We originally found the property through Home Away and contacted the owner who referred us to the rental company-Kees, and we reserved a new rental (Kees and owner-Jim Rose were pleasant to speak with). When we arrived, we were put in a property in the back that was nothing like what we rented because the new properties were not ready. We were never made aware ahead of time of these changes. There were a few cases where we were told different things by different people and not sure who had the most accurate information. Our group contemplated getting a refund and looking elsewhere, but after traveling all day and being tired, we contacted Kees again, so arrangements were made to speed up getting the new unit ready. Unfortunately, it delayed our well-laid plans (go grocery shopping, feed everyone, and hit the water), and we were not able to get in until near 8:00 PM, so by the time we did, everyone didn't feel like going to the beach and the pool was closed. Traveling almost 12 hours with 4 kids and them telling them that we had a change in plans was not easy and caused us to have to waste all that time plus the next day when we could finally go grocery shopping. As you approach the property-you'll notice the brightly colored, eye-catching townhouses (may be helpful to post a sign directing to the different properties, otherwise, Cambridge Cove-turn left at the Welcome Center and Hamilton and Devonshire-keep going straight). There were 8 different townhomes/condos in each property-all with 1 car garages. Ours (Unit C, so probably A, C, E, and G) had a tad bit more parking room than the others because the other cars seemed to hang over into the road (although the only people really coming down there were going to those units). When we first went in the garage, there were bikes, a wagon with some beach essentials (chairs and umbrella), and a high chair. The lower level had a pull-out sofa (probably better-suited for younger people because it wasn't real comfortable) and a flat-screen plus a deck with a new gas grill. Up a flight of stairs to the next level were two bedrooms with separate baths. The front bedroom was slightly smaller and had a smaller closet but had plenty of drawer space. The bathroom had a shower. The second bedroom had a deck and the bathroom had a bath tub/shower with a big step up/down plus a larger closet. The shower I loved because the showerhead was up high and the water pressure was very strong (may be too strong for little kids, but ours were fine). We could have used a few more towels/wash cloths because we couldn't find enough for 8 guests. Both bedrooms had flat screen tvs. There was a washer/dryer combo on this floor (front loader). Up another flight of stairs was the top floor with a 1/2 bath, livingroom, diningroom, and kitchen combo and an additional deck with table/chairs (*traveling with children-move chairs away from railing*) The kitchen had granite-type counter tops, stainless steel dishwasher, fridge, and stove and was stocked well with dishes, pots/pans, utensils, blender/toaster, and some dish soaps (needed more dish towels-only had one towel and one cloth). The livingroom had a larger flat-screen, but the couch did not pull out, so we had to buy a blow-up mattress because we expected sleeping for 8. The decor throughout was inviting and tasteful. The drive to the beach was 5-10 minutes depending on traffic to life-guarded beaches. The kids enjoyed the pool area, but the hours were a little more shorter than we expected (open 10-7). The deepest was around 5 foot, the shallow let the kids just walk right in with some water features (squirting turtle, palm tree, etc), there was a slide, and the lazy river area didn't have any currents moving you along, but the kids liked to take the different paths and play hide-and-seek. The restrooms/changing areas were always clean. There was a sand volleyball court. They sold ice-cream and drinks by the pool (not sure what was in the welcome center-it wasn't open the few times we stopped by). A suggestion would be to put an outside shower that guests have access to, so that when they come back from the beach, they can shower off prior to tracking all the extra sand into the units because we were cleaning up sand everywhere so it didn't mess up anything. Across from the welcome center were the dumpsters where we had to take our garbage-it would be nice to have a dumpster closer, but that could lure critters, so we just got in the habit to take it up in the am as we passed by. We were not far from the Wright Brothers Memorial-a nice walk early in the day before it got too hot and there were bike paths near the property. Since we were the first ones in the unit, we did find some construction debris (i.e. daughter stepped on a metal clip from the door and cut her toe open). Once we did a few thorough vacuums, we didn't have too many more problems, but be cautious of the carpeting tack strips on the back of the steps because until they are worn down they may hurt if you're barefooted). We were without phones, alarm clocks, hair dryer, and additional supplies that we had to buy but that should hopefully be there for guests there after us. Throughout our stay, we did have people coming and going mostly outside to paint, install the garage door opener, etc, which didn't bother my family, but it did bother the other family that we were with. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and think that once everything is finished and settled, it would be a great place for us because we love the beach but like the variety of the pool area and not being right in the congested ocean-side.
- Also Known As:
- Cambridge Cove At Bermuda Bay Hotel Kill Devil Hills
- Cambridge Cove At Bermuda Bay Hotel
- Cambridge Cove At Bermuda Bay Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC
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