Idle Time SWB-24 · Oceanfront, Carova

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 2
  • Location: Oceanfront
  • Town: Carova NC
  • Parking: 4 spaces
  • Check-In: Saturday
  • Length of Stay: Weekly
  • Property Type: Southern Comfort
Bedding: 2 Queen, 4 Single / Twin
Looking for an unforgettable 4x4 home with panoramic views and amenities that will make you never want to leave the OBX? You will want to take Idle Time in this oceanfront!

Nestled only a stone's throw from the ocean, this well-appointed four bedroom retreat offers breath taking views of the ocean and the sounds of the surf which will leave an everlasting memory! Experience the Outer Banks the way people did years ago. No roads, no distractions, no complications - just miles of gorgeous coastline. Relax, unwind and reconnect with loved ones.

A few of the many amenities to enjoy in this home are the wireless internet access, 2 screened porches with incredible views, open kitchen with everything you could ever need. Movies, books and puzzles are available to keep your family entertained.

This four-wheel-drive home is a short walk to our pristine northern beaches (approximately 150 feet). Carova/Swan Beach is renowned for wide, clean beaches - some of the most beautiful on the OBX. Keep an eye out for wild horses grazing or dolphins and whales playing in the surf!

Home does NOT provide linens but may be rented for an additional fee.

This home is only accessible with a 4 wheel drive vehicle. All wheel drive vehicles are not capable of navigating the soft sand and off road beach driving conditions. To find out more about 4x4 access and driving on the beach visit

Please contact the Corolla rental office for 4x4 parking passes. They must be signed out at the Corolla rental office. You must have the pass to park on the beach from April 29th to October 7th.


  • 3 TVs Satellite/2 DVDs - Panoramic ocean views - Second Fridge
  • Stereo w/ CD player - WiFi - 2 Screened Porches
  • 4x4 Required - No ATV - Beach Chairs/Umbrella
  • Charcoal Grill - Deck Furnishings - Beach Toys
  • Outside Shower - Hammock - Sun Deck
  • Treated Well Water
Ground level: Parking, entrance to house, foot wash, outside shower with hot and cold water, stairs to 1st screen porch at front of house

Main level: Two Queen bedrooms with hall full bath tub/shower and wonderful ocean views, TV in each - two twin bedroom, one with 13 inch TV which provides you a DVD player for watching your favorite movie, sliding door to oceanfront deck, large kitchen featuring an kitchen island with 6 bar stools, dining area for 10, living room with 42" Roku TV and DVD, door to ocean side deck with beautiful panoramic views and 2nd screen porch.

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Featured Amenities

  • Oceanfront
  • Southern Comfort
  • Ocean view
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Non-Smoking
  • Outside Shower
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Open Deck
  • Deck Furniture
  • Mini Stays Allowed
  • Advanced Year Confirmations
  • Four Wheel Drive Required
  • Keyless Access
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Television(s)
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Ware
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster

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This home was gorgeous! We had an amazing vacation! We cooked our own seafood most days, the kitchen had everything we needed! Everything was comfy and more than what we expected! …

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amazing vacation

This home was gorgeous! We had an amazing vacation! We cooked our own seafood most days, the kitchen had everything we needed! Everything was comfy and more than what we expected!
- John M. Oct 2022

perfect beach house

This is a perfect beach house: it has all you need for staying at the beach! The kitchen was renewed this past winter and it looks great. I especially liked the new stove! Beds and living space are all very comfy.
- Francesca G. Sep 2022


This was a great house! We found everything we needed. It was all there. The mattresses were great, the couch left a little too be desired.. however, we didn't vacation to sit on the couch so it was perfect. It was awesome!
- Jordan M. Aug 2022


Great property!
- David S. Jul 2022

is like our second home

We have been staying at this house now for more than 10 years. We loved the renovations that were done in the past year to the living area. We love this house and this point is like our second home.
- Francesca G. Sep 2021

wonderful vacation home

Wonderful vacation home. Not fancy, but definitely had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Loved the outdoor shower, and patio area downstairs.
- Katherine H. Jul 2021

great house

This was a great house ! BUT the high sand dune directly between the house and the beach apparently limits direct access to the beach (as well as limiting the view). When actually at the OBX there are postings (probably not enough) requesting individuals to stay off of the dunes. This creates somewhat of a dilemma for those staying in homes with similar scenarios whereas you are actually adjacent to the beach but "isolated" from direct access to the beach (if abiding by the "rules") because of the apparent environmental concerns for the sand dunes. Some may honor this request while others may not. Possibly there may be those not aware of or understanding of such a mandate. (Or perhaps I am the one who is confused) The walk from the house to the beach via the road is not bad, but its somewhat frustrating to see others taking shorter routes through the dunes. This was our fifth trip to the OBX, we plan on continuing. Previous stays were in a house that was directly adjacent to the beach and void of any dunes such that we walked from the house porch directly onto the beach. Perhaps we have become too spoiled. As initially stated , this is a great house, fully furnished and well laid out. Mattresses must have been new, great support.
- Duane D. Jun 2021

Home away from home

This is a very nice house large and well laid out. Hurricane Florence almost cancelled our trip but fortunately we only missed out on one day. Unfortunately the weather delay left us alone as other family had to cancel their plans at the last minute. We love the proximity to the ocean. Our first evening here the wild horses were running around the house. It was great to be able to have our dog with us. The pros - was so relaxing, the sound of the ocean and wild mustangs. The cons is the carpet needs to be steam cleaned. and the furniture in the living room not super comfortable. Over all the house is well stocked and nice enough as your not renting on the beach to stay inside :) - if we can get family to commit with us for another year we are going to rent again in the future.
- Christine & Harold King Sep 2018

Great House, Great Location

Overall, a phenomenal stay in a very well equipped home. While it's not a mansion or a "new build," we've stayed at homes for twice the price and this home & location has been the most memorable! The owners have provided renters with TV's in each room, a large eating area, and a very well equipped kitchen. The outdoor shower with hot water was a great idea and addition. The house is well equipped, relatively clean for a beach rental and perfectly situated in a 4x4 private location away from the hustle & bustle. You won't go wrong staying here and we plan to rent it each summer going forward as our go-to place. And did I mention it's a great deal??!!
- Ron P Aug 2018

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*Please note that bed and bath linens are not a standard amenity. Guests may bring their own bed sheets and bath towels from home or you may rent them from Sun Realty for a reasonable weekly price. However, some properties do offer linens as a bonus amenity (refer to the property description for details). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about bed or bath linens.

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