I loved this place! Beautiful home and can't beat the service. They even have CLEAN CLEAR WATER!!! Every time we've rented in the 4x4 area we have had to bring our own water, but this house and I believe the other two that are right next door have a central R/O water system. This was a huge plus for us.
The house was well appointed and we loved the solitude. The only thing (but we're use to it) is your are in the middle of high vegetation so keep your outside lights down to a minimum or you'll attract bugs. Again we knew that in advance so it helped. It was def worth it though because you can see the sound and the ocean without even seeing another home. There are no homes in front or in back, only to each side of you and most are aligned with this home, so you don't even see them.
Then nights were spectacular and we enjoyed stargazing too.
They even have a full time caretaker for this and the other two homes, so we didn't need to wait days when we needed a little help. All in all we loved it and already booked for next year!
We have been coming to the OBX for going on 8 years now we started off in Hatteras and have been moving north over the last seven years so we have got to experience all types of homes and owners. We started renting the Hemingway 2 years ago and we were very hesitant on booking on 4x4 beach you hear alot about it due to being on a secluded stretch of beach with no roads but we pulled the trigger and rented the Hemingway and let me tell you it took us 6 years to find the gem and we now call the Hemingway home for one week out of the year and will continue to return year after year.
The Hemingway is everything and more the pics and videos don't do justice for this place the owner keeps everything to high standards only thing people need to understand is that these homes are in a very harsh environment and the owner keeps all 3 of his homes in very good conditon.
Private beach access
Private pool & hot tubwith Tiki Bar (aka our second home lol)
Large decks plenty of room to play Cornhole and Layout
You hear alot about the well water being bad due to shallow wells and being on secluded beach the owner has gone to the highest standards with his water filtration system i got to check out the whole operation thanks to the Maintenance Man (Shane) and i was very impressed with the filtration system the water is great and with 25 plus people in our group not a issue one.
Last but not least the horses are surrounding this house everyday we laugh most people have to drive and find them but we get to sit and drink coffee and watch the wild horse just feet away from the decks.
Our first year i noticed a flat top grill in a picture and once we check in i looked everywhere for this grill but due to the harsh environment they no longer had it but we did have 2 nice gas grills but this will show you what type of owner that owns this house we returned our second year and Shane said well i got a a surprise for you i know last year we didnt have the flat top grill so the owner went out and bought one and im putting it together and i will deliver it today. It wasn't about the grill it was him caring enough about his guest to remember a year later about something that most rental agencies would care less about and for that I thank him. The only negative thing i can say is that one week a year just is not enough and we look forward to making many more memories at the Hemingway in years to come. I also want to give major props to Shane you wont find a better property manager in the OBX......
Our large extended family loved this house so much last year, we are headed back this year! The first time in 6 years we are staying in the same house. The pool area/deck is our main reason for loving this place. The area is removed from the house a bit so it makes it safer for the young ones and offers a little quiet for those staying in the house. The bar is wonderful area. The house itself is nice, The kitchen is small for the size of the house with only one oven. However, refrigerator space is nice. All bedrooms have their own bathroom except the queen/duo on the first floor that share. Not all bedrooms have tvs which is a source of contention in my family! There is a bit of traffic on the beach since you are only 2 miles down on the beach. The horses freely roam the area.