Overall, we really enjoyed this rental and would stay here again. It was very clean and a lot of the furniture seemed brand new. There are 1-2 bedrooms on every level so everyone can really spread out and plenty of bathrooms as well. The pool was small, but fun (no hot tub). The walk to the beach is about 5 minutes. We wish they would have provided more basic items like basic kitchen spices & cooking oil, dishwashing detergent, laundry soap, extra paper towels and toilet paper, at least one blow dryer, and some beach towels. We were not prepared to have to buy all of that at the local market.
The check in was flawless - the door code was in my email just as promised so we were able to walk in and claim bedrooms. It was especially good having the 3 levels so that it was easy to have an adults area on the top level and the kids were on the 1st level; the second floor was sort of overflow and for the times someone wanted a little privacy.
The kids loved the pool and jumped in immediately. The adults loved the proximity to the grocery and dollor stores and the Comfort Inn South since we were also celebrating a family reunion there. We also loved the ease in getting to everything because we were so close to the major highway (I don't remember the name or number) but it seemed to be equal distance from Cape Hatteras and Corolla.
We did have a minor problem with ants on the first day but we we contacted management and they sent over an exterminator right away; the ants did NOT return. Other than that we did not have any issues with anything.
Overall, I'd rate the Sand Castle House a 10 on a scale of 1 - 10.
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This is a great place for big families or friends and is close to places like Bodie Island lighthouse, Jockey Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers memorial. It is close to local shops as well and is well equipped with latest gadgets. However; it is not preferred for people who need assistance as the kitchen is 2 levels above.
All in all a great well maintained house with great amenities.
Great vacation house! Will recommend to other friends.
+ new construct, everything very new
+ include all kinds of house items, cookwares, applicants, games
+ keyless entry (wow)
+ swim pool in own fenced yard
- cook wares not enough for big family :-)
+ easy to access stores: grocery, outlet, restaurants, even bank (in walk distance)
+ close to the state park, first flight museum (few miles)
- not ocean front (pity)