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Cathy Forgnone

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront Dreams End, Spanish Mustangs, Pool, Spa, Granite, Booking 2017 Now

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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6 Master Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16, Limit 16 including Babies

Dreams End is located in Swan Beach - 3.5 miles north of the end of the paved road (Rt 12)

Oceanfront home with unobstructed ocean views

6 Master Bedrooms

1 w/king, 1 w/king, 1 w/king, 1 w/king,

1 w/ double, bunk and crib, 1 w/2 bunk sets

6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms

Leave your hectic life behind and relax at Dreams End in Carova's unique 4x4 area where the wild horses roam. This home is really a dream come true. It is ideally situated 3.5 miles up the beach with spectacular, unobstructed oceanfront views.

Every bedroom is a master suite with a private bathroom (tub and shower with instant hot water in each bathroom), pillow top mattresses (excluding bunks), ocean views and private deck access.

Ground level has a gated, heatable pool (with poolside half bath), hot tub, outside shower with hot water, wood walkways from the pool area to every house entrance. There is also a small air conditioned Game Room that has 2 full size refrigerators w/ice makers and small refrigerator for fresh fish and bait.This Game Room has outside access only. Also, for fun, there is a Rebound Shuffleboard Table and Foosball Table.

Mid-level has 4 master suites: 2 Kings, 1 with 2 bunk sets, 1 with bunk set, double bed and a Pottery Barn full size crib. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and private deck access. This level also has a laundry room and a sitting area with a love seat, 2 chairs and a 32" Samsung HD TV with HD receiver.

Upper level offers 2 King master suites (1 with jacuzzi tub), spacious great room with gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, powder room, home theater 5.1 surround sound with 55 inch, flat screen Samsung HD TV, custom wood trim and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, 2 refrigerators w/ice makers and equipped with many extras such as ice cream maker, waffle maker, seafood steamer, crock pot, Keurig coffee maker and more! The great room and dining room feature hardwood floors. There is also a ship's watch where you can relax, read or just enjoy the view of the ocean. Dreams End has high speed internet and high speed wireless internet for your convenience.

Floor plan:

Ships watch: Reading area with a desk for your laptop computer.

Upper level: Great room, kitchen, dining area, king master w/private bath including jacuzzi tub, king master w/private bath, powder room.

Mid-level: King master w/private bath; king master w/private bath; double bed, bunk & crib master w/private bath; bunk master w/private bath, sitting room & laundry room.

Ground level: Outdoor fun w/access to all house entries. Small rec room with Rebound Shuffleboard and Foosball Tables. Poolside half bath and outside shower.


Private heatable pool (20x10); 6-7 person hot tub; Jacuzzi tub; Instant hot water at all faucets and showers; Gas fireplace; Seven HD TVs each with it's own satellite hookup (Netflix is available on the three smart tv's)- one 55" Samsung HD TV with HD receiver w/5.1 surround sound, LG Blu-ray Disc Player, one 32" Samsung Smart HD TV with HD receiver, three 32" Samsung HD TV's with HD receivers, one 28" Samsung Smart HD TV w/HD receiver, one 28" Samsung Smart HD TV with HD receiver; Rebound shuffleboard; Foosball table; High speed internet and high speed wireless internet; 4 Refrigerators each w/ice makers- 2 in Kitchen and 2 in ground floor rec room; Books; Games; Puzzles; Booster seat; Porch swing; Hammock; Gas grill; Beach chairs; Sand toys; Pool and deck furniture; Outside shower with hot water; Private well with filtered & conditioned water and additional UV purification; Over 1200 feet of decking to view ocean and sound.

For renters convenience, we have installed a touch pad key lock on the main entrance door. Each renter will be given a new access code via email prior to their arrival.


Pet free home

Four-wheel drive vehicle required

Always arrive before dark because the beach is more difficult to navigate at night. We recommend lowering your tire pressure to 15-20 psi so bring a tire pressure gauge along. Tires can be re-inflated at any of the area gas stations. Check area tide charts prior to arrival. Low tide is ideal for beach driving. Follow all posted speed limits (35 mph or 15 mph when within 300 feet of pedestrians or wild horses). Drive on the hard-packed sand near the edge of the water or close to the dunes. Leave the middle of the beach available for parked vehicles. Drivers must be 16 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. ATVs are not permitted. Also, Currituck County does not allow personal motorized watercraft on the ocean. Jet skis and personal motorboats are allowed on the Currituck Sound. The closest boat ramp is located at the Whalehead Club in Corolla. Due to shallow water and grass, this ramp is suitable for small craft only. For more information regarding Currituck County's rules and regulations, please contact the Currituck County Chamber of Commerce @ 1-800-CURRITUCK or visit Currituck Chamber website.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Forgnone (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Cathy Forgnone

We live in Western New York and have two married children and 4 grandchildren. We have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for about 30 years and spend as much time as possible at the beach enjoying the surf, sand and wild horses that roam the area.

Cathy Forgnone purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Cathy Forgnone chose Outer Banks

One year while vacationing in Duck, we rented 4 wheelers and took them to Swan Beach. We fell in love with the remoteness of the 4x4 area and purchased our lot in 2000 never dreaming that we would ever build a house there. The family nicknamed the lot 'Cathy's Sandpile'. Cathy's Sandpile became Dream's End in 2005. We are living proof that dreams do come true!

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is located in Carova's unique 4x4 area where the wild horses roam. Carova is an eleven mile stretch of beach that begins at the northern terminus of NC Route 12 and extends to the North Carolina/Virginia state line. The name Carova is actually a contraction of Carolina and Virginia. Carova is sub-divided into beaches, one of which is Swan Beach where Dream's End is located. Our cottage is ideally situated 3.5 miles up the beach with spectacular, unobstructed oceanfront views. Every bedroom is a Master Suite with its own private bathroom and deck access. The views from this house are breathtaking! Every room has a view of the ocean. Take a short walk over the dune and you are at the beach or sit on the deck and watch the dolphins jumping out of the waves. You may even see a whale spouting a stream of water as he swims by. Thunderstorms are exceptional at the beach with lightning brightening up the dark night skies. On a clear night you can sit in the hot tub and gaze at endless stars because there is no light pollution to dull your view. If you are an early riser, sip your coffee while watching the sunrise from the front deck. In the evening enjoy the incredible sunsets from the back deck. The wild horses come by nearly every day to snack on the grasses growing around the house. There are times when you see them racing across the dunes in hot pursuit of each other. This area isn't for the faint of heart though. There aren't any paved roads or sidewalks in the 4x4 area called Carova. It is a wild and free area. The highway is the beach. Sand roads lead to the cottages. Your vacation here will be an experience like no other. Rejuvenate, relax and renew at Dream's End. Staying in the 4x4 area should be on everyone's Bucket List!!


based on 42 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Dreams End, Spanish Mustangs, Pool, Spa, Granite, Booking 2017 Now
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
Havre de Grace, MD


  • 5 of 5

You can stop looking for the perfect house to stay in while vacationing in the Outer Banks...this is it! This was our first vacation in OBX and we can't wait to go back. We had a family of sixteen stay in this beautiful home. It fit our every need from the large great room and well-stocked kitchen with plenty of counter space, to the very comfortable beds and private baths. Several of us would have our coffee every morning on the large deck while watching the sunrise. Horses would come up to the house on a daily basis, sometimes even twice a day. We also enjoyed watching the dolphins swim and baby foxes play in the dunes nearby. Momma fox even entertained us a couple of mornings. The short walk from the beach to the house was nice to grab lunch, snacks, take restroom breaks, etc. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub in the evenings. The four refrigerators were great to have as we brought all our food and ate in every night. We had such a great time at the house and beach that we never wanted to leave - not even for groceries. During dinner on our last night of vacation, we went around the table and asked everyone to state what they liked the most about the vacation. While some of our answers varied, because we did so much during the week, the one thing we all agreed on was that it was the BEST VACATION EVER! If you are considering staying on the 4x4 beaches of the OBX, look no further for a home. This one is perfect!

Mike & Cathy, thank you for being so responsive from booking to arrival to departure, and helping to get our left-behind items returned. You are very kind and it has been a pleasure staying in your beautiful home. We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so heart warming and encouraging to read a review like yours Myra. We are so blessed to have so many awesome guests stay at Dreams End, including your family. You mentioned that you liked our house and the 4x4 area so much you didn't want to leave even to get groceries. I sure can relate to that. Once we get there, Mike has a difficult time getting me to go anywhere unless it's for a walk on the beach! I am just so content to stay put and enjoy the view, the sound of the surf pounding and the wild horses. We also want to thank you for being such responsible guests. Mike says to thank you for all your blue collar expertise :) We can't thank you enough for your help and we are certainly looking forward to having you all back again!!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was fabulous, due to the lovely decorations, wonderfully stocked kitchen, great bedrooms, clean pool, amazing wrap around balcony, beautiful outside surroundings (dunes), and most of all - the horses! The horses gave our family a couple of great viewing opportunities, even the colt showed up. The house was a perfect fit for our family. We all had time to laugh, play, and get caught up with each other lives. Thank you for a fabulous time and God willing in 2018, maybe we could come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We're so glad that Dreams End was a perfect fit for your family. We can't think of a better way to catch up with family then a vacation together in the 4x4 area. The sea, sand and salt air help everyone unwind and relax. Of course, seeing the wild horses roaming our yard or the dunes is an added blessing! You were awesome guests and we hope you come back again in 2018!!
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  • 5 of 5

This house was the most welcoming and beautiful home we have ever rented. The owners were amazing... they always kept in touch, were quick to respond to questions or any help needed, and they were very kind. The place was really clean, well stocked, and very homey. Every room had delightful views, and they were filled with cheerful, yet cozy beachy charm. The ocean views were breathtaking, and the short walk to the beach was perfect. We loved getting up early to watch the sunrise... sitting on the upper deck with our morning coffee.

Our favorite sunrise experience was when we took chairs and coffee mugs down to the beach. We watched with awe at the beauty of the sun rising over the peaceful, yet majestic sounds of the ocean. Many mornings we saw the wild horses make their way over the dunes to the beach... a stunning and mesmerizing view. This vacation was perfect for our families, we had 14 people staying in Dreams End... ranging from ages 1 to 69. All ages were entertained, enjoying all the areas of the home and the beach. We honestly never wanted to leave this home. We would recommend Dreams End to anyone who wants to fall in love with the 4x4 OBX area. It's the most lovely way to savor the serene beauty of the ocean, breathe in the peaceful atmosphere, be touched with salty kisses, and leave behind all the busyness of life. It was a little bit of heaven on earth.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a wonderful review Tracy. You have such a gift with words. You should be a writer!! It was such a pleasure renting to you and your family. Our cleaners and the man who services our pool and hot tub had nothing but good things to say about your group. We appreciate that you took such good care of Dreams End. Also, I loved the pictures you shared with us - the sunrises, horses, flowering yuccas in the yard, seashells, etc. You all clearly savored every minute of your family vacation. We certainly look forward to hearing from you again!!
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Dreams end

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. House was perfect. Only issue was that the internet was slow and kept kicking off.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Randy for coming back to Dreams End for another family vacation and for taking the time to write a review. We know that the internet speed can be a problem at times. We have the highest speed available in the 4x4 area right now (10 MEG). The internet supplier has been promising higher speeds but so far it hasn't happened. At least you were in a great setting where you could unplug and unwind!!
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at Dreams End for a week with some family members and totally enjoyed our stay.

The house met all our needs and more.

All bedrooms were decorated cute, and the beds were comfy!

The whole house was so homey very clean, and decorated beachy style, so cute

.( You could tell they cared about their customers:)

The Horses came around almost every day, sometimes very close, what a treat that was!

Every message I sent with questions were quickly answered.

Beach chairs and toys were nice to be available for us:)

The beach itself...ahhh, so relaxing and fun to walk through the sand to get there:)

We went out shopping a few days, and eating at the Fat Crabs was the best experience. lol.

Otherwise, we mostly enjoyed eating around the large table enjoying family and family games.

Washer and Dryer was a added bonus and used often. :)

The large pantry was great, and extra refrigerators came in handy!

We sure would like to come back anytime!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel like I have gotten to know you through all our emails and the pictures you posted on Dreams Ends' Facebook page during your stay. I'm so glad that you enjoyed all the amenities at Dreams End, felt comfortable in our home and liked the way it's decorated. I love everything beach so it's so much fun to decorate there. Also, thanks for mentioning your dinner at Fat Crabs. Our guests are always looking for recommendations for good restaurants. We will have to try it out when we come down in the fall. Thanks for writing such a great review and we hope you and your family come back and visit us again!!
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed Dreams End very much. The house has everything you need and was very welcoming and clean. We shopped for groceries on Saturday when we arrived but next time we will bring enough for that night and the next morning because the grocery store was so crazy with everyone just checking in that day. We were lucky enough to see the horses every day that we were there. They were amazing and beautiful. The pool and hot tub got lots of use when we were not at the beach. The kids ranging from age 2-15 had plenty to do and enjoyed the game room, bunkbeds, sitting area on the main floor, and the ships watch. All the bedrooms having their own bath was great and everyone said their bed was comfortable. It was so nice to have the beach chairs to take to the beach and all the pool toys were a plus. The outside shower was useful coming from the beach before getting into the pool. The only thing that was a complaint was that the small children at the beach had to be very carful of the vehicles driving behind them at times they were too close and a little fast. The open floor plan made it so nice for everyone to be together and we enjoyed lots of meals around the large table. We wanted to relax and spend time with family so it was a perfect setting for us. We did go into town one day to do a little shopping and that was about a 25 minute drive. We would defiantly recommend Dreams End Cathy and Mike ware very helpful and a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no better place to relax and spend quality time with family than at the beach. There is something about the sea, salt air and sand that relaxes and rejuvenates us! We are so glad that Dreams End was the perfect place for you and your family to gather together at. There are enough rooms and spaces that you can get away by yourself for awhile or you can all come together to share a meal, etc. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review and for being such great guests!!
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Car: necessary

Our cottage is located 3.5 miles up the beach from the end of the paved road (Rt 12). It is accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles only as there are not any paved roads. The sand is your highway!

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Corolla Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
January - March 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 1 - April 14, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 22 - May 5, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 - May 12, 2017
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13 - May 19, 2017
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 - May 26, 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 3 - June 9, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 10 - June 16, 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 17 - June 23, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19 - August 25, 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 26 - September 1, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 9 - October 6, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 25 - Dec 22, 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%


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Corolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Power Room Upper Level
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Outdoor Bathroom at Ground Level Outside Pool Area.
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower W/Instant Hot Water Outside Pool Area
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
  • 6 Master Bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with tub/shower. There is also private access from each bedroom to a deck. Five bedrooms have flat screened TV's, each with separate Satellite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeper included means that the cottage will be cleaned before your arrival and cleaned at your departure at no extra cost to you.

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