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“Great time by all even with some bumps...”

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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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“Great time by all even with some bumps...”
Reviewed 10 November 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The view was beautiful! Loved being on the ocean, and having the pool as we spent most of time outside. Found the decor so 80's and needs some updates. Bedspreads are worn as is the fabric on furniture throughout home. I do not recommend for families with small children as there are so many "nick knacks" , fake plants and glass tables that really overwhelm the home. Had to call maintence several times (a/c, o/s speakers, and elevator not working. Dryer door would not close, Two outside chairs were broken, water inJetted tub Master BD was brown, living room chair was ripped) but each time we call the response was fast and corrected. There was some mold on the master BDRM ceiling that we advised rental company as well. They should have instruction for tv's, stereo, outside speakers, ect.. It took 3 adults and four college grads two hours to figure out how to get tv to work!

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Liked best: Location!
Liked least: Needs updating and some new furniture and less
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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J M
north carolina
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53 reviews
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“Everything you need for a great beach vacation”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Chocolate Thunder from 18-25 June. When we go to the beach, we look for a house that's right on the beach with a great pool, and plenty of things to keep everyone busy if the weather keeps us indoors. This house has it all. Great beach location, two pools, hot tub, two outstanding game rooms with an endless selection of things to keep both kids and adults entertained. The house is showing a bit of age, but everything is well maintained and was in good working order for our visit. When we had a couple of problems Emerald Isle Realty was very responsive. I can't say enough good things about their professionalism not only in maintaining the property but also in everything else they do. We would stay here again. I give it 4.5 stars.

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Liked best: Location on the beach and variety of things to do in the house
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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RayZ90
Derry, Pennsylvania
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“silver not gold”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Been coming to EI for past 21 yrs and stayed everywhere from condo to platinum rated homes, This is definitely not a gold . Hot tub does not work, porch furniture though plentiful is worn and rusted. Ice dispenser in frig does not work and elevator while we were there did not work. Kitchen is small especially for large family. Location is great and ocean views are excellent.
House is clean.

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Liked best: ocean view
Liked least: hot tub not functioning
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
4 Jan 2016
Thank you for your review of your stay at Chocolate Thunder. While the Gold rating is more specific to the interior furnishings and finishes of our vacation homes, I will forward your comments to our rating specialist so she can review the property. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again for your next family vacation.
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Reviewed 18 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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