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Ocean's Grace - Spacious Semi-oceanfront - Pet Friendly

Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA
  • House4767 sqft
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps22
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

4700+ Sf, 8 Bdrm, 9 Ba With Ocean Views, Private Pool And Only 200 Feet To Beach

This semi-oceanfront, pet friendly, Outer Banks vacation home, is the perfect choice for your next family vacation. Enjoy the ocean breezes, the sight and sound of the surf and the view of the Currituck Lighthouse from the wide wrap around decks. Ocean's Grace is conveniently located 200 feet from a public beach access, so you'll be only a few steps away from one of USA Today's Top Ten Beaches. Eight bedrooms sleep 22 guests, including five king sized beds, a queen, and bunk beds sleeping 10, a portable crib and a pack & play for the kids. When you're not on the beach, Ocean's Grace has plenty of ways to relax. Downstairs near the pool, the rec room has a wet bar with full size fridge and a microwave, a pool table, foosball table, game table and two pub tables. Upstairs, the great room has a gas fireplace, a big wide screen TV with DVD player and stereo system, and beautiful ocean views. Grab a book from the many offered, put your feet up, sit back, and enjoy the good life. Keeping cool is easy here, with central air conditioning or plenty of windows to let in the cool ocean breeze.

Should you ever feel the need to remind yourself that there's still a busy world outside of tranquil Corolla on the Outer Banks, there is both cable television and wireless internet.

If you love to cook, you'll enjoy preparing meals for the family in the cavernous kitchen that also overlooks the ocean. Both gas and charcoal grills supplement the kitchen with just about anything you could need to prepare and serve your culinary creations. There's plenty of space in the dining room to seat the family at two tables, an infant high chair and a toddler high chair. After dinner, two dishwashers make sure nobody gets stuck with washing the service for 22 by hand.

At night your family retires to eight tastefully decorated, inviting bedrooms with good quality mattresses and your choice of feather or poly pillows. Five of the bedrooms are master suites all with king size beds. The kids will love the two nautical themed bunk rooms. One of the king master suites has a private deck. Four bedrooms open out onto the main deck that wraps around the house and provides access to the pool and hot tub, or up to the roof deck for spectacular star gazing.

Ocean's Grace is pet friendly! Pets are allowed in the cottage, though we do have to ask that your furry friends stay out of the pool and hot tub.

Outside, the cottage has a private salt water swimming pool and jacuzzi, the pool can be heated upon request. Surrounding the pool you'll find plenty of lounge chairs to lay back in and enjoy that relaxing OBX experience you came for. The back yard has a volleyball net, corn hole and horse shoes to entertain those interested in a friendly game and there is a basket ball hoop off the front drive for any desiring a game of hoops. If you'd like to explore the area a bit, there are several bikes available for your pleasure. The Currituck Lighthouse and historic Whalehead Hunt Club are less than 2 miles away.

The three levels of decks are home to a number of comfortable deck chairs and even have a hammock and a porch swing.

Come enjoy Corolla, named as one of the top ten beaches in the nation by USA Today.

Bedroom Overview:

5 King Masters with private baths

1 Queen with hall bath

1 Bunk room sleeps 4 with hall bath

1 Bunk room sleeps 6 bath shares with rec room

All bedrooms have flat screen TV's and DVD's

Cottage Overview:

Ground level, 3 bedrooms (2 king master, 1 bunk), 3 baths; laundry closet with washer & dryer; wet bar with full size fridge and microwave; rec room with pool table, foosball table, game table seating 6, 2 pub tables each seating 2 and additional director chairs.

Mid Level: 5 bedrooms (3 king master bedrooms, 1 queen, 1 bunk) 4 baths

Top Level: Great room; sitting area couches and chairs surround gas fireplace and window bench; dining area has two tables, one seating 14, one seating 8; well stocked kitchen with large breakfast bar and plenty of counter space; powder room; pantry.


Joy Leeper

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018
About Joy Leeper

Hi, welcome. I have lived in California since 1973 but my heart has never left the Outer Banks. My Dad was in the Coast Guard so we traveled around a bit. I was one of the lucky kids that got to live in New Orleans and attend Mardi gras, New York and visit the Statue of Liberty and ride the Staten Island Ferry, Maryland, Connecticut and Virginia but my favorite place was always Dad's childhood home on Roanoke Island.

Joy Leeper purchased this House in 2000

Why Joy Leeper chose Poplar Branch

When I cross the Wright Memorial Bridge a peacefulness settles over me that makes my heart happy and my soul sing. Daddy was born and raised on Roanoke Island and many a childhood summer was spent at Grandma's in Wanchese and on the beaches of Nags Head. A lifetime dream of having a cottage on the Banks was finally realized with the purchase of Grace in 2000.

What makes this House unique

I have had so much fun furnishing Grace and hope you will find her warm and welcoming, with all the amenities you deserve to make your vacation a comfortable and memorable one. Whether you are sitting in the swing or lounging in the hammock you'll be listening to the ocean and enjoying the breezes. Perhaps you prefer being curled up in a comfy chair with a book, Grace has many for you to choose from. Morning brings a chorus of birds and the night sky is absolutely spectacular the stars are so plentiful. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions about Grace or the surrounding area, I would love to talk with you. 310-374-5013 PST


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Private bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Private bath
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Private bath
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, Private bath
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king, Private bath
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, Hall bath also has entrance to queen bedroom
      • Bedroom 7
        4 bunk bed, Two twin over twin bunks, shares hall bath or parents master
      • Bedroom 8
        1 double, 4 bunk bed, 1 bunk, 1 duo, shares bath with rec room
      • Mid level bunk room has two twin over twin bunks. Ground level bunk room has one twin over twin and one twin over double with trundle. ALL bedrooms have flat screen TV's and DVD's.


      • 7 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 6
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 7
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 8
      • Bathroom 9
        toilet, outdoor shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Just 200 feet from public beach access.
          • Ocean View
            Beautiful ocean views abound.
          • Water View
            Great ocean views, come see!


              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Separate unit for each level
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                        Separate unit for each level
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                        All bed and bath linens are provided, beds made prior to arrival.
                      • Parking
                        Parking for 9 vehicles
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Two bath towels, two wash cloths, one hand towel per person. Beach towels are not provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            2 Cuisinart coffee makers, 1 Keurig single cup coffee/tea maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Double service for 22. Many pots and pans of all sizes, roaster
                          • Dishwasher
                            2 dishwashers
                          • Kitchen
                            Large kitchen with ample counter space
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            2 crock pots, 1 griddle, 2 blenders, food processor, hand mixer.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            5 burner glass top
                          • Toaster
                            2 toasters


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Dining table seats 14, pub height table seats 8. Infant high chair and toddler high chair.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 22 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    Game room has pool table,foosball table and game table for 8. Two pub tables seating 2 each.
                                  • Games
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Large flat screen TV's in living room and rec room. Flat screen TV's in all bedrooms.
                                  • Toys
                                    Sand toys located in back storage shed.


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Several bikes are available for exploring the neighborhood and surrounding area.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Wrap around decks offer ocean and lighthouse views.
                                      • Golf
                                        Several local golf courses to choose from.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Back yard has volley ball net, horse shoes and corn hole.
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Heated Pool
                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Private Pool
                                            16 x 36 salt water pool, may be heated for additional fee.


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            18 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Amazing space, view, home, location, salt water pool and more!!!

                                                            Emaline G.,

                                                            From the moment you pull in the space is inviting, clean, loving and beautiful. Three floors with amazing ocean breeze and beautiful ocean view from top floor, and stocked with everything you need. We had a group of 12 and everyone fit easily and comfortably, and we are already ready to come back! We came the beginning of October and heated the salt water pool and it was well worth it! The back yard is big and private with lots of room for games and play. So grateful to be here and can’t wait to return. Thank you, Oceans Grace!

                                                            Close to perfection

                                                            Ron and Gretchen H.

                                                            My family and my sisters family spent the week of June 25 through July 2 at Ocean Grace. Ages varied from 83 to 2. there were 4 teenagers and 2 young adults. Everyone in every age group was totally happy with the house and the facilities. When Joy states in her description that the house is fully equipped, she means it. The kitchen was so well equipped that we could have cooked for another 19 people. Everything you need for the beach and the pool are there in the outdoor beach supply closet. The 10 bikes kept many of the adults and the teenagers entertained with many bike rides to the Lighthouse or to Wings to shop. The house was super clean when we arrived and the cleaning crew still there gave us a tour and explained everything to us. Our family has stayed at other houses on the Outer Banks and elsewhere, but this by far was the best ever. When I say close to perfection, that is exactly what Ocean Grace is. We are starting to talk about another trip here in 2 years. Who knows, by then we may have more than 19 people in the family.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for taking the time to review Grace, and for your lovely comments. VERY happy to hear you re considering coming back! My best to you and yours, Joy

                                                            Fantastic Week - Over the Top Accomodations

                                                            Julie E.Nixa, MO

                                                            We enjoyed a fabulous family retreat from June 18-25th. Really clean on arrival our family moved in right away with 21 people and never noticed any crowding. Age ranges were from 78 down to 10 years of age with activities for all interests. The location is perfect! Just a minute walk to the beach where you can enjoy access to some of the best sandy real estate in the USA. The home is situated where early risers can take advantage of sunrise and sunsets are beautiful off the back decks.

                                                            The pool area was just the right size, ample pool furniture, toys etc. and a nice hot-tub too. Well equipped, there are bicycles, games, a large BBQ and outside pool showers to make your stay quite convenient. Inside, the kitchen is superb with everything you will need to prepare simple or elegant meals for your gathering. Well thought out design makes this home comfortable with easy access to many area activities.

                                                            The property owners were wonderfully hospitable throughout our stay. Great location, wonderful vacation!

                                                            Great Week at a Great Place

                                                            samvolnavyLenoir City Tn

                                                            What a beautiful home. It was so nice to stay a place that not only sleeps a large group but is set up and supplied for a large group. We had a wonderful time, rarely leaving for anything but groceries. Lots to do, great location, and comfortable home to enjoy. Great job Joy!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Grace. SO very happy that you and yours enjoyed her! Best regards and blessings, Joy


                                                            Amy G.

                                                            Our first family vacation with 17 of us! This house was perfect! Joy the owner was amazing and answered all of my crazy questions! She has such personal touches throughout the whole house! Very clean, kitchen STOCKED with whatever you would need! Short walk to the beach, beautiful sunrise and we loved watching the sunset from all of the 3 amazing decks that go around the house! Lot's of room for everyone. Pool was great and she has lot's of beach chairs/umbrellas/boogie boards for all! Back yard was so much fun on a cloudy day with volleyball, and corn hole. Could not have asked for a better house! Thanks Joy for everything and your beautiful Grace! Looking forward to heading back in 2 years!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you Amy. SO very happy to hear that you found everything you needed. Happier still to hear that you are coming back!

                                                            Pennsylvania Crew

                                                            We have been coming to OBX, every other year, for 10 years. This is the first time we have found a place that met everyone's wants and desires. Large kitchen, table large enough to fit 16 or more people, large enough living room to fit 21 people and still not feel crowded, oh and the 3 little ones running around between us! Pool and landing was roomy, loved the salt water pool, could not keep the teens out! Everyone loved that fact that we had such a very short distance to the beach itself. Bedrooms were roomy, bathrooms were plenty. Kitchen was so fully equipped, loved it! The house was clean and smelled wonderful. Wonderful views. Our family have all agreed that we would like to try to come back to Oceans Grace in 2017. See You Then!!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            So happy that you found everything you needed in the kitchen, seems I am always finding something to add. LOVE that you plan to return!


                                                            Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA

                                                            Golf Destination: Kilmarlic, 6500 yard par 72 PGA Championship course; The Carolina Club, 7000 yard par 72, bent grass greens; Currituck Club, GPS positioning system, some of the most scenic greens along the Currituck sound you could imagine; Duck Woods, oldest course on the Outer Banks opened in 1969 and is in major expansion, 24,000 square foot clubhouse, 65 seat bistro, 2200 square foot fitness center; Nags Head Golf Links boasts the longest 6100 yards a golfer will ever play. Be sure to visit the beautiful Old Village of Corolla, the Currituck Lighthouse and the Whalehead Hunting Club. All within a two mile radius. Bicycles are available to enjoy the area. A 4-wheel drive vehicle will allow you to explore the north end of the beach where you will find an old shipwreck and are sure to see some of the wild ponies the area is noted for. Area activities include go-karts, kayaking, sailing, fishing, para sailing, wind surfing, paddle boats, golf, shopping, Movies and some really great seafood dining. An hour's drive will take you to historic Roanoke Island where you can enjoy the outdoor drama 'The Lost Colony.' On your way to the Island, stop and climb Jockey Ridge, one of the tallest sand dunes in the United States and visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and walk the path of the first flight. And always, there is the sight and sound of the Atlantic Ocean.


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed with deposit. Additional fees: Administrative fee $125.00; NC state and occupancy taxes 12.75%; Optional Fees: Pet $125.00, Pool Heat $425.00 The cottage is rented to family groups only. Pets are welcome in the cottage but not in the pool please.

                                                            18 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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