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A Place at the Beach III
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“How many times are they going to say that the renovations are in process?”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We have been coming for 30 years. I have a son that is 18 and I have a picture of me sitting in a chair holding him on the same burgandy carpet when he was 6 months old and it is still there. Just lots older dirtier and thread bare. The manitainence fee goes up and nothing is being done. What a big disappointment!!! The refrigerator is also the same one since them with the same broken bottom shelf, missing bar on the bottom and off and on ice maker. Also there were lots of creepy crawly things when lights are on or off. They are very brave. Very disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thank you for submitting a review for APATB. We do apologize that your unit was not up to your satisfaction. The renovations will start to take place this fall/winter in the L building and we will post photos for everyone to see. We hope you have a great summer!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Ok. We love APAB but you must understand what u are getting into. We have a time share. We LOVE the pool! The kids go NUTS for it 930am to 930pm. The beach access is great. The units are BEYOND the need of repair and they look AWFUL! If you are looking for something nice then don't do a timeshare unit... make sure you talk to the owner of a unit. If you want a place to sit at the pool or water all day and let your kids run free and not care about how they treat the unit then this will work great. We cook everyday and grill out and chill. If you are a neat freak then you will be miserable. If you want to bum it all week and chill at the water and grill out you will be in heaven. If you are thinking about buying a timeshare then beware because renovations are about to start and they have put major assessments on time share owners.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for the positive review about our outdoor activites at APATB. As you did mention in your review the renovations will start taking place in the Timeshare units from the fall of 2014 through December of 2015 so when they are done then the units will match our wonderful amenities. The L building that holds our 1 and 3 bedrooms will be completed this winter. The 2 bedroom units in the K building will be completed by the end of 2015. We hope you will come back and have a great vacation in and out of the units. Have a wonderful day!
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Farmville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We have been coming to A Place At The Beach for over 30 years as timeshare owners. The outside of the buildings looks great but is very deceiving as the insides are worn out. We just finished out week and in our unit the freezer did not work properly, drawers in kitchen were off track, dishwasher was broken and washer when it spinned sounded like a tornado was in the room. I called maintenance but he offered no help. The couches are worn slam out and sit terribly. We love the outside especially the outdoor pool and the maintenance on the grounds is wonderful. But the insides of the condos need to be redone. We will continue to come yearly but I wish the condos were in better shape.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
We really appreciate you taking your time to write a review for our resort. There are plans in progress for the upgrades to start this fall for phase 1 of our timeshare units. There are 279 condos at this resort and many people rent through VRBO and the local realty companies. If you would like further information on different condos plase give us a call at 252-247-0906. Thank you again for your review. We hope you have a wonderful summer.
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

No carts for loading and unloading available. They have a space for ONE and the One has been missing for two days now. They will not go find it, replace it and when they tell you someone will be right there to help you they do not show up. Not recommended for Seniors, handicapped or Folks with Medical issues.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback on our Resort. We are sorry that your stay was not to your satisfaction. We offer to help anyone on site with luggage or carrying anything to their unit if they call us at the front office. There are 3 luggage carts on site and we apologize that they were in use when you needed them. Have a wonderful summer.
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Raleigh, NC
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

From what we have experienced, if you rent a unit that is owned by one person, who is using either VRBO or a management company like Atlantic Beach Realty to rent out their unit, you will find some very nice units! We stayed in 329 recently, and it is obvious these owners have updated some things. Plus, there is nothing dingy about it. Oh, and as others have said, there's a great view of the ocean from this condo, which is close to the beach and the elevator! We rented it through Atlantic Beach Realty and could not have been happier with this condo!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for giving your honest feedback about our Resort. Renovations for the timeshare units will start taking place in the fall of this year so those units will have fabulous decor along with all new furnishings. If you have any questions on how the progress is going please contact Tom Youngblood the General Manager at 252-247-0906. Thank you again.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Let me get the minor negatives out of the way first. The ice maker in our 'fridge didn't work. The wifi was spotty. Gas grills were in a tough spot compared to our condo and complicated to work. Oh...and when the A/C would kick in, it was extremely loud and frequently woke us up during the night. That's all I got. And I wouldn't let that keep me from coming back or recommending to others. Location is great. Our condo - and it seems that most if not all condos - have a really good view of both the ocean and the sound. Beach access is easy. Pool was the highlight for my daughter - LOVES the waterslide. My wife and I were amazed at how quiet and peaceful the place is at night. There is an obvious security presence a good deal of the time which just makes me feel at ease. Price seemed reasonable considering the variety of stuff to do. If you're looking for a Spring Break/Senior week college and party type atmosphere, may want to avoid Atlantic Beach all together, not a lot of that kind of vibe going on. If you're looking to take a family young to adolescent kids somewhere, highly recommend APATB.

Room Tip: higher floors = better view of ocean and sound
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review despite some of the opportunites that came about on your vaction. Our Maintenance staff has addressed the issues and that unit is good now. We hope you all decide to come back on vacation again here to A Place at the Beach.

Have a great summer
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Florence, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We are having a great time. The staff is excellent and the view is amazing. The unit is clean and the amenities are top notch. I am a picky person and after reading the reviews , I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised. I would highly recommend this gem.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
We are so happy that you loved your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful Summer.
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Property: A Place at the Beach III
Address: 1904 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5608
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Atlantic Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Atlantic Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — A Place at the Beach III 2.5*
Number of rooms: 279
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Place at the Beach III is managed by VRI (Vacation Resorts International) which is a management company based in California. A little information about the property: The resort has 279 units of which 98 are timeshare units and have recently been renovated. We have a putt putt course on site, ping pong, tennis,basketball, shuffle board, corn hole, lawn bowling, ladder golf, disk golf, new playground, private beach access,board walk to the beach, Indoor pool, Outdoor pool with a water slide. We have an outdoor hot tub and an indoor hot tub. During peak season we have an on-site store, pig picking, pizza night, taco night, and painting. On Site Security will ensure you have a safe and fun family vacation. We hope you visit our property and enjoy your stay with us! ... more   less 
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