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Life's Porpoise

6 bedrooms
3 K, 1 Q, 2 T, 2 BS
6 bathrooms
5 Full 1 Half


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Electric Fireplace Details:
Available: 1/1-4/21;10/7-12/31
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/29/2023-10/13/2023
Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $350 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 18x20
Beach Chairs Details:
Chairs Provided: 5
Bed & Bath
  • Bath Towels
  • Bed Linens
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Ping Pong
    New for the 2023 season
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pod Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Security Camera
  • Telephone
  • Welcome Program
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Home details

6 bedrooms

3 K, 1 Q, 2 T, 2 BS

6 bathrooms

5 Full 1 Half

Saturday, 4:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am
Parking for 5
Major updates for 2023 include adding a brand new full bathroom on Level 1. This new full bathroom will have direct access to the bedroom on that level, turning it into the third Master Bedroom! In 2023, this home will offer 6 Bedrooms, 5 Full 1 Half bathrooms and 3 Master Bedrooms! Plus, a brand new 3-story deck that will include a screened-in porch on the second level and picturesque ocean views on the top level deck.

Gather the entire family for an unforgettable OBX vacation at "Life's Porpoise!" Watch the sunrise over the ocean each morning as this home is located right on the oceanfront. Enjoy picturesque ocean views and salty breezes from rooftop-level deck. The beach can be accessed from the backyard via a foot path. Bring your dog on vacation too, as this home is pet-friendly and has a fenced in yard.

The great room on the top level is sure to be where everyone convenes. Relax in the living area after a long day at the beach. An electric fireplace is available to keep you warm during cooler months of the year. Retreat to the elevated ship's watch with a puzzle or a good book. The kitchen is equipped with all that is needed to prepare meals for the duration of your stay. A convenient breakfast bar allows you to grab a quick meal or snack on the go. Enjoy meals and plan activities for the next day together in the dining area. Step outside onto the oceanfront deck and enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beverage while listening to the waves. A half bathroom is located nearby for convenience. There is one master bedroom on the third floor, with a private bathroom.

Additional sleeping quarters can be found on the second floor. There is one master bedroom, with a private bathroom. There are three additional bedrooms that share a full hall bathroom. Outside on the second floor deck, the screened porch offers the opportunity to relax in an outdoor living space. The ground floor features one bedroom and a full bathroom. In addition, there is a den on the first floor to serve as additional common space. Make a splash in the private pool, or have a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Tennis courts are just a short walk from the home. "Life's Porpoise" is located in a quiet neighborhood, however, it is just minutes away from all that Corolla has to offer. No matter the time of year, "Life's Porpoise" is ready to host your next memorable stay on the Outer Banks!

Dogs welcome (2 max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.

2022 Advertising Updates

March 7, 2022 The L2 MBR (Q) bedding has been updated to a King. The L2 BR (Q) bedding has been updated to a King.

2023 Advertising Updates

August 16, 2022 - The heated pool fee will change from $250 to $350 plus tax per week for 2023.

Main House Floorplan layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Master 1

Den; full bath.

Level 2

Master 1

Room 1

Room 2
2 Twins

Room 3
2 Bunk sets

Full bath.

Level 3

Master 1

Great room; kitchen with breakfast bar; dining area; half bath.

Level 4

Ship's watch.


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Guest recommendations

12 guests recommended this home
Krystyna   ·  Stayed October 2022

"Second year at this wonderful home, can’t wait for next year!"

Elizabeth   ·  Stayed July 2022

"A very well equipped kitchen- the only one I have ever rented that had a rolling pin . A surprise bonus was some toddler equipment. I loved the ship's watch- a great place to sit with computer or book and watch the sea and sky. Another great feature that I have not encountered before is a shaded grassy area so dogs can be outside and sheltered from the sun for part of the day."

Tim   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Great house! Plenty of room for everyone and very well appointed."

Mark   ·  Stayed July 2022

"This was a wonderful place to stay for two legged and four legged guests alike. The room at the very top was a cozy place to enjoy a great view and to put a puzzle together on a drizzly day. It had a well appointed kitchen and large dining area. The decks were pristine. We spent lots of time around and in the pool - what an oasis. We appreciated having so many beach chairs, the built in baby gates, a great corn hole game and a giant ice maker in the basement. The fenced in backyard is brilliant! Our dogs thank you! It was a short walk to the beach and we would definitely stay there again. Thank you to the Gray family for their generous, yummy and thoughtful gifts of a cookie platter and wine & cheese basket - good to the last drop."

Louis   ·  Stayed May 2022

"Very clean and great location. Easy access to the beach"

Tom   ·  Stayed April 2022

"My family stayed in Life's Porpoise the week of May 1st. It's a very comfortable house, with lots of space to gather or even to find a quiet spot to read or to check work email. 3 levels outside and 4 levels inside give you lots of choices. It also means that you need to plan on climbing a lot of stairs over the course of the week. Stairs inside the house, outside the house, and up and over the dunes using the closeby walkway access. You cannot see the beach, but you can hear the ocean. The house has lots of toys that you might otherwise rent. It has a kayak. It has a nice propane grill. It has a variety of beach chairs. It has a ping pong table. It has cornhole. It has lots of gently used books. That's several hundred dollars you won't spend at the rental company. The pool catches a lot of sun, and it was actually over 80 degrees the afternoon of May 1st. The chairs and tables on the two decks and on the ground floor were in very good condition. The kitchen is actually too well equipped. All the cabinets were full of cups and plates and glasses and pots and pans....where to put the food? Oh, there is a wonderful Harris Teeter about a mile from the house, and a very nice Food Lion a bit farther north. No need to go south to Duck or even further. This was our third stay booked through Twiddy, whom we rely upon for insights and advice. I find the Twiddy website and app very easy to use, and I enjoy the convenience of getting the text message when the house is ready to occupy."

Kaydee   ·  Stayed April 2022

"The Ship's Watch room is spectacular. I could sit up there all day! The updated furniture and decor is also really nice. The pool and all-fenced yard was an added bonus."

Cynthia   ·  Stayed April 2022

"DOG Friendly!!! Dog Friendly!! Dog Friendly! ;) CLEAN, Quiet location, well maintained, beautifully decorated, and the pool was nice, yard landscaping and fencing was all perfect for Dog containment. Close to stores and shopping. Did I mention Dog Friendly?;)"

Scott   ·  Stayed September 2021

"Great home, fully equipped, recently renovated, great exterior seating, and best beach chairs I've had in a rental"

Krystyna   ·  Stayed September 2021

"I highly recommend this home! In response to the four star rating, yes the pool is small, but so perfect for the little ones. The stairs to the beach are steep, but even our neurologically impaired German Shepard was able to manage after a day of practice. We are older but very fit so someone with a physical challenge might find the way down to the beach very difficult. The home is great if you have dogs, they were at home in the fenced in yard, though our chihuahua mix could army crawl under the front gate. We blocked it off with a boogie board to keep her from escaping. The kitchen is amazing and the home is comfy and cozy. We have been vacationing with Twiddy since the eighties and we cannot wait to return to this home again! Five stars!!"

Hoa   ·  Stayed August 2021

"Great location, nice spacious home, small pool and the stairs to the beach was a bit steep."

Kim   ·  Stayed May 2021

"By far, this was the best equipped house we have ever rented during an OBX vacation. The renovation is wonderful and the house is so fresh and inviting. Thank you!"

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