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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Please feel free to ask me any questions -about cottage or rental process - 757-237-1719 Monique Darling. I always do my best to respond within a few hours ~ I accept Paypal (credit card) or personal check as payment - please contact me for details!

2017 UPDATE - New FIRST FLOOR furniture, kitchenette, bathroom, paint, porcelain tile floors - so pretty! Pics yet to come!!

Includes all LINENS ~ WIFI ~ Direct TV

Escape and savor the magnificent Corolla Beach! Expansive beach, lifeguards , super easy beach access .. less than 1000 feet from cottage! Follow beach path behind cottage or short walk down street! Enjoy walks and bike rides on NEW Bike/Pedestrian path~

Relax in the private pool and hot tub! Enjoy morning walks around 9 acre lake and take in wildlife, egret, turtles and fish abound in the stocked private lake (maybe even a peek of a deer!), play tennis on private courts, or golf at Currituck Club a mile away; many fabulous restaurants, movie theater, and 2 grocery stores ALL LESS WITHIN A MILE ~ short stroll or bike ride from cottage! Corolla beaches are the best!

PRIVATE! LIGHT AND BRIGHT ~ Pictures don't do cottage justice! Super private overlooking the private lake and on a cul-de-sac! Private pool and hot tub! Gorgeous kitchen with everything a gourmet will need for large group cooking, all open to spacious great room and dining room. Beautiful private and comfortable bedrooms each with private deck access!

Cottage sleeps 12 ~ King, Queen, Duo Bunk, Trundle, 2 Twins, Queen with 3 full and 2 partial baths

First Floor: Private location with only the serene lake behind home. Covered parking with entry to first level game room with bath and Queen bed, kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and 32' flat screen TV, open to private deck with pool and hot tub, enjoy picnic bench under tree and endless entertainment from lake..


Three private spacious bedrooms and two large baths. Each bedroom features private access to the wrap-around gated deck with porch swing. Inviting comfy King Master Bedroom features, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, DVD, and private bath with Jacuzzi/shower. Younger guests will enjoy adorable Twin bed bedroom with ceiling fan and the sea blue Duo bunk bedroom (sleeps 4) and 32' flatscreen TV and DVD. Large bath with double bowl sinks and conveniently located washer/dryer finish off this level.

Upper level:

Features many updates! Sparkling with hardwood floors, 42" flat screen TV, VCR/DVD, huge movie library, squishy glide rockers and comfy slipcover seating all overlooking lake! Updates in Kitchen include- gorgeous granite with twinkling back splash, huge center island, and large side by side refrigerator! Light and bright dining room seating for 8 and 4 at island! Cathedral ceiling with tropical fan cools this great room! Gorgeous Queen Master bedroom with hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, flatscreen TV and DVD player, tiled master bath features Jacuzzi tub/shower and double bowl sinks and private access to screened porch. Tucked away powder room convenient for guests. Sneak to the front deck and relax or enjoy sunsets and lake views from the rear deck.

General Features: 2 refrigerators with ice-makers, 2 microwaves, Weber gas grill and charcoal grill by pool, mattress & pillow protectors, 4 ceiling fans, high chair, pack-n-play, baby gates, DVD/VHS library, large library of beach books. Decks: top level: Screened porch with comfy seating and front covered deck with 6 person table and chairs - midlevel: deck with porch swing and table/chairs. Private Ocean Sands tennis courts. Private pool and hot tub. Entertainment Features: 6 TV, 1 VCR, 5 DVD, extensive book and movie library, games and puzzles, basketball goal, bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach/pool toys. Washer/Dryer, 4 Decks, Pool/Deck Furniture, Outdoor Shower, Covered Parking, Irons/Ironing Boards, Central Air & Heat. Less than 300 yards to private beach access.

SPECIAL FEATURES: ALL LINENS provided for your visit in season (except beach towels!) WIFI, closet full of beach toys, bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and more all for your enjoyment!

Email or call now to reserve your escape!

More Details

Monique Darling
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Monique Darling

We are proud to offer our Darling cottage to you. We meticulously prepare each season with fresh updates with many thoughtful finishes and amenities for our guests. We will continue to make it better and better each year. Suggestions are always welcome!

Monique Darling purchased this house in 2009

Why Monique Darling chose Corolla

LOVE Corolla and the broad beach is magnificent! Lifeguards, rare find in OBX - a stocked 9 acre lake offers privacy and enjoyment, short stroll to beach, close to tons of shopping and convenient with 2 grocery stores within mile of home, movie, restaurants, and historical sites to visit.. we have it all right in our backyard!

What makes this house unique

Helpful and accommodating owner! :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely fabulous! I cannot wait to stay there again.
Aug 2011
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Ocean Sands, Section M House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Private upper level master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Private mid level master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large mid level bath
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room upper level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room lower level
  • Private ensuite bath for upper and mid level master bedrooms each with large jetted tubs/shower Large full bath tub/shower and double bowl sinks on mid level Two Powder rooms; lower and upper levels Outdoor private shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upper level master - 1 queen
    Mid level master - 1 king
    Twin room - 2 twin/ single
    Duo Bunk Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Full/Twin/Trundle
    Lower level - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper/sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cul-de-sac backing to private lake.. no streets to cross to beach.. follow beach path behind home! Bikes, pool/beach toys, 2 child rear pull bike cart, floats, etc..


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Beyond our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Between my sister's family and mine - kids and cousins all had a blast. Monique made us feel like we were visiting family. The house was so well appointed, actually spotless, plenty of places to gather or separate, first floor games, pool and hot tub, mid level decks, bedrooms, and top 2 decks, and great room and so much more than we expected. Great central location with beach, lake, shopping and biking all so close. Beach closets were chock full of pool and beach toys, chairs, umbrellas and more. Even bikes were there with helmets. Monique really is a Darling and thought of it all! We definitely will be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We go on vacation to be near the beach but we also want to have a home away from home. We found both at a Darling Escape. The house offers so many more amenities than what was listed. We have five family chefs and everything we needed for meal preps in the kitchen was available. The bedrooms were spacious and clean. Having towels and linens provided was A+. Loved having so many movies to watch and games on hand. The pool was a great size and we used the grills almost every night. The lake behind the property was beautiful and we enjoyed our walks around that area. Very open, airy and clean vacation home. The owner (Monique) was on spot from the beginning of the booking until 2 weeks after kindly locating some items we left behind. It was a very easy vacation to book and relaxing vacation for our family of five. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most relaxing beach vacation in years!

  • 5 of 5

A Darling Escape was the perfect house to host our beach vacation. Altogether we were 6 adults and 6 children and this house had everything we needed like games, movies, pool and beach toys to make our stay enjoyable. The photos do not do the house justice! It's beautiful, modern and clean. The neighborhood is quiet and our 2 year old couldn't get enough of the turtles in the back pond. We were looking to escape the Jersey Shore this year and we are so glad we found this house - we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented A Darling Escape for a week in mid to late June. We have three young children, ages 4, 2, and 4 months. The house was just the right size for us, though we could have comfortably fit another family without feeling on top of each other. We loved all of the decks and ate many meals on both the front deck and the screened in porch, and the girls loved playing on the deck right off of the living room. The house was beautifully decorated and well stocked with movies, games, and everything you'd need in the kitchen. Having a pool was great, and so was the hot tub, even though we only used it (the hot tub) one time. The property is more private than many houses that we saw. Backing up to the pond was fun - the kids loved taking nature walks and looking for turtles, and my husband and I took turns running on the trail that encircles the pond. We found the sandy path to the beach to be too hard with the kids and a beach cart, so we ended up walking on the streets. A quick walk either way, and a lovely beach. Monique was wonderful from the moment we inquired about the property. She's so responsive and helpful and she made it all very easy. This was our first time in the Outer Banks and we just loved it. June was a good time to go - it wasn't too busy yet and the water was warmer than our freezing cold New England water. A Darling Escape was a great fit for us and we really recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth you are so sweet! I know your days are busy with 3 little ones! Thank you for sharing your lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed my cottage and hope you all will come back to beautiful Corolla! Kindly, Monique
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awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

A Darling Escape is an awesome beach cottage. We vacationed with another family and had plenty of room with everyone having privacy. The boys had a room as did the young ladies. The cottages kitchen is very well stocked with anything you need for cooking. It's a short walk to the beach either on the path or on the road. The kids loved the bicycles and being able to ride around the quiet neighborhood was awesome. We also enjoyed the game room. The location of the cottage is very close by for shopping, groceries or discovering new sites. The 4x4 beach was just down the road too. Monique is fantastic to work with. She is just a phone call or text away and is so very helpful to answer any questions. Absolutely a cottage to come back to!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Libby, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and your kind words ~ I am so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you all will return again! It was my pleasure to welcome you to my cottage! Thank you! Monique
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay despite rainy weather. The house is beautifully decorated with a great beachy feel. The location is perfect for kids, culdesac to play and a short walk to the beach. The house is also equipped with a pack n play and high chair which was very convenient. It's close to the Harris Teeter, we got groceries on way there and made most meals at house. The only thing I would change about the trip was the weather! Guess we'll have to make a trip back! Thanks Monique, you were super helpful and responsive! We loved your place!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harris Teeter
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Timbuck ll shopping
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Food Lion
"Food Lion, The Tomato Patch, Birthday Suits, Subway and more!"
Whalehead Club
Duck Donuts
Corolla Wild Horse Tours
Outer Banks Coffee Company
Corolla Beach
Wild Horse Museum Store
Corolla Bait & Tackle
Corolla Pizza & Deli
Harris Teeter Deli
Ocean Sands
Car: recommended

CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING COROLLA! Within 1/2 mile of Harris Teeter, Food Lion, TimbuckII Shopping, movie theatre, many restaurants, putt putt, boating, shopping, etc..and Corolla wild horses!


Rates & Availability

Ocean Sands, Section M House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Refundable Damage Deposit check of ($500) is collected; your uncashed check is returned if all is well upon checkout!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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