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Luxury Oceanfront Paradise! 360 degree views with upscale amenities, sleeps 18!

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Majestic views on 3.5 acres! Pool, spa, pool table, volleyball, elevator & more!

The Bayberry Cottage is named for the wild bayberry bushes which scatter the landscape of Carova Beach in the Outer Banks. This luxurious and updated retreat is located in the 4WD area of Corolla, in the first cluster of homes encountered after leaving the paved road. Here, you have the adventure and privacy of an off-road vacation but are still located within minutes of "civilization." With every upscale amenity provided in the home, however, you may find trips to town unnecessary.

The retreat boasts unparalleled 360 degree views of the ocean and sound, enjoyed from nearly every room in the home and from our dual-level wrap-around porches. Sitting on 3.5 acres of unspoiled land, you will be immersed in the beauty of coastal NC. Enjoy your coffee viewing the sunrise over the Atlantic and your evening cocktails with the sunset over the sound and Penny's Hill, which is the second largest natural sand dune on the East Coast. Wild horses roam freely, and you may see one or a pack strolling along the beaches or by the house.

With 8 comfortable bedrooms (all with new, modern, tasteful decor) and 8 private full baths/1 half bath, your party can enjoy time together but also have their own private retreats. The expansive living room with views galore boasts a new sectional sofa to accomodate everyone comfortably while playing board games, watching TV, or catching up. We provide a wonderful collection of novels for your enjoyment on the beach. There is dining for 20 and a beautiful kitchen equipped to handle large groups. There are two dishwashers, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators (one at the ground level kitchenette) two sinks, two microwaves, two blenders, toaster oven, two coffee makers, and much more, including plenty of place settings, utensils and gadgets for a delicious summer feast! The Captain's Watch area on the top floor hosts a table that can be used for family games and cards (provided in the home) or as extra dining (part of the total 20). The views of the sound and sunset are amazing from this spot.

In the home you will find 10 TV's, all with DISH satellite cable service and tons of channels. Every bedroom and both gathering rooms have a cable TV with movie channels and tons of programming. There is wifi internet (the very best available in our area), and it is great for emails, handhelds, and texts, though not great for streaming movies.

The ground floor game room is a fun spot, with a full sized pool table, mini kitchen area including a full-sized refrigerator and microwave, pub table, half bath (with two private showers outside), sofa, 3 TV's with Satellite, and wall mounted speaker system. This room opens to the gated pool deck, which includes a pool, beautiful stone finished in-ground stainless steel hot tub, tiki bar with bar stools, mini fridge and outlets (blenders for Margaritas sound nice!), and lots of deck chairs and loungers. There is plenty of deck space around the pool and house for lounging, sunning, visiting, and taking in the abundant beauty.

Come enjoy your next vacation at the Bayberry Cottage! We would love to have you.

More Details

Blair Reeves
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Blair Reeves

A native of NC, I grew up coming to the beach every summer. My earliest memories are happy ones of playing in the surf and sand with my brothers and counsins, of exploring the dunes and finding blackberries on the sandy roads, catching fireflies every June, and staying up late under the stars with my skin brown from the summer sun. When my husband and I moved back to NC in 2006, after living in various spots in the southeast for school and work, my dream was to create the same wonderful memories with our three children. We have owned and managed beach property in NC since 2009. This is our newest and most special home. I can't wait to share it with you!

Blair Reeves purchased this house in 2015

Why Blair Reeves chose Outer Banks

I am in love with the natural, wild beauty of the 4WD area of Corolla. You feel like you are truly at a "destination," a million-miles-away feeling, when you arrive at the Bayberry Cottage. The 3.5 acres of dunes are beautiful and private, especially with Penny's Hill practically in the backyard. The views of the ocean, sound, and Currituck Lighthouse are truly breathtaking. Plus, unlike any other spot, it's so thrilling to see wild horses roaming in their natural habitat. Often, when we are grilling in the dark or taking a walk through the paths, a horse (or group) will just appear and completely surprise us. It is amazing. We've seen whales breaching in the winter and spring, red fox, deer, and of course plenty of dolphins who even surf our waves. Here, you can get away from it all but also are close enough to the paved road that going into town is not a big deal. We love Agave Roja, Cosmos Pizza, and Kitty Hawk Kites. We hope you will be our guests at the Bayberry Cottage. It's like a slice of heaven.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Corolla in Fruitville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1: Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Dual shower heads, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Across hall from the bunk room on the stair landing.
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Half bath plus two private outdoor showers.
  • You will find a total of 9 bathrooms in our home. There are 7 en-suite bathrooms. The bunk room has a full, dedicated bathroom across the hall. Additionally, on the ground floor there is a half bath, accessible from the game room and conveniently also from the pool deck. There are two private/enclosed outdoor showers.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bath and ocean views, plus ocean deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bath, ocean view and ocean deck access
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bath, sound side with deck access
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bath and sound side views with sunny bay window
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bath, ocean side with access to pool patio
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bath with sunny bay window on sound side
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Bunk Bed , Two sets of bunks beds, ocean view/deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , En-suite bath with tub and double shower head, Pack-n-Play
  • Master Bedroom: located on the top floor with expansive ocean views and large glass doors to the deck. Has a brand new King sized bed, updated furniture and decor, TV with satellite cable. Bathroom features a private toilet, dual vanity, jacuzzi tub and beautifully tiled shower for two with double shower heads. Mid-level floor has five bedrooms, three with direct ocean views and access to the deck. The other two have sound side views. Four of these bedrooms have King sized beds and en-suite bathrooms with tub/shower combo and cedar closets. The last bedroom on this level has two sets of bunk beds and a bathroom across the hall on the stair landing with a large shower. Ground floor: has two bedrooms. The ocean side bedroom on this level has a king bed and en-suite bathroom. The other bedroom has two twins with en-suite bathroom. Six of the 8 bedrooms have TVS. There are also TVS with Satellite cable in the Living Room and Rec Room.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Oceanfront Paradise! 360 degree views with upscale amenities, sleeps 18!
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews
Portsmouth, Virginia

A Great Family Birthday Stay - With Wild Horses!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Bayberry Cottage last week for a family birthday. In short, it was truly wonderful! As lifelong visitors to the Outer Banks, we've stayed in many places, from Nags Head to Hatteras to Duck. We have never really ventured north of Corolla, where the famed wild ponies still roam. Our son, an inveterate fisherman, was turning 18, and we wanted to give a family and friends birthday he would remember. Bayberry Cottage fit the bill! Accessible only by 4-wheel drive, this remote "cottage" had all the trimmings of comfort desired by the adults in the group, with a pool and beach access for my son and his friends. Even my mom--now 86 years old--came to stay for a few days, and had a wonderful time. The cottage was large enough for everyone, and the house was wonderfully and lovingly appointed and maintained. Driving to and from the house on the beach was an adventure, too, and is accessed by driving along the beach for several miles. The owner and her local manager were extremely kind, and a minor maintenance issue was resolved right away by a great local guy and his son. Even the wild horses (I couldn't stop humming the Rolling Stones' song!) were a marvel to see. For anyone looking for a true OBX experience, this is certainly where you'll find it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Thank you so much for being our guests at the Bayberry Cottage! I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation and were able to enjoy the wild horse, beautiful beach, pool, spa and more. We would love to have you again! Take care, Blair Reeves owner
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Very lovely with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large family. Everyone had a nice bedroom with adjoining bathroom. Pool area was nice. The only thing we didn't like was the large final step from the stairs to the beach. The smaller children and my mother had trouble with it The landing also came off mid week and wasn't fixed before we left

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thaank you so much for taking the time to review the Bayberry Cottage. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful vacation for your family reunion. Having private bedrooms with king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms is such a nice feature when traveling with large groups! I am glad you enjoyed our nice pool area and the stunning views. The final step of the beach walkway is being fixed, and I am sorry this was an inconvenience. Sometimes the step is completely buried in sand, but recently it appears we have experienced some erosion. We would love to have you again!
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, with easy access to beach: very responsive owner!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I always appreciate feedback and am glad that you found the property beautiful and the beach access convenient. 0ur beautiful elevated walkway with stairs down to the beach makes access very easy. I make it my priority to respond quickly to the needs of my guests. Thank you.
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Blair was excellent with communication. Made it really easy and seamless. Thanks for everything! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave! I am so glad you enjoyed your time at the Bayberry Cottage. I strive to be available to all guests, and give excellent customer service. Please come back to stay! We would love to have you again! Best, Blair
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It was everything that we expected .......... and so much more !! Thank you Blair Reeves !!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 25th wedding anniversary and a surprise family reunion for my wife !! The married children, their spouses and one set of parents were able to be there before we arrived totally surprising my wife. Blair Reeves was an exceptional hostess and very timely in answering ALL of my many questions. It was farther North on the Outer Banks than I had expected (but I also didn't realize how long the O.Banks extended; but was well worth the beautiful views, tranquility and privacy. The deck/walkway directly to the beach was perfect !!

The only 'negative' things were that I could not sleep in for fear of missing the beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean (yes, the could be seen from the 3rd floor master suite); and our time was just not long enough !!! :) If we go back next year, we will definitely stay at Mrs. Reeves home again. It was more than a 'home away from home' for us.

Thanks again VRBO and Blair Reeves for a unique and memorable week.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback and review. It makes me so happy to hear that guests are making lifelong memories at the Bayberry Cottage. What a treat to have a surprise anniversary gift for your wife that included a full family reunion and a week-long vacation in what I think is pretty close to paradise! We can't wait to have you return. Thank you again. Best, Blair Reeves
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wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (from 6 months to 90 years old) had a wonderful stay at this house! The almost 360 views were absolutely amazing, and the living room/dining room/kitchen area was huge. Each of the rooms were just big enough and many of them had great views also. We enjoyed the pool area, including the outdoor bar. The boardwalk to the beach was new and convenient to reach the beach. We've never been to this part of OBX before, so the ride over the beach and dunes to the house was an adventure but not a big deal. We did have to get used to the fact that on the beach, there are cars driving behind and in front of you, but it wasn't excessive and appreciated the less crowded beach. Finally, getting to see the wild horses almost every day added to our great vacation.Whenever we had questions, the house manager was quick to respond and very pleasant to work with. Our family can't wait for our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful treat that you were able to enjoy a beautiful week with family spanning from toddlers to your 90 year old grandmother. I am so happy that the Bayberry Cottage was the setting for the many cherished memories that I am sure were made. The elevator and brand-new boardwalk to the beach makes navigating the property easy for all of our guests. I am pleased that you enjoyed the spacious living room/dining room/kitchen and the amazing views from the sea to the sound. Both the property manager and myself make ourselves available anytime to answer questions and help in any way possible to make our guests' vacations top-notch. We would love to have you in the future! Thank you. Sincerely, Blair Reeves Owner
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The Bayberry Cottage is in the 4WD area of Corolla /Carova area. It is a high lot with spectacular 360 degree views. The sun rises over the ocean directly in front of the house and the sun sets over the sound and Penny's Hill, directly behind the house and practically in our back yard. Penny's Hill is the second largest sand dune on the Eastrn Seaboard and lots of fun to climb and explore. Though located in the wild, untamed area of the Outer Banks, the home is in the "neighborhood" closest to the paved road- only about five minutes to the gas station and about 10 minutes to the grocery store, restaurants, shopping and more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Corolla, North Carolina

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late summer
20 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late fall
15 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Nov 2017 - 3 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
4 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Start of Peak
24 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 4th Week
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
8 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
19 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Fall
21 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 2 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £76.77
Damage Deposit £387.75

Rates are subject to change. Length of stay in the off-season is negotiable. Stays of two weeks+ have discount. Partial week stays have linen fee of $300 or guests may provide own. Please inquire via email link for current rates and availability. Other fees may apply. Holiday weeks have price increase from rates posted. Cancellations up to 60 days prior to check in incur a 25% penalty. Cancellations within 59 days of check-in forfeit all payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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