My family and I stayed here for a family trip in June 2020. We generally really enjoyed the house. It was spacious for five children and eight adults (with dog). The pool table was incredibly helpful for the rainy days we had. The gated community is nice, with a short walk (less than 10 minutes unless you stop to admire the turtles) to the beach. Two shopping centers are across the street from the community, which made running errands and picking up food easy.
The property manager usually responded to questions within a day.
- The pool is not heated and we were not aware of this until the day we checked in. The kids tolerated the pool, but most of the adults stayed away or dipped their toes.
- There were several electrical outlets that were not working and the kitchen lights were not consistently working.
- There were dirty utensils mixed in with all the utensils upon check-in. We cleaned all the dishes upon that realization.
- I found the cancellation policy to be too strict, particularly during a pandemic. (I think this is an OBX issue and not a sole reflection on the property).
I am not sure if I would stay here again, but I do know that my family and I had a nice week with one another.
It was a little overkill in size for the 5 of us but our stay couldn't have been better, plenty of room to spare and roam around. I scoffed at the idea of an elevator in a home but it turns out that option is so way underrated for its usefulness. By day 3 we had all used it at some point. House is nicely furnished, kitchen is well appointed (a little too much repetitive stuff that maybe could use some weeding out, my opinion). The two dishwashers meant no one <me> was standing around washing dishes all the time :) And we found everything in perfect order. Really can't say enough good things. The surround sound and poolside speakers seem to be our favorite amenity - we all love to have music going.
Tips for future renters:
The owners have a very nice selection of chairs in the garage to use.
Lots of pool toys in the outside storage (could use some weeding out there too).
Sheets are provided, with a minimum of pillow cases. However if you are not filling every bedroom you can swipe an extra pillow from the others for multi-pillow sleepers.
There is an abundance of kitchen and hand towels to use.
We've already recommended this rental to several co-workers :)
We stayed for a week in September 2016. This was our second year back and we have already booked a week for next year! The house is beautiful and has all of the amenities to make a great vacation home. It has a great location and is within walking distance to lots of shops, restaurants, the grocery store and most importantly - the beach. But if you don't feel like walking to the beach, the pool and hot tub at the house are both large and great to enjoy the day outdoors. Each bedroom in the house has its own bathroom which is great for extended family or large groups and the elevator made trips with little kids very convenient. We love this house and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a vacation home in Corolla!
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