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PLAYING Hooky*WILD HORSES*PRIVATE POOL*2nd LIVING RM w/POOL TABLE*WIFI

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

SATURDAY CHECK IN - 4 WHEEL DRIVE REQUIRED - Sheets and towels provided for a fee - approximately 3 miles up the 4x4 beach

Come Play Hooky...

Transport back to childhood when the thrill of getting away from your responsibilities could be as simple as ‘playing hooky’. Feel your shoulders drop as soon as you leave the hard road to drive right next to the push and pull of the gorgeous, blue ocean.

Playing Hooky boasts all the amenities you can think of, for the relaxation and enjoyment of all ages. The game room, located on the entry level, and has a pool table, kitchenette, flat screen tv with receiver, blu-ray player and Bose speaker surround sound, pub table and chairs, full bath and a large, comfortable seating area for entertaining. A duo bunk and twin bedroom on this level is perfect for the kids retreat, or a 4 person family. Outside is the huge pool with picnic table and zero gravity chaise lounge chairs as well as a cabana bath and outside shower.

The laundry room and three bedrooms are on the next floor: one is a king master, the other two kings with a shared bath. All upper and mid level bedrooms are equipped with every comfort as well as wall mounted Directvs. Step outside for the cool ocean breeze on the screened porch, which overlooks the pool and has a 6 person hot tub and dining table. Sip a frosty beverage while watching the spectacular evening sky, or watch the children swimming in the pool below. The hot tub's location in the screened porch means no annoyance from flying pests while you soak.

Unwind as you top the stairs of the upper level. The lovely leather furniture, half bath and comfortable spaces are outdone only by the stunning ocean views. The fifth bedroom, a queen master with bath is also located on this level. Just past the island with seating for three is the well-equipped kitchen, with everything you will need to create a delicious meal. Nice quality flatware and place settings will create a beautiful table for 12.

Through the dining area is the bright and inviting sun-room equipped with card table and upholstered chaise for your lounging pleasure. Step through the sun-room to the west onto a wonderful sun deck with views of the Currituck Sound. Step through the sun-room to the east for spectacular ocean views and decking with picnic table, outdoor seating and access to another level of decking above, the crow’s nest deck located on the roof. Take your favorite cool beverages to the crow’s nest and let all your cares blow away as you enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the built in seating. Look to the south for a view of the Currituck Lighthouse beacon and the Fourth of July fireworks at Heritage Park. Come and Play Hooky for a thoroughly relaxing retreat, and let this wonderful home free you from all of your cares.

INVENTORY for Playing Hooky:

• Pool table

• Game room w/ second frig, wet bar, blu-ray player, and Bose speakers stereo surround sound. Seating for 10.

• Directv in every bedroom

• Leather sofa and love seat

• Zero gravity lounge chairs by the pool

• Cabana Bath

• Hot Tub located inside the screened porch

• Sun room with chaise right off kitchen for private moments

• Fully stocked kitchen

• Iron and ironing board

• Telephone

• Wireless internet service

• Central heat and air

• Dishwasher, microwave

• Washer/Dryer

• Outdoor Furniture

• Outdoor Shower

• Gas Grill

• Beach chairs

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More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Manager David and Laura James
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Owner/Manager David and Laura James

The owners of this property, Glenn and Angela James fell in love with the 4x4 beach after visiting David and Laura's home in North Swan Beach. The thrill of driving on the sand really suited their desire to shake it up a little! Their home in Swan Beach is a reflection of their desire to have a place to forget all of their cares and relax. They open it up to you in the hopes that you will find yourselves renewed by the simple act of visiting paradise.

What makes this house unique

This home allows a group of people to spread out a bit. Multiple living areas make it easy to separate the party into smaller more intimate groups. The game room can house the loud party, while the living room is hosting a small gathering, and at the same time an intimate group is playing a game in the sun-room. The grouping options are endless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Playing Hooky is a great property. My family has stayed at that house every summer since it was built in 2003. It is in a great location - you will see the wild horses every morning and evening. The pool is huge compared to the pools at the surrounding homes and the jacuzzi is in the screened in porch which makes it great to use at all times of the day. You will likely need to drive your SUV to the beach though - it is a bit of a walk dragging beach gear. If this is your first time to the 4WD section - there are no "roads" - just paths made in the sand. You should take your tire pressure down to the suggested rate and try and stay close to the waters edge when driviing (be careful bc you will be driving through people on the beach - there is a speed limit of 15 mph). Also be careful of puddles - they can be much deeper than they appear. Try and drive around when possible. This house has provided a ton of great memories for my family. Enjoy your vacation.
Feb 2011
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Map

Corolla Bait & Tackle
Ocean Atlantic Rentals in Corolla
Lighthouse Bagels and Deli
Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill
Agave Roja
North Beach Watersports
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill
Currituck Beach Light House Gft
Heritage Park
North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
Whalehead Club

Playing Hooky is situated on a high lot in Swan Beach. This unique property offers beautiful views of the Currituck Sound as well as wide ocean views. You can watch the beacon of the Currituck Light to the south and the 4th of July fireworks at Heritage park from Playing Hooky's ships watch (roof) deck. Panoramic views and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets can be enjoyed from the upper decks. Wide, white, sandy beaches, available in your 4 wheel drive vehicle, make it easy to find the wild horses, the bird sanctuary, and the National Wildlife Refuge. Carova is a true adventure.

Amenities

Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 full, 2 half bath. Pool area has a half bath
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 3 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Bunk bed, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Crows nest/ships watch has gorgeous view of Currituck Sound and the Currituck Light. Unique view. Game room has a PS2 with some G-rated games.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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PLAYING Hooky*WILD HORSES*PRIVATE POOL*2nd LIVING RM w/POOL TABLE*WIFI
average rating of 4.6875 based on 17 reviews
GASTONIA, NC
5

Our stay at playing hooky October 2017

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our stay at playing hooky was wonderful traveling on the beach was fantastic going over the dunes to our house was quite the challenge glad we had a four-wheel drive without it you'd be stuck in the sand for sure don't leave home without it. The sun rises and the sun sets were incredible from the top of the house in the widow's peak or the crows nest. Harvest Moon coming up over the ocean was a beautiful sight. Laura and David James the management team took great care of us and would recommend playing hooky to anyone wanting to go to the Outer Banks for great memories. thanks Doug in Charlotte

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Playing Hooky. The full moon over the ocean.. what a beautiful sight. THANKS for the pictures! See you next year!
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Centreville, MD
4

Nice house in 4x4 area

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a nice visit to Playing Hooky. Overall we had a good impression. The house is designed well and is in a great location up the beach. It does need some attention to get it in top shape as most rentals do. The property management company was very responsive to our requests and we appreciated their efforts to rectify any issues that came up during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We sure did have a minute of panic there when the sheets weren't on the beds. But finding them untouched in the linen bucket at least made it easy to rectify. THANKS for your patience with that. I hope you will come again.
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Sykesville, MD
5

Amazing Trip

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our vacation at Playing Hooky was amazing!! We will stay here again. Owners were very responsive when the wifi wasn't working. We saw the wild horses every day along with deer and a few foxes! Oh and lots of frogs that my 5 year old loved!!! House has everything you need. Beds were super comfy (which isn't usually the case). Amazing ocean views and sunset views at night!! Nothing but fabulous things to say!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK you for the wonderful review. We like those beds so much we got the same brand for our house! PLEASE come and visit again. The frogs want to play some more!
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
5

Perfect relaxing vaca

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house was clean. Amenities are nice. Hosts were friendly and communicated well. Loved remote location.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Carova Cottages
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Philadelphia
4

Playing Hooky

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was somewhat unhappy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Management by far was the best, constant communication, friendly and helpful!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mooresville, North Carolina
5

Amazing!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was my first trip to the 4wd beaches and I couldn't be happier with the treatment I received from David and Laura. The house was clean and exactly where and how it was described. Even with a couple of days of hard rain and wind Playing Hooky had everything in the home to make this an enjoyable trip despite the weather. The kitchen was great for someone who loves to cook and the view from the top deck was amazing. Horses, deer, and foxes in the yard almost daily.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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