House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Why Beth chose Corolla
We love Corolla and have vacationed in this area since 1996. Corolla beaches offer a quiet beauty that we have not seen in many other places. The beach is small, but so is the community, so it never seems too crowded & you’re always near the water. The Monteray Shores community has so much to offer and our guests receive complimentary access to the Clubhouse Fitness Center, large pool plus kiddie pool, sound-front Sunset Pier, tennis courts, terrific playgrounds and more. We really feel that our house is perfectly located. Only a short, 8-10 min walk to the beach and since we are on a higher elevation than homes closer to the water, we have wonderful ocean views. Being at the southern end of Monteray Shores, we are super close to many shops & amazing restaurants. Teens also appreciate being able to walk on their own to Dairy Queen or mini-golf.
What makes this House unique
Our home has a rock & roll history! It was formerly owned by Dave Grohl - yes, THAT Dave Grohl - and even though we've never met him : ( we like to wonder who may have visited here over the years!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Property was great! Clean and had all we needed. Clubhouse and beach parking were less than a 5 minute drive away!! Ownership was prompt in answering questions prior to the trip and resolving the one issue we had during. Would definitely stay again!!!
We had 6 adults and 3 kids. Size of house was perfect for our group. Driveway easily fit all cars. Kitchen/great room area was large enough for everyone to hang out. Decks were great. Hot tub is also nice and well maintained.
The distance to the beach was good. A 5 to 10 minute walk. Some past reviewers had complained about the busy road, but there is a painted cross walk with signs and cars stopped to let us cross. From our perspective it was easy to get to the beach and the road is not difficult to cross even with young children. Owner provided a beach cart which works well to tote beach toys.
Owner is very responsive before and during the stay. Provided helpful info about Corolla.
While we were very pleased with our stay there were a few negatives:
The biggest issue was that the beds were not comfortable. The queen bed made lots of noise, something may be wrong with the frame or box springs. The other 2 Kings were also not comfortable, mattress was either too cheap or worn out. The pillows were not good either. One couple brought their own pillows and slept much better than the rest of us.
Owner is upfront about only providing 1 towel per person. However these towels are a bit thin and worn. I would recommend to future guests that you bring your own for that reason and to have extra in hand. Washing the towels during our stay was no big deal for us.
Other minor issue was that the coffee pot is incredibly slow to brew.
We also found a bit of trash under one of the beds (from previous guests). Otherwise house was very clean.
Neighborhood pool was great, but closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Overall this was a great place to stay, and we felt a great value as well.
Family Time in Corolla
This is a great property with plenty of room for the whole family. The location was great; close to grocery store and restaurants. It took only 5-10 minutes to walk to the beautiful beach. Most beds were very comfy, except for the queen in the middle floor bedroom. It was a bit lumpy and the frame could use replacing, as it’s very noisy. All else was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our week
Nice OBX visit
The house was even nicer than the pictures showed. The owner was very helpful and responsive. She quickly resolved a few small things that needed attention. It was a nice long weekend.
After school trip
We took a late spring/early summer trip with family and friends for a time of relaxation. The property was just as nice as it appeared in the listing, clean and comfortable. Just a few blocks from the beach, it was an easy walk, although the main road may be more difficult to cross when traffic gets busier. There is a crosswalk there and most of the time people would stop and let you cross safely. Grocery and tourist shops are close and within walking distance if you want to walk. We had 6 adults and 2 children and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time and alll were impressed by how nice this property was.
Our stay was nice. The home is in a nice location with a short walk to the beach or a short drive up to the 4x4 beach where we spent most of our time.
Clubhouse offers children's crafts & fun activities every day!