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

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Space 4,300 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
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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

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 Corolla

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:
  • 4300 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 4.6 based on 30 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: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Greenville, NC


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home with incredible views. It was the perfect retreat at spring break with our teenaged kids. They loved the hot tub and exploring the area. We tried the Corolla Adventure Park right up the road and it was s huge hit! The Bayberry Cottage has everything we’d hoped for and more!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion at this lovely home. There was more than enough room for all of us. This was our first stay on the 4WD area of the OBX and I can tell you that we will be back again!

Blair, Janie and Jimmy were very responsive to attending to any issues that popped up.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review on the Bayberry Cottage. I’m so glad that you found our customer service and responsiveness of such a high quality. I strive to be very accessible and always am within a quick phone call, text or email from all of our guests. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful caretakers who live in the 4WD area and who can help immediately with any need! The beach over the holidays is gorgeous— so peaceful and calm. And the house is comfortable for large parties and family reunions— any time of year! Please come again. We would love to have you! Most sincerely, Blair Reeves Owner
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Christmas Camp at Bayberry Cottage was a hit!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time in this beautiful home! The views were incredible, the house was comfortable and well maintained, and it was a fun holiday adventure for our family off the beaten path. Just a few suggestions for minor improvement....more kitchen linens, Tupperware or some kind of sealable containers for leftovers, a sprayer for kitchen sink, and at least a starter set of toilet paper would be nice. But overall, an incredible vacation experience! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Bayberry Cottage. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We work hard to make sure the house is clean and well-kept so that you can enjoy the amazing views, high-class amenities and relax in a comfortable and tasteful atmosphere. The suggestions for containers in the kitchen are well-noted. As the season progresses, certain items (particularly food containers) seem to "walk off" the property. I will be doing spring inventory soon and will make sure to add this to the list! Also, we will strongly consider providing a "starter pack" at the house! Thank you so much and please come again! Sincerely, Blair Reeves Owner
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House was large and roomy, worked well for us.

  • 5 of 5

This was a family event. We had a great stay. House is big enough to accommodate a large group. Since our stay was over Thanksgiving, there was a night or two that using the Fireplace would have been nice, but it is NOT working. Otherwise everyone in our family thought the house was great.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad that you found the house comfortable for your large family reunion over Thanksgiving. There is plenty of room, with private bathrooms for every bedroom, which makes traveling in large numbers so much nicer. The beach in the fall is my absolute favorite time, as it seems like you have a private island to enjoy the beach, sunsets, and wild horses with lots of peace and quiet! The weather and ocean are generally very mild this time of year, too. I'm sorry that the fireplace was not working. I do not advertise it on my site, because gas fireplaces can be temperamental. Though my house managers offered to fix it during your stay, I completely understand not wanting the intrusion during a short family vacation. It is now working, so hopefully you can return again next year! We would love to have you again. Thank you for choosing the Bayberry Cottage!
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The Bayberry Cottage was great relaxing vacation spot for our large group of friends and family.

  • 5 of 5

Driving on the 4WD beach to get to the home was an adventure, we were forced to use our AWD Honda Pilot which was not recommended but we did not have any problems. The house is lovely, very secluded along with the few other homes in the immediate area. The beaches were surprisingly more crowded than we expected each day as I guess many people drive onto the 4WD beach and spend the day, however this did not impact our ability to find space on the beach and enjoy our time there. The house managers are very pleasant and receptive to minor issues and inquiries that we contacted them for during our stay. Unfortunately poor weather in the area delayed them from coming on Wednesday to clean the pool and take the garbage but they came on Thursday so again this was not a problem. We had 12 adults and 10 kids (including a few toddlers and infants) stay in the home and the amount of bedrooms and beds was just right for us. The hot tub and pool were great alternatives to have on days when the beach water was rough, as well as later in the day when the adults could relax pool side and allow the children to swim supervised at the house. If not for the pool those days would have been tough for the kids to stay busy all day so we were glad we opted for a house that had one. We did have several horses that were in close proximity to the house at times including the driveway which allowed for great pictures. The sunrise and sunsets are easily viewed from the decks of the home on clear days which was beautiful. The one drawback is that having to 'run to the store' for item(s) you may have forgotten is kind of a hassle due to having to drive back to town via the 4WD beach so you'd have to allow for ample time. Keeping drinks and food items cold in coolers was difficult because once your ice melted the freezer ice from the kitchen was not as much as we could have used so we would be forced to go buy ice. This would not be an issue if you didn't need to keep anything frozen or keep a large amount of drinks on ice all week. With six families and all of our individual food items the two refrigerators/freezers we completed full so we had to resort to coolers. An ice machine on premise would have been prefect but this only a minor glitche for us. Everyone had a blast from the adults to the teens to the toddlers. Would definitely recommend the Bayberry Cottage for your trip!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £73.52
Damage Deposit £371.3

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.