- Pet Friendly
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub
- No Smoking
- Bed & Bath Linens
- Pillows & Blankets
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Stereo with CD Player
- TV & DVD Player
- Central Heat & Air Conditioning
- Washer & Dryer
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Shower
- Beach Chairs (5 per home)
|Name:||A Whale of A Time|
|Check in Day:||Saturday|
|Distance to Beach:||View Map|
|Bedrooms:||4 (1K, 2Q, 2T)|
|Private Pool Dates:||4/29-10/14|
For 2018, this home will no longer allow pets.
Have "A Whale of a Time" vacationing at this beach home. The private pool, hot tub and decks with ocean views, provide options for fun and leisure to guests of all ages. Interior highlights include wood flooring and trim accents in the great room and updated bathrooms. On the exterior, the spacious backyard offers a grilling area and plenty of room for lawn games. Plus, the screened porch is great for sharing meals and making memories with family and friends.
|Level 2||MBR (Q); two BRs (Q, 2T); den; full bath; laundry.|
|Level 3||MBR (K); great room; kitchen; dining area; screened porch.|
|Extras||No smoking, 2 charcoal grills.|
Mature dogs welcome (2 max., under 50 lbs, no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.
2017 Advertising Updates
11/11/16 For 2017, the Level 2 BR (2T) is changing to BR (Q).
Ratings & Reviews
The house was EXCELLENT and well suited for our family! The pride in ownership is shown thru the attention to detail throughout the property. This was our first trip to OBX and we look forward to our next.
- Katrina 8/5/2017
Great home with obviously great and caring owners. Lots of nice little touches and improvements that really go a long way to making the home a great rental experience. Thank you!
- David 7/29/2017
The house was perfection!!! Best house we have stayed in in the 11 years we have been coming to the OBX.
- Laura 7/22/2017
This was maybe the BEST beach house we've ever rented! It looks like it was recently built or renovated. Even the beach chairs were nice.
- Dottie 6/24/2017
- Kristina 6/17/2017
A Whale of a Time is great. This was our third stay and look forward to our next.
- Norman 5/27/2017
It was great. Plenty of space and all the amenities we were looking for.
- Tara 9/24/2016
Questions & Answers
Interested in renting June 2-9, 2018- when will the rates be available? Don't mind paying the $50 reservation fee but want to know how much the week will be.
Excellent question, Katie! Rates for 2018 will be available by the fall. In the meantime, you can use the comparable 2017 rates (listed on the 2017 Availability Calendar) as a ballpark estimate for 2018.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/18/2017
Do you have any additional reviews or feedback on this home?
The home changed owners in September of 2016. The following reviews were submitted by guests earlier in 2016. ---5 stars, Sherrie 9/10/16: This home is perfect! It is cozy, welcoming and the location is perfect. The home is well maintained and even the lawn care and surrounding landscaping makes the home very appealing. The pool, decks and furnishing are the best for a casual and "at home" experience. We love this property! ---5 stars, Natalie 9/3/16 ---5 stars, Deborah and Dean, 8/27/16: We enjoyed this homes location and being able to bring our dogs with us. This is a great house for a family or a few couples. Everything you need is there and the extra yard area is perfect for the pets and for outside play. We enjoyed the covered hot tub and the pool. The expansive deck area is wonderful. ---5 stars, Christine 8/13/16 ---4.5 stars, William 8/20/16: Loved the pool. ---5 stars, Alex 7/30/16: Whale of a Time is a beautiful home that my family has enjoyed for many years. We look forward all year to our time at Whale of a Time. ---5 stars, Shari 7/23/16: A Whale of the Time was absolutely fabulous. Short walk to the beach and such an inviting pool and hot tub area. We loved the whale theming down to themed glasses and note pads. The house was so clean and perfect for our group of 8. The kitchen was stocked with everything a cook like me needed to cook and eat in for the week. The ocean views were great and we were pleasantly surprised that the beach access had a lifeguard. ---5 stars, Maria 7/16/16 ---5 stars, Nyle 6/18/16: Loved the house, pool, and hot tub. ---5 stars, Virginia 6/11/16: I love this house! It is beautiful decorated, and just the right size for our family of 5 adults and 2 children. A big plus is location, location, location! We are only a short walk to the beach! The price we paid, the distance to the beach and the amenities make this a perfect place for our vacation every year! ---4.5 stars, Chad 5/14/16 ---5 stars, Sandra 5/7/16
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/24/2016
Is the sofa in the den a sleeper sofa?
Tara, this home does not list a sleeper sofa in the den.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/14/2016
Is the pool heated?
Jess, the private pool at J31059 does not offer the option of being heated.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/25/2016
What is your minimum age for renting?
Great question Alex, all lease holders for our properties must be a minimum of 24 years of age.
- Answered by Twiddy on 11/20/2015
Are there closets in all bedrooms? If so do the closets have hangers?
Hi Kelly, the home will provide some hangers and a space to hang clothing items.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/26/2014
Are there bikes available at the house? If so, is there a child seat attachment?
Malinda, bikes are not standard amenities in our Twiddy homes, but in case it is not convenient for you to bring your own, this link to the Services page of our web site, will provide the contact information for the equipment rental companies we recommend: www.twiddy.com/activities/services/
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/29/2014
What golf courses are near by? Thanks!
Good Morning Stacia! For information on the closest golf courses, please visit www.twiddy.com/activities/golf.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/18/2014
Where is the. Beach access for this house? Can I get there directly across the front door, or do I have to walk down the street?
Great question, Anne! The closest beach accesses to J31059 are just a short walk away. They are located at Sturgeon Street (to the south) and Tuna Street (to the north). To view our Subdivision Aerial Map of Whalehead, please visit www.twiddy.com/aerials/aerial-whalehead-north-2.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/18/2013
When will August availability be available?
Charity, we are currently in the process of collecting 2014 rates from our homeowners. Typically, rates are available in the fall, late September to early October. As the 2014 rates are received, we are providing them on the website once the week passes. In the meantime, you can view the comparable 2013 rates online through the current week.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/7/2013
Does the unit have a washing machine and/or a dryer?
A washer and dryer is a standard amenity in every Twiddy vacation home. You can find a list of all Twiddy standard amenities here, www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx#stfurneq
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/14/2013