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John W. Carter

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german

Smileaway - Luxury Beach Home - great features and low prices = almost sold out

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

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Overview

Whalhead Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

You will 'Smile Away' all your everyday stress in this lovely seaside home. See our weekly rates!

Lots of attention to detail, the nice furnishings and good ocean views are

sure to delight your group. Enjoy a good book while sitting on the covered

deck, bask in the sun by the pool or go exploring on a leisurely bike ride.

Third Floor offers King master, greatroom, a fully stainless kitchen and powder room.

Mid-level has 4 bedrooms (1 is master King w/full bath) 2 full baths and

also has 1 with King and Trundle, 1 with 2 twins, and 1 with 4 Bunks.

First Floor has a gameroom with pool table, wet bar w/full-size refrigerator,

2 Queen bedrooms (both with their own lockout full baths).

OUTSTANDING FEATURES AND EXTRAS:

Private Pool (30x14); Hot Tub;

9 TV's; Includes Blue Ray, Netflix, ROKU and Directv; 50' HDTV. Flat screens in all rooms.

Wireless LAN

Pool Table;

2 ea High Chair; 2 ea Port-a-Crib;

2 Refrigerators w/Ice Makers;

2 Microwaves;

Screened Porch; 2-levels of decks w/Furniture;

Pool Furniture;

Outdoor shower in pool area,

large Hot Tub,

Beach Chairs;

Beach Cart,

Beach Accessories;

Air Hockey,

Ping Pong;

Volleyball;

Porch rocking glider;

Boogie Boards;

Horseshoes;

Basketball Goal.

Sorry no pets

NON-SMOKING

Keywords: Luxury Beach Home

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John W. Carter (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german

About John W. Carter

Hello..I'm John Carter - owner of SmileAway. My home in Corolla is the ideal spot for your large family vacation. I've personnaly selected all the furnishings and take personal responsibility for all the maintenance and safe upkeep of this property. I take pride in ownership, and seek to have our guests total satisfaction. When you arrive at SmileAway, we want you not to be suprised, but to be excited that everything you've learned about SmileAway on the web is as it has been described. Modern, clean, well equipped and tailored for the ideal beach vacation.

John W. Carter purchased this house in 2003

Why John W. Carter chose Corolla

Smileaway is located in the Whalehead subdivision of Corolla, NC. This means there are large, clean and uncrowded beaches. It's close to important shopping amenities like a grocery store, beach accessories and numerous restaurants. But its 20 miles from the crowded suburbia of Kitty Hawk or Nags Head.

What makes this house unique

Smileaway has excellent amenities, which can appeal to all age groups. We have games, out door activities, high-speed wireless internet and many beach related accessories like carts, chairs, boogie boards. Our location to the beach is ideal..not so far so it's any easy, short and safe walk. And you don't have to pay oceanfront prices.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Smileaway - Luxury Beach Home - great features and low prices = almost sold out
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
King of Prussia, PA
5

Best place to stay in the Outer Banks!

  • 5 of 5

Smile Away was a great place for our family to have a family reunion! The house was beautiful and spacious with plenty of room for our family gatherings. The house was spotless and the kitchen was awesome for all of us that shared the cooking. We not only got a chance to enjoy the beach but the great pool in the backyard along with the hot tub for adults. Our family would love to go back! The house was close to shopping and a variety of activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 8 adults and 6 kids (ages 2-7) loved SmileAway! The pool was wonderful and well maintained. The house is beautifully decorated and well stocked. A highlight for us was the kids play equipment in the back yard. Our little ones LOVED it. The backyard is big and private. It was a little further from the beach than we were expecting (ocean views were not visible except for the very top deck and even them only a sliver), but it worked fine for us as we don't want to pay oceanfront prices. John was wonderful to work with and stayed in contact with me throughout the stay to check in, answer questions, and give us a heads up about pool guy coming, i.e. The location of the home is great and very close to stores and restaurants. Our group might be smaller next year; otherwise we would have already booked again! Wonderful family vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great feedback. WE love to get guest feedback - helps us improve the property for the next guests. Thanks also for your business and hope we can help you again.
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5

Great week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at smileaway. We had our family reunion there and we had a blast. Sand volleyball was a great surprise. The rooms are big enough to move around. The kitchen had everything we needed. The views from top floor balcony where amazing. We look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great feedback. WE love to get guest feedback - helps us improve the property for the next guests. Thanks also for your business and hope we can serve you again
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5

Nice neighborhood and 5 minute walk to the beach. Houses fairly close together yet felt private.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. We had a family reunion with family coming in from different States. We were a group of 15 and the house was a perfect size for us all. The pool and hot tub were used often and played volleyball also.

Indoors the pool table was fun for all ages. A couple of things were not working properly but the owner was quick to have them fixed.

We prepared many meals in the kitchen and had the utensils etc that we needed.

Overall very nice and would recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great feedback. WE love to get guest feedback - helps us improve the property for the next guests. Thanks also for your business and hope we can help you again.
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Overall the stay at Smile Away was amazing. The owners have really thought of everything. Nice easy walk to the beach, great pool and hot tub. The inside of the home is wonderful with a huge game room, nice living area, and tons of room. Took 8 people and had much room to spare. Thanks for the great trip. Gave 5 stars but only with one complaint, pool guy ever swept the sand from the pool from day one, but not the owners fault. Truly one of the nicest beach rentals we have ever stayed in. Many ping pong battles took place, sand castles built, and memories made. Thanks again for the wonderful home!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great feedback. WE love to get guest feedback - helps us improve the property for the next guests. Thanks also for your business and hope we can help you again. Sorry about the sand. We will do better at this.
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Unhappy campers

  • 2 of 5

The property itself was nice enough, just had apider webs & cob webs all over on the ceiling, & crumbs & dead bugs on the floors, like it hadnt been throughly cleaned for the 2016 season. John was not a very nice person or businessman. We found out March 26th my husband had advanced stage cancer as big as a baseball & John refused to cancel our reservation. So we decided to try to have all the family go anyway. After we got home we get a message from John that an outside light fixture was broken while we were there & tried to blame us. Interesting, because the light fixture was on the backside of the house & out of anyones reach. ??? Not very honest. We will never go back there.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Unhappy Campers. Thank you for your candid review....but please permit me to respond to all your reports. 1. I apologize for the inadequate cleaning - our housekeepers for this week's did not do as good a job as they should have -and there's no excuse. We've had NO negative feedback in the last year re: cleaning from our nearly 400 guests, and the guests after you arrived were happy campers..no complaints on the house cleaning since. 2. I am also sorry for you husband's cancer..I hope his recovery is fast and pain-free. However, you didn't follow any procedures outlined in the lease for the cancellation. I don't know if you even read the rental policy. And, you decided when you took out the lease to NOT get cancellation insurance - and perhaps you mistakenly assumed the 'breakage' insurance you bought covered these kinds of cancellations. I checked online and cancellation insurance would be about $75 for your lease. Also, please realize that I turned away other potential guests who wanted to rent that week, but you reserved it, and it's typically impossible to rerent this size house just days before you are scheduled to arrive. This is why trip cancellation insurance is offered. 3. As far as the broken light fixture - I didn't BLAME you...I just asked you about it. It's fixed now but for the record, here was the message I sent to you after you checked out: " Hi Debbie - thanks again for your business with your 5/14/16 rental of smileaway. We received a damage report from the housekeeper that there was a light fixture broken in the back yard. This appears to have occurred during your stay (this fixture was replaced NEW in February, 2016), and perhaps when someone tried to adjust the direction of the lights (which are secured in place). Can you check with your party to see if this sounds familiar to anyone please ?" If this comes across as blame, then I apologize. I was just trying to figure out what happened. As you know, there are a lot of things that can get broken from time to time, and we really try to keep everything in tip-top-shape....we put $9000 in new floors in just this year for example. And a new light fixture, but it got broken somehow. The one before that was broken too, by someone trying to move it from it's locked position, and so was replaced in February. Sorry again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Norfolk
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Corolla
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Hatteras/Ocracoke
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Currituck Club - Corolla
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sun Dog - Corolla
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Whalehead
Nearest Point of Interest
SmileAway - The Ideal Beach Vacation Home
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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 2016 Early 2
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
Bonus Fall Discount
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Off Season
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
8 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Spring Late
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
June-Early
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
June - MID
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,995
 
 
Prime 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,095
 
 
Summer - Post
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,595
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,745
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Whalhead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - top floor - 1 king , includes private bath (Shower)
    Bedroom 3 - middle floor - 1 king , 2 child bed , includes pull out trundle bed
    Bedroom 4 - middle floor - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - middle floor - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - bottom floor - 1 queen , includes private lock-off bath with shower
    Bedroom 2 - middle floor - 1 king , includes private bath (shower)
    Bedroom 6 - bottom floor - 1 queen , includes private/lock off full bathroom with shower and tub
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) 2 pack and plays, Full size futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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