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Waterfront Cottage Nestled in a Secluded Wild Horse 4 ~WD~ Area

Michael Owen

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Michael Owen

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Waterfront Cottage Nestled in a Secluded Wild Horse 4 ~WD~ Area

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Carova House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

This spectacular home will meet every expectation of a relaxing vacation. Located between the ocean and the Knotts island sound, you will have the best of both worlds. Your entire family will have space to move around in this house. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. One king master is on the top floor with a private bath and deck. There are three bedrooms on the middle floor. One bedroom is a king master with it's own private bath and deck. There is a bedroom with two bunk beds and extra space, perfect for kids to hang out. This room has a sliding glass door which goes out to a shared deck and the kids can go down to the pool and hot tub from this room. The third room on the middle floor is a queen bedroom. This room enjoys a wonderful view of the canal and has a shared deck which goes down to the pool and hot tub. You can curl up with a good book or game in the seat hammock on this deck. The ground floor has a queen master bedroom which give the occupants a bit of peace from the rest of the group. The ground floor also has a bedroom with two bunk beds. This is a great place to have the kids enjoy their own space. The Great room on the top floor, has a flat screen TV with dish satellite, games, puzzles and cards for the family to use. The ground floor also has a flat screen TV with dish satellite, refrigerator, washer and dryer. There is a book shelve available for your reading enjoyment. If you are in the middle of a book, please take it. If you have finished with a book and don't want to take it home, leave it. Nothing better than a great beach book. On the top floor, the gourmet kitchen is ready to go. With granite counter tops, easy-clean smooth cook top stove, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker and all the cooking equipment, it is well equipped for the cook in the family. The house has a charcoal grill for the grill master as well. Enjoy the beautiful sunset setting over the sound from the rear deck or the great room. Relax on one of the four decks while watching the horses graze in the yard next to the canal. During the day, pack up the car or truck with all your beach toys and enjoy the unspoiled Carova Beach. The house has many beach chairs for you to bring to the beach. You are welcome to bring your dogs with you to the beach to play in the surf. If going to the beach is not what you had in mind, we provide you with two kayaks with life preservers to explore the sound. The sound is busy with boats coming across the sound to the island. Explore the expansive canal system with the kayaks. Take the binoculars and your camera: the bird watching is wonderful. We provide crab traps, so take advantage of catching your own dinner by throwing the crabs traps in the canal. You may also enjoy fishing in the canal at the house or surf fishing in the ocean. The False Cape Park is a perfect spot to hike with the family. There are many marked trails to enjoy. After a day at the beach, kayaking, fishing or hiking, unwind at the pool/hot tub area overlooking the canal/sound. An outdoor shower is available for your convenience. Linens are included in the rental price. Linens include: flat and fitted sheet, pillow case for each bed, bath towel, hand towel and washcloth.

This home is located approximately 10 miles off the paved roads. It will require 4WD/AWD vehicle. The gorgeous drive down the beach is well worth the commute. It is one of the last secluded beaches on the east coast.

Come relax in this beautiful secluded waterfront home nestled in the 4 wheel drive area of the outer banks.

Keywords: Beach Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michael Owen (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Cottage Nestled in a Secluded Wild Horse 4 ~WD~ Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

Awesome rental! House has all the amenities. Everything was in great condition. The house was impressive with lots of the room. The hot tub is large and worked great. A short (40 ft) walk you’re on the canal. From here I was able to fish and launch the kayaks. The owners Heidi and Michael were a pleasure renting from. They’re very responsive and professional. I would not hesitate staying here again and plan on returning in the spring.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Boston
5

HUGE, updated house with pool, hot tub, chef's kitchen, MANY beds/bathrooms, 2 living rooms, kayaks

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in May 2013. We had never been to the Outer Banks before and didn't really know what to expect. OBX is amazing and a must-visit for anyone that enjoys traveling. The house is 9 miles from an actual road, which means you must drive on the beach to get to it. Yes, drive right on the beach! It's insane. There are wild horses running everywhere, pelicans flying by and it makes you feel like you're in another country!

The house itself is beautiful. It's a large 3-story house with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms! It literally sleeps 12+ in beds! There are 2 living rooms and is perfect for either multiple families or a family that wants to send the kids downstairs and enjoy the rest of the house to themselves. There is a pool and a hot tub in the backyard and right on one of the sound inlets. There are kayaks and a row boat for use. We kayaked everyday and was so relaxing!

The area is beyond peaceful, quiet and if you enjoy nature - this is the place to be.

I hope to visit OBX again and if I do, I will not hesitate to stay here again. No question.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: get words to describe the wonderful outerbanks, especially the 4X4 area. It truly peaceful and relaxing--no place like it. Thanks.
Alexandria, VA
5

Perfect 4wd Beach Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I am getting ready to book another OBX vacation and realized I had not written a review for my best trip, ever! I've been going to the Outer Banks for over 20 years and I'm happy to say this house and its owners provided me with the best vacation possible. I had not stayed in this immediate area before, but plan to return each year. This house has all the creature comforts one could ask for. Take advantage of the Kayaks! Its a short paddle to the Sound and it really adds to the experience. Horses were in the yard every morning to add to the fun! I would write a longer and even more glowing review, but I recommend you experience this home for yourself.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree fully. It really is the best of both the sound and the ocean. We love taking it all in, especially the horses. Thanks!
Medina, OH
5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first adventure into the 4WD section of OBX and what an adventure it was! Our arrival onto the beach was later than we would have preferred due to horrible traffic jams on the horrific highways of Virginia and then another traffic jam coming across the bridge to OBX. So, as a result we hit the beach at HIgh tide. And my husband being the man he is insisted that the lowering the tire pressure thing was not needed because of his big truck we were driving. We bounced around a lot in the thick sand for 11 miles but after 45 minutes made it to our crossover at the dune we needed. Which is where the not lowering the tire pressure really came into play. We got stuck halfway. Luckily for us a pack of happy teenagers happened by just then and pushed us over the top. YAY! Suffice it to say after some research that night on Google he decided lowering the tire pressure was in fact a must! Now onto the house. First let me say the owners were fantastic! Very professional and helpful. Heidi took the time to answer all of my questions. The house was perfect for our family of 5. Spacious and comfortable. Could have slept 3 families. The pool and hot tub were great. Getting to the beach on foot is a bit of a hike, so we loaded up the truck and parked it like everyone else was doing. It was great! The house was clean and the kitchen was fully stocked with all the utensils and things you would have at home. Just don't forget to bring all your disposable products with you. If I had a complaint it would be nit picky about the master on the main living level which is where my husband and I slept. There were no room darkening shades or curtains so the sunrise at 5:30AM woke me up everyday. But like I said that was really our only complaint. It was a fantastic house, vacation and experience overall. Looking forward to next year. We would definitely reccomend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad you had a great time. people do question me about the lowering of the tire pressure, i always recommend. sounds like you guys made an adventure of the big dune and getting stuck. people are very friendly and willing to help at the beach. we love packing everything for the day just to hang out on the beach as your family did. even though the shades can be closed, the sun can filter in. the sunrise is beautiful at the beach. thanks for a nice review.
Butler, PA
5

This house had everything

  • 5 of 5

This was our first adventure up into the 4-wheel drive area, and we were not disappointed. It was so nice to drive up the beach from Corolla and to leave the blacktop behind. We had plenty of room in the house for the 3 families that stayed there. For the kids, the most popular spot was the pool, perfect size for them, for the adults, it was the main deck off of the kitchen. A group of 4 horses visited us just about every evening we were there to graze on the grasses near the house. The property's location near the sound was perfect. The kayaks and row-boats were used just about everyday, by the end of the week, our children (8yrs. and 5yrs.) were expert kayakers. Also, we baited the crab traps just about everyday and had a crab dinner at the end of the week. The beach is about a 5 min. drive. We packed up the truck with all we needed for the day and spent time on the beach. The kids loved the boogie boards. Be sure to sop into the Carova Beach Firehouse, the only place to get a Carova beach t-shirt, buy ice for the coolers and support the local firemen. One last thing to mention is SCUBA diving. We drove down to Nags Head and did a shore dive to a wreck about 100 yrds off shore and a boat dive. The shore dive as well marked, and the boat dive was great, we used The Outer Banks Dive Shop, highly recommended also. We would definitely return and rent from the owners in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: yes, we agree, we love the location and all the fun things to do at the house and beach. the mix of the sound and beach is great, the best of both worlds on a vacation.
Graham, NC
5

Amazing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was a wonderful getaway for a group of friends who stayed this week. We loved hanging out in the spacious kitchen/dining/living room, and the 3 floors had more than enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accomodate our group. The pool and hottub were enjoyable, and the access to the canal/sound is right outside the back door. We were entertained daily with the wild ponies in the yard - and even one walking through the patio! Extra touches like internet access and an indoor/outdoor sound system made the trip modern, even though the location is remote and no one is around to bother you! We found the property to be clean and in good condition, and when directions proved a bit tricky, the owner was readily available by phone to clarify. The drive to the property is not for the faint-hearted; you definitely need a vehicle with good 4-wheel drive, about 45 minutes of time to get there from Corolla, and you must come and go at low tide -- but the destination is well worth the trip. Get groceries before heading out, and be prepared to spend a glorious week relaxing in super quiet surroundings, paddling out on canoes and kayaks, and about a 10-minute drive to the beach for some peaceful fishing or sunning! Would definitely recommend this place, and would go again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for the wonderful comments. i'm glad you enjoyed your stay. now you know why we really enjoy carova beach!

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Rates & Availability

From $171 Per night

Carova House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Mar 21 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Late Spring
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Late fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $300
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes There is a $125.00 per pet fee added to the total price if you would be bringing a dog(s)
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If you will be paying with credit card, there is a 2.5% of total cost as a convenience fee taken off of the security deposit

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carova House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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