LIGHTLY SALTED: GORGEOUS OCEAN VIEWS, LUXURY UPDATES, SLEEP NUMBER ® BEDS

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5BR, 4 full 2 half baths, Pets welcome

Welcome to 'Lightly Salted', one of Swan Beach's finest cottages perched against oceanfront dunes of the wild and beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. Located only three miles from the hard surface roads of Corolla, in Currituck County....this vacation home is perfectly situated, enjoying virtually unobstructed views of blue-green waters, bubbling white surf and wide, sandy, wheat-toned beaches as far as the eye can see. The enchantment begins almost as soon as your 4x4 vehicle slips from the pavement to the sand, only a few feet from the roar of the surf. Travel 3 short miles and turn in towards the dunes to find your home away from home, with more amenities and luxuries than you thought possible.

New updates for the 2013 rental season include leather sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman, and new end tables, coffee tables and sofa tables for the living room. The third floor master is now a King Sleep Number ® bed, with new dressers, side tables and chest of drawers. New wood floors have been installed in the third floor living space and tile floors have been installed in the kitchen and 5 of the 6 bathrooms.

The state of the art electronics systems include a 55 inch Sony LED HDTV in the living room and 32 inch Samsung HDTV's in every bedroom, all connected to every channel offered by Directv, the 'Ultimate Package'. Never miss a game with the NFL package, offering every game, every Sunday. The Panasonic Surround Sound system rounds out the theater experience. Accounts with Pandora and Netflix offer unlimited movie and music streaming options via the Blu-ray player. Music is also available while partying in the huge private pool and picnic area with padded lounge chairs, tables and market umbrellas, a large hot tub and a gas grill. The pool stereo system, located just inside the ground floor entry, is also a docking station for your iPad, iPod and iPhone. Also located on the ground floor are a half bath and a mini refrigerator, making poolside entertaining a breeze. Take a break from the party and walk the 50 feet across the dune to the ocean. You can’t get any closer to the ocean on this stretch of beach than from this house.

Entertaining inside will be even easier in the extremely well equipped kitchen with all new major appliances for the 2013 season. New cookware, utensils and small appliances have been added for the gourmet in your group. If you’ve wanted to try out one of those new k-cup coffeemakers, bring the k-cup coffee and use ours. A “Mr Coffee” is still available though as well as a thermal coffee pot and a coffee grinder. Take that drink out on the screened porch just off the kitchen and watch the waves, or play a game at the outside dining table.

Our home boasts Sleep Number ® beds with dual comfort controls and 400 thread count linens along with a quality assortment of pillows for your sleeping pleasure. There is a king Sleep Number ® in the third floor master, queens for three more bedrooms and a kid's room with bunk set and pull out futon. Fall asleep to your private music selection with the iPad, iPod, iPhone docking station stereos located in every bedroom. Be sure to bring your X-Box 360 games or play some of ours on the brand new game console located in the bunk/futon room.

Spend a luxurious week, enjoying the beach, swimming in the ocean, soaking up the sun, watching the horses and other wildlife, and relaxing to the sound of the pounding surf from the well appointed accommodations of 'Lightly Salted'.

You must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to access this property.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed

Please Contact Property Manager Laura James

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Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Amazing vacation at Lightly Salted

  • 5 of 5
Lightly Salted was the perfect vacation home! We had two families there, and we enjoyed the beach every day, the pool in the late afternoon, and cocktail hours on the deck overlooking the ocean. Our kids enjoyed boogie boarding in the waves, watching the morning dolphins and seeing the beautiful horses. Five horses came into the yard exploring one day and were just amazing to see up close.

The house has all the amenities and creature comforts you need. There is no need to leave! Although we did venture into Duck one day to rent Jet Ski's and have lunch. it was such a great vacation - we can't wait to come back!

Laura was incredibly helpful from the moment we booked the house right up until we left. She provided us with great tips on traveling there, parking, jeep rental, etc... we will definitely be back to Lightly Salted!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Didn't want to leave!

Didn't want to leave!
  • 5 of 5
Everything was as pictured and the house was spotless when we arrived. I cannot say enough about Lightly Salted! Definitely not like any other "vacation beach house" I've ever been to. All furniture looks new and all linens were fresh and clean. I slept better than I do at home on the Sleep Number bed and actually went and bought a latex foam rubber pillow after using it here, because I liked it so much. I stayed with my sister, brother in law and their 2 children, but with my own bedroom, bathroom and entrance from the second level deck, I had more than enough privacy.

A short walk over the dunes to the pristine beach was perfect on the warmer days and the hot tub was relaxing on the cooler nights, and the pool was convenient between the kids' nap time and dinner time.

We spent the large majority of our time at the house and beach, because there was simply no need to ever leave. There are 2 grocery stores a short distance away, and we loaded up on our way in and enjoyed being able to make all of our meals at the house. The kitchen is fully stocked with every pot, pan, utensil, appliance and dish you could possibly need.

Morning coffee on the top level deck, overlooking the dunes, ocean and watching the dolphins play and evening drinks watching the wild horses graze made this a dream location for a nature lover like myself.

I would highly recommend Lightly Salted to my friends (and in fact, already have!) and certainly plan to return!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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A 4x4 Toes in the Sand Treasure! Truly Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
Lightly Salted is definitely the “Dream Vacation Home!” Do not look any further! Your Search is over! Entirely remodeled. All the amenities that you could possibly need have been thought of by the owner. Fantastic Job! Great layout and very comfortable!

The views from the house are Panoramic from the wrap around decks! Just over the dune from the driveway is the ocean where you can swim, surf fish, walk, run, search for those treasures that wash up on the beach or just soak up all the Beauty and RELAX!

As this was our first stay in the 4x4, we experienced 8 wild horses come directly into the yard around the side & back of the house, which turned into a picture taking frenzy. That afternoon, we took to the beach for some surf fishing, which in turn, was very successful! Not only once but twice! My husband and our friend caught two red drums (24” & 22” in length). It turned to be an awesome day with plenty more pictures taken. Dinner was Excellent!! Breaded the drum, seasoned it with Old Bay Garlic & Herb & pan fried it! Delicious mild fish!

The morning sunrises are absolutely breathtaking! Seeing pods of dolphins playing & jumping out of the water is a real treat morning or night.Pelicans fly by often and are even better when you’re on the beach. There's even a family of four foxes nearby. The wild horses, which show up quite often and unexpectedly, are absolutely Gorgeous! One day while surf fishing, not paying attention, one wild mare showed up right next to us. He just stood there looking at me while I took a video. He showed off a bit, then walked back to the other two girls. He was Amazing!!

Being a pet friendly beach house, our two Chocolate Labs loved playing on the beach and fetching the ball from the water. They couldn’t get enough! They were addicted just as we were!

The property managers, Laura and David are Great! They take care of the house like it was their own. The beginning of the week, they brought over new furniture for the top deck & screened porch and we were privileged to be the first guests to try it out. Comfy. Great addition, looks great!

I have to say, one week at this house isn't enough! You definitely need 2. I think the horses knew we had to leave because they showed up again in the yard for a final farewell on the morning we were packing our truck.

A Big Thank You to the owner for sharing your Wonderful home with us! You definitely have a Winner here! A Fantastic Vacation! We definitely will be returning!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Year after year Lightly Salted never disappoints

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to this house since before it was owned by Bill and called Lightly Salted. The difference since Bill has been owner and done his remodel is nothing short of amazing! His property mgrs. Laura and Dave are great and take amazing care of the property.

Pro's-
Amazing views, and right off the beach
Sleep Number Beds and upgraded linens and towels
All new appliances and amenities
Brand new Hot Tub
Pool, stereo for pool, and beer fridge downstairs
HD TV's in every room, Netflix, and every channel
New furniture
Hardwoods and tile on main floor
New deck furniture
Allows dogs, and has a dog pen down stairs ( we have 2 dogs)
Beach chairs
Beach toys
Boogie boards, surf rods, ( just bring tackle and bait)
Basic stocked pantry( salt, pepper, garlic, oil, coffee filters, etc)
Books, board games, cards, X Box and games
New gas grill, and charcoal grill if you prefer
6 bathrooms!

There is much more and honestly no cons that we could all think of in a beach rental. If there is something you would need or want, Bill has thought of it. It's one of the benefits of having an involved owner and a small husband wife management team.

Our 2 kids, and numerous visiting family can't stop talking about their visit to the OBX and " the house".

Ocean right in front of the house is always quite and great swimming for kids. I have had great success with surf fishing right in front of the house ( skate, puffers, blues, drum)

Watching the dolphin swim by every morning and evening is a great treat. We have seen wild horses every year and have even had them right under the house, two years, including last night.

I know you often have to take reviews with a grain of salt, but being as we are avid travelers, I believe we know what to expect. Lightly Salted has to be one of the best houses we have ever stayed in, anywhere.

We are already booked for next year and can't wait!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Absolutely Wonderful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
The house was absolutely awesome! There is plenty of space for 4 kids and 2 adults with room to spare. It is apparent that the owner takes a great deal of pride in the home. All of the updated amenities made for a great stay. The location is perfect and it was very quiet over New Years ....... exactly what we were hoping. Laura, the property manager was great and checked on us and it was a comfort knowing she was close by. Overall, this is one of the best property's we have stayed in at the OBX! We will be back again!
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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5

Repeat Customers for sure!!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at this property multiple times and have loved our time at this house. With all the recent improvements, it has everything needed for a relaxing escape with no worries. The pool and hot tub area is clean and the picnic table with grill is great for families.

My son loved seeing the horses when they came to visit and other wildlife. Truly a wonderful family experience!!
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Hatteras Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 12
Nearest Beach
Swan Beach
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Corolla
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Corolla
Car: necessary

Corolla, a three mile drive, boasts all kinds of shopping, eating and entertainment options. There are two major food stores, a fresh vegetable and seafood stand, gift and sundry shops, golf, and restaurants for every price range. Travel farther south to Duck for unlimited water sports on the sound: paragliding, jet skiing, paddle boarding, water skiing, wind surfing and fish charters. Travel a few more miles to Pirates Cove for world class deep sea fishing.

If you love lighthouses, you will find three available for climbing within the roads of the Outer Banks. Get on a ferry and you can climb two more.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,125
 
 
Post summer
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 22 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,665
 
 
Late August
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,535
 
 
1st wk Sept
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
2nd wk Sept
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
3rd wk of Sept
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,460
 
 
4th wk of Sept
Sep 20 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,385
 
 
Fall
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,320
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,655
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,655
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,655
Flat fee
 
 
Off season 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,260
 
 
Winter
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
 
April Fools
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,540
 
 
Easter week
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Spring
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,540
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,655
 
 
Memorial week
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Early June
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
2nd wk of June
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,795
 
 
3rd week of June
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,125
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,484
 
 
Post Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,990
 
 
Late August
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,850
 
 
1st wk of Sept
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,922
 
 
2nd wk of Sept
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,798
 
 
3rd wk of Sept
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,562
 
 
4th wk of Sept
Sep 19 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,482
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,412
 
 
Winter
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,257
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
8 night minimum stay
$1,770
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas and New years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes from $1120 to $5125/week
Pet fee of $100. State and local occupancy tax rate is 12.75%
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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:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Local Calls
  • Baby Gate
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , level 3 master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , level 2 master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , level 2 master
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , level 2 shared bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , level 3
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , level 1
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower , level 1
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , master
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunk set, double futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
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