Loved it and will go back. Ok, I have to address some of the other reviews I've seen. This is a 60's style place. I don't know what people are expecting from a little place on the OBX.
Our room did NOT smell of anything but cleaning supplies. We had NO bugs save for a fly that came in with us. We left some blackberries uncovered...and they did draw a few ants. My bad, should have sealed them! The beds were a bit dated..but for a weekend or even a week at the rate of roughly $100/night, no biggie. Same with the bathroom doors. The wood was swelled some and was hard to close and open...again...we didn't care...older place in a high humidity area...that's cheap. We had THREE double beds for this rate - talk about inexpensive! Yes the shower knobs were kind of corroded...again...it's the BEACH Sea salt flying through the air...it's gonna happen and they functioned just fine.
We will gladly go back. At the rates they charge, you can't beat 'em. Everywhere else I looked was at least $140/night and required a minimum stay (some are just on-season requirements...some were just holiday requirements)
The beach is a short walk, and on the 4th of July weekend there were very few people there. There is a great place to eat just up the road, the Froggy Dog - loved them! A little pricey...but great place. The food was wonderful, the service very kind and they even have a spot for younger kids to play. Music on the porch, and for those with no kids...the pub would be perfect.
There is a little grocery store right across the street from the Avon Motel. No need to get in the car! Village Grocery even has some organics, earth friendly plasticware/plates and they even carry some of Bob's Red Mill foods along with other goods that us organic types would be pleased to see in such a place. I was pleasantly surprised that they have this :-D
There is a little place where you can rent beach umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, surf boards, baby gear and just about anything you could need roughly a block down the road. Price for an umbrella for a WEEK? $30. Very reasonable.
All in all, this was a fantastic trip. We would gladly stay in this Motel again. Next time, we'll also be taking our dog. They are pet friendly!
I guess it all depends on what you're looking for in a vacation. If you are used to places that are 3-5 star rated...you'll be disappointed and maybe even really turned off. There are basic accommodations. This is NOT a resort or spa! Good luck finding one of those on the OBX AND in a quiet, secluded area. The Hilton Garden Inn up in Kitty Hawk is only rated 3 stars...and at $250/night. If you want the Hilton or Ritz type places, the OBX may not be for you. If you are looking for a good time at the beach and most your time will be out of the room, or your glad to just hang out in a very basic room - this is great.
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