6 Master Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16, Limit 16 including Children & Babies
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 House in 2005
Why Cathy Forgnone chose Corolla
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 House 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!!
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Beautiful house and it was so exciting to see the wild horses.
It was a fantastic vacation. Loved the house and the beach.
Nice. But, busy
Property was very nice and clean. The traffic on the beach was very busy and you cant always find an open spot on the beach in front of the property. Beach driving near the dunes was pretty difficult. Due to larger trucks not properly deflating their tires and creating very deep ruts in the sand.
Great house for our large group!
Loved being in the 4x4 only section of the Outer Banks. It was less crowded and definitely felt more relaxing. Really enjoyed being right on the beach, having a pool and hot tub at the house. The kitchen was a nice size with plenty of cooking stuff (pots/pans, plates, glasses, silverware, etc) and had lots of seating. We really appreciated everyone having their own bathroom. The kids rooms with all the beds was great as well. The house was clean just as described, lots of space to sit outside the hammock was nice. Seeing the wild horses was pretty awesome!
The only improvement I would suggest is having towels available for guests. You do need to bring all bathroom and beach towels with you for this trip.
Thank you for having us at your beautiful home we had a wonderful vacation week!
Can’t believe I waited this long to go to the OBX
Rental process was great and Cathy and Mike communicates well up to our date of arrival and checked in on us during the visit. House was well equipped for cooking and entertaining. Pool and hot tub clean. Travel to the house was pretty easy, even for a few guests that had smaller AWD SUV's. A herd of 6 horse came to visit us daily. Enjoyed driving the back roads and saw many more and several foals.
First group vacation I have been on and would do it again based on our experience at Dreams End.
A wonderful place!!
Excellent vacation. This was the first time our grown children, with their little ones, were gathering together. What an amazing blessing for us all. Walking across the dunes to the beach with the babies took no time. House is amazing. Everyone had their own space. Outfitted with everything you could possibly need. Pool was great. Driving on the beach was easy - never even “aired down.” I drive a 4wd F-150. No problem. Saw the horses daily. Owner is VERY responsive. Great value, too. We are trying to figure out when we can return.
Thank you so much Phil for your great review and for being such a responsible guest!! You were awesome to work with and we really appreciate all your feedback. We loved having your family stay at Dreams End and hope you come back again!!
Can’t go wrong !!!
Everything you’re looking for is at this gem. Location, pool, very comfy beds, private baths in each room and great owners. No expenses were spared and it’s obvious from the moment you enter this lovely, well thought out, home.
We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write this review. It's been fun communicating with you over the past several months and during your stay. We hope your family comes back to see us again. Enjoy the rest of your summer!!
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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