This was our family's first vacation to OBX! It was awesome! The landlords Jorge and Susannah Herrada were very friendly and very prompt in addressing any and all of our concerns. The house is beautiful, the pool was very inviting with all of the pool toys and chairs provided! The children very much enjoyed the Pirate Ship play area as well as the volleyball in the sand! Fortunately we only had a portion of a day with rain, but it was nice to have options from the hundreds of DVDS to help entertain the children in the "getting ready to go out" times.
The house was very clean. The Herradas kindly supplied outdoor dishes for safety purposes around the pool which was nice to not have to pack along with all of our other items.
We vacationed very comfortably with 9 adults, 4 children and 2 infants. The Dolphin Inn was a very easy walk to the beach only a block away and although we did take our own beach stuff, The Dolphin Inn provided a wagon that we used to carry items to the beach. The house provided us with new and reliable appliances so we were able to do some 'in house' cooking as well as the convenience of the local restaurants in nearby communities! We had 4 vehicles as well as a trailer with plenty of space to park on the driveway. The Dolphin Inn was easy to find, easy to get to and easy to depart.
Discounts were offered for surrounding activities, we had a great time at HBO2X Water Park which we HIGHLY recommend...thank you Dolphin Inn for the discounts!
In the area, we also recommend Jimmy's Seafood Buffet in Kitty Hawk for Wednesday Night All You Can Eat Buffet with 10 varieties of Crabs, The Roadside Grill in Duck, and a little outdoor place behind the shops in Duck that has darts, a band and lots of fun! Needless to say we had a great time! We would highly recommend The Dolphin Inn for a welcoming, clean and very helpful vacation place. They are definitely an great asset to the OBX area!
The description for this house is incredibly accurate...it is a beautiful home!! Susannah and Jorge are perfect hosts and very attentive. They provided binders in the house with detailed information about their home, the local area, and the Outer Banks.
The house is immaculate and well appointed...including a gourmet kitchen! Upon your arrival you will immediately feel "at home" and be excited to enjoy your vacation! The common areas inside are very large for everyone to gather and enjoy the games, movies, etc. There are multiple decks to enjoy extending your living area outside to enjoy all hours ... especially for sunrise! The fenced backyard feels like you have
your own private resort with amenities to provide hours of entertainment for everyone! This home is perfect for all ages. If you have a dog, be assured it will be safe to play as well!
The location is perfect! The beach is a short walk away (only 1 1/2 blocks)! Shopping and restaurants are minutes away.
I highly recommend this property for your vacation!!
That Dolphin Inn is a fantastic home for a vacation in the Outer Banks! We had family ages 2-82 years old and everyone had a great time! The house had everything we needed to enjoy our stay and was immaculate. We all enjoyed the pool, hot tub and wonderful quiet beach!
Jorge and Suzannah were fabulous!!! They responded to emails and questions very quickly and called to check to make sure everything was good.
I highly recommend staying at the Dolphin Inn!!!
This house has everything: location, pool/spa, shady backyard play area for kids/pets, amenities (every kitchen tool/appliance you could dream of), lovely impeccably clean bedrooms/bathrooms/open spaces, a full library of books & movies for rainy days. Best of all, the owners are thoughtful and accessible should you need anything at all. Their detailed information provided on the house and area, as well as local favorites, was invaluable. 2 recommendations: eat nearby at Steamers and tandem hang glide with Kitty Hawk kites!
Not sure I could say enough good things about my experience with Jorge and at Dolphin Inn. Jorge was a great host! He went above and beyond to make sure we had all the info we needed and always reassured he was just a phone call/email/text away. Anytime I reached out to Jorge he always responded quickly. The house its self was also great- Looks just the pictures! I was most impressed with the kitchen. It was stocked with just about anything you could need and had plenty of dishes and silverware. Also, Jorge has gone above and beyond to label and keep everything organized in the house which made it easier for us to find what we needed. And I mean EVERYTHING! Even the movies were organized by ratings. The house is also in a perfect location. Surrounded by only houses, it felt remote. But, everything you needed was only a very short drive away. Overall, the house was very well maintained and helped make for a wonderful long weekend celebrating my husband's birthday! I would 100% recommend this house to a friend and would rebook for future visits without any hesitation.
My wife and I have utilized vacation home rental agencies for a number of trips to France and in the United States. We’ve always had good experiences. However, I have to say that our weeklong stay at Jorge & Susannah Herrada’s Dolphin Inn at the OBX of Southern Shores, North Carolina, was no doubt the best experience of all! Not only was the location ideal with its proximity to the beach (as well as the amenity of free membership privileges in a local athletic club!), but the spacious house and grounds had everything you could think of and was beautifully maintained. Check out the description of the Dolphin Inn. It’s all true, plus the price was very reasonable for us four couples…perhaps the best deal we’ve ever gotten. However, the pleasant surprise was Jorge’s personal, proactive communications and his speedy response to any questions or needs we might have had before or during our stay. We four couples never felt so “cared for” before by the owner of a vacation rental property. It was like we were old friends rather than renters! I give the Herradas and their Dolphin Inn a 10 out of 10. Rent this place! You won't be disappointed.
The Dolphin Inn provided the perfect stay for our long-awaited family vacation! It housed 16 adults, children, and babies comfortably. The house was in top condition. The swimming pool, hot tub, and sand volleyball court provided hours of "in house", relaxed entertainment, as did the very short walk to the beach. The pirate ship playground was also a novelty attraction. Our family shared great times in the large, open living/dining/kitchen area. The quaint town of Duck was a short bike or car ride away. We spent one afternoon feasting on oysters at a nearby wine and oyster bar. The local fish shack owner provided us with all the ingredients we needed for a shrimp boil, plus many interesting stories about the history of the Outer Banks. Jorge, the owner of the Inn, could not have been more gracious as he answered questions and provided helpful information to make our stay even more enjoyable. I cannot recommend this spacious and extremely comfortable beach home highly enough. We can't wait to go back!!!