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Darlings By The Sea

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329 Atlantic Ave., P.O. Box 254, Kure Beach, NC 28449
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband found this little gem and we took a trip here from Cleveland, OH in March of 2015. This is a small inn, with I think 8 guest rooms in total and is couples only, which was really nice for the getaway we were looking for. Every day, the innkeeper would drop off an assorted basket of biscuits, muffins,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent 3 fabulous nights at Darlings by the Sea. Jim thought of everything to make our stay memorable. The bathrooms are equipped with soaps, shampoo, bath salts, bath robes and more. The breakfast basket was filled with goodies, the quiche was delicious. It's very quiet, except for the sounds of the waves. We look forward to returning to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancee and I spent a week here. Jim was a fantastic host. The daily breakfast baskets contained everything you could want. Our room was very spacious with the best ocean view from our balcony one could wish for. The out door shower was a plus as not to track sand into our room after playing in the surf and... More 

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Towanda, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third trip to Darlings in just over a year. We love the place. We are at the beach but don't have to be on the beach. Jim is a great host and takes good care of us. We had an opportunity to check out all the rooms. We prefer room 54, but lots of folks seem to like the... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll start with the bad. The dampners weren't working properly causing our room to be subject to other rooms a.c. so we blocked the vents with towels and grabbed an extra blanket. That's the bad. The good...not enough bandwidth to say how absolutely amazing our stay was. We went to relax, recharge and reconnect. We got all we hoped. From... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second summer staying at Darlings by the Sea for a quiet getaway from work, kids, and the busyness of life. We love being just steps from the ocean, having breakfast in the room, and enjoying the boardwalk and our daily bike rides. We look forward to returning next year!

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Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have stayed here two times. The location is perfect for a Kure Beach stay. Within walking distance to the pier and a few restaurants. The breakfast basket provided in the evening is a nice twist to a "bed and breakfast". You can eat when you want and there are extra goodies in the basket perfect for snacking later in... More 

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Newton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wanted to go the beach for our 25th anniversary. Kure beach was recommended as a quiet get-away. Found this place by surfing the net and reading the reviews.....the reviews sold me....let me tell you all the reviews are true. Room was perfect, daily treats were the best, service was great and the bed was so comfortable. cannot wait to go... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everything was perfect! This place is so clean, unique, and completely relaxing. The location couldn't be any better. We walked down the beach every evening for dinner. Freddie's was delicious and Jack Mack's was great too! We definitely will return whenever we can get away without the children. What a perfect place!

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had an awesome time......stayed on the beach in the morning, retired to the balcony for the afternoon, cocktails at 5:00, dinner in and out. Jim was really accommodating with his daily treats and phenom quiches. This was our first trip based on a friend's recommendation.....we are already planning a repeat visit.

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