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Simply Heaven In Obx 4x4! Wild Horses! Semi-oceanfront!

Lane McIntosh

Member since: 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Lane McIntosh

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Simply Heaven In Obx 4x4! Wild Horses! Semi-oceanfront!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Corolla Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A Simple Slice Of Paradise All Wrapped Up In A True Carolina Beach Cottage

'Simply Heaven' is a traditional Carolina saltbox beach cottage located just 2.8 miles up the beach from where the paved NC12 ends north of Corolla at the surf of the Atlantic ocean. A 4x4 vehicle is a must! Driving conditions on the beach vary hourly depending on traffic, weather and tides.

This quaint cottage has 3 bedrooms with ocean views, 2.5 baths, as well as an outdoor shower. A clothes washer and dryer is provided for your convenience. Satellite television is provided to keep you in touch with the outside world should you feel the need.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lane McIntosh (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015

About Lane McIntosh

Thanks for looking! My name is Lane McIntosh and I reside near Shepherdstown, West Virginia when I am not enjoying 'Simply Heaven' in Corolla, North Carolina. I am a 1995 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and am a professional in the real estate industry.

Lane McIntosh purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Lane McIntosh chose Corolla

In 2006 I was on a quest to find a 'fortress of solitude' to occasionally alleviate life's trials and tribulations. I wanted a place that offered peace, solitude, limited commercialization and spectacular beauty -- but not too far from essential necessities and amenities. After visiting countless properties in the Mid-Atlantic and the South, I stumbled upon 'Simply Heaven' by chance. My first time driving up the beach to the house almost left me speechless with all of the natural beauty. As I arrived at the house, the yard was filled with wild horses. I half-jokingly asked the seller if he had everything put on display to secure the sale. Within seconds of looking out the windows, I knew that this was the place for me!

What makes this cottage unique

What 'Simply Heaven' lacks in size it makes up with views and scenery that many houses ten times its size do not have. If you're looking for a relaxing family atmosphere with ocean and beach views from every bedroom, Corolla's famous wild horses, deer, fox, dolphins or an occasional sea turtle, you will find it here. If you're looking for fast food, convenience stores, wild nightlife, you will not. But! 'Simply Heaven' is located just 2.8 miles up the beach so you are far enough away but just close enough.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Simply Heaven In Obx 4x4! Wild Horses! Semi-oceanfront!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Chicago, IL
4

A Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 4 of 5

We just spent week at Simply Heaven in the Corolla 4x4 area of the OBX. My husband is an avid off-roader, so the fun of driving on the beach, around the dunes, etc was a big plus for our family. The location of the house is great, with wonderful views of the ocean. We all enjoyed the horses and how close they come to the property. We've never experienced anything quite like it. We are all returning home well-rested and eager to return to the OBX for future family vacations. The Corolla 4x4 area is very special and offers the opportunity to experience a bit of remote living with all of the comforts of home.

As for Simply Heaven, the house met all of our needs for the week. It was very clean and provided more than enough room for our family of three. It pretty much had everything we needed for a great stay. When I first found this listing, my husband and I were pretty much in instant agreement that the home looked amazing and that we wanted to book. I would recommend this rental to others with a few caveats.

1) You need to provide your own bed linens. This is not a deal breaker for us by any means, but it's definitely something I think people should know depending on how they are traveling to the area.

2) I want to reiterate that the house was very clean and fresh. It was perfectly serviceable for our needs. However, the house could use a little TLC. While a home being dated and a little rough around the edges is by no means a reason not to book, we were a bit surprised when we arrived, based on what we saw in the listing. There is a reason why there are no pics of the bathrooms and kitchen. Again, it has nothing to do with cleanliness or functionality. This house is in need of some general updating and and freshening. We debated even including this in our review, but ultimately decided to in the spirit of full disclosure. If these kind of things are super important to you, Simply Heaven may not be the place for you.

Overall, we WOULD recommend this property to friends and family as the environment and location can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

It was like Christmas morning when we first arrived at the house. The kids were super excited as were we! This was the perfect place for our family of 6....4 kids (ages 9, 6, and 3 yr old twins) The bigger kids had the bunk bed room, and the little boys shared the queen bed. The master bedroom was just lovely and perfect in every way. The kids enjoyed the gaming system in their bedroom.

Everything was clean, tidy, and smelled fresh!

We seen plenty of horses, and it was a treat to see them each and every time.

The outdoor shower was great, and I was surprised to find out that it wasn't just cold water! We chose to drive to the beach, as it was just easier to load the kids and gear into the SUV and drive to our spot in the sand. The laundry room was wonderful also, which made it possible to pack lighter.

TIPS: Food Lion after 9 pm on Sat was a madhouse! Bring some dishwasher detergent...we forgot, and doing dishes by hand is a real drag! Don't forget to air down your tires,,,we pulled many a vehicle out. Airing up your tires is a long process....plan your outings into the other towns wisely or bring your own quality airpump.

Thank you for making our first time to the OBX an exceptional vacation! We will be back next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

The Name Says It All

  • 4 of 5

Is this Heaven? No, it's the Outer Banks. This was our first trip to the 4x4 beach and it was everything you can imagine - quiet, peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful. The house is cozy and clean with pretty much all the amenities you need. Be prepared though to bring everything you'll need for cooking as running back and forth to the grocery store is not an option. There are great views from the decks and it's a short walk to the beach whether you take a path or head up over the dunes (which my dog insisted on!). The biggest treat was watching the wild ponies; it's stunning how close they will get to the house. There had been a lot of rain shortly before our visit and some flooding which made for a difficult (and somewhat harrowing) trip in from the beach but the "roads" improved over the week. We did have an issue with the water pump going out a few times but the maintenance company was quick to respond and we managed to get it going ourselves without them having to come out. We had a wonderfully relaxing week and hopefully we will be returning next year. I almost didn't write this review as I'd like to keep this place a secret!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
West Chester, PA
5

Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "simply heaven" was just that - simply heaven. The peace, the beauty of nature, the gorgeous sunrises, and the lovely home were just what the doctor ordered. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay at Simply Heaven! We are pleased that it met your expectations.
5

Perfect spot to relax

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed in the OBX for several years. This was our first visit to the 4x4 area and based on this experience we will definitely visit the Corolla 4x4 area again. The location is amazing, very peaceful and definitey what we were looking for to get away and relax. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed to make ourselves at home. We couldn't have been happier once we made our way thru the traffic. We sat back and watched horses stroll past the front and back of the house on a daily basis. Pizza delivery is available from Beach Road Pizza if your family is interested, we tried it and everything was great. Plan ahead for heavy traffic in peak times of summer. Once you get to the house you can leave all the stress behind and relax. Our dog had a great time as well so thanks for offering a dog friendly home.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fairfield CT
5

A Gem

  • 5 of 5

The property name says it all.

We were looking for a single family house on the beach - remote enough to feel away from it all, but not too many miles up the 4x4 section. Simply Heaven fit the bill perfectly.

The house had all the amenities we needed to cook in most nights and the outdoor shower was especially useful.

The house actually has 2.5 baths, was clean neat and tidy and would be top of our list for our next trip to OBX.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $775 Per week

Corolla Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April 4 - May 29
Apr 4 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
May 30 - June 5
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
June 6 - June 12
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,835
 
 
June 13 - June 19
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,880
 
 
June 20 - June 26
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,055
 
 
June 27 - August 7
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,125
 
 
August 8 - August 14
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 
 
August 15 - August 21
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,555
 
 
August 22 - September 11
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
September 12 - October 30
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
October 31 - November 20
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
November 21 - November 27
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
November 28 - December 18
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
December 20 - December 26
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
December 28 - January 3
Dec 28 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Please note that all short-term leases are based on a 7-night minimum stay from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in is 3pm and check-out is 9:30am. This allows for house cleaning and maintenance between guests. All rates are subject to change prior to reservation acceptance.

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Amenities

Corolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • All bedrooms have ocean view with sliding glass door to ocean-side deck.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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