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Sands of Time

5.0000
(33 Reviews)

Capacity

6 Bedrooms
6.5 Bath
Sleeps 14

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About

Sands of Time was designed with relaxation in mind but there are also plenty of diversions. Panoramic ocean views and multiple living spaces are just the beginning of the many comforts you will enjoy at this home on the 4x4 beach. There is a pool table, ping pong table, two arcade games, private pool with tiki bar, three levels of outside seating, hot tub, X-box 360 and so much more!!
The spacious third level with reverse floor plan, offers many seating opportunities. Choose to separate into intimate groups or large gatherings as desired. The huge gourmet kitchen has plenty of room for multiple chefs as well as cheering bystanders on the seating side of the huge island. The dining area which seats 10 is also connected to the sunroom, which can hold more diners or the latest puzzle / game. The great room has gorgeous views of the ocean and boasts a huge seating area with many entertainment options. Find relaxation in the ships watch, which overlooks the great room. It’s wonderfully oversized lounge seating invites you to partake in a lazy afternoon nap or a quiet conversation with a friend or a book! The KING master bedroom, just off the living room, has an iLE Sleep Number bed, private deck access, private bath with jetted tub and satellite smart tv.
Descend the stairs to the second level with two master bedrooms (K,K) with private baths, two more bedrooms (K, Q with trundle) with a shared bath, a laundry and an exercise room. Wood flooring on this level makes everything fresh! Access the oceanfront decks from all levels of this well thought out home, as well as from four of the six bedrooms.
The first level offers more spaces for congregating and diversion. The game room has a pool table and TWO arcade sized video consoles, the Legends 3 arcade game with 130 games and the Multicade Arcade Legends Game. There is also a kitchenette with full sized refrigerator and microwave, a full bath, a full sized sleeper sofa and a room with two queens in bunk form.
Outside level one, choose from ping pong, pool area or grilling. Pool area includes a huge pool, hot tub and tiki bar with full sized refrigerator, hot/cold sink, bar stools, and picnic table with roof deck and more seating. ALL beautifully landscaped and waiting for your sunbathers!
This home has amenities to satisfy every member of your family. Reserve your dream vacation at “Sands of Time”, a luxury home in the best part of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

INVENTORY for Sands of Time:
• Covered TIKI BAR with full sized refrigerator, sink and bar. .
• Granite counters
• LEGENDS 3 Arcade game with 130 games
• Multicade Arcade Legends Game
• Pool Table
• Sleep number bed in level 3 and level 2 king bedrooms
• Multiple TVs and DVDs
• Keurig coffee maker
• X-Box 360 game system and games
• Ground floor patio with ping pong table
• Ships watch
• Second full size refrigerator in level 1 game room, 3rd frig in the tiki bar
• Private boardwalk to the beach
• Oceanfront Pergola
• Video, Book and Game library
• Fully stocked kitchen
• Reverse osmosis faucet in kitchen
• Sheets, pillows, blankets and bedspreads for all beds, as well as towels
• Iron and ironing board
• Wireless internet service
• Central heat and air
• Dishwasher, microwave
• TV in main living room
• DVD player
• Satellite TV
• Washer/Dryer
• Outdoor Furniture
• Outdoor Shower
• BBQ Grill area with hot/cold sink (gas and charcoal)
• Beach chairs
• NO SMOKING in this home

SATURDAY CHECK IN - 4 WHEEL DRIVE REQUIRED - BED AND BATH LINENS PROVIDED - Approximately 9.3 miles up the 4x4 beach - Pool and hot tub open for the entire rental season. - 2 dogs MAXIMUM no exceptions. No cats please. Parking at the house is free and unlimited. Guests will borrow the two season passes for parking on the beach.

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Features

Pets

  • pets considered

Location

  • Oceanfront

Entertainment

  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table

View

  • Unobstructed ocean view

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Availability

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#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Rates

DatesNightly
06/25/2024 - 08/09/2024$1,484
08/10/2024 - 08/16/2024$1,358
08/17/2024 - 08/23/2024$1,243
08/24/2024 - 08/30/2024$1,171
08/31/2024 - 09/06/2024$1,017
09/07/2024 - 09/13/2024$862
09/14/2024 - 09/20/2024$554
09/21/2024 - 09/27/2024$498
09/28/2024 - 11/03/2024$441
11/04/2024 - 03/28/2025$425
03/29/2025 - 04/04/2025$490
04/05/2025 - 04/18/2025$500
04/19/2025 - 04/25/2025$650
04/26/2025 - 05/02/2025$700
05/03/2025 - 05/09/2025$800
05/10/2025 - 05/16/2025$875
05/17/2025 - 05/23/2025$935
05/24/2025 - 05/30/2025$1,047
05/31/2025 - 06/06/2025$1,205
06/07/2025 - 06/13/2025$1,275
06/14/2025 - 06/20/2025$1,470
06/21/2025 - 06/25/2025$1,560

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Reviews

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Best Vacation Ever at Sands of Time

May 2024
, North Attleboro, MA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had 14 adults, 22 to 74, and everyone had fun in this house. I especially loved the reading nook and the table for four over the Tiki hut. The kitchen was expertly equipped and my son loved the weight room.

Manager's Response

NICE! It's so cool to see what people liked about Sands of Time. There are so many things from which to choose!! I can picture myself in that reading nook, just far enough away to read, but close enough to join the action should it appear irresistible!! ;-) We'd love to have you return for a repeat stay. Some of our guests have been vacationing here for years, and they have become family! Come again!

Better Than Ever

July 2023
, Waxhaw, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Hands down the best place we've had the pleasure of staying at in our 10 years of OBX! Home is beautiful, very well appointed, and comfortable! Management company is hands on and extremely helpful and responsive. Even the home owners take a personal interest in our enjoyment and have reached out directly to make sure eveything was as it should be! If you are disappointed staying here, you should probably stay home because you will never be happy!

Manager's Response

LOL That is funny! This home really just CAN'T disappoint can it? The whole experience is perfect.

I know you said you may have to take a year off, which is a big bummer, but I hope you all will try to get back to Sands of Time in 2025! . We'll keep the light on.

Amazing vacation

July 2023
, Canton, MI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Amazing home that offers such a huge variety of things to do for all ages. Clean, beautiful, fully stocked. Loved every minute!

Manager's Response

Thanks so much. You are right, Sands of Time is chock full of activity. There is SO MUCH to do!! Please come again so you can finish your list!! lol

Sands of Time Carova Beach

June 2023
, Confluence, PA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

Sands of Time was a beautiful house with anything and everything you could possibly need. Perfect location on the beach. We enjoyed seeing the wild horses and dolphins.Sunrises and sunsets were amazing!! It was a memorable vacation with our family!! We highly recommend this property.

Manager's Response

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. This home has it all and then some.. hope you will come again!

Complete

May 2023
, Johnson City, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This home is amazing! The owners didn't overlook any detail to make this a perfect place! Any want or any need was fulfilled with how the home was fully stocked with ammenities. Throughout the kitchen you will find every cooking essential all the way to oyster shucking knives. The weather was not very kind so we found ourselves indoors more than we wanted but we were kept occupied with games, books and small secluded nooks to take an afternoon nap. We are absolutely returning for round two next year! It is a wonderful home!

Manager's Response

I think if I was going to be stuck inside somewhere during my vacation, it would have to be Sands of Times. The diversions are endless! And the ocean is still just a few steps away for those who want to brave the wind!!! I hope you will come again and bring a better beach week with you!.

Fantastic Stay with Friends

June 2022
, Bennington , NH United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We are 6 couples who went on our first week long vacation together. Sands of Time was the perfect spot! From the exhilarating drive down the beach to get to the house to the wonderful walks up the beach spying dolphins and seeing wild horses at every turn, our stay was fantastic. There was plenty of room for us to congregate - the spacious living room, the fun game rooms (inside and out), the bonus tiki bar, the front sunset-watching deck - yet space to hang by yourself in your spacious bedroom, your choice of outdoor decks, or other small nooks in the house. Well appointed, beautifully decorated. Highly recommend.

June Family Vacation 2022

June 2022
, Mooresville, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

Wonderful experience! House was clean and well-stocked! Ocean was still a bit cold this time of year but the beach was beautiful and the wild horses visited our area daily. The house had a wonderful pool, tiki bar, and game room that kept adults and kids having a great time. The owner and manager were great and answered questions before and during the trip to help us enjoy our stay.

Family Time

May 2022
, White, GA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

Often photos of rental properties are better than the reality. Shot from perfect angles etc. but Sands of Time exceeded our expectations. The house has everything you could think of. Including things not listed..high chair, pack n play, boosters, appliances and beach items galore. The horses, and dolphins visited almost every day making the week very special
A 4 wheel drive is a must, read the tide charts for travel to and from and you’ll have a wonderful time.

do it again

September 2021
, Basye, VA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

Wonderful,perfect location. This home has everything needed for large family gatherings.

Best time ever!

August 2021
, Pottstown, PA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Wonderful house! Super property manager who was the best to work with! Location was awesome !

Amazing Week at Sands of Time!

July 2021
, Enola, PA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Definitely a keeper! Our entire family had an amazing stay at Sands of Time. There is everything that you can imagine! Such a relaxing week at the pool or our own ocean front beach! An experience we will always cherish. The horses are amazing to look at each day. So beautiful!

Great Family vacation at the sand of time!

May 2021
, PARKER, CO US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a wonderful time! The house was one of our favorite!
The house had everything we possible needed.
We loved the wild horses too.

Manager's Response

Yes sir... Sands of Time has everything you need. :-) Bring your family and some groceries and you are set!

Perfect vacation home!!

June 2020
, Wadsworth, OH US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Amazing vacation home!!!! Fabulous pool! Gorgeously decorated home!

Manager's Response

PERFECT GUESTS!

BEST HOUSE EVER

July 2019
, Williamsburg, Virginia United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This house was amazing! Every time we turned around we were noticing all the small "attention to details" that were covered. Binoculars hanging near the doors of the oceanfront rooms, a cup of random reading glasses in the lounge area, beach games, cornhole boards, rafts, etc. so you don't have to transport your own. Clean, beautiful, great location - it ticked all the boxes for us so much that we are going back again next year! Laura with Carova Cottages always answered her phone if we had any questions or needed information. She was very friendly and provided great customer service. You won't regret booking this home!

Manager's Response

THANKS so much for your nice review. We are so glad your family had such a great time... and that you are coming back!! :-) The best testament to a great place is a repeat customer. Thank you!

Sands of Time

June 2019
, Getzville, NY US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

We vacationed with our family of 13 people (5 children, 11-16) and one Labrador Retriever. The home is beautiful. It was stocked with any piece of equipment or tool we needed. We had plenty of space for everyone. The pool and tiki hut next to it were a great way to stay cool during a hot 4th of July week. Great home for a group.

Manager's Response

You are so right, Sands of Time has plenty of space for everyone. There are so many spaces that it is somewhat like a treasure chest... finding a new place to enjoy around every corner both inside and out. We are so glad you had a good week with your family.

Simply beautiful

May 2019
, Hudson falls, NY US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The place is just beautiful. They have everything you could possibly need to make you stay comfortable. I would definitely return

Manager's Response

THANKS so much. So glad you found everything you needed and I hope you do return. We have a repeat guest discount!! ;-)

perfect rental

September 2018
, Charlottesville, VA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

WE had a great time. The house has everything you could possibly need.

Lives Up To Its Name

August 2018
, Mt. Airy, MD United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

One of the best stocked houses on the beach. Best appointed, kept, and chock full of amenities. The storage closet off the tiki bar is a treasure trove of beach activities. Everything was perfect with our house. This is the second time visiting and we will be back for a third. (The management company and folk are also top-notch!)

Manager's Response

We are so glad you like Sands of Time. The whole house is a treasure trove!

Come again soon. We LOVE our repeat guests!

Relaxing Getaway

July 2018
, Washington, DC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This was a very easy experience. The property was nice, full stocked and well maintained in one of the best areas of the beach. Wild horses live in the front yard!

Manager's Response

We are so glad you had a good week at this lovely home. Well stocked is an understatement! :-) Everything you could possibly need is there! If not, just give us a call and we'll see what we can do! So glad you have decided to return. We'll see you next year!

Another fantastic week at the Sands of Time

July 2018
, Terre Haute, Indiana United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This is our 2nd time staying at the Sands of Time and as with our first stay it did not disappoint! The house is very well maintained and is always being updated. It's well stocked with pretty much everything you need except for food and drinks. I really can't overstate how awesome this house and location is. You won't be disappointed staying at the Sands of Time!!

Manager's Response

THANKS so much. IT truly is an AWESOME home. The owners have thought of everything!

Amazing week!

June 2018
, Cary, North Carolina United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Perfect house in perfect location for an amazing family vacation. The owners have thought of everything you might need or want!

Manager's Response

You are so right. Sands of Time has everything you need and some things you don't even KNOW you need. ;-)

Perfect set up!

August 2017
, Fuquay Varina, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

If you are willing to have a true relaxing vacation, this is the place! This house had everything we needed. The pool deck and tiki bar were our absolute favorite places to hang out. We were never bored with the pool table, darts and ping pong. The fitness room was a really nice addition as well. We saw our fair share of wild horses and really enjoyed this location.

Manager's Response

THANK you for reminding us of some of the nice diversions you will find at Sands of Time. There is so much available for guests to do, you will need TWO WEEKS!

Amazing week!

July 2017
, RIVER FOREST, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our family had a wonderful week at Sands of Time. Everyone enjoyed their stay from grandparents to our three year old nephew. There was so much for the kids to do and plenty of space for everyone to have a quiet spot if they wanted one. The owners have thought of everything.

Manager's Response

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sands of Time. The owners really have thought of EVERYTHING! I know there was a milestone celebration at the house this week, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY. How about next year's celebration?

Sands of Time, Corova cottages

July 2017
, ocala, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

It was everything that was advertised and more. The house, amenities and location were exceptional . It satisfied the expectations and hopes of all of us from an 80 year old to the 10 year old. Laura and her staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

Manager's Response

There are quite a few unadvertised hidden treasures at Sands of Time. We are so glad you found and enjoyed them. :-)

Clean Well Kept Home - Great Management!

July 2017
, albany, MN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

House was clean, well kept, management was very responsive before & during our stay. Would definitely stay here again! Can't beat the quiet location, just don't forget the 4x4 vehicle! Saw plenty of horses too!

Manager's Response

THANKS so much for the lovely review. We work hard to make sure everyone is happy, which is a VERY easy job at Sands of Time. What a wonderful house! The owners have thought of everything. Hope we see you again next year.

Amazing Beach Vacation

June 2017
, Alexandria, VA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My family of 10 adults and three children and a wonderful vacation in Corolla made possible by a stay in a beautiful home. The house was spacious, clean, and had everything you could possibly need from a perfectly supplied kitchen, board games, pools toys, etc. The beds were very comfortable as was the family room sectional! The pool area had plenty of lounge chairs and the bonus of a "tiki bar" which allowed for lounging by the pool in the shade. Access to the beach was very easy and the owners were clever to place a hose right next to the entrance to the pool so that you could rinse off before returning home. My family and I would return here in a heartbeat! The management company was very helpful and responsive. We never had any issues with the house, appliances, 4x4 beach road, etc.

Manager's Response

THANK you for capturing the essence of a vacation in Sands of Time. I can't think of one thing that is missing from this generously supplied home. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come visit again!

Amazing Beach Vacation

June 2017
, ALEXANDRIA, VA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My family of 10 adults and three children and a wonderful vacation in Corolla made possible by a stay in a beautiful home. The house was spacious, clean, and had everything you could possibly need from a perfectly supplied kitchen, board games, pools toys, etc. The beds were very comfortable as was the family room sectional! The pool area had plenty of lounge chairs and the bonus of a "tiki bar" which allowed for lounging by the pool in the shade. Access to the beach was very easy and the owners were clever to place a hose right next to the entrance to the pool so that you could rinse off before returning home. My family and I would return here in a heartbeat! The management company was very helpful and responsive. We never had any issues with the house, appliances, 4x4 beach road, etc.

Manager's Response

THANK you for capturing the essence of a vacation in Sands of Time. I can't think of one thing that is missing from this generously supplied home. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come visit again!

Serenity

May 2017
, Kinderhook, NY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This is so much more than a house on a beach. It is a place for family, laughter, memories. There was no detail overlooked. Amazing. The stain glass with the morning light shining through was beautiful. Drinking my morning tea while sitting on the bench overlooking the water brought me the dolphins as if they had been ordered just for my personal viewing pleasure. This family was blessed to spend the week with our Marine, family and close friends. We hope to go back every year. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. Your generosity of sharing your home is appreciated more than words can say.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your wonderful words. We are so happy that you were able to build memories that will certainly last, at least until your arrival next year! ;-)

Sand of Time, OBX

September 2016
, Grove City, PA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

Wonderful vacation! This home is beautiful, inviting, and well cared for. Very clean. Lots of amenities. The owners have thought of everything!

The house with everything

July 2016
, Venetia, PA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Entire family loved every minute of our stay. The house was exquisite and lacked nothing. There was so much to do and so many places to enjoy. Loved having the horses visit.

Awesome vacation experience!!

July 2016
, Terre Haute, Indiana United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Probably one of the best vacation's we've had in a long time. The house is BEAUTIFUL! and the beach is awesome! We were suprised with how completely furnished this house is. You literally just need to bring your normal items and food for the week and you're all set! Beautiful beach setting with easy access and plenty of space. The new deck with Tiki bar really makes the outside pool area wonderful! This was our first OBX experience but it will not be out last, and this house would be hard to top!!

It is easy: Come Stay Here!

July 2016
, Mt. Airy, MD United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

In short: Excellent! We have been coming to the OBX for 20+ years and typically rent a different house each year for a different experience. This house was easily the best we have had. It was fully stocked with everything you could think of - and more. A Crockpot? Yep, there. A bean grinder? That, too. Extra beach towels, sunglasses, hats and umbrellas for those who forget? There. And the supplies and kitchen gadgets clearly are not the 2nd home or beach home type stuff many owners stock with; all items were quality and thoughtful. The book and move selections were amazing. The home was clean and neat and the tiki bar was a fabulous addition! Highly recommend this place. (Best place in the house besides the rec area, balconies and tiki bar?? The reading nook off the main floor where you can curl up with a great book and watch the sunset!)

Outstanding Vacation Home!

June 2016
, Naples, Fl United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Sands of Time was everything and more than we had hoped for! The home has everything you could possibly want in a vacation home. The location was outstanding and the horses came by the home often!! Gorgeous sunrises from the top deck, the tiki bar, pool, game room for the was all just so perfect! We loved the large dining area too! This home made our vacation!!