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About the area

USA Weekend has described the beaches around Corolla as ''one of the 10 best undiscovered beaches on the East Coast.'' Vacationing is easy is this non-commercialized environment, yet life here is civilized with upscale dining opportunities, luxurious residential accommodations, and pristine private Atlantic Beaches (with rare exception Corolla communities are private and public access to these neighborhoods is limited to owners and their guests). The overall ambiance surrounding Corolla could best be described as "the good life". Corolla is a community located in Currituck County, North Carolina, along the "northern beaches" of the Outer Banks. The northernmost accessible town with paved roads on the Outer Banks, Corolla has developed rapidly since 1990. Prior to 1984, NC RT 12 only went as far as the Dare County line, after which RT 12 was extended to what has become the ever popular community of Corolla. Today, this desirable upscale vacation area consists of numerous large multi-million dollar homes, as well as some smaller charming homes and a few condominium communities. Hotels and motels are extremely limited and expensive, making the large supply of residential rentals the choice of most vacationers. A twist of fate did come to Corolla for the one of Corollas famous attractions, the wild Spanish Mustangs believed to have settled on these northern beaches over a hundred years ago after swimming ashore from offshore shipwrecks. With the extension of NC RT 12, this heard of wild Mustangs, believed to consist of about 130 horses, had to be relocated to the north end of the more populated areas of Corolla. Today they can be found north of where NC RT 12 meets the Atlantic. From this point you can travel off road for about 12 miles to the Virginia state line and it is in this area where the horses roam freely and can often be sighted, a thrilling experience for many. Corolla is also the home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and for a small fee you can climb the spiral staircase to the top and witness an amazing panoramic view. For the most part Corolla is an April - October vacation land, with a year-round population of approximately 500. Corolla offers all the amenities you would want for a great vacation and the chances are that any expectations regarding amenities will be exceeded. You will not find the large chain stores in Corolla, but no one really cares about that since a vacation here is focused on the beautiful private beaches, fine dining, and numerous specialty stores. Corolla is also a water sports heaven with jet-skiing rentals, fishing, surfing lessons, kayaking and other water sports available. If water sports are not on your "to do list", there is always wild horse-finding trips, a golf course as well as a "mini-golf course", go-carts,and tennis courts to fill your time. There is also many isolated stretches of beach that you can find adjacent to a place to rent and this is something you can rarely find in most other coastal communities. The core tourist season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but many are now flocking here for the "spring break" times, when children are out of school as well as the weeks in May that precede Memorial Day weekend. September - November is glorious in Corolla because the crowds are reduced, the rates are cheaper, businesses are still open (many can be found open throughout the year now), and the weather is often perfect. Winter and spring should not be overlooked either, as they provide a time when you can get a bargain accommodation and some isolation, though not all of the businesses will be open. One thing that Corolla offers very little of is nightlife, so if bar hoping is something you want to do, then Corolla will not meet your needs.There are a some bars with live entertainment during the summer, but generally speaking this is an upscale family destination as opposed to high activity singles scene. But for those who love Corolla, the preference is for quality family time, a quiet night at the pool or ocean, relaxing dinners and possibly a movie. Most folks opt to utilize all the days have to offer as opposed to staying up late at night. If your looking for a fabulous place to "decompress" and enjoy memorable time with your loved ones, then Corolla is the destination for you.

Owner profile

Kevin H.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Parking Included


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (14)

Excellent – based on 14 reviews Excellent
14 reviews

“Perfect Beach Vacation”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2015

Quick turnaround on return of security deposit; inground pool and jacuzzi on-site; five minutes from the beach; accomodations were clean and new; close to stores, watersports and local restaurants. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great vacation on the Outer Banks. We're already booked for summer of 2015. Owner is more than accomodating. Thanks again Kevin for a wonderful vacation!

Owner's reply: Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again this year!

“Great 1st Trip to OBX”

Reviewed 24 Jan 2015

Pelican Landing was fantastic. The rental was roomy, clean, and perfect. The walk to the ocean was short. The beach access area was not crowded. The pool was clean and all the tenants were friendly. The bicycles were a great touch, and so were the beach chairs. My children are older. They loved playing tennis and frisbee on the beach. I would recommend Pelican Landing to everyone! And Kevin was wonderful to work with. Corolla is the perfect vacation spot! Hope to get back soon.

Owner's reply: Thanks a bunch KIm for the kind review. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Kevin Hoffmann

“Love OBX”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2014

This was the second time we stayed at the resort and we will book it again. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms have always been clean and stocked with all the essentials of home. It makes our weekend trips all the more fun!

“A wonderful time”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2014

We had a great stay! The condo was wonderful and filled all our needs. We loved that it almost was if we were on a private beach at this time of year. We are also big sea glass lovers and found at least 1 or 2 pieces per day. The little towns around us were perfect for nice quite dinners lunches and shopping as a family without all the hussle and bussle. We will revisit Coralla and hopefully this condo.

Owner's reply: Thanks very much Kathy. I am glad your family had an awessome time. We hope to see y'all again next year. We got the keys back from you yesterday and mailed your deposit back today. Have a good winter! Best Wishes, Kevin

“Just As Described!!!”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2013

This was our second trip to OBX, and it was another wonderful family vacation, the owners are wonderful to work with, we were given all kinds of information including directions, and the condo was in the perfect location, very close to the beach, and a very short drive to local shopping and activities. My teenage daughter "lived" at the beach and I felt very confident that she was safe going (she is a teenager) but, I'm a very protective parent, plenty of things in to do in the area as well as bicycles, beach chairs for watching sunrises, or reading your favorite book. We loved being on the second floor, as for the steps my husband has had both hips replaced within a year and a half and his parents, his father with triple heart bypass, and copd, and I with a knee replaced had no problems with them as they are not steep. On many occasions, we left money, my husbands metal detector, sunglasses, shoes on the porch with no thought, as everyone was very friendly. And it is a very family oriented feel.

Owner's reply: Thanks Kimberly. Please keep us in mind for future visits and referrals. We look forward to the future. We appreciate your time and consideration for providing a candid reflection about your stay at Pelican Landing.

“Pelicans Landing”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2012

The property was centrally located to all shopping and a block from the beach. The beach was clean and beautiful.

“Spacious with Great Views.”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2012

We had plenty of room. The views were great. Facilities were awesome. We had friends that were in a house about 100 yards away and staying with 5 families wouldn't work for our situation so it was perfect for us.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again at some time in the future, and to refer us to those you care about.

“Teri & Eric”

Reviewed 21 May 2012

This was probably one of the nicest vacations we've ever taken! Going during off season made it even more enjoyable since we aren't much for big crowds. The condo we stayed in was nicely furnished with everything we could possibly need and really felt "homey"! No fear to kick off your feet and curl up on the couch or chairs. Plenty of counter space in the kitchen and lots of extras like baking pans, beach chairs, wine glasses, etc. Lots of "bang for the buck" and a really short walk to the beach. Highly recommend it unless you have problems with stairs!

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review. We can't do anything about the stairs to our second floor condo (although much more privacy than a first floor unit), as there is no elevator. But as you experienced, the condition, amenities and location are as good as it gets! Thanks a bunch and we hope to see you again in the future. I have already heard from some others in your group who are already thinking about a September return, and that is a favorite month of among many who don't have school aged children. Have a great summer!

“Great times on the northern beaches”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2010

This was my first experience in a condo at the Outer Banks (previous experiences all were in houses). The setting was absolutely perfect for 3 people. The condo was clean and tastefully decorated. I especially appreciated the short walk along the boardwalk to the beach. My only complaint is there wasn't an outside enclosed shower. But, hey. Can't have everything!

“Best Vacation Spot Ever!!”

Reviewed 22 May 2010

First time to the Outer Banks and definitely not my last. Pelican Landing was everything I had hoped for. From Lighthouses, to beaches, and the quite surroundings of the condo made for an excellent week. Minutes away from anything you want to do, whether it be golfing, lighthouse touring, wild horses, or just stolls along the beach with outstanding sunrises. I would recommend Pelican Landing to anyone interested in vacationing in the Outer Banks, but would rather keep this place my secret! The condo is very warm and has all the amenities of home. Can't wait to start planning my next trip!!

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