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Oceanfront Carova Cottage, 4X4 Area, Come See The Wild Horses! Quiet & Secluded!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean Front Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9) Dog Friendly!

CLEAN, CLASSIC, QUIET, OCEANFRONT BEACH COTTAGE, AN EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!!! Linens & Towels Included, Cleaning Fees Included. Dog Friendly (with $35.00 Pet fee). Many extras provided.

*Carova Cottage, LLC rents from Sunday to Sunday* (flexible in shoulder season)

4 wheel Drive vehicle is essential for off-road driving, you will be driving in the sand!

Easy on-line booking, reserve your week now!

Carova Cottage, LLC is a Single Family homevlocated just 8 miles from Corolla, at MP 20.6, on the Oceanfront of Carova Beach where the beach is unspoiled, clean, wide, and uncrowded. It is very quiet and natural with dunes, sea oats, and wild life - there is no commercialism on this beach! Wild Spanish Mustang horses roam freely on the island and often graze on the dunes and in the yard.

Treat yourself to a stay in our cozy Oceanfront cottage approx. 165 steps from deck to ocean with a private walkway and sitting deck. Walk out the back door and over the dunes to the beach or drive your 4WD vehicle and park on the beach.

Enjoy the large open family room with its high ceilings and Nantucket Style solid wood planked walls. The Family Room adjoins with the dining area and kitchen, and both rooms have doors that open to the large deck that expands across the back (oceanside) of the house.

The galley style kitchen is just off the living and dining area and is well stocked with dinnerware & cookware including a large stock pot & crab crackers, oven, microwave, full sized refrigerator. We also have a blender, Margarita Maker, Mini-Keurig Coffee maker.

The Family Room has a Flat Screen TV with Dish Network & HBO, and a DVD player with a small library of movies. The lower level Queen bedroom is located just off the family room and has a private entrance to the lower bathroom as well as sliding doors that open to the covered back deck.

Just up the stairs is the large, upper level Queen bedroom with a sitting area, a 48" TV, and doors that open to your own private deck. Down the hall from the Queen bedroom is the twin bedroom that has two twin beds and a bunk bed (with a double on bottom and twin on top). Between the Queen and Twin room is a newly remodeled shared bathroom with a corner shower, toilet and sink. The upstairs hallway is open and overlooks the Family Room below. There is a computer desk in the open hallway in case you need to use the wi-fi to upload your vacation pictures, check your email! We also offer a crib, high chair and pack'n play that can be moved to the room of your choice.

If you need some civilization during your stay, you can drive 30 minutes down the beach to Corolla, where you will find shops, restaurants, activities and entertainment. Corolla houses the Currituck Lighthouse, along with the quaint shops of the old town. The historic Whalehead Club is open for tours and is located next to it the Wildlife nature center; both offering a glimpse into the history of the area and the beauty of it's natural resources. Along Route 12 going south are several shopping areas, mini-golf, go karts, and grocery stores connecting Corolla with the resort town of Duck (45 min drive). Head further south through Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey's Ridge state park, the largest natural sand dune on the east coast. At the end of the day, return home to the quiet beauty and peaceful surrounds of Carova Cottage.

So, pack up your 4 Wheel Drive and head to Carova Cottage for a unique vacation you will never forget!

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More Details

Gay Brennan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Gay Brennan

We are a family of 3 from South Carolina and we love Carova Beach!! We visit as often as we can because no other beach compares to Carova!! It is the perfect environment for a family vacation. We love the beach, we love our cozy cottage, and we appreciate our renters!

Gay Brennan purchased this house in 2006

Why Gay Brennan chose Outer Banks

Carova Cottage, LLC has been a part of our family for years. My Husband and I have recently taken over the management of the cottage. We will continue to use it personally and will also continue to offer it to our renters to enjoy. It is a quaint, classic cottage that is great for smaller families or groups who need something affordable. With the peacefulness and seclusion of the beach and the cottage, you can truly relax and spend great quality time with your family.

It's the only place on the Outer Banks where the wild horses roam free. It is still exciting for us to see the horses - they are very often grazing, playing, and resting in our yard.

Our renters love our cottage as much as we do. Be sure to read our reviews and 'like' us on facebook!

What makes this house unique

There is so much wildlife- horses, deer, foxes, shore birds, graceful pelicans, and the marine life - schools of dolphins & occasionally whales, turtles and seals. We especially love our horses! Carova Beach Park & Boat Ramp is a short walk or ride from the cottage. You can launch your kayak into the sound or go crabbing. You can relax and do nothing or you can explore the area - there is so much to do (if you choose to).

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Carova Cottage. The beach is wonderful and secluded, the cottage is clean and cozy just perfect for smaller families. We will be back!!
Nov 2016
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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level Shared with Main Living Area
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Ground Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper Level Shared
  • 2 Full Baths. Both bathrooms have shower/tubs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Living Level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Upper Level, 2 twins, bunk bed w/full on bottom, twin on top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Level with Private Balcony, TV with satellite
  • Main Level: Master Queen with full sized bath, Upper Level: 1 Queen, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Bunk Bed (with double on bottom, twin on top), shared bath Total bed count: 2 queens, 1 double, 3 twins
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Single Family Home is located on the Oceanfront and is 8 miles up the beach from the nearest road. A 4-wheel drive is necessary to reach the home. Recommended for: Families, Families with children, Couples, Beach Lovers, Surfers, Fishermen, Pet Owners, Girl's Getaway, Adventure Seekers, age 55+, History Buffs, Nature Lovers, Those seeking peace and relaxation!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Carova Cottage, 4X4 Area, Come See The Wild Horses! Quiet & Secluded!
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 33 reviews
North Syracuse, New York 13212

A very homey and comfortable beach house

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for us and 2 dogs..the wild mustang were an every day, usually all day presence at the house.. We definitely thought being our first time there maybe it was hyped up to get people there but it sure wasn't..we joked about the horses liking our beach house over all the others because they seemed to always congregate at ours..the house is clean and roomy and only a short walk to the beach..we definitely are booking it again for next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and the horses cooperated! We would love to have you again. Gay
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Comfortable, Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

4 adults, 2 teens, 2 dogs and a wonderful stay. The house was comfortable for our week stay, everything was in place and communication with the owner was flawless. Mid week the horses paid us a visit during morning coffee on the porch. We watched 6 horses graze while we enjoyed coffee on the porch with the sun We were early in the season (spring break) and had no neighbors. Long walks with the dogs on the beach - everyone had a great time. Our first (but not last) visit to the outer banks - 4x4 area is the best. Enjoyed the towns of Corolla and Duck - Ike's Pub in Corolla had great food and even better staff. Duck doughnuts - OMG. I only have one issue.....we should have stayed 2 weeks. Wil - Chicago

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great New Year's Escape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a few days on either side of New Years and had a fantastic time. We inquired and booked at the last minute and Gay (the owner) was very responsive to our e-mails and to any questions that we had. The home was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. It's not a giant luxury beach house but really is a cozy cottage that is a perfect fit for the area. It was our first time to the Outer Banks and as we made our way up the coast we were surprised and a little disappointed at how developed everything was. That feeling immediately changes once the road ends and you turn onto the 4 x 4 beach toward Carova. Carova feels like another world and is a perfect escape for those looking to "get away from it all". The house itself is in a great spot and a quick 15 second walk down the boardwalk puts you on top of beautiful dunes with a commanding view of the beach in both directions. (the view of the sunrise over the ocean from the upstairs bedroom is beautiful each morning as well!) It was a fantastic experience to look either way down beach in the evenings and see no humans in either direction - just a few wild horses grazing in the dunes. The home is a great value for the price and overall a great experience. We'd recommend this rental to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ed! We hope to have you and your family back again!
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Amazing and absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The experience was amazing and something that I can hopefully have again. The home was cozy and well stocked with everyday items like silverware, dishes, and other home items. The stay was very comfortable and the owners were on call in case of any issues. We were only a few steps away from the beach and it was incredible. I saw wild horses, dolphins and was basically always on the beach or on the deck. Very impressed by everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh nc

Great fun

  • 4 of 5

Rustic and fun. Great access to beautiful beach. Great for those of us who love the beach but don't love the high prices on the outer banks.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was the best! We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday and were extremely pleased. The cottage is wonderful and very clean plus the views are beautiful. The kitchen is fully stocked to meet any cooking needs. Our favorite part were all the wild horses on the property. We will be going back for years to come including our two dogs. What made the vacation even better were the owners. What a pleasure to rent from and easy to get in touch with. I give two thumbs up and an excellent rating!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Carova Beach Park & Boat Ramp a short walk to the house. Crabbing for the kids, pic-nic area

Some activities listed are available a short distance from where the beach ends and pavement begins.


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April/May 2017
Apr 26 2017 - May 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Au/Sept 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Private & Secluded. YOU GET MANY EXTRAS THAT MOST BEACH HOUSES DO NOT PROVIDE: Linens & Towels, (not beach towels), Paper Products, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Cleaning Supplies. No cleaning Fees, booking fees, no added fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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