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Direct Beach Access w/ 360° views - Upscale, Fun, & Sun! Now Renting 2019!

Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms9
  • Sleeps22
  • Bathrooms8
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Well-appointed 9 BR/8.2 BA with Private Pool, Hot Tub, and Tons of Amenities!

Sweeping 360° views of the Ocean and Bay await you at Sea La Vie! Just renovated with Hardwood throughout, Sea La Vie is counted amongst the finer homes in Corolla! Located on a corner lot in Whalehead Beach, Sea La Vie offers a convenient landscaped walkway connecting you with direct beach access right from the foot of the property. You are only a quick two-minute jaunt to the sand.

Whether you want to have fun or just relax, Sea La Vie provides all of the amenities and personal touches one could ask for on vacation including an Expansive Great Room with Cushy Seating, 2 Large Dining Rooms, High-End Stainless Kitchen, Private Pool & Hot Tub, your own Sand Volleyball Court, Extensive Library of Books and Games, free Netflix, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, WiFi, and lots more. Tons of activities for the kids and family all while being so close to the beach!

In fact, we are actually closer to beach access than some of the homes twice our price. Why? The blocks in Whalehead Beach are long, and those guests renting houses near the middle of the block are required to walk all the way to the end of the block to get to the beach, but you will actually have a shorter walk because Sea La Vie is located right on the corner! This is why we tend to sell out the summer season far in advance of most other homes. That and Sea La Vie is one of the nicest homes for the value!

Speaking of location, Sea La Vie is located in the center of everything, all while maintaining its peace and privacy! You can Bike, Walk, or Drive to just about anything you would want to do. Two miles to the south are tons of Shops, Restaurants, Spas, Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Grocery, Movies, Jet Skiing and a whole lot more! Two miles north are the Wild Horse Tours, the Currituck Lighthouse and wine festival, and more Shops and Restaurants. You really cannot find a better location!

Vacation is all about creating a mindset far away from everyday life. One that's hassle free, where you can truly leave the daily grind behind and mentally detach from the real world. The intention and design of Sea La Vie is to create this atmosphere for its guests. From the color palates and décor to the endless activities, Sea La Vie offers its guests the complete vacation package.

Sea La Vie is perfect for family getaways or groups of families. We comfortably sleep 22 guests with 9 Bedrooms, 8 Full Baths, and 2 half baths (one of which is a bonus at the pool!). Here are just some of the amenities you can expect to enjoy:

• EXPANSIVE GREAT ROOM - Vaulted Ceilings, 55" Flat Screen, Blu Ray, Bose 5.1 Surround Audio, Free Netflix

• SHIP’S WATCH: Ocean views with comfy sofas perfect for reading or taking a nap

• KITCHEN: Completely Remodeled Kitchen and suited for the Gourmet, including: Granite Countertops, Countertop Bar with 5 Stools, Stainless Steel 5 Burner Gas Stove, Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Microwave, Stainless Steel Double Oven, Dual Zone Wine Cooler, 2 Stainless Steel Dishwashers, Kitchen Aid Mixer, High End Wusthof Chef’s Knives, and lots of Cookbooks from all cuisines.

• DINING ROOMS: Large raised Dining Room with Ocean Views hosts a Large Table with seating for 12. Just below is another Dining Table seating 6 to 8 and a Kitchen Countertop Bar which seats 5. Two high chairs are also provided.

• REC ROOM: The Rec Room has lots of fun stuff for the family including a Pool Table, Large Flat Screen TV, Blu Ray Player, Stereo Receiver/Speakers, Mini Fridge, Wet Bar, Sofa, and a Bar Table w/ Stools.

• LAUNDRY: State-of-the-Art Samsung Front Load Washer/Dryers and a 2nd Full Size Fridge

• 9 BEDROOMS: 3 King, 2 Queen, 2 Twin, 4 Bunks, 1 Duo Bunk (twin over full)

• 10 BATHROOMS: 7 Full Master Baths, 1 Shared Full Bath, 2 Half Baths (1 at the pool)

OUTDOORS: Activities and Amenities for the kids and family to enjoy

• Large Private In-ground Pool

• Bonus ½ Bathroom at the Pool

• Large Hot Tub

• Poolside Chaise Lounges

• Tiled Cabana Bar at the Pool

• Outdoor Pool Speakers

• Weber Gas Grill

• 2 Outdoor Showers

• Volleyball/Badminton Court

• Ample Seating on the Top Level Decks to enjoy sunrise or sunset

• The Top Level also features a Full Wrap-Around Deck. Plus, a Bonus Roof Top Deck with seating, from which you have Endless Views of the Ocean and Bay (a rarity in Corolla). Awesome for an afternoon pre-dinner cocktail or just to take in the sunset!

*RATES vary by the week depending on the time of year. Please view our rates here: https://www.vrbo.com/782341#rates

**Listing details subject to change at any time without notice

***Please view the updated CALENDAR to see what weeks are still available here: https://www.vrbo.com/782341#calendar

Property Manager

Darian Wilson

Member Since 2015
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
Why Darian Wilson chose Corolla

The ultimate factor in deciding to buy this house was the super convenient beach access. And when we come home from a day at the beach and get cleaned up, there is simply nothing better than throwing some music on the surround sound and enjoying time with family and friends as the sun starts to set. The house is situated in a way that the sun hits the great room just perfectly in the afternoon. If we could live those days every day, that may be heaven.


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


      • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
      • KING - Top Level
        1 king, Master Bedroom with Private Ocean-view Balcony
      • KING - Mid-Level
        1 king, King Master with Private Balcony
      • KING - Mid-Level
        1 king, King Master
      • QUEEN - Mid-Level
        1 queen, Queen Master
      • QUEEN - Mid-Level
        1 queen, Queen Master
      • 2 TWINS - Lower Level
        2 twin/ single
      • 2 BUNK BEDS - Lower Level
        2 bunk bed, 2 Bunk Beds Master - 4 Total beds
      • DUO-BUNK - Lower Level
        1 bunk bed, Duo-Bunk Master - Full on Bottom, Twin on top
      • 2 BUNK BEDS - Lower Level
        2 bunk bed, 2 Bunk Beds - 4 Total Beds


        • 8 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
        • Queen Full Bath - Mid Level Master
          toilet, tub, shower
        • King Full Bath - Mid Level Master
          toilet, tub, shower
        • King Full Bath - Mid Level Master
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Queen Full Bath - Mid Level Master
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Duo Bunk Full Bath - Lower Level Master
          toilet, tub, shower
        • King Full Bath - Top Level Master
          toilet, shower, Top Level King Master Bath
        • Full Bath - Lower Level Level
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Half Bath - Top Level Off of Family Room
        • Half Bath @ the Pool
        • 1st Outdoor Shower at the Pool
          outdoor shower
        • 2nd Outdoor Shower at the Pool
          outdoor shower
        • 2 Bunk Beds - Lower Level Master
          toilet, tub, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Steps to the consistently ranked Top 10 Beach in the U.S.
            • Near The Ocean
            • Ocean View
            • Water View
              360 degree views of the Ocean and the Bay. If you've ever been to the OBX, you know this is rare.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          • Clean and crisp linens provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          • 2 Brand New, whisper quiet, high capacity A/C systems
                        • Fireplace
                          • Gas fireplace (only available between November and March)
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          • Free Wifi
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          • State-of-the-Art Samsung Front Load Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          Expansive Great Room with Vaulted Ceilings featuring: • 55” Flat Screen LCD TV w/ Blu Ray • Audio System w/ Bose 5.1 Surround • Ample Cushy Seating • Library of Books and Board Games
                        • Parking
                          • Plenty of parking for up to 5 cars with additional parking availalbe nearby
                        • Telephone
                          • Land line for local calls
                        • Towels Provided
                          • Bathing towels and wash cloths provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          • State-of-the-Art Samsung Front Load Washer
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Tons of Dishes • High Grade utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                              • 2 Stainless Steel Dishwashers
                            • Kitchen
                              A recently updated kitchen with all Stainless, suited to the Gourmet in you! • Granite Countertops • Double Oven • Dual Zone Wine Cooler • 2 Sinks • 2 Dishwashers • KitchenAid Mixer • Wusthof Knives
                            • Microwave
                              • Stainless Steel Microwave
                            • Oven
                              • Stainless Steel Double Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Cookboks of all kind
                            • Refrigerator
                              • Stainless Steel Refrigerator • Icemaker • 2nd Fridge
                            • Stove
                              • Stainless Steel 5 Burner Gas Stove
                            • Toaster
                              • Stainless Deluxe Toaster Oven


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  • Large Dining Room with Ocean Views seating 12 • Second Dining Area just below seating up to 8 • Countertop Kitchen Bar with 5 stools • Two High Chairs
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 22 people


                                    • Books
                                      • More books than you could read in 5 years
                                    • DVD Player
                                      • Blu Ray in the Great Room and Rec Room
                                    • Games
                                      • Tons of Board Games and Puzzles
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Cable TV with HBO, Cinemax, and Shotime • Free Netflix in the Great Room
                                    • Stereo
                                      • Audio System w/ Bose 5.1 Surround in the Great Room • Audio System in the Rec Room • Speakers @ the Pool
                                    • Television
                                      • 55” Flat Screen LCD TV w/ Blu Ray in the Great Room • 32" Flat Screen LCD in the Rec Room with Blu Ray • Flat Screen TVs in King and Queen Bedrooms
                                    • Video Library
                                      • DVD Library


                                        • Balcony
                                          • 2 Private Decks • 2 Levels of Wrap-around porches
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          • Top and Mid Level Wrap-around with seating • Top Level Ships Watch/Crows Nest with Amazing 360 Degree Views of the Ocean and Bay • 2 Private Decks
                                        • Golf
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Volleyball/Badminton Court • Basketball Hoop
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Stainless Steel Weber Grill Genesis
                                        • Tennis

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              • Private Large Hot Tub
                                            • Private Pool
                                              • Chaise Lounges • Tiled Cabana Bar


                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • *All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  9 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Other than a few light bulbs being burned out. It was perfect for our family.

                                                                  Daniel K.

                                                                  We had twenty people with room to spare. Would definitely recommend to anyone that wants to just relax for a week!

                                                                  Lots of space for a large family; incredible owner communications and responsiveness

                                                                  Craig 'Skip' H.Marco Island / Lake St Louis

                                                                  Just as I said in the tagline. There's a lot of space for families to spread out and have private areas. The location was very nice; just a short walk to the beach and many conveniences were nearby. Responsiveness from both the owner and the management service, to various questions or needs, was excellent.

                                                                  Wonderful property, great location, exceeded expectations

                                                                  Russ S.

                                                                  Sea La Vie was the perfect fit for our family reunion of 9 siblings and spouses. The central dining / kitchen / gathering space worked great for food prep, games and just catching up. The pool / hot tub and volleyball area provided a nice alternative to all the beach time. Grocery stores are just minutes away, along with access to bikes and other services. The walk to the incredible beach was very easy.

                                                                  Our only issue with the property was having an electrical breaker that tripped impacting a few lights and outlets on the lower level, but the property management company had that fixed in less than an hour. The place is very well equipped from pans, plates and silverware to refrigerators and dishwashers. It has a great "flow" that works well for a large group.

                                                                  Lastly, we really appreciated the owner's quick responses to our questions during our planning process. Darian took the stress out of the experience by providing great information. We're definitely game for a repeat visit.

                                                                  Home Away From Home

                                                                  Vicki R.

                                                                  Sea La Vie is an awesome beach house. There was plenty of room for our large family. We filled every bedroom and have no complaints of needing more room! Easy access to the beach and just a few minutes drive to the grocery store, restaurants, shopping, mini golf, etc. The pool and hot tub are wonderful if you want a break from the beach. Darian was great to work with and always responded quickly to our questions. This house is loaded with everything you need for a weeklong vacation. It really is your "Home Away From Home."

                                                                  "The best"

                                                                  Karol J.

                                                                  Great place and location

                                                                  Space for everyone

                                                                  Bich T.

                                                                  What a great space for large families! We had toddlers, tweens, teenagers, adults and everyone had their own space. The pool and hot tub were a huge hit! The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals and the grill was great too. We were so close to the beach but also close to the park, shops, restaurants. We would definitely come back. Darian is so easy to work with, very prompt with responses to questions.


                                                                  Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA

                                                                  Corolla is such a great family friendly vacation spot. There are so many activities geared toward the family that you will find yourself saying, "I want to try that next summer," because you won't have time to do it all. From wildlife tours with the wild horses of Corolla, to shopping the local artisan shops in Timbuck II, to indulging in the fantastic fresh seafood and delicious Southern barbecue, you will find tons of fun stuff to do. There are even 2 mini golf courses and go-karts for the kids (and the kid in you). And the great news is that not only is Sea La Vie literally steps to the beach, but it's also conveniently located right in the middle of Corolla, making it equidistant to the town center as well as to all of the activities in the northern part of town. You can't find a better spot!

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  *Pet fee of $150 per pet. Small to medium dogs only **Reservation requires a fully signed lease in order to be considered accepted, complete, confirmed, and reserved ***Only groups of families or Adults ages 28 or older permitted. If it is determined that the named lessee supplied untruthful information or if it is determined after a reservation acceptance has been granted that the rental group does not meet the owner's minimum requirements, the reservation may be retracted at the owner's discretion.

                                                                  9 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                  Property # 782341