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Joe Lamb or Carolina Designs

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Joe Lamb or Carolina Designs

Hello Kill Devil Hills!

We need a 10+ Bedroom home that sleeps 23 for a week in June 2008.

We have narrowed it down to two choices (actually the only two still available):

By The Sea, offered by Joe Lamb or The Sea Spirit offered by Carolina Designs.

We really would prefer By The Sea, but Joe Lamb has a $750 damage deposit that they don't return for 45 days. I've read some alarming stories on the forums about getting scammed by companies alleging damages and charging them long after their stay. They do provide linens and make the beds for this property, but there is a $175 towel fee.

Has anyone had this issue with Joe Lamb, or have they gotten their deposits back?

The Sea Spirit by Carolina Designs doesn't seem to be as strict about a damage deposit, linens are provided and beds made, but towels have to be rented for $7 for a single set.

Any input on which company, and damage deposit trouble with either?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Joe Lamb or Carolina Designs

We have renting from Joe Lamb jr for each of the last five years and have been very happy with the homes as well as Joe Lamb jr. We have always gotten our full deposit back, without asking. Once year we had a brand new home and we broke an outside flood light with a ball, called to tell them and told them we would pay for it. The fixed it and didn't charge us. By the way, over the last five years, we have rented three different houses through them. We have our house reserved through them for next year already.

You'll find that most places charge for the bed linens/towels. It is well worth it, especially for that size home. If you wish, you can always bring your own and save the $175 fee.

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2. Re: Joe Lamb or Carolina Designs

Have rented through Joe Lamb and never had a problem getting the security deposit returned. June's a great time to visit OBX...relax and have fun.

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