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Newly Updated Home - CHECK OUT OUR SPECIALS in June, July and August!

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


About the property

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 tandem 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

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 Northern Coast & Outer Banks

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.


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
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • 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-Tandem 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Newly Updated Home - CHECK OUT OUR SPECIALS in June, July and August!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

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: Aug 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: Apr 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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Great location, and great view

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in this home, and it works great for our group of 18 (11 adults and 7 kids), we all love seeing the horses, and taking the kayaks on the canal. We did daily drives around the neighborhood and enjoyed all of the beautiful sites. We also love being so close to the beach! We will defintely be returning for a third year!

The Beaches!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. See you next year!
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Prime OBX vacationing

  • 5 of 5

I have been vacationing in the OBX at least one week a year since 1979. I've stayed in a 2Br bungalow up to a 13MBR oceanfront. We began staying in the Carova area around 2003. After a few years we quickly learned that oceanfront properties in the Carova area had disadvantages and looked for other alternatives. We began to search for properties on the canals and have stayed at a couple of them. This year we found sandy cheeks! Wow! What a find. This property has all the Carova Beach area can offer. Privacy, seclusion, peace, and quiet. It has the canal to access the sound, kayak, fish or crab, a fish cleaning station to clean the fish or crab, and a large bench to just to sit and relax by the water. The lot is large enough that the kids can go outside and be kids entertaining themselves kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, crabbing, or watching the horses that feed on the grass in the back yard almost daily. There is a large screened in porch with seating and wide canal views, there is a large second level covered porch with a wide view of the canal ( when I say wide I mean 300' or more) to sit in the shade and get lost in your thoughts and a large 3rd level deck with wide canal views and ocean views in the background to get all of the sun you can handle! The pool and hot tub were icing on the cake outside! We made the two minute ride to the beach everyday passing horses and deer many of the times. ( When we stayed at oceanfront properties we found ourselves still driving to the beach to carry all of our beach gear and it still took us two minutes to get to a beach access hardly ever passing horses and never deer on "beach road") With 8 bedrooms and 7.5 baths we had plenty of room the couple of times we did venture inside. A pool table entertained the kids many nights while the adults conversed in the 2nd floor Great room. If you are looking for the best that the Carova Beach area has to offer this canal front is where it's at! Sound access, canal, pool, and ocean!! It just doesn't get any better! Different maybe, just not better. We want to thank the owner Jeff for investing in a place my family could vacation and make priceless memories they will never forget. I would recommend this vacation home to everyone. One last note, the water quality of this home is the best we have experienced since we've been staying in the area and the internet speed is top notch for this area! Thanks Jeff! We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous vacation home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here for a week to just get away from it all and enjoy some solitude. We were not disappointed! The owner is extremely responsive and helpful in every way. The home is well stocked and has plenty to offer - WiFi, TV, pool table, games, kitchen supplies, hot tub, pool, kayaks, etc. Clean linens for all rooms and almost every room has a great view and access to outdoor deck. It's far enough down the 4wd beach that you feel secluded but it's still just a quick (30 minutes max) drive to town for some excellent dining and shopping options. The house is located right on the sound so you can overlook the water from the deck and indoor dining area. Kayaking in the sound and trying to catch some crabs was awesome. It's a very short (in my opinion) walk to the beach or a 2 minute drive in the truck. We spotted some wild horses on the beach and also while walking around the home on the way to the beach. All in all an awesome and relaxing vacation with the most attentive and helpful owner I've had the pleasure of encountering in all my years of renting vacation homes. Thanks so much for everything! The next time our travels take us to OBX we will be booking this home again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant and relaxing vacay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sandy Cheeks over Thanksgiving week and had a very memorable time. If we had any questions or problems arise, the owner and property manager quickly helped and kept our vacation running smoothly. We had 3 families stay, and it was so nice to have individual bathrooms with each bedroom. Thank you for a nice relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 11 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Peak In Season
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July SPECIAL!!
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 9 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 6 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Season
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
2018 Early Summer
May 27 2018 - Jun 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Peak In Season
Jun 10 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late Season
Aug 19 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Sec. Deposit $500
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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