Raison D'Etre is a wonderful family vacation home. This tastefully furnished home provides the perfect place to reach the beach quickly or to relax in a homelike atmosphere. Open and covered furnished decks provide ocean views and the sound of the surf, while sunning, soaking in the spa, or relaxing in the double chair swing and hammock. Views of the ocean can be seen from the spacious open living and dining areas as well as the large screened porch. The kitchen is well equipped with a wide selection of appliances and cookware. A queen-size master suite with private bath is on the top floor with easy access to the hot tub. One bedroom with pr...ivate bath and an additional bath and three bedrooms are on the mid-level. All bedrooms have an entrance to the deck. Free long distance service, wireless internet, Movie channels and Sports Package are thoughtfully provided. The owners are personally interested in the maintenance of the house and in the enjoyment of the guests. Distance to the beach: Approximately 275 yards.
Beds:4 Queens, 1 Bunk Bed, 1 Double Futon, and 1 Sleeper SofaAmenities Include: Cen A/H; DW; MW; IM; W/D; VCR; DVD; CATV; Digital Cable w/ HBO, Cinemax, Showtime & Sports Package; Video Library, Games, Books, Stereo w/ CD Player; Play Station 3; Gas FP (off season only); Furn. Open/Covered Decks; Screened Porch w/Picnic Table; Park Grill; Enc. O/S; Hot Tub; County Water, Wireless Internet Access; Free long distance service. Ground Level: Carport, Enc. O/S. Level 1: Hall full bath; BR w/1 Bunk Set + D Futon has a TV and access to the deck; QBR has deck access; QBR has deck access; MBR w/Q has a TV, private full bath and access to deck. Nags Head Hammock and Nags Head Hammock double seat swing on covered deck!Level 2: Half Bath; MBR w/ Q has a TV, Full Bath w/Jacuzzi tub/shower and access to deck and hot tub; Living Room with sleeper sofa, Dining Room and Kitchen; Screened Porch.
Additional amenities include: less than 500 yards, hometown hero discount, floor plans available, military discount.Read more
Left on 05/26/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
We have stayed at this beach house for many years. We love coming here. The house is close waking distance to the beach, even with four kids and all our stuff. Our kids love the hot tub, basketball hoop, and the games they can play outside on the large driveway. They have Playstation 3 but my kids barely had time to play it. I love eating outside on the screen porch and swinging on the swing on the deck, while listening to the ocean. It was strange to see such a negative comment, especially asking for things not even listed on the house site (elevator, more bathrooms, etc). We will definitely continue to come to this house.
Nothing special and overpriced
Left on 09/19/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Ron
Price was high for the value. Not many extra features that I have seen at other places in the area for the price. Like no elevator which is an issue with most living spaces on the third floor, no swimming pool, small TVs, no gas grill, no landscaping, each room does not have a separate bathroom, no outlets on the porches, no game table of any type,furniture not laid out well in the living room, and sound system not connected to TV. Sliding glass doors in the middle of the opening so you always have to pull blinds out of the way. Fan in screened porch is rusted so it is extremely noisy. The hot tub right outside master bedroom and it is constantly cycling on and off making it difficult to sleep in this room. On the positive side you can see and hear the ocean when on the deck, it is a very short walk to the beach, unique interesting art work through out the house, nice large hammock on the second deck and a very cute kids room. Read more
Response from Resort Realty Outer Banks - 12/10/2013
Thank you Ron for reviewing Raison D'Etre. We are saddened to hear that this home did not quite meet the amenity to price value. But what we will do is take all the suggestions the you left here and present them to the owner. Each and every suggestion and comment gives us the opportunity to make things even better for you the next time around. Again, thank you for giving your time to review Raison D'Etre.
Week of Serenity
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | dana2050
The house was well equipped with all the appliances, dishes and flatware you will need. The only thing I would suggest is having some non-stick cookware. I kept forgetting to buy non-stick spray when I did leave this oasis. The hammock and hammock swing were fun to relax in. I enjoyed the hot tub and view for a great price. I would highly recommend. The check in process was easy and fast.
Left on 07/31/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Joelle Morehouse
Our stay at Raison D'Etre was wonderfull. The home was very well equiped and we loved the layout of the bedrooms.
Pleasant like coming home every year
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Eileen Herman
Excellent home with all amenities. Love the swing and hammock, hot tub, bedding, kitchen well stocked but location, location, location to the beach the best.
Comfortable good location
Left on 07/06/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Eileen
Have returned for many years to this home. Very comfortable. Good stock in the kitchen. Master bedroom on first level bed shakes and matress is very soft otherwise great home.
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