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DOLPHIN WATCH - Oceanfront with Awesome Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property

Four Bedroom House on the Beach with Hot Tub

Rents weekly Saturday to Saturday.

Short Stays Available

Sleeps 9


Dolphin's Watch is ideally located just 3 1/2 miles from the end of the paved road in the Swan Beach area. You will enjoy unobstructed ocean views from both levels. Plenty of decks and screen porch perfect for enjoying the out of doors. Walk out your door to the Atlantic Ocean and stroll on the quiet beach with your morning coffee. Later, you can make a frozen concoction and enjoy it at the tiki bar on the screen porch.

The upper level features the living area with new, very comfortable couches and recliner, the kitchen/dining areas as well a Queen Bedroom with a Semi-private Bath. The screened in porch with Tiki Bar (with misting fan for hot days) is on this level. On the mid-level is a spacious den with large flat-screen TV, Foosball and the 'Secret Wet Bar'. This is a small area with a new refrigerator and sink. Also on this level is the laundry, a Queen Bedroom and a bedroom with a Pyramid Bunk (double on bottom, twin on top). A standard Bunk bed is in the bedroom on the lower entry level.

Great Room - TV w/satellite, DVD, Stereo w/CD player

Kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen, dining table, breakfast bar

Bedroom #1 - Queen Master (semi-private bath w/whirlpool and shower)

Bedroom #2 - Queen

Bedroom #3 - Pyramid Bunk (double on bottom, twin on top)

Hall Bath

Bedroom #4 - Bunk Bed

Screen Porch with Tiki Bar

Outside Shower

Outside Grilling and Seating Area

Starter Kit of paper goods provided, cleaning supplies provided, kitchen spices provided. Beach items include four beach chairs, boogie boards, bean bag toss, horseshoes, sand toys, a cooler, and kites.

This property is managed by Carova Rentals which serves the 4WD area exclusively. We are a small local vacation rental company able to provide personalized concierge service, including a beach escort to your house if you are unfamiliar with driving on the beach and the off-road area. Bed and bath linens are provided in season, and you will find sufficient toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and drinking water to get you started.

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Gregory
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017


Car: necessary

Dolphin Watch is in the off-road area where you will see the famed Corolla Wild Horses. A four wheel drive is required.


Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Level - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Opens to Queen Bedroom and Hall
    Mid-Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
  • Bath Towels Provided In Season
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upper Level Queen - 1 queen , with adjoining semi-private bath
    Mid-Level Queen - 1 queen
    Mid-Level Pyramid Bunk - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Lower Level Bunk - 2 twin/ single
  • Bed Linens Provided In Season
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Enjoy viewing the Corolla Wild Horses right from your deck!


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DOLPHIN WATCH - Oceanfront with Awesome Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The place was awesome, everything you need is right at the house, the views are fantastic and you can walk to the beach in 2 minutes

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The kitchen gadgets are impressive! Board games and everything!! Wonderful place for the family!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful!!!!! Very Clean house! The owners put so much thought into everything!! We had horses daily/nightly!! We will definitely be back to Corolla!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time at the OBX

  • 5 of 5

This was my first vacation at the OBX and my family and I had the best time ever. Was a little concerned about staying on the 4x4 beach but we didn't have any trouble getting to and from the house. Check-In was a breeze and the house was beautiful and stocked with everything we could have possibly needed. The view was amazing and we saw dolphins and had visits from the ponies almost every day. We only had one rain day during our stay but found plenty of things to do inside. Thank you so much, looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Avon, IN

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to explain how amazing this place is. You literally feel like you are in paradise. The pictures don't do it justice, and you are much closer to the water than it seems. We came with our extended family, and we were able to have our own "level" so to speak. There is so many amenities, they have absolutely thought of everything! You definitely need a 4x4, we had one and parked our non 4x4 at A-1 Towing for $70 for the week, which is only a few miles away. You can really get away at this place, but you can also stay in touch, whichever you want. This place is Heaven on Earth! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!! Please come again.
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Lake Orion MI

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We were very impressed with Dolphin Watch. From booking with Karen at the property management firm to the time we walked into the house, it was a very smooth transaction. The house is great! It was clean, well stocked, the view is amazing, the wild horses came almost daily right into our yard, the hot tub was phenomenal, the short walk to the beach is perfect and being on the 4wd beach is amazing! There were 2 couples that stayed in the house and there was plenty of room for more. Having the Wii on our rain day was fun, lots of movies to choose from as well. The wifi worked great, having a second "kitchen" area was great for more storage of food and the popcorn maker is a great hit. Each couple basically had their own floor to chill on, if need be. There was really no reason to leave the house and the beach. We stocked up on food and beverages (for the tiki bar) before we arrived! We did order pizza our last night, just so they could deliver to us in the 4wd area - little pricey and not the best pizza but we still ate it :)The beds were comfortable, the showers were hot, the linens were clean, having beach chairs at the house is great and having gas or charcoal grill choice was nice. We did go into town and bought a kite - and then we found the ones at the house after that. Oh well, it was still fun to fly a kite at 45 years old!! We walked the beach daily, we collected shells, we went into the VA side of the beach and could see the shipwreck from shore. Seriously, we will be back, maybe with the kids next time. The house had everything, we have no complaints - oh except it rained one day :)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Karen
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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