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Smileaway - Luxury Home - now booking 2018.

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

You will 'Smile Away' all your everyday stress in this lovely seaside home. See our weekly rates!

Lots of attention to detail, the nice furnishings and good ocean views are

sure to delight your group. Enjoy a good book while sitting on the covered

deck, bask in the sun by the pool or go exploring on a leisurely bike ride.

Third Floor offers King master, greatroom, a fully stainless kitchen and powder room.

Mid-level has 4 bedrooms (1 is master King w/full bath) 2 full baths and

also has 1 with King and Trundle, 1 with 2 twins, and 1 with 4 Bunks.

First Floor has a gameroom with pool table, wet bar w/full-size refrigerator,

2 Queen bedrooms (both with their own lockout full baths).


Private Pool (30x14); Hot Tub;

9 TV's; Includes Blue Ray, Netflix, ROKU and Directv; 50' HDTV. Flat screens in all rooms.

Wireless LAN

Pool Table;

2 ea High Chair; 2 ea Port-a-Crib;

2 Refrigerators w/Ice Makers;

2 Microwaves;

Screened Porch; 2-levels of decks w/Furniture;

Pool Furniture;

Outdoor shower in pool area,

large Hot Tub,

Beach Chairs;

Beach Cart,

Beach Accessories;

Air Hockey,

Ping Pong;


Porch rocking glider;

Boogie Boards;


Basketball Goal.

Sorry no pets


Keywords: Luxury Beach Home

More Details

John W. Carter
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About John W. Carter

Hello..I'm John Carter - owner of SmileAway. My home in Corolla is the ideal spot for your large family vacation. I've personnaly selected all the furnishings and take personal responsibility for all the maintenance and safe upkeep of this property. I take pride in ownership, and seek to have our guests total satisfaction. When you arrive at SmileAway, we want you not to be suprised, but to be excited that everything you've learned about SmileAway on the web is as it has been described. Modern, clean, well equipped and tailored for the ideal beach vacation.

John W. Carter purchased this house in 2003

Why John W. Carter chose Corolla

Smileaway is located in the Whalehead subdivision of Corolla, NC. This means there are large, clean and uncrowded beaches. It's close to important shopping amenities like a grocery store, beach accessories and numerous restaurants. But its 20 miles from the crowded suburbia of Kitty Hawk or Nags Head.

What makes this house unique

Smileaway has excellent amenities, which can appeal to all age groups. We have games, out door activities, high-speed wireless internet and many beach related accessories like carts, chairs, boogie boards. Our location to the beach is ideal..not so far so it's any easy, short and safe walk. And you don't have to pay oceanfront prices.


Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - top floor - 1 king , includes private bath (Shower)
    Bedroom 3 - middle floor - 1 king , 2 child bed , includes pull out trundle bed
    Bedroom 4 - middle floor - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - middle floor - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - bottom floor - 1 queen , includes private lock-off bath with shower
    Bedroom 2 - middle floor - 1 king , includes private bath (shower)
    Bedroom 6 - bottom floor - 1 queen , includes private/lock off full bathroom with shower and tub
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) 2 pack and plays, Full size futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Smileaway - Luxury Home - now booking 2018.
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews

This place made our family vacation fun and enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location. A short walk to the beach. A five minute drive to shopping and dining.

The house itself was clean and well equipped. Lots of conveniences. There were two minor glitches which the owner addressed quickly and cheerfully. He promised to make our stay enjoyable and he kept his promise.

I will recommend this house to my friends. Our family would be happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly value your business and thank you so much for this positive feedback. We try to keep the property up-to-date and fully operational and there are glitches from time to time. Although we do our best to get these resolved as quickly as possible sometimes it can be difficult given the remote location of Corolla. But thank you again for staying with us and again your feedback is appreciated. We would be happy to have you guests again of course and also happy to give you a positive recommendation to other orders. We appreciate your patience and excellent interactive feedback during your stay.
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A great place to vacation with family

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property served us well ! Beach was a lot further away then we thought but we just learned to take less and leave earlier ! The kids loved the volleyball court and basketball hoop ! Plenty of space and all the supplies you could need !

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much for your feedback and we appreciate that. Our house is 1000 ft and two blocks. Always has been and advertised that way
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Everything was perfect! The house was clean and was stocked with everything needed.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed to enjoy the outside of this beautiful house. The pool and hot tub were in constant use. Our large family had so much fun playing basketball, volleyball and pool. I would highly recommend Smiles Away.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Family Trip!

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice. We enjoyed the pool, sitting out on the decks, and the hot tub on the nice days. The beach was close by and a quick walk. It was handy to have the games to entertain as there was much rain during our trip. The kitchen was very well stocked. The backyard needed some work by the volleyball set, but that is to be expected as it's the start of the season. We also didn't use it so it didn't matter much to us. John, the property owner, was responsive and took care of sending people out when we notified him about a computer password issue and answered questions. We had 14 people with the aunts, cousins, and grandparents and it was a wonderful opportunity to spend time together.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Pool & Hot Tub

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Smile Away, it was well stocked with all the kitchen utensils and appliances we needed. The wagons and chairs we were able to take to the beach were very helpful. John Carter was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Smileaway! We had 20 total, and there was room for all. It was close to the beach and we had plenty to do at the house, basketball, pool, hot tub, games, puzzles, air hockey, horse shoes, and more!

New furniture was delivered while we were here, which shows the owner is keeping things new and updated.

The kitchen is well stocked in terms of pots, pans and utensils, but lacked any spices. I assume it is a liability to keep anything consumable.

The beds were comfortable and we slept well. There were extra pillows and blankets.

We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!

Constructive thoughts:

1) There are a lot of cobwebs in the main living area, on the ceiling and in the corners. Would be awesome if those were cleaned occasionally.

2) Having even salt and pepper there to augment food would go a long way.

3) Having either a guide to the house or labels to where things are. For example, the basketballs were a little deflated, and we didn't find the pump until the last day.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate your business. Here is some follow up on your comments: 1) Cobwebs - these are cleaned 100% every Saturday by our cleaning team - they usually spend 8-12 manhours getting the house ready for the next guest. It only takes a few minutes of a guest leaving a door open in the evening or at night, and a few small critters can come in - which attracts small spiders that spin these small webs. It's very common and unless the guests are stringent about keeping the doors and windows shut, this can happen. I didn't receive any feedback from the guest during their stay regarding this - but we would normally send in the cleaning crew if we were notified. 2) Salt and Pepper -we are NOT allowed to leave any foodstuffs for guests. This is a NC regulation. Sorry. 3) We do try to label what we think is critical. However, our guests can contact us 24/7 if there is a question - and our phone number is printed clearly on each floor so the guests can contact us anytime. And even if we put the pump in a drawer and labeled it, there is NO guarantee the guests would put it back. Sometimes this does not happen and it's very difficult to insure it all gets put back to the proper place.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Currituck Club - Corolla
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sun Dog - Corolla
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
SmileAway - The Ideal Beach Vacation Home
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Whalehead Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer - Post
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
late august
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept Shoulder
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 Shoulder
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer Early
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Prime
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late summer 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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