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Pool Size: 12x28
Bed & Bath
Parking for 4
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 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.
Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
Den; full bath; laundry.
Great room; kitchen; dining area; screened porch.
No smoking, No pets, two charcoal grills.
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"The kitchen was well stocked and they had lots of pool/beach items with a cart we could bring to the beach."
"Very cute decorations. Comfortable beds. Hated the wicker sofa, hard and stiff for my short legs. Loved the hot tub and backyard. I would have loved the pool had the weather been more cooperative. Very well-equipped kitchen. Very nice house."
"This place was PERFECTION! Spotlessly clean! Someone even brings the garbage cans in for you! Who knew? The owners have tastefully updated the home, well equipped kitchen, games, corn hole, bbq tools, everything but a cabanna boy!"
"Great location, nice view of the ocean from the upper deck. Very nice grass yard with fire pit. Perfect size pool. House was very clean! Already booked again for next year."
"The house was very well maintained and cleaned. Loved the space it was perfect!!"
"Great yard, clean"
"Whale of a time is a comfortable beach house. The pool is a good size and not to deep for children. It is roughly 2 - 2.5 blocks from the beach."
"We loved this house. Super clean, kitchen was very well stocked. Easy walk to the beach even with little kids. The pool and yard are great too. We appreciated the wagon and extra beach chairs. Only complaint is one of the beds is in bad shape and should be replaced. Otherwise it was a perfect vacation home that we will consider for future OBX trips!"
We are glad to hear you had A Whale of a Time! Thank you for your feedback, we have replaced one of the queen beds that appeared to have been broken during the rental season. We hope to have you as guest again in the near future.
"This is a great home that met all of our needs. It was very clean. We have stayed at many homes at the OBX and this one had the best equipped kitchen of all. It is about a 5-minute walk to the beach. If you need to take a wagon with beach supplies, be aware that it has 20 steps in a gradual climb to the top of the access and 20 steps down to the beach. We had a super time in this home!"
Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear you had A Whale of a Time! We hope to have you as guest again in the near future.
"We have stayed at this home for 5 years. Unfortunately, the home was not as clean or well-maintained as prior years."
Thank you for your feedback, we have addressed the cleaning issues with Twiddy and have contracted with a different landscaping company for the 2022 season. We have also replaced all the TVs with up to date smart TVs which allow streaming and mirroring from your smart device. We will continue to offer cable on each floor both in the family room and den. We hope to have you as a guest again in the near future..
"This was our 2nd year renting A Whale of a Time. Congrats to the new owners! We enjoyed the addition of the cornhole boards and tiki toss game in the 2nd level. The house has a great set up, and beautiful views from the top deck. Is is an easy walk or bike ride to the beach access, even easier with the included beach wagon! The pool is a great size and so welcoming after a day at the beach. The kitchen is well equipped for handling any meal, and the gas grill was great. We even were able to enjoy the fire pit this year for s’mores! The house is showing a few signs of aging that may need attention in the coming year. We had problems with the 3rd floor toilet that was promptly addressed by Twiddy. The couches are showing signs of aging as well. The only cable access is in the top living room and I believe the den, the other 2 bedrooms have streaming access. Overall is was a great vacation, and the weather couldn’t have been better!"
We are glad to hear you had A Whale of a Time! Thank you for your feedback, we have replaced the 3rd flood toilet. We have also replaced all the TVs with up to date smart TVs which allow streaming and mirroring from your smart device. We will continue to offer cable on each floor both in the family room and den. We hope to have you as a guest again in the near future.
"Lovely, very clean house, wonderful vacation! Clean, good size pool and hot tub. We brought our own pillows and blankets as suggested (and dish towels/hot pads as well) just to be safer due to COVID, however the house was so well kept and updated, we didn’t feel the need to be overly concerned once there. We would easily stay here again and would like to thank the family who owns it for a terrific place to stay!"
"Beautiful home! Very well-maintained and clean. Would definitely recommend it to anyone!"
"This home was very clean and well maintained. The pool and hot tub areas were nice with afternoon shade and all the outdoor spaces on the decks were comfortable spots to hang out. The kitchen was well stocked and well organized and had everything we needed for our trip. The yard was a huge hit with our kids and the fire pit was a nice bonus as well. The walk to the beach was easy even or my toddler. Our only complaint was the king mattress and living room couches were a little uncomfortable, but you can tell this house is well cared for by its owners. We definitely recommend it!"
"Our family greatly enjoyed our time at the "Whale of a Time" home. We have four smaller children and house delivered on all our needs during our trip. Ample beach supplies helped during out trips to the sand, and the house is equipped with more than enough ways to rinse off and clean both humans and equipment upon return. The pool and hot tub were the kids' favorite activities and the adults enjoyed being able to watch them from any number of comfortable vantage points. We also enjoyed the massive decks that wrap around the ocean side of the house, providing wonderful places for morning coffee, evening drinks, or any time when we felt the urge to sit in the open air and have a view of the ocean. In summary, great house, everything conveniently situated and full of lovely surprises."
"Great place to stay."