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Better Than Tuition

6 bedrooms
3 Q, 1 T, 2 BS, 2 Duo, 1 Fut
5 bathrooms
4 Full 1 Half


Featured in this Home
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/23-10/7
Pool Size: 13x28
Beach Chairs Details:
Chairs Provided: 5
Bed & Bath
  • Bath Towels
  • Bed Linens
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wifi
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Municipal Water
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Telephone
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Home details

6 bedrooms

3 Q, 1 T, 2 BS, 2 Duo, 1 Fut

5 bathrooms

4 Full 1 Half

Saturday, 4:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am
Parking for 6
Recent updates include new carpet throughout, 40" Smart TV in the great room, new HVAC, and a bunk bed in the mid-level bedroom!

Invite your closest loved ones to discover endless comforts and conveniences at "Better Than Tuition"! Located in section Q of the Ocean Sands Community, this meticulously cared for home lies just a short walk from the beach near the best shopping, dining, and attractions Corolla has to offer.

Enjoy a quick and easy stroll to the shoreline just a few lots away without crossing any busy streets. After a long day at the beach, cool off with a splash in the home’s private pool. A hot tub is provided in the gated pool area, creating the ideal setting to gaze at the stars while having a relaxing evening soak. The home’s driveway features a basketball goal, offering an opportunity for a friendly game of horse or around-the-world. There is an outdoor charcoal grill for special dinners also. In addition to all of the amenities at the home itself, you and your guests will have access to the community’s outdoor tennis courts during your stay.

On the top level of the home, you’ll be greeted by bright airy living and dining areas arranged in an open floor plan with updated flooring throughout. The chef of the family will love cooking meals for the group in the newly renovated well-stocked kitchen, which features new cabinets, countertops, light fixtures, and stainless steel appliances. A generous island provides plenty of extra counter space and additional mealtime seating. After dinner, exit the sliding door to take in ocean breezes from the sundeck featuring Trex decking. Just off of the living area lies a Queen Master Bedroom with a private deck and a beautiful, newly remodeled attached bath. The level also boasts a half bath as an added convenience for guests enjoying the common areas. On the mid-level, a second Queen Master Bedroom with attached bath provides additional privacy for adult guests. You’ll also find a Queen bedroom with semi-private bath and a Duo/Twin room, both with access to a spacious deck and porch swing. The first floor is home to the last two bedrooms - one with a Duo bed and Futon (with direct access to the pool and hot tub area) and another with two sets of bunk beds, which share a full bath in the hall.

Whether it’s a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation or a fun-filled family adventure you’re seeking, "Better Than Tuition" offers the location, comfort, and convenience to please both kids and kids-at-heart. Gather your closest friends and family for an Outer Banks getaway you won’t soon forget at this well-appointed oceanside retreat!

Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Room 1
Duo Bunk Set, Futon

Room 2
2 Bunk Sets

Full bath; patio with pool and hot tub.

Level 2

Master 1

Room 1
Queen with semi-private bath and deck access

Room 2
Duo Bunk Set, Twin with deck access

Level 3

Master 1
Queen with deck access

Kitchen; great room; dining area; half bath.


Multiple TVs.


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Guest recommendations

16 guests recommended this home
Christine   ·  Stayed September 2022

"Close to ocean. Comfy furniture. Nice layout."

Jodey   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Open and airy and the pool.!.!"

John   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Great Location close to the beach. Family friendly."

Kim   ·  Stayed June 2022

"House was nice. Great location. Close to beach and shops!"

Lindsey   ·  Stayed June 2022
Cathy   ·  Stayed May 2022

"the access to beach, shopping, restaurants was excellent. the house was perfect size for 4 adults, but would be small, cramped for more adults..."

Benjamin   ·  Stayed November 2021

"Better than Tuition was an excellent beach house to rent for a week. Plenty of room for a large family, and a great location where it took no time at all to get to the beach. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to visit the Outer Banks."

Ashley   ·  Stayed September 2021

"Better than Tuition was perfect. What a welcoming property with new carpeting. The home design encouraged spending time together which is what a family vacation is all about. The pool and hot tub were luxurious and relaxing after the beach."

Tara   ·  Stayed September 2021

"Our second year visiting “better than tuition” and it was perfect again!"

Catherine   ·  Stayed August 2021

"Great time with the family"

Eugene   ·  Stayed July 2021

"This home was just the right size for our family of 8 (two couples, a single adult, and three 11 year olds each had their own room). The new carpeting on the stairs and living areas, and laminate flooring in the kitchen and lowest level were attractive and comfortable. The view from the top deck allowed us to see a slice of the ocean, and being 4-5 houses + the walkway over the dunes to the beach was great. The beds were adequate, but a king in the top floor master would add a good deal of comfort. The kitchen and dining areas were easy for preparation and large group meals. The living room was comfortable and nicely decorated. The pool, while small, was adequate for cooling off or for kids' play. The thermostat was set at 72 degrees and could not be changed, leaving the home barely cool enough for sleeping in the mid- July heat. The overhead fans were essential. This is a well-used home, and a few things need attention: the ice maker in the fridge did not work, and the toaster and blender need to be replaced. In the pool area, some of the plastic chairs and loungers are broken and need to be replaced, and at the bottom of one of the support posts for the deck there is a metal brace that is rusted and is a tripping hazard. The basketball hoop needs to be replaced. There is some wear and tear in places on the exterior, but overall the yellow and blue color scheme is very attractive. Overall we had a very good experience for a family reunion around a 75th birthday, and Twiddy's check-in and check-out system is great."

Angela   ·  Stayed June 2021

"Perfect location for walking distance to the beach. The house was adequate and met all our needs for our family. It was great to have the pool for our little grandsons to enjoy after the beach or just for a pool day. Nice to also have the outside shower to use after coming back from the beach."

Jessica   ·  Stayed June 2021

"Overall nice home! The kitchen needs reorganized badly. It’s just a collection of too many things strewn in too many drawers. Many things could be tossed out. Additionally, there is a smell in the carpet going from second to third floor. Otherwise, the house was great and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Twiddy is amazing! We arrived early and asked if it was possible to check in early and I was notified via text when the house was ready around noon! We were all so grateful! we had an issue with the front door not unlocking (keypad) and my text was promptly returned with the resolution. Very happy! I will always go through Twiddy for my OBX vacation rentals! Also, we’d definitely be interested in vacationing in Better Than Tuition again in the future!"

Matthew   ·  Stayed April 2021

"Overall, this home is perfect! I've been vacationing in OBX through Twiddy for many years, and this has to be one of my favorite homes I've stayed in! I say this weighing the location, the price, the amenities, and the condition of the home. A few lots back from the ocean, within (long) walking distance or very short drive to stores/shops, close to 4X4 beach access, pool, hot tub, and a well maintained, updated, beautiful house!"

David   ·  Stayed September 2020

"Overall the house is fine. However, we found the mattress in the top-level master bedroom to be too soft to sleep comfortably on. Also, the thermostat is capped at 70F for air conditioning which made it difficult for my partner who has insomnia to sleep because the house was too warm even with the ceiling fans."

Kimberly   ·  Stayed June 2020

"Exactly as pictured! Great customer service!"

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