If you are looking for the original Outer Banks experience, before all the people arrived, where wild horses walk the beaches, where the milky way stretches out overhead at night, where dolphins are a daily experience, where paved roads are a distant memory, and the ebb and flow of life moves with the tides and the natural rhythms of the barrier island and ocean, then our cottage is exactly what you have been searching for.
We are nestled just far enough back from the beach so that the sound of all the excitement during the day fades away. But, we are close enough that you can have your toes in the sand and find yourself staring out across blue horizons in less than two minutes. Nestled back in the live oaks and loblolly pines, our beach home provides seclusion and privacy with easy access to the beach.
The house itself is four bedrooms with three upstairs and one down stairs. There is a large sunroom off the front of the house that is perfect for having coffee in the mornings and reading a book. The kitchen has an incredible amount of counter space, cabinets, and all the accoutrements that you would expect to find at home. The living room is quite spacious, and has two couches and an oversized chair for watching movies and Direct TV on the flat screen.
Outside you will find a roof top deck that offers privacy and full sun for getting rid of tan lines. The deck below offers a view into the canopy of the trees, and is a great place for lounging outdoors but out of the sun. On the ground floor, there is a screened in porch with an overhead fan, complete with a large hot tub (or spa if you prefer that name instead) that is serviced twice a week, and cushioned chairs for maximum relaxation.
No true beach cottage would be complete without an outdoor shower of course, or an outdoor sink and fish cleaning station. Just beyond that sink, you will find a permanent charcoal grill and a pick nick table perfect for cooking out and enjoying time with the family. And of course, we cannot forget about the outdoor fire pit.
Let’s be honest with ourselves. Sometimes, you just don’t feel like going to the beach, or grilling out, or lounging around in the hot tub, or sitting on the crow’s nest sipping drinks at night under the stars. For those times, downstairs you will find a large room complete with a pool table, bar, television, couch, chairs, and radio.
We are located just 10 short miles from the town of Corolla. Ten miles of driving along the shoreline, watching pelicans dive, the fins of dolphins ply the waves and water, and breathing in the salt air. In Corolla there are numerous restaurants such as North Banks and Mike and Diane’s. Coffee shops such as The Shack. Bakeries such as Northern Lights. And the coolest pub on the entire Outer Banks, the Beer Garden – which is set outside beneath a two-hundred-year-old live oak with live music.
Sweet Retreat: paradise found.