GREAT OCEAN VIEWS~DIRECT BEACH ACCESS~WRAP AROUND DECKS~WIFI~SMART TV~OPEN LVGRM

Owner/manager David and Laura James

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 9

Saltbox is located on the 4x4 section of the outer banks, where a four wheel drive vehicle is required to access the property. Neighboring the historic Wash Woods Coast Guard Lifesaving Station, Saltbox has a traditional floor plan. The first floor has a well-stocked kitchen with large island, antique butcher block and unparalleled views. There is seating for 4 on the kitchen island and 8 around the dining table. The living area boasts classic beach furniture with Dish Network TV, DVD, VCR, speaker bar and Blu-ray player with subscriptions to Netflix and Pandora. There is a large assortment of games, and a huge movie and reading library. There are two bedrooms on this level; a queen master with shared bath, Dish Network TV, DVD player; and a bunk set with another twin, TV, DVD/VCR, PS2 Game console and numerous games. The screened porch off the kitchen has a picnic table and connects to the massive wrap around deck. The deck boasts a Nags Head hammock, built in Nags Head style benches and numerous other seating possibilities along with your choice of shade or sun throughout the day. The second level has two bedrooms; a queen master with shared bath, DVD player, tv and private deck; and a double with TV/DVD. There is high speed wireless internet and a printer. The ground level has mechanical room with laundry, 2 outside shower stalls, a bench seat / sitting area, fish cleaning station, gas grill and Hatteras ramp style drive under parking. Saltbox is situated on a 3rd row lot at milepost 20, behind the historic Wash Woods Coast Guard Station. It offers gorgeous ocean views, and daily visits by the wild horses. A National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary are also located within this 12 mile paradise.

When visiting the beach, park in the middle between ocean and dune line. Drive at 15 MPH when near pedestrians. Do not approach horses. Requires a 4 Wheel drive vehicle.

There is no commercialism on this 12 mile stretch of beach. You can access upscale restaurants, shops, and many activities on the hard road within 3 miles of the ‘beach road'.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Owner/manager David and Laura James

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David and Laura vacationed on the 4x4 beach in 2000. Before they left that week, they had purchased a lot that would become the site for their future home. Having built and restored many homes in the past, this new location provided a new opportunity to create the perfect home for themselves and their family. As it turned out, the perfect home was not one that needed to be built, just moved 10 miles from it's location in Whalehead Beach.

Owner/manager David and Laura James purchased this house in 2005

This location was one that suited our sense of nostalgia, since the old Coast Guard Lifesaving Station was in sight. When we moved the house from Whalehead, we had to make a tough decision. We had to decide whether to place the home to take advantage of the tremendous views or keep the main entry out of the path of nor'easters. The view won! While we enjoy the views from the deck, the main views are enjoyed from the kitchen island, where we can watch the breakers, birds, dolphins and an occasional whale.

This home is comfortable, without being worrisome. There aren't too many ways to wreck it, which allows for true relaxation.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Great Ocean Views~Direct Beach Access~Wrap around Decks~WIFI~Smart TV~Open LVGRM
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Carova Outer Banks
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect, from location to amenities. I saw lots of wild horses and weather was good. The house has any and everything you could possible need or want. Laura answered all my emails and questions right away and was very helpful. I plan to go back and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Carova Outer Banks
5

A Great Get Away!

  • 5 of 5
There was great beach access & beautiful views in this well stocked home. We truly enjoyed our relaxing vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Carova Outer Banks
Charlotte, NC
5

Comfortable home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and our stay at Saltbox was better than we could have imagined. First of all, the location couldn't possibly be any more amazing. The distance up the beach provided a secluded and quiet place for us to enjoy. Though there were definitely other people around and on the beach, space is plentiful and it's easy to have lots to yourself. Though this distance away from the paved roads into peace and quiet might be a downside for some, for us it was the ultimate bonus. Further, it was still relatively easy (and fun) to go into town as needed (e.g., for the essential trips for ice cream cones). Saltbox's location as the 2nd house from the beach couldn't be any more convenient. The view was amazing, and the beach was almost literally a stones throw away. You can pack your truck/SUV (extremely convenient) or just walk down. The house is very well equipped and exactly as it looks in the pictures. I have stayed at a lot of rentals, and it is very rare to find a sharp knife in the kitchen, let alone decent cookware, tupperware, and a variety of appliances. Furnishings are comfortable, but not fancy, so you really do feel like you're at home. This place is absolutely perfect for kids (ours are 20 months and 4 years). Not too much for them to get into with lots of fun games and toys. The house was very clean. The beds are somewhat on the firm side, so if you're a pillowtop mattress lover, you might consider bringing one of those egg crate things. Also, the internet can get quite slow in the evenings. Neither of these made even the slightest difference to us. We saw horses every day we were there, from the moment we arrived to the morning we left. To the delight of our kids, they were frequent visitors (along with rabbits) to the yard.
Laura was very helpful/kind/friendly in the whole process. She answered any questions we had throughout and prior to our stay and was immediately responsive to our one minor issue (needing a different set of sheets). Area restaurants are somewhat overpriced (tourist prices) and ultimately not all that amazing, so planning to pack meals to enjoy at the house is a good idea. You really won't want to leave anyway. I would highly recommend Saltbox as a place to stay. We are hoping to return next year and would have liked to stay longer this year.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Carova Outer Banks
5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at Saltbox. We loved it so much last year that we decided to stay for two weeks this year! The house is in a wonderful location. It seems like the beach is getting crowded anywhere lower than milepost 20, so this was a great location to be away from the congestion. The house is wonderful..... we loved the updates to the kitchen. Everything you could possibly need is already at the house. The house is well kept and clean and the owners are fantastic and went out of their way for us. Not only will I recommend this place to others, but I plan to continue to vacation there for years to come. Definitely worthwhile!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Carova Outer Banks
Omaha, Nebraska
4

WILD HORSES COULDN'T DRAG ME AWAY

WILD HORSES COULDN'T DRAG ME AWAY
  • 4 of 5
Loved this place, spent most of my time on the deck reading book after book.........beautiful, quiet and relaxing.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Currituck and /or Hatteras Island Ferries
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt 12 N
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Corolla,
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Corolla
Car: necessary

Saltbox is located on the beautiful and secluded 4 wheel drive beaches in the northern most section of the Outer Banks. Just four miles from the Virginia border, but accessed only by the road to the south, this location is as remote as it gets for a vacation destination. After leaving the hard road, travel 7 miles on the sand and turn in at mile post 20. Saltbox is the second home on the left. Wild horses will visit you as this area boasts a herd of 150 wild Spanish mustangs. Remote as it is, if you travel to Corolla, you will find many shopping and activity options.

The town of Corolla was established in the early 1700's. http://www.corollaguide.com/history/

There are local walking tours and other guided tours. There are many upscale restaurants, surfing and boarding activities, a wildlife museum, The Whalehead Club Museum, Heritage Festival Park, the Currituck Lighthouse and numerous shopping opportunities. Two major grocery stores, Harris Teeter and Food Lion carry most any provisions you may need. Roanoke Island is a 1 hour drive and is considered to be the area of the first European settlement in this country. Take a 25 minute drive to the village of Duck and discover many different clothing and variety shops as well as Para- sailing and numerous boating adventures. Or just stock up and spend your vacation at our lovely beach home paradise. It is especially enjoyable in the fall, when the water is still warm, the tourists are few, and the rental rates are lower. Be sure to bring your 4x4, as this adventure is not available without one....

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Carova House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 16 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
 
 
third week August
Aug 17 2014 - Aug 23 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
last week August
Aug 24 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Early fall
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 13 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Fall
Sep 14 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.75%
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Amenities

Amenities

Carova House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , master queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 1 twin- 1 bunk
  • Main Master bedroom has walk out deck with built in benches and panoramic ocean views! Twin bedroom has 1 twin and 1 bunk bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
New range and dishwasher and refrigerator in 2011. All decks have built in 'Nags Head' Style benches. 'Hatteras ramp' underneath for parking Screened in porch with picnic table for outside dining
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