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Darlings By The Sea

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329 Atlantic Ave., P.O. Box 254, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Darlings By The Sea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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burlington nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Beautiful location,superb service and most comfortable room. Wife and I spent two nights here and could not have been more pleased from our welcome by the owner till our departure. A beautiful suite with comfortable bedding to a terrific balcony overlooking the ocean. The breakfast basket left with us each evening was delicious. Provided us with everything graciously. Close to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is an excellent place to stay in Kure Beach. The accommodations are clean and so comfortable. Love the Egyptian cotton sheets! Everything you need is provided for a quiet and relaxing weekend. Love having the breakfast delivered to the room the afternoon before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nothing else to say. Jim was HUGELY accommodating and helpful. We cannot thank him enough! Great, centrally located to all of our destinations. Clean rooms. Great views. Fast service. Great variety for breakfast. Everything you'd expect in a B&B plus more. We've already bragged to our friends and those who would listen. You really get what you pay-for at the... More 

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Tucker, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I planned a trip to the beach to celebrate my birthday and I don't think we could have found a better place to stay. Oceanfront. The boardwalk just a few steps away. A balcony to watch and listen to the waves. Restaurants within walking distance if you don't feel like driving. There are bicycles available to use but we didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Pros: -Darlings couldn't be in a more ideal location. Oceanfront, unobstructed ocean views, Kure Beach Boardwalk right in front (perfect for walking by the ocean if you're not in the mood to walk on the sand), easy walking distance from the Kure Beach Pier and several restaurants, quiet end of the island, the beach just steps away...really, the location is... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I are celebrating our 31st. I wanted a place with a Jacuzzi tub; she wanted a place by the water. When I found this place online and read what it said about itself and what others said about it, I thought, "Oh, if it could only be that good". My wife and I are here to say... More 

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nice anniversary weekend getaway at Kure Beach and a lovely stay at Darlings By The Sea. The breakfast basket was very nice and it was a short walk on the boardwalk to the pier and very good restaurants (Jack Mackerel's and Freddie's). Nice to walk out and step across the small beachfront road for a stroll on the beach too.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My spouse and I travel here every year and always have a wonderful time. Jim does the details and the weather cooperates. It's the perfect getaway. We never want to go somewhere different because this is always perfect.

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