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Recently Renovated Oceanfront Home in Wild Horse Sanctuary. 4WD needed.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Fabulous oceanfront location in North Carolina's Outer Banks. 5 bedroom home plus loft. Sleeps 11-13 . My home was closed last winter for renovations to 80% of the home, including all new bathrooms, new furniture, flooring, fixtures, etc.!

This home has a hot tub, a children's bedroom , two King bedrooms, two Queen bedrooms , fairly new decks , a fifth bedroom, and premium siding,

Outside lies the best part: The oceanfront location with a high dune, landscaped yard, wide uncrowded beach and the privacy that one desires in coming to the beaches of the 4 Wheel Drive area. This is also a wild horse sanctuary-the horses roam freely and they will come to visit!

Relax, Swim, windsurf, sail, water ski, jet ski, canoe, kayak, golf, miniature golf, ATV and lighthouse tours, shopping, restaurants, marinas, hang-gliding, see the wild horses, stroll on the beach, fish, watch the sunrise and sunset from the decks or the dune, sit in the hot tub, play horseshoes or croquet, or just sit on the beach and get a tan while building sandcastles. Visit Duck and Corolla villages, Whalehead Club, Alligator River Nature Refuge, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Audubon Nature Sanctuary, Nags Head and Kitty Hawk.


With unlimited national long distance calling, and high speed internet, including Wi Fi access (bring your own computer).

NEW FOR 2017, LINENS INCLUDED from April 15-October 28!

NC tax is 12.75%. Pet fee is $100/pet.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Four Wheel Drive Area, Wild Horses.

More Details

Morry El-Badry
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Morry El-Badry

I live in Maine with my wife and four children whom I have taken, along with two big dogs, to vacation at this house.

Morry El-Badry purchased this house in 2003

Why Morry El-Badry chose Carova Beach

Beautiful outdoors area with lots of things to do with the family.

What makes this house unique

This is a great family vacation destination. There are lots of activities in the area, a great, uncrowded beach, and lots of nature.


Carova Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 with tub/shower. One hallway half bathroom with toilet and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Pyramid Bunk Beds (1) Sleeps two on bottom, one on top. 2 twin beds in loft
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are two master Bedrooms each with King sized beds. Kids bedroom bunk bed sleeps 3. Pack-n-Play, but no crib.


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Recently Renovated Oceanfront Home in Wild Horse Sanctuary. 4WD needed.
average rating of 4.4651165 based on 43 reviews
Boise, ID

Great getaway on Carova Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We brought together 6 adults and one infant in the Oasis. It fit our family perfectly.... bathrooms for each couple, two living spaces and large deck spaces. Each space was decorated lovely. The kitchen is simple, but adequate and the house was clean. We drove back into Corolla one day for a charter fishing trip and another day just to explore. We planned the outings close to low tide so the beach driving wasn't a problem. The house does sit behind the dunes with a small view of the ocean, but walking over the dune was easy. I'm a grandmother to the infant and had no trouble walking over it with him in the backpack. This stretch of the beach was not heavily used and we truly enjoyed the privacy. The beach was incredibly clean with numerous shells and the water was clear and warm enough to wade. At least 2 or 3 wild horses grazed nearby daily. The house also has vacant lots on each side so you have privacy from neighbors, very quiet atmosphere. We would rent again from Morry and Nina. They were very prompt (replies within 2 hours) and helpful via email. The hot tub was serviced when we arrived and the propane for the grill replenished mid-week (even though it still had propane).

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Relax, relax, relax............

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything advertised and more. the drive up the beach was long but well worth the trip! Low tide is definatley the best time to travel but I didn't have much trouble having to go up higher on the beach if the tide was coming in. I would suggest if you drive higher on the beach (closer to the dunes) in the softer sand that you do let air out of your tires, 20 psi is plenty to keep you from getting stuck and ALWAYS use 4 wheel drive. I had not taken a vaction in probably 5 years and this was a great way to get back into the swing of things. I am planning on a return trip next year! Also, the 2 individuals over seeing the propery during my stay were terrific, any time I had a question or needed anything they were just a phone call away and they came over within a few hours to deal with any problem or concern. This is a great house to rent if you have a dog(s), a short trip over the dune to the beach and you are at the water. The porches have great views and the steps can be easily blocked off with a baby gate so the pooches can hang out on the deck without escaping into the yard or like mine would have done, if given the chance: Head to the ocean for a swim that they never could get enough of! Terrific place can not say enough good things! Looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

What a great time of the year to be part of Carova Beach. Wildlife included many horse sightings and a baby seal on the beach.

The house was large and comfortable. It was early season and fairly cold out so we really enjoyed the hot tub. We will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is everything described. The beach is beautiful and seeing the wild horses everyday was amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Ok so it starts like this! We got to the house early, of course, who knew low tide would be early in the morning! Ride on the beach was a little scary but we aired down in our 4 x 4 and made it thru without any trouble. Although we arrived early Sherry was very accomodating! The house was just like the pictures! Rooms were clean and neat, lots of towels, and clean sheets! What more could you ask for! When I saw the path in the back to the beach I was a little apprehensive but after the first day it was a breeze! I kinda liked it, getting exercise is a good thing! I do wish we had a little deck area at the top of the dunes but you can't have everything! We had 12 people in our party and the house was perfect. The wild horses were unreal right at our steps in our front and backyard just eating away being horses! There was also an "emergency" firehouse about a mile down the road so that was comforting! The kitchen had plenty of pots and pans, dishes, bowls, a couple of pyrex bowls. We brought alot of our food, paper plates and hot and cold cups so we were good. A giant griddle was there for pancakes, etc. We brought our own drinking water, keurig coffee maker, (not into Mr. Coffee anymore) and ice maker. However, we still needed to go to the "emergency" place for ice! (which they carry there) along with t-shirts, ice cream and candy. The beach was a great fun time for our family pic. driving our trucks , kite flying, just hanging out was the best!. We are from the Jersey shore BUT the Atlantic here was AMAZING! Even high tide is like the lowest of tides! Boogie boarding and riding the waves was fantastic! I couldn't imagine a beach without a lifeguard but now I see why. One day we went into Duck which was nice but Corolla was just as good if not better with lots of places to eat. HOWEVER, I recommend making reservations early in your vacation! We ate at Sun Fish Grille and had a delicious dinner and a fantastic time. The owner became a quick friend and the "award winning" clam chowder was terrific!

If I was to complain about anything it would be that we had a variety of spiders around. Yuck, I hate insects! We saw many on the decks OUTSIDE of the house there would always be a new spider web somewhere..BUT, we did bring a spray fogger so that was a help! Nature! HOWEVER, seeing 4 or 5 horses almost every day grazing around erased those spiders and was so delightful!

Glad we rented this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week in June

  • 3 of 5

We had a shower without hot water the entire stay. The property manager did not return our

2nd call until we called the owner.That left only 2 showers for 6 adults and three children. The lower level bedroom is next to a very loud pump of some sort, my son was not able to use the room due to the noise. Not being from the area we did not know the nearest store was 40 min away. There are no beach toys ( there is now we left ours), or beach chairs. The web site states there is a gas grill, when we told the owner that there were no knobs on the grill

he stated that was not his grill, another guest left it. He only provided a charcoal grill. he denied that his web site states gas grill but there is clear statement under the category of grills that there is a gas grill. The house was good. It could use some better frying pans. It did not have the amazing views that the web site claimed, it's behind a large sand dune.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have reviewed my listing with a VRBO agent who categorically stated a gas grill is not mentioned anywhere in my listing. It states, under the category of grills that he references, and this is a direct paste from the listing: "Charcoal Park Grill". To state otherwise totally false. Someone had left a gas grill that was missing a knob. I switched to Park Grills over a year ago because the gas ones only last a few months, such as this one left behind. The only reason they didn't have hot water in one shower is they were turning the handle the wrong way. I am sorry this wasn't cleared up sooner. We now have posted in that bathroom the correct way to turn it. The listing does not say beach toys are included. They break or are taken too frequently for me to guarantee they will be there. This is pretty standard in OBX. I do realize travelers would appreciate some beach supplies, and there are often some left behind, but as an owner it is impractical to guarantee they will be there. Most travelers either bring their own or purchase some locally. I am glad he liked the house. I am sorry he had some difficulties. My property manager responded to him with in 4 hours about the one shower , but apparently that wasn't soon enough. I do take full responsibility for my home and listing, but unfortunately this guest wants to hold me responsible for things I don't list as provided.
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Norfolk International
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Knott's Island
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Car: necessary

Carova beach voted best beach in the nation by Coastal Living magazine.

Located in a Wild Horse Sanctuary! Nature abounds, with wide beaches no crowds, yet close to Corolla, a major tourist destination.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security waiver fee $89
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Refunds are only made if the period is re-booked, minus a $150 service fee.
Pets are $100 each, and will be payable separately. There is an $89 security waiver fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund