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 pools, 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, 32" Flat Screen TV/DVD, Whirlpool.Mid Level: Master Suite with Queen, 32" Flat screen TV/DVD and Deck Access, Master Suite with Queen, 32" Flat screen TV/DVD, Bedroom with 2 Bunk Sets and TV/DVD share the Hall Bath with Bedroom with 2 Twins, TV/DVD, Deck Access.Extras: Hot Tub (6), 6 TVs, 32" Flat screen TVs in all Master bedrooms, 6 DVDs, 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!
Additional amenities include: virtual tour on website, baby equipment, tennis.TripAdvisor property ID 2242737...Read more
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | tarheelfanReviewed Sep 11, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
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 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 27, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
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.
Left on 07/22/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 22, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
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 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 21, 2009Stayed May 2009
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 08/04/2008 for a stay in July 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 4, 2008Stayed Jul 2008
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.
Left on 06/16/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 16, 2008Stayed Jun 2008
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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