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"Meant to Be" Our Carova Beach Sandcastle by the Sea

(24 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Welcome To 'Meant To Be, our Sandcastle by the Sea
Where it's all about sun on your cheeks and sand on your feet!
We are located 8 miles up the beach from the end of highway 12 and ACCESSIBLE BY 4WD ONLY. Carova Beach is one of the last remaining beaches on the Atlantic Coast that seems to have been lost in time. Come experience Life On The Island. Home to about 200 year round residents and the Corolla Wild Horses, it is a place where everyone knows each other and lives by the changing tides. Watching the wild horses strolling across the sand dunes and stopping to graze on sea oats is just another day in paradise here on Carova. It always fills me with a certain" peace" and "awe" when the dolphins swim up and down the ocean, jumping and splashing. Strolling along the beach to find sand dollars and whelks left from the changing tides is another favorite pass time here on the beach. Be sure to take a dip in that beautiful green Carolina Sea where any worries and stress you may have brought with you are completely washed away. Rise early one morning to watch the sunrise over the ocean, enjoy the brilliant red sunsets over the sound, then look up to see a beautiful star filled Carolina night sky. And as you lay your head on the pillow at the day's end, let the ocean sing you to sleep.

Come experience all these things that are unique only to the Northern Beaches of the Outer Banks. You will love all that 'Meant To Be' has to offer you as your vacation home. We offer all our guests use of our ocean kayak (see if the dolphins will swim along with you) and take the canoe out through the canals just before dusk and enjoy the horses, deer, blue herons and so much more. The ocean views from the upper deck and the ship's watch beckon you to stay and lose yourself in the enchantment of these beautiful beaches. The top floor has an elevated ship's watch with hardwood floors and fantastic ocean views. The great room opens to wrap around decks with ocean to sound side views.

After you finish watching the horses and dolphins, take a stroll along False Cape State Park to shell for sand dollars and whelks and enjoy the natural beauty of the undisturbed beaches. Try your luck at surf fishing and crabbing or enjoy just sitting and watching the pelicans fish. Spend the day shopping in Timbuck II or in the town of Duck then enjoy one of their many fine restaurants or cook your own delicious dinner or saute fresh caught fish on the grill. Climb the Currituck Light House. Take a drive South on Highway 12 to Hatteras Island and Hatteras Lighthouse and enjoy the over 70 miles of undeveloped National Seashore.

Continue south and ride the ferry to Ocracoke Island. Visit Roanoke Island and the North Carolina Aquarium. Take a chartered fishing trip from Oregon Inlet, known for some of the best fishing along the Atlantic Coastline. Play a round of golf at the Currituck Club. Or just relax on the beach or by the poolside and soak up the day. Don't forget to watch the absolutely beautiful sunset over the sound before you look up to see the milkyway in the Carolina night sky and then let the ocean sing you to sleep.

An extra large kitchen offers two dishwashers and is fully stocked with all amenities. The second floor has four bedrooms. The two masters opening to wrap around decks with two porch swings. The bottom level has one bedroom with full bath, a game room with a pool table and kitchenette. Outside, enjoy a large private pool and hot tub. Wish upon a shooting star while enjoying an evening in the hot tub. Come stay awhile and you will fall in love!

CALL 267-429-0173 OR TEXT 215-892-8225
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    24 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow up to two dogs with each rental. There is no charge for the first dog; second dog incurs a $100.00 pet fee. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Two Dishwashers, Coffee Maker, Blender, Crock Pot, Mr, Coffee Iced Tea Maker, Mixer, deep fryer, waffle maker, electric griddle...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 flat screen TV's and Master Bedroom tv...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    We are located approximately 400ft to the ocean - an under 5 minute walk to the beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    full size dining table with 8 chairs and 4 additional bar stools at kitchen bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    free long distance within USA...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked 2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    2 full size refrigerators ...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric glass top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 seat ocean kayak and canoe for sound use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
pre season 4
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

prime season 1
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

prime season 2
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

prime season 3
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

prime season
Jun 24 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

post season 1
Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

post season 2
Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

post season 3
Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

post season 5
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

post season 6
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

post season
Sep 9 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

off season
Oct 21 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


We offer a 3 payment option as well as the standard 2 payments. There is no additional pet fee for a maximum of 2 dogs. We do require a $500.00 security deposit which is refundable within 2 weeks of departure

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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We are located within walking distance to Carova Park. the park offers fishing and crabbing (with license), volley ball nets, and boat launch.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Bill and I are native to Bucks County, Pa. We both grew up in the same town, went to the same high school and began dating when we were in college. We count our family and friends among our greatest blessings and love the simple life and being outdoors. We have two dogs who run to the car if they hear the word 'beach'. Like us, they love walking the beach and spending time at Meant To Be.

Why the Owner Chose Corolla, NC, USA:
We fell in love with Carova Beach the very first time we vacationed there. Nothing had ever felt so right, so we closed our eyes and purchased a lot after a couple years of vacationing on Carova and the rest was .....Meant To Be! We are blessed to have the opportunity to share our home with others the way someone once opened their door and allowed us to be a guest at their beautiful beach house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Enjoy an early check-in (2:30) at no extra charge. Also, enjoy the use of our two seat ocean kayak with your rental. Please find an article written for The Staunton Daily News Leader in Va. by Nancy Sorrells...... Carolina's 4x4 shores are hidden treasure:Sometimes the greatest hidden jewels of getaway trips are found almost in your own backyard. Such is the case with Carova on the northernmost Outer Banks of North Carolina.From the end of the road there are 10 miles of pristine beaches until you hit the Virginia line. And finally at about the eight-mile mark is Carova, where our secret fall getaway awaits in a grand house called 'Meant to Be.'Carova, the northeasternmost point of North Carolina, is in Currituck County. If you want miles of unspoiled beaches, wild horses wandering through your yard (or breaking through your fishing lines) then head to the 4x4 beaches. But remember, although there might be several hundred homes scattered along this 10-mile stretch of barrier islands, there is no other sign of civilization. No stores, no restaurants, no hotels, and, of course as previously mentioned, no roads.Make no mistake, however, when we head to 'Meant to Be' we are not roughing it. Rather we are just ratcheting down the hectic pace of life. We load up on groceries so we don't have to go anywhere. 'Meant to Be' has a fully equipped kitchen, a Jacuzzi, big screen TV (with cable), a fireplace and beautiful decks with sweeping views of the ocean. ' I think if our dog could talk he would list the 4x4 beaches as the highlight of his life. If someone wants to take the dogs for a walk on the beach, what a walk it is. The dogs romp in the surf until they can barely walk and then they sleep the big dog sleep all night. An exhausted dog is a beautiful sight.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • "MEANT TO BE"  
facing ocean

    "MEANT TO BE" facing ocean

  • Looking Out Over the Dunes

    Looking Out Over the Dunes

  • Looking onto Great Room from Ship's Watch

    Looking onto Great Room from Ship's Watch

  • Kitchen With Two Dishwashers

    Kitchen With Two Dishwashers

  • Master Bedroom #1

    Master Bedroom #1

  • Master Bedroom #2

    Master Bedroom #2

  • Twin (to king conversion) Bedroom #3

    Twin (to king conversion) Bedroom #3

  • Bathroom #3 'Fishy' Bathroom

    Bathroom #3 'Fishy' Bathroom

  • Bedroom 5   Queen Bed

    Bedroom 5 Queen Bed

  • Game Room with Pool Table and Card Table

    Game Room with Pool Table and Card Table

  • Full Size 18 X 36 Pool with Hot Tub

    Full Size 18 X 36 Pool with Hot Tub

  • Horses Grazing at "Meant To Be"

    Horses Grazing at "Meant To Be"

  • facing sound side

    facing sound side

  • Great Room Opening to Top Deck

    Great Room Opening to Top Deck

  • Ship's Watch -Wwith Ocean Views

    Ship's Watch -Wwith Ocean Views

  • Dining Room, Opens to Screened Sun Porch

    Dining Room, Opens to Screened Sun Porch

  • Master Bathroom #1

    Master Bathroom #1

  • Master Bathroom #2

    Master Bathroom #2

  • Bedroom 3, twin beds

    Bedroom 3, twin beds

  • Bunk Bed Room with double on bottom, single on top, bunk

    Bunk Bed Room with double on bottom, single on top, bunk

  • Bathroom #4

    Bathroom #4

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Screened In Sun Room

    Screened In Sun Room

  • Corolla's Wild Horses 
In Loving Memory of Spec

    Corolla's Wild Horses In Loving Memory of Spec

VRBO #85767

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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