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Michael Owen

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Waterfront Cottage Nestled in a Secluded Wild Horse 4 ~WD~ Area

11 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Outer Banks House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

This spectacular home will meet every expectation of a relaxing vacation. Located between the ocean and the Knotts island sound, you will have the best of both worlds. Your entire family will have space to move around in this house. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. One king master is on the top floor with a private bath and deck. There are three bedrooms on the middle floor. One bedroom is a king master with it's own private bath and deck. There is a bedroom with two bunk beds and extra space, perfect for kids to hang out. This room has a sliding glass door which goes out to a shared deck and the kids can go down to the pool and hot tub from this room. The third room on the middle floor is a queen bedroom. This room enjoys a wonderful view of the canal and has a shared deck which goes down to the pool and hot tub. You can curl up with a good book or game in the seat hammock on this deck. The ground floor has a queen master bedroom which give the occupants a bit of peace from the rest of the group. The ground floor also has a bedroom with two bunk beds. This is a great place to have the kids enjoy their own space. The Great room on the top floor, has a flat screen TV with dish satellite, games, puzzles and cards for the family to use. The ground floor also has a flat screen TV with dish satellite, refrigerator, washer and dryer. There is a book shelve available for your reading enjoyment. If you are in the middle of a book, please take it. If you have finished with a book and don't want to take it home, leave it. Nothing better than a great beach book. On the top floor, the gourmet kitchen is ready to go. With granite counter tops, easy-clean smooth cook top stove, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker and all the cooking equipment, it is well equipped for the cook in the family. The house has a charcoal grill for the grill master as well. Enjoy the beautiful sunset setting over the sound from the rear deck or the great room. Relax on one of the four decks while watching the horses graze in the yard next to the canal. During the day, pack up the car or truck with all your beach toys and enjoy the unspoiled Carova Beach. The house has many beach chairs for you to bring to the beach. You are welcome to bring your dogs with you to the beach to play in the surf. If going to the beach is not what you had in mind, we provide you with two kayaks with life preservers to explore the sound. The sound is busy with boats coming across the sound to the island. Explore the expansive canal system with the kayaks. Take the binoculars and your camera: the bird watching is wonderful. We provide crab traps, so take advantage of catching your own dinner by throwing the crabs traps in the canal. You may also enjoy fishing in the canal at the house or surf fishing in the ocean. The False Cape Park is a perfect spot to hike with the family. There are many marked trails to enjoy. After a day at the beach, kayaking, fishing or hiking, unwind at the pool/hot tub area overlooking the canal/sound. An outdoor shower is available for your convenience. Linens are included in the rental price. Linens include: flat and fitted sheet, pillow case for each bed, bath towel, hand towel and washcloth.

This home is located approximately 10 miles off the paved roads. It will require 4WD/AWD vehicle. The gorgeous drive down the beach is well worth the commute. It is one of the last secluded beaches on the east coast.

Come relax in this beautiful secluded waterfront home nestled in the 4 wheel drive area of the outer banks.

Keywords: Beach Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michael Owen (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

Waterfront Cottage Nestled in a Secluded Wild Horse 4 ~WD~ Area
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Rented during potential hurricane (keep reading it is all good)

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked this house for 10/4 to 10/11 way in advance and opted out of the insurance for the trip as hurricane season is supposed to end October 1. Three days out from 10/4 it looked like Hurricane Joaquin was going to go right over the house. We made several calls to Heidi to see where our vacation stood and she was more than helpful. My wife and I feel there is no such thing as customer service anymore but that is clearly not the case when it comes to this rental. Heidi eased all our of anxiety about the vacation and also went above and beyond in assisting us with potential travel problems. She was even doing internet research during our travel day (I would not expect this always but we were trying to access the 4 WD area during exceptional circumstances).

I was totally floored with attention to detail by the owners of this property!!

The house is absolutely beautiful and the area is unbelievable. The house was very modern and clean and is set up in such a way that it provided maximum privacy for the renters (great privacy from landscaping). We drove to the location in the worst possible circumstances and access to the house was extremely easy, just follow the directions from the owners.

Had a blast with the kayaks and easily caught 7 crabs in an afternoon while drinking beer on the private/secluded beach.

If you rent, I recommend checking out the sunset by kayak from the bay area which is short paddle stroke away.

Well worth the travel to 4wd area just know going in that you are looking for a laid back and private vacation!!! Thanks so much Heidi this was exactly what we needed! Hope you are still renting in the area in a couple years.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such kind words. So glad you had a GREAT time! Heidi
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5

Like nothing else!

  • 5 of 5

What a neat place for a vacation. This was our first time to the outer banks. Corova is the place to be! My kids loved driving up the beach. Wildlife is everywhere. This house is big, clean, modern and comfortable. Plenty of space for everyone. The pool and hot tub are really nice touches. As are the kayaks for exploring the canal system. The owner and management company are both very professional and easy to deal with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house and this destination to anyone, as long as they have a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

We will surely be returning. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had a great get-a-way. Is is so nice and relaxing, it gives you real down time. I look forward to having you at the house again.
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5

Excellent Property, Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks in August. The house is in a remote area of the Outerbanks on a canal. It is very quiet and the horses are literally everywhere. It's a big house, but doesn't feel huge. We saw horses everyday either at the house or on the way to the beach. The house was very nice and had plenty of room and was nicely equipped. Cable modem/Wifi was fast for those that have to check in with the office. Kayaks were a nice added touch. One issue we had with the back yard (near the water) was ticks. Not sure if they are always bad, but I feel it should be mentioned. The drive to the beach is about 5-10 min because of the canals. We went over the dune at MM 22.5 and there was never a crowd. Parked our 2 vehicles and put up our canopy between to block any wind. It is so easy if you have a lot of toys (surf boards, kayaks, SUP, etc). We would definitely stay here again. The owners (Heidi) are awesome and very easy to work with. Couldn't ask for a better 2 weeks. Corova Beach is a very unique experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice getaway

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for our family. We loved how spacious it was for our big family. The beach was beautiful and the house was peaceful. We would recommend this house to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It is truly relaxing and peaceful.
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Syracuse, NY, USA
5

Horses and Dolphins and Foxes, oh my!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we had in Cardova. This house was perfect for our group...with plenty of room to spread out! Board games every night at the huge kitchen table, as well as at the huge coffee table in the family room, interspersed with visits to the pool and hot tub. The beach was fantastic...sunny and warm all week, with great waves for body surfing. We saw lots of wildlife using the kayaks, too! Will definitely rent this one again...no need to ever look anywhere else at Cardova Beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, glad you enjoyed your stay after a long winter! The Carova Beach is the best to recover from the snow and ice up north.
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5

Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

Awesome rental! House has all the amenities. Everything was in great condition. The house was impressive with lots of the room. The hot tub is large and worked great. A short (40 ft) walk you’re on the canal. From here I was able to fish and launch the kayaks. The owners Heidi and Michael were a pleasure renting from. They’re very responsive and professional. I would not hesitate staying here again and plan on returning in the spring.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Carova House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Late fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Late Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Security Deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

There is a $125.00 per pet fee added to the total price if you would be bringing a dog(s)
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If you will be paying with credit card, there is a 2.5% of total cost as a convenience fee taken off of the security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Outer Banks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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