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Solstice by the Sea

4.7500
(16 Reviews)

Capacity

7 Bedrooms
6.5 Bath
Sleeps 14

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About

Spend the long days of summer in luxury at this seven bedroom home on the 4x4 beach, Solstice by the Sea. This stunning semi oceanfront home will knock your flip flops off!! Amenities include, private pool, baby pool, hot tub, sauna, media room, cabana, game room, volleyball, horseshoes and more. The top of the line kitchen will make meal prep a joy. Designed with entertaining in mind, the well outfitted living areas provide many options for gathering or solitude. The views from both upper levels of this home are the icing on the cake. Solstice by the Sea will make your memories of the long days of summer last through to the winter solstice when you will begin to plan your next visit to Solstice by the Sea.

Come enjoy fresh clean spaces and all of these updates:
New furniture including dining room chairs, patio and pool furniture, coffee/tea bar with an espresso maker, new theater room furniture and remodel and new pool table. The kitchen is getting an overhaul with a boatload of appliances, cookware, bakeware, and gadgets. Outside the horseshoe pits and the volleyball court have been remodeled!

King, King, ,King, Queen, Queen, Queen, Duo with twin

Inventory
• Huge private heatable pool (fee for heating pool)
• small kiddie pool
• hot tub
• pool table
• crows nest
• wrap around deck on level two
• flat screen tvs
• extra sink, microwave and cabinetry in game room
• second full sized refrigerator in game room
• drinking water filtration system
• theatre room
• sauna !!
• Fully stocked kitchen
• Sheets and towels provided
• Iron and ironing board
• Telephone
• Wireless internet service
• Central heat and air
• Dishwasher, microwave
• Washer/Dryer
• Outdoor Furniture
• Outdoor Shower
• BBQ Grill (charcoal and gas!)
• Beach chairs (five)
• Volleyball court
• Horseshoe pit

Sunday Check In - 4 wheel drive Required - Linens and Towels provided. - Approximately 9 miles up the 4x4 beach Parking passes for parking two cars on the beach are included with this home. Parking at the house is free and unlimited. Pets considered. No cats Private Heatable (for a fee) Pool

Please visit Carova Cottages website for direct booking and save!

No graduation groups or events of any kind are allowed in this home.

Features

Pets

  • pets considered

Entertainment

  • Foosball
  • Game Room

View

  • dune/ partial ocean

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Availability

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

DatesNightly
04/21/2024 - 04/27/2024$311
04/28/2024 - 05/03/2024$336
05/04/2024 - 05/10/2024$360
05/11/2024 - 05/17/2024$407
05/18/2024 - 05/24/2024$519
05/25/2024 - 05/31/2024$647
06/01/2024 - 06/07/2024$800
06/08/2024 - 06/14/2024$917
06/15/2024 - 06/21/2024$1,003
06/22/2024 - 08/02/2024$1,051
08/03/2024 - 08/09/2024$940
08/10/2024 - 08/16/2024$824
08/17/2024 - 08/23/2024$704
08/24/2024 - 08/30/2024$607
08/31/2024 - 09/06/2024$537
09/07/2024 - 09/13/2024$460
09/14/2024 - 09/20/2024$457
09/21/2024 - 09/27/2024$354
09/28/2024 - 11/03/2024$314
11/04/2024 - 03/28/2025$278

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Reviews

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Excellent home

July 2023
, New Stanton , PA United States

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

The thing I like about carova cottages is the customer service experience. It's one person. Your not calling a call center. They take care of any issues with common sense solutions. It's refreshing. The home was very clean. I have rented in OBX for many years and this is the first year we didn't reclean anything when we arrived. Overall great experience

Manager's Response

Thanks so much for your nice words. We strive to make sure every house in our inventory is clean and ready before we let it go out to the guest. The last thing anyone should have to do is CLEAN before they can unpack after the long drive in. So glad you found it up to your standards. Welcome. Please come again.

Everything and More

June 2023
, East Greenville , PA United States

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

There is nothing in this house that was not thought about. A week was not long enough!

Manager's Response

So you'll have to come back and finish!! LOL

The owner of Solstice by the Sea has worked hard to make her home inviting and exciting. The diversions are endless!!

We're so glad you had a great week, and seriously, come back next year. We're sure you'll find it just as accommodating the second time. !! :-)

Home away from home!

June 2023
, Reidsville , NC United States

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

Our home away from home! We’re always excited to arrive & always sad to leave. A beautiful, clean home that is well stocked and super convenient to the beach, just over the dune. The kitchen is equipped with everything you can think of, along with beach chairs, sand toys, canopies, and games for the rainy days that is also provided. We love sitting on the porches watching the horses in the yard, grilling out around the pool, and late nights playing pool or watching movies in the theatre room. The owner, as always, did an amazing job updating with new furniture, paint, décor and other home improvements. I look forward to more memories being made at the Solstice by the Sea with our family and friends!

M. Anderson

Manager's Response

THANKS so much for your wonderful review!! Solstice by the Sea continues to astonish with all the improvements and available amenities. The owner has poured heart and soul into making this a home away from home for everyone to enjoy. There are plenty of places for diversion or just relaxing. Multiple living/playing areas means you can enjoy each other or steal away for a quiet afternoon. There are so many ways to spend your time at Solstice by the Sea!!

I am glad your family enjoyed their time there (too short!) We'll see you this fall!!

Great Trip

June 2023
, Shelbyville, KY United States

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

We had a large group with us and this was the perfect house for our family. We saw horses almost every day and really enjoyed the pool and beach. The house was clean and the manager was very responsive and easy to work with!

Manager's Response

Solstice by the Sea really is the perfect house for a large family. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out!! And there are so many ways to spend you time! I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Please come again, we'd love to have you!

Fantastic reunion with something for everyone!

October 2022
, Corolla, NC United States

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

We had a great vacation at Solstice by the Sea. After two years of missed vacations, it was so nice to finally get together again. The kids loved the heated pool. The adults continued on to the hot tub and then the sauna for complete and utter relaxation! Meals were easy in the well-stocked kitchen with room enough for plenty of chefs! The theater room was a big draw for the multiplayer gaming as well as some late-night movies! There were enough spaces for people to disappear if they needed some quiet, but level three is large enough for everyone to gather with ease. We took the two littles to the beach. The 2-year-old had never played in waves or seen sand crabs! The late OCT weather was still warm enough for splashing in the surf and finding treasures on the beach. We all agreed that Solstice by the Sea provided a GREAT vacation. We are already making plans for next year! :-)

Great for large family

July 2022
, Carolina Shores, NC US

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

We were very pleased with the house, everyone had their own space. Property management was great.

Perfect House for Large Family

April 2022
, Annapolis, MD United States

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

This house is beautiful AND has everything you need for your large group to stay! The kitchen is so well stocked with appliances and dishes - you just need the food! The setup is great and there is plenty of room for everyone to hang out together or spread out to different parts of the house. The bottom floor game room and theater room is awesome and we hung out there a lot! The pool deck is perfect and there is plenty of room outdoors for everyone. The beds are very comfortable and the house was very clean. We are definitely going to return. You can tell how much love was put into making this house a very comfortable rental property! Laura is great to work with, as always... she and David go out of their way to make sure their renters are happy and taken care of!

Perfect House for Large Family

April 2022
, Bowie, MD United States

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

This house is beautiful AND has everything you need for your large group to stay! The kitchen is so well stocked with appliances and dishes - you just need the food! The setup is great and there is plenty of room for everyone to hang out together or spread out to different parts of the house. The bottom floor game room and theater room is awesome and we hung out there a lot! The pool deck is perfect and there is plenty of room outdoors for everyone. The beds are very comfortable and the house was very clean. We are definitely going to return. You can tell how much love was put into making this house a very comfortable rental property! Laura is great to work with, as always... she and David go out of their way to make sure their renters are happy and taken care of!

Very Disappointed in the Cleanliness

October 2021
, MEDINA, OH United States

Overall
1
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
1
Location
5
Property condition
1

Great location and the house was well stocked from the kitchen to activities to do. However this house needs a serious deep cleaning. It's very dirty. I u derstand the bugs stuck to the outside of thr house but cobwebs every where inside is not acceptable. The beds were very dusty as if a rag is never used on them. The sheets were cleaned but thst is all I can say. Outside by the pool the step between the kiddie pool and adult pool needs fixed very badly. The house also has a smell to it of mold as if it has gotten wet and by thr looks of thr walls and woodwork it has been through a storm. We actually left a day early do to the cleanliness. The whole family just wasn't comfortable. It would be very beneficial to really give this house a deep deep cleaning and inbetween guests have either more people to clean or a longer time frame this is a big house. Laura was a very nice person and answered all my questions when I called and discussed the cleanliness however it really does need alot of work. It's hard to relax when your uncomfortable where ever you go within the house.

Manager's Response

Wow, So sorry you felt so out of sorts at this home. When I went in after your departure, I found a few cobwebs in the tall entry stairs and there was some fuzz on a light in the bedroom you stayed in. But honestly, the house looked good other then those few things. I know everyone has different levels of acceptable cleanliness, and so sorry your level was reached while on vacation. Might I just add that if cleanliness is a big issue for your family, you may want to plan your vacation for the spring, before 20 weeks of back to back guests. This housekeeping staff is one of the best and they are very conscientious. I am sad you were so disappointed.

Another great experience!!!

September 2021
, Wernersville, PA US

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

Very pleased with the property, the location and working with Laura again was fantastic!

So much fun

August 2021
, MAPLE SHADE, NJ United States

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

We had a great time ! Seen the horse in back yard . House was amazing everything we needed . Kids loved the movie room and hot tub . Had so much fun with the family playing pool and volley ball swimming . Also beach was close enough you can walk or take car . Amazing Time !!!

OBX 21'

June 2021
, Jackson, OH United States

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

The rental property is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. The property detailed so many amenities, but upon our arrival there was SOOOO much more. Beach chairs, corn hole boards, floats for the pool, kitchen was well stocked, everything labeled to keep you from guessing, etc..... Laura is awesome to work with and available at the drop of a hat. The previous renter must have dumped a bottle of suntan oil in the pool and it was a mess. Laura and her team worked extremely hard and stopped by multiple times to get the pool straight. That was not an easy task to clean and couldn't be done in a few hours that they have to clean the entire home for the next guest, much less overnight. Just overall 5+ star rating.

Amazing Family Vacation In A Beautiful Home

May 2021
, Reidsville , NC United States

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

This home was amazing. We have been vacationing at OBX for the past 5 years and this was by far our most enjoyable. The home was immaculate and very well furnished. The additional amenities provided at this home provided a ton of fun for all of us, including our 2 year old granddaughter. I give this experience 5 stars and would 100% recommend this to others.

Manager's Response

THANK you so much for your nice review. The new owner of this home has pulled out all the stops and has made Solstice by the Sea a wonderful vacation home. Your review is our first for the house, so thanks for letting everyone else know how awesome it is. :-)

Amazing Family Vacation In A Beautiful Home

May 2021
, Reidsville , NC United States

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

This home was amazing. We have been vacationing at OBX for the past 5 years and this was by far our most enjoyable. The home was immaculate and very well furnished. The additional amenities provided at this home provided a ton of fun for all of us, including our 2 year old granddaughter. I give this experience 5 stars and would 100% recommend this to others.

Manager's Response

THANK you so much for your nice review. The new owner of this home has pulled out all the stops and has made Solstice by the Sea a wonderful vacation home. Your review is our first for the house, so thanks for letting everyone else know how awesome it is. :-)

Best Family Vacation Ever!!!

September 2020
, Herndon, VA

Overall
5

First of all, Carova is such a unique vacation-like out of a novel! Wild horses, unpaved sand roads, fishing, crabbing, beautiful beach sunrises, etc. It was my husband, myself, two kids(age 7 and 6), and my husband’s parents and we all had such an amazing time! There was plenty of room and the house had everything we needed. We used up 5 of the rooms and all of the beds were comfortable. They all had mattress covers, which I appreciate. It’s a short, easy walk to the beach, with a water view from the crow’s nest. The crow’s nest is also a great spot to do 360 searches for wild horses! We saw a horse in the yard and many on the vacation. This was the perfect spot to be able to social distance, since there are no stores or restaurants and the beaches aren’t crowded. This house is near the northern end of Carova, so there’s even less vehicle traffic. There were a couple of days when it was too windy for the beach, so we stayed at the house and played foosball, air hockey, ping pong, horse shoes, used the sauna, hot tub, and watched a movie in the movie area. We love that the house has amenities in case of bad weather. We also made good use of the fish cleaning station. It was really convenient to have that and the outdoor shower stall. The house was really nice and clean on the inside. We like that beach chairs were provided, as well. There’s a nice regular pool and kiddie pool, which I’ve never seen at a house before. I highly recommend this rental and hope to go back at some point!

Manager's Response

And we would so love to have you return!! You're right, even windy days are enjoyable with all the amenities available inside this lovely home. We're so glad you and the family had such a great time and hope you will make it again! Even if not, the memories you made will last a lifetime.

24th Anniversary and Honeymoon

December 1969
, Louisville, KY

Overall
5

We had a amazing time everything was ready home has excellent water pressure and very clean and can drink we have stayed in many homes on 4x4 and water is unable to drink , that’s a plus . We would return for sure . The views where amazing also . We had a great time at the 1st lighting of the carova firehouse Christmas tree !

Manager's Response

Congratulations on 24 years! So glad you chose to spend it at Solstice by the Sea. What a GREAT place to get away from it all. Clean water, clean house, nice views and the ocean just steps away! What more could you want. Hope you will come back every year to celebrate!