Beds: 2 w/Queen, 2 w/Twin and Bunk, 1 w/2 Twins. Sheets and Towels Provided, Beds Made
"On A Whim" is waiting to welcome you to the Outer Banks with beautiful ocean views over open space from the living and dining areas of the second level. The well equipped deck with many Adirondack rockers and tables with direct ocean view are the perfect gathering spot for the family after your day of fun and sun. Screened porch with picnic table/benches accommodates 8 will make your outdoor meals a delight. Gated staircase to roof level deck that gives 360 degree panoramic, including gorgeous sunsets. Built-in seating bench and lounge for private sunbathing. NO PETS PLEASE. 90 yards to beach access.
(L2 to L1) Staircase to private deck for the two master bedrooms access via sliding doors. Enjoy morning coffee from your rockers while viewing east. (L1) Deck staircase to covered parking area, enclosed outdoor shower, fish cleaning table, large charcoal grill, and direct 100 yard distance through open space path and dune steps to your beach.
Enjoy nearby community tennis or rally the family in a basketball game with your private basketball goal. Children will delight feeding turtles at a fresh water lake within walking distance.
Visit the village of Corolla, less than 5 miles away for shopping, restaurants, beverage and specialty stores. History buffs will enjoy the Whalehead Club, Currituck Lighthouse are just a few of the attractions in the area.
Three well furnished decks, CD, VCRs, DVD, games and books and screened porch. TVs in the Living area and the 5 bedrooms, On A Whim has all the amenities you and your family can desire for your visit.
* Standard Amenities
* Non Smoking
* Sheets Provided
* Bath Towels Provided
* Beds Made
* WiFi Internet Access
* Saturday Turnover
* Indoor Amenities:
* Jacuzzi Tub
* Clock Radio
* Entertainment Amenities:
* Cable TVâ€™s
* DVD Player
* CD Player
* Books / Games
* Stereo System
* Outdoor Amenities:
* Screened Porch
* Covered Deck
* Deck Furniture
* Fish Cleaning Table
* Grill - Charcoal
* Outdoor Shower
* Basketball Goal
* Community Tennis Access
* Direct Sand Boardwalk to Beach
* Beach Chairs
* Additional Amenities:
* 90 Yards to Beach
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, fish cleaning table, beds made, community tennis access, outdoor shower, books / games, oceanside, entertainment amenities:, cable TV’s, 90 yards to beach, highchair, indoor amenities:, clock radio, saturday turnover, additional amenities:, outdoor amenities:, direct sand boardwalk to beach, cd player, basketball goal, standard amenities....Read more
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Krysta W.Reviewed Sep 13, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
The house was a great place for us to stay. We had 3 children (2 of them very young) and 6 adults. There was enough room for everyone. We enjoyed being so close to the beach and relaxing every day! There were enough bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone, and the kitchen was fully equipped. It was in a great, convenient location in Corolla. We also enjoyed the "crow's nest" deck and other decks! One negative was that there was no baby gate, but we made do with what we had. Overall, this was a great place to stay!
Left on 07/24/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | TomReviewed Jul 24, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
The whole family had a wonderful time. The layout and furnishings provided a comfortable environment, and the view and decks were great. The kitchen was well equiped with dishes and utensiles. For us, the greatest value was the proximity to the beach. Having such a short distance to the beach with no roads to cross makes everything so much easier particularly carrying things to the beach with children in tow. I recomend this rental to anyone looking for a great family vacation.
Left on 08/24/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | t-richReviewed Aug 24, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
We had a great stay at Barbara's Sand Castle. The location was just a few houses from "beach front" but we had an unobstructed view and it was quick and easy to get to the beach from the access path directly behind the house. The view was great (but might diminish if building is ever completed in undeveloped area just south of house). The house was very much as described, with few surprises. Rooms were good sized and the screened in section of porch with picnic table supplied additional seating area, plus there was lots of deck seating. We were a group of three families with five adults and four teenagers, everyone appreciated the great location (and the internet access)! Ample kitchen supplies, including blender and toaster, lots of serving pieces and dishes. Nice private deck areas off two bedrooms, and wonderful crows nest deck up top.
We spent most nights eating in after a major trip to Lion King early in the week. Enjoyed a restful, fun week on the beach with little to no problems. Highly recommend as a family friendly, get what you pay for rental beach house.
Left on 07/13/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 13, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Barbara's Sandcastle was the perfect house for our family vacation. It was very welcoming and well planned, well equipped (outdoor hose, boogie boards, jewelry boxes on the dressers, plenty of hangers, great pots, pans & dishes, etc.), offered many beds for our various extended family members, and the views from the living room and decks were fantastic. Most of all, being just steps from the beach was wonderful! We also appreciated the welcome phone call from the owner that included instructions on how to work the TV and DVD player. We could tell that he loved sharing his wonderful beach house with guests and was very accommodating in meeting our needs. We have already made the commitment to return next year! We did learn that most loads had to be run through the dryer twice, and it would be ideal to have another refrigerator, maybe outside with a lock near the fish-cleaning table, but everyone agreed that it was the most relaxing vacation we have ever experienced together. Thank you!
"Good Time and Good Facility for a family gathering"
Left on 09/16/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 16, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
Barbara's Sandcastle worked well for our family's week at the beach. 3 adult children, their spouces and three grandchildren, ages 6, 7 and 2 months along with grandmother and grandfather.
Thisi home is well stocked with all the things needed for a fun vacation and its proximiitiy to the beach and water is woderful --views from lving room and porches super.
Like the quite neighboorhood and hope to return soon.
Ps: ... and only 1 mile or less from grocery stoes and other food choices...and BTW the price is right, too!
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