Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

The ultimate beach vacation begins at Kelly's Beach Retreat in Ocean Sands, Corolla, NC, where you and your whole group can settle into a comfortable beach house offered by owner, and enjoy all the Outer Banks of North Carolina has to offer. The house is located just steps from the beach (130 yards) with ocean views from the top floor. Our beach house has five bedrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, a large 40 foot sunning deck, outside shower, parking for 4+ cars and a screened porch. Between strolling the beach, relaxing at your private beach house, or soaking up the sun while overlooking the Atlantic, you'll never want to leave!

The wide, sandy beaches in Corolla are perfect for strolling, shell-collecting, kite flying and sunbathing. The pace in Corolla is perfect for relaxing. Rent bikes or kayaks to explore the Outer Banks area from the Currituck Sound and back to the Atlantic Ocean, or join a tour to get deeper into the four wheel area to see the horses. The world-class golf at the Currituck Club is minutes away, and we are close to putt putt golf, tennis, the movies and go-carts for family fun. Other nearby activities include kayaking, biking, four wheel drive area with wild horses, fishing, historical lighthouse and village with family entertainment available. Restaurant and shops are also nearby. Corolla's 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. Food and beach essentials are easy to pick up nearby, so you'll be well prepared to kick back and relax. We are located in a private community with no public beach access so there is lots of space to play on the beach. There is a life guard on duty on the beach provided during the summer season.

We rent the beach house by the week. It sleeps 13 (1 king bedroom, 2 queen bedrooms, 2 twins in the lower bedroom and one bedroom with 2 bunk sets (3 twins, 1 double)), has many extras and is child friendly making it perfect for a family or multifamily vacation. Two week rentals can take an additional $100 off the total. Cleaning is included. Linens is optional: full house $200 which includes he sheets, towels and beds being made upon arrival. Discounts for groups only requiring 4 or less beds. We also allow well behaved dogs (2 max) for a $100 fee.

We'd love to have you visit.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 3840558

About the area

The Ocean Sands neighborhood is a neighborhood of single family homes in different lettered sections on the ocean side of Route 12 leading to Corolla. Our house is in Section D. This is the first section with public water and sewer and smallest section feeding the beach. Since it is the smallest section less people feed our part of the beach allowing you more space to relax or play games. None of the sections have public parking so the beach is reasonably private. All the sections have multiple boardwalks between the houses and over the dunes providing access to the beach. Section D has a tennis court for guests to use. Across from Section D is the Currituck Country Club (golf), a Harris Teeter Grocery Store and various other retail stores. Corolla also has bike paths connecting all the neighborhoods and commercial areas so bring your bikes


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Bunk Beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Climbing frame
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Water sports
  • Swing set


  • 3 Full baths

Reviews (111)

111 reviews

“Great times at Kelly's Beaxh Retreat”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2016

My husband, myself and teenage daughter met my older daughter and husband who live in VA at Kelly's Beach Retreat for a 4 day getaway. The house was the perfect geographical location for us for modest travel for us all as well as the house layout and proximity to the beach. The spacious and well stocked kitchen was perfect for late night sweets baking and fun meals together as we also took advantage of the grill for outside grilling. The house was conveniently located to everything! We climbed the Currituck lighthouse, walks along the marsh and went on a 4 wheeling horse tour on the beach. We highly recommend Wild Horse Adventures and ask for "Gator". He makes the tour! We had amazing restaurants, shopping and endless coffee shops all within a 10-15 minutes drive either direction towards Corolla or Duck. We highly recommend The Paper Canoe for dinner and North banks Restaurant and Raw Bar for any meal. Of course Duck Donuts are a must when at the Outer Banks! We will definitely return to Kelly's Beach Retreat. We have worked with a variety of rental agencies for houses over the year at the beach and the mountains. I can say we have had many good experiences, but Glenn by far provides the most exceptional customer service from prompt communication to making the whole process super easy to the point of a postage paid package for key return. After staying at this home, it would be hard to stay elsewhere when visiting in Corolla. Ready to go back!

Owner's reply: Thanks Pam for the informative review. I'm glad you had a good time. I hope to see back soon.

“Great house and location”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2016

This was a great house for our family of 5 and friends who joined us (family of 4). Kitchen is new and well done, many good bedrooms, great wash down area and plenty of beach toys, chairs and such provided by a really nice and communicative owner! Plenty of movies and games for when it's rainy or too hot/sunny. We'll be back.

Owner's reply: Thanks Blaine. I hope you are able to come back soon.

“Love staying at kellys!”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2016

This is our second week spend at kellys. The house is fully stocked and its the best value on the beach! The only downside about staying at kellys is the access to the beach. My mother stayed with us this time and using the stairs was tough on her. This has 0 factor on the house and we will continue to go to kelps for years to come with just my wife,daughter and myself. We can't even rent a 2 bedroom for the price!

Owner's reply: Hi Jay. I'm sorry your mom has trouble getting over the stairs that go over the dunes. Hopefully you will be able to return. Glenn

“10 years of staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

Another great year vacationing in Corolla at Kelly's Beach Retreat. This was our 10th anniversary. We truly love this house and its location, which offers privacy while being only a short walk from the beach. The kitchen is great and having a second refrigerator makes it even better. We eat in mostly and enjoy family dinners on the screened porch or the dining area. There is room for everyone on the deck with plenty of deck and lounge chairs. This is a nice size house without being too large or too small. It's just right!

“Like Home Beach Retreat”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2016

We have had many enjoyable vacations at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The house is clean, well maintained, well equipped and spacious for family gatherings.We comfortably had ten people for the week. The kitchen is large enough for more than one cook and the island allows for others is relax and visit while the cooks are cooking. The large dining table is great for gathering to eat and for playing games. This house is spacious and cozy allowing for people to spread out if desired and also come together for quality time together. The two decks are great places to relax with a book and take in the scenery and wildlife. Enjoyed the grilling area with swing and benches. The second refrig in the laundry room was a nice extra for grabbing drinks for the beach. The walk to the beach is down a sandy access path leading to a boardwalk and stairs. Swimming was great as the water was clear and the waves not too rough. Lots of room on the beach for a game of bocce, cornhole and frisbee.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review. I hope you can return again next year.

“Lovely home!”

Reviewed 30 May 2016

Kelly's Beach Retreat is just that; a wonderful vacation home. A place to bring the entire family (five bedrooms) with great views of the ocean from the upper enclosed porch off the master bedroom. The kitchen is very well designed and appointed. We were especially pleased that Chester, our American Eskimo dog could come with us! The dining area with an enclosed porch just off of it was a nice place to spend time when it rained. Kelly's Beach Retreat is located very near a couple of shopping centers and not far from historical sites like the Corolla Light House and Whalehead. Good food can be found in the Timbuck II shopping center and a movie theatre in the Food Lion shopping center. A good time was had by all of us!

Owner's reply: Thanks Jere. I hope you can return soon.

“Kelly's Beach Retreat was just what we needed!”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2016

The house was spotless and somewhat remote for the Corolla area where it was located. Exactly what we wanted. It seemed like there was a TV in every room! We could eat at the kitchen island a sunroom OR a screened porch. Can't forget about the deck that is the length of the house!

Owner's reply: I'm glad you had a great time. I hope you can visit again soon.

“Great vacation home”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2016

First time to OBX. Loved the very spacioushome and its proximity to everything. Beach and grocery store a very short walk. Our family and two dogs were in heaven.

Owner's reply: Thanks Gwen. I hope you can return soon. Everyone loved the drone OBX video your son produced. I posted it on the Kelly's Beach Retreat Facebk page.

“stellar week at the beach”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2016

Kelly's thanks so much for the wonderfully appointed, clean, tidy and spacious beach house. We couldn't believe all the toys, beach chairs, boogie boards games and basketball net and balls. We enjoyed the adult swing outdoors by the grill and the grand kids enjoyed the two kiddie swings under the house. We washed our clothes and used your clothesline and pins and enjoyed the outdoor grill roasting oysters twice. Yum. The width of the beach at Corolla is so much wider than other OBX beaches where we have stayed. We enjoyed the Kite Flying Festival and brought along our kites and flew them on the beach many times. The weather was warm and sunny but the water was too cold for swimming in March, but there were plenty of other things to do. We brought our tennis racquets and enjoyed the court at the end of the street and brought our bikes and rode the neighborhood. We also brought our bocci ball set and played on the beach. The weather was warm enough to turn off the heat and open the house all day and at night as well. The Kelly's have thought of everything to make your home away from home a terrific experience. The best part is no realty company to deal with checking in or out and you just drop Glenn the keys in the mail upon departure. Thanks bunches, we'll be back for sure!

Owner's reply: I'm glad you had a great time. Hope you can come back this Fall or next year.

“Great place for a family.”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2015

We just stayed at kelly. The reservations, payments and getting in the door was by far the easiest we have had in 30 + years. The kitchen is fully stocked with seasonings, pans, cookware, tupperware, you name it. Plenty of toys to take to the beach for the kids or big kids. Little details down to I needed 2 batteries and they had some. It was if a family lived there! All the switches are labeled to make it easy for you. We booked our next week before we left! I can see us coming here for many years. Check it out!

Owner's reply: Thanks Jay. See you next year.

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