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Newly Renovated Oceanfront Getaway, Hot Tub and Incredible Oceanviews! 4WD area

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Corolla House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Fabulous oceanfront location in North Carolina's Outer Banks. 5 bedroom home plus loft. Sleeps 11-13 . My home was closed this winter for renovations to 80% of the home, including all new bathrooms, new furniture, flooring, fixtures, etc.!

This home has a hot tub, a children's bedroom , two King bedrooms, two Queen bedrooms , fairly new decks , a fifth bedroom, and premium siding,

Outside lies the best part: The oceanfront location with a high dune, landscaped yard, wide uncrowded beach and the privacy that one desires in coming to the beaches of the 4 Wheel Drive area. This is also a wild horse sanctuary-the horses roam freely and they will come to visit!

Relax, Swim, windsurf, sail, water ski, jet ski, canoe, kayak, golf, miniature golf, ATV and lighthouse tours, shopping, restaurants, marinas, hang-gliding, see the wild horses, stroll on the beach, fish, watch the sunrise and sunset from the decks or the dune, sit in the hot tub, play horseshoes or croquet, or just sit on the beach and get a tan while building sandcastles. Visit Duck and Corolla villages, Whalehead Club, Alligator River Nature Refuge, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Audubon Nature Sanctuary, Nags Head and Kitty Hawk.


With unlimited national long distance calling, and high speed internet, including Wi Fi access (bring your own computer).

NEW FOR 2017, LINENS INCLUDED from April 15-October 28!

NC tax is 12.75%. Pet fee is $75/pet.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Four Wheel Drive Area, Wild Horses.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Morry El-Badry
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, russian
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Morry El-Badry

I live in Maine with my wife and 4 small children whom I have taken, along with two big dogs, to vacation at this house.

Morry El-Badry purchased this house in 2003

Why Morry El-Badry chose Outer Banks

Beautiful outdoors area with lots of things to do with the family.

What makes this house unique

This is a great family vacation destination. There are lots of activities in the area, a great, uncrowded beach, and lots of nature.


based on 31 traveler reviews

Newly Renovated Oceanfront Getaway, Hot Tub and Incredible Oceanviews! 4WD area
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews
New Jersey

Relax, relax, relax............

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything advertised and more. the drive up the beach was long but well worth the trip! Low tide is definatley the best time to travel but I didn't have much trouble having to go up higher on the beach if the tide was coming in. I would suggest if you drive higher on the beach (closer to the dunes) in the softer sand that you do let air out of your tires, 20 psi is plenty to keep you from getting stuck and ALWAYS use 4 wheel drive. I had not taken a vaction in probably 5 years and this was a great way to get back into the swing of things. I am planning on a return trip next year! Also, the 2 individuals over seeing the propery during my stay were terrific, any time I had a question or needed anything they were just a phone call away and they came over within a few hours to deal with any problem or concern. This is a great house to rent if you have a dog(s), a short trip over the dune to the beach and you are at the water. The porches have great views and the steps can be easily blocked off with a baby gate so the pooches can hang out on the deck without escaping into the yard or like mine would have done, if given the chance: Head to the ocean for a swim that they never could get enough of! Terrific place can not say enough good things! Looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway on Carova Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We brought together 6 adults and one infant in the Oasis. It fit our family perfectly.... bathrooms for each couple, two living spaces and large deck spaces. Each space was decorated lovely. The kitchen is simple, but adequate and the house was clean. We drove back into Corolla one day for a charter fishing trip and another day just to explore. We planned the outings close to low tide so the beach driving wasn't a problem. The house does sit behind the dunes with a small view of the ocean, but walking over the dune was easy. I'm a grandmother to the infant and had no trouble walking over it with him in the backpack. This stretch of the beach was not heavily used and we truly enjoyed the privacy. The beach was incredibly clean with numerous shells and the water was clear and warm enough to wade. At least 2 or 3 wild horses grazed nearby daily. The house also has vacant lots on each side so you have privacy from neighbors, very quiet atmosphere. We would rent again from Morry and Nina. They were very prompt (replies within 2 hours) and helpful via email. The hot tub was serviced when we arrived and the propane for the grill replenished mid-week (even though it still had propane).

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was so fabulous and gorgeous, we had the best most relaxing time.

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, comfortable and fully stocked. 2 things that you may want to know is that if you choose to leave a vehicle at the tow lot you must call the owner and it costs money, it is NOT free and also even though you have a 4 wheel drive, you must decrease your tire pressure to 17 -20 PSI as the potential for getting stuck especially at the turn in at mile marker 20.5 is quite high and perhaps it is better to turn in at mile marker 19 and go the back road as the sand is more packed there.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carova Beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week relaxing at this beach house. Everyday was gorgeous! We saw the wild horses daily. One day they even crossed under the deck. There were dolphins playing in the waves and we spent a lot of time on the beach. It was fun driving through the sand (we never got stuck). Because we were so isolated we actually spent a lot of time together, playing games, talking and cooking. We (okay, I) saw some beautiful sunrises over the beach and we all witnessed the vibrant colors of the sunset (which match the accent colors in the downstairs bedrooms and living area).The hot tub under the stars just added to the over all relaxed feeling your home gave us.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful week!

  • 4 of 5

We were a family group of 15, ranging in age from 4 months to 62 years. We had a spectacular week, complete with perfect weather and great family time. We loved being so close to the beach, just a quick walk over the dune. The horses were a wonderful treat!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clifton, VA

Needs work

  • 2 of 5

My family and I were thrilled to begin our vacation in the outer banks, but unfortunately the home did not live up to our expectations or the pictures that were up on the VRBO site.

First, please note that this home is located in the four wheel drive beach area. This means you will take a long (about 35 min) drive up the beach to get there, and you will need to take that drive any time you need to get anything (groceries, etc). I didn't think this would bother me at all, until I realized that driving up the beach was very stressful! Each time we drove on it we saw someone stuck in the sand and being towed. Because the beach is driven on, you will be sharing your beach time with everyone driving on the beach. I was surprised (never had been on these beaches prior) that the traffic travels along the back of the beach (closest to dunes) as well as the shore side (closest to the waves). We constantly worried about our young children's safety around these vehicles.

We met the property manager, Kelly, as we arrived. She was kind and helpful, gave us her cell phone number in case we needed anything. We appreciated her check-ins.

The home- it was disappointing. The home was run down, in need of a DEEP clean both inside and out. We found trash scattered around the outside of the home. Inside, the bedrooms were dingy, not painted the bright white that you see in the pictures. The last time this house had a paint job, they picked very harsh, non-beach colors. The family room is very small, big enough only for a family of five at the very most. The dining area is really secluded, with no views from the window to enjoy.

One thing that really bothered me was that we felt we had paid a great deal of money for an oceanfront home (which it was), but there was no view. The view was only from the loft, and a tiny strip of water you can see from the main level. You will be looking at a large dune, and that is it. I had envisioned relaxing on a nice deck (which by the way was very narrow, old and not conducive to eating meals on it or hanging out), enjoying the ocean views while having drinks or tea in the morning. That did not happen. We did enjoy seeing the horses, the little fox that lived in the back yard, and our kids got a kick out of the stray kittens that lived there as well.

The bedrooms were good sizes except the children's (with the bunk beds), which was tiny. The bathrooms were small and not ideal for large group.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that my home did not meet this guest's expectations, but I ask those reading the review to please look at the very large number of other quite positive reviews, and note that some of the criticisms mentioned were not felt to be issues by any other of the two dozen plus reviewers. I think this guest would have been happier getting a house in the paved areas. Yes, the drive can be harrowing for the vast majority of us who are not used to driving on the beach, but as the week progresses, so does our comfort level with the drive, and driving on the beach is a unique and thrilling experience. I do differ with the reviewer about the beach traffic issue. My place is 9 miles up the beach and where is extremely little traffic and one can see vehicles (and they can see you), from about 2 miles away. There have never been accidents involving bathers on the beach. As for the paint colors, I would say it is a matter of taste. My caretaker painted some rooms a couple of years ago in what she felt were beachy colors. Personally, I like most of the choices, but not all. The home has two family rooms on different levels, with the one on the top being the larger one. That floor has an open flow pattern with the family room blending into the kitchen area and then the dining room. For a 2100 sq. ft home, that area is a good size, and no one has ever complained about the size or the seclusion of the dining room. The deck was replaced about 4 years ago and is power washed every year. I would not consider it "old". As for the dune and the views, I am grateful to have a sizable dune that protects the property. I do have a couple of photos on line that show the view from the family room (main level), and the loft. Most importantly, my place is oceanfront, and the beach is just across the dune. As for cleaning, the prior guest had car trouble and I let them stay a few hours longer to take care of it. Hence, my caretaker didn't have quite as much time as she would have liked before this guest arrived. Nevertheless, in the three years Kelly has been taking care of the home, I don't believe anyone else has not been satisfied with the cleanliness. Kelly has told me she will thoroughly clean the house promptly in response to this review. As for the cost, I feel I have consistently made my home one of the lowest priced 5 bedroom homes in the area. We try very hard to give guests at least what they expect, and more. I rent 5 homes and all average 5/5 reviews.
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Knott's Island
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Car: necessary

Carova beach recently voted best beach in the nation by Coastal Living magazine.

Located in a Wild Horse Sanctuary! Nature abounds, with wide beaches no crowds, yet close to Corolla, a major tourist destination.


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
Between the Holidays
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Wk.
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 26
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 9
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 16
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 30
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security waiver fee $89
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Refunds are only made if the period is re-booked, minus a $150 service fee.
Pets are $75 each, and will be payable separately. There is an $89 security waiver fee, this fee is also paid separately.

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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 with tub/shower. One hallway half bathroom with toilet and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Pyramid Bunk Beds (1) Sleeps two on bottom, one on top. 2 twin beds in loft
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are two master Bedrooms each with King sized beds. Kids bedroom bunk bed sleeps 3. Pack-n-Play, but no crib.

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