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Semi Ocean Front Estate On North Carolinas Outer Banks in Corolla near Duck OBX

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

75 Steps to Beach - Sleeps 18 5 Bed 4 Bath 2.5 Bath Pool & Hot Tub Tiki Bar

Come and enjoy this incredible Semi Oceanfront estate located in Corolla North Carolina in the Pine Island Semi Private community on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Find yourself at this impeccable retreat soaking up the sun, panoramic sunset views and all the pleasures you need for the perfect vacation. With spectacular views, beautiful furnishings and private pool and hot tub Gem of the Ocean' is indeed a flawless gem by the ocean. Ideal setting to enjoy the luxury and natural setting of Pine Island in Corolla. Active families will enjoy the beach, jogging or biking on bike paths through the National Audubon Wildlife Preserve, basketball, and volleyball...what else do you need? Convenient brand new poolside Tiki Bar with built in mini fridge, ice maker and seating. Exterior bathroom and shower are easily accessed from a spacious and beautiful pool area. Community amenities available to you include tennis, 2 pools, kiddie pool, children's playground, oceanside/poolside diner, and indoor tennis is available for a fee. Very close to beautiful Currituck Club for your golfer's delight! LOADS of extras!

Often chosen by families looking for a great getaway, Pine Island offers something for every member of the family including outdoor community pools, tennis courts, playground equipment for the kids, and boarded walkways to the beach! You will also find a state of the art Fitness Center and Racquet Club on site (for a fee).

Top Level: Great Room with TV/DVD, Stereo/CD, Gas Fireplace, Kitchen, Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, Ship's Watch, Master Suite with King, TV/DVD, Whirlpool, Private Deck

Mid Level: Master Suite with King, TV/DVD, Whirlpool, Private Deck Access, Family Bedroom perfect for those with toddlers and young children offers Queen, Daybed/Trundle, TV/DVD, Bedroom with 2 Twins, Den with TV/DVD, Queen Sleeper Sofa, Wet Bar with Refrigerator, Deck Access. Hot tub on back deck overlooking swimming pool.

Ground Level: Rec Room with TV/DVD, Stereo/CD, Foosball Table, Queen Sleeper Sofa, Bedroom with 2 Bunk Sets, Full Bath

Extras: Private Pool (16 x 30), Hot tub (6), 5 TVs, 2 VCRs, 4 DVDs, 2 Stereos/CDs, Gas Grill, High Chair, Foosball, Basketball Goal, Volleyball Court, Swing Set, Poolside Cabana Bathroom, No Pets, No Smoking, Pine Island Community Amenities include children's playground, two pools and a kiddie pool, oceanfront complex with lounge area on pool deck, shaded seating and Pine Island Oceanside Diner, Outdoor tennis, Indoor Tennis (for a fee)with Tennis Pro on duty, miles of biking/jogging path located within community Wireless Internet..

No Pets..

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Matthew

Our passion has always been the beach. As kids we traveled to the OBX before it was anything like it is now. The hardest thing for us to do as a family is to say good-bye to this area when heading back to reality. The area is by far one of the best places in the world. We put our blood sweat and tears into the house to make it what it is now.

Matthew purchased this house in 1995

Why Matthew chose Corolla

As a kid my family trips would consist of eight hour trip to the Outer Banks. Although the Outer Banks are much different now than they were, they have always been my first love and favorite vacation destination. The memories I had during my family vacations as a kid I will cherish forever. I always knew that I wanted my own beach house and worked my entire life to have the house of my dreams so I could create my own memories with my own family.

What makes this house unique

The Outer Banks is the absolute most beautiful place to travel to. The house is secluded with that private resident feel. The warm salty breeze and soundtrack like waves splashing in the background makes sitting on the porch watching the sunset the best thing in the world. Being able to walk approximately 75 steps to the beach and squishing sand between your feet makes for the best beach days. Unlike other East coast beach destinations there is a total seclusion while on the beach and in the community. It is like being on a private beach. Being a large residence there is plenty of space for every guest to spend all of your time together or get lost in your own mini vacation.


Pine Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Walk in closet
    Master 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Walk in closet
    Bathroom for Queen room / Twin room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk Bed Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Top floor - toilet , Near kitchen / living room
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outside shower for pool / beach use
    Outdoor - toilet , Outside shower for pool / beach use
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master - 1 king
    Master 2 - 2nd floor - 1 king
    Queen Room with Daybed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single
    Bunks - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Each bed room comes complete with linens, pillows, and comforters.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
75 feet to the beach! Private run way for jets available. Professional volley court behind pool. Our door shower and bathroom. Brand new Tiki Bar outdoor.


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Semi Ocean Front Estate On North Carolinas Outer Banks in Corolla near Duck OBX
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful house! Great for a big family. So many outdoor activities available at the house.

  • 5 of 5

We swam in the pool, played sand volleyball, had drinks at the outdoor bar, played cornhole, and lounged in the hot tub...and enjoyed the beach! It was a fantastic vacation! The owner was also very responsive to any issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great vacation house for family and kids

  • 5 of 5

The house, the inside and outside facilities, the beach and town location has everything for an extended family to enjoy a great summer vacation. It provided a relaxing time for adults and an energetic busy time for the kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great stay, enjoyed beach and pool.

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to beach and enjoyed the pool. Don't forget bug spray.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is truely A Gem of the Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

If your looking to get away from it all with your family and friends the Gem of the Ocean will fill that need! This home away from home has all the comforts you could possibly want under one roof! Our family has chosen this place exclusively time after time for it's value, fun and entertainment. From having its own private pool and hot tub to a volley ball court and mini putting course this place has been well thought out for all ages! There are areas for everyone! One of my favorite places is the hammock made for relaxation and a great place to read that book you've wanted to delve into while enjoying the ocean breeze! The reason why most want to get to the outer banks of North Carolina is the ocean, which is steps away to what is a beautiful, practically private beach area with no crowds! You also have Shopping and touristy places close by as well. Gem of the Ocean is the only vacation home we use for these reasons and how well appointed it is. Matthew's (the owner) complete commitment to ensuring we enjoyed our stay speaks volumes to not only excellent customer care but a rare quality of management not often found. We were delighted with the family memories made here and will continue to do so for years to come! Thanks again Matthew for providing such caring excellence and the memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Best Decision We Ever Made!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best decisions we have ever made was renting Gem Of The Ocean for our family!! The house is beautiful, has a well stocked kitchen with separate ice-maker, comfortable beds, and big enough for everyone to spread out. The back yard was amazing and so much to do with the pool, mini-golf, volleyball and corn-hole, our 9 grandchildren were never bored. The adults enjoyed the Tiki Bar and just relaxing. The beach access was right across the street, and just a short walk to the ocean. The owner, Matthew. is wonderful to deal with. He responded to any questions or concerns right away. You can't go wrong renting this house, we would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gen of the Ocean- indeed!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation and it was a wonderful experience! The house was clean, comfortable and big enough to accommodate our family. Each day more and more family arrived and were impressed with not only the house but the proximity to the beach, the neighborhood and just how "at home" we all felt. The pool, putting green, jacuzzi & basketball court provided not only creature comforts during our week away but activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. Matthew, the owner, was also responsive, accommodating and easy going. He provided details in advance of our visit so we were all informed and prepared for travel (don't forget to bring your beach towels, toilet paper, paper towels, hand & dish soap). We would recommend this beautiful home to anyone who asks and are happy to share our experiences with others who are considering the Gem of the Ocean! We hope to come back for an annual visit should we be so lucky to secure another week vacation here in Corolla. The memories are overflowing!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.2 Miles
Several bars/restaurants anywhere from 4 to 10 mi
Nearest Ferry
47 Miles
Currituck Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Currituck Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 152
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
TONS of places to eat 4-10mi -Diner within walking
Nearest Ski
4.7 Miles
Kitty Hawk Watersports Corolla
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Private beach access. 75 feet to the beach
Car: necessary

Private fencend in pool complete with brand new outside tiki bar with ice maker, and refrigeration. 8 person hot tub on the second floor over looking the pool and tiki bar. In ground basketball hoop is available. Barbeque grill is located on the pool deck and a super comfortable lounging hammock is located on the second floor deck! Additional community pool and baby pool is located just a short walk on a paved trail to a private beach club with a full service diner. There are several beautiful golf course in the area, one being less than 3 miles from the house. Several grocery stores and specialty stores within less than a 10 minute trip in either direction. Tons and tons of great restaurants all over the island. Everything from fine dining cuisine to Friday night pizza spots!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,300

Families only.
Will NOT rent to groups of students or young adults.
MUST provide vaild ID of all guests.
Guests will be given house access code 7-14 days prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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