NEW in 2013: Carpeting, Gas Grill, Three New/Renovated Restaurants within walking distance (Lifesaving Station and No.5 Bar, Kimball's Kitchen, and Sandbar
Vacation in this oceanside Outer Banks retreat where the ONLY requirement is FLIP FLOPS! Enjoy salt air breezes, ocean views and gorgeous sunsets while relaxing from the top deck of this lovely home. Savor long strolls along the quiet beach or cover your toes in the cool sand while reading a great novel. By the time your vacation ends, you won’t want to wear anything but your Flips Flops Again!
Located in the private community of Sanderling, you’ll enjoy community pool, te...nnis and miles of winding nature trails from shore-to-sound The soundside community pool is just an easy ½ mile walk or bike ride from the home on the community trail or sidewalks. Close to the Sanderling Spa and Resort and the town of Duck with restaurants and shops. Kilmarlic Club Benefits for 2014
Level 1: Two private outside showers, gas and charcoal grills and enclosed foyer/entry way.
Level 2: Master Bedroom (Queen) with whirlpool tub, walk in shower & TV/DVD; Master Bedroom (Queen) with TV/DVD; Bedroom (2 Twins) with TV/DVD; Bedroom (2 Bunks) with TV/DVD; full hall bath; book library; laundry; hot tub.
Level 3: Great room with vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, large flat screen TV, VCR/ DVD and Stereo with CD; well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and separate ice maker; dining area; sitting room with TV/VCR/DVD; half bathroom.
Extras: Upper and lower decks with seating for sun and shade, games, puzzles, pack-n-play, high chair, baby gates and wagon for transporting beach gear.
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, games, parasailing, porch furniture, community tennis, rural, ice maker, beach, cultural/historic, highchair, shopping, photography, long distance included, surfing, yard, housekeeping, kayaking, wind-surfing, minimum age for renters, romantic, outdoor furniture, swimming, coffee maker, walking, golf, miniature golf, family, crib, fishing, iron/ironing board, festivals, sightseeing.Read more
The Good: excellent location-beach access is a short walk away; freshly painted and the carpet is relatively new; kitchen is well equipped; hot tub is in a covered location, so it's great for rainy days.
The Bad: I've been renting vacation homes in OBX for years. It's the beach, so I expect there to be bugs, spiders, and ants. Unfortunately, this house was infested with them during our stay. Throughout our stay, there were millipedes everywhere inside the house - and you could sweep them up, but within a couple of hours, they were back. They seemed to be mostly confined to the entry ways, but we found them in the bedrooms and bathrooms. There are also lots of spiders outside the home - you couldn't walk on the decks our out a door without walking into a spider dangling from above. I eventually went outside with a broom and swept the underside of all the decking, but not until it reached a point where my young daughter was too freaked out to go outside. There were also ants, to a lesser extent - perhaps the 12-15 ant baits on the kitchen counters are working... Next problem - the housekeeping. When we arrived, despite the fact that this property is listed as "No Pets" the house was full of dog hair - tufts of dog hair on the rugs, all over the couches, and on the comforters in some of the bedrooms. There were dog hair "dust bunnies" and crumbs around the entire kitchen floor under the cabinet toe kicks, and the kitchen rug was complete covered with dog hair. Clearly, the house hadn't been vacuumed after the previous tenants. I don't blame the owners for this, as they have no control over what the tenants do. When I reported it to the property manager, they offered to send someone out from housekeeping to clean it up, but I declined as I had already done the vacuuming myself, and really wasn't interested in being trapped in home for the next few hours waiting for the housekeepers to finish, as we had already unpacked all our things and were ready to hit the beach.
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