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Sea Forevermore-Elevator, Family Suite, Pool Heat, Hot tubs! Few weeks left!

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Space 4,976 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 9 Bedrooms (incl Family Suite), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 18-24)

Come experience the uniqueness of Sea Forevermore, a 5,000 sq. ft home offering 8 bedrooms PLUS a separate Queen-bedroom family suite, oceanside in the Outer Banks’ desirable Whalehead Beach location. Only 250 feet to OBX’s best beaches, Sea Forevermore boasts all new furniture, appliances, and bedding. We are also excited to have installed an elevator, and a luxury master shower in the family suite, among many other amenities.

If you have a large group for gatherings, Sea Forevermore is for you! All of your group can enjoy a sweeping view of the ocean waves from the wall of windows spanning the entire third floor, or from the Captain’s Watch hot tub at the top of the roof. The Great Room, with carefully selected décor, invites the seascape inside. Perfect for large gatherings, the living area features a huge luxury stone-gray Italian-leather sectional sofa and matching ottoman and chair surrounding the 47” smart HDTV. Behind the sofa is a separate seating area for conversation near the kitchen. Nearby is a cuppola with seating area with comfortable stuffed chairs for eating or playing cards while enjoying the best view of the home. The kitchen area has new stainless steel appliances, mahogany cabinets, breakfast bar seating for 4, and plenty of cooking gear for the discriminating chef. For our Fall and Spring guests, a two-sided gas fireplace divides the Great Room with reading nooks on either side. The dining area, which is connected to the Great Room, boasts a fabulous table for 12, seafoam-green sofas, wicker chairs, and window seats to take in the view of the ocean while you dine, or peacefully read. Off the Great Room/Dining Room is the family master suite, with its own Queen bedroom, kitchenette with new refrigerator and dishwasher, custom shower, smart TV, and Queen sleeper sofa in a private separate sitting area. The Family Suite provides phenomenal flexibility. Families with small children can have them nearby but not in their beds, or in rooms down the hall. Or, treat parents, anniversary or romantic couples, or your special guests to their own private suite!

The mid-level boasts 6 bedrooms (4 masters, plus adjoining King BRs with a jack-&-jill bath) with all-new furniture, a smart HDTV in EACH room, deck access, and a separate washer-dryer. Our handicapped-accessible Queen “Corolla Coastline” BR features a roll-in shower and settee with hand rails. The adjoining King Bedrooms preside over one side of the house with great views! The other side's bedrooms are separate-bath masters with Queen beds. One of them, “Solarium Sunset,” has a Queen bedroom with an exclusive sitting room from which to enjoy sunsets, and a huge bathroom. Egyptian cotton sheets, plush towels, soft bath mats, and luxury bedding unlike anything provided by a rental management company in OBX will enhance your stay.

The first level houses 2 bedrooms with adjoining full bath, recreation room, microwave, and expansive laundry room. The “Rattan” Queen bedroom is expansive, with handcrafted furniture, while “Twin Beach” embraces a coastal design offering two twin beds. Both have 32' new smart HDTVs. The recreation room features a pool table, new 70” smart HDTV, huge sectional sofa with three recliners, game table and chairs, microwave, and bar with built-in poker, roulette, and blackjack games, full refrigerator freezer (three in the house, plus a wine/drink cooler in the bar). A home theater system has been purchased. Through the sliding glass door is the pool, hot-tub, tiki bar area, outside shower, and barbecue grills (both propane and charcoal). The current 'cocktail' pool is heated in spring and fall, and is steps from a huge hot tub. As the headline above states, we have a brand new 140,000 BTU pool heater for those cool evenings. Relax after your ocean swim in the cool pool water, or climb to the Captain’s Watch hot-tub to relax with the best view in OBX. The beach, with its soft white sands is only a minute walk out the back yard (no requirement to go to the corner). Ride our bikes to close-by Food Lion and seafood/restaurants/gift shops in Monterey Plaza Shopping Center, or the farmer's market, restaurants, upscale shopping and amusement park at the Timbuk II Center. Make Sea Forevermore your chosen vacation house, and enjoy special discounts as we continue to outfit our home with the luxurious touches you want and deserve, but at family-friendly prices!

BARGAIN HUNTING? Small improvements (outside painting, landscaping, etc.) are being delayed in favor of other amenities. But that means you can have 9 bedrooms and the ocean 250 feet away at exceptionally low high season rates.

More Details

Owner
Jim
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Jim

We are the Towarnicky family, and the proud owners of 'Sea Forevermore,' our oceanside beach house at Corolla in the Outer Banks, NC. Jim is an attorney who specializes in real estate. This is our home, not a hotel, and so who we rent to is often more important than the rate. We do not use an impersonal rental management company, and care about your vacation experience so you will treat our home like who you are, guests in our home. To protect against scammers, always contact Jim to verify your week is available and do not send money to anyone by wire transfer. We can be flexible to meet your needs. Our family welcomes your family and friends to share our home, where you can Sea Forevermore!

Jim purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim chose Whalehead Beach

Our family vacationed several times over the years at the Outer Banks, and loved the clean, white sandy beaches. Other beach areas in other states that we tried were too crowded and dirty, and the houses too small. When we decided to finally purchase a vacation home, we knew we would come back to this fabulous resort area. It has everything you could want in a vacation spot: historic sightseeing with Wright Brothers First Flight, boutique shops, the Lost Colony outdoor drama, Currituck Lighhouse, Historic Corolla, and the nature preserve section with wild horses. There are all sorts of aquatic sports, and of course, the ocean and beach. Corolla is family-oriented and quiet, if that is what you wish, but connected to a string of towns along the coast (Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Manteo) with varying activities and nightlife for all ages. It really provides the best of all worlds!

What makes this house unique

We are making this house special with conveniences and luxuries to make your vacation the best! We have expansive decks for lounging, and a four-story hot tub at the ship's watch. You have a large pool-side hot tub as well, as you lounge pool-side. You will want for nothing in our spacious kitchen with gas range and two ovens. Enjoy family dinners on our 12-seat dining table and 4-seat breakfast bar. Our elevator and handicapped-accessible bedrooms and bathroom ensure that all family members can share your vacation. There is never a dull moment when you can splash in the pool or hot tub with friends, play billiards, and watch movies on our 70' smart HDTV. The house is spacious enough that your family and friends can share the experience, but be separated and not on top of each other all the time. But the best amenity is simply the location, where you can stroll down the street only 250 feet to the beach entrance, or sip a favorite drink on the decks, watching the waves in a panoramic view so soothing that you'll wish you didn't have to leave. We STILL feel that way ourselves every time we come down.

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Monterrey Shores Shopping Center/Varied Choices
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 12 (Ocean Trail)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Monterrey Shores Shopping Center/Varied Choices
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Whalehead in Corolla 250 feet
Car: necessary

Rent jeep or get permit for 4-wheel drive access on Cardova beach Apr-Sept to view wild ponies, experience indoor rock climbing in kite stores, get hang gliding lessons, watch dolphins, go birding and crabbing, cruise from Corolla to Duck on bike path, climb Jockey's Ridge, see Elizabethan Gardens and Lost Colony outdoor drama (May through Aug). Golf and tennis in local area available (ask for our brochure).

Amenities

Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4976 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Family Suite Third Level - toilet , shower , Accessible to Great Room and Family Suite
    Bathroom 2 Jack and Jill Mid-Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Services two Kings, 'Regatta' and 'Seagrass.' Has two sinks.
    Bathroom 3 Handicapped Accessible Mid-Level - toilet , shower , Private master roll-in shower for 'Corolla Coastline', chair
    Bathroom 4 Mid-Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private master bath for 'Bird Haven'; two sinks
    Bathroom 5 Mid-Level - toilet , shower , Private master bath for 'Coral Bay'; sliding glass doors
    Bathroom 7 Jack and Jill Lower-Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Services 'Rattan Breeze', 'Twin Beach,' and Rec Room
    Outdoor Shower by Pool - outdoor shower , For rinsing off sand and dirt before jumping in the pool
    Bathroom 6 Mid-Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private master bath for 'Solarium Sunset'
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • 'Regatta' King Mid-Level - 1 king , Sailing theme, deck access, smart HDTV, shares bathroom
    'Seagrass' King Mid-Level - 1 king , River theme; chest, nightstands, smart HDTV, shares bath.
    'Corolla Coastline' Queen Mid-Level - 1 queen , Handicapped accessible, roll-in shower, settee, smart HDTV
    'Bird Haven' Queen Mid-Level - 1 queen , Seabird theme; chest, nightstand, bath/2 sinks, smart HDTV
    'Coral Bay' Queen Mid-Level - 1 queen , Beach stones theme; deck access, smart HDTV, shower, settee
    'Solarium Sunset' Queen Mid-Level - 1 queen , Beach/wicker theme; bath/2 sinks, smart HDTV, sitting nook
    'Rattan Breeze' Queen Lower-Level - 1 queen , Tropical theme; chest, desk, smart HDTV, shares bathroom
    'Twin Beach' Twin Lower-Level - 1 twin/ single , Tropical fish theme; chest, smart HDTV, shares bathroom
    Family Suite Queen 'Endless Summer' Third Level - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master shower, sitting room, kitchenette. See notes below.
  • The Family Suite is a private getaway that is unique in providing a separate Queen bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, and luxury shower, perfect for a couple and a child or two who need to be nearby. The kitchen is stocked with a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffeepot, blender, hotpot, breakfast bar w/3 stools, pantry, dishes, 2 pack and play cribs, highchairs. The sitting room has a Queen sleeper sofa, trunk with linens, chair, wardrobe, and smart HDTV. The bathroom has a tiled shower, toilet, and is accessible from the suite or the Great Room. 'Corolla Coastline' is handicapped accessible for a wheelchair. The roll-in shower stall has a chair and bars.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Outer Banks has all sorts of beaches, water sports, fishing, go-carts, mini-golf, restaurants, shops, grocery stores, library, historic Corolla Village, churches, The Lost Colony outdoor theater, Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey's Ridge, Elizabethan Gardens, and many more sights.

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Sea Forevermore-Elevator, Family Suite, Pool Heat, Hot tubs! Few weeks left!
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5

Perfect house for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic, even if we didn't see the sun for 5 days! Went in the hot tub during a sleet storm, had a great time with family, and never felt like there were 18 ppl all in the house! This house has everything. Would absolutely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having these appreciative guests, and sorry we could not arrange better weather. They point out a non-obvious benefit, is that we try to provide all number of amenities for when the weather will not cooperate, or not everyone wants to be together at the beach, from tens of puzzles, board games, sports balls, bikes, xbox and games, dvds, [smart tvs and Netflix], cooking appliances, hot tubs, heated pool into December, even trashy novels! You can be together . . . yet do your own thing. If our guests with unfortunate weather will come back, we try to provide additional discounts just so they will be happy to Sea Forevermore!
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5

Amazing Time Had by All

  • 5 of 5

Our group (19) ranged from 2 years old up to 91 years old. Every person in the group was more than comfortable and had plenty to do. The grandmothers enjoyed reading in the nook as well as sitting by the fireplace to stay warm, while the kids loved the heated pool (to cold for adults), the adults loved the hot tubs and getting to see the sun rise from the captains watch was extra special (definitely set the alarm if you aren't an early riser to see the sky come alive).

We also had our wedding reception 1 afternoon in the house, hosting 45 people. The house was the perfect size to accommodate the group and the open floor plan made it just the social environment we were dreaming of. Everyone was able to move around and talk, laugh and enjoy each others company. Eat, drink and be merry

The elevator made moving around from one floor to the next so easy and the kids as well as the adults loved how the picture changed from under water to the lighthouse as you went up the floors. The 70 inch tv was loved by the gamers in the family.

We rented the house for 9 days which wasn't enough. There is so much to do in the off season (the wild horse fund tour is a must do) that we are already discussing coming back next year and making it a yearly tradition.

It was a pleasure to work with Jim who was more than accommodating to our needs as well ask quickly answered any questions we had during the planning process. Once we checked in, it was nice to know we could get a hold of Jim if need be but every thing was perfect and very little contact needed.

Everyone in the group would highly recommend renting Sea Forevermore.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal for us

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way - including the weather! We certainly appreciated the opportunity to have such a spacious, immaculate, and wonderful home for our family.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation in a great home

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in OBX and we were not disappointed. Sea Forevermore had everything, plus some, that we needed. The home is well maintained and the accommendations were great for our family of 12 with plenty of space to spread out. The weather was beautiful and the highlight was the inground pool after the beach that we all enjoyed, especially the night swimming. Also the 2 hot tubs were fun along with making s'mores at the fire pit. We had fun riding the bikes around the quiet neighborhood. The home is close to town and is an easy walk to restaurants and shopping. This home, with all the amenities, as well as the ease of talking with Jim, the owner, made our family vacation a most memorable one.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Four Generation Beach Vacation Success

  • 5 of 5

Sea Forevermore was the perfect getaway for our family. We had four generations, from age 2 months to 90 years old, with us and the owners were more than accommodating for our entire family. It was very helpful to have the elevator and the handicap accessible rooms for our 90 year old grandparents. It made the trip so much more memorable for us to see our grandparents enjoying the vacation they have been unable to experience in years due to physical difficulties. The house was absolutely gorgeous and fully furnished with anything we could need for the week. It was everything we hoped for from the listing plus some. The outdoor toys and equipment were perfect for our kids and adults to enjoy AND they also had plenty of indoor toys that our little ones loved. The decks, patio, and outdoor furniture made meals enjoyable while watching the waves crash in the background. There were so many ways to relax inside or outside. We also loved the neighborhood the house is located in…bike riding and walks happened daily due to our beautiful surroundings. The house is within miles of the Currituck Lighthouse and the beach with the wild horses and we thoroughly enjoyed both. The owners were very responsive to any questions or concerns we had and assisted us with no question. Our whole family loved every minute at Sea Forevermore and would book it again if we have the chance.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another Great Week

  • 5 of 5

There are so many good things to say about Sea Forevermore, it's hard to know where to begin. Unfortunately we had a fairly rainy week, but I loved the opportunity to do one of the puzzles found in the rec room with other puzzle lovers in the family, both children and adults. People enjoyed movies on the big rec room TV, and my oldest grandson spent hours playing his games there too. The huge hot tub was enjoyed by many people many times throughout the relatively chilly week. We have rented from the Towarnicky's for 3 years and are so thankful not to have to carry beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach carts, bed linens, etc. with us. The grillers in the family loved the Tiki Bar and hot tub close to the grills because it insured that people were hanging around and they weren't out there cooking alone. We got lots of use out of the 3 full-size refrigerators. It was very convenient to have all the decks connected so that we didn't have to walk through the house coming from the pool area to the kitchen. It seems odd to mention a washer and dryer when reviewing a vacation property, but the set in this house's laundry room are as "high end" as I have ever seen. They were actually enjoyable to use! People in our group could be found at any hour of the day in one of the several great sitting areas reading or using laptops or just chatting with each other. If you stay here, you will enjoy the "surprise" in the elevator as we did! I should mention the beds too. They are super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee (see comments) $285 + Tax
Util/Pool(varies w/date) $345 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.75%

.1. Linen fee is $195 for up to 12 guests, $285 for >11. Elec, water, pool, fpl, hot tubs (aka utilities) depends on season, weather, and other conditions; inquire for details. Taxes/Fees adjusted for charges. We provide 2 pillows,towels, hand towels ea. and a washcloth/person/week, and over 50 beach towels.

2. Rates were lowered to cover most or all of VRBO service fee.

3. EVERY GROUP WHO RENTS OUR HOME HAS TO SIGN OUR FORM LEASE (also, NC Vacation Rental Act law requires you receive disclosures and notices from us which are in the Lease). Due to VRBO/HA regs., you cannot give us your personal info to put into the Lease before you commit to rent. So please review the form posted on the site and MAKE INQUIRY before trying to reserve your dates for any term you do not understand or care for. We will expect a signed lease to be scanned and emailed or faxed to us at the time of renting, with original signatures to follow. [You send two originals Fed Ex or Priority mail --so they can be tracked -- and when they arrive, we sign both and send an executed original back to you for your records]. YOUR RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELED IF YOU RESERVE AND FAIL TO SEND A PROPERLY-FILLED OUT AND EXECUTED LEASE. We can adjust terms on the Lease upon reasonable request.

4. WE DO NOT CHARGE A SEPARATE DAMAGES DEPOSIT. WE FEEL IT NOT RIGHT FOR YOU TO GIVE UP MONEY FOR US TO HOLD FOR SOMETHING NOT LIKELY TO BE USED IN THE FIRST PLACE. Instead, we take your credit card info on the Lease. The Lease explains how the system works. Our reviews attest to the fact we've never wrongly assessed for damages (6 times total in 8 years).

5. We have a renter's guide with all our information the terms of which are incorporated into the Lease.

6. If you need to cancel, we try to release the Property4U. If successful at or near the same rent, you get a full refund (so notify us as early as possible). If cancel too late to re-let, no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund