We stayed at the Sandspur from September 28 until October 5 of this year. I can truly say that our experience was great. They are located close to a lot of things that they Outer Banks have to offer and access to the beach is easy. The staff was friendly and pleasant. We had a little problem that didn't bother us at all, but I mentioned to the owner so that she knew about it. When we got back to our cottage that day it was repaired!!! Our cottage was spacious and clean and I have never slept so good on vacation. The owner had told me last year when we made our reservations that they were replacing all of the mattresses and making all of their units non-smoking and she was true to her word. Being a cancer survivor and ex-smoker, this was music to our ears. My wife and I were there with 2 of our grandsons and our daughter and we had a wonderful time and in fact we have already made our reservations for next year !!! P.S. The only reason that we didn't rate the swimming pool was that the pump had broken down and we weren't able to use it, but it appeared that it was kept up very well.