Breathtaking sound and sunset views from this beautifully designed and furnished home with new bedding and new HDTV's! This house was designed with expansive windows to maximize the sound views from every room in the house. Other features such as ceramic tile, hardwood floors and granite counter tops make this a comfortable and inviting home. The main living area is on the mid level, as well as a master bedroom w/handicapped friendly bath on the same level - perfect for those who wish to keep stairs to a minimum. A large protected outside enclosure for your dog will be convenient for those day trips or long afternoons at the beach! Just down... the street is a clubhouse with pool, fitness center, basketball and tennis courts, playground for the kids as well as planned children's activities, private boat dock, kayak rentals, bike rentals and other community activities. Easy access to the ocean (0.4 miles, with parking) and shopping center (1 mile). Distance to the beach: Approximately 693 yardsAmenities include: Two-person deluxe swing in backyard overlooking the sound (Great for enjoying your morning coffee and watching the gorgeous sunsets), Private Dock, High Speed Wireless Internet, Fax Machine, Cen A/H, DW, 2 MW's, W/D, IM in Refrigerator, 7 TV's (3 are HDTV's), 3 DVD's, CD/Stereo, Optical Fireplace, 2 Jacuzzis, CF's, Videos, Beach Chairs, Books, Screened porch, Furnished decks, Enc. O/S, Gas Grill, BC, BG, HC, Pac 'n Play, Hot Tub, 10x25 Private Pool.
Ground Level: Rec room w/42 inch flat screen TV, Blue Ray, refrigerator and microwave, pyramid bed, full bath.
Level 1: Great room w/FP, dining area with bay window, and large kitchen, MBR w/K, access to screened porch and main deck, and private handicapped friendly bath with shower, Jacuzzi; BR w/Q and adjacent full bath, W/D, sunken hot tub on deck with fantastic sound views. Level 2: Extra large MBR w/K, private deck, desk w/internet access and fax, and private bath w/shower, Jacuzzi and double vanity; BR w/2T, connecting bath, BR w/Q and access to private deck.
Additional amenities include: tennis, floor plans available, military discount.Read more
We're so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the pictures. It looks like your dog had a great time too!
Luxury and relaxation
Left on 07/03/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | christy
Our family loved this house located right on the sound. Plenty of space for the 9 of us. The best part was watching the sunset from the swing in the back yard. The kitchen was well stocked and large enough for a few people to cook in at the same time. Bedrooms were grat bathrooms very roomy. Pool was nice but cold. It is mostly shaded at the time of year we were their. Very pet friendly with a fenced in shaded area to let the dog out. We all enjoyed the dock out back and the hot tub. We even got a phonecall from the owner asking if everything was going ok. What a nice touch. We would definately stay again
above and beyond...
Left on 08/15/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | sicilymail
This house was everything that was described to us and more. The house was in excellent condition. The owners really keep up with everything in this house. They also gave us a gift certificate for a dozen free bagels and called us to see how everything was. We couldn't have picked a better house to spend our vacation in. Can't wait till next year to spend another week in it. The description provided to us doesn't do this house justice... We were close enough to walk to the beach, and only a mile and a half from the shopping center. We spent quite a few nights sitting out on our private dock, just watching the sun go down. We also made good use of the hot tub and pool. The people at the realtor's made our check in and check out go smoothly. Can't find a bad thing to say about this house.
Sound View amazing!
Left on 07/07/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Andrea C.
The house itself was beautiful! It is on the sound side of the island and the sunsets are amazing! We rented Kuyaks to paddle around the sound one afternoon which was very enjoyable. There were many amenities with this home including an iced tea maker, beach chairs and things we have had to bring from home previously. There was plenty of ourdoor furniture on the many porches which we put to good use. It is within walking distance to the clubhouse swimming pool and the ocean. Loved the area and loved the place.
Sinking Spring, PA
Our family get together was great!!!
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | MPD
The "Gift of the Sound" is a wonderful vacation home. It is beautifully decorated and kept in excellent condition. It shows that the owners take great pride in it. The weather cooperated and we were able to build memories to keep for a lifetime. It truly met our expectations. And, it was pet friendly.
Eldersburg, MD 21784
We had an amazing, relaxing, wonderful time!
Left on 05/16/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Ann Thompson
Everything was wonderful at Gift of the Sound. The owner, Mary's, phone cal is a welcoming addition as well as the gift of a dozen delicious bagels! Thanks so much! It was our second time staying in this lovely home and we look forward to coming again!
hot. next time...ocean front
Left on 08/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | cindy
although the house was very nice and the sound location also very nice, we did decide that next time we will do oceanfront. getting too old to lug all the stuff to the beach. house itself was very nice and service was excellent. check in was also very convenient. would recommend to someone not looking for oceanfront
Left on 06/15/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | OBX
This house is in an excellent location within a well kept community. The house was immaculate upon arrival. Great view and we had great weather so the trip was excellent.. Pluses and Minuses? Plus Hot Tub on deck is convenient, open floor plan, lots of windows, close to TimbukII. Minus Old TV with poor picture, too much furniture in family room makes it hard to maneuver, pool is not in direct sunlight so it was cold
Left on 10/13/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | C#
The house was great. All of the instructions were really appreciated. Could have used more lighting near the dock at night. Corolla was just a little far north for us. Not quite prepared for the distance to Nags Head & Manteo.
Virginia Beach, VA
Relaxing and Peaceful
Left on 10/03/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | William W.
Everything about the home was picture perfect. The location was ideal for a relaxing weekend. The view was like something out of a movie. Enjoyed every moment I was there.
Don & Rhonda Jank
Left on 09/08/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Don & Rhonda Jank
We enjoyed our vacation tremendously! Our vacation house was just beautiful. We enjoyed the daily sunsets and had so much room for the houseful of 12 where we stayed. Thank you again for allowing us to share such precious memories with our family-my parents-my sister and her family.
Beautiful view of the sound, close to the oceanside beach
Left on 09/01/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | OBX Fan
The house was beautiful and the owner calls during the week to make sure everything is in good working order. Nice touch. The pool is a little small and the pool area is shaded. I liked that but the teenagers wanted the sun. There was plenty of that down by the dock. The dock area was great and at Happy Hour there's usually a beautiful breeze making it a great place to gather. The 5 bedrooms were perfect for us and the game room allowed me to use a blow-up bed that I brought with me. The only downside is that Corolla is a long way up from the bridge and there's not a lot going on up there. It's a great place if you plan to hang out at home and cook your meals there. If you go out, the Timbuck II Plaza has a few restaurants but parking in there can be hard to find. There are tons of stores and some activities for kids. Drive slow because people walk out from between cars. The house also give you access to the clubhouse where there's a large community pool, a workout room, tennis courts and basketball court. It's also a short walk (or shorter drive) to the beach. Duck is about a 20 minute ride and the police are very strict on that road. Watch your speed as the speed limit changes many times. There's much more happening in Duck but if you plan on eating most meals at home Corolla is a great place.
powhatan point ohio
The home and grounds were perfect.
Left on 08/19/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | The Craigs
This was our first time staying on the sound and we loved it. Teens really loved kayaking in the morning and eve. Our only complaint was the pool. It was absolutely filthy. We tried to clean it as best we could and what we couldn't understand was that the pool guy came and didn't clean it. Bugs, sand and dirty water.
Just another day in paradise!
Left on 07/07/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Bly
We have been coming to the Outer Banks for over 25 yrs. Gift of the Sound is by far the most beautiful beach house and setting we have experienced. The owners have it decorated to really make you feel like you are home. The home was perfectly equipped with all utensils, plates, ... just everything. Thank you for making our family vacation stay the best! We are coming back next year to the Gift of the Sound.
Left on 05/27/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Cynthia
The house was super clean and well equipped for our every need. The views of the sound were outstanding, location of the pool and hot tub were ideal. Every bedromm and bath was roomy, with very nice details. We've been coming to OBX every year for 20 years - this was the first time we've stayed on the sound and the best house we've ever rented. We will rent here again. Thanks, for the wonderful service and immaculate surroundings.
Left on 05/19/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Sharon&Ian
Our vacation was truely wonderful. This is our second time using Resort Realty. The first time we stayed in Duck but chose Corolla this time for the pet friendly home. There are not many "dream" homes that allow pets, which is why we chose this house. The location and house were beautiful. The only thing was that the pool did not have the option to heat. We had a cold spell the week we were there and it would have been nice to have the option to pay for a heated pool.
Pennsauken, New Jersey
Left on 09/30/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Meg
Gorgeous, well maintained house with so many windows showing beautiful views. Kitchen is very well stocked, loads of seating on the many decks, comfortable beds, nice pool & hot tub, games, coolers & plenty of other useful stuff. The free bagels are also a nice added touch as well as delicious.
We totally loved driving on the 4WD area on the beach. Spent lots of time relaxing there and watching the wild horses.
Easy check-in and out with the realtor. Friendly staff that answered all my questions. It was our first time in the outer banks and we very much enjoyed the area.
The only drawback was that the water at the dock was not deep enough to dock our boat. We had to find a public boat ramp and keep it trailered. The dock at the house is only deep enough for a canoe, kayak, or maybe a jetski.
Other than that, everything was awesome and we loved the house. It is really a very warm and inviting home.
The feeling of being in paradise.
Left on 09/23/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Anna Roach
The house was everything we had hoped for and more. We are definitely planning on going back and staying this same house. The location was perfect, the house had every amenity imaginable. Thank you so much for a fabulous vacation.
Gift of the Sound August 09
Left on 09/11/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | renteraug09
A beautiful home with tons of amenities. We loved then thoughtful gift of a dozen bagels on our first morning. Only two disappointments. One is that the pool is in the shade most of the day and is very cool. The second was the amount of grass and foam in the sound during our week. I know there is really nothing the owners can do about this, but this did not happen to us when we stayed on the sound in Duck.
The home is wonderfully maintained and the owners and realty company are very responsive to the renters needs.
Relaxed Family Bonding
Left on 08/06/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Andrea Dorwart
Our week on the Sound Side of the Ocean was one of the best trips we
have had in years. Once we were settled in, everyone just made
themselves at home, even our newest addition to the family had a great
time in the pool and the hot tub.
Everything we needed in kitchen supplies and dishes were at our
fingertips. The view was breath taking and very relaxing. The 2 suites
were much enjoyed especially the one with the screened in porch. Reading
out there was a joy.
Anytime we needed something and called the Resort Realty office, we had
our questions answered and they gave help in directions, restaurants, etc.
to make our trip even better.
Another very nice and unexpected phone call by the owner to welcome us
to her home was a wonderful greeting to all of our family. Made us feel
right at home.
Anyone renting this house will not be disappointed. We had such a great
time that we put a deposit down for next year at the same time.
Left on 07/29/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Timmyeddy
The property was beautiful. The house was immaculate. The resort realty team were very informative and helpful. Four of us stayed at Gift of the Sound and we had a Primo Vacation!! What a wonderful house. The view of the sound was Awesome. A ten minute walk to the beach. The wild horse tour was great. Our guide Winston was quite knowledgable about the horses and the history of the area. We all had a great time shopping and sightseeing. You have to cruise Highway 12!!! All in all this whole experience rates a 10 out of 10!!!
Left on 07/26/2009 for a stay in May 2007 | kayakgirl
The only reason this home did not receive the five-star award is that this was our first time staying on the sound side and we did not enjoy it as much as the ocean side. As it turned out though, the ocean was still only a short walk away and for you "sound lovers" this would be the best of both worlds. The house was great for us. The pool was in a very shaded area and we only used it one day. Nice house for the money.
Wayne and Karen
Our entire family loved this well appointed comfortable home.
Left on 07/16/2009 for a stay in June 2006 | Wayne and Karen
Our first experience in Corolla turned out to be memorable mostly due to the comforts, amenities and views. The dock was great too! This was a first class vacation all the way!
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