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Oceanfront Dreams End, Granite, Pool, Spa, Mustangs: Booking 2018 Now!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Dreams End is located in Swan Beach - 3.5 miles north of the end of the paved road (Rt 12). CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE PICTURES:

If you would like to reserve our property, please DO NOT send a "REQUEST TO BOOK". Just send us a message through the "CONTACT OWNER" button. We will reply to you within the hour. We will then invoice you through VRBO. You can also call us with any questions @ 585-356-5620.

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. Sandfiddler Rd in front of us is closed because it is covered by large dunes so there will never be traffic driving directly in front of Dreams End. Also, we own the lot directly south of us, directly west of us and the oceanfront lot ahead of us ensuring plenty of space for your vacationing family.

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 and a fish cleaning table. There is also a small Game Room that has 2 full size refrigerators w/ice makers and a small refrigerator for fresh fish and bait. 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, four 32" Samsung HD TV's with HD receivers, one 28" Samsung Smart HD TV w/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; 2 Gas grills; 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

Cathy Forgnone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

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!!


Corolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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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Oceanfront Dreams End, Granite, Pool, Spa, Mustangs: Booking 2018 Now!!
average rating of 4.982456 based on 57 reviews

Dreams End is all you're hoping for

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean home with awesome views. Owners are tremendously nice and helpful. Pictures are accurate of both inside and out. We went as a group of thirteen and there was plenty of space for all. No bad surprises await just beach views and horse visits. Can't beat that!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, you are truly a giving person to take the time right now to write a review considering all that you are going through. You were a joy to work with from beginning to end. We really enjoyed the group picture you emailed and wish other families would do the same. It's so nice to see faces to go along with names! Thanks for taking such good care of Dreams End and we hope that you get to come back and visit us again in the future!!
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place with beautiful view. Our family had a wonderful time. Had horses in the yard, went swimming in oseen dolphins, went crabbing, gathered sea shells and went site seeing.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you were able to vacation at Dreams End with your family. It sounds like you had a great trip. You were great to work with and are welcome to come back and visit us again any time!!
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Amazing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Cathy and Mike went above and beyond to make this vacation home exceptional . There wasn't a need for anything, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, beautiful views, great pool and hot tub. Weather was amazing, surf fished, crabbed at the sound, put 3 jigsaw puzzles together in the evenings and in the mornings while having our coffee and Bloody Mary's !!Four couples united in the OBX , two from Ohio and two from Arizona. Hoping to return next year to continue making this vacation spot special! Thankyou Cathy and Mike,

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome Cheryl!! You were such a joy to work with from start to finish. We are so thankful that you had great weather and enjoyed your stay at Dreams End, especially since you came from so far away. We are kindred spirits - We both love the beach, catching crabs in the sound and putting jig saw puzzles together :) We hope you are able to come back again next year!
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First class all the way!!!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, in a prime location on the 4x4 beach with spectacular views. The home owners are great to work with and always answered any question I had quickly. The house itself has everything you could ever want in it. From everything in the kitchen to all the beach chairs & toys for the little ones. Would definitely stay again and will be recommending to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Albert, you win the award for submitting a review the fastest out of any of our guests! You were awesome to work with (even though you tricked me on the "eagle" picture you posted online). Thank you for treating Dreams End like you would your own home and we hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon!!
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Our family of 15 vacationed at Dreams End from July 8 to 15, 2017. It was wonderful & amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Cathy & Mike were a pleasure to communicate with before, during & after our vacation at their beach house. They answered every question promptly. Their home is so nice, comfortable and we did not need one thing as they had everything imaginable in their home to make it seem like our own (lots of kitchen items, spices, blankets, pillows, beach chairs, pool & beach toys, board games & puzzles, cards, etc). Everyone loved it as we were so comfortable and relaxed. If we weren't at the beach, pool or in the hot tub, we were relaxing on one of the decks, in the family room, kids playing cards or monopoly. We ate lovely family meals on their large dining table while also enjoying the outside views of the surrounding land, beach & ocean. It was especially great sitting outside in the am & at night. It is sooooo peaceful. Love the swing & seats outside the first floor. Kids spent some time in the game room too. The 4 frig/freezers were a PLUS for a large family & beach vacation!

We picked up a Seafood pot from the Outerbanks Boil Company that was delicious!

We kept our beach gear in one of our trucks & drove it right around to the beach each day for our daily set up. We then walked back & forth to the house as it is a very short/easy walk. Taking walks on the beach were great, especially before dark. So awesome. We collected cool shells - none of them are sharp. Most of them are colorful pieces of different types of shells. We are planning on making a few nice memory pieces for each family members homes that were with us.

Oh, & driving on the beach was actually fine. Lower your tires as recommended & follow driving rules & you will be smooth sailing.

The views from the house were so amazing. The weather was great even when it rained during one of the nights - the next day was sunny & hot. We even saw a lightning storm. Horses came around every day except for just one. They were literally against the pool wall & one day they were there for a pretty long time. White birds came by with the horses & sit on their backs - so pretty! We also saw a deer, fox, lizard & frogs. The kids & dads loved fishing on the beach. We brought our karaoke disco machine and had some fun karaoke nights with dancing! Of course, making drinks in the blender was a big hit too!

Bottom line - we didn't want to leave - wish our stay was longer!

Cathy & Mike, Thank you again for letting us rent your beautiful home. We hope to rent it again in the near future

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't thank you enough, Maria, for writing such a thorough and awesome review!! Can I hire you as our PR person?? Your description of all the amenities you liked at Dreams End will help us continue to rent to families like yours. We would love to see some pictures of the "memory" pieces you create from shells collected at the beach. We are so blessed to have such great guests like you. You were a pleasure to work with and we hope you come back again!!
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Great Multi-Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Dreams End. Both the kids and adults enjoyed the pool, hot tub and wonderful views. The proximity to the beach was wonderful and the beach traffic was not too bad.

What we loved most were the little things. The fact that there were two large gas grills was key to our nightly dinner plans. The separation yet proximity of the main rooms was also great; we could have a delightful dinner on the back patio while being able to view the kids watching a Netflix movie in the living room. And the wild horses were amazing. They came around multiple mornings and one even greeted us as we packed up to leave. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love reading reviews from different people because everyone brings out different aspects of Dreams End that they enjoy. You were awesome to work with and we would love to have you come back again. Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review and for treating our house as your own.
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Currituck Beach Light House Gft
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill
Corolla Market and Deli
Corolla Pizza & Deli
North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
Tim Buck II Shopping Center
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Food Lion
Bacchus Wine and Cheese
Heritage Park
Dairy Queen
Route 12 Steak & Seafood
Corolla Bait & Tackle
Wild Horse Museum Store
The Fin & Claw Sea Grill -- CLOSED
Harris Teeter Deli
Cosmo's Pizzeria
Grouper's Grille and Wine Bar -- CLOSED
Pizza Guy
Big Mama's Ice Cream
Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream
Dippin' Dots -- CLOSED
Giant Slice Pizza
Tomato Patch Pizzeria
Corolla Parasail
Nicolettas Italian Cafe -- CLOSED
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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund