This was our first Spring Break stay after 7 or 8 summer vacations in the Outer Banks. This was a very nice house and Avon was a great village choice for a "pre-season" stay. Marvelous views, great recreational area under the house; and plenty of chairs around the pool. Great stay and Surf or Sound is unquestionably the best!
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This house was just what we wanted. It is right on the beach. We went a little before their busy season so the area was quiet. It was lovely.
That being said, I wouldn't reccomend this vacation rental company to anyone. Maybe the others are just as bad, I don't know. But this one was terrible. When we first arrived it was late maybe 10pm so we picked up the key and headed to find the house. We found it okay but there were no instructions on which door to open so we spent a good 10 minutes feeling frustrated and not knowing how to get inside. When we finally got in and unloaded our stuff we noticed how icky the bathrooms were - hair on the toilet seats, etc. They hadn't even given us toilet paper - good thing I brought some...
We went to check in the next morning and complained and they offered to send someone over to clean but it was too late, we'd already unpacked. They gave us the "welcome bag" with handsoap & toilet paper that was apparently supposed to have been in the house upon arrival. It doesn't surprise me that they failed to do so, I heard a story of someone arriving at their vacation house and finding the maid was asleep on the couch not finished cleaning it.... glad that wasn't my experience.
Anyway, the next issue we had with the vacation rental people was that I wanted to watch a movie and could not figure out how to get the TV to DVD mode. I complained. Made several calls. probably spoke with 3 different people...and it took THREE days for this problem to be addressed. That's half my vacation!! And then when they finally sent someone over they fixed it but didn't explain to me how to fix it so when it happened again the remotes didn't work so I had to get up to change the channel when watching TV urgggh.
And then at the end of the vacation you're expected to clean the house yourself or be charged additionally. Nice.
Otherwise - the area is lovely. Kolbe is a good location. There are plenty of attractions in the area to keep you busy. We loved the little art store up the road from the house that offers art classes.
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