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Wow! Awesome House+Full Amenities+Great 4x4 Location=Treasured Family Memories!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,501 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Semi-Oceanfront beach house, 8 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Luxurious 8-Bdrm Semi-Oceanfront on the 2nd Best Secluded Beach in US as ranked by USA Today!

NEW: Updated for 2018 with lots of good weeks still available. And check out our video for a short review of the house and the Carova Beach to get a good idea of what your next vacation could be like.

Come to 'A Salty Piece of Land' and take in the natural beauty and wild horses of Carova on your next family vacation! Enjoy this home's many amenities and vast ocean views. Beach access is right outside the front door and miles of undisturbed trails are just a short walk away in nearby False Cape State Park.

Relax by the private pool, unwind in the hot tub, and enjoy a beverage at the Tiki Bar. Escape from the sun with a game of billiards or retreat to the theatre room with stadium seating for 16. Approximately 10.6 miles up the beach. Accessible by 4x4 only but well worth the drive.

This house is managed by a trio of local companies including the premiere rental company on the Outer Banks that has an online booking capability and accepts credit cards. There are no hidden fees for linens, cleaning, pets, etc.

This 11 mile section of the Outer Banks is undeveloped...there are no paved roads, no strip malls, no tourist traps of any kind. Of course, the quaint town of Corolla, 10 miles south, has everything a guest could want. But in Carova Beach, it is just wild horses, 4 wheel drive vehicles, and beach houses among the natural undisturbed dunes.

This house is located just south of the VA/NC border. Directly north of the VA/NC fence is False Cape State Park where vehical traffic is restricted to permitted vehicles only. This location offers the least amount of vehicles on the beach of any other section of the 4x4 beaches. And with the State Park just next door, you and your family will have miles and miles of beaches practically all to yourselves!

The beach views from the decks are quite amazing. There is no house built on the oceanfront lot across the 'street' so you have an unobstructed view of the ocean and will be able to spot dolphins from inside the house. But the wild horses are the real attraction here in Carova and are our most famous residents, having descended from Spanish Mustangs stranded here from shipwrecks long ago.

Even though online maps may show many 'roads' on this section of the beach that imply a dense subdivision, nothing could be farther from the truth. Most of the area to the west is totally undeveloped, and there are just a handful of houses that will interrrupt your sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean.

The Carova area is consistent ranked as one of the Top 10 Secluded U.S. beaches and has been described by USA Weekend as 'one of the 10 best undiscovered beaches on the East Coast.' Discover it for yourself at 'A Salty Piece of Land'!!

House Configuration:

L1 : MBR (K); two BRs (Q, two BS with semi-private bath); rec room with wet bar & full refrigerator; 16-seat tiered theatre room; laundry.L2 : Two MBRs (K, K with private deck); two BRs (Q, BS with semi-private bath).L3 : MBR (K) with whirlpool tub and private deck; kitchen; great room; dining area; half bath.L4 : Ship's watch sitting area. Extras : Private optionally-heated pool, hot tub, wine cooler, Tiki Bar, ice maker. Pets welcome (2 dogs max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.

Pool may be heated upon request for an additional weekly fee of $300 (plus tax). Please contact us in advance if you would like to make arrangements for this optional amenity. Private pool available April 29 - October 13, 2018 (heated option not available during July & August). Tax on rental rates apply.

Keywords: beach house, single family home, group house, private pool, theatre room, hot tub, Tiki bar

More Details

Property Manager
Steve F Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Steve F Taylor

We are a family of four with two dogs. Our two Golden Retrievers love being on the beach, where they can 'cut loose' and run and play in the surf. We enjoy the 4x4 area year round and particularly like the peaceful serenity only available in the off-season.

Steve F Taylor purchased this house in 2010

Why Steve F Taylor chose Corolla

Our family has been vacationing on the Outer Banks since the 1970's. We've stayed on the southern beaches like Nags Head and KDH, and we've stayed on the paved sections of the north beaches like Duck and Corolla.

The Outer Banks are great year-round. In the off-season, it's very peaceful and relaxing. But up in Carova, there are times in the off-season when we may be the only people on the beach for miles and miles in both directions. Even during peak summer season, it is never crowded like a resort like Virginia Beach or Ocean City. I can always visit resorts and stay at hotels, and expect a 'themepark-like' experience. But in Carova...there's nothing else like it ...anywhere. To say that the atmosphere here is 'laid back' is an understatement. It's historic, it's natural, it's peaceful, it's beautiful, it's the beach...all at once.

What makes this house unique

Short walk to the beach, 30 minute drive to civilization! Reconnect with your family and nature while pampering yourself in a home that has everything. The view is one of the best found at a semi-oceanfront house anywhere. Beach access is right outside the front door, no walking a block or two north or south before crossing the dunes. False Cape State Park is practically deserted. There are miles and miles of beach just sitting on the other side of the fence where there are rarely any cars driving. And there are fewer vehicles on this section of the 4x4 beaches too. House rents Sunday to Sunday to help guest avoid Saturday turnover traffic in the Outer Banks.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great location. Just a short walk to protected State Park beach across VA state line. Awesome place for quiet walks. First time staying at 4x4 beach...we loved it!!
Jul 2013
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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3501 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Home Theatre with stadium seating for 16 - HD DirecTV - BlueRay - 7.1 Surround Sound , Wine Fridge, Wet Bar, Second Refrigerator, Tiki Bar, 44lb Ice Maker, Outdoor Shower


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Wow! Awesome House+Full Amenities+Great 4x4 Location=Treasured Family Memories!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A little piece of Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at this amazing property!!!! This house has everything you need more. It is always very clean and we love that linens are included. The pool, hot tub, pool table and movie theater are amazing amenities. The kids who have visited claim best vacation ever!!!

We have already put our 2015 hold in---this will be our spot for family vacations as long as The Taylor's allow! Thank you for sharing your home--Our little piece of Heaven!

The DePaul Family

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Broadlands, VA

T and Lance

  • 5 of 5

We had such an excellent time at ASPOL. Even though, we had a lot of people in the house, it never felt crowded. The house is well appointed and provides so much! The location is wonderful; we enjoyed having the wild horses visit. They reminded us of the history of this beautiful area. Morning runs on the beach were fantastic. The nearby state park is just a few steps from the house, and provides a extraordinary place to spend time in solitude. The shell hunting in the area was superior. One morning, we discovered about two dozen conch shells of various sizes and colors. It doesn't get much better than this! And the new tiki bar!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Our Stay at A Salty Piece of Land

  • 5 of 5

We've vacationed on the Outer Banks since the late '70's but last summer was the first time we stayed in Carova. It was a completely different experience, It started with the fact that we travelled down the beach along the edge of the ocean 10 miles to reach "A Salty Piece of Land". Here was a true get-away, The beautful uncrowded beach welcomed us as we drove up into the dunes to the house. The house was very clean, extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated, and had a wonderful pool and hot tub. Everyone particularly loved the home theater with stadium seating and the great selection of movies to watch. It was also very nice to have TV's in all the bedrooms, as well as the family room and billard room. When we weren't at the beach it was very relaxing to sit on the deck and read, or watch the sunset. Our pets loved the house and the beach as much as we did. They were particularly intrigued with the wild horses which we saw almost every day. I would recommend this vacation home to anyone who wants to vacation in a beautiful home with wonderful amenities on one of the most secluded beaches in the US.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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False Cape State Park, Carova Beach Park, public boat ramp to canal off Currituck Sound, wild horses




Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Bookings handled through Twiddy & Co. which can handle taking online payments and payments from multiple parties in your group.

50% due within 48 hours of signing lease. 50% due 30 days prior to check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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