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Ocean Sands - A | 10 BR | 10 Full 3 Half BA
Ocean Sands - A
(5K, 3Q, 2T, 2Duo, 1QSS)
(10 Full 3 Half)
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Welcome to "Beachy Keen"! Ideal for reunions and special occasions, this vacation retreat boasts comfortable living areas, amenities for kids of all ages and views of the ocean and to the south over open space.
Special Events welcome in 2020 for an additional $2,500 plus tax. Please contact our office if you would like to make arrangements for a Special Event reservation.
2020 Advertising Updates
7/11/19 This home no longer offers an arcade game.
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The location and size of the home.
The location - close proximity to the beach.
The location - close proximity to the beach.
Beachy Keen was perfect for our large reunion group. Plenty of space for all and accommodated the varying ages of our group.
Beachy Keen was perfect for our large reunion group. Plenty of space for all and accommodated the varying ages of our group.
Starting to think about meals for our July vacation... how can I find out whether the kitchen is stocked with a big 'seafood boil' pot?
Excellent question, Eileen! Yes, a crab pot is a standard amenity for every Twiddy home.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/5/2018
Can I order a crib for my rental?
Anthony, there are several great companies in the area to rent baby items and a number of other fun vacation items like bikes, surfboards, beach equipment, etc. We recommend: Moneysworth Equipment Rentals - www.rentitobx.com 1-800-833-5233; Ocean Atlantic Rentals - www.oceanatlanticrentals.com 1-800-635-9559; Just for the Beach - www.justforthebeach.com 1-866-629-7368
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/27/2017
I can't tell by looking at the pictures if all of the bedrooms have TVs and what the bathrooms look like. Can you let me know? Thanks!
Thank you for your inquiry, Alana! G101 currently provides 14 televisions. There is now a television in every bedroom! However, televisions are not a guaranteed amenity and are subject to change at any time. Unfortunately, we do not have any available bathroom photos. Please let us know if you have specific questions we can answer for you.
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/14/2017
Are there ceiling fans in all the bedrooms?
Joy, there are ceiling fans in the Level 1 MBRs (K, K, Q, 2T), Level 2 MBRs (K, K, Q, 2Duo), and Level 3 MBRs (K, Q).
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/24/2017
We love this house....however we have a lot of tv watchers....is there any way to have more tv's installed?
Good news, Kathy! G101 currently provides 14 televisions. There is now a television in every bedroom! However, televisions are not a guaranteed amenity and are subject to change.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/6/2017
Is there any restrictions on weddings?
Keith, this home is one of our special event homes, therefore weddings can be held there. There is a special event fee that must be paid in the amount of $2500.00 plus taxes. This fee is in addition to the rental fees.
- Answered by Twiddy on 12/23/2016
We will be coming down next week and is there a high chair at Beechy Keen?
Karen, G101 currently provides a high chair. However, baby equipment is not a guaranteed amenity for Twiddy homes. If you would like to rent baby equipment for your stay, Just for the Beach, Moneysworth, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals all provide baby equipment rentals. For contact information, please visit www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/7/2016
Hi. What type of stove/oven does the kitchen have. We have a large group coming down in August and a few of the cooks are asking what size it is. Thanks!
George, G101 currently provides a standard size electric stove with glass top. You can view the stove in Image #4 of the photo slideshow.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/20/2016
Are the laundry machines high efficiency (for purposes of purchasing the correct detergent)?
Great question, Chris! The washer at G101 is regular.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/15/2016
Does the coffee filter use basket or cone coffee filters?
Chris, G101 currently offers 2 standard drip style coffee makers. They use the basket filters.
Does the level 3 (bedroom 2) Queen bed have a footboard that stands higher than the mattress? We are trying to accommodate several guests that are 6'5" or taller.
Robin, the queen bed on level 3 does not have a raised foot board. Please see slide #12 in the photos of the home.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/13/2016
Does the house have a crib and high chair available for use? If not, where do you recommend renting from? Also, is this home in an area that requires a 4 x 4 to get to it?
Great question Wendy. Baby equipment such as high chairs and cribs are considered specialty items and not advertised amenities. As a result we do not require owners to provide them nor do we take inventory of what may be in the home upon arrival. We are happy to recommend some local resources in our area who rent daily as well as weekly should you choose not to bring those things with you. Please give us a call if you would like their contact information to make arrangements. This home is not in the 4 x 4 area, and will not require a 4 wheel drive vehicle for access. It is located in the Ocean Sands Community in Corolla, NC.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/22/2016
Does the rooms have the cable hook ups if you bring you own TV
Jackie, for any television provided in the home either a dvd player or cable box will be available however, additional hookups are not provided or guaranteed.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/7/2015
Does this house have a washer & dryer?
Jackie, a washer and dryer set are a standard amenity in every Twiddy vacation home. To view our list of standard amenities, please visit www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx#stfurneq.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/25/2014
Is there an Elevator?
Hi Pat, the home G101 - Beachy Keen does advertise an elevator.
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/15/2014
Does the house have an ice machine? Crock Pot? Pool Floats?
Beachy Keen does not have an ice machine, and crock pots and pool floats are not standard amenties in our Twiddy homes this link will take you to the page of our web site that has a list of standard furnishings and equipment at the bottom:
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/6/2014
Would a 4 year old female dog, very laid back, well behaved, be allowed to stay at house?
Thank you for your inquiry, AR! G101 - Beachy Keen does not allow pets.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/4/2014
Are there more than 5 beach chairs?
Is there a beach umbrella for guests to use?
JD, there will be at least 5 beach chairs for your use, but umbrellas and other beach equipment are not standard amenities in our Twiddy homes; this link to the Services page of our web site will provide contact information for the equipment rental companies we recommend: www.twiddy.com/activities/services/
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/28/2014
Hi Is there a gas or charcoal grill available? Is there a portacrib in the house?
Susan, the grill at this home is gas, and the gas will be provided for you. Baby items are not standard amenities in our Twiddy homes, but this link to the Services page of our web site will provide the contact information for the equipment rental companies we recommend:
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/9/2014
Is there access to the Ocean Sands public pool with this rental?
No, there is no community pool in this section of Ocean Sands! The pool at this home is open from 4/27 through 10/12, and can be heated beginning with that last weekend in April, and in May, June, September, and until 10/12!
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/5/2014
Are linens provided for the two queen sleeper sofas.
Yes Trish, there will be linens provided for the sleep sofas!
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/15/2013
Will the pool be able to be used in November?
Great question Trish! Unfortunately, the private pool at G101 is not available for use in November.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/31/2013
In what rooms are the sleeper sofas located?
Ashley, the queen sleeper sofa (QSS) is located in the level 1 game room.
I will be attending a family reunion at this house in November of 2013, will the pool be able to be used?
Hi Patricia! Unfortunately pools are not available that late in the season, but hot tubs are a year round amenity that will be serviced and ready for your arrival. Beachy Keen's private pool closes October 13th this year.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/30/2013
How many bedrooms have deck access and are they Queen or King rooms?
Good afternoon Nina! Beachy Keen is a 10 bedroom home able to sleep up to 28 people. Of the 10 rooms, 8 of them include King or Queen beds. The King bedrooms on the second and third levels offer guests access to the decks!
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/28/2013
What is the maximum occupancy for this house?
Heather, if you are able to place 3 people in each of the duo bunks, and include the two sleep sofas, the sleeping capacity of this home is 28!
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/18/2013
What is the rental rate for 7/6/14 thru 7/13/14. Thanks!
Hi Kristen! We expect to have our 2014 rates in the fall, typically around the end of October/ early November. To help with your planning the same week rented in 2013 for $11,810.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/16/2013
Where/how do you access the beach at Beachy Keen (G101)?
Hi Larry! There is a public walkway located in the culdesac at the end of Beachy Keen's driveway, giving you easy access to the beach. You can see a bird's eye view by clicking on our 'Where's the Beach?' map-www.twiddy.com/homes/corolla/ocean-sands-a/beachy-keen.aspx
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/18/2013
1. Initial balance
The initial balance is due 48 hours after booking and consists of:
*IMPORTANT: The reservation can be cancelled without penalty at any time before paying the initial balance.
2. Final balance
The final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival and consists of:
Payments can be made online, by phone, or by mail.
*IMPORTANT: For reservations arriving within 30 days, payment is due at the time of booking.
More information on payments can be found here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/reservation-information/#payments
Once you make your initial balance payment, your reservation is confirmed. To cancel a confirmed reservation, please get in touch with us as soon as possible:
In the case of cancellation, you may re-rent your reservation. We can re-list the home for rent with hopes that another guest can take over your home/week. If the home/week rents, you will receive a refund less the $100 cancellation fee and Travel Insurance (if they purchased it), and any difference in price. If the home/week does not re-rent, you will not receive a refund. If you only paid the initial balance and the home/week did not re-rent, you will be liable for any additional amount owed for the reservation.
If the you purchased travel insurance and need to cancel for a covered reason, you may file a claim with CSA Travel Protection.
The advance hold fee ($50) is transferable to another home. The fee is not refundable if you choose to cancel your advance property hold.
*IMPORTANT: Select homes have a fee higher than $50.00. This higher Advance Property Hold fee is listed the home's description. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
While we are waiting for the owners to confirm their future year rates, you can use the rate for the same week this year as an estimate.
Travel Insurance is OPTIONAL. You have the option to accept or decline the policy when you are booking your reservation.
If accepted, there is a 10 day grace period offered by CSA in which the travel insurance amount can be refunded if you change your mind and wish to decline.
CSA travel insurance information can be found here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/reservation-information/#travel-insurance
*IMPORTANT: In the event you need to cancel your reservation and you have purchased travel insurance, the travel insurance amount is non-refundable.
Yes, you can! All information regarding the notification list can be found here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/reservation-information/#notification-lis
We do not offer a military discount, but some owners may offer one if asked.
Contact us and we will be happy to see what we can do for you:
All homes are cleaned prior to arrival.
Daily cleaning is not offered.
Complimentary mid-stay cleaning is available for reservations of two weeks or longer. This service is complimentary but must be scheduled in advance and will take place on the home’s changeover day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).
*IMPORTANT: Additional cleaning services may be available for an additional fee and must be scheduled in advance.
Pets are permitted in homes that list “Pets Allowed” in the description (NO EXCEPTIONS). There is no additional fee for bringing pets to pet-friendly homes.
Unless otherwise advertised, a maximum of two pets is allowed.
Some pet-friendly homes have specific restrictions regarding the number, size or type of pet noted in the individual description.
Private pools are generally available from the first week of May through the second week of October. Please see your home's web page for specific opening and closing dates. Pools are cleaned, vacuumed and serviced on the day of guest arrival. A mid-week service, including chemical and mechanical checks, is provided, but does not include cleaning or vacuuming.
Heated pool availability dates and fees vary by home. See the vacation home description for availability dates and the heated pool fee. The heated pool option must be requested and paid for prior to arrival.
*IMPORTANT: Pools are not heated in July and August.
The following amenities are standard to all homes unless specifically noted in the home description:
Bed and bath linens are provided for all homes EXCEPT Twiddy Traditionals (which have a “T” at the end of the property number).
Additional linens or linen packages for Twiddy Traditional (T) homes can be provided if requested and paid for prior to arrival.
Bed and bath linens include:
The kitchen is fully stocked with all dinnerware, silverware, pots and pans, and serveware.
Basic appliances, such as a coffee maker, blender, toaster, and can opener are provided.
*IMPORTANT: Paper products, soap products, trash bags, spices, etc (including toilet paper and dish soap) are not provided. Guests are responsible for purchasing or bringing these items.
Baby items, like a crib, high chair, or pack and play are not provided, but can be rented locally.
Local rental companies will deliver the items to the home (fee applies for the 4x4 beaches).
WiFi is offered in all homes except for Twiddy Traditional homes (property numbers end with a “T”) unless otherwise noted.
A limited number of 1:00 pm check-ins are available for a nominal fee. Requests must be made and confirmed by phone and paid for in advance of arrival.
We cannot offer this service for certain homes, including those with 7 or more bedrooms or homes occupied by owners the preceding week. Please contact
our office to confirm availability and arrange for early check-in to be added to your reservation.
Homes are generally rented on a per week basis. We do not offer partial week stays. You can stay for as long as you like during that week, but you still have to pay for the week.
*IMPORTANT: A small number of homes do allow partial week rentals for a 3-4 night stay. These homes will only confirm a partial week stay 14 days in advance or 7 days if during a holiday week. You cannot book partial stays online at this time. Please call our office to receive availability/pricing and to book.
The majority of our rentals are from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday, and a few Friday to Friday.
Should a home still be available for a mid-week stay 7-14 days prior to arrival. We are happy to see if the homeowner would allow it, however, most homes will still require a full week (ex. Mon-Mon).
Get in touch and we will be happy to see what we can do for you:
Live music and karaoke can be found frequently around town at the local bars & restaurants.
Below are links to some of our favorite spots depending on which town you’re staying in and what you’re in the mood for:
The majority of the shops on the Outer Banks are locally owned and operated with unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Centrally located in each town, they are easy to reach by car or bike.
The shopping centers here have everything from boutiques and restaurants, to fresh local produce stands. Below are links to some of our favorite spots.
There is a vast variety of restaurants found on the Outer Banks. From fresh, local seafood establishments to fine dining and authentic cuisine.
Below are links to some of our favorite places to eat:
Outdoor adventure options are abundant on the Outer Banks, whether you are looking for watersports, miniature golf, go karts, wild horse tours or aerial adventure parks.
Below are links to some of our favorite activities:
There are two urgent care centers in Kitty Hawk, approximately 20-25 miles from Corolla and 5 miles from Duck.
The Outer Banks Hospital is in Nags Head which is 33 miles from Corolla and 18 miles from Duck.
Medical centers and pharmacies are listed here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/general-information/#medical
Beach Warning Flags
During dangerous surf conditions, red "No Swimming" flags fly at beach entrances. Whenever red flags are flying, swimming is prohibited. At such times, ocean conditions have been determined to be unsafe and swimmers are at serious risk of injury or death if they enter the water. For your safety, please heed all red flag warnings.
Rip currents are fast-moving currents of water that can quickly pull even the strongest swimmers away from the shore. Since the current flows under water, it’s important to know the signs of a rip current and avoid the water in that area.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), indicators of rip currents include:
Be sure to read lifeguard stand signs when arriving at the beach. If you see warning signs of rip currents or moderate or high hazard flags, stay out of the water and alert others to do the same. If caught in a rip current, you should stay calm to conserve energy. Don’t try to fight the current. Instead, swim with the current, and swim toward shore once you’re out of the current.
General Beach Safety
The fun begins where the road ends on this unique stretch of Outer Banks shoreline just south of the Virginia border. A four-wheel drive vehicle and an adventurous spirit are required to explore this beach community, where there are no paved roads, no hotels or restaurants, not even a convenience store! What you’ll find is an uncomplicated, fourteen-mile expanse of wide, sandy beaches, dense maritime forests and marshy soundside coves.
Home to the Corolla wild horses, the possibility of catching a glimpse of these extraordinary creatures is practically commonplace. Keep in mind, they are wild - do not approach them. County ordinance states that you may not come within 50 feet of the horses at any time. Feeding, riding or petting a wild horse is prohibited. A wild horse sighting is always an exciting event, but please remember to use caution and keep your distance.
There are no fixed lifeguard stands on the 4x4 beaches. Three roving lifeguards patrol from the end of the road to the Virginia state line from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Corolla’s pristine beaches are wide with soft sand. Upon crossing the beach access over the dune line to the beach, you will find that the beach is relatively flat, which is ideal terrain for afternoon strolls.
Bringing your dog to Corolla? Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Leashes are required, but there are no length requirements.
Corolla Beach Safety:
Corolla Lifeguard Stand Locations:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. From August 15 through Labor Day stands are manned as staffing allows. Lifeguards are located at the following locations:
Corolla Public Beach Accesses:
Activities to be enjoyed on the beaches of Corolla include; kayak tours, jet ski rentals, parasailing, and many more! Check out the following businesses for rentals and lessons:
Duck’s beautiful beaches are perfect for exploring or relaxing. When spending any amount of time on the beach in Duck, it’s best to keep the following information in mind.
Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Dogs are allowed to play unleashed on the beach under close supervision of the owner. Dogs are required to be leashed when in the village or at Duck Town Park. Duck's Leash Law requires that leashes not exceed 10 feet in length.
Duck Beach Safety:
Duck Lifeguard Locations:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from May 1 through October 31. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from late May through August. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Relax on the serene beaches of Southern Shores! When spending any amount of time on the beach in Southern Shores, it’s best to keep the following information in mind.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th. A leash law is enforced the remainder of the year, and leashes cannot exceed 10 feet in length.
There are no public beach accesses with parking in Southern Shores.
Southern Shores Lifeguard Locations:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from late-May through September. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Southern Shores Beach Regulations:
In addition to our general beach safety information, the following regulations are specific to Southern Shores.
Salt air and sunshine are plentiful on Kitty Hawk's Beaches. Enjoy many public beach access with parking, and convenience to a variety of shops and restaurants.
Dogs are permitted on the beach. The dog owner is responsible for and must remove feces and possess a bag/container for waste removal at all times. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.
At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other beachgoers. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the dog owner, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. A leash must be with owner at all times.
Kitty Hawk Beach Accesses:
Multiple public beach accesses with parking are available in the Town of Kitty Hawk. The town also has a handicap accessible public sound access at Windgrass Circle. The sound access has parking and is open from sunrise to thirty minutes past sunset.
Kitty Hawk Lifeguard Stands:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. From Labor Day through September 30th, Ocean Rescue Staff will be on duty from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Kitty Hawk Beach Regulations
Kill Devil Hills beaches provide the perfect backdrop for salty family fun. Bring your cooler, beach toys, and boogie boards for a good time.
Dogs are not permitted on the beach between the hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th, unless they are aiding the handicapped. At all other times, leashed dogs are permitted on the beaches.
Kill Devil Hills Lifeguard Stands:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from mid-May through mid-September. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Kill Devil Hills Beach Accesses:
Beach accesses in Kill Devil Hills are abundant, and most have ample parking. Each lifeguard stand location listed above is a public beach access. In addition to that list, the following beach accesses are also available in Kill Devil Hills.
Kill Devil Hills Beach Regulations:
In addition to our general beach safety information, the following regulations are specific to Kill Devil Hills.
Enjoy a classic beach vacation in gorgeous Nags Head. Visitors have been relaxing and playing on the beaches of Nags Head for generations. We invite you and your loved ones to experience a vacation on the wide, sandy beaches of Nags head.
Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round. Leashes cannot exceed 10 feet in length.
Nags Head Lifeguard Stands:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from Memorial Day through October 15. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Nags Head Beach Accesses:
Beach accesses in Nags Head are abundant, and most have ample parking. Each lifeguard stand location listed above is a public beach access. In addition to that list, the following beach accesses are also available in Nags Head.
Nags Head Beach Regulations:
In addition to our general beach safety information, the following regulations are specific to Nags Head.