Carova house rental - 'Saltbox' 2011
'Saltbox' 2011
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 9

Saltbox is located on the 4x4 section of the outer banks, where a four wheel drive vehicle is required to access the property. Neighboring the historic Wash Woods Coast Guard Lifesaving Station, Saltbox has a traditional floor plan. The first floor has a well-stocked kitchen with large island, antique butcher block and unparalleled views. There is seating for 4 on the kitchen island and 8 around the dining table. The living area boasts classic beach furniture with Dish Network TV, DVD, VCR, speaker bar and Blu-ray player with subscriptions to Netflix and Pandora. There is a large assortment of games, and a huge movie and reading library. There are two bedrooms on this level; a queen master with shared bath, Dish Network TV, DVD player; and a bunk set with another twin, TV, DVD/VCR, PS2 Game console and numerous games. The screened porch off the kitchen has a picnic table and connects to the massive wrap around deck. The deck boasts a Nags Head hammock, built in Nags Head style benches and numerous other seating possibilities along with your choice of shade or sun throughout the day. The second level has two bedrooms; a queen master with shared bath, DVD player, tv and private deck; and a double with TV/DVD. There is high speed wireless internet and a printer. The ground level has mechanical room with laundry, 2 outside shower stalls, a bench seat / sitting area, fish cleaning station, gas grill and Hatteras ramp style drive under parking. Saltbox is situated on a 3rd row lot at milepost 20, behind the historic Wash Woods Coast Guard Station. It offers gorgeous ocean views, and daily visits by the wild horses. A National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary are also located within this 12 mile paradise.

When visiting the beach, park in the middle between ocean and dune line. Drive at 15 MPH when near pedestrians. Do not approach horses. Requires a 4 Wheel drive vehicle.

There is no commercialism on this 12 mile stretch of beach. You can access upscale restaurants, shops, and many activities on the hard road within 3 miles of the ‘beach road'.

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David and Laura vacationed on the 4x4 beach in 2000. Before they left that week, they had purchased a lot that would become the site for their future home. Having built and restored many homes in the past, this new location provided a new opportunity to create the perfect home for themselves and their family. As it turned out, the perfect home was not one that needed to be built, just moved 10 miles from it's location in Whalehead Beach.

Owner/manager David and Laura James purchased this house in 2005

This location was one that suited our sense of nostalgia, since the old Coast Guard Lifesaving Station was in sight. When we moved the house from Whalehead, we had to make a tough decision. We had to decide whether to place the home to take advantage of the tremendous views or keep the main entry out of the path of nor'easters. The view won! While we enjoy the views from the deck, the main views are enjoyed from the kitchen island, where we can watch the breakers, birds, dolphins and an occasional whale.

This home is comfortable, without being worrisome. There aren't too many ways to wreck it, which allows for true relaxation.

5 Reviews of Property 234195 in Carova, North Carolina

*Beautiful Ocean Views* Wrap Around Decks* DIRECT BEACH ACCESS* WIFI*
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Carova Outer Banks
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The house was perfect, from location to amenities. I saw lots of wild horses and weather was good. The house has any and everything you could possible need or want. Laura answered all my emails and questions right away and was very helpful. I plan to go back and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.
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*Beautiful Ocean Views* Wrap Around Decks* DIRECT BEACH ACCESS* WIFI*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234195
+1 252 435-9029
Carova Outer Banks
5

A Great Get Away!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
There was great beach access & beautiful views in this well stocked home. We truly enjoyed our relaxing vacation.
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*Beautiful Ocean Views* Wrap Around Decks* DIRECT BEACH ACCESS* WIFI*
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Carova Outer Banks
Charlotte, NC
5

Comfortable home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and our stay at Saltbox was better than we could have imagined. First of all, the location couldn't possibly be any more amazing. The distance up the beach provided a secluded and quiet place for us to enjoy. Though there were definitely other people around and on the beach, space is plentiful and it's easy to have lots to yourself. Though this distance away from the paved roads into peace and quiet might be a downside for some, for us it was the ultimate bonus. Further, it was still relatively easy (and fun) to go into town as needed (e.g., for the essential trips for ice cream cones). Saltbox's location as the 2nd house from the beach couldn't be any more convenient. The view was amazing, and the beach was almost literally a stones throw away. You can pack your truck/SUV (extremely convenient) or just walk down. The house is very well equipped and exactly as it looks in the pictures. I have stayed at a lot of rentals, and it is very rare to find a sharp knife in the kitchen, let alone decent cookware, tupperware, and a variety of appliances. Furnishings are comfortable, but not fancy, so you really do feel like you're at home. This place is absolutely perfect for kids (ours are 20 months and 4 years). Not too much for them to get into with lots of fun games and toys. The house was very clean. The beds are somewhat on the firm side, so if you're a pillowtop mattress lover, you might consider bringing one of those egg crate things. Also, the internet can get quite slow in the evenings. Neither of these made even the slightest difference to us. We saw horses every day we were there, from the moment we arrived to the morning we left. To the delight of our kids, they were frequent visitors (along with rabbits) to the yard.
Laura was very helpful/kind/friendly in the whole process. She answered any questions we had throughout and prior to our stay and was immediately responsive to our one minor issue (needing a different set of sheets). Area restaurants are somewhat overpriced (tourist prices) and ultimately not all that amazing, so planning to pack meals to enjoy at the house is a good idea. You really won't want to leave anyway. I would highly recommend Saltbox as a place to stay. We are hoping to return next year and would have liked to stay longer this year.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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*Beautiful Ocean Views* Wrap Around Decks* DIRECT BEACH ACCESS* WIFI*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234195
+1 252 435-9029
Carova Outer Banks
5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
This was our second time staying at Saltbox. We loved it so much last year that we decided to stay for two weeks this year! The house is in a wonderful location. It seems like the beach is getting crowded anywhere lower than milepost 20, so this was a great location to be away from the congestion. The house is wonderful..... we loved the updates to the kitchen. Everything you could possibly need is already at the house. The house is well kept and clean and the owners are fantastic and went out of their way for us. Not only will I recommend this place to others, but I plan to continue to vacation there for years to come. Definitely worthwhile!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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*Beautiful Ocean Views* Wrap Around Decks* DIRECT BEACH ACCESS* WIFI*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234195
+1 252 435-9029
Carova Outer Banks
Omaha, Nebraska
4

WILD HORSES COULDN'T DRAG ME AWAY

WILD HORSES COULDN'T DRAG ME AWAY
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
Loved this place, spent most of my time on the deck reading book after book.........beautiful, quiet and relaxing.
Helpful votes: 10/11