We have been owners at Dunes South since 1979, and we own three weeks in unit 312, which is right on the beach. We have one summer week and two weeks at Christmas. Although it's nice to come in the summer, we prefer the winter weeks at the beach to just get away and relax. Most winters are still warm enough to walk on the beach and enjoy watching the waves roll in from the third floor living area deck, or the second floor master bedroom deck. The unit has 3 bedrooms and a loft, and is equipped with everything we need for cooking in and saving money. Management does have to replace items frequently because some people take things when they leave.
Our last visit was in the summer of 2012. We were excited to see that the city of Nags Head had increased the size of the beach and refurbished the dune line. However, we were disappointed that the pool had been taken out after the prior year hurricane had damaged both the pool and the gazebo. Owners will be voting on relocating the pool in 2013. Hopefully, it will be an enclosed pool, since owners and visitors were not able to use the pool except during the summer months.
Although there are not planned activities at the resort, there is no lack of activities in the area. We look forward to trying out new restaurants, especially those specializing in seafood. We can't get fresh seafood inland, so that's usually our eating out treat while visiting the Outer Banks. A must for seafood is Fisherman's Wharf in Manteo - a bit hard to find, but wonderful seafood! If you're adventurous, wind sailing off the dunes is a great experience. There is a fishing pier very near the resort for the fishing enthusiast. Also, the Wright Brother's Museum is a must see for the history buff. During the summer months, there is an outdoor play at Roanoke Island. Other sporting attractions in the area include: minature golfing, go cart racing, and arcade games. Be adventurous and visit the lighthouse or visit the less populated beaches and you might even spot wild horses.
I do relate to one comment about the unit, the furniture is in need of updating. Our unit had a mismatched group of furniture during the 2012 visit, but they were at least comfortable. Also, the twin bed matresses had been replaced from the previous visit. The queen and double beds appear to have been replaced as well, and a double bed was set up in the loft, which had previously had only a matress on the floor. So we all slept well, even if the furniture was dated in the living and dining areas. One thing I can compliment about the management, is that the unit has always been clean, and when we've had any problem, they were quick to respond.
So if you're looking for new furnishings and plush carpeting, you probably shouldn't choose the Outter Banks. But, if you are a beach lover and want to experience the great outdoors in a very relaxing setting, then Dunes South is the place for you. We are the only timeshare resort in Nags Head, so the beaches are not normally as crowded.
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