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Charming cottage 2 blocks from the beach

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Whalhead Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Four bedroom, 3 1/2 bath beautifully decorated home near the beach

Fully renovated in 2013! Everything was replaced in this house from bathrooms and kitchen to furniture and bedding. All new flooring throughout. New washer and dryer and revamped laundry space. A spectacular wall mural of Corolla's famous wild horses will greet you on the second floor and remind you that these creatures used to use the carport for shelter! Great attention to detail went in to decorating all the rooms.

To all viewers of this site, my home is only available for rent on VRBO/HomeAway. It is not available on a third party site or Craigslist. You will only speak to me, the owner, when making inquires or bookings.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Julie Harris
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Julie Harris

Thank you for your interest in our beach house. This house was built in 1989 by my Aunt, and was her pride and joy for over twenty years until she passed away in 2012. My Aunt wanted this house to stay in the family and be enjoyed for decades so she designated us as its new owners and caretakers. We gratefully accepted the honor.

Julie Harris purchased this house in 2013

Why Julie Harris chose Corolla

This property was completely renovated in 2013. A new kitchen, new bathrooms, an added 1/2 bath upstairs. Freshly painted inside and out. Master bedroom was redesigned to accommodate a king size bed. All the furniture and linens are new. All kitchenware is new, dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans. Everything is new!

What makes this house unique

This property is designed for one or two families. Family reunions will have to be for another day. With a straight walk to the beach on a walkway, it's very convenient to go back to the house to refill the cooler, jump in the pool, or find reprieve from the midday sun.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming cottage 2 blocks from the beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was great! The house is really close to great dining and a short walk to the beach. The pool was great and we were provided everything we needed for a short getaway weekend. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautifully decorated. The walk to the beach was simple and easy. We had a blast in the private pool. The owner has thought of many amenities to make the trip more comfortable. We really had a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Julie's house! It was all redone with modern fishings, and the set up was so nice! Opened concept on the main living floor made it really easy for us to interact with each other while cooking, watching tv, playing with kids etc. Julie was great to deal with, and so friendly. The pool was amazing as well and the house was nice an private. You didn't feel like your neighbors were right on top of you. We are already talking about when we can book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Week at Corolla Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this cottage. The description on the web site was quite accurate. It was a very private lot with surrounding trees and a long driveway from the main road which made it very quiet. The house was appointed very well. For example, the kitchen was stocked with spices and other condiment type items needed for cooking. The cookware was high quality and enabled us to prepare some great meals. Since we only ate out one night, this was really handy. The owner also provided basics like paper towels and toilet paper which was very much appreciated. The walk to the beach was nothing. A boardwalk literally took us from the house to the beach and required us to cross two very quiet roads. It was no inconvenience at all. The house was also stocked with a beach cart which made taking chairs, umbrella, and coolers a snap. The home was very clean and the furniture was very nice and well kept. Everything was very well maintained and the washer/dryer seemed almost new. The pool area was simple but very functional. Honestly we only spent a couple hours by the pool as we were usually at the beach. A double swing on the second level deck provided a nice shaded area for napping and reading when not at the beach. Kitchen dishes and silverware were also high quality and well cared for. Overall, the house had everything we needed and plenty of room for five adults. The owner, Julie, was extremely accommodating and responsive to any questions and needs we had. An electronic combination lock on the main entrance meant there was no key of which to keep track. Our group agreed we really liked this feature. Last, the house was located far from both of the beach public access parking lots so the beach area we visited was never very crowded. This was a nice bonus.

Overall, we loved the home and had a great time. We would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property. It was clean and well maintained. We loved having a private pool and spent a lot of time there. Julie was great to work with and we look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We love Corolla and have stayed in several rental homes over the years. This property was by far the cleanest, most comfortable and up to date home we've rented. From the well maintained cookware to the beautiful decor it's clear that the owner takes pride in this home. The pool area was great and the short walk to the beach over the walkway was a breeze. The home is a little tucked away affording privacy but is so close to everything you'd want to do in Corolla. This is an ideal home for one family, not easy to find in Corolla. Thank you Julie for a wonderful stay, this will be our go to house in the future! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Cori. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and I welcome you back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tim Buck II shopping center
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Ferry to Cape Hatteras
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Currituck Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Corolla Light w/restaurants
Nearest Beach
45 Metres
Whalehead Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Whalhead Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Linens are included in the price during the summer. There is a linen fee for all other times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Whalhead Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 murphy bed
  • Relax and cool off in the soft blue master bedroom. Ample storage in closet, under bed drawers, and dresser. 54' flat screen TV. Ceiling fan. Bedside tables have outlets for easy recharging mobile phones.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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