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

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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.

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Blair Reeves
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 February, 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 North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Luxury Oceanfront Paradise! 360 degree views with upscale amenities, sleeps 18!
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 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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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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Buffalo, NY


  • 5 of 5

This house absolutely took our breath away. Our group included 7 couples ages 29-70 and 7 kids ages 2-12 and the size was perfect. We all had plenty of space and privacy and the common areas provided ample room to accommodate family meals, kids playing on the floor, and dance parties. The pool is a great size and the area around it was perfect for hanging out, snacking, listening to music and enjoying some cold beverages at the outdoor bar :) The walkway to the beach is new and allowed for easy and quick access to the beach. Yes, the beach can get crowded and yes there is traffic but that is the case with the entire 4x4 beach area. In the past we have stayed 13 miles and 9 miles north of the 4x4 beach entrance and those situations didn't differ too much from this section of the beach. We spent many hours swimming, surfing, and taking in the sun, and we also saw so many dolphins and pelicans! It was so easy to bounce back and forth between the house and the beach and that made for several memorable days and nights. When the sun started to set we would play volleyball on the court next to the pool or walk up Penny's Hill for some amazing views. But the views were just as stunning from the top deck of the house. Nothing beats a sound AND ocean view! The only negative was that the hot tub wasn't heating up on our first day, but the property manager was quick to respond and we had a new unit installed in less than 24 hours. That did not take away from our vacation at all. This house is gorgeous and you cannot beat the location. It's only 2.4 miles up the beach so it was easy to get off the beach when we wanted to go to "civilization". We did a sunrise kayak tour with Coastal Explorations, got fresh seafood from the OBX Butcher Block, and had some craft beers at the Beer Garden on our trips into town. We had such a memorable stay and will definitely be booking our next OBX trip at Bayberry Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your family vacation at the Bayberry Cottage! Thank you for the throrough review, and for letting other travelers know how hard we strive to make our guests' vacations comfortable, memorable, fun, and stress-free. I am so glad that you enjoyed the pool and deck, the new hot tub, the beautiful OBX beach and surf, the amazing views from ocean to sounds, and the local attractions such as the kayak tour and local restaurants. We would love to have you again in the future! Thank you so much for choosing the Bayberry Cottage. Sincerely, Blair Reeves
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Beautiful property and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience with the home and the location is fantastic. The owner is very easy to work with and responds quickly to all emails and questions. I would highly recommend the rental property. The kitchen was fully stocked!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Bayberry Cottage, and that everyone in your family could relax and have fun. I spent the spring doing a huge inventory and restocking of the kitchen, and I am so pleased that you were able to use all of the great items there. We would love to have you again! Thanks so much, Blair Reeves
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Beach a parking lot..dangerous for little kids!

  • 2 of 5

The house was lovely, so was the owner, very responsive. The beach access was a disaster! The access was a parking lot, while we were there someone was hit by a car and taken away in a rescue vehicle. I would NEVER come here with little kids. I thought we would have access to the sound but it is privately owned and the constant horse tours made it impossible to enjoy. We will opt for something more secluded in the future...overall I give a huge thumbs up for the house but a resounding thumbs down for the beach. If you're OK with chaos and confederate flags (we live on 40 acres in NC...so I say that with love and understanding), loud music and total people time then this is the rental for you. If you like peace and quiet, then run away! I would NOT recommend this area to anyone, but we had a good time despite the chaos....that's because my family is so much fun! The photos don't tell the whole story....but the house is very nice. To sum up.......very nice house, no privacy and a dangerous highway for the beach. We will not book again! But others may have different priorities.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. Though your review is quite negative, it sounds like you were very happy with the house, amenities, and customer service that I strive to provide at the highest possible level. As we are situated on 3.5 acres, have two levels of wrap-around decks, and a private pool with a brand new privacy wall, there is plenty of space and opportunity to find solace and privacy on our wonderful retreat. Penny's Hill behind the house affords amazing views of the sound and sunset, and insures that we are not looking on to the yard of a neighbor. I am so sorry that you thought the sound was accessible from our property. I have never advertised that our property borders the sound, but that we have the luxury of sweeping, natural views. Had you inquired, I could have directed you to the public access to the sound which is not far from the house and a great way to enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding or other activities. As for the crowded beach, the Outer Banks is a very popular destination, especially in July, as I am sure anyone can ascertain when searching for available properties during that time. Our house, and I am certain many others, book far in advance for the summer, particularly July. My advice for a vacation free of other vacationers on the beach would be to book in June or August as those times are less busy, or in May, September, October when the weather is gorgeous, the prices are low and it is a virtual ghost-town. That being said, my own family vacationed at the Bayberry Cottage the week of July 4th - the busiest week of the year. I can say with no guile that it was a magical week and will be remembered by us all for many years. I believe you may have had the unfortunate luck of particularly undesirable neighbors on the beach during your stay, and I am so sorry for that. Interestingly, just the week prior to you submitting this review, the previous guests submitted a five star rave review. Thank you for coming to the Bayberry Cottage and I am so happy that you loved the property! Sincerely, Blair Reeves
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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, Outer Banks

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Nov 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
5 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late spring
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
28 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak summer
25 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £401
Tax Rate 12.75%

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 30 days of check-in forfeit all payments.

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