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Description from owner

Come stay in our home for a wonderful vacation on the North Carolina Shore; Leave all the stress behind. Many updates and upgrades make this vacation house a true home away from home for the discerning vacationer.

The gorgeous and unique location allows quick access to both the beautiful beaches and the amazing OBX sound side activities such as kite surfing, jet-skiing, kayaking, and other still water sports. You have quick access to the best of both worlds!

Relax in the sun, drive up to see the wild horses, take part in many of the nearby water activities, visit the adventure park, take in historic Whalehead Club and the Currituck Lighthouse. Its all right here minutes from your home for the week.

Shore Leave is a beautiful, clean, well maintained home located in quiet northern community of Corolla in the beautiful community of Monteray Shores. It is one of the cleanest vacation homes you will find in the Outer Banks. The caretakers give this home a deep cleaning between every stay.

While at the house, enjoy the sun and shade decks for relaxation, Relax in the hot tub, Dine outside on the top deck and relax with the whole family each night in this well thought out and appointed home.

Bike or walk to the many Monteray Shores amenities - fitness center, community pool, tennis, basketball, bike rentals, kayak rentals, restaurants, farmer's market, coffee shops, ice cream, shopping, miniature golf, go karts, movie theater etc. Its all close by.

Bring your kayaks, or rent from the clubhouse, to take advantage of the Monteray Shores ramp access to the Currituck Sound. The sunsets are amazing so plan for a romantic glass of wine watching the sunset in the gazebo on one of the Monteray Shores piers or perhaps a cup of coffee and fun morning walk to go crabbing with the kids.

Take the kids to the club house for supervised age appropriate activities or to hangout at the community swimming pool while you relax with that book you have been waiting to read.

A stay at Shore Leave will give you not only great opportunities for the beach vacation you dream of but also allow you to continue that exercise regimen you work so hard at or perhaps kick-start a new one with the safe community streets to walk/run/bike on, the clubhouse fitness center and the various tennis and basketball courts.

The house features 3 levels with various living areas on the top two floors.

Ground Level:

Paved Carport, Outdoor Shower and Sink, Entry, Laundry

Mid Level:

Open Den with Queen Sleep Sofa, Deck Access and TV, King Bedroom with TV, Second Bedroom with Duo Bunk and Deck Access Full bathroom Hot Tub and Covered Deck are also on this level

Top Level:

Great Room with Vaulted Ceilings, flooded with light from the many windows, Access to Sun Deck with High Quality Outdoor Furniture, King Bedroom with TV, Vaulted Ceilings, Dressing Area, Full bathroom

Kitchen & Dining Areas:

Outside Table Seats 8, Indoor Dining with Seating for 8 and 3 Bar Stools at the Counter, Fully Stocked Kitchen


High speed internet, Hot Tub for 5, 4 TVs, Videos, Books, Games, and the Fabulous Monteray Shores amenities.

This house is truly our second home so it is updated annually:


Kitchen Appliances, Hot Tub, Landscaping, Deck Furniture & Fresh Paint


Great Room Furniture and Decor throughout


Flooring, Granite, Bathrooms, HE Laundry Machines, More Cosmetic Upgrades and Paint

Beds: 2 King Beds, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4818824

About the area

The Outer Banks of North Carolina are as thick in legend as they are engulfed in beauty. Modern flight was conquered in Kitty Hawk by the Wright brothers. Blackbeard the pirate met his demise along the coast. Seven lighthouses guided ships, sometimes unsuccessfully,through the "graveyard of the Atlantic." Today, the Outer Banks, a series of barrier islands that meander along 120 miles of coastline between Corolla in the north, to Ocracoke in the south, is developing its legend as one of the most beautiful vacation areas in the country. Visitors have their choice of sun bathing, fishing, golfing, swimming, bird watching, scuba diving, sailing, and tons of other active pursuits.

Owner profile

Jim S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



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


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (16)

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

“great house!”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2015

We couldn't have been more pleased. ...When we finally arrived after the long ride, the house was clean, relaxing and just like the pictures. The clubhouse was a nice bonus, as well was the short ride to the beach and stores. Jim the owner was very nice to check on how everything was going and offered any help with just a phone call. I recommend this house to anyone and hope to have the opportunity to stay there again.


Reviewed 19 Apr 2015

Our family stayed in this lovely home and we had such a great experience. We had 4 teenage boys and 3 adults. The house was perfect for all of us. The owners were so nice and gave exceptional detail for the house and the area. I would definitely recommend staying at Shore Leave for a nice relaxing vacation with wonderful accommodations.

“Excellent Owners to Work with”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2015

In the essence of full disclosure, we did not stay at this particular property, read on please. After considering multiple properties in Corolla, my wife and I elected to stay at this particular property. As the searched continued, we discovered plenty of properties to choose from in Corolla. The main reasons my wife and I selected this particular property were twofold; first of all, the property has gone through an interior cosmetic face lift, neutral colors, attractive art work and has the look and feel of a true beach home. Secondly, and more importantly, the proud owners are/were very responsive to addressing many questions and made us feel like guests vs. renters. They were never rushed nor seemed bothered by multiple communications and sending additional pictures we requested. And finally, we did not lease the premises; after the security deposit was tendered, I had a medical condition that required immediate treatment forcing us to cancel. The owners could not have been more gracious. They cheerfully refunded the deposit without question and wished me a speedy recovery. I find this type of ownership to be the exception more than the rule and will not hesitate to lease this property sometime this spring. So for all of you considering properties in Shore Leave/Corolla, I think you will be well served to consider this property. You are not just leasing the home, but you are engaging in a business transaction with very ethical and warm business partners

“Spacious and lovely!”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

Beautiful, spacious house in quiet community. Immaculately clean, well stocked with games Movies, and books and kitchen needs. . My kids enjoyed crafts and crabbing, and tennis at activity center. Very short drive to beach. Outside shower, Sheltered parking, and hot tub. Loved bicycling On quiet, paved streets. My family did not want To leave!

“Shore Leave Vacation”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2013

This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and also our very first family vacation! The home was wonderful! The home was very clean and well stocked for our vacation. It was the perfect getaway for our first vacation! Rick was a wonderful person to deal with and was very understanding and patient with me! Thanks for the WONDERFUL experience!!!

“Quiet retreat-perfect for families!”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2013

We had 3 generations sharing the beautiful home and it was just right for us. Shops, the club house, and the beach were close but the house was on a quiet cul-de-sac so it felt peaceful and private. The kitchen was very well-equipped and well laid-out. The amenities such as laundry, outdoor shower, grill, etc all came in very handy. We had a great vacation and were glad we chose Shore Leave! Corolla was perfect for us- not a lot of traffic or crowds.

“Grand children's vacation”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2012

We had a wonderful time on this vacation. The home was very clean and provided everything we needed. I would recommend this vacation rental to everyone.

“2011 Vacation”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2011

Home was nice, good location for both sound and beach access. Club house pool, exercise and weight rooms were great addition to the home features.

“Hooked on OBX.”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2011

Our first trip to OBX and it was amazing. The house was very clean and well kept. In a lovely neighborhood and all of the staff at Monteray Shores was very polite and helpful Had a minor issue upon arrival, but the owner did his best to see that it was resolved ASAP. Only complaint was the traffic in and out, but there's nothing we can do about that and it was well worth it. We have always done Myrtle Beach in the summer, but enjoyed the relaxation and peace in Corolla, I am now a convert. Wonderful memories for myself and my family.

“great house!”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2010

Shore leave was a wonderful experience! The owner,Rick is awesome with working with you to to ensure you have a great stay.The house was wonderful,clean and spacious.I give this rental a 5 star rating! Warmly, Terry Kendall Terry Lynn`s Critters Pet Sitting Kennett Square,PA

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Hi Rick,

I dont know where to begin. My family would like to thank you so much for letting us use your wonderful home. It was by far the nicest most relaxing place we ever stayed in. Everything was perfect, wish we had more time it went by way to fast.

We hope to visit again some day!!

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Thanks again.


Hi Rick-

The next time we go to the northern beaches, we will stay at your house again if it's available. We truly loved it. Usually Karen and I go to Hatteras or Ocracoke, however, since they have very convenient airports, (too bad Pine Island is private) and our kids are pretty much grown.
Several of our old friends go to Corolla at the same week every year or two, and we like to see them.


Fred H.