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Sound of the Sea Condominiums

8801 Reed Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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53 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This high rise condo was built in 1984, and the public access points have been well maintained. The complex is accesses thru a gate with proxy card control. The units themselves probably vary with the furnishings and cleanliness. We always a new site thru Emerald Isle Realty. This provides some assurances about the condition of your unit, before your arrival.... More 

Thank Charles c
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is the best located property in the complex, and the reason we booked it. We have stayed at Sound of the Sea for years. However, this unit is poorly maintained. The HVAC vents all have mold growing on them and it has spread to the drywall. The sliding glass door to the deck was 99% broken and wasn't functional... More 

2 Thank Whit8888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was amzing we stayed in room 305 it looked 1990s wich i love the pool was warm like a hot tub we had a great view of the ocean the peir was a bit of a long walk but it was worth it we were actually ther August 17 2014 but it would only go to September 2014 on... More 

Thank Steven G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

When we checked into unit 121 East townhouse we found the townhouse was very dirty.  The towels and sheets were thrown into a bag on the floor.  Not one sliver of toilet paper to be seen. The comforters are all disgusting and the dishes in the cabinets were all filthy.  We decided to clean the floors because all of our... More 

2 Thank Rzknow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed in Sound of the Sea 211 West on the week of June 14-21, 2015. This was our first visit with this Condo, and will probably be our last. We usually go to Atlantic Beach, but couldn't find an opening for this week where we usually stay. This condo was filthy! I think that since no one had rented... More 

3 Thank JDGIndiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Excellent condos to stay if you able to climb the stairs. Not appropriate for elders. Great location . BEST BEACH IN NC. Clean, well kept, adorable. We loved it. Very close to the grocery store, great restaurants (try Riverside steaks and seafood), gagged community with security. Overall great experience, We will definitely be back!

Thank Lily G
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My family and I needed a condo for 4 "Stat" for a weekend engagement party. Our daughter-in-law found this on short notice and it was great. This was one of the few options less than a full one week stay, and the price was less than most other places. Units are appropriately appointed for the beach. A downside was that... More 

Thank Wilmingtonwillie
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had an awesome time at the complex, clean pools, grounds kept up nicely! We would stay at this complex again in a heartbeat, but not this unit! The housekeeping staff must have done next to nothing as it was not the cleanest (maybe get another cleaning service). The location of this unit is the best in the complex!! Awesome... More 

Thank pittsburghbeachlover
Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have stayed at Sound of the Sea many times over the last 10 years. I have stayed in both of the buildings and they both have fantastic views. They have 2 pools (one is only open after September) and two ways to walk to the beach. It is very convenient to shopping, grocery store and places to eat. We... More 

5 Thank LeftMySOULatTheSea
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Condos are all independently owned and upgraded, so your individual experience will vary on the unit. Our unit was last updated in the 90s, but was clean and well-maintained. One bedroom's closet housed the air handler and was exceptionally noisy, making that room pretty difficult to sleep in. The beds varied from "fine" to "rock-hard." I'd give the unit itself... More 

2 Thank Louise F
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