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OCEANFRONT Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool, Lg Bedrooms

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom (Sleeps up to 17) First Class Home Suitable for All

The Spice of Life is a three level Whalehead Beach, Corolla Oceanfront home offering something for everyone in three spacious and comfortable levels.

Recent Outdoor & Ground Level Interior Construction included new pool with built in benches, wet deck & kiddie pool with new fencing , pumps, heater & landscaping irrigation installed Plenty of new pool decking in the shade and in the sun. An Outdoor Ping Pong Table and Bar is waiting for players. Two outdoor showers

Multicolor Pool lights, Outdoor Bar with Granite top and Two New Outdoor Showers for you. New Bar Stools & Deck Furniture stand on the Concrete Deck with a Large

20 x 28 Pool Featuring a Wet Deck for Chaise Lounges & A Kiddie Pool Nearby.

An Underwater Bench in the Pool Allows for Relaxing in Cool Water By the Bar .

The pool can be heated from May - September for an additional $550. / week

( due to its size) and $750 in April & October.

The Pool is closed from mid/late October until April.

Corn Hole game, balls, beach toys & Beach Chairs in the carport Guest's Storage Shed .

Recent Ground Level remodeling includes:

- 'Pirate' Bedroom with new Queen bed and bunk bed set. New Bedspreads, HDTV.

- Game Room with Pool Table, HDTV, Bar Stools, Bose Speakers in Sound System that's inside and on the Outdoor Pool Deck.

-Bar/Kitchenette with Granite Counters & Full Sized Fridge with Ice Maker.

-New Laundry Room with Extra Capacity New Samsung Washer / Dryer & Exterior Entrance is Adjacent to the Newly Remodeled Custom Tile Bathroom with 36' door & large walk in Shower with Grab Bar.

The Ground Level Game Room sliding door connects to the pool deck. An Outdoor Staircase with a Pool Safety Gate at the Second Level Connects the Upper Decks to the Ground Level Pool & Deck. A propane gas grill and a charcoal grill are there.

Electronics, bedding & decor have been added or replaced in the upper levels as well.

Upper (Third) Level Changes:

-A private Big Screen Room with a Powder Room is now on the Upper Level by the wet bar A Sectional Sofa with Queen Sleep Sofa and Recliner Seating Enhance this new room. Movie Posters on the Wall & the 60' HDTV w/Sound Bar Complete the Setting.

The 9' Shuffle board table, Card Table, Two Separate Seating Areas for Relaxation, Reading Fun & Games or Conversation Enjoy Sweeping Ocean Views From the Loft Level.

The Upper Level has the sixth bedroom, appropriately named the Ocean Room.

It boasts a generously sized King Master Bedroom with a Double Vanity, Oversized Shower Bathroom & an Entrance to the Upper Deck. The Sunrise Streams into this Room!

The Large, Open Multifunction Loft Overlooks the Mid Level Living Room / Dining Room and Kitchen areas Connecting 'The Spice'.

Come up the front steps from outside into the Foyer and Step Into The Mid Level.

The (Second Floor) Foyer opens to a remodeled (2012) Kitchen with large Granite Counter tops for prep work, new Cabinets, Double Dishwashers, a large Island with a second full sized deep sink and bar stool seats for four. A new 2014 large capacity Stainless Steel French Door refrigerator has just arrived.

The Walk In Pantry is Adjacent to the Kitchen with Space and Extra Supplies.

'The Spice' is Well equipped with dish and glassware, utensils, small appliances, pot, pans and space to make cooking a pleasure.

The Mid Level features a traditional wood trimmed Great Room with Two Dining Tables seating 12+ and flows into the Living Room. Large ocean facing windows and French doors open to 12' x 44' wide decks with a hot tub. A connected second story 25' x 14' deck provides partial shade to the deck below and ocean views as far as you can see. Two picnic tables make outdoor dining comfortable. Gas & charcoal grills are by nearby steps.

Completing the first floor are four spacious bedrooms:

-The Shell Room, a huge King Master bedroom that with a double vanity Tub Bathroom opens to the Ocean Facing Deck Overlooking the Pool.

-The Ship Room, another spacious King Master bedroom with shower stall & window seat, upgraded for 2014.

-The Spa Room (even larger) has a New Queen Bed and a Double Bed. It opens to an Ocean Facing Deck near the Hot Tub w/ pool overlook.

The Spa Bedroom shares the hall bath with the Plank Room.

-Plank Room, named for its beautiful walls, has a Double Bed & Trundle bed with Twin mattresses. It has a door that opens to the side deck & a flatscreen TV.

A Guest Storage Shed is located in the carport with ample beach chairs, toys & accessories and a few adult bikes for your use & convenience.

The driveway accommodates six cars with ease but some may be parked with cars behind.

A Charcoal Park Grill and a 4 Burner Gas Grill are on the Property with a Volley Ball Net. The Unusually Big Backyard is completely landscaped

with irrigated grass for other activities and your enjoyment .

The WIFI, premium cable service, multiple TVs, books, games, game tables, video , quality of finishes and space make this house fun for everyone. Or a Comfortable Place to Relax.

Spice of Life is Less than a Mile from Grocery

Stores, Restaurant, Shopping & Gas.

The House is close to the Old Corolla Village &

Currituck Lighthouse and Four Miles from the Off Road Beach Driving Area Famous for It's Free Roaming Wild Horses.

Feel free to call or email with specific questions.

More Details

Lynn or Rich Hoffmann
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Lynn or Rich Hoffmann

We're Outer Banks Vacationers since 1980 and homeowners since 2010. We love the Outer Banks and spend a lot of time here especially in the off season. We take good care of our home and keep it to a high standard by actively managing Spice of Life with the assistance of local caretakers and contractors.

We're hands on owners of fine homes in Corolla and Duck. We strive to keep our vacation home in the best condition that we can for our guests and families. It's our goal to make our homes an important part of your memories and good times while vacationing here. We work to earn your good review and repeat reservation.

Our newest, this Whalehead community oceanfront

'The Spice of Life', is named after a restaurant Lynn owned in Arlington, VA. from 1994- 2005 and also from 2009 - 2013. We like having Spice in our Life!

Lynn or Rich Hoffmann purchased this house in 2013

Why Lynn or Rich Hoffmann chose Whalehead Beach

This is a dream we shared:

An oceanfront home for our family to use and enjoy and a great vacation property to manage. We intend it to be a magnet to bring our family & friends together for years to come. The significant remodeling & enhancements in 2014 make 'Spice of Life' suitable for Family Reunions in addition to being a wonderful setting for vacationing.

A large outdoor pool with a kiddie pool (similar to the one at our other Corolla Property #56291) and a wet deck are a few of the custom features we've enjoyed adding to our home. You may also check our listing #740201in Corolla or #309544 in Duck

What makes this house unique

Direct Oceanfront Beach Access! Views! Big Decks! Huge Bedrooms with Multiple Spaces for being together, a variety of games & activities or space to find some privacy. Extra Big Grass Yard for a variety of activities and uses. Many homes have some of these things but not many have all of them. Spice of Life is Very Convenient to Shopping, Restaurants and Services and Local Sightseeing, too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Whalehead Beach around the Corolla

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Refunds for cancellations 90 days or more in advance, refunds for cancellation under 90 days given after replacement reservation is confirmed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Custom Tile, Generous proportions with Large Vanities and Shelves, some Handicap Friendly Features suchas 36' Doors and Grab Bars. 3 Large Interior Showers, 2 Bathtubs & 2 Outdoor Showers.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • All Bedrooms are Oversized or roomy with Three King Master Bedrooms (w/ King beds) on the mid and upper levels. Two Bedrooms Share a Hall Bathroom on the mid level; the Spa Room, has two Queen Beds. The other, the Plank Room, has a Double and a Trundle bed with two twin mattresses. The Ground Level has the Pirate room with a Queen bed and a set of twin Bunk Beds and a full bath nearby. It's close to the pool table game room and pool deck. The upper level Big Screen Room has a sectional sofa with a Queen pullout sleeper, a powder room and deck access. All mid and upper level Bedrooms have Deck Access except for the Ship King Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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OCEANFRONT Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool, Lg Bedrooms
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

Absolutely fabulous! We loved Spice of Life!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a wonderful "home away from home" for the week that we spent in Corolla. It was just perfect for all of our family that came to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The bedrooms were all cozy and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed to cook for our crowd every day. The owners have thought of everything to make the stay as carefree as possible from the lovely decor to the beach toys and bikes. The kids (big and small) especially enjoyed the pool! Thank you for sharing this beautiful home on the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Spice of Life is honored to host a 50th wedding Anniversary!! We’re happy all the generations enjoyed the house, the beach, the pool & thrir time together. Thanks!
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Spice of Life perfectly complimented our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had another excellent vacation at the OBX and Spice of Life was the perfect accommodation for our family! The home was spacious, clean, and well appointed. I think the 4 year old in our group said it best as he laid on the floor wondering why his parents were packing...”what are you doing...I don’t want to go home to our boring house...I want to stay here”! Don’t worry Son, his father reassured, “we will be back”! A great time was truly had by all!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Exactly as advertised, the "Spice of Life" did not disappoint. Immediately upon arrival, our children & grandkids, 20 in all, felt right at home in a setting which was expansive, comfortable, clean and well appointed. Pride of ownership was further evidenced by the non-intrusive care given the beautiful landscape, pool & grounds during our stay. Lynn, the owner, and hubby are great.

This was our first visit to the outer banks and Corolla specifically. It was exactly what we were hoping for; plenty for the kids to do but not a circus; a relaxed, wholesome atmosphere conducive to togetherness. Wholeheartedly recommend to FAMILIES! Hope to c u next year Lynn.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We're so glad you thought Spice of Life was a gem and had a great time at Spice of Life. Thanks for calling to let me know the 4 star review was a mistake and you're trying to get VRBO to correct it and make it 5 Stars, as you had intended. We appreciate your thoughtfulness! I hope they respond to your request quickly - Happy Travels, Lynn
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home. Plenty of space. Well stocked kitchen. The kitchen had everything we would need. It was nice having beach chairs. Town very close with everything you would need.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes Ma'am, we like an organized, useful kitchen and plenty of room for everyone to relax and spread out! Glad you liked Spice of Life - Thanks
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Perfect home for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week stay over the 4th of July. The house is roomy so with 9 adults and 6 children we didn’t feel on top of each other. The public beach access was great for coming and going. The view of the ocean from the top deck was lovely. We loved the pool and were so happy that it was fenced in because we had little ones. The kiddie pool was great too. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen was well stocked and roomy with plenty of seating. It was an unusually hot week so we didn’t get to use the deck seating as much as we would have liked. We had a great week and would return again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for vacationing with your family in Corolla - it was a good week to soak in cooler water and watch the ocean! We hope to see you back in the future - Happy Travels
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Great 1st time family vacation to OBX!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Spice Of Life for our first time in the Outer Banks. We planned this trip for our parents 50th Anniversary celebration and Corolla was a great location! This house was in the perfect spot with direct access to the beach from the side yard. We enjoyed the feeling of the community in the mornings with our morning runs/bike rides and work out sessions on the road. Going to the grocery store or shopping wasn't even a chore because of the proximity to the house, only a mile away!

I am not sure we ever got out of the pool - the pool volleyball and the yard volleyball gave our very competitive family many opportunities for competition during the day! The best part about this house was the ample yard space for corn hole, can jam and other games.

The house was very clean and well maintained with a great layout for everyone to have their own space.

The views from the top deck were beautiful. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you would need. We made dinners for 14-15 people almost every night and the two dishwashers were great!

The packet of information from the owners that was left in the house was VERY helpful with all of the recommendations for restaurants and activities around the area. We fished right off the beach and we went crabbing by the Whalehead club which was very fun!

We were sad to leave and hope to be back at some point, the beach in the evening is so beautiful.

THANK YOU so much for sharing your house with us, and for the FREE breakfast BAGELS!

The Strony Family

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our family is similar - love the pool, walking the beach, playing around outside convenience to stores, the views and big meals together. So glad Spice of Life worked for you! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk International (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sun Dogs Agave Roja Uncle Ikes Cosmos, North Banks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Currituck Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
numerous incl. Nor'Banks, Rt 12, Bambinos etc
Nearest Beach
Whalehead Community Beach in Corolla
Car: necessary

Whalehead Beach Community is an approximately 3.5 miles long Oceanfront community with three streets that parallel the ocean. Lighthouse Dr. has the oceanfront and semi oceanfront homes. Whalehead Dr. is two streets back and Corolla Dr. is third back from the ocean. We have another home in Corolla that is 3 homes from the ocean in Villages at Ocean Hill community. Check out listing # 740201 for Sea Quest, too.

The Spice of Life is only a few blocks away from a local shopping center with Food Lion Grocery, restaurants, movie theater and other shopping and services.

The Fire Dept and EMS station are located within Whalehead Community.

Our central location within Corolla places you near the Currituck Club Golf Course, The Historic Whalehead Club Soundfront Heritage Park & Grounds with the Coastal Museum, The Corolla Village and Currituck Lighthouse. Spice of Life is 3 miles from the end of the paved road and the start of the 4WD only Carova Beach off road vehicle area for surf fishing and Corolla's wild horses and remote housing area. Local Wild Horses tour operators offer tours of this unique area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Whalehead Beach,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Shoulder Season
9 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall Season
14 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
30 Mar 2019 - 4 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Season
5 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Shoulder Season
19 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Holiday week
26 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
shoulder season
2 Jun 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
shoulder season
9 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
prime summer
16 Jun 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
18 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
25 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day week
1 Sep 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
shoulder season
8 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall Season
13 Oct 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.46

-We take personal or bank checks, not credit cards for payment due to additional credit card processing fees.
-Linens are included with full rate summer rate rentals. A $200. discount is given for bringing your own linens in summer. Linens are extra during spring, fall & holiday weeks and are not provided for partial week stays. You may bring your sheets and towels or Linen packages with bath towels and / or sheets can be added on for $100 - $250. depending on group size & needs.
-Cancellations may have a $275.00 fee and refunds are less any discrepancy from a replacement reservation that is
made at a reduced rate.
-Reservations made a year+ in advance are fully refundable through December 31 of the year the reservation is made.
-Pool Heat is available from mid April - mid October for a $550. fee in Spring & Fall. Pool Heat is $350 in July & August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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