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Mermaids' Retreat , Buck Island, Ocean Views, Renovated Kitchen and Bathrooms!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Location coupled with a luxury home is what a vacation should be all about. Experience a true Outerbanks vacation in the beautiful gated Buck Island Community. Mermaids’ Retreat offers amazing ocean views, close proximity to beach access, tennis courts, large community pool, playground, restaurants and shopping. Staying in Buck Island allows you to be within walking distance to both Timbuck II and Monterey Plaza which have over 60 shops/entertainment/dining and the Food Lion grocery store. With so much within walking distance, you might decide to park your car for your entire stay and just relax on vacation!

Mermaids’ Retreat is a airy beautiful, professionally decorated home (over 3500 sq feet). Mermaids’ Retreat underwent a complete renovation of the kitchen and all bathrooms during the off season (2016). Many special touches were added giving the home a comfortable and luxurious feel for its guests. The home has a newly renovated spacious gourmet kitchen with all new appliances, double convection oven, 2 (that’s right 2) dishwashers, granite counter tops. Enjoy the spa inspired bathrooms. The home has a heated private gated gunite pool, two outdoor showers and a secluded 6 person hot tub as well as a completely remodeled ground floor room with ice maker, beverage fridge, microwave and coffee station as just a few of the amenities that you will enjoy during your beach getaway! The garage has a large selection of kid beach toys so you don’t have to bring your own.

Mermaids’ Retreat is located directly across from the beach boardwalk allowing you to access the ocean in just a few steps from the front porch. With the Cabana umbrella and beach chair service included from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you just need to walk down the boardwalk and start enjoying your day at the beach.

Professionally installed home audio which includes 3 rooms with surround sound entertainment with the great room having a 60 inch flat screen tv. Put the kids in either the mid level den or the lower level theater rooms for their own movie night while the adults enjoy a movie nite on their own! Listen to the radio or one of your favorite playlists from your MP3 player with the whole house audio inside or outside. Bring your love of music and ocean views to complete your relaxing vacation!

Level 1: Bedroom (Queen) with updated private bathroom. Family room (QSS) with surround sound TV also with a built in video game port!. Kitchenette with beverage refrigerator, microwave coffee station and ice maker. Separate game room with card table and bumper pool.

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:
November 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Gorgeous home, loved everything about it. Has everything you need & more. Perfect beach access & location.
Jun 2013
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Buck Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - bedroom description: 1
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Community Pool & Tennis, Military Discount, Gated Community


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Mermaids' Retreat , Buck Island, Ocean Views, Renovated Kitchen and Bathrooms!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Absolutely Perfect~

  • 5 of 5

We vacation in OBX every year at the same time. I have never rented the same house twice simply because I found faults or was more interested in seeing what other high end homes were available. This is the first house in over 15 years that I would re-rent. The home is close to the beach, shopping, restaurants and is very comfortably. The bikes, and other beach items saved us from over packing. The two TV dens appealed to my several guests that wanted to watch different shows. I love this house and so did all of my guests!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin, Pennsylvania

Hat's off to the owners!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to rent your home. We also own a vacation property in the Northeast and realize the trust placed in the renters to treat the property as if it were their home. The property is lovely and well furnished. We did not expect the variety of recreational items, i.e. bikes, boogie boards, sand toys and games, that were in the house. The proximity to Buck Island amenities as well as the shopping center (Timbuck II) makes this an ideal location. The layout of the house was well suited for our family ranging in ages from the 70's to 2 years of age providing us all with privacy and comfort. The beach was amazing as we were surprised at the depth of the beach and overall cleanliness. Only downside was the property is listed as being "not" pet friendly but we had to remove dog hair from our clothing and children's blankets after sitting on the main floor couch. Several members of our family have allergy issues and we only rent properties that do not allow pets. Thankfully, no problems arose due to this issue. I would highly recommend Mermaids Retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Severna Park, Maryland

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year in the house and love it more each year. The renovations are terrific. Our family enjoys both the pool and beach. There always seems to be a wonderful breeze on the porches. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at Mermaid's Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful week at Mermaid's Retreat in Corolla! We had a large and varied group, and it worked for everyone (4 grandparents, 1 4 year old, 2 20-somethings, 2 30-somethings). Everyone had plenty of space, and having so many bathrooms was awesome! The weather was a touch cool for too much swimming, but the hot tub was in use every day. My daughter loved being able to run over to the beach and fly her new kite and play in the sand, and not having to drive over took so much of the pressure off!! We cooked at least one meal every day (more often two), and the kitchen was great (though I definitely recommend another cutting board or two! And a knife sharpener!). We took a day trip to see the Wild Horses out of the Wild Horse museum, which I HIGHLY recommend. Duck Donuts was also a food highlight!! OMG amazing! Having the Food Lion so close was essential to our group, as well. My daughter also LOVED feeding the turtles every day; I think there were over 50 the last day we were there. All in all, a fabulous trip in a fabulous house, and I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing OBX Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at Mermaid's Retreat! My family included 14 of us (8 adults and 6 kids) and there was plenty of room for us to not be on top of eachother and be able to enjoy our stay. The remodel this year is great - the bathrooms are very well done and the kitchen reno is perfect. We ate in several meals and felt very comfortable with the provided kitchen.

We also took full advantage of the built in speaker system throughout the house and the theatre/entertainment room on the second floor. The new built-in bunks were perfect for the kids as well.

We called to have someone stop and check on the pool (wasn't heating and chilly since its so early in the season) and someone was there in minutes to fix it!

The gated community is very nice and safe with close proximity to lots of shops, places to eat and just a short drive to the lighthouse and open beach for wild horses. We have no complaints and would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corolla Lighthouse - 5 minutes; Whalehead Club - 5 minutes; 4 Wheel Drive Beaches with Wild Horses - 10 minutes; Duck - 20 minutes; Kitty Hawk; 40 minutes; Nags Head - 1 hr




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