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Oceanfrt Carova Cottage, 4X4 Area, See Wild Horses! Private, Quiet

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

CLEAN, CLASSIC, QUIET, & PRIVATE OCEANFRONT BEACH COTTAGE, AN EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!!! Linens, Towels, 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 home 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

Owner
Gay Brennan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 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

Great vacation from first step into the home. Very open and airy, yet cozy. Kitchen well supplied for the "chef" to cook. Bedrooms great size and the beds were quite comfy. the bathrooms were spacious also. Back deck is the whole length of the house, great for morning coffee and afternoon relaxation after the day on the beach. Our pups totally enjoyed the stay also!!!! A must to check out the stars at night!!! Our family was completely satisfied with the cozy cottage and owners were wonderful to work with concerning any questions or concerns we had. Definitely want to stay here while in OBX. Looking forward to next year.
May 2016
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Amenities

Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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Oceanfrt Carova Cottage, 4X4 Area, See Wild Horses! Private, Quiet
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 38 reviews
5

Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our short stay here on the 4x4 beach. House is oceanside with the wild Spanish mustangs roaming all around the property and on the beach. Really loved the solitude of the 4x4 beach and the beautiful views. The cottage was clean, comfortable and just the right size for our six adults. Would have loved to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location. Fun and laid back. Relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The house was as pictured. Would come again if I didn't need a larger house next year. The kitchen needs updating but functional. Basically clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyable and as represented in the listing

  • 5 of 5

Like a beach house should be. Too modern to be called quaint but old-fashioned enough to not be like a motel room. Nice access to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We would love to have you stay at Carova Cottage again!
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5

Beautiful peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at Carova Cottage!! It's a quaint peaceful place and a beautiful beach. If your looking to get away from "it all" this is the place! Driving the beach was a great time but be prepared to plan ahead....your life at the beach is ruled by the tide....all part of a great adventure though!! Would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad to have you at Carova Cottage!
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4

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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5

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 rising....wow. 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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We would love to have you stay with us again at Carova Cottage!
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug/Sept 2017
Aug 24 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
 
 
Sept
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
 
 
Oct 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
Fall
Oct 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
April 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,400
 
 
May 2018
May 6 2018 - Jun 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
June 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
 
 
July 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Sept 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 
 
Oct Nov Dec 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$350
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Damage Deposit $350

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.
BEST DEAL ON THE BEACH!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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