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Gay Brennan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Classic 3BR Oceanfront Carova Cottage, 4X4 Area, Pet Friendly! Wild Horses!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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

Fall is a great time to visit Carova! Just lowered the rates, you get the beach all to yourself!

CLEAN, CLASSIC, QUIET, OCEANFRONT BEACH COTTAGE, AN EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!!! Linens & Towels Included, Cleaning Fees Included. Pet 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 recommended, you will be driving in the sand!

Easy on-line booking, reserve your week now!

Carova Cottage, LLC is located 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!

Visit our personal website for more info!!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gay Brennan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

Our vacation exceeded all our expectations. The house was perfect for us and the horses showed as through they were queued for our entertainment.
Jul 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Classic 3BR Oceanfront Carova Cottage, 4X4 Area, Pet Friendly! Wild Horses!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 23 reviews

Lovely, rustic home, close to ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband and our two teenage girls spend a week at this rustic home on the outer banks. I would recommend it for those who want to be very close to the ocean and beautiful beach. We saw the horses multiple times everyday and two days saw dolphins just offshore which we had never seen before in previous visits to OBX. This is not a brand new house but has everything most people need for a great stay. It is clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with basics which was a unusual treat for us in our history of renting. The upstairs deck has a view of the water and is lovely for a drink at the end of the day. You can literally walk to the beach in 2 minutes.

The treated water system is like other homes we have been to (even the new ones), it sometimes has an odor but we used it for cleaning and used bottled water for drinking and coffee. The owner was very responsive to questions. If you love this area this is an affordable way for a smaller group to spend time in the 4x4 area of the Outer Banks. A truly unique and beautiful place in the world.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Great Adventure

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was wonderful and quite an experience with the beach driving. Something we will be talking about the rest of our lives. We are calling it our great adventure. My niece ended up coming over from Knotts Island on a boat she rented and it took her 10 minutes instead of 3 hrs by the time she would have gotten through traffic. We had my sisters from NC, SC and me from VA there. It was the prettiest part of the Outer Banks we have ever seen. I highly highly recommend the 4 wheel drive with a high base. One of the locals that live at Carova said he kept his air in his wheels on 15. And it was wonderful seeing the wild horses and listening to them play. We also got to see lots of porpoises in the morning. The cottage is real pretty and clean and suited our needs fine. We didn't realize we needed to call for propane which is for the grill outside, so look at the posting about that if you plan to cook out or take charcoal for the other grill that is provided. We just improvised on the stove and oven and it all turned out great.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent for my family. Quite place. Beach is not crowded too. Clean house. Everything was provided for staying from bedding to dining. And there weren't a lot of wild horses. Very beautiful scene. Nice ocean view. We went to fishing too. We caught more than 20 fishes. I recommend to everybody. I loved driving on the beach. To get there you need 4 wheel drive with high clearance. But I drove my 2014 Sienna AWD.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Birthday Ever

  • 5 of 5

If only I'd more stars to give. Fortunately, if you stay at the cottage, there are various wonderful decks that allow you to see about a zillion of them. We saw horses every day. The home was perfectly-stocked, clean and absolutely beautiful. I cannot say enough, except that within one day of returning, I am already trying to book the next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carova Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. It was peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was perfect for our family.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carova Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely ocean front cottage and just right for smaller groups. It was clean, well decorated, and made us feel at home. The view of the water is limited but the walk to the dunes is short and the views from there are magnificent. We spent a lot of time at Virginia's False Cape State Park which is just a short drive up the beach.The horses came to see us every day and we even saw a baby sea turtle take off into the waves. The owners are very easy to deal with and were eager to provide us with the perfect vacation experience. I would definitely consider this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 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
Late August 2016
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
October 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 14 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 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 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 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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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Grill
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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!

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