We stayed in Corolla, North Carolina, we knew that we picked the right place for our family as soon as we came up to the beach. The drive on the beach was amazing. The sun was setting the sky was full of color, red pinks, blues purples. Than we come upon our home we rented for the week. Again amazing. Easy access to get to house. We unlock the door walk in and felt immediately at home. I had to text the owner Angi G right away to tell her how much I love this place. There is not one bad view in any room. There are horses that show up every day. They roamed on the beach and the last day they stayed on our property all day. It is a slight walk to the beach but not bad at all. The Beach does become very busy on the weekends but we met great people. Again no problem, everyone is so friendly. The restaurant are so good in the area and great shops, food store also close. We went to the light houses in the area, so beautiful. On Saturday when packing up the car we allowed our dogs to roam before the long trip back to Nj. ( all dogs were on long leashes because horses were in the area) Our lab, "Cooper" sat up on the deck and would not come down. He just didn't want to leave, my husband had to pick him up and take him to our truck. I know how he felt, a week is just not enough time. I hope to come in the spring. Oh, and the water is filtered and drinkable. I have no complaints I love, love this place. Really miss the beach and the area.
The house is very comfortable and nicely decorated, makes you feel at home during your visit. The laundry room, deck furniture, grill, etc. all contribute to a relaxed stay. If you hope to see wild horses, you won't be disappointed. The location was great, on two different days we saw two different harems right next to our jeep and house. We saw horses every day. It was nice to have a short walk to the beach. In fact, we hardly ever left the house, except to go to the beach. It was a perfect vacation for us and will defiantly be back!
We looked at tons of options for a little getaway and came across this one! This was by far the best vacation spot we've been to! The 4x4 beaches are remote enough to be able to enjoy the beach! The kids and dad loved being able to off-road. We were welcomed by wild horses on our first morning!! Just a short walk to the beach where we spent most of our time! This home allowed us to bring our 2 dogs who love the beach as much as we do and they enjoyed sunbathing on both porches. Our youngest (7 months) found herself the best spot in the house and took all her naps in the cozy hammock! I loved that the kids were able to play outside the house in the sand for times when we were at the house and they wanted to play. We will definitely be back!!!
Loved our stay at Smooth sailing, it was so beautiful and relaxing. Watching the horses on the beach was amazing!!. The only caution I would give someone that wants to rent, is that there is many stairs you need to go up and down so you have problems doing stairs, this probably wouldn't be the best place to stay.
This was the most peaceful and relaxing vacation I’ve ever had at the beach. I fell in love with the whole place instantly. The house is charming, comfortable and so thoughtfully equipped. I found everything I needed, including a great selection of books. If you’re a music lover, be sure to bring some cd’s instead of just an ipod or phone. There’s a cd player with speakers attached to the upper corners of the walls in the living and dining area. It was so pleasant to have music fill the house (without being too loud) while I was cooking and dining. The house was immaculate, which was a nice surprise. I have stayed in many beach cottages in various places and not a single one has been all that clean when I arrived. There are always traces of sand, animal hair and dust. But this place was spotless! I’m puzzled by another reviewer who said the house was old and weathered. It’s true the outside steps are weathered, but the house itself is in excellent condition. My only disappointment was the water. Showering was not very pleasant due to the smell of sulfur. But, the gigantic jetted tub was amazing. The water was very brown when the tub was filled, but the smell was not quite as noticeable as it was in the shower. Just think of it as a therapeutic mineral bath. I spent a lot of time in the hammock reading or just enjoying the perfect weather, the faint sounds of the ocean waves and chirping crickets, and the occasional visit from rabbits and horses. There is no noise at all here – no traffic, no construction, no loud garbage trucks in the early morning. My entire stay was a delightful retreat. I had no problems, and no need to contact Angi until the very last minute. I had a problem with the lock box, but when I sent Angi a text, she responded immediately. I live just 12 miles from a popular beach, but I look forward to making another 8 hour drive to go back to Smooth Sailing.
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