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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 6 - 8 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).

More Details

Kay Sclater
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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 4.9 based on 21 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation home for a quiet getaway. Everything was as advertised and Kay was extremely helpful and receptive every step of the way. I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here for our vacation on the Outer Banks! This beautifully decorated home is very well located and is an easy walk to the pool, clubhouse and the beach. The parking at the beach was very nice to have. We never had any problem at all finding a spot. There was always plenty of parking. This home is super comfortable and has many amenities. We loved the sofa with the loungers. The Olympics were going on while we were there and there was plenty of room for all ten of us in the living room watching the events. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. Plenty of pots, pans, and dishware for family dinners. Having bicycles to use was great and we did not have to bring them from home. We loved the Corolla area. Beautiful trees and flowers everywhere. I would recommend getting over the bridge and onto NC 12 very early in the morning.

The lighthouse is only about 3 miles away and I recommend a visit there.

The owners were really great and answered all questions very promptly. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location, home & owners!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfectly situated just three streets from the clubhouse & a quick walk or bike ride. We love the convenience of quickly unloading everything into the garage after an outing at the pool or beach.

This was our second year staying in this home. Unless our party size grows this is our go to beach house for many years to come. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else.

We love the ability to ride bikes to the nearby shopping centers, grocery store & light house area. I highly recommend crabbing on the pier at Whalehead; touring the Whalehead Club, Currituck Lighthouse & Wildlife Center; a great activity for young children is the Corolla SEALS class. If you get the chance, go out to eat at High Cotton in Kitty Hawk. Hands down the best BBQ around!

The owner of this home is very responsive and has been extremely accomodating. I so enjoy the personal interaction I just do not feel you get outside of VRBO rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to the OBX and it won't be our last! Our first day there we went for a free BBQ at Mike and Dianna's at lunch time while we waited for the house to be ready. I recommend stopping at the visitors station to get insider information! I suggest getting over the bridge by 9 am if possible. The house was amazing for our large family! We have 5 kids ages 7-17. Everyone was comfortable and had something to do (actually allowing us to relax!) . We enjoyed corn horn, hammocks, swings, board games/puzzles, and the abundance of books at the house! We even took a night to go out on the deck and look at the stars! The kitchen was stocked very well with extras of everything! The walk to the clubhouse was very easy but we actually drove to the beach so the younger kids didn't complain about having to carry stuff. The kids loved the class they took on crabbing and feeding the turtles in the pond that was offered at a very minimal price by the club house. We even went back and crabbed later that night with the hooks provided at the house. There are 5 bikes at the house, but take your helmets with you. There were also a lot of beach toys, beach chairs, an umbrella, and boogie boards so you don't even have to pack those! The grill is charcoal. Communication has been great from Kay and she is always pleasant. There is so much to do in Corolla but you can always venture out as well! Love this property, will most likely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • 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
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payments are in two installments. The 1st is 50% of rental fee and taxes upon signing the contract. The 2nd payment is 50% of rental fee and taxes plus the fully refundable security deposit of $250 with no damages and keys returned promptly. The 2nd installment is due 30 days prior to the tenant's arrival. There are no additional fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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