Come down and enjoy a place like no other on the east coast. Drive your four wheel drive vehicle to the edge of the pavement, shift into the four wheel drive you don't use enough, and cruise up this beautiful sandy coast of eastern North Carolina. Experience the beach like it used to be for our great grandparents, wide open and free. **WARNING; After coming to this beach, every other beach you visit in your life will probably feel "crowded"** This area is also home to multiple bird sanctuaries and home to the wild Corolla horses, North Carolina's official state horses. These horses are believed to be descendants of wild mustangs brought over from Europe many, many years ago. They are absolutely beautiful animals and roam the area at will. Our house is located about 7 miles up the coast from the end of the pavement along one of the widest areas of beach in the area. When you arrive at the house you will enjoy all the modern amenities of today and some. This elevated Semi-oceanfront (one lot back) home features eight bedroom (4 Master King Ocean view bedrooms, 2 Master Queen Ocean view Bedrooms, 2 Duo bunk Bedrooms). There will be no fighting over bathrooms as every room has its own master bath. All the king and queen rooms have direct access to deck with ocean views. The sunrise is literally just outside your door. The large kitchen will make any Chef completely happy with an over sized oven, two dishwashers, two refrigerator/freezers and wine fridge. When is the last time you cooked and had views of the Atlantic Ocean just out the window? The dining room is very well sized with seating for the entire family with windows that allow you to watch the sunset over the woodlands to the west. Bring some popcorn, because the kids will absolutely enjoy movie night with the family in your own personal big screen theater room. Mom and dad will love having the private pool and hot tub to relax in with the family without worrying about sharing it with anyone else. No community pool here! This house was built with the sole purpose of making family memories that last. The beach is a short walk down an unimproved easement directly in front of the house or we always hop in the car and tailgate for the day. Hanging out at the beach with the family is sooo much fun. There is some limited parking for a family member that does not have a four wheel drive vehicles for a nominal charge about 8 miles from the house. Once you visit, we truly believe you will be back. Even if you do not rent our house, you need to experience this area sometime in your life. **New for 2017= Poolside Bar**
- House3236 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
8 Master Bedrooms, 6 With Ocean Views, Theater Room, Hot Tub, Pool, Wifi
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Tracy Halker
We have vacationed in this area for over 16 years and truly love this area. Our family has made so many memories in Carova over the years and we hope yours will also.
Tracy Halker purchased this House in 2015
Why Tracy Halker chose Fruitville
We personally designed this house with a local architect to offer some of the best amenities and views around. Over the years we have vacationed here and chose one of the tallest lots and widest areas of the four wheel drive beach to build our house by. This house was build for the vacationing extended family to enjoy.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Clean and very family friendly home just off the water in Corolla, NC
We had a great time staying at Tracy’s home in Corolla, NC. We have never been to the OBX before and the trip did not disappoint. Driving on the beach is surely an experience. Stay along the water to avoid the $225 tow out fee that I had to pay as well as another car in our party. People who know the beach drive along the coastline although the tow truck driver said 80% of the people drive along the dune line. Locals know to stay on the shore line and now we know too !!. Very cool experience with this vacation with the home. The wild mustangs are indeed about all the time and walk through this property regularly. We have some cool photos of the kids in the hot tub with the horses right behind them in the yard. The house has 3 levels with large wrap around balcony at the top. We watched the local fireworks on the 4th of July with all of our families together and the kids had a blast doing it. This is something they will definitely remember. The house is very well appointed with comfortable furniture and comfortable belongings throughout. There is a huge dining room table that we utilized daily for our gatherings and to get a game plan for each day. This property is about half an hour drive down the beach once you leave the pavement so you have to account for this in your travel time. It’s 7 miles or so down the beach once you leave paved road so account for this in your travel time schedule. You have to bring along everything you need with you as going to get anything is over an hour just to travel to and from paved roads. Overall this was a learning experience for us but now we know. Next we would be more aware of what’s coming let’s say. If you are looking for a beautiful home that’s off the beaten path, this could be the one for you. Our kids loved the pool and tub at night and there is nice outdoor lighting to light up the pool/hot tub area. Kids never wanted to get out of the pool at night and we literally had to pull them inside just to go to sleep. Overall great home here and we feel as though we received a very good value for the money in relation to the house. We have rented other homes throughout many of our vacation travels and this one was one of the nicer homes we have rented. Communication with Tracy was excellent as our vacation date approached. All 4 families that went on this vacation agreed that if we had to do it all over again, we would still have rented the same home. Well done and thank you for the family memories here Tracy.
So glad you made some great memories. Let me know when you want to come back again. Thanks for staying with us.
Spectacular view. Great experience.
This house was the perfect fit for our group of friends. Everyone had their own full bathroom, rooms were spacious, and the entire how was in good condition. The beach drive was quite the experience. Seeing the wild horses come right up to the property was a spectacular sight. The homeowners were friendly and made sure our stay was enjoyable. We highly recommend families, especially large groups to stay here.
Thanks for staying. Hope to have you back again soon.
Beautiful, Well Appointed Home
We loved our time here - the owners were very attentive, no issues, beach was beautiful.
Great house, loved the location!
Overall, we had a fantastic time and we loved the house. There was plenty of space for everyone to hang out and the proximity to the beach was great! Only two minor things....the kitchen knives are not sharp and are not able to be sharpened because they’re serrated. It makes cooking difficult and in retrospect we should have brought our own. Secondly, the air conditioning was very cold. We tried adjusting the temperature up to 80 degrees, but it was still freezing. Eventually we figured out how to turn it off completely, and would turn it on occasionally to cool things down. Really only minor items and I would recommend this house to anyone traveling to the 4x4 area with a group. Thank you for the wonderful stay!
Thank you for leaving the review and staying with us. We have added a new knives and knife block with a built in sharpener and can't wait for you to come back sometime. Thanks, Tracy and family
Crystal Cove OBX May 2018
What an awesome vacation! Driving miles on the beach to get to the house was a thrill only to be followed by the thrill of walking in the door to this beautiful well equipped home! Everything we could need was right there from the hot tub to the pool to outdoor cooking on the grills. Horses were frequently passing by and a quick stroll to the beach was awesome too! Rainy days were no problem with the movie room too! We would love to be back!
Deborah, Hope to have you back soon. Thanks for leaving a review and the other feedback. We really appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the area. I knew you would.
Tracy and family
This home was amazing. Great location and clean.
Our stay at Crystal Cove was terrific, we were lucky to experience the best weather possible. Tracy stayed in touch with us to assure everything was up to par. The home is spacious and well appointed. I will recommend bringing your own kitchen knives, the knives provided were not very sharp. (This may not matter for some, but we are foodies and love to cook) we are already looking at our schedules to book our next trip. Thank you!
Thank you so much for staying with us. Hope we can host you again. For next time, there should be an egg size knife sharpener in the silverware drawer or drawer to the left of the stove. I will double check the next time we are down there. Thanks for leaving a review. Tracy and family.
The wild mustangs of Corolla live in this area and are a must see while visiting. False Cape State park is around 6 miles away and offers a beautiful place to shell and hike.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
State Tax is 6.75%, Local Tax is 6%, $100 additional Refundable Deposit per pet approved ahead by homeowner