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Corolla - Whalehead Oceanside 5Br/5Ba Sleeps 12 w/Private Pool

Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA
  • House2800 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

5 BR, 5.5 BA, Sleeps 12

Located just four houses from the beach, the Sand Dollar is loads of fun!!! Well appointed home with tons to do inside and out. The pool table and dart board are in the ground level game room and easy access to full-size refrigerator and full bath from pool deck. We have also added a kayak for your use!

Three master suites plus large private pool and hot tub. Ground entry, game room with queen-size sleep sofa. Mid-level has laundry; four bedrooms (two are masters with private baths) and three full baths. Upper level has master king suite with jacuzzi tub, large comfortable great room with spectacular views, well-equipped kitchen and powder room.

Local Information: The Community of Whalehead Beach offers a wide, inviting three-mile strand of beach. The community is made up of 3 streets that run parallel to the ocean with five public beach parking lots located on Whalehead Drive (one block back from the beach) on the cross streets of Shad, Sturgeon, Perch, Bonito, and Sailfish and a public beach access on every block. There are life guarded beaches near the Shad Street beach access and the Bonito Street beach access. The streets within Whalehead are ideal for biking, walking, and jogging. Each Whalehead home sits on a larger lot (200' x 100') with some homes connected to the new community water system and others are on well water systems with water filtration systems. All Whalehead beach homes are located within a few miles of a grocery store, restaurants, movie theater, and retail shops and are always close to the a beach access. Whalehead is a natural choice for your beach vacation!



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Apr 21, 2018
About Alex

My wife and I have grown up at the 'jersey shore'. We went hunting for our summer home in 2004. When we visited Corolla we immediately fell in love with our Sand Dollar at the Outer Banks. We have enjoyed sitting in our Adirondack chairs on the upper deck sipping our favorite beverage of the moment and enjoying the ocean view.

Alex purchased this House in 2004

Why Alex chose Corolla

These reviews are from our property management company ... 5/5 Rating - Hilbert family, Massachusetts 08/11/2015 Perfect for families with older kids! We had a great vacation! 4/5 Rating - Troy, NY 07/07/2015 4/5 Rating - Gossert Family Keedysville, MD 05/26/2015 Great area to walk the dogs and easy access to biking paths. Convenient to everything. 4/5 Rating - Patricia Brooklyn, New York 04/12/2015 We were so glad that we ended up staying at the Sand Dollar. This home was centrally located, very large and clean. We felt right at home and truly enjoyed our stay, in fact we hated to leave! Even though we encountered some cloudy weather days, we enjoyed walks on the beach, the wild horse tour, hot tub and all there was to do at the house. We have already discussed our future stays. Would recommend this home. 5/5 Rating - Hennessey 07/16/2013 This is a great house for large families! The house is well maintained, has plenty of beds, and has a great pool area. This was a great vacation house and we will definitely be renting there again! 4/5 Rating 08/21/2012 4/5 Rating - Tom& Lynn Mentus Wesley Chapel,N.C. 06/29/2012 We had a excellent time. Great way to spend our 25th anniversary. The house is convenient to the beach and downtown Corolla. The layout of the house suited our needs perfectly. The pool and hot tub were great. Look forward to going back. Loved the area. 4/5 Rating - Harrington family,Cornelius,nc 06/26/2012 Great place,worked great for a big family.

What makes this House unique

You can't beat the beauty of the beach in Corolla, it is worth the drive. Once we get on the island we immediately begin to relax and after settling-in we are in full vacation mode. The property is spacious and private. The WhaleHead community is safe and pleasant to walk or ride your bike around. It is easy to walk to and from the beach and the kids ride there bikes down to the shopping area, movie theater and mini golf.


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


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 5
        4 twin/ single
      • Additional Sleep sofa in first floor Rec Room.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower
      • Shower
        outdoor shower
      • Master bedroom bath has shower and Jacuzzi tub.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Whalehead beach is spacious and driveable in the off peak season.
        • Monument View
          The Currituck Lighthouse is easily seen to the north.
        • Near The Ocean
          Two blocks from beach access
        • Ocean View
          There is a partial view of the ocean from the top deck.
        • Village
          1 mile to Corrolla Light Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed sheets, pillows and Pillow cases provided during in-season.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • PC
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Catering Available
                        • Kitchen
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                • Books
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Boat with Paddles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Next to pool
                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              35x16 can be heated for $500 / week
                                            • Spa Whirlpool
                                            • Whirlpool
                                            • Whirlpool
                                            • jetted tub
                                              In master bedroom bathroom

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available


                                                    • marina
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Five Cable Color TVs, Three VCRs, Two Stereos w/CD Player, Private Heatable Pool (16X32), Baby Gates, Beach Chairs, Beach Cart, Tub, Ceiling Fans, Two Refrigerators w/ice makers, Dart Board, High Speed Internet Access, Puzzles, Games, Books, Port-a-Crib, High Chair, Sony Playstation, Sony PS2 and the 'Best Volleyball Court in Whalehead'; Minimum Age limit for renters

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      11 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful home with everything needed to have a great vacation

                                                                      Sherry S.

                                                                      This house is the best rental we have stayed at. The drive down took much longer than anticipated since we were traveling with 6 children and we arrived on the OBX after 10pm. We were pleasantly surprised to find the little things such as toilet paper available. There was plenty of space for our family of 8, with room to spare. We never even used the quest room on the second floor and there was a pull out sofa in the game room. The owner was easy to work with and ensured we would be able to use the hot tub even though the pool would not be opened yet. The house was close enough to stores, restaurants, and shopping but we had lots of privacy. My only suggestion would be be prepared to use a wagon as the beach is a bit far from the house but easily accessible from the wooden beach access points on every block. If bringing small children it may be better to park in one of the lots. Also a set a kitchen towels and oven mits couldn't be found but we had brought our own. This house even had baby gates and a high chair that available for use. We would recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in Corolla.

                                                                      Simply perfect...

                                                                      Jason L.

                                                                      My wife and I stayed at The Sand Dollar with our infant and toddler. Our stay in Corolla was a terrific experience, and we hope to visit again, next summer! The house was definitely more than we needed but had everything we wanted: spacious room for play and relaxation, a private pool, a hot tub, and a short walk to the beach in a quiet setting. The house is equipped with everything you'd expect when renting a beach house with the added bonus of a rec room with a pull-out couch, pool table, and PlayStation video game console, which would be great for teens. Alex also has a stereo hooked up, so you can play music by the pool! As expected, we needed to run out for food, toiletries, and paper products, but we were literally a 3 minute drive to a Food Lion where necessities could be purchased. There is a high chair and baby gates, but we didn't need them as we packed our own. Traffic can be a bear as noted in another review but we were able to avoid most of it by getting to the island before 9:30am on the day of check-in. There's plenty to do and see in Corolla until check-in time; otherwise, I'd recommend arriving after 6pm. Alex, was terrific in responding to all of our questions and concerns and made sure our experience was stress-free and enjoyable. Thank you, Alex, for sharing your home!

                                                                      Owner's Response:


                                                                      I am glad your stay with us was enjoyable and hope to host you again. You were great to work with and your drive in timing recommendation should help others.

                                                                      Please accept a 5% discount on your next stay with us as appreciation for your kind feedback.


                                                                      Good size for family of 10. clean, walk to beach July it was hot!over all good condition. Needs a ge

                                                                      Sandy D.

                                                                      Arrived early in am to avoid traffic. Texted us earlier than 4pm for check in. House was very clean and was a good size for our famil of 10. No instructions for ice maker. Needs a few updates. Relaxing for all

                                                                      A Wonderful Time at Sand Dollar

                                                                      M C D.

                                                                      We had a wonderful week at the Sand Dollar. We were looking for a house where our married kids could have their own master suites and our unmarried kids could also have their own space (total of 11 adults and a 10 month old baby). This home gave us the room we needed - it was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware and dishes.. the pool, hot tub, pool table and volleyball area were greatly enjoyed. There was a nice high chair for the baby which we did use, but the portable crib and baby gates were older and not usable. The beach cart was very helpful, but the beach chairs were not in the best of shape. Also, we sat in a LOT of traffic just trying to get to the house on Saturday-- just a warning if you've never been to Corolla in the summer before.. but once we arrived at the Sand Dollar, we were able to relax and enjoy spending time with our family. Thanks, Alex.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      I am glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the useful feedback. We always start the season with a set of beach chairs but they take alot of use and become worn quicky. I wish we could do something about the traffic but that has been a problem for over 10 years. we usually arrive later in the day after the miday rush. once again thanks for staying with us any hopefully we will host your group again.

                                                                      Convenient, well-kept beach house in a quite beach side community

                                                                      Milton M.

                                                                      The house was more than we imagined, with ample parking area and a very nice short walk to the beach. The house was clean and well-kept, with lots of area for me and my family to spread out and relax, or whatever else we wanted to do. This was the first time that me and my family had been to the OBX and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had 6 adults, 3 teens, 2 toddlers and 1 infant and there was plenty of space for all. The Trex like deck walkways make beach access a breeze and is a very relaxing short walk to the beach from the house. I would recommend renting this house and I would be willing to book it again, when we decide to vacation at the OBX. There are lots of things to see and do around the area and everything is within a short driving distance.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sand Dollar. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

                                                                      Great location in Corolla

                                                                      Paul M.

                                                                      This is a slightly older property but has plenty of space and everything is in good shape. Five minute walk to the beach. The pool table looks fairly new - we used it a lot on the evenings. We also enjoyed having the hot tub - which Alex made sure would be ready for us despite our stay being before the main season. Alex checked in with us several times to make sure everything was ok which we really appreciated. We all had a great time.


                                                                      Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA

                                                                      North Carolina's Currituck County northern beaches around Corolla have been described by USA Weekend as ''one of the 10 best undiscovered beaches on the East Coast.'' Corolla is one of the most desirable upscale vacation destinations in the country. Corolla offers wide, soft sand beaches and an impressive selection of quaint shops, wonderful restaurants, recreational activities and historic attractions- all within 5 - 10 minutes of your vacation cottage. Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf Golf: THe Exclusive Currituck Club is a few miles from the Sand Dollar. There are other courses within a 30mins drive. We recommend the Pointe and the Carolina Club.

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