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Corolla Beach House - Beautiful - Just Off Ocean

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

'Water Music' is the perfect, affordable home for your beach vacation. A very short walk (about 200 yards) to the beach and community pool. Ocean views and the sound of the surf, sunshine, sand, and a fabulous ocean beach plus a wonderful view of Currituck Lighthouse (from the kitchen window).

Let your cares melt away on the outdoor decks in a hammock or swing or relax in the hot tub on a private deck and you will think you have landed in paradise. Large, open, vaulted ceiling in the living and dining areas plus a queen-size master suite with private bath on the top floor. Four lovely bedrooms on the mid-level. Game room with new foosball table on the ground level, basketball and volleyball for our more active guests. New 8 mile paved bike trail with benches and gazebo. Full cable TV (premium channels) and high-speed wireless internet connection are included at no extra cost. See why families come back year after year to 'Water Music.' And oh, yes, our home and our beach are pet friendly.

Sorry, no student group rentals.

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More Details

Howard Search
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Howard Search

I am a retired pharmacist now a photographer and my wife is a registered oncology nurse. We fell in love with the outer banks and its beautiful beaches. We welcome you and hope you will enjoy our beach home as much as we do.

Howard Search purchased this house in 2005

Why Howard Search chose Ocean Hill

Our area, in particular, is uncrowded and inviting. The famous wild mustangs are frequently seen just north of our location. Villages at Ocean Hill is a beautiful, residential neighborhood but is close to all conveniences.

What makes this house unique

See the wild horses on the beach just minutes away - Rent a Jeep or take a guided tour. Fly a kite, surf (lessons and rentals available), swim in our beautiful ocean or in the community pools. Ride a bike on our new paved 8mile bike trail. Relax on the decks or front porch swing. Moments spent here are meant to be savored and remembered forever.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in Corolla. Thank you so much for renting your lovely place to us. Thank you again. It is a place I would love to visit again as the accommodations were exceptional.
Jul 2010
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Ocean Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Pyramid bunk has large lower and single sized upper.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Corolla Beach House - Beautiful - Just Off Ocean
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 27 reviews
Colonial Beach, VA / Ormond Beach, FL

Total relaxation in a totally awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was a long weekend which we planned in order to have our family together in an awesome location, without the normal interruptions of daily life at home - AND to allow our Grandchildren to see the unbelievable sight of the Wild Horses of Carova roaming the streets, that are their home. We were so pleased with Water Music Cottage in all regards. The layout of the house was ideal for our family of 9 (actually 3 families) plus our 3 dogs. Everyone had their own private space. Water Music Cottage is truly YOUR home away from home. The little things - the variety of books, the trash bags & cleaning supplies in the cabinet , the tissues in the bathrooms, the abundance of pillows, all become big things when you arrive at a vacation location. There was even coffee, oil, syrup,, coffee filters and other supplies in the cabinets, obviously left behind by previous tenants, but very much appreciated, and a good reason for us to pay it ahead with some of our own items. Our family has homes in two states, and it was so great to feel, after several hours of driving, that we had arrived at one of OUR homes. The location of Water Music Cottage is just outstanding. It has plenty of parking and is just a few steps from the walkway to the beach. We drove 2 trucks and an SUV along with an enclosed trailer full of kayaks and canoes. We are 4x4 enthusiasts, but did not want to take the AWD SUV or the trailer onto the beach to reach a house up in Carova itself, so Water Music Cottage, being only 1/4 mile from the 4x4 beach access to Carova, allowed us to air down our 4x4 truck tires, for beach and dune driving, without the need to air up each day. We much appreciated the hot tub and the outdoor shower. The foosball table was a big hit, and the raised decks gave such awesome impressions of the beautiful night sky, along with the music of the waves on the beach. On a personal note, this was my first time renting a private home such as Water Music Cottage. We normally stay in our motorcoach or in condos. I was totally surprised at the ease of renting from a private owner. Howard was outstanding to me in every way - great communications and every effort to make us welcome and to enhance our stay. Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend of being together, AT HOME, in an awesome fun place, with our Children, Grandchildren, and our 4 legged family members.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a nice vacation. We take pride in our home and love to share it with great people like you. Thanks for being so thoughtful. Please plan a return visit, we'd love to have you back!
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Great week

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, its location and development 's amenities!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and fit for three families.

  • 4 of 5

The location is great, a very short walk to the beach. The home was perfect for three families.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach Vacation House & Location Compromised By Neglectful Upkeep

  • 3 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay. The house and location with close, easy access to the beach, the beach side community swimming pool, the Currituck Light House and the end of the paved road / entry to 4 wheel drive beach where the horses roam was exactly as advertised. Adding to the experience we had not noticed that the property is in a nature preserve until after we arrived which helped to exceed our expectations. Behind the house one evening a coyote was spotted passing by and deer were spotted grazing in the same area on a couple mornings.

The compromising elements of the experience were soiled linens from previous week(s) that were there when we arrived and remained there all week and evidence of neglectful upkeep of the structure itself.

The whole house would benefit from new paint on both the exterior and interior surfaces.

Before painting the exterior there are numerous pieces of siding and trim that are in a state of decay needing to be replaced.

The roof needs attention as there are numerous water stains on the 3rd Floor ceiling. There was a substantial amount of rain the final day and a half of our vacation. There were fresh water spots on the 3rd floor ceiling and the lens on the Master Bath exhaust fan / light filled with rain water and dripped on the floor. Water also dripped from the ceiling ventilation grille in the Ground Floor "game room" while it was raining. That room also had a very strong moldy, musty odor.

The wi-fi was a source for frustration to those who wanted to use it for various reasons. Data moved very slow and people frequently got kicked off and had to log back on.

The water heater was a little undersized for the demand, but it worked. The air conditioning and ceiling fans worked well to keep us comfortable.

We were there to enjoy each other and the outdoor environment of Currituck and Corolla and rest our minds from every day life back home, not to hang out in and around the house all day every day. Those goals were accomplished.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the close proximity to the beach access, the roomy upstairs, the comfortable bed rooms on the top two floors, and our ability to have our pets with us. The ground level was spacious but very musty smelling, and the outdoor shower could not be locked from the inside while in useOverall, we would stay at the house again for the advantages, but wish the whole home had been in as fins shape as the upper two levels.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This place made really made our vacation. There were only 4 of us with 3 dogs but there was room for so many more. However, the location is so close to everything in the Corolla area that you'll find yourself frequently away while you explore OBX. The proximity to the beach is fantastic and with a very short walk you can find sand between your toes. Also with a short drive you can find a number of restaurants, groceries, markets, and family activities. One of the best things is that just around the corner is a nature preserve with a beautiful view of the sound.

This is a great place for a casual getaway with family and/or friends. I've seen other reviews mention the musty smell on the ground level, sand in the hot tub, and other worn out/outdated aspects of the location. To those "issues" I say this:

1. It's the ground level of a beach house, it's going to smell musty. Besides it's a small area in between the carports with a couch, foosball table, and half-bath so you won't be spending a lot of time down there anyway.

2. It's a near-beach property in OBX, if you have an issue with sand you probably should pick another vacation spot. You'll track sand everywhere you go. We didn't have an issue with the tiny amount of sand in the hot tub, it didn't ruin the experience.

3. The property could probably use new carpeting and an update in decor. But in no way do those things deter from an overall positive experience. Once again, this is a casual place for a casual getaway. If you want something fancier you're going to have to pay more for somewhere else that will provide the same access to the surrounding restaurants and activities.

Pick this place if you are looking for a relaxing vacation with proximity to everything and space to move about.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Volleyball- Court is just across the street.

Sorry, we do not rent to student groups.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bed Linens $90
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $135
Pet Fee $95
Tax Rate 12.75%

No student rentals please. Sorry but we only rent to adult (over 24 yrs) family groups.

CANCELLATIONS & Refunds – A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except if deposits were made via PayPal or Credit card. All PayPal/Credit Card cancellations are subject to a 5% Cancellation fe

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.