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Dog Friendly - Wild Horses & Views - 4WD area

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Corolla House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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 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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016

About Terra

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 dogs, Shrimp and Banksy.

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.

Terra purchased this house in 2002

Why Terra chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

We love the remoteness of the house and the terrific views. The house is the right size for our family.

What makes this house unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Dog Friendly - Wild Horses & Views - 4WD area
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
Holmdel, NJ

Adventure and Serenity

  • 5 of 5

It is a long,bumpy ride to arrive, but once you do ahhhhhhhhh. Peace, quiet, huge expanses of beach that feel almost private, horses at your doorstep, views galore, dolphins, pelicans, I could go on and on. My parents, three children, one old golden retriever and I stayed for two weeks, and we only went into town twice. The house and surrounding area had more than enough to entertain us. The kids loved the tide pools and the horses and great kite-flying. The dog loved the freedom. And we "older" folks just loved the relaxing and being away from it all. The property is very accurately listed, nicely clean and well-maintained, and the owners were very accomodating. I would definitely recommend this property as long as you are willing to make the long, sometimes harrowing beach drive - it is not for the faint of heart! Also, we recommend the lighthouse climb. Again, a bit terrifying, but quite the experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland Ohio

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed Oct 2 - Oct 6 (left a little early due to hurricane Matthew)

Had a lovely time. Found everything we needed to feel at home.

Home is well maintained and clean. Great showers!

Hope to be back someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MD, VA, NY, MA and VT

Perfect Little Beach House

  • 4 of 5

This was the third time we have stayed at this house. What we love most about it is it is not a huge grand sand castle, but a practical 3 BR 3 BA house perfect for a small family or just the 2 of us. Best spot for a sunset or star gazing is the roof deck off the master BR. The house is 3rd row and close to the beach, complete with wild horses, fox and nature's serenity. We hope to return again another season, and stay even longer...

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We also want to thank you for your patience with some repairs we were trying to get done after the tropical storm. We hope you come back many more times!!! We love renters like you!
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A wonderful relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 6 years ago and returned to the very same house for all the right reasons. The house has all the items you could need, from Jacuzzi to the barbecue and the awesome views. The kids catch fish and the house even has an outside fish cleaning station. The ponies walk by, the beach is not crowded. It's a little slice of heaven! Terra is very responsive for any questions we had. The advice to ensure you have a real 4WD is very true. Budget rental cars gave us a 2WD Yukon after promising a 4WD. We got by, but Terra is right, 4WD is really required.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Situated close to the ocean and the horses are spectacular.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Breaking Wind. Everything was as stated by the owners and they were very helpful and considerate. The horses really do like to hang around the house. We were so close to the beach most of our family walked there every day and made trips back in the middle of the day. Hot tub was great! Having three full bathrooms was a treat. The location was perfect for us, about half way from the beginning of the beach to the end. Thank you for sharring your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful week-long vacation here. It was the perfect size for our group of four adults and two small children. The house was clean and homey, and well-equipped with everything we needed. We loved being so close to the beach, and seeing the horses every day was a real treat!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visit Currituck Lighthouse and Whalehead Club nearby.


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 19 2017 - Apr 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - May 6 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
May 7 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 23 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 7 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Fall Off-Season
Oct 8 2017 - Nov 18 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Sunday to Sunday rentals only.
Weekend rentals are 4 day minimum and are Wed-Sun.

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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Main floor bedroom shares bath with Living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Beds Both with master baths. Two twin beds on main level. One Comfortable Queen sized pullout in LR.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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