Location, location, location! This pristine well maintained house offers great ocean and sound views and is just across the street from the direct beach access. A Wave of Desire will fulfill everyone's needs for a fun filled island getaway. This semi-oceanfront home is outfitted with all the bells and whistles, from the poolside Tiki Bar to the Rec Room complete with billiards, CATV, wet bar, microwave, stereo and full size refrigerator with ice maker. The multi levels of decks front and back, give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsest. All three masters have sliders to a deck and private baths as well as tv's. Ta...ke the family biking from A Wave of Desire on the multi use path, across the street, that winds through the many quaint towns of the Outer Banks. Walking distance to NC Aquarium-operated Jenettes Pier, Tanger Outlet Mall and Owen's Restaurant, a five star pleasure. Or breakfast at Sam and Omie's (Matt Lauer's favorite OBX Restaurant). The side entrance driveway makes for plenty of parking and easy access for occupants with 2 dry entry areas. Perfect! You'll want to return year after year to fulfill A Wave of Desire for the best family vacation on the OBX! New furnishings and X-large HD tv w/surround sound in Great Room. New bedding and decor in Master Suites. Newly added furniture and youth amenities in bunk room, Plus this year...watch the action of the ocean waves, on the multi use path and at Jennettes Pier from the new high top bar set in the Great Room and as always from our front deck. Distance to the beach access: Approximately 40 yards.Amenities Include: HVAC, DW, W/D, 2 MW, 2 IM, 7 CATVs, Surround Sound, VCRs, DVDs, WiFi, Stereos w/CD, Nintendo, Games, videos, wet bar, pool table, 2PCR, 2 HC, BG, BC, bed rail, CFs, FP, Pool, Hot Tub for 7, Tiki bar w/outside speakers, Deck furniture, screened Porch w/Picnic Table, Park Grill, Fish Cleaning Table, BB Goal, bikes.Ground Level: Pool, Tiki Bar with electric, Enc. O/S, Outdoor speakers.Level 1: Laundry, Rec Rm w/ Pool Table, Wet Bar, TV, MW & frig w/IM, 2 MBR 1 w/ K and 1 w/ Queen, w/ TV and deck access, hot tub on deck, BR w/ Pym Bnk , BR w/ Q, T, full hall bath. Level 2: Living, Dining, Kitchen, half bath, MBR w/K, and garden tub/shower, Den w/QSS, screened porch, ships watch.
Additional amenities include: pool table, less than 500 yards: 40y, floor plans available, military discount.Read more
Left on 07/09/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | Angela B
Great family vacation! Location was awesome. Home was nice, could use some updates.Loved the tiki bar by the pool.
Great Location; Needs Work
Left on 07/05/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | Andrew Z
As a group, we liked the location but were overall disappointed, and what makes it more disappointing is that it was things that could be corrected - at least we thought.
LOCATION: Great location overall. Beach access was directly across the street. We were about 50 yards farther from the beach than the people that paid for oceanfront. Super easy to get over there. The cross road was a touch busy because it was directly across from the outlet. But nothing too bad and we walked over to the outlets one day, so that was nice. Also close to Jeanette's Pier and a few good places to grab ice cream and crabs.
POOL/HOT TUB: Pool was small, but serviceable. It did not seem like either was cleaned during our stay. By Sat. the hot tub looked positively milky. No one wanted to get in it. Tiki bar was nice, but the pictures showed four bar stools, in actuality there were only two rusty chairs. So that made afternoons by the pool a standing affair for most of us. 2 lounge chairs were broken. It was nice that the hot tub was up on the 2nd floor deck and under cover. Before it got nasty we did enjoy some time in there. Our kids enjoyed the pool a ton, so I don't want to make it sound like it was unusable. Again, some things that really could be easily fixed. But the pictures did not match reality.
GENERAL INTERIOR: The carpets were just plain gross. Stained, matted and sticky in some parts. I think it says a lot that most people wore their sandals/shoes/socks walking around the house. The carpet needs replacement, plain and simple. Hardwoods would be even better, especially on the upper floor. One of our guests bumped the washer/dryer bifold door and it literally fell off the rails. It took three days to get that fixed by management. One chair in living room was broken. Showers were phonebooth tiny. Kitchen was well stocked with dinnerware and such.
CLEANLINESS: The home was filthy when we arrived. There were crumbs on the counters and the couch. The showers still had soap scum on the walls and hairs in them. Our wives had to clean our bathrooms before they would use them. There was literally a layer of dust on the shower bars. We told mgmt this when we called about doors, but they never acknowledged it or did anything about it.
Also, no instructions for using the A/V system, and WiFi is TERRIBLE. I do work on vacation and we had to cycle router almost hourly to keep internet access. Totally unreliable.
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This home has an abundance of extras, including bicycles, books,videos and games. The kitchen is well equipped. We did a lot of cooking and lacked for nothing. The charcoal grill left something to be desired, but it was good enough. I would have preferred beds that were not quite so soft but we slept well. We did have to have one patio door lock repaired and the service man responded the next day. The home has a great location. The outlet mall, Jennette's pier and places to eat are within walking distance. The beach access is directly across the street, which was really nice.The only real negative was climbing the stairs to get to the main living area.
We had an awesome time!
Left on 09/07/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Theresa Grizzle
Only thing that was "wrong" was beds were not made. But even that worked out okay.
fun in the sun
Left on 09/12/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | The Murphy's
The location can't be beat! The beach access across the street has only 6 steps so it was wonderful for the older set. The location of the hot tub on the deck was fantastic (much better than other houses where they are poolside). We used both the pool and the hottub daily. The house definitely has the feel of a hnads on owner with special extras like a drying line and closepins near the pool, a small selection of toys and kids books, etc. We had a great time.
Prince George, VA
This house was OK, Great Beach access though
Left on 08/25/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | SM
We checked in on Sunday and everything was ok, but the pool was really dirty, ants were in the kitchen and out by the pool. Lots of ants. On Mon the internet stopped working, we called Resort Realty, called again on Tues, on Wed morning bright and early went straight to the office. On Wed night the owner called. We spent 3 days looking for the cable box to discover that the internet is really not dedicated, it's shared with neighbors and the cable box is next door. The owner told us to go next door and ask them to restart it. As far as I'm concerned that was a crock. This should have been handled by the rental company the first day we reported it. I travelled with 5 adults and 2 children, 4 of those adults work in the Information Technology field and 2 of those adults had to work while on vacation. That in itself was a deal breaker to me. The beach access was wonderful, couldn't get any better unless you were oceanfront. The view was just ok. The house was ok, not bright and airy, kind of dark but it was sufficient. Check out was wonderful, just call a number and leave the keys on the counter. Kitchen was sufficient. All in all, I would say the house was sufficient, not a wow house, but ok. But you should not advertise internet in the description of the house. If I am piggybacking off of my neighbor's wireless internet, then I really don't have internet...that house really does not have internet.
Virginia Beach Va
Left on 08/12/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | ?
Having to fed ex a check overnight exactly 30 days out was a bit of a hassle. In todays banking environment and living basicly in the same market Va Beach checks in NC normally clear in 5 days. the only other option I was given was a credit card with a Fee!!
Otherwise everthing was fine.
Best Family R & R Time Ever!
Left on 08/13/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Reds Fan
"A Wave of Desire" exceeded all of our needs and made us feel so very special.
We had a mixture of ages staying and everyone had a wonderful time. You
have direct and easy access to the beach and a pool that is just right.
Had a blast!
Left on 08/05/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Jenny
Everyone enjoyed the house, pool, hot tub, pool table, and location. It was great just to walk across the street and be at the beach. We especially liked the quick walk to ice cream! The rooms were a bit smaller than what the pictures displayed, but there was plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable. It was also kid friendly, with toys, gates, and pac n' plays. We will definitely look at this house again in the future when we decide to rent.
G & G
House with everything you need including the location.
Left on 08/05/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | G & G
The house # 5721 is our favorite house we have stayed in over the last 6 yrs.
The house has everything we need for a R & R vacation. Also the location is
great, no need for a car, everything is within 2 -3 blocks. Beach access across
the street , souvenir shop behind house, & stores across the street from that.
It's the best!
Left on 07/28/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Magana's
The house was so well equipped. Everything we wanted was there. Loved the bikes, loved the layout of the house and of course the awesome view and location.
The rental staff were very accommodating allowing us to check in a little early!
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