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Whalehead | 12 BR | 14 Full 1 Half BA
(11K, 2Duo, 2Tr)
(14 Full 1 Half)
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Treat your family and friends to a coastal getaway at "Sunrise Surprise." With 12 master bedrooms and a list of amenities, there is something for everyone at this vacation home. Watch a movie in the media room, play some pool on the billiards table or lounge by the optionally-heated private pool! Enjoy some peace and quiet with a retreat to the loft or while relaxing on the decks. Located in the vibrant coastal community of Whalehead, be sure to take advantage of Corolla's historic attractions, boutique shopping and local fare.
Special Events are welcome in 2020 for an additional fee of $2,500 plus tax. Please contact our office if you would like to make arrangements for a Special Event reservation.
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It's me again... On the floor plan, it shows a loft, what does this consist of?
Kelly, photo 14 is a loft photo, it offers a gaming table.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/14/2018
Does the pool have an alarm?
Kelly, the pool for J10853 is a gated pool. Gated pools are fully gated from the home and can only be entered by opening a latched gate. The pool does not have an alarm.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/4/2018
On Level 1, what # Bedroom has the Bunk beds?
Great question Kelly, Bedroom #10 on Level 1 has the two duo bunk beds and 2 trundles.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/28/2018
Are there life guards on the beach near the house during July ?
Great question Kristin! There are multiple lifeguard stands available in the Whalehead area. There are roving lifeguards on patrol 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information about beach safety follow this link https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/beach-safety/#corolla-beach.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/16/2017
Does bedroom three and four on the second floor have ocean views and does the dunes block the view?
Peggy, Bedrooms 3 and 4 currently have ocean views. However, the dune line is constantly shifting so this could change at any time.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/27/2017
Are there hair dryers in the bathrooms. We are coming in late June to stay.
Excellent question, Christine! There are no hair dryers in the bathrooms. To view our list of standard home amenities, please visit https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/pre-arrival/ You can also view our Packing List by visiting: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/packing-list/
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/13/2017
It would be nice if when you scroll through all the pictures of the house they were labeled at the bottom which room they are and on what floor. It allows you to plan ahead for room arrangements.
Good news, Jan! J10853 offers an interactive floor plan that matches the photos in the slideshow to the bedroom numbers on the floor plan. It's located under the Availability Calendar next to the "Where's the Beach?" map.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/1/2017
Is there two bunk bedrooms or just one cause it says there are two but I only see one?
Chey, there is only one bunk room in this home which has two Duo (bunk bed with double on bottom twin on top). Each duo in the room also has a trundle.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/12/2016
We are staying here at the end of the month.
Is their a high chair?
Is there a packnplay
Abby, baby equipment is not guaranteed for any of our vacation homes. Baby item requirements and recalls constantly change and many become obsolete after just one vacation season. In that regard Twiddy, along with our homeowners, made the decision to remove advertisement and discontinued the tracking of any baby equipment in our homes beginning in 2012. If you would like to rent baby equipment for your stay, Just for the Beach, Moneysworth, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals all provide baby equipment rentals. For contact information, please visit www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/11/2016
How old is the home and what kind of coffee pot is there? Regular or Keurig?
Cindy, J10853 was built in 2005. This home currently provides a standard drip-style coffee maker.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/25/2016
What size Bed is in bedroom #6
Nita, the bed in bedroom #6 is a king size bed.
- Answered by Twiddy on 12/4/2015
Looking to see if we need to bring our own sheets and comforters for beds. Planning on attending your location, and looking to see if washers and dryers are available as well on site.
Thank you for your inquiry! Bed and bath linens are provided for reservations of seven days or more (except for Twiddy Traditional Homes). Beds (except trundles, top bunks, Futons, rollaways and sleep sofas) are made the day of arrival. Bath linens consist of one bath towel, one hand towel, and one washcloth for each person (based on the advertised bedding), one bath mat for each full bathroom and two kitchen towels. Extra bath towel sets are available for an additional fee. Please contact us at (252) 457-1503 or (252) 457-1100 for more information. They are provided in this home. A washer and a dryer are standard amenities in all Twiddy homes as well.
- Answered by Twiddy on 11/25/2015
Can we use a fire pit?
No Tracy, there is not a fire pit at this home, and beach fires are not permitted here on the northern Outer Banks.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/8/2015
Which bedroom on the second floor has the whirlpool tub (BR #6 or BR #7)? Thank you,
Thank you for your inquiry, Debra! The Level 2 MBR (K with whirlpool tub) is Bedroom #7 on the floor plan.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/2/2015
Is there a bbq grill outside? Thank you
Christine, J10853 provides a gas grill. This homes does not provide a charcoal grill.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/25/2015
Does the bunk room have a bathroom?
That is a great question, Tracy! Yes, the L1 MBR (2Duo/2Tr) has a private bathroom attached. An "MBR" or Master Bedroom is a bedroom with a private bathroom attached.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/20/2015
can the dining room table be made larger to fit more than 10 people?
Johanna, we are not able to alter the furniture provided at our vacation homes. J10853 provides 3 tables in the dining room area that can accommodate up to 20 guests. Please refer to photo #17 in the photo slideshow to view all 3 tables.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/5/2015
does this home have any child gates or pack-n-play bribs?
Thank you for your inquiry, Jane! Baby equipment is not a standard amenity for Twiddy homes. If you would like to rent baby equipment for your stay, Just for the Beach, Moneysworth, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals all provide baby equipment rentals. For contact information, please visit www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/3/2015
Which bedroom does not have a TV? And can game consoles be hooked up to the HDMI ports of bedroom TVs?
Tony, J10853 currently provides a television in each bedroom as well as the great room and game room. Currently all of the bedroom televisions have HDMI ports. Please note televisions are not guaranteed amenities and are subject to change at any time.
- Answered by Twiddy on 11/20/2014
Does each bedroom have a TV? How many Ovens?
Barb, J10853 currently provides a television in the L3 great room, L2 media room, L1 game room and in eleven out of twelve bedrooms. Please keep in mind that televisions are not guaranteed amenities and are subject to change. This home has a double oven.
- Answered by Twiddy on 11/2/2014
how many ovens & dishwashers are in this house. thank you
Johanna, currently there is 2 dishwashers and 1 oven in the Level 3 kitchen of this home.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/26/2014
What room on the 1st floor is the bunk beds located in?
Tony, the L1 MBR (2Duo/2Tr) is Bedroom #10 on the floor plan. If you click on the "Interactive Floorplans" button under the photos slideshow, you can see the room photos matched to the floor plan. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/15/2014
How many dishwashers does the house have?
Hi Terri, this home currently provides 2 dishwashers in the L3 kitchen.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/13/2014
How deep is the pool?
Excellent question, Lauren! Private pools average 3ft - 5ft in depth. Diving is not permitted.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/11/2014
what is the street number on Lighthouse road?
Hi Tom, the street address is 853 Lighthouse Drive, Corolla, NC 27927.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/2/2014
We are interested in renting in june. Can houses be rented without the heated pool fee?
Yes Mary, the pool heat is an option, and you are able to have the pool open, but not heated!
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/17/2014
Hello! I was wondering exactly how many rooms had an ocean view deck? Also is this house handicap accessible? Thanks!
Samantha, this is not a handicap friendly home. The level 1 game room and the level 1 northeast king bedroom have sliders to the pool area, but not decks with ocean views. On level 2, the den, the northeast king bedroom and the southeast king bedroom have sliders or doors with decks with ocean views, and on level 3, the northeast king bedroom has a slider to the deck with an ocean view. There are doors from the living and dining areas to the east deck also!
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/9/2014
I know there are 12 bedrooms how many does it sleep,are ther pull out couches?
Dottie, this home has a sleeping capacity of 30 people, if using all spaces in the duo/trundle bedroom, and there are no sleep sofas. You will see a description of the types of beds on each level of the home on the home's page!
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/20/2014
Does the special event fee include anything? What exactly is it paying for?
Great question Kaitlynn! The special event fee varies from property to property depending on its size and how many people the home caters to. The fee covers special event liability insurance as well as any additional costs the homeowner incurs throughout the week.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/20/2013
How many full size refrigerators are there in the house?
Is there a separate ice making machine in this house?
Is municipal water the same as the water in Pine Island?
Pam, J10853 currently provides 3 full size refrigerators, 1 mini fridge, and a stand alone ice maker; however, these amenities are subject to change and are not guaranteed. This home has municipal water.
- Answered by Twiddy on 9/13/2013
When can we book for August 2014?
Bonnie, we can search for available homes and book Advance Property Holds 51 weeks in advance of the arrival date. For more information on Advance Property Holds, please visit www.twiddy.com/advanced-property-holds.aspx. To check availability for August 2014, please contact us on Tuesday following the comparable 2013 week.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/15/2013
Are you taking reservations for July 2014 at this time?
Hello John! 2014 availability can be found on the Availability Calendar under the "2014 Availability" tab. We can search for available homes and book Advance Property Holds 51 weeks in advance of the arrival date. For more information on Advance Property Holds, please visit www.twiddy.com/advanced-property-holds.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/13/2013
what floor is the bunk beds on
Courtney, the bunk bed room is located on level 1 (the bottom floor) of this home!
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/3/2013
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.