I’ve lost track of the number of homes I have rented on the obx; been vacationing here since I was a kid and now my “kids” (17 and 21 years old) enjoy a yearly visit. In short, I would rent this home again. The beach access is across the neighborhood street (not Hwy12). Our group used all of the beds/bedrooms and all were of adequate size and mattresses were comfortable. The bathrooms were nice and of good size. We appreciated the new deck/pool chairs and the screened in porch table. The pool was nice; we always bring a couple of shade umbrellas so we can enjoy the pool deck.
There is still evidence of the storm that hit Avon pretty hard. Some screens are missing from some of the windows. We didn’t open windows due to running the AC. The AC worked well. Maintenance repaired porch screens the day we arrived. The access to the beach is no longer a set of wooden stairs up and over the dune. There is a mat that works well; it is steep, but my 80ish year old parents managed to get to the beach a few times.
Outside: The outside showers are nicely built but they both need shower heads! There is a section of the pool deck shaded by a tree, but it the tree needs to be trimmed up and thinned out.
Kitchen: We ate in for every meal. The appliances worked well. We really appreciated the ice machine; the front panel rattled so we just lifted the panel. We found enough pans, flatware and dishes. However, there was no pool ware. Bring paper plates and disposable cups. The non stick pans need to be replaced. And some cooking tools were low quality.
The 8-top dining table was too small for us. We improvised and were able to sit 12 together for dinners. Similarly, the living room only has seating for six. This wasn’t a big problem for us. The living room TV is large.
The dog run was a gated sandy area under the deck. Maybe 8’ x 10’. We didn’t use it.
Mildew smell around pool, garbage around property, missing or holes in screens, broken cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms, plugged drain in shower, broken hammock, mold in ice machine, lights out. Told surf or sound and nothing. Displeased this year. Felt they just wanted our money
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