The Big Chill

12 bedrooms
9 K, 2 Q, 4 DBS
13 bathrooms
11 Full 2 Half


Featured in this Home
Gas Fireplace Details:
Available: 1/1-4/19;10/5-12/31
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/27/2024-10/11/2024
Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $500 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 16x36
Advance Property Hold Fee Details:
Amount: 250.00
Beach Chairs Details:
Chairs Provided: 5
Military Discount Details:
Amount off: 5%
Active and retired military members
Bed & Bath
  • Bath Towels
  • Bed Linens
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Pool Table
  • Theater Room
  • Wifi
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Wet Bar
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pod Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Poolside Cabana
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Beach Walkway with Steps
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Military Discount
  • Private Well
  • Telephone
  • Welcome Bag
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Home details

12 bedrooms

9 K, 2 Q, 4 DBS

13 bathrooms

11 Full 2 Half

Saturday, 4:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am
Parking for 9
This home accepts future year reservations more than 51 weeks in advance. Current year guests are not offered first right of refusal. Please contact our office for details, (866) 457-1190.

Accessible by 4x4 only.

Bring the entire family for a memorable oceanfront vacation at The Big Chill! Constructed in 2019, this 12-bedroom home provides all the space and amenities you desire for your large group with endless ocean views. Approximately 8 miles up the 4-wheel drive beach, the home is located three blocks from the Carova Beach Park and Boat ramp offering opportunities to experience the majestic wildlife native to this unique area.

Step out onto your private walkway to access the beach for a stroll along the shore. Lounge in your very own outdoor oasis which includes a private 16x36 heated pool (seasonal) with poolside cabana, a tiki bar deck, hot tub, outdoor showers and fish cleaning table for your Catch of the Day! Feel the salty ocean breeze while enjoying the view and a good book or beverage on the home’s expansive decks, dune deck and or patio.

The home features an outside ramp with access to the ground floor and the elevator which effortlessly carries luggage, groceries, and guests to and from all floors. Speaking of groceries, be sure to stock up the kitchen! The chef of the family will rave over the well-equipped cooking quarters complete with two dishwashers, a six-burner gas cooktop, a pot filler, and two refrigerators. A large Island with seating, a breakfast nook, and a dining room with wet bar provide plenty of space and seating for everyone to enjoy meals as a group. After dinner, relax together in the spacious, open great room. Of the 12 bedrooms, 10 are masters with attached custom baths, providing all the peace and privacy you need for a multi-family vacation.

If you’re in the mood for some competitive fun and games, move downstairs to the professional size pool and shuffle board tables in the recreation room. The convenient rec room wet bar including a full size ice maker, is at your fingertips in case you need a refill or work up an appetite. Later, pop some popcorn and wind down from the evening’s activities with a movie in the theater room.

Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled week of family activities or simply to do as little as possible during your vacation you’ll find the best of both worlds at this thoughtfully planned and well-appointed vacation home. Recreation and relaxation await you at The Big Chill!

Approximately 8.0 miles up the beach.

NO PETS Allowed in Home.

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Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Master 1
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 2
King, Standing shower

Master 3
2 Queens, Standing shower

Half Bath

Theatre room; rec room with pool table, shuffleboard, and wet bar.

Level 2

Master 1
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 2
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 3
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 4
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 5
King, Standing shower

Room 1
2 Double Bunk Sets, Shared bath with room 2, Shower/tub combo

Room 2
2 Double Bunk Sets, Shared bath with room 1, Shower/tub combo

Laundry; patio walkway to tiki bar deck.

Level 2.5

Half Bath

Level 3

Master 1
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Deck access

Master 2
King, Standing shower, Deck access

Great room with gas fireplace and 65" flatscreen; kitchen with two dishwashers, a six-burner gas cooktop, pot filler, two full size refrigerators, and island counter seating; two large pantries; breakfast nook; dining room with wet bar.


Exterior ramp with access to the level 1 deck and elevator. Elevator with access to all floors. Private pool, hot tub, regulation size pool table, and shuffle board. Keurig coffee maker, state of the art in and outdoor sound system and multiple TVs.

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Garage is not available to guests.


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Guest recommendations

17 guests recommended this home
Christopher   ·  Stayed May 2024

"The amount of space is key especially when you have a larger group of 20+ people. Inside and out, there was never a time any of us felt crowded together. Additionally, the elevator played a huge part in helping some of our older guests get from floor to floor and avoid the stairs"

Lauren   ·  Stayed May 2024

"Loved the house. Clean modern. Loved the view. Loved the 4x4 area and the horses."

Amanda   ·  Stayed March 2024

"The Big Chill is an outstanding property. The kitchen is extremely well appointed with enough space and equipment to support cooking a large holiday meal. We love the layout of TBC. There are plenty of gathering spaces, inside and out. Lots of room for playing games, crafting, and puzzles. There is a nice separation between the top floor bedrooms and public spaces to minimize noise transfer. The owners are so sweet, leaving a lovely welcome gift and hand written note. You can tell the owners are involved and take pride in their property."

Jimmie Ray   ·  Stayed December 2023

"The house was very clean, very nicely decorated and everything you need in the kitchen to prepare great meals. It's the perfect place to make great family memories. The owners have gone above and beyond to make their house available and comfortable. Great Job."

Scott   ·  Stayed August 2023

"Easy access to the beach over the dune. Large number of rooms that fit well with the open space available for congregating. Pool table and Shuffleboard were well maintained as opposed to other houses we have rented."

Sharon and Steve   ·  Stayed July 2023

"It had the perfect view of the beach and had lots of rooms for everyone to enjoy"

Kristie   ·  Stayed June 2023

"We love the great room and the decking with the amazing ocean views. The home accommodates our large group."

Tila   ·  Stayed June 2023

"Spacious even for a large amount of people."

Shana   ·  Stayed April 2023

"We had a group of 19 people in the house and there was plenty of room for all of us. Next year we are going to have more people with us and I know that won’t be a problem. The house gives off such a great vibe and we had no problem getting into “vacation mode” as soon as we got there. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare food and even cocktails. More serving dishes, flatware and dinnerware then we needed! The two dishwashers and fridges in the kitchen were great, not to mention the extra sinks at the two wet bars, and the third dishwasher at the downstairs wet bar! We always had one dishwasher running and one filling. The house is set up in a way that we could truly enjoy all the different spaces in the house and decks. Several times in the evening we sat on the second floor deck and watched the sun set, and in the mornings the sunrise over the ocean from the main floor deck was breathtaking (if you’re an early riser like my husband, you can also enjoy the Milkieway and moonrises from there in the wee-hours). We all enjoyed the pool table, shuffle board table and theater room. The heated pool was perfect for April and everyone enjoyed it. The volleyball net and ball they provide for the pool was a nice bonus because we have some volleyball players in the family. Don’t forget the hot tub and outdoor showers! This house has so much and I could go on and on for days! Most importantly we saw horses everyday on the beach, in the dunes and right in the front yard. We enjoyed ourselves so much we rebooked the Big Chill for the same week. We would highly recommend The Big Chill and Twiddy! Thank you Guys and Jim for sharing your house with us!"

Amanda   ·  Stayed April 2023

"The Big Chill is an amazing property, our favorite so far! The homeowners provided a warm welcome with a lovely handwritten note and gift. The house was beautifully appointed with every possible item we could have needed including extra blankets, kitchen tools, dishwasher pods, etc, We were able to cook a large Easter dinner for our group of 17 with ease. Not only did the kitchen provide ample space to store and prep the food, but we had enough dishes, pots and pans, serving dishes, etc., to create a beautiful meal. We have stayed in a few other large, OBX homes, but The Big Chill has the best layout by far. The private and public spaces were well defined. We especially liked the layout of the top floor which provided beautiful gathering space for our large group, while also shielding the top floor bedrooms from traffic flow and noise. The outdoor spaces were also well appointed with ample seating and lounging areas. This was very important because the view is simply stunning and drew people outside from sunrise to sunset. Finally, the bottom floor was simply outstanding and quickly became a favorite hang out for pool, shuffle board, and moves."

Jimmie   ·  Stayed December 2022

"everything went smooth from the time i booked it to the last day when we closed the door. Very nice house, Great views and had everything you need plus. The personality of the owners felt like we were staying at a freinds house. Great job owners!"

Lisa   ·  Stayed November 2022

"Loved the spacious & cozy ambiance The Big Chill offered. The entertainment system in the great room provided great sound & was put to use during our stay while we cooked. The only suggestion I have would be to swap out the stools for more cushy ones in the kitchen & great room. Other than that, an amazing home!!"

Randy   ·  Stayed October 2022

"The Big Chill has it ALL - the Joyce's have simply put "DONE IT RIGHT" 5 of us spend two weeks celebrating the life of a counselor friend we lost last Christmas/New Year's and had a grand time. Views, horses (especially walking on the beach), deer, foxes, horse guides w/ humans (LOL) - it's Heaven on Earth Entire house is stocked w/ ALL you need - the Joyce's have thought of everything! Take you luggage in and begin enjoying! WE WILL BE BACK - thanks"

Kristie   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Open floor plan, outside pool area and deck space"

Yvonne   ·  Stayed July 2022

"The home was beautiful and well cared for. The views were amazing. You could tell the homeowners take pride in their home with the thoughtfully layout floor plan and the many amenities provided. The double refrigerators were very nice to have as well as the double washers and dryers. Plenty of plates, drink ware and utensils as well nice serving ware. Enjoyed many meals in the beautiful dining room with its gorgeous views of the ocean. The AC worked amazingly keeping each floor cool. The pool area was lovely with plenty of seating.and awesome speaker system. The owners even left a welcome bag with coffee mugs and cup and lovely welcome note. We loved the house so much we booked it for next summer before our week was even up. We can’t wait to come back."

Kathy   ·  Stayed June 2022

"The Big Chill vacation home has become our favorite rental home in the Outer Banks. The owners have put a lot of thought into providing most everything a extra large family gathering would need. The proximity to the beach is great and the ocean views, sunrise and sunsets are spectacular!! We have been blessed with the beautiful wild horses, 9 of them one day on the lawn, right outside our doors. We watched them from our balconies while they grazed and ignored us. A big thank you to the owners for sharing their home."

Melinda   ·  Stayed April 2022

"The house was amazing. Had everything you needed in the kitchen the homeowner really cares about the house . Can't wait to spend Easter there next year."

Thank you for choosing The Big Chill - OBX for your beach vacation and so glad that you enjoyed the house. We look forward to having you back again next year for more fun in the sun on the 4x4. Thank you for your wonderful review.

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