About the property
- House3700 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 16-18)
Custom-designed and beautifully decorated, this semi-oceanfront, 6 bedroom home offers unobstructed ocean views over the community's oceanfront pool without incurring the cost of an oceanfront property. As an added bonus, the 3rd and 4th level decks provide fantastic views of the Currituck Lighthouse and sunsets over the 960 acre National Estuarine Reserve and Currituck Sound.
Play in the large private pool with mini-waterslide and rock waterfall, relax in the hot tub overlooking the ocean, or watch the shooting stars from the skydeck of your own ''Castle in the Air''!
Access to the beach is a short walk across the quiet community road to the commercial boardwalk alongside the oceanfront pool and over the protective dunes--less than 200 feet. If your group absolutely must be on the oceanfront or needs a second vacation property, please see our larger property, Castle by the Sea (#393567)..
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Ground Level: This level offers a Game Room with full-size slate pool table, a mirrored Workout Room with exercise machine; Laundry Room with washer, dryer, ironing board, and iron; Recreation Room with Queen sleep sofa and entertainment center, 32'' LED HDTV and DVD player; and Half Bath across from the Entrance Foyer.
Accessible from both the ground and first floors, the 40' concrete pool nestled in the backyard next to the National Estuarine Sanctuary features a mini-waterslide, rock waterfall and tiled aquatic images in the bottom of the pool. For your convenience, there is an adjoining Outdoor Shower with Changing Cabana. The children in your party will find this level provides the vacation of which they were dreaming: splashing in the pool, sliding on the mini-waterslide; playing pool in the Game Room; watching their favorite show on their own TV; and playing their latest video game in the Recreation Room. This level also satisfies the dream of parents--a safe area for kids to be kids without disturbing the adults in your party.
Mid Level: The Entry Foyer with large closet opens to two hallways that serve the 3 Master Bedroom Suites and two additional Bedrooms on this floor. The North Master Bedroom Suite is furnished with a Queen Bed, Ceiling Fan, Closet, 24'' HDTV/DVD combo, Clock Radio and sliding glass doors to the Oceanfront deck with two person swing and access to the pool area; it offers direct access to a bath with shower, toilet and sink.
The Center Master Bedroom Suite is furnished with a King Bed, Built-in desk, Ceiling Fan, Closet, Clock Radio, Entertainment Center with 32'' HDTV, DVD player, and oversized sliding glass doors to the Oceanfront deck with access to the pool area; it offers a Private Bath with 2 person whirlpool tub, shower, toilet, double vanity and toiletries closet.
The South Master Bedroom Suite is furnished with a Queen Bed, Ceiling Fan, Closet, 24'' HDTV/DVD combo, Clock Radio and sliding glass doors to the Oceanfront deck with private seating and access to the pool area; it offers direct access to a bath with shower, toilet and sink.
Top Level: The top level features a raised Great Room with wonderful ocean views through its window wall, built-in window seating, wood fireplace, and an entertainment wall with a 55'' LED HDTV, DVD player, CD/MP3 player, and 5.1 Surround Sound System with iPod/Aux connection.
The Master Bedroom on this level offers a Queen bed, Entertainment Center with 24'' HDTV/DVD combo, desk/vanity, Walk-in closet and a Private Bath with 2 person whirlpool tub, double vanity, and toilet. Glass doors provide access to the oceanfront deck with the covered therapeutic spa and great ocean views. Climb two flights of stairs around the back of the house to the skydeck for unforgettable panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Lighthouse, National Estuarine Sanctuary, Currituck Sound and 4-wheel drive area roamed by the famous wild horses of Corolla.
Designed for the serious Chef in your party, the Kitchen has excellent views of the ocean and a center island with seating for 6 to encourage conversation during meal preparation. The Kitchen is equipped with a full-size oven with ceramic top, large side-by-side refrigerator with through-the-door ice/water dispenser, microwave oven and Wet Bar with wine glass holder and mini-fridge. There is also a convenient half-bath located next to the Kitchen.
Featuring a custom dining table for twelve, the separate Dining Room has sliding glass doors that open onto the oceanfront deck. On the deck is a Screened Gazebo where up to 6 people can enjoy meals and beautiful ocean views while being sheltered from the hot afternoon sun or soaking rain.
Accessed through an arched opening from the Dining Room, the separate Sun Room with wall to wall glass has sliding glass doors that open to the deck overlooking the pool and the National Estuarine Sanctuary. The Sun Room will be a favorite for those in your party whose dream of the perfect vacation includes reading the eagerly anticipated new book while being serenaded by the many birds that frequent the back yard and the National Estuarine Sanctuary.
In the evening, the Sun Room will be appreciated by those in your party who look forward to long card games with friends and family late into the night in a private room where they will disturb no one because others are watching their favorite shows on the Big-screen TV in the Great Room, playing video games in the Recreation Room, enjoying a game of pool in the Game Room, relaxing in the two person whirlpool tubs or admiring the beauty of the stars and the Currituck Lighthouse from the decks on the third and fourth levels.
Extras: Private pool (20’ X 40’)--available 5/6 to 10/14/2012 (heated upon request with additional charge), hot tub, wifi internet, fireplace, 6 hdtvs, 2 vcrs, 6 dvd players, stereo receiver w/ 5.1 surround sound, mini-fridge, 2 whirlpools, high chair, 2 port-a-cribs, movies, games, books, pool table, exercise machine, swing, fish cleaning table. No smoking. No pets.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Our four children and Father-in-Law (who lives with us) all enjoy the many faces of the ocean--from calm blue waves lapping on the wide beach to churning whitecaps generated by storms at sea.
Bill purchased this House in 1993
Why Bill chose Poplar Branch
After vacationing on the beaches of New Jersey as children, we enjoyed our first family reunions on the beaches of Delaware and Virginia. We then moved our reunions farther south to the clean, family-friendly beaches of North Carolina. We rented houses on the Outer Banks for many years. From each of those houses, we made mental notes of features that worked well for the three generations attending our family renunions. When we desigend 'Castle in the Air', we incorporated the best features from each of the houses at which we had statyed over the years: Pool, Game Room and Recreation Room for the children to have their private space; Hot Tub, Whirlpools for two and televisions in all four Master Suites for the adults; Sun room and private deck for those whose idea of a great vaction is reading the book they have wanted to read for months. We paid particular attention to providing views of the ocean from almost every room, but especially from the common areas--Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room. This house is truly our 'Castle in the Air'.
What makes this House unique
Spectacular panoramic views of historic Corolla Lighthouse, Ocean, Sound, National Park and undeveloped Northern Outer Banks from 4th floor deck. 1 minute walk to beach. Choice of 3 pools in which to swim each day as well as playground, basketball court, tennis courts, bike paths, walking trails.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
close to the beach
House was nice. Very close to the beach. Plenty of room for large family reunion. the only negative is a basic necessity. I have stayed at several vacation homes, averaging 3 -4 each year for weekends or longer over the last few years. This is the first place where I stayed that I had to supply my own toilet paper. With the closest store being several miles away, and the way the roads are set up, it turned into a couple of hours, just to buy some. Owners response: "this isn't a hotel."
Location, Location, Location!!!
Close to beach, quiet Ocean Hills community. Pool fantastic! Especially the slide! Layout of rooms GREAT! Maybe not enough chairs in dining room. Beds comfortable. No usable beach equipment or bicycles. Clean. Wrap around decks especially nice for beach, firework, and sunset viewing. Adequate parking. Nice kitchen with plenty of dishes and cooking pots. Only major complaint was the delayed cleaning of the property on the 1st day (but the owner was able to send the company a message) (Cleaning was not completed until 7PM!#$%&!!) (Luckily we were able to use the pool prior to completion of the cleaning). Considering returning next year. Thanks Castle in the Air for a wonderful family vacation.
Walking distance to the ocean and community pool/beach club. Very close to the 4 wheel drive only beach - great place for walking, looking for shells and watching the wild horses. Convenient to everything we needed. Plenty of room for large family gatherings, great private pool. Owner was very responsive and helpful.
Large House for Extended Family
Great house for families with multi-age children- beach access is literally across quiet street, along with snack bar & community pool
Great place to stay!!!
We are a group of 14 kayakers from NYC. We had a couple of minor plumbing issues early but Bill the owner was on it in a New York minute. Everyone loved the house and the surrounding area. We would definately stay here again.
Delightful family vacation home & gorgeous views!
My entire family had a wonderful time in this lovely home. We couldn't ask for more. Thank you!
This beautiful semi-oceanfront home with excellent views of the ocean, sound and lighthouse is located in the Villages at Ocean Hill which offers the following community amenities in addition to those offered at the house: Oceanfront Pool, Tennis Courts, Exercise Facility, Lakefront Pool, Walking Trails, and Bicycle Paths.