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CASTAWAY COVE - Ocean View and plenty of room for the family

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)


Rents Saturday to Saturday, partial stays available in the mid and off season.

Pet Friendly, Four Wheel Drive required, 3 miles from end of paved road.

Gather the family, pack your bags, jump in the four wheel drive, and come to Swan Beach. With room for two to four couples plus a few kids, this house is sure to please.

** Like horses? The wild ones are all around this area.

** Bring Rover - it's pet friendly!

** Feel like hanging out at the pool?

** Need things for the kids to do? How about air hockey, darts, X-box and video games!!

You'll start your perfect day watching the sun come up over the ocean, and then maybe off to the beach. You might like to spend the afternoon around the pool, enjoy a sunset from the crow's nest, and dinner grilled and enjoyed on the deck. Afterwards, sit down and take in a DVD in the media room.

Just 3 miles from the end of the paved road.. Oceanviews from the upper decks and crow's nest and just about 900 feet to beach. The custom here is to drive to the beach, park right there in the middle of the beach and have all your stuff handy.

Four wheel drive required. You must drive 3 1/2 miles on the sandy beach to access home. All wheel drive vehicles not recommended.

Beds: 2 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 Twins, 1 Pyramid Bunk (Double on bottom, single on top)


Great Room


Dining Room

Media Room

Half bath

Screen Porch

King Master Bedroom


King Master Bedroom

Queen Bedroom

Queen Bedroom

Two Twins Bedroom

Pyramid Bunk Bedroom

2 Full Baths in Hall

Hot Tub on Deck


Game Room


Pool 10'x25' Heatable

Outdoor grilling area

This property is managed by Carova Rentals which serves the 4WD area exclusively. We are a small local vacation rental company able to provide personalized concierge service, including a beach escort to your house if you are unfamiliar with driving on the beach and the off-road area. Bed and bath linens are provided in season, and you will find sufficient toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and drinking water to get you started.

Carova Beach is convenient for families with children and older folks because it is not necessary to walk to the beach. You can load beach chairs, coolers, and beach toys into you truck or SUV and drive to the beach. You will set up right next to your vehicle and pets are welcome on the beach.

Keywords: Beach House, Carova Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Swan Beach, Cottage, Castaway Cove

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017


Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upper Level King Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Mid-level King Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Mid-level Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Mid-level Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Level Half Bath off Den - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Mid-level Queen #1 - 1 queen , Deck Access
    Upper Level King Master - 1 king , Private Bath Attached, Deck Access
    Mid-level King Master - 1 king , Private Bath attached, Deck Access
    Mid-level Queen #2 - 1 queen , Deck Access
    Mid-level Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Mid-level Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Pyramid Bunk - Double on bottom, Single on top
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'N Play, Bunk Beds (1) Pyramid Bunk - double on bottom, single on top
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

CASTAWAY COVE - Ocean View and plenty of room for the family
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Awesome Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first time in OBX and we had a amazing time. The house was absolutely huge!!! The beds were comfortable beyond belief, the whole house was clean, neat, well stocked (way more than we expected) There was a nice extremely informative binder waiting on the kitchen counter for us with everything we would need to know while there for vacation. Plus each room had a sealed package of towels, wash clothes and hand towels were all provided we just brought our beach towels. Bed linens were also provided. we had a issue with the pool on Memorial day, i sent a text to Karen and she quickly responded and then sent someone out within a couple hours to fix it, we had another issue with the pool on another day and before the end of the day it was fixed again. Excellent and courteous service. The wild horses were abundant and were all around the house, the beach, ect, we have some amazing pictures. There is also a outdoor shower that is covered, private and....Has hot water...simply amazing as i was expecting only cold water. There are 4 main rooms that all have sliding glass doors that go out to the porches, 2nd level are right convenient to the hot tub and was clean, hot and comfortable (there were a couple of us that have never been in one so it was a true experience). Oh and there are beach chairs, seats, buckets after buckets of beach toys for the Children so don't worry about getting any of that to drag along to your vacation as it is all provided. Including swimming equipment, boogie boards, ect. the pool area has a abundant amount of tables, chairs, recliner chairs for sun bathing and a outside bar right under the deck! The whole house has Central zoned AC which kept us very comfortable. The kitchen is huge and well stocked with every pot, pan, dish, silverware, cup, wine glass, shot glasses, kids cups, little kids silverware ect. there is also a booster seat and a nice pack-n-play. hmmm....i don't know what else i may have forgotten...well anyways we are already booking this same Amazing place for next yr oh and it has amazing sunsets and sunrises and is not even a minute drive to the beach!!!!!!!! Thank You Karen for making a memorable Family Vacation we are all excited and counting down the days until we come next May!! You ROCK!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina for your kind words. I love when people enjoy their stay!! Got you booked for next year!!
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We planned this getaway because we wanted something special for a family vacation that we would remember for years to come and THIS WAS IT! The home is beautiful, spacious, and more than we could have dreamed of. There were more than enough amenities to get us started and more. The location of the home is great, not to close to surrounding homes so plenty of privacy. Karen was fantastic to deal with and even met me to guide me to the house the evening of our arrival because I had never before driven on a 4 x 4 beach area. Once I mastered it I loved driving it! We traveled with our 2 dogs, a 1 year old and my elderly mother and it was perfect for everyone. an elevator would have been helpful but, definitely not a deal breaker. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect family vacation and we are planning on making it a Traditional family trip for years to come. Waking up next to the Ocean is one of the greatest gifts. I haven't slept that good in years and never have I woken up to such incredible views and sounds, it was tranquilizing. The horses that run wild are breath-taking, we had at least 7 horses in our yard at a time and were simply amazed by their beauty and grace. I would recommend this home to any large family looking for a perfect oceanside vacation. God willing, we will return next year and many years to come. Thank you for an unforgettable time.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0

Could be a nice house

  • 2 of 5

We just returned from a great week at the 4x4 beach in NC. OUr children who are adults, without children traveled a long way to be with us. The beach is awesome. For the house, it was a disappointment! Upon arrival to our home we found it to be below expectations. Item by item is listed.

Upon entering the property there was no evidence that the home had been cleaned. Sand was COVERING the carpet to where you couldn't see the carpet. This area is also not air-conditioned. The refrigerator is broken in that there is no ice maker, and it took several days to get anything cold. It was set properly upon arrival, just inadequate. The air hockey is not functioning, as not enough air blows out for the table to work. There are also loose pieces on the side hanging, a hazard for small fingers and children. The outside shower was covered in used toys and TRASH. Boxes of muffin mix, fruit and other trash items were in the shower. It stunk like garbage that had sat.

The pool turned "green color by Tuesday. I notified Karen who said someone would come on Wednesday. No one came, so we bought pool chemicals and shocked it ourselves, and did not use for two days.The upper level had very dirty rugs, a room with mold all over the carpet, perhaps from a leaking door, bathrooms with trash on the floor behind doors and trash cans, and best of all some one's fingernails. The furniture had sand on it, bedspreads were dirty.

The kitchen is well appointed, but the stove takes 3-5 minutes for the units to heat up if you don't start everything on high. There were plenty of plates, glasses etc, but lacked a potato peeler and small kitchen knives, like a parer. I travel with my own knives, so we were fine, but a warning for others. The X-box upstairs is unusable, as the charger is gone. The one downstairs had all the pieces, but it was hot and humid in that room.

We spent an entire day cleaning and washing rugs on Tuesday, due to weather, and the way we live. We also changed the air filters which were so clogged and nasty.

Karen was notified of the house condition immediately after we arrived. We did not arrive early. We were promised vacuum bags and then promised a housecleaner. None arrived. She never called to talk to us or follow up.

Finally every night we had to do a spider patrol. This house is FULL of spiders. It needs to be fumigated on a regular basis.

Loved the beach and the area, but will not rent this home again or from this agency. I hope the owners read this and go by.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness, I am very concerned about this guest's dissatisfaction! I truly hope that guests would notify me of any issues with the house so they can be attended to promptly. The toll-free number is available 24 hours a day! I was aware of the sand problem. The cleaners were out of vacuum bags, so I arranged for a housekeeper to come back with her own vacuum. It was not until check-out that I learned she had never arrived. The pool vendor did go by as requested to care for the pool. The following items will receive immediate attention: air hockey table, outside shower, and X-box. The refrigerator mentioned is a spare in the game room. It is a spare because it has no icemaker. The kitchen refrigerator is brand new. FUTURE GUESTS - Please contact me immediately by telephone (rather than a brief text) if there is anything I can do to make your stay more pleasant! ~ Karen
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Franklin, PA

All Around Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This house was the most awesome house that we have stayed at so far. We all loved it so much that we reserved it for next years vacation before we left the Outer Banks. The location was perfect, the house was perfect for our large group and it was in GREAT shape. It was well stocked with items that we have always had to bring with us. The house was very clean and Karen was wonderful!!! We called her several times before we arrived with questions and she was amazing! The views and the horses were fantastic. We weren't pinned in close to the neighboring homes so we didn't need to worry about noise at all. I would recommend this house to everyone! We can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Audubon, PA

Fabulous Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Castaway Cove is absolutely beautiful! Every room is perfectly decorated, clean, and comfortable, as evidenced in the pictures! The kitchen is fully stocked and has plenty of room to work. There are even enough supplies to get you soap, wash cloths, trash bags, spices, coffee filters, etc. The owners even left a very thoughtful gift bag for us, when we arrived.

We had 5 adults and 4 children in our group, and there was more than enough room for all of us. We all mentioned that our beds were very sleep I've had in a while. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and relaxing in the hot tub. We also liked the ship's watch, but wished there was an umbrella and furniture up there. We spent a lot of our mornings drinking coffee up there, and evenings sipping wine while watching the sun set.

We had a hard time leaving Castaway Cove, so we would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a quiet beach vacation. We would love to stay at Castaway Cove again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We will get some chairs up to the ship's watch!
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Canton, Ohio

Serenity now....

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this house! I am surprised that some reviewers said there were no toiletries available. We brought our own, as we always do when renting a private home, and found that we didnt even need to use everything because it was already there. This included paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, hand soap, dish soap, dishwashing detergent and shampoo. We found that all of the TVs worked just fine. We loved our welcome basket and Karen was wonderful. I would definately stay here again! Remember, you are in the 4 x 4 area. You are here to enjoy the peace and serenity of this beautiful area. Thank you so much for allowing us to make amazing memories! My boys will always remember waking up to the wild horses and watching the dolphins! Priceless!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Noelle.
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Nearest Point of Interest
End of paved road
Nearest Point of Interest
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Lion Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department

Wild Horses Roam the Area


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Winter (pool closed, no linens
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving/New Years
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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