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“Romantic Getaway”

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Darlings By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 5 Kure Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
“Romantic Getaway”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We stayed their several times and its always been a wonderful experience.
The rooms are made for relaxing and romance. The Jacuzzi and dual shower heads are awesome. When they see you leave they turn down the beds and put on the music.
When you arrive back to the room after your night out they have brought a basket full of delicious treats for the morning. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the ocean as we ate,
Everything is close by to get to. Many places also deliver if you just don't want to go out. This place is service with a smile without a doubt.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Overall we had a very nice time at Darlings by the Sea. We stayed two nights and enjoyed being close to the beach and within walkable distance to restaurants. The balcony overlooking the ocean is where we spent a lot of our time on both days, and it was very relaxing and a beautiful view. We especially liked being in the "lighthouse" unit, although every person walking past the house seemed to look up at us because of the structure I guess, which took away some of the privacy. The room was nice and the food selection was varied and a lot f snacks were provided. We didn't have to worry about beach towels, chairs or bikes as they were al provided.
There were a few items that could have made our stay even better. We could hear the couple next door through the walls which was awkward to say the least. Also, there were some housekeeping issues: the toilet was not especially clean and there were two dirty washcloths from previous guests left hanging in the shower. After seeing this, we weren't sure how clean the soaking tub was, but we used it anyway.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Selma, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We were celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary and Darlings By The Sea was just what we needed. We loved the spacious suite and really enjoyed the giant Jacuzzi tub and dual shower heads. The breakfast basket was superb and the ham and cheese quiche was excellent. We loved having the breakfast basket delivered the evening prior and the chance to have breakfast as early as we wanted. We used the fitness center and had a good workout with the cardio and weights equipment too. The beautiful Oceanside location was perfect. It was a short scenic walk on the boardwalk to the downtown area of Kure Beach. The spectacular ocean view was perfect. It was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We are definitely planning on returning again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charles Town WV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We enjoyed an all-to-short stay in #54 in June of 2013. Our unit had a nice sized balcony overlooking the boardwalk and ocean; the unit was clean; maid service was timeley; continental breakfast was yummy; we'd stay there again.

Room Tip: #54 has the largest balcony. #55 is in the "lighthouse" but views are somewhat limited th...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Just a great and relaxing stay! Very nice owners and comfortable rooms. We miss the breakfast gathering of a B&B, but the breakfast basket and small kitchenette area are a great substitute. The large Jacuzzi tub is great! They also have a very nice little gym and workout area. It's an easy and beautiful 1/2 mile beach walk to "downtown" Kure where there is a nice selection of restaurants and bars. We'll definately be coming back!

Room Tip: Room 55 has the deck area in the lighthouse, otherwise all rooms appear to be similar.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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West Liberty, Kentucky
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

This place is amazing!!! I would recommend Darlings By The Sea to anyone looking for a romantic, relaxing gateway!!! Great location and awesome view!!! My husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary!!! We enjoyed it and loved it so much We are making plans for next year!!!!! It's like home away from home!!! Jim and Dee are really nice people!!! We had a great time!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I think if the air conditioning hadn't broken down this weekend would have been perfect. That said, I enjoyed the combination of uninstrusive care, excellent food, location, and opulent suites. The bath, shower, bed, and porch were all magnificent, and we loved walking into town on the boardwalk. This is a wonderful place to relax, and the method of delivering the food the day before so you can enjoy breakfast at your leisure is perfect. This was an abbreviated honeymoon; I think we'll come back here again.

Room Tip: There are only five suites here. I don't think you can go wrong.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matthew W
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Property: Darlings By The Sea
Address: 329 Atlantic Ave, P.O. Box 254, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4847
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Kure Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kure Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five Oceanfront Whirlpool Suites for Couples ... more   less 

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