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NEW OCEAN FRONT HOME - private POOL, SPA, Pet friendly, Must have 4WD

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Corolla House Rental Photos and Description

Must have 4WD vehicle to access home.

Brand new beautiful 4 master bedrooms, den, living room, dining room and all with smart TV's. A true ocean front home in Carova with a private walkway to the beach. Hardwood floors in LR, DR, top MSTR BDRM and carpet in remaining 3 master bedrooms. All bathrooms have ceramic tile. The only home in Carova with gas cooktop in kitchen and gas grill on deck outside kitchen. Fireplace is available Oct to April. Decks surround house for full sun exposure. Wireless internet, outdoor speakers, hot tub, and pool make this house a home.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Tim Burress
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Tim Burress

I grew up in Chatham, NJ and spent my summers on Long Beach Island in Harvey Cedars. I have lived in Boston, NY, and now Richmond, VA with my two fantastic girls Ava and Grace and our dog Finney.

Tim Burress purchased this house in 2003

Why Tim Burress chose Outer Banks

Running on Faith has been much more than just a house. It has been a blessing, a place of fond memories, and of great joy from all that have shared our home. When a fire took our beloved home last year we were devastated and over joyed that no one was hurt. Oddly the guests that were there had decided to leave early and we were delayed in our arrival on the eve of the fire. Running on Faith has blessed all that have entered her door. We are thrilled to rebuild her and share our home once again.

What makes this house unique

For nearly 12 years many guests have shared what they love about our home and perhaps it is best expressed by one note I received several years ago that simply said 'Your home is so easy and comforting we just love returning each year' It truly makes me feel grateful to share our home with all of you.


based on 33 traveler reviews

NEW OCEAN FRONT HOME - private POOL, SPA, Pet friendly, Must have 4WD
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was everything I thought it would be PLUS. I traveled with my family and a group of our friends the first week of September. Ages ranged from 4-34 and a small dog. This home offered privacy among the large group of people, as well as togetherness and a ton of great memories.

Pros: Very clean, the beds and furniture were extremely comfortable, many games available to play, the beach is pretty private, the large and fully stocked kitchen, the fully stocked beach toys and boogie boards, the kayak, seeing the beautiful wild horses visit the home almost daily! I know I am forgetting something.....

Cons: Since we came immediately following hurricane Hermine, there was a ton of sand on the decks, The horse flies were a nuisance (although that is not the owners fault), the drive in town.

Only recommendations I would make is to bring a ton of spray for the horse flies, although we found some in the cupboard on the last day. Also, to make a grocery list and set a time for grocery shopping and make sure you get everything you need if you don't want to waste a good 2 hours to go to town and back (if you drive the speed limit of 15 mph on the beach) Lastly, Food lion is the best bang for your buck!! We did learn that the hard way.

Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the turn out from this vacation. We have memories that will last a lifetime and I will be sure to be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The winds post hurricane tend to stir up the dead, including the flies. As the storm moves north the winds come from the west and pull the flies off the sound. I don't know what to say about the trip to town. It is exactly 9 miles on the sand from the house to town and if you drive the exact speed limit of 15 mph you should make it in 36 minutes. Early morning or late afternoon is always the best time to head to town. cheers Tim
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Amazing Ocean Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home! Everything we could ask for and more. Tips for the next renter, make sure you bring bugs spray and if you are on a budget and not sure which grocery to use, go to the Food Loin. Also, bring extra towels for showering. This house was clean and beautiful! You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home truly was the PERFECT vacation for our group of 3 families! Tim I cannot thank you enough for opening this incredible little slice of heaven up to share with others. The location, the amenities, the well thought out yet simple and beautiful decor truly made our stay! This is the perfect house for a carefree vacation away from it all! Its true what everyone says the horses make an appearance everyday in your yard, the dolphins at sunrise, the dear, the fox, the rabbit, the birds its truly a wildlife sanctuary! We were lucky enough to see a blood moon direct over the ocean which was perhaps one of the most breath taking things I have ever seen! The house has everything you could possibly need. Tim was the perfect host, Kelly was so welcoming and helpful! I just can't say enough good things about this home, its well cared for, well loved, and we were lucky to have found it for our vacation! We look forward to another stay at Running on Faith in the future and thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I continue to be truly inspired and so appreciative of reviews like this. It makes all the headaches, long hours, and countless tasks worth it. I am honored to share this with everyone that works so hard to make Running on Faith such a magical place for our guests. Thank you.
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BEST Carova Beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends have stayed in Carova Beach about 10 times now in the summer. Tim's house surpasses all! Immaculate, new, tastefully decorated and has all the supplies you need (beach chairs, blender!, boogie boards, towels, sheets, etc.) We will definitely return! We have always used a realtor and now will never again because Tim makes it so convenient to check in and out. Thanks Tim!

Kara Paoletti

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so delighted to receive such a kind review. It is a real pleasure of mine to make your stay the best experience I can. Cheers Tim
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Perfect in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous property with breathtaking views of the ocean and dunes! The house is impeccably decorated, is fully equipped with state of the art conveniences and was so clean I could've eaten off the floor! The trip was a gift from my sweet mom as a belated celebration of her 70th birthday. And it ended up being the most relaxing and therapeutic vacation our family has taken in a long time. Tim went above and beyond to make sure our experience was the absolute best it could be. Truly it could not have been any more perfect! Thank you Tim for giving our family wonderful memories we will always treasure.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am so thrilled to have had a small part in creating great memories for years to come. It really means a lot to me that you took the time to write a review and as a border-line clean freak it really is nice to here how clean the house was on your arrival. I love a clean house!
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Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just left the Outer Banks and had an amazing vacation. The house was everything that we hoped it would be and Tim was a great host, attending to anything we needed and any questions we had. We will be back for sure!

Just a few helpful hints for future visitors...

- Get to the island very early Sunday morning to avoid the traffic. I would recommend staying right near the bridge the night before so that you can get to the house early. The cleaning lady will not be done, but you can at least enjoy the beach. Traffic is really bad at peak times.

- get enough food for the night and breakfast the next day ( before heading to the house) and then go back into town for groceries the next day. Due to everyone coming in on Saturday and Sunday the grocery store ( Harris Teeter) was super crowded and very empty.

We loved the house, the daily visit by the horses, and the tranquility of the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always thrilled to read a review. As an owner I take great pride in knowing that you all had a great time. I wish I had a magical power to vanish the traffic, but Sundays are better than Saturdays. Guests are always welcome to come early on Sunday to avoid the traffic. Just keep in mind the cleaning crew needs to clean everything, but the beach is just steps away and the cleaning staff will let you know when the house is perfect.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Newport News
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Fin and Claw
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Mustang Sally
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter 2016
Sep 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 25 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan, Feb, Mar 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 4 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 13 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
May 2nd week
May 14 2017 - May 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
May 3rd week
May 21 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
May 4th week
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.75%

-- Tax rate applies to North Carolina sales tax of 7.0% and Currituck County tax of 6.75% (Total 13.75%).
-- Property should be left in condition it was found and broom swept clean.
-- Rental period is Sunday to Sunday In by 4pm and out by 10am the following Sunday.
-- There is NO charge for a pet
-- There are NO other additional charges except tax

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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    master bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    master bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double sinks and walk-in shower
    master bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks and walk-in shower
    hallway half bath - toilet
  • .
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sets of Bunk bed (4 beds)
    master bedroom 1 - 1 king , top floor
    master bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    master bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom on top floor has hard floors, all other bedrooms have carpet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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