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BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY WK. HOT TUB OPEN! POOL TABLE IN 2ND LVG RM. FLAT TV W/BLURAY!

Laura James Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Laura James Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY WK. HOT TUB OPEN! POOL TABLE IN 2ND LVG RM. FLAT TV W/BLURAY!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Carova House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

Playing Hooky is located on the 4x4 beach called Carova. Accessible by four wheel drive only, this home is the perfect place to steal away from the daily grind. Transport back to childhood when the thrill of getting away from your responsibilities could be as simple as ‘playing hooky’. Feel your shoulders drop as soon as you leave the hard road to travel 3 short miles next to the push and pull of the gorgeous, blue ocean. Turn in at mile post 16, for Swan Beach, an area of beautiful, upscale ‘cottages’. Playing Hooky boasts all the amenities you can think of, for the relaxation and enjoyment of all ages. The game room, with living area is located on the entry level, and has a pool table, kitchenette, flat screen tv with receiver, blu-ray player and Bose speaker surround sound, pub table and chairs, full bath and a large, comfortable seating area for entertaining. This room engages everyone as the place to play, but can also be used as a second living room. Outside is the huge pool with picnic table and zero gravity chaise lounge chairs as well as a cabana bath and outside shower. Moving up one flight to the second floor you will find the laundry, and three bedrooms. One is a king master, another is a king with shared bath and the last is a double duo-bunk room. Duo-bunks have a double lower bunk bed with a single upper bunk. All bedrooms are equipped with every comfort as well as wall mounted Directvs. Step outside for the cool ocean breeze or to get to the screened porch, which overlooks the pool and has a 6 person hot tub and card table. Sip a frosty beverage while watching the spectacular evening sky, or watch the children swimming in the pool below. The hot tub's location in the screened porch means no annoyance from flying pests while you soak. Begin unwinding as soon as you top the stairs of the upper level. The lovely leather furniture, half bath and comfortable spaces are outdone only by the stunning ocean views. The fourth bedroom, a queen master with huge bath is also located on this level. Just past the island with seating for three, is the well equipped kitchen, with everything you will need to create a delicious meal. Every requirement has been filled, with an abundance of implements, tools and kitchen equipment. Nice quality flatware and place settings will create a beautiful table for 12. Through the dining area is the bright and inviting sun-room equipped with card table and upholstered chaise for your lounging pleasure. Step through the sun-room to the west onto a wonderful sun deck with views of the Currituck Sound. Step through the sun-room to the east for spectacular ocean views and decking with picnic table, outdoor seating and access to another level of decking above, the crow’s nest deck located on the roof. Take your favorite cool beverages to the crow’s nest and let all your cares blow away as you enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the built in seating. Look to the south for a view of the Currituck Lighthouse beacon and the Fourth of July fireworks at Heritage Park. Come Play Hooky for a thoroughly relaxing retreat, and let this wonderful home free you from all of your cares.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laura James Property Manager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Laura James Property Manager

The owners of this property, Glenn and Angela James fell in love with the 4x4 beach after visiting David and Laura's home in North Swan Beach. The thrill of driving on the sand really suited their desire to shake it up a little! Their home in Swan Beach is a reflection of their desire to have a place to forget all of their cares and relax. They open it up to you in the hopes that you will find yourselves renewed by the simple act of visiting paradise.

Laura James Property Manager purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

This home allows a group of people to spread out a bit. Multiple living areas make it easy to separate the party into smaller more intimate groups. The game room can house the loud party, while the living room is hosting a small gathering, and at the same time an intimate group is playing a game in the sun-room. The grouping options are endless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Playing Hooky is a great property. My family has stayed at that house every summer since it was built in 2003. It is in a great location - you will see the wild horses every morning and evening. The pool is huge compared to the pools at the surrounding homes and the jacuzzi is in the screened in porch which makes it great to use at all times of the day. You will likely need to drive your SUV to the beach though - it is a bit of a walk dragging beach gear. If this is your first time to the 4WD section - there are no "roads" - just paths made in the sand. You should take your tire pressure down to the suggested rate and try and stay close to the waters edge when driviing (be careful bc you will be driving through people on the beach - there is a speed limit of 15 mph). Also be careful of puddles - they can be much deeper than they appear. Try and drive around when possible. This house has provided a ton of great memories for my family. Enjoy your vacation.
Feb 2011
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Book your holiday wk. Hot tub open! Pool table in 2nd lvg rm. Flat TV w/bluray!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
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Carova Outer Banks
5

Wonderful home with wild horses in our yard daily!

  • 5 of 5
We had an incredible time at the Playing Hookie beach house. Everyday we were greeted by wild horses. The house was beautiful !!!! Positioned perfectly for sunrises and sunsets. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Only one problem.... One week was not long enough!!! I
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Carova Outer Banks
Cleveland, TN
5

Awesome Adventure on the OBX!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our families had one of the best vacations ever "playing hooky" at the Outer Banks in Carova. The home met all of our needs and wants. The pics and descriptions are accurate. Our teenage girls were "so happy" during our stay. We did a little sight seeing in Carova and Duck, but anxious to get back to the house each time. We saw the wild mustangs around the house all but one day of our stay. The deer were around each morning and a fox trotted through a couple of evenings. The hot tub and pool table were put to good use after adventuresome drives and shell collecting. David and Laura have thought of everything you would need while away from home. They were only a phone call away if a question arose. Words of advice: make a shopping list so you don't forget anything, arrive while there is still daylight, and lower your tires' the air pressure. Also Wink's, the last convience store before the 4x4 area, has decent gas prices and the cheapest air to air back up the tires.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Carova Outer Banks
5

A Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5
We personally have been renting Playing Hooky for 10 years now. We just love it! The home is in good condition and the amenities are excellent. There is nothing to want with this home! Kitchen is fully stocked, great books and games, and the pool is wonderful. There is also a hot tub in the screened porch area. The crow's nest is our favorite. After a wonderful day at the beach and pool, we love going up to the Crow's nest to savor the breeze and take in that million dollar view.

You couldn't ask for nicer managing agents who are attentive to your needs. They are great! We actually just booked for our 11th year at Playing Hooky. No doubt, we would highly recommend this property for a vacation rental. You won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Book your holiday wk. Hot tub open! Pool table in 2nd lvg rm. Flat TV w/bluray!
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Carova Outer Banks
5

Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed all the comforts of this rental. Couldn't have asked for a better house in the 4WD area. They owners have really thought of everything we could need to have a stress free relaxing vacation. Most of all it was clean, well cared for, and our pets were welcome! :-) We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Carova Outer Banks
Gibsonville, North Carolina
5

Awesome House

  • 5 of 5
We just got back on Sept. 18th 2011 and we had an awesome time!! The pool and the hot tub are great amenities and it has a perfect location! I would recommend this house to anybody!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Book your holiday wk. Hot tub open! Pool table in 2nd lvg rm. Flat TV w/bluray!
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Carova Outer Banks
Omaha, Nebraska
4

I CAN SEE FOR MILES AND MILES

  • 4 of 5
This place is great for a family vacation. The very top deck on this house provided the best views EVER. The owners have definitely thought about what we would like to have available at our fingertips while on vacation, for example, the pool table, the swimming pool, the hot tub, the games and puzzles. LOVED IT. Can't wait to go back this summer.....thankfully I already have my reservation. See you on the beach!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple bars in Corolla
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Knotts Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Swan Beach
Car: necessary

Playing Hooky is situated on a high lot in Swan Beach. This unique property offers beautiful views of the Currituck Sound as well as wide ocean views. You can watch the beacon of the Currituck Light to the south and the 4th of July fireworks at Heritage park from Playing Hooky's ships watch (roof) deck. Panoramic views and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets can be enjoyed from the upper decks. Wide, white, sandy beaches, available in your 4 wheel drive vehicle, make it easy to find the wild horses, the bird sanctuary, and the National Wildlife Refuge. Carova is a true adventure.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,295 Per week

Carova House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Spring
Mar 29 2015 - May 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Memorial Day Week
May 24 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
Early June
May 31 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Summer
Jun 14 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,795
 
 
Late August
Aug 16 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,195
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
End of September
Sep 20 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Bath towels not included with this rental,
State sales tax is 6.75%
Currituck County occupancy tax is 6%
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Amenities

Amenities

Carova House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 4 full, 2 half bath. Pool area has a half bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 duo bunks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master- private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , master-private bath
  • Bedroom 3 and duo bunk rooms share a bath. Game room has full bath and Kitchenette.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Crows nest/ships watch has gorgeous view of Currituck Sound and the Currituck Light. Unique view. Game room has a PS2 with some G-rated games.

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