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“AWESOME VACATION!!!! Private pool at the beach!”

Review of SS002-Gull Cottage

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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Southern Shores, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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The_Kelly...
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“AWESOME VACATION!!!! Private pool at the beach!”
Reviewed 27 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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My husband and I traveled to Southern Shores for our first vacation and we absolutely loved everything about Gull Cottage and The Outer Banks! Look for the yellow mailbox upon arrival. The house is conveniently located in the middle of pretty much everything. We went north to Corolla for a Wild Horse Adventure Tour and to see the Currituck Lighthouse. We headed south to Nags Head to watch the sunset at Jockey's Ridge State park which was incredible. Maybe next year we will check out their hang gliding school! We usually went south for dinner and really enjoyed Kelly's, Pamlico Jack's, and Miller's Waterfront restaurant. Each drive was about 30 minutes.
Outer Banks Blue makes everything really simple by having a keyless entry so you don't waste time at a realtor's office. When we got to the house my husband immediately changed into swim trunks and did a canon ball into the pool. The pool is really a great asset as it was warmer than the Ocean and no riptides. There are lots of trees and foliage, making it more private than other houses with pools. We really loved sitting on the deck in the morning and watching the deer. The house is a short walk to the beach, or an even shorter drive with the parking passes provided.
The house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need including wireless internet (which neither of us can live without). The kitchen is fully outfitted with every bit of cookware, flatware, and dinnerware you could need, even a blender! The linens and towels were a bonus since we didn't have to lug all that down with us. But what impressed us was the thoughtfulness put into the experience. We found loyalty cards to the local grocery stores to get discounts on your purchases, noodles for the pool, and chairs for the beach. Gull Cottage really is a home away from home.
My husband is a very light sleeper and usually beings ear plugs when he travels. He was concerned about hearing hear street noise in the front bedroom but we couldn't hear it over the awesome sound machine!
There is a bike path across from the house, so if you enjoy biking I would say to bring one down or rent one. They are cheap to rent a "beach cruiser" which is a 1 speed bike with pedal brakes.
Our overall experience with Outer Banks Blue, Gull Cottage, and The Outer Banks was outstanding! We really loved how relaxing the Outer Banks is! I would highly recommend this home to anyone considering an Outer Banks vacation. In fact, we are already planning our next visit, and we will make sure to stay at Gull Cottage once again!

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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 Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
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MD
Reviewed 27 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 25-34
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Traveler0...
Petersburg, IL
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Warm Hospitality - Very Comfortable”
Reviewed 23 October 2010 for a stay in September 2010
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person found this review helpful

My hysband, adult son and his girlfriend stayed a week in September. Wondering about the hurricanes was a little distracting, so I do recommend the traveler's insurance that is offered. This facility was wonderful, and exactly as portrayed online. Very warm, sunny, cozy and comfortable - with a layout that afforded everyone to have their own space when they needed it. Tons of books, and many games. You could literally just walk in with your clothes, tooth brush and beach towel. The pool was very nice, and a nice option to the beach. House was very clean. 5-10 minute walk to a wonderful access to beach. The yard was private. Worked well with our pet, except our dog is old, so the steps were a problem for the dog.The keyless entry is a definite plus. Fall is a great time to visit due to reduced traffic and crowding.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
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PA
Reviewed 26 July 2010 for a stay in June 2010

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Reviewed 9 June 2010 for a stay in June 2010

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Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 25-34
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