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trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

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trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

just got back from Kill Devil Hills and my family and I had a wonderful stay at the Croatan Surf Club. Our condo was great, the outdoor pool and hot tub area was also wonderful, accept for 1 glaring flaw, security. Everyday we had at least two groups of local teens break into the pool area. It would not have been a big deal if it was just a couple kids here and there but there were groups of four or more coming in on a consistent basis, taking over the hot tub and tables that guests paid to use. KDH police were called several times to escort them out, yet, to my knowledge, no citations were ever issued. I would stay there again, but security needs to be better.

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1. Re: trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

I read a similar post last summer. They really have to do something about that. I have stopped recommending them.

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2. Re: trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

according to the realty company, they are aware that it is still an issue and the steps they have taken have not done enough to stop tresspassers. But due to financial constraints there is not much else they can do accept alert KDH police who kick out the crashers, but don't issue any citations which may deter future break ins.

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3. Re: trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

Do you think it would be an issue for people staying over Labor Day week since kids should be in school?

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6. Re: trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

We stayed there Sept. of 2011. We liked it but our car got broken into. I felt like they have a very nice place but not in the best area of the outer banks. The places around it are an eye sore and the Croatan Surf Club seems out of place.

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7. Re: trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

I'm going to have to disagree about the location. It's not in a bad area of the Outer Banks, it's just a big target for those who are inclined to break into cars.

As for security, I believe they hired someone to patrol the pool area last summer, and they probably will do so again.

By Labor Day, there will be a lot fewer people around, including bored school kids, so I think you will be fine.

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Thanks obxmaslin. For the price and location to the beach, and pictures of how nice the facility is, we are really looking forward to it. Most reviews were favorable, so when I came across this it worried me. We'll just be sure not to leave anything of value in our cars.

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Just lock your car. Most car break ins are in cars that leave them unlocked - really! Bored kids with parents that turn a blind eye to where they and their friends are at 3am are the problem and they just pull on car doors until one opens. That simple really. Lock it and find your kids at night.

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10. Re: trip report: Croatn Surf Club KDH

Security is not an issue at the pool anymore. The code changes every few weeks. The parking garage is a different story- LOCK YOUR CAR!!!

ALSO- if NOISE bothers you- every single footstep made by those on the top floor reunites LOUDLY to the unit below. We had a gorgeous 3 BR condo and were wishing we had been at a Travel Lodge!! We could not watch TV in the living room , as the people upstairs, well, they walked around. Everytime either neighbor on the sides or above flushes, showers, or , ahem...well, let me say that the prettiest condos on the beach are the poorest built.NO sound proof features at all. I have NEVER experienced an invasion of my quiet time as I did at Croatan. Had on neighbor with baby- OMG!!! And we love babies. THe others were an older couple, but I could hear entire conversations. My youngest son will swear that the upstairs neighbor had a herd of elephants. Our first night the neighbors were taking a shower and my daughter and I thought the condo was flooding- we could hear the water as though it was flowing into our unit.

These was an expensive mistake..next time I would only stay on the top floor if at ll. So beautifully appointed, but so, so , so noisy.