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Most Beautiful 4 Bdrm in Corolla!! Large Heated Pool & Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Wish You Were Here!!! Yes, you are renting from the owner through a local caretaker, and not a large real estate rental company. We have fall weeks available so contact us directly for the best rate. This is a weekly rental with a 7 night minimum (Sunday to Sunday). If you want to stay less than 7 nights, the rate is the same. We can accept credit cards through PayPal.

Newly renovated and continually refurnished with top of the line fixtures & Pottery Barn furnishings and decor –"Wish You Were Here" is a 4 bedroom-2 bathroom private home (not a villa or condo) on half acre with killer rooftop deck OCEAN TO SOUND VIEWS in prestigious Whalehead Club. Just 2 easy blocks to the beach (just over 1100'), this renovated and refurnished cottage has a huge private heated pool, private hot tub, a huge enclosed outdoor shower with changing area, and a killer roof-top deck.

Screaming with old time character, “Wish You Were Here” will make you want to return again and again. This home was also professionally decorated and landscaped. Everything has been lovingly redone using the very best of materials and continually updated every season.

The white bead board cabinets in the kitchen and white-washed wainscoting lends a cottage feel to the house. (But the granite countertops and stainless steel appliances will remind you that you're in the 21st century!) The bathrooms with large soaking tubs and checkered floors will remind you of simpler days.

The 2nd floor great room with hardwood flooring is open and inviting - the kitchen opens to the dining area and spacious family room with 42' flat screen tv.

There are 2 queen bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and direct access to the 2nd floor deck, two twin bedrooms (with 2 beds in each) and a private loft area with daybed. The loft area also serves as a getaway with games, books, game table and tv. All sleeping areas have flat screen tv's.

For your convenience, there are 3 adult Bikes, beach umbrellas, a beach cart, wheeled cooler and many beach chairs are also provided.

There's a huge outdoor shower and changing area.

A Full laundry room is on the ground floor.

The Outdoor tiki bar and grill in pool area make a great hangout for days or evenings by the pool.

Linens and towels are included. Heating the pool is available for ONLY $175!.

Turnover day is Sunday, check-out is 11am check in is at 3pm.

Absolutely NO PETS, no smoking in the home (outdoors is ok and containers are provided), and one-third of occupants must be at least 25 year of age. 50% deposit is required to reserve, this is non-refundable for any reason, unless a replacement is found, in which case a $275 cancellation fee may apply. There is a $300 security deposit mandatory.

Just pack your toothbrush and head to “Wish You Were Here”, your new home away from home.

Keywords: Corolla, Oceanside, House

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2016

About The Owner

We first ventured to Corolla in 2005, and in the last 9 years, we head down as often as our schedule allows. We enjoy the northern end of Corolla, and the offseason stillness and beauty of the undisturbed wilderness.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Corolla

We purchased 'Wish' in 2008 because we knew it could be a great place for families to vacation in the OBX. 'Wish' had never been rented before and previously was used as a private family vacation home. With all the giant homes around, there seems to be a lack of homes more suited to smaller groups that didn't want to stay with 3 or 4 other families.

'Wish' had great bones and a warm feeling when you entered the door, a wonderful open floor plan, and lots of juniper on the walls - she just needed some TLC and updating to bring her to her full potential. What really hooked us was the note on the blackboard in the kitchen - it said 'We are truly going to miss this house'.

So we took it upon ourselves to create a place where others could have wonderful family vacation memories. We all have a place like that in our past - where you reminisce about your wonderful family vacations, and we truly hope we have given others a place to think about and smile from the memories.

What makes this house unique

The rooftop deck at dusk is a must. The amazing sound views reflects the colors in the sky. The huge private pool and pool area is a great way to spend the day. Or it's just a short straight walk to the beach for a day of sun and sand. The single floor living is easy for families with small children, and the loft area makes a great getaway for games, tv, crafts or reading. The house is pet-free, smoke-free, and hardwood floors prevail making it comfortable for those with allergies.


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Most Beautiful 4 Bdrm in Corolla!! Large Heated Pool & Hot Tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Warm and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We just finished up an awesome week in Corolla at Wish You Were Home. From the moment we walked in we knew this was not your "normal" weekly rental. We were greeted with a clean and fresh smell, everything intentional placed and well appointed. There was not a speck of dust. Every detail was perfect. It is truly like walking into a Pottery Barn show room. The beds were extremely comfortable and the linens were soft and smelled super!! There is an abundance of towels (again fresh smelling) and wash cloths. I am a clean freak so I was beyond happy!!! The kitchen is well stocked with Calphalon pots and pans that were like new. So nice to cook fried eggs that didn't stick to the pans (which is mostly the case in rentals). I usually bring my own pans (lol), but I read folks comments and they mentioned the pans. There are all the spices you need (I love to cook and unnecesarily brought my own), tin foil, plasic wrap, trash bags, dishwashing liquid and detergent. The laundry room is clean and had several bottles of detergent and dryer sheets.

The outdoor areas are large and welcoming. Our favorite deck being the top deck. We spent every night star gazing. Julie has put pillows on the outdoor chairs which adds a homey look and feel. Plenty of seating on the decks and around the pool. The pool is ginormous and in great condition. The outdoor shower area is the largest we've ever seen and very clean. The gas grill was a blessing!!!! no fighting with charcoal and Outbanks winds to get an open grill started. As far as beach stuff, everything you need provided!!! We were thankful for the rolling cart which made our short walk to the beach enjoyable. We also enjoyed morning bikes rides. Kudos to whomoever maintains the property when the owners are not there. The Owners clearly thought of everything, it was perfect!!!

You literally just need to bring your clothes, a fun and happy attitude and relax at I Wish You Were Here.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Outer Banks Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This house is everything it says and more! It was the perfect size for our family of 4 adults and one teenager, but could still fit more. The furniture was high quality and like new and everything was very clean and up to date. The mattresses were very comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked and the perfect size for preparing meals and serving everyone. Again, all the appliances and pots and pans are like new. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, gas grill, outdoor shower, and bikes. Everything is well stocked for a day at the beach, such as a beach cart, umbrella, and chairs, along with a day at the pool with pool toys, noodles, poolside basketball net. The laundry room is clean and has a nice washer and dryer. Julie and Dennis have gone above and beyond to make their guests feel at home and provide you with everything you need and didn't even realize you needed, as well! They are also very nice to work with. Julie answered many questions I had before renting and called to check in on us during our stay, to see if everything was ok and if we needed anything. A very thoughtful gesture! Nik also answered any questions we had and although we didn't need anything during our week, I have no doubt it would have been addressed immediately. We don't have younger kids anymore, but I could appreciate the outlet covers, small highchair tucked in the corner that you didn't even realize was there and the 2 smaller sized bikes. They have thought of everything and that is a rare find. There aren't many rentals like this. The location to the beach is great and the neighborhood is quiet. The city of Duck is close by and has a nice waterfront boardwalk along the sound. There's a very nice park in Corolla on the sound where the lighthouse is located; great for watching the sunset and taking family pictures. And, don't pass up Duck Donuts! If you have any hesitations about renting here-don't! I am very picky and Wish You Were Here exceeded all my expectations and right now... I Wish I Was There!! It's like visiting a relative that only has you in mind. We will definitely be back to enjoy another fun and relaxing vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We were staying here with our extended family and the house was just great for our group of several adults and their teenage children. All the house amenities were working perfectly: nice well equipped kitchen to cook a big meal for two families, big pool and jacuzzi to chill in after a day at the beach, grill for an evening gathering. The location next to beach access path was great, in just a couple of minutes walk we were at the ocean. The beach accessories and bikes were provided. Shops and restaurants are less than 5 min away by car. The owners are very thoughtful of the needs of vacationers and were always ready to answer any our questions. We'll be happy to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Wish You Were Here! Julie and Dennis were great to work with - answered any questions immediately before, during and after our stay. We enjoyed the beach, pool, hot tub, bikes and everything they left for us to use. Made packing that much easier not to have to bring beach chairs, bath towels, etc. Everything was stocked as they said. Easy walk to the beach. Uncle Ike's turned out to be our favorite restaurant. Nearby shopping and sightseeing was perfect. Our first visit to the Outer Banks was a success! Thanks Julie and Dennis for sharing your place and helping us to have a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation home you'll ever want to stay in!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about Wish You Were Here!! The house is absolutely perfect from the comfortable beds and inviting decour, to the completely well stocked kitchen you'll, ever come across! The heated pool and hot tub were the icing on the cake!! First time in the Outer Banks and we"ll definetly be back!The beach was a short walk away along beautiful landscaped walkways. The owner Julie was very easy to comunicate with and very friendly. Nick, the caretaker, was very helpful and accomidating when the WIFI wasn't working. All in all it was the perfect vacation home amid wonderful restaurants and great shops! We particularly loved the Sunset Grille in Duck for such a beautiful sunset and delicious meals and wonderful waitress! Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your first trip to Corolla and your stay at Wish You Were Here. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review and letting others know what to expect when they stay with us. Hope to see you again soon!!
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The perfect spring break week!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Julie and Dennis for making everything so easy. The house was perfectly stocked with all of the essentials so that all we had to do was unpack and enjoy. Loved having the bikes, the pool and the hottub. And the loft upstairs was the perfect place to enjoy a book or games at night. We enjoyed every single day at your lovely beach home. We'll be back! :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Wish You Were Here and happy that we got a chance to meet you both. We're glad you appreciated all we stock Wish with. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Uncle Ike's Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
North Banks
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
5 houses. 2 short blocks
Nearest Point of Interest
Wish You Were Here!!
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Whalehead Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 30 2016 - Mar 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 13 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
May 14, 2017
May 14 2017 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $338
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 bikes, 4 boogie boards, 6 beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach cart, rolling cooler, and pool basketball

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