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Parking for 4
Twiddy Traditional Home - bed and bath linens not provided. North, east and south decks expand the living space of this Corolla retreat. Situated on a corner lot, "Whalewatcher," offers a quick, easy walk to the beach access and ocean views from the open upper deck. On the lower covered deck, you can soak in the five-person hot tub. On the ground level, Loblolly Pines provide natural shade from the summer sun and there's space for grilling for friends and family. You'll appreciate the wide lot when you realize the privacy it affords.
Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
Covered parking and dry entry to rec room with wet bar and second refrigerator, laundry room and stairs to level two; gas grill; outdoor shower.
King with whirlpool and private access to covered porch and hot tub
2 Bunk Sets
King with semi-private bath
Kitchen with pantry; dining/sunroom seats eight; great room with electric fireplace; open decks (north, east and south).
Two refrigerators, multiple TVs/DVDs, ceiling fans, covered parking for two cars.
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"We enjoyed our stay at Whale Watcher. It was our first true family vacation! The house had easy access to the beach which was great having four kids."
"Very private home. Loved how it was surrounded by all the trees! Also has very nice decks and outdoor furniture! Nice tvs thruout home as well. Very comfortable beds."
"Easy walk to the beach with an isolated feel while in the home itself."
"Lots of space inside for a large family to spread out. The lower deck with the hammock was my favorite spot! I was lounging in the hammock every day!"
"Had a great week at Whalewatcher! The home was comfortable and nicely laid out for two families with children. Pros were affordability and proximity to the beach - very easy walk down to beach access and the house was pleasantly decorated. We did have some exciting wolf spider encounters but nothing too crazy. The hot tub was a nice touch since there is no pool!"
"Extremely well furnished and had all the supplies we needed. Felt like one of the nicest vacation homes we've ever stayed in."
"The layout and size of the home. Proximity to beach was very convenient and loved the large wooded lot."
"Great location. Lovely home with comfortable furnishings"
"Whalewatcher was perfect for our small family of 4, with plenty of room to have additional family next time! Our kids are 5 and 6 and found plenty of fun activities to do nearby as well as at the house (there was even a closet full of games and puzzles for all ages). The house was nice but not "overly nice", meaning that we weren't constantly worried about the kids breaking something. The breakable items were mostly in the large dining room which we didn't use and high up where they could not get to them. Absolutely perfect for young families; there was even a pack and play and a crib for young families that may need those. There was a hot tub on the second floor of the deck which was wonderful for relaxing after a day at the beach and also a jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom with jets. The master bathroom shower was a tight squeeze but there were a total of 3 full bathrooms so it was not a problem at all for us. The kitchen was stocked with a lot of cooking utensils and two coffee pots (a drip one and one for coffee pods). There were several tvs and dvd players throughout the house (if you could figure out how those worked) as well as cds, books, vcr tapes, beach items, basketball (for the hoop in the long driveway), and grill items; all things to make you feel right at "home". The washer and dryer were nice, however, the dryer was a bit tall for me (I'm 5'2") so a little step stool would make a nice addition in the future. Both the beach and the sound were within walking distance and only a few miles from the 4WD beach with the wild horses. The location was great for us as we were able to get away from the busy areas but still be close enough to get groceries, etc within 10 minutes of driving. The trees around the house offered more privacy than what we saw around most other beach houses. Even being a corner house we didn't get too much extra noise during the night other than one night. We would definitely recommend this house for any families wanting a quiet place close to the beach!"
"This rental is very well equipped. We were there in December but if you visit in the summer, there are so many places to sit inside and out. The kitchen has many tools including a blender and a crock pot. And the freezer makes ice! Each bedroom as a bureau to store clothes and some have a TV. The bathrooms have space for your personal items. If you bring your own towels, remember to bring a floor mat and you may want to consider a slip proof mat for the main floor shower. The main floor has 2 tables set up so you could use one for dining and one for a puzzle. OR, the large coffee table in the living room will also support a puzzle. The seating in the living room is very cozy and allows for many members of the family to sit together. The home is tastefully decorated with artwork in every room. The curtains can be pushed back easily to let bathe the main level in light. The living room area has 2 sky lights. Bring a basketball if you visit in the warm weather. It is a quick walk to the beach so you don't have to hassle with parking. Twiddy was very easy to work with."
"I loved the Corolla area and the proximity to the beach and shopping area!"
"second time staying at this home, very well kept. extremely pleased that pet policy was changed from previous year, and didn't have to deal with dog hair. location is ideal as it is close to beach, shopping, lighthouse, etc."
"Location and privacy"
"In a world where everything is still shaky, it was really nice to step away for a week, especially with such a gorgeous house"