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Get away from it all and enjoy the wild horses!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Updated Canal Front Family/Pet Friendly - 4x4 Wild Horse Area Carova Beach OBX



This well-equipped home at the Outer Banks is the perfect place to get away with your family and friends and take in all the beauty this natural area offers. Enjoy the sun and surf, as well as two kayaks, crab pots, private pool, hot tub, billiards and expansive decks. Home features 8 bedrooms including 7 en-suite bedrooms that multiple families can enjoy. You will see many wild horses roaming the area during your stay, likely even in your own yard!

We run our rentals Sunday to Sunday to start your stay here at the Outer Banks with far less traffic than a Saturday to Saturday rental incurs. Sitting in traffic can steal hours from your vacation!

Our 'Pet-Friendly' home is located in one of the few secluded beaches left in America. Wild Spanish Horses roam free in this very special place on earth. This unique stretch of beach can only be accessed by a four-wheel drive vehicle. Our beach house sits 8.5 miles from the pavement in Corolla Beach, NC. This drive will take you about 30 minutes depending on conditions. Our canal-front home, which can be also be accessed by boat, has a bulk-headed dock and boat ramp. It's only a 1500 foot walk to the beach or a 2-minute drive. Our house has some ocean views from the third floor.

According to 'USA Weekend,' Corolla and Carova Beach have been described as ''one of the 10 best undiscovered beaches on the East Coast.''

Recently CNN rated Carova Beach Number Two in their Travel Webpage of the '10 secret beaches worth discovering By Pam Grout', Special to CNN.

Visit WWW.SANDYCHEEKSOBX.COM to view more pictures and get more info.


Level 1 : Game-room with 8' Pool Table and full bath with Jacuzzi whirlpool. Kitchenette equipped with dishwasher, microwave and full-size refrigerator. 1 BR w/ Queen and Twin beds; fully handicap accessible bathroom with private entrance. 1 BR w/ two Twin over Full Bunk Beds. Access to private optionally-heated pool and hot tub; screened in porch with ambient lighting, outside showers.

Level 2 : 2 BRs (both have Queen beds and full baths). Great Room. Sliders to covered decks. New kitchen with granite counter-tops, stainless steel, Keurig and drip coffee makers, Internet TV!

Level 3 : Four BRs (K, Q, Q, Q all with en-suites). HE Front loading washer & Dryer. Private balcony facing canal. Access to large decks with Ocean Views!

Extras : Boat ramp and dock, two tandem kayaks, crab pots, multiple TVs/DVDs, two BluRay Players, Internet TV, washer & dryer. DirecTv, Free U.S.long distance calling & WiFi.

More Details

Mike & Kristina Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Mike & Kristina Jones

Our family has been traveling to the Outer Banks for 10 years! We have always loved the area and often stayed further south in the town of Duck. Each visit we seemed to spend more and more time in the four wheel drive area and quickly fell in love with the raw beauty, the gorgeous stretch of beach and of course the amazing and beautiful horses. We decided to buy this house to be our home in the outer banks as well as to share the area we love with other families.

Mike & Kristina Jones purchased this house in 2016

Why Mike & Kristina Jones chose Corolla

It's the perfect combination of seclusion and peace and quiet yet an easy drive to the beach! Lots of wildlife for the kids to enjoy along the canal, and thanks to the Carova Beach fire station It is easy to find the road from the beach! It is so easy to get away from the 'hustle and bustle' of life and instantly relax here.

What makes this house unique

This is one of the last beaches left in America that offers seclusion and is truly dog friendly. Coming back to this spacious home after a day at the beach, everyone can pick what they enjoy the most. Whether it is the privacy of the pool and hot tub, movies, games, billiards or internet surfing...this house has it all! Our updated features will prove to offer a very special week for one family or many more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation week we spent at Sandy Cheeks. The house was laid out well and was very well stocked. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, kayaks, wild ponies, game room

and being within walking distance of the beach. Our group definitely gave the house Sandy Cheeks 5 stars.
Nov 2017
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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7.5
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1st Level. Tiled floor. Separate entrance. Accessible Bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2nd Level. Off Great Room. En-suite bath. Graco Travel Crib.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd Level. Off Great Room. En-suite bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3rd Level. En-suite bath. Slider to deck.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 3rd Level. En-suite bath. Large Windows.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 3rd Level. En-suite bath. Slider to deck.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master. Large renovated bath. Slider to deck. Pack n Play.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , 1st Level. Bathroom located in game room.
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (6), Twin beds (1), Bunk Beds - Twin over Full (2),Baby Crib (1), Pack & Play (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hot Tub, Private Pool, Billiards, Internet TV, Netflix on-demand, 2-Kayaks, 3-Crab pots, and Nice Ocean Views. Wildlife that can be seen daily from the house: Blue herons, white herons, egrets, turtles, wild horses, deer, foxes, etc.


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Get away from it all and enjoy the wild horses!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews
Chesapeake, VA

A beautiful home in a great location. Very unique experience for our family.

  • 5 of 5

"Sandy Cheeks" is a great and easy property to rent. The hosts were very gracious and the house is well appointed and had plenty of space for our family of 12. The bedrooms were comfortable and we felt at home for the entire week. The street is private and quiet. This was a very unique experience that is "off the grid," in the sand, next to the beach where we saw horses every day. We even had good success fishing, even though it was off season. Heading in to visit Duck and Corolla is an added bonus. We plan to come back! G Ziemke

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gregg! We hope to have you again next year!
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Away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed being on the creek and being able to take the kayaks out every day. We saw the wild horses while eating breakfast and supper. The only negative was that there was not enough couches in the house. There was not enough room for everyone to relax during the rain. Perhaps there should be a couch in the room with the pool table? Besides that and only being able to leave during low tide ,we all had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sandy Cheeks was fantastic! There were 16 of us and we had plenty of room, we had 3 teenagers and 2 preteens with us, with the layout of the house the teenagers were all able to stay in the 2 downstairs bedrooms and the adults had the upper 2 floors which was great! We spent every day at the beach, then came back and swam in the pool and got in the hot tub. The kids loved kayaking and paddle boating in the canal, also fishing from the dock. Every day the horses came by to visit, 1 day a black stallion swam across the canal to our side, it was so much fun watching them! We can't wait to come back again! We made wonderful memories with our family and friends!

Susan Guidt

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan! So happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you again next year!
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Secluded Paradise 😊

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious home. Just as described, no surprises. Owner was absolutely the best we have ever dealt with, she wanted to ensure our stay was perfect and it was, very appreciated!

Loved having the kitchen/dining room on middle level. Updated home with great extras to make your vacation home feel like home. Location was perfect, short walk to ocean and canal/dock in backyard for fishing and kayaking-the best of both sides of OBX. Absolutely loved being secluded, house is situated so that you feel like you are the only ones around. Horses in yard or canal throughout the day, lovely peaceful surroundings! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judith - Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy your family enjoyed your stay!
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Awesome house, incredible area!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the greatest week at this beautiful house! Wild horses, awesome beach, kayaking in the canal. Great times.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, quiet get away

  • 4 of 5

Nice house out on the 4x4 area with some privacy and relaxing atmosphere!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Megan! You were a wonderful guest. Hope to have you again next year!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Sec. Deposit $500
Cleaning & Linen $425 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Weeks run Sunday to Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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