Not sure I could say enough good things about my experience with Jorge and at Dolphin Inn. Jorge was a great host! He went above and beyond to make sure we had all the info we needed and always reassured he was just a phone call/email/text away. Anytime I reached out to Jorge he always responded quickly. The house its self was also great- Looks just the pictures! I was most impressed with the kitchen. It was stocked with just about anything you could need and had plenty of dishes and silverware. Also, Jorge has gone above and beyond to label and keep everything organized in the house which made it easier for us to find what we needed. And I mean EVERYTHING! Even the movies were organized by ratings. The house is also in a perfect location. Surrounded by only houses, it felt remote. But, everything you needed was only a very short drive away. Overall, the house was very well maintained and helped make for a wonderful long weekend celebrating my husband's birthday! I would 100% recommend this house to a friend and would rebook for future visits without any hesitation.
My wife and I have utilized vacation home rental agencies for a number of trips to France and in the United States. We’ve always had good experiences. However, I have to say that our weeklong stay at Jorge & Susannah Herrada’s Dolphin Inn at the OBX of Southern Shores, North Carolina, was no doubt the best experience of all! Not only was the location ideal with its proximity to the beach (as well as the amenity of free membership privileges in a local athletic club!), but the spacious house and grounds had everything you could think of and was beautifully maintained. Check out the description of the Dolphin Inn. It’s all true, plus the price was very reasonable for us four couples…perhaps the best deal we’ve ever gotten. However, the pleasant surprise was Jorge’s personal, proactive communications and his speedy response to any questions or needs we might have had before or during our stay. We four couples never felt so “cared for” before by the owner of a vacation rental property. It was like we were old friends rather than renters! I give the Herradas and their Dolphin Inn a 10 out of 10. Rent this place! You won't be disappointed.
The Dolphin Inn provided the perfect stay for our long-awaited family vacation! It housed 16 adults, children, and babies comfortably. The house was in top condition. The swimming pool, hot tub, and sand volleyball court provided hours of "in house", relaxed entertainment, as did the very short walk to the beach. The pirate ship playground was also a novelty attraction. Our family shared great times in the large, open living/dining/kitchen area. The quaint town of Duck was a short bike or car ride away. We spent one afternoon feasting on oysters at a nearby wine and oyster bar. The local fish shack owner provided us with all the ingredients we needed for a shrimp boil, plus many interesting stories about the history of the Outer Banks. Jorge, the owner of the Inn, could not have been more gracious as he answered questions and provided helpful information to make our stay even more enjoyable. I cannot recommend this spacious and extremely comfortable beach home highly enough. We can't wait to go back!!!
TThe Dolphin Inn was perfect for my family. All accommodations were met. We were surprised to find things in the home such as fist aid kits, spices and condiments, a baby tub and highchair (which was a miracle since my grandson vacationed with the family), gym facility in the neighborhood, and so much more.
The lower level was great for the kids to enjoy their time away with all the noises being isolated, as the adult/master suites were located on the 2 upper levels. They played games and watched movies all night well into the early morning. In addition to the gaming system they brought along, we all utilized the Wii-U system that was provided in the home, along with games for all family members to enjoy. Also, the pool was a splendid amenity. The children stayed in the pool throughout the day. So much time, they were all sunburned.
One of the days there it rained cats and dogs. Luckily, there was a library of movies and books to enjoy. Afterward, we played board games that were provided in the home. The only one that we didn’t see was UNO. So we went to the Walmart and purchased a set of cards which we left behind for the next family to use.
The home was clean and well organized. I couldn’t think of a better place to choose to spend your vacation in OBX, NC.
Last but not least, the owner stayed in constant contact with us during our planning, the month of, the week of, during the week while at the home and when we returned; ensuring we made it home safely. I highly recommend the Dolphin Inn for your rental property. You will not be disappointed.
We loved everything about the house, location, decor, view, etc. etc. Very close to all you need: beach, shopping, sight seeing, and restaurants. All the things provided for families with young children was a big plus. And the gourmet kitchen is fully supplies. Lovely pool and outdoor space. Also an air of privacy that is not always there in a beach house. And in addition Jorge and Susannah are the perfect hosts. They are more like family than landlords. We loved our time at Dolphin Inn. It was an unforgettable memory for our family.