My family of 8 enjoyed this amazing home that was furnished with all the basic necessities and many extras! There were so many boats, beach toys, and games outside that provided fun without having to lug all of that equipment ourselves. The kitchen and bedrooms were nicely furnished as well, although I would've liked a rolling pin and at least some basic soap for dishes. Make sure you bring/buy all of your own paper products (tissues, paper towels, tp, garbage bags), as they were not provided. A nice grocery store and Dollar General are not too far in Buxton.
The best part about this house was its location! The views of the sound were fantastic and unobstructed, and we were just a short walk across the street to get to the ocean! We loved the quieter, less populated aspect of this area near the old pier, and really appreciated the downstairs/outside shower and hose-off area before re-entering the house.
Since we have younger children/teens, we would've also liked to see age-appropriate DVD and book selection to round out the materials provided. There were several video games, but no console to play on it. We solved the entertainment issue by shopping in Hatteras Village at Kitty Hawk Kites, near the ferry (only 5-10 minutes down the road), as they offer plenty of games and toys! Also, we loved Gingerbread House's pizza and gingerbread nearby and a quaint coffee shop.
We had decent seating for all of us, although the couches in the main gathering area could use replacing, and I might recommend an ottoman for more people to sit on and avoid hard chairs while gathered there. The beds in all of the rooms were comfortable and in good condition. The bottom floor bedroom could use a ceiling or box fan, as it tends to be warmer there near the main door. We loved the elevator to haul our luggage in and out. The upstairs shower trended towards cooler water, so most of us ended up using the one main bathroom on the second floor. The loft with the single bed and telescope was certainly a highlight for our youngest child's stay!
We would definitely stay here again! We truly enjoyed our vacation station!