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Whalehead Beach - 'Mermaid Tales' - 5 BR / 4 BA

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

As with most houses on the Outer Banks, we rent from Saturday to Saturday (during the high season).

You'll love the easy walk to the beach with lifeguards on duty during the season . Inside, comfortable and colorful furniture, a carefully selected collection of artwork, and plenty of games and amusements make Mermaid Tales a delightful home-away-from-home for your vacation.

The ground entry level has a bedroom (2 single twins and bunk beds), laundry room with high efficiency washer and dryer, full bath and a spacious den/game room with wet bar that gives easy access to the pool. Mid-level has a master bedroom with full bath and deck access, plus two more bedrooms, and another full bath.

The upper level has a master bedroom with full bath and private deck. A light and airy great room with a gas fireplace, an enclosed porch, and gourmet kitchen with large countertop space for 6 bar stools. And, who wouldn't love an office/quiet area with a view? For anyone looking to telecommute from the beach, Mermaid Tales is equipped with a cable modem and Wireless Internet Access. Bring your laptop - they'll never know you're checking email from the pool!

Home amenities include:

· Private Pool with outside shower

· Private Hot Tub

· Cable modem and Wireless Internet Access

· Central Air Conditioning

· Jacuzzi Tub

· Cable Color TVs in every room with DVD players

· Games

· Books

· Foosball Table

· Wet Bar w/Fridge

· High Chair and other baby friendly amenities

· Ceiling Fans in every room

· Silestone countertops, trash compactor, dishwasher, disposal, Convection Microwave, and Refrigerator w/Ice Maker

· 2 Levels of Decks Facing Ocean and Bay equipped with teak Furniture

· Pool Furniture

· Basketball Goal

· Beach Cart

· Charcoal & Gas grill

In addition to enjoying the beach and Mermaid Tales there are many activities to keep you busy from Corolla to Manteo: Wild Mustangs of Carova, Currituck Heritage Park (home of the Whalehead Club and the brand new Center for Wildlife Education), the Currituck Lighthouse, National Audubon Pine Island Bird Sanctuary, Icarus Memorial to Flight, Avalon Fishing Pier & Arcade, Wright Brother Monument, Jockey Ridge State Park (Largest Living Sand Dune on the East Coast!), NC Aquarium Annex at Jennette Pier, Bodie Island Lighthouse, & Oregon Inlet Fishing Marina, Elizabethan Gardens, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, NC Aquarium (home of the 180,000 gallon shark tank exhibit), NC Maritime Museum, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island & Roanoke Island Festival Park (historical goldmine for anyone who has ever wondered about those first colonists complete with tours, exhibits, museum, sailing vessel and full historic dress). The Outer Banks is also home to some of the most unique restaurants you will ever find so be sure to add fine dining to your list of must do on the Outer Banks!

Keywords: Whalehead, Corolla, Beach

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd Floor w/ attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , middle floor w/ attached bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , middle floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , bottom floor w/ bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , middle floor w/ private bathroom
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Whalehead Beach - 'Mermaid Tales' - 5 BR / 4 BA
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect House, Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home w/another family just last week. 4 adults and 6 children ages 13-19. This house was perfect for our needs. It would definitely also be a great fit for younger children as well w/all the amenities the owners have provided. It is a short walk to the beach that the kids were able to make on their own if the adults preferred to stay behind at the pool. The kids loved having the bikes for a daily ride through the neighborhood and we all appreciated the wagons to bring the beach chairs (also provided) w/o having to carry them! The beach access is very close to the house and this was the nicest beach I've been to on the East Coast - compared to Myrtle Beach and OC at least. The water was crystal clear and the beaches were clean and soft. It was my first time to OBX and this home and location will definitely bring me back again. I appreciated that shopping was within a 5 minute drive for not only groceries but for souvenirs as well. My husband and I also celebrated our anniversary while there and had a date night at The Oceanfront Grille. The food was AMAZING and the service was great. Thanks to the owner Rodney who graciously came early the morning after a storm caused the TV in the living room to go out as well as a cable box in one of our bedrooms one evening. He replaced both the following morning. I highly recommend this home for its location; spaciousness of the layout; its up to date style & decor; as well as the overall cleanliness of the home. We all loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house. Plenty of room, clean, family friendly, tons of amenities and close to the beach. We had four families here with children and never once felt cramped. More importantly, Rodney was a superb owner. He responded immediately to any questions or concerns we had. I would absolutely recommend this house and plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Brunswick, NJ

Lovely Home/Amazing Owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed, with two other families, at Mermaid Tales this past August and our experience was fantastic. This home was beautiful, clean and well kept up and it was easy to see that the homeowners took great pride in their property. The owners were exceptionally attentive and readily available. A great example of this is that the Sunday after we arrived, we discovered that one of the king sized beds wasn't functioning properly (a sleep number bed). We contacted the owner and got an immediate response - the mattress needed to be replaced. Because it was a Sunday and delivery was not available, the owner and his wife drove 3 hours to Corolla to deliver and install a brand new mattress that evening. They could have waited until the following day for a delivery service, but went the extra mile (miles) to ensure that their renters were comfortable. We had an amazing stay at Mermaid Tales and wouldn't hesitate to rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mechanicsville (Richmond) VA

Robert and Denise Mechanicsville, VA

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week at a beautiful home. We had 6 adults and 6 children (5-10 years old) and had plenty of room. House was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed and then some. Plenty of activities close and/or within the home to cover any rainy day. Wonderful pool, clean and well maintained. Everything was in good working condition. We even made it through a hurricane Arthur, a very unusual event this early in the season but it was non eventful, slept through it. Beautiful by noon the next day.

Getting to the beach was easy as wonderful walkway close to the house or a parking lot you could park in. Lifeguards were an added plus and were very good at watching situations.

Rodney ( owner) was very helpful and easy to work with, answering any question within 24hr or less.

We would definitely recommend "Mermaid Tales" for your next OBX stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

House of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We can not tell you what a wonderful house this is. We had the most relaxing time just being in the house. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful grounds and the house put together as if for friends, not strangers. The owner has thought of our every need and comfort. The house, location, restaurants, beach and shopping were exactly what we wanted. Everything was so accessible. We couldn't have imagined anything better! Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us.

Henry, Yvonne, Darleen and Daniel (Alexandria, Virginia)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh PA. United States

Like Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Corolla for years and by far, this is the best house we have ever stayed in. It is easy to see that the owner wants to share their home with you. The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed including a kitchen that had all the extras we needed to cook whatever we wanted. The pool is big and had all types of rafts and water chairs to relax in.... and relax we did! We had five of our adult kids with us and our granddaughter and if you have young children, it is like a kids paradise. Playhouses, carts, bikes, everything a child could want. Although it is a couple blocks from the beach, it was an easy walk to the access point and if you have a truck like us, you can fill the back with chairs and park in the public lot next to the access.

We had a wonderful week with our kids and would recommend this house to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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