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“Perfect Place for a Long-weekend!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of First Flight Retreat Condominiums

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First Flight Retreat Condominiums
815 S Virginia Dare Trail, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948   |  
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Perfect Place for a Long-weekend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

First Flight Rentals was a fantastic place to stay during the long-Memorial Day weekend. The condo was incredibly nice and comfortable. Our group really appreciated the easy beach access , grill area, and wonderful pool and hot tub! The location cannot be beat. It is very convenient to the restaurants, bars, and other attractions of OBX. I will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My friends and I kicked off the summer at First Flight Retreat and it was absolutely perfect. We stayed in a one bedroom condo during Memorial Day weekend. First Flight retreat is convenient to many delicious restaurant, attractions, and is also right on the beach. Everything was well-maintained and very nice. The balcony over looking the ocean was absolutely serene. We took advantage of the fantastic pool and hot-tub during an unusually cold Memorial Day weekend. As everyone else has expressed on here-- this is a place you don't want to miss!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

First Flight rentals is a great place to stay in OBX, especially if you have a small family or group. Our unit was really nice, and it's right on beach. So convenient. There are also lots of restaurants and amusement options nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This was my third stay at First Flight Retreat. I have grown very fond of this place and find it to be the perfect long-weekend beach getaway from DC. The condos are always very nice and well-maintained. It's a great spot to relax right on the beach. It also has a nice pool and large in-ground hot tub that was a lifesaver when we had a day of unusually cool weather for the end of May. I'm sure that I'll be back again!

Room Tip: The side rooms also have a nice view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

The condo is perfect. One of the best vacations ever b/c of this building. We stayed in 116 and I would recommend one more floor up to get a better ocean view. My daughter loved the ping pong table and swimming pool! I did recommend they have a crate in the pet friendly units.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Two of us stayed in Unit 315. The top floor makes a big difference with regard to ocean views while relaxing on the balcony. This one bedroom condo was very well appointed and clean. There is a sleep sofa if you anticipate a guest or two, but in our opinion four people would be stepping over one another in the unit. The FFR location is super convenient to everything. For our first trip to OBX, we choose correctly staying in Kill Devil Hills as this seems to be equally between many other attractions. The reservation process with First Flight is very convenient, their website photos are accurate - what you see is what you get (important!). No disappointing surprises on arrival. We hated to leave this beautiful spot. Will definitely return

Room Tip: Units on the ocean side are worth the extra $$.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Temperance, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Six of us stayed in a two bedroom, 2 bath condo. Room 207. The one bed and bath had a king bed, the other, unfortunately had a double bed. A queen bed would have been MUCH better for 2 adults. The kids were able to sleep on the pull out sofa. We loved the view of the beach, and we had easy access to the ocean via boardwalk. One of the best things was that we could rent for 3 nights and not an entire week, which is true of most rentals in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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edward22, Manager at First Flight Retreat Condominiums, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Jennifer, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at First Flight Retreat. We are glad we can offer partial week vacations for folks, with is rare on the Outer Banks actually.

Unit 207 does have both a King bedroom, and Queen bedroom. There is also a Queen size sleep sofa in every condo. None of our condos have double beds (a few have bunk beds). We look forward to having you back again soon!
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Additional Information about First Flight Retreat Condominiums

Address: 815 S Virginia Dare Trail, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Kill Devil Hills
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful oceanfront condos, located in the heart of Kill Devil Hills at MP 8.5. Enjoy weekly or partial week stays. Upgraded kitchen, oceanfront balconies, outdoor pool & spa, elevator access, fitness room, and game room, free WiFi, all make First Flight Retreat Condos an Outer Banks favorite. Wedding, Family Reunions and other groups welcome. ... more   less 
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First Flight Retreat Condominiums Hotel Kill Devil Hills
1st Flight Retreat Condominiums
First Flight Retreat Condominiums Outer Banks, NC - Kill Devil Hills

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