From
$144 / night
Total guests, Nights

Smooth Sailing – Home 4286796 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Outstanding Ocean views! Simple beach cottage on private sand road in Corolla 4 wheel drive area 300 feet to beach. This home is only accessible with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. All wheel drive vehicles are not capable of navigating the soft sand and off road beach driving conditions. Privacy deck space & views of Penny's Hill, the Currituck Lighthouse & dunes, spectacular sunrises & sunsets, access to 30 miles of pristine beaches with wild Spanish Mustangs, pet friendly, well-equipped, cozy size perfect for single family & smaller groups, 2 master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Bunk Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Expect traffic delays on Hwy 12 on the weekends. The paved road ends in Corolla. Then you would be driving 2 1/2 miles on the beach to the house. The speed limit on the beach 15 mph. It is strictly enforced. The last grocery store before you hit the beach is a Food Lion in Corolla. The best time to drive on the beach is during low tide. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is required. Jeep rentals from Enterprise in KItty Hawk are very epensive. There is a cab company that comes out to the 4X4 beach: Corolla Cab Company.

Interaction with guest

You can call or text me any time.

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Angi G.
Average reply time:
2 hours 7 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
03 Dec 2021
Years listed:
11
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German

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Reviews

Very Good
29 reviews

Excellent
15
Very Good
9
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
0

“Wonderful”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2021

Another great stay at Smooth Sailing! We had perfect weather and views. We also got to see the wild horses every day.

“Cleanliness is not up to par and owners attitude is disappointing”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2020

The owner will retaliate and respond to your review with insults if she didn't like it. She gave us a false poor guest rating on another booking website the moment after we posted our comments, a… More

“Family- friendly beach house”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2019

We stayed here in July 2017 and LOVED it!! Angi was very easy to deal with and gave everything a homey touch. We loved the location, the view and having to drive down the 4x4 roads to get the house.… More

“Never wanted to leave”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2017

We stayed in Corolla, North Carolina, we knew that we picked the right place for our family as soon as we came up to the beach. The drive on the beach was amazing. The sun was setting the sky was fu… More

“Absolutely the best place to stay if you want it all!”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2017

The house is very comfortable and nicely decorated, makes you feel at home during your visit. The laundry room, deck furniture, grill, etc. all contribute to a relaxed stay. If you hope to see wild ho… More

“Perfect Getaway!”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2017

We looked at tons of options for a little getaway and came across this one! This was by far the best vacation spot we've been to! The 4x4 beaches are remote enough to be able to enjoy the beach! … More

“Very Relaxing with beautiful views!!!”

Reviewed 20 May 2016

Loved our stay at Smooth sailing, it was so beautiful and relaxing. Watching the horses on the beach was amazing!!. The only caution I would give someone that wants to rent, is that there is many st… More

“Delightful Retreat”

Reviewed 27 Jan 2016

This was the most peaceful and relaxing vacation I’ve ever had at the beach. I fell in love with the whole place instantly. The house is charming, comfortable and so thoughtfully equipped. I fou… More

Response from the owner Thanks for letting me know how your stay was. I am still working on improving the water. I've began the process of installing a rain water harvesting system. Some owners along the beach are using cisterns and their water is crystal clear. An oxygenator and uv purification should make the water much improved.

“Make sure you get hurricane inusrance!!”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2015

This house was in a fine location. Walking to the beach CAN be kind of difficult with small kids and your belongings or if you have any mobility issues because of the dunes. But totally worth it when … More

Response from the owner Unlike an agency I have some flexibility since I manage my home. Vacationing on the ocean is dramatic and conditons on the 4 wheel drive beach will make your vacation an adventure. I truly want your stay to be enjoyable and I will do what I can to make that happen. I've let guests arrive early to avoid the long traffic delays and high tide. No guest has ever had to wait long for delivery of bottled water or for repairs. Just let me know what you need. If I say I will do something you can be certain I am committed to doing it. In past years I have rescheduled guests and given discounts, not only for weather but also for illness, death in the family, custody problems and deployment. Under certain circumstances I've kept the offer of replacement dates open for several seasons. I will make a reasonable effort to ensure you have similar days to the lost ones. I will however have the sole right to select the make-up dates. The rental policy regarding booking partial weeks applies also to make up days. Partial holiday weeks can only be reserved 14 days in advance and all other partial weeks can be reserve 30 days in advance. There is limited availability in the summer season. Weeks book quickly. If you want 3 days on a weekend in August for example, it will be difficult but it's not impossible. The spring and fall months have more availability although dates in September and October are still usually booked. Days are often sunny and warm. Guests have told me they still had a nice time despite bad weather and that the house is wonderful. It has everything you need, is warm and cozy. I often have requests for partial weeks and may be able to juggle schedules. I will also need to be able to get unscheduled cleaning service and be reimbursed for fees. You have the options 1) to accept a full week, Saturday to Saturday and pay any additional money for days that are not make-up days and reserve in advance. 2) to accept a partial week which can only be reserved 2 weeks in advance during high season and 30 days in advance during off peak season. 3) or reject both options and forfeit the rents and fees paid. The Rental Agreement is found on Flipkey in it's entirety and is clear with regards to travel insurance and liability. The choice between these alternatives will be your sole remedy for any and all inconveniences arising out of events beyond my control which may interfere with your scheduled occupancy.

“Great Location”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2015

The house was just ok. It was older and weathered. Upon arrival the floors had sand on them. I know its the beach, but I would like to check into a clean home. The beds weren't very comfortab… More

Response from the owner The review is from a guest who stayed in July 2014 prior to Tropical Storm Arthur and who decided to leave early due to the weather. Most of the review is out of context or no longer relavent. The washer has been replaced and the water treatment system upgraded. I do want to address any concern someone would have about being on the 4x4 beach. The paved road is a short 5 minute drive from the house. I monitor the expected path of any tropical depression very carefully. Even a weak Nor'easter brushing the Outer Banks 150 miles out at sea if it stays out there can cause some storm surf, above average tides, wind and rain. The ground around the house could get a few puddles. For the most you can pass around these pools. There are some significant dunes between you and the ocean especially on the northeast side where the wind typically comes from. The house is third row. It is build above code and it can take the wind. If a storm becomes a hurricane and it's forecasted path comes closer you may have to get out of there. Local officials monitor the potential hazards and will make a decision about whether to evacuate or not. Stay tuned to TV and NOAA weather radio. Contact Dare County at 252-475-5655 or www.co.dare.nc.us and Currituck County at 252-232-2115 or www.co.currituck.nc.us for the most current info. Here are some preparations you would want to make. Charge cell phones, buy extra batteries or a car charger. Gas up your vehicle. Ideally you would want to minimize the distance to reach safety. The area around Duck has been known to flood. Map your route ahead of time. And observe the tides for ideal low tide conditions. The nearest evacuation destination is the bridge on N Croatan Hwy/ US 158 W. The Evacuation Route is clearly marked. If ordered to evacuate.. do it immediately... expect congestion on HWY 12. Your safety is my main concern. Call or text me or Ken if you have any questions. 919-770-5529 919-602-5184. NO REBATE OR REFUND will be offered for circumstances including but not limited to Acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, fire, strikes, terrorism, war, inclement weather, including flooding and construction noise from nearby sites. You may elect to purchase Travel Insurance. Your decision with respect to the purchase of Travel Insurance is solely your own responsibility. All questions concerning coverage or claims should be directed to your Travel Insurance Agent. You will not be eligible for reimbursement if you do not purchase travel insurance prior to taking possession of the Premises. Additionally, insurance must be purchased prior to a storm being named to have coverage for hurricane-related issues, such as a mandatory evacuation. You will receive a full refund of any payment only if the premises is re-rented. If you choose to leave early or cancel last minute and the house re-rents at a reduced rate you will receive a partial refund. I have some flexibility since I manage my home. I understand things happen. I do my best to re-rent and in some cases I have made up lost dates. In past years I have rescheduled guests and given discounts, not only for weather but also for illness, death in the family, custody problems and deployment. Under certain circumstances I've kept the offer of replacement dates open for several seasons. I will make a reasonable effort to ensure you have similar days to the lost ones. I will have the sole right to select the make-up dates. There is limited availability in the summer season. I you want 3 days on the weekend in August for example, it will be difficult but it's not impossible. I often have requests for partial weeks and may be able to juggle schedules. I will also need to be able to get unscheduled cleaning service and be reimbursed for fees. You have the options 1) to accept a full week, Saturday to Saturday and pay any additional money for days that are not make-up days and reserve in advance. 2) to accept a partial week which can only be reserved 2 weeks in advance during high season and 30 days in advance during off peak season. 3) or reject both options and forfeit the rents and fees paid. The Rental Agreement is clear with regards to liability. The choice between these alternatives will be your sole remedy for any and all inconveniences arising out of events beyond my control which may interfere with your scheduled occupancy.

Review 1-10 of 29

FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Angi (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Angi (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Angi (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Angi the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Angi (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Angi (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Angi (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Angi (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Angi (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Angi (the owner) a message.

If Angi (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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