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HORSEPLAY *Spectacular views*Pool*Hot Tub*Pool table*Wifi* Watch the breakers

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 3,296 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

SATURDAY CHECK IN - 4 WHEEL DRIVE REQUIRED - LINENS PROVIDED - TOWELS NOT PROVIDED - Approximately 3 miles up the 4x4 beach

Bring your 4x4 and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! Carova is home to the famed wild horses, and no commercial spaces. Seclusion, serenity and relaxation are the main ingredients in this area, but if that isn't your thing, don't fret. Horseplay has quite a few diversions!

Something for everyone: pool table, hot tub, heated pool, gourmet kitchen, whirlpool and comfortable spaces for solitude, gatherings and celebrations. Three living areas for every possibility. Choose your own adventure; you'll never want to leave.

This gorgeous five-bedroom home is located less than five hundred feet from the beach. It boasts magnificent views of the ocean from all three levels. Wake up to amazing sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean and relax on the deck and watch the sun set over the Currituck Sound.

Living areas on each floor of this home wind down or gear up. The first-level game room comes equipped with a pool table and kitchenette complete with sink, full-size refrigerator and microwave. Watch the big game or your favorite movie on the flat screen TV or take advantage of the Wi-Fi broadband and an audio system that features indoor and outdoor speakers.

The first-level has a master bedroom with two twin beds and private master bathroom, a queen sleeper sofa and a ½ bath. The hot tub and swimming pool with a salt treatment system and optional heater is just steps away (pool heat incurs additional fee). Ocean views abound from the hot tub! Turn the corner and you will find an outside shower with a bench and hooks for your belongings.

The second-level boasts another living area for watching TV, a desk and a wrap-around deck accessible by two master king bedrooms that is great for lounging and watching the surf. A third master bedroom on this level offers two pyramid bunk beds.

The third-level Great Room with a convenient half-bath provides spacious and comfortable accommodations, inviting you to relax and enjoy expansive ocean views. The well-equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and two dishwashers beckons you to bring your “A” game and show off your culinary skills. Two large dining tables provide plenty of space to spread out and enjoy a comfortable meal. As the waves roll in, watch for dolphins playing in the surf. Grab the binoculars and search for families of horses grazing in the dunes. At the end of the night, retire into the master king bedroom that features a whirlpool tub and separate shower, and fall asleep in serenity.

Create your memories at Horseplay - an enchanting home where the wild horses roam!

INVENTORY for Horseplay:

• salt water pool

• hot tub

• pool table

• second full sized refrigerator in game room

• second dishwasher in gourmet kitchen

• drinking water filtration system

• flat screen TVs in every room

• extra sink, microwave and cabinetry in game room

• full size crib

• granite counter tops

• Fully stocked kitchen

• Pillows, blankets and bedspreads for all beds

• Iron and ironing board

• Telephone

• Wireless internet service

• Central heat and air

• Dishwasher, microwave

• Washer/Dryer

• Outdoor Furniture

• Outdoor Shower

• BBQ Grill (charcoal)

• Beach chairs (five)

***Fireplace is not available for guest use.

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More Details

Property Manager
Please Contact Property Manager Laura James
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

What makes this house unique

NEW flat screen TV's throughout. Two refrigerators, two dishwashers. Nicely stocked kitchen with granite countertops.

Amenities

Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3296 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 3 King beds, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 2 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
NEW flat screen TV's in every room. Two refrigerators. Two dishwashers. Granite counters. Nicely stocked kitchen.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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HORSEPLAY *Spectacular views*Pool*Hot Tub*Pool table*Wifi* Watch the breakers
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Toronto, ON
5

Such a wonderful vacation

  • 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:

We had such a great time at Horseplay! Laura, the property manager was always very responsive to all our pre-trip questions and the odd question we had while at the house. Horseplay was clean, well equipped, comfy...exactly as others had reviewed. The pool was perfect - and take the advise of management - summer heat sufficiently heats the pool! When we arrived on the beach to drive to the house, within a few minutes of our drive we not only saw some wild horses, we also saw dolphins jumping out of the water. All week long we continued to see playful dolphins and horses. The horses were both at the beach and around the house. Absolutely amazing. A few notables - not negatives, more just nice to knows. Weekends are very busy on the island but if you stay out of Duck you will avoid most of this traffic. Arriving ahead of your check in time is advisable to get ahead of the weekend beach traffic. Also, for those with kids, cars do get the right of way on the beach...this is especially important during low tide. Overall, our group of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids) had a fabulous week. We definitely recommend this house and the area. What an incredible experience we had!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS so much for the nice review. The wildlife here is so thrilling! We never tire of watching the horses, particularly when they are playing! The beach driving is part of the excitement, but you are right, it is a little unnerving when relaxing on the beach. Using a vehicle for a barricade is pretty effective, but even so, Carova is definitely not your typical beach setting! There is an untamed feel here that is part of the draw! I hope you will return to Horseplay again. Come in September and we'll crank that pool heat up! ;-)
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5

Horseplay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Burlington, NJ
5

Ultimate family get away

  • 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 family of 11 aged 1 to 84 had a very peaceful week with perfect weather. The house was roomy enough that anyone who wanted quiet alone time could have it. The pool and hot tub were wonderful, the kitchen well equipped, and the views spectacular. Loved the horses and lizards too.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were in paradise, from the beautiful ocean views to the daily horse and dolphin sightings. This review will probably not do the rental justice, but our 3 families had a great stay at horseplay. The property is beautiful and there is plenty of space to spread out. The beach is fantastic and the pool refreshing. Laura the property manager was great, very responsive and available if we needed anything. Only minor suggestion I would say is it would have been nice to have a propane BBQ grill(home comes with a charcoal one), but we could rent one right down the road for the entire week for $60, so not a big issue. The location is great as it is only 3 miles down the beach, so further enough away to have plenty of privacy and beach space to yourself, but not too far that you can't go into town for some ice cream or mini golf. And you will see the wild horse here, everyday they would graze right in the backyard 5 feet away from the porch! Overall, highly recommend this five star vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easton, PA
5

4x4 Carova cottage vacation

  • 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 vacation was way above our expectations.. Absolutely gorgeous !! From the moment we entered the sand road, to see horses walking by you on the beach .. Was just awesome .. The house was just as pictured ~beautiful ! We had our family with us and not once did we feel crowded.. Loved sitting on the deck watching the Dolphins .. And hearing the ocean waves .. The pool was perfect, our grandkids loved it ... We would love to come back, everyone's favorite vacation spot .. Thank you Laura for everything .

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wolcott, CT
5

Carova Beach May, 2016

  • 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:

My Husband and I had never been to the Outer Banks. Seeing the wild horses was on my Bucket list.....and the result was beyond my wildest dreams!! Beautiful beach, house and horses!!We met Laura, the property manager. She was wonderful to work with and provided appropriate info for our trip. Can't wait to go back!!!! 4WD a must ....worked out perfectly!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bring your 4x4 and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! Carova, which is just north of the little town of Corolla, is home to the famed wild horses, and no commercial spaces. Seclusion, serenity and relaxation are the main ingredients in this area, but if that isn't your thing, don't fret. Horseplay has plenty of diversions!

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