USA North America North Carolina Corolla Listing #44733

Welcome To The Fish Bowl 525 - Corolla, NC

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15 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 5 King Bed, 3 Twin Bed 6 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Soundside In Corolla w/ Private Pool, Hot Tub & Rec Room w/ Pool Table

No shoes, No shirt, No problem...Welcome To The Fish Bowl. Take off in a kayak or canoe adventure almost from your back door in the morning and go to the beach after lunch! This restful location offers all the best options for an active, fun-filled vacation from sunup to sundown. This beautiful home is sure to please all! Just outside, there is a semi-private 'fish for fun' pond where the kids can catch Crappie, Bluegills and Catfish (catch & release please).

Ground Level: The rec room with TV and surround sound, bumper pool table, kitchenette with bar sink, microwave and full size refrigerator. There is a half bath. There is an office on this level, also a King bedroom and a room that has 2 Singles. These bedrooms share a bath. Outside, there is poolside bathroom with toilet and shower.

Mid Level: There are 3 large master bedrooms on this level: 2 King mbrs and a mbr that has 1 King & 1 Twin.

Top Level: Features a tranquil living room, with wide screen TV and surround sound, the open kitchen and dining areas and an elevated breakfast area. A King semi-private mbr completes this level.

Amenities: Private 12' x 25' UN-Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Wireless Internet, 8 TV, 2 DVD, Stereo, 2 Refrigerators, 2 Microwaves, Pool Table, Baby Items: Porta Crib, Stroller & High Chair, Outside Bathroom, Unlimited Local & Long Distance Calling. Convenient to Community Trolley Stop.

What's nearby: 3 Oceanfront Pools, Lighted Basketball & Shuffleboard Courts, Game Room & Playground, 8 Outdoor Tennis Courts, Soundside Pool, Soundfront Pier, Indoor Sports Center w/ 8 Lane Lap Pool, 2 Racquetball Courts, 2 Indoor Clay Tennis Courts, Exercise/Fitness Room, Game Room, 12P Spa, and Locker Room w/ Saunas. Reduced Green Fees at The Carolina Club & The Pointe Golf Courses. Corolla Light is a Private Community that Requires Guests to Wear Wristbands to Access Community Amenities. Corolla Light Amenities for 12 Guests.

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC

Please note: Active surveillance cameras are located outside of the home and will be turned off during your stay.

You will be required to sign an additional lease agreement upon making a booking which will be sent to your email. You will not be able to check in until we have received your signature electronically. Please contact us directly if you do not receive this agreement.

Fireplaces Available November 1st through April 1st

For 2022, the pool will be open April 29th to October 7th. It will otherwise be unavailable for guest use.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.





Baby gates

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining








DVD player

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Private

Indoor pool

Pool table : Private

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Private



Beach chairs


15 reviews

Dawn C. Jul 2022
The house was really nice. Needed a few things taken care of, but we had a great time.
Rachel L. May 2022
we enjoyed staying here for the week of our friends' wedding. although the weather was terrible, we had a great time using the rec center's indoor facilities. it was definitely a plus that the house is dog-friendly. thanks for a great stay!
Dana G. May 2022
For the price it should have been better. The home is big so it can fit a lot of people, but the beds are uncomfortable. The water does get very hot, they provide very little cleaning supplies, (2 trash bags, 3 tide pods. 3 dishwasher pods for a TWO week stay) Never once did they offer clean sheets over a two week stay.. The hot tub was dirty and the cover is broken causing debree to be in the hot tub and it sticks to you when you get out, plus the filter was caked with crud. The pool was disgusting, they sent someone to clean it but when we entered the pool there were screws in the pool. The pool area was a disaster and covered in leaves. A storm blew through and filled the pool with leaves and when I called to ask for it to be cleaned, she acted like I was putting her out and she even asked if I could scoop it with the net. Overall, not worth the price. Only giving a 3 star rating due to the fact they did allow my dogs to stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Dana, we regret to hear that your time with us was less than satisfactory. We sincerely apologize that the pool was not clean during your stay. It is always our goal for our guests to be able to use every amenity our homes have to offer and we regret that the ball was dropped this time. We understand this was not the carefree vacation experience you were expecting and we will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience. To clarify, we provide our guests with a starter kit of supplies. This includes cleaning supplies, toiletries, and paper products. Once these supplies run out it is the responsibility of our guests to provide any additional supplies throughout the remainder of their stay. Supplies are restocked before each guest. Pantry items like oils and spices are not usually stored in the home for sanitary purposes. We encourage our guests to bring any food-related items they may need during their visit. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused during your time with us and hope to have the opportunity to truly impress you in the future.
Melissa B. Oct 2021
The main living room and kitchen were fully upgraded from what is shown in the pics and it’s an absolutely beautiful space to gather and had everything we needed! Nice little unexpected conveniences like supplies to do dishes and laundry were sweet. Our group of 8 (ages 3 months to 70+) had plenty of room - everyone had their own full bathroom. The pool table was a huge hit! The downstairs/bedrooms and easy access to kitchenette - perfect for new nursing mom to store bottles. We were a little concerned about the stairs but they were not steep and are easy to navigate with carpet and landings. We would like to thank the owners for leaving the pool open - a huge bonus for our swimmer bc the weather was Perfect! Close to everything- 2 grocery stores within a few miles - best bagels ever at Lighthouse Bagels down the street (thank you for the coupon)…we used the grill, the hot tub, beach chairs, and the pack n play! We had an amazing time at the Fish Bowl!
Darla B. Aug 2021
Spacious and roomy home for our family and Even a table for a puzzle… which we left for other guests to enjoy in the future. The gas grill was an amazing addition!! The trolley was a great benefit with the community perks.
Theresa Q. Jul 2021
Not sure if it was the time of year or the sound side location but this house has spiders, lots and lots of spiders, outside and inside! Be prepared!
Manager response:
Hi, Theresa! Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your feedback. Unfortunately, even though we do regularly treat this home for pests, due to the home's location it is not uncommon for unwelcome visitors to make their way in regardless of our treatments. We hope you enjoyed your stay regardless, and we look forward to hosting you in the future!
Crystal Z. Jul 2021
The house is very nice and big. The rooms were all great sizes. Our issues with the home were cleanliness and lack of back supplies. Every room needed the sheets washed upon arrival. They were all dirty. The house was covered in spider webs, spiders and mosquitoes. The house only provided 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom and 1 towel which I thought was very cheap of them considering the cost of the rental. There was no cleaning supplies, trash bags or even a mop. I didn't expect the house to be stocked completely but I expected a starter pack of basic items and that wasn't provided. I've never rented from someone and had to purchase a mop to clean the floors because there was not one in the house. The deck off the front of the house is very unstable. We didn't let the kids out on it for fear they would fall down to the pool area because the ledge was barely hanging on. I don't know if I would rent this place again.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Crystal! We are disappointed to hear the home was not up to the high standard of cleanliness that we hold ourselves to. Please know we have 24/7 guest services to assist you with any issues you may have to attempt to make your stay more enjoyable. We have provided your valuable feedback to our local manager to address. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope we have the chance to impress you in the future!
MINDY C. Jun 2021
Quite neighborhood was a plus, trolley pickup made going to the beach and other activities easy!
Molly L. Jun 2021
This house was incredible - I went on vacation with 6 couples, and we had room to spare. Each room has its own bathroom, which is unbeatable, the hot tub and pool were the perfect size, and our group had such a great time. We're planning to rent this house again next year!
Tabitha F. May 2021
We loved the location. We usually stay Oceanside but this stay allowed us to explore the sound a little more. The walking trails through this community was so peaceful and relaxing. The home had everything we needed (it’s actually updated from the pics, too! Super nice!). We had no issues at all with checking in, during our stay. The questions we had were answered promptly & with kindness! Overall, beautiful home and beautiful property.
Suzanne R. May 2021
Well appointed, large home on the sound side. Kitchen had everything for lots of meals in. Large swimming pool, nice hot tub. Third level was recently renovated, very bright and cheerful.
Erin y. May 2021
Great house and good location. Easy access to the sound and in walking distance to the rec center and ice cream! Good amenities in the house (hot tub and pool). It was so nice that they had bikes and beach chairs available for our use. Outdoor areas were very nice. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of the cleaning prior to us arriving. That is not on the owners at all. It was nothing major, but easy things that should have been done. Would definitely stay here again though!
Janet S. Apr 2021
The Fish Bowl has a roomy layout. Great for a family. Private bathrooms were really a plus. Great common area with great kitchen. Be prepared for steps as there are three floors.
Kimberly E. Apr 2021
House was spacious and well maintained.