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COME ENJOY PARADISE! See the Wild Mustangs! Enjoy the natural beauty of Carova!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


Come enjoy life in one of the last 'untouched' beach areas on the East Coast. Leave the pavement behind, switch into 4wd, and begin the relaxation on the drive up to our spectacular beach to the house.

Built in 2012, 4 bedroom Sea Glass cottage, located just 3rd row from the ocean and 8.5 miles from the beach entrance. Simply elegant living with all modern amenities indoors and views of both the Ocean and Sound Canals. Enjoy relaxing on any of the 4 decks or lounging in the HOT TUB. There is a place for everyone! Upstairs Master Suite with king bed and custom tiled shower, opens to the living area and kitchen. Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar area, separate dining table, living room with tv and gas fire place (Winter only). Lower floor houses two bunk + twin bedrooms, with a shared bathroom, and a second Master with en suite bathroom and shaded oceanside deck. Rec room provides extra space to enjoy games, Foosball or just watch TV. Ground floor is open with outdoor seating area, and ample space for storage or games. Enclosed pool and hot tub area is a great sun-spot for the whole family!

Walk or drive on to the beach (park on sand!); explore our canals and the Currituck Sound. Launch your kayak or canoe from the Carova Beach Park and Boat Ramp, located a half mile from the house. And when you come home to relax at the end of the day, don't be surprised if you are visited by the Wild Horses, coming to graze in the yard..a truly beautiful sight! Aaahhh, this is paradise!

Keywords: cottage, 4x4 area, Carova Beach, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, hot tub, pool, 3rd row from ocean, Corolla Wild Horses, Currituck

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Libby Dorough
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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December 28, 2016

About Libby Dorough

We are a busy family of 5 from Virginia Beach. Our kids are ages 11, 13, and 15 and it seems like we're always going in all directions at 100 miles an hour. Whenever we come to Carova, we regroup as a family and enjoy together all that this area has to offer. Truly 'back to nature'!

Libby Dorough purchased this house in 2012

Why Libby Dorough chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

After visiting Carova in 2010 on a jeep tour, we fell in love with the area and knew immediately this was the place for us. We decided to build a house for a family to get away from it all, with or without guests. We wanted to be near the beach and have our kids enjoy the idyllic summers and holidays we remember from our childhood.

What makes this house unique

We chose this location to build because it's close to the fire station (fun for kids to go buy ice cream, drinks, and to see the firetrucks!) the hub of Carova Beach. Although third row from the ocean, we have great ocean views and can walk easily to the beach if we decide not to take the car!


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COME ENJOY PARADISE! See the Wild Mustangs! Enjoy the natural beauty of Carova!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Sea Glass Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Sea Glass Cottage is absolutely beautiful! My sister and I just spent eight glorious days in this lovely home. It is beautifully appointed and comfortable. The furnishings are lovely and it is decorated nicely. The view from the main deck is that of the dunes, the moors, and the ocean. You can hear the surf at night through your open bedroom windows and be lulled to sleep. The pool was a true highlight for us. Everyday was spent with long beach walks and then lounging and swimming all day. The extra bonus was the wild horses who paid us a daily visit! They for some reason love this place as much as we do! Watching them graze in the yard was incredible. They at times stayed for hours. It is an experience I will never forget. We have already decided that we will be going back to Sea Glass Cottage next year. Thank you Libby for a beautiful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage! Beautiful views of the ocean and so nice waking up to wild horses in our yard. We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

we couldn't have been happier with our stay at Sea Glass Cottage !! Each room had it's own private deck to enjoy, wild horses roamed right through our yard and it was just a very short walk to the ocean. From the very start the owner was a joy to deal with, always answering e-mails promptly and quickly refunded our security deposit. I would HIGHLY recommend to friends and we hope to return again some day soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second year in a row!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and clean with views of the ocean and horses grazing in the yard nearly every day! It was wonderful! Perfect for our family of five!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the cottage. It turned out that the "long" drive to get to the house was actually a blessing as we didn't feel the need to go to town near as much which resulted in our most relaxing vacation ever. Naps, food, games ! It was an amazing week. Horses within feet of my wife and I laying in the hammock to an amazing beach experience just minutes away with the jeep. The house was smaller than some we have stayed but our 6 adults and 3 kids had no issues with space. It was very nicely decorated and had newer appliances. The owner was very easy to deal with. All in all it ranks as one of our favorite trips ever!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect escape!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about this Cottage. The moment we arrived I felt all the stress of my busy life disappear. The cottage is so beautiful, the attention to detail is seen everywhere. The boys loved the turtle bedroom they stayed in. My parents enjoyed the master on the top floor, since they are early risers it was nice for them to be able to walk around the kitchen and living room with out waking the rest of us downstairs. The decks gave you great views so don't let the distance from the beach fool you it is not far at all. It also was very easy to find just one block down from the beach. After spending the days at the beach we would shower in the very nice and enclosed outdoor shower and jump right into the pool and relax in the hot tub. I traveled with my husband ,two boys and my parents so there was plenty of room in fact one of the bedrooms we never used. The location is perfect very close to the beach and the firehouse(which has a little shop with ice, ice cream t-shirts. the boys loved going there to get ice cream). The cottage has everything I would need at home to cook and bbq, games, books, and WIFI. We rarely found ourselves using the tv because there is so much to do and look at. The bonus of this Cottage is seeing the wild horses, they came every day into the yard. The boys named them and every morning they would look for them. This was such a great experience to get to be so close to the horse. I was concerned about the tour jeeps driving around with all the people but we rarely saw them driving around the home so that was great. So are you looking for a great house that is close to the beach, with a pool and hot tub, traveling with less then 10 people, well maintained and very clean? Then this house is perfect for you. It was a home away from home for us, the boys wanted to stay for the whole summer. We will be planning another stay soon. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly to emails I sent. I never write reviews but this is truly a great find and you won't be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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This is a place to get away from it all and relax. Tour the 4-wheel drive area on your doorstep and re-discover nature. Most visitors to the OBX pay to see the wild horses. Here they'll be on your doorstep, grazing in your back yard! Rent a kayak or canoe and go out on the sound, or fish from the beach. Try your hand at para-gliding, or take a surf or stand-up paddleboard lesson. Go hiking through the unspoilt False Cape State Park. Or just enjoy relaxing and tailgating on the beach! If you fancy a change, drive 30 minutes down the beach and you are in Corolla, with its shops, restaurants, activities and entertainment.Corolla is known for the Currituck Lighthouse, surrounded by the quaint shops of the old town. The historic Whalehead Club is open for tours and next to it the Wildlife nature center; both offering a glimpse into the history of the area and the beauty of it's natural resources. Along Route 12 going south are several shopping areas, mini-golf, go karts, and grocery stores connecting Corolla with the up-market town of Duck (45 min drive). Head further south through bustling Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and arrive at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey's Ridge state park, the largest natural sand dune on the east coast. At day's end, return home to the quiet beauty and peaceful surrounds of your home away from home, Sea Glass Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 30 2017 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Linens +$110 (if chosen) $0
Tax Rate 12.75%

Our rentals are Saturday to Saturday.
Linens can be brought by renter at no cost, or provided by us at a cost of $110.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Master 2 en-suite with tub/shower combo
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom for Beds 3 & 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1/2 bath off kitchen on upper level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master 1 Custom tiled walk-in shower
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Lower level Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and deck
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper level master with custom tiled shower and deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Shares bathroom across hallway with Bed 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , shares bathroom with Bed 4 just across hallway
  • King size beds (2) Master Bed 1 and 2, Bedrooms 3 and 4 each have a bunk bed and an additional twin (3 beds each)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our management company offers the following services at additional cost: - linen rental - Escort up the beach for those wishing assistance in navigating 4wd area. - replacement water bottles for water dispenser.

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