1 / 32 Sea Forever has more than just a beach and pool, with shade gardens & large lawn

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Overview

Bedrooms:
8
Bathrooms:
7
Sleeps:
24
Type:
Guest house
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

We named our 8 BR + den + theater room ocean-side beach house 'Sea Forever,' because you really can -- see forever!

Imagine a vacation with amenities like a private heated pool, hot tub, fireplace, elevator, 20 bicycles, gourmet 2-story kitchen, Jacuzzi, landscaped gardens with fire-pit, PS3 & Wii, ocean views, and a beach only 650 feet away (a 3-min. walk)! Sea Forever has 5,000 sq. ft. of area, so bedrooms are large and accommodating. You can wake to a stunning sunrise over the ocean, enjoy coffee and bagels poolside (or IN our heated pool), or lounge around the great room planning your day, perhaps to see the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama (May-Aug), the Wright Brothers First Flight memorial and historic area, historic Corolla, climb the Corolla Light House, see the wild ponies, or tour the 1925-era Whalehead Club as U.S. Presidents did in the past. After family activities in the largest lawn in the neighborhood, you can relax with a book at the shade garden, or with loved ones around the fire pit making s'mores. Sea Forever is wonderfully situated within walking and biking distance of shops, restaurants, and other services around the corner. There is some place to go or things to do year round! Guests love our key-less entry and custom check-in at the gated pool area. Your whole family or group can enjoy the best of all worlds: luxurious comfort and ocean-side access to what are truly OBX's best beaches, but at family-affordable rates.

FIRST FLOOR: 16x32 HEATED pool, toys, patio w/picnic table, grills, outdoor shower, loungers, rec room w/new-felt pool table, 46' SONY HDTV, kitchenette/wet bar with refrigerator-freezer, theater room with NEW 70' HDTV & Queen-sized sleeper sofa, 3 BRs (1 king w/ 32' HDTV, 1 queen, and 1 with twin beds w/22' flat TVs), a full bath (w/hair dryer), elevator, game table, computer/printer, laundry.

MID-LEVEL: 2-story main entry w/Steve Hansen Photo Gallery of OBX sites, elevator, laundry, & decks on both sides; a den/library that is usable as an additional bedroom, with a 32' flat-screen HDTV/DVD/VCR & Queen-sized hotel-quality sleeper sofa, mini-fridge, and paperback library; 2 king master BRs w/TVs, full baths (w/hair dryer), 1 master BR w/2 twin beds, TV, & full bath (w/hair dryer), and 1 queen BR w/flat 24' TV, adjoining handicapped-accessible bathroom w/roll-in shower & chair.

THIRD FLOOR: Great room w/ cathedral ceilings and walls of windows, gas fireplace, 40' TV, Sound system, 400+ DVDs and tapes, reading nook, 2-story octagonal kitchen with maple-wood cabinets and black granite countertops, breakfast island with black-granite countertops and 4+ seats, dining room area with table for 12, common area 1/2 bath, elevator, new leather sectional with chaise and electric recliner; and

master king bedroom and bath w/jacuzzi & shower w/hair dryer, and 32' Samsung HDTV, and deck w/picnic table. Stereo and ipod speakers.

EXTRA SLEEPING: The den and theater rooms provide extra sleeping areas with privacy with 2 queen-sized hotel-quality sleeper sofas. We also provide 2 queen-sized self-inflating air mattresses, and two sleeping bags (kids), in addition to our eight bedrooms that sleep 16 adults (two to a room), 24 adults total.

Sea Forever is a treat for relaxing and having fun. Our new custom landscaping offers 6 magnificent palm trees, as well as live oaks, magnolia, cottonwood, crepe myrtle and others shade lounging garden with firepit, ornamental grass garden, and rose garden with perennials to enjoy. The bedrooms feature TVs with DVD or VCRs. A 46' SONY HDTV is in the recreation room with a pool table so you won't miss the game while lounging playing other games. Watch movies or play games in our theater room (with a new 70' widescreen Vizio HDTV, movie system, guitar hero, and other video games). We have 431 movies from which to select, including over 86 children's movies alone. Challenge each other on PlayStation 3 or Wii. Listen to music CDs or your own through the IPOD/MP3 stereo connector in the great room. Curl up with a good book in our den, choosing from our library of Romance, Science Fantasy, Paranormal, Classics, and Young Adult books. Jump in the pool or hot tub while you sip drinks, grill, watch TV, or listen to your IPOD/MP3 on wireless outdoor stereo. We offer free U.S. long distance, high speed cable internet via modem and WiFi, and fax. For those who just wish to lounge, unlike other owners, we provide a full $200+/month cable TV package included in your rental.

Our sea-foam inspired decor invites coastal tranquility. The great room furniture includes a buttery-yellow leather sofa w/ matching loveseat and chair, two reading chairs w/ottomans, and individual window treatments. We offer our guests a linen package with 300-count soft Egyptian cotton linens, bath towels, bath mats, blankets, beach towels, and extra king- and queen-sized pillows. Your beds are made for you, and there are two dual washer/dryer units and new full-sized washer dryer for large groups. We even provide 5 hair dryers for your use, two crock pots, coffee pots, refrigerator freezers, paper products, spices, four grills, beach and pool toys, beach gear, and carts. As one review stated, 'all you have to do is bring your bathing suit!'

If you can tear yourself away from the amenities, stroll just 600 feet to the wonderful beach and bring our beach toys. The water is refreshingly clean, and often you can see the dolphins swimming by. When you return, there is an outdoor shower to get the sand off before hitting the hot tub, cruising down the bikepath to shops and restaurants, or driving to tennis and golf courses. We have 19 bikes--five 20' boys & girls bikes, three toddler bikes w/ training wheels, and 11 26' adult bikes, 4 new this year. We have 14 helmets of assorted sizes. Toys, puzzles, and board games will keep young and young-at-heart happy for hours. You won't be able to resist a smile when the ice cream man arrives each evening with his jingly tune!

Our 2-story octagonal kitchen has solid wood maple cabinets, black granite counters, and 2 each of dishwashers, coffee makers, toasters, and ovens. The entire family can eat at the 12-seat dining room table next to the 4+-seat breakfast bar, with full-service hand-painted dinnerware. The kitchen is well-stocked with amenities like a tea set, espresso/cappuccino maker, Belgian waffle iron, food processor, softserve ice cream maker, breadmaker, 2 crockpots, and pasta machine. We provide two Graco Pack & Play cribs and two highchairs, sheets, and blankets. You can prep your cookout food in the kitchenette, grill at poolside (your choice of two different gas and charcoal grills each), and transport the entire meal in the elevator for dining on the third floor. Or you may choose to eat at the two picnic tables, using our outdoor dishes and tablecloths for that 'summer party' feeling with outdoor speakers. You have no lugging of travel bags or groceries, as the elevator makes your movements easy. Everything here will make Sea Forever your favorite getaway spot!

Beds: 4 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 4 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Cribs

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7103903

About the area

Rent jeep or get permit for 4-wheel drive access on Carova beach Apr-Sept to view wild ponies, experience indoor rock climbing in kite stores, get hang gliding lessons, watch dolphins, go birding and crabbing, cruise from Corolla to Duck on bikepath, climb Jockey's Ridge, see Elizabethan Gardens and Lost Colony outdoor drama (May through Aug). Golf and tennis in local area available (ask for our renter's guide). You are literally around the corner from a shopping center for restaurants, super market, go cart racing, shopping, gas, shops, and boat rental.

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Wheelchair users

Appliances

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

Activities

  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table

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Owner Supplied Testimonials


joni s.


Will definitely go back
This house is a 10! It has everything you need from the kitchen appliances, movies, to the stuff you'd take to the beach! We hit a beautiful week and enjoyed the beach, pool and hot tub! It fit our crew of 20 very comfortably!! We will definitely go back again!!
Stayed: March 2016
Submitted: March 17, 2016

Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers


Owner response:
 We will TRY to make sure the weather is great for your stay! :0) But this renter points out that, with a heated pool, hot tub, all the bikes, balls, games, and other amenities, and its large size to fit your group, an off-season stay at Sea Forever can be an inexpensive and fun diversion, without the pain of planning or clean-up! Catch Spring Break before the crowds, or plan that fall football week or fishing excursion while the water is still warm!!


Richard S. said...
Sep 7, 2015

Great House - Highly recommended!
Date of Stay
August 22, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2
After 16 years renting through agencies in Corolla, this was our 1st time going through [an online venue]. I was a little concerned about what to expect, but Sea Forever was a home run and a great experience. First off, the property is in a great location, right on the corner with a short walk to beach access. Its also a short walk or bike ride to the stores, shops, etc. The grounds and landscaping are beautiful, the pool is large and has plenty of seating (and toys, floats, etc. if you have younger kids) and we split evenings between sitting on the top floor deck which has a great 180 degree view of the community & ocean or gathering around the fire pit which has lots of seating - both featured a great breeze given that the home is on an elevated lot.
A key feature of this home, which clearly separated it from the several other large homes we've rented over the years, is all the amenities that the owners provide - both inside the home and out. We loved all the bikes and rode them a lot during our week. The beach gear was also great - plenty of light, folding beach chairs along with wagons to carry your stuff down to the beach. Our daughter loved the big collection of very nice kites, and brought a different one down to fly at the beach every day. Inside the house, the kitchen was great and very nicely laid out for a large group and FULLY stocked with everything you could need (appliances, dishes, pots/pans, utensils, etc). My wife was also impressed with the extras that we found when we arrived, like hand soaps in bathrooms, food wraps in kitchen, dish and laundry detergent, etc. Also, having 3 sets of washer/dryers meant there was never a "line" for any person/family to get their laundry done. The bedding was very high quality which is a great feature at the end of long days in the sun. Finally, the huge supply of beach towels that comes with the house is great….our group of six 18-24 year old "kids" even found a set of animal themed hoodie-towels that they adopted and used one day. Next time we will pack a lot lighter, since its hard to think of anything that we need to bring that this turnkey house doesn't have. Great vacation house, highly recommended!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers