130 yards to beach, Low rates!

Ocean sidePlenty of parking for 4 carsCorolla BeachMaster Bed RoomCurrituck Light houseFamily RoomFamily Room 2KitchenBack yardDining RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5Beach with LifeguardsSurfCurrituck SoundSound sunsetLots of wild life on the OBXPelican
“ Excellent ”
61 Reviews
538 White Whale Way, Corolla, NC 27927


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 13
Type: Home
Per night: $150
Per week: $800 - $2,800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Corolla vacation home rental
This outer banks rental home is perfect for your family or multifamily vacation. Large kitchen, Florida room, decks and ocean views offer something for everyone. For the sports person, a basketball goal is provided, golf (Currituck Club) is less than 5 minutes away and tennis is only one block down the street. The house is located in Corolla, North Carolina in the subdivision of Ocean Sands Section D. We'd love to have you visit.
Area Information
Visit the Corolla Light House and enjoy the spectacular views of the barrier island. Just a few miles to the North, is the Corolla Light House and the Historic Hunting Lodge of the Walehead Club where you can listen to concerts on the lawn or crab off the canal. A new nature museum is opening this Spring. Ride your SUV on the undeveloped beaches to the north or book a 4-wheel excursion to see the wild horses and Kayak on the sound. Wind surfing, parasailing and jet ski rentals are available as well as pubs and music. Right before the light house is a movie theater, shopping, putt putt, go carts and restaurants. A hour or two South is the North Carolinia Aquarium, the Elizabethen Gardens, the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Jockey's Ridge dune, Oregon inlet and the Wright Brother's Memorial. At Jockey's ridge you can fly a kite or even hang glide. At Oregon inlet you cann charter a boat to catch Striped Bass, marlin and tuna. There is something for everyone!

Availability Calendar


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Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 14 2014 May 16 2015 $150 $150 $800 $2,300 3 Nights
May 17 2015 May 23 2015 - - $900 - 1 Week
May 24 2015 May 30 2015 - - $1,100 - 1 Week
May 31 2015 Jun 06 2015 - - $1,300 - 1 Week
Jun 07 2015 Jun 13 2015 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
Jun 14 2015 Jun 20 2015 - - $2,300 - 1 Week
Jun 21 2015 Aug 08 2015 - - $2,800 - 1 Week
Aug 09 2015 Aug 15 2015 - - $2,400 - 1 Week
Aug 16 2015 Aug 22 2015 - - $2,000 - 1 Week
Aug 23 2015 Aug 29 2015 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Aug 30 2015 Sep 05 2015 - - $1,300 - 1 Week
Sep 06 2015 Sep 12 2015 - - $1,100 - 1 Week
Sep 13 2015 Sep 19 2015 - - $900 - 1 Week
Sep 20 2015 Mar 03 2016 $150 $150 $800 $2,300 3 Nights
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Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: NC Tax 13%
Deposits: $200 reservation due within 24 hours thru paypal 50% of weekly rent due within 14 days of reservation Balance due 30 days prior to week
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Free Hurricane Insurance, Free early checkin at 2 PM, $100 off for a 2 week rental, 3% fee for paypal, It's all done through the mail, therefore, there is no time wasted checking in or out,


  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 5 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Screened Porch
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Surfing
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The beach is an easy 130 yard walk. A boardwalk and stairs are provided for walking over the dunes. A life guard is on duty from June through September.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Corolla, North Carolina

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Niven Yhip

Richmond, VA USA

Our experience at Kelly's Beach Retreat

The rental was located in a quiet section of Ocean Sands, Corolla NC within comfortable walking distance from the beach which was visible from the upper porch of the property. A grocery store (Harris Teeter) was within 2 miles. The inside of the house was light and airy and the kitchen had all the necessary appliances like a home; a washer and dryer were located downstairs. The living area was large enough to accommodate 8 to 10 adults. The beds were comfortable and we found the house clean and tidy upon our arrival. We enjoyed sitting on the covered porch which adjoined the master bedroom and another nearby room. From there we could see the ocean. The lower porch was sunny all day and was spacious. We enjoyed our stay there.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a good time. Keep us in mind for your next OBX visit.

Kimberly Sanderlin

Chesapeake, Virginia

Great Scout Weekend Retreat

Kelly's Beach Retreat provided just what the Scouts needed to get away for the weekend; close to the beach, large kitchen for all of us, and close to shopping. With school and extracurricular activities starting back up, a weekend away with their Sister Scouts was fabulous. We enjoyed the beach, family meals together, shopping, and completed a badge. Plenty of room for the girls and leaders!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a good time.

Shawna Williams

Wingett Run OH

Wonderful place to stay!

My husband and 5 children loved our stay here and Glenn was so easy to deal with. The kids loved the swings under the porch and my 3 year old loved being able to play in the sand. We had a few rainy days so it helped having those things to do outside. We would definately come back again!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Shawna. I'm glad you had a good time and hope to see you back soon.

Thomas Lanigan

Ewing, NJ

August Delight

The Kelly's Beach House has been our OBX place since the early 2000's. We love the beach and house. Mr. Kelly is great with coordinating the week and rental details. Anytime issues have surfaced he is quick to address and resolve from hurricanes to stuff needing fixing. We have an option to go to Seaside Park, NJ for vacation but choose OBX. It s another way of life and worth the trip!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Tom! It makes renting much easier when I have customers like yourself.

Jaymie Estrain

Baltimore, MD

new to the OBX and cant wait to come back!

Kelly's beach retreat was perfect for what we wanted! The house was extremely clean, warm, and inviting. The 3 minute walk to the beach was great and the fact that dogs we allowed made the vacation! Glenn was a treat to work with; we will definitely be going back!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a good time. Looking forward to your return visit.

Robbie Saner Sullivan

Northampton, MA

Even the dog cried when we left.

My family of 5, along with my sister's family of 4 and my two daughters' boyfriends, all from New England and diehard Cape Cod vacationers, were wowed and wooed by Kelly's Beach Retreat and the Outer Banks. The house was welcoming, comfortable and well-equipped, tucked away at the end of the road and oh so close to the beautiful, pristine beach. And what?? No rocks, seaweed or jellyfish? Heaven!!! We spent long days on the beach, washed off in the huge outdoor shower, had happy hour on the deck watching the sea grass in the breeze, dined at the big table, and laughed, read and played cards in the cozy living room. We had a wonderful, too-quick break from reality. Our dog is still getting over the fact that he can't chase crabs on the beach while the sun rises over the ocean every morning.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks! I'm glad your family had a great time. Twenty five years ago we were die hard York Beach Maine vacationers. Your description brings back memories except I would add cold water to your list about New England beaches. Hope you can return back to the OBX soon.

monica ariola

Upstate New York


This house is exactly as you see it. Clean, spacious and close enough to the beach that it wasn't a hassle to carry gear to the shore. Also a bonus was the proximity to a grocery store. Loved our stay and will book for next summer!!!!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Monica. I'm glad you had a good time. We look forward to having you stay again.

Mark Gee


Our Family Vacation

Looking for rental homes can be a tedious process. With so many options to select from, searching can go from being exciting to monotonous and frustrating in a relatively short amount of time. Luckily, I came across Kelly's Beach Retreat, and my searching stopped there. Of course, as most people would, I looked over the house's "stats" and easily determined that it would be perfect for my family. After looking over the photos and speaking with the owner, I excitedly booked the house for our week long vacation. After the 12 hour drive it was a welcome site for sure! The house was exactly as depicted in the pictures I viewed online and in the perfect spot. The house is nestled in the corner of a small cul-de-sac without being too close to the other homes. The exterior was very beachy and suited the atmosphere well. We hurriedly unpacked our cars and headed inside. As we ascended the staircase we looked upon the spacious deck lined with reclining chairs for sunbathing and allowing for ample seating for a large family. We entered through the screened-in portion of the deck (which was perfect for letting our dog, Abbey, dry off after being on the beach all day) and opened the door to the interior of the house. Immediately the central air greated us with a refreshing blast of cold air after being stuck inside a hot car from our long drive. The kids explored the bedroom downstairs before heading upstairs to claim the rooms they had already chosen based on the pictures I showed them online. Each room was very comfortable and more expansive than what I had imagined. After we put our luggage in our rooms we moved to the kitchen to put away the few spices and perishables we had packed in our coolers. Being a part of a family centered around cooking and food, it was nice to see a full kitchen with lots of space for each family member to help with the preparation for each night's meal. After we finished exploring the immaculate interior of the house, we decided to head to the beach for the first time. Again, the location of the house couldn't have been better, as we had a little sandy path that we could follow to the next section of road where we could hop right onto the staircase over the dunes and onto the beach. The first night and all the nights after were extremely relaxing because I knew I had booked the perfect place for our vacation. I highly recommend this house for any family looking for a clean, pet friendly, spacious house in close proximity to the beach.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the nice review. Hope we see you again.

Ginny Mauney Fox

Virginia Beach

Greatly Exceeded Expectations!

This is an amazing house that our entire family loved. It is very spacious and is perfectly suited for family time. The kitchen which is already amazing is scheduled for a major renovation in the fall and is fully equipped..with blender, griddle, pots, frying pans, coffee pot, wine glasses, silverware, etc. The sofa and love seats in the den are leather and very comfortable with a great HDTV for watching the World Cup soccer matches. We really liked the dining room with the long, beautifully finished wood table and benches. The design of the house with the placement of the many, many windows gives you the feeling of being close to the outside, regardless of the weather. The large deck and the nice outdoor enclosed showers were perfect for a large group wanting to take showers at the same time. Also, we did not run out of hot water which is important if everyone is getting ready to go out to dinner. I especially liked being able to park underneath the house in the event of hailstorms. The short walk to the beach was very manageable and the beach chairs and beach cart were wonderful, reducing our packing burden. When we arrived, we were impressed with how clean the house was! Also, Glenn allowed us to bring our daughter's small dog which was greatly appreciated. Glenn Kelly was wonderful to work with. Because I work as a travel consultant, I am familiar with the scams and misleading advertisements for rental properties. But, I called Glenn and arranged for us to see the house before the rental. So, there were no surprises when we arrived. We want to return to the house soon. The only suggestion that I would have for this 5-star property would be to fully stock the refrigerator with beer and wine. Just kidding! If you are considering renting this house, be sure to book early because we got the last available week through September. Obviously, other guests like the house as well.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much. I hope you can visit us again soon.

Ken Smith

Youngsville, NC

Great house and location

I have to admit, I was a bit suspicious.....my wife found this seemly great deal and as the guy I was not convinced by the photos. We arrived and wow, the house and the location was everything and more that the pics promised. Plenty room, plenty amenities and the beach was to die for. I would definitely rent this property again......I wish every rental delivered like this one did. Kellysbeachretreat was/is the real deal!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad everything worked out. I hope to see you again next year.

Monte Knutson

Apex NC

Exactly what we needed

Thank you! This home was exactly what we needed to bring our grown children and their families together all at once. The home is really nice, well setup and very convenient to the beach and to the quaint towns of Duck and Corolla.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you Monte. Hope you can come back and see us again sometime.

Deborah Murphy

Baltimore, MD

The Perfect Getaway!!!

My husband and I are far from being world travelers and until recently we really didn't take many vacations without our children. But, our three children are grown, with lives of their own, so, now we have more time for some mini vacations. We started by renting a beautiful beach home in Corolla, N.C. from Glenn Kelly. We came across his listing on Craig's List, contacted him and very quickly reserved it for a short vacation in October. We knew very little about the Outer Banks. so we were very excited about going there. The home was much, much more than we ever expected. It was huge!!! There was way too much space for just the two of us, but that only made it easier for us to decide to rent it again and to invite our family to join us there. It was beautifully furnished and Glenn really supplied just about everything someone might need, except for food and clothing,of course. We loved the extra eating area off the dining room which had the picnic table surrounded by screened windows. It was perfect for eating crabs and enjoying the wonderful breeze. The house was located within a short walk to the ocean, which our dog thoroughly enjoyed, too! He had a ball chasing all kinds of seabirds and sand crabs!! We actually saw a couple of fox chasing each other over the dunes near the house. We spent most of our time exploring Corolla and the nearby areas like Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Duck. We even took a day trip down to Cape Hatteras and took a ferry over to Ocracoke Island. It was a long drive but we saw some very beautiful scenary all along the way. It was so nice to come back to Glenn's Beach Retreat, to relax on the large deck, listening to the ocean, and looking up into the prettiest night sky. It looked like a diamond mine exploded up there !! It was so beautiful!!! So, we want everyone who may read this review to know that you will definately enjoy staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat in lovely Corolla.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Wow - Thanks so much! There is plenty to see on your trip back. Glenn

Karen Scherer

Earleville Md

Rntal in Pairidise

Exceptional home, ultra clean, lots to do in the area everything was handled expertly with Glenn Kellys Beach Retreat. Thank you from all five Earleville Sparkles

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you Karen. I hope to see you back next year for your girls weekend.

Sue Burkhart

Winston Salem, NC


We spent a spectacular week at this paradise last week. First, the rental process itself was seamlessly smooth and simple - thanks to Glenn. Kelly's is everything and more that you could ever possibly want in a home away from home. There's an awful lot of love and attention to detail that was put into the comforts of this home and something for everyone's entertainment and enjoyment - from cradle to grave - two legs and four. This was conclusively one of the best weeks of our lives. God willing, we will be back - again and again.....

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Wow - thank you! I do hope to have you back soon so that I can earn another one of these fabulous recommendations.

joyce molina

Richmond VA

Another great year at Kelly's Beach Retreat

This was our 6th year and as always it was great. It was good to see some upgrades such as new carpet and CD player. We had a smaller group this year and the house was perfect. We particularly enjoy eating dinner together on the screened porch and spending time in the evening on the deck to watch the moon rise over the ocean. Proximity to shopping is great. We chose to eat in most of our meals - such a great year no one wanted to leave the beach early enough to clean up to go out to dinner. Kitchen is well equipped. Picked up steamed crabs from Billy's Seafood in Colington. It's a drive, but worth it! Got pizza from Pasquale's in Corolla. It was good and we'll go back.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had another great time at the beach. The weather seemed perfect. Hope to see you again!

Elsie Gutierrez

Paramus, nj

Very comfortable house

This house was very comfortable and really had everything you could possibly need. It felt like a family home and not a vacation rental. Perfect for an extended family.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you - We hope to you can visit again!

Laura Elkins Christopherson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amazing Family Vacation

Our family vacation at Kelly's Beach Retreat was amazing! The house itself is roomy and very clean and well-supplied. Everyone had enough space to spread out yet a enjoyed the wonderful family room to all relax together. Fantastic for a family!! Dealing with Glenn was a pleasure. He is extremely organized with paperwork, payments and answering questions, even internationally. The beach was terrific and not crowded at all, even on Memorial Day. Two deer came to visit beside the house almost every day. Saw many dolphins from the shore too! So much to do, whether keeping your vacation low-key or high energy. This was one of our very best family vacations! Thanks Glenn! We plan to return!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a great time. I look forward to your return visit.

Monserrat Perez

Fairfax, VA

Kelly's beach house

Amazing spot. I really enjoyed staying here. The house is clean and so cosy. It was still a little cold when I went but I really enjoyed my time there. Everything is pretty close to the property so you can pretty much walk to the grocery store (Harry's Teeter). The house has an amazing Disney movie collection that we watched while we stayed there. It really is a great spot for a family vacation and to get away from everything. Definitely coming back again. Maybe I'll make this a heart tradition?

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you Monserrat. I'm glad you had a good time. I'll make sure the weather is warmer for your next visit :) Glenn

Mindy Vanetta Howman

Ashland, OH

The Howman Family

Our family recently stayed here and it was perfect! Great location with a short walk to the beach. Very quiet and peaceful. The view from the upstairs balcony was breathtaking, especially at sunrise. You can hear the waves from the deck. The house is beautiful and cozy. We felt right at home. So much provided to make our stay easy. Our kids had a blast! We rented a jeep and took a wild horse tour and it was amazing. The Currituck lighthouse is beautiful. And we visited the aquarium on Roanoke Island. Lots of fun. Great time for shopping, most of the stores had a preseason sale and most things were 50% off. We were able to get lots souvenirs. Glenn is very easy to work with and very prompt. He provided lots of information on things to do. It was extremely helpful with being our first time to the Outer Banks. We cannot wait to go back!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Mindy. I'm glad you had a good time. Looks like you had a busy week. Hope to see you again next year. Glenn

ray sumner


early spring retreat

we arrived in mid march on a thursday and stayed through sunday.The house was clean when we arrived and found everything in place as described.When i plan a return visit i will keep this property in mind.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you. We hope to see you back soon. The Fall is a great time to visit. The rates are low, the water is still warm and the crowds are gone.

Kim Pernicka

Durham, NC

Wonderful location

We rented this place in April for a long weekend right before things start to pick up in the Outer Banks. The house is really nice and set up very well for family or friends with lots of rooms and plenty of space for everyone. Close to the beach and conveniently located to groceries, shopping and restaurants. We would definitely book here again.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you. We hope to see you again soon.

Maggie Scott

Pataskala Ohio


We are adopting three sister and they had never seen the ocean. I could never have ask for a more perfect place for them to experience such beauty. The house was clean, spacious, and the property manager was so helpful and informative. Couldn't have ask for a better week at the beach and the outerbanks are spectacular. I was worried that we would have to travel to do any shopping but the shops in Duck had really great, interesting, and unique. Last but not least I have had dreams about Duck donuts since I have been home. I recommend this property and the management to anyone. Thanks Mr Kelly for an unforgettable spring break.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the comments. I'm glad you had a great time. I hope we see you again next year.

Anna Brown

Newport News, Va but we now live in Severn, MD

What a lovely time!

Felt like home away from home! Everything was laid out for us and had everything you could possibly need and more. Having the. Children's tapes was a lifesaver at keeping our 2 yr old occupied when we were inside. Thanks for everything and opening up your home. We enjoyed it so much.

Sharon Foster McLean

Williamsburg, Va.

even better in the fall

I rented this property for the month of October, and had a wonderful time! The weather was terrific until the very end, and this is such an enjoyable beach house....I would just slip on my flip flops, and walk a couple minutes to the beach. I was often the only one on the beach...and felt very spoiled! The beach goes on forever, and is so beautiful. The house's digs are very comfy. I had several friends come to town to visit during the month, and it was fun to havve 4 other bedrooms for my guests. Each bedroom has comfy beds, and fun decor. The downstairs is just perfect for relaxing with friends and family. There is a very comfortable couch set in the family room, and the adjoining kitchen with a big counter and stools make it flow from one space to the next with plenty of seating for all.. Lastly, the adjoining dining room seats all your family and friends at formal meal times in a casual, beachy style. The screen porch was great for leaving our beach finds, and other items we didn't want to drag into the house. The laundry room is very convenient also. I would just pop the beach towels in as we returned from our swims. The deck is so spacious and fun...we were able to witness many sunsets while sipping wine and noshing on cheese and crackers while sitting in the various lounge chairs. Just beautiful and peaceful! One of my favorite areas was the small patio off the master bedroom, and also accessible from a guest bedroom. I would meet my girlfriends "up top" for a view of the ocean, and another glass of evening wine, or sometimes I'd go out there for my morning coffee and some reflective time. There's nothing like the view and sound of the waves to calm and soothe the soul! I had a spectacular month at Kelly's Beach Retreat, and highly recommend a stay there to anyone who feels harried and needs a bit of r and r!! I plan to return next October, to enjoy it all over again!

Jeanette Fronk

New York


Glenn is great to work with very organized system he has for rentals. We had a great time the house is beautiful with family memories on the walls to look at. Close to stores for shopping and attractions. Beach is very close and not hard to get to. Very quite neighborhood. Very relaxing time for our family.

KellyAnne Thompson

Alabama, Virginia and New Hampshire

Perfect beach retreat

Three families meet for a reunion at this clean, well maintained and well equipped home near the ocean. The kitchen is spacious with an eating area large enough for a big family. The big table is great for playing games in the evening. Each bedroom is comfortable and we especially liked the second floor deck off the bedrooms. The home has lovely decks to relax, sun, read and watch the wildlife. The beach is a short walk down a path. The beach is large and not crowded with a lifeguard on duty. This Truly is a home away from home with many amenities to make your stay comfortable.

Diane OCallahan

North Hampton, NH

A bit of Heaven - Kelly's Beach Retreat

If you like rainbows arching over the entire sky, star gazing at night and viewing fox, deer (fawns) and water fowl from a private deck in the master suite at dusk and if you love surfing in the ocean waves while feeling at home away from home this is the beach house for you. Kelly's Beach Retreat provides an immaculate environment with all the amenities in a large kitchen to cook delicious meals and eat in the breakfast/dining room or on the porch overlooking the private forest & dunes in the backyard. Enjoy trips to the Wright Brothers Museum, dune rides to see many wild horses (29) and dining out with family and friends at local restaurants and shopping in Kitty Hawk & Nags Head. A convenient outdoor shower after swimming and reading at the beach in comfortable beach chairs and many places to lounge inside the house and outside on the large deck make every moment very relaxing. Look forward to deep relaxing sleep in this spacious house with well appointed bedrooms and quiet neighbors. The owners are very responsive and attend to every detail to make your vacation a wonderful and memorable experience. We can see why people book ahead and come back year after year to Kelly's Beach Retreat!

Michael Hupp

Richmond, VA

Great Place to Rent

We had a great time staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The home is extremely clean and is a very comfortable place to stay. We have rented now for a number of years and plan on coming back again!

Neal McLeod

Northern Va.

Kelly's Beach Reteat, Corolla, N.C.

We really enjoyed staying at this beach house! Beautiful accommodations, close to the beach, porches to retreat to. The house was a work of art that the Kelly's have been working on for many yrs. Central vacuum, outdoor shower,fully equipped.


Columbus, OH

Exceed expectations!

You never know what you're going to get when you only see online pics. I was pleasantly surprised that Kelly's Beach Retreat exceed my expectations. Great location! A clean house conveniently located near everything. Somedays, it felt like we had our own private beach.

Veronica Quinn

Marysville, OH USA

The Perfect Family Getaway!

Thank you for making our rental experience so easy and affordable! Our time at Kelly's Beach Retreat was everything we had hoped for and more. Your home truly is family friendly! Our children had a blast with all the beach toys, boogie boards, sand and swings! They also enjoyed a nightly in-room movie before bed while the adults had some fun game time in the large kitchen. Corolla was beautiful, such a change from overly crowded beaches. We were slightly frightened of the fins being so close in the water until two amazing dolphins playfully and majestically jumped from the water! We could not have asked for a better vacation! Thank you! The Quinn Family, Luther Family, Moorman Family, Rachel and Kelli

Rachel Gibson Luther

Columbus, Ohio

Family Friendly Home

The house was exactly what we needed, and there were plenty of toys for the kids. The walk to the beach was short and easy. It made for a relaxing fun week!

Karren Bryant O'Connell


A perfect family vacation retreat home!

This beach retreat/vacation home is perfect for the traditional family! You can't beat the Corolla location and reasonable family-priced retreat! Gammie and Pops love hosting our four children and four grandchildren here at Kelly’s Beach Retreat! You’ll feel right at home with the family-style picnic table in the kitchen nook that has surround windows. The living area has plenty of seating and floor space for the kids (and adult kids)! The bedrooms are the perfect size, and the master bedroom is filled with privacy and sunlight - yet open enough to invite the kids in with their sleeping bags! The kitchen is well-stocked for family style cooking or bringing home prepared beach meals! It’s a short walk to the beach, and it’s private enough to feel like you’re the only ones at the beach. Duck Donuts is a short jaunt for early morning kiddie treats! Come see what we’ve experienced and begin your new family traditions at Kelly’s Beach Retreat!

Lisa Bosworth

Pasadena, MD

Very cozy!

We were very satisfied with Kelly's Beach Retreat. It was a very short walk to a very nice secluded beach and ammenities were all close by. The house was fully equipped and nice for our small family.

Larry Tardy

South Holland, IL

Great Family Place

We had a mini-family reunion with my son (who was on R&R from an overseas Navy deployment), his young family and (2) of our other adult children. The home was very clean, well-maintained and perfect for a larger family. The owner was very accomodating in every way. We would definitely rent this home again.


Richmond, Va

great house for the family

We rented this house in October, which is always a great time of year. Not crowded, stores still open, not too hot. The house itself is great, plenty of room for everyone, plenty of seating, and very short walk to the beach. Beach is nice and wide. Owner is great to work with, we will go back again!!

Allison A. Dahle

Raleigh, N.C.

Awesome Place

I loved the place it was a great house and had everything you need for a grand vacation. We really had a great time. The house is out of the way, quiet and very close to the beach. What I loved most was that the house was so convenient to everything the grocery store, restaurants and shopping. I would highly recommend staying at the fine house for comfort and pleasure. You will be guaranteed a lovely vacation if you choose to stay at this wonderful house.

Catherine Callahan

Madison, WI

Family Getaway

The Kelly Retreat is everything that Glenn said...the home is beautifully maintained with large spacious rooms. It has two screened in porches and a porch to sit and watch the deer and wild life walk by while you are reading your summer book. We only went out to eat once as the grill was outside and after swimming all you really wanted to do was rest and relax. The beach is a short walk from the house on a sandy path and up stairs and down just like you imagine on all the pictures you see of the Outer Banks homes being set back on higher elevation. If all is quiet you can hear the waves from the back porch. There was a shower and several hoses for washing the sand off you where the little one's showered and then swung on the swings. The big screen TV worked perfectly with all stations any one would want if you want to watch TV in such a beautiful place as this. Mr. Kelly was very easy to work with and was easy to get a hold of in setting up payments etc. I would have another family reunion there in a second and hope that other family's get to enjoy this retreat as much as my family did. There is nothing I would rather do than mellow out in the Outer Banks at the The Kelly Retreat.

Theresa W


Fantastic family vacation

location location!! The house was great with many onsite amenities for families. Would definitely stay there again.

Robin R Massey

Crest Hill IL

Great family vacation...

Kelly's Beach Retreat is a good choice for those wishing to get away from the commercialism we have all grown wearily accustomed to. The home offered every comfort you could wish for...no daily "maid service" to plan around... A true home away from home with the beach nearby. Appreciated the fact that there was a handy wagon for "shlepping" toys, chairs, coolers, etc to the beach. Granddaughter loved the swings just outside of the laundry room. Will definitely be visiting again!

Nanci Morgan Ramos

Fairfax, VA

Wonderful house, Beautiful area

This was our first stay at Kelly's Beach House. The owner was so wonderful to work with. He gave us all the information we would ever need and when I did have questions, he was prompt to reply. The house was large, spacious and very well taken care of. Our family and dogs had a wonderful time!!


Crest Hill IL

Awesome vacation...

Kelly's Beach Retreat provided a very comfortable place to call home for our OBX vacation....clean, private, great location in a quiet neighborhood setting, short walk to the beach...SO glad we chose this over a hotel stay...much more relaxing! Will visit again! Consider visiting Lighthouse Bagels during your stay for wonderful sandwiches and gelato! Nearby Harris Teeter store also was very convenient!

Laura Tyson

Cookeville, Tn

Great Get Away

The house is wonderful for families or groups of friends to get away from the everyday duties. You have all the amenities you will need for your stay at Kelly's Beach Retreat it's like your home away from home. The location is beautiful & peaceful, the house is large enough for your group or just your family it has a cozy feeling to it so that you are able have a great vacation. Glenn is an excellent person to rent from not only does he have good rates but he is a very nice person to deal with. so if your looking for a great house for your upcoming vacation then give Glenn a call and you will not be disappointed.

Heather Jankovictz

Raleigh, NC

Repeat Visitor

This was my second time staying at the Kelly's beach house. Each time I come back I find a new place to check out. The first time I was there I went to Jockey's Ridge and this time went to the Currituck Lighthouse. I look forward to coming back in April and discovering yet another new place. I highly recommend this house. What I love most is the big table in the dining area. It was able to hold 10 people for an evening meal. It was nice to eat our pre-race meal and relax.

Brian DAmico

Roselle Park, NJ USA

Great Family Vacation

The house was great, good communication with renters. Nice area, close to beach. Drove to the popular Nag's Head area...i like the beach near the house better. Great weather and not very crowded in Sept. Would rent again.

Beth Beasley

Yorktown, Virginia

Great Fall Weekend at OBX

We are a group of friends who started coming to the OBX over 25 years ago and we stayed at Kelly's Beach Retreat for 3 nights. It was wonderful. The cottage is large, clean and in a quiet location, but not too far from shopping and restaurants. We were very pleased with the cost. Another great feature was the late check-out time on Sunday so we didn't have to pack and leave in a rush. Glenn Kelly was very helpful and easy to contact by e-mail or phone. We are planning to return in the spring.

Linda Wojo

Washington DC

Fantastic Time!

We enjoyed our stay at Kelly's Beach Retreat more than any other OBX vacation. The house is well-furnished (brand new leather sofas in LR, for example) and very comfortable overall. The rooms are large, open, full of light. On days you can't get to the beach, you'd have a great place to hang out at the house. The owners are super to work with; they provide much more detail and helpful tips about the house and OBX area than any other owners we've encountered. This rental is an all-round winner!

Michelle P

Manchester, CT

Awesome / Will be a repeat guest

My family and I recently stayed at Kellys Beach Retreat, and our stay was fabulous. The house was very inviting and it had all the comforts of home! I was alittle apprehensive at first with it not being ocean front, but the walk to beach was easy, simple and even my 2 year old had no problems with it! My family and I come to the OBX every year, and we have definatly found our new vacation rental home. We will be back again next year, thanks for a great week!!

Llew Wood

Fairfax, Virginia


This is a great house for family and kids. Nice bedrooms, large kitchen, great deck with ocean views, and plenty of space to eat. We would rent this house again when returning to Corolla.


Warrenton, VA

Great time

We had a ladies'week and it was great.Saw horses on the beach in 4x4 part. Very relaxing.


Chesapeake, VA

Early Season Vacation at Kelly's Retreat

This is my first experience in Corolla, NC and the Kelly's Beach Retreat is in OBX PRIME location. Mr. Kelly was outstanding to work with, and the house was extremely large with all sorts of ammentities included. You honestly only have to put food in the fridge, linens for the beds and swim suits for the beach which is a hop, skip and jump away. I would highly recommend this rental property during any month of the year.

ric oberkrom

dayton, oh usa

what a great spring break

Wow all time record high temperatures for April and a great place to stay made for one of the best weeks our families have ever had. The house was immaculate and has everything you need for a great week. The beach chairs and sand cart were a great help in getting us off each day to the BEAUTIFUL BEACH. Outside shower and faucets were great and the rooms were very comfortable. I hope someday to come back here and relive this past week. Thanks again for letting us stay at your beautiful home.

Margaret Ingram

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Sunrise in Corolla

We have gathered as a family at this property several times over the last few years. The house is spacious, clean, and a very easy walk to the beach. We have chosen it repeatedly because it met our needs so well.


Jersey City, NJ

Great vacation home!

My friends and I had a wonderful trip. It was a great house within walking distance to the beach and a very relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for a great vacation!

Jacki Lee

Clayton, NC

Great OBX vacation

My husband and I had a nice five days at Kelly's Beach Retreat with our Australian shepherd. It was great to walk to the beach a few times a day and enjoy the sun on Kelly's large deck where you can hear the waves. Plenty of nice lounge chairs added to the enjoyment. The kitchen had everything we needed, (pots, dishes, utensils, etc.) plus lots of dining space. Plenty of TV's and the wireless Internet worked great. The proximity to nice grocery stores and shops is excellent, no time wasted driving around. The owner, Glenn, was a pleasure to deal with,efficient with no realtors involved!

The Polito Family

Glen Allen, VA

Great Value!

Kelly's Beach Retreat offers a very reasonably priced 5 bedroom home with nice features, private views and a short walk to the ocean. Our family also enjoyed the spacious eating area and large deck in the rear of the house. A great place to stay with close proximity to lots of attractions.


Richmond Va

Wonderful vacation spot!

We enjoyed a wonderful vacation with other family members at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The house was in excellent shape and very, very well furnished. Convenient to shopping and restaurants and a short walk to the beach.

Farol Tomson

Gainesville, FL USA

Great Place to Stay

House has lots of space with a great kitchen/eating area. Very clean with lots of toys and items for the beach. Kids and adults loved it all.

B. Smith

Irwin, PA

June 2009 Vacation

This was a great location. Easy access to all the major amenities in the area and close to the beach.

M. Kargbo

Maryland, USA

Home-away-from Home

This rental property was so warm and inviting that it felt like a second home. I also enjoyed working with the owner. He was professional, yet friendly which made the rental process simple, quick, and easy. I would definitely recommend renting this home.

Pat Blaney

Charlotte NC


Just got back from Corolla and our stay at Kelly's Beach Retreat. This was our first time to the Outer Banks and it could not have been better. Property is great - clean and well-appointed. Very short walk to the beach, very quiet neighborhood, close to shops and restaurants. We are planning to go again next year!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at your vacation rental?
A: Of course the ocean and the beach are the center of all vacations on the Outer Banks. But you can also surf, kayak , Jet Ski on the sound, fish right on the beach or take an off shore charter (Tuna, Marlin, Mahi mahi), go on a wild horse-finding trips or play tennis. The world-class golf at the Currituck Club is minutes away, and we are close to putt putt golf, tennis and go-carts for more family fun. Restaurant and shops are nearby. Corolla’s abundant shopping is casual and fun,with a great array of unique, locally-owned shops. Browse clothing, jewelry, gifts, T-shirts, kites, and grab a coffee or snack along the way. There is plenty for both the active person or the person looking just to relax. Make sure to visit the lighthouse, nature centers, and restored hunt club. Jockey’s Ridge State park, the largest sand dunes on the East Coast, and the Wright Memorial are 30 minutes away.
Q: What makes your vacation rental special?
A: Our home's family environment and location, literally just steps from the ocean, is what makes it the perfect vacation spot. It's the best of the Outer Banks at a price that won't break the bank. Wake up in the morning and enjoy coffee on the deck while gazing at the ocean. Take just a few steps (130 yards to the beach) and you're at the wide, sandy beach. Spend hours relaxing at the beach which is open enough for football, soccer, kite flying, volleyball or an OBX favorite, beach botchee ball. Every minute is meant to have family fun and time together.
Q: What's the coolest nearby activity?
A: After exploring historic Corolla and the Currituck Light House, the coolest activity is going on a Four Wheeling Tour to watch the wild horses. The majestic mustangs in their natural environment is something that will not be easily forgotten.

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