THIS IS A SHARED HOME. OWNER WILL BE IN THE HOME WITH YOU. 4 PERSON MAX. THREE NIGHT MINIMUM. NO EXCEPTIONS. $250 per night for 2 rooms, up to four people. No exceptions. ALL children count.
4x4 vehicle required to access this home. Three Night Minimum. Four Person MAX, NO EXCEPTIONS.
The Whalehead Life Saving Station was moved to this location in the famous wild horse sanctuary in the 1980's The current owner's father had the station moved to this lot saving it from demolition by neglect! "Miss Penny" as we call her is caretaker to this fabulous old building located in the middle of a protected wildlife management area. There are no nearby houses. Only sand dunes with wild oats growing on them. The wild horses can be seen grazing nearby on the oat grass and sometimes even come right up to the house. You won't find a more private location while staying in the popular Carova Beach 4 wheel drive area. Bring your fishing rod, binoculars , and sun screen and come visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States!
Imagine the Outer Banks 100 years
It was a time when every ship that sailed past these shores risked destruction from the perilous shoals or sudden storms. It was a time when United States Lifesaving Crewmen kept watch from station houses such as this, risking their lives to save those hapless mariners.
You'll feel the spirit of these brave, rugged crewmen throughout this authentic structure. The WhaleHead Lifesaving Station is available for rent only to those wishing to experience an Outer Banks vacation the 'original way'. Nestled inside 800 acres of wildlife refuge and sandy dunes, your nearest neighbors will probably have four feet and a tail, or wings and a beak. Just a short distance from the ocean, but driving is an option. (approximately 1000 ft)
The Station, although a historic building preserved in a rustic state, has most of the comforts of home. The shared eat in kitchen is a guaranteed gathering place equipped with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and most small kitchen appliances. The 2 adjoined bedrooms and bath will accommodate a 4 person group nicely. The first floor bedroom will be occupied by the caretaker/owners and her pet birds. The loft living room is another visiting area where Lifesaving Crewmen spent free time between storms and their daily duties. All Rooms have ceiling fans and natural cross ventilation (no A/C except window units in the bedrooms). Expansive wrap-around decks provide a sunny spot and wonderful views from all directions, all day long.
So plan for an outback style adventure and be sure to pack your imagination, that way you'll be assured of hearing the echoes of its seafaring history in the halls. One of its most endearing features is never ending privacy.
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2 adjoined bedrooms available for your private refuge on the private second level. There is a window air conditioner for sleeping comfort. You will have a queen room with two adjoining twins. Private bath located down the hall. 4 person MAX. Hot water outside shower available. Kitchen privileges. No central air. (window units in the bedrooms).
4x4 required. AWD not recommended. No pets allowed.
Miss Penny lives on the first floor.