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“Beautiful home, amazing week!”

Review of A Dolphin Watch

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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Beautiful home, amazing week!”
Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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I did not have any of the issues the previous reviewer did. TVs seemed to work (although I think we only turned one in the kids bedroom on the entire week -- spent entire time watching the beautiful view, NOT TV!!), pool was beautiful and clean. The home is gorgeous. We've been renting homes/townhomes along the Carolina coast for over 10 years and this is was the most beautiful home to date. Great layout/floorplan, kitchen was spacious enough (lots of cupboard space, but a single fridge is always a bit challenging. They did have a small mini fridge in the game room which we used for adult beverages and left the upstairs fridge for food). We had 4 families (grandparents, their three adult children and grandkids) and the place was perfect -- space for everyone! Loved the outdoor spaces - lots of rocking chairs and tables/seating on the covered patio off the kitchen/living room floor. Great location - close to the grocery store. Plenty of seating at the pool. Provided 2 high chairs, but no baby gates (had to rent). Wi-Fi was difficult to use -- signal was poor so had to use our iphones as a hotspot most of the week. Also, as with ALL rentals (at least per our experiences) the knives were VERY dull -- but again, that seems to be typical of rentals. LOADS of dishes/glassware!!

We WILL be coming back -- already booked for next year!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Management Response
Jan 13, 2016
Thank you for your feedback. Our check-in time is 4:00 p.m., but sometimes it takes until 6:00 p.m. for our staff to finish cleaning. We do provide this information in our rental agreement and try to tell each of our guests when they arrive, but I am sorry if you didn't realize this was a possibility. I am sorry to hear that there was an issue with the pool that prevented you from using it during your whole stay. We do have trained and certified pool technicians on our staff to keep our pools in tip top shape and troubleshoot any issues quickly. Unfortunately, some things take longer than we would all like and I am sorry for the inconvenience. I am happy to know that this was the first issue you experienced in ten years of vacationing in Emerald Isle and I hope you and your family will revisit us for your next vacation.
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Reviewed June 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Young singles Friends getaway
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Management Response
May 11, 2017
Thank you for your review of your stay at A Dolphin Watch. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed your stay and the heated pool and covered deck were both a nice retreat. It is true that the beach strand by the pier can get a bit crowded, but this location affords families convenience to shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and everything else that Emerald Isle has to offer. I hope you will visit us again soon!
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