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OCEANFRONT 9/4 -11 wk Sale Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Whalhead Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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, new fencing, pool 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 remodeing 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lynn or Rich Hoffmann
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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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.

We're hand on owners of homes in Corolla and Duck that we keep in the best condition that we can for our guests and families. It's our goal to make our homes 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 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.


based on 44 traveler reviews

OCEANFRONT 9/4 -11 wk Sale Great 6 Br/5.5 Ba w/BIG Custom Pool w/Kiddie Pool
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
Harrisburg, PA

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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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This house was awesome! The house had every amenity possible. We had eighteen in our party with two babies and everyone had more than enough room. My wife is a neat freak so initially she was worried the house would not be clean enough. She was pleasantly surprised! The house was very clean and well kept. Our kids ranked this vacation as the BEST EVER!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York Pennsylvania USA

Great family vacation - Two Dishwashers!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 (my husband and me, our three children, their spouses and kids) spent a wonderful week on the Outer Banks at the Spice of Life. The house is very nice, plenty of large bedrooms, nice laundry room, beautiful kitchen and TWO DISHWASHERS! We have five grandchildren (three are three and under) so we ate almost every meal at the house. There is a nice long table which accommodated all of us, plus there are two toddler chairs to pull up to the table. There is even a kitchenette on the lower level by the pool and a little kitchenette on the upper level by the theater room.

The pool is beautiful and includes a baby pool and a shallow area in the main pool. Just wonderful. Not to mention the hot tub on the main deck level. The outdoor showers are very nice and there's even a bathroom in the outdoor shower area.

Out front there is plenty of parking. The storage area contains several bikes along with all the beach chairs, beach and pool toys we needed. We rented several additional bikes and a couple of child bike trailers. There are plenty of places to go within biking distance. Our daughter's goal was to make it through the week without putting her 20 month-old in the car seat and with the help of the bikes, she did it.

The floorplan of the house is very nice. There was enough space to get away plus nice common areas. Also, this may seem like a small thing, but it's big to me - no small, breakable decorative items to scoop up on the first day and replace on the last day. The pool table and clever indoor shuffleboard table provided indoor entertainment.

The house adjoins an entrance to the beach over the dune so that made it a short walk to the beach. Our son rented a sea kayak which we kept at the house and used several days. We also enjoyed flying a kite on the beach. Plus we had hired a professional photographer so we had a fun photo shoot on the beach one evening.

It's really a great house, great location, and Lynn was very nice to work with. She was always prompt with replies and explained anything I had questions about. This was our first time on the Outer Banks so I had a lot of questions. Memorable family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to set a high bar for our home and hope our guests will recognize that the quality of their experience at Spice of Life is important to us. We especially want to make a lasting impression with first time guests to the area. Thank s for letting us know your family had a great time! We hope you'll return.
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Keswick, Virginia, USA

Best Vacation By Far!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided this year to rent a large home and invite all our kids and grand kids to spend a week together. Ranging in ages 4-66, 10 of us could make it. With that large of an age gap, Spice of Life was a perfect match for all! The swimming pool is just perfect for all ages. With a kids pool, a shallow flat area and the deepest only being 5', made this a place that everyone could hang out and have fun. There is a volleyball net you can put across the pool to provide more fun plus one in the lawn area. Our young grand children actually learned how to float and swim in this pool because it had plenty of shallow water that made them comfortable since they could touch the bottom if needed. Parents were able to relax a little while the kids were in the pool. The house also has locks on the gates to prevent children from accidentally entering the pool area. They also have a child safety lock on the kitchen cabinet below the sink in case you have really young ones and need to lock them out. The house has so much room and all the rooms are large. No one gets a bad room. One of the hardest things was when we got there deciding which room was the master bedroom since there were several awesome choices. The beds are very comfortable & clean! The entire house is clean and well kept. The kitchen has just about everything you can think of. I actually brought a really good blender with us since we make a lot of smoothies and need a strong blender for that. To my surprise when I got there, they had one! They also supply bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, just about everything you need for fun. Lastly, the location. Food Lion grocery store is 1 mile away and so is miniature golf and restaurants. Location is everything to us and this place scores a 10 for that. Highly recommend this home and OBX. The only negative can be traffic coming to the island or leaving since you are a ways down but well worth it and there really is no reason to leave this home once you arrive. PS Forgot to mention the beach is right there and has amazing sunrises!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome review, Cindy, thank you. The detailed information you've shared about our house and your experience with Spice of Life is so helpful for other travelers to know. It's also important to us to know what features are most useful, memorable and enjoyable for our guests. We appreciate your review more than you may realize.
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Wonderful time at "Spice of Life"

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 17, ages 2-64, absolutely loved it here. House is very spacious & well maintained. Upgraded & large capacity appl.

Awesome pool & toddler pool, literally steps to beach/ocean. Pool table, shuffle board, ping pong, bikes, etc. Perfect for large group, as you can be together or apart as much as you want. I could go on & on, but suggest everyone experience for yourself!!

Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's what we like to see - Everyone had a good time and Spice of Life was part of it. Thanks for your comments, Deb.
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Great week in the Outer Banks

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this truly great beach house. The house is in a wonderful location, and has a beautiful view of the water from the top deck. The pool was perfect for our family, and the hot tub was even used on a few nights. The house is extremely well stocked with everything you could need to have a wonderful week at the beach. There was not an actual propane tank (which we were hoping to have to do a big shrimp boil one night), but the maintenance man, Rich, was gracious enough to deliver one to us immediately. Great service! Great House!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please and have a family friendly home that suits everyone if possible. Thanks for mentioning that Rich came through with a propane tank when you needed one. We hard wired the gas grill to a buried propane tank so the grill wouldn't be hooked up to a small tank that runs out but that wouldn't have helped in your case. Cheers to a good seafood boil!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Whalhead Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving. Winter Holiday
Nov 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 1 2017 - May 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Season
May 7 2017 - May 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
May 21 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday week
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day week
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving, Winter holidays
Nov 18 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

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. It's $350. in Summer Season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Whalhead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
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  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • 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

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