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Beach is 150 ft, 3BD + Loft, 2 BA, and DOG FRIENDLY.Weeks are available

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft + Sleeper Sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9) Balcony Relaxing Views

Check calendar for availability.

Contact me at 757-218-1966 Carolina Dreamin' is a fabulous townhouse located in the Private Posted Community of Ocean Sands, Section F. The location couldn't be better. Located right in the center of Corolla close to everything. Just a 2 minute walk and you will be on the wide sandy beach. Enjoy a mile of undeveloped ocean front to the North of Section F. Relax on your private beach with Life Guard for your protection during the Summer season. Access to our community is restricted to owners and their guests with regular security patrols.

The BEST PRICE on the beach! Carolina Dreamin', Fabulous place to stay!

You don't need to walk for blocks, carting all your beach things to get to the beach. Just a short walk up to the boardwalk then over the dune to the beach. You can hear the ocean from the balcony and bedrooms of Carolina Dreamin'

2nd floor:Two bedrooms have Queen sized beds with posturpedic mattresses. These bedrooms also have TV's with expanded cable service. One of the bedrooms is a master with it's own bath. The other bedroom on that floor has a trundle bed, twin bed and a pull out twin bed.

Living area is on the top floor. An open floor plan with a large dining table, sofa, TV, stereo cabinet. Kitchen is conveniently next to living area.. The sleeping loft over looks the living area. One thing we love is the balcony. It's wide open view of beautiful sky, with a little ocean view between the houses. In the evening sit out and watch the fabulous sunsets. You have a dining table with chairs, so you can enjoy meals or just a cup of coffee on the balcony. There are also are 4 comfortable lounge chairs to enjoy.

Looking for that getaway to the beach for the whole family including your cherished family dog? Look no further, you don't have to leave your family pet at home. We love our dogs and your's is welcome to vacation with you at Carolina Dreamin'.

I was raised on the beaches of South Flordia and had always wanted to get back 'to the beach'. We found this townhouse in rundown condition, but you couldn't beat the location. We made it into a beach house to love. We treat Carolina Dreamin' as our second home not 'just a rental property'. Every year improvements and upgrades are done. Our philsophy is to provide a home away from home that you would truly enjoy.

Other amenities include:

Community pool is steps from your front door locationed just in back of Carolina Dreamin'. An out door shower, clothes line, and Bar-B-Grill located outside. Plenty of beach chairs, beach umbrella, and a rolling cooler provided

for your vacation.

Is tennis your passion? Two tennis courts with parking are available for your family a short 2 blocks away. Golfing is available at the Currituck Club located across the beach road from Section F. (less that 1/2 mile).

Deep Sea, surf and pier fishing are all available to make the fisherman in your family happy. You can book your charter boat and buy bait and tackle near by

TOP LEVEL Loft with two twin beds overlooks the great room with vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, large dining table, sofa with full sized sleeper bed, TV unit that houses DVD, VCR, and CD player. Selection of games movies and books is provided. On one side of the great room is a sunny kitchen. On the other side, a sliding door opens to the balcony equipped with tables and chairs. Ideal for relaxing and viewing that beautiful sunset or a peak at the ocean. Are you ready for that good book? Sit on the balcony with endless views of the sky and the surf sound in your ears.....get out your book and enjoy!

MIDDLE LEVEL has master bedroom with queen bed, posturpedic mattress, and private bath. Two windows for that open feeling. TV with expanded cable is in the armoir with DVD & VCR player

Next door is the second bedroom with queen sized bed with posturpedic mattress. It boasts your TV and DVD player. Great for relaxing at the end of a big day out.

Third bedroom with trundle bed (two singles). is at the top of the stairs.

Second bathroom and washer/dryer located on this level.

LOWER LEVEL has storage for beach equipment(quality beach chairs and rolling cooler) and exit to parking.

OUTSIDE near entry door is a bar-b-que grill, outside shower with hot water, fish cleaning table.

Other amenities you will enjoy: 6 quality beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys for children and a rolling cooler. Also in the house: security baby gate and Wi-fi for you convenience.

A fantastic vacation is waiting for you at Carolina Dreamin' Come on down to the OBX.

Call me for any details or questions: Dove Barton (757) 898-1396

Saturday to Saturday. Partial weeks available late Fall.

Familes only

Damage/ Security Deposit $200

Keywords: Townhome, Beach House, Beach Cottage

More Details

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan

Welcome to Carolina Dreamin' We are Dick and Dove Barton. Our townhouse is named Carolina Dreamin because it always was a dream to have a cottage on the Outer Banks or OBX as we call it. In 2001 that dream came true. But that was only the beginning. Our townhouse need a little TLC since it had not been updated since 1969. We set about renovating and updating. It has been a labor of love and we have tried to renovate and decorate with needs of our guests in mind.

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan chose Outer Banks

The beauty and serenity of the wide sandy beaches of Corolla first attracted us to the area. The friendliness of everyone we met encouraged us to stay. The ease of reaching a beautiful beach. We live on the VA peninsula only 2 1/2 hrs away. The uniqueness of the historic Currituck Lighthouse and the Wild Mustangs of the Outer Banks. When we first came in 2001 you could see the Mustangs, the symbol of the Outer Banks, on the dunes and beaches of Ocean Sands. They can now be seen on one of the Wild Mustang tours. They have been relocated for their own protection to the Wild Horse Sanctuary (in the 4 wheel drive area) to the North of Corolla

What makes this townhome unique

You'll find our townhouse is an easy walk to the beach. You can hear the surf from our deck or let it lull you to sleep at night, without the oceanfront prices. A community pool just outside your door (about 15 ft.) gives you the amenity of pool without the price. We are hands on owners who come down often to check things out. We want our guests to have a home away from home that they want to come to again and again. We vacation here too and our family has made many happy memories here. We hope you do too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a delightful vacation in your homw. it was a perfect size for our family of five and the location (esp. proximity to the beach) was ideal. We hope to rent from you in the future.
Jun 2011
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Ocean Sands Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Mstr bath located off bdrm #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hallway
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Posturpedic matress, TV, DVD
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mstr with Bath, TV, DVD and Posterpedic mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed, a twin with a pull out twin, great for kids
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft - great for kids
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sofa bed: Queen matress. Can sleep 2
  • ***LINENS ARE NOT SUPPLIED*** You must supply your own sheets, towels and all grocery items, including toilet paper. Towels and sheets may be rented from local OBX supplier.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs and rolling cooler provided. Selection of games and books and videos. Out door shower (with hot water) Fish cleaning table.


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Beach is 150 ft, 3BD + Loft, 2 BA, and DOG FRIENDLY.Weeks are available
average rating of 4.4 based on 13 reviews

very disappointed

  • 2 of 5

We rented this condo as the the specs of the condo seemed like what we needed. However , the quality of the posted pictures were not accurate and very misleading. We arrived on time, and the cleaning people asked us to leave and return in a few hours, as they had just begin cleaning. Which surprisingly was not even clean when they left. The condo was disappointing with shabby furnishings and inadequate amenities. Everything was done on the cheap, with a broken coffee maker, chipped dishes, frayed bedding, mismatched furniture, no decor, not to mention the black mold in the downstairs bathroom. The bedroom upstairs was extremely dangerous for any children to be in, as it has a large cutout window, with no coverings, any child could easily fall through. We had to block off the staircase to the upstairs. At the end of our trip we were charged for extra cleaning, after the cleaning people thought it wasn't clean enough.

Highly suggest. Do not rent this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Carolina Dreamin' In your rental agreement and the Owner's Manual, we supply our phone number for our guests to contact us with any questions or complaints. We take customer concerns seriously and we want to accommodate your needs. We did look into each of the issues mentioned. *Our cleaning team assured us that all guests have been given access to the property at 4pm. *As mentioned in the Owner's Manual, all back up small appliances are located in the cabinet above the new refrigerator. *There are no "cut out windows" in the condo. All windows are certified, state regulated and state approved windows. The condo loft over looks the living room below. *When the cleaners must spend a great deal of extra time over their normal cleaning duties, they charge us. Consequently, we must charge the guest. This has only happened twice in twelve years. In the twelve years of renting our condo, we have never had any of the complaints that you mentioned. We try to keep our condo in excellent condition, so that we ourselves would want to stay there. We strive to help our guests have a wonderful time at the beach. Dick and Dove Barton
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Northern Kentucky

Fritz/Emery Family

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in OBX. The area is terrific. Carolina Dreamin' is in the perfect location, so close to the beach and is the perfect size for a small family which is difficult to find. The price is hard to beat, it is a great value. We really appreciated the stocked kitchen, it had everything you could possibly need.

The AC was nice and cold. The deck is very nice as well but it was kind of scary for me to have my small dogs out there because they could go right through the railings, we came up with a solution to block the bottom. We enjoyed the beach chairs and boogie boards that the owners shared with us. We had a few little problems but Dove Barton took care of them very quickly. Overall Carolina Dreamin' was a good experience for all and we had a terrific time!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Julie. We are very happy that you enjoyed Carolina Dreamin' and your stay at the Outer Banks. I guess you can tell that we love the Outer Banks. Your review will help other visitors to VRBO to decide if our vacation home will fit their needs. Hope you are able to come back next year. I'm going to pass along the trick you discover for protecting small dogs while they are on the balcony. That is very helpful. I am taking hold reservations for next year, so let me know if you want a week held. I don't send out the letters of confirmation until Jan. because that is when I open my books for the year. Dove Barton
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Love Carolina dreamin'

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year coming to this house. It's perfect!!! So close to beach and pool is right behind the house. I love corolla!! My son loves this house didn't wanna leave. Our dog loves it too! We will be back for a third I'm sure!!! Everything you need is in the home. Thanks so much we love it there!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Koval Family, We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at the beach and Carolina Dreamin'. That is exactly the way we want people to feel when they come to the beach and stay in our place. We try to make it homelike and warm and inviting to all of our guests, including pets. Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your stay. We certainly welcome you back again next summer! Best wishes, Dick & Dove Barton Katherine Finnigan owners
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Easy Beach Access

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely wonderful beach views and easy, easy beach access. Our dogs felt at home and loved being able to go to the beach at any time with us. Since it was early in the season the weather was very suitable for them to stay with us on the beach flying kites and people-watching for long periods of time. I appreciated the extra information Dove sent us. It helped with packing and locating the house when first arriving.

LOVED the area. Everything you need; shopping, groceries, dining, and historic Corolla is less than 5 minutes away! Wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to receive reviews and I want to mention how much our prospective guests to have input from the guest who have stayed at Carolina Dreamin'. It means a lot to hear that you had a wonderful experience. Many thanks. Dove B.
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Wheaton, IL

First time in the OBX-absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 2 children (11 & 8) stayed here recently. We have never been to the OBX and had no idea what to expect, we have never "rented" a place on either. We were wonderfully surprised. The townhome was perfect for us, the townhome is dog friendly, but unfortunately once our van was packed, we didn't have enough room for our dog!!! There was plenty of room in the townhome and all the ammenities we could need, we didn't swim in the pool, the temp outside and pool temp was too chilly, but the very short walk to the ocean was all we wanted anyway. Only had one complaint with the carpet smelling like dog urine in the loft, but there were 3 other bedrooms, so the children slept in one of those instead. I emailed the owner Dove immediately and she responded promptly, we could have had the carpets cleaned while we were there, but since it was such a short stay and we had the other bedrooms we were ok. Dove was amazing to work with, answered all e-mails promptly, sent a lovely map of the area, great directions, just a pleasure to work with. We have officially become fans of the OBX and will be back again in 2 years hopefully at this same property ;) Thanks Dove for providing a great place for our first family vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for small families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautifully decorated townhome in Ocean Sands! It was wonderful to be so close to the beach! My husband, daughter, myself and our dog would love to vacation here again!

*We had hoped to vacation this summer 2012 - but waited too long to book, no weeks left for us. :(

  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caroline- We do hope you can stay with us again. We do get quite a few early, Jan or Feb. bookings. Please visit VRBO web page for updates on Carolina Dreamin.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Timbuck 11 -North
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Timbuck 11 or Food Lion Shopping Center
Car: necessary

Currituck Lighthouse/Museum and Currituck Village Shops, Corolla Chapel Golf at the Currituck Club, Two tennis courts in Section F, Timbuck II shopping center with 60 shops and resturants,video rentals, Wild Mustang tours-visit the 4 wheel drive area to see the wild mustangs, The Whalehead Club housing the the Currituck Wildlife Museum, Fishing (surf, pier, and charter boat), Wright Memorial Museum, Golf available at Currituck Club, Harris Teeter less that 1/2 mile away, Food Lion close by


Rates & Availability

Ocean Sands Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet - $75 per dog/2 max $75
Tax Rate 12.75%

In a separate check in the amount of $200 is held as a damage deposit. The check is held and not deposited. After the townhouse has been inspected for damage and no unusual cleaning needed, your check is returned to you.
Contractual booking is 100%
cleaning fees do apply. Refundable damage deposit maybe refund if there is no unusually cleaning needed.

1/2 rent upon return of Letter of Confirmation
1/2 one (1) month before reserved period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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