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“Fantastic deck facing the ocean.”

Review of The Whippoorwill

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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina

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Poor - based on 6 reviews
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Robert H
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“This place is SERIOUSLY dated.”
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Although the location of this place is very private, and literally right on the beach, it's not in the greatest condition. The pics are accurate, but there are many unseen issues you won't know about until you arrive.

When we walked in it smelled like mildew. The ceiling fan made significant noise when we turned it on, the wireless only worked in one room, and the door handles were covered in mildew on the outside. The railings all around the deck are weathered and loose - don't lean on them! The outdoor shower is not a pretty site. The kitchen is very small and cramped. Finally, they've locked off the rooftop deck and you can't even go up there. Everything in the house is just plain old. The place needs a serious rehab and is not worth the $3K per week we paid.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. While The Whippoorwill is an older property with a bronze rating, it does offer one of the best locations. I have forwarded your comments about it being dated to our refurbishment team so they can assess it and make recommendations for updates to the owner.

The decks of each of our properties are inspected regularly to ensure safety. This is something we take very seriously and I have asked that the deck at The Whippoorwill be inspected again with specific attention paid to the areas you described. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you as our guest again.
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Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
11 May 2017
Thank you for your review of your stay at The Whippoorwill and for letting us know of items that need to be replaced or included for guests. I hope you enjoyed your time on the island and that you will come again soon.
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Reviewed 27 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Reviewed 13 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Management Response
13 Sep 2012
Thank you for taking your time to provide this feedback. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Emerald Isle and I hope you will revisit soon. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next family vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
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Reviewed 22 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Management Response
22 Aug 2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at The Whippoorwill. I'm so glad to know that you and your family enjoyed your Emerald Isle vacation while staying at this home. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation and we'll happily reserve The Whippoorwill for you again - 1-888-832-0140.
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