BEAUTIFUL CANAL HOME 5B 3.5 BA SLEEPS 11 KAYAKS/ PADDLE BOATS PROVIDED
About Linda Lloyd
WE CAME TO CAROVA AS TEENAGERS , WHEN WE LIVED IN VIRGINIA BEACH. IT WAS SUCH A REMOTE AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE. WHEN WE MARRIED 43 YEARS AGO WE DECIDED TO MAKE CAROVA PART OF OUR LIVES.. WE WERE BLESSED TO PURCHASE PROPERTIES AND HAVE 2 HOMES IN THE AREA...WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR HOMES AND HOPE THAT YOU WILL ENJOY THE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY AS MUCH AS WE DO.. WE HAVE ONE OF THE COTTAGES FOR SALE..CONTACT US IF INTERESTED.
Linda Lloyd purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Linda Lloyd chose Corolla
WE WERE DRAWN TO A CANAL HOME BECAUSE OF THE WATER ACCESS AND ITS CONNECTION TO THE CURRITUCK SOUND WHERE YOU CAN BEGIN A TRIP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY ( FROM NY TO FL ) . WE LOVED THE PRIVACY AND SOLITUDE OF BEING CLOSER TO THE SOUND AND AWAY FROM THE HUSSEL AND BUSSEL OF THE BEACH SCENE. BUT SINCE THE BEACH AND SOUND ARE BOTH SO CLOSE , WE DEFINITELY KNEW THAT WE HAD THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.
What makes this Cottage unique
* CLOSE TO BOTH THE BEACH AND THE SOUND * LESS THAN 2 MINUTES FROM HOME TO THE BEACH * ONLY 9 MILES FROM NIGHT LIFE, 5 STAR RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, MOVIES ETC * NEW POOL /YARD GAMES/ WATER RECREATION WITHOUT LEAVING THE HOME..paddle boat, 2 kayaks/vests * SHEETS / TOWELS PROVIDED * FULL RECREATION ROOM WITH POOL TABLE/ BAR/ EATING AREA/ KITCHENETTE * WATER TOYS AND LIFE JACKETS PROVIDED * LARGE ICE MACHINE * REFRIGERATOR IN OUTSIDE SHED FOR YOUR POOL DRINKS AND SNACKS * TWO OUTSIDE SHOWERS * 2 OFFICE SPACES WITH WIFI
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had a nice vacation at this home. First let me say the home was beautiful and nicely decorated. We enjoyed the extra crab traps, paddle boat, dock, pool and all amenities. My cons were the smell of the water (sulphur), inaccurate bedroom description and clarification of cleaning before departing. I am assuming the water situation is an area wide thing, in this area, of the outer banks. I do wish I had known beforehand because some of my clothes became discolored after washing them. I also dont feel the 5th bedroom should be counted as an actual bedroom. There is no privacy in this bedroom if there is someone sleeping downstairs on the bottom level because of the staircase. In my opinion this should be considered a sitting room. The owner also needs to change the bedroom status of the room that has 2 twin beds. It only had one larger bed and not 2 twins as stated. We had to make some last minute sleeping arrangements because of this and it all worked out, but caused some confusion upon arrival. When we booked the house we paid a cleaning fee however per the owners instruction booklet we had to clean (including washing towels and sheets) before leaving. It made it very hard to clean everything and we spent majority of our last day cleaning. I would recommend that the cleaning company needs to have spare towels and sheets to change out after each stay. I feel that if you are charged a cleaning fee that you should not be responsible for all of the towel and linen washing.
I am so glad you enjoyed the house and its many amenities..we strive to provide a lot of extras for our guests.
I am so sorry about the smell in the water. Since January 2019 we have spent close to $ 6000 to replace the water treatment system with a reverse osmosis system... to remove all sulfur and minerals .we also added 2 new tannin tanks to take earthy color out of the water( we ARE BETWEEN THE OCEAN AND SOUND. dealing with Brackish water.
As of today the company that installed the new system returned ONCE AGAIN to try and rectify the issue.
i regret any confusion about the bed configuration...we recently had concerns from guests wanting 3 KING size beds...so my husband put the twins together the week before you came.. i did not have a chance to change the
pictures..Sorry for any confusion this caused you.
As for cleaning and laundry...i just ask that you leave the house the way you found it..This blanket statement is to encourage guests to not leave the house trashed or damaged..it is NOT a demand for you to CLEAN.. A request to START THE sheets does not mean that you have to wash n fold all linens. I am truly sorry for any mis communication and upsetting issues that you encountered..
Hopefully you will return to our home and enjoy another vacation in beautiful Carova Beach
Awesome Carova house
We stayed at Serenity Now for a week in May. The house was wonderful and Linda went out of her way to make our trip perfect. Linda’s home had everything we could possibly want for our first stay in the 4 wheel drive area of the Outer Banks. We saw horses either in our yard or across the canal almost every day, along with deer, rabbits, and a variety of birds. We loved the dock on the canal and really enjoyed the pedal boat and kayaks. The hot, tub, pool and pool table were icing on the cake. Thank you Linda for the wonderful memories we made this week. We will definitely return.
Carla it was a pleasure working with you..So happy that you and your family had a great week.. Come back soon.😎🙂
Fantastic Family Vacation on OBX!
This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and we were so pleased with the home and location. It was absolutely perfect and such an experience we will remember forever!
Linda was such a pleasant woman to speak with and gave us very helpful information to help prepare us for our trip. Her home was very clean, the cupboards were stocked with pots, pans and dinnerware, and clean bedding and towels were provided in each bedroom. We had two families and plenty of rooms/beds to sleep and more than enough space to hang out and read a book, play games, or just sit on the many decks listening to and watching wildlife. The sunsets here are absolutely breathtaking!
We took the kayaks and paddle boat out many times during our stay and even paddled to the nearby park where we saw FIVE Spanish Mustangs come running out from the trees and down the dirt road. The horses here are every where and like another reviewer said, you do not need to waste your stay searching for them. They were in people's yard and on the beach every day. We even spotted Renzi, the first foal born in 2019. We walked the coastline of Virginia Beach (which is accessible from Carova) finding many sea shells and sea glass and even went ghost crab hunting one night.
Everyone has so much fun and we definitely want to go back again and rent Serenity Now!
Thank you so much for your review Kendra.....we would love to have you and your family visit Serenity Now again...It was a pleasure having you as guests..See you next year..😎😍
Great family get away!
Great weather and beautiful views of the canal and sound. Plenty of room for the entire family. Had a wonderful time with kids and grand kids.
Awesome Canal Front Home
What a beautiful home!! We stayed the last week of June and had a great time!! The location of the house on the canal is great for kayaking, and we brought our own boat so being so close to the opening of the sound was great! We had 2 families and there was plenty of room for everyone! The game room and ice maker was a big plus!! The pool and outside cook area was great too!!! We definitely recommend this house!! Linda was a pleasure to work with and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed!! Look forward to staying here again!!!
We just spent a wonderful week at this property and really loved it.
We had 10 people and everyone was comfortable.
The house offers plenty of space, multiple balconies and best of all, the wild horses came and visited us every day!
There is an ice machine on the ground floor as well as a full fridge to keep drinks cold. The pool table is a nice addition.
The kayaks are great and the dock is right there. we caught crabs and ate them, yum!
I swam every day in the canal, the water was warm and inviting.
it is less than a mile ride or walk to the beach.
You definitely need a 4 wheel drive vehicle, trust me on this.
I strongly recommend this house.
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