OBX State of Mind

8 bedrooms
6 K, 2 T, 4 Duo
10 bathrooms
8 Full 2 Half


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Pet-Friendly Details:
No Fee: Pets Allowed: 2 max
Dogs: No weight limit
Cats: Not Allowed
All pets must be well-behaved and housebroken
Private Pool Details:
Open Dates: 4/26/2024-10/10/2024
Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $250 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 12x28
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
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Wet Bar
  • Blender
  • Dishes, Utensils, & Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pod Coffee Maker
    New for the 2024 season
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Basketball Goal
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Beach Walkway with No Steps
  • Screened Porch
  • Volleyball
  • Advance Property Hold Fee
  • Beach Chairs
  • Central Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Military Discount
  • Private Well
  • Security Camera
  • Telephone
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Home details

8 bedrooms

6 K, 2 T, 4 Duo

10 bathrooms

8 Full 2 Half

Friday, 4:00pm
Friday, 10:00am
Parking for 8
Recent updates include an entirely new kitchen with two sets of Maytag Kitchen Appliances to go with an expanded kitchen area, granite countertops, new cabinets, and luxury-grade vinyl flooring throughout the entire third floor. Additional updates include all new mattresses and bedding in the King bedrooms, fresh paint in the living areas and several King bedrooms, upgraded outside showers, new décor, pool furniture and Adirondack chairs.
Advertising Updates:
For the 2024 season, this home will no longer allow Special Events. Updated 2/26/24

Accessible by 4x4 only.

Get into an “OBX State of Mind” at this large oceanfront retreat in Carova Beach! Located approximately 8 miles up the beach, this home allows you to fully immerse yourself in the OBX beach life for the duration of your stay. Featuring a spacious layout and generous square footage, approximately 8,000 square feet, your group can spread out and relax, including your furry family members since this home is dog friendly. Enjoy reading a book in your own quiet space or gather all together in the bar area for fun times with family and friends. There are plenty of spaces throughout the home, inside and out, that allow you to enjoy gorgeous ocean views and salty breezes.

The great room on the top floor is spacious and features multiple areas. Gather around the TV and watch your favorite movie or show from the comfortable sofas. The loft is a perfect place to curl up with a book or to check in with the office. The newly renovated and fully equipped kitchen is as attractive as it is functional for preparing meals for a crowd, with double appliances and plenty of counter space. Enjoy meals all together, as there is plenty of space in the dining area nearby and kitchen countertop seating. There is also a screened-in porch on the top floor that can be used as additional dining space. There’s plenty of room on the spacious oceanfront sun deck for everyone to enjoy an Outer Banks sunrise with their morning coffee. We realize that you may need to work while on vacation so we have a mesh wifi system capable of supporting multiple streaming devices should you need to check in with the office or video conference while the kids watch their movie.

The home has a mixture of six main bedrooms with ensuites, one bedroom with a semi-private bath, and a unique spacious loft bedroom that the kids will love. This space features four Duo bunks and a full bathroom. There is another common area with TVs for the gamers in the family on the second floor.

The ground floor of the home was designed with entertainment in mind. In the media room, kick back and watch a movie, or play at the pool table or poker table. The kitchenette nearby can be stocked with snacks and cold drinks for breaks in the action. The rec room has everything you need to keep the kids entertained for hours. Choose from the ping pong table, air hockey, foosball, or shuffleboard. Two half bathrooms are included on the first floor for your convenience.

Step outside to the outdoor oasis for some fun in the sun. The private pool is ready for you to make a splash. Lounge around poolside all day long or take a soak in the hot tub. No need to leave the house to go to a bar, as the poolside bar with commercial ice maker has you covered. From the pool area, follow the private walkway to the oceanfront gazebo, which includes plenty of seating. The gazebo offers an opportunity to relax in the shade and watch the Corolla Wild Horses roam the area or dolphins play in the surf. From the gazebo, continue along the walkway to arrive at the beach. You and your group will definitely return home in an “OBX State of Mind” after a stay at this one-of-a-kind beach house!

Approximately 8.0 miles up the beach.

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Main House layout

Bedroom Definitions

Level 1

Half Bath

Half Bath

Recreation room with ping pong, foosball and shuffleboard; service kitchen; media room with pool table and poker table; patio with private pool, hot tub and poolside bar.

Level 2

Master 1
King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub, Deck access

Master 2
King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub, Deck access

Master 3
King, Deck access

Master 4
King, Deck access

Master 5

Room 1
2 Twins, Semi-private bath, Shower/tub combo

Double laundry; living/gaming room; covered decks.

Level 3

Master 1
Oceanside, King, Standing shower, Whirlpool tub, Deck access

Master 2
4 Duo Bunk Sets

Half Bath

Great room; kitchen with double appliances; dining room; loft/office; open decks and screened porch.


Horseshoes, two outside showers, private pool, poolside bar, indoor/outdoor stereo system, additional tables and chairs to help accommodate wedding guests.

Not Available

The Great Room Fireplace and pool bar Kegerator are not available for use.


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Guest recommendations

18 guests recommended this home
Anna   ·  Stayed May 2024

"Excellent kitchen appliances and stocking (pots/pans, cutlery, etc). Nice theater room. The outdoor bar and pool area very nice and good for groups to center around."

Bradley   ·  Stayed April 2024

"The ice machine. The home theater. The kitchen having two of every appliance."

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you consider us again when you think of vacationing in the OBX!
Elizabeth   ·  Stayed September 2023

"The house had more than was expected. Sand toys, games, beach chairs, puzzles and more. Well equipped. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space"

Lori   ·  Stayed September 2023

"I liked the masters with bathrooms. The open kitchen area was nice also. The downstairs was nice with the bar."

Jody   ·  Stayed June 2023

"Linens included. Always clean upon arrival. Helpful when called upon for questions or problems. Informative of concerns or updates on the house. Convenient online services."

Robert   ·  Stayed June 2023

"Very comfortable beds and amazing view. Large cottage for big families and friends."

Kimberly   ·  Stayed April 2023

"Location is excellent.. hopefully not too much build-up surrounding anytime soon. Love the renovations you’ve been making - kitchen is awesome and like the upgrades including the media room chairs and new flooring and curtains. Hopefully some bathroom remodels next but things take time understandably for sure! Beautiful home. Excellent location. Amazing horses. Awesome gazebo. Thank you for another year of great family time!"

We are so glad that you enjoy your time at our home. We feel honored that you choose to stay with us as often as you do when you are in the OBX. We are glad you love the 4x4 as much as we do. It is a special place!
Christina   ·  Stayed March 2023

"Another great week at OBX State of Mind for our family which now totals 17 with a range of ages from 3 to 72. As our grandchildren are past the baby stage, having that whole separate area with the bunks, bedrooms and living area is great for them. Love the addition of the movie seats in the first floor, made the first floor rec room a great place to watch movies. House well stocked and maintained. Plenty of room even when the weather is less than perfect."

We are so glad you and your family enjoy your time at our home. We feel even more privileged by the fact that your family chooses to return to our house each year. Thank you for staying with us.
Brian   ·  Stayed November 2022

"Great location and views from the house. Was our second time here and very much enjoyed it again"

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are continuing to make improvements on our home. We are looking to possibly update the bathrooms in the future.
Anne   ·  Stayed August 2022
Nicole   ·  Stayed August 2022

"Beautiful home with lots of extras that our kids love."

We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed our home! Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your vacation.
Susan   ·  Stayed July 2022

"My family had a wonderful time staying at TheState of Mind! What a beautiful spacious home. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. (crockpot, Keurig and regular coffee pot, griddle, waffle maker, blender, lots of pots and pans). We would definitely stay here again. It was very clean and welcoming. Everyone had so much fun downstairs playing pool and other games in the evening. We even had a ping pong competition. The bedrooms were roomy and the beds were very comfortable. The young ones and teenagers loved their own area to hang out and sleep. Having enough room for our children and their families, along with my father all together was a very special treat!"

Anita   ·  Stayed July 2022

"Location was great. Good size rooms. Double appliances really helped."

Amy   ·  Stayed July 2022

"The place was beautiful! It fit our group perfectly. The place was big enough for our party of 22. The boys loved the bunk room & it was nice we hardly heard them. The renovation The owners started on the house are great. Best part, The horses came everyday on the property, so pretty. Perfect house on the beach for a large group."

We are so glad that your group enjoyed our home during your vacation. We hope you will think of our home again when you think of coming to the 4x4.
Kimberly   ·  Stayed April 2022

"Large well-appointed home on quiet 4x4 beach with wild horses and heated swimming pool. Plus a mermaid bar and game room! Luxury by the sea!"

Thank you so much for staying at our home during your stay at the OBX! We really hope you enjoyed your time in the 4x4 area. We are new owners of OBX State of Mind, having owned it less than 2 years. Each year we are tackling new renovations and putting every bit of revenue back into the house to make the stay better for our guests. We hope to see you again and you can see what else we have done when you decide to come back to the OBX.
Christina   ·  Stayed April 2022

"Family trip April 2022 and let me just say EVERYONE was happy and that's all this momma cares about! This home has everything you need plus way more. Very clean and super comfy beds. Already planning our next trip to this lovely home!"

David   ·  Stayed April 2022


Christina   ·  Stayed April 2022

"Been to the home several times. Fits our family very well. All adults get ocean facing rooms and the upstairs bunk room is great for kids. The whole first floor is dedicated to recreation which is great for not so great weather days. Like that the hot tub is now in the pool area. Frees up the second floor deck which is very nice and shady with cool breeze. Like the indoor/outdoor bar area. The blue tooth speaker is a great addition."

Thank you Christina for your review. We are glad that you enjoy staying at our home. We are constantly trying to improve our house for guests to stay at and enjoy. We hope you will continue to think of us when you think of staying in the OBX.

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