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Beach is 150 ft, 3BD + Loft, 2 BA, and DOG FRIENDLY.Weeks are available

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft + Sleeper Sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9) Balcony Relaxing Views

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Contact me at 757-218-1966 Carolina Dreamin' is a fabulous townhouse located in the Private Posted Community of Ocean Sands, Section F. The location couldn't be better. Located right in the center of Corolla close to everything. Just a 2 minute walk and you will be on the wide sandy beach. Enjoy a mile of undeveloped ocean front to the North of Section F. Relax on your private beach with Life Guard for your protection during the Summer season. Access to our community is restricted to owners and their guests with regular security patrols.

The BEST PRICE on the beach! Carolina Dreamin', Fabulous place to stay!

You don't need to walk for blocks, carting all your beach things to get to the beach. Just a short walk up to the boardwalk then over the dune to the beach. You can hear the ocean from the balcony and bedrooms of Carolina Dreamin'

2nd floor:Two bedrooms have Queen sized beds with posturpedic mattresses. These bedrooms also have TV's with expanded cable service. One of the bedrooms is a master with it's own bath. The other bedroom on that floor has a trundle bed, twin bed and a pull out twin bed.

Living area is on the top floor. An open floor plan with a large dining table, sofa, TV, stereo cabinet. Kitchen is conveniently next to living area.. The sleeping loft over looks the living area. One thing we love is the balcony. It's wide open view of beautiful sky, with a little ocean view between the houses. In the evening sit out and watch the fabulous sunsets. You have a dining table with chairs, so you can enjoy meals or just a cup of coffee on the balcony. There are also are 4 comfortable lounge chairs to enjoy.

I had to remove the bring of dogs to this beach house. It only took one bad experience for us to have to eliminate the welcoming of dogs.

I was raised on the beaches of South Flordia and had always wanted to get back 'to the beach'. We found this townhouse in rundown condition, but you couldn't beat the location. We made it into a beach house to love. We treat Carolina Dreamin' as our second home not 'just a rental property'. Every year improvements and upgrades are done. Our philsophy is to provide a home away from home that you would truly enjoy.

Other amenities include:

Community pool is steps from your front door locationed just in back of Carolina Dreamin'. An out door shower, clothes line, and Bar-B-Grill located outside. Plenty of beach chairs, beach umbrella, and a rolling cooler provided

for your vacation.

Is tennis your passion? Two tennis courts with parking are available for your family a short 2 blocks away. Golfing is available at the Currituck Club located across the beach road from Section F. (less that 1/2 mile).

Deep Sea, surf and pier fishing are all available to make the fisherman in your family happy. You can book your charter boat and buy bait and tackle near by

TOP LEVEL Loft with two twin beds overlooks the great room with vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, large dining table, sofa with full sized sleeper bed, TV unit that houses DVD, VCR, and CD player. Selection of games movies and books is provided. On one side of the great room is a sunny kitchen. On the other side, a sliding door opens to the balcony equipped with tables and chairs. Ideal for relaxing and viewing that beautiful sunset or a peak at the ocean. Are you ready for that good book? Sit on the balcony with endless views of the sky and the surf sound in your ears.....get out your book and enjoy!

MIDDLE LEVEL has master bedroom with queen bed, posturpedic mattress, and private bath. Two windows for that open feeling. TV with expanded cable is in the armoir with DVD & VCR player

Next door is the second bedroom with queen sized bed with posturpedic mattress. It boasts your TV and DVD player. Great for relaxing at the end of a big day out.

Third bedroom with trundle bed (two singles). is at the top of the stairs.

Second bathroom and washer/dryer located on this level.

LOWER LEVEL has storage for beach equipment(quality beach chairs and rolling cooler) and exit to parking.

OUTSIDE near entry door is a bar-b-que grill, outside shower with hot water, fish cleaning table.

Other amenities you will enjoy: 6 quality beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys for children and a rolling cooler. Also in the house: security baby gate and Wi-fi for you convenience.

A fantastic vacation is waiting for you at Carolina Dreamin' Come on down to the OBX.

Call me for any details or questions: Dove Barton (757) 898-1396

Saturday to Saturday. Partial weeks available late Fall.

Familes only

Damage/ Security Deposit $200

Keywords: Townhome, Beach House, Beach Cottage

More Details

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan

Welcome to Carolina Dreamin' We are Dick and Dove Barton. Our townhouse is named Carolina Dreamin because it always was a dream to have a cottage on the Outer Banks or OBX as we call it. In 2001 that dream came true. But that was only the beginning. Our townhouse need a little TLC since it had not been updated since 1969. We set about renovating and updating. It has been a labor of love and we have tried to renovate and decorate with needs of our guests in mind.

Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Dick & Dove Barton, and Katherine Finnigan chose Ocean Sands

The beauty and serenity of the wide sandy beaches of Corolla first attracted us to the area. The friendliness of everyone we met encouraged us to stay. The ease of reaching a beautiful beach. We live on the VA peninsula only 2 1/2 hrs away. The uniqueness of the historic Currituck Lighthouse and the Wild Mustangs of the Outer Banks. When we first came in 2001 you could see the Mustangs, the symbol of the Outer Banks, on the dunes and beaches of Ocean Sands. They can now be seen on one of the Wild Mustang tours. They have been relocated for their own protection to the Wild Horse Sanctuary (in the 4 wheel drive area) to the North of Corolla

What makes this townhome unique

You'll find our townhouse is an easy walk to the beach. You can hear the surf from our deck or let it lull you to sleep at night, without the oceanfront prices. A community pool just outside your door (about 15 ft.) gives you the amenity of pool without the price. We are hands on owners who come down often to check things out. We want our guests to have a home away from home that they want to come to again and again. We vacation here too and our family has made many happy memories here. We hope you do too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a delightful vacation in your homw. it was a perfect size for our family of five and the location (esp. proximity to the beach) was ideal. We hope to rent from you in the future.
Jun 2011
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Ocean Sands Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Mstr bath located off bdrm #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hallway
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Posturpedic matress, TV, DVD
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mstr with Bath, TV, DVD and Posterpedic mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed, a twin with a pull out twin, great for kids
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft - great for kids
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sofa bed: Queen matress. Can sleep 2
  • ***LINENS ARE NOT SUPPLIED*** You must supply your own sheets, towels and all grocery items, including toilet paper. Towels and sheets may be rented from local OBX supplier.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs and rolling cooler provided. Selection of games and books and videos. Out door shower (with hot water) Fish cleaning table.


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Beach is 150 ft, 3BD + Loft, 2 BA, and DOG FRIENDLY.Weeks are available
average rating of 4.352941 based on 20 reviews
Warminster, PA

So close to beach!

  • 4 of 5

Nice townhouse that was a few minutes walk to the beach. Place was very nice. Wish it had a second couch or loveseat (bench was hard to sit on). Loved that stores were in walking distance. Would definitely visit again

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. So happy that you had a good vacation. The location was what sold us on the town home. I'm hoping to spend some down at the OBX soon.
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Great location, not very clean

  • 3 of 5

The place would be perfect if it was cleaned. We had a good time because we could go back and forth to the beach easily since it is so close. The beach is not too croudy and that was great. We even went on the beach at night.

But we had to clean the refregirator before we could use it. At first we thought the cleaning staff hadd not come yet. But they had. So I washed the coverts to make sure, the counters, tables and toilets to make sure.

There is no vacuum, and there is carpet everywhere so it is difficult to keep it clean, there was not even a broom. We bought one and left it there, but the place needs a major clean up, a coat of paint would do it good too. In their "master book", they still talk about changing the kitchen cabinet as if it was brand new but that was 15 years ago. It is find, but it is just to show you the owners do not go to that place very often, they have not seen how dirty it is now I'm sure.

My son went to a fishing camp far in the wood and said it was cleaner than that place...So just be aware of that.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Steps from the beach, pool and food. Clean and comfortable. Coming back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. A short walk to the beach. Plenty of room

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place! Great for families and pets! Loved the pool and closeness of the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here before and will again! Very cozy , so close to the beach and a pool as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I'll give a discount the next time you reserve. Please remind me of it.
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3.5 Stars for Carolina Dreamin!

  • 3 of 5

For the location and price, this was the perfect spot for us this year!!! The beach is just as described and every bit as close. Lifeguard stand is right there and it's a beautiful non crowded location. It was cleaned nicely prior to our arrival. The townhouse is a little bit dated however it does have everything you would need for a nice weeks vacation. The televisions worked well and there were dvd players etc. We rented our linens for the beds and we found that it was best not to use the provided comforters or covers. We had no issues with any appliances and the kitchen supplies (plates, glasses, silverware etc.) were more than enough for our group of 7. The HVAC unit is a workhorse. Unfortunately the week for us averaged in the 80s to 90 each day and while the lower level stayed cool enough, the top level (kitchen area/dining area/living room) and loft stayed about 80 degrees ALL DAY with the HVAC unit running. The heat really does rise. I can say that by the time the sunset and the temps dropped outside, the bedroom levels got very cold over night and we were able to get the house down to about 70 degrees and it stayed that way until around noon each day. We had a pretty bad rain storm the first night and we found that there was/is a roof leak over the dining room table and couch area. It was minor, but should be addressed. The baby gate at the top of the stairs as well was nice, however it's not secured properly and will probably come off at some point if not addressed. I let the owners know of that as soon as we arrived. The deck/patio still has some rails missing and we had to block them in order to keep our dogs from going through. The other positive reason we liked this place is that the owners are pet friendly and allowed us to bring our 3 dogs. (pet fee is reasonable) We went on some nice walks with the dogs around the Section F area. There is an older charcoal grill which we used once. There is also for some reason only one trash can. Other units/houses had one for recycling as well as one for trash. There are some nice beach chairs provided, but we didn't see the rolling cooler. Thankfully we still brought ours! I think the location could use a few upgrades, but it was not a bad place to stay. The location in relation to the grocery/shops/dining and of course the beach are the main positives here as well as the price! Communication was ok between the owners leading up to our stay. We would recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a letter. We take our guests comments very seriously. The HVAC system is five years old, it is serviced completely twice during rental season. In the owners manual, we now provide a tip for managing the AC for the upper level. We have the roof checked every season to prevent problems. When an act of nature such as a tremendous storm occurs, it may rip shingles off the roof or cause leaking. We have attended to it. We immediately addressed the issues of baby gate, the leak, and patio rails. Unfortunately in a rental things do disappear and break during the season, we will replace cooler and garbage can. We are a cottage townhouse, we try to keep our place clean, neat, and safe so that we would want to stay there. Our prices reflect what we represent. We appreciate the feedback and have addressed each issue.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Norfolk International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Timbuck 11 -North
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Currituck Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Timbuck 11 or Food Lion Shopping Center
Car: necessary

Currituck Lighthouse/Museum and Currituck Village Shops, Corolla Chapel Golf at the Currituck Club, Two tennis courts in Section F, Timbuck II shopping center with 60 shops and resturants,video rentals, Wild Mustang tours-visit the 4 wheel drive area to see the wild mustangs, The Whalehead Club housing the the Currituck Wildlife Museum, Fishing (surf, pier, and charter boat), Wright Memorial Museum, Golf available at Currituck Club, Harris Teeter less that 1/2 mile away, Food Lion close by


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

In a separate check in the amount of $200 is held as a damage deposit. The check is held and not deposited. After the townhouse has been inspected for damage and no unusual cleaning needed, your check is returned to you.
Contractual booking is 100%
cleaning fees do apply. Refundable damage deposit maybe refund if there is no unusually cleaning needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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