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Sophia Bilinsky

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, Ukrainian

Oceanfront Elegance, 8 Master Bedrooms -

32 Reviews
Sleeps22
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Whalhead Beach House Rental Photos and Description

8 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 18 - 22

Now Booking For 2016!

This exceptional, custom decorated, OCEANFRONT home features: 8 beautiful bedrooms (4K,2Q,2T,2BS,2SS); 8 full bathrooms and 2 half baths; spacious interiors; state-of-the-art technology; wired and wireless high speed internet; a gourmet-chef's dream kitchen; elegant game room; heated pool; hot tub; and gorgeous ocean views.

Please click on the link to our personal web site at the bottom of this page for more detailed description and many additional photos.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sophia Bilinsky (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, Ukrainian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Taken from Christmas card sent to us by this repeat guest.

" We Love staying at Sea Esta and being right on the beach... Your house is by far our favorite! We always have a great time. We noticed the improvements you made and thought you did a wonderful job."
Jan 2005
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Reviews

4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Elegance, 8 Master Bedrooms -
average rating of 4.9375 based on 39 reviews
4

Nice Property

  • 4 of 5

My family of eight had a particularly enjoyable week at Sea Esta. The bedrooms were comfy and spacious, each with its own bath. It is tough for an older family with health issues to move personal gear and food up two flights of steps but that's not the house problem. The living area on the top floor is wonderful with a large kitchen, dining room table, and room to enjoy the living room. It is an awesome view from the third floor. The house does need some attention to worn areas. Third floor stairs could use carpet/runner so not slipping hazard. I'm sure that renting at end of summer will mean more issues. Several items that I called about were no a/c on arrival for the second floor, no coffee grinder (critical for us!), ants at front door and kitchen counter, broken ice machine, security code limiting show choices on the only big screen tv, hot tub has very limited jet power & broken parts. There were only 2 beach chairs that were usable. The back outside areas had broken, discarded items that I assume were from previous guests that don't get removed by the mgmt company. Nearly all of the bedroom TVs & living room tv need upgrading because they are not flat screen, small, and they are very difficult to use, some having 2 remotes & no instructions. Must be tech savvy to operate. The pool is fabulous but the area needs a picnic table in the only shaded spot. The third floor deck could use shade so it can be used earlier in the day. Response time was good from Corolla Classic Vacations (CCV) to get tech to fix HVAC for second floor and to have someone bring a grinder. They did nothing about ants or ice maker which we turned off instead of it just running water. They sent a tech for the cable security code issue but he left without telling us the problem. Had to call again to learn only the owner can talk with cable co and they would remind maintenance to contact them. When it did not get removed, we wrote to owner directly who quickly took care of getting the code removed. The gas for the grill ran out and we were told it would be 1.5 hours to swap out. With our meal on the grill, my niece volunteered to find CCV and take the tank. Because I had offered an alternative to the cylinder, as my niece was getting in car, CCV showed up with replacement. Wooden decks are becoming splintery. (FYI roof will cause probs soon with missing shingles & age.) These things in no way hindered us from having a very nice, relaxing week. Hermine sent us home a day early :(

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented Sea Esta in October of this year, October of 2011, and have it booked for October 2013. It is a wonderful house. We so enjoy our week on the OBX each year. We have been coming to the Corolla area since 2011. Prior to that we would go to the Avon and Buxton area. We drive down from the Boston area.

Your house has a wonderful chef's kitchen. My husband does the cooking most of the time, and your kitchen is set up so perfectly. He can be on one island cooking, and we can still be in the kitchen, but not in his way. This year we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving during our week. My brother and his family were with us from Ontario, Canada. The turkey cooked perfectly with all the trim. We had 14 in total, 4 generations together for the first time. It was wonderful.

We heat the pool and it is easy for my 86 year old Dad to get to that deck, instead of having to go to the ground floor. He enjoyed the sun and managed to get onto the beach for a few walks, too.

Puppy friendly house is wonderful, too. Our Lab, Bailey has shared each year with us on the OBX. He is 12. This year we had to help him up the stairs, but it was so worth it to see him walk the beach, and take a good roll in the warm sand.

The house is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. John, USVI
4

Great Beach Week

  • 4 of 5

My extended family of 18 stayed in this spacious 8 bedroom home for one gorgeous October week. ISea Esta really is a pretty home with nice decor and lots of sunny places. We loved the enormous wide open kitchen well stocked with appliances, utensils, cookware, etc. The Viking cook top was great! Having two dishwashers and plenty of refrigerator space was great too. The location right on the beach is amazing and convenient--can't beat the views from the dining area. Pool was clean with ample seating around it. Enjoyed many soaks in the large hot tub. Took some wonderful, long bike trips around the area, which was quiet in the off season. Stores do close early though and some restaurants are closed.

We are frequent vrbo renters so we have seen the gamut of houses and amenities. The cons that kept this house from a "great" rating were lots of cigarette butts that initially greeted us at side of driveway and beside pool deck shower entrance, dirty stairway carpet, pool table and cues in disrepair (but still had fun use of it just had to share a cue stick), hot tub cover looks like someone dropped a boulder on it, no cleaning products at all, confusing electronics despite manual instructions being provided and most curious of all was that there was not enough TP for all the bathrooms (6 rolls for 10 bathrooms)--called the rental co and they said that is standard? May seem nit picky but it's the "little things" sometimes. Bikes for use would be a nice touch as well so no need to transport.

We would return--just feel it needs a bit of TLC and some attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Kelly. We already have in our maintenance plan to replace the carpet on the stairs. Will absolutely add the hot tub cover and the pool table to the list. We are also planning to replace all bathroom flooring, add granite vanity tops, and replace exterior decking around the pool area. We keep a list and add to it based on guest feedback. In February and March we take care of all of the maintenance and special projects for the year.
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5

We had a wonderful vacati...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation! The home is lovely and and didn't lack a single thing. We felt right at home without the need to do extensive cleaning (many times we have had to in other places.) We celebrated my sister's 40th Wedding Anniversary with a formal meal and were blown away with the pictures! It looked like we were at an expensive restuarant. Thank you so much for this opportunity. When we come back to the Outer Banks, we will certainly look this place up. The only negative we had was the pool. It definitely needs a solution for the skimming problem. But it wasn't so bad that we couldn't enjoy using it. Thanks again and best wishes for a properous season.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback! I checked with our pool vendor and the skimmer is working as it is supposed to. The issue this year with the bugs is that the season was very wet; when the lights are left on at night at the pool, the bugs are blanketing the water. This is the first year in 14 years that folks are seeing the problem -- lots of snow and wet weather late into the spring seems to have provided a shot in the arm to the bug population. I wish you had called us -- we would have had our pool vendor make a special trip to help clean them out for you! Thanks again for your good wishes -- glad you enjoyed your vacation and our home!
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Midlothian Va
5

Sea Esta Is a beautiful, ...

  • 5 of 5

Sea Esta Is a beautiful, well equipped home. Our group was from five states and ages ranged from 8mo. to 60yrs,and a wonderful time was had by all. We already reserved for next year. We would reccomend a new gas grill, pool skimmer, workable baby gate and a better functioning pool filter and solar cover.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janis -- will put the grill on the list for next season. Even stainless takes a beating on the oceanfront. Ditto on the other items except for the pool cover -- We had a solar cover but found that guests did not want to take the time to cover the pool with it -- it spent the season rolled up on the deck... Thanks for booking again for next year! All the best. Sophia, owner
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Maryland, US
5

We have been vacationin...

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at different places/beaches for about 30 years. We have NEVER gone back to the same house twice. Your Sea Esta will be the exception- we can't WAIT to go back.

My husband and I, 3 grown children with their spouses and 5 grandchildren, PLUS a baby sitter fit in your home so well! We loved the floor plans, the appliances, the baths in every bedroom, the outstanding kitchen

with EVERYTHING we needed for such a large group and the 45 cup coffee maker! You guys have thought of everything. Twiddy was very responsive to getting the outside shower working for us and fixing the hot tub.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Norfolk, Virginia
Car: recommended

In Corolla, there are a number of attractions and activities for your family to enjoy. Within walking distance of the home is the Currituck Lighthouse. Just south a few yards is the Whalehead Club - a restored home now used as a museum which sports walking trails on its sound side property. Just four miles north of the home is the 4 Wheel Drive beach - a 5-10 mile stretch of pristine beach that has no roads; where one might still see the wild horses that have made Corolla famous. If you do not have a 4WD vehicle, there are 'outback' tours available.

For the kids, there is mini golf, go cart racing, bumper cars, paddle boats and an arcade at the Timbuck II shopping center - adults can browse the many fine shops while the kids are entertained. There is also para sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and wave running available through several companies in the area.

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, 4WD outback tours, local sightseeing - lighthouse & museum, Wright Brothers Monument, hang-gliding

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Rates & Availability

Whalhead Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,195
 
 
Fall 2
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 7 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Fall 3
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 
 
Off Season
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$632
From
$632
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,895
 
 
Off Season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$632
From
$632
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Off Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$632
$2,395
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 
 
Easter Holiday
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Late Spring 2
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,395
 
 
Late Spring 3
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,495
 
 
Late Spring 4
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,595
 
 
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,995
 
 
Early Summer 1
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,995
 
 
Early Summer 2
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,995
 
 
Early Summer 4
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$10,995
 
 
Early Summer 5
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$11,995
 
 
Summer 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,495
 
 
Summer 1
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,995
 
 
Summer 2
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,495
 
 
Summer 3
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
 
 
Summer 4
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,495
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
Late Summer 2
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,995
 
 
Early Fall 1
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,695
 
 
Early Fall 2
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,395
 
 
Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,195
 
 
Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Fall 2 -- POOL OPEN
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 
 
Off Season, No Pool
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$632
$2,395
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,895
 
 
Off Season, No Pool
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$632
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
 
Christmas/NewYears
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

$2,395-$12,995
Rates include cleaning, security deposit insurance, linens and towels, beds made, and credit card processing charges. Optional additional charges: Trip insurance -- 6.9% of the total (including taxes) and propane for the heated pool -- $495 plus tax per week.

50% of rent only at time of booking; balance plus tax 30 days before arrival.
If booking before October of the year prior to your stay, advance hold agreement plus $50 fee. Lease mailed in October and then 50% of the rent will be due with the signed lease. The balance plus tax 30 days before arrival date.

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.
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Amenities

Whalhead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 10 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , double bunk set
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Two queen sleeper sofas plus one singe sleeper ottoman.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Amenities: * Electronics: * Computer * Fax machine * High speed internet * Wireless internet * Digital cable (HBO etc) * 60” plasma TV * Surround sound home theater * 8 TVs * 5 DVD players * 8 VCR's * Game cube w/ game selection * Outdoor pool sound system * Intercom phone system Outdoor & recreational: * 7 parking spaces * Basketball * Hot tub * private-heated pool * Gas barbecue * Beach chairs * Private beach walkway * Outdoor shower * Pool table * Extensive selection of board games * Extensive selection of videos/dvd's * Extensive selection of books Other extras: * free long distance calling * port-a–crib * gas fireplace * high chair * 2 jacuzzi tubs * 2 dishwashers * 2 ovens (1 is a viking dual fuel range w/ convection oven) * 2 kitchen areas * 3 full-size refrigerators * 1 under-counter refrigerators * ice maker * fully-stocked gourmet kitchen * collection of cookbooks * washer/dryer * linens and towels provided * beds made

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