KEES Outer Banks has over 50 Corolla vacation rentals available,
including vacation homes, condos, and villas in the best oceanfront and oceanside locations. Whether you’re
looking for a 20+ bedroom oceanside Outer Banks vacation home to host a large group or a quaint 2-bedroom beach
condo for a quick weekend getaway, KEES Vacations has got you covered!
Looking for a specific amenity at your Corolla vacation rental? No problem! We offer a variety of Corolla Outer Banks rentals, including 45+ oceanside properties, 5 pet-friendly rentals, 50+ properties with pools, 30+ properties with hot tubs, and more! Our easy-to-use Outer Banks property selection tools help you find the right properties with the amenities you need. Be sure to select your arrival and departure dates to ensure you’re getting the most up-to-date results. Read More.
While Corolla, NC is one of the most popular Outer Banks destinations today, this quaint vacation town just north of our Duck vacation rentals, has all of the characteristics of a classic Outer Banks vacation. Loved by travelers for its seclusion, small town community, and variety of unique shopping and dining options, Corolla is a town where there’s plenty to do for the visitor while living like an Outer Banks local! Corolla is ideal for families who want to lounge on the wide spacious OBX beaches or visit one of the many historic destinations.
Unlike what you may find in the nearby Outer Banks towns,
Corolla has all the best attractions of an oceanside vacation while offering more of a rustic sense of
The Currituck National Wildlife Refuge and Banks Reserve offer views of the wildlife and hiking opportunities. Corolla is an area with laid-back Outer Banks style that embraces the beach life. With minimal development but lots of amenities, Corolla is perfect for those who want to get away from it all but still want to enjoy all the best dining, shopping, water sports, and amenities the Outer Banks has to offer.
Search our extensive rentals and book your Corolla Outer Banks vacation today!
Corolla is the most northern town on the Outer Banks. While it is mostly known for its wild horses and 4x4
area, Corolla has grown to be a vibrant area of shopping, restaurants, and yes, even nightlife. To the south,
you will find the town of Duck and
Southern Shores, which
then leads you south to the heart of the Outer Banks – Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head - or to the north over the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge and
through Point Harbor in
Introduction to Corolla, NC
Corolla is in Currituck County. The bulk of the Outer Banks is in Dare County, though Ocracoke Island is part of Hyde County. Corolla is considered to be part of the "northern Outer Banks" and is north of the Town of Duck. If you could drive straight down the beach from Virginia, you'd be in Corolla in no time; however, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge prevents that from happening. Therefore, you must go through Currituck County from Virginia and then back north up to Corolla. There is only one way in and out of Corolla (Ocean Trail aka Highway 12).
The place names of this area reflect the early Native American heritage. Currituck is a derivation of a Native American word meaning "land of the wild goose." Chowanog, Poteskeet, Pamunkey, and other tribes that lived on the mainland used the barrier island as fishing and hunting grounds and named it for its abundance of geese. Europeans, who began settling in the area in the 1600s, applied the word to the barrier island, the county, the sound, and two inlets. The name was changed to "corolla", named after the inside of a flower, after being chosen from submissions to rename the postal service.
Development came quickly to Corolla. In 1984 there were 422 homes, but by 1995 there were 1,966 homes. By the year 2000, there were 2,750 homes in that same area. Almost all these homes are second homes and vacation rentals, sitting empty for most of the year. KEES vacations currently have over 70 vacation rentals in Corolla.
Weather in Corolla
Corolla, North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers, cool winters, and year-round precipitation. During the summer months in Corolla, a cooling afternoon sea breeze is present on most days, but episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values over 100 degrees. In terms of the ocean, water temperatures peak in the range of 77 to 82 degrees in midsummer and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range of 48 to 59 degrees.
KEES has over 70 vacation rentals in Corolla. All of these properties have something special for the whole family. These homes range from 2 bedrooms to twenty-four. All KEES vacation rentals include the KEES standard amenities. In addition, with KEES FlexStay, you can choose how long (or short) your vacation is. KEES Corolla vacation rentals are upscale.
The most popular time to book a Corolla vacation is the summer. Summer on the Outer Banks has the warmest months of the year and contains the most sunshine. With this comes the days that are mostly filled with other visitors. The spring and fall on the Outer Banks, while cooler, does give some really great beach days. In addition, during these seasons, the roads, stores, and restaurants are the least crowded. During the winter months, the weather is cooler and there are fewer people in town. Also, many businesses close during the winter to give their teams time for some rest. However, the winter provides peace and tranquility and there are still sunshine-filled days. The Outer Banks does not get much snow, but now and then some flurries will show up. Keep an eye on the weather if you are visiting Corolla in the winter!
There are two ways to get to the Outer Banks - driving and flying. The closest international airport is in Norfolk, VA (ORF). After landing in Norfolk, you will then head south on NC-168 and US-158 where you will drive over the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge. When you get to the road signs pointing you to NC12 North, you will turn left. Continue Hwy 12 N (also known as Ocean Trail).
KEES has over 70 vacation rentals in Corolla. These homes range from seven bedrooms to 24. We have corolla vacation homes that have a private pool and a hot tub to enjoy. In addition, you can find some of our vacation rentals right on the beautiful Currituck Club golf course. All of our vacation rentals are in close proximity to stores, restaurants, historical landmarks, and of course the ocean and sound.
There are no bad areas to stay in Corolla. However, KEES has rentals in the following communities: Beach Club at Whalehead; Beacon Quarters; Beacon Villas at Corolla Light; Corolla Bay; Corolla Light; Corolla Shores; Ocean Hill; Ocean Lake; Pine Island; Soundfront at Corolla Bay; The Currituck Club; and Whalehead. Click the links to find properties in those areas. Several of them have stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
At KEES, our goal is to provide the very best of Outer Banks vacation rentals; flexibility in your stay dates, amenity packages that make your stay more enjoyable, and service that will bring you back. Click here for the list of signature amenities found in all of our vacation rentals. We also are proud of our FlexStay™ program. This allows visitors to begin their vacation any day of the week with no 7-night minimum restrictions! This allows KEES guests to choose a traditional full-week or partial-week Outer Banks vacation. Many of the properties have a private pool, hot tub, and/or allow pets. Search our large selection of rental properties to find the one that fits your needs.
Other than the fact it is a beautiful town, the Corolla area offers many local shops, restaurants, family-friendly beaches, and attractions to explore such as the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Whalehead Club. The Whalehead Club is a mansion sitting in the historic Corolla Park. Also inside the Park is the Currituck Maritime Museum where you can learn all about fishing vessels, decoy building, and other water-focused activities. Another interesting activity within Corolla Park is the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. The whole family will enjoy exploring the history of North Carolina's wildlife. Corolla Park is surrounded by the Currituck Sound to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Corolla vacation rental homes are arranged in thoughtfully planned Oceanside and Soundside communities - many offering community amenities and convenient beach access. There are bike paths throughout Corolla. Take a trip to the Wild Horse Fund Museum or challenge yourself at the Corolla Adventure Park. Your family will enjoy Corolla's expansive coastline with many private and community beach accesses.
A fun activity to do in Corolla, if you have a 4x4 vehicle, is to drive on the 4x4 beach and try to see some of the wild Spanish mustangs. If you do not have a 4x4, there are organized wild horse tours available for your entertainment. Please do not try and pet or feed the wild mustangs though! That is not safe for the mustangs.
For the golfers in the group, Corolla is host to one of the amazing golf courses on the Outer Banks, The Currituck Club