Outer Banks Oceanfront Dreams End, Pool, Spa, Wild Horses ONE MAY WEEK, TWO OCTOBER LEFT

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Cottage | 15 Guests | 6 Bedrooms| 6 Bathrooms

Property Description

Dreams End is an Oceanfront home with unobstructed ocean views located in Swan Beach - 3.5 miles north of the end of the paved road (Rt 12). 

Four wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicles are required to drive in our unique area because there are no paved roads. The sand is your highway!!

Check us out at Facebook.com/DreamsEndOBX/ for lots of great pictures!

6 Master Bedrooms

1 w/king, 1 w/king, 1 w/king, 1 w/king,

1 w/ double, bunk and crib, 1 w/2 bunk sets

6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms

4 full refrigerators (2 in kitchen; 2 in ground floor rec room)

Leave your hectic life behind and relax at Dreams End in Carova's unique 4x4 area where the wild horses roam. This home is really a dream come true. It is ideally situated 3.5 miles up the beach with spectacular, unobstructed oceanfront views. Sandfiddler Rd in front of us is closed because it is covered by large dunes so there will never be traffic driving directly in front of Dreams End. Also, we own the lot directly south of us, directly west of us and the oceanfront lot ahead of us ensuring plenty of space for your vacationing family.

Every bedroom is a master suite with a private bathroom (tub and shower with instant hot water in each bathroom), pillow top mattresses (excluding bunks), ocean views and private deck access.

Ground level has a gated, heatable pool (with poolside half bath), hot tub, outside shower with hot water, wood walkways from the pool area to every house entrance and a fish cleaning table. There is also a small Game Room that has 2 full size refrigerators w/ice makers and a small refrigerator for fresh fish and bait. Also, for fun, there is a Rebound Shuffleboard Table and Foosball Table.

Mid-level has 4 master suites: 2 Kings, 1 with 2 bunk sets, 1 with bunk set, double bed and a Pottery Barn full size crib. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and private deck access. This level also has a laundry room and a sitting area with a love seat, 2 chairs and a 32" Samsung HD TV with HD receiver.

Upper level offers 2 King master suites (1 with jacuzzi tub), spacious great room with gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, powder room, home theater 5.1 surround sound with 55 inch, flat screen Samsung HD TV, custom wood trim and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, 2 refrigerators w/ice makers and equipped with many extras such as ice cream maker, waffle maker, seafood steamer, crock pot, Keurig coffee maker and more! The great room and dining room feature hardwood floors. There is also a ship's watch where you can relax, read or just enjoy the view of the ocean. Dreams End has high speed internet and high speed wireless internet for your convenience.

Floor plan:

Ships watch: Reading area with a desk for your laptop computer.

Upper level: Great room, kitchen, dining area, king master w/private bath including jacuzzi tub, king master w/private bath, powder room.

Mid-level: King master w/private bath; king master w/private bath; double bed, bunk & crib master w/private bath; bunk master w/private bath, sitting room & laundry room.

Ground level: Outdoor fun w/access to all house entries. Small rec room with Rebound Shuffleboard and Foosball Tables. Poolside half bath and outside shower.


Private heatable pool (20x10); 6-7 person hot tub; Jacuzzi tub; Instant hot water at all faucets and showers; Gas fireplace; Seven HD TVs each with it's own satellite hookup (Netflix is available on the three smart tv's)- one 55" Samsung HD TV with HD receiver w/5.1 surround sound, LG Blu-ray Disc Player, one 32" Samsung Smart HD TV with HD receiver, four 32" Samsung HD TV's with HD receivers, one 28" Samsung Smart HD TV w/HD receiver; Rebound shuffleboard; Foosball table; High speed internet and high speed wireless internet; 4 Refrigerators each w/ice makers- 2 in Kitchen and 2 in ground floor rec room; Books; Games; Puzzles; Booster seat; Porch swing; Hammock; 2 Gas grills; Beach chairs; Sand toys; Pool and deck furniture; Outside shower with hot water; Private well with filtered & conditioned water and additional UV purification; Over 1200 feet of decking to view ocean and sound.

For renters convenience, we have installed a touch pad key lock on the main entrance door. Each renter will be given a new access code via email prior to their arrival.


Pet free home

Four-wheel drive vehicle required

Always arrive before dark because the beach is more difficult to navigate at night. We recommend lowering your tire pressure to 15-20 psi so bring a tire pressure gauge along. Tires can be re-inflated at any of the area gas stations. Check area tide charts prior to arrival. Low tide is ideal for beach driving. Follow all posted speed limits (35 mph or 15 mph when within 300 feet of pedestrians or wild horses). Drive on the hard-packed sand near the edge of the water or close to the dunes. Leave the middle of the beach available for parked vehicles. Drivers must be 16 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. ATVs are not permitted. Also, Currituck County does not allow personal motorized watercraft on the ocean. Jet skis and personal motorboats are allowed on the Currituck Sound. The closest boat ramp is located at the Whalehead Club in Corolla. Due to shallow water and grass, this ramp is suitable for small craft only. For more information regarding Currituck County's rules and regulations, please contact the Currituck County Chamber of Commerce.

NEW FOR 2018:

1) 3 USB charging outlets - 2 located at kitchen island; 1 in ships watch

2) New gas grill (There are 2 gas grills and 2 charcoal grills)

3) Flagpole light - so bring your own flag to put on the pole!

4) LED bulbs in new light fixtures under the house

5) 2 new high volume, high capacity spa pumps which help increase jet massaging pressure

6) New deck floors on upper front and rear decks

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Property Details

Additional Property Details:

Dreams End has six bedrooms. They are all master bedrooms with their own attached bathroom. There are 4 king bedrooms, one bedroom with two sets of bunk beds and one bedroom with a double bed, bunk set and a crib. There is a half bath located on the top floor and a half bath outside the pool on the bottom level.

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Exceptional! 5 / 5 from 5 Guest Reviews
Susan B
Simply The Best
5 out of 5
This house is as close to perfect as I could ever imagine. You will be awed and comfortable so quickly. Everything you need and more. But first - a shout out to The Corolla Cab Co 252-489-9408. They will take you to the house; which was wonderful as our 4-wd vehicle driver was the last to arrive. The cabbie was super nice and carted most all of our stuff, too. We heated the pool and were happy that we did as there were three little girls that pretty much lived in it all week. Saw the horses in our yard and along the beach - bring a camera! The sunrise and sunset views from the many levels of this house are spectacular. If Maria hadn't brought the gusty winds we would have been out there more, but she also brought super high seas and amazing waves, so it's all good. The quick walk over the dunes to the beach was great as was the beach itself. I didn't do the driving but those that did had no issue - in a 4-wd vehicle. Thank you Mike and Cathy for your quick response to my various rookie questions. Loved it all!!!!
Stayed: September 2017 Source: Another Rental Site

Owner response:

Thanks so much Susan for the info about the Corolla Cab Company! How great to have a company like their's to shuttle people out to the beach if they don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Dreams End despite 'Maria' bringing strong winds and high waves mid week. Warm weather and sunshine are always preferred on vacation, but there's nothing quite like having a good storm at the beach!! You were great to work with and we really appreciated you keeping us updated on the storm. We look forward to having you come back again someday!!

Cheryl M
Amazing Vacation Home
5 out of 5
Cathy and Mike went above and beyond to make this vacation home exceptional . There wasn't a need for anything, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, beautiful views, great pool and hot tub. Weather was amazing, surf fished, crabbed at the sound, put 3 jigsaw puzzles together in the evenings and in the mornings while having our coffee and Bloody Mary's !!Four couples united in the OBX , two from Ohio and two from Arizona. Hoping to return next year to continue making this vacation spot special! Thankyou Cathy and Mike,
Stayed: September 2017 Source: Another Rental Site

Owner response:

You are so welcome Cheryl!! You were such a joy to work with from start to finish. We are so thankful that you had great weather and enjoyed your stay at Dreams End, especially since you came from so far away. We are kindred spirits - We both love the beach, catching crabs in the sound and putting jig saw puzzles together :) We hope you are able to come back again next year!

Maria C
New Jersey
It Was Wonderful and Amazing
5 out of 5
Cathy & Mike were a pleasure to communicate with before, during & after our vacation at their beach house. They answered every question promptly. Their home is so nice, comfortable and we did not need one thing as they had everything imaginable in their home to make it seem like our own (lots of kitchen items, spices, blankets, pillows, beach chairs, pool & beach toys, board games & puzzles, cards, etc). Everyone loved it as we were so comfortable and relaxed. If we weren't at the beach, pool or in the hot tub, we were relaxing on one of the decks, in the family room, kids playing cards or monopoly. We ate lovely family meals on their large dining table while also enjoying the outside views of the surrounding land, beach & ocean. It was especially great sitting outside in the am & at night. It is sooooo peaceful. Love the swing & seats outside the first floor. Kids spent some time in the game room too. The 4 frig/freezers were a PLUS for a large family & beach vacation! We picked up a Seafood pot from the Outerbanks Boil Company that was delicious! We kept our beach gear in one of our trucks & drove it right around to the beach each day for our daily set up. We then walked back & forth to the house as it is a very short/easy walk. Taking walks on the beach were great, especially before dark. So awesome. We collected cool shells - none of them are sharp. Most of them are colorful pieces of different types of shells. We are planning on making a few nice memory pieces for each family members homes that were with us. Oh, & driving on the beach was actually fine. Lower your tires as recommended & follow driving rules & you will be smooth sailing. The views from the house were so amazing. The weather was great even when it rained during one of the nights - the next day was sunny & hot. We even saw a lightning storm. Horses came around every day except for just one. They were literally against the pool wall & one day they were there for a pretty long time. White birds came by with the horses & sit on their backs - so pretty! We also saw a deer, fox, lizard & frogs. The kids & dads loved fishing on the beach. We brought our karaoke disco machine and had some fun karaoke nights with dancing! Of course, making drinks in the blender was a big hit too! Bottom line - we didn't want to leave - wish our stay was longer! Cathy & Mike, Thank you again for letting us rent your beautiful home. We hope to rent it again in the near future
Stayed: July 2017 Source: Another Rental Site

Owner response:

We can't thank you enough, Maria, for writing such a thorough and awesome review!! Can I hire you as our PR person?? Your description of all the amenities you liked at Dreams End will help us continue to rent to families like yours. We would love to see some pictures of the 'memory' pieces you create from shells collected at the beach. We are so blessed to have such great guests like you. You were a pleasure to work with and we hope you come back again!!

Rich M
Great Multi Family Vacation
5 out of 5
We had a wonderful week at Dreams End. Both the kids and adults enjoyed the pool, hot tub and wonderful views. The proximity to the beach was wonderful and the beach traffic was not too bad. What we loved most were the little things. The fact that there were two large gas grills was key to our nightly dinner plans. The separation yet proximity of the main rooms was also great; we could have a delightful dinner on the back patio while being able to view the kids watching a Netflix movie in the living room. And the wild horses were amazing. They came around multiple mornings and one even greeted us as we packed up to leave. We would definitely go back.
Stayed: July 2017 Source: Another Rental Site

Owner response:

We love reading reviews from different people because everyone brings out different aspects of Dreams End that they enjoy. You were awesome to work with and we would love to have you come back again. Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review and for treating our house as your own.

Jessica B
Highly Recommend!
5 out of 5
I cannot say enough good things about our week at Dream’s End. The house itself was in wonderful condition and very well set up for multiple families. The two living rooms allowed the adults to watch the hockey game in the evening while the kids could watch cartoons or go play in the game room which they LOVED having their own space. The views were amazing and I loved sitting on the deck drinking my morning coffee and listening to the waves. The view and proximity to the beach could not have been better. The kids went crab hunting at night and during the day it was so easy to set up at the beach, the house was very stocked with chairs/boogey boards anything you could need. Cathy & Mike were very easy to work with and provided us a lot of information on the area, as we were coming from across the country and were unfamiliar with the area. This is the perfect house for a wonderful family vacation! I do highly recommend 4 wheel drive - one of our all wheel vehicles got stuck coming over the dune.
Stayed: June 2017 Source: Another Rental Site

Owner response:

Thanks so much for your great review Jessica! We're so glad that you had a great week with your family, especially since you came across the country to get here. Also, it is great that you put to use both living rooms and the game room. When the whole extended family vacations together, lots of different 'get away' places are appreciated. Regarding the 4WD versus AWD, we drive both on the beach. The most important thing is taking the air pressure down. Thanks again for choosing Dreams End and for being so great to work with!!