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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & 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


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Corolla Beach House - Beautiful - Just Off Ocean
average rating of 4.0689654 based on 30 reviews

It is obvious this house is not cared for. Do not rent it if you care anything about cleanlineness.

  • 1 of 5

There are both negatives and positives for this rental. Here is our input after renting for a week.


-Rental Manager is friendly but not responsive. There is black mold on all of the air-conditioning vents. I called and requested it be addressed. The manager but did nothing to address this. He did have the hole in the roof patched just before the torrential rain began.

-The entire house is filthy. There is grime on all of the cabinets and walls. There were hairballs in the shower and around the toilet. The house has a musty, moldy, smell. DO NOT rearrange furniture, you will get a nasty surprise. Upon arriving, at 6 p.m., the carpet and floors had not been cleaned. The kitchen was filthy. I reported this to the manager. Again nothing was done. He did not even offer to have the cleaning crew come in to take care of it. I had to spend most of the first day there trying to get it half way clean.

-Do not expect anything other than shower towels or bedding to be provided. We expected to buy a few things like laundry soap but there was not even toilet paper in the house. You will need to buy or bring everything to include: paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, dishwasher soap, any toiletries, bleach, soft scrub, counter spray etc.

-The rental instructions require you to clean and vacuum. There are at least five vacuums, none of which work. No cleaning supplies other than a few nasty sponges, a quarter container of soft scrub, a little bit of carpet spray, and a broom.

-Not only is there black mold on the air-conditioning vents, the ceiling in two of the bathrooms has a really bad leak. It looks like there is black mold there too. Looks like it will fall in at any moment.

-I would bring hornet killer. There were three nests near the front door. We tried taking care of it, but they just kept coming back.


-Lots of space in the family room. We never felt crowded and we were a party of 12.

-Awesome location.

-Plenty of parking. This was one of the few drive ways that did not flood while we were there.

-The kitchen has a lot of dishes and cooking appliances. This was great because we did not have to eat out while we were there.

-Basement area provided a great space for teenagers to hang out.

-The house was filthy, but the hot tub was clean.

-Allows pets.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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House was in poor condition and in my opinion greatly over priced.

  • 1 of 5

This was the fourth beach house we rented for our family summer vacation and by far the worst one. The mattress in the master bedroom was terrible giving me a backache every night. Description of Ocean Views were more imagination than reality. Distance to the beach was greatly distorted. The roof leaked and General overall condition was not up to par. Maybe all these things are why the place is up for sale. Obviously we will not be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mattresses are very subjective. My wife and I have slept on the one in question and have had no difficulty or back aches. The Ocean views and distance to the beach are exactly as they have been for the last 10 years. No one has found fault with them to date and I will stand by them. I have actually paced off the steps to the beach. We are very close to the beach. We have had some strong storms this season. Some shingles were blown off the roof allowing water to come in. This was repaired within 24 hours. We continue to be attentive to guests evaluations and to correct problems quickly.
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Great first visit to Corolla

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 12 (7 adults and 5 kids ranging from 7-13) enjoyed the house and location to the beach. The house was roomy enough that we didn’t feel on top of each other and enough beds and bedrooms for us all. The kitchen was well equipped and had a lot of space for us to move around. While the house needs to be updated, it was fine. We didn’t have much luck with the TVs as they are old and there weren’t directions on how to access cable on them. We were able to use the main living room TV. We found the basketball goal was not usable and the volleyball court hadn’t been maintained- but there is a volleyball court across the street the kids could use. Bicycle, walking, and running paths through Corolla are great! The top deck of the house provided views and sounds of the ocean. All in all, our large family enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest evaluation. We constantly try to keep up with any and all problems and appreciate hearing from our guests. I will check the tv situation out or have someone see what the problem is. The cable box has to be in communication with the tv in order to work correctly.
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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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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/Towels $98
Pet Fee $95
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.