The house was located only a few lots from the ocean. It took literally only a few seconds to make it to the beach. The sound was probably no further than 500 ft. We loved the roominess of the house. It would have easily accommodated at least 14 people no problem.
The amenities were awesome. The heated pool was solar, so as we went in May it was not so heated but it was do-able. The game room was a little cramped but once again with a little moving around no big deal.
For the most part the house was great and we had few complaints. The area of Rodanthe is great with a short walk in either direction to either the sound or the ocean.