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Pool Heat Fee (Not Available July/August): $250 Plus Tax/Week
Pool Size: 12x28
Bed & Bath
Parking for 8
For the 2023 season, the check in day will change from Saturday to Friday.Updated 9/9/22
For the 2023 season, this home will have an exterior driveway or street-facing security camera.Updated 9/9/22
This home no longer offers a gas fireplace.Updated 9/9/22
The L1 bar no longer offers a Kegerator. Updated 4/2/22
For 2023, the check-in day is changing from Saturday to Friday.
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!
This home has ample space for family reunions, corporate retreats or weddings. Approximately 8.0 miles up the beach. Special Events welcome in 2023 for an additional $1,000 plus tax. Please contact our office if you would like to make arrangements for a Special Event reservation.
Dogs welcome (2 max., no cats). No additional fee or deposit required.
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Main House layoutBedroom Definitions
Recreation room with ping pong, air hockey, foosball and shuffleboard; service kitchen; media room with pool table and poker table; two half baths; patio with private pool, hot tub and poolside bar.
King with whirlpool
King with whirlpool
2 Twins with semi-private bath
Double laundry; living/gaming room; covered decks.
King with whirlpool
4 Duo Bunk Sets
Half bath; kitchen with double appliances; great room; 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.
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"Great location and views from the house. Was our second time here and very much enjoyed it again"
"Beautiful home with lots of extras that our kids love."
"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!"
"Location was great. Good size rooms. Double appliances really helped."
"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.
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"The home was great and in a great location on the 4x4 beaches. Plenty of space for a large family to spread out and enjoy time in the Outer Banks. The house came with all the amenities you could want, including a great table game room in the garage and a pool table in the basement. There were also a fair amount of board games included with the house. The kitchen was large and had many of the essential cooking/baking/storage supplies. The best part was being able to wake up to the sunrise and see the wild horses walking around just outside the house!"
"Beautiful views, awesome layout. Was plenty of space for our large group of 20+ people. The bar was amazing, the ice maker was a dream come true after vacationing in Carova for many years. The kitchen had every gadget you could need. It was pretty clean too for a rental home. We had a few maintenance issues, but we always do, it's par for the course. We plan to re-book this home again. Everyone was happy. And it's almost like the walls are better insulated that in other homes, nobody was bothered by anyone else."
Jessica, we are so glad that you and your group enjoyed your stay at our home & thank you for your kind review! We have been working hard to make improvements on the house, trying to make it comfortable for everyone. Hopefully you can come back again to see future changes when you decide to visit the OBX again.
"Great house! Had everything you would need! The owner checked on us multiple times. Great party house. Lots of steps but would definitely rent again!"
"We were extremely pleased with this home. We have been coming to the Outer Banks for the past 9 years and this was by far the best equipped home we have been in. It was our first time on the 4 wheel beach and it was an experience. We had some concerns about the social distancing on the beach but were pleasantly surprised that being 7.6 miles up the 4 wheel drive beach that was not a concern. It was like we had our own private beach. We are seriously considering coming back to Mermaid's Reef next year."
"Beautiful home, worked out perfectly or our stay!"
"This home has everything one would need! From the spacious bedrooms to the huge pool area there is room to relax. The game room is an awesome feature not found everywhere. Multiple appliances made mealtime easy. The unique bar area and dune gazebo were fun gathering places. What a great vacation!"