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'Bikini Bottom' Invites You to Relax and Play By the Sea

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3 Full & 2 Half Baths -- Sleeps 12

**Only two summer weeks left!!! Book now!

July 15-22

August 26- September 2 just opened up!

**Sunday to Sunday rental....avoid the crazy Saturday check in traffic**'

Please search on Sunday dates to find the last few weeks of summer that we have left!!

Get away from it all... escape to Bikini Bottom, our playground by the sea. Accessible only by 4WD, Bikini Bottom is located 8 miles up the beach from the end of Highway 12 and is well appointed to ensure your perfect vacation.

After leaving Highway 12, you will immediately feel your stress slip away as you drive along the beach and experience the serene beauty of the Northern Beaches. Along the way, you'll see natural dune lines decorated with sea oats bending in the offshore breezes.

Once you settle in to our beautiful Bikini Bottom, take a stroll along the gorgeous beach to unwind and collect shells left by the changing tides, watch the dolphins play and the pelicans glide, and if you are lucky get a peek at the wild horses and their families grazing in the dunes or playing along the shore. Return to take advantage of our many ocean facing decks or relax in the second floor hammock to listen to the rhythm of the waves crashing against the sand!

Your days at Bikini Bottom can be spent relaxing at the beach or pool, crabbing or surf fishing, walking for endless miles along the shore, or kayaking in the sound. You can also explore all that the Outer Banks has to offer. Shop at the many unique shopping areas in Corolla and Duck, climb the Corolla Lighthouse, or take a tour of the Historic Corolla Village. Many fine restaurants can also be found in these areas, or pick up some fresh fish and steaks and head back to Bikini Bottom to create your own masterpiece! Our grilling gazebo is a relaxing spot to hang out and enjoy a cold beverage while preparing your dinner by the sea.

The well appointed kitchen is a perfect compliment to the grilling gazebo. Enjoy meals in the dining room, at the bar, or enjoy the evening breeze on the screened porch! The master bedroom is also on the top floor, with a large tiled bathroom and private deck. Additionally, from the top floor you can sneak up even farther to the cozy Ship's Watch to relax, read, or take an afternoon nap! The second floor has another master bedroom with a private bathroom. Also located on the second floor are two additional bedrooms which share a full bathroom. All bedrooms have sliding glass doors which open to large decks. The ground floor has a queen sleep sofa, half bath, kitchenette (with refrigerator, microwave, sink and storage cabinets), television and dvd player. Outside, enjoy the large private swimming pool and hot tub. Also, enjoy our two person kayak to explore the canals and even out to the bay. Launch from the public boat launch just a couple of blocks away!

Enjoy all the amenities that we have provided to help make your vacation a spectacular one, but most of all relax and enjoy the unique beauty of Carova and all it has to offer....we know you'll be back!



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More Details

Michelle Clough
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Michelle Clough

Shelton and I met at Virginia Tech and have recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary! We have spent our entire married lives in Virginia Beach and have two great kids, Morgan and Trey. We all love the beach and we as parents love every opportunity to get away from it all with our kids and our close friends and family. Bikini Bottom is the perfect getaway!

Michelle Clough purchased this house in 2012

Why Michelle Clough chose Corolla

In 2011, our son was lucky enough to visit the 4x4 beaches with a classmate. He came home insisting that we all go down and take a look. We have vacationed in the Outer Banks many times, but this was our first experience with the 4x4 area. Immediately after turning off of Highway 12, I fell in love. The wide open beach and the salt air took all our stress away and we immediately began searching for the perfect house for our family to get away from the hustle and bustle of Virginia Beach, but still enjoy the things we love...walking on the beach, collecting shells, paddleboarding and fishing. We are looking forward to opening our beach house to other families to enjoy the uniqueness of the Northern Beaches and creating a lifetime of memories.


Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Located within 3rd Floor Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Mid Level Between 3rd and 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on 2nd Floor in Master #2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Bathroom on 2nd Level for Bedrooms 3 & 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 1st Floor Half Bath
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for easy post beach/pool rinse
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd Floor Master with Private Deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Master with Full Bath and Deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, shares full bath with Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full bed with Trundle, shared full bath with Bedroom 3
    1st Floor Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Fold out Sleep Sofa
    Ship's Watch - 1 twin/ single , Day Bed located upstairs from the 3rd level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

OBX-tra special

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed an amazing week at this bright, comfortable, well-designed home with ocean (and wild horse) views. It's clear the owner cares about her guests. She couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. It was our second trip to the Outer Banks, but first to Carova. It truly is a magical place. We can't wait to return to Bikini Bottom!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay - the house was perfect for what we needed. All the descriptions of the 4x4 beach were accurate and prepared us well for the 8 mile journey. We came with 4 small children and they were perfectly context being isolated with us on the 4x4 beach with the pool and ocean to keep them happy! We only headed into town once, but did not stay long and quickly came home. We saw wild horses on several occasions - on our last night a family of 5 horses hung out in the driveway just below the houses balcony allowing us to admire them for several minutes. We would definitely recommend to anyone considering staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! The horses definitely are a special treat! It's amazing to see them wandering around. We are always planning new things to make sure our guests have everything they need and want to make their vacation a memorable one! I hope you come back again!
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Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family of 9. Plenty of room, well furnished, and the pool/ hot tub was an added bonus. Will definitely be back for another vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We'll be BACK!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bikini Bottom. One great perk...there are not other houses all jammed up against you. Having the 2 person kayak there was a nice touch also.

No complaints!

And we had ages from 1 yr old up thru 64!


  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impressive overall

  • 3 of 5

It rained for the first half of the vacation. We didn't arrive until 11:30 PM the first night and it was raining. We arrived in a Minivan and were looking for the road when a Policewoman showed up in a big truck and explained that the beach was the road. We were unable to drive the van, so we had to park it in a parking lot and luckily our daughter drove her RAV 4, so we all piled into her car and just brought out essentials. We stayed in the house all week, which was beautiful and spent five hours on the beach one day. If we were better prepared with another vehicle it would have been better because then we could have gotten up to other places and gone out for supper, go for ice cream or shopping; but it was still relaxing. Yes, we would go back again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the minivan. We highlight that a 4WD is required in the first paragraph of our property description. We are 8 miles down the beach which is a big part of the fun when that's what you were expecting. Glad you enjoyed the house and some family time!
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Perfect for Some R&R

  • 5 of 5

This house is nestled in the dunes of a beautiful beach with amazing views and easy access to the beach. We spent a week alternating between walking or driving to the beach and staying at the house to enjoy the pool and hot tub. The house has all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation and the weather was perfect. The horses came through the yard daily and we also saw dolphins during our stay. The various decks offer great views of the sunset and sunrise. As soon as we hit the beach portion of the drive to the house we felt more relaxed and when we arrived at the house we knew immediately we were going to have a great week. We are already looking forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.