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Oceanfront & 960 Acre National Reserve Views; Pool w/waterslide;Spa;2 Whirlpools

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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)..

**Additional Details Located at the Bottom of This Page**

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.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Bill

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 Outer Banks

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.


Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Top Floor Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Private Bath w/ 2 Person Whirlpool; Double Vanity
    Middle Floor North Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared Bath
    Middle Floor South Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared Bath
    Middle Floor Center Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Private Bath w/ 2 Person Whirlpool; Double Vanity
    Top Floor Half Bath - toilet
    Ground Floor Half Bath - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Sink
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Top Floor Master Suite - 1 queen
    North Master Suite - 1 queen
    Center Master Suite - 1 king
    South Master Suite - 1 queen
    Northwest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Southwest Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunkbeds
    Ground Floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Raised Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront & 960 Acre National Reserve Views; Pool w/waterslide;Spa;2 Whirlpools
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large House for Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

Great house for families with multi-age children- beach access is literally across quiet street, along with snack bar & community pool

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!!

  • 4 of 5

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.

Tony Pignatello

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful family vacation home & gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

My entire family had a wonderful time in this lovely home. We couldn't ask for more. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Family Time

  • 4 of 5

This was an awesome time. I liked the location of the house. It was almost at the very end of the paved road and although there was quite a bit of traffic, it was still quiet. I was surprised to see so many vehicles driving up and down on the beach at all time of the day or night. The beach was very close and the views were gorgeous. I would have loved to stay longer. The weather was perfect. The beach could be a little busy at times but still there was plenty of room to play and tan.

We had a couple of issues with the house that the owner and I resolved quickly but the size was exactly what we needed and was big enough that the 18 people that were there didn't trip over each other. I would definitely stay here again if we come back. I did truly love the location. There was so much more to do that we didn't get done and I want to come back.

The only negative which we my family really needed was the hot tub and it was broken which we didn't know until we tried to use it.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Be still my heart!

  • 5 of 5

I have been looking at "The Castles" (there's 2) for many years.For years they were managed by a rental company. Each year I would contact the co. with just 2 small requests. I was always abruptly turned down by the rental agency. Fortunately for me in Feb 2012, I typed in Castle -Corolla and "The Castles" magically popped up under VRBO. Be still my heart, maybe just maybe, the owner will meet my two small requests. I contacted Bill (the owner) of "The Castles". All I wanted was 1.) guaranteed heat for the pool -medical reasons 2.) a small discount for renting for 2 weeks. Bill was kind and friendly and guaranteed me both.!! We chose Castle in the Air. It is beautiful, clean, well furnished. I was a little concerned about staying in Corolla. It's about 20 miles from the main road(158). I thought we would have to drive back to 158 for dining and shopping. That was not the case.There are groceries stores, restaurants, a movie theater, a good pizza place (Cosmos) all within 7 miles of the home. It's very nice actually because you don't even need the main road. Now back to the home: From the driveway you are 75 steps to a wooden walkway to the ocean. There's a community pool right there, if you want to let your children play with other visitors. There's a little shop that sells sodas and snacks at the pool. If you're beach bound, it's perfect - wide , clean beach, plenty of room for sunning. Ocean Hills has a fitness center less than 1/2 mile away that we joined for a small fee. It has a tennis court, fitness equipment, another pool. There's a wildlife preserve across the street from the house. You can take a Wild horse tour, there's a wine tasting on Wednesdays at the local park near the lighthouse. You can walk to the park, wildlife preserve, the lighthouse. The last thing I want to have to do after driving 6 hours to get to the beach is have to drive some more.There's nice, new wide sidewalks! Rent some bikes if you want.!

Once you arrive at Castle in the Air, you'll fall in love with it. The view of the ocean is incredible.

The house has these gorgeous, huge,clean windows. A beautiful reading room, comfortable furniture, well stocked kitchen, nice beds, a swing on the porch, a hot tub , an incredible view from the top deck. The pool was great, heated just as we needed. Hats off to everyone who tends to this house. I do quite a bit of research before I pick where we stay. I highly recommend

Castle in the Air .You feel like a guest- We will be back !

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Currituck Ferry Operators -- Knotts Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Currituck Club (18 Hole Course)
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak - Virginia Beach, VA - Bus Stop (VAB)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 12 (NC-12)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pasquale Pizza: Medium Walk; Short Bike Ride
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Corolla Light Watersports
Nearest Beach
100 Yards in front of house.
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 21 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Last Spring
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
1st Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
2nd Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
3rd Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
1st Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Off-Season
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 8 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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