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Carova Beach | 8 BR | 8 Full 3 Half BA
(5K, 1Q, 2T, 4Duo)
(8 Full 3 Half)
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Accessible by 4x4 only. This home offers ocean views and ample space for family reunions, corporate retreats or weddings. Approximately 8.0 miles up the beach.
Dogs welcome (2 max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.
Special Events welcome in 2020 for an additional $1,000 plus tax. Please contact our office if you would like to make arrangements for a Special Event reservation.
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Does the property have a water cooler and/or a Keurig?
Thank you for your inquiry, Jen! V12131 has a water cooler in the house that dispenses hot and cold water and uses 5-gallon bottles. You can purchase these locally at Ace Hardware.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/27/2018
When will this house be available to book for the summer of 2019?
Great question! We can search for available homes and book Advance Property Holds 51 weeks in advance of the arrival date. For more information on Advance Property Holds, please visit http://www.twiddy.com/advanced-property-holds.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/14/2018
Are there TVs in every bedroom?
Excellent question, Susan! V12131 currently provides a television in the Level 3 living room, L3 MBR (K), dormitory MBR (4Duo), Level 2 living room, MBRs (K, K, K, Q, 2T), BR (K), Level 1 media room, recreation room. Local channels are provided and a Roku device is included for the Level 3 great room and Level 1 media room. However, televisions are not guaranteed amenities and are subject to change at any time.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/1/2018
when you say beach access 4X4, does that mean you can only reach the house with a 4X4 vehicle? or does that mean you can only drive on the beach with a 4X4 vehicle
Victoria, V12131 can only be accessed with a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/24/2017
Does the bunk bed room on the 3rd floor have a door or is it open to the rest of the house. Can it be closed off.
Great question, Mike! The dormitory MBR (4Duo) is open to the living room below.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/9/2017
Is the washer a high efficient washing machine?
Jeannine, the washer in this home is a regular washer.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/26/2016
what time is Saturday check in?
Rosanne, check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/12/2016
Hows the fishing from the surf
That is a great question, Mark! We recommend checking with Bob's Bait and Tackle in Duck. They will be able to provide you with the most update to date information on what's biting and the best spots to catch some fish. You can view their fishing report by visiting http://bobsbaitandtackle.com/outer-banks-fishing-reports/ or you can reach them at (252) 261 - 8589.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/12/2016
I see that the pool has an alarm, but is there a gate as well? We have several young children with us who do not know how to swim yet.
Jessica, the private pool has a gate around it, however, it is not fully gated from the home. Homes that do not have a fully gated pool offer a pool alarm on any door that leads into the pool area. When one of these doors is opened an alarm will sound. To turn off the alarm you will push the button at the top of the door.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/11/2016
Can we bring a firepit or charcoal grill on the beach at mermaids reef?
Lilley, Unfortunately, beach fires, including firepits and grils, are strictly prohibited in Southern Shores, Duck, and Corolla (including the 4x4 beaches).
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/16/2016
Hello! We are excited to rent Mermaids Reef in August this summer. from the photos, it appears that there is a blender in the pool bar area. Is this provided or should we bring our own? Also, is the pool bar area enclosed or is it open to the pool area?
Great questions, Rebecca! A blender is a standard amenity for every Twiddy home. The pool area is enclosed, however, you can open the windows and slider door to the pool area.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/2/2015
Is the third floor dormitory accessible from the rest of the third floor or do you have to go to the second floor to access the space?
Jack, the dormitory MBR (4Duo) is accessible from Level 3.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/16/2015
Is a AWD okay or do you really need a 4WD? How far of a drive is this off road? What municipality are you in? What are the dog laws (i.e. do you need a leash on during the day at the beach?)
Linda, the drive to this home is roughly 8 miles on the sand. We only recommend 4-wheel drive vehicles for this area and the home is located in Currituck County. For area leash laws and pet regulations please visit the following link: www.twiddy.com/pet-friendly-rentals.aspx#/RBzdzWCbQJeKGzfRsiDixQ/. Also for additional info and videos on the 4x4, please visit the following link: www.twiddy.com/outer-banks-4x4-driving.aspx
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/13/2015
In V12131, will there be a ping pong table?
Bobby, the home currently does advertise ping pong as an amenity for 2015.
How deep is the pool and what type of stairs does it have?
Linda, private pools average 3ft - 5ft in depth. Diving is not permitted. The pool has built-in stairs.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/11/2014
We are staying in mermaids reef next week and would like to know what kitchen utensils it has. I.e. griddle,, large pot for cooking, blender etc....
Hi Kelly! Thanks for your question. Every Twiddy home comes with a fully stocked kitchen. The home will include an adequate supply of items such as dishware, glassware, silverware, cookware, bake ware, pots and pans, skillets, cooking utensils, blender, mixer, toaster or toaster oven, microwave, BBQ tools, etc. Items such as crockpots, griddles, and roasting pans are not standard amenities. To view our list of standard amenities, please visit www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/29/2014
I see there is a Tap for a keg. Is it ok to buy a keg and put it in or the week or is that reserved for special occasions etc?
Hi David, the home currently provides a keg tap in the outside bar area, however, this is not a guaranteed amenity and is subject to change.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/19/2014
Is there a Keurig coffee machine?
Excellent question, Diane! V12131 currently provides 2 standard drip style coffee makers.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/9/2014
How far away is the nearest grocery store and gas station?
Hi Katherine, The home is roughly 9 miles from the closest gas station and 13 miles from the closest grocery store.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/4/2014
i am renting mermaids reef for the week of May 17th w friends. what is the rate for that week?
Diane, the base rental fee for the week of May 17th is $4015.00!
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/2/2014
Can you have a Bon fire on the beach?
Great question, Melissa! Unfortunately, beach bonfires are strictly prohibited in Southern Shores, Duck, and Corolla (including the 4x4 beaches).
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/20/2014
What is included in the special event fee? Will the company set up chairs for a wedding ceremony on beach?
L, for information on what is covered under the Special Event Fee, please visit www.twiddy.com/weddings/fine-print.aspx. The Special Event fee does not cover chair rentals or set-up/take-down.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/23/2013
1. Initial balance
The initial balance is due 48 hours after booking and consists of:
*IMPORTANT: The reservation can be cancelled without penalty at any time before paying the initial balance.
2. Final balance
The final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival and consists of:
Payments can be made online, by phone, or by mail.
*IMPORTANT: For reservations arriving within 30 days, payment is due at the time of booking.
More information on payments can be found here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/reservation-information/#payments
Once you make your initial balance payment, your reservation is confirmed. To cancel a confirmed reservation, please get in touch with us as soon as possible:
In the case of cancellation, you may re-rent your reservation. We can re-list the home for rent with hopes that another guest can take over your home/week. If the home/week rents, you will receive a refund less the $100 cancellation fee and Travel Insurance (if they purchased it), and any difference in price. If the home/week does not re-rent, you will not receive a refund. If you only paid the initial balance and the home/week did not re-rent, you will be liable for any additional amount owed for the reservation.
If the you purchased travel insurance and need to cancel for a covered reason, you may file a claim with CSA Travel Protection.
The advance hold fee ($50) is transferable to another home. The fee is not refundable if you choose to cancel your advance property hold.
*IMPORTANT: Select homes have a fee higher than $50.00. This higher Advance Property Hold fee is listed the home's description. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
While we are waiting for the owners to confirm their future year rates, you can use the rate for the same week this year as an estimate.
Travel Insurance is OPTIONAL. You have the option to accept or decline the policy when you are booking your reservation.
If accepted, there is a 10 day grace period offered by CSA in which the travel insurance amount can be refunded if you change your mind and wish to decline.
CSA travel insurance information can be found here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/reservation-information/#travel-insurance
*IMPORTANT: In the event you need to cancel your reservation and you have purchased travel insurance, the travel insurance amount is non-refundable.
Yes, you can! All information regarding the notification list can be found here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/reservation-information/#notification-lis
We do not offer a military discount, but some owners may offer one if asked.
Contact us and we will be happy to see what we can do for you:
All homes are cleaned prior to arrival.
Daily cleaning is not offered.
Complimentary mid-stay cleaning is available for reservations of two weeks or longer. This service is complimentary but must be scheduled in advance and will take place on the home’s changeover day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).
*IMPORTANT: Additional cleaning services may be available for an additional fee and must be scheduled in advance.
Pets are permitted in homes that list “Pets Allowed” in the description (NO EXCEPTIONS). There is no additional fee for bringing pets to pet-friendly homes.
Unless otherwise advertised, a maximum of two pets is allowed.
Some pet-friendly homes have specific restrictions regarding the number, size or type of pet noted in the individual description.
Private pools are generally available from the first week of May through the second week of October. Please see your home's web page for specific opening and closing dates. Pools are cleaned, vacuumed and serviced on the day of guest arrival. A mid-week service, including chemical and mechanical checks, is provided, but does not include cleaning or vacuuming.
Heated pool availability dates and fees vary by home. See the vacation home description for availability dates and the heated pool fee. The heated pool option must be requested and paid for prior to arrival.
*IMPORTANT: Pools are not heated in July and August.
The following amenities are standard to all homes unless specifically noted in the home description:
Bed and bath linens are provided for all homes EXCEPT Twiddy Traditionals (which have a “T” at the end of the property number).
Additional linens or linen packages for Twiddy Traditional (T) homes can be provided if requested and paid for prior to arrival.
Bed and bath linens include:
The kitchen is fully stocked with all dinnerware, silverware, pots and pans, and serveware.
Basic appliances, such as a coffee maker, blender, toaster, and can opener are provided.
*IMPORTANT: Paper products, soap products, trash bags, spices, etc (including toilet paper and dish soap) are not provided. Guests are responsible for purchasing or bringing these items.
Baby items, like a crib, high chair, or pack and play are not provided, but can be rented locally.
Local rental companies will deliver the items to the home (fee applies for the 4x4 beaches).
WiFi is offered in all homes except for Twiddy Traditional homes (property numbers end with a “T”) unless otherwise noted.
A limited number of 1:00 pm check-ins are available for a nominal fee. Requests must be made and confirmed by phone and paid for in advance of arrival.
We cannot offer this service for certain homes, including those with 7 or more bedrooms or homes occupied by owners the preceding week. Please contact
our office to confirm availability and arrange for early check-in to be added to your reservation.
Homes are generally rented on a per week basis. We do not offer partial week stays. You can stay for as long as you like during that week, but you still have to pay for the week.
*IMPORTANT: A small number of homes do allow partial week rentals for a 3-4 night stay. These homes will only confirm a partial week stay 14 days in advance or 7 days if during a holiday week. You cannot book partial stays online at this time. Please call our office to receive availability/pricing and to book.
The majority of our rentals are from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday, and a few Friday to Friday.
Should a home still be available for a mid-week stay 7-14 days prior to arrival. We are happy to see if the homeowner would allow it, however, most homes will still require a full week (ex. Mon-Mon).
Get in touch and we will be happy to see what we can do for you:
Live music and karaoke can be found frequently around town at the local bars & restaurants.
Below are links to some of our favorite spots depending on which town you’re staying in and what you’re in the mood for:
The majority of the shops on the Outer Banks are locally owned and operated with unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Centrally located in each town, they are easy to reach by car or bike.
The shopping centers here have everything from boutiques and restaurants, to fresh local produce stands. Below are links to some of our favorite spots.
There is a vast variety of restaurants found on the Outer Banks. From fresh, local seafood establishments to fine dining and authentic cuisine.
Below are links to some of our favorite places to eat:
Outdoor adventure options are abundant on the Outer Banks, whether you are looking for watersports, miniature golf, go karts, wild horse tours or aerial adventure parks.
Below are links to some of our favorite activities:
There are two urgent care centers in Kitty Hawk, approximately 20-25 miles from Corolla and 5 miles from Duck.
The Outer Banks Hospital is in Nags Head which is 33 miles from Corolla and 18 miles from Duck.
Medical centers and pharmacies are listed here: https://www.twiddy.com/outer-banks/guests/general-information/#medical
Beach Warning Flags
During dangerous surf conditions, red "No Swimming" flags fly at beach entrances. Whenever red flags are flying, swimming is prohibited. At such times, ocean conditions have been determined to be unsafe and swimmers are at serious risk of injury or death if they enter the water. For your safety, please heed all red flag warnings.
Rip currents are fast-moving currents of water that can quickly pull even the strongest swimmers away from the shore. Since the current flows under water, it’s important to know the signs of a rip current and avoid the water in that area.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), indicators of rip currents include:
Be sure to read lifeguard stand signs when arriving at the beach. If you see warning signs of rip currents or moderate or high hazard flags, stay out of the water and alert others to do the same. If caught in a rip current, you should stay calm to conserve energy. Don’t try to fight the current. Instead, swim with the current, and swim toward shore once you’re out of the current.
General Beach Safety
The fun begins where the road ends on this unique stretch of Outer Banks shoreline just south of the Virginia border. A four-wheel drive vehicle and an adventurous spirit are required to explore this beach community, where there are no paved roads, no hotels or restaurants, not even a convenience store! What you’ll find is an uncomplicated, fourteen-mile expanse of wide, sandy beaches, dense maritime forests and marshy soundside coves.
Home to the Corolla wild horses, the possibility of catching a glimpse of these extraordinary creatures is practically commonplace. Keep in mind, they are wild - do not approach them. County ordinance states that you may not come within 50 feet of the horses at any time. Feeding, riding or petting a wild horse is prohibited. A wild horse sighting is always an exciting event, but please remember to use caution and keep your distance.
There are no fixed lifeguard stands on the 4x4 beaches. Three roving lifeguards patrol from the end of the road to the Virginia state line from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Corolla’s pristine beaches are wide with soft sand. Upon crossing the beach access over the dune line to the beach, you will find that the beach is relatively flat, which is ideal terrain for afternoon strolls.
Bringing your dog to Corolla? Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Leashes are required, but there are no length requirements.
Corolla Beach Safety:
Corolla Lifeguard Stand Locations:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. From August 15 through Labor Day stands are manned as staffing allows. Lifeguards are located at the following locations:
Corolla Public Beach Accesses:
Activities to be enjoyed on the beaches of Corolla include; kayak tours, jet ski rentals, parasailing, and many more! Check out the following businesses for rentals and lessons:
Duck’s beautiful beaches are perfect for exploring or relaxing. When spending any amount of time on the beach in Duck, it’s best to keep the following information in mind.
Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Dogs are allowed to play unleashed on the beach under close supervision of the owner. Dogs are required to be leashed when in the village or at Duck Town Park. Duck's Leash Law requires that leashes not exceed 10 feet in length.
Duck Beach Safety:
Duck Lifeguard Locations:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from May 1 through October 31. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from late May through August. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Relax on the serene beaches of Southern Shores! When spending any amount of time on the beach in Southern Shores, it’s best to keep the following information in mind.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th. A leash law is enforced the remainder of the year, and leashes cannot exceed 10 feet in length.
There are no public beach accesses with parking in Southern Shores.
Southern Shores Lifeguard Locations:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from late-May through September. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Southern Shores Beach Regulations:
In addition to our general beach safety information, the following regulations are specific to Southern Shores.
Salt air and sunshine are plentiful on Kitty Hawk's Beaches. Enjoy many public beach access with parking, and convenience to a variety of shops and restaurants.
Dogs are permitted on the beach. The dog owner is responsible for and must remove feces and possess a bag/container for waste removal at all times. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet.
At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other beachgoers. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the dog owner, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. A leash must be with owner at all times.
Kitty Hawk Beach Accesses:
Multiple public beach accesses with parking are available in the Town of Kitty Hawk. The town also has a handicap accessible public sound access at Windgrass Circle. The sound access has parking and is open from sunrise to thirty minutes past sunset.
Kitty Hawk Lifeguard Stands:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. From Labor Day through September 30th, Ocean Rescue Staff will be on duty from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Kitty Hawk Beach Regulations
Kill Devil Hills beaches provide the perfect backdrop for salty family fun. Bring your cooler, beach toys, and boogie boards for a good time.
Dogs are not permitted on the beach between the hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th, unless they are aiding the handicapped. At all other times, leashed dogs are permitted on the beaches.
Kill Devil Hills Lifeguard Stands:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from mid-May through mid-September. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Kill Devil Hills Beach Accesses:
Beach accesses in Kill Devil Hills are abundant, and most have ample parking. Each lifeguard stand location listed above is a public beach access. In addition to that list, the following beach accesses are also available in Kill Devil Hills.
Kill Devil Hills Beach Regulations:
In addition to our general beach safety information, the following regulations are specific to Kill Devil Hills.
Enjoy a classic beach vacation in gorgeous Nags Head. Visitors have been relaxing and playing on the beaches of Nags Head for generations. We invite you and your loved ones to experience a vacation on the wide, sandy beaches of Nags head.
Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round. Leashes cannot exceed 10 feet in length.
Nags Head Lifeguard Stands:
Roving lifeguards (4x4 trucks and ATVs) are on patrol from Memorial Day through October 15. Lifeguards are on duty at fixed stands from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguard stands are located at the following locations:
Nags Head Beach Accesses:
Beach accesses in Nags Head are abundant, and most have ample parking. Each lifeguard stand location listed above is a public beach access. In addition to that list, the following beach accesses are also available in Nags Head.
Nags Head Beach Regulations:
In addition to our general beach safety information, the following regulations are specific to Nags Head.