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Oceanfront Dreams End, Spanish Mustangs, Pool, Spa, Granite, Booking 2017 Now

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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6 Master Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16, Limit 16 including Babies

Dreams End is located in Swan Beach - 3.5 miles north of the end of the paved road (Rt 12)

Oceanfront home with unobstructed ocean views

6 Master Bedrooms

1 w/king, 1 w/king, 1 w/king, 1 w/king,

1 w/ double, bunk and crib, 1 w/2 bunk sets

6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms

Leave your hectic life behind and relax at Dreams End in Carova's unique 4x4 area where the wild horses roam. This home is really a dream come true. It is ideally situated 3.5 miles up the beach with spectacular, unobstructed oceanfront views.

Every bedroom is a master suite with a private bathroom (tub and shower with instant hot water in each bathroom), pillow top mattresses (excluding bunks), ocean views and private deck access.

Ground level has a gated, heatable pool (with poolside half bath), hot tub, outside shower with hot water, wood walkways from the pool area to every house entrance. There is also a small air conditioned Game Room that has 2 full size refrigerators w/ice makers and small refrigerator for fresh fish and bait.This Game Room has outside access only. Also, for fun, there is a Rebound Shuffleboard Table and Foosball Table.

Mid-level has 4 master suites: 2 Kings, 1 with 2 bunk sets, 1 with bunk set, double bed and a Pottery Barn full size crib. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and private deck access. This level also has a laundry room and a sitting area with a love seat, 2 chairs and a 32" Samsung HD TV with HD receiver.

Upper level offers 2 King master suites (1 with jacuzzi tub), spacious great room with gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, powder room, home theater 5.1 surround sound with 55 inch, flat screen Samsung HD TV, custom wood trim and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, 2 refrigerators w/ice makers and equipped with many extras such as ice cream maker, waffle maker, seafood steamer, crock pot, Keurig coffee maker and more! The great room and dining room feature hardwood floors. There is also a ship's watch where you can relax, read or just enjoy the view of the ocean. Dreams End has high speed internet and high speed wireless internet for your convenience.

Floor plan:

Ships watch: Reading area with a desk for your laptop computer.

Upper level: Great room, kitchen, dining area, king master w/private bath including jacuzzi tub, king master w/private bath, powder room.

Mid-level: King master w/private bath; king master w/private bath; double bed, bunk & crib master w/private bath; bunk master w/private bath, sitting room & laundry room.

Ground level: Outdoor fun w/access to all house entries. Small rec room with Rebound Shuffleboard and Foosball Tables. Poolside half bath and outside shower.


Private heatable pool (20x10); 6-7 person hot tub; Jacuzzi tub; Instant hot water at all faucets and showers; Gas fireplace; Seven HD TVs each with it's own satellite hookup (Netflix is available on the three smart tv's)- one 55" Samsung HD TV with HD receiver w/5.1 surround sound, LG Blu-ray Disc Player, one 32" Samsung Smart HD TV with HD receiver, three 32" Samsung HD TV's with HD receivers, one 28" Samsung Smart HD TV w/HD receiver, one 28" Samsung Smart HD TV with HD receiver; Rebound shuffleboard; Foosball table; High speed internet and high speed wireless internet; 4 Refrigerators each w/ice makers- 2 in Kitchen and 2 in ground floor rec room; Books; Games; Puzzles; Booster seat; Porch swing; Hammock; Gas grill; Beach chairs; Sand toys; Pool and deck furniture; Outside shower with hot water; Private well with filtered & conditioned water and additional UV purification; Over 1200 feet of decking to view ocean and sound.

For renters convenience, we have installed a touch pad key lock on the main entrance door. Each renter will be given a new access code via email prior to their arrival.


Pet free home

Four-wheel drive vehicle required

Always arrive before dark because the beach is more difficult to navigate at night. We recommend lowering your tire pressure to 15-20 psi so bring a tire pressure gauge along. Tires can be re-inflated at any of the area gas stations. Check area tide charts prior to arrival. Low tide is ideal for beach driving. Follow all posted speed limits (35 mph or 15 mph when within 300 feet of pedestrians or wild horses). Drive on the hard-packed sand near the edge of the water or close to the dunes. Leave the middle of the beach available for parked vehicles. Drivers must be 16 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. ATVs are not permitted. Also, Currituck County does not allow personal motorized watercraft on the ocean. Jet skis and personal motorboats are allowed on the Currituck Sound. The closest boat ramp is located at the Whalehead Club in Corolla. Due to shallow water and grass, this ramp is suitable for small craft only. For more information regarding Currituck County's rules and regulations, please contact the Currituck County Chamber of Commerce @ 1-800-CURRITUCK or visit Currituck Chamber website.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cathy Forgnone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Cathy Forgnone

We live in Western New York and have two married children and 4 grandchildren. We have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for about 30 years and spend as much time as possible at the beach enjoying the surf, sand and wild horses that roam the area.

Cathy Forgnone purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Cathy Forgnone chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

One year while vacationing in Duck, we rented 4 wheelers and took them to Swan Beach. We fell in love with the remoteness of the 4x4 area and purchased our lot in 2000 never dreaming that we would ever build a house there. The family nicknamed the lot 'Cathy's Sandpile'. Cathy's Sandpile became Dream's End in 2005. We are living proof that dreams do come true!

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is located in Carova's unique 4x4 area where the wild horses roam. Carova is an eleven mile stretch of beach that begins at the northern terminus of NC Route 12 and extends to the North Carolina/Virginia state line. The name Carova is actually a contraction of Carolina and Virginia. Carova is sub-divided into beaches, one of which is Swan Beach where Dream's End is located. Our cottage is ideally situated 3.5 miles up the beach with spectacular, unobstructed oceanfront views. Every bedroom is a Master Suite with its own private bathroom and deck access. The views from this house are breathtaking! Every room has a view of the ocean. Take a short walk over the dune and you are at the beach or sit on the deck and watch the dolphins jumping out of the waves. You may even see a whale spouting a stream of water as he swims by. Thunderstorms are exceptional at the beach with lightning brightening up the dark night skies. On a clear night you can sit in the hot tub and gaze at endless stars because there is no light pollution to dull your view. If you are an early riser, sip your coffee while watching the sunrise from the front deck. In the evening enjoy the incredible sunsets from the back deck. The wild horses come by nearly every day to snack on the grasses growing around the house. There are times when you see them racing across the dunes in hot pursuit of each other. This area isn't for the faint of heart though. There aren't any paved roads or sidewalks in the 4x4 area called Carova. It is a wild and free area. The highway is the beach. Sand roads lead to the cottages. Your vacation here will be an experience like no other. Rejuvenate, relax and renew at Dream's End. Staying in the 4x4 area should be on everyone's Bucket List!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Dreams End, Spanish Mustangs, Pool, Spa, Granite, Booking 2017 Now
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews

The PERFECT getaway in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dream's End the first week in October and had an amazing time. There were 6 in our group, 4 adults and two children under the age of 3. The house was perfect and catered for our every need, even down to plastic cups, cutlery & booster seat for the kiddos. It was spotless throughout and all the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and views were to die for from the decked areas. We all enjoyed the outside pool and we also took the kids down to the beach to build sandcastles while our husbands made use of the boogie boards in the ocean. The waves were perfect! We had daily visits from the wild horses too!

Driving on the beach really wasn't that hard once you got to grips with it, in fact, my husband really enjoyed it. We stocked up at the local Harris Teeter and ate at the house every day, however we did order a Crab Pot to go from the Outer Banks Boil Company - it was DELICIOUS!! Highly recommended! They cater for all group sizes too.

All of us had nothing but great things to say about our stay at Dreams End. Cathy was amazing from start to finish in answering all of our questions, and even called me the day prior and of arrival to ensure we arrived safely and without hassle.

We were sad to leave but will take great memories away with us of a fun and relaxing holiday. We are already talking about returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kelly for taking the time to write such an awesome review. It means so much since the week you stayed at Dreams End was in between two big storms - Julia & Matthew yet you didn't complain about anything! I'm so glad that you got to relax and enjoy the horses, the view and the beach with your friends and family. You were a joy to work with and we look forward to having you come back again.
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NEPA vacationers

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Dreams End, Corolla, NC. The house was beautifully decorated, very clean and supplied everything needed for a home away from home! They have a door leading to a deck off of every bedroom and a short walk to the ocean, not to mention hot tube and pool. We were visited everyday by the horses too! Couldn't ask for a more relaxing place to stay! The landlord was on top of everything and in touch as well! Super experience, we look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Patricia for writing such a great review - especially since you came in after Tropical Storms Hermine and Julia!! You were such great guests, never complaining about anything. We hope you all come back to visit Dreams End again!!
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Amazing vacation! Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dreams end Aug 2016 and had a wonderful vacation. There was 8 adults and 7 children. There was plenty of room for all of us and the perfect amount of bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom which was amazing. The house and views are gorgeous. We saw horses almost every morning and night. The pool was perfect for the kids and the hot tub at night was great for the adults. We cooked all meals at the house and went into town twice to go to the store. At first driving on the beach was scary but after a few times it was fine. It was so nice not to have neighbors right next to us. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for the perfect vacation. Cathy and Mike were so great to deal with and were available for any questions or concerns. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alison for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time at Dreams End and that the horses frequently visited. No matter how many times they come around, I never tire of seeing them! Thanks again and we look forward to having you come back again to our little piece of heaven!!
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Not a care in world

  • 5 of 5

Great house great location. Took me a day to get use to traffic on the beach. Saturday and Sunday was busy with checkin checkout and horse tours. Monday thru Friday was not nearly as many and We easily fell into vacation mode without a care in the world. House is nice with four fridges we had plenty of room for our food and beverages. The views are amazing with sunsets and sunrises. The horses visited us daily. Loved to see them. I had no desire to do any tourist type activities. We had all we needed. No need to spend extra money like other vacations. Trying to entertain the kids. Owner was quick to give us information to help us out for some needed car repairs. We loved having the pool. May flies at dusk and mosquitos. Kept us out of pool area at night but with any good bug repellent you would be fine. No bugs during daylight hours. Easy to drive your beach gear to beach or walk over dune. Be lazy drive you stuff to beach! Thank you to the owners Kathy and mike they do take care of their house and their renters. Angie

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Saturdays and Sundays are busy days on the beach. Along with turnover day traffic, there are day trippers who also want to enjoy our awesome beach. The great thing about Dreams End though is that Sandfiddler Road is closed directly in front of our house so we don't have to deal with any traffic up close and personal!! Thank you so much Angie for taking the time to write a great review and for being such awesome guests!!
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  • 5 of 5

You can stop looking for the perfect house to stay in while vacationing in the Outer Banks...this is it! This was our first vacation in OBX and we can't wait to go back. We had a family of sixteen stay in this beautiful home. It fit our every need from the large great room and well-stocked kitchen with plenty of counter space, to the very comfortable beds and private baths. Several of us would have our coffee every morning on the large deck while watching the sunrise. Horses would come up to the house on a daily basis, sometimes even twice a day. We also enjoyed watching the dolphins swim and baby foxes play in the dunes nearby. Momma fox even entertained us a couple of mornings. The short walk from the beach to the house was nice to grab lunch, snacks, take restroom breaks, etc. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub in the evenings. The four refrigerators were great to have as we brought all our food and ate in every night. We had such a great time at the house and beach that we never wanted to leave - not even for groceries. During dinner on our last night of vacation, we went around the table and asked everyone to state what they liked the most about the vacation. While some of our answers varied, because we did so much during the week, the one thing we all agreed on was that it was the BEST VACATION EVER! If you are considering staying on the 4x4 beaches of the OBX, look no further for a home. This one is perfect!

Mike & Cathy, thank you for being so responsive from booking to arrival to departure, and helping to get our left-behind items returned. You are very kind and it has been a pleasure staying in your beautiful home. We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so heart warming and encouraging to read a review like yours Myra. We are so blessed to have so many awesome guests stay at Dreams End, including your family. You mentioned that you liked our house and the 4x4 area so much you didn't want to leave even to get groceries. I sure can relate to that. Once we get there, Mike has a difficult time getting me to go anywhere unless it's for a walk on the beach! I am just so content to stay put and enjoy the view, the sound of the surf pounding and the wild horses. We also want to thank you for being such responsible guests. Mike says to thank you for all your blue collar expertise :) We can't thank you enough for your help and we are certainly looking forward to having you all back again!!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was fabulous, due to the lovely decorations, wonderfully stocked kitchen, great bedrooms, clean pool, amazing wrap around balcony, beautiful outside surroundings (dunes), and most of all - the horses! The horses gave our family a couple of great viewing opportunities, even the colt showed up. The house was a perfect fit for our family. We all had time to laugh, play, and get caught up with each other lives. Thank you for a fabulous time and God willing in 2018, maybe we could come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We're so glad that Dreams End was a perfect fit for your family. We can't think of a better way to catch up with family then a vacation together in the 4x4 area. The sea, sand and salt air help everyone unwind and relax. Of course, seeing the wild horses roaming our yard or the dunes is an added blessing! You were awesome guests and we hope you come back again in 2018!!
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Car: necessary

Our cottage is located 3.5 miles up the beach from the end of the paved road (Rt 12). It is accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles only as there are not any paved roads. The sand is your highway!

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Corolla Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
January - March 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 1 - April 14, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 22 - May 5, 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 - May 12, 2017
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13 - May 19, 2017
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 - May 26, 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 3 - June 9, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 10 - June 16, 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 17 - June 23, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19 - August 25, 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 26 - September 1, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 9 - October 6, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 25 - Dec 22, 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%


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Corolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Instant Hot Water At All Faucets
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Power Room Upper Level
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Outdoor Bathroom at Ground Level Outside Pool Area.
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower W/Instant Hot Water Outside Pool Area
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
  • 6 Master Bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with tub/shower. There is also private access from each bedroom to a deck. Five bedrooms have flat screened TV's, each with separate Satellite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeper included means that the cottage will be cleaned before your arrival and cleaned at your departure at no extra cost to you.

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