130 yards to beach, Low rates!

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West SideEast SideNorth SideSouth sideOverviewDeckView 1 from upper deckView 2 from upper deckKitchen (fully equipped)Kitchen (fully equipped)Table sits 12 but we use picnic table on adjacent porch instead of being crowdedFamily RoomFamily RoomCorolla BeachPlenty of room on the beach for football, volleyball, bochee, kite flying, etcBack yard wild lifeBeach with LifeguardsSound sunsetCurrituck Sound sunsetLots of wild life on the OBXMaster Bedroom Queen Bed, pillows and blankets providedMaster Bedroom Queen Bed, pillows and blankets providedBedroom #2 Queen Bed, pillows and blankets providedBedroom #3 Queen Bed, pillows and blankets providedBedroom #3 Queen Bed, pillows and blankets providedBedroom #4 Two bunk beds (3 twins plus a double), pillows and blankets providedBedroom #4 Two bunk beds, playstation 2 with games plus movie collectionBedroom #5 Two twin beds, pillows and blankets providedUpstairs bathroom, tub / shower combinationUpstairs master bathroom, tub / shower combinationUpstairs master bathroom, tub / shower combinationDownstairs bathroom, tub / shower combinationKitchen fully equipped plus all stainless appliancesFamily Room 2Currituck Light houseKitchen fully equipped all stainless appliancesKitchen fully equipped plus extra refrigerator with ice maker on ground floorKitchen fully equipped plus all stainless appliancesback yard guestsback yard guestVarious beach toys and 5 beach chairsOutside shower on ground floorCharcoal grill, swing and another picnic table on ground floorPelicanWild horses about 7 miles north but need 4 wheel drive vehicle or go with tourWild horses about 7 miles north but need 4 wheel drive vehicle or go with tourWild horses 7 miles north but need 4 wheel drive vehicle. Dusk is best time.Off Shore fishing is expensive but some of the best in world. Oregon InletBeach access path
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Excellent
79 Reviews

From $77 / night

538 White Whale Way, Corolla, NC 27927
130 yards to beach, Low rates!
Home
5 bedrooms
13 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 13
Type: Home
Per week: $850 - $3,100
Per month: $2,300
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Corolla vacation home rental
The ultimate Outer Banks 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. 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. For the beach lover, the house is located just steps from the beach access (130 yards) with ocean views from the top floor. Other nearby activities include kayaking, biking, four wheel drive area with wild horses, fishing, movie theater, historic lighthouse, restaurants, shops and village with family entertainment.
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 pace in Corolla is slow and relaxing. The wide, sandy beaches are perfect for shell-collecting, kite flying, sports and sunbathing. 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 wilderness. The world-class golf at the Currituck Club is minutes away. Likewise, the location is close to putt putt golf, tennis, the movies and go-carts. 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. 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 during the summer season.
Our beach house has five bedrooms, a large fully equipped new kitchen, a large 40 foot sunning deck, an outside shower, parking for 4+ cars and a screened porch. We rent the beach house by the week. It sleeps 13 (3 queen sets in 3 bedrooms, 2 twins in the lower bedroom and one with 2 bunk sets (3 twins, 1 double)), and is child friendly making it perfect for a family or multifamily vacation. Two week rentals can take an additional $100 off the total. Hurricane insurance, early checkin at 2 PM and cleaning are included. The only additional fee is the 13% NC Tax.

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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 Whalehead Club where you can listen to concerts on the lawn or crab off the canal. A new nature museum provides a historical overview of the area as it describes the abundant local plants and animals. Ride your SUV on the undeveloped beaches to the north or book a 4-wheel excursion to see the wild horses or explore the Currituck sound in a kayak. Wind surfing, parasailing and jet ski rentals are available as well as local pubs and live music. Right before the light house is a movie theater, shopping, putt putt, go carts and restaurants. A hour or so South is the North Carolina Aquarium, the Elizabethan 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 can charter a boat to catch Striped Bass, marlin and tuna or jump on board a head boat to catch spot, croaker or flounder. There is something for everyone!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Glenn Kelly

Glenn Kelly

Glenn Kelly

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    I have rented this beach house on my own since 2005. I've increase the rentals by 40% because folks like dealing directly with the owner, the rental price is a little lower and there is no vacation time wasted getting and returning keys because it is all done through the mail. We keep the house updated...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Sep 18 2016 May 14 2017 - - $850 $2,300 1 Week
May 14 2017 May 20 2017 - - $950 - 1 Week
May 21 2017 May 27 2017 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
May 28 2017 Jun 03 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Jun 04 2017 Jun 10 2017 - - $2,000 - 1 Week
Jun 11 2017 Jun 17 2017 - - $2,400 - 1 Week
Jun 18 2017 Jun 24 2017 - - $2,800 - 1 Week
Jun 25 2017 Aug 05 2017 - - $3,100 - 1 Week
Aug 06 2017 Aug 12 2017 - - $2,700 - 1 Week
Aug 13 2017 Aug 19 2017 - - $2,300 - 1 Week
Aug 20 2017 Aug 26 2017 - - $1,800 - 1 Week
Aug 21 2017 Aug 27 2017 - - $1,700 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2017 Sep 02 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Aug 28 2017 Sep 03 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2017 Sep 09 2017 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Sep 04 2017 Sep 10 2017 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2017 Sep 16 2017 - - $950 - 1 Week
Sep 11 2017 Sep 17 2017 - - $950 - 1 Week
Sep 17 2017 May 13 2018 - - $850 - 1 Week
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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 vacation time wasted checking in or out,

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • 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
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
    (onsite)
  • 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 make walking over the dunes easy. A playpen and high chair are provided for the little ones. A life guard is on duty from June through September.
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Reviews (79)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Corolla, North Carolina

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Excellent
79 reviews
Blaine McLaughlin

Great house and location

Blaine McLaughlin

Arlington, VA

Great house and location

September 5, 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.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Blaine. I hope you are able to come back soon.

Jay Gordon

Love staying at kellys!

Jay Gordon

prince george,va

Love staying at kellys!

August 24, 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!

Glenn Kelly

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

Joyce Molina

10 years of staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat

Joyce Molina

Virginia

10 years of staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat

August 23, 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!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Joyce

Lisa Jeff

Like Home Beach Retreat

Lisa Jeff

Richmond, VA

Like Home Beach Retreat

August 10, 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.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the review. I hope you can return again next year.

Denise

Fun OBX Getaway!

Denise

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Fun OBX Getaway!

June 18, 2016

Kelly's Beach Retreat was the perfect house for our family of 9. We were there to celebrate our son's 40th birthday. The house was clean, close to the beach, and very quiet! The owners were officiant, organized, and were very informative regarding the many different activities to do in the area. Corolla is now our favorite OBX vacation destination. Corolla may a ways out from the main strip but all of the amenities are close by, such as: Duck Donuts, Currituck Light house, 4WD beach, Timbuck II Shopping Center, Starbucks, Harris Teeter, and a Super Wings.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Denise. I have you down for the same week next year.

Jere Greene

Lovely home!

Jere Greene

Palmyra, VA USA

Lovely home!

May 30, 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!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Jere. I hope you can return soon.

Roxie Munoz

Kelly's Beach Retreat was just what we needed!

Roxie Munoz

Kutztown,. PA

Kelly's Beach Retreat was just what we needed!

April 30, 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!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a great time. I hope you can visit again soon.

Gwen Boudreau

Great vacation home

Gwen Boudreau

St.Albans, VT

Great vacation home

April 7, 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.

Glenn Kelly

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.

Donna Lane

stellar week at the beach

Donna Lane

Hayes, VA, USA

stellar week at the beach

April 3, 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!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

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

Jay Gordon

Great place for a family.

Jay Gordon

Prince george, va

Great place for a family.

September 27, 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!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Jay. See you next year.

Shelby Hodgkins

Kelly's Beach Retreat Never Disappoints

Shelby Hodgkins

Alexandria, VA

Kelly's Beach Retreat Never Disappoints

September 11, 2015

We have been staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat for many years and it never disappoints! The remodeled kitchen looks amazing and is a great addition. The house is very spacious and only steps from the beach. The house is set back from the road, providing for both privacy and a quiet retreat. We love the location (close to shopping in Corolla and not too far from Duck) and never have trouble finding stuff to do or places to eat/shop. If you're looking for fresh fish make sure to check out the Seaside Farm Market at Timbuck II and the Butcher Block in the Food Lion shopping center. I think my favorite part of visiting OBX is sitting on the deck at the house, enjoying the nice ocean breeze, and relaxing with a good book. We will definitely be coming back for years to come!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks Shelby! I'm glad you had another great week. See you next year. Glenn

Thomas Lanigan

Summer's End

Thomas Lanigan

Ewing, NJ

Summer's End

September 6, 2015

We have visited the Outer Banks since 1997 and have stayed at Kelly's Beach Retreat since the early 2000's. Glenn Kelly's process is seemless with him being responsive to our every need. Great kitchen upgrade, along with the new TVs this year. So close to the beach you hear the waves. We have other vacation options but prefer OBX.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks again Tom. Only thing better than one week at the beach is two. See you again next year.

Brigitte Smalley

Kelly's Beach Retreat !! Best vacation ever!!

Brigitte Smalley

Timberlake, OH

Kelly's Beach Retreat !! Best vacation ever!!

August 27, 2015

Hop, skip, and a jump to the beach. Beautiful home with everything you need to cook ! Myself and my family would like to thank the Kelly family for the use of your awesome home. I also loved the Navy pictures of your family ! Thanks and I hope to see the beach next year. The Smalley Family!!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much. I hope you can return soon!

Susan Marrie Payne

Kelly's Beach Retreat

Susan Marrie Payne

McDonald, OH

Kelly's Beach Retreat

August 4, 2015

Beautiful beach house! Very clean and plenty of space for the whole family. We loved the large new modern kitchen with the huge island. There were two great grocery stores just a couple of miles down the road. We enjoyed wandering around the Tim Buck II shopping center. There was plenty of things for the whole family to enjoy and all within a short drive. It was a wonderful place to spend a week at the beach and we would definitely go back again.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a good time. You are welcome anytime. Thanks!

Leila Monroe

COROLLA.NC

Leila Monroe

Murphy,NC USA

COROLLA.NC

June 15, 2015

The house was perfect for our large family. It was farther from the beach than we expected and there is barely an ocean view . we had wonderful weather and really enjoyed our visit.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a good time. Hopefully you can return.

Catherine Elizabeth Temple

Great beach vacation house

Catherine Elizabeth Temple

Trinity NC

Great beach vacation house

May 29, 2015

The house was an awesome home for a great price. We arrived to find that the owner had completely remodeled the kitchen and it looked great. Very spacious, lots of room for cooking. The house had plenty of room and was very clean. Close to the beach and you could hear the ocean easily and had a nice deck you could watch a good sunset. Very pleased with the house and the owner is great to deal with. Would most definitely go back.

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a good time. I hope you can return soon.

Monica dearmore

Home away from home.... And then some!!!

Monica dearmore

Oneida, ny

Home away from home.... And then some!!!

April 8, 2015

Thank you so much for a beautiful place to stay for our week in OBX! Everything in the house was top of the line! House was impeccably clean! A week was not enough time! There was plenty of room for 13 people to sleep and live comfortably without being "on top" of one another! We would definitely rent again! Very reasonably priced!

Glenn Kelly

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a good time. Hope you are able to return soon.

Niven Yhip

Our experience at Kelly's Beach Retreat

Niven Yhip

Richmond, VA USA

Our experience at Kelly's Beach Retreat

October 8, 2014

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

Great Scout Weekend Retreat

Kimberly Sanderlin

Chesapeake, Virginia

Great Scout Weekend Retreat

October 1, 2014

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

Wonderful place to stay!

Shawna Williams

Wingett Run OH

Wonderful place to stay!

September 19, 2014

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

August Delight

Thomas Lanigan

Ewing, NJ

August Delight

September 10, 2014

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

new to the OBX and cant wait to come back!

Jaymie Estrain

Baltimore, MD

new to the OBX and cant wait to come back!

September 9, 2014

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

Even the dog cried when we left.

Robbie Saner Sullivan

Northampton, MA

Even the dog cried when we left.

August 13, 2014

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

Perfect!!!

monica ariola

Upstate New York

Perfect!!!

August 6, 2014

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

Mark Gee

Pa

Our Family Vacation

July 17, 2014

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

Greatly Exceeded Expectations!

Ginny Mauney Fox

Virginia Beach

Greatly Exceeded Expectations!

June 28, 2014

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

Great house and location

Ken Smith

Youngsville, NC

Great house and location

June 18, 2014

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

Exactly what we needed

Monte Knutson

Apex NC

Exactly what we needed

April 13, 2014

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

The Perfect Getaway!!!

Deborah Murphy

Baltimore, MD

The Perfect Getaway!!!

October 18, 2013

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

Rntal in Pairidise

Karen Scherer

Earleville Md

Rntal in Pairidise

October 5, 2013

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

AWESOME!

Sue Burkhart

Winston Salem, NC

AWESOME!

September 17, 2013

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

Another great year at Kelly's Beach Retreat

joyce molina

Richmond VA

Another great year at Kelly's Beach Retreat

September 10, 2013

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

Very comfortable house

Elsie Gutierrez

Paramus, nj

Very comfortable house

July 25, 2013

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

Amazing Family Vacation

Laura Elkins Christopherson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amazing Family Vacation

June 7, 2013

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

Kelly's beach house

Monserrat Perez

Fairfax, VA

Kelly's beach house

May 1, 2013

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

The Howman Family

Mindy Vanetta Howman

Ashland, OH

The Howman Family

April 27, 2013

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

ray sumner

rougemont,nc

early spring retreat

April 23, 2013

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

Wonderful location

Kim Pernicka

Durham, NC

Wonderful location

April 15, 2013

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

Perfection

Maggie Scott

Pataskala Ohio

Perfection

April 5, 2013

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

What a lovely time!

Anna Brown

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

What a lovely time!

February 20, 2013

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

even better in the fall

Sharon Foster McLean

Williamsburg, Va.

even better in the fall

December 3, 2012

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

Fantastic

Jeanette Fronk

New York

Fantastic

September 13, 2012

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.

Lisa Jeff

Perfect beach retreat

Lisa Jeff

Alabama, Virginia and New Hampshire

Perfect beach retreat

August 26, 2012

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

A bit of Heaven - Kelly's Beach Retreat

Diane OCallahan

North Hampton, NH

A bit of Heaven - Kelly's Beach Retreat

August 26, 2012

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

Great Place to Rent

Michael Hupp

Richmond, VA

Great Place to Rent

August 15, 2012

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

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

Neal McLeod

Northern Va.

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

July 12, 2012

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.

Rachel

Exceed expectations!

Rachel

Columbus, OH

Exceed expectations!

July 8, 2012

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

The Perfect Family Getaway!

Veronica Quinn

Marysville, OH USA

The Perfect Family Getaway!

July 8, 2012

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

Family Friendly Home

Rachel Gibson Luther

Columbus, Ohio

Family Friendly Home

July 8, 2012

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!

Karren Bryant O'Connell

Virginia

A perfect family vacation retreat home!

June 20, 2012

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

Very cozy!

Lisa Bosworth

Pasadena, MD

Very cozy!

June 12, 2012

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

Great Family Place

Larry Tardy

South Holland, IL

Great Family Place

April 19, 2012

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.

Kathy

great house for the family

Kathy

Richmond, Va

great house for the family

November 29, 2011

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

Awesome Place

Allison A. Dahle

Raleigh, N.C.

Awesome Place

November 28, 2011

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

Family Getaway

Catherine Callahan

Madison, WI

Family Getaway

August 26, 2011

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

Theresa W

VA

Fantastic family vacation

July 10, 2011

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

Robin R Massey

Great family vacation...

Robin R Massey

Crest Hill IL

Great family vacation...

June 28, 2011

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

Wonderful house, Beautiful area

Nanci Morgan Ramos

Fairfax, VA

Wonderful house, Beautiful area

June 23, 2011

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!!

RMassey

Awesome vacation...

RMassey

Crest Hill IL

Awesome vacation...

June 20, 2011

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

Great Get Away

Laura Tyson

Cookeville, Tn

Great Get Away

June 3, 2011

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

Repeat Visitor

Heather Jankovictz

Raleigh, NC

Repeat Visitor

December 1, 2010

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

Great Family Vacation

Brian DAmico

Roselle Park, NJ USA

Great Family Vacation

October 26, 2010

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

Great Fall Weekend at OBX

Beth Beasley

Yorktown, Virginia

Great Fall Weekend at OBX

October 25, 2010

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

Fantastic Time!

Linda Wojo

Washington DC

Fantastic Time!

September 4, 2010

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

Awesome / Will be a repeat guest

Michelle P

Manchester, CT

Awesome / Will be a repeat guest

August 2, 2010

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!!

Kiele Christopher

Great House

Kiele Christopher

Columbus, Ohio

Great House

June 20, 2010

The house was great, the main issue we had was that upon arrival there were little objects on the floor in couple of the bed rooms. These items ranged from little plastic pieces to candy and candy wrappers. Pieces that were just big enough for our 10 month old to find. Luckily we were able to find just about everything with a quick run thru of the house. Other than that the house was wonderful. It was the perfect relaxing vacation we needed.

Llew Wood

May-2010

Llew Wood

Fairfax, Virginia

May-2010

June 14, 2010

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.

Georgia

Great time

Georgia

Warrenton, VA

Great time

June 12, 2010

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

Trey

Early Season Vacation at Kelly's Retreat

Trey

Chesapeake, VA

Early Season Vacation at Kelly's Retreat

May 18, 2010

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

what a great spring break

ric oberkrom

dayton, oh usa

what a great spring break

May 4, 2010

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

Sunrise in Corolla

Margaret Ingram

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Sunrise in Corolla

December 6, 2009

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.

Kristin

Great vacation home!

Kristin

Jersey City, NJ

Great vacation home!

October 5, 2009

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

Great OBX vacation

Jacki Lee

Clayton, NC

Great OBX vacation

September 29, 2009

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

Great Value!

The Polito Family

Glen Allen, VA

Great Value!

September 14, 2009

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.

Ann

Wonderful vacation spot!

Ann

Richmond Va

Wonderful vacation spot!

August 8, 2009

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

Great Place to Stay

Farol Tomson

Gainesville, FL USA

Great Place to Stay

July 16, 2009

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

June 2009 Vacation

B. Smith

Irwin, PA

June 2009 Vacation

June 17, 2009

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

M. Kargbo

Home-away-from Home

M. Kargbo

Maryland, USA

Home-away-from Home

October 23, 2008

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

Awesome!

Pat Blaney

Charlotte NC

Awesome!

October 14, 2008

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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Glenn Kelly

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    I have rented this beach house on my own since 2005. I've increase the rentals by 40% because folks like dealing directly with the owner, the rental price is a little lower and there is no vacation time wasted getting and returning keys because it is all done through the mail. We keep the house updated...
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