The Golden Drake is tucked away on a quiet street in Schooner Ridge. The home offers large wrap around furnished decks which provide sun or shade. Enjoy a bright and charming decor in living areas on all three levels. Relax in the hot tub on the spacious decks or share a friendly game of Horseshoes or Volleyball on your own private court. Go kayaking with the supplied kayaks. If indoors is more your style, choose from Sony Playstation gaming or a variety of DVD and VHS movies for your viewing pleasure. Distance to the beach: Approximately 511 yards Schooner Ridge Community amenities are extremely pleasing with the recreation center offeri...ng tennis, racquetball, an indoor pool, outdoor pool, baby pool, exercise equipment and playground. The oceanfront pool has a wide deck and dune top gazebo with benches for enjoying ocean breezes and watching gliding pelicans and dolphins at play. Schooner Ridge is also within easy strolling distance to Duck's charming shops, galleries and fine restaurants.
Amenities include: Indoor/Outdoor Community Pool, Non-Smoking, Volleyball, 2 VCR's, Wireless internet access, wood fireplace, microwave, cental air/heat, tennis access, DVD/VHS library, games, horeshoes, beach cart, beach chairs and umbrella, extensive deck furniture, pets allowed, 6 cable TV's, 2 stereos, highchair, washer/dryer, telephone, ceiling fans, outside shower, 400 yards to beach, partial weeks, playstation 2 w/games, books, parking for 4 vehicles, sheets and towels provided, basketball goal, 4 DVD Players, 2 CD players, Pack n Play, answering machine, dishwasher screened porch, 42" flat panel TV w/surround sound, walkie talkie radios (2 person), BBQ Grill and prep area, 2 Kayak's (1 two person, 1 one person), covered and sun decks.Ground Level: Laundry and Bedroom with Queen Level 2: Master bedroom w/Queen Bedroom with 2 Twin and trundel, Bedroom with Bunk, Master Bedroom with King, Hall bathroom. Level 1: Great room , Kitchen, Dining area, screen porch dining area, half bath.
Additional amenities include: partials allowed, tennis, hometown hero discount, floor plans available, military discount.Read more
Left on 08/30/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Stacey
This iwas our third year coming to OBX and Duck. We always stay in Schooner Rodge because we love the location and amenities. The Golden Drake was a nice house, but does need updating. The kitchen and bathrooms were mostly in need of this. Bedrooms were on the small size but adequate. The realty company that rented it to us were very plesent and helpful. The cleaning company they used, however, did not do a sufficient job getting the house ready for us and we were not able to get into the house until quite late in the afternoon. The house is very close to the Community center in Schooner Ridge and about a 4-5 minute walk to the each. All of Schooner Ridge allows easy waking into Duck if you choose to do so. The house needed more seating on the deck for dining. There was just one small table that seats 3-4 people. We did take advantage of the kayaks that were at the house. They were a lot of fun. We will difinately come back to Schooner Ridge but not the Golden Drake.
Very Nice House
Left on 08/14/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | VAVoyager
This is a very well-equipped and tasteful home, a short walk from the beach.
Although we didn't make use of it, there is a large sand volleyball court in the backyard that may be a plus for some groups!
Poorly cleaned and not well stocked, but nice location and cheer
Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Mary
I have stayed at Duck for over 20 years, and usually have had a great experience, but this was one of the more disappointing ones. Although the community was nice, including the availability of the club house and pools, the upkeep of the home was suboptimal. The house is cheerfully decorated, but needs updating, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen was disorganized and very poorly stocked. The home was also dirty when we arrived with only a cursory cleaning by the rental agency. There were crumbs on the counters, sand on all the carpets, hair in the bathroom etc. Also some of the provided linens were mildewed. For the price, a disappointment. Read more
Response from Resort Realty Outer Banks - 09/03/2013
Thanks so much for your feedback. Resort Realty does appreciate hearing from our guests, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our service and our homes. We are so sorry that you were disappointed with your accommodations. We have given the owner suggestions for improvement in their home. In addition, a copy of your review has been sent to our housekeeping department so they can address this with the housekeepers that clean the house each week. Our goal is to have 100% happy guests. We hope you will return to the Outer Banks and give us an opportunity to assist you in your vacation needs.
Left on 04/03/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Kristen
The Golden Drake was an average home with wonderful communities ammenities. The home had plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our group of nine. The hot tub took three days to heat and there were a few maintenance issues that needed to be addressed such as broken door knobs. The community center was wonderful and the house was a short walk or bike ride to the beach as well as many shops. The bedroom on the lowest level was rather small and tight quarters for the couple who stayed there. Read more
Response from Resort Realty Outer Banks - 04/09/2013
We agree, Schooner Ridge in Duck has wonderful community amenities. We apologize about the door knobs and the hot tub and any inconvenience that may have caused you. I see that this home uses an outside vendor for their hot tub. We hope to see you again this year.
Total rip-off and disappointment; house in need of care
Left on 07/25/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Grossed Out
Unkempt, in disrepair, and the mice feces and ant infestations were added bonuses. We looked forward to having a comfortable, relaxing stay in Duck in a lovely home. Instead, we were welcomed by unrideable bicycles, no beach equipment, a dirty home and multiple maintenance needs. For the money we spent, this was certainly not what we expected. Read more
Response from Resort Realty Outer Banks - 08/17/2011
We are truly sorry your stay at this home was not as pleasant as you would have liked because of various issues with this home. Our housekeeping and maintenance staff did respond in a timely manner and majority of your issues were resolved quickly. Bicycles and beach equipment were rented and delivered the first day of your stay.
We want to thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey and hope that you give Resort Realty another opportunity to provide you with a better vacation experience.
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