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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Tim Burress
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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.


Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

NEW OCEAN FRONT HOME - private POOL, SPA, Pet friendly, Must have 4WD
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
Richmond, Virginia

High End Relaxed Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough great things about this rental and the owner. The house is stocked with everything you need, and it's all such great quality. As for the kitchen, the knives are sharp and they have great pots, even a huge stock pot for a low country boil. We loved the bedrooms and baths. Everyone remarked how comfortable the beds were - "where did they get these pillows?!" Better than my bed at home! The house has unbelievable sunset and sunrise views, a huge pantry space for bringing a week's worth of food, and we just loved the feel of the home - the interior design really made us feel like we were at a high end retreat! Thanks so much for everything - can't say enough about this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is the guests that make the house a home. Thank you for sharing your experience it truly means a lot to me. Cheers Tim
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We loved the property! The house was very clean and had fantastic views of the ocean. Very spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the 3rd week of October, and had a fantastic experience. The house is beautiful and well maintained. We stayed about a week and a half after hurricane Matthew hit the OBX, so we thought we may not be able to make it to the house. The owner, Tim, was extremely nice and helpful. He was very willing to work with us, and answer any questions that we had, quickly. We saw quite a few horses while we were there on the beach and on the property. You definitely must have a 4x4 vehicle to access, but it is a blast driving on the beach. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have the best guests! I really mean it. I love helping others and being able to provide a great place to escape. It is my pleasure to have you as a guest. Tim
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and extremely comfortable. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean surf and wake up to spectacular sunrises. Tim couldn't have been more helpful & if you get the chance to meet Kelly, count yourself lucky-she is great! They aren't kidding about the 4x4-driving on the beach was consistently good, but conditions on the roads back from the beach can change throughout your stay. All in all a great place to vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am blessed to have Kelly in my life. She is a wonderful person and always there to help in any way. The sound of the ocean and views at sunrise are magical. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Running on Faith. Tim
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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Rain or shine any day at Running on Faith is a treasure. As always the owner Tim is wonderful. The house is beyond comfortable and always “just so” when I arrive. Tim always checks into make sure that you arrived safely and that everything is perfect. I always feel so welcome every year, it is not like going to a random rental – you feel like you are staying at the home of a friend and are treated as such.

I love to take photos, so the horses, fox, birds, sunrise and sunsets make for some amazing photo opportunities. On my daily walks around the Carova neighborhood I always see something different or meet someone new to say hello to – The area just provides a much needed feeling of peace and relaxation.

I look forward to October every year because I know I will be headed to my home away from home at “Running on Faith”.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Apr 1-7
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 - May 12
Apr 15 2018 - May 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 13 -19
May 13 2018 - May 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 4th week 2018
May 20 2018 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.75%

-- 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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