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You Can Trust Seaside Vacations

  • Family owned and operated locally on the Outer Banks for 30+ years
  • We host thousands of happy vacationers each year
  • Local office staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people
  • 24-7 on call support and after-hours emergency service
  • High standard of quality cleaning and pre-arrival inspection

Save! Included Value: Hassle-Free Freebies

  • Free Bed Linens
  • Free Bath Towels
  • Free Keyless Entry
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Interest-Free Layaway Plan
  • Club Seaside Discounts on OBX Fun
  • Free Grocery Delivery Service
  • Free Welcome Bag with Starter Supplies



  • Children Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Community Pool
  • Sauna
  • Private Entrance
  • Self Check-In


  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Bed Linens
  • Towels


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes Utensils
  • BBQ


  • Corolla


  • Private Pool
  • Community Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Garden Or Backyard


  • Foosball
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cable/satellite TV

Property Type: 

  • Homes

Safety features: 

  • Smoke Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher


New for 2021: All new bedding sets & artwork!

Your Vacation Oasis Awaits at Mermaids Cove

When it comes to a wonderfully decadent vacation experience, there’s nothing risky about a stay in this 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home that combines a prime Corolla location with a brilliant suite of amenities. Located in the posh Monteray Shores community, this vacation retreat features easy access to a realm of neighborhood amenities, including an outdoor pool, kiddie pool, 4 tennis courts, basketball court, playground, fitness room, picnic area, and planned activities during the summer months. With that being said, vacationers will soon discover that there are also more than enough opportunities for fun and relaxation waiting right at home. 

Relaxation and Splashy-Worthy Fun Refreshingly Combine

The exterior of Mermaids Cove is certainly worthy of high praise, thanks to an extensive private pool complex that features a pastel privacy fence, a nearby outside shower, a covered grill area, and steps-away access to the indulgent dry sauna which will surely soothe any weary vacationer. There’s also a poolside Tiki Bar for easy refreshments, as well as easy access to the shaded hot tub which is found on the second level deck. 

Ground Level for Good Times and Dreamy Nights

The ground level is home to a recreation room with a large screen cable smart TV with Roku and Blue Ray/DVD, a foosball table, and a convenient mini-fridge, as well as a queen sleeper sofa and a queen bedroom with a full bath. With steps away access to the dry sauna and private pool, guests will never be too far away from a new opportunity to have fun.

Relaxing Days and Nights Continue in the Second Level

Retreat to the second level where four perfectly accommodating bedrooms are waiting. There are two King master bedrooms, (including one with a whirlpool tub), a Queen bedroom with a shared hall bath, and a bedroom with 2 Bunk Sets and a semi-private bath. A laundry room is located nearby, as is the sweeping covered deck where the hot tub is always calling on cool starry nights. 

Top Level Great Room where Comfort and Gracious Space Combine

The top-level is a sweetly appointed oasis in Mermaids Cove, thanks to a spacious great room with towering ceilings, and an open floor plan where families can get together with ease. Kick back in the living area with a large surround sofa, comfortable swivel rockers, and an entertainment center with 75" large screen cable TV with Blue Ray/DVD and surround sound, or enjoy a family feast in the dining area or along the casually comfy breakfast bar. A King master bedroom is found nearby, with a 70" large screen smart TV with Roku & Blu-Ray/DVD, and guests will always be steps away from the sunny decks and the screened porch with picnic table.

A Vacation at Mermaids Cove is a Reason to Celebrate

With ocean views and sound views from the multiple levels of decks, and a serene natural setting in the heart of the Outer Banks, Mermaids Cove is a true escape for vacationers in need of a big dose of R&R. Perfectly outfitted with amenities and tasteful touches throughout, you’ll be happy with your stay at this effortlessly accommodating vacation rental.

Property Layout:

Top-Level: King Master w/ 70" Smart TV with Roku Blu-Ray and Full Bath w/ Jacuzzi; Living Room w/ 75" Smart TV with Roku and Blu-Ray, Stereo w/CD, Fireplace; Wet Bar; Kitchen with Dining for 10 and 4 at the Bar; 1/2 bath

Middle-Level: King Master w/ TV Smart TV with Roku, DVD, and Full Bath w/ Jacuzzi; King Master w/ Smart TV with Roku w/ Full Bath; Bedroom w/ 2 Bunk Sets with a Smart TV with Roku; Queen bedroom w/ Smart TV with Roku; Full Hall Bath; Washer/dryer

Ground-Level: Queen Bedroom; Den w/foosball, TV Smart TV with Roku, Blu-ray, X box, Stereo, Wet Bar, Sleeper Sofa, Exercise Bike, Sauna, Full Bath

Bedding: 3 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 Bunk Sets

RVs and campers are not permitted at the property. 

.5 mile /10-minute walk or 2-minute drive to Bonita Street beach access 

For more pool information, Click here

Monteray Shores Community Benefits: Pool (With Restrooms & Outdoor Showers); Clubhouse; Fitness Center; Basketball Court; Tennis; Playground; Sound Access w/ Boat Ramp. Click here to learn about Monteray Shores Community Benefits Available.


Top level King Master Bedroom
  • 1 King
Mid level King Master Bedroom
  • 1 King
Mid Level King Master Bedroom
  • 1 King
Mid Level Queen Bedroom
  • 1 Queen
Mid Level Bunk Bedroom
  • 2 Bunk Bed
Ground Level Twin Bedroom
  • 2 Twin Single
Ground level sitting area
  • 1 Sleep Sofa



Everyone Was Very Friendly And Helpful

Reviewed on 2019-07-01 by Frances
We were very happy your staff was able to accommodate us by getting into the house a little earlier. LOVED the keyless entry! Everything was very easy, including getting into the house and check out. 

Had A Great Time

Reviewed on 2019-06-28 by Mary Kate
My family and I, which consisted of 18 people, stayed at Leap of Faith and loved it. There was plenty of rooms and space for all 18 of us. The house was clean and in a good location. We used the club house amenities which was nice for the kids. The shops and the grocery stores were right down the street and quick and easy to drive to. However, when we did go out to eat we ate in Duck because we found the restaurants and the food to be better there than in Corolla. We had a great time and we would definitely consider staying here again!


What do all the different locations mean?

There are two (2) roads running north/south on the Outer Banks. The "Beach Road" (NC 12) is a 2-lane road with a speed limit of 35 MPH. The "Bypass" (US 158) is a 5-lane road with speed limits 45-50 MPH. 


Please note: The Bypass is incredibly busy during the summer season on the Outer Banks. Seaside Vacations advises our guests to please take safety precautions when traveling on the Bypass. If you must cross the Bypass on foot, please make sure to do so at designated pedestrian crosswalks - never using the center turn lane as a stopping point.


Oceanfront - An oceanfront home has no homes or buildable lots located between it and the ocean. The distance between the home and the ocean may vary. 


Semi-Oceanfront - Semi-oceanfront homes are located one lot back from the ocean and may or may not require crossing the road. Children always will need assistance to cross any road. The rental may or may not have a home between it and the beach. The distance to the water, beach accesses, and views vary.  


Oceanside - These homes are located east of Highway 158. These homes have two or more homes between them and the ocean. These homes may or may not require crossing a road, and may or may not have an ocean view. The distance to the ocean varies. 


Soundside - These homes are located west of Highway 158 from Southern Shores to Nags Head and west of Highway 12 from Southern Shores to Corolla. The distance to the sound and views vary. Some homes may not have direct access to the sound (soundside homes in the village of Duck do not have direct access to the sound).  


Soundfront - These properties front the sound with no homes or lots in between. The distance to the sound, access to the sound and the view vary. Sunsets can be gorgeous! 

Do you offer any travel insurance? 

We offer travel insurance through Red Sky Travel Insurance. We highly recommend a travel insurance plan, especially since the Outer Banks is so prone to hurricanes. The travel insurance plan is priced affordably and covers a variety of issues that could impact your vacation should unforeseen circumstances occur. As they say on TV, “Life comes at you fast.” Most notably would be a mandatory evacuation due to a hurricane. Here are a few other things covered by travel insurance: sickness, injury or death of you or a family member, business partner, or traveling companion, the insured’s principal residence being made uninhabitable by fire, flood, vandalism, or burglary, involuntary termination of employment, military duty, etc.


If you would like to have specific questions answered, please call RedSky Travel Insurance at (866) 889-7409 or visit (policy coverage information).


Remember, in order to have coverage due to a named hurricane, a travel insurance plan cannot be added after a tropical storm becomes a “named hurricane.” We tell you this because it could be very costly to wait. You would have to contact Red Sky Travel Insurance for specific details.

Do I have to pay any taxes on my rental? 

Unfortunately, the tax man doesn’t take vacations. Obviously, we do not set the tax rates and we only collect the taxes for the county. If your rental home is in Currituck County (Corolla), the tax is 12.75%. If your home is in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, or Nags Head, the tax is 12.75%.

I don’t see rates for next year. When will these be available?

We publish rates for the following year in March of the current year. You may reserve the home by paying the first half of the rent or by setting up payments with our Vacation Layaway Program.

What/where is Club Seaside?

Club Seaside is an exclusive program consisting of complimentary events and discounts on popular Outer Banks activities that are exclusive to Seaside Vacations guests. Click on Club Seaside to obtain more information including schedules, contact information and to make reservations for each activity.

*Some events include a small fee.

Are linens and towels provided? 

Linens and towels are provided for ALL of the homes in our vacation rental home program. Normally, all beds are made prior to arrival (with exception of top bunks). However, due to Covid-19 safety measures, beds will not be made prior to arrival for the 2021 season.


Towel sets are also provided. There are enough towel sets for the number the house sleeps.


One bath towel, one hand towel and one washcloth per person is provided. The towels are placed on each bed in the home. One bath mat per bathroom is also provided. (Towels are not freshened daily.) Two potholders, one dish towel and one dishcloth are provided and are placed on the kitchen counter prior to your arrival.


We do offer extra sets of both towels and linens at an additional charge. For prices and to place an order, contact a Vacation Specialist at (866) 884-0267.


Please Note: Bunk beds, pyramid bunks, sleep sofas and trundle beds are not made prior to your arrival. Linens are provided for them and are placed on the respective bed. Unfortunately, we do not provide sheets for cribs.  

Does my property have internet access and how is the WiFi? 

Most of our properties do offer internet access. Please check your property's website description to determine what type of internet service (if any) is available. If your home doesn’t provide this service, there are many free WiFi hotspots all over the Outer Banks. 


Wifi is normally very good, however, being in a remote area there are occasional unexpected outages. In those events, we will do everything in our power to get service restored as quickly as possible, but we would recommend bringing a hotspot as a backup plan if wifi is a necessity for your family.


Below is the lowest broadband speed for Dare County's internet providers:


Spectrum: 50MB
Century Link: 10MB

What are your policies on bringing a pet? 

Most dog friendly homes allow two (2) mature, house-trained dogs (75-pound limit). Dogs are not allowed in any rental home unless otherwise indicated. Cats and other animals are not permitted. A fee (plus tax) per dog per week is added to the rental amount. Dogs (and any other animal) are not allowed in pools, hot tubs or spas. Tenants are responsible for any damage incurred by their dog, as this type of damage is not covered under our Security Deposit Waiver Fee. Owners of dogs at non-dog homes will be subject to a $200 unauthorized pet fee and may be evicted without a refund. 

Please be aware that all of our beaches have leash laws.

Our vacation home has a pool. Can we have the pool heated? 

Pool heat is available with some of our homes typically between April-June and September-October. There is an additional charge for pool heat and this charge varies by home.


Please remember that most pool heaters will only heat the water 5 to 8 degrees above the outside air temperatures. For example, if the air temperature is only 60 degrees, the pool water will likely be no warmer than 68 degrees. Pool heat does not give a “hot tub” effect, it merely prolongs the pool swimming season.

What time is check-in? 

Please know that we want to get all of our guests into their vacation home as soon as we can. Our check-in time begins at 5:00 p.m., as the houses become available and are released by Housekeeping and Maintenance. We will be happy to check you in as soon as the cleaners/inspectors give us the "OK." Again, please know that our goal is to get you on your way, enjoying your vacation, as soon as we can.

I have keyless entry. Do I still have to come to the office?

Our keyless entry service allows you to go straight to the home on check-in day, any time after 5:00 p.m.! In addition, when checking out, you may head straight home (skipping our office).

Do you offer early check-in? 

We do offer early check-in for homes with 1-5 bedrooms, but we do ahve a limited number available each week. Please call us and request an early check-in at least one week in advance. The cost for early check-in is $125, plus tax. Early check-in is at 2:00 p.m. Unfortunately, we cannot offer this service on homes with 6 or more bedrooms.  

What are your check-out cleaning requirements?

Check-out is at 9:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Cleaning crews arrive at the home at 9:00 a.m.; your prompt departure is appreciated. 

All keys are to be returned to our office upon departure. (Keyless entry guests do not have to stop by the office to check out).

Please leave the home tidy by completing the following items:

  • Clean out the refrigerator and leave the refrigerator/freezer settings on medium. Please leave any unopened, non-perishable food items on the counter in the bag provided for the local food banks.
  • Place all trash in the cans provided or in a nearby dumpster. Move trash cans/recycle bins to the street the night before you leave. (Pick-up is done prior to dawn.)
  • Please wash all dishes and put them away or place them in the dishwasher and begin the cleaning cycle.
  • Turn the thermostats to 75 degrees (summer) and 55 degrees (winter).
  • Please turn off all inside and outside lights.
  • Leave grills, furniture and accessories as you found them.
  • Remove toys/trash from the pool area. Make sure the hot tub cover is secure.
  • Strip the linens from the beds and pile them at the foot of the bed. Leave the towels in the bathroom.
  • Make sure the propane tank has been shut off for all gas grills. Please clean any and all grills using the grill brush provided.
  • Check closets, drawers and under beds for personal items.

Please make sure you close and lock all windows and doors and also have someone check the security of all doors and windows from outside the home.

Can you drive on the beach in the Outer Banks? 

Beach driving is allowed on several places in the Outer Banks but permissions vary by town. Driving is allowed year-round in Corolla/4x4 Carova Beach Area north of the paved road but only allowed south of that point between October 1 and April 30 and parking permits are required in-season. Driving is allowed on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore at designated access ramps and with a permit only. Driving in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head is permitted with a permit between October 1 and April 30 at designated access points. All 4x4 access areas are subject to change due to nesting wildlife or impending weather conditions at each town's discretion.

Which Outer Banks beaches allow bonfires?

Gathering around a beach bonfire is the perfect way to spend your evening. On the Outer Banks, bonfires are allowed on the beach in Nags Head, on Hatteras island and on Ocracoke Island under certain conditions and with a permit. Bonfires are prohibited on the beaches of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. Learn more about having bonfires on the OBX.

What are the Outer Banks wild horses?

The Outer Banks Wild Horses (also known as the Corolla Wild Mustangs or Banker Mustangs) are a herd of wild horses who live in Northern Corolla and are descendants of horses brought to the "New World" by Spanish explorers. Banker Mustangs can be spotted roaming the beach, playing in the waves, and grazing on native vegetation. These mustangs, although docile in nature and beautiful to watch from afar, are still wild and should never be approached, touched or fed. The herd is managed and protected by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. Learn more about the OBX Wild Horses.

What is the trash collection schedule?

Please click here to find the days of the week that trash collections will take place for each town.


Bag all trash and place it in the home's outdoor trash receptacles with the lids tightly closed.


Sanitation Cart Placement: To ensure that your trash and recycling cans are emptied, they must be placed out at the edge of the roadway the day before the scheduled collection service. Trash must be inside cans and the lid must be closed. The following cannot be placed into trash cans and will not be picked up: Oil, propane, paint, charcoal, yard waste, construction debris, or hazardous waste. Trash or recycling placed outside of or on top of the cans cannot be collected. Cans must be removed from the edge of the roadway and placed next to a building as soon as possible on the same day of collection. (Please put trash in the black and brown trash cans.)