Find your vacation dream come true at "A Promise Kept". This remarkable home is situated high on a hill where you can see the ocean from the top decks, and it's an easy walk to the beach. "A Promise Kept" is furnished in the highest standards for luxury and has plenty of room for your family. Distinctive decor welcomes you to your beachside retreat at first entrance with cool, crisp colors and all the trimmings for your relaxation. Large private pool offers a cool respite after a day on the beach, or just soak in the hot tub while your cares melt away. Outfitted with the latest technology in every area, you will find state of the art electronics throughout the house! Beautiful 50 inch flat screen HDTV's are found in all common areas: Great Room, Media Room (complete with surround sound and theatre seating), and Rec Room with regulation size pool table. High Speed Wireless internet access is provided at no extra charge, and there are plenty of decks to relax on while you are checking into the office and watching the ocean on the horizon! . Six master suites offer everyone equal comfort. Huge rec room has plenty of room for sectional seating for the HDTV, DVD, and Stereo and full size pool table and wet bar. The Rec Room offers access to patio area leading to the pool gate. The outdoor grilling area is fabulous, and the family chefs will be competing for cooking time! Top Level: Great Room with 50" Flat Screen HDTV, DVD, Stereo, Surround Sound, Deck Access, Dining Table seats 14, Cafe Table seats 2, Bar seats 4, Screened Porch, Kitchen with 2 Dishwashers, 2 Ovens, Winerack, Half Bath, King Master with Study/Work Station, Flat Screen HDTV, DVD, Whirlpool and Shower, Deck Access, Hot Tub on Top Deck.Mid Level: King Master with Flat Screen TV, Deck Access, King Master with Flat Screen TV, Deck Access, Media Room with 50" HDTV, Surround Sound, Theatre Seating, Deck Access, Half Bath, Queen Master with Flat Screen TV, Deck Access, Queen Master with Flat Screen TV, Deck Access. NO PETS.Ground Level: Rec Room with 50" Flat Screen HDTV, Surround Sound, Pool Table, Kitchenette with Full Size Refrigerator, Deck access to Patio leading to Pool Gate, Half Bath, Bedroom with Queen Duo and Flat Screen shares full bath with Bedroom with 2 Bunksets and Flat Screen, Queen Master with Flat Screen. Extras: Private Pool (16 x 32), Heated designated weeks in Spring and Fall, Hot Tub (6) on top deck, Three 42" HDTVs, Mulitple Flat Screen TVs throughout house, DVDs, Stereos, Surround Sound, Gas Fireplace, High Speed Wireless Internet, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Ovens, 2 park grills, 2 Refrigerators, High Chair, Whirlpool, Screened Porch, NO PETS, NO SMOKING, Parking: 4 Cars, DTB: 985 ft.
Additional amenities include: hot tub: full, virtual tour on website, non-smoking home: 1632, heated private pool: 6, pool table: 2 ch....Read more
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4.2 / 5.0based on 1,935 reviews and 235 properties
The house was a few problems shy of a great stay, but nonetheles
Left on 07/21/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The house is a great size for accommodating 27 people - 12 adults and 15 kids. The layout was great for allowing the kids their space to spread out and not be in the way of the adults. We had a couple of issues which were addressed in a timely manner, but the main concern we experienced and could not remedy, was the lack of hot water in the house for the showers and kitchen sink. We were told that the scald valves needed to be adjusted, but weren't. Only one shower at a time or one toilet at a time could be flushed on the second floor. If two people showered at the same time, the water was too cold.
The other thing I think the house lacked was places to hang up wet swim suits and towels. The porch rails could be used, but not in the rain. Larger towel bars are needed in the bathrooms. The towel bar in our bathroom was barely large enough for one bath towel.
We liked the size of the kitchen and it was easy to work in with that many people. The 2 dishwashers was nice to have. The rooms were nice and served their purpose.
The distance to the beach wasn't too bad. I don't mind walking, but if you want to be able to run back and forth from a house to the beach easily, then you might find this too far. The house is close to shopping and groceries and a sort ride up the beach to see the hoses.
For the size and price of the house, it fit our large family's needs.
Also, find out the best times to get into the OBX. Sitting in 5 hours of traffic to drive what should take 45 minutes is frustrating. We left OBX Saturday morning around 7 and had light traffic.
Just a expected with no difference from descriptions or photos.
Left on 07/31/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We found the home to be comfortable, with pleasing decor and lay-out. There were a few maintaance problems which were not addressed properly. The wet carpets from the leak on the first floor were not dried as promised, the living room fan was not fixed or even looked at, the drier would not dry for long periods, but we should have reported that sooner. It seemed odd that though the kitchen was well-equiped, there wasn't even toliet paper in any bathroom. Bring your own is definately necessary here.
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Gary Wahl
Loved our stay.
Overall, a very great price for the week with an extra day for Thanksgiving.
The home presented plenty of space with mostly comfortable furnishings.
It had plenty of tech equipment, tv's, etc. but some issues with Wifi not working...does happen.
Problem was addressed by OBB. Cable had a complex fix.
Worked for two days then went down again. This time someone in our party with tech experience reassigned a PW to router and it worked.
The other issues I would address for updating are
1. a new mattress in master upstairs...worn out.
2. directions for stereo equipment...did not work with TV in theater room. Some improvement in bedding...musty in some rooms and the bathrooms need painting in some...mostly tub areas.
The overall experience compared to last years home was compareable. The issues are minor to fix.
Left on 09/28/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We enjoyed our stay at a Promise Kept in Corolla. Huge dining room table, great pool for volleyball, great hot tub. We didn't expect to use the movie theatre room as much as we did - it's great for rainy days.
Left on 09/28/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had a wonderful time staying at "A Promise Kept". The house was well appointed. The only thing missing was an elevator!!! These old knees had a hard time going up all the stairs! :)
We enjoyed the the pool, the hot tub, the pool table and the big screen TVs! It was wonderful to have a table big enough to very comfortably seat all 15 of us. And being able to load up 2 dishwashers instead of having to do some of the dishes by hand was a great luxury.
The walk to the beach was not too long and it was a short drive to the Light House.
My granddaughter keeps asking to go back to Granny's house at the beach! Wish we lived close enough to do that more often!
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Recommended for: Friends, Groups, Tourists, Families w teenagers, Families w children, Singles, Luxury
Huge house with plenty of room to spread out!
Left on 09/16/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | laf136
Stayed here with 4 families. Very beautiful and comfortable house. Loved the movie room! The grilling area(charcoal) next to the pool was a very nice place to hang out with cocktails and conversation while grilling-lots of privacy.
Short walk to the beach. Close to Whalehead Park-a great place for crabbing! Plenty of room at this house for everyone in the family.
Left on 09/11/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | BJ Green
Eighteen of us had a wonderful time. Our Family all agreeded that "A Promis Kept" had the best location. We enjoyed being within walking distance of the beach, and a great place to ride our bikes. We joyed being able to bike to the light house and the beach where only four wheeled vehicles can drive. It is also convient for our trips to the grocery store. The house also had a great pool and movie room. The kids enjoyed how large the room was where they could shoot pool. We had a great vacation!
Left on 07/19/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Wesley and Brandy Coates
My wife and I decided to rent a beach house for our families when we got married. After narrowing the choices down from about fifteen, we chose a Promise Kept. After staying in the house for one week, we know that we made the right decision. The location is great: there was plenty enough parking for everyone, the house was within walking distance to the beach and a short distance from everything else we needed. The house itself is fantastic: all of the rooms were beautiful, the pool was warm and the media room was tremendous. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone who is looking to stay in the Outer Banks with a large group of people.
Left on 06/08/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Dave Peck
Everything was clean and functional. The equipment worked just fine. A little confused on when to bring out the garbage and what goes in the recycling bins. The house was just lovely and we can't wait to come back.
Left on 01/27/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | curlylocs7
We really enjoyed this house! The beds were very comfortable and it was very spacious. It had all the amenities we could've asked for. We really enjoyed the theater room. As far as the location---there wasn't much open because it was during the off-season, but we just enjoyed spending time together in the house. We would definitely choose this house again.
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