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OCEANFRONT Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool, Lg Bedrooms

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedroom, 5.5 Bathroom (Sleeps up to 17) First Class Home Suitable for All

The Spice of Life is a three level Whalehead Beach, Corolla Oceanfront home offering something for everyone in three spacious and comfortable levels.

Recent Outdoor & Ground Level Interior Construction included new pool with built in benches, wet deck & kiddie pool with new fencing , pumps, heater & landscaping irrigation installed Plenty of new pool decking in the shade and in the sun. An Outdoor Ping Pong Table and Bar is waiting for players. Two outdoor showers

Multicolor Pool lights, Outdoor Bar with Granite top and Two New Outdoor Showers for you. New Bar Stools & Deck Furniture stand on the Concrete Deck with a Large

20 x 28 Pool Featuring a Wet Deck for Chaise Lounges & A Kiddie Pool Nearby.

An Underwater Bench in the Pool Allows for Relaxing in Cool Water By the Bar .

The pool can be heated from May - September for an additional $550. / week

( due to its size) and $750 in April & October.

The Pool is closed from mid/late October until April.

Corn Hole game, balls, beach toys & Beach Chairs in the carport Guest's Storage Shed .

Recent Ground Level remodeling includes:

- 'Pirate' Bedroom with new Queen bed and bunk bed set. New Bedspreads, HDTV.

- Game Room with Pool Table, HDTV, Bar Stools, Bose Speakers in Sound System that's inside and on the Outdoor Pool Deck.

-Bar/Kitchenette with Granite Counters & Full Sized Fridge with Ice Maker.

-New Laundry Room with Extra Capacity New Samsung Washer / Dryer & Exterior Entrance is Adjacent to the Newly Remodeled Custom Tile Bathroom with 36' door & large walk in Shower with Grab Bar.

The Ground Level Game Room sliding door connects to the pool deck. An Outdoor Staircase with a Pool Safety Gate at the Second Level Connects the Upper Decks to the Ground Level Pool & Deck. A propane gas grill and a charcoal grill are there.

Electronics, bedding & decor have been added or replaced in the upper levels as well.

Upper (Third) Level Changes:

-A private Big Screen Room with a Powder Room is now on the Upper Level by the wet bar A Sectional Sofa with Queen Sleep Sofa and Recliner Seating Enhance this new room. Movie Posters on the Wall & the 60' HDTV w/Sound Bar Complete the Setting.

The 9' Shuffle board table, Card Table, Two Separate Seating Areas for Relaxation, Reading Fun & Games or Conversation Enjoy Sweeping Ocean Views From the Loft Level.

The Upper Level has the sixth bedroom, appropriately named the Ocean Room.

It boasts a generously sized King Master Bedroom with a Double Vanity, Oversized Shower Bathroom & an Entrance to the Upper Deck. The Sunrise Streams into this Room!

The Large, Open Multifunction Loft Overlooks the Mid Level Living Room / Dining Room and Kitchen areas Connecting 'The Spice'.

Come up the front steps from outside into the Foyer and Step Into The Mid Level.

The (Second Floor) Foyer opens to a remodeled (2012) Kitchen with large Granite Counter tops for prep work, new Cabinets, Double Dishwashers, a large Island with a second full sized deep sink and bar stool seats for four. A new 2014 large capacity Stainless Steel French Door refrigerator has just arrived.

The Walk In Pantry is Adjacent to the Kitchen with Space and Extra Supplies.

'The Spice' is Well equipped with dish and glassware, utensils, small appliances, pot, pans and space to make cooking a pleasure.

The Mid Level features a traditional wood trimmed Great Room with Two Dining Tables seating 12+ and flows into the Living Room. Large ocean facing windows and French doors open to 12' x 44' wide decks with a hot tub. A connected second story 25' x 14' deck provides partial shade to the deck below and ocean views as far as you can see. Two picnic tables make outdoor dining comfortable. Gas & charcoal grills are by nearby steps.

Completing the first floor are four spacious bedrooms:

-The Shell Room, a huge King Master bedroom that with a double vanity Tub Bathroom opens to the Ocean Facing Deck Overlooking the Pool.

-The Ship Room, another spacious King Master bedroom with shower stall & window seat, upgraded for 2014.

-The Spa Room (even larger) has a New Queen Bed and a Double Bed. It opens to an Ocean Facing Deck near the Hot Tub w/ pool overlook.

The Spa Bedroom shares the hall bath with the Plank Room.

-Plank Room, named for its beautiful walls, has a Double Bed & Trundle bed with Twin mattresses. It has a door that opens to the side deck & a flatscreen TV.

A Guest Storage Shed is located in the carport with ample beach chairs, toys & accessories and a few adult bikes for your use & convenience.

The driveway accommodates six cars with ease but some may be parked with cars behind.

A Charcoal Park Grill and a 4 Burner Gas Grill are on the Property with a Volley Ball Net. The Unusually Big Backyard is completely landscaped

with irrigated grass for other activities and your enjoyment .

The WIFI, premium cable service, multiple TVs, books, games, game tables, video , quality of finishes and space make this house fun for everyone. Or a Comfortable Place to Relax.

Spice of Life is Less than a Mile from Grocery

Stores, Restaurant, Shopping & Gas.

The House is close to the Old Corolla Village &

Currituck Lighthouse and Four Miles from the Off Road Beach Driving Area Famous for It's Free Roaming Wild Horses.

Feel free to call or email with specific questions.

More Details

Owner
Lynn or Rich Hoffmann
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Lynn or Rich Hoffmann

We're Outer Banks Vacationers since 1980 and homeowners since 2010. We love the Outer Banks and spend a lot of time here especially in the off season. We take good care of our home and keep it to a high standard by actively managing Spice of Life with the assistance of local caretakers and contractors.

We're hands on owners of fine homes in Corolla and Duck. We strive to keep our vacation home in the best condition that we can for our guests and families. It's our goal to make our homes an important part of your memories and good times while vacationing here. We work to earn your good review and repeat reservation.

Our newest, this Whalehead community oceanfront

'The Spice of Life', is named after a restaurant Lynn owned in Arlington, VA. from 1994- 2005 and also from 2009 - 2013. We like having Spice in our Life!

Lynn or Rich Hoffmann purchased this house in 2013

Why Lynn or Rich Hoffmann chose Corolla

This is a dream we shared:

An oceanfront home for our family to use and enjoy and a great vacation property to manage. We intend it to be a magnet to bring our family & friends together for years to come. The significant remodeling & enhancements in 2014 make 'Spice of Life' suitable for Family Reunions in addition to being a wonderful setting for vacationing.

A large outdoor pool with a kiddie pool (similar to the one at our other Corolla Property #56291) and a wet deck are a few of the custom features we've enjoyed adding to our home. You may also check our listing #740201in Corolla or #309544 in Duck

What makes this house unique

Direct Oceanfront Beach Access! Views! Big Decks! Huge Bedrooms with Multiple Spaces for being together, a variety of games & activities or space to find some privacy. Extra Big Grass Yard for a variety of activities and uses. Many homes have some of these things but not many have all of them. Spice of Life is Very Convenient to Shopping, Restaurants and Services and Local Sightseeing, too.

Amenities

Whalehead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Custom Tile, Generous proportions with Large Vanities and Shelves, some Handicap Friendly Features suchas 36' Doors and Grab Bars. 3 Large Interior Showers, 2 Bathtubs & 2 Outdoor Showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • All Bedrooms are Oversized or roomy with Three King Master Bedrooms (w/ King beds) on the mid and upper levels. Two Bedrooms Share a Hall Bathroom on the mid level; the Spa Room, has two Queen Beds. The other, the Plank Room, has a Double and a Trundle bed with two twin mattresses. The Ground Level has the Pirate room with a Queen bed and a set of twin Bunk Beds and a full bath nearby. It's close to the pool table game room and pool deck. The upper level Big Screen Room has a sectional sofa with a Queen pullout sleeper, a powder room and deck access. All mid and upper level Bedrooms have Deck Access except for the Ship King Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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OCEANFRONT Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool, Lg Bedrooms
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
5

Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed ourselves.. wouldn't change a thing .. clean and well kept

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope to see you again for a family vacation
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September 2017-Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation house. It was perfect for my crew of 10 which includes a 3 and 5 year old grandkids.

It is in a great location, close to the grocery store for supplies and activities. The beach was great fun for the little ones and having the boardwalk right there made it very convenient to come and go. We didn't really go in the ocean since the hurricane approaching Florida was causing there to be riptides. It was no problem because the pool was even better. The 3 year old could happily play in the kiddie pool while some grownups played with the 5 year old and others sat on the shallow bench next to the kiddie pool lazily watching or maybe relaxing in the hot tub on the deck. The volleyball net was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the sound system and always had music playing. The storage shed is packed with just about everything you may need.

The kitchen was nice and big enough for a group to help with meals and having 2 dishwashers came in very handy for cleanup. This place has everything that we needed from appliances to dishware. All cabinets and drawers nicely labeled so that you know where to find stuff.

There's plenty of space to be together or get away.

Nice large bedrooms and bathrooms but my favorite place was the Ocean Bedroom on the top level. The sunshine was always so bright and cheery in the room and the deck was wonderful to sit and watch the ocean with the breeze blowing. I spent many mornings out watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee waiting for the fun to begin and evenings talking about the day or making plans for the next day. What a great vacation with many fun memories!

P.S. Your maintenance people are great.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the great detail and positive comment sbout our staff. Its a true pleasure knowing you enjoyed Spuce of Life so much. We designed the pool & groun level for just what you said. And, the Ocean room is our favorite too - love it there
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August Family Vacation with Grandkids

  • 5 of 5

The home was ready for our arrival. We had 10 in our party including 5 grandkids. The location was outstanding and close proximity to beach was wonderful.

The home was very comfortable and we could spread out and do our own things or get together and share the pool and the living area.

I loved the sunrises. We were sad to leave when the time came but look forward to future family vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Beach April 2017

  • 5 of 5

Our families normally vacation to the beach the second week of July and have done so since 2005. This year we wanted to try something different and go in April. It was also our very first time ever in Corolla Outer Banks, we all loved it can't wait to go back. The house was perfect it had EVERYTHING. We especially liked the extras in the "guest storage" beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, beach toys,pool floats,volley balls,and more. The Ocean was cold and the adults didn't submerge in the water the kids did. I would say that was the biggest difference in spring and summer vacation. We used the hot tub and heated pool everyday all day....it was fun. There was an issue with the pool heater and Lynn was right on it fixed in a day. Lynn was most easy to communicate with and you were never stuck waiting for a response. The community had grocery stores,restaurants and ice cream close by always a favorite. If you like bike riding this area has bike paths that go forever and they are mostly off road which was important for us because of the kids. I can't imagine having a bad experience at this property. We look forward to returning to The Outer Banks. Thank you for a most memorable experience at The Spice of Life!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we love sharing Spice of Life with 'first timers' to Corolla. We felt the same way when we first came and made good use of the multi use bike paths. Over the years we've discovered we use the pool for water play more than the beach!
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Western New Yorker's Vacation Destination

  • 4 of 5

First time to OBX for all. We had a three generation family vacation. This property is well maintained and was perfect for space. Everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom. Having the boardwalk entrance from the property was perfect for having a 4 yr old and 5 yr old. Considering we went to the beach, back to the house, back to beach multiple times in one day. My husband and brother-in-law enjoyed the fishing, always nice to have fresh fish for dinner. Yum. Us girls/kids enjoyed the heated pool/kiddie pool and relaxing in the sun listening to music since the ocean water was still too cold. Mornings we sat on the upper deck to watch the sunrise and every night we relaxed at the picture window over-looking the ocean as the kids played games/watched movies in the theater room. The carport storage truly has everything you need for outdoor fun. My sister and her husband were gone for an entire afternoon on the bikes and loved it. They road over 7 miles just sight seeing. Having kid toys available was nice (less for me too pack!) I highly recommend taking the tour of the wild horses. It was surreal to see them roaming the sand dunes. I am extremely glad we decided to book a house in the paved road area where the beaches were QUIET. During the tour we witnessed how much traffic there is on the far northern beach. Not safe for young kids who want the whole beach to run, play and build sand castles. We also took a day trip to Nags Head for lunch on the pier and tour of the Wright Brother's Monument. It was very historical. Nature trails (Currituck Banks Reserve & Pine Island Sanctuary) were nice to see wildlife and sound-side. The whole family was impressed with the Wildlife Education Center near Whalehead Club/Lighthouse in Corolla Park. Such a beautiful area to visit with lots to do. Owners, Lynn and Rich, were very considerate to our needs, answered any questions and most importantly were easy to access by phone. They maintain a beautiful home and truly want visitors to have a wonderful time. Thank you again! The only thing missing is a hammock, just a reminder!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review of Spice of Life and Corolla too. We're glad the house worked so well for your entire family and was a meaningful part of your vacation. You took the time to sample a full variety of Outer Banks activities and attractions. We hope you'll return soon - we'll work on getting that hammock!
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the Outer Banks in large part due to this great house! This was our first family trip to OBX and we will definitely rent this house again! Lynn, the owner, was great to work with. The house is very comfortable and fit the lifestyle of my family. It had everything we wanted inside the house and also located very close to shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Beach access is beside the house. There are several areas inside the house where one can escape to read or have quiet time if needed. Kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, pots/pans to cook large meals - we steamed crabs, corn, shrimp and had plenty of large pots. Poolside bar and lighted swim area were great for evening swimming. Compared to other beach front houses, this house had a nice size grass area as well to play volley ball, corn hole, etc. We loved it! Thank you Lynn and family for sharing your home…

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love making converts of first time visitors! So glad you experienced the things that make Corolla a place you want to return to and Spice of Life is a part of those memories. Thanks for posting your review.
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North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
"A Long time favorite for Great Food! seafood dinners, good drinks & appetizers, steamed seafood"
Tim Buck II Shopping Center
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"Finer Dining inTim Bucl II Center by the Sound"
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"Awesome pizza & subs carry out, no dining room. Delivery sometimes. Best Pizza in Corolla...."
Duck Donuts
"Yummy local handmade & flavored to order in front of your eyes. Not for dieters! Located nea..."
Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill
"Sports Bar, Good beer selection on tap & Karaoke and entertainment on some nights - one of t..."
Lighthouse Bagels and Deli
"Homemade Bagels & Filling Sandwiches closes by 3 pm "
Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
"Good BarBQue - Fat Crabs & Bar B Que is also good!"
Oceanfront Grille
"in Corolla Light Resort's oceanfront pool & beach access area. Only oceanfront grill & dinin..."
Agave Roja
"Best modern Latin American cooking & Margaritas around. Unique menu items and flavorful orig..."
First Light
"Best breakfast in Corolla! Good Burgers & lunch sandwiches"
Harris Teeter Deli
"nicest Grocery store - good ready made hot & cold carryout section "
Corolla Village
"nice walk from the Whalehead Club grounds & Coastal wildlife Center by Corolla Lighthouse th..."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Norfolk International (ORF)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sun Dogs Agave Roja Uncle Ikes Cosmos, North Banks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Currituck Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
numerous incl. Nor'Banks, Rt 12, Bambinos etc
Nearest Beach
Whalehead Community Beach in Corolla
Car: necessary

Whalehead Beach Community is an approximately 3.5 miles long Oceanfront community with three streets that parallel the ocean. Lighthouse Dr. has the oceanfront and semi oceanfront homes. Whalehead Dr. is two streets back and Corolla Dr. is third back from the ocean. We have another home in Corolla that is 3 homes from the ocean in Villages at Ocean Hill community. Check out listing # 740201 for Sea Quest, too.

The Spice of Life is only a few blocks away from a local shopping center with Food Lion Grocery, restaurants, movie theater and other shopping and services.

The Fire Dept and EMS station are located within Whalehead Community.

Our central location within Corolla places you near the Currituck Club Golf Course, The Historic Whalehead Club Soundfront Heritage Park & Grounds with the Coastal Museum, The Corolla Village and Currituck Lighthouse. Spice of Life is 3 miles from the end of the paved road and the start of the 4WD only Carova Beach off road vehicle area for surf fishing and Corolla's wild horses and remote housing area. Local Wild Horses tour operators offer tours of this unique area.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Linens are included with full rate summer rate rentals. A $200. discount is given for bringing your own linens in summer. Linens are extra during spring, fall & holiday weeks and are not provided for partial week stays.
Cancellations may have a $275.00 fee and refunds are less any discrepancy from a replacement reservation.
Reservations made over a year in advance are fully refundable through December 31 of the year the reservation is made.
Pool Heat is available from mid April - mid October for an additional $550. in Spring & Fall.
Pool heat is $350. in Summer Season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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