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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

**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:
August 18, 2017

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 Outer Banks

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
  • 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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'Bikini Bottom' Invites You to Relax and Play By the Sea
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

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: Jul 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: Jun 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bikini Bottom. The house is adequately furnished with everything you need for a relaxing and fun vacation.

Hurricane Hermine cut our stay a little short so we are already picking out our week for next year.

We can't wait to come back to Carova and Bikini Bottom.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time... Sorry about Hermine but glad she came right at the end! Please come back next year!
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment I booked this vacation I knew it was a 4X4 beach although you do not truly grasp the concept until the first time you leave the pavement and turn on to the sand it was absolutely amazing. We booked this house as a couples retreat for rest and relaxation and it delivered just that we have all agreed that this was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. The biggest decision of the week was beach or pool. I knew from the photos that the house would be amazing although even though I didn't think it could be true it was even nicer in person. The layout is perfect. Everyone seems to leave something for the next guest to enjoy whether it be a chair or a boogie board or spices for the kitchen cabinet it is just a way of leaving your mark on this beautiful place. Prior to arrival we wondered will we really get to the horses, or is this something they post pictures of ? No it is for real our very first morning there they were in our yard it was the coolest to just watch them then every day after we were always looking for them sometimes they came in the evening sometimes it was in the morning and there was an occasion they were even there in the night. The neighbors are not real close so while enjoying the pool in the evenings we didn't need to be concerned with disturbing the neighbors. When we did go to the beach is was so nice to put all of our things in the truck and let the guys take it to the beach the girls just walked to the beach it was a very short walk, we also took some walks on the roads just to see if we could spot some horses and we did, We brought many food items with us to avoid having to go to town for supplies, with that said we went to town one time to go ride the Jet Skis other than that we stayed either on the beach or in the pool or cooking dinner for everyone. The morning we left I looked at my husband and said do you realize his was only the second time I have worn shoes since we have been here. So it what you are looking for is a true retreat from the every day hustle and bustle this is the place to be. We hadn't even left the house yet before talking about our next trip. I would like to return with the kids now that I know what to expect just to enjoy the down time with them. I would also like to add there was a slight problem with the internet (no fault of the owner some contractors had cut he cable) although it was a blessing in disguise we enjoyed being unplugged for our stay. Thank you again Michelle

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed it and really appreciate the feedback. We are always trying to make Bikini Bottom better each year. It's our favorite spot and we want our guests to enjoy it as well. We will be updating and changing a few things this fall so come back again!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer 4 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2 2018
May 20 2018 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3 2018
May 27 2018 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 4 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 5 2018
Jun 10 2018 - Jun 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Jun 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018p
Jun 24 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2-2018
Aug 19 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 3-2018
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

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.

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