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“Relax, It's All Here”
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Back of House and Pool
Pool
Great Room
Great Room
Kitchen
Dining Room
Deck off Great Room
Powder Room off Kitchen
King Master Bedroom
King Master Bedroom
Master Bath
2nd King Bedroom
2nd King Bedroom
EnSuite Master Bath 2nd King Bedroom
3rd Queen Bedroom
4th Bedroom Queen and Bunk set
Lower Level Full Bath
Back Deck and Grill
Tower Loft
Tower Loft
Hot Tub on Tower Deck
Hot Tub for 6
Game Room
Outdoor Shower
3rd Av Ocean Access path
Ocean Access @ 3rd Ave
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Southern Shores, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Susan F
Forked River, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relax, It's All Here”
Reviewed 23 January 2016 for a stay in August 2015
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If you have ever woken up in the morning in your vacation house after a long drive down from New Jersey and realized that you brought coffee but not milk, and you have no idea where you'll even find milk nearby, then you know the meaning of existential despair. And you really need to come to the Flip Flop Inn. Open the kitchen cabinet with a speck of hope in your heart, spot the non-dairy creamer, make coffee, go sit by the pool. Anything you need for your vacation is in that house. If you don't think they have it, keep looking. You'll find it. Beach chairs? Check. Hot tub, jacuzzi, linens already on the bed? Check. Video library downstairs, books upstairs. There's a binder in the house that's stuffed with useful information about the house, maps to the beach, menus, etc. The owners call the morning after you've arrived to go over everything with you just to make sure you're comfortable and your questions are answered.

The pictures you see here are what you will see when you get there. The house is large and very nicely decorated. No knotty pine here. There are so many bedrooms that the two of us would have had to change rooms every night to use them all. I didn't look any further than the spacious master suite on the main floor. It has its own sitting area and a jacuzzi in the bathroom. There is a second master bedroom downstairs with a king bed and a private bath, where my twenty-something son stayed, another bedroom with a queen bed and the kids room with bunk beds and still another queen sized bed. If you get tired of sitting by the pool, there's a hot tub on the third floor deck just outside a lovely sitting area.

And the beach. We were there the week before Labor Day, when kids have gone back to school and grownups can go back to the beach. It is a five minute drive to the ocean. When you come off the beach there's an open outdoor shower to wash the sand off your feet. (The whole town has pretty much thought of everything).

Here is the very worst I can say about this house: it took two of us to get the cover off the hot tub. If that is the worst thing you can say about your experience, you have absolutely nothing to complain about. Go. Enjoy. And remember - the sweet and low is in the cabinet, right where you'd put it yourself.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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randymrm
Woodstock, Virginia
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19 reviews
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“Amazing!!! All you could want and more :)”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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From the first time I talked to the owner on the phone to the day we left the beach this was an amazing experience. The house is in an ideal location, with trees around it making it more secluded than many beach homes. We had 7 in our group of family members and our 3 grandgirlz (ages 11, 9 and 6) loved the new pool as did we all. The home is a short walk to the beach for us grandparents and the grandgirlz as well. Parking permits for Hillcrest which was a very short drive away gave access to a parking lot right on the beach if you prefer not to walk. The beaches were less crowded than farther south on the Outer Banks which made it a real winner for everybody. As far as being equipped the house was outstanding and my wife loved everything in the kitchen. The gas grill was a winner for my son-in-law the grill king and was situated on the deck overlooking the pool which was another plus. The house also had minimal steps inside another plus and we also loved the automatic lights that came on outside when going out in the evening. This aided in security and safety. Items like beach chairs, doodles, a big beach umbrella and a buggy to cart things to the beach came in handy. The added fourth bedroom and pool made this home perfect for our group of 7, but the house is big enough to accommodate a tad bit larger group. The pool and hot tub were big winners and the favorite spots. Pool depth went up to about 5-feet or so, perfect for our grandgirlz and the rest of us for that matter. As for what we liked the least, a few pesky ants, but that's kind of expected from our experiences at the Outer Banks. One issue we had was the downstairs bathroom located with the new bedroom stopped up and we had to call for assistance and it was quickly resolved. Flip Flop Inn is a perfect beach destination for us.

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Liked least: Wi-fi access came and went while there.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Pittsburgh PA
Reviewed 25 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Moorefield WV
Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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