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Diane Hageman

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

4x4 Beach, Wild Horses, pool! Sept, and Oct. specials, contact now!

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Corolla House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Kitchen with granite, stainless appliances and all necessary items to prepare meals. Bedrooms consist of 1 - king with memory foam mattress; 2 queen bedrooms with memory foam mattresses and new for 2016, one bunk bed with double on bottom and one additional twin bed. Game room with small sectional and Wii gaming system. All bedrooms have fans and tv's with Direct TV in all rooms. Home comes with free wifi. Private hot tub on one of 2 wrap around decks. NEW IN 2016 - INGROUND PRIVATE POOL!!!!!!!! Fireplace in great room with large flat screen TV. DVD and CD library as well as books, games and puzzles for those rainy days. Ocean is approximately 400 yards away and you have ocean views from both decks. We are the last house before the wild life refuge. The horses come right to the house and you can sit in the hot tub and watch them graze. Direct TV with approximately 150 channels. Private area next to wildlife preserve. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. You do need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the property.

Keywords: Newer renovated 4 Bedroom house in the 4 wheel area of the Outer Banks. Ponies in the yard and the ocean approximately 400 yards. See the dolphins, enjoy the hot tub in a very well appointed home.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diane Hageman (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Diane Hageman

My husband and I love the 4 wheel area of the outer banks. The horses, the ocean and the wildlife is spectacular. This is our dream vacation home and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Diane Hageman purchased this house in 2011

Why Diane Hageman chose Outer Banks

Our family has been coming here for years. When we retired, we found a place we loved and made it ours.

What makes this house unique

Every morning we have coffee on the decks and watch the horses go by or walk down to the ocean and watch the dolphins. It doesn't get much better than this.


based on 25 traveler reviews

4x4 Beach, Wild Horses, pool! Sept, and Oct. specials, contact now!
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

October at the Red Octopus is Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at the Red Octopus was this October and we loved every minute. The raw beauty was stunning as the sky seemed to change from storm clouds to sunshine in moments. We watched a fisherman work hard to bring in a huge catch before he lost it in front of a small cheering crowd that had stopped to watch. Most of the time we felt like we owned the fine-sand, wonderfully broad beach. The clean, cozy home has every amenity you can imagine and then some. Gourmet cooks will be delighted with the fully equipped kitchen. Maybe our favorite time was in the morning sipping coffee and watching the day break on the upper deck as the horses came to visit below. This property has our highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We love October in the OBX. We have the Mustang Festival and the Seafood Festival, lots to see and do and the weather is usually great. Hope to see you there again.
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Red Octopus Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Very well organized beach house in great condition. Loved the quiet environment and wild horse viewing. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Octopus Beach House

  • 5 of 5

It was a fun adventure to get there because we had to ride on the sand dunes to get to the beach house! It's a cozy beach house away from the other houses. We got to see the horses in the morning and sometimes in the evening. I love beach living and this is the right place to go.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed our home! Hope to see you again!
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30th Birthday at The Red Octopus!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The house was everything it was supposed to be and more! A lovely home with great amenities and an obviously wonderful setting! The distance from the beach is perfect! Not to far away, but far enough back from the dunes to be quiet and peaceful! The Red Octopus is wonderfully furnished and had a great lived in feel, as if you were at home while on vacation!

I would absolutely recommend it to anyone! Did not have a single problem, and owners were very helpful before hand when setting up our trip, and the only experience we had with the management company was at the end of the week, and they were very friendly and polite as well!

We saw Wild Horses every single day, we saw Dolphins in the ocean. We immensely enjoyed our time here!

Disclaimer in case you missed it - 4WD is a must, and from our experience over two trips now, AWD does not equal 4WD. We've pulled enough of them off of the beach! However you CAN rent Jeeps in town. Not a bad idea!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thank you for the kind words. So happy you enjoyed our home as much as we do. Looking forward to adding your pictures to our "horse picture wall." Hope to see you at The Red Octopus again, say for birthday 31? My best, Diane
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Jack H

  • 5 of 5

The stay was fantastic. Myself as well as all of the individuals that joined had a fantastic time. The house is quiet, calm and very much like home. It was amazing to climb the dunes and find a beautifully majestic landscape where homes are spread and secluded. The home was great. I would highly recommend to anyone considering! 4x4 is an understatement - ITS A MUST! Thank you Diane and Tom!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are always happy when our guests love our home as much as we do! Hope to have you back!
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Red Octopus

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Red Octopus in early June and had a wonderful time! My husband and I brought our three grown children and two significant others (seven adults) for the week. The beach is beautiful and the area is not like anything I have seen before! The wild horses visited the yard only once during our stay but we saw them grazing or on the beach six out of seven days. We also saw deer and a bald eagle! I learned to drive the 4x4 truck in the sand which was quite an experience as well. After a day on the beach, the hot tub is a relaxing respite. Dianne and her management company are great to work with. We did have a problem with the internet but I don't think it was an issue that was fixable for maintenance. I believe the whole area was out because of a break in the line. Some of our guests did have to submit some work but we just worked around the issue. Do we really NEED internet on vacation? I enjoyed being disconnected! The beach is not far from the house but it is a difficult walk because the sand is very deep. Plan on driving each day. Bring a kite or two! Best kite flying ever. We visited the lighthouse and Whalehead and had a great time. The bagel shop in town is fantastic! $16 for a bakers dozen and they are delicious! Don't be afraid of the wait because the line moves very fast. Pros- beautiful, rustic area;comfortable home; very affordable accommodations; pictures taken in the dunes are AMAZING; wild horses; 4 wheeling; white sand and clear water. Cons- difficult walk through deep sand; traffic on the beach with children might be a concern. This is my son's favorite vacation spot ever! Many thanks to Dianne and her team. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again!
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There are wild horse tours you can take but, the ponies come right to the front door. Why pay to see them when they come to see you!


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early spring
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week before Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With own master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has double bed on bottom and twin on top.
  • King size bed (1) Has memory foam with gel top mattress., Queen size Beds (1) Both queen bedrooms have memory foam with gel top mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (1) new for 2016, a bunk bed with full bed on bottom and twin on top and a separate twin bed. Child Beds (1) pack and play, Baby Cribs (1) Has pack and play ,space saver high chair/booster seat and baby gate .
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bottled water is available at a charge of $15 per 5 gallon bottle. Linens are NOT provided. Linen packages are available at additional cost. Please contact owner for information. Kitchen is well appointed with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker, slow cooker, blender, food processor, all pots, pans, dishes, glasses and silverware. Private hot tub and brand new outdoor shower. Property next to wild life preserve. See the horses right in your own yard. Beach is approximately 400 yards away. Ocean views from both wrap around decks. Gazebo in fenced yard with swing. You do need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the house.

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