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Family Tides

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Family and friends will love this oceanside Outer Banks vacation home located on Corolla Drive, 5th row. The home is ideally situated just a short distance from the beach and convenient to nearby shops and restaurants. Whether you choose to sit out on one of the decks and look at the ocean or watch the action in the private gated pool and hot tub, the house will meet your family's needs.

Extras are: pool table, volleyball court, basketball goal, horseshoes, 2 refrigerators, double laundry facilities.

Level 1: Master Bedroom (Queen) with TV & patio access; Bedroom (2 Twins) with TV; Bedroom (2 Bunks); hall full bath; game room with Pool table, wet bar with full size refrigerator, and CATV; laundry.

Level 2: Master Bedroom (King) with TV & deck access; Bedroom (Queen) with TV & deck access; Bedroom (2 Bunks) with TV & deck access; Family room with big screen TV, VCR, DVD, internet connection; full hall bath; laundry.

Level 3: Master Bedroom (Queen) with TV & deck access; large open great room with TV, VCR/DVD, Stereo/CD; kitchen ready for multiple chefs with 2 dishwashers and breakfast bar; dining room with plenty of seating.

More Details

Property Manager
Call Elan Vacations for more information
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is a great house! Very well kept and stocked. All of the recent upgrades are ppreciated. Plenty of space for a large group.
Jun 2013
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Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Basketball Goal, High Chair, Beach Chairs, Military Discount, Pack-n-Play, Private Sand Volleyball Court


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Family Tides
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews

Well worn and a little dirty

  • 1 of 5

When were arrived at the property with high expectations we were unfortunately disappointed in the overall cleanliness of the property. We had plugged drains in the showers, lots of dust and cobwebs, spiders everywhere, the grill had completely fallen apart, the hot tub had an expsosed filter and the pool had sand, nails/screws and rocks in it,the wifi only worked in the upper living room, four tvs didn't work, the appliances were in rough shape as well, two screen doors were not operating, handle missing off of the bathroom window.This is a lovely area but we were hoping for Elan to provide us with a more adaquate accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cary, NC

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of family and friends who wanted to get away with our young children. Family Tides was an excellent house with everything you might need to have a good time at the beach. The house is 3 blocks out from the beach, and a bit less than a mile walk to the nearest shops and restaurants. Relaxing and playing in the pool was a nice option when we didn't feel like making the trek to the sand. Our gang visited the lighthouse, the horses, and a couple made it over to the waterpark off-island. Thanks for the great memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit in this house. It is so close to the path to the beach and it accommodated our family very well. The decks are awesome and provide some shade when you need it. The inside is nicely decorated and had all the basic needs for the week. We loved having the pool and the hot tub! The sand volleyball court in the front was a nice added bonus as well!

If I had any suggestions, it would be to put up some black out curtains in all the bedrooms for those who like to sleep in on vacation, and the landscaping could use some freshening. Just little things like weeds around the pool area and sloppy landscaping in the front.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed myself. It was a very clean and accommodating space. Very close to shopping and the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Caralita, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in Family Tides! We hope to see you again this coming summer or for the holidays again! Thank you, The Elan Team
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Nice home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week at Family Tides. Our families came together and shared the house. Ran in to a few maintenance issues that were resolved within 24 hours. Great pool and hot tub, but landscaping needed love. Easy access to the beach, close to stores.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Diane, Thank you for reviewing Family tides. I'm happy that we resolved your maintenance issues quickly. We will address the landscaping with the owners and make sure everything will be in tip top shape for the future! We hope to see you again! The Elan Team
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All we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This was a family trip. We had our oldest grown son and his wife with 2 kids (Kentucky), our next son and his wife and child (Indiana), our daughter and husband (Arizona), and our two sons who live at home (Indiana). We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We ate in almost every meal and it worked out great for us. The trip to the beach was a short one or the pool or hot tub was there too! We have not done a trip of this magnitude before so we were not exactly 'trip savvy' on the ends and outs of what to bring and what we could get locally. We found the local grocery more than adequate and the gas was cheaper than home! Next time we will not pack as much! The only downfall to report was the week of weather - Hurricane Bonnie brought us rain. This is completely unavoidable however and we made the best of the sunshine we had. This "family tides" home - more affectionately know to my 6 year old grandson as the "big red house" was exactly as pictured online! God bless the property owners for making this home a place for families to build memories to last forever!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corolla Lighthouse-10 minutes, Whalehead Club-10 minutes, 4WD Beaches & Wild Horses-15 minutes, Norfolk Airport-2 hrs




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