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Doug Godfrey

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Soundfront~New Hot Tub, Big Indoor&outdoor pool,2 Oct weeks left, Reserving 2017

21 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Outer Banks House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Kings, 1w/ 2 twins, 1w/ 2doubles,1 w/2 bunks (Sleeps 12)

Spring, Summer and Fall are all great times to be in the OBX, Great Temps,peaceful beach walks, beautiful sunsets, and the indoor pool, tennis courts, and hot tub. It Just does not get much better than this! House Pool opens April 8 and is closed on Oct 21, 2017 . NEW FOR 2014...new furniture for ground floor den and second floor den. New Flat screens for first and second floors dens. One smart flat screen 55 inches. New carpeting in all second floor rooms. NEW FOR 2015... Granite counter tops in Kitchen and 1st floor wet Bar and new flooring in all 2nd floor baths. NEW for 2016 a new hot tub. This beautifully decorated cottage style home in Corolla Light Resort provides everything you will need to have a great restful or action-packed vacation. It is located close to the historic Whalehead Club and shares their majestic views of the Currituck Sound and all the native wildlife. The home is beautifully situated among the pines on one of the largest and most private sound front lots in this great resort community. The house has large decks with over sized Rockers, Adirondak chairs, and two porch hammock swings to sit in and enjoy the breezes between the pines and the views of all the sound and Whalehead Club activities. There is a hammock in the back yard that is the perfect resting spot and observation point of the nearby Corolla Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse is a 3 minute walk away and is open for tours daily as is your next door neighbor the Whalehead Club. Between the two of these points of interest is a new Wildlife Museum that is open daily for a free tour and viewing of a movie about the history of the area. Their is no better location for closeness to all the oceanside/soundside and townside amenities in this resort area. If you want to walk, your destination is close by or if you want to ride the resort's trolley, it stops to pick you up at the entrance to the culdesac the home is located on.

In addition to the Large private pool and hot tub at the home, the community offers 3 oceanfront pools, clubhouse with dining and an activities area with games (b ball, shuffle board, air hockey, volleyball pool table and arcade) as well as a playground for the tykes. The community also offers an indoor sports center with Tennis Courts, Olympic sized pool, weights, cardio equipment, and a large indoor hot tub area. The resort also offers supervised planned activities for children and adults. With the rental of the house, you will also receive wristbands that allow you to access all the resort amenities. The Corolla Light Resort was named the best resort in North Carolina for the decade of the 90's and has won the 'Best Resort' designation in North Carolina every year it was allowed to be included in the competition including last year.

The house was recently upgraded with new hardwood floors and a 48' HD LED Flat Screen TV. We also added new furniture to the top floor living area and upgraded the phone (free LD calls in the US) and high speed wireless internet service. The neighborhood is well located near shopping, restaurants, and a golf course. Staying here entitles the guests to reduced rates for golf at the Currituck Golf Club which is just 3 miles away.

Bedroom & Bath Summary:

Top Floor-King MBR with Bath also a half bath off main living area

2nd Floor-2 king BRs with baths, 1 BR with 2 doubles,1 Hall Bath near den

1st Floor- Bunk room 2 bunk sets (4 twins) w/ attached hall bath, 1 BR w/2 twins and 1/2 bath

For more pictures and views see Virtual Floor Plan Tour in Links Section below Rates.

Past Guest Comments:

Mar 25-Apr 9

“….boy, did we enjoy watching ospreys, ducks, geese and turtles from your decks. What a fabulous view you have! This marks our 14th year vacationing here in Corolla-we hope to rent your beautiful home again soon-“ The Jennings & Dickinson Families

Apr16-23

“…We had such a wonderful time in your beautiful home. The house is decorated so nice and the view of the sound from the deck is great. The Corolla light Resort was superior always so clean & nice, we also loved the screened porch great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hammock & hammock swings were nice extras. Fantastic home, nice pictures.” Thanks, the Browns

June 14th

“This is our 4th year at Sounds Like Fun & we had another great family vacation. Thanks for sharing your home with us- we think it’s the best place in town! The new hardware floors, tile downstairs, and new flat screen TV are all great. As usual, the sunsets, ospreys, museum etc are great diversions.” The Novotneys

Jun 25

“We love “Sounds Like Fun” Everyone got to go to the beach, and we played in the volleyball, wallyball & tennis tournaments. We enjoyed having a pool right outside & a hot tub & the sound right behind us. The house was really cool! Thanks a lot!! We had an awesome time!” The Meyers, Frederickson & Stydvhar Families

Aug 20

‘..We enjoyed all the house had to offer including bikes and fishing. Our youngest spent hours catching fish and throwing them back. Our oldest broke his line on the “one that got away.” Sounds Like Fun is on the top of our list of rental houses. We hope to come back again. Thank you for sharing your home! “The Rons, Schweigs & Scozzafawas

Memorial Week

“Our grandchildren have come to think of this place as poppys summer house. I think this was our 5th year. We love everything about “Sounds Like Fun”. We utilize all the rooms, pool, hot tub, bikes & the entire resort. Thank you for sharing your home.” The Pjontek Clan

March 28th

“We’re back! … Your house and the view are as beautiful as ever. This is our 3rd visit to your house and we would like to thank you for sharing it with us As usual your home has given us precious, memororable family time together. “The Jeter Family

Apr 19th

“We happened to find Sounds Like Fun by accident. We were overwhelmed by the beautiful view. Our last day here it was 80degrees here so we all got to go home sun burned! Thanks for an excellent week! The Teetsels & the Bakers

Ps There is a family of ospreys that hang out in your back yard trees! It is an awesome thing to watch! Thanks so much! The view & the sunsets were the best! We will be back next year! Thanks for a great week! Love the Bakers & Teetsels!”

Keywords: Beach house, Pool, Vacation Home,OBX Rental House, Corolla Rental,Best NC Resort,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Doug Godfrey (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Doug Godfrey

Jeanette and I learned to relax on the outer banks of North Carolina. We started experimenting with North Carolina Vacation spots in 1979 just after we moved to Williamsburg Virginia. We went to every NC beach from Oak Island on up thru Topsail to Nags Head, to Duck before we vacationed in Corolla in 1989. Since then we have been coming back and always enjoying our vacation. We've watched the area develop and we are very satisfied with how the area has ended up today.

Doug Godfrey purchased this house in 2004

Why Doug Godfrey chose Outer Banks

We loved the laid back NC environment. We always left any of the stress of daily work day life on the mainland side of the bridge. When we started looking to buy in 1994 we did a through search of all the neighborhoods from Southern Shores to Ocean Hill. The Corolla Light Resort amenities in the end won out by a landslide. Our home is used year around the indoor sports center increases the usage of the home from twenty-five wonderful weeks a year to year around for our family and grandchildren.

What makes this house unique

We are in the center of everything. We are in the middle of and can walk or bike ride to the Ocean Clubhouse area, the Soundside Sports Center, Corolla Village, the Lighthouse, The NC Wildlife Education Center, and the Whalehead Club and grounds. All the amenities of the NC Resort Community of the decade and most resent year are right at hand. Being located on the Sound across from the Whalehead Club is great for a peaceful and calming rest in the middle of Natures wonderland.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love this house. Had a great time, Location was perfect. We loved the beautiful sunset and the sunrises. Hated to leave, hope we can be back next Oct.
Oct 2014
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Soundfront~New Hot Tub, Big Indoor&outdoor pool,2 Oct weeks left, Reserving 2017
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

The perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to OBX and am so pleased with the house we chose to stay in. It doesn't get better than this location. Quiet streets for bike riding for our young kiddos, nature trails, plenty of activities at the house between swimming or kayaking, within walking distance to several shops and bakeries, and beautiful scenery all in one place! The trolley stop was very close but we chose to walk or drive to the beach having a 2 year old and not knowing how long we'd be able to stay. Either way, it's a great set up. Plenty of family memories from our trip and we couldn't be more pleased with our choice of beach living for the week! Highly recommend this location if you're thinking about heading to OBX for a vacation any time of the year!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Holly, We are glad you and your family enjoyed your first trip to the Outer Banks and our Beach House. Please do come back and enjoy both again. Regards, Jeanette and Doug
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Belleville, Illinois
5

Perfect family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and the location on the Sound could not have been more beautiful. Took the kayaks out and saw nesting Eagles. Could see one eagles nest from our screened in porch. Resort was wonderful. Would recommend this to everyone. I did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sharon, We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed our house at the beach and the setting of the house. Thank you for the nice review, please do plan on coming back and staying in our home again. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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Williamsburg, Virginia
5

Best Location on the Outer Banks

  • 5 of 5

My family started vacationing on the Outer Banks in 1979. Five years ago we found this property on the sound in Corolla. Since that time we have decided that this is the best location on the Outer Banks! It is so beautiful on the back deck looking over the sound and Whalehead Club. An easy stroll will get you to beautiful sunsets, cute shops, and a magnificent beach! The owners have done a great job preparing the home for a very relaxed and easy vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also love the location of our home, but we have to yield to Cris's expertise when she says her family has been vacationing on the Outer Banks since 1979 and they think our lot is the best location on the Outer Banks. Whether it is the best location or the 2nd 3rd or 4th best location, I am not exactly sure of, but one thing I am sure of is that Corolla Light is a very relaxing and wonderful place to be. Cris we will be glad to welcome you and your family back to the resort and our house for as long as you wish to come. Thanks for staying with us. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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5

Beautiful getaway, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a mid-May vacation with our entire family, first time to the Outer Banks. The view of the sound from the third floor deck was spectacular, especially at sunset. So much wildlife to enjoy - egrets, chipmunks, ducks, turtles, fish, and frogs to name a few. We loved the dining room and spacious great room for gathering as a family to play games or just hang out. Even on the rainy days it was a great place to relax and be together. The kitchen was well equipped for everyone's turn to make breakfast or dinner. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and opened right onto the decks - your choice of Adirondack or swinging chairs.

A great combo of peace & quiet for some of us and activities for others. We paddled in the sound right from the backyard with the kayaks and some rented paddle boards. So fun! We drove on the 4wheel area beach and saw wild horses right beside the ocean. We enjoyed the walking paths right next door at the Whale Head club. We biked around Corolla. When it rained, we used the nearby Fitness Club - great hot tub and pool and, in May, we had it all to ourselves. On the sunny days, access to the beach was just across the road and through the neighborhood and we even discovered an outdoor heated training pool there at the Ocean Grill.

We had a few issues - blew a fuse, stopped up the kitchen disposal, and accidentally put the hot tub on standby mode (no heat!), but ELAN vacation maintenance people were there in 15 minutes to fix the problems - impressive! Just another benefit of being in Corolla in May before it gets crowded.

As we looked at other rentals while there, this one stood out - well cared for, lots of extras, all the comforts of home, friendly owners that still love and use the place themselves. We loved it and hope to be back in two years.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John we are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed our home at the beach. Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you liked about our house. I was very glad to hear that our property manager was so prompt in fixing the little issues you encountered. We completely agree with you the Sports Center can certainly save a vacation when you encounter a couple of rainy days while on vacation. John we look forward to accommodating your family again in the future when you come back. Rest assured Jeanette and I will keep the place in good repair for your next visit. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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5

Great house for a fun week

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a spring vacation (mid-April is considered off-season here but was warm and nice) with blended family in this spacious and cool home. Great amenities like a nice neighborhood, wonderful views, pool, Jacuzzi, bikes, kayaks, walking distance to superb beaches, and to our surprise and awesome health club facility with a lap pool. Very kind and welcoming owners helped make the whole week grand. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug we are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our house at the beach. We agree the sports center really is enjoyed by all age groups in a family. We hope you and your family will find the time to come back and visit our home again in the future. Thanks for the nice review. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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Columbus, OH
5

An amazing, nature infused home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We Loved, loved, loved our stay at 'Sounds like Fun'. As soon as we arrived, we ran from room to room and floor to floor just in awe of how perfect everything looked. Then we hit the window on the top level to marvel at the beauty just outside our back door. Being nature living people we were all astonished at the fantastic wildlife all around. During our stay we were thrilled to have encountered osprey nesting out back, otters swimming in the canal, turtles sunning themselves on floating docks or popping their heads up in the canal, a bald eagle (YES A BALD EAGLE), many ducks and geese, Heron and all sorts of other birds. It was truly amazing! In addition to being awed by nature, we were also in awe of the house, it's grounds, and all the wonderful amenities afforded to us. Although not advertised, the storage unit held a pot of "outer banks" gold. So much in there that made our stay more enjoyable...including beach chairs, buckets/ pails, kites, not one but TWO kayaks w/ oars, a fishing pole, ha shield crabbing lines, crab hunting cages, nets that we used to catch 'ghost crabs' at night, and even bicycles (although we never found the time to use the bikes). With 6 kids staying with us it was a blessing to have access to all those things. Inside the house there wasn't one thing we needed for while we prepared and cooked dinners or relaxed. It truly was a paradise home away from home. We can't wait to come back someday. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leah, thank you for the nice review. Jeanette and I are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at our house at the beach. All the nature is wonderful and we also like to see the Osprey sitting in a tree in our back yard preparing his catch for his family in the nest on the Whalehead grounds. Hope you all have a good summer please do plan on coming back to stay at our place again. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Whalehead Club also known as Corolla Island
Nearest Point of Interest
North Carolina Wildlife Education Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Corolla Lighthouse and keepers house
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Corolla Village
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Corolla Light Resort Oceanside Complex
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Corolla Light Resort Basketball & Volleyball Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Corolla Light Resort Soundside Sports Center
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Corolla Light Resort Soundside Pool

Our soundfront home is located on a large bulkheaded lot in Corolla Light Resort. We are very convenient to all the nearby activities. The Whalehead Club, & Corolla Island are back yard neighbors. It takes about 3 minutes to Walk to the boat docks & Wildlife Education Center. When there you are only a two minute walk to The Corolla lighthouse and Old Corolla Village. We are centrally located to all the Resort amenities. It is about a 6 to 8 minute walk to the Oceanfront amenities or the Soundside Sports Center. It is a very private lot with great water & Wildlife views. There is a break in the bulkheading in our backyard which is the perfect spot to put a Kayak in. You can enjoy all of this from our expansive decks and screened porch. Many activities occur at the Whalehead club from weekly concerts in the summers to weddings year around. There are bikes in the bike room under the screened porch which make everything closer & the trolly picks up at the end of our Cul de Sac.

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Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season 3
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
Peak Season 4
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,025
 
 
In Season 3
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
In Season 4
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Late Summer 1
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,525
 
 
Late Summer 2
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,225
 
 
Fall 1
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Fall 2
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
Fall & Sport Ctr Season
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,175
 
 
Sport CTR & indoor pool
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,200
 
 
Easter Both pools
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
Spring
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
 
Spring 2
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,935
 
 
Spring 3
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Early Summer 1
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,285
 
 
Early Summer 2
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,185
 
 
Early Summer 3
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,335
 
 
In Season 1
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,585
 
 
In Season 2
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage waiver Ins $95 + Tax
Property Mgmt Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Now accepting pre-reservations for 2016. $100 holds property until rental agreements are sent out at the beginning of October 50% deposit required Nov 1.
Property Mgmt fee $100/week or for 2 consecutive weeks.
Choice of Damage waiver Insurance $95 or refundable $1000 damage deposit.
Rental agreement will be sent out by my property manager and signed and returned by guest.

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Amenities

Outer Banks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3) All Master Bedrooms, Double Beds (2) 2 Double Beds in one room. Room is on 2nd floor off deck with no door to deck. Great room for 2-4 children., Twin or Single Beds (2) On ground floor with attached 1/2 bath and across from full shared bath with tub and shower., Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2) two bunk sets total 4 beds, attached to shared bath with tub and shower.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our home is centrally located in the Corolla Light Resort winner of this years Best Resort in N.C. award. This resort has the best package of amenities of any resort on the outer banks. A sound side pool,sportscenter,extensive sound front walking trails, and several public piers/gazebos as well as a concrete walking and biking path to the beach.To learn more about Corolla light Resort. Google the resort itself.

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