Expect to unfrazzle in this serene "Four Wheel Drive Area" adventure-land!
Chase & Ronda
About Chase & Ronda
Your host fell in love with this relatively unspoiled frontier as a teen, purchased property, and began building the perfect dream home, while identifying strongly with the local culture and being a volunteer fire fighter along with owning and operating "North Beach Recovery", a towing business that rescues tourists from a variety of mishaps, including the immobilization of a vehicle in sand with an approaching high tide as well as ocean rescues...Don't worry; if you are accommodated with a Jeep as well as staying at our beautiful "Island Hideaway" towing service will be complimentary!
Why Chase & Ronda chose Corolla
Not everyone wants to rent a house that will accommodate a small village! This property accommodates only two or three and is tucked away, creating the feeling of being in one's own "Island Paradise." Relax in a hammock under a canopy of live oaks, listening to the breeze whistling through the leaves and the ebb and flow of the ocean waves. Grill and dine on your private patio or at the cute bistro table inside. After dinner, play a game, watch the flat-screen, direct TV, read a book, or snuggle. Whether you want to go out and enjoy all the natural sights or just "laze" around...Our nook is perfect for unwinding!
What makes this Cottage unique
Visitors here can expect a personal touch. We will do our best to make your visit special, in hopes that you'll love our chosen haven as much as we do. Breakfast is available for a nominal fee, and you can receive sound advice about how best to get the most out of your stay.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please leave it how you found it. Wash your linens and kitchen towels before leaving.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect 10-year anniversary trip!
My husband and I stayed here for our 10-year wedding anniversary and our trip was amazing! Ronda is so sweet and so helpful. This was our first time coming to this beach and driving on the sand. We called Ronda when we were heading into town and she told us how much to air down our tires. The apartment was easy to find and our GPS took us right to it. It was very clean and nicely decorated! It was the perfect size for the two of us. Ronda was also so sweet to get us some ice for our cooler. She also recommended Uncle Ike's restaurant. We ate there twice and it was so delicious! You should definitely stay here if you are looking for an adventure! Driving on the beach is so fun and there are wild horses everywhere. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Nice and Quiet
We had a wonderful stay with Chase and Rhonda. For those interested in reading this review, the place was nicely furnished and well kept. Perfect for a couple. Keep in mind it is a 1 room efficiency with queen bed, kitchenette, living area and separate bathroom and laundry rooms. Parking was inside a gate which added to the feeling of safety. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet. Rhonda checked in from time to time (but not too much) to see if we were OK. It was also nice to know if we did get stuck in the sand, we'd have a free tow. Fortunately we didn't and didn't need the service. I would however highly recommend a 4X4 to get to the place. Vehicles that are lower to the ground or don't have 4X4 were getting stuck on the beach. It takes several miles of on the beach driving to get there. Beautiful scenery on the drive. Or you could take them up on the offer to pick you up on the mainland and ride by boat. We opted for the drive which was nice b/c we got to drive around and see the horses as well as to and from the beach. The beach was never crowded. We always had about 40-50 and often times more yards between us and the next sun tanner. Since you'd be 35 to 40 minutes from any grocery store, plan accordingly and bring a cooler and some food, at least for the first night. Thanks to Rhonda, we did. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Dave and Lorna
Thank you for the awesome review. So glad you both enjoyed your stay at our “Hideaway”...We truly hope you make it back again!!
Perfect first time to Corolla Beach
Wonderful stay. We can’t wait to get back as we love off the beaten path beaches. And of course Lurch, our Jeep Wrangler, loved it just as much as we did. Thank you.
Rhonda and Chase couldn't be better hosts! And now our friends! Their property is beautiful and the cottage is such a great place to stay. Nice and quiet and away from everything. They have extensive knowledge of the area and are very well respected by the people who live in this part of the OBX. The beach is gorgeous and the stars are unbelievable at night. Rhonda and Chase were right there to assist with any questions or offer any advice. The wild horses were walking right past the property and we loved eating breakfast on the deck and observing the horses. We saw all sorts of marine life while we were there every day including dolphins, horses,fish and pelicans. We did not have to drive far to pick up fresh seafood to cook in the cottage. If you are going to go to the outer banks this is where you should stay and we will definitely back. We got in very late at night and Rhonda was awake assisting us with directions which was extremely helpful . When we did arrive there was light music playing and a wax burner going which was welcomed after a long trip and helped us go right to sleep.
Awwww, we missed y’all as soon as you left. Thanks for the amazing review and so glad you enjoyed it here, please do come back anytime. Looking forward to those awesome bagels you sent as well as coming to visit y’all on our trip to NJ.
Beautiful and secluded
The property is in a beautiful part of Carova Beach in the midst of the wild horse reserve. It's in a quiet neighborhood 30 min up the sand from any major roads. Rhonda was awesome, she made sure we found the place with no issues and made sure we had everything we needed.
Very disappointing experience! The owners had two very large dogs (Rottweilers) on the property that exhibited aggressive behavior multiple times during our brief stay. The entrance to the efficiency suite is located in the fenced area that the dogs are kept; we were chased back into our room by one of the dogs twice. When concerns were initially voiced Chase agreed to put the dogs in the house for the night but said that he would be letting them back out the next day. He did offer to put a shock collar on the youngest so that he could “light him up” if/when he exhibited aggressive behavior again, this offer was not reassuring. Following that conversation with Chase we contacted Rhonda to discuss options going forward…she was very rude and refused to take concerns seriously. We reserved the room for three nights but left after the first as it did not feel safe and the owners were very difficult to work with. Additionally, the room was not well-kept and had not been cleaned thoroughly. Dog hair and dead bugs could be found on the floor as well as on the dining table placemats. Rugs were heavily soiled and a dirty Q-tip was found behind the toilet on arrival. The key for our room was not provided initially and had to be requested. Very shocked at the reality of the situation as it had been described as private and peaceful, both of which are impossible when sharing the yard space with not only the owners but their very large dogs. If we had been made aware of the dogs prior to booking or arrival we would not have chosen this rental. Corolla is beautiful and would have been a wonderful experience under different circumstances.
Wowww, is all I am going to say about this review, other than...Please, everyone that reads this, make sure to read all our other reviews as well. Also, when booking your next vacation make sure to plan it out and read about the location and property before making your final decision. Know what a “Bed and Breakfast” is and anything else that may be written about a destination you are inquiring about. If you do end up somewhere that’s not what you thought, try making the best of it instead of lashing out, especially if it was your own mistake.
While enjoying your stay with us you must try to visit "Corolla Light" , "Adventure Park" as well as "Jockeys Ridge", the "Wright Brothers Memorial" and a few other popular attractions.