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Wild Horses & Views - 'Break'N Wind' - Beat the Traffic!

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Break'n Wind Beach House


Last updated: 07/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Break'n Wind, a cozy three bedroom beachhouse located in the 4-wheel drive area north of Corolla, North Carolina. SEE OUR PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK LISTED ABOVE THE MAP & OWNER'S PROFILE SECTION!!

The house is a 3rd row oceanside home located 500' from the beach in North Swan Beach. Unobstructed views of the ocean. It is light and airy and has a WELL-EQUIPPED kitchen. Enjoy a glass of wine or your meals on the attached screened porch. Two Master bedrooms with queens, one with a deck. The main level bedroom has two twin beds and shares a bath. The sofa bed is comfortable, unlike some of those backbreakers you may have tried, this one sleeps nicely.

We also have an outdoor shower and dressing area. There is a fish cleaning area as well for those who like to fish. The house has a wood burning fireplace and a hot tub for those cool nights. We provide satellite TV in every bedroom and has free WiFi, domestic long distance lots of other freebies. Break'n Wind is the perfect house for couples or families. We like dogs and kids and we hope they will like the Wild Horses of Corolla that wander under our deck and over our yard on a daily basis. Bring your camera!

The house is just a minute's walk from one of the Atlantic Coast's most pristine beaches, protected from over development by being sandwiched between four near-wilderness areas - the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge and North Carolina Estuarine Research Preserve to the south, and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park to the north, just over the Virginia/North Carolina state line.

As would be expected from the area's name, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is a must for access to these beaches. The house is a 7 mile drive on the sand along the surf line from where North Carolina Route 12 ends just north of the Currituck Lighthouse.

From the end of Route 12, simply put your car into 4-wheel drive, cross through the cut in the dunes, and head north into the little remaining bit of paradise of this type left on the Atlantic Coast.

Part of 'paradise' is the existence on this beach of the only remaining herd of wild horses (121) left on the Atlantic Coast that is free to roam in residential areas. The horses on Ocracoke are penned, while those on the rest of the Atlantic seaboard are kept in national parks, where you can visit, but not live.

So come on down, bring a good book (bring two good books), feel the beach breeze drifting through your hair, and enjoy the most peaceful vacation available this side of the grave.

Keywords: Wild Horses, 3 BR, ocean view, Carova, 4WD


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 years old - minimum age limit. No exceptions....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    High chair provided. Baby gate on deck....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (2) Both with master baths. New Mattress in MBR #1., Twin or Single Beds (2) New Mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable Queen sized pullout....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Wild horses visit our house daily. Many freebies you won't get in other houses: Free towels linen service and WiFi. Lots of supplies available. For more info see our personal website link above the Map & Owner's Profile section....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HDTV in great room. Satellite TV in every bedroom....moreless

  • Television:

    In Living Room and each bedroom....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people



  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices & oils, dishwasher detergent, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, trashbags...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Wrap around deck with Hot Tub....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch with table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas. Propane included....moreless

Pool / Spa



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 14 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Aug 23 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Labor Day Week
Sep 6 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Post Season
Sep 13 - Sep 26, 2015
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Sep 27 - Oct 10, 2015
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Fall Off-Season
Oct 11 - Nov 21, 2015
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Security Deposit $395 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


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Weekend rentals are 4 day minimum and are Wed-Sun.

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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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Visit Currituck Lighthouse and Whalehead Club nearby.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Lane grew up in the Outer Banks and Terra has been visiting here since the '70s. This is our second rental property. Lane is a retired Physicist and Terra is an Accountant. We lived in the Washington, DC area for many years and just recently moved to Elizabeth City, NC to be closer to the beach, but not too far away from our 4 beautiful daughters. Our interests include reading, gardening, traveling, cooking and taking care of our dog, Shrimp, and 4 cats. Lane and I hope that you will feel comfortable doing business with us. We try our best to respond to your inquiries and requests in a timely and friendly manner.

Why the Owner Chose Carova Beach:
We love the remoteness of the house and the terrific views. The house is the right size for our family.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Seeing the wild horses everyday under the house is an unusual benefit. We love the sounds and sights of the ocean. We like driving on the beach and letting our dog run free by the ocean.

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Speaks: english

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  • Break'n Wind Beach House

    Break'n Wind Beach House

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Wild Horses Roam Free in Carova

    Wild Horses Roam Free in Carova

  • Deck off MBR #1

    Deck off MBR #1

  • Master Bedroom #2

    Master Bedroom #2

  • Wood Fireplace for those chilly nights.

    Wood Fireplace for those chilly nights.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Driving on the beach - 4WD Required

    Driving on the beach - 4WD Required

  • Master Bedroom #1

    Master Bedroom #1

  • First Floor Bedroom 2 Twin Beds shares bath with Living Room

    First Floor Bedroom 2 Twin Beds shares bath with Living Room

  • Margarita Machine!  Enjoy!

    Margarita Machine! Enjoy!

  • Unobstructed View of Ocean

    Unobstructed View of Ocean

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