sun
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Featuring 5 elegant bedrooms, 2 of which are master suites along with lush interiors, WHALE OF A TIME is as inviting as it is enchanting. You’ll love the convenience of having an ELEVATOR and the thrill of a sparkling private pool and hot tub.
This majestic home has beautiful ocean views, a basketball goal, pool table and relaxing sun decks. Only 400 yards to the beach and convenient to shopping, dining and nightlife.


PROPERTY BEDDING: 2 KINGS, 1 QUEEN, 2 BUNK-SETS W/ 1 TRUNDLE, 1 TWIN BED.


TOP LEVEL:
Dining Room,
Living Room,
Kitchen,
Master suite with king bed and full bathroom w/jacuzzi,
Half bathroom,
Screened-in Porch.


MID LEVEL:
2nd Master suite with king bed and full bathroom,
Bedroom with queen bed,
Bedroom with 1 bunk set with 1 trundle,
Bedrooom with 1 bunk set with extra twin bed,
Full hall bathroom.


GROUND LEVEL:
Recreation room with pool table, poker table, kitchenette with full size fridge and microwave,
Full bathroom,
Washer and dryer.
New wood flooring added in 2016.

OUTSIDE:
Private pool,
Hot tub,
Enclosed outside shower.


THE PRIVATE POOL IS 11X24. POOL DEPT IS 3 TO 5 FEET.

10% Active/Retired Military Discount, 10% AAA Discount, 10% AARP Discount, 10% Educators Discount, 10% Police, Firefighter, EMS Discount, 10% Repeat Renter Discount.

Linens

Sheets and Towels Provided by Homeowner

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Pool Table
  • Recreation Room
  • Central A/C
  • 7 TVs
  • Beach Chairs
  • Can Opener
  • Central Air and Heat
  • Cooking Utensils
  • County Water
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Horseshoes
  • Iron
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Poker Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Surround Sound
  • Variety of Pool Furn./Tables
  • Whalehead Beach
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator
  • Basketball Goal
  • 2 Microwaves
  • Basketball Goal
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Cookware
  • Covered Decks
  • Electric Range
  • Full Size Fridge in Rec. Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette in Rec. Room
  • Ocean View
  • Pack-N-Play
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite TV
  • Sun Decks
  • Telephone
  • Video Library
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Private Pool
  • Dog Friendly
  • Washer/Dryer
  • 3 DVDs
  • Beach Cart
  • Blu-Ray Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cornhole Game
  • Deck Furniture
  • Enclosed Outside Shower
  • Highchair
  • Ice Maker
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Microwave In Rec. Room
  • Oceanside
  • Parking for 4 Vehicles
  • Rec. Room
  • Screened-In Porch
  • Sunday
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer

Security Deposit

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

Start Date End Date Weekly Average
05/13/18 05/19/18 $1,295
05/20/18 05/26/18 $1,595
05/27/18 06/02/18 $1,595
06/03/18 06/09/18 $2,195
06/10/18 06/16/18 $2,395
06/17/18 06/23/18 $3,195
06/24/18 06/30/18 $3,495
07/01/18 07/07/18 $3,495
07/08/18 07/14/18 $3,495
07/15/18 07/21/18 $3,495
07/22/18 07/28/18 $3,495
07/29/18 08/04/18 $3,495
08/05/18 08/11/18 $3,495
08/12/18 08/18/18 $3,195
08/19/18 08/25/18 $3,095
08/26/18 09/01/18 $1,595
09/02/18 09/08/18 $1,395
09/09/18 09/15/18 $1,395
09/16/18 09/22/18 $1,395
09/23/18 09/29/18 $1,395
09/30/18 10/06/18 $1,395
10/07/18 10/13/18 $1,395

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we had a whale of a time!

cynthia s. from Bear, DE recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2017
we had a very nice time. The elevator really allowwed my elderly mother to move about easily. The kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub. I wish I had had the pool heated. Found that the beach was a little bit of a walk, and could have used more towels, We wash every day.

Manager Response

Cynthia, It's it wonderful to have the elevator has an amenity during your stay? It makes it so much easier for all ages of your party to enjoy themselves. The private pool is a great addition to the fun activities that this home has to offer! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your vacation!

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Family Time!

A Guest from Beaver, PA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2017
This house was nearly perfect for our family. The elevator was especially useful for our older folks, as well as for luggage and groceries. The house was clean and beautifully decorated. Loved it!

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First time renters, first time to Corolla. LOVED IT!

A Guest from Mechanicsville, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2016
This was our first time renting a house and staying in the Corolla area. We are hooked! Whale of a Time was perfect. A Sunday to Sunday rental can’t be beat and we appreciated being able to bring our dog. Also loved that linens were all provided. The house was clean and smelled fresh when we arrived at 4:00. The elevator was a nice convenience for unloading and getting everything to the upper floors. The kitchen was well stocked. It had everything we needed and more. The only downsides to the kitchen are the lack of a pantry to store food and no sprayer at the sink. Having two refrigerators was a nice plus!
Plenty of room in all the bedrooms. Two of the 5 bedrooms had clocks. It would have been nice if the other 3 had them. The master bedroom (king) and the queen bedroom on the 2nd floor had VERY firm, actually HARD, mattresses. All the bunks and the second king room mattresses were much more comfortable. Plenty of bath towels for everyone. And very nice, plush towels at that. That was a nice surprise! The two bathrooms on the 2nd level were very slow to drain, so I reported that on my check out sheet. The house had plenty of beach chairs, toys, boogie boards and beach carts. It’s close to 2 of the walkways to the beach. Whalehead Beach is gorgeous, wide and we never found it crowded. We also went to the 4x4 beach several days. Plenty of books to read, movies to watch and games in the game closet. We enjoyed having family game nights. The pool got plenty of sun during the day, yet there were shady spots to move in to as the day went on. The whole Whalehead area is quiet, close to grocery stores, shopping and other food options. Carolina Shores was great to work with and we will definitely rent again!

Manager Response

Dear Breea, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay at WH863- WHALE OF A TIME. I am pleased to hear that you find our company to your liking. On your next visit, we are happy to share with you a sample map that will help you maximize your stay in the area. I hope to see you again in the near future.

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Very Clean and Well Equipped Cottage

A Guest from FRANKLIN, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2015
Cottage had everything we needed for our stay even an elevator. Everything was clean and bright and we felt right at home. A little far from the beach but the public parking and walkway helped with that.

Manager Response

Dear Jane, We are simply delighted that you had such a wonderful stay at WHALE OF A TIME! This truly beautiful house is loved by all... and us too! Please come back and visit with us again in 2016.

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Wonderful Vacation at Whale of a TIme

Dorinda M. from Warwick, NY recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Aug, 2015
Three generations stayed at Whale of a Time over a two-week period. The house was extremely well equipped, both in the house and with beach equipment, pool items and games. We had some very minor issues with ants, the hot tub not working and a backed up toilet, however the management service were quick to respond and solve these issues. The pool was terrific, the younger grandkids loved it! The location to the stores was extremely convenient. The walk to the beach on "Sailfish Walkway" was lovely. Yet, with this convenience, we still had privacy at the house. Our family had the opportunity to see baby sea turtles make their way to the sea, saw dolphins swimming and it was a short ride to Corova, where we saw the wild ponies. We also went crabbing, which was terrific fun. Wonderful vacation home.

Manager Response

Dear Dorinda, Thank you for the wonderful review of WHALE OF A TIME! We are certainly pleased you had a wonderful time at this beautiful OBX vacation home and look forward to seeing you again next summer. Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals

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Outer Banks Rental

Robert W. from Philadelphia, PA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2015
The rental property was great, beyond our expectations. The only problem was that without a reservation, waiting time at Corolla restaurants were very long. Restaurants in Duck were better.

Manager Response

Dear Robert, Thank you for the wonderful review of my favorite home, WHALE OF A TIME. I love this great vacation home too! The owners are simply the best and work so hard maintaining this priceless treasure. Sorry about the wait at some of the dining establishments in Corolla. I'm sure they are still staffing up for the summer. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

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Whale of a Time = A WONDERFUL vacation!

Alisa S. from Smithfield, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful cottage! Our family had two folks recovering from knee and ankle surgeries and the elevator proved to be priceless! The young adults and teenagers spent many hours in the game room and everyone enjoyed the pool and hot tub! A lovely home and one we hope to visit again!

Manager Response

Dear Alisa, Thank you for the outstanding review of WHALE OF A TIME! This remarkable home is one of my favorite and the homeowners are the best in the world! We all love them. We are delighted all their efforts have paid off allowing you to have a super OBX vacation. We'll see you next summer!

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Great time!

Chester T. from Sicklerville, NJ recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2014
We had out family vacation here in Corolla, and it was a great time had by all. We had never been to the outer banks before and we did not know if we would like it. But this home had everything that we needed for out stay and more! We will definitely be returning next year!

Manager Response

Dear Chester, We love WHALE OF A TIME too! Isn't this home remarkable? The homeowners take such pride in it and we feel they are the BEST! Please visit with us again next summer.

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Quiet, shady, home away from home

Jamie H. from Bowie, MD recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2014
This rental was very nice. It included all the items you could possibly need for your stay away from home. Lots of pots, pans, Tupperware and dishes. The pool was great for everyone but especially the kids. Since its 4 ft deep throughout there was no worry that the 8 & 9 year old's would have any problems. My 5 year old even swam on her own for the first time here. The beach was not far at all. We walked there every day. The only thing I could possibly complain about was the mattresses. They were kind of hard and could be replaced to make sleeping more comfortable. Also the bunk beds in both rooms could use new roll bars on the top beds. The ones they had were very loose and unsafe. All in all this house was perfect for our 3 family vacation which included 6 adults and 5 children.

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Family Vacation at OBX

A Guest from Chesterfield, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2014
The house was very clean and had a lot of extra(games, pool toys, beach chairs). The upstairs microwave broke on our first day and was replaced on our 6th day but these things happen and the communication from Carolina Shores and owner was great regarding the replacement. We really enjoyed our stay here and will be back!

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Nice home in beautiful Whalehead Beach

A Guest from Ashburn, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2014
The home was in great condition from the kitchen, to the bathrooms, to the rec room, to the pool. We enjoyed out stay and it was just a short walk to the beach via a nice paved the path the community provides. The house is nicely decorated and the elevator was a nice addition. The only minor complaint was the bunk beds were squeaky bunk beds - the kids said it squeaked everytime they would move.

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BVE--best vacation ever

A Guest from Swanton, OH recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2014
Short walk to beach. Elevator was a must for our handicap mother.. Great customer service. Plan to return in the future.

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A Great Family Home

Denise K. from Huntersville, NC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2014
This house had everything and was perfect for our 3 generation family vacation. The kitchen was well stocked and so was the beach closet and pool containers. There is no need to bring beach chairs, pool or sand toys. We loved the pool, hot tub and corn hole game. The path to the beach was an easy 5 minute walk and we often saw deer on the walkway in the evenings. For those not wanting to walk there is a parking lot on the next street over close to the beach. The kids and dog liked looking for ghost crabs on the beach after dinner. My only suggestion would be to bring a portable fan as both rooms with bunk beds did not have ceiling fans. There is one fan in the closet but both rooms can get warm at night even with AC. The house was very cozy and felt like a home away from home. We were so close to shopping and restaurants as well. We really enjoyed our vacation at Whale of a Time.

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Four Generation outing.

Karen D. from Brownsburg, IN recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2014
This is the first time we tried an outing with this many people. Carolina Shores was outstanding in every way. No knowing what to expect I was a little nervous. We had 12 people from 4 to 90 and the elevator really helped with getting in and out. Thank you so much for a great vacation. Hopefully we can do this again.

Karen Dowell

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Perfect Family Vacation Home

Michelle S. from Henrico, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in May, 2014
This home was perfect for our vacation. We had three families with 6 children and this home had it all. It gave us all the space we needed as well as lots of things to do. Great home!

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Great Vacation Hideaway

Rebecca B. from Lusby, MD recommends this property
Stayed 14 days in Sep, 2013
We have been looking for a house we can go back to each year with our dogs and friends. We knew the moment we took a look around.... We want to stay here again next year!
I have been coming to the OBX off and on for 20+ yrs and stayed all the way as far north as Kill Devil Hills, We were so happy to find that the owners had thought of everything! The kitchen is fully loaded with tons of utensils, graters and pots and pans! The beach closet has chairs of all sizes, an umbrella and so much more! All of this is important since we travel with our three dogs in a Jeep Wrangler and even a small bit of space is precious. (Like most, we bring home more than we take)
Being avid bike riders, Whalehead is the perfect community for long or short rides. Just 3 miles to the Currituck lighthouse and 5 to the drive on beach, a quick 10 minute walk to the beach for our golden retrievers to make new friends and chase the tennis ball. Our neighbors came down for a week during our 2 wk stay and also enjoyed the house. We played cornhole (i would bring your own bags from home if you are serious players) went swimming and of course drove to Tanger Outlet Mall in Nags Head.
We plan our stay in NC after the crowds let up in September and after the kids are back in school. We have already put in our request for next year.

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another great week at whale of a time

Karla F. from Falls Church, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2013
We appreciate that this wonderful home is dog friendly. It was our 2nd stay and we've pre-reserved next year. Management company is great but wish they accept credit card payment without the large fee.

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Nice home

Patricia R. from Sarasota, FL recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2013
The house was very nice and accommodated the family. I was a little disappointed in the distance to the beach. It is a walk especially if you have children and taking chairs, etc. Overall very nice.

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Great house and just a short walk to beach.

A Guest from Wilmington, DE recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2013
Twelve of us (4 adults/ 8 kids) stayed for a week and it was great. The house was perfect- it had all the amenities, good space, and was short walk to beach. We would highly recommend both the house and rental company.

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Great Vacation!

Tammy D. from Fairfax, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2013
We enjoyed our trip. The owners of the house did a great job of providing everything we needed at the house and for the beach. The neighborhood provided nice walkways to the beach.

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Great beach vacation

Amy J. from Powell, OH recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2013
The house was very clean and comfortable, and was close to the beach. There was a very nice path to walk to the beach and ample parking right at the beach -- which was nice for all of our gear. Overall, we were very happy with our stay. The rental company and the owners were very responsive and easy to get a hold of when we needed them.

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A wonderful time for my Family at Whale of a Time!

Judi F. from Staton Island, NY recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2013
The place was located just right near may things to do...the family loved the pool and the rec may games...hope to come back next year!!!!

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Extremely Happy Vacationer

A Guest from Wentzville, MI recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2013
We stayed in a home that was 3 blocks from the beach. The home was clean, very well equipped and in a beautiful neighborhood. The walk to the beach was an easy stroll along a concrete pathway and the beach was amazingly clean and uncrowded. The entire week was incredible and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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