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Corolla, NC, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights



Please call the Owner for Different Check In Day / Extended Weeks

Accessible by 4X4 ONLY ~ CAROVA BEACH, OBX

Nestled along the dunes of Carova Beach, you can get away from it all in this secluded semi-oceanfront home. A true family getaway, this home offers the perfect place for relaxation. Enjoy the peaceful sea breeze the two levels of ocean side decks. Unwind in the hot tub while watching for the grazing wild mustangs, or bury your feet in the sandy beaches. 'The Sand Bunker offers a beautiful setting for a memorable vacation.

Carova Beach is only accessible by 4x4. There are no paved or improved roads, so you must drive a 4x4 vehicle up the beach to access the home. It is the northern most beach, very near the Virginia state line. Also for the 4x4, you will need to let the air pressure out of all 4 tires. I suggest letting the tire pressure to around 20-25 psi. The lower tire pressure will give you a much wider "foot print" in the sand. The hard tires will bury themselves in the sand.

A lot of my guests like to rent a 4x4 SUV or Truck. The rental companies have great rates on 4 wheel drives in the summer months. Plus you'll be putting the all the travel miles on a rental vehicle instead of your own personal vehicle. And, all the saltwater and sand of the beach won't be inside your vehicle.


LEVEL 2 : Two Bedrooms (Queen, Queen) with Shared full bathroom; Two Bedrooms (Queen, Bunk Bed) with shared full bath; Deck - Hot Tub.

LEVEL 3 : Great Room; Full Kitchen; Dining Area; Half Bath.

Extras: Hot tub, WiFi Internet, Satellite HD-TV Multiple TV/DVDs, Fish-Cleaning Table, Sand Volleyball Court .


Property Manager

Owner Greg Tersine

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Owner Greg Tersine

I've been vacationing to the Outer Banks my entire life, feel free to ask any question about the home or the area. I do the majority of the work on the home myself, doing so I am able to keep costs down and rates low for guests. I have many returning guests and thank you for your loyalty.

Owner Greg Tersine purchased this House in 2011

Why Owner Greg Tersine chose Fruitville

Great Semi Oceanfront Home on Carova Beach! Very Secluded! No Homes Directly in front or on either side of the home! Great Family Vacation!

What makes this House unique

Beautiful Secluded 4x4 Beaches! Wild Horses Roam the Beach-


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 bunk bed
      • Living Room... Pull out Sofa
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) ** The home does not include the linens however you have 3 options
        1) You can bring the fitted sheets, flat sheets and pillow cases from home. (3 Queen size beds and 1 Bunk Bed) I have plenty of pillows, comforters and blankets at the house. Or 2) The local management company, that you check in/out at offers the linen rentals for a fee Or 3) I have plenty of sheets set (flat/fitted and pillow cases) at the home you are welcome to use, I usually replace them twice a year and they are kept in a Rubbermaid containers inside the closets of each bedroom. Just run them through the washer & dryer at the beginning and end of the week. (Full Size washer and dryer are located between the bedrooms).


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
        outdoor shower
      • 2.5+

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Semi Oceanfront Home - Empty Lot In front of Home - Ocean view are limited due to sand dunes
        • Beachfront
          One lot off the Ocean- Semi Oceanfront with empty lot in front of the home!
        • Ocean View
          Atlantic Ocean- Ocean views off the top deck / blocked by sand dunes
        • Oceanfront
        • Water View
          Atlantic Ocean / Sand dunes block some of the Ocean views.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                  Open floor Plan
                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Full Size Washer and Dryer
                • Free Long Distance
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Broadband Access
                  Unlimited WiFi Internet
                • Parking
                  Parking around the home
                • Parking Off Street
                  Parking around the home
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  Parking around the home
                • Telephone
                • Washing Machine
                  Full Size Washer and Dryer
                • Wireless Internet
                  WiFi - CODE IS LOCATED INSIDE THE HOME.


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                      Everything Included with the Kitchen... All appliances and Kitchen tools. Plus dishwasher
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      Fully Stocked Kitchen
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                      Huge Refrigerator with Ice Maker!
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Nice Dinning Area with Open Floor Plan!
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • CD Player
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              DISH SATELLITE 200+ Channels... PLUS HBO WiFi Internet
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              4 HD FLAT SCEEN TVs
                            • Toys
                              BEACH TOYS AND CHAIRS PROVIDED!
                            • VCR


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  (2) Upper and Lower Decks
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  2 CHARCOAL GRILLS
                                • Water Sports Gear
                                  Water & Sand Toys Included


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Hot Tub on Lower Deck


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Off Road Beach- Must have good 4x4 vehicle! Wild Mustangs Roam the Area!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              The Sand Bunker

                                                              Colin L.

                                                              My friends and I had the best vacation experience at the sand bunker! House was immaculate and everything works great, also extremely private as there are no houses near you. House is exactly as it looks in the pictures. Ocean is extremely close (probably 2 min walk) as we drove our truck about 30 seconds to the beach everyday. We couldn't say any more good things about this house, would recommend it to anyone.

                                                              Great Vacation

                                                              ChelseyHampton Roads

                                                              My family and I had the privilege of spending our vacation at The Sand Bunker. The house was perfect for our family of 5 (3 young children). It was clean and stocked with everything you need. The location was the best part. Very quiet and just a hop, skip and jump from the ocean. Wild horses were beautiful (we got to see them daily). The owner is wonderful, very helpful and accomdating. Great pick overall and will be back!

                                                              The Sand Bunker

                                                              Kelli T.

                                                              Looking for something new for a family vacation, we stumbled upon The Sand Bunker. The owner was wonderful to deal with and booking with the Realtor was easy. The home is super clean and well maintained. This being our first experience with a 4x4 Beach and the Outer Banks, we learned a lot and are excited to return in the future. The wild mustangs were visible and visited often during our stay. It feels very private and secluded. Thanks for the great memories!

                                                              the sand bunker

                                                              chriscincinnati, ohio, usa

                                                              We were lucky enough to stay at this well kept property this year. The whole house was in great shape, the kitchen fully stocked with everything you might need to cook a meal on any scale. The bedrooms were immaculate, bathrooms exceptionally clean and the property as a whole kept in fine shape.

                                                              It's location to the ocean is perfect and the wild mustangs came and visited often. My wife and I would recommend this beautiful home to anyone and have already reserved it for later this year and plan on returning every year.


                                                              Corolla, NC, USA

                                                              4x4 Carova Beach-Untouched Beautiful Beaches- Northern Most Beach of the Outer Banks Off Road Beach 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle Required Beach / Sand Driving- No paved road* Wild Mustang roam the area- Great Fishing, Shelling, Surfing, Diving and Lots More!

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Property # 422639