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Quiet, relaxing and very comfortable 13 Oct 2018
Awesome House! I don't want to let that secret out! 6 Oct 2018
This house was perfect! It was clean and well kept. The big kitchen is gorgeous, besides the huge deck, it where we hung out the most! It is stocked with all the equipment you will need. The house is a very, very short walk to the beach and Harris Teeter, we even walked one day! Restaurants and shopping is so close! The screened in porch with the picnic table was another plus. There is an additional big deck off of the main master and we enjoyed watching the sunrise ...when we were too lazy to make it to the beach. Big bonuses were the extra fridge (game changer!) in the laundry room, we had more beach stuff then my sister's house which was oceanfront and our view of the ocean was much better views then theirs! We had multiple families in multiple houses, and by far, Kelly's Beach Retreat was my favorite! Glenn is so nice and he is very accommodating! We were there the week after the hurricane; he kept me up to date so we knew it was ok to go. He was always very responsive when I had questions. I must admit, I was nervous about renting from an owner - I had heard some horror stories. Glenn could not make the process any easier! I will be back; it was the perfect vacation house! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
Wonderful home 14 Sep 2018
My husband and I stayed at this lovely home last year. We had thought our children & their families would be able to join us, but because of school & distance they could not come. The home was lovely and the beach was close. We had a truly great time. The house was well appointed & the kitchen was so well stocked. A great place!
Great Week at the Beach with Family! 2 Aug 2018
The house and location were great! One street away from the beach (which had plenty of space!) and a 1 minute drive to a shopping center with Harris Teeter and other shops! There's plenty to do in Corolla for activities or even in Duck, just south...both just a 5-10 min drive away. The house had everything we needed plus some! It was big enough to share with multiple families sharing the vacation, 2 refrigerators, beach chairs, beach toys, all the pots and pans you'd ever need, and a charcoal grill just to name a few. We really enjoyed the family dinners in the dining area and covered porch & evening relaxing on the large deck. Great place and location, and the host, makes it an easy and smooth transaction! Thanks Glenn!
Pleasant, relaxing stay 18 Jul 2018
Beach home away from home 13 Jun 2018
What a fantastic property. Conveniently located and fully equipped for all your needs. Spacious and felt like home. Its located near the beach and close to shops and restaurants. The house is newly refreshed with a new kitchen, new deck and freshly painted. Plenty of bedrooms for all of your family and friends. Overall a great place to stay and would certainly recommend it to my family and friends!!
Perfect house! 13 Jun 2018
Perfect House for an Outer Banks Getaway 24 May 2018
We stayed at this house during the 3rd week of May and had a great time. The house is very clean and has everything you need. Kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, tupperware, and silverware. Fridge has an ice maker. There are 3 full bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. You just need to bring your sheets and towels. There is also a high chair and a pack and play for little ones. The beach is a very short walk away. It is in a quiet neighborhood. You can even walk to the grocery store. Glenn makes the whole renting process super easy and it is very affordable. There is nothing bad to say about it!
Great for large families 18 Apr 2018
We would gladly stay at Kelly's Beach Retreat again. Corolla is one of the nicer parts of OBX despite being farther from the southern portions. Everything we needed was nearby and there was no part of OBX (except maybe Ocracoke) that we couldn't easily make a day trip of. The Currituck lighthouse complex is particularly close and was quite nice to visit. It was also the only lighthouse open for climbing during the first week of April. Weather was warm, chilly and everything in between, but mostly pleasant. There is plenty to see and do on the Outer Banks even for non-beachy people like my better half, who particularly enjoyed the Wright Brothers Memorial and Roanoke Island's Festival Park and Manteo waterfront shopping. The beach is an easy walk from the house even for young children and had more shells for collecting than anywhere else we've been. Also a great beach for long walks. Water was icy cold due to the time of year, but we had a great time anyway. The house was great and just what our large family of ten needed, with a bedroom to spare that we didn't use. It was very clean, updated, well-maintained and well-equipped, yet not so fancy that we had to worry all week about our kids breaking expensive or fragile decorations and furnishings. You could tell the place was set up with children in mind, which we appreciated. Lots of movies, games and cable TV for the kids, as well as beach toys, umbrellas, beach chairs, cart (which we also used as a beach stroller for our two-year-old) all provided. The ocean view from the third-floor deck was quite nice, and I enjoyed several sunrises there. You definitely are close enough to hear the waves, which I enjoy. All in all, it was a very enjoyable stay, and Glenn was a pleasure to work with. Two thumbs up.
Kelly's Beach Retreat is a Home Away from Home 9 Oct 2017
Beautiful, spacious house just a short walk to the beach. This house has everything you will need and more! Well equipped kitchen, books, movies, games, beach toys and beach chairs. A short drive to shopping at Tim Buck II, the Currituck Lighthouse, the wild horse museum and the 4WD beach. Seeing the wild Spanish Mustangs was a favorite part of our vacation. If you take a tour, be sure to go with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. They are the only non-profit that helps to protect the horses. Thank you to the Kelly family for allowing us to rent their wonderful home. We will be back!
Relaxing Holiday 2 Oct 2017
Lovely home, kitchen very well equipped and plenty of bedrooms. First time to Outer Banks, and we were not disappointed! Glenn Kelly was completely helpful and the whole process of booking was simple & efficient. Highly recommend.
Wonderful 1 Oct 2017
Stayed here with a large group of people. Kids had a blast. The house is gorgeous and spacious. Short walk to the beach and close enough to activities to make the vacation a great time. Glenn is awesome to work with, prompt to talk to, and very kind. I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone. The house rental was the least stressful part of my vacation thanks to it.
Best vacation ever 6 Sep 2017
This place is perfect for a family vacation! Located on a quite street, within a short walk to the beach, yet close enough to the local shops and local community. The house is perfect for a large family, and includes everything you need for a vacation. Dealing directly with the owner made communication and booking easy and stress free. Thank you for sharing your beach retreat with us!
Perfect location- great for families 15 Aug 2017
We stayed at this house with six adults, a seven month old and a beagle. Clean, updated and lots of space and privacy. Would love to go back! Owner is thorough and beyond responsive.
Can't say enough 7 Aug 2017
I can't say enough how wonderful it was to spend the week at Kelly's Beach Retreat. Glenn is the nicest man and made every part of booking as easy as possible. It is perfectly located near the beach and within walking distance to one of the local plazas. We will definitely be back-hopefully sooner rather than later :-)
Great Family Beach Retreat 2 Jul 2017
Tucked in the end of a culde-sac with a long driveway, this Beach house is family friendly with plenty of room to be all together . We all had great time time . There is indoor and outdoor seating for 12. There is also a ground level picnic table under the deck that is always in the shade. which is great watching little ones playing in the sand,
Awesome beach condo 10 May 2017
My family and friends stayed here the week of my birthday. The house is perfect and beautiful. We loved everything about Kelly's Beach Retreat. The kitchen was fabulous and so well equipped. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony and the screened in porch. This is the perfect place to get away and relax. The beach is only a short walk away. Everyone was sad to say good bye at the end of the week. We hope to come back for a stay next year. Absolutely fabulous is all I have to say about it.
Pam Chandler Greensboro NC
Great times at Kelly's Beach Retreat October 26, 2016
My husband, myself and teenage daughter met my older daughter and husband who live in VA at Kelly's Beach Retreat for a 4 day getaway. The house was the perfect geographical location for us for modest travel for us all as well as the house layout and proximity to the beach. The spacious and well stocked kitchen was perfect for late night sweets baking and fun meals together as we also took advantage of the grill for outside grilling. The house was conveniently located to everything! We climbed the Currituck lighthouse, walks along the marsh and went on a 4 wheeling horse tour on the beach. We highly recommend Wild Horse Adventures and ask for "Gator". He makes the tour! We had amazing restaurants, shopping and endless coffee shops all within a 10-15 minutes drive either direction towards Corolla or Duck. We highly recommend The Paper Canoe for dinner and North banks Restaurant and Raw Bar for any meal. Of course Duck Donuts are a must when at the Outer Banks! We will definitely return to Kelly's Beach Retreat. We have worked with a variety of rental agencies for houses over the year at the beach and the mountains. I can say we have had many good experiences, but Glenn by far provides the most exceptional customer service from prompt communication to making the whole process super easy to the point of a postage paid package for key return. After staying at this home, it would be hard to stay elsewhere when visiting in Corolla. Ready to go back!
Gary Kannapolis, NC
Real nice for a great price! October 15, 2016
This home has all the bells and whistles needed for a great adventure with friends and family. Located closely to the shore, it is an ideal retreat for those who want to sit by the sea and enjoy the view, or explore the historic riches found all over the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There is an excellent outside shower area to ‘clean up a little before entering,’ after a great day fishing or enjoying other activities in any of the nearby towns and villages. While visiting, we found extra batteries in the drawer and even walkie-talkies available if we needed them! If you are looking for a clean place to stay - where everything works - this is the place for you. You won’t be disappointed! Thanks Glenn!
Blaine McLaughlin Arlington, VA
Great house and location September 5, 2016
This was a great house for our family of 5 and friends who joined us (family of 4). Kitchen is new and well done, many good bedrooms, great wash down area and plenty of beach toys, chairs and such provided by a really nice and communicative owner! Plenty of movies and games for when it's rainy or too hot/sunny. We'll be back.
Jay Gordon Prince George, Va
Love staying at kellys! August 24, 2016
This is our second week spend at kellys. The house is fully stocked and its the best value on the beach! The only downside about staying at kellys is the access to the beach. My mother stayed with us this time and using the stairs was tough on her. This has 0 factor on the house and we will continue to go to kelps for years to come with just my wife, daughter and myself. We can't even rent a 2 bedroom for the price!
Joyce Molina Virginia
10 years of staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat August 23, 2016
Another great year vacationing in Corolla at Kelly's Beach Retreat. This was our 10th anniversary. We truly love this house and its location, which offers privacy while being only a short walk from the beach. The kitchen is great and having a second refrigerator makes it even better. We eat in mostly and enjoy family dinners on the screened porch or the dining area. There is room for everyone on the deck with plenty of deck and lounge chairs. This is a nice size house without being too large or too small. It's just right!
Lisa Jeff Richmond, VA
Like Home Beach Retreat August 10, 2016
We have had many enjoyable vacations at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The house is clean, well maintained, well equipped and spacious for family gatherings. We comfortably had ten people for the week. The kitchen is large enough for more than one cook and the island allows for others is relax and visit while the cooks are cooking. The large dining table is great for gathering to eat and for playing games. This house is spacious and cozy allowing for people to spread out if desired and also come together for quality time together. The two decks are great places to relax with a book and take in the scenery and wildlife. Enjoyed the grilling area with swing and benches. The second refrig in the laundry room was a nice extra for grabbing drinks for the beach. The walk to the beach is down a sandy access path leading to a boardwalk and stairs. Swimming was great as the water was clear and the waves not too rough. Lots of room on the beach for a game of bocce, corn hole and frisbee.
Denise Charlottesville, VA, USA
Fun OBX Getaway! June 18, 2016
Kelly's Beach Retreat was the perfect house for our family of 9. We were there to celebrate our son's 40th birthday. The house was clean, close to the beach, and very quiet! The owners were officiant, organized, and were very informative regarding the many different activities to do in the area. Corolla is now our favorite OBX vacation destination. Corolla may a ways out from the main strip but all of the amenities are close by, such as: Duck Donuts, Currituck Light house, 4WD beach, Timbuck II Shopping Center, Starbucks, Harris Teeter, and a Super Wings.
Jere Greene Palmyra, VA USA
Lovely home! May 30, 2016
Kelly's Beach Retreat is just that; a wonderful vacation home. A place to bring the entire family (five bedrooms) with great views of the ocean from the upper enclosed porch off the master bedroom. The kitchen is very well designed and appointed. We were especially pleased that Chester, our American Eskimo dog could come with us! The dining area with an enclosed porch just off of it was a nice place to spend time when it rained. Kelly's Beach Retreat is located very near a couple of shopping centers and not far from historical sites like the Corolla Light House and Whalehead. Good food can be found in the Timbuck II shopping center and a movie theatre in the Food Lion shopping center. A good time was had by all of us!
Roxie Munoz Kutztown,. PA
Kelly's Beach Retreat was just what we needed! April 30, 2016
The house was spotless and somewhat remote for the Corolla area where it was located. Exactly what we wanted. It seemed like there was a TV in every room! We could eat at the kitchen island a sunroom OR a screened porch. Can't forget about the deck that is the length of the house!
Gwen Boudreau St. Albans, VT
Great vacation home April 7, 2016
First time to OBX. Loved the very spacious home and its proximity to everything. Beach and grocery store a very short walk. Our family and two dogs were in heaven.
Donna Lane Hayes, VA, USA
Stellar week at the beach April 3, 2016
Kelly's thanks so much for the wonderfully appointed, clean, tidy and spacious beach house. We couldn't believe all the toys, beach chairs, boogie boards games and basketball net and balls. We enjoyed the adult swing outdoors by the grill and the grand kids enjoyed the two kiddie swings under the house. We washed our clothes and used your clothesline and pins and enjoyed the outdoor grill roasting oysters twice. Yum. The width of the beach at Corolla is so much wider than other OBX beaches where we have stayed. We enjoyed the Kite Flying Festival and brought along our kites and flew them on the beach many times. The weather was warm and sunny but the water was too cold for swimming in March, but there were plenty of other things to do. We brought our tennis racquets and enjoyed the court at the end of the street and brought our bikes and rode the neighborhood. We also brought our bocci ball set and played on the beach. The weather was warm enough to turn off the heat and open the house all day and at night as well. The Kelly's have thought of everything to make your home away from home a terrific experience. The best part is no realty company to deal with checking in or out and you just drop Glenn the keys in the mail upon departure. Thanks bunches, we'll be back for sure!
Jay Gordon Prince George, Va
Great place for a family September 27, 2015
We just stayed at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The reservations, payments and getting in the door was by far the easiest we have had in 30 + years. The kitchen is fully stocked with seasonings, pans, cookware, tupperware, you name it. Plenty of toys to take to the beach for the kids or big kids. Little details down to I needed 2 batteries and they had some. It was if a family lived there! All the switches are labeled to make it easy for you. We booked our next week before we left! I can see us coming here for many years. Check it out!
Shelby Hodgkins Alexandria, VA
Kelly's Beach Retreat Never Disappoints September 11, 2015
We have been staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat for many years and it never disappoints! The remodeled kitchen looks amazing and is a great addition. The house is very spacious and only steps from the beach. The house is set back from the road, providing for both privacy and a quiet retreat. We love the location (close to shopping in Corolla and not too far from Duck) and never have trouble finding stuff to do or places to eat/shop. If you're looking for fresh fish make sure to check out the Seaside Farm Market at Timbuck II and the Butcher Block in the Food Lion shopping center. I think my favorite part of visiting OBX is sitting on the deck at the house, enjoying the nice ocean breeze, and relaxing with a good book. We will definitely be coming back for years to come!
Thomas Lanigan Ewing, NJ
Summer's End September 6, 2015
We have visited the Outer Banks since 1997 and have stayed at Kelly's Beach Retreat since the early 2000's. Glenn Kelly's process is seemless with him being responsive to our every need. Great kitchen upgrade, along with the new TVs this year. So close to the beach you hear the waves. We have other vacation options but prefer OBX.
Brigitte Smalley Timberlake, OH
Kelly's Beach Retreat !! Best vacation ever!! August 27, 2015
Hop, skip, and a jump to the beach. Beautiful home with everything you need to cook ! Myself and my family would like to thank the Kelly family for the use of your awesome home. I also loved the Navy pictures of your family ! Thanks and I hope to see the beach next year. The Smalley Family!!
Susan Marrie Payne McDonald, OH
Kelly's Beach Retreat August 4, 2015
Beautiful beach house! Very clean and plenty of space for the whole family. We loved the large new modern kitchen with the huge island. There were two great grocery stores just a couple of miles down the road. We enjoyed wandering around the Tim Buck II shopping center. There was plenty of things for the whole family to enjoy and all within a short drive. It was a wonderful place to spend a week at the beach and we would definitely go back again.
Catherine Elizabeth Temple Trinity, NC
Great beach vacation house May 29, 2015
The house was an awesome home for a great price. We arrived to find that the owner had completely remodeled the kitchen and it looked great. Very spacious, lots of room for cooking. The house had plenty of room and was very clean. Close to the beach and you could hear the ocean easily and had a nice deck you could watch a good sunset. Very pleased with the house and the owner is great to deal with. Would most definitely go back.
Monica Dearmore Oneida, NY
Home away from home.... And then some!!! April 8, 2015
Thank you so much for a beautiful place to stay for our week in OBX! Everything in the house was top of the line! House was impeccably clean! A week was not enough time! There was plenty of room for 13 people to sleep and live comfortably without being "on top" of one another! We would definitely rent again! Very reasonably priced!
Niven Yhip Richmond, VA USA
Our experience at Kelly's Beach Retreat October 8, 2014
The rental was located in a quiet section of Ocean Sands, Corolla NC within comfortable walking distance from the beach which was visible from the upper porch of the property. A grocery store (Harris Teeter) was within 2 miles. The inside of the house was light and airy and the kitchen had all the necessary appliances like a home; a washer and dryer were located downstairs. The living area was large enough to accommodate 8 to 10 adults. The beds were comfortable and we found the house clean and tidy upon our arrival. We enjoyed sitting on the covered porch which adjoined the master bedroom and another nearby room. From there we could see the ocean. The lower porch was sunny all day and was spacious. We enjoyed our stay there.
Kimberly Sanderlin Chesapeake, Virginia
Great Scout Weekend Retreat October 1, 2014
Kelly's Beach Retreat provided just what the Scouts needed to get away for the weekend; close to the beach, large kitchen for all of us, and close to shopping. With school and extracurricular activities starting back up, a weekend away with their Sister Scouts was fabulous. We enjoyed the beach, family meals together, shopping, and completed a badge. Plenty of room for the girls and leaders!
Shawna Williams Wingett Run, OH
Wonderful place to stay! September 19, 2014
My husband and 5 children loved our stay here and Glenn was so easy to deal with. The kids loved the swings under the porch and my 3 year old loved being able to play in the sand. We had a few rainy days so it helped having those things to do outside. We would definately come back again!
Thomas Lanigan Ewing, NJ
August Delight September 10, 2014
The Kelly's Beach House has been our OBX place since the early 2000's. We love the beach and house. Mr. Kelly is great with coordinating the week and rental details. Anytime issues have surfaced he is quick to address and resolve from hurricanes to stuff needing fixing. We have an option to go to Seaside Park, NJ for vacation but choose OBX. It s another way of life and worth the trip!
Jaymie Estrain Baltimore, MD
new to the OBX and cant wait to come back! September 9, 2014
Kelly's beach retreat was perfect for what we wanted! The house was extremely clean, warm, and inviting. The 3 minute walk to the beach was great and the fact that dogs we allowed made the vacation! Glenn was a treat to work with; we will definitely be going back!
Robbie Saner Sullivan Northampton, MA
Even the dog cried when we left. August 13, 2014
My family of 5, along with my sister's family of 4 and my two daughters' boyfriends, all from New England and diehard Cape Cod vacationers, were wowed and wooed by Kelly's Beach Retreat and the Outer Banks. The house was welcoming, comfortable and well-equipped, tucked away at the end of the road and oh so close to the beautiful, pristine beach. And what?? No rocks, seaweed or jellyfish? Heaven!!! We spent long days on the beach, washed off in the huge outdoor shower, had happy hour on the deck watching the sea grass in the breeze, dined at the big table, and laughed, read and played cards in the cozy living room. We had a wonderful, too-quick break from reality. Our dog is still getting over the fact that he can't chase crabs on the beach while the sun rises over the ocean every morning.
Monica Ariola Upstate New York
Perfect!!! August 6, 2014
This house is exactly as you see it. Clean, spacious and close enough to the beach that it wasn't a hassle to carry gear to the shore. Also a bonus was the proximity to a grocery store. Loved our stay and will book for next summer!!!!
Mark Gee Pa
Our Family Vacation July 17, 2014
Looking for rental homes can be a tedious process. With so many options to select from, searching can go from being exciting to monotonous and frustrating in a relatively short amount of time. Luckily, I came across Kelly's Beach Retreat, and my searching stopped there. Of course, as most people would, I looked over the house's "stats" and easily determined that it would be perfect for my family. After looking over the photos and speaking with the owner, I excitedly booked the house for our week long vacation. After the 12 hour drive it was a welcome site for sure! The house was exactly as depicted in the pictures I viewed online and in the perfect spot. The house is nestled in the corner of a small cul-de-sac without being too close to the other homes. The exterior was very beachy and suited the atmosphere well. We hurriedly unpacked our cars and headed inside. As we ascended the staircase we looked upon the spacious deck lined with reclining chairs for sunbathing and allowing for ample seating for a large family. We entered through the screened-in portion of the deck (which was perfect for letting our dog, Abbey, dry off after being on the beach all day) and opened the door to the interior of the house. Immediately the central air greated us with a refreshing blast of cold air after being stuck inside a hot car from our long drive. The kids explored the bedroom downstairs before heading upstairs to claim the rooms they had already chosen based on the pictures I showed them online. Each room was very comfortable and more expansive than what I had imagined. After we put our luggage in our rooms we moved to the kitchen to put away the few spices and perishables we had packed in our coolers. Being a part of a family centered around cooking and food, it was nice to see a full kitchen with lots of space for each family member to help with the preparation for each night's meal. After we finished exploring the immaculate interior of the house, we decided to head to the beach for the first time. Again, the location of the house couldn't have been better, as we had a little sandy path that we could follow to the next section of road where we could hop right onto the staircase over the dunes and onto the beach. The first night and all the nights after were extremely relaxing because I knew I had booked the perfect place for our vacation. I highly recommend this house for any family looking for a clean, pet friendly, spacious house in close proximity to the beach.
Ginny Mauney Fox Virginia Beach
Greatly Exceeded Expectations! June 28, 2014
This is an amazing house that our entire family loved. It is very spacious and is perfectly suited for family time. The kitchen which is already amazing is scheduled for a major renovation in the fall and is fully equipped..with blender, griddle, pots, frying pans, coffee pot, wine glasses, silverware, etc. The sofa and love seats in the den are leather and very comfortable with a great HDTV for watching the World Cup soccer matches. We really liked the dining room with the long, beautifully finished wood table and benches. The design of the house with the placement of the many, many windows gives you the feeling of being close to the outside, regardless of the weather. The large deck and the nice outdoor enclosed showers were perfect for a large group wanting to take showers at the same time. Also, we did not run out of hot water which is important if everyone is getting ready to go out to dinner. I especially liked being able to park underneath the house in the event of hailstorms. The short walk to the beach was very manageable and the beach chairs and beach cart were wonderful, reducing our packing burden. When we arrived, we were impressed with how clean the house was! Also, Glenn allowed us to bring our daughter's small dog which was greatly appreciated. Glenn Kelly was wonderful to work with. Because I work as a travel consultant, I am familiar with the scams and misleading advertisements for rental properties. But, I called Glenn and arranged for us to see the house before the rental. So, there were no surprises when we arrived. We want to return to the house soon. The only suggestion that I would have for this 5-star property would be to fully stock the refrigerator with beer and wine. Just kidding! If you are considering renting this house, be sure to book early because we got the last available week through September. Obviously, other guests like the house as well.
Ken Smith Youngsville, NC
Great house and location June 18, 2014
I have to admit, I was a bit suspicious.....my wife found this seemly great deal and as the guy I was not convinced by the photos. We arrived and wow, the house and the location was everything and more that the pics promised. Plenty room, plenty amenities and the beach was to die for. I would definitely rent this property again......I wish every rental delivered like this one did. Kellysbeachretreat was/is the real deal!
Monte Knutson Apex, NC
Exactly what we needed April 13, 2014
Thank you! This home was exactly what we needed to bring our grown children and their families together all at once. The home is really nice, well setup and very convenient to the beach and to the quaint towns of Duck and Corolla.
Deborah Murphy Baltimore, MD
My husband and I are far from being world travelers and until recently we really didn't take many vacations without our children. But, our three children are grown; with lives of their own, so, now we have more time for some mini vacations. We started by renting a beautiful beach home in Corolla, N.C. from Glenn Kelly. We came across his listing on Craig's List, contacted him and very quickly reserved it for a short vacation in October. We knew very little about the Outer Banks. so we were very excited about going there. The home was much, much more than we ever expected. It was huge!!! There was way too much space for just the two of us, but that only made it easier for us to decide to rent it again and to invite our family to join us there. It was beautifully furnished and Glenn really supplied just about everything someone might need, except for food and clothing, of course. We loved the extra eating area off the dining room which had the picnic table surrounded by screened windows. It was perfect for eating crabs and enjoying the wonderful breeze. The house was located within a short walk to the ocean, which our dog thoroughly enjoyed, too! He had a ball chasing all kinds of seabirds and sand crabs!! We actually saw a couple of fox chasing each other over the dunes near the house. We spent most of our time exploring Corolla and the nearby areas like Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Duck. We even took a day trip down to Cape Hatteras and took a ferry over to Ocracoke Island. It was a long drive but we saw some very beautiful scenery all along the way. It was so nice to come back to Glenn's Beach Retreat, to relax on the large deck, listening to the ocean, and looking up into the prettiest night sky. It looked like a diamond mine exploded up there!! It was so beautiful!!! So, we want everyone who may read this review to know that you will definitely enjoy staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat in lovely Corolla.
Karen Scherer Earleville Md
Exceptional home, ultra clean, lots to do in the area everything was handled expertly with Glenn Kellys Beach Retreat. Thank you from all five Earleville Sparkles
Sue Burkhart Winston Salem, NC
We spent a spectacular week at this paradise last week. First, the rental process itself was seamlessly smooth and simple - thanks to Glenn. Kelly's is everything and more that you could ever possibly want in a home away from home. There's an awful lot of love and attention to detail that was put into the comforts of this home and something for everyone's entertainment and enjoyment - from cradle to grave - two legs and four. This was conclusively one of the best weeks of our lives. God willing, we will be back - again and again.....
Joyce Molina Richmond VA
This was our 6th year and as always it was great. It was good to see some upgrades such as new carpet and CD player. We had a smaller group this year and the house was perfect. We particularly enjoy eating dinner together on the screened porch and spending time in the evening on the deck to watch the moon rise over the ocean. Proximity to shopping is great. We chose to eat in most of our meals - such a great year no one wanted to leave the beach early enough to clean up to go out to dinner. Kitchen is well equipped. Picked up steamed crabs from Billy's Seafood in Colington. It's a drive, but worth it! Got pizza from Pasquale's in Corolla. It was good and we'll go back.
Elsie Gutierrez Paramus, NJ
This house was very comfortable and really had everything you could possibly need. It felt like a family home and not a vacation rental. Perfect for an extended family.
Laura Elkins Christopherson Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Our family vacation at Kelly's Beach Retreat was amazing! The house itself is roomy and very clean and well-supplied. Everyone had enough space to spread out yet a enjoyed the wonderful family room to all relax together. Fantastic for a family!! Dealing with Glenn was a pleasure. He is extremely organized with paperwork, payments and answering questions, even internationally. The beach was terrific and not crowded at all, even on Memorial Day. Two deer came to visit beside the house almost every day. Saw many dolphins from the shore too! So much to do, whether keeping your vacation low-key or high energy. This was one of our very best family vacations! Thanks Glenn! We plan to return!
Monserrat Perez Fairfax, VA
Amazing spot. I really enjoyed staying here. The house is clean and so
cozy. It was still a little cold when I went but I really enjoyed my time
there. Everything is pretty close to the property so you can pretty much walk
to the grocery store (Harry's Teeter). The house has
an amazing Disney movie collection that we watched while we stayed there. It
really is a great spot for a family vacation and to get away from everything. Definitely coming back again. Maybe I'll make this a heart
Mindy Vanetta Howman Ashland, OH
Our family recently stayed here and it was perfect! Great location with a short walk to the beach. Very quiet and peaceful. The view from the upstairs balcony was breathtaking, especially at sunrise. You can hear the waves from the deck. The house is beautiful and cozy. We felt right at home. So much provided to make our stay easy. Our kids had a blast! We rented a jeep and took a wild horse tour and it was amazing. The Currituck lighthouse is beautiful. And we visited the aquarium on Roanoke Island. Lots of fun. Great time for shopping, most of the stores had a preseason sale and most things were 50% off. We were able to get lots souvenirs. Glenn is very easy to work with and very prompt. He provided lots of information on things to do. It was extremely helpful with being our first time to the Outer Banks. We cannot wait to go back!
Ray Sumner Rougemont, NC
we arrived in mid march on a Thursday and stayed through Sunday. The house was clean when we arrived and found everything in place as described. When I plan a return visit I will keep this property in mind.
Kim Pernicka Durham, NC
We rented this place in April for a long weekend right before things start to pick up in the Outer Banks. The house is really nice and set up very well for family or friends with lots of rooms and plenty of space for everyone. Close to the beach and conveniently located to groceries, shopping and restaurants. We would definitely book here again.
Maggie Scott Pataskala Ohio
We are adopting three sister and they had never seen the ocean. I could never have asked for a more perfect place for them to experience such beauty. The house was clean, spacious, and the property manager was so helpful and informative. Couldn't have ask for a better week at the beach and the outerbanks are spectacular. I was worried that we would have to travel to do any shopping but the shops in Duck had really great, interesting, and unique. Last but not least I have had dreams about Duck donuts since I have been home. I recommend this property and the management to anyone. Thanks Mr Kelly for an unforgettable spring break.
Anna Brown Newport News, Va but we now live in Severn, MD
Felt like home away from home! Everything was laid out for us and had everything you could possibly need and more. Having the. Children's tapes was a lifesaver at keeping our 2 yr old occupied when we were inside. Thanks for everything and opening up your home. We enjoyed it so much.
Sharon Foster McLean Williamsburg, Va.
I rented this property for the month of October, and had a wonderful time! The weather was terrific until the very end, and this is such an enjoyable beach house....I would just slip on my flip flops, and walk a couple minutes to the beach. I was often the only one on the beach...and felt very spoiled! The beach goes on forever, and is so beautiful. The house's digs are very comfy. I had several friends come to town to visit during the month, and it was fun to have 4 other bedrooms for my guests. Each bedroom has comfy beds, and fun decor. The downstairs is just perfect for relaxing with friends and family. There is a very comfortable couch set in the family room, and the adjoining kitchen with a big counter and stools make it flow from one space to the next with plenty of seating for all.. Lastly, the adjoining dining room seats all your family and friends at formal meal times in a casual, beachy style. The screen porch was great for leaving our beach finds, and other items we didn't want to drag into the house. The laundry room is very convenient also. I would just pop the beach towels in as we returned from our swims. The deck is so spacious and fun...we were able to witness many sunsets while sipping wine and noshing on cheese and crackers while sitting in the various lounge chairs. Just beautiful and peaceful! One of my favorite areas was the small patio off the master bedroom, and also accessible from a guest bedroom. I would meet my girlfriends "up top" for a view of the ocean, and another glass of evening wine, or sometimes I'd go out there for my morning coffee and some reflective time. There's nothing like the view and sound of the waves to calm and soothe the soul! I had a spectacular month at Kelly's Beach Retreat, and highly recommend a stay there to anyone who feels harried and needs a bit of r and r!! I plan to return next October, to enjoy it all over again!
Jeanette Fronk New York
Fantastic September 13, 2012
Glenn is great to work with very organized system he has for rentals. We had a great time the house is beautiful with family memories on the walls to look at. Close to stores for shopping and attractions. Beach is very close and not hard to get to. Very quite neighborhood. Very relaxing time for our family.
KellyAnne Thompson Alabama, Virginia and New Hampshire
Perfect beach retreat August 26, 2012
Three families meet for a reunion at this clean, well maintained and well equipped home near the ocean. The kitchen is spacious with an eating area large enough for a big family. The big table is great for playing games in the evening. Each bedroom is comfortable and we especially liked the second floor deck off the bedrooms. The home has lovely decks to relax, sun, read and watch the wildlife. The beach is a short walk down a path. The beach is large and not crowded with a lifeguard on duty. This Truly is a home away from home with many amenities to make your stay comfortable.
Diane Ocallahan North Hampton, NH
A bit of Heaven - Kelly's Beach Retreat August 26, 2012
If you like rainbows arching over the entire sky, star gazing at night and viewing fox, deer (fawns) and water fowl from a private deck in the master suite at dusk and if you love surfing in the ocean waves while feeling at home away from home this is the beach house for you. Kelly's Beach Retreat provides an immaculate environment with all the amenities in a large kitchen to cook delicious meals and eat in the breakfast/dining room or on the porch overlooking the private forest & dunes in the backyard. Enjoy trips to the Wright Brothers Museum, dune rides to see many wild horses (29) and dining out with family and friends at local restaurants and shopping in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. A convenient outdoor shower after swimming and reading at the beach in comfortable beach chairs and many places to lounge inside the house and outside on the large deck make every moment very relaxing. Look forward to deep relaxing sleep in this spacious house with well appointed bedrooms and quiet neighbors. The owners are very responsive and attend to every detail to make your vacation a wonderful and memorable experience. We can see why people book ahead and come back year after year to Kelly's Beach Retreat!
Michael Hupp Richmond, VA
Great Place to Rent August 15, 2012
We had a great time staying at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The home is extremely clean and is a very comfortable place to stay. We have rented now for a number of years and plan on coming back again!
Neal McLeod Northern Va.
Kelly's Beach Reteat, Corolla, N.C. July 12, 2012
We really enjoyed staying at this beach house! Beautiful accommodations, close to the beach, porches to retreat to. The house was a work of art that the Kelly's have been working on for many yrs. Central vacuum, outdoor shower, fully equipped.
Rachel Columbus, OH
Exceed expectations! July 8, 2012
You never know what you're going to get when you only see online pics. I was pleasantly surprised that Kelly's Beach Retreat exceed my expectations. Great location! A clean house conveniently located near everything. Somedays, it felt like we had our own private beach.
Veronica Quinn Marysville, OH USA
The Perfect Family Getaway! July 8, 2012
Thank you for making our rental experience so easy and affordable! Our time at Kelly's Beach Retreat was everything we had hoped for and more. Your home truly is family friendly! Our children had a blast with all the beach toys, boogie boards, sand and swings! They also enjoyed a nightly in-room movie before bed while the adults had some fun game time in the large kitchen. Corolla was beautiful, such a change from overly crowded beaches. We were slightly frightened of the fins being so close in the water until two amazing dolphins playfully and majestically jumped from the water! We could not have asked for a better vacation! Thank you! The Quinn Family, Luther Family, Moorman Family, Rachel and Kelli
Rachel Gibson Luther Columbus, Ohio
Family Friendly Home July 8, 2012
The house was exactly what we needed, and there were plenty of toys for the kids. The walk to the beach was short and easy. It made for a relaxing fun week!
Karren Bryant O'Connell Virginia
A perfect family vacation retreat home! June 20, 2012
This beach retreat/vacation home is perfect for the traditional family! You can't beat the Corolla location and reasonable family-priced retreat! Gammie and Pops love hosting our four children and four grandchildren here at Kelly’s Beach Retreat! You’ll feel right at home with the family-style picnic table in the kitchen nook that has surround windows. The living area has plenty of seating and floor space for the kids (and adult kids)! The bedrooms are the perfect size, and the master bedroom is filled with privacy and sunlight - yet open enough to invite the kids in with their sleeping bags! The kitchen is well-stocked for family style cooking or bringing home prepared beach meals! It’s a short walk to the beach, and it’s private enough to feel like you’re the only ones at the beach. Duck Donuts is a short jaunt for early morning kiddie treats! Come see what we’ve experienced and begin your new family traditions at Kelly’s Beach Retreat!
Lisa Bosworth Pasadena, MD
Very cozy! June 12, 2012
We were very satisfied with Kelly's Beach Retreat. It was a very short walk to a very nice secluded beach and amenities were all close by. The house was fully equipped and nice for our small family.
Larry Tardy South Holland, IL
Great Family Place April 19, 2012
We had a mini-family reunion with my son (who was on R&R from an overseas Navy deployment), his young family and (2) of our other adult children. The home was very clean, well-maintained and perfect for a larger family. The owner was very accommodating in every way. We would definitely rent this home again.
Kathy Richmond, Va
great house for the family November 29, 2011
We rented this house in October, which is always a great time of year. Not crowded, stores still open, not too hot. The house itself is great, plenty of room for everyone, plenty of seating, and very short walk to the beach. Beach is nice and wide. Owner is great to work with, we will go back again!!
Allison A. Dahle Raleigh, N.C.
Awesome Place November 28, 2011
I loved the place it was a great house and had everything you need for a grand vacation. We really had a great time. The house is out of the way, quiet and very close to the beach. What I loved most was that the house was so convenient to everything the grocery store, restaurants and shopping. I would highly recommend staying at the fine house for comfort and pleasure. You will be guaranteed a lovely vacation if you choose to stay at this wonderful house.
Thomas Lanigan Ewing NJ
Irene and Mr. Kelly! September 11, 2011
We had the week Irene hit the Outer Banks. Glenn was in constant contact with us with a delayed Tuesday arrival. His free hurricane insurance was just that as he extended our stay one day and refunded the day we lost. He delivered as advertised. The house weathered Irene nicely and allowed for an enjoyable stay. We have been with Glenn 4 or 5 times and will return again hopefully without the weather dramas.
Catherine Callahan Madison, WI
Family Getaway August 26, 2011
The Kelly Retreat is everything that Glenn said...the home is beautifully maintained with large spacious rooms. It has two screened in porches and a porch to sit and watch the deer and wild life walk by while you are reading your summer book. We only went out to eat once as the grill was outside and after swimming all you really wanted to do was rest and relax. The beach is a short walk from the house on a sandy path and up stairs and down just like you imagine on all the pictures you see of the Outer Banks homes being set back on higher elevation. If all is quiet you can hear the waves from the back porch. There was a shower and several hoses for washing the sand off you where the little one's showered and then swung on the swings. The big screen TV worked perfectly with all stations anyone would want if you want to watch TV in such a beautiful place as this. Mr. Kelly was very easy to work with and was easy to get a hold of in setting up payments etc. I would have another family reunion there in a second and hope that other family's get to enjoy this retreat as much as my family did. There is nothing I would rather do than mellow out in the Outer Banks at the The Kelly Retreat.
Theresa W VA
Fantastic family vacation July 10, 2011
location location!! The house was great with many onsite amenities for families. Would definitely stay there again.
Robin R Massey Crest Hill IL
Great family vacation... June 28, 2011
Kelly's Beach Retreat is a good choice for those wishing to get away from the commercialism we have all grown wearily accustomed to. The home offered every comfort you could wish for...no daily "maid service" to plan around... A true home away from home with the beach nearby. Appreciated the fact that there was a handy wagon for "shlepping" toys, chairs, coolers, etc to the beach. Granddaughter loved the swings just outside of the laundry room. Will definitely be visiting again!
Nanci Morgan Ramos Fairfax, VA
Wonderful house, Beautiful area June 23, 2011
This was our first stay at Kelly's Beach House. The owner was so wonderful to work with. He gave us all the information we would ever need and when I did have questions, he was prompt to reply. The house was large, spacious and very well taken care of. Our family and dogs had a wonderful time!!
R. massey Crest Hill IL
Awesome vacation... June 20, 2011
Kelly's Beach Retreat provided a very comfortable place to call home for our OBX vacation....clean, private, great location in a quiet neighborhood setting, short walk to the beach...SO glad we chose this over a hotel stay...much more relaxing! Will visit again! Consider visiting Lighthouse Bagels during your stay for wonderful sandwiches and gelato! Nearby Harris Teeter store also was very convenient!
Laura Tyson Cookeville, Tn
Great Get Away June 3, 2011
The house is wonderful for families or groups of friends to get away from the everyday duties. You have all the amenities you will need for your stay at Kelly's Beach Retreat it's like your home away from home. The location is beautiful & peaceful, the house is large enough for your group or just your family it has a cozy feeling to it so that you are able have a great vacation. Glenn is an excellent person to rent from not only does he have good rates but he is a very nice person to deal with. so if your looking for a great house for your upcoming vacation then give Glenn a call and you will not be disappointed.
Heather Jankovictz Raleigh, NC
Repeat Visitor December 1, 2010
This was my second time staying at the Kelly's beach house. Each time I come back I find a new place to check out. The first time I was there I went to Jockey's Ridge and this time went to the Currituck Lighthouse. I look forward to coming back in April and discovering yet another new place. I highly recommend this house. What I love most is the big table in the dining area. It was able to hold 10 people for an evening meal. It was nice to eat our pre-race meal and relax.
Brian Damico Roselle Park, NJ USA
Great Family Vacation October 26, 2010
The house was great, good communication with renters. Nice area, close to beach. Drove to the popular Nag's Head area...i like the beach near the house better. Great weather and not very crowded in Sept. Would rent again.
Beth Beasley Yorktown, Virginia
Great Fall Weekend at OBX October 25, 2010
We are a group of friends who started coming to the OBX over 25 years ago and we stayed at Kelly's Beach Retreat for 3 nights. It was wonderful. The cottage is large, clean and in a quiet location, but not too far from shopping and restaurants. We were very pleased with the cost. Another great feature was the late check-out time on Sunday so we didn't have to pack and leave in a rush. Glenn Kelly was very helpful and easy to contact by e-mail or phone. We are planning to return in the spring.
Molina family Richmond, VA
2010 OBX vacation September 23, 2010
Another great vacation at the Outer Banks and Kelly's Beach Retreat! The house is a great location, only a short walk to the beach with views of the sunrise and sunset. It is in an area of private homes with beach access-no hotels or public beach access. The house is well furnished and has a large kitchen as well as large area with comfortable furniture for relaxing. We particularly enjoy the option to eat inside with A/C or on the screened porch. Both have a large table that easily accommodates 8. There is a large deck with comfortable furniture for those times you aren't at the beach. The Harris Teeter is less than 1 mile away and there are lots of shops and restaurants in the Corolla area. This was our fourth year and we'll definitely return.
Linda Wojo Washington DC
Fantastic Time! September 4, 2010
We enjoyed our stay at Kelly's Beach Retreat more than any other OBX vacation. The house is well-furnished (brand new leather sofas in LR, for example) and very comfortable overall. The rooms are large, open, full of light. On days you can't get to the beach, you'd have a great place to hang out at the house. The owners are super to work with; they provide much more detail and helpful tips about the house and OBX area than any other owners we've encountered. This rental is an all-round winner!
Michelle P Manchester, CT
Awesome / Will be a repeat guest August 2, 2010
My family and I recently stayed at Kellys Beach Retreat, and our stay was fabulous. The house was very inviting and it had all the comforts of home! I was a little apprehensive at first with it not being ocean front, but the walk to beach was easy, simple and even my 2 year old had no problems with it! My family and I come to the OBX every year, and we have definitely found our new vacation rental home. We will be back again next year, thanks for a great week!!
Kimberly Sanderlin Chesapeake, Virginia
Wonderful Time June 23, 2010
We had another wonderful vacation at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The weather was absolutely beautiful. I feel right at home during our vacation every year and my children have grown up enjoying our week at the Beach every June and love the experience. I hope to have many more memorable experiences at Kelly's Beach Retreat with my family and friends.
Llew Wood Fairfax, Virginia
May-2010 June 14, 2010
This is a great house for family and kids. Nice bedrooms, large kitchen, great deck with ocean views, and plenty of space to eat. We would rent this house again when returning to Corolla.
Georgia Warrenton, VA
Great time June 12, 2010
We had a ladies' week and it was great. Saw horses on the beach in 4x4 part. Very relaxing.
Trey Chesapeake, VA
Early Season Vacation at Kelly's Retreat May 18, 2010
This is my first experience in Corolla, NC and the Kelly's Beach Retreat is in OBX PRIME location. Mr. Kelly was outstanding to work with, and the house was extremely large with all sorts of amenities included. You honestly only have to put food in the fridge, linens for the beds and swim suits for the beach which is a hop, skip and jump away. I would highly recommend this rental property during any month of the year.
Ric Oberkrom Dayton, Oh USA
what a great spring break May 4, 2010
Wow all time record high temperatures for April and a great place to stay made for one of the best weeks our families have ever had. The house was immaculate and has everything you need for a great week. The beach chairs and sand cart were a great help in getting us off each day to the BEAUTIFUL BEACH. Outside shower and faucets were great and the rooms were very comfortable. I hope someday to come back here and relive this past week. Thanks again for letting us stay at your beautiful home.
Margaret Ingram Fredericksburg, Virginia
Sunrise in Corolla December 6, 2009
We have gathered as a family at this property several times over the last few years. The house is spacious, clean, and a very easy walk to the beach. We have chosen it repeatedly because it met our needs so well.
Kristin Jersey City, NJ
Great vacation home! October 5, 2009
My friends and I had a wonderful trip. It was a great house within walking distance to the beach and a very relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for a great vacation!
Jacki Lee Clayton, NC
Great OBX vacation September 29, 2009
My husband and I had a nice five days at Kelly's Beach Retreat with our Australian shepherd. It was great to walk to the beach a few times a day and enjoy the sun on Kelly's large deck where you can hear the waves. Plenty of nice lounge chairs added to the enjoyment. The kitchen had everything we needed, (pots, dishes, utensils, etc.) plus lots of dining space. Plenty of TV's and the wireless Internet worked great. The proximity to nice grocery stores and shops is excellent, no time wasted driving around. The owner, Glenn, was a pleasure to deal with, efficient with no realtors involved!
Joyce Molina Richmond, Va
Another great vacation at the beach September 23, 2009
This was our third year at the house and once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodations are great and we feel like we are at home. The walk to the beach is short and the beach is not crowded. The deck is our favorite spot to sit and enjoy the evening after a day in the sun or visiting the nearby lighthouses.
The Polito Family Glen Allen, VA
Great Value! September 14, 2009
Kelly's Beach Retreat offers a very reasonably priced 5 bedroom home with nice features, private views and a short walk to the ocean. Our family also enjoyed the spacious eating area and large deck in the rear of the house. A great place to stay with close proximity to lots of attractions.
Ann Richmond Va
Wonderful vacation spot! August 8, 2009
We enjoyed a wonderful vacation with other family members at Kelly's Beach Retreat. The house was in excellent shape and very, very well furnished. Convenient to shopping and restaurants and a short walk to the beach.
Farol Tomson Gainesville, FL USA
Great Place to Stay July 16, 2009
House has lots of space with a great kitchen/eating area. Very clean with lots of toys and items for the beach. Kids and adults loved it all.
Tim and Kim Sanderlin Chesapeake, Virginia
Extremely happy with the value June 25, 2009
We have been going to Kelly's Beach Retreat for many years. The house is always clean, conveniently located, and child friendly. We are a family of five and this lovely beach house will not break your budget. We look forward to visiting each year.
B. Smith Irwin, PA
June 2009 Vacation June 17, 2009
This was a great location. Easy access to all the major amenities in the area and close to the beach.
M. Kargbo Maryland, USA
Home-away-from Home October 23, 2008
This rental property was so warm and inviting that it felt like a second home. I also enjoyed working with the owner. He was professional, yet friendly which made the rental process simple, quick, and easy. I would definitely recommend renting this home.
Pat Blaney Charlotte NC
Awesome! October 14, 2008
Just got back from Corolla and our stay at Kelly's Beach Retreat. This was our first time to the Outer Banks and it could not have been better. Property is great - clean and well-appointed. Very short walk to the beach, very quiet neighborhood, close to shops and restaurants. We are planning to go again next year!
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