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“wake up to the waves”

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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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runancyru...
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“wake up to the waves”
Reviewed 30 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011

My boyfriend and I waited months upon months for this beach stay since we had such a memorable time renting a house from Emerald Isle Realty the previous year (2010). The house we rented this year is actually the house next to the one we rented last year. I would have given 5 stars to each rating section, but we had a disappointing shock after we walked into our beach house rental after checking in at the Emerald Isle Realty company. The house looked like a huge family with multiple young kids had just left like an hour prior to our arrival. Check-in is at 3p for Emerald Isle Realty beach houses. We checked in after 4:30p, so the beach house was suppose to be cleaned and ready before then. We headed right back to Emerald Isle Realty to report our dirty beach house; the staff immediately called the cleaning department to clean it up as soon as possible. Good thing we only live a few hours away and was not flying in from elsewhere! We were able to return to the beach house close to 6p. Yes, we were frustrated, but the cleaning ladies were extremely nice. The house was extremely clean by then. The cleanliness upon arrival is my reasoning for the one star for cleanliness. After that bump, the rest of our week went well. The two bedrooms with the queen size beds face the porch, so people will have a view of some of the oceanfront houses as well as the ocean. The two bedrooms with the twin beds face the rear part of the house, so there is privacy for the kids (or whoever else). The couch is very comfortable as well! Great kitchen space and dining table is very roomy. There is a nice fireplace if someone rents this place in late fall/winter. One bathroom connects one of the kids rooms to the master bedroom; the shower is very narrow but the jacuzzi is huge. The other bathroom is in the hallway; the shower is huge and had a tub. The washer and dryer is downstairs. There is a very tiny grill in the washer/dryer room. Beach access is a house down from the beach house, so very convenient if you have to carry a lot of items or have little kids. Dry Dock is a great vacation beach house. We will be back!

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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Management Response
29 Jun 2011
Thank you for your review of your stay at Dry Dock. I'm sorry you arrived to an unclean property but it pleases me to know that our housekeeping department quickly came to the home and cleaned thoroughly and to your standards so you could enjoy your vacation, worry free.

I will let you know that check in is at 4 p.m. but as you stated, we do begin releasing keys at 3 p.m. as a courtesy. While most properties are clean and ready for our guests arrival by 4 p.m., both housekeeping and Island Essentials, the linen rental company, do have until 6 p.m. to complete cleaning and deliveries.

Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you'll continue staying with Emerald Isle Realty. Please call us when you'd like to revisit Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast, 1-888-832-0140.
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PA
Reviewed 27 August 2010 for a stay in August 2010

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Reviewed 26 August 2009 for a stay in August 2009

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Reviewed 3 July 2009 for a stay in June 2009

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