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Oceanfront Dreams End, Pool, Spa, Wild Horses; 2 WEEKS AVAILABLE MID MAY 2018

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". Click on "Ask Owner a Question", send us a message and we will reply to you within the hour. We will then invoice you through VRBO. You can also call us with any question @ 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

4 full refrigerators (2 in kitchen; 2 in ground floor rec room)

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.

NEW FOR 2018:

1) 3 USB charging outlets - 2 located at kitchen island; 1 in ships watch

2) New gas grill (There are 2 gas grills and 2 charcoal grills)

3) Flagpole light - so bring your own flag to put on the pole!

4) LED bulbs in new light fixtures under the house

5) 2 new high volume, high capacity spa pumps which help increase jet massaging pressure

6) New deck floors on upper front and rear decks

More Details

Cathy Forgnone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 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 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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average rating of 4.983051 based on 59 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: August 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 property for a family

  • 5 of 5

We went with 4 couples comprising 2 parents and three adult childen with their spouses. The rooms were perfect, everyone was happy with their arrangements, and all had their own private bathrooms. The living area was perfect for a large group. The dining table sat 10-12 easily and the sitting area had two nice sofas and a few nice spinning chairs. Each night we rotated dinner resposibilites and the kitchen was well outfitted and had plently of room for multiple "cooks".

Access to civilization was somewhat limited but we knew that going in. Driving on the beach was tough, driving on the back roads where the houses are was REALLY tough. Lots of deep sand.

The horses were the coolest part of the week. They are everywhere, even in the yard of the rental. We saw two males fight.

Its a good idea to have everything you need and not do too many grocery store runs, though we did them daily as one in our group had a very apt vehicle. We did not have a good off road car and got stuck many times and busted the transmission pan on the way out on a hidden stump for a repair of $800.

All in all a fun trip and a nice rental unit I'd highly reccomend.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Christine for taking the time to write such a great review. You were so easy to work with and took great care of Dreams End! We agree that the horses are one of the coolest parts of this area. They are such beautiful and powerful animals. We never tire of seeing them. We're so sorry that you had problems driving on the beach. There are many stumps that are usually covered in sand over the summer. When the strong winds come, they blow the sand off them and they become visible. For those people reading this review, here is a bit of information on the stumps that I took off the internet: "Every winter, pounding waves ravage the sand along the beach, exposing hundreds of ancient cedar and live oak stumps on the Currituck Outer Banks coastline. It is an annual occurrence here and on other beaches." Obviously, the stumps can be uncovered anytime there are strong winds for a few days. That being said, there can be dangers on any roads (potholes, etc.). Personally, we love the aspect of driving on the beach because it is not something you can do in many places. Just make sure you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, air down and drive in the daylight if you are unfamiliar with the area.
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Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

This house is as close to perfect as I could ever imagine. You will be awed and comfortable so quickly. Everything you need and more. But first - a shout out to The Corolla Cab Co 252-489-9408. They will take you to the house; which was wonderful as our 4-wd vehicle driver was the last to arrive. The cabbie was super nice and carted most all of our stuff, too.

We heated the pool and were happy that we did as there were three little girls that pretty much lived in it all week. Saw the horses in our yard and along the beach - bring a camera! The sunrise and sunset views from the many levels of this house are spectacular. If Maria hadn't brought the gusty winds we would have been out there more, but she also brought super high seas and amazing waves, so it's all good.

The quick walk over the dunes to the beach was great as was the beach itself. I didn't do the driving but those that did had no issue - in a 4-wd vehicle.

Thank you Mike and Cathy for your quick response to my various rookie questions.

Loved it all!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Susan for the info about the Corolla Cab Company! How great to have a company like their's to shuttle people out to the beach if they don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Dreams End despite "Maria" bringing strong winds and high waves mid week. Warm weather and sunshine are always preferred on vacation, but there's nothing quite like having a good storm at the beach!! You were great to work with and we really appreciated you keeping us updated on the storm. We look forward to having you come back again someday!!
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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: September 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: September 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: August 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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Currituck Beach Light House Gift Shop
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill
Corolla Market and Deli
Corolla Pizza & Deli
North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
Timbuck II Shopping Village
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
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

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund