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Steve Taylor

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Sleeps19
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Semi-Oceanfront Beach House, 8 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths (Sleeps 19)

Luxurious 8bdrm Semi-OF on 2nd Best Secluded Beach in USA

NEW: Check out our video for a short review of the house and the Carova Beach are to get a good idea of what your next vacation could be like.

Come to ''A Salty Piece of Land'' and take in the natural beauty and wild horses of Carova on your next family vacation! Enjoy this home's many amenities and vast ocean views. Beach access is right outside the front door and miles of undisturbed trails are just a short walk away in nearby False Cape State Park.

Relax by the private pool, unwind in the hot tub, and enjoy a beverage at the Tiki Bar. Escape from the sun with a game of billiards or retreat to the theatre room with stadium seating for 16. Approximately 10.6 miles up the beach. Accessible by 4x4 only but well worth the drive.

This house is managed by a trio of local companies including the premiere rental company on the Outer Banks that has an online booking capability and accepts credit cards. There are no hidden fees for linens, cleaning, pets, etc.

Carova is at the north end of the 11 mile 4x4 beaches. This section of the Outer Banks is undeveloped...there are no paved roads, no strip malls, no tourist traps of any kind. Of course, the quaint town of Corolla, 10 miles south, has everything a guest could want. But in Carova Beach, it is just wild horses, 4 wheel drive vehichles, and beach houses among the natural undisturbed dunes.

This house is located just south of the VA/NC border. Directly north of the VA/NC fence is False Cape State Park where vehical traffic is restricted to permitted vehicles only. This location offers the least amount of vehicles on the beach of any other section of the 4x4 beaches. And with the State Park just next door, you and your family will have miles and miles of beaches practically all to yourselves!

The beach views from the decks are quite amazing. There is no house built on the oceanfront lot across the ''street'' so you have an unobstructed view of the ocean and will be able to spot dolphins from inside the house. But the wild horses are the real attraction here in Carova and are our most famous residents, having descended from Spanish Mustangs stranded here from shipwrecks long ago.

Even though online maps may show many ''roads'' on this section of the beach that imply a dense subdivision, nothing could be farther from the truth. Most of the area to the west is totally undeveloped, and there are just a handful of houses that will interrupt your sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean.

The Carova area is consistent ranked as one of the Top 10 Secluded U.S. beaches and has been described by USA Weekend as ''one of the 10 best undiscovered beaches on the East Coast.'' Discover it for yourself at ''A Salty Piece of Land''!!

House Configuration:

L1 : MBR (K); two BRs (Q, two BS with semi-private bath); rec room with wet bar & full refrigerator; 16-seat tiered theatre room; laundry.L2 : Two MBRs (K, K with private deck); two BRs (Q, BS with semi-private bath).L3 : MBR (K) with whirlpool tub and private deck; kitchen; great room; dining area; half bath.L4 : Ship's watch sitting area. Extras : Private optionally-heated pool, hot tub, wine cooler, Tiki Bar, ice maker. Pets welcome (2 dogs max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.

Pool may be heated upon request for an additional weekly fee of $300 (plus tax). Please contact us in advance if you would like to make arrangements for this optional amenity. Private pool available April 26 - October 11, 2015 (heated option not available during July & August). Tax on rental rates apply.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Taylor (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Steve Taylor

We are a family of four with two dogs. Our two Golden Retrievers love being on the beach, where they can 'cut loose' and run and play in the surf. We enjoy the 4x4 area year round and particularly like the peaceful serenity only available in the off-season.

Steve Taylor purchased this house in 2010

Why Steve Taylor chose Carova

Our family has been vacationing on the Outer Banks since the 1970's. We've stayed on the southern beaches like Nags Head and KDH, and we've stayed on the paved sections of the north beaches like Duck and Corolla.

The Outer Banks are great year-round. In the off-season, it's very peaceful and relaxing. But up in Carova, there are times in the off-season when we may be the only people on the beach for miles and miles in both directions. Even during peak summer season, it is never crowded like a resort like Virginia Beach or Ocean City. I can always visit resorts and stay at hotels, and expect a 'themepark-like' experience. But in Carova...there's nothing else like it ...anywhere. To say that the atmosphere here is 'laid back' is an understatement. It's historic, it's natural, it's peaceful, it's beautiful, it's the beach...all at once.

What makes this house unique

Short walk to the beach, 30 minute drive to civilization! Reconnect with your family and nature while pampering yourself in a home that has everything. The view is one of the best found at a semi-oceanfront house anywhere. Beach access is right outside the front door, no walking a block or two north or south before crossing the dunes. False Cape State Park is practically deserted. There are miles and miles of beach just sitting on the other side of the fence where there are rarely any cars driving. And there are fewer vehicles on this section of the 4x4 beaches too. House rents Sunday to Sunday to help guest avoid Saturday turnover traffic in the Outer Banks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location. Just a short walk to protected State Park beach across VA state line. Awesome place for quiet walks. First time staying at 4x4 beach...we loved it!!
Jul 2013
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Sleeps19
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Carova Outer Banks
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A little piece of Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year at this amazing property!!!! This house has everything you need more. It is always very clean and we love that linens are included. The pool, hot tub, pool table and movie theater are amazing amenities. The kids who have visited claim best vacation ever!!!

We have already put our 2015 hold in---this will be our spot for family vacations as long as The Taylor's allow! Thank you for sharing your home--Our little piece of Heaven!

The DePaul Family
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Carova Outer Banks
Broadlands, VA
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T and Lance

  • 5 of 5
We had such an excellent time at ASPOL. Even though, we had a lot of people in the house, it never felt crowded. The house is well appointed and provides so much! The location is wonderful; we enjoyed having the wild horses visit. They reminded us of the history of this beautiful area. Morning runs on the beach were fantastic. The nearby state park is just a few steps from the house, and provides a extraordinary place to spend time in solitude. The shell hunting in the area was superior. One morning, we discovered about two dozen conch shells of various sizes and colors. It doesn't get much better than this! And the new tiki bar!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Carova Outer Banks
Richmond, VA
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Our Stay at A Salty Piece of Land

  • 5 of 5
We've vacationed on the Outer Banks since the late '70's but last summer was the first time we stayed in Carova. It was a completely different experience, It started with the fact that we travelled down the beach along the edge of the ocean 10 miles to reach "A Salty Piece of Land". Here was a true get-away, The beautful uncrowded beach welcomed us as we drove up into the dunes to the house. The house was very clean, extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated, and had a wonderful pool and hot tub. Everyone particularly loved the home theater with stadium seating and the great selection of movies to watch. It was also very nice to have TV's in all the bedrooms, as well as the family room and billard room. When we weren't at the beach it was very relaxing to sit on the deck and read, or watch the sunset. Our pets loved the house and the beach as much as we did. They were particularly intrigued with the wild horses which we saw almost every day. I would recommend this vacation home to anyone who wants to vacation in a beautiful home with wonderful amenities on one of the most secluded beaches in the US.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unadultered beaches, wild horses, the Outer Banks they way they were originally created. If you've never stayed on the 4x4 beaches of the Outer Banks, you are about to learn about one of the Top 10 Secluded U.S.beaches, described by USA Weekend as ''one of the 10 best undiscovered beaches on the East Coast' and a great beach house to enjoy it with, too.

We offer our fully furnished semi-oceanfront 8-bedroom vacation home, A Salty Piece of Land, to beach-lovers that want to experience the natural beauty of the way our beaches once were. With wild horses roaming the shores, there's nothing but dunes and beach homes to interrupt their path.

This vacation home has everything you and your family could want for a week at the beach:

•a private heated pool with Tiki Bar and large hot tub

•16 seat HD theatre room with DirecTV, Blu-Ray, and 7.1 surround sound

•Rec room with a pool table, wet bar, HDTV, and stereo

•and much more!

Beach access is just out the front door and you'll be able to spot dolphins and watch the waves break from the front decks. The lot across the 'street' is vacant so the unobstructed view is fantastic for a semi-oceanfront home.

Enjoy this home's many amenities and vast ocean views. Long walks on miles of undisturbed beach trails are just a short walk away in nearby False Cape State Park. Relax by the private pool, enjoy a cool beverage at the tiki bar, or unwind in the hot tub. Escape from the sun with a game of billiards or retreat to the theatre room with stadium seating for 16.

This house is secluded at the extreme north end…you'll drive your 4x4 until you get to the border fence between Virginia and North Carolina. This far north is obviously a longer drive than all the other northern beach properties, which has its advantages in cutting down on beach traffic when you are relaxing by the waves. The house rents Sunday to Sunday to cut down on the weekend beach traffic you may hit in season, too.

This home is service by a trio of local companies to make sure your stay is as smooth and pleasurable as possible. From the premiere local rental company in OBX, to the maintenance and pool service companies that are right there on the 4x4 beaches, we all work to take care of you.

Pets welcome (2 dogs max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required. Pool open from April 1 to October 14 and may be heated (except in July and August) upon request for an additional weekly fee $300 (plus tax). Gas fireplace available when pool is closed.

Words don't do justice to this one-in-a-kind beach area. Its unique, peaceful, natural, beautiful, adventurous, and secluded all at the same time. Experience it for yourself at 'A Salty Piece of Land' and discover what you've been missing

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Carova House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
3rd September Week
Sep 14 2014 - Sep 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
4th September Week
Sep 21 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
1st October Week
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
3rd October Week
Oct 12 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
4th October Week
Oct 19 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
1st November Week
Oct 26 2014 - Nov 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,495
 
 
2nd November Week
Nov 2 2014 - Nov 8 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,450
 
 
Mid November
Nov 9 2014 - Nov 22 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,325
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
Late Off-Season
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,325
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
1st April Week
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Mid April
Apr 12 2015 - Apr 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,595
 
 
Last April Week
Apr 26 2015 - May 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
1st May Week
May 3 2015 - May 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
2nd May Week
May 10 2015 - May 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
3rd May Week
May 17 2015 - May 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
1st June Week
May 31 2015 - Jun 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
2nd June Week
Jun 7 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
 
 
3rd June Week
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,650
 
 
4th June Week
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,250
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,995
 
 
2nd August Week
Aug 9 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,895
 
 
1st September Week
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,895
 
 
2nd September Week
Sep 6 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
3rd September Week
Sep 13 2015 - Sep 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
4th September Week
Sep 20 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
Last September Week
Sep 27 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
1st October Week
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
2nd October Week
Oct 11 2015 - Oct 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
3rd October Week
Oct 18 2015 - Oct 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
Fall Off-Season
Oct 25 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,550
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Travel Insurance is an available option.
50% due within 48 hours of signing lease, 50% due 30 days prior to check-in
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Amenities

Amenities

Carova House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Security System
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Tank
  • Alarm System
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Top Level MBR - toilet , shower , jetted tub , His&Her sinks
    Mid-Level N MBR - toilet , shower , His&Her sinks
    Mid-Level S MBR - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Mid-Level Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower-Level MBR - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower-Level Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Top Level 1/2 - toilet
  • Additional outdoor shower. Top-Level Master has large ceramic two-person shower with frosted glassblock window.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Top Floor - 1 king , Private bath, deck
    Mid-Level North - 1 king , Private bath, deck
    Mid-Level Queen - 1 queen
    Mid-Level Bunk - 3 twin/ single , exterior door to deck
    Mid-Level South - 1 king , Private bath, slider
    Lower-Level Master - 1 king , Private bath, ext door
    Lower-Level Bunk - 4 twin/ single
    Lower-Level Queen - 1 queen
  • All rooms have TV's but Bunk rooms have DVD only, no Satellite receiver. Bunk rooms have private entrance to shared bathroom for floor. All Master bedrooms have either private deck or door to shared deck. Two Master bathrooms have his&her sinks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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