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New Home, Hot Tub, Pool, on Canal, Short Walk to Beach, 4wd or All Wd Required.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 12)

9.2 miles from where civilization ends and paradise begins, you'll find 'Hoof Line & Sinker' a canal front oasis located on one of the last secluded beaches left in America where wild horses roam free.
Witness some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the 3 decks surrounding the house. Hoof Line & Sinker is located directly on the canal with a dock for your boat, and a canoe and kayaks we provide for your family. It has straight access and is a short walk to the beach. Our 4 bedroom home with 3.5 baths, sleeps 12 with a queen sleeper sofa in one of two family rooms. The open floor plan upstairs lends itself to spacious living and entertaining with a full modern kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite counters, a pantry and 5 gallon spring water cooler, a breakfast bar that seats 4 and a spacious living area that features a gas linear fireplace and lovely views. We have a 2nd refrigerator on the ground level floor for overflow, an outdoor shower next to the swimming pool and hot tub, a large outdoor sports area for volleyball, corn hole, horse shoes (all provided!) and picnic/game area under the house.
Miss all the traffic and come by boat to cut two to three hours off your drive. Launch your boat at Knotts Island boat ramp and come across Knotts Island Bay into the canal system and pull up to the dock right at the house! Or, in your 4-wheel or all wheel drive vehicle, enjoy the 9 mile drive up the beach along the Atlantic Ocean.
Sunday to Sunday rental so you can avoid the Saturday traffic. Check in is Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and check out is the following Sunday at 10:00 a.m. This home is new, completed May 2015!
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Lease holders must be 25 years of age. Family groups only. No student groups....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    One highchair with 2 sized trays, Sm & Lg One Pack and Play (crib/play pen combo) for up to a 30lbs or 35" tall child. It is 4x3' with storage bins below and fits well in any of the bedrooms. 2 baby gates, For Toddlers: 1 Little Tikes swing. 1 Little Tikes Slide. 1 Little Tikes tricycle. Table & 4 chairs. Generous children's library. Assorted games, indoors and outdoors. Assorted outdoors sports equipment and pool toys, pool chairs ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1 upper level master: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • ***The mid level rec room has a Queen sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress pad, in addition to a reg. mattress, two pillows, Q blanket and a tri-fold privacy screen. We have two master suites: 1 on top level with a king bed and a full private bathroom and the 2nd suite, mid level, has a queen bed and a full private bathroom. Bedroom 3 is a double bunk room that sleeps four and bedroom 4 has two twin beds and shares a full bath with bedroom 3, all on the mid level. Three of the bedrooms have private deck access. Blankets & pillows provided for ALL beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1 Upper Master: toilet, shower

    Large walk in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 Upper Level Half Bath: toilet


  • Bathroom 3 Lower Level: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4, Lower level: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 5: outdoor shower


  • The top floor has a full bathroom in the master suite with a walk in shower and a half bath in the living area. The mid level has a full bathroom in the master suite with a soaker tub and seperate full bath with soaker tub for the other bedrooms. There is also an enclosed outside shower along with a foot wash outside at the bottom of the stairs ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Other Amenities For catering, local resident and professional chef Mary Thrasher will provide a lovely feast for your group! Go to: for details. Also, Sean Boder, another local, at Fish and Claw does incredible fresh seafood boils and charter fishing, photography tours and sunset boat cruises! Find him at (252) 722-3622 Large Charcoal Grill (BBQ) with cooking tool set, Beach Chairs, Boogie boards, Volleyball, Corn Hole, Horse Shoes, Board Games, Books, Coffee maker, microwave, 2 TVs with surround sound, Pool & hot tub, Pool toys, Outdoor shower, Foot wash and Fish table. Except for the bunk room, all rooms have deck access!...moreless


  • Books:

    Generous library in the family room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    2- One in top floor great room One in mid floor family room...moreless

  • Games:

    Generous variety of board games and Cards. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    State of the art Bose system In door & out door speakers ...moreless

  • Television:

    2 Large flat screen T.V's: 60"in the mid-floor family room 52" in the top floor great room. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    In private shed under the house: Many pool and beach toys Bogey boards Horse shoes Corn hole Badminton Volleyball 1 Little Tikes swing, slide, tricycle 12 assorted beach chairs 1 sm. beach umbrella...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assorted DVD's ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Local Services & Businesses

  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Partial ocean view over the dune from the top deck! ...moreless

  • Rural:


Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating for 10, with 4 additional seats located at kitchen island bar...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two zone central air system, thermostat on each floor...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Super Duty stackable washer dryer combo...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas linear fireplace in upstairs living room...moreless

  • Heating:

    Two zone electric heat, thermostat on each floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    For a fee: Sandbar Realty will provide 1 set bed linens and 1 bath towel set per person for the week for $85.00. They will make beds up for an additional $25.00= $110.00. NOT including beach towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan Cathedral ceiling Gas fireplace Generous comfortable seating 52" flat screen TV Complete stereo, DVD system ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 3 to 4 vehicles IN DRIVEWAY Park In Driveway ONLY, please! ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    One land line in kitchen...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Super Duty stackable washer dryer combo. Energy efficient HE type- *requires "he" (low sudsing) soap. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    One 12 c. automatic coffee maker. Washable/ Re-usable filter included! YOU BRING ground coffee OR your own coffee grinder! ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    One 12 set melamine One 8 set china One 16 set stainless steel utensils Cook ware and bake ware Crab/ spagetti pots Every cooking, serving, measuring, food prep tool you can imagine! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Heavy Duty...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Recycling is mandatory 2 tier 4 seat island bar Granite counter tops 5 gallon hot/cold water cooler- BRING 5gal jugs with you! see "pantry items" note. New appliances New cookware & bakeware, Pantry...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over range style with fan...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric/ Convection One toaster oven that fits a 12" pizza! ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    YOU BRING- 5 gallon water jug (s) for the water cooler! Sandbar Realty will provide one for $15.00 if you forget. Asst'd food storage containers. High chair with washable cover & 2 trays 2 baby gates...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 Refrigerators: Standard sized refrigerator/freezer in kitchen. A second refrigerator/freezer is on the ground floor in the utility room....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    One regular toaster One toaster oven, large enough for a 12" pizza...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck wraps around three sides of the house on two levels. Patio area around pool accommodates ample lounge seating, a shade umbrella and a 4-6 person hot tub....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two single person kayaks One 17' canoe Life vests and paddles for all ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Charcoal Grill with grill tools. Picnic table and benches...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards, floats, beach chairs, crab traps....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    12 x 23 in ground pool with built in seating Not heated ...moreless



from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 30 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

Memorial Day Week
May 28 - Jun 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Early Summer
Jun 4 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

In Season
Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Labor Day Week
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 10 - Oct 1, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Service $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


Free Wireless & Local Calling

$500 Refundable Security Deposit

12.75% NC State & Local Occupancy Tax

We accept payment by credit card, personal check or cashiers/bank check

Rental program designed for family groups. We do not permit non-family groups under the age of 25

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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106 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norfolk International Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carova Beach

Car: Necessary



Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Our family's journey began with my parent's decision to purchase a lot and build a modest beach house in Duck in 1973. At my age of 14 years, the only things in town were a Wee Winks market, a Decoy carver on the corner, the Army Corps of Engineers Research facility and a fire house! The wild horses were abundant, but lived up in the Corolla area at the time. Pretty much unspoiled wilderness then. Years later, John and I had a family of our own and raised 2 daughters to love traditional summer vacations in the Duck house, thus continuing the family tradition! Fast forward to 2015 and the scene is very different in Duck, but it is virtually the same in Carova! That is why we chose it! The wilderness is still in place, complete with the wild ponies! Carova is truly a place where one can find peace and tranquility in one of America's last remaining unique natural settings. We hope that you and your family and friends enjoy the magic of Carova as much as we do! We wish you and yours peace and happiness, Lorraine James

Why the Owner Chose Corolla, NC, USA:
The first time we came to Carova we couldn't believe what a fabulous experience to be able to stay in this unique place! Where else in America can you actualy stay in the middle of a wild horse sanctuary in a beach community?! What an adventure, to start your vacation by driving up the beach along the Atlantic Ocean or take a small boat across Knotts Island Bay through the canal system right to your back door!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Avoid all the traffic and come by boat and cut several hours off your drive by launching at the boat ramp on Knotts Island and cruising straight across the bay into the canal system and pull right up to the dock at the house. You will need a shallow draft boat similar to a Jon boat, Polar Craft, Carolina or Mako Skiff. For delicious catered meals, Carova local and professional chef, Mary Thrasher will provide lovely feasts for your group. Also, for fresh fish boils, charter fishing, photography tours and sunset cruises, contact Sean Boder, another local at (252) 722-3622! The carova Beach firehouse is located right across the canal. With limited hours, they offer ice, ice cream, souvenirs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, simple games, candy bars and snacks. Occasionally they offer BBQ, hot dogs etc. for fundraisers and allow kids to check out the fire trucks, real nice folks! Recycling is mandatory in this environmentally conscious community :)

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • "Hoof Line and Sinker"

    "Hoof Line and Sinker"

  • There are bench seats built in the pool

    There are bench seats built in the pool

  • Top floor living room

    Top floor living room

  • Top floor Master bedroom with the king bed and full bath with walk in shower

    Top floor Master bedroom with the king bed and full bath with walk in shower

  • 60" TV with Bose surround sound in mid level rec room

    60" TV with Bose surround sound in mid level rec room

  • Mid level master bedroom with queen bed, full bath and private porch

    Mid level master bedroom with queen bed, full bath and private porch

  • Mid level Bunk room

    Mid level Bunk room

  • SE view from top deck

    SE view from top deck

  • East Mid level porch

    East Mid level porch

  • Our canal with some of the neighbors!

    Our canal with some of the neighbors!

  • South East facing view

    South East facing view

  • Top floor living room

    Top floor living room

  • Top floor kitchen

    Top floor kitchen

  • Top floor dining room

    Top floor dining room

  • Mid level rec room with a Q sleep sofa, 60" flat screen, game trunk, library

    Mid level rec room with a Q sleep sofa, 60" flat screen, game trunk, library

  • Mid level twin Bedroom with porch

    Mid level twin Bedroom with porch

  • Mid level full bath with soaker tub/shower combo

    Mid level full bath with soaker tub/shower combo

  • West view from top deck. Amazing sunsets here!

    West view from top deck. Amazing sunsets here!

  • NW Mid level master bedroom porch.

    NW Mid level master bedroom porch.

  • Top deck view toward the Atlantic

    Top deck view toward the Atlantic

  • Parking on the beach

    Parking on the beach

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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