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“Best Location short of being right on the water”

Review of SP004-Ivey's Lair

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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Duck, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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aangelo
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Alright house for the money”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Online this house looks gorgeous and it is a pretty house but it needs some updating and upkeep. When our friends arrived first they were early but they did beat housekeeping. Check out it at 10 am and housekeeping did not arrive until around 2 pm. In my eyes it takes longer than 2 hours to clean a six bedroom house. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom too plus there are 2 more bathrooms. The grass was not cut so the little kids could not play in the yard. The drawers in the kitchen has hair and dried up food in them and the place just needed a really good clean. My husband called the next day after we arrived to complain about the cleanliness and the grass. A cleaning lady came that day to clean up the kitchen better but that was it because she had her kids with her. No one came to cut the grass until 3 days later so the yard was unusable until then. The pool is a lot smaller than it looks online also. The beds are not comfortable at all. Every little move and the beds squeak...The living space is a little small for all the people that this house sleeps. The inside could use a paint job also. The dishwashers do not wash the dishes very well as other reviewers have stated, so hopefully the management will get new ones. The house is in a great location. Close to the beach and at the end of the street there are little shops and restaurants to go to.
All in all this house just needs a really good cleaning inside and out, my husband so badly wanted to rent a pressure washer!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Cleanliness
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Mandy S
Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Location short of being right on the water”
Reviewed 24 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We stayed for a week with my whole family at Ivey's and it was a wonderful vacation. The best part of the rental was hands down its location. The street was quiet and the kids had a blast riding there bikes. The beach access was close and the beach itself was beautiful. The pool was smaller then I think it looks in the pictures but still very nice. Our only complaint was the place had a bit of a run down feeling. The yard/volleyball court needed a lot of work and the grill available is only a charcoal one. The house itself was nice but we too noticed the A/C wouldn't keep the house very cold but it wasn't unbearable. The beds were also pretty cheap and not very comfortable but it was nice that almost every room had it's own bath attached. The town of Duck was hands down our favorite out of the others we visited (went to Corolla to see the wild horses, Nags Head for Jockeys Ridge state park, and Roanoke Island to do the Aquarium on a rainy day). The shops were right next to our house and the town had kid activities most of the days we were there. We hope to make it back to Duck again in the future!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The back yard
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 21 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Reviewed 27 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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