6 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom (Sleeps up to 17) First Class Home Suitable for All
Lynn or Rich Hoffmann
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 other homes on Vrbo are in Corolla, NC # 56291, another stylish, well located & unique home with the best indoor / outdoor pool around located in Corolla Light Resort, #1261176 is a recently remodeled 6 Br. oceanfront with a custom pool and #309544 in Duck's Four Seasons community with 8Br.
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 and a wet deck are a few of the custom features we've enjoyed adding to our home. You may also check our listings #56291 in Corolla, #1261176 in 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.
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Refunds for cancellations 90 days or more in advance, refunds for cancellation under 90 days given after replacement reservation is confirmed
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Perfect house for our family vacation!
Spice of Life was the perfect house for our family vacation. It was very spacious, comfortable, and right on the beach. The pool was perfect, the house was very well equipped, and communication with the owner was outstanding! We will definitely rent the house again.
Looking forward to the next time! Thanks for your Review and enjoying Spice of Life so much.
Great location with both pool & beach at your door. Room(s) for all. Fun was had by all. Hoping to return
Thanks for your Review. We hope you'll come again too.
Another Great Family Vacation
This is our 2nd family vacation at Spice of Life. The house is beautiful and is complete with everything you need. The kitchen has everything from coffee makers to every pot, pan and electric appliance that you might need to make your meals. The pool area is wonderful and the decks are the perfect places to just sit and relax. The outside closet is filled with chairs, bikes and sand essentials for the kids. Having a gas grill makes life easier since you never have to leave the pool area at dinner time. It is a 1 minute walk on the walkway to the beach. Perfect location and fantastic house.
Thanks for making a return trip to Spice of Life. We’re glad you had plenty of beach time and enjoyed all the house offers. Your Review is appreciated too!
Grandma's favorite beach house since she's been coming since 1984 :-)
My parents have been coming to the Outer Banks since the 1980s bringing my siblings and me. This year, we brought our kids as well - 8 adults and 6 kids ranging from 2-10. It was my mom's favorite house ever! First off, Lynn was so great and easy to work with. I felt so comfortable renting from her. Also, knowing that the maintenance company didn't have too many properties to manage gave me confidence that if we had a problem it would be quickly solved. The house was so well laid out, and the kitchen had literally everything. Even two sinks which was wonderful for meal prep. Another perk was the pool - there were safety gates to protect the kids and an umbrella to shade the shallow area. The kiddie pool part was fun, but there was also a larger shallow area by the stairs that the two year old loved. All the kids had a great time, and even swam at night with the colored lights. Speaking of the pool area, another nice surprise were two outside showers as well as a foot wash. Included with one of the showers was a toilet/sink - this was great to keep the kids from going in the house and tracking sand in. ANOTHER wonderful perk of the pool area is the size! The house is closer to the street, so the backyard is HUGE. The pool is perpendicular to the house, and there is plenty of space around it, including a picnic table. We spent a lot of time there, and appreciated how spacious it was. Most of the larger houses are closer to the dunes, and those pools are jammed between the houses and the dunes. Spice of Life was very different in having the large backyard. The ONLY drawback is that the kitchen is on the middle floor and there is no view, but we agreed that the house is still worth it, and you can go upstairs to see the ocean. Also, having the kitchen in the middle floor keeps the living area in the middle floor which is easier for everyone with fewer stairs. We loved Spice of Life, and we highly recommend it! Thanks to Lynn and her team!
Thanks for the comprehensive Review! You pointed out many of the things we and other guests love about Spice of Life and even left a few things for others to discover. We don't have a "reverse floorplan" with the living room & kitchen on the upper level and many people appreciate how accessible the Kitchen and Great Room are - especially with less stairs to climb. Our large pool and yard is a definate plus. Thanks for being at Spice and being great guests.
Perfect Location for Family Vacation
Our family of 14 totally enjoyed the Spice of Life. It was spacious and offered many pluses: close proximity to the beach and shopping. We loved being on the beach front and also having our private pool and hot tub. We bought our own boccie game to play in the spacious yard, but there was volleyball, basketball, pool, shuffleboard, table tennis, bicycles, sand toys and beach chairs available for our use. The WIFI worked great! We enjoyed some of the games in the cabinet upstairs as well. Each room was well furnished and we had everything we could want available for us to use. This was a great place to spend quality time with our family and celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Thanks Lynn and Rich for helping us make this a memorable event.
We are so happy you chose our home for your special 50th anniversary and brought your whole family with you!
We enjoyed working with you- it’s easy to understand how you’ve enjoyed a long and happy anniversary and raised a close family together. You made the most of your time at Spice of Life and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being there and posting this review.
We rented this house for my mother in laws 75th birthday celebration. 9 Adults, 6 children ranging in ages from 3-16. This house couldn't have been more perfect for our family's needs. There were great gathering spaces for groups, but also places to get away in the house for a bit of calm or quiet when needed. The view from the top deck was fantastic, the pool /beach combination works well for children and adults of all ages. The house has direct beach access which is WONDERFUL and is stocked with chairs and toys for little ones. The kitchen is laid out well for a large group and the two dishwashers and coffee pots made everyone happy. We really can't say enough wonderful things about the house, location and the owners and property managers. Thank you for a wonderful trip!
Your family's exprience at Spice of Life is exactly what we strive for and your Review is why we enjoy owning and managing Spice of Life!
Thanks for your thoughtful comments, M & J. It's a pleasure working with you.
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.