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Perfect SMALL Family Place (4 BR/3 Baths)walk to beach, sound & area amenities

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 level house sleeps 9 comfortably with room for max of 3 additional guests

Our family has been traveling to the Outer Banks area since 1972. This area offers a wonderful family environment especially on the North Beaches where there is less traffic and commercial establishments. Our children remember times at Monteray Shores as the most treasured experiences with family and friends. As adults, the memories continue to build. There's no stop to it! This area continues to offer special moments; awesome outdoor time and activities; convenient shopping for necessities, souvenirs, unique gifts; or a movie theater. You'll experience comfortable living close to it all. You'll love it!

The oceanfront is 5 blocks away which our family thinks is an EASY walk. For those that prefer a lesser walk, there is a free parking lot 1 block from the beach and two for the sound. My family walks because we enjoy the exercise and getting in and out of vehicles seems to be so much trouble for the short distance. If you have a 4 X 4 vehicle, there is the northern beach access for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic approximately 10 minutes away. Wow, this is another awesome way to spend the day and you'll likely see the residual herd of Spanish horses grazing in the dunes or strolling along the waterfront.

Our tenants have access to all of the community's services. Because of the close proximity of our property, the community family and kiddie pools are a VERY short walk from the house. This is true also of the clubhouse, fitness center, boat ramp, tot lot, tennis courts, basketball courts and 2 piers. The community offers children activities and recreational equipment rentals. Biking is easy for the serious or recreational biker with the Currituck County installed bike path bordering the Monteray Shores housing development. The paved bike trail runs adjacent to Route 12 and allows bikers to ride from the most northern point in Corolla to the southern town of Duck. You'll find so many activities, conveniences, and fun so convenient....just a short distance away.

Keywords: short walk to beach (5 blocks), sound access, beach access, shopping, convenient to community amenities, pool, fitness center, boat ramp, extensive bike trails,well furnished kitchen, paperback library, games/puzzles, 2 TVs (47' smart tv & 24'), wireless internet, bikes, corn hole game, basketball goal, 2 hammocks, outdoor shower, charcoal grill, beach toys, sand chairs, and child pack (pak n' play, high chair, baby gate).

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Kay Sclater
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

Why Kay Sclater chose Monteray Shores

We have been going to the Outer Banks since 1972. It is our favorite place on the continental US to enjoy the sun . This is our routine place to vacation with our children and friends. It is a perfect place to create endless, wonderful memories. We love the fact that it remains today less commercialized. Yes, there are some beach shops but it is not the 'boardwalk' scene. Choose the Outer Banks for the simplicity and the good life!

What makes this house unique

We enjoy easy, close access to the 4 wheel drive driving beach area as an alternative to the pedestrian only beach. Almost every visit includes viewing the wild horses and other wildlife. Oh, this is a relaxing place!

The property is cleaned by a top notch cleaning firm and that fee is included in the rental price. To make your stay even more relaxing and to allow for maximum beach time, cleaning services are available during the week for a reasonable fee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your house! Great location and very comfy. A gas grill would have been much more convenient. Thank you!
Jul 2016
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Monteray Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor level to accommodate 2 bedrooms on that level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Adjoins 1st master bedroom on mid level w/deck
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins 2nd midlevel master bedroom;accessible from hall too
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower at the rear of the house; no toilet
  • 3 bathrooms in the house and 1 outside shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd master on mid level;adjacent bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor w/twin beds;shared bath with one other bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 1st floor bedroom sleeps 3;shared bath, tv/cable in room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , mid level master w/adjoining bath & jetted tub; pvt deck
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa in living room and pak 'n play
  • 2 bedrooms on first floor (1 on front & 1 on back) share a bath;2 masters on mid level each with a bath; pak n play stored in bathroom closet;and queen sleep sofa in living room. Bed linens provided for all beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
beach toys, sand chairs, crabbing equipment, 2 hammocks, baby gate,high chair, Pak N Play, 6 bicycles (youth), basketball goal and ball, outdoor shower, water hose, ironing board, iron, family games, clothes line, and enclosed outdoor shower. Bed linens provided (no towels). Community offers 2 sound side piers, boat ramp, lighted tennis courts, half court basketball, fitness center, playground, family pool, kiddie pool, a stocked lake for fishing, picnic area, bike and kayak rentals, biking and jogging trails, planned weekly activities, and WIFI access at the clubhouse.


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Perfect SMALL Family Place (4 BR/3 Baths)walk to beach, sound & area amenities
average rating of 4.857143 based on 25 reviews

Awesome home!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoy our stay!! The house was everything we needed. Having chairs and bikes at the house saved us a lot of room in the car. We loved everything about the house and the community. We hope to return for another great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tonja, Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that our home and the community played a role in your memorable vacation. Our plan is to continue to add, replace, and upgrade recreational and household items in hopes we can make your stay and that of others more convenient and enjoyable. We look forward to having you back to stay with us. It is a pleasure to have folks stay who take full advantage of our home and surrounding area while respecting our property and environment as if it was their own. Take care! Kay
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Very pleasant week

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable for eleven occupants (4 older adults, 5 young adults and 2 children). Sleeping arrangements, and bath and kitchen facilities were very adequate for all of us to be comfortable,even when it was necessary for all to be inside because of rainy weather. Access to club house facilities and pool is an added plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our OBX home. Comfort is important! It would be lovely to have you stay with us again.
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House made for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as great as the pictures. Everyone loved the house, the house being so great added to the vacation being so awesome.

Also Kay was a great person to deal with. She always got back to me and helped keep us informed the day of check-in to get us in earlier.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your our beach home. We make every effort to provide accurate pictures and information because it is important to us that the house meets our tenants' expectations. We would like for our guests to feel comfortable and think of it as their home away from home. Thanks so much for your feedback and respecting our property during your stay. We would be delighted to have you return in the future!
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Great location, quiet and lovely

  • 5 of 5

We have been a family that frequent OBX many years ago but it's been about 10 years from our last trip. This home was just perfect! It was exactly what we needed and met all of our needs: 3 sets of couples and an 8 month old. The pack & play and high chair were an added bonus to not have to worry about bringing with us!

The location of the home is about as perfect as it can get! Easy walk to the community clubhouse/pool. The beach is about 3-4 blocks away but there is a nice general parking area that we drove to (there are also more parking lots along the same road going up and down the coast). We loved that those beach access had a lifeguard on the beach as well! The home is surrounded by great tree coverage and it made it feel like we were all alone in our own little bubble, it was easy to forget just how close the other house is next to it.

Everyone in the group mentioned that we would 100% return and stay here again. Kay was amazing to work with. A newly added code-lock for the front door made it easy to have everyone come and go while leaving the home secure and not having keys to mail back and forth.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We look forward to your staying with us again when you vacation plans allow. We are delighted when our OBX home is the backdrop for visiting families to have great times and they build wonderful lifetime memories. Providing conveniences at the the house is just one way we can take the hassle out of vacations. The northern beaches of OBX are perfect for our family and our guests to enjoy both ocean and sound activities. Too, it is wonderful that Corolla citizens continue to support tourism and enhancing vacationers by providing better parking, bike paths, ocean access, and other conveniences while minimizing over-commercialization. Thanks for respecting our property and sharing your positive experience! We'd love to have you return!!!!
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for my family of 4 to kick off our summer. It had everything we needed, was perfectly arranged for the age of our children. We had access to the pool and clubhouse. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get Away From It All

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time to Corolla but not our last. The house has many balconies to choose from which are perfect for reading a book in the morning with the first cup of coffee or watching the sun set and the stars appear at night. A big deck extending from the top floor is perfect for entertaining. The house offered four good sized bedrooms and plenty of closet and storage space. We enjoyed walking down to the public pier and trapping crabs with our son, swimming in the beautiful and well kept community pool, plus walking the short distance to the public beach. If walking is not your thing, there is plenty of parking both around the public pier or near the public beach. Corolla is a small town but there are plenty of choices for restaurants and a nice touristy shopping area. Just up the beach a few miles north are the beautiful wild ponies. We enjoyed daily shopping trips to the local fish market to pick out fresh caught fish and shrimp, plus visiting the local butcher shop. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking. This vacation allowed us to take a step back from our normally busy lives and just enjoy our family and to relax. Corolla is not a commercialized area so just enjoying nature and relaxing were are major activities. If you enjoy history, Historic Corolla is just a few miles up the road complete with a historic lighthouse and to the south about 25 minutes is Kitty Hawk.

The house itself is very well kept, the kitchen is large enough for several cooks in the kitchen at once. There are two bedrooms located downstairs and the two master bedrooms both with separate bathrooms are on what I would call the mid-level. Big windows upstairs allow for lots of natural light.

Kay was easy to work with and made it very easy to rent this house. She was also very timely with answers to any questions we had. She is very well organized and helps you through the process.

I would recommend this house to families looking to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Sightseeing, Restaurants, Boating, Surfing,Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, The ocean front is 5 blocks away which our family thinks is an EASY walk. For those that prefer a lesser walk, the community offers a free parking lot 1 block from the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

House keys will be mailed to the tenants approximately 2 weeks prior to the scheduled arrival date. At the same time, a self address, postage paid envelope is provided for the tenant to mail back the keys to the landlord. Upon receipt of the keys and a report from the cleaning crew that there are no damages, the security deposit will be returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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