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VillagesOcean Hill | 6 BR | 6 Full 1 Half BA
(2K, 2Q, 2T, 1Duo, 1Tr, 1QSS)
(6 Full 1 Half)
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This home features views of the ocean and Currituck lighthouse. Greet the morning by viewing the sunrise over the Atlantic from the elevated ship's watch and unwind in the evening while watching the sun drop behind the Estuarine Sanctuary. This vacation retreat is situated in a cul-de-sac directly across from the access to the beautiful northern beaches of Ocean Hill and offers the privacy of all bedrooms having private baths. This neighborhood borders the National Wildlife Refuge where Corolla’s wild mustang horses roam and offers many community amenities. Experience the natural beauty and tranquility of this delightful coastal community. Your family will treasure the memories made at "Smooth Sailing".
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One of the updates for 2018 is new bedding. Does that mean new stress
One of the updates for 2018 is new bedding. Does that mean new mattresses, comforters and pillows or just new comforters and pillows?
Great question Mary, P193 does advertise new bedding. Bedspreads and pillows have been replaced throughout the home.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/11/2018
Why aren't there any pictures of the bathrooms?
Great question, Loretta! Unfortunately, we do not typically have available photos of the bathrooms for most of our homes. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please let us know if you have specific questions we can answer for you.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/28/2018
Is there still a gas grill at P193? I saw that you said there was in 2015 but wanted to make sure it's still there.
Great question, Stephanie! We have good news. P193 currently advertises a gas grill.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/15/2018
Is there a crib and high chair in the home?
Susan, baby equipment is not guaranteed for any of our vacation homes. Baby item safety requirements and recalls constantly change and many become obsolete after just one vacation season. For these reasons, Twiddy and our homeowners have begun to remove baby items from homes. If you prefer not to bring your own, 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 6/4/2017
Hi, which of the bathrooms has a tub (as opposed to a stand-up shower? Thanks.
Thank you for your inquiry! P193 provides the following: L1: MBR (Duo/Tr - shower/tub combo), L2: Four MBRs (K - shower/tub combo, Q - shower/tub combo, 2T - shower/tub combo, Q with deck - shower/tub combo), and L3: MBR (K - shower).
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/2/2017
Are watercraft vehicles (boats&jetskis allowed on this beach ? Any nearby launches if not. Thankyou.
Thank you for your inquiry, Diane! Launching watercraft is not permitted from the beach. However, it is allowed in the sound. The closest public boat ramp is located at Heritage Park in Corolla. Please note they do not allow overnight parking for trailers.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/26/2017
Is this home available for early check-in?
Excellent question, Jennifer! P193 is eligible for early check-in, however, availability varies by week. Please contact our office at 1-800-489-4339 or firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability for a particular week.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/30/2017
would it be warm enough in early June to enjoy an unheated pool both day and night?
Thank you for your inquiry, Sue! The private pool at P193 does not offer the option of being heated. In June, it is typically warm enough not to need pool heat during the day.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/16/2017
What is the beach like? Are there lifeguards nearby? Are 4 wheel drive vehicles onvthat beach- looks like tire tracks in sand?
Thank you for your inquiry Liz, the beaches all have public access. The nearest beach access does not have a life guard. 4 wheel drive vehicles are not allowed on this beach in season.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/2/2017
Are there ceiling fans in the bedrooms? (P193) Thanks
Excellent question, Ruth! The Level 2 Four MBRs (K, Q, 2T, Q with deck) and Level 2 MBR (K) all provide ceiling fans. The Level 1 MBR (Duo/Tr) does not have a ceiling fan.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/10/2016
Is access to wi-fi available?
Ed, this home does provide WIFI.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/29/2016
Do you know if p193 has a coffee maker (Mr Coffee etc.)?
Great question, Ed! P193 currently provides a standard drip style coffee maker.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/10/2016
How far is the beach access from this home? Is there a walkway between the homes across the street from this home to the beach?
Brooks, P193 is a semi-oceanfront home. This beach access is right across the street. It will take approximately 1 minute (or less) to walk to the beach. To view our "Where's the Beach?" map, please visit https://www.twiddy.com/aerials/aerial-voh-north.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/25/2016
Is there a refrigerator on Level 1? If yes, is it a standard size or mini/dorm size?
Great question, Kelly! There is a mini-fridge located on Level 1 of the home in the wet bar area.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/12/2015
Is there a grill at the house? If so is it gas or charcoal.
Jason, P193 currently provides a gas grill.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/28/2015
which bedroom on the second floor has a king bed?
The bedroom in the photo slideshow with the natural wood headboard and white bedspread is the Level 2 MBR (K).
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/21/2015
which bedroom on the second floor has a deck?
The Level 2 MBR (Q) on the northwest side of the home has deck access. It the bedroom shown with the iron headboard and a light blue/white striped comforter.
which bedrooms have TV's in them?
Debbie, P193 currently provides televisions in the Level 3: great room, MBR (K), Level 2: MBRs (K, Q, Q), and Level 1: game room. However, televisions are not guaranteed amenities and are subject to change.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/6/2015
can you possibly tell me by the bedroom pictures which one is the bedroom on the top level?
Excellent question, Debbie! The bedroom shown in photo #10 is the Level 3 MBR (K).
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/9/2015
is there an ice maker in refrigerator?
Debbie, upon our last inspection, the refrigerator did have a built in ice maker.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/4/2015
Does this home have a heated pool and is there an extra cost?
Annea, this home does not offer the option of a heating the pool.
- Answered by Twiddy on 12/2/2014
What is the address of Smooth Sailing (P193) so I can put it in my GPS?
George, the physical address of P193 is 1304 Sandcastle Drive, Corolla, NC 27927.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/31/2014
Is there an outdoor shower?
Yes Betsy, outdoor showers are standard amenities in all of our Twiddy homes!
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/26/2014
Is there a basketball court at the rec center that we could use?
Great question, Betsy! This community, Villages at Ocean Hill, does offer a basketball court. For more information on Villages at Ocean Hill, please visit www.twiddy.com/homes/corolla/villagesocean-hill/.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/7/2014
How far is this location from the recreation center?
Tim, P193 is located approximately 0.6 miles from the Village at Ocean Hill rec center.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/6/2014
How far is this location from the center of town?
Tim, this home is located about a mile north of the village of Corolla, where there are small shops, and then the larger commercial area of Corolla is about 4 miles south of there. This link to the map of The Villages at Ocean Hill will show you the home in relation to Corolla Village, where our office is located:
Can the guests use the rec center facilities and pool?
Great question, Betsy! Guests staying at P193 can use the fitness center for a fee, however, you will have access to the community pool at no additional cost.
Is the house air conditioned?
Thank you for your inquiry, Betsy! Every Twiddy home provides central heating and cooling. To view our list of standard amenities, please visit www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx#stfurneq.
How many people is the hot tub designed for? Do the homeowners give a military discount?
Krystin, this home's hot tub would work well for 4-6 persons, and no, we do not offer any type of discount, such as AAA, AARP, or military!
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/12/2014
Are there bicycles at the house? if not are there rentals available and how much?
Terry, bikes are not a standard amenity for Twiddy homes. If you would like to rent bikes, Just for the Beach, Moneysworth, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals all provide this service. For contact information, please visit www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/20/2013
Is the couch in the lower level a sleeper sofa?
Yes Eileen, the level 1 gamerooom has a sleep sofa!
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/22/2013
Is the washing machine a high efficiency model or just a regular model?
Great question Leslee! The washer at P193 is a regular model.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/8/2013
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.
Rest assured we are taking all necessary precautions to prepare for your upcoming vacation in the wake of COVID-19. Hospitality and cleanliness are a top priority, especially as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters with you.
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The Outer Banks now open to visitors! We're so excited for your visit and rest assured we are taking all necessary precautions to prepare for your upcoming vacation in the wake of COVID-19. Hospitality and cleanliness are still our top priority. For more information, read our response to coronvavirus.
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