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Blue Marlin Beach Lodging

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Non-Smoking Hotel
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This is an awesome place to stay. It has the feel of home. Great owners that make you feel welcome and treat you like family. This is definitely the best place to stay in Kure Beach and we will be returning.
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For the price of a regular hotel room, these apts offer 2 full bedrooms and a bed in the front room. A total of 3 double beds. Will easily accommodate 6 people. Oceanfront with a nice yard for the kids to play in. Nice oceanfront porch deck. Also offers a full kitchen with
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Nice water front, could use some renovations, but great place to stay. Nice staff, near Carolina beach, will be back, book early rates go up quickly, bring extra towels as well, try britts doughnuts in carolina beach
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My family and I have stayed at the Blue Marlin on two separate occasions- once in June -once over the four of July week - both were wonderful. Fireworks along the beach were amazing. The Blue Marlin was perfect for my family, the ocean views were amazing waking up to first
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This place is moldy, old and not fit to stay in if you have any kind of allergies. I rented this over the internet for 2 nights ,owner wanted 3 but couldn't stay 3 !! so the owner found a way to get the money for 3rd night ,by lying and saying that there had been cigarette
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Response from Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging
Responded Sep 2, 2015
Disclosure Note: On July 13-2015, the day of your checkout, a police report was filed. There are other families expecting me to maintain our buildings for clean, safe lodging. September 2, 2015 Hello Ms. Kathy P. Back on July 13 ’15, moments prior to your checking out, we were all laughing and have a good time together! Fifteen minutes of your departure we spoke by phone, I told you of yours’s-and-our situation, yet you refused to return. I was in deep-deep fright! I had another family checking in under a two to three hours window. Your apartment was in a NON HABITABLE condition! Along with the “cleaning summary” below, the credit card company should have sent you the pictures of all the non-smoking signs inside the actual-apartment you smoked in along with the Kure Beach Police Report and witness letters outside my family. Rate pricing and daily minimums played no part in this episode. Sincerely, Gilbert Alphin Blue Marlin Apartments and Beach Shop Kure Beach, NC 28449 Blue Marlin Apartments, Kure Beach, NC Smoking fees in Non-Smoking Apartment July 13, 2015 Kathy P. Card **** **** **** **** * 1. $55.00 Commercial carpet cleaning – Emergency Call. 2. $00.00 Standard Cleaning of Apartment. 3. $45.00 Extra Washing, Rinsing and Outdoor-air drying time. 4. $55.00 washing down walls top-to-bottom: Hallway, Bathroom, Two Bedrooms, Kitchen Living Room, Furniture. 5. $45.00 Transferring Labor from rental to lodging, under a time stress of new guest checking 1:30pm. 6. $200.00 SUBTOTAL: TRUE COST PRICING. 7. $ 26.00 13% NEW HANOVER AND NORTH CAROLINA ROOM TAX. 8. $226.00 GRAND TOTAL.
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“With all my responsibilities, you played right into their hands”. Hello Sir, As far as I know, greeting all of last weekend’s guest at checkout time reported a good time. All wished to come back soon. One sweet girl presented my wife with a housekeeping tip. :) Comments regarding Blue Marlin Apartments: My family and I do our best to maintain our properties for our guest’s safety and comforts. All building codes are honored, facilities are keep clean and in an orderly manner. Internet reviews, I responded truthfully. Perhaps this would have assured your concerns the morning of Friday, July 31, 2015. In this review, you used the word “Diatribe”. Okay. Regarding this negative complaint regarding our private-phone-conversation, you do affirm you and I have never met. You have never been in our store nor stayed in our apartments. By the way, we are not hotel. (We provide private furnished bedrooms and a kitchen with basic cookware). For now, the only logic that comes to my mind regarding this eternally written worldwide dialog is “ATTEMPTED-INTERNET-BLACKMAIL”. You are not the first person to use this cowardly tactic. I am not going to be suppressed by any form of blackmail. Surprisingly, and not trying to appease you, “You are not completely to blame” Internet advertising companies use this “Diatribe” tactics to lure $$$ into their bank accounts all-the-time. They provide the virtual arena. As for me, I am holding the world’s biggest search engine’s ad departments and online lodging advertisers accountable. Up until 2015, many years had passed by since I had to do an eviction. Dangers to other guest and non-complying behavior forced me to take drastic actions. Way back then, the internet and retail/lodging reviews were just coming on the scene. After the internet (I’ve been in business ‘here’ since 1978) this type of INTERNET BLACKMAIL has greeted me in my yard and in our bait and tackle shop. Example: For me to respond to a 2004-6 BBB errant review, BBB Conway, SC tried to force me to become a loyal-member with a $250 annual membership. I passed! On that review, the only folks backing me were the private quest staying and thanking me “after” I walked the dangerous guest to their car. Other examples. When a customer returned a rod and reel that “they” got beach sand in or, an angry parent brings back a raft that has been inflated up in our shop for two weeks claiming the raft has a hole demanding all their monies back, I say “No. It was not broken when you bought it”. “A common reply is “Well I will just write your store up on the internet”. When enforcing a policy, the countless times these gutless words comes up are very upsetting. Three weeks ago a gentleman gave the ugly finger, to-my-face, right in front of his pre-teen son as he move all his beach gear out our posted reserved paid guest parking space. Yep! His window rolled down as he drove off our property yelling, “I’m going write your _____ up on the internet”. Taking actions to defend our guest from non-complying guest takes personal energy. Hearing the repeated common blackmail responses takes some getting used to. Talking with the Kure Beach Police Department is positive assurance. Our regular guest and new ones like you someday, do and will rely on this. Should you ever need a fishing licenses or just want to talk face to face, stop in our shop. We are three blocks north of the stoplight in Kure Beach. Take care. Gilbert Alphin Blue Marlin Apartments and Beach Shop Kure Beach, NC 28449
"stay anywhere but here !!"
"Only 4 rooms, 2 on ground level 2 above"
"room 6 = 1 block from ocean"
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastKure Beach
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