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The best canal front home in the OBX

Bedrooms 4
Space 162 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home With Panoramic Views Of The Backbay Wildlife Refuge

This home located in the 4-wheel drive section of Carova beach (you need a four wheel drive) it has two master bedrooms with attached baths and queen beds, another guest bedroom with a queen bed, and the fourth bedroom has a bunk bed with a double/twin. The kitchen is stocked to prepare most anything, stove, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, breakfast bar. Great room with large dining table to accommodate everyone. Three large decks to enjoy all the beautiful outdoors. Two decks have screened in porches; one with dining table and bar and the other has a hot tub and overstuffed outdoor furniture for ultimate relaxation. There is an awesome outdoor shower down stairs and a boat dock and boat ramp with 200 feet of bulkhead and water hose you can fish til your hearts content. There is also a fish cleaning station to clean your fresh catch of the day. If you venture up to the third deck's crows nest you can watch the wild horses play, otters, deer, ospreys, ducks, boars, foxes and all kinds of birds and other wildlife while you relax and unwind. The home has a large gas grill for the perfect meal, wifi if you choose to connect with something other than nature, and four flat screens for rainy days. Its decorated cute but comfortable and tons of beach chairs, bogy boards, surfboard, sand toys to keep the young ones busy and an umbrella if you need a break from the sun while watching the kids make unbelievable memories.

Clifford and Dora Scott
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, little spanish but there is always goole translate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Clifford and Dora Scott

My husband and I live in Virginia Beach, he is a long shoreman and I manage a dental practice and we both work for Twiddy cleaning a large beach house on sundays. I graduated from Kellam High School and my husband graduated from Currituck High School and we have enjoyed carova beach since we were children. We have rented homes here at the beach and on the canals since 1995. We have traveled all over the world but could never imagine vacationing anywhere better than Carova Beach.

Clifford and Dora Scott purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Clifford and Dora Scott chose Corolla

My husband and I grew up enjoying carova beach all our lives and In 1997, the year after we were married, we were the first family to rent this home. We talked about how much fun we had and how we would love to own this piece of paradise. All I can say is never stop chasing your dreams. This year we bought our dream home 20 years later and with a little TLC we love it more today then we could even have imagine back then.

What makes this cottage unique

The views, seclusion and close proximity to the beach and sound, makes this home a one of a kind. The comfortable decor and abundance of amenities make it easy to feel like your own slice of paradise. Just minutes to the surf where you can drive right up sink a chair, grab a book, and watch the water roll over your feet as all your stress rolls right away. The home has a boat launch and dock if you bring your own boat we are just minutes from Knotts Island, NC across the sound.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Corolla, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 162 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3rd floor master with attached full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master with attached full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , with shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , bunk with double on bottom and twin on top with shared bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Lots of wildlife to watch, long stretches of beautiful pristine beaches, you can drive your 4wheel drive right out on the beach and drop your chair, grab your beverage out the cooler in the car, turn your radio on if you like, or just sit back and listen to the waves crashing on the shore, read your book or walk the shores and gather seashells. There is something for everyone at carova….


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The best canal front home in the OBX
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

The perfect canal house in OBX

  • 5 of 5

As part of our family reunion, (involving two houses) Cliff and Dora's house was the perfect getaway, packed with toys like kayaks, a crabpot, a great boat dock, swings, chairs and decks galore. We actually made quite a few runs to pick up guests across the sound in our boat, and the location was perfect, right near the entrance. Other guests drove up the beach, a once in a lifetime experience that they raved about. Being just a short 15-20 minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean on the sand paths made for easy living. The house was neat and clean, had soft linens, a well equipped kitchen. Dora and Scott are hosts with a whole lot of experience.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house! The homeowners were welcoming and answered all of our questions and concerns. We unfortunately went while a nor’easter was heading through but definitely plan to come back in better weather. Four wheel drive is absolutely necessary for the beach. Also make sure you check tide charts before making plans to venture out!

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property will definitely come again.

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time and it was just what we wanted. We did not get to see the horses this time most likely due to the chilled weather. Most of the stores, lighthouse and restaurants were still closed for the season but we still had a great time. Amazing views esp watching the sunset over the bay while in the Jacuzzi! Dora was Amazing! She even called to check up on us to make sure we made it ok driving on the beach. It was an adventure driving on the beach but soooo much fun...look out for the stumps though and you must have 4ww or AWD. Great times good memories. Also, very well stocked with essentials and clean.

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Outer Banks. If this your first experience at the Outer Banks, know that you MUST HAVE A 4X4 to access this amazing home or you WILL get stuck... The house was a perfect place for our family Christmas getaway. The house was decorated beautifully for Christmas as well as their 'normal' decorations.

My family and I enjoyed canoeing, roasting marshmallows at the fire pit, long daily walks together, hot tub relaxing and seeing many gorgeous wild horses and a few deer walking around. A couple of beautiful cranes stayed nearby and during one of our long walks by the ocean we saw a dolphin! Gods beauty surrounded us and was very evident at any hour of the day or night. Sunsets were spectacular, especially when enjoying it from the rooftop!

This incredible home is equipped with everything you need. Bring plenty of drinking water, food and paper products. Everything else is already there.

The homeowners are so nice and extremely accommodating. This was a perfect Christmas!

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This week has been amazing. The house has everything you could need. Horses in the yard also saw 2 deer out in the front yard with the horses.

You are not far from the beach recommend driving yet the house is located directly on the sound, which has been amazing. Taking the kayaks out to explore and see the wild horses a person could not ask for a better place to stay. We were supposed to have came down on a Saturday yet had truck issues, Sunday morning I received a phone call from Dora asking if we were OK and that if we needed her she was close by. I would highly recommend the house to anyone.

Plan to come back again next year :)

  • Submitted: 7-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a very remote part of OBX, so be prepared to get there and stay the whole week. My family loved kayaking, building fires, hanging in the hot tub and going to the beach. We were blessed to be visited by horses every day! The house is one of the most well-stocked I've stayed in and the owners are super responsive. It's a vacation my three boys will never forget!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

4 wheel section of carova beach all water activities sightseeing, lighthouse, shopping, crabbing, fishing, swimming, sunning, golfing nearby


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Corolla, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off season 2017/18
Sep 30 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
pre season
May 12 2018 - May 18 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
pre season 2
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
early summer holiday
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
prime season 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
late summer2018
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
early fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$224.21
Pet Fee C$128.12
Damage Insurance C$101.21

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed please contact owner for nightly rentals in the off season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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