|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Come to CASTAWAY COVE!!
Rents Saturday to Saturday, partial stays available in the mid and off season.
Pet Friendly, Four Wheel Drive required, 3 miles from end of paved road.
Gather the family, pack your bags, jump in the four wheel drive, and come to Swan Beach. With room for two to four couples plus a few kids, this house is sure to please.
** Like horses? The wild ones are all around this area.
** Bring Rover - it's pet friendly!
** Feel like hanging out at the pool?
** Need things for the kids to do? How about air hockey, darts, X-box and video games!!
You'll start your perfect day watching the sun come up over the ocean, and then maybe off to the beach. You might like to spend the afternoon around the pool, enjoy a sunset from the crow's nest, and dinner grilled and enjoyed on the deck. Afterwards, sit down and take in a DVD in the media room.
Just 3 miles from the end of the paved road.. Oceanviews from the upper decks and crow's nest and just about 900 feet to beach. The custom here is to drive to the beach, park right there in the middle of the beach and have all your stuff handy.
Four wheel drive required. You must drive 3 1/2 miles on the sandy beach to access home. All wheel drive vehicles not recommended.
Beds: 2 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 Twins, 1 Pyramid Bunk (Double on bottom, single on top)
King Master Bedroom
King Master Bedroom
Two Twins Bedroom
Pyramid Bunk Bedroom
2 Full Baths in Hall
Hot Tub on Deck
Pool 10'x25' Heatable
Outdoor grilling area
This property is managed by Carova Rentals which serves the 4WD area exclusively. We are a small local vacation rental company able to provide personalized concierge service, including a beach escort to your house if you are unfamiliar with driving on the beach and the off-road area. Bed and bath linens are provided in season, and you will find sufficient toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and drinking water to get you started.
Carova Beach is convenient for families with children and older folks because it is not necessary to walk to the beach. You can load beach chairs, coolers, and beach toys into you truck or SUV and drive to the beach. You will set up right next to your vehicle and pets are welcome on the beach.
Keywords: Beach House, Carova Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Swan Beach, Cottage, Castaway Cove
This was our families first time in OBX and we had a amazing time. The house was absolutely huge!!! The beds were comfortable beyond belief, the whole house was clean, neat, well stocked (way more than we expected) There was a nice extremely informative binder waiting on the kitchen counter for us with everything we would need to know while there for vacation. Plus each room had a sealed package of towels, wash clothes and hand towels were all provided we just brought our beach towels. Bed linens were also provided. we had a issue with the pool on Memorial day, i sent a text to Karen and she quickly responded and then sent someone out within a couple hours to fix it, we had another issue with the pool on another day and before the end of the day it was fixed again. Excellent and courteous service. The wild horses were abundant and were all around the house, the beach, ect, we have some amazing pictures. There is also a outdoor shower that is covered, private and....Has hot water...simply amazing as i was expecting only cold water. There are 4 main rooms that all have sliding glass doors that go out to the porches, 2nd level are right convenient to the hot tub and was clean, hot and comfortable (there were a couple of us that have never been in one so it was a true experience). Oh and there are beach chairs, seats, buckets after buckets of beach toys for the Children so don't worry about getting any of that to drag along to your vacation as it is all provided. Including swimming equipment, boogie boards, ect. the pool area has a abundant amount of tables, chairs, recliner chairs for sun bathing and a outside bar right under the deck! The whole house has Central zoned AC which kept us very comfortable. The kitchen is huge and well stocked with every pot, pan, dish, silverware, cup, wine glass, shot glasses, kids cups, little kids silverware ect. there is also a booster seat and a nice pack-n-play. hmmm....i don't know what else i may have forgotten...well anyways we are already booking this same Amazing place for next yr oh and it has amazing sunsets and sunrises and is not even a minute drive to the beach!!!!!!!! Thank You Karen for making a memorable Family Vacation we are all excited and counting down the days until we come next May!! You ROCK!!!!
We planned this getaway because we wanted something special for a family vacation that we would remember for years to come and THIS WAS IT! The home is beautiful, spacious, and more than we could have dreamed of. There were more than enough amenities to get us started and more. The location of the home is great, not to close to surrounding homes so plenty of privacy. Karen was fantastic to deal with and even met me to guide me to the house the evening of our arrival because I had never before driven on a 4 x 4 beach area. Once I mastered it I loved driving it! We traveled with our 2 dogs, a 1 year old and my elderly mother and it was perfect for everyone. an elevator would have been helpful but, definitely not a deal breaker. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect family vacation and we are planning on making it a Traditional family trip for years to come. Waking up next to the Ocean is one of the greatest gifts. I haven't slept that good in years and never have I woken up to such incredible views and sounds, it was tranquilizing. The horses that run wild are breath-taking, we had at least 7 horses in our yard at a time and were simply amazed by their beauty and grace. I would recommend this home to any large family looking for a perfect oceanside vacation. God willing, we will return next year and many years to come. Thank you for an unforgettable time.
We just returned from a great week at the 4x4 beach in NC. OUr children who are adults, without children traveled a long way to be with us. The beach is awesome. For the house, it was a disappointment! Upon arrival to our home we found it to be below expectations. Item by item is listed.
Upon entering the property there was no evidence that the home had been cleaned. Sand was COVERING the carpet to where you couldn't see the carpet. This area is also not air-conditioned. The refrigerator is broken in that there is no ice maker, and it took several days to get anything cold. It was set properly upon arrival, just inadequate. The air hockey is not functioning, as not enough air blows out for the table to work. There are also loose pieces on the side hanging, a hazard for small fingers and children. The outside shower was covered in used toys and TRASH. Boxes of muffin mix, fruit and other trash items were in the shower. It stunk like garbage that had sat.
The pool turned "green color by Tuesday. I notified Karen who said someone would come on Wednesday. No one came, so we bought pool chemicals and shocked it ourselves, and did not use for two days.The upper level had very dirty rugs, a room with mold all over the carpet, perhaps from a leaking door, bathrooms with trash on the floor behind doors and trash cans, and best of all some one's fingernails. The furniture had sand on it, bedspreads were dirty.
The kitchen is well appointed, but the stove takes 3-5 minutes for the units to heat up if you don't start everything on high. There were plenty of plates, glasses etc, but lacked a potato peeler and small kitchen knives, like a parer. I travel with my own knives, so we were fine, but a warning for others. The X-box upstairs is unusable, as the charger is gone. The one downstairs had all the pieces, but it was hot and humid in that room.
We spent an entire day cleaning and washing rugs on Tuesday, due to weather, and the way we live. We also changed the air filters which were so clogged and nasty.
Karen was notified of the house condition immediately after we arrived. We did not arrive early. We were promised vacuum bags and then promised a housecleaner. None arrived. She never called to talk to us or follow up.
Finally every night we had to do a spider patrol. This house is FULL of spiders. It needs to be fumigated on a regular basis.
Loved the beach and the area, but will not rent this home again or from this agency. I hope the owners read this and go by.
This house was the most awesome house that we have stayed at so far. We all loved it so much that we reserved it for next years vacation before we left the Outer Banks. The location was perfect, the house was perfect for our large group and it was in GREAT shape. It was well stocked with items that we have always had to bring with us. The house was very clean and Karen was wonderful!!! We called her several times before we arrived with questions and she was amazing! The views and the horses were fantastic. We weren't pinned in close to the neighboring homes so we didn't need to worry about noise at all. I would recommend this house to everyone! We can't wait for next year!
Castaway Cove is absolutely beautiful! Every room is perfectly decorated, clean, and comfortable, as evidenced in the pictures! The kitchen is fully stocked and has plenty of room to work. There are even enough supplies to get you started...dish soap, wash cloths, trash bags, spices, coffee filters, etc. The owners even left a very thoughtful gift bag for us, when we arrived.
We had 5 adults and 4 children in our group, and there was more than enough room for all of us. We all mentioned that our beds were very comfortable...best sleep I've had in a while. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and relaxing in the hot tub. We also liked the ship's watch, but wished there was an umbrella and furniture up there. We spent a lot of our mornings drinking coffee up there, and evenings sipping wine while watching the sun set.
We had a hard time leaving Castaway Cove, so we would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a quiet beach vacation. We would love to stay at Castaway Cove again!
We absolutely loved our stay at this house! I am surprised that some reviewers said there were no toiletries available. We brought our own, as we always do when renting a private home, and found that we didnt even need to use everything because it was already there. This included paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, hand soap, dish soap, dishwashing detergent and shampoo. We found that all of the TVs worked just fine. We loved our welcome basket and Karen was wonderful. I would definately stay here again! Remember, you are in the 4 x 4 area. You are here to enjoy the peace and serenity of this beautiful area. Thank you so much for allowing us to make amazing memories! My boys will always remember waking up to the wild horses and watching the dolphins! Priceless!
Wild Horses Roam the Area
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Winter (pool closed, no linens
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|