I'd like to start out and say, that I've spent my entire childhood vacationing on a similar beach in NC in a small cozy little cottage like the Ellison. We had a wonderful trip, and especially enjoyed spending our mornings drinking coffee on the covered porch or in the evenings falling asleep and listening to the ocean. This cottage is very clean and comfortable, and we appreciated the coziness of this home. We are looking for a place to stay for a least 2 weeks next year, and unfortunately the only thing missing with this cottage is a working Washer and dryer. It's really nice to be able to refresh your linens or do a small load of laundry especially with a small family, and with a couple week stay. We hope the owner will consider installing one soon so we can continue to stay at the Ellison for years to come!! For now we'll probably have to look elsewhere, and I'm so sad about that :(
Loved this old house! only 4 of us but we had plenty of room. Some structural upgrades would make this house perfect! It seems to to vibrate when doors open and close. Air conditioning worked great! Plenty of room , only thing missing was Internet. That's a must! Being on front beach is a plus
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We knew from the pictures that this cottage was outdated, but we expected that it would be well cared for and the price and location were great. I have never been in a dirtier, less cared for house. Each window was covered in an inch of dirt - we're talking frames and sills. The kitchen window the nastiest cobweb I've ever seen. Multiple pieces of furniture were falling apart. The air conditioning couldn't cool the the kitchen and living room. We cooked one meal in the oven and then had to waste a lot of food we had brought to cook because the house was unbearable from the heat of cooking. Never, ever have I had such an experience. The boardwalk is sketchy at best. One the positive side, the beds were comfortable and it is on the beach, so you have a great view for sunrises and great access. It's a shame; with not too much money, the home could be really cute and worth more as a rental. Extremely disappointing.