The American Dream (formerly Almost Paradise) SWB-27

  • Exterior
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  • Ocean Views from Crows Nest
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  • Private Pool
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  • Private Hot Tub
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  • Living Area
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  • Living and Dining Areas
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  • Dining Area
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  • Top-Level Kitchen
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  • Sun Room
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  • Mid-Level Bedroom
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  • Bedroom
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  • Bedroom
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  • Bedroom
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  • Ground-Level Bedroom
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  • Bedroom
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  • Ground-Level Den
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  • Den
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  • Ground-Level Entry
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  • Crows Nest
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  • Ocean Views from Top-Level Deck
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  • Mid-Level Deck w/ Ocean View
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  • Fishing Cleaning Table and Outside Shower
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  • Wild Horse
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  • Sunset Views
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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 3 ½
  • Location: Oceanside
  • Town: Carova, NC
  • View: Ocean
  • Check-in: Saturday
  • Length of Stay: Weekly
  • Property Type: Southern Comfort
Bedding: 1 King, 2 Queens, 2 Twins
Looking for an unforgettable Outer Banks vacation home with panoramic views of the ocean and the dunes, with amenities that will make you never want to leave? Then The American Dream is the place for you!

Nestled only 600-feet from the beach, this beautiful four bedroom home has breathtaking views of the ocean. Experience the Outer Banks the way people did years ago - with no roads, no distractions, no complications, just miles of gorgeous coastline. Relax, unwind, and reconnect with loved ones while vacationing in The American Dream.

The American Dream is a short, easy walk to the beach (approximately 600 feet), or load up the truck and park on the beach for a day of family fun. Carova is renowned for its wide and drivable beaches and are regarded as some of the most beautiful on the OBX. Make sure to keep an eye out for the wild Spanish Mustangs roaming about and the dolphins playing in the waves.

A few of the many amenities to enjoy at this OBX vacation home are: the heated private pool (12x26), a fenced-in area, two gas fireplaces and a well-equipped kitchen. There is also a movie library and a stereo system that is wired for sound throughout the house and the exterior.

The new owner of this home has completed a full renovation for the 2018 season!

A new gravel driveway has been installed with parking for 10 plus trucks, new patio and deck furniture, a newly landscaped exterior with graded front yard for your convenience, new exterior lighting on stair cases, decks and pool area, new exterior shower area, new decking and stairs, and all new chairs for the upper deck for fantastic ocean views and relaxation. There are new motion lights around perimeter of the house. For your enjoyment a horseshoe pit has been added. There is an upgraded A/C and heating system as well as an upgraded water filtration system.

There is a new reading room on the top level with a commercial grade foosball table. New flooring has been installed in 80 percent of the house and the top floor has been entirely remodeled including all new chair rail and two-tone colors, new furniture in dining room along with second dining room table added to ensure seating for up to 15 people to eat at once together. There is all new lighting, new ceiling fans, new paint in 85 percent of home interior, and all old decor was removed and completely updated. The main living area now has a 70" flatscreen TV.

There is a new king bed and new bedding in many rooms, new breakfast stools, new kitchenware, new sliding glass doors and blinds, cable in all bedrooms, living room and the recreation room.

Starting in the 2018 season every guest will receive a gift bag from the owner.

For your convenience, this home provides bed linens and towels for weekly reservations.

Please Note: A four-wheel-drive vehicle is required to access this home. The pool heat is an additional $400 per week and bed and bath linens are provided. The fireplace is available October thought April.

6 Flatscreen TVsSatellite TV Service5 DVD Players
DVD LibraryStereoSurround Sound
WI-FIJetted Tub2 Gas Fireplaces
2 RefrigeratorsLinens ProvidedPet Friendly
Non-SmokingSun RoomRooftop Deck
Hot TubGas GrillCharcoal Grill
Outside ShowerPrivate PoolHeated Pool
Ocean Views4x4 OnlyNo ATVs

Ground-Level: On the exterior, you will find the pool area, an enclosed outside shower, a gas grill and a park grill, a picnic table and fish cleaning station. From under the carport, enter to the den which has a sleeper sofa, a large screen TV/DVD with satellite and DVR, and the second refrigerator. A queen bedroom and a full hall bath, as well as the laundry area are on this ground level.

Mid-Level: On this floor, there are three bedrooms: one king master bedroom with a flatscreen TV with satelite and deck access wirh a sitting area and a fireplace (Oct.-Apr.) and the master bathroom with a jetted tub. The other queen bedroom has a flat screen TV/DVD with satellite. Finally, there is a twin bedroom with a TV/DVD with satellite. This level has a hall bath.

Top-Level: There is a large kitchen with a kitchen bar that has three bar stools. Also, you will find two dining areas with total seating for 15. Next to that is the living room with a 60” flat screen TV with satellite, DVD player and movie library. From there you can go to the sun room with a foosball table as a second gathering area that has access to the roof top deck with panoramic views of the ocean and sound. Additionally, there is a half bath on this level.

This home is only accessible by a four-wheel-drive vehicle. An all-wheel-drive vehicle is not capable of navigating the soft sand and off road beach driving conditions.

List View of Rental Rates

Check-in Day1 Week2 Weeks
February 24, 2018$1,065.00$2,130.00
March 3, 2018$1,065.00$2,130.00
March 10, 2018$1,065.00$2,130.00
March 17, 2018$1,065.00$2,130.00
March 24, 2018$1,065.00Reserved
March 31, 2018ReservedReserved
April 7, 2018$1,065.00$2,830.00
April 14, 2018$1,765.00$3,585.00
April 21, 2018$1,820.00$3,640.00
April 28, 2018$1,820.00$3,640.00
May 5, 2018$1,820.00$4,215.00
May 12, 2018$2,395.00$4,790.00
May 19, 2018$2,395.00$4,790.00
May 26, 2018$2,395.00Reserved
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August 4, 2018$3,795.00$7,590.00
August 11, 2018$3,795.00$7,590.00
August 18, 2018$3,795.00$6,690.00
August 25, 2018$2,895.00$5,790.00
September 1, 2018$2,895.00$5,290.00
September 8, 2018$2,395.00$4,790.00
September 15, 2018$2,395.00$4,790.00
September 22, 2018$2,395.00$4,790.00
September 29, 2018$2,395.00$4,790.00
October 6, 2018$2,395.00$3,590.00
October 13, 2018$1,195.00$2,390.00
October 20, 2018$1,195.00$2,390.00
October 27, 2018$1,195.00$2,390.00
November 3, 2018$1,195.00$2,390.00
November 10, 2018$1,195.00$3,090.00
November 17, 2018$1,895.00$3,090.00
November 24, 2018$1,195.00$2,390.00
December 1, 2018$1,195.00$2,390.00
December 8, 2018$1,195.00$2,390.00
December 15, 2018$1,195.00$3,090.00
December 22, 2018$1,895.00$3,790.00
December 29, 2018$1,895.00Reserved
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Amazing views and polite home owner

We had the pleasure of staying here right after the new home owners took the property over He was extremely polite and very accommodating to all of us. The views from this house are outstanding full ocean views and no matter what level of the 3 decks you stood on you could hear and enjoy the great ocean views and sounds 24 hrs a day. The exterior of the home was in great shape the pool areas and hot tub was very clean and organized, the new driveway and parking area was perfect for our family and friends. The inside of this house was freshly painted and looked great, everything was extremely clean and very neat, we stayed the week after all the new flooring was installed what a great touch of class this added, the furniture was mostly new and what wasn't new was nice and clean and comfortable for all of us. We cant wait to come back in 2018 to see all the other changes that was made. What made this home special to us was it didn't feel like just a rented beach house this house felt very much like a home a great! What a personal touch the new owner has added.
- Carrie Jan 2018
*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.

*Pools for 2018: Heated pools are generally open from the 2nd week of April to the 3rd week of October, while unheated pools are generally open from the second week of May to the the 2nd week of October. Hot tubs are open year-round, unless otherwise specified. Should you have any questions regarding the pool at your vacation home, please feel free to contact us.

*Pool heating is available for this home, additional fees may apply.

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Featured Amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Sheets & Towels Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • FirePlace
  • Non-Smoking
  • 4Wheel Drive
  • Heated Pool

Standard Amenities

  • Central Heat & Air
  • Telephone
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Stereo
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Outside Shower
  • Microwave
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck Furniture

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We had the pleasure of staying here right after the new home owners took the property over He was extremely polite and very accommodating to all of us. …

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