Superb in every way. Makes me want to live at the beach forever. Where to start? Beautiful house in and out. Stylish and very comfy furnishings. Well equipped throughout including a very well-equipped kitchen. Even well-equipped laundry. Plenty of room, plenty of gathering places, plenty of getaway places, plenty of just hang out places. Remarkably clean. It was so clean when we arrived that it almost seemed to glow.
And then there's that glorious view !! The house sits much closer to the beach than any adjacent houses. That allows the view of both beach and ocean, northward and southward, to be unobstructed and all yours to enjoy for miles, actually to the horizon. You literally can view all that's happening on the beach or ocean while sitting at the dining table or relaxing in bed or watching TV from the elevated "Captain's Watch". We noticed that the house has a lovely design feature that allows even rooms located away from the oceanside to capture beautiful ocean views. Very well thought out, indeed.
Step outside and you'll experience how magnificent life by the sea can be. We loved the multiple swings and rocking chairs....great places for the adults relax, have a drink and just absorb being at the ocean together. Our kid also loved the pool and spa. Almost every day we enjoyed sunrise coffee or noontime lunch on the beautifully perched, unusually roomy dune deck....some of us wanted to try camping out under the stars there....would be fun to experience the sight of shooting stars and sound of ocean waves at the same time. Next trip we'll pack an air mattress or two and sleeping bags just to do that! And every one of us loved that beach and the ease of getting to it directly from the house. The house is located on Whalehead Beach which in our opinion is the best and most family-friendly beach on the Outer Banks.