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Oceanfront:7 Bedrooms;8 Baths;4 Whirlpools;40' heated pool,Kiddie Pool,Waterfall

Bedrooms 7
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 8 Baths (Sleeps 16-18)

This custom designed home maximizes the exceptional ocean views, is decorated in uplifting tropical colors, and equipped with a variety of amenities to satisfy all generations. Enjoy spectacular sunrises over the ocean, have fun in the large gunite pool with an elevated baby pool and waterfall, then relax under the stars in the poolside hot tub at your very own “Castle by the Sea”! Added new carpet and hardwood floors throughout house in 2011; 2012 adds oceanfront therapeutic spa, 6 HDTV's, Blu-ray 5.1 surround sound system, professional level pool table, kitchen upgrades, and new carpeting on ground level.

Ground Level: Devoted to play, this level has a professional grade pool table, arcade machine, mini fridge, 5.1 surround sound receiver, TV, DVD player, mirrored workout area, half bath, Queen sleep sofa, HDTV, and DVD player. There is also a large laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board, and iron. Outside you will find a fully fenced and gated pool area with multi-tiered sun and shade decks, a sunken hot tub, an enclosed baby pool with waterfall, a cabana with full bath and changing area, and a private beach walkway with dune-top seating.

Mid Level: Master Bedroom #2 in Center of East side of house with King bed, HDTV/DVD, desk, whirlpool tub with shower, Master Bedroom #3 on Northeast corner of house with Queen bed, HDTV/DVD combo and adjoining bathroom with 2 person whirlpool tub overlooking ocean and a separate shower; Master Bedroom #4 on Southeast corner of house with Queen bed, HDTV/DVD combo and adjoining bathroom with 2 person whirlpool tub overlooking ocean and a separate shower. All 3 master bedrooms have access to the oceanfront deck overlooking the pool. Bedroom #5 has a Double bed and a Single Bed (sleeping a total of 3 persons) TV, acess to deck with beautiful ocean views and hallway access to bathroom #5. Bedroom #6 has a Pyramid Bed with Double bed on bottom and Single bed on top (sleeping a total of 3 persons) and a bunk set with two single beds (sleeping a total of 2 persons), TV, access to deck with beautiful ocean views and hallway access to bathroom #6.

Top Level: Take in the endless ocean view from the built-in bench seat under the window wall in the elevated sitting area with a fireplace, 61'' LED HDTV, Blu-ray Player, WiFi enabled 5.1 surround sound system with web apps. The fully furnished gourmet kitchen has 2 cooktops, 2 dishwashers, an island seating 6, and a wet bar with icemaker. Seat the whole crowd for meals at two dining tables overlooking the ocean, and another table in the adjacent library. This level has a half bath off the kitchen and a Queen mbr with HDTV/DVD combo, 5.1 surround sound, a whirlpool overlooking the ocean, separate shower and an adjoining nursery with a full crib, changing table, and a Daybed.

Extras: Private pool (20’ X 40’)--available 5/6 to 10/14/2012 (heated upon request with additional charge), hot tub, wifi internet, fireplace, 6 hdtv's, 3 tv's, 7 dvd players, Blu-ray player, 3 stereo receivers w/ 5.1 surround sound, movies, games, books, 2 dishwashers, icemaker, 4 whirlpools, full crib, Pack ‘N Play, high chair, baby gate, basketball goal, exercise machine, poolside picnic table, baby swing, fish cleaning table w/sink. Private walkway to the beach. No smoking. No pets.

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Keywords: Castle by the Sea, Oceanfront, Beachfront, Beach House, Outer Banks Rental Home, OBX, Oceanfront with pool, Northern Outer Banks

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017


Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
  • 9
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront:7 Bedrooms;8 Baths;4 Whirlpools;40' heated pool,Kiddie Pool,Waterfall
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Six sisters

  • 4 of 5

Six sisters and spouses joined together here for a week. We had a BLAST! The house was great, pool was exceptional...view of the ocean was awesome! I missed outside stairs between the decks and a direct access to the beach from the pool, however, once we " found our way" it was OK. There was one quirky problem...the ironing board is bolted to the wall in the laundry room AND there is an iron BUT NO OUTLET to plug in the iron!!! We laughed about that and our persnicknity brother in law was the ONLY one put out! All said and done this is a pretty awesome place to spend a week!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply wonderful (and better than that for families)

  • 5 of 5

I almost never post online reviews, but feel compelled to do so for Castle by the Sea. I had never been to the Outer Banks - and with twin toddlers and an infant i had serious worries about whether we would all be comfortable at a seaside house. Castle by the Sea was simply perfect for us. It is spacious and smartly laid out. The pool is beautiful. And it simply could not be more accommodating for little people. There is a child-proof gate on the top floor; a nursery with crib and pack-and-play and best of all a kiddie pool attached to the big pool. It made keeping the children safe and happy so easy - which made mom and dad's vacations. And having said all of that - what really matters about Castle by the Sea is it's breathtaking views and direct access to a gorgeous, never crowded (at least while we were there in mid-August) beach.

Anyway, i could go on and on - but bottom line is that it is hard to imagine a better place for a family to spend a week in summer. You can't go wrong with this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Readington, NJ

We were sad to leave the Castle...

  • 5 of 5

Our very first family vacation was a huge success because of one special place - - - the Castle By The Sea. Airy, clean and spacious rooms with comfortable beds, the kitchen was well-furnished and stocked with appliances and cookware -- my family and I had everything we needed to enjoy home-cooked meals as a family. The pool area was great and then there's the beautiful beach with soft sand and warm sparkling ocean -- all a few steps away from the Castle. We woke to sounds of the ocean which was paired with beautiful sunrises seen from the multi-tiered decks. Interactions with the owner were a pleasure. The vacation was a very happy and relaxing one. My family and I are hooked - - - we love the Castle By The Sea!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apopka, FL

Castle By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

Great time for everyone. Kids and grandkids. Plenty of room 16 people in the house and never felt cramped. Pool area was great with the spa and baby pool. Loved watching the sunrise in the morning over the ocean and sitting on the deck in the evenings listening to the waves. I would recommend to anyone as a great get away for any type of group. My family did a fishing trip. Wild horse tour, Visited the lighthouses, shopped. Most relaxing vacation I have had in years.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great time was had by all. Plenty of room, each large bedroom with it's own bath. Beautiful pool area and wonderful beach access. Would highly recommend, we will not hesitate to return!! Owner was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Castle by the Sea. It goes without saying that the location is magnificent. Each morning we watched the sunrise over the ocean. One morning we saw a group of Dolphins swim by. We had good weather, so we really enjoyed walking/ playing on the beach.

The house is spacious and easily accommodates a large family group. There are tons of bedrooms and wonderful hot tubs in many of them. The little kids loved the baths at night in what seemed like a swimming pool to them.

There are plenty of spots for different family members to enjoy time to themselves, and large spaces where we could all be together. While we were too late in the season for the pool, we really enjoyed the out door hot tub.

The house is generally well appointed. The kitchen quite well stocked (although not as well as last year). My guess is that various guests throughout the season have taken their toll on that.

Same with the house, there were some minor repairs that need to be completed before the start of the new season, but overall we loved our week at the Castle, particularly because of the beautiful setting and the spaciousness that allows for both our children and their families to be together.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cosmo's Pizzeria: Medium Walk Along Beach
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Currituck Ferry Operators -- Knotts Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Currituck Club (18 Hole Course)
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak - Virginia Beach, VA - Bus Stop (VAB)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 12 (NC-12)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Corolla Light Oceanfront Grille
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Waterskiing: North Beach Watersports
Nearest Beach
Front Yard;Accessible by Private Walkway from pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Currituck Beach Light Station (Lighthouse)
Nearest Point of Interest
The Whalehead Club
Nearest Point of Interest
OBX Center for Wildlife Education
Nearest Point of Interest
Northern Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Lion & Monteray Plaza Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Timbuck II Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Atlantic Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Corolla Outback Adventures
Nearest Point of Interest
Corolla Chapel
Nearest Point of Interest
Nature Walk thru Maritime Forest to Currituck Sound
Nearest Point of Interest
NC/VA Border
Nearest Point of Interest
Corolla Light
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Whalehead Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 21 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Last Spring
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
1st Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
2nd Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
3rd Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
1st Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Off
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 8 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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