Very Good

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1 / 36 Welcome to my Sound-Front Beach House on the water



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Description from owner

Enjoy a relaxing Fall rental on the water with great weather. Partial weeks available now except in June, July and August. My beach house in the summer is a SUNDAY-to-SUNDAY only rental. My beach house can be rented a minimum of 3 days or more during other parts of the year. Thank you!

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Five (5) bedroom vacation house with nature, water , kayaks, fish and wildlife out the back door. Monteray Shores Community/Clubhouse has a computer, wireless internet service, walking and bicycle trails, pool, tennis courts, launching dock, fitness room, activities, basketball courts, beach parking, life-guard at the beach, two free kayaks and a rowboat at the house and more.

Lots of shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the food store is close walking distance just outside the MS Community...within a 1/2 mile walk or less.

The house has two master bedroom suites and sleeps up to 14 in beds. We also have two sleep sofa mattresses if a guest or two drops by unexpected. Our vacation home also has 3 baths, cable TV, DVD, VCR, dishwasher, stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, Windows 8 computer use, up to 2 free kayaks, a rowboat, a basketball rim, 2 picnic tables (one outdoors and one on a screened porch for your ease and comfort next to the kitchen.) There are also beach chairs and a bicycle or two for you and your children to use.

The house is a short stroll to the Monteray Shores community center, shopping, a food store, activities (including mini-golf and water sports) and restaurants, and only 5 more minutes beyond the clubhouse to the beach. So everything is really close by and very walkable or bikable!

All you need is your beach stuff, beach gear and towels, linens and sheets (2 Queens, 5 Twins including bunk beds with 1 Double bottom bed, 1 Sleep sofa and 1 Extra sofa mattress). Or linens can be rented locally.

So why wait any longer? Book or put a hold on your favorite week this summer season so you do not miss all the fun or get stuck somewhere you do not want to be. Last year we filled up the entire summer so do not delay! Thank you!

Please ask if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you.

Sorry, NO CATS! NO SMOKING! NO DOGs. Also, sorry but I do not rent out partial weeks during the summer (June/July/August). Otherwise, partial week rentals are welcome. Book now. And enjoy your best vacation on the Outer Banks!

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 2 Double Beds, 6 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4829447

About the area

Monteray Shores is a great sound-front community/clubhouse with a pool, wireless internet, tennis courts, fitness center facing the pool, Basketball courts, dock launch, sound and ocean-side parking, life-guards on the beach and lots more. Monteray Shores is also walking distance (15 minutes) to a food store, and the Tim Buck II entertainment and restaurant area which includes shops, restaurants, and boat rentals. Lots to choose from and all at your finger tips. Or ride up the road to the Corolla Lighthouse, Four-wheel drive beach and wild horses. Plenty for a family of all ages to do. PS - Partial week/weekend rentals are not available in the summer (June thru August) except about 10 days in advance of the dates you'd like to rent. Preference is given to our weekly rental customers in the summer. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions

Getting around

Walk, bicycle or park the car at one of our free neighborhood parking lots at the clubhouse or at the beach

Getting here

Located sound-front in the Monteray Shores community in Corolla, NC. Exact address in the neighborhood off of Drifting Sands Road is on our rental form.

Owner profile

Edward R.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

American-based globe-trotter who enjoys returning to the Outerbanks each summer to enjoy the wildlife, beach, local community, peace, family and new connections. Spring and fall are nice too for a quick, enjoyable and memorable getaway.

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  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Full beds Bunk bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


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


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

Reviews (29)

Very Good – based on 29 reviews Very Good
29 reviews

“Great place, great owner, great rate!”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2016

We just enjoyed the most relaxing vacation in Corolla (Monteray Shores area). The owner, Ed, provides a great rental which is clean, well equipped, and offers a safe, carefree place to spend a week. It is exactly as advertised: close to restaurants, shopping, the ocean, and directly on the Sound with access to kayaks. The sunsets are amazing, as is spending time on the pier watching the birds, turtles, and crabs. If you are looking a place to spend with family or friends, this is definitely the place for you. We will absolutely be returning!

Owner's reply: Thank you Beth. We hope to have you back soon. Ed

“Nice house, good location and Free Kayaks!!”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2016

This was our first time renting from an individual owner. Ed is great and easy to work with. House is nice, good layout, private pier on the sound and having use of the kayaks is awesome. Kayaked almost to the Whalehead Club - great views!! There are several bikes for your use. Only 2.5 miles from the Currituck Lighthouse and just around the corner from Timbuck II and Food Lion. We put over a crab pot or two and managed to pull up a huge turtle who stole our turkey! The osprey and other birds were pleasant to watch from the deck and the private pier. Only complaint would be that the carpets need cleaning (simple fix) and the pullout sofa I would not consider as a bed option. Overall a great place to stay!! Served our purpose well for a place for all the family to stay to celebrate graduation. Thanks Ed for a great week!

“Where do I begin!!!”

Reviewed 31 May 2016

This was the best family vacation we have ever had! This place is prefect for any type of vacation! The home is spacious, clean, great location near everything. The community has a pool, tennis courts, play ground and bike rentals. The home is located next door to community peir but you have your own private peir right out your back door. The sunset and sunrises are beautiful from the third floor deck. There are board games and plenty of books there already. Kitchen was fully stocked. My family enjoyed crabing and fishing from the dock. This home is in a well maintain community with all the amenities you could ask for. Ample space for 14-16 people easily. The sounds of nature at night was so relaxing. Rent this home you will not be disappointed at all. Ed the owner was very friendly and responded to all calls and emails promptly.

Owner's reply: Many thanks Darlene. Come again. I appreciate renters who truly enjoy their vacation stay. Ed

“Another Fantastic Thanksgiving !”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2014

Thank you again Ed! We had another wonderful family Thanksgiving at your place. Thank you for sharing it. The view is so worth the drive and the house is clean and comfortable. We all love the wildlife Especially the fox! Hope to come back soon !

Owner's reply: I never get tired of that view either. Too bad the fox has developed a limp. But he still manages to get by and entertain. Come back any time! Ed

“Great week on the sound!”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2014

I generally am not one to leave reviews, but everything about our vacation at this lovely home this past week was above my/our expectations. From the beautiful views, the kayaks, the peaceful location, wild horses on the beach only moments away and the ability to bring our dog, it doesn't get much better than this. Ed was more than accommodating in answering my questions and getting back to me quickly. Thank you! I have already spread the word about this gem of a home to my colleagues. Now I just have to get my next reservation in before they do! Thanks again.

Owner's reply: Deb. Wow. Even I as the owner was impressed with your review. I wish you many returns. Ed

“Friends Away”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2014

We had the joy of spending a week on the Outer Banks at the end of September. Although the weather did not cooperate, we found plenty of things to do. We visited the light houses, the Aquarium and Festival Park on Roanoke Island. The Wild Horse Tour was exciting and fun. Our vacation home was roomy and in a great location overlooking the sound. Due to it being the end of the season a few of the Monterey Shores Resort amenities were not available to us during the week and the pool closed at the end of the week. The ocean was only 5 minutes away and we took advantage of it when the weather was nice. We were close by to grocery stores, restaurants and the gas station. The complex provided a great place to walk in the morning.

Owner's reply: Many thanks Steven for your kind review. We had a couple of challenges during your week such as an empty gas grill canister so thanks for pitching in to pick up a new one around the corner. I am glad that the great views, roomy quarters, walkable community and unique Outer Banks' activities left you feeling good about your visit. Come back any time. Ed

“Awesome vacation home!!!”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2014

Absolutely loved this house!! My husband and I were fortunate enough to enjoy a week at this beautiful home on the Currituck Sound in Corrolla. First, the pictures do not do it justice! Each room is tastefully decorated and makes you feel 'at home'.The house is just that--- a real HOME away from home, with everything that you need to enjoy a vacation without worrying whether you 'brought everything'. From crab pickers to beach mats, this house has it all! Bicycles, a rowboat, kayaks, a very private pier to fish from, nice private decks and so much more! I especially enjoyed the jacuzzi tub after long days of shopping and walking the beach! The house is on a cul-de-sac sort of street, and once you're inside it feels like you're away from everything! Just a short drive to Whalehead Beach and the Currituck wild horse refuge, too( which was a favorite of mine)! Just be sure that you stay on the 'roadway' (tire tracks) on the beach if you drive...saw a couple of 4WD vehicles get stuck! The two grocery stores that are nearby (Food Lion and Harris Teeter's) are VERY reasonable, too, unlike most grocery stores around tourist towns. I was very, very satisfied with the vacation home Ed offers to share and can't wait to go back again! Loved it!

Owner's reply: Thank you. I am glad everything was perfect. I undersell so people walk away happy like you. Come again. Ed

“Great week at the beach”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2014

We really enjoyed our recent vacation. The house was everything we needed it to be. We enjoyed great sunsets each evening and enjoyed watching the fox on the dock.

Owner's reply: Thank you Mark: I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Ed

“great vacation! !”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2014

Great house! ! Just make sure you follow directions for driving on the beach. If you get stuck the price for getting you out is ridiculous. 185.00 for 5 min of work. House a little far from the beach. Any problems were taken care of immediately. And owners we got immediate attention for problems. Great vacation!!

Owner's reply: Thank you Debbie. I am glad you had a great vacation. Too bad you got hosed up the road from the tow truck guy on the sandy beach. Come back to see us to enjoy the great sunsets from the dock on the water again next year. Ed

“Amazing Surroundings”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2014

This home had it all. Everyday we went out on the water in the kayaks. We caught crabs and catfish in the sound. Short drive to the ocean. Foxes, cats, raccoons, deer, and turtles were just some of the wildlife that visited the back yard. Terrific location, great accommodations. When we first walked into the home my fiance was pleasantly surprised that the air conditioner had been left on for us. One of the best vacations we have had to date.

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