USA North Carolina Outer Banks Corolla Listing #44889

Pleasure Island 495 - Corolla, NC

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8 reviews
Max. occupancy: 16 2 King Bed, 5 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 8 bedrooms 7.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanfront Corolla home with private pool, hot tub, elevator, rec room & theatre

Welcome to your new home away from home! Gather the entire family and make plans to come experience fun and relaxation in one of the best-equipped homes in Corolla.

Ground Level: Play in the oversized rec room featuring a pool table, large TV, CD/stereo, and iPod dock. You can also enjoy bar-room style games, an expanded billiards room, a full-size fridge, and a microwave. For movie enthusiasts, there is a brand new theatre room set up for your viewing pleasure. There are two bedrooms on the ground level and includes new, convenient direct access to the pool area. Rounding out this level is the laundry area.

Middle Level: This newly designed level boasts four bedrooms, three of which have private en suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has a TV and access to the decks. Once outside, you'll enjoy the scenery from the private hot tub overlooking the ocean and pool area. This level also offers a newly configured common area / sitting area.

Top Level: This level features the brand new kitchen, a larger dining area with a custom granite table, a breakfast nook, and two bedrooms. Enjoy amazing ocean views while relaxing in the new great room with a large TV and a Blu-ray player. The fun is only beginning on the inside of this home. Step outside to the backyard and enjoy the large pool with a separate baby pool, new Trex decking, shaded gazebo areas for dining or getting out of the sun, a volleyball court, a shuffleboard court, and your own private walkway to the beach!

Amenities: Guests can enjoy a private 32-foot non-heated pool, a separate baby pool, hot tub, elevator, theater room, pool table, over 10 TVs, DVD players, two Blu-ray players, free WiFi, three full-size refrigerators, and a bar with a microwave. Baby items include a portable crib, high chair, and two Pack 'n Plays. Guests can also enjoy shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, and shaded gazebos. There is also a private walkway to the beach.

THINGS TO KNOW

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

AMENITIES

Bedrooms

Pack-N-Play

Children

High chair

Common areas

Game room

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Ocean view

Oceanfront

Water view

Waterfront

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Stereo

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Private

Outdoor

Patio

Beach chairs

Deck

Parking & access

Elevator

8 reviews

Kelli G. Sep 2022
I wish I could say it was a wonderful vacation stay in the home but it was a big disappointment. I feel the advertisement for this home was misleading. Let me lay out our "relaxing" vacation to you.
Day one, the elevator did not work so we had to take all our luggage up 3 flights of steps. One guest needed the elevator to assist him. It was fixed the next day but should have worked on day one when we were moving in and had expected this to be functioning.
The bake and cookware was a mess, burned food was left on it and we were unable to use it. I had to wait and meet with a guy to come twice to get the kitchen ware we needed delivered the next day. That was not what I wanted to do on a vacation. When I tried to use the wall oven the house filled with smoke from the dirty oven.
The microwave glass plate was missing. On Weds we received one but the microwave still didn't function correctly. The man was annoyed we didn't hear him knocking downstairs but I was trying to enjoy my vacation with my family.
The windows were so dirty we could barely see out of them. They did come and clean them but this should not have had to be reported and our vacation interrupted with a cleaning crew.
On Tuesday we had all wanted to go to the beach together, 14 of us. The house is said to accommodate 16. There was a stack of broken and ripped chairs with only 3 usable. I requested chairs and much later got 2 chairs delivered so we had 5 chairs for all 14 of us!
THe home movie theater was another issue that didn't work when we wanted to have a family movie. The first guy who came couldn't fix it and said to put in a "ticket". Long story short, the DVD and theater got fixed on FRiday when half the family was leaving and the rest of us were packing to go home.
The outside grill was so dirty we could not have our grill out night.
Finally we had a construction crew next door with loud music, machines, gas fumes and their trash blowing over into the pool and pool deck we had to regularly clean up. I wish we would have been alerted to this as we would not have selected this home to stay in.
I realize you can't control what happens on the property next to you but we could have been notified prior to booking. I went back and read reviews and noticed one was complaining about the construction and your response was to notify vacationers in the future. We did not get that.
The home did not reflect the pictures advertised. It overall felt dirty, run down and in disrepair.
Manager response:
Kelli, we are sorry to have been unable to provide you with a more pleasant and accommodating stay. We strive to have excellent, guest-focused service and we apologize if we missed the mark this time. We appreciate you sharing your feedback and concerns with us in order for us to address the areas in need of attention throughout the home. We will work with our local team to ensure these items are corrected for future guests, and we hope for an opportunity to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience in the future.
Maureen F. Aug 2022
The positives: The house has a great layout and amenities for all shapes and sizes of adults and kids. The kitchen was well stocked with pots pans dishes etc. There was still a house directly next door under construction that made a bit of noise and was a slight nuisance the entire week (we saw a review from 2 years ago about this but assumed incorrectly it would be finished). But because of that we had a ton of private beach space. The private beach access was great and gave great beach space (again because no one was next door) and the public beach access was under construction (2 houses down). We rented bikes which gave great easy access to shops stores and the lighthouse. The house also had great nighttime entertainment (pool table, video games, indoor shuffle board and a media room). And outdoor fun of volleyball, horse shoes pvt pool and outdoor showers. The negatives: the folks before must have either checked out late or left the house a mess or the cleaners were late because we couldn’t get in until 2 hours post check in (after driving 8 hrs) and the house showed absolute need of fumigation. The outdoor shuffle board needed love too (basically unusable during the stay).
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback, Maureen. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the amenities and layout of our home! We apologize for any aspects of your stay that fell short. Regretfully, we did not receive prior notification regarding the nearby construction. We are so sorry for the disturbance this caused during your visit. We are pleased to report that our cleaning processes have improved, and pest treatment was completed. We will assess the shuffle board for any TLC needed. We hope you will allow us to host your next stay!
Charles C. Aug 2022
PROs:
Home was big and on the beach.
Home was stocked w/extra TP, 2 rolls of paper towels, kitchen scrub pad, and small bottle of liquid dish soap.
Volleyball net was used - kids enjoyed it.
Pool was a big hit – good size.
Kitchen and gathering area were generous in size and worked well.

CONs:
Expensive home that did not include cabana service. Nobody wants to schlep beach chairs up and down the stairs to the beach.
As with all previous rentals electronics were mostly a mystery.
Elevator was not functional on arrival. There was an apparent simple fix, but it became non—functional shortly thereafter. Needs a set of posted instruction on elevator dos and don’ts.
Hot tub has 4 jetted corners – only 2 of them had functional bubblers/water stream. Had a center bottom bubbler/water steam with a vertical jet that did function and 4 single jets that did not function.

MAJOR CON:
Travel to the home required use of RT 12 North, a one lane in each direction road. We arrived on RT 12 about 3 p.m. and then moved about ½ mile or less in the next half hour - attempting to clear the town of Duck (which CANNOT be avoided). We departed early late on Friday and had a repeat experience going South at Duck. The problem is the town of Duck. The lower speed limit and pedestrians crossing RT 12 both in cross walks and jaywalking appears to cause the traffic to stack up. These are NOT new problems. We’ve been going to Corolla nearly every year of the past 10 years, and getting through Duck is ALWAYS a problem. However, the local authorities seem to not care that we sit in traffic wasting $4-5/gallon gas, and are severely delayed in traveling north. There is NO visible effort in Duck to facilitate the movement of traffic or control people crossing the road. How about using police to encourage traffic to keep moving, curtail jaywalking and asking people to hurry at crosswalks?? Better yet how about building wide elevated ramps that allow pedestrians, bicyclists, and the disabled to cross over RT 12 without actually using the RT 12 road surface. As it is, we may never return to Outer Banks, and would not recommend that others do so – unless you really enjoy sitting in your car for literally hours.

Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Charles. While we are glad the location of this spacious home worked well for you, we're sorry for the details that were amiss that prevented you from fully enjoying your visit. Please know, our local team is available to assist if you encounter any unpleasantries during your visit, and we would have been happy to address these issues had we been aware. We are working diligently to ensure your concerns are corrected for future guests. We hope we can host you for a great stay in the future.
William R. Apr 2022
The family rooms and bedrooms had great views of the ocean. House was really well-equipped. Vacasa and owner were very responsive when we had an internet issue. Strongly recommend Pleasure Island!
Lawrence K. Aug 2021
Was not warned about house being built right next door. Noise from 7:30-4:30 Mon thru Friday!
Manager response:
Hello Lawrence, we are glad you overall enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that there was construction next door that impacted your stay. Our team is always available to work with the builder regarding their start time and they are pretty good at working with us. We will ensure that our guests are made aware of any further construction. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again.
Debbie S. Jul 2021
Pleasure Island is at a great spot , right on the Beach. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook for a group. There are plenty of gathering areas to have family game nights.
Mary W. Jul 2021
We love the convenience of Pleasure Island and the amenities. We have made wonderful memories from our 3 years of family vacation here
Margaret G. Nov 2020
Beautiful house. Very clean. So much entertainment for the kids that they didn’t miss getting to use the pool. (Vacationed the week of Thanksgiving. ) We all had a great time!!