Carova house rental - Big Semi-Oceanfront Home
Big Semi-Oceanfront Home
 
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps19
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
 

Carova House Rental Photos and Description
Semi-Oceanfront Beach House, 8 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths (Sleeps 19)

20% PRICE REDUCTION ON LAST TWO SPRING WEEKS

Rent 'A Salty Piece of Land' for the weeks of 4/20/14-4/27/14 or 5/4/14-5/11/14 at a reduced rate and get half off the optional pool heater fee! Please contact us for details and availability.

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 interrrupt 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 1 - October 14, 2012 (heated option not available during July & August). Tax on rental rates apply.

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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

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.

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.

11 Reviews of Property 904437 in Carova, North Carolina

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 Stars

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!!
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Beautiful Home

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
Salty Piece of Land is a beautiful home, with a great view out to the ocean even though its not right on the beach. The beds are very comfortable, the home is clean and the decks were perfect for watching the sun rise and sunset. We would go to the beach in the morning and afternoon and spend the day by the pool... just a perfect location. Also we had wild horses roaming around 2 out of the 3 days we were there.
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Loved the View

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
We loved the view from the top deck of this house. The kitchen was spacious enough to cook for our group of 10. The wild horses were grazing in the front when we arrived. I was able to get amazing photos of the sunrise when walking along the beach path to the beach in the mornings.
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Great Location, Great Time!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Great location, great time and a very friendly, and family place to stay. House provides an entertainment source regardless of time of day or weather. A little far to commercial activities but that is the beauty. If you want to have a relaxing comfortable vacation then Salty Peice of Land is for you.
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Great Location for Holiday Get--Away

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
My family rented "A Salty Piece of Land" for a couple of weeks over the New Years holiday. I was looking forward to a quiet oceanside winter get away - and that is exactly what I found at this house. The house is well designed and stocked to provide you with everything you need and much you didn't know you wanted. Wild horses, dolphins just off shore, beautiful sunrises and friendly locals made up our days. The home owners were helpful before and during our trip with any questions or issues. The house while exceptional for many reasons, was one of the nicest in terms of interior decorating and up-keep that I saw while both researching and vacationing in Corolla. We will definitely keep this house in mind for future vacations! I highly recommend.
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AMAZING BEACH HOUSE!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
From the first night we arrived we all decided to make it a yearly tradition to escape to A Salty Piece of Land. This was our first trip to the OBX and we had the pleasure of staying at this amazing beach house-what a great way to getaway from it all for a few days?we had a wonderful time! This is truly a home away from home. It?s very spacious, clean, bright, comfortable, nicely furnished and extremely well kept. Also, The views from every room in the house are spectacular. There were 12 of us and there was more than enough room to spread out. Lastly, we saw wild horses in the back yard and right by the front porch daily. The owner was also a pleasure to deal with, friendly and quick to answer all our questions.
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MAGICAL Location. MAGNIFICENT Home.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
MOST MEMORABLE Vacation we've taken. We have rented close to a dozen homes for getaways. Have journeyed to many beaches on 6 of the world's largest cruise ships. BUT, never have we seen such a beautiful beach as this one. Or have we felt so entertained by a natural pristine surrounding. More importantly we have never had such a positive and helpful relationship with a property owner; they were simply Awesome. ...and quite honestly I haven't seen a kitchen so very well stocked - ever...! (As a Gourmet cook kitchen supplies usually fail me - but not here.) A Salty Piece of Land - HAS EVERYTHING..! This home is IMMACULATE, every utility is fully functional with high quality fixtures and decor. Located at the very end of the 4x4 was simply pure luxury - as our group of 7 teens and 6 adults felt like owners of a private beach mansion. Horses appeared on the 3rd day and became constant companions around the house and on the beach for the rest of our stay. Walking into False Cape every morning at sunrise and low tide we collected huge blue shells that will forever remind us or our magical adventure. I can highly recommend this destination for adults and children of all ages. The theater room entertains, the kitchen is spacious and complete, the bedrooms are tranquil with dreamy mattresses and bedding, the views are priceless and the private pool, private hot tub with palm tree shower and tiki bar (ice maker too..!) are just what any gathering could dream of for a vacation together. It was our very first trip to the Outer Banks - we chose the 4x4 for it's unique appeal - as it turns out... the Men LOVED driving the beach so much that they went for drives everyday. Our group of 7 teens NEVER turned the TV on once, never even opened their computers or played any gaming device...!! The 6 adults NEVER checked the news and 1/6 would peek at the market report but only for a minute or two. We truly never missed the "real world". Perfect Getaway from everything - We will return for years to come...! Our Gratitude to The Taylor's for sharing their beautiful home with us...!! We ALL LOVE A Salty Piece of Land...!
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Broadlands, VA
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T and Lance

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/5
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Richmond, VA
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Our Stay at A Salty Piece of Land

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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PRICE REDUCTION and SPECIAL: April 20th and May 4th Weeks for 4x4 Beach house!
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  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
We loved the view from the top deck of this house. The kitchen was
spacious enough to cook for our group of 10. The wild horses were
grazing in the front when we arrived. I was able to get amazing
photos of the sunrise when walking along the beach path to the beach
in the mornings.
Helpful votes: 4/4