From what I can see of the reviews and from what I heard from others while staying at the property, there is great variation in the condition/updating of the units. We rented from a long-time owner who was unable to use their unit this year. We stayed in a top floor unit in the Kinnekeet Station building. It is not meant to be a luxury resort. The unit had fairly new carpeting and appliances. There were some issues to be addressed such as cracked bathtub tiles and mildew in the shower, but certainly not horrible. The unit had a beautiful ocean view. There were a lot of stairs to the third floor, which may be an issue for some. I found the front desk staff to be helpful and friendly. We arrived in the dark and had no trouble finding the unit using the directions and map given by the front desk staff. There were numerous activities and events planned for the guests, although we did not participate in any. The outdoor pool was large and not very crowded. There were always lounge chairs available. It was very clean, especially in the morning. Bob the pool maintenance man was very courteous. He cleaned and treated the indoor and outdoor pools early each morning. We talked to a resident who had been going to BIS for many years, and she admitted that there were pool cleaning issues in the past. But, she said that after Bob started a couple years ago, the pool has been very clean. Beach was wonderful! The location of BIS in Duck was prime. It was so close to shops and restaurants. Fishbones Sunset Grille is directly across Duck Rd., the main road. The Waterfront Shops complex is practically across the road. My friend liked the unit and BIS so much that she decided to purchase a week timeshare there from an owner! I rate BIS "above average" considering the total package, including location, and also comparing it to what I would expect for similarly situated timeshare resort properties. It was built in the 80s so it will show wear and tear. One other plus is that the other guests at BIS were very friendly. Many have been vacationing there for many years and were more than happy to share experiences and recommendations to us (first timers to the Outer Banks). We felt very safe and welcome.
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