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A 8BR/8BA Oceanfront Villa - Outer Banks - JULY weeks available

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths3
Space 7,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 8 Baths, (Sleeps 19)

Oceanfront. Imagine a grand staircase, sweeping verandas, huge bedroom suites and bird's eye view of the Atlantic. You'll think you've stepped back in time when you enter this Victorian-style classic home, at least until you encounter all the 21st century conveniences such as the elevator, whirlpool tubs and private pool.

Tern is 8,500 square feet of comfortable luxury set on an acre of landscaped oceanfront property in the gated Spindrift community. Ideal for those with refined nesting instincts, Tern of Century is the perfect destination for your next seasonal migration to OBX!

Special Features: 18 TOWEL PACKS ARE PROVIDED. PRIVATE POOL; HOT TUB; ELEVATOR; 8 TVs; 2 VCRs; DVD player; stereo; video library; game room with pool table, air hockey and kitchenette (with dishwasher, refrigerator and ice maker); the main kitchen is gourmet-all-the-way with 2 four burner glass cooktops, double ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 full size sinks; wet bar with ice maker; 3 whirlpool tubs; 3 washers/dryers; ship's watch; library with fireplace; high chair; crib; games and puzzles; pirate ship play area; 2 outdoor showers; gas grill. Wheelchair accessible.

Access to community tennis. Walkway from house connects to public beach access. Special events are not allowed at this property. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Sunday to Sunday rental.

7 Bedrooms/ 7 Baths/ 2 Half Baths/ 2 Recreation Rooms/ Library/ Office/ Elevator/ Pool/ Hot Tub/ Pool Table/ Air Hockey/ Foosball/ 52' Widescreen TV w/ DVD Player/ 48' widescreen TV and 38' TV / TiVO / Occupancy: 10-19


4 Kings, 5 Queens, 1 Twin, 1 Trundle

Tern of the Century is one of the most beautiful rental homes in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and is perfect for vacations, family reunions and corporate retreats when luxury, privacy and flexibility are high priorities. This beautiful seven bedroom home enjoys a prime oceanfront location on almost an acre of land just north of Duck. Just a short walk away are tennis courts and one of the highest acclaimed golf courses on the East Coast, The Currituck Club.

Upon entering Tern of the Century you will realize you are about to enter a truly unique and beautiful home. Pale green marble floors and antique furniture beckon you into a bright, well fitted library with an antique oak fireplace, a perfect spot to gaze upon the breaking waves just outside. Three bedrooms on this level have King beds and one has two Queens and is handicap-friendly, all have private ensuite baths (2 with jetted whirlpool tubs/showers) with imported marble floors and all have private decks or porches from which to enjoy the ocean’s sounds and smells. In addition to the Library on this floor, there is also a private sitting room, which serves as an office complete with computer and fax machine.

In the office we have high speed internet on a dedicated computer with Broadband. We have wireless internet connectivity! Surf the internet or check your e-mail from anywhere inside or outside of Tern! This room is connected to one of the King rooms and can be used as a nursery (crib provided) or a toddler’s room (sofa sleeper).

A grand foyer with an antique chandelier from a former Governor’s mansion and a circular staircase leads up to the Great Room with its stunning view of the ocean. A soaring wall of glass is the only thing that separates you from the dolphins, pelicans and wonders of the beach. Over the fireplace are commissioned leaded stained glass doors where the resident Blue Herons stand waiting to be admired.

The huge kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight with dual 4-burner glass cook tops, double ovens, Corian countertops, four sinks and two dishwashers. Plates, glassware and silverware for 48 as well as professional cookware are provided. The dining room table seats 12, and the Breakfast Room seats 6 at a custom made Italian ceramic table. A beautiful wet bar with ice machine and separate serving area is adjacent to the kitchen.

A large sun deck off of the Great Room provides an unobstructed 180-degree view of the ocean from North to South where you can enjoy the dolphins frolicking, the pelicans flying by or the bluefish fisherman chasing the “blues” along the oceanfront.

Also on the third floor is the Media room with a Sony 50' Grand WEGA wide screen TV with Dolby digital surround sound, cable, DVD player, IPOD Dock and a VCR. A wonderful Ships’ Watch flies above the Foyer below and provides a quiet reading area or a view of the Currituck Sound – don’t miss the spectacular sunsets from this unique perch.

The King Master Bedroom and sitting area on this floor is a very special space, the spiraling four-poster bed is in a turret that has the ocean just outside the windows. The marble bathroom features a whirlpool tub with an antique crystal chandelier, double sinks and vanities, a dressing chair, private water closet, antique mirrors and a 5 foot marble shower with double shower heads - pure luxury!

The lower level of Tern of the Century features a game room with a pool table, air hockey, foosball table and a kitchenette with a refrigerator and a dishwasher. A separate area is for the kids and features board games and a 36” TV equipped with Sony Playstation. There are two bedrooms on this level, one with two queens and one with a queen and a daybed which sleeps two. Each bedroom throughout the house has its own full bath and private vanity.

A private 15’ x 30’ pool, a hot tub for eight and a pirate ship playground complete this all around great beach house. You may play golf at the nearby Currituck Club country club. A double car garage, elevator and landscaped lawns add to the luxury, convenience and privacy that you will enjoy at Tern of the Century.

Keywords: Vacation Home Rental

More Details

Carolina Designs
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2017

About Carolina Designs

Two (2) grateful people to be able to design, build and own this property.

Carolina Designs purchased this villa in 1999

Why Carolina Designs chose Corolla

Beautiful location, what more could you want

What makes this villa unique

This oceanfront location is awesome


Spindrift Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjacent to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , In between Bedroom 5 and Office
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , In Bedroom 6
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Bedroom 7
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Top floor adjacent to Great Room
    Bathroom 9 - Outside Accessible next to pool
    Outside Showers - outdoor shower , One next to gate to beach and one under the house near pool
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Floor, oceanfront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd floor, called the flip-flop room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top Fl, oceanfront, private bath w/whirlpool & walkin shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Handicap FRIENDLY, 2nd floor w/ private balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2nd fl oceanfront with private balcony and ensuite bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , Great for kids, on lowest level, private bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Great for family, lowest level with ensuite bath
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , Shares a bathroom
  • King size beds (5), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

A 8BR/8BA Oceanfront Villa - Outer Banks - JULY weeks available
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Ft Mill, SC USA

Family Memories

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough things to say about Tern of the Century. My family and I spent July 4th week there and it was more fun than we could have imagined. Everything we could think of was provided at the house. Pool, game room, beachfront, grill, decks, pool/beach toys, chairs. The house was clean and well taken care and the amenities did not end outdoors. The kitchen and baths were loaded with supplies and the TV room had movies and music to entertain everyone. It was just unreal how much Tern had to offer.

My family came from five different states to vacation there. We were all afraid we would be on each others nerves, but I truly believe that Tern gave us all as sense of "family" and relaxation that each of us became closer and really enjoyed our time together. I know I had a sense of depression the week after leaving Tern, because it was such a wonderful time, that I can only pray to experience it again sometime.

Thank you to Christy for all your personal touches to make Tern special.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests appreciate our lovely Tern of the Century and take the time to say just that! We are more than happy to share our home so that others can have a turn at Tern. Christy
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Austin, Texas

Perfect Family Reunion Venue

  • 5 of 5

This year will see the third time we've held an annual reunion of our three families at Tern. Considering all 17 years we've held such gatherings, our times at Tern have been THE MOST memorable. The home and all its surroundings provide us with great spaces to be close, but never crowded. Every imaginable amenity is provided by our gracious hosts - resulting in a totally relaxing and enjoyable time. A perfect venue to experience "family."

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family is what it is all about! We love sharing our lovely Tern with other families such as this one and in doing so we welcome them into "our family". Signed, a grateful and gracious Me
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8 0

Celebrating 55 at the Tern

  • 5 of 5

8 girlfriends spent a glorious week at this beautiful property celebrating our 55th birthdays. This house is everything and more that is shown in the pictures.

The gourmet kitchen leaves nothing to be desired. The views of the ocean from the back decks are incredible.

They have everything you need to sound a day on the beach or at your very own pool. Even melamine dishes for pool side snacks!

The surrounding area is wonderful. You have to go to the Curritake lighthouse and you also have to experience Duck Donuts! There are great local restaurants and fresh seafood markets everywhere.

If you are looking for a luxurious vacation home that is not pretentious, you should absolutely rent the Tern!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 0
Fort Thomas, KY

staying at the tern

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice property. Everything worked well and it was very clean. The only things we did not care for could be said about most houses in the outer banks. The beach was very crowded, it helped a lot to be so close to the beach that you did not have to carry a days worth of supplies, and could easily walk back to the house when you wanted to get away from the crowds. The other downside was the traffic in and out of the area on Saturday and Sunday. Its too bad they don't offer to rent for weekday increments for those of us who could use that. The owners seemed to take an active interest in making sure you were satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the traffic is heavy on the weekends....all happy vacationers going to their rental cottages! Tennis, golf, and restaurants are within easy walking distance of Tern of the Century and the supermarket is only a mile away. Best to stay at Tern and go to the beach rather than play in the traffic. At 4:30 every afternoon the sunny folks head for home and the beach is yours, all yours. Hint: September, October and May are wonderful months to visit OBX - fewer beach people and less traffic.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
TERN of the Century location


Rates & Availability

Spindrift Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 1
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 1
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.57%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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