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Charming cottage 2 blocks from the beach

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, 3 1/2 bath beautifully decorated home near the beach

This vacation home has been beautifully renovated with the idea that a rental can feel unique and personal rather than generic and impersonal. Located in the beach community of Whalehead in Corolla, this upscale home features two en suite master bedrooms and two bedrooms having two twin beds each and a shared bathroom -- perfect for one or two families, a girls’ weekend, or a couple wanting a cozy home that's neither too big nor too small.

For the hot summer months, the private pool is refreshing, and the covered pergola poolside will allow for hours spent reading, napping or socializing without getting sunburned. And the fun can continue into the evening with the grill fired up and the lights on! There is a double swing on the mid-level deck, also a nice spot to enjoy by yourself or with a companion.

The house comes with beach umbrellas and chairs, as well as a decent collection of boogie boards and sandcastle building "equipment" for the kids. There’s also a cart to carry all this, making the short walk to the beach even easier. It’s only a three minute walk down a nice paved boardwalk to the beach. For those familiar with Whalehead, this is the Barracuda Walkway.

The house also offers some privacy, as it is surrounded by stands of pines, making it feel like it’s tucked in its own little cocoon.

As the owner/reservation agent/concierge whose been vacationing here for over twenty-five years, I'm happy to help my guests with their vacation planning. I care that all guests thoroughly enjoy their time spent in my home and this wonderful beach area.

Please note that my home is only available for rent on VRBO/HomeAway. It is not available on a third-party site or Craigslist. When making inquiries or bookings, you would only speak with me (the owner); I am always happy to talk and answer any questions you may have.

More Details

Julie Harris
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Julie Harris

Thank you for your interest in our beach house. This house was built in 1986 by my Aunt, and was her pride and joy for over thirty years until she passed away in 2012. My Aunt wanted this house to stay in the family and be enjoyed for decades so she designated us as its new owners and caretakers. We gratefully accepted the honor.

Julie Harris purchased this house in 2013

Why Julie Harris chose Whalehead Beach

This property was completely renovated in 2013. A new kitchen, new bathrooms, an added 1/2 bath upstairs. Freshly painted inside and out. Master bedroom was redesigned to accommodate a king size bed. All the furniture and linens are new. All kitchenware is new, dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans.

What makes this house unique

This property is designed for one or two families. Family reunions will have to be for another day. With a straight walk to the beach on a walkway, it's convenient to go back to the house to refill the cooler, jump in the pool, or find reprieve from the midday sun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whalehead Beach in Corolla

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Murphy Bed
  • Relax and cool off in the soft blue master bedroom. Ample storage in closet, under bed drawers, and dresser. 54' flat screen TV. Ceiling fan. Bedside tables have outlets for easy recharging mobile phones.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

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Charming cottage 2 blocks from the beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely spotless and very tastefully decorated. Owner has thought of nearly everything. Conveniently located beside the walkway to the beach. We'd like to keep this little treasure all to ourselves , but in all fairness to the owner, we loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We actually love sharing it with all of our awesome guests. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the Outer Banks. Julie
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Beautiful beach home that has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our first vacation to the Outer Banks and enjoyed every minute of it! This home had more than enough space for our family of 5 and was stocked with everything you could ever need. The owner has thought of everything and was a pleasure to work with. The house is beautifully decorated and very relaxing. We could not be happier and can’t wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family beach vacation on the Outer Banks

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (mom, dad, teen, tween) spent a week in this amazingly comfortable home. We loved every minute and hated that we had to leave! Plenty of room to either spread out and have our own space or spend time together. The pool is great! A short walk to the beautiful beach. The Food Lion is only a mile or so away, so it was easy to stay stocked up on snacks and drinks. We hope to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal OBX Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and son stayed here for a week in mid-September. The description of the cottage is very accurate, and - while cliche - "the pictures don't do it justice." Each room is tastefully decorated, and it's very clear that much time and effort went into their appearance. The two wrap-around porches are incredible - on of which has a portion that is screened in and is perfect for evenings or for when the weather is less than ideal. Being able to hear/smell the ocean was wonderful, and the fact that it was such a short walk away was even better.

My family of three obviously had more than enough room (our toddler loved the space), but we would absolutely consider coming back as part of a larger group. The living room is plenty big, but because of how the cottage is layed-out (e.g. bedrooms and porches on two different floors) - it'd be an ideal place for two families/groups of people to share a space, but also have their own sense of privacy.

Lastly, the cottage owner - Julie - could not have made our trip any more accommodating. We have used VRBO a handful of times, and she was far and away the most accessible and willing to help. We felt "at home" from the moment we arrived through the duration of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and perfect for kids and adults

  • 5 of 5

the home owner was great!

The house was in a perfect location for our needs.

The pool was perfect.

The beach was close.

All in all it was great! Just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this home. It was comfortable and had everything we needed to have a great long weekend. Thanks Julie

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tim Buck II shopping center
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Ferry to Cape Hatteras
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Currituck Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Corolla Light w/restaurants
Nearest Beach
45 Metres
Whalehead Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £44.55

Linens are included in the price during the summer. There is a linen fee for all other times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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