I kept looking around the web for reviews of this place on the web before I went, but couldn't find anything, so I swore I would post on tripadvisor to help out others who are looking at staying here...here goes...
I was looking for a place to stay during high season on Hatteras Island- I had a group of four adults, and didn't want to pay thousands of dollars for a place to stay for only a weekend stay. I came across the Villas of Hatteras Landing, a condo community with 1bdrm condo units that sleep up to 4 adults- 1 king size bed in the bedroom, and 1 sleeper sofa in the living room.
Customer Service - making a reservation the website was easy enough, and I received almost instantaneous confirmation that the nights had been booked, along with a helpful email, outling specific things to bring (see amenities below). I was leaving from work on friday, and was going to get there after 9pm when they closed, so I tried to get directions via email about how to check in- I never heard from them. A day before I was to check in though, I called and the woman on the phone was able to give me directions. I also called later on friday evening and spoke to the manager and all the directions were worked out. Again, almost an excellent, but lack of email response warrants an above average rating.
Condition of Unit - these are pretty new units- the one we stayed in seemed to have recently been built, with marble, new paint, and standard condo furniture. Everything was new, but there were a couple of things that kept me from rating it an "excellent". There was no DVD player, there was no alarm clock, and the cookware that was left was horrible- I usually like to cook when I stay near the beach, and it was very difficult to cook up fresh seafood with subpar cookware and utensils. To be fair, each unit is supposedly owned by different owners, so this may be a reflection of the owner of our unit, and not other units. There is a mini rangetop with 2 burners, and a microwave/convection oven - these were sufficient to meet our basic cooking needs during the weekend we stayed.
The unit is compact- with the sofa bed pulled out, there was only a small amount of room to sneak by between the bed and the TV cabinet- it's definitely cozy. There is no dining table, but there is a breakfast bar with 3 stools (may vary by unit). We had a pool view unit (even though we asked for a soundview or limited ocean view), but from walking around the complex, the views would not have been that impressive anyway. The unit was manageable for four adults, but I would say that it definitely would not be able to accomodate any more than that.
With respect to the property, it sits right next to the Ocracoke-Hatteras Ferry Landing, and a mini mall that has restaurants and shops. To get to the beach, you walk to the road, and cross it, and walk another couple hundred yards on a public beach access- took about 5 minutes from the unit to the beach, which is nice and spacious- was never too crowded when we were there.
Amenities - The amenities were pretty basic, and in line with other rental properties that I've vacationed at. They do NOT provide any toiletries, and only a small bar of handsoap, dishsoap, some paper towels and a small bottle of dishwashign liquid. A set of linens and towels are included in each rental, and you can pay a fee for additional towels, and/or maid service. Cable TV, swimming pool, Ice machine (supposedly- never actually verified it).
Nearby, there is a minimall with shops and some restaurants, and there is a gas station and general store/grocery store within about 1/4 mile down the street. Plenty of free parking at the condo too.
Overall, I would say this was an above average to great experience. The unit was cheap, would allow you to book nightly instead of weekly (probably the best part about the rental terms), and the unit was modern and clean. It was close to the beach, and my friends and I had a great time, at a relatively new, well-located condo. Now, at least there will be one review for others to see! My only regret is that I didn't take pictures....
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