Carolina In My Mind 272

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  • Exterior
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  • Private Pool
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  • Ocean Views from Living Area
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  • Living Area
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  • Living Area
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  • Dining and Kitchen Areas
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  • Kitchen
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  • Queen Bedroom
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  • Queen Bedroom
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  • Queen Bedroom
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  • King and Twin Bedroom
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  • King and Twin Bedroom
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  • Bunk Bedroom
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  • Deck Seating
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  • Rear Exterior
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  • Front Exterior w/ Volleyball Court
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  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Baths: 4 ½
  • Location: Oceanside
  • Town: Kitty Hawk, NC
  • Parking: 6 spaces
  • View: Ocean
  • Check-in: Saturday
  • Length of Stay: Weekly
  • Property Type: Southern Comfort
Bedding: 1 King, 3 Queens, 1 Twin, 1 Bunk Bed
Experience the original Outer Banks-style cottage with a two minute walk to the ocean. You will need to cross Rte.12 (the beach road) to reach the beach. Designed after classic Nags Head architecture, this custom built cottage will take you back to the historic "Cottage Row", across from Jockey's Ridge, reflecting the way cottages were built for the early residents of the Outer Banks.

Surrounded by cedar shakes, exposed hip roof porches, propped-shuttered windows, sip your coffee in a wooden Adirondack chair and you realize this is a new state of slows down and the next line of pelicans floats by. We invite you to make memories between the tides. Experience life by the sea as it was long ago, but with all the modern conveniences...such as the free solar-panel heated pool during the fall and spring seasons...Experience "Carolina in My Mind".

Pool Dates: 5/11/19 - 10/12/19
* Solar Heated Pool*

Standard plus6 Smart Tv'sStereo/CD/iPod
Ping Pong TableBooks/Games
Gas FireplaceWireless InternetOcean Views
Gas/Park Grill2 H/C Outside ShowersSun Deck
Covered Porch Deck FurniturePool (12x29)
Hot Tub

Ground-Level (interior): Refrigerator
Ground-Level (exterior): Full bath, ping pong table, 2 outside showers, volleyball net, private pool, hot tub.
Mid-Level: 2 queen master bedrooms, bunk bed room, king & twin bedroom that shares a full bath with a queen bedroom.
Top Level: Kitchen, dining area, living area, 1/2 bath.

List View of Rental Rates

Check-in Day1 Week2 Weeks
February 23, 2019ReservedReserved
March 2, 2019ReservedReserved
March 9, 2019ReservedReserved
March 16, 2019ReservedReserved
March 23, 2019$1,595.00Reserved
March 30, 2019ReservedReserved
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April 13, 2019$1,595.00$3,190.00
April 20, 2019$1,595.00Reserved
April 27, 2019ReservedReserved
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August 24, 2019ReservedReserved
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September 14, 2019ReservedReserved
September 21, 2019$1,695.00Reserved
September 28, 2019ReservedReserved
October 5, 2019ReservedReserved
October 12, 2019ReservedReserved
October 19, 2019ReservedReserved
October 26, 2019$1,495.00$2,990.00
November 2, 2019$1,495.00$2,990.00
November 9, 2019$1,495.00$2,990.00
November 16, 2019$1,495.00$3,290.00
November 23, 2019$1,795.00$3,290.00
November 30, 2019$1,495.00$2,990.00
December 7, 2019$1,495.00$2,990.00
December 14, 2019$1,495.00$3,290.00
December 21, 2019$1,795.00$3,590.00
December 28, 2019$1,795.00Reserved
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A place you'll long to go back to!

Carolina In My Mind exceeded all my expectations. Before now, my family had always stayed in pet friendly cottages. This year, however, our granddog stayed home where she wouldn't have to climb stairs. I was excited to finally see for myself if this cottage was as wonderful as I had heard from friends. IT IS! The cottage has ocean views from 2 bedrooms, upper and lower decks with seating, and the great room. It is clean, beautifully and comfortably decorated, well maintained and full of natural light. The kitchen appliances looked new, and everything you needed to prepare, cook, serve or eat with was there. The table inside was large enough to seat all of us(6 adults, 3 grandchildren). The table on the upper deck was a favorite spot in the morning as the sun was rising, and the poolside table was perfect for lunches and provided shade when not in the pool. The pool was spacious, hot tub relaxing, and deck chairs were plentiful. The walk to the beach is short and simple. Outdoor grill came in handy for a couple of dinners, and the kids loved the outdoor showers and ping pong table. The cottage also offers a great selection of games and books, though we had beautiful weather and stayed outside much of the time. The mattress I slept on was very comfortable (I have an old back injury), and the shower water pressure was relaxing. The cottage also stayed cool and comfortable, even with the beautiful sunshine we had all week. The only incident we had all week was our fault, involving my youngest granddaughter's diaper in the pool. I immediately called the number provided on the pool gate. I explained what happened and Mike was there in less than an hour, even though it was after hours. He shocked the pool, enabling us to be able to use the pool the next and last day of our vacation. Mike was our hero, and despite multiple tries to compensate him, he refused and said he was more than happy to help. Just like WHY the song was written and recorded 50 years ago by James Taylor, you too will long to go back to the fun times you shared with your family and friends at this beautiful beach cottage, Carolina In My Mind.
- Lisa Lewis Aug 2018

Looking forward to returning

We can't say enough about "Carolina In My Mind" because there are just too many things good things to say. Why are we "looking forward to returning" is simple, it's like your home when you're there. Close to the beach, and if that doesn't suit you, how about a pool to cool you off. At the end of the day, relaxing in the large jacuzzi, will relieve any stress. Although, the only stress you may have, is knowing all this will come to an end. Always clean and inviting upon arrival, "Carolina In My Mind" is welcome sight. The home seems to say, " come in and relax, enjoy what I have to offer; and above all, have a great time". We did and you will too !
- Brian & Marilyn Eubank Jan 2017


My family has stayed at "Carolina In My Mind" several times, but always separate an not as a group. During the week of Sept. 10, 2016, we stayed as a whole Family. What a great place to stay, it's like being home, yet on vacation. A short walk to the beach is very handy, especially if you want to go back to the cottage for some snacks. Very centrally located to shopping and restaurants, this cottage couldn't be in a more better spot. The on site pool, with its cover to keep the heat in and trash out, is very relaxing, as an alternative to the beach. At the end of a busy day or a late night time to relax, the large jazucci is a welcome sight. The cottage is always clean and inviting upon arrival it is well stocked with everything you need for a first class vacation. We plan on returning again and are looking forward to that time.
- Brian T Eubank Jan 2017

We love this home!

We love OBX and this vacation home! However, we were sad to see several maintenance items throughout the house. We really hope these will be fixed and the house maintained.
- D Cassidy Jul 2016


We are so glad you love the Outer Banks and Carolina in my Mind! We thank you for your review and will be sure to do a detailed inspection as soon as possible. Please know you can call us anytime during your stay so we can address any maintenance issues at that time. Offering a well maintained vacation home for our guests is top priority so again, thank you for bringing this to our attention.~Sun Team

Great Stay!!!

This was a perfect stay! The house was stunning. We will be returning to Carolina On My Mind for sure. The pics do it no justice...LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!!!
- Lindsay Green Aug 2010

This upcoming season will be

This upcoming season will be our 5th staying at Carolina In My Mind. We bounced around to several different cottages prior to finding her and NONE have given us the ammeneties and peace that we have found here. My wife and I have watched our children grow-up here. Each year going deeper and deeper into the clear blue surf and one by one shedding the "floaties" in the pool after a day of socializing, surfing and more socializing at the beach around the corner. This cottage has everything that you need in the kitchen, not to mention a great library of DVDs, games (NON-ELECTRONIC mind you) and space enough to invite the family,friends & new found beach buddies back for afternoon cocktails. We have shared Carolina with two other couples each year so you know you'll have the room !! The Howe's have done an excellent job in updating and maintaining their lovely home to share. Can't imagine another spot !!
- The Stephensons Aug 2010

Great Vacation Rental!

I have been a visitor to the Outerbanks for over 40 years and have stayed in many different cottages. This cottage ranks in the highest of highest category. Great location, super ammenities, very clean and comfortable. A very relaxing stay is assured to all who stay at this wonderful cottage rental! My family and I will continue to look forward to many more visits to the outerbanks and especially at this cottage!
- Fay Barber Feb 2010
*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 2019: 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 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.

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  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
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Carolina In My Mind exceeded all my expectations. Before now, my family had always stayed in pet friendly cottages. This year, however, our granddog stayed home where she wouldn't have to climb stairs. …

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