Semi-Oceanfront Home with Great Ocean Views at Beach Access!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Whalehead Beach house description
‘DRIFT INN’ to your dream vacation! Practically on the beach, come experience the Outerbanks at its best with this 7 bedroom, 6 ½ bath home, diagonally across from the beach access point (100 feet.)
Three levels of fantastic fun with beautiful ocean views, heated pool, hot tub and incredible indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces combine to create the environment you’ll never want to leave.
Inside on the ground floor you’ll enjoy a game room with pool table, foosball, dart board, TV, stereo, second refrigerator, comfortable seating, bar area and access to the pool area.
Second level features 4 bedrooms, 2 are master suites, 4 full baths, laundry room, large den complete with new sleeper sofa, large screen TV, stereo, video library of over 100 movies and a wide selection of books.
Upper level has vaulted ceilings, an airy great room with fireplace, large flat screen TV, well-equipped kitchen, dining room, breakfast room, powder room, screened-in porch with picnic table, plus 2 more master suites.
Outside, continue the fun with basketball, volleyball, horseshoes and shuffleboard with lights for nighttime use, two levels of decks and porch swing. Boogie boards, beach chairs, beach toys and bikes are all at your disposal. Home includes wireless high-speed internet access for your convenience. (7th bedroom just built ... currently not pictured on the photos.)
****CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SEE ADDITIONAL PICTURES OF POOL, BACKYARD, KITCHEN, GAME ROOM, MASTER BEDROOM AND MUCH MORE!****
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Private heated pool, Hot tub with pergola, Outdoor pool bar, Fireplace, 2 Dining areas, 8 cable TVs, Wireless high-speed internet access, 2 VCR’s, DVD player, 4 stereos with CD players, Pool table, Foosball, Dartboard, Basketball hoop, Volleyball Court, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Porch swing, 2 refrigerators with ice makers, Washer, Dryer, New dishwasher, Microwave, High chair, Playpen, Crib, 4 bikes (2 adults, 2 children), Porch swing, Screened porch with picnic table, Fish-cleaning table, Multiple decks, Ample outdoor furniture, Beach cart, Boogie boards, Beach chairs, Rafts, Video library, Games, Books, Charcoal grill, Pet friendly (no cats)
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 16-19
- King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) This is a portable pac'n'play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 queen sleeper sofa is on the mid level and the other is a futon sofa in the basement, Bunk Beds (2) Duo bunk bed has trundle bed also- sleeps 4 - on mid level; Bunk bed - lower level...moreless
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Video Game Console:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Game Room
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Water View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
We had the best time at your beautiful home… the beach was like a private beach! Everything was so well prepared for us. You have truly thought of everything! We arrived to your lovely home that was spotlessly clean and were treated to the already made beds and cozy towels!(that was a great perk for me!) The weather was great and we walked the beach, shopped (soooo convenient) and enjoyed lovely sunsets and sunrises each day! My children found so many beautiful shells and even sand dollars!My in-laws had truly a fabulous time and now want to do this every year! Thank you again for allowing us to enjoy your home ~ we look forward to staying again!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/30/09
- Review Submitted 11/30/09
This was our 13th year renting in OBX & our worse year! We arrived 6/15/13 to an uncleaned house, safety issues with no screens on porch, wet dog smell & an extremely "un-gourmet" kitchen. The rooms were much more cramped than we could assess online & the backyard was unkempt & not really usuable. Location was great along with a new hot tub & nice paint job but all else was disappointing. Elan Vacations responded to housekeeping & safety issues immediately. We cannot recommend this house at all based on prior years of experience.
- Guest Nancy M. (Berwyn, Pa)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Owner response: We appreciate the feedback from tenants so that we could rectify everything for them immediately. Below is an explanation for the matters identified. We always ask that renters let us know right away if anything needs to be addressed so that we can promptly take care of items for them. ***Our home was in the process of getting the following items done prior to this tenant's arrival for the summer season ... a completely new paint job, interior and exterior, new decking and hot tub, new beddings, decorations and grill. ***By oversight of our management company, due to miscommunication on the completion date of the updating work from the contractors, the spring cleaning and yard work did not get scheduled correctly. ***As soon as the tenants arrived and notified the management company that the cleaning had not been done, a cleaning crew was sent out immediately to take care of everything. ***The yard maintenance personnel came to finish the exterior work. ***The contractor came and reinstalled the screens that had been removed for the new paint job to be done. They had been left out for the day so the paint could finish drying, and the renters had arrived prior to the screens being reinstalled that afternoon. Should you have any questions about the home, don't hesitate to ask by emailing or calling us via the contact information on our VRBO site. Respectfully submitted by the owners, Themis and Matthew
Gem in whale head!
Gem in whale head!
This house has it all! Big rooms, lots of bathrooms and a great pool/ hot tub area! I don't know who enjoyed it more, the adults or the kids! Great price, great location, beautiful sunsets from the upper deck, you won't be disappointed!
- Guest Mary (Virginia)
- Date of stay 05/28/11
- Review Submitted 06/19/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners.
Perfect vacation and wedding home
Perfect vacation and wedding home
I searched many sites looking for a home for our daughter’s wedding prior to finding Drift Inn. I am still amazed that we found a home that suited our needs perfectly (sight unseen!). The layout of the home, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the back yard, the driveway/parking area, access to the beach access (mere steps away), were all perfect. The owner’s promptness to my questions and concerns was superior. I wouldn’t consider staying in any other home if I get the opportunity to vacation in Corolla again.
- Guest Debra (gore, va)
- Date of stay 10/02/10
- Review Submitted 10/27/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
This house is absolutely wonderful. There were 7 adults who stayed and we each had our own sleeping space as well as a private bathroom. The walk to the boardwalk was ideally close. All of the amenities were wonderful and we especially enjoyed playing shuffleboard. We would not hesitate to return again for another vacation. It was very quiet and relaxing.
- Guest Gayle10 (Woodbridge, Virginia)
- Date of stay 09/03/09
- Review Submitted 09/03/09
We have rented the Drift Inn for MANY years as one of three we rent annually for our family reunion. We love the house - especially the roomy kitchen/living area. We gather here for breakfast each morning. The little ones love the porch swing! We've always had good luck with this house. This year we were afraid that the realty being on the other side of the bridge would be inconvenient, but the drop box across the street made it easy for me to return the keys at the end of the week as I headed home.
- Guest Carolyn Rowe (Virginia Beach, VA)
- Date of stay 07/09/09
- Review Submitted 07/09/09
We spent a week with at least 12 people at any given time. The bed/bedroom situation was just right. There are great extras - multiple refrigerators, bikes, chairs, pool, hot tub, etc., etc. Everyone was happy and entertained and we didn't feel like we were on top of one another. There are views of the ocean from the deck and the walkway to the beach is very close. So close, in fact, that if we forgot something it was no big deal to go to the house. Oh, and we had 7 cars and they all fit easily in the driveway. We'd love to return next year.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/10/08
- Review Submitted 06/10/08
Drift Inn is a very pleasant home. I loved the four master bedrooms with big beds - no need to share bathrooms. It's hard to find a home in a decent price range, this close to the beach, with that many masters (not twins or bunks). If you need twins or bunks those are also available in two bedrooms on the mid level. Our family really enjoyed our stay. This home offers the ability to be together as a large group or get away to your own private area when you need a break. The beach access is so close that you can see it from the house. If you're looking for an ocean front home, but don't like ocean front pricing, this is definitely the next best thing.
- Guest Catherine33 (-)
- Date of stay 05/26/08
- Review Submitted 05/26/08
2013 RATES p/wk + $100 admin fee, $85 damage waiver or sec dep & 12.75% tax rate 01/01 - 05/17 $1,350 06/22 - 08/09 $6,495 05/18 - 05/24 $1,950 08/10 - 08/16 $5,050 05/25 - 05/31 $2,295 08/17 - 08/30 $3,995 06/01 - 06/07 $3,950 08/31 - 09/06 $2,450 06/08 - 06/21 $4,950 09/07 - 09/13 $2,095 09/14 - 09/20 $1,750 09/21 - 01/03 $1,350
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2007
Why the Owner Chose Whalehead Beach:
We LOVE the Whalehead area. The grocery store, shops, restaurants, movie theatre, day spa, go carts, putt putt, jet skiis, ice cream shops and lots of other activities are just a couple blocks away. Our kids love biking there whenever they want. The close proximity gives them a lot of independence.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The privacy of all the bedroom suites allows everyone to have their own bathroom and TV in their bedroom. It's great for some quiet R & R after a day on the beach with all the kids!
- Primary: (301) 404-7355 (Maryland, USA)
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Exterior ... freshly painted in 2013, new entryway and decks
Airy and bright living room area open to dining room and kitchen
Dining room - seating for 10
View from pool deck to volleyball court
Volleyball and back of home
Lower level - futon in family room with large screened flat paneled TV
Picnic table by volleyball court
Bedroom with king bed and private full bathroom
Queen bed with private bathroom and sliding doors to the hot tub deck
Duo bunk bed - twin on top, double on bottom and trundle underneath - sleeps 4
Great room with large flat paneled TV and fireplace
Kitchen with center island and additional bar area seating
Hot tub and pergola
Game room with pool table, foosball table, TV, and stereo.
Large screened flat paneled TV in lower level family room
Bedroom with king bed and private full bathroom.
Queen bed with private bathroom and sliding doors to front deck and porch swing
Lower level bedroom with bunk beds
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