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A Place at the Beach III
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The place is a little aged and in need of a face-lift. Having said that, this has all of the amenities for all ages. The grounds are lovely and the staff is very helpful and friendly. There are two huge pools, one of which is inside, hot tubs, basketball courts, putt-putt, picnic areas, and right on the beach. Our unit was clean and very comfortable. With only a few renovations, it would be perfect. APAB is conveniently located to many restaurants, shops, Fort Macon, Beaufort. Just beware of any sales pitches you may hear about.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review about our resort. We hope you will visit us again soon.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

First visit to APATB III and had a great time! Unit 371 was where we stayed and it was clean, well stocked, and just fine for our family trip. Bonus that it has an in unit washer and dryer!!

There were four adults and one child so we had to juggle a little but but we knew that and had brought an inflatable aero bed along. Outdoor pool is fantastic and the slide a huge hit with our child! Indoor pool is in need of a major renovation as there are lights missing, cracked tiles and lots of black algae visible on tiles and under coping ledges.

Putt putt course and basketball fabulous and so great that you can borrow putters and balls free!! Playground equipment is a little dated and slightly hazardous but again, added value for sure! Great open field for kids to run!

Might be nice to see easily accessible recycling bins on each floor as its tough to have to run down three flights with stuff frequently.

Security and facilities staff are ALL friendly and personable.

Beach is gorgeous and full of treasures.

We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

We appreciate your feedback, and have addressed your concerns with the playground and the indoor pool area. We hope you visit APATB again soon. Have a great day.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We state here last year and although the unit (309) was not super clean, we decided to go back. The kids really like the amenities at his place.
This time the unit seemed more worn out. There are stains on the couches. The walls are brightly painted but that shows all the dirt on the walls. Also the trim is painted white but again, you can see all the dirt and hair on it. The shower in the master bath has a stained curtain (the inside one) and the drain backs up while you are in the shower, which is disgusting. His morning, we found a cockroach on he floor in the kitchen.
One of the reasons I picked his unit is because the rep for the rental company said it was one of the nicest. It does have updates, but cleanliness matters!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback. We hope you will come and visit with us again in the future.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stayed June 16-23, 2013. Unit 381 ocean/poolside unit. 2 bdrm/2bath 3rd floor condo. Gated community. Us is 2 adults and 2 kids (age 9 and 11). Went with friends who booked for us. first time visit. Good value, affordable oceanfront resort. The pictures of resort are true. Clean pool area, lovely grassy areas, perfectly nice indoor pool. Our condo is one of the old ones, but very clean and perfectly fine. Love having the beach/ocean view. Happy that I can let my kids run around and play without much supervision, very safe. Lots for them to do even when not a good beach day. Nice staff who try really hard to make guests happy. Great Value! Just be sure of what you are looking for in a vacation because this is a "family resort" so pool will be noisy, some noise in hallways, etc., but nothing out of the ordinary. Love the staff here. Lots of grocery (walmart too) and store shopping close by.
Pros: Affordable, oceanfront, easy beach access, waterslide and great pool, full kitchen, all units (even parking side) have ocean view, all units have balconies, great staff, lifeguards on duty, plenty of activities for whole family-- not just beach, but golf, parks, tennis, basketball, grassy areas, etc. Private beach is great! Not too crowded. Staff does many "community and family friendly activities" like bbq nights. Washer and dryer inside of each condo. Staff and maintenance crew are very friendly and responsive!
Cons: 2nd and 3rd floor units are up the stairs so it is quite a walk (especially when you arrive with suitcases- small, slow elevator), dated condos--- very old appliances, finishes, carpeting is kind of yucky. Ask for one of the updated units if you can get it. would like new linens or at least to know that blankets and coverlets are freshly washed. Really, no major complaints!

Most likely will visit again.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

We really appreciate your kinds words about our resort. The units will look as good as the outside grounds area soon. We will have all the updates online on our website and through A Place at the Beach Facebook. Keep an eye out for all the good things coming to APATB.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We went to APATB III for over 25 years until both of our health got bad.We loved it,our children had friends they saw every year.Our daughter and her family have made it their vacation destination for the last four years.I cannot fathom the bad reviews.We even went one Thanksgiving and used indoor pool and were able to walk on the beach.Only regret was not buying one years ago.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you for all your kind words. We are looking into a brighter future here at APATB and will continue to improve the resort.

Have a wonderful day and we look forward to visiting again with you and your family.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We spent spring break here. The decor and rooms could use a serious update. It is conveniently located near the beach. The resort has a nice outdoor pool with a water slide. I loved that there was an indoor pool that had an 8 foot deep end. It included a nice sized hot tub as well. There weren't many people there but there seemed to be ample seating indoors and out. There is an on site game room with pool and air hockey as well as relic video games. There is also on site tennis courts and a nine hole miniature golf course. Restaurants and shops were an easy drive. It is very close to Fort Macon which is a great way to spend an afternoon. I hated that there was a voluntary non smoking policy- our room smelled like smoke until we aired it out and bought air freshener from the dollar store. The place is nothing to write home about but I suppose it would be a good place to be in the summer when you spend less time in the unit and more time on the beach.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Kimber B, Manager at A Place at the Beach III, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

We hope you will consider staying with us again after we do renovations to our units and would love for you to call us prior to your vacation so we can make sure you have a great stay the next time.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The new management of APATB has made some very nice upgrades in the last few years—they have added elevators, a putt-putt course, and have re-carpeted the halls, among other noticeable improvements. We did not brave the outdoor pool or waterslide on our last visit as it was too cold, but we are looking forward to some fun times when the weather gets warmer. Our unit (#132) was right next to the elevator and across the hall from the pool, so it was very convenient. The unit itself appears to have been updated recently by the owners, and is in great shape. We like that APATB is close enough to "town" that you can ride your bicycles there, and the Resort Grill (at the Sands Villas) is within a 15 minute walk, either by sidewalk or by the beach route—very nice! And we enjoyed their breakfast, instead of the always crowded Four Corners. You can even see the ocean from this first-floor unit!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review about our Resort! We hope to visit with you again soon.

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Address: 1904 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5608
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Atlantic Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Atlantic Beach
Price Range: $129 - $1,049 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — A Place at the Beach III 2.5*
Number of rooms: 279
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Place at the Beach III is managed by VRI (Vacation Resorts International) which is a management company based in California. A little information about the property: The resort has 279 units of which 98 are timeshare units and have recently been renovated. We have a putt putt course on site, ping pong, tennis,basketball, shuffle board, corn hole, lawn bowling, ladder golf, disk golf, new playground, private beach access,board walk to the beach, Indoor pool, Outdoor pool with a water slide. We have an outdoor hot tub and an indoor hot tub. During peak season we have an on-site store, pig picking, pizza night, taco night, and painting. On Site Security will ensure you have a safe and fun family vacation. We hope you visit our property and enjoy your stay with us! ... more   less 
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