RUSTIC COTTAGE GETAWAY ON THE BAY- 1/2+ MILE TO THE BEACH! 4-WHEEL DRIVE (OBX)

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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RUSTIC COTTAGE GETAWAY ON THE BAY- 1/2+ MILE TO THE BEACH! 4-WHEEL DRIVE (OBX)

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4 bedroom, 3 bath, sleeps 8-11: 3 Queens, a set of bunks, a futon and a cot.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE REQUIRED. This off the beaten path retreat fronts the bay. The large grassy yard is great for playing and horsing around – watch out for the wild horses, they like the yard too! Head out onto the bay or take a gentle ride up the canal in one of the kayaks, canoes or the rowboat. Give fishing or crabbing a shot – or just relax and dangle your feet off the pier. Bask in the sun or cool in the shade while enjoying the view off the front or back deck. When it comes time to head to the beach, it’s a little over a half a mile as the crow flies, and a 15-20 minute walk (take the binoculars if you’re a nature enthusiast), or load-up all the trappings in your 4 wheel vehicle and park on the beach - convenient! ***Please note that this rents SUNDAY to SUNDAY. Avoid the traffic!***

We hope you'll enjoy this rustic get-away...: There are few areas left where you can enjoy an off road adventure and the peace and calm of still water while being within walking distance of the glorious Outer Banks beach. We've tried to make the experience as relaxing and hassle free as possible, including providing some of the essentials (toilet paper, paper towels, hand and dish soap, laundry detergent) and what we hope are toys to delight all ages. We'd love to hear from you with comments and suggestions.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathie (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Rustic Cottage Getaway On the Bay- 1/2+ Mile to the Beach! 4-Wheel Drive (OBX)
average rating of 4.0666666 based on 15 reviews
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Rustic Cottage Getaway On the Bay- 1/2+ Mile to the Beach! 4-Wheel Drive (OBX)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151201
301 602-8636
Carova Outer Banks
5

Carova - What an adventure!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time. The fact that the house is located on the sound and just 1/2 mile from the beach means you have two great and very distinct environments to play in. The four wheel beach was a true adventure and we really enjoyed kayaking and crabbing on the sound. The house is charming and the kitchen is surprisingly well-equipped. The water does smell of sulfur, but it's fine for bathing and filtered drinking water is provided.

This is a rustic and charming home and the amenities are wonderful. We really appreciated the owner providing boats, crab pods, fishing poles, kite, etc. The house and Carova provide a great combination of action, adventure and idyllic natural beauty and relaxation. The ability to access both the sound and the beach is wonderful. Sunsets over the sound are amazing! Carova is a remarkable place. We enjoyed both adventure and serenity all in one area. The owner provided great customer service.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rustic Cottage Getaway On the Bay- 1/2+ Mile to the Beach! 4-Wheel Drive (OBX)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151201
301 602-8636
Carova Outer Banks
Huntersville, NC
4

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our time in Carova. It was a first visit to OBX and we fell in love. Serendipity is a rustic cottage and the area is so peaceful. There was so much wild life to watch and take photos we were never bored, if we were we went to the beach! It is a 4x4 area and they mean it! They house is about 8 miles down the 4x4 area and you have to watch the tide schedule or you'll be stuck. Have fun!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Cottage Getaway On the Bay- 1/2+ Mile to the Beach! 4-Wheel Drive (OBX)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151201
301 602-8636
Carova Outer Banks
5

A Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My family and had a quiet and wonderful time. It was exactly what we had hoped for. The house was very clean and cozy. It had a nice rustic beach feel that I really loved. I was a little nervous bringing my Subaru outback out there. However, we had no problems. Im from Ohio and it was a lot like driving in heavy snow. It was quite fun! Like most of the other reviews you can see wild horses everywhere. There is plenty to do at the house. My 8 year old never got bored. Had an Amazing time!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Cottage Getaway On the Bay- 1/2+ Mile to the Beach! 4-Wheel Drive (OBX)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151201
301 602-8636
Carova Outer Banks
5

A Wonderful Weeklong Getaway (from it all)

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and I can’t appreciate enough the remote location away from all of the tourists – it was exactly what we needed for relaxation and recharging. Having read some of the reviews, we were mostly prepared for our trip. We own a Jeep with 4WD, knew to bring our own jugs of water and ice (the well water had a sulfur aroma) and realized after the first day that heading back into town was not the way we wanted to spend our time (about a half hour each way along the beach). So Monday we went back into Corolla, stocked up on groceries, and spent the rest of our time at the house watching sunsets on the deck, reading, fishing, cooking, and if you were my dog – sleeping. The horses arrived back in the neighborhood after the Memorial Day holiday bustle had abated, the osprey parents spent most of their time feeding their two hungry chicks, and my husband even managed to hook an alligator gar (if only for a minute). It was wonderfully quiet and warm on the bay side, while the ocean side (only a 5 min drive away) offered cool breezes, surf, and plenty of shells to collect. The house itself has multiple decks, giving plenty of spots to choose from based on desired wind and sunshine; two grills (gas and charcoal), central air - which was important for our dog; ceiling fans everywhere – which I love; and three showers – so you can pick the water pressure that works best for you. For us, it was a wonderful vacation spot – can’t wait till next time!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Cottage Getaway On the Bay- 1/2+ Mile to the Beach! 4-Wheel Drive (OBX)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151201
301 602-8636
Carova Outer Banks
Mooresville, NC.
1

Never Again

  • 1 of 5
Stayed there 4 nights. The horses were beautiful but also left a lot of presents in the yard, which caused smell and brought flies. The coffee maker's water reservior was dirty so we boiled water in a pot to make coffee. The AC stopped working the same day we arrived. Luckily the weather was not too hot. I would suggest to the owner to spend a little money and buy some new pots, pans, silverware and a new coffee machine from Walmart. A little re-investment in her business would not be a bad thing. Also, a few new sheets, pillows and comforters are needed. Didn't enjoy the way they smelled. There are a few safety concerns too. The stairs to the loft and to the first floor were narrow. If you have children, do not rent this house. They will definitely fall off the loft. The spiral staircase was dengerous for me let along kids and old people.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm surprised and disappointed in this review. You wrote earlier that you enjoyed your stay and thanked me for my hospitality. I really appreciated your assistance with trying to get the HVAC working and the other feedback you gave while at the house.

As explained in our email conversation, the HVAC unit is new as of last year. It was working for the previous guests and I understood that it was fine to have the repair made after your visit. No other guest has said the bedding smelled. I replace the kitchen items, bedding, toys, boating and recreational items, furniture and furnishings as needed at the beginning of the season at a cost of $500 to $1000 per year. Many of the items that would last for years at my home wear out and are replaced annually at the beach house.

The house is safe for children and elderly guests. You indicated that you had a dog and no children. Guest with young children can put the gate-guard up, and I'm unclear as to why you think an elderly person would need to access the master bedroom on the top floor. You moved the cot up the circular stairs; I hired two men to safely return it to the bottom floor at no charge to you. I will post a picture of the circular stairs on the web - hopefully this will be helpful for future guests.

Guests have the ability to greatly damage my reputation and I appeal to people to be fair in their evaluations. Many families have enjoyed this get-away, and when I hear from guests how much they've enjoyed their get-away it warms my heart - I truly enjoy providing an affordable place with toys for healthy activities. I invite and welcome my guests to share their concerns and suggestions directly with me so I can continue to make this a comfortable home with lots of options for fun.
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Rustic Cottage Getaway On the Bay- 1/2+ Mile to the Beach! 4-Wheel Drive (OBX)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151201
301 602-8636
Carova Outer Banks
Cumming, GA
4

A week away from the commercial

  • 4 of 5
Serendipity was as advertised and we were pleased with the accommodations and will most likely book it again. While it was not on the ocean, the back bay was just as inviting, maybe more so for the quiet that was found there. Horses in the yard were a pleasant addition and our grandkids all enjoyed watching them. The rule about maintaining at least 50 feet away is impossible to keep - they are not afraid of people. We enjoyed fresh boiled crabs caught off the dock and Black Drum caught in the surf. Surprisingly our Cell Phone coverage was excellent. While we made do with the available cooking pots and pans, the lack of a good, large fry pan made for single servings of pancakes the only way to do those, but it still worked out. Forget the Britta Water Filter - while it clears up the tap water, the salt content cannot be removed, so be prepared to bring more bottled water. Getting to the house was easy - make sure you lower your tire pressure down to about 20 lbs and bring lots of quarters for the air machine when you need to refill the air in the tires at the last Chevron Station before the beach - and a tire gage of your own, the one on the air machine is not accurate. We had a great week with the family without the distractions of shopping, Putt- Putt or other artificial entertainment, the surf, sand and wildlife were wonderful, reading stories out loud to the children brought back memories. The natives were all friendly and helpful and seeing all those pick-up trucks parked along the beach was a sight that you will only find at a football game - tailgating at its' best.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Car: necessary

This is in the Off Road area - a 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must! Access is via the beach, then over the dunes and dirt/sand roads. There are no paved or gravel roads...

Other Activities: boating (2 two person kayaks, 2 canoes, 1 row boat), crabbing

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Availability & Rates

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Carova House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$650
 
 
Are the fish jumping?
Sep 15 - Oct 12
3 night minimum stay
$150
$795
 
 
Enjoy the pace
Oct 13 - Nov 2
3 night minimum stay
$125
$650
 
 
Spring is in the air!
Mar 3 - Apr 20
3 night minimum stay
$125
$650
 
 
It’s that blooming time...
Apr 21 - May 18
3 night minimum stay
$150
$795
 
 
Summer's almost here:)
May 19 - Jun 8
7 night minimum stay
$945
 
 
Summer time!
Jun 9 - Jun 22
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
How’s the water?
Jun 23 - Aug 10
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Kick up your heals :)
Aug 11 - Aug 24
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
More kicks…
Aug 25 - Sep 14
7 night minimum stay
$945
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes There is a pet fee of $100 for a week stay, prorated for shorter visits. There are no other fees. The tax rate is 12.75%. Travel insurance is not included in the price.
Notes Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
50% to book and the remainder due at least 30 days before arrival. The complete terms and conditions are included in the contract.
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Amenities

Amenities

Carova House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Water Cooler
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom -Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - Lower Level - toilet , shower
  • All the houses in the area are on septic tanks and pump their own water. The water is filtered, but most people still prefer to drink bottled water. The house has a cold water dispenser and I provide a jug of water.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 queen , Up circular stairs-Master with bath
    Bedroom - 1 double , Main level
    Small Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Main level- bunk
    Bedroom + - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1st level
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st level
  • The master bedroom is up circular stairs in the loft and is accessed from the main floor. It has a full bath and balcony, as well as TV and VCR. The room with the bunk beds is very small; I've found children often like the coziness of it. There is a living area with TV and VCR on this floor, as well as the kitchen and a full bath. The main decks are off this level. The bedroom on the bottom floor has a cot in addition to the double bed. You'll find a crib in the closet and high chair in the closet on this level. The futon in the den pulls out for relaxing while watching TV or playing video games, and the extra frig on this 1st level comes in handy. The bath on this level is shower (no tub), and the laundry facilities are through this bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR ...
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
There is high-speed (dish) wireless internet. The wood burning stove makes this a cozy get-away in cooler weather. There's a picnic table/ chairs in the yard as well as on the decks. Beach chairs/life vests/ paddles are in the storage box by the boats. Our goal is to provided fun toys and books for all ages!
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