About the property
- House5000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 8 Bedrooms + 2 rms w/convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-24)
We named our 8 BR + den + theater room ocean-side beach house 'Sea Forever,' because you really can -- SEE FOREVER! Imagine a vacation with amenities like a private heated pool, hot tub, fireplace, elevator, 20 bicycles, gourmet 2-story kitchen, jacuzzi, landscaped gardens w/fire-pit, PS 3 & Wii, ocean views, and a beach only 650 feet away (a 3-min. walk)! Sea Forever has 5,000 sq. ft. of area, so bedrooms are large and accommodating. You can wake to a stunning sunrise over the ocean, enjoy coffee and bagels poolside (or IN our heated pool), or lounge around the great room planning your day, perhaps to see the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama (May-Aug), the Wright Brothers First Flight memorial and historic area, historic Corolla, climb the Corolla Light House, see the wild ponies, or tour the 1925-era Whalehead Club as U.S. Presidents did in the past. After family activities in the largest lawn in the neighborhood, you can relax with a book at the shade garden, or with loved ones around the fire pit making s'mores. Sea Forever is wonderfully situated within walking and biking distance of shops, restaurants, and other services around the corner (see map and reviews). There is some place to go or things to do year round! Guests love our key-less entry and custom check-in at the gated pool area. Your whole family or group can enjoy the best of all worlds: luxurious comfort and ocean-side access to what are truly OBX's best beaches, but at family-affordable rates.
FIRST FLOOR: 16x32 HEATED pool, toys, patio w/picnic table, grills, outdoor shower, loungers, rec room w/new-felt pool table, 46' SONY HDTV, kitchenette/wet bar with refrigerator-freezer, theater room with NEW 70' HDTV & Queen-sized sleeper sofa, 3 BRs (1 king w/ 32' HDTV, 1 queen, and 1 with twin beds w/22' flat TVs), a full bath (w/hair dryer), elevator, game table, computer/printer, laundry.
MID-LEVEL: 2-story main entry w/Steve Hansen Photo Gallery of OBX sites, elevator, laundry, & decks on both sides; a den/library that is usable as an additional bedroom, with a 32' flat-screen HDTV/DVD/VCR & Queen-sized hotel-quality sleeper sofa, mini-fridge, and paperback library; 2 king master BRs w/TVs, full baths (w/hair dryer), 1 master BR w/2 twin beds, TV, & full bath (w/hair dryer), and 1 queen BR w/flat 24' TV, adjoining handicapped-accessible bathroom w/roll-in shower & chair.
THIRD FLOOR: Great room w/ cathedral ceilings and walls of windows, gas fireplace, 40' TV, Sound system, 400+ DVDs and tapes, reading nook, 2-story octagonal kitchen with maple-wood cabinets and black granite counter tops, breakfast island with black-granite counter tops and 4+ seats, dining room area with table for 12, common area 1/2 bath, elevator, new leather sectional with chaise and electric recliner; and
master king bedroom and bath w/jacuzzi & shower w/hair dryer, and 32' Samsung HDTV, and deck w/picnic table. Stereo and iPod speakers.
EXTRA SLEEPING: The den and theater rooms provide extra sleeping areas with privacy with 2 queen-sized hotel-quality sleeper sofas. We also provide 2 queen-sized self-inflating air mattresses, and two sleeping bags (kids), in addition to our eight bedrooms that sleep 16 adults (two to a room), 24 adults total.
Sea Forever is a treat for relaxing and having fun. Our new custom landscaping offers 6 magnificent palm trees, as well as live oaks, magnolia, cottonwood, crepe myrtle and others shade lounging garden with fire-pit, ornamental grass garden, and rose garden with perennials to enjoy. The bedrooms feature TVs with DVD or VCRs. A 46' SONY HDTV is in the recreation room with a pool table so you won't miss the game while lounging playing other games. Watch movies or play games in our theater room (with a new 70' widescreen Vizio HDTV, movie system, guitar hero, and other video games). We have 431 movies from which to select, including over 86 children's movies alone. Challenge each other on PlayStation 3 or Wii. Listen to music CDs or your own through the IPOD/MP3 stereo connector in the great room. Curl up with a good book in our den, choosing from our library of Romance, Science Fantasy, Paranormal, Classics, and Young Adult books. Jump in the pool or hot tub while you sip drinks, grill, watch TV, or listen to your IPOD/MP3 on wireless outdoor stereo. We offer free U.S. long distance, high speed cable internet via modem and WiFi, and fax. For those who just wish to lounge, unlike other owners, we provide a full $200+/month cable TV package included in your rental.
Our sea-foam inspired decor invites coastal tranquility. The great room furniture includes a buttery-yellow leather sofa w/ matching loveseat and chair, two reading chairs w/ottomans, and individual window treatments. We offer our guests a linen package with 300-count soft Egyptian cotton linens, bath towels, bath mats, blankets, beach towels, and extra king- and queen-sized pillows. Your beds are made for you, and there are two dual washer/dryer units and new full-sized washer dryer for large groups. We even provide 5 hair dryers for your use, two crock pots, coffee pots, refrigerator freezers, paper products, spices, four grills, beach and pool toys, beach gear, and carts. As one review stated, 'all you have to do is bring your bathing suit!'
If you can tear yourself away from the amenities, stroll just 600 feet to the wonderful beach and bring our beach toys. The water is refreshingly clean, and often you can see the dolphins swimming by. When you return, there is an outdoor shower to get the sand off before hitting the hot tub, cruising down the bike path to shops and restaurants, or driving to tennis and golf courses. We have 19 bikes--five 20' boys & girls bikes, three toddler bikes w/ training wheels, and 11 26' adult bikes, 4 new this year. We have 14 helmets of assorted sizes. Toys, puzzles, and board games will keep young and young-at-heart happy for hours. You won't be able to resist a smile when the ice cream man arrives each evening with his jingly tune!
Our 2-story octagonal kitchen has solid wood maple cabinets, black granite counters, and 2 each of dishwashers, coffee makers, toasters, and ovens. The entire family can eat at the 12-seat dining room table next to the 4+-seat breakfast bar, with full-service hand-painted dinnerware. The kitchen is well-stocked with amenities like a tea set, espresso/cappuccino maker, Belgian waffle iron, food processor, softserve ice cream maker, breadmaker, 2 crockpots, and pasta machine. We provide two Graco Pack & Play cribs and two highchairs, sheets, and blankets. You can prep your cookout food in the kitchenette, grill at poolside (your choice of two different gas and charcoal grills each), and transport the entire meal in the elevator for dining on the third floor. Or you may choose to eat at the two picnic tables, using our outdoor dishes and tablecloths for that 'summer party' feeling with outdoor speakers. You have no lugging of travel bags or groceries, as the elevator makes your movements easy. Everything here will make Sea Forever your favorite getaway spot!
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- Apr 11, 2018
We are the Towarnicky family, and the proud owners of 'Sea Forever,' our ocean-side beach house at Corolla in the Outer Banks, NC. Jim is an attorney who focuses his practice in tax, business, and real estate. We do not use an impersonal rental management company. We can be flexible to meet your needs. To protect against scammers, always contact Jim to verify your week is available and do not send money to anyone by wire transfer. Our family welcomes your family and friends to share our home, where you can Sea Forever!
Jim purchased this House in 2010
Why Jim chose Corolla
Our family vacationed several times over the years at the Outer Banks, and loved the clean, white sandy beaches. Other beach areas in other states that we tried were too crowded and dirty, and the houses too small. When we decided to finally purchase a vacation home, we knew we would come back to this fabulous resort area. It has everything you could want in a vacation spot: historic sightseeing with Wright Brothers First Flight, boutique shops, the Lost Colony outdoor drama, Currituck Lighthouse, Historic Corolla, and the nature preserve section with wild horses. There are all sorts of aquatic sports, and of course, the ocean and beach. Corolla is family-oriented and quiet, if that is what you wish, but connected to a string of towns along the coast (Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Manteo) with varying activities and nightlife for all ages. It really provides the best of all worlds!
What makes this House unique
We chose this house because it has a combination of conveniences and luxuries that make your vacation the best! The chef in your family will love the spacious, well-stocked octagonal 2-story kitchen with dramatic black granite counters, solid maple cabinetry, dual ovens, dual dishwashers, 2010 refrigerator freezer, and great views. Enjoy family dinners on our 12-seat dining table and 4-seat breakfast bar. Our elevator and handicapped-accessible bedrooms and bathroom ensure that all family members can share your vacation. There is never a dull moment when you can splash in the pool or hot tub with friends, play pool or throw darts in our sensational recreation room, try out our Wii and PlayStation 3 video games in the theater room, or watch movies with our extensive DVD and video collection (in addition to cable TV). Escape to the bright cheerful den to read a book, or watch TV and movies. The house is spacious enough that your family and friends can share the experience, but be separated and not on top of each other all the time. But the best amenity is simply the location, where you can stroll down the street only 600 feet to the beach entrance, or sip a favorite drink on the decks, watching the waves in a panoramic view so soothing that you'll wish you didn't have to leave. We STILL feel that way ourselves every time we come down.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Imagine 24 people (12 adults, 12kids) 7 days, 1 house, & ZERO problems. Because this house holds an abundance of amenities and is located in the most perfect spot in Corolla EVERYONE in our house was accommodated. From toys for toddlers to bikes for teens, and convenient shops and restaurants for the adults- THIS VACATION WAS THE EASIEST ONE EVER!!! My husband was especially happy that the only thing we needed to pack for the beach was our bathing suits (no need to load up the car with towels, chairs, umbrellas, and toys). Sorry Jim, we left the sand at your house ;) All joking aside, I also must say that this is one of the cleanest beach houses we've ever stayed in and the master bed was super super comfy!!! We look forward to returning in the future.
Even though this group was large, they were very considerate and careful with the house. As the review indicates, they were most appreciative of all our efforts and the amenities we provide, which makes us try even harder to do better. We want to credit our caretakers at our two homes, however, which we think are the best in OBX. Although it is hard to be perfect all the time week-in and week out, our caretakers always try to remember that each week is the only one for that particular week's guests, and will go above and beyond to make your stay great.
Another great stay!
We loved the layout of Sea Forevermore! The great room held us all while we visited and played games. Two hot tubs meant double the fun! Plus, it was easy to contact the owner when we had a question. Highly recommend.
Sea Forever - A Place for Anyone
This property was more than perfect for the vacation we planned. All of the amenities that were provided made our trip easy and fun. I cannot thank the owner enough for how well prepared this property was for our stay. The inside of the house was clean and maintained. The beach is right down the road and the bikes given make that trip very fun and inclusive for everyone there. Definitely worth it!
Great Extended Weekend!!!
My friends and I(14 college students) wanted to spend a few days somewhere during our break. Many spots would refuse to have a college group, but Jim was able to accommodate us. The price was more than fair even for a group paying for college. As this was my first time planning a vacation, Jim was extremely helpful in taking me through each step. The service we had was far better than we could have asked for. It made our trip easy to plan, and stress free(planned it within a week). The house was beautiful and provided everything we needed.....towels, cooking supplies, games, beach gear it was all there!!(this made packing very easy). The house even had a hot tub, an elevator, and bikes for everyone in my group. The house is located in a perfect location. It is walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and grocery stores. Its balconies and large windows provided great views including the sunrise, and sunset. I would recommend this house to any group/family. My friends and I would love to go back!!!!
Thank you Jim for this great experience!!!!!!!!!
We have a minimum age rental of 25 years old, but make exceptions, like for Mike's group, on a case-by-case basis, and have worked out a system that satisfies us if we are willing to go forward with a rental. We were impressed with his honesty and being up front in the situation, and so we felt he would appreciate our home and the opportunity to stay, and would make sure his group respected that. It worked out wonderfully, and we'd like to have him back . . . especially with warmer weather!
Sea Forever in December!
Sea Forever provided the perfect getaway for our three generaltion family of 15. The spacious interior was well maintained and comfortable for cooking, meals, alone time and together time. We all enjoyed the proximity to the Atlantic (Polar plunges, beach walking, surf casting) as well as to Corolla and the off season simplicity of the OBX. Many thanks!
Very accommodating host
We had a great stay here with our family. Jim was very accommodating and kept the pool open for us even though it was quite cold. The variety of activities available at the house was impressive and provided plenty to do for all age groups.
Rent jeep or get permit for 4-wheel drive access on Carova beach Apr-Sept to view wild ponies, experience indoor rock climbing in kite stores, get hang gliding lessons, watch dolphins, go birding and crabbing, cruise from Corolla to Duck on bikepath, climb Jockey's Ridge, see Elizabethan Gardens and Lost Colony outdoor drama (May through Aug). Golf and tennis in local area available (ask for our brochure).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1. Linen fee is $195 for up to 12 guests, $285 for over 12 guests. Electricity, water, pool, fireplace, etc (aka utilities) depends on season, weather, and other conditions; inquire of owner for details. Taxes/Fees adjusted for charges. We provide two pillows, two towels, two hand towels and a washcloth / person / week, and over 50 beach towels. 2. Rates were lowered to cover half to all of VRBO service fee. 3. EVERY GROUP WHO RENTS OUR HOME HAS TO SIGN OUR FORM LEASE (also, NC Vacation Rental Act law requires you receive disclosures and notices from us which are in the Lease). Due to VRBO/HA regs., you cannot give us your personal info to put into the Lease before you commit to rent. So please review the form posted on the site and MAKE INQUIRY before trying to reserve your dates for any term you do not understand or care for. We will expect a signed lease to be scanned and emailed or faxed to us at the time of renting, with original signatures to follow. [You send two originals Fed Ex or Priority mail --so they can be tracked -- and when they arrive, we sign both and send an executed original back to you for your records]. YOUR RESERVATION WILL BE CANCELED IF YOU RESERVE AND FAIL TO SEND A PROPERLY-FILLED OUT AND EXECUTED LEASE. We can adjust terms on the Lease upon reasonable request. 4. WE DO NOT CHARGE A SEPARATE DAMAGES DEPOSIT. WE FEEL IT NOT RIGHT FOR YOU TO GIVE UP MONEY FOR US TO HOLD FOR SOMETHING NOT LIKELY TO BE USED IN THE FIRST PLACE. Instead, we take your credit card info on the Lease. The Lease explains how the system works. Our reviews attest to the fact we've never wrongly assessed for damages (6 times total in 8 years). 5. We have a renter's guide with all our information the terms of which are incorporated into the Lease. 6. If you need to cancel, we try to release the Property4U. If successful at or near the same rent, you get a full refund (so notify us as early as possible). If cancel too late to re-let, no refund.