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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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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here many times and always feel so relaxed when we stay here. Close to the beach and walking distance to several places to eat. Our favorite room is 55. Jim always has a goody basket delivered to our room everyday. We like Kure Beach vs Carolina Beach because it is more tranquil.

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sheffield lake, ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Booked a room after reading reviews online. It was in a residential area so it was much more peaceful than Carolina Beach where I had originally planned on staying. The room was perfect for what we needed. The breakfast basket and snacks were awesome so we really only needed to go out for dinner. The view is great and being... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Loved everything about darlings. The room was spacious, clean, beautifully decorated. Had everything we could have asked for and more. Very comfy bed, beautiful view, amazing whirlpool and couples shower. The food basket was just right. Will definitely be getting away to darlings as much as we can!

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY..... My husband and I just spent 3 days at the Darlings and this is our 2nd stay. It is a wonderful place by the ocean. The view is great and the rooms are big and roomy. We,also, certainly enjoyed the breakfast baskets each day. Hoping to spend some time there next year! Pat Holler

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Loudonville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Wanted a quiet and relaxing beachfront get away and Darlings by the Sea was worth it. We couldn't get over how close to the beach we were!! Our Room was big with oceanfront balcony views and was very quiet. Loved the jacuzzi tub. The Bed was comfortable and for breakfast, the owner provides a basket of "Goodies". This was especially... More 

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Calabasas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Beautiful oceanfront property ... the ocean is your only view. The room was very comfortable. Continental breakfast was left in the room each evening, and was great! It varied every day and generally always had a protein (hardboiled eggs/yogurt in the fridge), pastries and fruit. The gym was perfect for a spurt of cardio. We didn't use the bikes that... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Fun, considerate, beautiful veiw, excellent location, staff helpful but private. Would recommend for couples who would like a private quiet get away. I have to type more so trip advisor will work. Dumb program.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Recently stayed at Darlings. While not a traditional B & B Darlings provides a excellent location and amenities. Having beach chairs and bikes for your use is a great perk for a stay at the beach which is a very short walk. You'll get an excellent view of the beach from your private balcony. Don't expect a hot breakfast as... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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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