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Beach Bums

Beach Bums Family Room Family TV and Ent center Dinning area Master bedrooms Lower Level 2nd Kitchen and Family Room Bunks sleep 6 Family Room Master bedrooms Aerial Picture of Beach Bums view how we set up on the beach playing on decks cooking out on the beach


Last updated: 04/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Swan Beach house description

Accessible by 4 x 4 only. Becoming "Beach Bums" won't be difficult while relaxing at this comfortable beach retreat. Approximately 7.2 miles up the beach.
L1: MBR (Q); rec room with pool table; half bath; kitchenette with refrigerator and icemaker; access to hot tub & private pool; outside shower; garage.
L2: Three MBRs (K, K, 2T); BR (2 Duo) with semi-private bath; laundry; access to wrap-around decks.
L3: MBR (K) with whirlpool tub; living room with gas fireplace & entertainment center; dining area; kitchen; half bath; wrap around deck & screened porch.
Extras: Multiple TVs; pool table.
Pool may be heated upon request for an additional weekly fee of $250 (plus tax). Please contact our office in advance if you would like to make arrangements for this optional amenity. Heated pool available April 25th - October 24th, 2009; option not available in July & August.

Name: Beach Bums.
Neighborhood: North Swan Beach.
Check-in Day: Saturday.
Check-in Office: Corolla.
Location: Oceanside.
Bedrooms: 6
MBRs: 5
Baths: 6 Full 2 Half
Max Occupancy: 12 + 2 on sleep sofa.
Parking: Parking for 6.
Pool: Heated Gated Private.
Pool Size: 15 x 30
Heated Pool Fee: $250
4 Wheel Dr.
No Pets Allowed.
Hot Tub.
Linens Provided.
Towels Provided.
Pool Table.
Wet Bar.
Gas Barbeque.
Gas Fireplace.
Satellite TV.
No Smoking.
Whirlpool Tub.
Private Well.
Screened Porch.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave


          • Garage
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • This home was professionally decorated. This is not a typical beach property. Granite counters in all bathrooms, 5 flat screens, Ipod hook up for music through out. If your looking for privacy and the finer things on vacation look no further! We have added IPOD docking stations and more out door speakers...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Pool Table


              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub
              • Private Pool
              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Water View
              • Ocean View


              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Surfing
              • Parasailing
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Restaurants
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling

              Other Activities

                  • There are 130 wild horses that roam the area and live in the wild. You will see them stroll the beaches....moreless


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                  • 2 happy families

                    2 happy families

                    • Guest Jenn (New Jersey USA)
                    • Date of stay 07/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                    We just got back from a great vacation in the 4x4 section of the Outer Banks - and part of what made this such a nice trip was the house we stayed in - Beach Bums. There were 2 families staying in the house - we fit very comfortably, with plenty of space to hang out together or separately. Since this was our first time down to OBX, we weren't sure what to expect. We had some misgivings about being set back from the beach, but it turned out to be a wonderful thing. The house has a very private feel to it, with large bushes blocking most of the view from the road - which we liked very much. The distance to the beach felt like nothing when going on morning and evening walks. Likewise, the drive to the beach was like a minute, and driving made it so easy to bring all our beach chairs, coolers, easy-ups, etc. When we needed a break from the beach, or for late nights and early mornings, the pool and the hot tub were on point. We enjoyed the pool-table - some of us found out how good we are at the game, some of us not so much. But either way, it was another way for us to spend some fun time together. I could go on, but instead I'll just say that the house and the area exceeded our expectations. We might be going back to the 4x4 beach next year, but with a much larger crowd. If that happens, we'll have to look for a bigger house. But if we go with the same sized crowd, we'll definitely be going back to Beach Bums.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                  • Woderful stay.

                    Woderful stay.

                    • Guest Joey207 (Sale, IN., 47167)
                    • Date of stay 05/29/10
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/10
                    I have always wanted to stay in the 4X4 area and finally got the chance this year. We found "Beach Bums" after a lengthy search and are so happy we did. The home is beautiful and very comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and is stocked with good quality cookware. Not the dollar store stuff we are so used to seeing in rentals. There is plenty of deck space for lounging and the entertainment centers in the living room and rec. room are top notch. There are also two ice makers, so filling the coolers is never a problem. Carlos and Laura seem to have thought of everything you will need to feed and entertain a large family or group of friends. Do not let the fact the home is not "beach front" discourage you. The beach is a very short drive (or walk) away. You will be able to load up everything you need for a full day of fun without worry. You can still hear the waves at night on the deck. Along with thousands of frogs and birds. The sound that pleased me most was that of the whip-poor-wills and another species of night hawk I am not familiar with. It reminded me of nights spent with my Great-Grandfather. The home, uncrowded beach, wild horses, dolphins, pelicans, other wildlife, and the fun of driving in the sand made our stay very special. I will return next year. Sooner if possible! If you are looking for a relaxing, uncomplimented vacation, you will not be disappointed with this home.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 7 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included


                  Please note rates vary in the summer between $3,500 to $4,900.

                  Please contact me to confirm the exact rate

                  We require a $1,000 deposit to hold reservation and 100% due 90 days before stay. Also a refundable separate check for $500 is required.

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                  Last updated: 04/03/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: My name is Carlos and I am pictured here with my wife Laura Gavidia. We are from Northern Virginia. We have two children, a 10 year old boy and an 8 year old girl. We love to travel and OBX was one our favorite places to visit, particularly the Four Wheel Drive area. Since we loved the seclusion of the 4 x 4 beach and our children insisted on returning so often we knew it was time to look for property and start to build our dream vacation home. We are so happy with our beach house. Laura is an Interior Designer by profession and made this a home more then a rental. As you will see in the photos, there are endless upgrades - nothing was left for chance!

                  Why the Owner Chose Swan Beach:
                  Our kids love to run on the beach and this is the perfect spot! There can be a football field between us and the next beach bum! The beaches are wide and long and the wild horses add such at charm to the beautiful seclusion of this paradise!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  If your looking for family time this is it! This is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of even busy beach towns. The 4 x 4 area is the most exclusive area in the Outer Banks!

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                  • Beach Bums

                    Beach Bums

                  • Family TV and Ent center

                    Family TV and Ent center

                  • Master bedrooms

                    Master bedrooms

                  • Bunks sleep 6

                    Bunks sleep 6

                  • Master bedrooms

                    Master bedrooms

                  • view


                  • how we set up on the beach

                    how we set up on the beach

                  • cooking out on the beach

                    cooking out on the beach

                  • Family Room

                    Family Room

                  • Dinning area

                    Dinning area

                  • Lower Level 2nd Kitchen and Family Room

                    Lower Level 2nd Kitchen and Family Room

                  • Family Room

                    Family Room

                  • Aerial Picture of Beach Bums

                    Aerial Picture of Beach Bums

                  • playing on decks

                    playing on decks

                  VRBO #247473

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, March 30, 2014

                  $3,500 per week (USD)

                  6 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 04/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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