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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Outer Banks Vaca Home 3rd Row, 150 Feet to Beach Access, Pool

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Corolla Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Almost Wasn't has A new kitchen with new appliances in 2012. End unit for very easy beach access and great ocean views! Enjoy the convenience of SEA LOFT VILLAGE'S excellent location.A Beach Life Guard Provided During The Summer Season.

This beautifully decorated, very well equipped Duplex affords an Short walk (only 300')to the beach and tennis courts. Ground entry. Second level has 3 bedrooms (one is a master with private bath),and another full bath.

Upper level new kitchen, living and dinning areas and steps to a loft, which has 2 twin beds.

Keywords: oceanside

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
TOM (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About TOM

My home very clean every week by professional cleaners!

TOM purchased this townhome in 1999

Why TOM chose Corolla

Our house in Corolla is in a beautiful area with a wide flat beach. Our home is located on a cul de sac across from the boardwalk accessing the beach. There is no public beach access here, the beach is strictly for the use of the homes in the area. There are life guards on duty in season. The neighborhood is quiet and nice to walk or bicycle through. There are shops, restaurants and activities within a short drive. The Corolla lighthouse and 4-wheel drive area are a short distance to the north.

What makes this townhome unique

Membership to the community pool is included - the pool is located directly behind the house.

Tennis courts are a just a short walk.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Outer Banks Vaca Home 3rd Row, 150 Feet to Beach Access, Pool
average rating of 4.0434785 based on 23 reviews

Exceptional! !!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful. Couldn't have expected anything better. Looking forward to next year. Tom the owner was great and provided great help and recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marriottsville MD

Nice home

  • 3 of 5

The house was adequate for our family. One major warning is that those with bad knees or trouble navigating steps might reconsider renting this home as the steps are quite steep and small. The kitchen was well stocked, the bedrooms small and beds were pretty firm except for the non-master king (parents- grab this room before your kids do). We got 1/2 bushel #1 crabs for $50.00 and steamed them at the house (see craigslist outer banks). We lost internet access for 3 days which eventually returned on day 4 (bring a hot-spot if you have one). Could not figure out how to operate the TVs in the master bedroom. Negligible ocean view. Was OK- the beach beyond the steep dune was beautiful and water very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most the home have steps on the water! There is Biger home for a lot more money.The Internet is Charter the Best you can get in the Outer Banks and the Tv in bed rooms are for DVD only.
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Washington, DC

Filthy, with ROACHES - a terrible place for our vacation

  • 1 of 5

We stayed at “Almost Wasn’t” with our small kids in the last week of August and first week of September 2015. Booked it through VRBO, spoke with the owner, and everything was fine until we arrived. I really wish I had a good result to report but as soon as we got there we regretted it.


- Kitchen well equipped

- Perfect spot 3 minutes’ walk to the beach

- Community pool

- Close to grocery store


EVERYTHING ELSE! Where to begin? I have photos of everything noted below.

CLEANING: The place was FILTHY! Tub full of hair, mattress covers filthy, rug full of crumbs. Took us three hours on arrival for vacuuming, washing mattress pads, cleaning the tub, picking up dirty paper towels on the floor, and dusting. There are scuffs all over the walls. We found mouse droppings in the kitchen drawer. The best thing was the three inch-long cockroaches which greeted us in the living room area at night.

At the beach, relaxed and a little shabby is OK but basic cleanliness is NEVER negotiable. This was SHOCKING.

SAFETY: First is the staircase to the loft. Our son fell down a few stairs on day two because it is insanely steep. It’s not a staircase, it’s more of a ladder. Gate provided is not fixed to the wall in any way and as a result not strong enough to stop a determined toddler. Second, AC unit has a warning label saying that it contains fiberglass insulation particles of which, when breathed, are known to cause cancer but it just has an old and dirty filter sitting on top of the unit housing rather than correctly mounted.

DECK AND OUTDOOR AREA: The top-floor deck is full of old broken chairs and a wrecked, rusty table. The ground floor area outside the main entrance has a big, filthy, covered hot tub not for renters’ use, and broken patio furniture scattered about. Lots of rusted, broken junk laying about.

LANDLORD: After seeing cockroaches for the first time, I made a deal with the landlord for him to refund half our 2-week stay, which he later backed out of without good cause. I was very disappointed with Tom’s business practices.

CONCLUSION: This house is not suitable for young kids. Disappointed in landlord's response to dirty conditions. We wasted our vacation on this beach house, and I strongly urge you to look elsewhere. There are plenty of other homes close by that are much better at the same price. STAY AWAY.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry the people stayed in Sept. Had no problem. The out door furniture on the deck is all new for 2016. We all ways up date every year .
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Massillon, Ohio

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach which we loved even though due to weather, the red flag was up all week. Close to restaurants and things to do. We will be back for sure. Kids loved the location!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

Tom's house was great! Location was superb... Close to Harris teeter and walking distance to the private beach! It was clean and plenty of space for my family to enjoy! Only problem was having to walk down 2 flights of stairs to the bathrooms if you were staying in the loft. But aside from that it was perfect! Tom was also very accommodating with our request to checkout a little later! Would def stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still Isn't

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here for a week, we arrived to garbage and recycle bins in the middle of the driveway that we had to move before we could park. There is an outside hot tub in a gross weed infested and filthy area off the underground parking space. Beside it was a small iron table And chair set also with weeds all over it.. I'm guessing this was if you wanted to use the grill. Stairs into the home were small with sand and shells all over them. We finally opened the door to a small foyer with a torn carpet remnant as the welcome mat. Carpeted stairs, walls that were scuffed and marked the entire way up. Went into the bedrooms to set down our things, bed had sheets on the from the previous guest that were full of sand.. I had to clean the entire bedding before I could sleep in it. Night stands with so small you could barely place anything on them but the filthy lamp that was sitting there. Both night stands were dirty that I had clean before use. Bathroom was dirty with hair all around the toilet and a bath mat that was dirty and full of sand. The other bedrooms were the same as was the other bathroom . I cleaned all bedding and bath mats before I could use any of it. Made me uneasy to even want to stay in the place. The next level was the living area which was a descent size but no real comfortable spot to sit in and everything was dusty. It look like the area rug in the hall had a big stain of some sort on it. Drawers with utensils were full of sand also. Deck was small and furniture was just shoved on the deck and it was not comfortable . The upsides bedroom loft area had tissues and candy wrappers in between the blankets. Contacted the opener to complain and he had the cleaning lady call us directly, which was an uncomfortable conversation, she said she would be by the following day, and when we returned from the beach there was a note saying she was there and we were not. Not sure why on our vacation we have to sit around and wait for a cleaning person to show up.

Would never recommend this or return!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi my cleaner have been cleaning for me for over 10 Ten years and they do a good job. They are not perfect but they always are there to please my guest.It is late in the season and think like paint is not perfect. The hot & yard next store is not mind.I have no control over cleaner came back as the ask the next day two times no one was there. As to be some one there 18 or old that is my law and all rental company's.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
North Banks
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Ocean Sands Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jun 11 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Card fee $50
Normal Cleaning FEE $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Corolla Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Reg.King bed mattress in master bedroom/;California King in second Bed room, Two twin in 3RD.BED ROOM/-Loft two twins , Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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