We enjoyed our stay, especially so close to the beach! Plenty of room for our family. Either didn’t know or forgot bedrooms do not have cable but u can watch movies or bring your fire stick!
If you are not comfortable in a house that needs cleaning and repair, have toddlers, or if you have trouble climbing stairs, choose a different rental! There are so many stairs that it is impossible to put gates on all, particularly in the living room where we spend most time. All the carpeting is dirty and worn out. A strong mildew smell greets you when you arrive.
The walk to the beach is short, but the dunes are nearly TWO STORIES tall, so lugging beach gear and little children up and down to go to the beach was very difficult. The beach itself is gorgeous though, when you finally arrive!
While the owner HAS gone to some effort to make the place appealing with attractive decorations and knick-knacks, but basic structure is old and dirty: carpeting, walls, kitchen. The kitchen is plenty large. The air conditioning is underpowered, so that it does NOT keep up with the heat on the upper (living room-kitchen) level. Living-dining room has plenty of seating but the love seat is badly tattered. TV is OK and large enough, with bluray, dvd and videotape players, but there is no TV internet access. The balcony is narrow and short, the size a couple can enjoy but not a family. Tiny view of the ocean.
The master bathroom is teeny w/ shower only. Second bathroom has tub but is not attractive. Water pressure good. Washer and dryer are convenient to the 3 bedrooms and new.
The outside shower itself is good, but the hose is so kinked it can't be used at all for washing feet.
A spacious, beautiful home in an ideal location. Everything was in order to just walk in, unpack and begin your vacation. Just drop your bags and put your toes in the sand (in about 2 minutes!) Great communication with the owner.
I don't know how we could have picked a better rental for our first voyage to the Outer Banks. Of all the houses up and down the banks, it was as close to the ocean as it could be without actually being on the beach, there's a grocery store across the main road, its far enough north to be away from the more tourist-oriented places (Duck, Nags Head, etc) and far enough south to be away from Carolla and Carova. We loved it. We had access - like 50 feet away - to a nice little pool our kids could play in when the waves wore them out. Our boardwalk access and beach location was right by a lifeguard station. Great value. Our family misses vacation badly.
The house was so nice and peaceful. The neighborhood was clean and had security driving thru it. It was easy to just relax and enjoy the beach and pool without having to figure out what activities we were going to have to do that day. Thank you so much.