Golden Dunes - Oceanside, Private Heated Pool, 5 Min Walk to Beach, Dogs Welcome, Hot Tub.


Corolla family beach house - 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths, private pool w/ocean and lighthouse views

A beautiful & cozy cottage at the end of the Corolla pavement before tires hit the 4x4 beaches. Well-suited for up to two families or as a stress-free couple’s getaway. Pet-friendly.

Location, location, location… you’ll have ocean, lighthouse & gorgeous sunset views from our decks. Beach access is just a quick walk away… about 5 minutes. We have a private pool (heat included in April, May, September and October) and a hot tub located on the upper deck to enjoy & relax under the stars. Four wheel drive vehicle is NOT required to access the property.

Our community is called The Villages at Ocean Hill and provides oceanfront and sound-side pools, a fitness center, a PICKLEBALL court, playground, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts. We are located east of route 12 north, just before the access ramp onto the 4x4 beaches.

Note: Anyone with a 4WD vehicle can drive up the beach. If you’d like to park/tailgate on the beach for the day you can purchase weekly passes at the Corolla Visitor Center or online.

For 2024 our private heated pool is open and available from March 31 to November 2. We set temperature at 85° in April, May, September and October. The ambient temperature affects the overall temperature. The cost of pool heat is built into the rates.

House details:
Ground Level: Carport, enclosed outdoor shower, park grill, private heated pool, 10 x 19 kennel area. Security cameras, located in the carport facing the street for safety.

Mid-level: Main entrance, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, laundry area. There is the ability to create 2 primary king bedrooms and the queen and bunk rooms would then use the hall full bath. Deck access from all bedrooms and ocean side deck has a ceiling for increased usability.

Top-level: Living area with TV, ships watch, deck with ocean/sound/lighthouse views, kitchen, dining area, 1 half-bath, screened porch, hot tub on top level deck.
WIFI is provided, and all televisions are equipped for streaming and there is a Golden Dunes Netflix account.

The kitchen is well-equipped, with new appliances and most everything you might want to prepare fun family meals after the beach.

Linens and bath towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels.

This house is owner-managed with regular improvements and updates. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any additional questions.
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Sleeping configuration

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Crab King
Crab King
1 king bed
Shared Jack and Jill bath and TV or can be locked off to become a master.
Seahorse King
Seahorse King
1 king bed
Large master closet, TV and private bath
Turtle Queen
Turtle Queen
1 queen bed
Shared Jack and Jill bath, TV and desk for work space
Fish Bunk Room
Fish Bunk Room
2 bunk beds
2 sets of twin bunks
Seahorse Bath
Seahorse Bath
Shower, sink and toilet
Hall Bath
Hall Bath
Shower, sink and toilet
Jack and Jill Bath for Turtle and Crab Bedrooms
Jack and Jill Bath for Turtle and Crab Bedrooms
Tub with shower, sink and toilet
Half Bath (Living Level)
Half Bath (Living Level)
Sink and toilet
Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Shower
Fully enclosed outdoor shower

Shared spaces

Shared Pool
Shared Fitness Room/Gym
Shared Tennis Court
Villages at Ocean Hill has 2 community pools and there is a fitness center that requires a fee. Pickleball courts were added in 2021.



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Scuba diving or snorkeling
Fishing Charters
Miniature Golf


Child friendly
There are gates available to use.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
No events allowed
No smoking allowed
No smoking or vaping inside the house. Please dispose of waste in appropriate and safe manner.
Parking Included
Ample parking for 4 - 5 vehicles.

Getting around

Corolla is off the beaten path and accessing Corolla requires a car or a long, expensive cab / Uber from Norfolk International Airport. Should you want to drive on the Northern Beaches a 4x4 is required. Uber and Corolla Cab are also available for transport around town, if you desire. More information is provided in the Golden Dunes Guide.

Scenic views

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Beautiful sunrise and sunset views and ocean, sound and the Currituck Lighthouse.
View from ships watch deck
Partial ocean view
View from ships watch deck
Sunrise at Corolla Beach
Beach view
Sunrise at Corolla Beach
Sunset at Whalehead
Sunset at Whalehead
Sunset at Whalehead Park
Park view
Sunset at Whalehead Park
Ocean view
Bay view
Water view

Location & Views

Golden Dunes is in OBX, Corolla, NC. Our community is located ajacent to the 4x4 beaches.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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About us

Our dream to own a home on OBX became a reality in 2020 when we purchased Golden Dunes, formerly Windancer. We used a property management company for the 2021 season, but decided to self manage beginning with the 2022 season, as I have recently retired and have the time and desire to put into self managing.

I live near Annapolis, Maryland with my husband, daughter and 3 golden retrievers. I plan to begin breeding my goldens in 2023, another long time dream of mine. You may have guessed, the name Golden Dunes it a bit of a play on words.

I look forward to sharing our home with you and hope that you and your dogs find Corolla to be as magical as we do.
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Check In: 4PM - 9PM
Check Out: 10AM
You will receive a personalized door code when the home has been prepared for your arrival on / or prior to 4 PM.
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No events allowed
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Pets are allowed
We are dog friendly and welcome 3 dogs and will consider additional dogs when requested. We have an outdoor kennel area, crates and gates. Dogs are not permitted in the pool.
No smoking allowed
No smoking or vaping inside the house. Please dispose of waste in appropriate and safe manner.
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Copy of driver's license will need to be presented prior to booking confirmation.
Maximum occupancy: 10
Top bunks are only suitable for children and small adults.
House Rules
Place dishes in dishwasher and start before you check out.
Remove shoes before walking through house.
Pets - Please be sure to clean yard waste and excessive fur and do not let dogs into the pool
Place linens / towels in tub / shower upon check out
Weeks are booked Sunday to Sunday during peak seasons, helping to avoid peak high season traffic on Saturday.
Cleaning of $300 is charged separately.
No smoking / vaping / illegal drugs
No parties or events
Check-in is 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A Vacation Rental Agreement which will be sent via JotForm must be signed within 48 hours
All occupants must be listed on rental agreement

Towels and linens included.
Towel Package Includes:
10 Bath Towels
10 Wash Clothes
4 Hand Towels
3 Bath Mats
2 Kitchen Towels
2 Dish Clothes
Pot Holders

Linen package includes:
Top / bottom sheets and pillow cases.
Blankets and quilts

Please note: Beach towels are NOT provided and you must bring your own to use at the beach.

Starter paper products/soaps include:
1 roll paper towels
4 rolls toilet paper
4 hand soaps
2 dish washer pods
2 laundry soap

Please note: Shampoo, conditioner and body wash is NOT included.

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Payment Policy
50% down at time of booking with payment in full 60 days before stay begins. Payment plans can be arranged by messaging host.
Damage Deposit Policy
As a security deposit alternative, Houfy Protect, an upfront nonrefundable low cost property damage protection policy for just $5 per night, is taken at time of booking.
Cancellation Policy
For full refund, cancellations must be received in writing 30 days before arrival. Tenant is responsible for verifying that the owner has received the cancellation letter. Within 30 days, there will be no refund of payment on confirmed reservations until the canceled period is fully re-rented and confirmed for the same rental amount. Tenant will be responsible for any discounts extended to re-rent the property if within 30 days of check-in. Once re-rented, all payments will be refunded except as noted.
Please note: Nonpayment of any deposits or balances due may result in a reservation cancellation. Tenants are strongly encouraged to secure vacation insurance.
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