Superbly renovated and beautifully decorated, select "One Grand Whim" for your vacation and find what a great idea it really is! Enjoy a thoughtfully appointed and excellently cared for home while enjoying all the fantastic amenities available to you at Corolla Light Resort. The only "true" resort on the Outer Banks, discover this "cruise ship on land" and all the activities and amenities that go with it. This lovely vacation home offers lighthouse views, a wonderfully equipped kitchen, hot tub, 3 Master Suites: They are just part of the package that will make your family vacation one to remember. Corolla Light Amenities include 3 outdoor poo...ls, 2 kiddie pools, volleyball, basketball, shuffleboard, 9 outdoor tennis courts in addition to the indoor sports complex with 2 Indoor clay courts, "almost" Olympic Size indoor pool, cardio room, weight room, racquetball, giant hot tub, and aerobics. Trolley system delivers you to any activity or area. Bike paths to historic Whalehead Club, the Currituck Lighthouse, the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Preservation, shopping, skatepark, and more! Soundfront jogging path along the Albemarle Sound shaded by live oaks offering spectacular views run through the entire community. Scheduled daily activites give everyone something to do after relaxing on the beach or by the pool. Lifeguarded beach Memorial Day through Labor Day.Top Level: Spacious Great Room with 42" LCD TV/DVD, VCR,Stereo/CD, Gas Fireplace, Kitchen, Dining Table seats 10, Breakfast Bar seats 2, Half Bath, Master Suite with Queen, TV/DVD/VCR, Whirlpool.Mid Level: Master Suite with Queen, 32" Flat screen TV/DVD/VCR and Deck Access, Master Suite with Queen, 32" Flat screen TV/DVD, Bedroom with 2 Bunk Sets and TV/VCR share the Hall Bath with Bedroom with 2 Twins, TV/VCR, Deck Access.Extras: Hot Tub (6), 6 TVs, 32" Flat screen TVs in all Master bedrooms, 4 DVDs, 5 VCRs, Play Station 2, WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS, Stereo/CD, Port a Crib, Screened Porch, Corolla Light Amenities Included, fee for Clay Tennis....NO Pets..DTB. 590 ft...Parking 5Extras in the Corolla Light Resort: Trolley Service, Heated Oceanfront Pool, 2nd Oceanfront pool, Baby pool, 25 Meter heated Indoor Pool with lap lanes, Soundside Pool, Activity Programs (in season), Oceanfront Restaurant Indoor Tennis, fee for Tennis, Indoor fitness center (with aerobics room, full sized weight room with free weights, circuit weights, treadmills, ellipiticals, rowing machines, stationary bikes, and stair steppers, 12 person hot tub, racquetball courts, 2 indoor tennis courts, free wireless internet access, game room with ping pong, air hockey, pool table, and big screen television, pro shop with equipment rentals and tennis pro on staff), Lighted full court and half court basketball courts, shufleboard courts, volleyball court, childrens playground, and 8 outdoor tennis courts for guest use!Click here to see of the amenities and programs at the Award Winning Corolla Light Resort!! Outer Banks Blue homes are equipped with: beds made prior to your arrival linens provided at no extra charge one set of towels per advertised occupant hand towels in each bathroom kitchen linens starter supplies of: toilet paper in every bathroom soap in each bathroom paper towels sample size dishwasher detergent
Additional amenities include: non-smoking home, baby equipment, tennis.Read more
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | tarheelfan
One Grand Whim was a nice choice for us. It was well equipped. The location was close enough to enjoy a short bike ride to the beach and pool, and the house came with more bikes than we had ever had at CL before! The porch was perfect for sitting and relaxing. The layout of the living room/dining room/kitchen worked nicely. The hot tub was a nice plus. Only minus was there were no king sized beds, although three masters was a nice perk.
Left on 08/27/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Lou
We had a wonderful time. The community (Corolla Light) has many amenities and the house with the 5 bed rooms handled us easily. We were a short walk from the beach. Everythiing was within a bicycle ride.
Grate accommodations! Very clean! Enjoyed lots of bonuses such
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Troyers
Liked that the kitchen was fully stocked with equipment and that everything was labeled! The only thing that we did not like was that the beds were very firm.
We had a very good time.
Left on 07/12/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Matt
The house was nice and clean and in a wonderful location.
Our only complaint is the mattresses in the house were very uncomfortable.
Left on 06/09/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | jennifer alegre
The house was in a great resort and a short distance to the beach. The house was spacious and beautifull decorated. It was equiped with what you needed and much more.
Beautiful House in a Great Location
Left on 10/12/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Joy
This is a beautiful, spacious, well-equipped house within easy walking distance to the beach. The Corolla Light resort facilities are fabulous.
Left on 08/29/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Happy Vacationer
One Grand Whim is a great house! It is beautiful, comfortable, and amazingly equipped with everything we could need. A great week was had by all!
Family Fun For All
Left on 08/25/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Lynne
Great location! Short and shady walk to the beach. The incredible selection of bikes was key for adults, teens and kids. Wonderful porch breezes too!
Great Place To Stay
Left on 07/29/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Happy Camper
Everything is there from bycycles to games and books with beach gear and even free DVD rentals.
Very good, but things weren't perfect
Left on 07/22/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Matt
We had a great time at One Grand Whim. The neighborhood and the little things like the bikes were very nice to have. We had everything we needed in the house regarding TVs, VCRs, DVDs, etc. the location was great. We were about a two minute walk to the beach access and could be at the shops for ice cream or coffee in five minutes. The rooms were large and we had excellent views of the lighthouse and a distant ocean view.
We did have several problems with the property. There were many dishes, pots, and pans that were put away dirty by the pevious guests. The rental company said that the maids didn't clean that stuff and there was nothing they could do. It was disgusting. Also, the oven broke mid-week and it took two days to repair it. That wasn't a big deal. One TV didn't work, but the maintenance man fixed it right away. Also, the wireless internet didn't work, but it was fixed quickly also. Finally, the front door knob fell off. I was able to fix it with the oven repair man's screw driver.
Overall, I'd stay there again and would recommend the house and the area, but Outer Banks Blue needs to pay much closer attention to details especially given their focus on customer service. The customer service was excellent in handling the problems, but I really didn't want to have to deal with them in the first place.
Left on 05/21/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Tracy
This was our third time visiting Corolla Light Resort and our first experience with a rental home. Previously we stayed at the Inn. I wish we would have rented a home sooner, it was really amazing! The home has everything you could need for the week, the decks are so nice, and the home is very clean. It was expecially nice to have the washer and dryer. We brought a portable grill to use, and one recommendation for the home owners would to be a gas grill. I would definitely stay here again. It was a wonderful week at the beach.
Left on 10/01/2008 for a stay in May 2008 | donovans
short walk to beach...fantastic views of lighthouse...great community with pool etc..can not wait to return!!!!!!!
A wonderful family week at the beach.
Left on 08/04/2008 for a stay in July 2008 | RoseAnn Haas
We spend a wonderful relaxing week at the beach. The house was perfect for our family. The kitchen was so well equiped with every thing we needed. The added bonus of bikes and boogie boards was a nice surprise. Perfectly located with in walking distance to the beach. The house was clean and the hammock and hot tub were used by almost everyone. The outdoor showers were great! The amenities included in this rental were perfect for all, considering our family's ages ranged from 14 to 85. We watched the 4th of July fireworks from our poarch! I would highly recommend this beautifully decorated home for your week at the beach.
Easy trip to the beach!
Left on 06/16/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | Donna
We've stayed in several homes in Corolla Light and this was by far the best home for us. We have young kids who enjoy spending time on the beach and this was the perfect location. It was only a short walk to the beach and on days we preferred the pool that too was a short walk or bike ride. It was great having many bikes at the house that we could ride to the outdoor pool complex or for a little longer ride go over to the sound and the indoor rec center.
The house was very tastfully furnished and had a well stocked kitchen. A gas grill would have been nice but we made do with the charcoal grill.
The community was very well maintained and quiet in the evenings. It was great to have the ocean views from the outside deck.
We definitely would come back to this house again.
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