CHARMING PRIVATE OCEANFRONT HOME JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH IN 4X4 OFF ROAD AREA

Rufus Baldwin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING PRIVATE OCEANFRONT HOME JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH IN 4X4 OFF ROAD AREA

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3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6

Privacy and location are at your fingertips. Looking for a private home with fantastic views that is right at the ocean but sheltered from the rest of the humanity....look no further. Outdoor living is the heart of 'Moonshadow' with a very spacious screened porch that contains a complete kitchen including refrigerator, dishwasher, sink and large gas grill. A hammock for those lazy summer afternoons or maybe even a summer thunder shower. There is also a seating area with comfortable chairs and footrests. You can read, swing in the hammock, watch the wild mustangs walk by, or have your dinner all in 'Rufito's Cantina'. The best part of this area is that it can be closed off by electrical shutters that protect it during storms or windy conditions. Multilevel decks surround the house giving a very different ambiance in every area. Watch the dolphins, the many bird migrations, and even hummingbirds right from your own deck. Four wheel drive is necessary to insure a pleasant stay.

Wild Spanish Mustangs and our Loggerhead Turtles: There is nothing more exciting that to get up early and watch the sunrise from the Master Bedroom Suite and see the wild horses walking down the beach. And if you are really lucky, you may see a newborn colt walking next to its mother. There is not a better place to view our wild horses than from our own deck. People pay large amounts of money to have guides take them to see the horses. You have a front row seat where you can not only watch the horses, but you can watch the tourists that watch the horses. Both are equally interesting and sometimes quite comical.

We have been very fortunate to witness first hand the nesting of Loggerhead turtles on our beach. This is not a situation that occurs often. If you are fortunate enough to be apart of the nest sitting and actually experience the hatching, it will be an experience of a lifetime and one that you will never forget.

Rufito's Cantina: This outdoor kitchen is great for any activity from eating to napping in the hammock and since it is all screened in there is never a problem with bugs trying to share your meal. The large gas grill allows you to cook inside even if the weather is poor. Ceiling fans keep you cool and the electric shutters can be closed to protect you from the wind and rain. There is a lounge areas with two comfy chairs and footstools where you can lie back and watch the world go by or immerse yourself in a new book.

Beachcombing, Dolphin and Bird Watching: There is nothing more peaceful than to walk the beach and watch the dolphin surfing the waves or jumping out of the water as they play and feed all along the ocean. You will see all types of migrating birds that stop by for a visit. We even have hummingbirds that feed on the flowers on the deck and at our feeders. As you walk the beach, you never know what will lay at your feet. There always seems to be some gift from the sea that presents itself on each walk. Sand dollars, sea stars, and a variety of shells and other unknown items come and go with the tide. Sometimes the ocean is calm as a lake and other times it can be quite rough with huge waves and high tides. There is always something to catch your attention or allow you the excuse to do nothing. A full moon rising over the ocean is truly a romantic, soul searching experience that will give you long lasting memories of your visit to 'Moonshadow'. Here are two links that will give you additional information and more pictures.

http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-0494-ab2e-6a7f?lb

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/10/top-100-holiday-beach-houses-us-canada

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rufus Baldwin

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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5
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Charming Private Oceanfront Home Just Steps to the Beach in 4X4 Off Road Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Charming Private Oceanfront Home Just Steps to the Beach in 4X4 Off Road Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346278
+1 757 646-3441
Carova Outer Banks
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
IF YOU ENJOY BEING TOGETHER AND WANT TO MAKE WONDERFUL MEMORIES THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. WE COULD NOT HAVE HAD A MORE WONDERFUL TIME AND RUFUS WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MAKE US COMFORTABLE. THE HOUSE WAS EVERYTHING WE EXPECTED AND MORE AND THE VIEWS WERE INCREDIABLE. DEFINITELY WANT TO COME BACK. THANK YOU RUFUS AND LINDA
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that your stay was memorable. You chose a very difficult time of year to visit as the weather is unpredictable. Glad you had several days of beautiful weather. We enjoy going there in the winter as it is equally nice. Watching the huge waves roll in and the pelicans flying close to the dunes is equally exciting. Thanks for the card and the review......Rufus
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Charming Private Oceanfront Home Just Steps to the Beach in 4X4 Off Road Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346278
+1 757 646-3441
Carova Outer Banks
5

WHAT A TREASURE !!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Superb rental - very comfortable, very clean. Wonderful, private location. Great wildlife sightings. Every item you could need or want for a beach vacation was at our fingertips.Owners seem to have thought of everything and were very accommodating and prompt in answering any questions we had. We felt very welcome and that they sincerely cared about the quality of our stay. Hated to leave -- would love to go back. Don't miss Lighthouse Bagels in Corolla....phenomenal.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Private Oceanfront Home Just Steps to the Beach in 4X4 Off Road Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346278
+1 757 646-3441
Carova Outer Banks
5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!

  • 5 of 5
If you are considering renting a house on Carova Beach, this is the one to pick. The owner, Mr. Baldwin, was extremely helpful, personable, and answered all our questions in a timely fashion before and during our stay. We can also vouch that the hurricane shutters work well. The view and access to the beach is simply unbeatable. The catina with the gas grill, chairs, and view of the beach was one of our favorite spots. Everything was provided, cookware, towels, etc. The home is private and is protected from the wind by a large sand dune, however, you have a really good view of the ocean from all decks (there are three porches) and the catina. The home is ocean front, nothing between you and the ocean except the dune.

The short private sand road to the house and beach pathway was a bonus, especially after seeing how far others had to drive to their rental or walk to access the beach. If it rains, the home is still really easily accessible, unlike others which are actually behind the main dune line. This one is kinda in front of the main line so the sand leading to it is not as deep or rutted. The home was also very clean (something that can make or break a rental for us), no bugs, everything worked properly, quite homey. It was very well taken care of.

We really enjoyed seeing the horses, very neat! Some of the attractions, such as Kitty Hawk and Cape Hatteras are a ways away from the house but if you plan for it, it's not a problem. Corolla Village was really cool. Also, try the Corolla Village BBQ (in Corolla), it's very very good. If you go on a horse tour use BackCountry Safari, they have a great tour.

In short, if you own or can rent a 4x4 vehicle (a must as we saw several stuck people) and are trying to find a place that everyone will like, this home and place is for you. The only bad thing was leaving at the end! We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Private Oceanfront Home Just Steps to the Beach in 4X4 Off Road Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346278
+1 757 646-3441
Carova Outer Banks
NMB, SC
5

TEACHERS

  • 5 of 5
Myf friends and I have taught for many years and love what we do! The week that we got out of school we visited Moonshadow! We have traveled all over the world together and this was our best vacation ever. Looking forward to being there again! The relaxation we had was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your hiome. It is truly incredible! Thanks Rufus and Linda! Would love to bring the dogs next time.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Private Oceanfront Home Just Steps to the Beach in 4X4 Off Road Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p346278
+1 757 646-3441
Carova Outer Banks
5

A WONDERFUL, RELAXING VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful time we had at this beautiful home! Rufus and his wife have truly thought of it ALL! This home is so relaxing and has everything you could want or need! I truly didn't wear shoes all week! It is a short walk to the beach and not too far from town! The house is secluded behind dunes but has a wonderful view of ocean! We saw many horses and dolphins daily! If you. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, you will not find anything more perfect! Rufus is very thoughtful and accommodating! We can not wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good times make lasting impressions. We thank you for sharing your thoughts as we have a lifetime of memories at "Moonshadow". I must admit that it is a lot of work when Mother Nature is not very nice, but it is all worth it when you can lie in the hammock and rock the afternoon away. We even love it in the Winter as the whole environment changes and your experiences are totally different. "Moonshadow" is waiting for you!
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Charming Private Oceanfront Home Just Steps to the Beach in 4X4 Off Road Area
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Carova Outer Banks
Mt.Juliet, TN
5

A MUST VACATION FOR ALL!

  • 5 of 5
If you long for a real vacation..... One where you can truly kick back and relax....this is the place for you! This home is very private and has every accommodation you can imagine. (beach chairs and towels and beach umbrella etc)The outdoor cantina invites you to sit and chat for hours after dinner. The home is spacious and the owners are amazing! The correspondence from Rufus before your trip helps you to feel comfortable about the four wheeling on the beach to get to the lovely beach home! Local seafood and fresh markets have all you need for great dining at home if you choose that over going out for dinner!

This is a vacation experience we will long remember!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope you will be able to come back soon to our little hideaway by the sea.
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Norfolk, Virginia (ORF)
Car: necessary

Just 4 miles north on the beach road at MM17 you will find 'Moonshadow' in Swan Beach's 4X4 Off Road area.

You can view this from Google Earth by this link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1699+Sandfiddler+Road,+Corolla,+NC&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=21.041261,33.75&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1699+Sandfiddler+Rd,+Corolla,+Currituck,+North+Carolina+27927&ll=36.453089,-75.845457&spn=0.002598,0.00412&t=h&z=17

Other Activities: Relaxing, shelling, dolphin watching, bird watching,

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Availability & Rates

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Carova House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 22 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 5 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,465
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + Tax
A 50% Deposit is required at time of booking with balance due 90 days prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes 12.75% local taxes and Security Deposit Insurance are additional. Homeaway's Security Deposit Insurance Plan can be used in lieu of the deposit. This is available at a cost of $49.00 for the rental period. Payment Options: Personal check or Pay Pal. Rates are subject to change without notice. This is a non-smoking unit and pets are not allowed. We do not rent to individuals under the age of 25
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Amenities

Carova House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telescope
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have two kitchens that compliment each other. The small refrigerator in the 'Cantina' is perfect for beer, soft drinks and a staging area for the gas grill. A separate dishwasher is great for putting in all the prep dishes from the evening meal, eliminating a need to carry them back into the house. No need to bring bottled water as we have our own reverse osmosis water treatment system that can be accessed in the main kitchen, the icemaker, and a special faucet in the 'Cantina'. There is no pool and no hot tub.......just the view and the ocean right at your feet.
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