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Oceanviews!4BR,Large private pool&hot tub,EASYwalk2beach&shops/Sept&OctDEAL!!

Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

'Our Little Lighthouse' is a NEWLY Renovated 2.5 bath and 4 bedroom (K,Q,2S,P,SS)beach cottage.

This comfortable and affordable cottage in Whalehead Beach offers many features including private pool (approx. 14ft X 30 ft) with outside shower, hot tub, pet kennel, basketball goal, a book library and WI-FI. Short walk to the Beach, grocery, movie theatre, shops and entertainment at Timbuck II and within one mile of golf at the Corolla Club and putt-putt.

Come RELAX in the over-sized hammock on this large lot, enjoy your own pool at an affordable price with your family in beautiful Corolla and the convenient location of Whalehead!

The decks provide a great vantage point to view the ocean and Whalehead community. Equipped with baby gates, highchair and port-a-crib, this home is a great family getaway.

All bedrooms are on the mid level including a king master with private walk out deck and full bathroom, a queen bedroom with private walk-out deck, a bedroom with two singles with walk-out deck, a bedroom with pyramid bed and a full hall bath.

The top level offers the open kitchen, family, dining with pull-out sofa. Laundry room on lower level. Pool dates are May to September linens are provided all year around.

Keywords: Beach, Oceanside, Oceanviews, Whalehead, Corolla, Outerbanks



Member Since 2007
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within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Owner

Whalehead is a great community in Corolla that offers guests the largest lots in the Northern Outerbanks. We chose Whalehead for our family based on the privacy and convenience of the Whalehead community! Great beach too!

Owner purchased this House in 2005

Why Owner chose Corolla

Proximity to the beach, activities, restaurants, and shops.

What makes this House unique

Pool, hot tub, Hammock, sound of the ocean, close to everything!!


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size pull-out sofa bed on top floor


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
                Easy walk to the beach, approximately 4 to 5 minute walk
              • Ocean View


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Free Long Distance
                        Free US Domestic long distance
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator


                              • Dining Area


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Private Pool


                                              • live theater
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Community Center access including large community pool, children's activities, affordable bike rentals, tennis courts, playground, fishing piers, kayak rentals, private community boat launch

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                12 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Location

                                                                barbara w.

                                                                We had a wonderful vacation.It was a perfect walking distance to the beach and to the grocery store, as well as other shops and dining. The beds were very comfy and loved having our own pool and hot tub. We will definitely be back!! Don't forget to see the wild horses on Carova beach ! There are plenty of tours available!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It was such a pleasure having you! We're looking forward to having you back real soon! We appreciate you choosing "Our Little Lighthouse" for your vacation!

                                                                Happy place

                                                                It was great to find a pet friendly place to stay. The walk to the ocean was short and easy. We were far enough away from the busyness of Duck, but close to Food Lion and Timbuck II. We found the best places to eat there. Buck's Ice Cream, Bubbie's Burgers and then farmer's market.

                                                                The house was clean and neat and very well stocked. Bonus of a pool and hot tube completed our great vacation!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It was suchT a pleasure having you and your wonderful family at Our Little Lighthouse!!! Thank you for sharing your adventures and recommendations, so happy you had a GREAT vacation! You are always welcome back, we'd love to have you again soon!! Thanks so much! The King's

                                                                Couple and Dog - had a nice stay

                                                                BethanyRenter Salisbury, MD

                                                                We really enjoyed our stay at the house. For the two of us and our Dog is was way more than enough space. Everything was nice enough that we really enjoyed it, but not too luxury to the point that we would have been uncomfortable having our dog in the home - this is a hard balance to find in a vacation place. The walk to the beach was a couple of blocks, not too bad with the provided beach cart (which was awesome!). It was far enough for us that we didn't do a whole lot of back and forth - we'd hit up the beach in the morning and then chill by the pool in the afternoon. The pool area is very nice. Nice area - the houses are nicely spaced. We LOVED being so close to the Food Lion grocery store - this was mega convenient and saved us a ton of money on eating out (and we ate well!) Overall it's a home I would recommend to a friend - very comfortable. Owners were good in commnication as well! There was a security deposit for our dog, but we got it back - no problem : )

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We loved having you and your sweet dog, happy our cottage provided great memories and COMFORT during your vacation in OBX! We'd love to have you and your pooch back again!

                                                                Thanks so much,

                                                                The King's

                                                                Great Place to Stay and Great Hosts

                                                                Megan b.

                                                                This was our first time to OBX, and it will definitely not be our last time. The owner was super nice, and very accommodating. Everything we needed was at the house. It was clean, and smelled nice too. There were two adults and 2 children, and there was plenty of space and rooms for other people if our party would have been larger. The sectional fit our group, but I don't think any more than us to sit on the couch, but with all the TV's in the house, you could watch TV somewhere else (we were too busy enjoying the weather and the short walk to the beach to watch anything). The grocery store and other shopping was really close and convenient. The pool and hot tub were both very clean. Great working washer and dryer, dishwasher, all the kitchen tools you needed including a crockpot, pots and pans, baking utensils, strainers, a blender, and everything you could need. There was great water pressure in the showers, and the water got nice and hot. There was a working computer that was connected to the internet, which would be great for older folks who don't know how to use wifi or if your device is lost/charging. There were quite a bit of steps and the kitchen and dining area are on the third floor, so I would probably discourage anyone with problems going up stairs from renting, only because it would be a lot of work to go all the way up stairs for dinner. However, it really isn't that bad, and there are so many ways to get in and out of the house that it was always easy to yell down to the kids to come up for dinner. The house was also stacked with current DVDs and a great selection of games (we played Apples to Apples). There was also some fun mini golfing, and a small arcade/go-cart track nearby if we wanted to go out at night. We would definitely come back to this house, and it was a really great price too. Thanks for having us!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Megan & Family,

                                                                Thanks so much for taking the time to provide nice detailed information about your experience at Our Little Lighthouse! We'd love to have you and your family back again anytime! Hurry back soon!

                                                                Thanks again,

                                                                The King's

                                                                Comfortable and cozy cottage for a small family

                                                                A and SKensington, MD

                                                                We had a very nice time this past wk at this property. It's one of the nicest we've stayed at in the price range which is our typical price range. It was just my husband, myself and our Sheltie/Aussie mix. We enjoyed the property including the pool, the airy and spacious upstairs and fully stocked kitchen and washer/dryer, great wraparound 3rd floor deck (and there's a 2nd floor deck) and the quiet and friendly neighborhood. The info sheet had good suggestions from the owners and communication via email was quick and efficient. The property is not the *most* modern as previously mentioned, but like I said, we've stayed in much more dated and older properties and you can tell on the repainting and updated kitchen etc. The owners definitely care about it and their guests and we'd consider going back next yr if we can (have a baby on the way :-) Really appreciated the pet friendly vibe of the beach (leashed dogs always allowed), dog friendly neighborhood and the OuterBarks "yappy hour" in Duck. The beach is 2-3 blocks from the house. We enjoyed the following restaurants - Steamers, Agave Roja, OBX Coffee, Lighthouse Bagels, Cosmo Pizza and SunFish Grill - most within walking distance! Also a good Thai restaurant in Kitty Hawk - Villa Thai. Nice shopping center with mentioned restaurants and miniature golf, other shops within walking distance along w/Food Lion and there is a great Harris Teeter up the road!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It was a pleasure having you and your family, we hope you will return again soon after the delivery of your child. Congratulations! Thanks again so much for your time and feedback!



                                                                This is a decent rental property that is adequately sized for a single family. The home is moderately well-kept. The furniture, bedspreads, and carpets are in need of refreshing. And the electronics are dated. The home was painted recently, which was a plus. The bathroom/kitchen fixtures and cabinetry are modest and some could use updating and repair, especially in the master bath, which showed water damage. Many of the screens on the sliders were broken or damaged. The pool is nice and had a lot of furniture and toys for the kids. All in all, if you're not super picky about appearances, this house is a good deal for the money. There are great extras here: access to the Monterey Shores resort pool, good for arrival and departure days!; extra beach chairs; an awesome radio flyer wagon; and tons of buckets and shovels. The location can't be beat for the $$. It's a short and easy walk to the Whalehead beaches - straight shot to the public access and walking distance to the Food Lion. The owners are great to work with and quick and responsive.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for your insight and providing us with constructive guidance for improvements. We purchased Our Little Lighthouse 4 years ago and each year have budgeted improvements. In 2010 we made upgrades to the pool, outdoor deck and furnishings, and added new carpet. In 2011 we completely renovated the kitchen with new appliances, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, etc. In 2012 we installed all new light fixtures on the exterior and interior, had the exterior painted and installed new sink fixtures. In 2013 we painted the entire interior with beautiful beach open airy tones. Our 2014 goal is to further our interior enhancements with beach themed bedrooms & upgraded décor, also we plan to upgrade the bathrooms, and add flat screen updated electronics. Our cottage has been a favorite affordable respite for many families and we have been fortunate to have numerous families return every year. Our guests often share with us how much they love the open feel of the vaulted ceilings, the views, the large pool, and the comfort of our cottage. Every year we invest time and funds to make Our Little Lighthouse even better for our return and new guests. Thanks so much again for sharing with us how we can enhance future guests stays.


                                                                Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC, USA

                                                                close to 4 X 4 Beach access, wild horse excursions available within 7 miles of stay

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