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Gay Brennan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Gay Brennan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Carova House Rental Photos and Description

Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9) Internet, Dog Friendly

CLEAN, CLASSIC, PEACEFUL, OCEANFRONT BEACH COTTAGE, AN EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!!! Linens & Towels Included, No Cleaning Fees, No Booking Fees!! No Extra Fees! Dog Friendly!

*Carova Cottage rents from Sunday to Sunday*

Easy on-line booking, reserve your week now!

**Let me know up front and (if time allows) I can split your rental over 3 payments!!**

Carova Cottage is located at MP 20.6 on the Oceanfront of Carova Beach where the beach is unspoiled, clean, wide, and uncrowded. It is very quiet and natural with dunes, sea oats, and wild life - there is no commercialism on this beach! Wild Spanish Mustang horses roam freely on the island and often graze and rest in the yard. Why stay any place else? We offer more bang for your buck at a clean, comfortable, cozy retreat. With many extras provided, you can relax and let your stress melt away.

Treat yourself to a stay in our cozy Oceanfront cottage just 150' from deck to ocean with a private walkway. Sun bathe, watch the sun rise, or enjoy a cold drink from the large deck that expands across the back of the house - part of the deck is open and a small section is covered. The upper level Queen bedroom has it's own private deck with seating.

Enjoy the large open family room with its high ceilings and solid cedar planked walls. The Family Room adjoins with the dining area, and has doors that open to the large deck. The Family Room has a Flat Screen TV. The lower level Queen bedroom is located just off the family room and has a private entrance to the lower bathroom as well as sliding doors that open to the back deck.

Just up the stairs is the large, upper level Queen bedroom with a sitting area and doors that open to your own private deck. You can drink your morning coffee in absolute peace and quiet!! Down the hall from the Queen bedroom is the twin bedroom that has two twin beds and a bunkbed (with a double on bottom and twin on top). Between the Queen and Twin room is a shared full bathroom with shower and tub. The upstairs hallway is open and overlooks the Family Room below. There is a computer desk in the open hallway in case you need to use the wi-fi to upload your vacation pictures!

Spend a lazy day at the beach enjoying the sun and surf and searching for that perfect shell. Walk out the back door to the beach or drive your 4WD vehicle and park on the beach. Put up a tent, or umbrella and enjoy the waves. Bring a good book (or two) or choose one from our library and don't forget your fishing pole!! Later in the day, watch the Wild Spanish Mustang horses play and graze in the yard while sipping a cold beverage on the outdoor deck. Prepare a delicious seafood dinner in the well-equipped kitchen. Watch the stars in the clear summer sky and listen to the gentle waves as they lull you to sleep, while reflecting on a wonderful day with your loved ones.

So, pack up your 4 Wheel Drive and head to Carova Cottage for a unique vacation you will never forget!

See our personal website link under the Calendar and Email Owners buttons for more info!!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gay Brennan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Gay Brennan

We are a family of 3 from South Carolina and we love Carova Beach!! We visit as often as we can because no other beach compares to Carova!! It is the perfect environment for a family vacation. We love the beach, we love our cozy cottage, and we love our renters!

Gay Brennan purchased this house in 2006

Why Gay Brennan chose Carova

Carova Cottage was purchased by my Husband's family. It was enjoyed for many years and is now being passed down to our family. We will continue to use it personally and will also continue to offer it to our renters to enjoy. It is a quaint, classic cottage that is great for smaller families or groups who need something affordable. With the peacefulness and seclusion of the beach and the cottage, you can truly relax and spend great quality time with your family.

It's the only place on the Outer Banks where the wild horses roam free. It is still exciting for us to see the horses - they are very often grazing, playing, and resting in our yard.

Our renters love our cottage as much as we do. Be sure to read our reviews and 'like' us on facebook!

What makes this house unique

There is so much wildlife- horses, deer, foxes, shore birds, graceful pelicans, and the marine life - schools of dolphins & occasionally whales, turtles and seals. We especially love our horses! Carova Beach Park & Boat Ramp is a short walk or ride from the cottage. You can launch your kayak into the sound or go crabbing. You can relax and do nothing or you can explore the area - there is so much to do (if you choose to).

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Outerbanks the crusade!

  • 5 of 5

This was a really nice place, a true get away from the congested beach resort areas I have been to before. The little Cabin was cute, clean, with all the basic amenities a person could need, me my family, my inlaws, and our dog loved it. The cabin was only a skip away from the Beach and we saw horses everyday! Jan the owner was pleasant and helpful in answering all of my questions. This was my first trip to the outer banks and it was great!Now as to the trip to get to the Cabin -here's where the crusade part comes in - without the right vehicle (AWD and good ground clearance)and prayers the trip in would not have been possible. Our drive on the beach cost me the lower part of my front bumper, and the back roads leading to the homes collect giant pools of water, some feet deep. The way I see it adventure getting to this cottage made this made trip all the more memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our beach front cottage. I am also happy to report that Currituck County has repaired the roads!!!
Bergenfield new jersey

unbelievably beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This location and house couldn't have been better. I was nervous about getting there with my suburu outback station Wagon and needed a lot of assurance and advice from the owner Jan which she happily gave every time I called her before the trip. We did not get stuck at all and thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pittsburgh, PA

Great experiance!

  • 5 of 5

First time in Carova. Needless to say, a very different experience, to say the least! Place was great and Jan the owner was wonderful! So much better to deal with than realtors who don't care! Horses followed us down the beach the minute we arrived, so cool to watch them in the yard every day! Our dog Iggy had a wonderful time also! Always had to kennel her and this was her first trip to the beach! All in all, a great time! Hope to return next year! Thanks again Jan!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to OBX and this spot was perfect! The house was just the right size for me, my husband, my mother and the dog. We practically had the beach to ourselves on some days. We had great weather despite the fear that Tropical Storm Andrea might ruin for us. We came in just a day or two after the storm passed through OBX. When we arrived the first day the beach was foggy so that was a thrill ride for us to find the house but we found it no problem. Jan's directions were spot on!

It was really cool to see the horses in our yard and around the place all week. Even got close to the young colt while sitting on the deck on the dune. It was a very relaxing week for us and everything we needed or wanted was at the house, we only went into town one day to stock up on food for the rest of the week.

Just want to say thanks to Jan, she was very responsive and full of information about the house and the area. Appreciate having the opportunity to rent your cottage.

If you are looking for a nice location for some relaxation or fun in the sun on the beach, I would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Thomasville, NC

Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our dog and I stayed at this vacation home the week of May 19th 2013. This was our first trip to the outer banks and it was amazing! The house is incredibly clean and cozy and felt just like home! The bedrooms were spacious and the balcony off the top floor bedroom was amazing! What a beautiful sight to wake up to each morning! The air conditioning worked great, the beds were comfortable, the new flat screen with direct TV was great, and the kitchen was fully stocked with plates, pots, pans, utensils, etc. We went to the beach everyday and it was like we had our own private beach. It was very peaceful! The wild horses seem to stay right in the area of this home and we saw them multiple times every day. This was also the perfect home to bring our dog to! The wooden walkway leads right to the beach and there is an outdoor shower and a waterhose for washing off before entering the home! Our entire experience in this home was amazing. It is definitely the place to go to get away! This home is our new favorite vacation spot and we will be returning for our next vacation!

I would also like to say that the owners of this property are amazing! I called Jan before ever booking the property and she gave me lots of information and made me feel very comfortable with the rental process. I also emailed her many times and she always addressed my concerns and answered my questions in a timely manner. I was also very impressed with the fact that Jan called me the day that I arrived and wanted to make sure everything was clean and to my satisfaction! The owners really care about their home and their renters! Thank you so much for everything Jan!!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsey, We are delighted that you, your husband and pet enjoyed Carova Cottage. Sharing with our guests who love our home feels like family is visiting. We will do anything and everything possible to insure that you are always happy staying at Carova Cottage. Until next time... Jan
Northern Virginia

It was a wonderful get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Carova Cottage. The place was clean, easy to find and right on the beach. The kids loved running down the walkway and over the dunes to get to the beach. We saw horses each day and some pretty cute little green frogs in the outdoor shower! The photos of the cottage are accurate and the cottage is well take care of. It was the perfect size for our family. Sitting on the deck each morning having coffee was the best! When we go to the beach we like to settle in and just enjoy the location, and that's just what we did. We'd go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: necessary

Carova Beach Park & Boat Ramp a short walk to the house. Crabbing for the kids. Volleyball. Picnic under covered pavilion.

Some activities listed are available a short distance from where the beach ends and pavement begins.


Rates & Availability

From $171 Per night

Carova House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 3 2015 - May 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 17 2015 - May 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day/Early Summer
May 24 2015 - Jun 6 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 7 2015 - Jul 11 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 12 2015 - Jul 18 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 19 2015 - Aug 22 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 23 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Private & Secluded. YOU GET MANY EXTRAS THAT MOST BEACH HOUSES DO NOT PROVIDE: Linens & Towels, (not beach towels), Paper Products, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Cleaning Supplies. No cleaning Fees, booking fees, no added fees.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carova House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level Shared
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level Shared with Main Living Area
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Ground Level
  • 2 Full Baths. Both bathrooms have shower/tubs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Living Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Level with Private Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Upper Level, 2 twins, bunk bed w/full on bottom, twin on top
  • Main Level: Master Queen with full sized bath, Upper Level: 1 Queen, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Bunk Bed (with double on bottom, twin on top), shared bath Total bed count: 2 queens, 1 double, 3 twins
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Home is located on the Oceanfront and is 8 miles up the beach from the nearest road. A 4-wheel drive is necessary to reach the home. Recommended for: Families, Families with children, Couples, Beach Lovers, Surfers, Fishermen, Pet Owners, Girl's Getaway, Adventure Seekers, age 55+, History Buffs, Nature Lovers, Those seeking peace and relaxation!

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