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Book this 4 bedroom house in Duck today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, air conditioning, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 19 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $895 to as high as $1595, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 20, 2017.
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Atlantic Realty - Outer Banks
Atlantic Realty - Outer Banks
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Aug 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Duck,-north-carolina Attractions
- Air conditioning
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- DVD player
- Smoking allowed
– based on 19 reviews
- Very Good
“Less than we expected”
Three of four mattress pads required replacement. Sofas were very dirty. Complained to Atlantic Realty and they quickly responded. 2 of 4 stove burners did not work well at all which made preparing meals a challenge. However, electric frying pans saved the day. On the plus side place is nicely decorated and it is a short 5 minute walk to the beach. If these maintenance issues were addressed it would be a nice cottage.
Response from the manager Thank you for posting a review. I do see (from a work order) that the sofas have been professionally cleaned, but I will be sure that the stove issue is addressed, by following through with our maintenance manager. Yes, this is a nice cottage and we hope that you will stay with us again on your next OBX vacation!
“Nice set up...BUT”
This place is very nice and perfect for a small family. We have two teenagers - each got their own bathrooms and a queen size bed. It is a close walk to the beach and there is a great cart to use to help get your beach chairs etc easily down the road. Having said that.... the 'inspector' was there when we checked it. She was very nice and noted a bit of water in the refrigerator. Nothing was done to fix the problem. What is worse, when the guy came to fix a different issue he said ' well, that refrigerator has always had problems' (so there was a known issue that has not been addressed). The unit leaked about a cup a water a day from the freezer onto the shelves of regular refrigerator. This is really not a problem UNLESS YOU INTEND TO KEEP FOOD IN THERE. There was dog hair EVERYWHERE in this house. The owner must have a white long haired dog. Hair was in the corners of the outside steps, in the porch and coated the floors. I pulled out the vacuum (it was that bad) and soon realized that the vacuum was so clogged that nothing was being picked up. Turns out, the canister had not been emptied (it was packed) and the tubes/lines were all clogged (which is why the guy had to come with tools to take apart the vacuum to get it unclogged). I emptied the canister 4 times just vacuuming the first floor. It was disgusting. Made me wonder how pathetic the rest of the cleaning was in the place....So, while the place is in a nice location and works well for small families the maintenance issues were ridiculous.
Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review; we regret our delayed response (frustrating technical difficulties with this site); We appreciate the feedback and regret the issues that you experienced. The guests in prior to you had reported that the refrigerator issue had been resolved, however upon your complaint, we realized that the issue was still ongoing and the owner was made aware and a call was made for an appliance repairman to assess, then repair or replace…the issue was repaired. We deeply regret any inconvenience that you experienced. Furthermore, we see that the cleaners were there for three hours and that the inspector did arrive at 4pm while they were still there, which did coincide with your arrival. There has since been much discussion about vacuums/replacement bags/filters/etc. amongst management, and all of us here, as do the owners, realize the importance of being pro-active to ensure our guests the most enjoyable vacation experience possible! Our goal is to please everyone all of the time…since you found this property perfect for your family, we do hope that on behalf of the owners, that you will give us another opportunity on your next OBX vacation!
Short walk to the beach, amazingly comfortable beds. They do have a high chair and port a crib on location, so don't bother bringing your own. Arranged nicely with plenty of room. Property is a little dated, but functional. Be sure to bring anything you will need, including toilet paper and paper towels, as there will be none there. The safety gate for the stairs does not work as it is missing the clip, but that is easily overcome by closing the pocket door to the bedroom. Downstairs actually is an in-law suite, which comes in very handy, as it has its own refrigerator and microwave. Plenty of beach toys and boogie boards, and a nice beach wagon to get the stuff there, but only 2 beach chairs. Bring your own chairs as the ones on site are old and a bit oxidized from the salt air.. Definately would stay here again!!
Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to post your comments; we appreciate both your time and the feedback, and know that others will appreciate this detailed review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and thank you for choosing Atlantic Realty for your accommodations. Please DO come stay with us again!
Doris' Day is the perfect, affordable beach house for our family. The accommodations fit out family well, and being pet friendly is a bonus! We love the location as it's a short walk to the beach and to shopping. We've visited Doris' Day 3 times now and plan to return.
Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to post your comments; we appreciate both your time and the feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and thank you for choosing Atlantic Realty for your accommodations... we appreciate your loyalty to us and to this property! See you next time! :-)
“Pefect summer vacation”
We loved our vacation home. It delivered all that it had promised. The people at atlantic Realty were so friendly and very helpful.We had our grand kids with us, so we wanted a house that was kid friendly and this one was. I also might add it was spotlessly clean. We loved the easy check in and out.We walked every where we went on Duck. The seafood market was fabulous as was the ice cream shop on the board walk. My grand kids love Duck Donuts, we went there twice. The kids love watching the donuts being made. The beach was at the end of our road. You cannot get better than. We cannot wait to return to Duck NC
Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to post your comments; we appreciate both your time and the feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and thank you for choosing Atlantic Realty for your accommodations. Sounds like you and your family really had ‘the barrier island experience!’ YAY!!! We hope to see you again soon!
“great location - ants loved it too”
me: tidy not obsessive mom with 7 year old pros: great location, 5 minutes walk to duck, near lovely boardwalk, quiet/safe road, 1 min to great beach w/ direct access. lovely decks, adequate kitchen, cosy rooms, clean mattresses/pillows, 2 great roomy outdoor showers. huge master, light and airy, great central air. cons: dirty cushions and shams, kitchen trash can w/ broken lid (exposed garbage), poorly dishwasher, raggedy old books/Vhss. common areas ok but not enough if house is at capacity. bugs and ants - dead on arrival (recent exterminator?) but returned through week: we kept all opened food in fridge. policy of renters making beds is gross - suggests housekeepers do not check if beds are clean. hot tub at back of carport - unappealing. good for: 6-7 people, kids of all ages. net: this house just needs a good clean, and the old stuff needs to be thrown out. no-one wants to stay in the middle of broken/dirty funishings. location and layout are great.
Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We value both your time and the feedback. Both the property manager and the housekeeping manager have taken the appropriate measures to rectify these issues and have made the homeowner aware of same. You are not the first to mention that the hot tub location is less than desirable, of which we have no control, but we strive to address the concerns that we can change! Both the cleaners and the inspectors check to see that the beds are clean, but as some guests provide their own sheets, they do not make the beds. Thanks for sharing and we hope that you will vacation with Atlantic Realty again!
“Don't know what to say”
I don't like to be unfair. We didn't end up staying in the house but one night, because it was filthy when we got there. I could go on and on, but fortunately it's out of my system and I think it would be unfair to the owners. I will try to be constructive. I am sure they love their home. They have decorated it nicely. It is cute (smaller than the pictures portrayed). However, the cleaning crew did an awful job. There were crumbs on the counter tops, chairs and floor; ants in the kitchen and bathroom. The carpet didn't look vacuumed at all. The microwave was dirty, but the fridge was clean. The top of all surfaces hadn't been wiped, because we could still hand prints from the prior renters. The highchair was sticky and hadn't been cleaned either and was stuck in a closet dirty. I consider all of this the "low hanging fruit" for a cleaning company. If they can't do that, then they certainly aren't doing the harder stuff, which became apparent the longer we were in the house. I was mortified, but decided to give it a good cleaning and go from there. My husband and I spent an hour and a half each cleaning it (after a long drive on Father's Day). After all that, we were still disgusted, upset and tired and decided we'd rather go home than stay there. It needs a very deep cleaning, with attention to furniture and those areas that get gross over time that only a cursory cleaning will not address. We did like the yard and I did like the double outdoor shower. I wish I'd gotten to use it. The top deck was pretty cool and had neat views. I think the kids would have liked the big deck on the side for riding bikes/playing. We didn't even get to see how close we were to the beach, so can't comment. If this house gets the deep cleaning and then the cleaning crew steps it up week to week, I bet it would be a nice place to stay. Until then, I have to say I would not recommend it. To the owners, I hope you don't take this personally. I think the cleaning company is to blame.
Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We do regret the issues that you had with this particular home and are glad that we could relocate you to more suitable accommodations so that you could enjoy your vacation! I see that we had a great review of this property just a week or so before your arrival, thus we are striving for more consistency with the cleaning crew. We wish you and your family an enjoyable summer!
“Great house, close to beach and town”
We really enjoyed our Memorial Day weekend stay in Doris's Day. The house is a short walk to the beach and only 1/2 mile to town, so you don't really need to do a lot of driving once you arrive. The decor is a little dated, but everything is clean and in good condition. The screened-in porch is wonderful, and there is plenty of deck space to sit and relax. In the afternoons you have your choice of sun or shade, which is nice. We're not "hot tub people", but if you are, you should know that the hot tub is located in the garage area. It doesn't seem like a nice place to sit and relax. Our experience renting with atlantic couldn't have been easier, too. It was a last-minute trip and everything went very smoothly.
Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to post and we are glad that you enjoyed your vacation! Please come back again!
the stove did not work properly. some of the windows did not lock. The hot tub was dirty. There was broken glasses(which we threw out) and broken utensils in the cabinets. One of the window blinds fell off when trying to open it. The place was dusty.
Response from the manager Oh, we are so glad that you brought this to our attention, and apologize for these issues! Our housekeeping and maintenance departments have been notified in order to rectify matters before future guests arrive. Thank you for taking the time to post, and we hope that you will give us another chance in the not-too-distant future!
“relaxing and comfortable home”
We loved Doris's Day! It was very spacious and clean. Wonderfully decorated with wimsical touches in every room and big stylish sofas and chairs. The decks were great as was the hot tub. We really enjoyed being able to bring our dog with us. we would definately reccomend this home to anyone.