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OCEANFRONT ELEGANCE -- 8 MBR's, Gourmet Kitchen, Fabulous Views & Amenities

8 bed, 8 bath Corolla home sleeps 22



"The house was wonderful. We met 3 other families whom we had been friends with in college. We were all able to be together and yet the adults and kids all found private areas to relax. The location and the furnishings were excellent. Could not have asked for better." - Larry Prabhakar, Rockford, IL, 10/17/10 (inquire/book)

"We enjoyed the house very much. The nicest aspect of the week for our group was that the section of the beach in front of the house was left alone for us to enjoy. many people to the north and to the south but your section was all ours. Wonderful. The adults loved hanging out in the third floor living room, but the beautiful large window over the stairs was a slight distraction, very dirty. we enjoyed all of the plates, glasses, and utensils,very well stocked, but no shot glasses. of course we made due. Thank you for sharing!!" - Alison , Chesterfield, va, 08/22/10 (inquire/book)

"Beautiful, beautiful! We are moving to a home with an elevator for the next few years (elderly grandparents), but we would happily return to Sea Esta if we ever have an entire group that can run up/down the three flights. Everyone said their beds were excellent. My mid-20s sons greatly enjoyed the bachelor pad on the lower level, and the soundproofing is great - we could not hear the pool game conversations upstairs. I wish there were just a little more shade on the eastern side of the house for those of us watching kids in the pool but not wanting to be in the sun in August. Nice and clean when we moved in, thanks. I hope we did a good job in vacating, and we tipped the housekeeping staff, of course! I highly recommend "Helping Hands" also - arriving to a pre-stocked refrigerator was a blessing." - Lillian Mills, Austin, TX, 08/16/10 (inquire/book)

"Rather than wait until next year -- we have replaced the grill for our guests.. We hope that you are all enjoying the new grill and our beach home! " - Sophia Bilinsky, Owner, 08/16/10 (inquire/book)

"We had a wonderful time. The Kitchen was great for cooking and being able to all sit together and the children ate on the deck. Being so close to the ocean was fantastic. The pool area was fine for us. No problem. I agree about the grill by sons said it needed to be replaced. Also, all bedrooms were great there was just one that we thought could use a new mattress. Left that with Twiddy, Overall the stay was wonderful we all loved the house and would recomend to anyone." - Mary Ann Patterson, Belleville, Il., 06/22/10 (inquire/book)

"We had a wonderful vacation! The home is lovely and and didn't lack a single thing. We felt right at home without the need to do extensive cleaning (many times we have had to in other places.) We celebrated my sister's 40th Wedding Anniversary with a formal meal and were blown away with the pictures! It looked like we were at an expensive restuarant. Thank you so much for this opportunity. When we come back to the Outer Banks, we will certainly look this place up. The only negative we had was the pool. It definitely needs a solution for the skimming problem. But it wasn't so bad that we couldn't enjoy using it. Thanks again and best wishes for a properous season." - Coleen Bansemer, Connecticut, 05/09/10 (inquire/book)

"Sea Esta Is a beautiful, well equipped home. Our group was from five states and ages ranged from 8mo. to 60yrs,and a wonderful time was had by all. We already reserved for next year. We would reccomend a new gas grill, pool skimmer, workable baby gate and a better functioning pool filter and solar cover." - Janis , Midlothian Va, 04/19/10 (inquire/book)

"We have been vacationing at different places/beaches for about 30 years. We have NEVER gone back to the same house twice. Your Sea Esta will be the exception- we can't WAIT to go back. My husband and I, 3 grown children with their spouses and 5 grandchildren, PLUS a baby sitter fit in your home so well! We loved the floor plans, the appliances, the baths in every bedroom, the outstanding kitchen with EVERYTHING we needed for such a large group and the 45 cup coffee maker! You guys have thought of everything. Twiddy was very responsive to getting the outside shower working for us and fixing the hot tub." - Kathy, Maryland, US, 05/30/09 (inquire/book)

"We celebrated our parents 50th and everyone had a great time. Your home is lovely and we would definately return!" - Cissy, Lockport, NY, 05/29/09 (inquire/book)

"We had a great week with our extended family of 11. The house was beautifully decorated and with 8MBR's everybody had a great private bedroom and bath. Will definitely rent this house agin and refer it to friends also." - Pem & Cheryl Bryant, Glen Allen, Va, 05/01/09 (inquire/book)

"We just celebrated our 60th anniversary in your lovely home, needless to say, we had a great time. All of our children and their families were there with us. The Sea Esta was just what we wanted. The boys especially enjoyed the game room and pool table. I didn't expect all of the amenities in the kitchen and was pleasantly surprised. You have done a great job outfitting the house. We will definitely consider a return visit some day. Just a suggestion, maybe you should repair the screens and sliding screens on the doors so they will slide more easily. A maintence check-up would be a good idea. A few of the outside overhead lights are falling out of place. We realize the salt and sand can be brutal on hardware. Thanks again for making a special occasion a great one." - Art and Sarah Smith, 05/27/08 (inquire/book)

"We loved the panoramic view of the ocean from all the windows, the long dining room that could seat all of us, and the comfy living room -- a great place for a reunion weekend like ours. Kitchen was particularly well-equipped and nice for several people to work in at once. Beds comfy, too. You might consider redecorating the red bedroom on 1st floor. Thanks for making it easy to rent your house." - Barbara, Alexandria, VA, 11/13/07 (inquire/book)

"We stayed at the Sea Esta and had a marvelous time. The kitchen was well stocked and the bedrooms were roomy and comfortable. We liked having our own bathrooms! The view was fantastic and we got to use the pool even though we rented in the off-season. We would definitely do this again." - Patti Forster, 11/11/07 (inquire/book)

"This was the first stay for my siblings and myself at the Sea Esta in Corolla for our annual retreat. It was wonderful. The home was exactly as advertised and more. We found it clean well stocked and elegantly decorated. We felt very comfortable and right at home. This is an annual trip and Sea Esta truely shone among previous destinations The proximity to the beach was great..I had the opportunity to run on the beach every morning at sunrise and watch the sun set from my balcony..what more could you ask for. My own personal kitchen should be so well stocked with the latest appliances..although I did wonder why no garbage disposal in such a truly wonderful home. But that was a minor issue. Again everthing was absolutely wonderful. The Twiddy staff was also helpful and extremely nice. We would definitely return" - Dorinda, Rockville MD, 11/11/07 (inquire/book)

"We have been vacationing in OBX for 4 years now and "Sea Esta" is the BEST house yet! It is difficult to find a house "ocean front" that allows pets. We found your home to be very comfortable and it has everything. We loved it so much we already rebooked for next year. Thank you." - Carla Levy, East Greenville, PA, 10/08/07 (inquire/book)

"We have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for several years, and of all of the beach houses we have rented, Sea Esta has been our favorite. The home had plenty of room for all of us, but still felt comfortable. We loved the sleep number beds, the fact that every bed room has its own bath, the alarms on the doors that go to the pool, the fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet, and of course the beautiful views. Also, the keyless entry was great - we loved not having to worry about keys. We already reserved this home for next year's vacation, and we can't wait! Thanks for making your home so comfortable and for making our vacation a memorable one." - The Moores, Bel Air, MD, 09/29/07 (inquire/book)

"Another wonderful vacation at Sea Esta. We love your home. The new appliances in the kitchen are fantastic, the new walk way over the dunes is so much easier and we saw spectacular fireworks from there on the 4th. Our Grandchildren spent hours in the pool and we have come to think of Sea Esta as our second home. One of our Grandson's said after coming home that he "wanted to go back to Granmom's beach house". Thanks for making it such a comfortable place for our whole family to enjoy, we look forward to many more summer's at Sea Esta." - Frank & JoAnn Ridolphi, Oakton, VA, 07/09/07 (inquire/book)

"We loved our stay at Sea Esta! It's a beautiful home and the new walk-way over the dunes to the beach is so nice. We got married on the beach in front of the house and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for a special time in our lives. We give Sea Esta 2 thumbs up!" - Eryn & Justyn Weber, Frederick, MD, 06/23/07 (inquire/book)

"We met our childern and grandchildern who came down from Vermont, 11 of us in all. Sea Esta was over all a great home.The kitchen was superbly stocked with all sizes of pots and pans, spices,bowls, glasses. The cleaning was, as quite a few people have stated, questionable. We found sticky stuff on two night tables and the end of one of the beds. Sone of the beds were made and some not. I would say the bathrooms could have been cleaner also. I have to say there were several things not working. We did call Twiddy but the man who came did not have time to deal with them and never came bk. The computer did not work, the ice maker in the kitchen fridge did not work, the new beautiful stove had some malfunction where you turned on a burner or two and the others clicked constantly, very annoying. On the brighter side I would say the home was perfect for all of us." - Anonymous, Lexington,NC, 05/01/07 (inquire/book)

"The Sea Esta is a beautiful oceanfront home! This was our third year vacationing in the Outer Banks and this was our favorite home. The owners have thought of everything to make the house comfortable. Twiddy was also excellent. We would highly recommend this home and would rent it again!" - The Piankas, Connecticut, 04/22/07 (inquire/book)

"Wow !! What a great place to spend a week away from it all. Beautiful sunrises every day, and a house that lacks nothing." - Anonymous, middle river, Md., 04/15/07 (inquire/book)

"We LOVE Sea Esta!! This is our 4th year in this house, and it gets better each year. We love the new amenities - ice maker in the laundry room, new appliances, new decor and carpeting, great new table and chairs on the deck, additional lounge chairs around the pool, etc. We think it would be very helpful to make the steps to and from the beach more accessible, as the dunes have almost covered all stairs up and down. My husband has MS, so it is getting more and more difficult to get him up and down without stairs to and from the beach. Ideally, we'd love to see an elevator put in the house. :) For the kids, a pool slide would be a blast!! The cleaning crew didn't clean out the fridges / freezers before we arrived - there were still sticky messes around. That wasn't a huge deal. We are 100% completely satisfied with this amazing beach house and have already booked again for next year. Thanks for making this a most enjoyable and relaxing vacation for all!" - The Nortons, Richmond, VA, 08/22/06 (inquire/book)

"Our second fun year at the Sea Esta!The eight bedrooms are all so comfy, and fit our 3 generations very well. Thanks for the icemaker in the laundry room. It was a big help for happy hour at the pool especially. I know it is a large house, but the cleaning was questionable. Two or three of the bathrooms and at least one the bedrooms brought complaints about sand and mildew. The shower liners were on the verge of grungy. We cleaned out several of the kitchen drawers and trash cupboards that were messy. Just want you to know. All in all, we really enjoy your house!" - Joe and Sandy Salvo, Kingsville, MD, 07/26/06 (inquire/book)

"This is our second stay at Sea Esta and all four generations enjoyed our visit. The cleaners did a better job this year but did not remove all the trash from the kitchen nor wipe out the bottom of the cupboard that holds the trash bins. Our linens did not arrive until 7:30 after two phone calls. There was no note stating they were going to be late. We LOVED all the new amenities in the kitchen, as we have several cooks who spend the week trying to outdo each other. The new carpeting and decor was also greatly appreciated. A suggestion is something to clean the bottom of the pool with. We hosed down the decks after the storm but had no way to get all the sand out of the pool. We have already booked again for next year." - Anonymous, 06/20/06 (inquire/book)

"We have had a great time here at Sea Esta, being on the beach is awesome, the pool and hot tub are wonderful. The house is perfect-we appreciate all the thoughtfulness that the owners put into the home for their guests. It really makes a difference. Love it!!" - Denise Lipscomb, Leesport, Pa, 05/17/06 (inquire/book)

"Well it is Tuesday, all 14 of us are having a truely enjoyable vacation. The Sea Esta owners have provided so much of those things we take for granted when we travel like... spices galore, top notch pots, pans, and cooking supplies. Even a 45 cup coffee maker! The paperback novels, movie selection, and games keep up busy on the inevitable rainy day. When we lay out at the pool we fill our coolers with drinks and ice from the mass ice maker in the laundry room. 3 fridges for food and drink each of them stocked to the brink with 14 people to feed! I was shocked to see the full computer, phone, fax, printer, etc I have been able to get the few updates I needed from work to keep me from worrying about what was happening in the office. My husband has his computer upstairs in the kitchen so he can watch the waves... no problem with the wireless access throughout the house. I recommend this home as a vacation choice. We actually had chose a different home, put a deposit on it, and were called to be told that it was being requested by the owners so we had to pick a different house. I am very glad for that issue at this time..... The only problem we have had is the pool heater broke. The man fixing it has been wonderful and very open to us about what is going on. We appreciate the candor and thank the owner of the home for making the fixes in a timely and efficient manner. As they say "there are always mistakes, things that break, it's how you fix those things that make the difference." Pick the sea esta... it is worth every penny. " - Susan Chaney, Charlotte, NC, 04/25/06 (inquire/book)

"We got married on the beach outside of Sea Esta and had our reception inside and on the decks. It was absolutely beautiful! Although I had reviewed the amenities thoroughly, the house had so much more to offer than we had ever imagined! And relaxing all week long....it was wonderful. We recommend this house 100%" - Meghan and Chad Naile, 04/25/06 (inquire/book)

"I am addressing all of u potential rentors. THIS HOUSE is #1!!!!!!!!!!!!! U should definitely stay here. I have been here on a number of occasions with my family and have loved every minute of it! This house gets nothing but positives from me. I probably liked the Gamecube and the hottub the best but those are only a few of this magnificent house's strong points. It also features a heated pool, private beach access, TVs in all of the master bedrooms and a superb entertainment center. It features a pool table and a huge wide screen TV. This is the best house for all ages and I say this from many a phenomenal experience. THIS IS THE BEST BEACH HOUSE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Danylo Maczaj, Ellenville, ny, 03/17/06 (inquire/book)

"I went on vacation at the Sea Esta with friends and had one of the best vacations of my entire life! A lot of great memories that I will never forget. I especially will never forget the dolphins! I had a awesome time! I hope to go back again sometime but it will never be the same as the first! Thank you for having all of us!" - alison, limerick, pa, 12/12/05 (inquire/book)

"This is our 3rd year here at Sea Esta. My parents and all of us LOVE this place (it's our favorite of all houses we've stayed in). We're here with 11 members of our family including 5 grandkids ages 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 (and 2 babysitters). There is plenty to do here for all ages. We most enjoyed watching the hundreds of pix I took on the big screen t.v. in the basement (I hooked up my cords to show a slide show 3x this week and set it to music). It made for great family memories (got great shots of the house and sunsets too). We love how well equipped the house is, the close proximity to the beach, the incredible view from the back deck, and the spacious bedroom/bathroom space, as well as access to the pool. If we had to be picky, suggestions would include an easier walkway to the beach (easier to go around the steps but narrow space there...my dad has M.S. so it's easier to have a path for him to follow out of the sand). We also found dirt/sand in our supposedly made beds upon arrival (wondering if they were really washed and put back on?). Not sure how well it was cleaned before we came. Other suggestions would be an easier wine bottle opener, better/sharper knives in kitchen, bigger kitchen trash cans (instead of two side by side), fixing locks on gates so kids can't get out by pools, and mostly fixing upstairs stereo (we couldn't get it to play cd's all week, and we love to listen to music while we eat dinner). Otherwise, it's all great, and we hate even making suggestions bc/ this week and coming to this house is what we look forward to all year! THanks for making this house a real "home away from home" for us! Sincerely, Carolyn Norton (and Norton family) Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA" - Carolyn Norton, Atlanta, GA, 08/25/05 (inquire/book)

"wonderful home. top notch accommodations, owners that are on top of it all and sincerely want the best for the renters." - lisa medero, fogelsville pa, 04/25/05 (inquire/book)

"Sea Esta offers the perfect balance between being "homey and comfortable" and elegant. It offers the best of both worlds, so you simultaneously feel at home as well as that you are pampering yourself. You have to see it to believe it. An absolutely wonderful vacation home that leaves you wanting for nothing." - Mike Maholick, North Wales, Pa., 04/20/05 (inquire/book)

"Sea Esta offers the perfect balance between being "homey and comfortable" and elegant. It offers the best of both worlds, so you simultaneously feel at home as well as that you are pampering yourself. A wonderful vacation home. The pictures do not do it justice; you have to see it to beleive it." - Mike Maholick, Philadelphia, PA, 04/13/05 (inquire/book)

"Perhaps the nicest, most well-equipped place we've ever stayed at on the Outer Banks. Love the new mattresses! It's great to have owners who go so far out of their way to insure that their guest have a positive experience. Thank You!" - Lenore Milner, Pittsburgh, P., 03/03/05 (inquire/book)

"Taken from Christmas card sent to us by this repeat guest. " We Love staying at Sea Esta and being right on the beach... Your house is by far our favorite! We always have a great time. We noticed the improvements you made and thought you did a wonderful job."" - Laurie Bullock, Long Pond, PA, 01/14/05 (inquire/book)

""we loved the house and were exceptionaly pleased with the amount of dinner & cookware. Everyone had a wonderful stay" ----------- taken from Twiddy & Co. survey" - Sandra Lehrer, Ashburn, VA, 10/23/04 (inquire/book)

""Great Place." -- comment taken from Twiddy & Co. guest survey" - Sherry Murray, Pittsburg, PA, 09/25/04 (inquire/book)

""Had a fabulous time again!" -- comment taken from Twiddy & Co. guest survey" - Jennifer Drescher, Fredrick, MD, 09/11/04 (inquire/book)

""House is very well equipped." -- comment from Twiddy & Co. guest survey." - Susan Norton, Richmond, VA, 08/21/04 (inquire/book)

""House is very well equipped -- and very comfortable and served our needs very well. Perfect spot on the beach!"" - David Baumler, Crownsville, MD, 07/24/04 (inquire/book)

""The house was magnificent! It is beautifully decorated and maintained. The kitchen had all the appliances we needed." -- comment taken from Twiddy & Co. guest survey form." - Daniel Calligaro, , 04/03/04 (inquire/book)


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