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5% Off:7 Bed,8 Bath Oceanfront;4 Whirlpools;40'Pool,Kiddie Pool;Spa;Private Walk

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,600 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018


Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • 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


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(30 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

The place was very clean! The owner was helpful with any concerns we had!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the ocean views from the balconies. The swimming pool was gorgeous. When we had a problem with air conditioning; the owner sent a contractor right away. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone thinking of staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A lot of room, great location, needs some work and updating

  • 3 of 5

Large house with lots of room, we had 15 people. Large kitchen and eating area made meals convenient. Pool area is good, with a nice sized pool and small wading pool with waterfall. House needs maintenance and updating. Hot tub was broken the bulk of the week we were there. Cleaning was somewhat sloppy, and was still being completed well after check-in time. Lots of sand blown into pool and decks from power washing on day of arrival.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have consistently received outstanding reviews regarding our responsiveness and the cleanliness of our homes so we feel compelled to respond to this average review. With checkout at 10:00 a.m., our cleaners only have 6 hours to clean 7 bedrooms, 7 baths, 5500 square feet of living space, pool, hot tub, carports and exterior decks before check-in at 4:00 p.m. Maintenance crews must also complete their work within that time. Despite knowing the check-in time, these guests decided to arrive at 11:00 a.m., parking several vehicles in the carports and driveway, impeding the efforts of maintenance workers and pressuring cleaners to finish early. The owners personally assisted with the cleaning in an effort to expedite the process. For a property to meet or exceed the expectations of guests, it is very important for those guests to provide cleaners and maintenance personnel with the time they require to do an excellent job.
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Bill's Place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have done this. We loved the house. It was well stocked with kitchen cooking tools. Kitchen was nice a nd the hoise was very confortable and well decorated I was a little disappointed with the fact that the grill was charcoal only and no gas grill. The pool and hot tube were outstanding. Very nice pool my grandkids had a great time. The beach was great. Very gradual into the ocean. The area was great. Lots of things to do and see.

Brad Beach

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!!

  • 4 of 5

This is a gem by the sea!! The deck furniture was one of the nicesest we have had at the obx. The beds were decent. Each queen and king (just one on mid level) had something unique and nice about it. There was a nice bathroom by the pool and ocean so you didnt have to go in all the way. It is right by public access which was a slight negative. We came before pool season so the pool will look beautiful but it wasn't ready (as expected). The kitchen was pretty well stocked. There was just one fridge and a small wine fridge downstairs. The owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

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: August 2015
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund