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6 Bedrooms sleeps 16, friendly, elevator, theater & game rooms, Pool, 2 Hot Tub

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 12,080 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Best Ocean Sunrise Views & Best Sound Sunset, Monkey Island & Penny's Hill Views

Sunnybank is an Oceanfront Majestic 6 bedroom estate, on 3 Elevated Acres, located only 2 miles into the 4-wheel drive section of the OBX in the Corolla. We are home to the famous wild horses. Why go on an expensive 3-hour tour when you can be stay for the whole week?

All 3 BUILDINGS COME WITH THE RENTAL. Sunnybank is on a 23-foot elevation overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, Corolla Lighthouse & the famous Monkey Island and boasts of the best views for 100 miles.


Video Tour:

Best of all we do a Friday to Friday week in order to save you wasted hours in the weekend traffic. The entire island (500,000+) turns over on Sat & Sun and is funneled into 2 roads. You'll coast in on Friday, do your shopping and be hanging around the pool while the other 500,000 are stuck in traffic for an extra 5 hours both arriving and driving home.

We do early bird specials until January when our rates for 2018 typically go up 15 to 20 percent. So it’s a big savings to book early.

Amenities include: oceanfront gazebo, elevator, pool and kiddy pools, 2 hot tubs, more screened in covered decks then any other rentals, kayaks, surf & boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrellas, gourmet kitchen, commercial steamer & ice machines, theater room, the very best Ocean Sunrise and Sound Sunset views in the OBX, plus so much more.

If the dates you need are booked please consider our beautiful 6 bedroom Victorian mansion in the heart of Duck village, an incredible location where you can walk to everything. The landscaping and trees are so fantastic that you feel like you are in a lovely countryside estate. Starting 2018 we will do a Thursday to Thursday rental week to save hours in the weekend traffic jams.


Video Tour:

Best wishes for a Great Outer Banks vacation. We'll be happy to give you a holler if you have any additional questions after looking over the web site or if you are interested in booking.


Karen & Mike

Additional information:

At Sunnybank you forget how to work and remember how to play and have fun again.

The Oceanfront English style game room/pub with its slate floors and copper ceilings provide a half bath, full size pool table, poker table, game table & bar area with fantastic views. The oceanfront Hot tub is on front deck of the game room.

Only surpassing views are from the 1500 sq. foot SIXTH private master suite located above the game room with decks on both sides.

The main house has 3 floors with an elevator, theater room, exercise room, four large master bedrooms, office/half bath, large living room, dining room, a second half bath off kitchen, gourmet kitchen & commercial steam kitchen. Also decks galore with fantastic views of both ocean and sound.

One Master Suite is on the 3rd floor, the other 3 master bedrooms are on the second floor. Bath towel sets are provided for 14 guests & beds with linens are made for your arrival, not left in a plastic box on the front porch like most other homes.

The third building is our screened pavilion. There is a covered gas grill deck outside the pavilion on the sound side for convenient grilling of the best hamburgers, hot dogs, seafood and steaks in the world. For charcoal lovers our charcoal grill is located on the oceanfront deck in front of the pavilion. All walkways are ramped so between that and the elevator there is no need to ever have to walk up steps if those knees or hips aren’t working so great.

Our turnkey Outer Banks Majestic Estate includes all the Toys, Kayaks, Surf & Boogie Boards to make your holiday with us the best ever which saves you thousands in rentals on fun equipment so everyone can play together!

Located only 2.2 miles up the beach in the four wheel drive territory of Corolla. Yes, that means you do need a SUV 4 wheel drive or truck to drive in the 4-wheel drive area. That is why they call it the 4-wheel drive area. Some locals only have 2-wheel drive trucks but they have been driving on sand all their lives. There is nothing difficult about it as long as you let some air out of your tires. You can drive on 20 pounds of pressure all week. There is no reason to fill your air all week until you are ready to drive back home.

The local gas station/convenience store, restaurants, Whale Head Club, Corolla Light house and most of the attractions are approximately 3 to 5 miles away. Less than 10 minutes from the Food Lion shopping complex offering unlimited shopping, restaurants, bars, golf and a movie theater.

Rated Best Undiscovered Beach on East Coast with the most spectacular Ocean to Sound views imaginable. True oceanfront living tempts you to enjoy wild mustangs grazing in your own yard, star lit walks along the beaches, waking up to the surf and exploration of the Sound in a relaxing environment.

Bedroom layout at SUNNYBANK & buildings: 6 bedrooms & 5 full & 3 half bathrooms. There is also a great outdoor Shower with an ocean view.

Main house:

Third floor has a big sunken bedroom suite; additional features are a sitting room & nursery. There is a big bathroom on the right with walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub for two. Next to the bathroom is a small Nursery with a crib, a pack & play, high chair and additional nursery items. Down the hall is a large bedroom with a King bed which has sliding doors and balconies on each side of the room. A sitting room is off the bedroom with additional nursery equipment.

Third floor also has half bath off the kitchen. 

You can hire a great chef to come in one of your first nights there and have delicious leftovers. I can give you more information if you are interested. He loves our house and our commercial steamer and other gourmet kitchen appliances. He prepares fresh, serves and cleans up spic and span. You will feel like Queen for a Day! Those of us old enough to remember that show anyway. 

Second floor going around to your left:

1. A bunk bed with steps up to second level and a half bath. 

2. Laundry room.

3. 2nd bedroom: 
Sunken master bedroom with queen bed. Double doors into a large bathroom with walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub for two and a large wrap around covered deck with hot tub.

4. Elevator

5. 3rd bedroom:
 King size bed, bathroom.

6. 4th bedroom: 
Horse bedroom with antique double bed, bathroom, sitting room with 2 LL Bean chairs that fold out to small twins for kids. Large screened in wrap around covered deck with ocean and great sound views.

Front building:

1 private Master Suite on second floor of building above game room. Biggest bedroom, 1500 sq. feet, King bed and around the corner a double bed along with a big sitting area. Great screened in massage deck if you would like Dave the best message therapist in the world to come out. Looking out every window has an incredible ocean view.

Large 1500 sq. ft. game room below with 2-keg system, bar, poker table, pool table, game table and half bathroom. On the oceanfront deck is the larger of our 2 hot tubs. On the pool courtyard side there is a outdoor shower with an ocean view. In the courtyard there is a shuffleboard table, outdoor chess and hopscotch.

The large screened in pavilion is the 3rd building. It has a Ping-Pong table and other outdoor games along with a picnic table. There are decks on both side of the pavilion. The large oceanfront one has a charcoal grill. The covered deck on the opposite side has a large charcoal grilling area an SS sink with a pass through into the pavilion.

The tan may fade but the memories will last a lifetime!

In PA we raise the greatest Portuguese Water Dog puppies in the world. If you ever need a loyal companion to take on vacations and share your life we have the perfect puppy for you:

Our 1800’s PA farmhouse offers a fantastic get away with 3 ponds on 20 private acres:

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Carroll
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Karen Carroll

We are definitely country people and most of the year live on a hundred acres in PA raising beautiful, loving Portuguese Water Dog Puppies.

We spend more time up in the woods at our pond then at our house.

Karen Carroll purchased this house in 2001

Why Karen Carroll chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

We love water and the ocean so when we found Sunnybank on 3 oceanfront acres it was perfect, especially because of all the wild horses. Because we do a Friday to Friday change over day we save 5 or 6 hours coming to our house and leaving to go back home to PA instead of wasting it driving in weekend traffic.

What makes this house unique

Getting to see the wild horses and sometimes deer right in your own yard.

Guestbook comments from the manager


We leased your Sunnybank the week of Memorial Day. I talked with you on the phone during our stay. I wanted to thank you for the champagne and the use of your lovely home. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and your home has everything anyone could want while on vacation. We had brought allot of things with us but your home already had everything.

We did not leave the home except one day to sight see, we enjoyed the sunrises, sunsets and all the wildlife. We live on a farm and when I heard the whip-o-will in the evenings I felt at home. We cooked breakfast inside, sandwiched for lunches and ate dinner every day out by the pool. It was a vacation to remember. I loved

the beach at night it was as beaches should be just the beach. You have done an outstanding job on making the home a home but yet a

vacation home where you can have a vacation worth remembering. I am envious of your rosemary it is lovely. No one in our group

wanted to leave, that says it all ! I have attached pictures from our stay there.

Thanks Ever So Much,

Betina Loflin Gonzalez
Apr 2010
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Car: necessary

Fishing, Golf, miniature golf, tennis, bicycling, Sailing and wind riders, windsurfing, hang gliding, and tandem hang gliding over water, go-carting, paddle-boats, para-sailing, kite surfing, aqua cycles, pontoon boats, deep-sea fishing, fly-fishing, Surfing, Scuba diving, snorkeling, waterfowl hunting, Alligator River Tours, Wild Horse Safaris, Wildlife Tours, shopping, movies, fine dining, wine tasting, Wineries, Hunting

Golf: Near by activities: Golf, Miniature Golf, Tennis, Bicycle Rentals and Wall Climbing. Sailing and Windriders, Windsurfing, Hang Gliding, and Tandem Hang Gliding over Water. Go-Karting, Paddleboats, Parasailing, Kite Surfing, Aqua Cycles, Jet and Pontoon Boats, Soundside public boat ramp. Deep-Sea and Fly-Fishing. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling, Waterfowl Hunting, Alligator River Tours. Wild Horse Safaris and Wildlife Encounter Tours. Shopping, Movies and Fine Dining. Pontoon trips for wine tasting at Knotts Island Winery.


Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 12080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Lg marble steam shower. Outdoor tub for 2/ ocean views.
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Ocean and sound balconies, sitting room & nursery.
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Wrap around covered deck with hot tub.
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower with ocean view.
  • Marble steam shower in 1500 sq ft master oceanfront suite. 2 hot tubs on outside covered decks. Outdoor shower with ocean view.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , 1500 sq ft oceanfront suite above gameroom
    Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd floor master with fireplace
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor suite / deck, sitting room and 2 fold out twins.
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 3rd floor 1200 sq ft master suite with nursery
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with built in steps, half bathroom, second floor..
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd floor master suite/ wrap around deck and hot tub.
  • One master 1500 sq ft master suite with King and Double, walk in steam marble steam shower. Decks on both sides. Fantastic ocean views. Large spacious sitting area with couch and lounge chair. One master 1200 sq ft master suite with King bed, attached nursery, attached sitting room, walk in shower and Jacuzzi. Ocean and sound view and balconies. One master suite with queen, with walk in shower and Jacuzzi. Hot tub on covered deck. Double suite with covered decks and sitting room, full bathroom. 2 LL bean fold out small twins King Master with private bath. Bunk room with 1 bunk and steps to upper bunk, half bath.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Elevator, 16x44-ft. fresh salt-water pool, 8 ft. deep / 8 built-in sitting benches. Kiddy Pool, 2 Outdoor Hot Tuba located on covered decks with magnificent views, Large Enclosed Courtyard, Archery, Beach Furniture, Oceanfront Gazebo/built in benches, Dozen Covered & Sun Decks, Ocean Kayaks, 1 Bay Kayak, Boogie & Surf Boards, Ping Pong, Volley Ball, Garden Chess Set 10’ x 10’, Deluxe Outside Shower with Ocean View. Fish Cleaning Station, Large outdoor Play Boat & Castle. Sand toys & Trucks. Exercise Equipment, Outdoor furniture provides over 100 places to relax., 2 Jacuzzis, Nursery/baby equipment, Beds Made for arrival, Linens & Towels provided, Gourmet Kitchen, 6 burner gas range/grill, 2 gas & 1 electric oven. Commercial Steamer, SS Refrigerator, 2 commercial Ice Makers, 2 Dishwashers, Microwave, 2 Wine Refrigerators, Full Size Refrigerator and Full Size Freezer, 2 Keg Tap System, Margarita machine, Libraries, DVD and CD movie collection


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6 Bedrooms sleeps 16, friendly, elevator, theater & game rooms, Pool, 2 Hot Tub
average rating of 4.925373 based on 70 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Sunnybank is absolutely amazing! There were 12 of us, 4 adults and 8 high school seniors and we had so much room and had such a wonderful time!!!! We played board games, shot pool, swam, sun bathed and even saw some wild horses. We didn't want to leave! Thank you Karen and Mike!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful group of very polite well mannered young people. My pool/spa manager said they were a pleasure to be around and had so much respect for everything. Thanks for choosing Sunnybank for your graduation vacation. Hope you will come back soon or try our other estate, the Saltaire, in Duck also featured on Home Away. Best wishes, Karen & Mike
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting this property and I have to say we were not disappointed. The house was huge!! There were 12 of us and we had a lot of room to spread out. The house was clean and had everything we could possibly need. The theatre room was awesome as it rained one day and we watched a couple of movies. There were games and movies. The ice machine was a fantastic thing to have. You can literally just pack your clothes and food and go!! There were a lot of pool toys and floats available also. I would definitely stay here again!!! Also Karen was a dream to work with. Very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Karen and Mike were wonderful hosts. And the house was unbelievable. I would recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit the outer banks. The horses walked by the house everyday and were up close and personal. Unbelievable week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much. Definitely on our bucket list for the next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing Sunnybank, oceanfront on 3 acres. Glad you had such a great time. We weill really look forward to your return. Have a great day! Karen & Mike
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Great vacation for extended family !

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Well maintained. Owner was good to deal with. We prefer King beds rather than queens. We are NFL sized people. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at Sunnybank. We look forward to your return. Best wishes, Karen & Mike
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Perfect home in the perfect local

  • 5 of 5

My family (teens and preteens) stayed in August 2016 and loved it! The house is as advertised. Big, beautiful and in an awesome location. Sunrise and sunset from the same deck off the third floor. Wild horses roaming the yard. So convient to have all the chairs, coolers, boogie boards, surf boards, skim boards right here at the house. Load the truck up and drive onto the beach to find your perfect spot for the day. Easiest beach vacation ever!! I had one minor problem with the wifi password (user error) and Karen was so quick to respond. Great house to come together when you want and to hide in one of the many hang out spots when you don't!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Fantastic to hear you all had such a nice family vacation and enjoyed all the toys at Sunnybank. Our estate, The Saltaire in Duck is set up the same way. Maybe next trip you can try staying at both! Cheers, Karen & Mike
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  • 5 of 5

My extended family rented Sunnybank in late April 2016. Everybody had a great time and fully enjoyed the home and surrounding beach and dune area. The home is well appointed and comfortable. Very conducive to a family gathering. We found the home to be as advertised and nothing distracted from our enjoyment.

Karen was a very gracious and accommodating owner. I had an excellent experience dealing with her. Without question I would recommend the home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Really appreciate you choosing Sunnybank for your holiday. Sincerely, Karen & Mike
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Credit card # to hold reservation. One Fourth to Half down with lease. Pay Pal verified.
Ask about last minute discounts and small group discounts, not available during prime weeks.
Well Behaved Salty Dogs possibly permitted for an additional charge.
From Oct to March we will make every effort to customize your dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund