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.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
About Owner/manager David and Laura James
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.
Owner/manager David and Laura James 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.