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Obx Swan Beach Home Wild Life Sanctuary Retreat at the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

. Sept 3-Oct 1 weeks are all that is left available for the summer of 2017! ...( This is the BEST time to be in the Outer banks of NC) ) Message me directly or call Sun Realty NC and ask to rent SWB-5 "An Ode to Joy" 1 800 332 0039. It rents Sunday to Sunday. The house is truly a nautical paradise from its decor to its natural surroundings. If you are a surfer, a fisherman, a beach comber, or if you just simply love the ocean, wild horses won't be able to drag you away from here. This 2002 property has both ocean and sound views with spectacular sunrises and sunsets. You'll have to have a 4WD vehicle to get here but it is well worth it! The house has an extensive movie collection as well as a wireless Internet connection. There are plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas and beach toys. The back deck backs up to a wild life refuge where the horses are frequent visitors and has an outdoor fire pit and benches. The summer skies are stocked with brilliant stars and moon phases .You'll be 3 miles off the pavement but there is a grocery store (and seafood market) about 3 miles once you're on the pavement along with lots of shopping, a ropes course, mini golf, etc. The kitchen is well equipped (including a free standing ice maker) with all you'll need to stay put during your relaxing week or two off.

Making it easier to get there

This Beach house is located on the 4 wheel drive area of Swan beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is 3 miles on the beach past Corolla and about 6 miles before you get to Corova. It is at the 16.5 mile marker and at the intersection of Ocean Pearl rd and Canary lane. The Google map does not show the location accurately... it has the location too far back from the ocean.Google GPS has it right. It is actually about 300 yds from the ocean but down there, everyone just parks their trucks, jeeps , or SUVs right on the ocean front which makes it easy for getting all of your 'toys' down to the beach! It is truly awesome for families taking chairs, boogie boards, rafts, surfboards, coolers, etc. to the beach each day.

Keywords: Beach house

More Details

Property Manager
Cindy Midkiff
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

About Cindy Midkiff

I grew up surfing in the Outer Banks in the Early 70's and it's been a long love affair with the place I never could get out of my head. I have been all over the world but nothing compares to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. ( James Taylor's song probably says it best) I hope that visitors to my beach house find that same joy.

Cindy Midkiff purchased this house in 2002

Why Cindy Midkiff chose Corolla

I can't think of any place in the world more peaceful or beautiful.

I don't know of any other place where wild mustangs are your neighbors. :)

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet, family time in a natural and beautiful environment. It has everything that people who love the water and nature would want. The waves and fishing, sun rises, and sun sets are magnificent! ( but still close enough to town to shop, go out to eat, or take the kids in to have a little fun ) The kitchen is stocked with everything for someone who loves to cook! The cross breezes through the house with the smell of the ocean are calming and wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good Times

We just got back from a week long, relaxing time at this lovely house with our family. This place was so much fun to get to as it is out on the 4x4 beach. The beach was just a short walk away, although we would drive one vehicle down with all our beach gear in it for the day. We almost rented beach chairs and umbrellas before we got there but decided to wait and see what we had available at the house. Thankfully, there were plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas for all 6 of us, with spares left. This home has such a well stocked kitchen, full of dishes and cookware. All of the furniture was super cozy to lounge around in and the hot tube was AWESOME on the one day it rained. Plus we had the same group of 5 or 6 horse that would come hang out in the yard every day. I would come back to this excellent place for sure.

- Kelly Aug 2016



This home & location was just what we were looking for in a vacation. We celebrated many things, including a proposal on the beach, anniversaries, birthdays, etc with family. We had visits from the wild horses and a foal, almost every morning. Anything you could want or need was provided, including beach umbrellas, chairs, boards, tent, etc. The kitchen was well stocked and the clean linens were provided in wrapped packages. The driving on the beach was a new experience for us, but we loved it. Thanks for sharing your lovely home. We will be back.

- Paul Aug 2016


Awesome House!

This house was perfect. It was so well stocked, with everything you would possibly need. The views all around were great. The horses were seen daily. The decor in this house is beautiful and well decorated. Very clean. We would definately book this house again. We have some great memories from our stay. Thanks!

- Amy Aug 2011


Ode to Joy is the perfect

Ode to Joy is the perfect place to stay for that week long getaway from reality!!! The house and furnishings are outstanding. We have stayed in this house numerous times with family and friends and seem to keep coming back. We planned a trip this year with our own family and chose this house because of the price, location and all of the ammenities this property offers. We are looking forward to another trip next year and may very well stay at this property again!! Thanks again for all of the new memories we made at this house!

- Lisa Aug


This house is amazing!

This house is amazing! It is everything we expected and MORE. The horses have come to visit us everyday.
May 2016
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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each of the full bathrooms are in each of the bedrooms on the 2nd floor and the half bath is on the top floor. There is an awesome outside shower too!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master with bathroom / oceanfront
    Bedroom 2 /soundside - 1 queen , with bathroom and pac n play crib and single blow up mattres
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , master with bathroom / oceanfront
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper / 1/2 bath on same level
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) and a sleeper sofa, (1) Queen sleeper sofa 3 master bedrooms on second floor and sleeper sofa is in the Sun Room upstairs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 9 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large decks with adirondack furniture and an outback deck that looks out over a wildlife refuge with an outdoor fireplace. There are benches around the fire place to seat 9.


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Obx Swan Beach Home Wild Life Sanctuary Retreat at the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA

Lots of Charm

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming with lots of attention to detail! Overall, the property is clean and very well maintianed. Because the house is off the beaten path, it seems as if the pace of our daily routine was slower, which, for me, was the perfect way to re-charge and reconnect with my family and friends. For rainy days, there is an impressive collection of DVDs.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, Va

More Like ODES to Joy!

  • 5 of 5

I am absolutely spoiled by this house. As I travel north up the beach and away from the bustling shopping nooks of Corolla, Duck, and Nags Head, the waves, the sun and the dunes of Swan Beach welcome me. Every time, regardless of the weather, I cannot resist rolling down the window and inhaling the intoxicating ocean air. It is clean, sweet, and salty. I smile as I watch the birds racing away as the waves break on the sand and race back down as the water recedes. I am giddy to get to the house. It sits perfectly between the sound and the ocean – the sounds lulling me to sleep and waking me in the morning. The house is open and airy with decks to view the sunrise, the sunset, and the most unobstructed and amazing view of the stars. I could sit there and read all day. After a day of walking to the beach, playing in the ocean, and exploring the wildlife, cooking out with the family and sitting around the fire pit concludes the perfect day. This house caters to every expectation and need a renter can hope for and want. I come back every year and wish I could do so more often.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendham, NJ


  • 5 of 5

This house was incredible...had every amenity that you could need and then lots extra!! The frequency of the horses visiting the house was like clockwork everyday....same time in the morning and same time every evening. And wow are they beautiful!!!!! Renting this house was the best thing we have done in years!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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* See notes on the price page for specials and exact pricing.

The beach house backs up to a wild life refuge with lots of opportunity for hiking. Also close to historic False Cape and Whalehead club. Go to our website for exact amenities, updated rates, availability, and pics. You can rent it there directly. It is an awesome House with great ocean and sound views ( sun rises and sun sets ) The beach is great for long runs or walks... You can even ride a bike at low tide! The house has boogie boards, rafts, skim boards, beach toys, beach chairs, and umbrellas available for renters. Unit # SWB-5 "An Ode to Joy" or call 1 800 332 0039


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

The property is managed by go there for exact rates! Or call them at 1 800 332 0039. Ask for property # SWB-5 "An Ode to Joy"
***Price for weeks from Aug 22 through Sept 26 2015 awesome deal!

weekly rates sun realty 1 800 332 0039 for your desired week. Some are cheaper and some are more expensive.They will give all inclusive prices for the weeks you are interested in. It rents Sunday to Sunday ( much less traffic for arrival and departure than on Saturdays) and linens/towels are included. Ask for property # SWB-5 "An Ode to Joy"

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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