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"Meant To Be" Our Carova Beach Sandcastle By The Sea

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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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Melissa and Bill Baun
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Melissa and Bill Baun

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.

Melissa and Bill Baun purchased this house in 2003

Why Melissa and Bill Baun chose Northern Coast & Outer Banks

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for a beautiful house to spend our time in - 5 Stars. Enjoyed walking on the roads and beach - saw the wild horses on an early morning walk. The view of the ocean is great and what an experience it is driving on the beach.
Aug 2004
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Corolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Two Dishwashers, Coffee Maker, Blender, Crock Pot, Mr, Coffee Iced Tea Maker, Mixer, deep fryer, waffle maker, electric griddle


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

"Meant To Be" Our Carova Beach Sandcastle By The Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening your beautiful home up to our family. The location and amenities were top notch. Communication with Melissa was fabulous! We will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Meant To Be and Carova Beach! We welcome the opportunity to serve you again. Melissa & Bill
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a terrific visit to "Meant to Be", and must say that this is a beautiful home. One of the things we noticed immediately is how well equipped the home is. Except for beach towels and food, virtually anything we could need was there and available. Well maintained, Bill & Melissa are excellent hosts, and would highly recommend this property. Just remember that being about 8 miles up the sandy beach you need to bring everything with you.... it's not just a quick drive to the convenience store! And yes, it's true about the wild horses, they still come strolling through the yard every day! Views are great, short walk or ride to the beach, pool and hot tub are excellent! Welcome gift a very nice touch. Would suggest bringing some drinking water. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Entire experience was amazing and hassle free!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and on Carova Beach ! We truly appreciate you being the fantastic guests that you were. Please let us know if we can open our doors to you in the future! All the best! Melissa & Bill
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  • 5 of 5

I Love this house so much! Stayed 2 years in a row.( never needed to look elsewhere) Hubby & I had a checklist when we were looking. This house has everything we wanted & more! Screened porch, yes! hot tub, yes! pool, yes! upper & lower decks, yes! hammock, yes! Its clean & comfortable. The location is so perfect! Walking distance to the park & ocean & even the firehouse (for ice & ice cream) Lots of horse photo ops! The owners are so nice & they have included so many extras. baby gates, dog bowls, games & puzzles etc... We cant wait to come back again & again.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your Lovely review! We LOVE the fact that you felll in love with Carova and "Meant To Be" as much as we did. Hearing how you were follwing the turtle nests and how much you deeply care for the horses reminds us of how we came to fall in love with Carova our first vacation.
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Our Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the 4X4 section for 10 years. This year we chose,"Meant to Be" for our Family vacation home. This home is in our favorite area of Carova Beach. A choice that our entire Family agrees was our best so far. Everything was beyond our expectations inside and out. Our entire Family had an extremely great time in the oversized pool, day and night. The home is set up for full speed ahead, or kick back in the hammock to relax and read a book. From the furnishings in the home to the outdoor furniture Melissa and Bill have did an excellent job. Melissa is the most personable and nicest person I have had the pleasure of renting a vacation home from. Her kindness and the concern she has for her renters does not go unnoticed. We have scheduled again for next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind review! We are so glad your family had such a memorable vacation and that" Meant To Be" was a part of that vacation !!! We look forward to your return in the 2017 season and thank you for trusting us as your "home away from home" Sincerely, Melissa & Bill
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Beautiful Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the outer banks...certainly not our last! Once the paved road ended a new world opened up. The drive on the beach was amazing in itself, but once we arrived at Meant to Be we knew the week would only get better. It is beautifully decorated and well kept. There was plenty of room for our group of 10 plus our puggle! The many decks all offered breathtaking views and the wild horses were just beautiful. We collected lots of seashells, walked countless walks along the shore, and enjoyed the canoe in the canals. There was every amenity (and appliance) one could possibly need in the beautiful home as well. The pool was amazing as well! The kids (7 of them 11-21) all had a blast as well! Melissa and Bill were incredibly helpful and responsive to our questions before our trip and even checked in with us once we arrived. It was an amazing adventure that we look forward to again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly grateful to be able to open our doors to your family for your vacatoin on Carova Beach. It is a magical place, as you have discovered. We welcome you back and thank you again for choosing "Meant To Be" as your vacation home! Sincerely, Melissa & Bill
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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.


Rates & Availability

Corolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
prime season 3
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
prime season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
post season 1
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
post season 2
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
post season 3
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
post season 5
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
post season 6
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
post season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
off season
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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