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"Great Home" "Great Location" "Clean!"

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Great Community Amenities, 3 Br, 2 Ba, Super Clean and Updated

Come stay in our home for a wonderful vacation on the North Carolina Shore; Leave all the stress behind.

Many updates and upgrades make this vacation house a true home away from home for the discerning vacationer.

The gorgeous and unique location allows quick access to both the beautiful beaches and the amazing OBX sound side activities such as kite surfing, jet-skiing, kayaking, and other still water sports. You have quick access to the best of both worlds!

Relax in the sun, drive up to see the wild horses, take part in many of the nearby water activities, visit the adventure park, take in historic Whalehead Club and the Currituck Lighthouse. Its all right here minutes from your home for the week.

Shore Leave is a beautiful, clean, well maintained home located in quiet northern community of Corolla in the beautiful community of Monteray Shores. It is one of the cleanest vacation homes you will find in the Outer Banks. The dedicated caretakers, not the roving cleaning crews that blow in and out, give this home a deep cleaning between every stay.

While at the house, enjoy the sun and shade decks for relaxation, Relax in the hot tub, Dine outside on the top deck and relax with the whole family each night in this well thought out and appointed home.

Bike or walk to the many Monteray Shores amenities fitness center, community pool, tennis, basketball, bike rentals, kayak rentals, restaurants, farmer's market, coffee shops, ice cream, shopping, miniature golf, go karts, movie theater etc. Its all close by.

Bring your kayaks, or rent from the clubhouse, to take advantage of the Monteray Shores exclusive ramp access to the Currituck Sound. The sunsets are amazing so plan for a romantic glass of wine watching the sunset in the gazebo on one of the Monteray Shores piers or perhaps a cup of coffee and fun morning walk to go crabbing with the kids.

Take the kids to the club house for supervised age appropriate activities or to hangout at the community swimming pool while you relax with that book you have been waiting to read.

A stay at Shore Leave will give you not only great opportunities for the beach vacation you dream of but also allow you to continue that exercise regimen you work so hard at or perhaps kick-start a new one with the safe community streets to walk/run/bike on, the clubhouse fitness center and the various tennis and basketball courts.

The house features 3 levels with various living areas on the top two floors.

Ground Level:

Paved Carport, Outdoor Shower and Sink, Entry, Laundry

Mid Level:

Open Den area with Deck Access and TV, King Bedroom with TV, Second Bedroom with Duo Bunk and Deck Access. Full bathroom Hot Tub and Covered Deck are also on this level

Top Level:

Great Room with Vaulted Ceilings, flooded with light from the many windows, Access to Sun Deck with High Quality Outdoor Furniture, King Bedroom with TV, Vaulted Ceilings, Dressing Area, Full bathroom

Kitchen & Dining Areas:

Outside Table Seats 6 comfortably, Indoor Dining with Seating for 6 and 3 Bar Stools at the Counter, Fully Stocked Kitchen


High WiFi, Hot Tub for 5, Videos, Books, Games, and the Fabulous Monteray Shores amenities.

This house is truly our second home so it is updated annually:


Kitchen Appliances, Hot Tub, Landscaping, Deck Furniture & Fresh Paint


Great Room Furniture and Decor throughout


Flooring, Granite, Bathrooms, HE Laundry Machines, More Cosmetic Upgrades and Paint


Still finalizing plans to convert the bunk room, possibly update the bedding in the midlevel room and update the den on the midlevel.

More Details

Jim S
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Jim S

After visiting the Outer Banks several times for vacation, we found the opportunity to own a home in the beautiful Corolla area irresistible. The house is truly our 2nd home and someday (hopefully soon) will be our full time residence. So unlike many of the rental homes in the areas it is cared for and upgraded with a focus on making it more home and less rental.

We purposely limit the number of folks who can stay in our home to maintain the quality of the experience. We know it isn’t what everyone is looking for but we would rather provide a great experience for smaller families than have the house suffer the wear and tear of having large groups in and out of the house.

We make our home in NJ when not in NC and while we certainly enjoy the Jersey Shore we always find ourselves longing to get back to the beatuiful beaches of Corolla.

Jim S purchased this house in 2014

Why Jim S chose Monteray Shores

The Corolla locaiton is in our view the best in the OBX. We are of course biased. But the beaches, sound, entertainment options and restaurants are as good or better than anything you find on the east coast of the US. While at the same time providing a small town feel with very little commercial high rises or large condo complexes here! Corolla has all the standard golf, real golf, go-karts, shopping etc. Nowhere else in the Outerbanks do you get the historic Whalehead Club, the Currituck Lighthouse.....and of course the star of the show is the Wild Horses! A drive or tour to the 4WD area is not to be missed and a favorite of all.....we in Corolla have an experience others travel thousands of miles to see available daily.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing fact, we were talking about our next trip and how we'd all stay at Shore Leave again! :) there is obviously a lot of pride and love poured into that home!
May 2015
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Monteray Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Top Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Entrance to Master on Top Level and Great Room
    Mid Level Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared Bath on 2nd Level
  • Remodeled in 2017 Additional Outdoor shower adjacent to the car port
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Top Level Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Balcony, Flat Screen TV, In room Vanity
    Mid Level King - 1 king , Private Mid Level with Full Bath Adjacent, TV
    Queen Mid Level - 1 queen
  • Queen Mid Level Bedroom updated for 2018 with new bed and updated decor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Shore Leave Amenities- Hi speed wireless cable internet, Air Conditioning, Patio set with Outdoor Seating for 6, Hot Tub, Blender, CableTV, DVD, Stereo, CD Player, Keurig Coffee Maker, Cooking Range, Dishwasher, Linens and Towels, Microwave Oven, Large Pool(Community), Refrigerator, Video Library, Washer/Dryer Parking: 2 vehicles The jacuzzi sits on the second floor covered deck where trees and lattice offer privacy from streets and neighbors. There is an Outdoor shower at the base of the house under the carport. This makes it easy to remove salt and sand and drop beach gear and towels in the lower level laundry on the way upstairs to the family! There is also an exterior staircase to the second floor deck if you would like to access the outdoor shower before or after a jacuzzi soak. There is room to park a car under the house out of the weather. Landscape lighting provides a soft illumination around the house. Additional interior and exterior showers can be found in the dressing rooms at the clubhouse. Take advantage of the clubhouse amenities to visit the island early and beat the crowd


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"Great Home" "Great Location" "Clean!"
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 20 reviews

Highly recommend: Spotless, well maintained, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We go on a beach vacation somewhere on the east coast every summer. This was by far the best house and town we’ve stayed in. Jim, the owner, is great to work with and very responsive. The house is large, well decorated and maintained, super clean, and really felt like home for the week. The kitchen is stocked with tons of utensils, appliances, cookware, plates, cups, etc. The hot tub was a wonderful way to wind down in the evening. We rented bikes for the week and were able to get to the beach, shopping, and the community pool in just minutes. This is not your typical rental; the owners consider it their home for much of the year and you can tell -they’ve put a lot of time, money, and love into it.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at Shore Leave and it couldn't have been better. It was beautiful, beachy and very clean. We spent a lot of time in the family area playing games, then outside to the roomy deck to enjoy the scenery and a glass of wine. It was central to everything we needed. There is a grocery store pretty much just across the road and it was very close to beach access, shopping, miniature golf and more. And the restaurants! We didn't have to venture outside of Corolla for the entire week. The owner, Jim, was also great. We had questions about the wifi and he made himself completely available. If you're thinking of Corolla, this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, nice house with plenty of space

  • 4 of 5

Jim was wonderful. He was very helpful in getting my questions answered and proactive with making sure we had a wonderful time. He made restaurant recommendations and was very responsive.

We would like to see some things included/kept at the property to make things simpler and easier. Hand soap, dish soap, simple spices and trash cans would go a long way to making things easier for guests.

That being said we would absolutely stay here again and you couldn't ask for a nicer owner to help you during your stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just a clarification...... The reviewer let me know they actually meant trash bags not trash cans. There are multiple trash cans at the house and unless it is just forgotten there is an initial trash bag in each of the cans. There is an abundant supply of salt and pepper in the cabinet but additional spices are a personal preference so we don’t attempt to stock them. We do have a fully stocked kitchen in terms of all the pots, pans, utensils, appliances etc you will need during your stay! Unfortunately, we haven’t found it practical to provide a fresh supply of consumables each week. Although, we do leave the basic items out at the house for the first week. Jim
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Great house, lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful week at Shore Leave! We had lots of space and the house was clean and accommodating! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful visit at Shore View. It was perfect for our family with two toddlers. Easy walk to beach, pool and playground. We loved the access to nearby activities such as the lighthouse, mini golf and wild horse tours. Shore View offered a comfortable and clean layout for us to enjoy our time at home during the vacation. We loved visiting the OBX! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elizabethtown, PA

Perfect house and great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 7 including 2 grandparents and Jim, the house owner, was very friendly and accommodating. He passed along some great ideas for our trip. The house is beautiful, clean, and in a great convenient location. We made great family memories at Jim's lovely home! As for local dining we really enjoyed Uncle Ike's Sandbar and Grill for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Back Country Safari for viewing the wild horses and and we enjoyed visiting the lighthouses.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
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From Shore Leave you can drive, walk or ride a bicycle to the

Monteray Shores Clubhouse and the beach.

Clubhouse access is granted for owners and renters during the duration of your stay. The Clubhouse offers many amenities including a very large pool, well-maintained tennis courts, basketball, game room, socializing, dressing rooms, and a newly renovated gym. Run on a state of the art treadmill while overlooking the family playing in the pool. Ask the clubhouse staff about weekly family and children's programs.

Monteray Shores also offers bicycle and kayak rentals.

The clubhouse rests on the Monteray Shores Soundside Park with direct ramp and pier access for water sports in the sound.

One of many ocean access points is three short blocks from the clubhouse. There are multiple free public parking areas along the shore and we have never had an issue finding a spot.

The beach is a quick 1/2 mile walk from the house or you driver over and park at one of the many free lots no more than a mile away. You can also take a quick 5 minute walk to the closest public pier into the sounds a Monterey Shores exclusive feature.

Fabulous Currituck lifeguards are on duty at specific lifeguard stations throughout the beach during the summer months. They will be happy to share the local surf and weather reports as well as a few ocean safety tips.

Monteray Shores Amenities - Beautiful large pool, game room, weight room, children's activities in summer, also playground,

basketball court, tennis courts, soundfront piers, kayak & bicycle rentals, boat ramp and Internet access.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

If you make payment via the website, the payment will be 50% at booking with the remaining 50% due 30 days prior to check-in; the payments will be inclusive of the deposit.

If you make payment via check, payment terms are $500 deposit to reserve the week then 50% due 60 days and 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.