CAROLINA INN MY MIND NEW 2011 CANAL FRONT HOME CLOSE TO THE BEACH

Brenda DiBenedetto

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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CAROLINA INN MY MIND NEW 2011 CANAL FRONT HOME CLOSE TO THE BEACH

Carova Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Carolina Inn My Mind is a unique beach cottage is located in the 4WD Wild Horse area called Carova (this is short for Carolina/VA) Once the paved roads end in Corolla, you will need to switch your vehicle into 4WD, enter this one of a kind wild life sanctuary and drive 9 miles up the beach to reach your destination. The wild horses are free to roam anywhere. That means that you will see them in the morning when you are having a cup of coffee on your back deck, on the beach in the afternoon catching an ocean breeze to stay cool or in the canals in the evening while you are having dinner in your screened in porch. The wild horses are not the only wild life that you will see during your visit to 'Carolina Inn My Mind' We love to watch the Osprey hunting, Heron stalking and fish jumping in the canal.

We will have a tandem kayak available for our guests to use. You will want to explore the beautiful canal system that is truly unique to Carova. Carolina Inn My Mind is also located next to the Wild Horse Park that has a public boat ramp, public dock, horse shoes, volleyball and picnic pavillions. Use our kayak or bring your own watercraft (Seadoo, Carolina Skiff ect..), launch it at the public ramp and keep it secured to your private dock.

The bottom floor of this house has a game room with a ping pong table, TV and fireplace. The queen bedroom has a tv, private slider to the bottom rear deck with 2 adirondacks and a lovely view of the canal. The front bunk room has 2 sets of bunks and shares the bath with the queen room.

The middle floor has a master king bedroom w/private bath, canal view, tv and a private slider out to the rear deck with hammock. The queen bedroom will have a tv, canal view and a private slider out to the rear deck with a hammock. the Front bedroom will have 2 sets of bunk beds and share the bath with the queen. there is a laundry area and 2nd full size refrigerator with an ice maker.

The top floor has an open floor plan dining area, sitting area, tv, fireplace, kitchen w/granite counters, island, stainlesss steel refrigerator, smoothtop cookstove, microwave and dishwasher. The slider off the dining area leads into the rear screened porch with wicker table and chairs. The slider off the sitting area leads to the rear top deck with adirondack bar chairs and table. The door off the front kitchen area leads to the top floor porch deck facing the ocean with a porch swing and wicker seating.

We will have local tv stations available, hi speed wireless internet and a central stereo system with ipod hookup and speakers located in the pool area, front and rear decks, great room and game room.

The private pool area will have a bronze shark fountain, adirondack chairs and hot tub

Enjoy Crabbing and fishing off your private dock at the rear of the house.

Please look at our other houses that are available in the same 4WD Wild horse Area house #74815 and #3495265ha

Keywords: New 2011 Canal Home. Only 1000' to the beach. Bring your water toys and enjoy both the beautiful pristine beaches of the 4WD area and the canals and sound.

This home is located approximately 9 miles past the end of the paved roads and 4x4 vehicle (4 wheel drive) is necessary

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Brenda DiBenedetto (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Brenda DiBenedetto

We are from Coatesville, PA and have been traveling to the Outer Banks for 15 years. Our friend first built a house in Corolla 1995. We stayed there and would take day trips to the Carova Beach area. That is when we decided that we wanted to be there permanently. We were lucky enough to be able to build our first house in 2003 and then to be able to build our 2nd home on the canal in 2011.

Brenda DiBenedetto purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Brenda DiBenedetto chose Carova

If you want more to do at the beach then just go to the beach a canal front home is for you. You can fish/crab/kayak from your back yard. This home has a large ground floor decking to enjoy the canal

Guestbook comments from the owner

Weather a couple of windy days, but we got lucky with a warm up in the weather. Being technically fall now, we were worried we wouldn't have any bathing suit weather, but we did & our skin is paying for it :). We brought a little jon boat and 2 kayaks, 1 of which was brand new and of course that was the one a horse decided to walk on, but the one scuff it left will always remind us of the amazing week we had :) We did a little bit of everything and enjoyed every second of it! I cannot say enough good things about the house! We were beyond impressed with this place. The house has such character and with all the creative touches we felt at home! If I had to make any recommendations for future guests it would be to keep in mind that the horses will walk (& poop) anywhere so be mindful with leaving items outside (especially at the dock at right) 1 horse even stepped on the crab pot when it was in the water and 1 stepped on the kayak paddle and broke the end, do yeah just keep that in mind. We are about 1 hour now from making our departure, unfortunately but we will be back, We are even thinking about buying a house here we LOVE it so much but til then we will most definitely stay here again :)
Sep 2013
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Carolina Inn My Mind New 2011 Canal Front Home close to the Beach
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Carolina Inn My Mind New 2011 Canal Front Home close to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354723vb
(610) 383-7313
Carova Outer Banks
Gettysburg, PA
5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time here; horses were visiting us every day, which was just amazing to watch and we all enjoyed photographing them. Beach access was perfect and we all enjoyed the pool. The kids loved it (all five of them) and want to come back. If you are bringing a baby, confirm with the owner that the crib is on the premises. We didn't do this; assumed it was there, and the first night without a baby bed was tough. However, we did pick up the crib the next day at their other property. Other than that, it was a glorious time! The house is awesome....has everything you need. Would definitely come back here!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Carolina Inn My Mind New 2011 Canal Front Home close to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354723vb
(610) 383-7313
Carova Outer Banks
Maryland.
5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time! Loved everything about the place. So much stuff to do and hope to visit again.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
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Carolina Inn My Mind New 2011 Canal Front Home close to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354723vb
(610) 383-7313
Carova Outer Banks
Pa
5

Loved this home and location

  • 5 of 5
This home is well equipped with everything you may need for your getaway. It is clean and the decor is adorable. The owners are easy to get in contact with and quick to fix any problems that may arise. The pool and hot tub were kept very clean and the kids had a blast fishing on the canal. It is very quiet and peaceful. Just a short walk or drive to the beach. We had a blast.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Carolina Inn My Mind New 2011 Canal Front Home close to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354723vb
(610) 383-7313
Carova Outer Banks
Winston Salem NC
5

Carova Beach

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at the Carolina Inn My Mind the last week of June. We loved it. True relaxation! The pool and jacuzzi were very clean and well maintained. The house was lovely. Our boys loved the crab pots that were out back at the dock. They wound up catching around 12 Blue Crab and 12 Brim, 1 Catfish and a turtle. The kayak was a nice addition. Easy to get in and out of.
The only downside is , it is around 20-30 minutes to get to the hardtop road. We knew this going in and we packed and brought everything we needed. We didn't leave until Wednesday (day 5) to venture out. When we did we stayed out all day. You definetly will not run up the street to grab a soda. The last night we ordered from the 4x4 Beach Road pizza place. They delivered to mile marker 20. Food was good and beat having to fight high tide . Strong suggestion to drive during low tide. High tide you have to stand in the loose sand and it can wear you out. Another suggestion is to use Mile Marker 18 or 19 to get to the house. We saw a bunch of folks get stuck using the mile markers suggested by the home owners. We did fine since we had manual 4x4. If you have an AWD vehicle, or have traction control on your vehicle you will get stuck. Be sure to turn off your traction control and take air out of your tires. We saw TONS of horses everyday. They are amazing in the way they interact. Truly enjoyed the views. We couldn't see the ocean from the house but it was nice to be able to sit on the back deck and watch the kids fish, crab, swim etc ... We didn't even miss the view of the ocean. The hammocks and rocking chairs on the porches were very relaxing. There is a very strong odor in the water. It's all over Carova Beach and not just this house. Highly recommend drinking water. Our boys voted this the #1 vacation ever. We loved the peace and quiet this house brings. Kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc... The homeowner was fabulous to work with. Any questions I had was expediciously answered. If you have questions all you have to do is pick up the phone and ask! We look forward to coming back to Carova Beach and Carolina Inn My Mind year after year. This is truly where memories are made!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Carolina Inn My Mind New 2011 Canal Front Home close to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354723vb
(610) 383-7313
Carova Outer Banks
Pennsylvania
5

A great time!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. The house is awesome and brand new. The surrounding area is beautiful. I would definitely say here again. Would be really awesome if I owned a bout since you could dock it at the house.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Carolina Inn My Mind New 2011 Canal Front Home close to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354723vb
(610) 383-7313
Carova Outer Banks
Columbus, NC
5

Best of Both Worlds!

  • 5 of 5
This house is the best! If you are a casual couple or family into chilling out in amazing Carova, you will not be disappointed with your stay at Carolina Inn My Mind! New and tastefully, but more importantly, comfortably decorated, this home has every convenience you could possibly think of. Carolina Inn My Mind is a place where you can loaf around and never get bored. We took the kayak out through the canals and explored our way out to the sound, fished and caught a catfish and a blue crab, and enjoyed tossing the horseshoes near the dock. The hot tub was a huge bonus as we had a few chilly nights. We strolled to the beach every day the weather allowed, just a quick and enjoyable walk to the most quiet and remote shoreline to just breathe and collect your thoughts. The shelling was INCREDIBLE as Irene has just barreled up the coast a few weeks earlier. I never collected so many shells in all my life, even found a whole sand dollar and conch! Beach chairs and some surf casting supplies at the house were a thoughtful amenity. We saw the horses every day, several times a day ... such a beautiful sight ... and it was fun to hang out on the porches and decks to get the best views of them. Cooking was fun, even doing laundry was fun, with all the easy features of this friendly house. And for the few times we wanted a reality check, the WIFI made it easy to check in with home and office.and the large screen TV in the great room provided all the local news and network shows. We love Carova Beach. It's the kind of place that keeps calling us back. We're from the NC mountains and we always have Carolina Inn our Mind. The owner is friendly and helpful. Couldn't have been a more perfect vacation! Thanks Brenda and Jim for this very special place!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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This cottage is set in the 4wd or AWD area of the Outer Banks, known as Carova Beach - their are no commercial areas for 15 miles. It is a sparsely populated area with Wild Horses, sand roads & beach driving. Even though this cottage is a very short walk to the beach, you can load up your truck/suv and drive all of the heavy coolers, chairs, umbrellas and drive over the dunes and tailgate on the beach.

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Availability & Rates

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Carova Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September 13- Oct. 4, 2014
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Spring 2015 5/2-23
May 2 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
Memorial Day Week 2015 5/23-30
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Late Spring 2015 5/30-6/6
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
Early Summer 2015 6/6-20
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
 
 
Pre Season 2015 6/20-27
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 
 
In Season 2015 6/27-8/22
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Late Summer 2015 8/22-29
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,395
 
 
Aug 29-Sept 5 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
Labor Day Week 2015 9/5-12
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
September 2015 9/12-10/3
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Pet Fee - $100/per pet please call or email if more than one pet is requested
Saturday-Saturday check in/out Minimum 7 night stay in season. Call or email for off season availability and rates.
50% of total due at time of booking and the remaining 50% of the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival
$500.00 security deposit is refundable.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Carova Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4 sets 8 twins total)
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
This property is located on a canal within a short walking distance to the beach - enjoy both water activities, crabbing, kayaking, fishing. The canal leads out to the Albermarle Sound. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the back decks and screened in porch and enjoy beautiful sunrises over the ocean from the front porch and middle deck. We will have a tandem sit on top kayak available for guests to use. Next door is the Wild Life Horse Park where there is a public boat ramp and dock. There is a Volleyball court and horse shoe pits.
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