Carova Beach | 6 BR | 7 Full 1 Half BA
(4K, 2T, 1BS, 1Duo, 1Tr, 1DB)
(7 Full 1 Half)
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Accessible by 4x4 only. Enjoy this spacious, oceanfront home, complete with elevator, 14'x33' optionally-heated pool, hot tub, and private walkway to the dune. Approximately 8.8 miles up the beach.
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Is there a shower in the 2nd L3 MB with the whirlpool tub?
Great question, Lynn! The Level 3 MBR (K with whirlpool tub) also has a separate shower.
- Answered by Twiddy on 6/5/2018
Is the pool able to be heated?
Good news, Melinda! The private pool at V12213 does offer the option of being heated for an additional fee during the seasonal pool dates. Please note the heated pool amenity is not available in July or August.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/21/2018
Do you have to have 4x4 to access this home? If so why? Thanks
Thank You for your inquiry, Denise. Yes, a 4WD vehicle is required to get to V12213. 4WD vehicles have the ground clearance necessary to drive on the beach and over the dunes. Most All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles are not recommended due to low clearance.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/27/2018
How far from house to the water? We have some handicapped people in our group who can't walk far.
Great question, Donette! Unfortunately, we do not have exact measurements on distance to the beach for any of our homes. We would estimate that is takes approximately a minute and a half to walk to the beach. Please visit our "Where's the Beach?' map to view this home's walkway to the beach.
- Answered by Twiddy on 10/19/2017
Is the coffee maker a keurig?
Meghan, V12213 provides a standard drip coffee maker.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/7/2017
Was wondering, is there a bathroom in the room with the two twin beds?
Thank you for your question, Taylor! Bedroom with two twin beds on Level 2 is not a master-bedroom, it does not have a private bathroom.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/30/2017
Does the den have a pull out sofa? Thanks
Great question, Cory!V12213 does not advertise a pull out sofa in the den.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/16/2017
Does this house have a water filtration system?
Laurie, V12213 does not currently offer a water filtration system.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/31/2017
Is there snorkeling gear available at the house or to rent?
Every Twiddy home provides 5 beach chairs. Items such as umbrellas, boogie boards, beach toys, and carts are not standard amenities. If you would like to rent additional beach equipment, Just for the Beach, Moneysworth, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals all provide this service. For contact information, please visit www.twiddy.com/activities/services.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/4/2016
Does V12213 have a floor plan available to see layout of each level?
Great questions, Ali! Unfortunately, we do not have an available floor plan for this home. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/27/2016
Could you define "open fire" on the beach? Is a portable charcoal grill allowed?
Ken, the Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department confirmed that a portable charcoal grill is fine to have on the beach in the 4x4 area.
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/25/2016
Can we pay more to bring dog?
Amy, V12213 does not allow pets. Unfortunately, we are not able to make any exceptions for homes that are not advertised as pet-friendly.
Please tell me about the ice situation. Is there a "working" stand alone ice maker?
Mike, an ice machine is not provided, however, the refrigerator has an icemaker. Also, the Carova Beach Fire Department sells ice during the day. For more information on their hours, you may call them at (252) 453-8690.
- Answered by Twiddy on 8/12/2015
can you see the sand from the porch.
Hi Debbie, from the top level of the home you will be able to see the ocean, however, due to the protective dunes you may not be able to see the sand of the beach area.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/20/2015
Which room(s) is the den connected to? I'm going in June and I would like to know ahead of time.
Casey, upon entering the house you walk into the foyer first, then into the den. There is a hallway leading one direction and bedroom entrance the other direction.
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/15/2015
Do you give military, fire department, or police discounts? And if so what is the discount? Very interested in week of 7/25
Thank you for your question, Jennifer. This homeowner does not offer or accept discounts of any kind. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Answered by Twiddy on 3/23/2015
Is there a volleyball net and ball? Also, linens are provided.. Does that mean sheets & pillow cases? Should we bring blankets? One more question, is there an area for my children to ride their bikes outside? Thank you
Hi Jaime, Sandy Paws V12213 does not provide a volleyball net and ball. Bed linens and bath towels are provided for the home, this includes sheets, pillow cases and blankets. The children may be able to ride bikes in the grassy area but keep in mind there are no paved roads in this area.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/7/2014
We stayed at Sandy Paws in 2008 and consider it our most favorite vacation ever. We want to return in June 2015 with our kids to celebrate the graduation of our two oldest. I would like to know when 2015 dates will be posted for rental?
Good afternoon, Lisa! We would be more than happy to host your family vacation! 2015 rates will become available around October of this year.
- Answered by Twiddy on 5/17/2014
Hi! I know that this sounds crazy, but I love to cook for our family on vacation. Can you tell me if there are pots & pans, dishes, and silverware enough to keep 10 folks full & happy? Thanks for your help!
Yes Brenda, you will find a fully equipped kitchen, and this link will provide a list of standard furnishings and equipment in our homes, and just let us know if you have any particular questions: www.twiddy.com/abbreviations-definitions.aspx
- Answered by Twiddy on 4/20/2014
Hi. My family and I have booked Sandy Paws for the week of May 24-31 2014. My questions are as follows. Can we bring utility carts and can we ride them on the beach. Next are camp fires allowed on the beach. Also where is the closest grocery
Tina, ATVs and utility carts are not permitted for non-residents, and beach fires are not permitted on any of our Outer Banks beaches. This home is 8.8 miles up the beach from the access point where you leave the paved road, and there is nothing commercial in the 4x4 area, but there is a convenience store and gas station in Corolla Village, just south of the access point, and the major groceries are located about 5 miles south of Corolla Village!
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/23/2014
All the other houses we have stayed at thru twiddy,have had outdoor furniture on the upper decks. This house does not look like it has any. Is there at least some chairs. Or tables?
Yes, Lisa, all of our homes do provide some type of porch and deck furniture; it appears the photos of this home were taken at a time when it was put away!
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/20/2014
We're returning guests of Twiddy; thanks for the great service! My family is considering this property, because it shows an elevator & handicap accessibility. Don't see elevator in pics. Please confirm actuality of the elevator. Ready to book. Thanks!
Thank you for your kind words, Michael! We would love the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to the beach. Yes, V12213 provides an elevator and some handicap friendly features. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/15/2014
Does this house have a washer and dryer? I did not see them listed
Great question, Toni! All Twiddy home are equipped with a washer and dryer! For a list of Standard Amenities, please visit www.twiddy.com/faq.aspx.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/7/2014
Are there televisions in all the bedrooms?
Good Morning, Robin! There are currently televisions in every bedroom, however, these amenities are subject to change and are not guaranteed.
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/6/2014
Is this property cleaned well between renters? I have been disappointed in prior rentals
Yes Pam, we are very proud of our Housekeeping Department, and always aim to please our guests, and would expect to hear from you if not, so that we could do better!
- Answered by Twiddy on 2/4/2014
Family wants to know if unit has gas grill. Thanks
Great question, Pam! V12213 provides a gas and a charcoal grill. Propane is supplied for the gas grill but you will need to bring charcoal for the charcoal grill.
are those wild horses in your picture?
Thank you for your inquiry, Susan. Yes, the horses showing in the home photos for V12213 are the famous Corolla Wild Horses!
- Answered by Twiddy on 1/3/2014
Are linens and towels included?
Hello Miller Family! V12213 provides bed linens and bath towels, however, beach towels are not supplied.
- Answered by Twiddy on 7/9/2013
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.
Rest assured we are taking all necessary precautions to prepare for your upcoming vacation in the wake of COVID-19. Hospitality and cleanliness are a top priority, especially as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters with you.
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Stores and businesses are open and look forward to seeing you
Beaches are still beautiful and the sun is still shining View Beach Cam
Questions or concerns?
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Text Us: (252) 888-2598
The Outer Banks now open to visitors! We're so excited for your visit and rest assured we are taking all necessary precautions to prepare for your upcoming vacation in the wake of COVID-19. Hospitality and cleanliness are still our top priority. For more information, read our response to coronvavirus.
Still have questions or concerns? Read our frequently asked questions.
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