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About the property

Suites of Dreams in Corolla Light. Three King Master Suites, Impeccably Yours

Listen to the waves crash on the beach from your getaway jewel of a beach house. Corolla Light guests enjoy private beach access with walkways over the dunes, and the most beautiful, clean, and beckoning beach on the Outer Banks. All Corolla Light Resort amenities are included (except private lessons and indoor tennis). Enjoy a drink or evening out at the only oceanfront restaurant on the Northern Beaches.

Back at the house, three King ensuites (one on each level) mean ultimate comfort and privacy. In all, five bedrooms and bathrooms will welcome a maximum of 12 guests. A hot tub, screened dining porch and gas BBQ grill plus all kitchen needs (yes, we have a Keurig!) will please the crowd. A big hit with our family is a 60" HD TV in the great room, plus the comfort of a HUGE sectional sofa from which to select your viewing. Escape to a den with another big screen TV, lounge in the hammock, or sunbathe on the wraparound decks. The beds are comfortable, the decor is understated, the community is the best on the Outer Banks. Life is good at the beach, and BETTER THAN THE REST AT COROLLA LIGHT RESORT. Beach Parfait awaits your arrival.

Don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews (click on the + symbol on the right next to the Reviewers' names).

Bedroom setup-

Upstairs master: king ensuite, soaking tub, walk-in Euro styled shower, private deck access, TV.

Mid-level master: king ensuite, hot tub on a private deck, TV.

Mid-level bedroom #2: queen with deck access

Mid-level bedroom #3: twin-over-full bunk with twin trundle and deck access

Lower level master: king ensuite, ground floor access, TV


Dining table: 8

Nearby game table: 4

Bar: 3

2 high chairs and a porta crib, plus a baby gate

A large side yard allows outdoor games such as corn hole or bocce. Kick the can, squat tag, frisbee throw, and flying kites are some of our favorite uses for this bonus outdoor space.

The Resort provides transportation to all amenities, so park the car and kick off your shoes.

Be SURE you read the reviews from some of our previous guests. They tell our story better than we ever could.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Thomas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Barbara Thomas

Our single family house was custom built, and with loving attention to upkeep and upgrades, is as good as new all the time. Beach Parfait is the perfect place for our family, and we're sure you will love it, too. Parfait means perfect in French, and you will see French influences in the decor and art. One of our dear family friends is a French artist from Provence. We love displaying her work, as well as the original work of other friends, around the house.

We are a tri-coastal family (Virginia, Washington State, and England), and Beach Parfait is our go-to place for us and our friends to reconnect. Here we have celebrated weddings (daughter Carolyn was married on the beach at the end of our street), birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, college reunions, new babies, you name it. Our family now includes three grandchildren (soon to be four!), and we enjoy taking them to the beach or the playground, riding bikes, and building memories. Ellie, the oldest, even made up a song for the long, long ride from her house to Beach Parfait (two hours, but to her it seems to take an eternity to get there!).

The open plan of the third floor great room makes it our gathering place. We all like to cook, and the kitchen is outfitted with just about everything you would have at home. With our fondness for seafood, and plenty of it in the stores nearby, we look forward to steamer pots and fish on the grill as we drive to the beach.

We are all about comfort, and have paid special attention to the quality of beds and seating. We recently added a pergola on the ocean side, and it is another great gathering place. At night, we all cozy up on the massive sofa for games or TV.

We love to travel to foreign destinations, but what we love best is to come home to Beach Parfait.

We hope you enjoy our happy place as much as we do!

The Thomas, Fetsch, and McKendree families!

Barbara Thomas purchased this house in 1990

Why Barbara Thomas chose Corolla

We have played and grown up on the Northern Beaches since the 1960's, and had building lots in both the Whalehead community and up in the 4WD country. We purchased our lot in the community of Corolla Light when the first sales sign went up, mainly because of the planned amenities. The Resort was designed to provide a first class experience from the very beginning. We think it's the same with our house -- the comfort and interiors of a five-star hotel with all the necessities, (without all the tacky beach decor). Corolla Light was at the end of the earth back then, and you still get that feeling of relaxation, although now we have all the modern conveniences. There is free long distance and wireless internet, DirectTV to catch the big game, top of the line large capacity washer and dryer, new dishwasher and disposer, a Keurig coffeemaker, hot tub, outdoor shower, gas and charcoal grills, original art, and plenty of outdoor seating. The pergola on the oceanside deck is the perfect place to have your morning coffee while listening to the waves crash on the beach, and the screened porch is great for al fresco dining. A large native oak tree is just off the porch, so it feels as if you're dining in a tree house!

We are not absentee owners. Since the '60's, we have spent lots of time and made lots of memories there as our children grew up, and had children of their own. We use the house ourselves, don't lock everything away, and keep it in tip top shape.

It's important for you to know that our caretakers are a local couple, just a phone call away, should you need anything at all. It's not coincidence that her name is Angel!

What makes this house unique

Take a cup of coffee to enjoy the sunrise from our east-facing deck in one direction, and see if you can strike up a conversation with the Carolina mockingbird in the tree. Or take a glass of wine for a sundowner on the sound side dock in the other direction: Take the walking trail across Hwy 12 to the Currituck Sound, turn right and you will see a dock extending out into the water. Watch for the "green flash" as the sun goes down across the water.

Fall in love again at Beach Parfait. The master suite (one of three) on the top floor offers a soaking tub. Light a candle and relax in privacy.

Visit nearby historic Whalehead Club, a private home on the National Register of Historic Places now open to the public, and say hello to the antique twin beds we donated, which were in our family for decades and just the right style that would have been in the home during its heyday as a private residence in the early 1900's. Enjoy the splendid NC Center for Wildlife Education, stroll quaint Corolla Village (say "YES!" to some BBQ made and sold from the old Corolla Post Office), climb Currituck Lighthouse for amazing views, or walk for miles and miles on the most pristine beaches of the Outer Banks. Stop by our popular library to make a copy, or send a fax. Check out their selection of great used books.

Play golf at the Currituck Club and take advantage of special prices -- just tell them you are staying in Corolla Light.

No need to waste precious vacation time standing in a line to check in. Our house is equipped with a cypher lock on the ground floor entry door. Before check-in, you will let us know what key code you would like to use (usually the last 4 numbers of your mobile phone); then just show up with your groceries and make yourselves at home.

If that's not enough to convince you that Beach Parfait might just be perfect for you, read the reviews here on VRBO from other families who have chosen Beach Parfait for their Outer Banks vacation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time last week at Beach Parfait -

it was all we hoped for and more - perfect community and lots of amenities.

The house is great with retreats on each level - well designed and comfy throughout and we enjoyed the wonderful decking.

We had a family photo done with Lori Douglas at our host's recommendation and she was super to work with - thanks -

We really enjoyed the week !!!
Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful last minute get away! Barbara was so easy to work with the and so accommodating!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very comfortable, great resort location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year in a row staying here. It is very well maintained on the inside. Nice appliances. Comfortable beds. Very nicely decorated, feels like a nice home, rather than a rental. The owner is very responsive and pleasant. We like that it is part of a resort, so there are organized family and group activities throughout the week, and a very nice pool right on the beach. We like that you have access to the indoor pool/tennis/gym rec center -great if you hit a rainy day. The beach is a few hundred yards down a straight lane. There are wonderful and extensive bike paths close by, that are fun to explore. It is near the bay side which makes catching a wonderful sunset easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Super comfortable and lovely

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay and all of the nice touches the house had. Very nicely decorated and had everything we needed. Big plus was having the gas grill on the top floor right near the eating area. Only issue was the hot tub wasn't working when we got there (a maintenance order had been called in by the prior renter), repairman came out and then in broke again so we never got a chance to use it. Not a huge deal.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent Beach Home provided a great vacation experience for my entire family.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great vacation at Beach Parfait in Corolla Light. The house was so comfortable and perfect for our family of 5 adults and 4 children. The layout and decor was very nice and so comfortable. We felt that the entire family could spend time together for meals and family traditions due to the open floor plan and great use of furniture. The outside decks were very comfortable with plenty of seating. For our family the bedroom arrangements were perfect with 3 Masters Suites and 3 rooms that could be used for the children. We have been coming to the outer banks in Corolla for 20 years and have always been pleased with our rentals but this one had by far the most well equipped kitchen that we have seen. The owner was very responsive and informed us of potential maintenance, which was very much appreciated. The owner also provided us with detailed suggestions on our upcoming trip which we found helpful. The Corolla Light resort is a wonderful location for families with children. Beach access, pool access and activities are excellent and make the vacation extra special. My grandchildren love the pools and some of the activities such as the ghost crab hunt, welcoming party and others. The playground and basketball areas were also big hits. The one thing that we miss is the ocean front access but this house is an excellent value when you need to take vacations during the summer once the children start school. My family also enjoys the wonderful layout of the resort for bike riding. The parents and children can safely ride throughout the resort and it's very close to the light house and Whale Head area. We highly recommend this home and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beach Parfait: Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beach Parfait (BP) was a marvelous place for our family group of eight adults and four children (ages 6 to 5 months). Upon arrival, we found everything spic-and-span; all appliances up to date, although the vent fan for the kitchen stove wasn't working. BP has the look and feel of a real home that a real family enjoys, rather than a spot tricked out by professional decorators. There was a great supply of beach toys, flatscreens in several of the bedrooms, a large inside spa/hot tub, propane grill on the deck, large capacity washer and dryer, and a full entertainment center in the living room. Lovely wrap-around decks on the second and third levels, with plenty of chairs. Beach located about a quarter mile from the front door.

BP is part of the Corolla Light Resort--very family-friendly, quiet at night, active without anything noisy, annoying or disruptive. Our kiddos enjoyed playing on the beach in the mornings, then going to the resort pool complex in the afternoon.

Owners were a pleasure to work with--very responsive/communicative, We did not need to call on the cleaning/maintenance crew for anything. All was as advertised and we were very pleased with our experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a crazy place! Beach Parfait is just what we were looking for especially with multi-families. This place feels just like home, and not like a rental at all. Stocked with everything you need in the open kitchen,plenty of cozy seating in the sitting area, and a fireplace. The decks go all around the house and offer great space and views which makes for plenty of relaxation during your stay. Every room is tastefully decorated and nearly every room has its own access to the decks. The community it is in is well taken care of and you can see the pride of ownership in all the houses. Just a short walk to the beach, tennis courts, pool and restaurants, all in the community. And with a very short ride to the Carova 4x4 beach. We lucked out and saw wild ponies on our 4x4 excursion, too. The owner is so considerate and thorough with all of your accommodations from day one of booking. She really made the whole thing a breeze and her hospitality was top notch. We look forward to future vacations at Beach Parfait and you should too!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

North Carolina Resort Community of the Year for 10+ years, Corolla Light is a planned, gated community a world away from hectic city life. Its unparalleled location on the Atlantic flyway for migratory birds, situated at the north end of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has amazing beaches and amenities in tip top condition.

Book an excursion with the Wild Horse Fund organization and ride on the beach a few miles north with a knowledgeable guide, to see wild horses, descendants of Spanish mustangs that survived shipwrecks, swam ashore and established a herd that still roams the dunes and beaches today. Visit a wildlife education center which offers great insight to the natural wonders around you. Climb our own lighthouse to the top for a spectacular view up and down the beach and out to sea. Visit the Whalehead Club (Mansion) to see how the upper crust lived when they came to Corolla for duck hunting long ago. Shop till you drop, refresh at the beer garden, and reserve a table at your choice of restaurants. Corolla Light Resort has the only oceanfront restaurant on the northern Outer Banks. Also within the resort, park your car and take the free shuttle anywhere you want to go, or walk 3 minutes to the Sound or Ocean. There is plenty to see and do right in Corolla.

The Outer Banks is also home to the National Monument commemorating the famous First Flight of the Wright Brothers. An educational program by Park Rangers provides an amazing day out. Go deep sea fishing from Oregon Inlet or parasail at Jockeys Ridge.

Or just do nothing. Our house has wraparound decks on two floors, perfect for reading or taking a nap in the hammock.

A week might not be enough!


Rates & Availability

Corolla Light House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 1
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2
May 13 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 3
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
In Season 1
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
In Season June
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season July 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

50% due to secure the property
100%/Remaining Balance Due 30 days prior to arrival date.
***All payments received 60 days prior to arrival are Non-Refundable***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Corolla Light House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top Level Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Mid-Level Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Mid-Level Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Top Level 1/2 Bath - toilet
  • Water saver toilets reduce water consumption, a very precious resource on the Outer Banks. Flush and hold for a count of two for most needs. Flush and hold for a count of four will take care of anything else.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Mid-Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Top Level Master Suite - 1 king
    Lower Level Master Suite - 1 king
    Mid-Level Master Suite - 1 king
    Mid-Level Kids' Room - 1 bunk bed , twin/full bunk with trundle new in 2014
  • Master Suites provide luxury with convenience and privacy. Coffee makers in the ground floor and mid-level suites allow for that perfect morning indulgence.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Trolley stop #18 is two doors down, and means you never have to walk or drive your car to go anywhere on the Resort. Corolla Light has won the title "North Carolina Resort Community of the Year" so many times we've stopped counting. Your Resort Fee is included with your rental of Beach Parfait*, so come to the beach prepared to relax and enjoy yourself. We know personally a great massage therapist and a reflexologist. Ask for a referral when you book your vacation with us. *Certain activities may have a small charge for materials, and the indoor tennis courts are available for rental by the hour. There is a full-time tennis pro who offers lessons and clinics for a fee. Bring your rackets!

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