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OCEANFRONT Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool, Lg Bedrooms

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom (Sleeps up to 17) First Class Home Suitable for All

The Spice of Life is a three level Whalehead Beach, Corolla Oceanfront home offering something for everyone in three spacious and comfortable levels.

Recent Outdoor & Ground Level Interior Construction included new pool with built in benches, wet deck & kiddie pool with new fencing , pumps, heater & landscaping irrigation installed Plenty of new pool decking in the shade and in the sun. An Outdoor Ping Pong Table and Bar is waiting for players. Two outdoor showers

Multicolor Pool lights, Outdoor Bar with Granite top and Two New Outdoor Showers for you. New Bar Stools & Deck Furniture stand on the Concrete Deck with a Large

20 x 28 Pool Featuring a Wet Deck for Chaise Lounges & A Kiddie Pool Nearby.

An Underwater Bench in the Pool Allows for Relaxing in Cool Water By the Bar .

The pool can be heated from May - September for an additional $550. / week

( due to its size) and $750 in April & October.

The Pool is closed from mid/late October until April.

Corn Hole game, balls, beach toys & Beach Chairs in the carport Guest's Storage Shed .

Recent Ground Level remodeling includes:

- 'Pirate' Bedroom with new Queen bed and bunk bed set. New Bedspreads, HDTV.

- Game Room with Pool Table, HDTV, Bar Stools, Bose Speakers in Sound System that's inside and on the Outdoor Pool Deck.

-Bar/Kitchenette with Granite Counters & Full Sized Fridge with Ice Maker.

-New Laundry Room with Extra Capacity New Samsung Washer / Dryer & Exterior Entrance is Adjacent to the Newly Remodeled Custom Tile Bathroom with 36' door & large walk in Shower with Grab Bar.

The Ground Level Game Room sliding door connects to the pool deck. An Outdoor Staircase with a Pool Safety Gate at the Second Level Connects the Upper Decks to the Ground Level Pool & Deck. A propane gas grill and a charcoal grill are there.

Electronics, bedding & decor have been added or replaced in the upper levels as well.

Upper (Third) Level Changes:

-A private Big Screen Room with a Powder Room is now on the Upper Level by the wet bar A Sectional Sofa with Queen Sleep Sofa and Recliner Seating Enhance this new room. Movie Posters on the Wall & the 60' HDTV w/Sound Bar Complete the Setting.

The 9' Shuffle board table, Card Table, Two Separate Seating Areas for Relaxation, Reading Fun & Games or Conversation Enjoy Sweeping Ocean Views From the Loft Level.

The Upper Level has the sixth bedroom, appropriately named the Ocean Room.

It boasts a generously sized King Master Bedroom with a Double Vanity, Oversized Shower Bathroom & an Entrance to the Upper Deck. The Sunrise Streams into this Room!

The Large, Open Multifunction Loft Overlooks the Mid Level Living Room / Dining Room and Kitchen areas Connecting 'The Spice'.

Come up the front steps from outside into the Foyer and Step Into The Mid Level.

The (Second Floor) Foyer opens to a remodeled (2012) Kitchen with large Granite Counter tops for prep work, new Cabinets, Double Dishwashers, a large Island with a second full sized deep sink and bar stool seats for four. A new 2014 large capacity Stainless Steel French Door refrigerator has just arrived.

The Walk In Pantry is Adjacent to the Kitchen with Space and Extra Supplies.

'The Spice' is Well equipped with dish and glassware, utensils, small appliances, pot, pans and space to make cooking a pleasure.

The Mid Level features a traditional wood trimmed Great Room with Two Dining Tables seating 12+ and flows into the Living Room. Large ocean facing windows and French doors open to 12' x 44' wide decks with a hot tub. A connected second story 25' x 14' deck provides partial shade to the deck below and ocean views as far as you can see. Two picnic tables make outdoor dining comfortable. Gas & charcoal grills are by nearby steps.

Completing the first floor are four spacious bedrooms:

-The Shell Room, a huge King Master bedroom that with a double vanity Tub Bathroom opens to the Ocean Facing Deck Overlooking the Pool.

-The Ship Room, another spacious King Master bedroom with shower stall & window seat, upgraded for 2014.

-The Spa Room (even larger) has a New Queen Bed and a Double Bed. It opens to an Ocean Facing Deck near the Hot Tub w/ pool overlook.

The Spa Bedroom shares the hall bath with the Plank Room.

-Plank Room, named for its beautiful walls, has a Double Bed & Trundle bed with Twin mattresses. It has a door that opens to the side deck & a flatscreen TV.

A Guest Storage Shed is located in the carport with ample beach chairs, toys & accessories and a few adult bikes for your use & convenience.

The driveway accommodates six cars with ease but some may be parked with cars behind.

A Charcoal Park Grill and a 4 Burner Gas Grill are on the Property with a Volley Ball Net. The Unusually Big Backyard is completely landscaped

with irrigated grass for other activities and your enjoyment .

The WIFI, premium cable service, multiple TVs, books, games, game tables, video , quality of finishes and space make this house fun for everyone. Or a Comfortable Place to Relax.

Spice of Life is Less than a Mile from Grocery

Stores, Restaurant, Shopping & Gas.

The House is close to the Old Corolla Village &

Currituck Lighthouse and Four Miles from the Off Road Beach Driving Area Famous for It's Free Roaming Wild Horses.

Feel free to call or email with specific questions.

More Details

Lynn or Rich Hoffmann
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Lynn or Rich Hoffmann

We're Outer Banks Vacationers since 1980 and homeowners since 2010. We love the Outer Banks and spend a lot of time here especially in the off season. We take good care of our home and keep it to a high standard by actively managing Spice of Life with the assistance of local caretakers and contractors.

We're hands on owners of fine homes in Corolla and Duck. We strive to keep our vacation home in the best condition that we can for our guests and families. It's our goal to make our homes an important part of your memories and good times while vacationing here. We work to earn your good review and repeat reservation.

Our newest, this Whalehead community oceanfront

'The Spice of Life', is named after a restaurant Lynn owned in Arlington, VA. from 1994- 2005 and also from 2009 - 2013. We like having Spice in our Life!

Lynn or Rich Hoffmann purchased this house in 2013

Why Lynn or Rich Hoffmann chose Whalehead Beach

This is a dream we shared:

An oceanfront home for our family to use and enjoy and a great vacation property to manage. We intend it to be a magnet to bring our family & friends together for years to come. The significant remodeling & enhancements in 2014 make 'Spice of Life' suitable for Family Reunions in addition to being a wonderful setting for vacationing.

A large outdoor pool with a kiddie pool (similar to the one at our other Corolla Property #56291) and a wet deck are a few of the custom features we've enjoyed adding to our home. You may also check our listing #740201in Corolla or #309544 in Duck

What makes this house unique

Direct Oceanfront Beach Access! Views! Big Decks! Huge Bedrooms with Multiple Spaces for being together, a variety of games & activities or space to find some privacy. Extra Big Grass Yard for a variety of activities and uses. Many homes have some of these things but not many have all of them. Spice of Life is Very Convenient to Shopping, Restaurants and Services and Local Sightseeing, too.


Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Custom Tile, Generous proportions with Large Vanities and Shelves, some Handicap Friendly Features suchas 36' Doors and Grab Bars. 3 Large Interior Showers, 2 Bathtubs & 2 Outdoor Showers.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • All Bedrooms are Oversized or roomy with Three King Master Bedrooms (w/ King beds) on the mid and upper levels. Two Bedrooms Share a Hall Bathroom on the mid level; the Spa Room, has two Queen Beds. The other, the Plank Room, has a Double and a Trundle bed with two twin mattresses. The Ground Level has the Pirate room with a Queen bed and a set of twin Bunk Beds and a full bath nearby. It's close to the pool table game room and pool deck. The upper level Big Screen Room has a sectional sofa with a Queen pullout sleeper, a powder room and deck access. All mid and upper level Bedrooms have Deck Access except for the Ship King Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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OCEANFRONT Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool, Lg Bedrooms
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews

Beauty, comfort & relaxation, what more can you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

Even though we visited during a cold snap the proximity to the beach, the comfortable house and good friends made this trip memorable. The house is beautiful and very nicely decorated. It's not over-done or too high-end, it still feels like a beach house and you can tell the owners use and love the house. We had a couple of minor issues while there and they where handled promptly and Lynn called me (which was not necessary but appreciated). The house had plenty of stuff to keep you entertained both inside & out. The decks, the pool and bbq area and the jacuzzi are awesome, it even had an outdoor shower and bathroom. The access to the beach is right along-side the yard and getting to the beach was a breeze. Corolla is a beautiful town and this house is THE place to stay!!

Thank you for letting guests enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation, Great House!

  • 5 of 5

What a great family vacation! We went from scheduling for three guests to ultimately being more than ten. No problems at all with the owners as to the changes. The house was comfortable and well stocked with anything you could need. The neighborhood is fantastic and you are less than a mile away from activities, shopping, grocery, and restaurants. The beach is great and the pool made the stay even more enjoyable for the kids! Thank you for being flexible and sharing your home with us! I would recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know your extended family could make it and had a good time there, Cheers! The convenient location to shopping, activities and restaurants (in addition to the beach!) is part of why we love Spice of Life. We all got lucky with some beautiful October weather.
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Spice of Life. The weather cooperated and was perfect for our week even though hurricanes threatened prior to our arrival. The house was clean and comfortable, with the amenities one wo.uld need. Nice pool and easy access to the beach with the public access walkway next to the home. The location for our needs was great and very quiet during our stay. The owners were very communicative and easy to work with.

We will definitely consider Outer Banks and Spice of Life for future vacations. Thank you for a lovely week away.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The fall weeks are some of the best; so glad Spice of Lufe suited you well and you got the rest & relation youcame for. Thank you, Ms. M.
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed ourselves.. wouldn't change a thing .. clean and well kept

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope to see you again for a family vacation
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September 2017-Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation house. It was perfect for my crew of 10 which includes a 3 and 5 year old grandkids.

It is in a great location, close to the grocery store for supplies and activities. The beach was great fun for the little ones and having the boardwalk right there made it very convenient to come and go. We didn't really go in the ocean since the hurricane approaching Florida was causing there to be riptides. It was no problem because the pool was even better. The 3 year old could happily play in the kiddie pool while some grownups played with the 5 year old and others sat on the shallow bench next to the kiddie pool lazily watching or maybe relaxing in the hot tub on the deck. The volleyball net was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the sound system and always had music playing. The storage shed is packed with just about everything you may need.

The kitchen was nice and big enough for a group to help with meals and having 2 dishwashers came in very handy for cleanup. This place has everything that we needed from appliances to dishware. All cabinets and drawers nicely labeled so that you know where to find stuff.

There's plenty of space to be together or get away.

Nice large bedrooms and bathrooms but my favorite place was the Ocean Bedroom on the top level. The sunshine was always so bright and cheery in the room and the deck was wonderful to sit and watch the ocean with the breeze blowing. I spent many mornings out watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee waiting for the fun to begin and evenings talking about the day or making plans for the next day. What a great vacation with many fun memories!

P.S. Your maintenance people are great.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the great detail and positive comment sbout our staff. Its a true pleasure knowing you enjoyed Spuce of Life so much. We designed the pool & groun level for just what you said. And, the Ocean room is our favorite too - love it there
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August Family Vacation with Grandkids

  • 5 of 5

The home was ready for our arrival. We had 10 in our party including 5 grandkids. The location was outstanding and close proximity to beach was wonderful.

The home was very comfortable and we could spread out and do our own things or get together and share the pool and the living area.

I loved the sunrises. We were sad to leave when the time came but look forward to future family vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk International (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sun Dogs Agave Roja Uncle Ikes Cosmos, North Banks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Currituck Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
numerous incl. Nor'Banks, Rt 12, Bambinos etc
Nearest Beach
Whalehead Community Beach in Corolla
Car: necessary

Whalehead Beach Community is an approximately 3.5 miles long Oceanfront community with three streets that parallel the ocean. Lighthouse Dr. has the oceanfront and semi oceanfront homes. Whalehead Dr. is two streets back and Corolla Dr. is third back from the ocean. We have another home in Corolla that is 3 homes from the ocean in Villages at Ocean Hill community. Check out listing # 740201 for Sea Quest, too.

The Spice of Life is only a few blocks away from a local shopping center with Food Lion Grocery, restaurants, movie theater and other shopping and services.

The Fire Dept and EMS station are located within Whalehead Community.

Our central location within Corolla places you near the Currituck Club Golf Course, The Historic Whalehead Club Soundfront Heritage Park & Grounds with the Coastal Museum, The Corolla Village and Currituck Lighthouse. Spice of Life is 3 miles from the end of the paved road and the start of the 4WD only Carova Beach off road vehicle area for surf fishing and Corolla's wild horses and remote housing area. Local Wild Horses tour operators offer tours of this unique area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

-We take personal or bank checks, not credit cards for payment due to additional credit card processing fees.
-Linens are included with full rate summer rate rentals. A $200. discount is given for bringing your own linens in summer. Linens are extra during spring, fall & holiday weeks and are not provided for partial week stays. You may bring your sheets and towels or Linen packages with bath towels and / or sheets can be added on for $100 - $250. depending on group size & needs.
-Cancellations may have a $275.00 fee and refunds are less any discrepancy from a replacement reservation that is
made at a reduced rate.
-Reservations made a year+ in advance are fully refundable through December 31 of the year the reservation is made.
-Pool Heat is available from mid April - mid October for a $550. fee in Spring & Fall. Pool Heat is $350 in July & August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.