My family really enjoyed the house! It's not very often you can say you stayed in a log cabin on the beach!!!!
The home was great! The layout for our family and the proximity to the beach were wonderful. The walkway to the beach is fine, but the sandy entrance from the beach was tough for the older members of our group. The only complaint we had were the BUGS! 3 of the 8 in our group were bitten by spiders which required ongoing medical care. We are not sure what kind of spiders they were, and did not see them, but nonetheless, the bites were painful and recovery for the affected areas took a couple of months, with extensive treatment. There were also roaches, everywhere. We killed them and used spray for roaches twice each day. We stayed a week and dealt with the bugs instead of calling management, due to it being our vacation - and not wanting the possibility of others being in the house while we were out. A really awesome thing about the home is the front glass spanning the entire front of the home. There are three crosses in the structure of the beams, which looks like the three crosses depicted in the Bible on Calvary! The largest cross in the middle with two smaller crosses on either side. The location is great- close to town, within 5 minutes, with restaurants, grocery stores, and novelty shops all right there. We traveled down to Surf City as well, 20 minutes, sightseeing. There are many shops, stores etc in this that area as well. We loved the clean beach, and no crowds! The children saw animal wildlife on the beach on early morning and late evening walks - crabs, snakes, jellyfish, birds etc. We fished from the peer, which is within eyesight from the beach, catching sharks, a jellyfish and other fish. We loved the wrap around porch on this home as well, no going around or up and down to get to the other entrances. We would prefer a gas grill, but managed with the small charcoal grill provided. Everything was in good working order. The couch was quite worn, but ok. The home was moderately clean upon arrival. We bought and used cleaning products to bring it up to our standards. There were many more utensils, pots and pans, etc. than we were led to believe, making some of our packed items unnecessary and cumbersome as to travel. The beach toys stored in the bench at the end of the walkway were broken and random, but useful. We cleaned and organized the toys to supplement what we had brought for the children. The water pressure was poor, both inside and outside, but useable. Overall, we enjoyed the home and the vacation was a success!
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We thoroughly enjoyed our yearly trip to N. Topsail beach! The water is always warm, the house was nice and cool, and a fun time was had by all. We even saw turtle tracks one morning on the dune near us. We spent a fun day in surf city the one day we had rain. And we enjoyed the local golf club. Hats off to the chefs at Riverview restaurant once again!
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