Sunnybank is an Oceanfront Majestic 6 bedroom estate, on 3 Elevated Acres, located only 2 miles into the 4-wheel drive section in the Outer Banks of Carova/Corolla. We are home to the famous wild horses. Why go on an expensive 3-hour tour when you can be stay for the whole week?
All 3 BUILDINGS COME WITH THE RENTAL. Sunnybank is on a 23-foot elevation overlooking the dark blue Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, Corolla Lighthouse & the famous Monkey Island and boasts of the best views for 100 miles.
Amenities include: Oceanfront Gazebo, elevator, pool and kiddy pools, 2 hot tubs, more screened in covered decks then any other rentals, kayaks, surf & boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrellas, gourmet kitchen, commercial steamer & ice machines, theater room, the very best Ocean Sunrise and Sound Sunset views in the OBX, plus so much more.
Best of all we do a Friday to Friday week in order to save you wasted hours in the weekend traffic. The entire island (500,000+) turns over on Sat & Sun and is funneled into 2 roads. You'll coast in on Friday, do your shopping and be hanging around the pool while the other 500,000 are stuck in traffic for an extra 5 hours.
Because the number of properties in Carova is limited, and because Carova's reputation of being one of the last true deserted beach vacation destinations is one of the Outer Banks' worst kept secrets, vacation homes can go fast. It's generally recommended that you book 10 months or more in advance for our prime weeks that go fast.
If the dates you need are booked please consider our beautiful 6 bedroom Victorian mansion in the heart of Duck village, an incredible location where you can walk to everything. The landscaping and trees are so fantastic that you feel like you are in a lovely countryside estate also advertised On Home Away & VRBO, HA 3503313.
We do early Bird Speicals for 2019 & 2020 with lower rates until January.
Our turnkey OBX Estate compound includes all the Toys, Kayaks, Surf & Boogie Boards to make your holiday with us the best ever which saves you hundreds in rentals on fun equipment so everyone can play together!
Arguably the Outer Banks' last frontier, Carova is renowned for its miles of privacy, including clean white beaches, a scattering of rental homes, and wild mustangs that roam freely from the ocean to Carova's small residential neighborhoods. Carova's seclusion is easy to explain, as there are no paved roads leading to this vacation spot, just miles of sand tracks that border the Atlantic Ocean. Vacationers who love the beach and don't need all the extra fuss flock to the area in small crowds, soaking up private stretches of beaches, and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Located only 2.2 miles up the beach in the four wheel drive territory of Carova. Yes, that means you do need a SUV 4 wheel drive or truck to drive in the 4-wheel drive area. That is why they call it the 4-wheel drive area. Some locals only have 2-wheel drive trucks but they have been driving on sand all their lives. There is nothing difficult about it as long as you let some air out of your tires. You can drive on 20 pounds of pressure all week. There is no reason to fill your air all week until you are ready to drive back home.
The local gas station/convenience store, restaurants, Whale Head Club, Corolla Light house and most of the attractions are approximately 3 to 5 miles away. Less than 10 minutes from the Food Lion shopping complex offering unlimited shopping, restaurants, bars, golf and a movie theater.
Rated Best Undiscovered Beach on East Coast with the most spectacular Ocean to Sound views imaginable. True oceanfront living tempts you to enjoy wild mustangs grazing in your own yard, star lit walks along the beaches, waking up to the surf and exploration of the Sound in a relaxing environment.
Brief Layout of SUNNYBANK & buildings: 6 bedrooms & 5 full & 3 half bathrooms. There is also a great outdoor Shower with an ocean view.
The main house has 3 floors with an elevator, theater room, exercise room, four large master bedrooms plus a bedroom with one bunk bed and laundry room.
THIRD floor, Large Living room, Dining room, Breakfast Bar, Gourmet Kitchen, Half Bath, Small game room off kitchen, Commercial Steam Kitchen with eating area, Wrap around deck with Ocean and Sound views, 1200 square foot Bedroom Suite with Sitting room and Nursery.
You can hire a great chef to come in one of your first nights there and have delicious leftovers. I can give you more information if you are interested. He loves our house and our commercial steamer and other gourmet kitchen appliances. He prepares fresh, serves and cleans up spic and span. You will feel like Queen for a Day! Those of us old enough to remember that show anyway.
Large living room with ocean views, dining room, a half bath off kitchen, gourmet kitchen & additional commercial steam kitchen with granite table dining area with fantastic sound views. Breakfast bar for 7, additional room with pub game table for 4. There are Decks galore with fantastic views of both ocean and sound for sunrise and sunset. Plus more covered screened in decks then any other vacation homes.
Third floor also has a one big sunken bedroom suite; additional features are a sitting room & nursery. There is a big bathroom on the right with walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub for two. Next to the bathroom is a small Nursery with a crib, a pack & play, high chair and additional nursery items. Down the hall is a large bedroom with a King bed which has sliding doors and balconies on each side of the room. A sitting room is off the bedroom with additional nursery equipment.
SECOND floor, 4 bedrooms and laundry.
1. A bunk bed with steps up to top bunk and a half bath.
2. Laundry room.
3. Sunken master bedroom with queen bed. Double doors into a large bathroom with walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub for two and a large wrap around covered deck with hot tub.
5. King size bed, bathroom.
6. Horse bedroom with antique double bed, bathroom, sitting TV room with 2 LL Bean chairs that fold out to small twins for kids. The great big screened in wrap around covered deck has ocean and great sound views.
OCEANFRONT building, Master Bedroom Suite, Steam Shower, Lounge room, screened in oceanfront deck, pool facing sun deck.
The Oceanfront English style game room/pub with its slate floors and copper ceilings provide a half bath, full size pool table, poker table, game table & bar area all with fantastic views. There is also a commercial icemaker, 2-keg beer system, SS sink and granite countertops. You can spend your whole vacation between the pool and bar area.
The oceanfront Hot tub is on front deck of the game room.
Best views from the 6th Master Suite on second floor above game room. Biggest bedroom, 1500 sq. feet, King bed and around the corner a double bed along with a big sitting area. There is a fantastic screened in covered oceanfront deck & sundecks on the poolside. Plus an enclosed room with a big lounge chair for two to enjoy your morning coffee and sunrise over the ocean.
The pool & kiddy pool courtyard has an outdoor shower with an ocean view. In the courtyard there is a big outdoor chess set and hopscotch.
The large screened in pavilion is the 3rd building. It has a Ping-Pong table, long shuffleboard table and other outdoor games along with a picnic table and additional seating, sink, cabinets and stereo.
There are decks on both side of the pavilion. The large oceanfront one has a charcoal grill with plenty of oceanfront seating. The covered deck on the opposite side has a large gas grill area and big SS sink with a pass through into the pavilion.
All walkways are ramped so between that and the elevator there is no need to ever have to walk up steps if those knees or hips aren’t working so great.
Anyone up for a day at the beach? With 11 miles of secluded shoreline, it's safe to assume that a lot of your vacation time will be spent seaside.
Lounge under an umbrella or canopy, catch up with friends and family
Sip a beverage and watch the kids play
Throw frisbees, play bocce ball
Wade, swim, surf and body board
Pick up seashells
Take a relaxing walk along the shore
Spot and photograph wild horses
The ocean temperature stays consistently warm throughout the summer months and into the fall season, so body boarding, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and ocean kayaking are certainly worth a try during your beach vacation. Many vacationers keep their camera ready for wild horse sightings, and the Carova wild mustangs can often be seen wandering along the oceanfront. Take plenty of pictures, but be sure and keep your distance - these wild horses may look and act docile, but they are feral and can be spooked by approaching humans.
When NC Highway 12 ends, a ramp to the beach begins which runs parallel to the ocean and accesses the communities of Seagull, Penny's Hill, Swan Beach, North Swan Beach and Carova. The 11 mile stretch of shoreline. Sunnybank is right in front of Penny's Hill and one of the first vacation rental homes. Makes it easier than driving down another 8 miles when you need a milk or a case of beer.
By the time NC Highway 12 was completed all the way to Corolla in 1984, the government as well as private investors had already laid claim to much of the undeveloped land, forming refuges, parks and reserves, and a paved road through the area became impossible. A few homes were built, and continue to be developed for beach lovers, but it seems that Carova will always enjoy the distinction of being separate from the paved and popular southern towns of Corolla, Duck and Southern Shores, and worlds away from the traditional vacation.