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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 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 Whalehead Beach

These reviews are from our property management company ...

5/5 Rating - Hilbert family, Massachusetts


Perfect for families with older kids! We had a great vacation!

4/5 Rating - Troy, NY


4/5 Rating - Gossert Family Keedysville, MD


Great area to walk the dogs and easy access to biking paths. Convenient to everything.

4/5 Rating - Patricia Brooklyn, New York


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


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.


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


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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Apr 2015
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Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • 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


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Corolla - Whalehead Oceanside 5Br/5Ba Sleeps 12 w/Private Pool
average rating of 4.8 based on 13 reviews

Simply perfect...

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason 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. Alex
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Good size for family of 10. clean, walk to beach July it was hot!over all good condition. Needs a ge

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Time at Sand Dollar

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Convenient, well-kept beach house in a quite beach side community

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great location in Corolla

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frederick, Md.

Rain or Shine it's a great place

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this house.Great layout inside and out. Just the right size and plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. Great pool, too. You can't go wrong with Sand Dollar.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we appreciate it. Please email me so I can forward your an appreciation discount for 2011. Alex & Joan Zadrozny
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Currituck Beach Light House Gift Shop
It is a great view from the top of the lighthouse . And you can see it from our house at nig...
Tomato Patch Pizzeria
Good simple eats. Try their Lasagne
Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
Good Bar-B-Que for the family
Crrrituck Club Golf Course & Clubhouse
The Golf club to play on OBX
grass mini golf
Too much fun for the Real golfer , You have got to try this .
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
beautiful park to climb the lighthouse and watch sunset.
Harris Teeter
upscale supermarket less crowded than Food Lion
Whalehead Club
BEautiful walking area with great sunsets right by the lighthouse
Lighthouse Bagels and Deli
Best bagels in the area, long lines but they move
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NC 12
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Tomato Patch
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.