7 bedrooms
1 K, 5 Q, 2 T
6 bathrooms
6 Full


Featured in this Home
Gas Fireplace Details:
Available: 1/1-4/20;10/6-12/31
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/28/2024-10/12/2024
Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $500 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 14x28
Advance Property Hold Fee Details:
Amount: 50.00
Beach Chairs Details:
Chairs Provided: 5
Military Discount Details:
Amount off: 5%
Active and retired military members
Bed & Bath
  • Bath Towels
  • Bed Linens
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pillows & Blankets
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Whirlpool Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Wifi
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Wet Bar
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pod Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Beach Walkway with Steps
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Military Discount
  • Private Well
  • Telephone
  • Welcome Bag
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Home details

7 bedrooms

1 K, 5 Q, 2 T

6 bathrooms

6 Full

Sunday, 4:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am
Parking for 6

Accessible by 4x4 only.

This is a premium location for rest, relaxation and play! Adjacent to the False Cape State Park, you can enjoy vacationing where the wild horses roam. This vacation retreat was constructed in a vintage maritime theme to transport you back to the golden days of THE BEACH HOUSE! Features include a retro-styled kitchen with all modern amenities including two full-size refrigerators, nautical lighting, antique furnishings and historical memorabilia. Antique architectural elements are used throughout the home, including hand-carved teak furniture pieces, as well as wooden floors, walls, and ceiling vaults! Each of the seven bedrooms features a unique nautical theme. Directly oceanfront, this home is perched atop the rolling dunes of Carova Beach and steps away from the secluded walk-in nature preserve at False Cape State Park. This is a vacation escape from the ordinary!

Approximately 10 miles up the beach.

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Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Master 1
Oceanside, Queen, Shower/tub combo, Deck access

Master 2
Queen, Shower/tub combo

Room 1
Oceanside, Queen, Semi-private "boat house" bath, Standing shower, Deck access

Room 2
2 Twins

Rec room with pool table, mini-refrigerator, sink and surround sound with TV; laundry; access to patio with gated pool and hot tub; BBQ grill and outdoor shower; dune deck.

Level 2

Master 1
Oceanside, Queen, Shower/tub combo, Built-ins, Loft, Deck access

Room 1
Queen, Semi-private bath, Standing shower, Vaulted ceiling

Great room with 2-story beamed vault and gas fireplace, doors open to covered oceanfront deck; gathering room with table seating; retro-styled "pilot house" kitchen, pantry; access to porch overlooking the ocean.

Level 3

Master 1
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub, Dual sinks, Private ocean deck

Balcony level with computer desk and ocean view window scaping over great room below.


Multiple TVs/DVDs, elevator.


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Guest recommendations

23 guests recommended this home
Shannon   ·  Stayed May 2024

"We love Gull Cottage so very much! The home is peaceful and well-equipped. It’s like our home away from home. We also appreciate the updates the new owners have made, including the recliners in the living room!"

You made our day! Thank you for noticing our new chairs! Hope you always feel it's your "home away from home". We sure do!
Ivan   ·  Stayed April 2024

"Twiddy & Co. realtor agency is professional and accommodating. Renting from Twiddy for about 15 years has been a great satisfaction. In 2024 I would like to express my personal gratitude to Colleen, a navigator in the company for her assistance in friendly and professional manner.."

We agree! Twiddy has been fantastic to work with as a home owner. Cheers
Travis   ·  Stayed October 2023

"Amazing home. Every detail was accounted for. Cozy for the cooler nights. Perfect accessibility for the warm days. Can't wait for our next stay."

Dale   ·  Stayed September 2023

"This is our favorite house in ten trips to the OBX. Already rebooked for next year. The house really has everything you need. Wonderful location. Master bedroom is on a floor by itself which is a really nice feature. Beautiful nautical decor. Wonderful house!"

Stinson   ·  Stayed August 2023

"Location, pool, condition of house and the view."

Dan   ·  Stayed August 2023

"The home is super well equipped, particularly the kitchen and overall electronics."

Mark   ·  Stayed August 2023

"Beautiful inside. Great decor. Proximity to beach. Labeled kitchen cabinets."

Shannon   ·  Stayed May 2023

"We truly love Gull Cottage and the seclusion of northern Carova beach! The homeowners are meticulous with organization, ensuring that we are well-equipped to have a stress-free stay. We look forward to our vacation every year and appreciate all the thoughtful details, thank you!"

Shannon   ·  Stayed April 2023

"Wonderful accommodations and always a peaceful stay!"

Jill   ·  Stayed April 2023

"We really enjoyed our stay at Gull Cottage and have added it to our list for a repeat visit!"

Melissa   ·  Stayed October 2022

"Gull Cottage is Carova perfection. Classy and almost like a maritime museum with such decor and taste. Well appointed and perfection in all ways. Best site on the beach, after six stays between us and my sister renting. It is our home away from home!"

Dale   ·  Stayed September 2022

"Beautiful home as always. Truly appreciated all the repairs and upgrades since we stayed last year. Best home in our nine trips to the OBX. Rebooked for next year!"

Jamie   ·  Stayed August 2022

"The location"

Stinson   ·  Stayed August 2022

"The house was perfect as usual, thank you"

Natalee   ·  Stayed July 2022

"We loved the location and everything about the house. It’s obvious the owners really care about the comfort of the renters. The kitchen was stocked far beyond what we have seen in OBX rentals over the last 20 years of coming to the 4x4 Beach. In the heat of the summer, the Dune Deck made for a perfect location in the shade to relax with a book, see and hear the ocean and enjoy the horses that came by several times during the week."

David   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Reviews of this home said well equipped kitchen. We doubted it and carried a ton of stuff from our kitchen. It was unnecessary. Just bring personal items and consumables. This isn’t a rental house, it’s a family home and is equipped for the task. It truly felt like someone’s home and not a generic built to rent home. Very nicely decorated with tidbits about the outer banks covering the home’s walls. We have already booked this home again and are planning to stay at least once a year."

Heather   ·  Stayed July 2022
Brian   ·  Stayed June 2022

"Well stocked kitchen. Very comfortable!"

Gerry   ·  Stayed June 2022
Tiffany   ·  Stayed May 2022
Jessica   ·  Stayed May 2022

"We loved every thing about the home. We had horses visit us, and the view was beautiful. It was definitely our home away from home for the week."

Shannon   ·  Stayed May 2022

"Gull Cottage is our a little slice of paradise that we look forward to every year… Spending time here is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places for us. We appreciate the attention to detail and can certainly tell how much pride the owners take in their home."

Heather   ·  Stayed May 2022

"Gull Cottage is the best! I love this house and will never stay in another, it feels like coming home when we arrive. Happy to see cushions on the outside chairs this year- big improvement."

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