USA North Carolina Corolla Monteray Shores - Outer Banks Listing #44760

A Mermaid's Tale MS3 - Corolla, NC

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15 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 3 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanside Home In Corolla with Private Pool and Hot Tub

Located oceanside in the community of Monteray Shores, your family will love this home's proximity to great shopping, grocery stores, and entertainment. It's just a short walk or drive to the beach. Don't feel like going to the beach? Take a dip in the oversized private pool or enjoy a starry night in the hot tub. Whatever your pleasure, A Mermaid's Tale is not to be missed! Monteray Shores offers some great community amenities, summer activities, and a clubhouse with a pool and tennis courts. Additional information may be found at

Ground Level: This floor offers entrance to the home, where you will also find the laundry area. Outside is a totally gated private pool, hot tub, and outside shower.

Mid Level: This level features a lovely main bedroom with a queen bed and deck access. Another main bedroom room with a queen bed includes deck access and shared a hall bathroom with a bunk room. The bunk room features a twin-over-twin bunk.

Top Level: This level features a spacious great room with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, gas fireplace, and deck access through a sliding glass door. A nicely equipped kitchen has bar seating for three guests and a separate dining area. You will also find the main bedroom with a king bed with deck access through a sliding door. Rounding out this home is a half bath off the great room.

Amenities: Guests can enjoy an oversized private 16-foot by 32-foot UN-Heated Pool, a gated pool, hot tub, multiple TVs, a gas fireplace, gas grill, WiFi, a hammock swing, and a sunny and shaded deck space.

What's nearby: Guests can enjoy an outside pool, wading pool, a kid’s playroom, four shared tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness center, and a multi-use trail for biking and walking.

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC

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 are 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.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Private

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared


Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs


15 reviews

Michelle W. Sep 2022
Kitchen is well stocked with every gadget you need. Loved that they had pool toys/floats. All you need is food and your clothes! Very private large pool!
Tina N. Sep 2022
The Pool and outside areas were hands down the nicest we have ever had!! Our family enjoyed the top deck and comfortable outside furniture every night!! The pool was absolutely AMAZING!!
Michael C. Aug 2022
This is a beautiful home waiting for your family’s memories. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely, spacious house located in Monterey Shores (Corolla). My family of six enjoyed the pool, the hot tub, the bikes, the beach, and every ice cream shop on the island. We would walk or bike to most locations to avoid parking issues. We had a fantastic week relaxing in this well kept, well cared for home. If you are seeking some R&R, then this house is for you.

BTW, the owners take the reviews very seriously and have updated everything that was previously mentioned.
Jennifer S. Jul 2022
Yesterday, we had to return home from our family vacation at Mermaid's Tale. The backyard was perfect with the pool and hot tub that had a great combination of sun and shade. We had fun building puzzles on rainy nights. Loved having 3 1/2 bathrooms - no one was fighting over who was showering first. Kitchen was fully stocked with dishes and cookware. There was plenty of outdoor furniture to pick from and in different locations of the deck and pool area. When I had to contact the home owner about the pool, she was very friendly and quick to respond. I also found the house to be in a nice quiet area and wasn't a far walk to the beach access, but we chose the 5 minute drive to Bonito St beach access so that we would be near a life guard.
Cynthia T. Jul 2022
The house was a beautiful home and was the perfect size for 6 adults and 2 young children. The furniture was large enough for us all to sit down and have dinner at the same table. The pool was a perfect amenity with its large size. The AIr conditioning unit was very efficient and kept the house at a very comfortable temperature. The only drawback was the microwave door not staying shut but was happy with the quick attention given to us to provide a loaner microwave and then a repairman. We would have liked to have had the house vacuumed better than what it was when we got there, but we dealt with that. Overall, we had a very enjoyable experience there and would recommend it to others.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Cynthia, we are glad you enjoyed our lovely home. We apologize for the issue you experienced with microwave door, we are pleased to see our team was able to address the issue quickly. We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to hosting you again.
Becka R. Sep 2021
2nd stay in house. A year later it needs work by the new owners. Lots of broken items- chair and umbrella at pool. No pool ladder - found lying on side. Broken lamp inside bedroom. Slider upstairs doesn't lock. Old table and rusty chairs are pool shouldn't removed. Deck steps have broken boards and upper railing is a bit unsteady. Definitely has shown wear. We love the house and location - just needs some work. The bunkbeds are a great addition this year.
Manager response:
Hi, Becka! We apologize for the maintenance issues you encountered during your stay and wish you had reported them during your visit so we could address them for you. Our team will be inspecting your concerns so we can ensure everything is in good shape. Thank you!
Elizabeth F. Aug 2021
Whole family absolutely loved the house- great location, beautifully decorated, wonderful layout, nice big pool and a hot tub. The binder from the owner with tips plus recommended restaurants was a great surprise. Thanks for a wonderful stay. 😊
Sherry W. Jul 2021
We really enjoyed the large pool and hot tub. The house was super clean. We would definitely stay there again!
Theresa M. Jul 2021
We had a great time at Mermaid's Tale! 4 adults and 2 kiddos under 2 -- loved the pool, the adults loved the hot tub after the kiddos went to bed! The house was so great, kitchen was well stocked. And great access to the beach...loved the easiness of the brand new access that led us straight to the beach. And THANK YOU for having a beach cart at the house which made that walk even easier! :)
Anne B. Jul 2021
Loved the huge pool and decks. So much privacy by pool and hot tub
Gary O. Jun 2021
This is a wonderful house to rent. The layout is very comfortable and the open floor plan upstairs let us spend time as a family while preparing rooms. The house is stocked better than any house I ever rented, especially with stuff for the beach. There were chairs, boogie boards, toys, an umbrella, bikes, etc. I’ve never seen a house offer so many extras. It will definitely save me some room with packing next year.

The pool is huge, the biggest I’ve ever seen at a rental home. Plenty of pool toys as well. The hot tub was right by the pool, and the backyard was very private. It was like our own private oasis.

The location is fantastic. We always look for houses in Monterey Shores because of the extra amenities. This house is also on the ocean side of route 12, so we could walk to the beach in less than 10 minutes.

The house is a little bit worn down due to it being a rental near the ocean, but nothing out of the ordinary. The cover for the hot tub was inoperable. I tried putting it on once, but it resulted in styrofoam beads falling into the tub. I think the swimming pool has a leak because the water level was a few inches too low. The low water level may have caused the filter to reach inefficient as I had to clean out debris each morning. The water temperature was perfectly fine for me.

Overall, I loved this house. I already made a reservation to return next year.
Richard G. Jun 2021
Positives: Close to the beach. Close to shops and restaurants. Clean. Quiet neighborhood. Large pool. Hot tub.
Areas of Improvement: a heated pool would be a positive. We had an unusually cool and rainy week and use of a heated pool would have been great. Hot tub is nice but base and cover are worn. It was very difficult to figure out how to use TVs in the home (for the rainy days). Table by pool had broken umbrella, Rusty chairs, and not in good shape.

Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your review, Richard. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are replacing the hot tub cover. We will ensure that the local staff is aware of the TV concerns and pool area furniture. We'd love to host you again very soon.
Wendy R. Apr 2021
The house was spacious and clean, and just as described. The hot tub was very relaxing and appreciated on some of the colder Spring evenings and mornings. The home was well-appointed and equipped with everything you might need - games, bikes, beach gear, etc. The bathrooms were slightly dated, but not bad. It would be perfect in the off-season if the pool was heated.