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“Wonderful Family Living Area With Panoramic View”
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Duck, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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OG1010
Boston, Massachusetts
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239 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wonderful Family Living Area With Panoramic View”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

By and large, this rental was all that we had hoped for.

Plusses: It has a wonderful great room area with a good sized dining room table as well as another mid sized table, both with ample seating. In addition, there is a breakfast bar and very nicely appointed kitchen with good appliances and utilitarian but aesthetically appealing layout. The deck is very comfortable and the home is a very short walk over the dune top deck to the beach which is also beautiful. The A/C works beautifully.

Minuses:
Only two, possibly 3 negatives that can be modified by the owners:
1. The bed on the 2nd floor is billed as a queen. It is not. It is something smaller. If you are accustomed to or require a queen, you may not be comfortable in it.

2. There is an issue with the Internet / router signal in the house. It may be due the fact that the router is on the first floor at one end of the house and the signal does not travel well to other areas. An inexpensive WiFi signal amplifier would work wonders.

Other issues:

There are a lot of small flying insects at dusk and into the night. If you are not careful, they will be attracted to the light each time that you open the deck door and will swarm in the house. Thankfully, we found that most do not bite.

Immediately in front of the dunetop deck, on the beach, is a slightly elevated spot of sand where, it seams, folks want to erect their tent. Consequently, unless you are out there claiming the spot by about 6:30 am, you're going to have a view of whomever is there for the rest of the day (and possibly beyond since some folks opt to leave the tent frame up over night!)

Possible #3: TRAFFIC! ... HORRENDOUS on the Saturday moving day. If these owners want to ensure that their home is rented 100% of the time (and perhaps they do not need to increase their occupancy rate), all they need do is make this a Friday to Friday rental. Otherwise, plan on one or more hours to drive the +/- 8 miles from the intersection in Kitty Hawk to the house.
Ugh! Not a good way to start your vacation!!

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Liked best: Panoramic ocean view from the deck , number of bedrooms with their own bathroom and total number of bathrooms, kitchen, beach.
Liked least: Beds (size and quality of mattress), Internet access, leak in bathroom ceiling
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Marianna
Reviewed 26 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Baltimore
Reviewed 25 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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FL
Reviewed 29 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Reviewed 9 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Kenneth B
Beavercreek, Ohio
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“Tranquililty on the Ocean”
Reviewed 2 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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A family vacation of eight adults and 2 children.. The house had plenty of room and was spacious and airy. The condition of the house was good considering all the traffic during the years. It is located right on the beach with a private walkway so it is very convenient to go to/from the beach. Other houses nearby required a trek with beach gear (and lacked the view). Sitting on the deck or at the dining table with a great view of the beach was wonderful. The beach at this location and further north was wider than the beach toward the south. A bad storm eroded sand and people sitting on the beach to the south were sitting almost on the sand dune at high tide. Our location was fine. The beach was not overly crowded and we had no problem getting space for the group right in front of the house. The surf is rather strong so small children may have some difficulty going in the water unattended. The house was well stocked in the kitchen so little is required except paper products and food items. Food Lion stores are close enough for food shopping. The location is more remote and away from attractions found in Kitty Hawk and areas south (with its accompanying congestion). But the tranquility and beauty is worth it. The traffic wasn't too bad except for arrival (when it stormed) and departure. Arrive/depart early to lessen the problem. Corolla is easily accessable and there are a number of good restaurants there and in Duck. The door has keyless entry which is very convenient. There are numerous steps which is usual in these beach houses so it may be difficult for individuals with disabilities. Four of the five bedrooms have deck access and three have private bathrooms. Two bedrooms did not have TVs. The TV in the great room is not large but is new. The house upon arrival was clean. Overall Sea Vue was a great vacation spot especially for a large group and we would book it again.

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Liked best: Size of the house and location
Liked least: No pool
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Coshocton
Reviewed 23 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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