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Darlings By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 5 Kure Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was a perfect, peaceful weekend. The room was great, the owners were very friendly and helpful, and the ocean was right across the flower-lined street. The basket of food brought in the evening was delicious. Great quiche! There was enough food to eat on all day with a marvelous selection of items.

Room Tip: We had the room under the lighthouse. It was ideal because it gave us our privacy, but we could see...
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband booked a weekend here for our anniversary and it was nice. Clean and romantic. Very quiet and the staff was helpful and courteous. We will definietly stay here again. The only downside to the area is the choice of restaurants lacks.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Angela J
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very nice room. Leather sofa is beyond words comfortable. Whirlpool is very relaxing. Balcony overlooks the beach. Easy walk to restaurants. Highly recommended. Very cool orange kitty lives here. :)....

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Rick B
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Darlings of Sea provided an excellent view of the dolphins, surfers, fisherman plus a great view of the ocean sunrise. The bed and linens were very comfortable and we had no problem sleeping, very quiet. The basket which included breakfast and snacks for daily use made it easy to "take it easy". Being able to walk to several restaurants was an unsuspected surprise. All in all very enjoyable and would return if possible.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same so choosing is not an issue.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Ernie S
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was an excellent experience. The only minor reason that I did not rate 5 stars instead of 4 is that since we stayed two nights, we felt that the second day breakfast entre should have been different than the first day. With this minor exception, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: All rooms have excellent beach view. Our room in the light house end was the best view from the balc...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ted S
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I were recently first time guests at this awesome gem of a place. There is simply nothing I would have changed. Adored the secret garden and sun porch, complete with fat cat. The bed and linens were superior as was sleeping with the patio doors open wide to the sounds and smell of the sea. The hot tub worked beautifully, and I appreciated the soft robe and abundance of towels, including the beach towels tucked neatly away with extra blankets for cool mornings, which we luckily did not need. I found the basket of eats just perfect as I do not enjoy getting up to fancy breakfasts with smiling strangers to talk to.... much preferred private time sipping dark roasted coffee and snacking on quiche and fruit whilst lounging in my robe and slippers. The cleaning lady was ever so helpful and was happy to give me extra coffee or as she said, "If there's anything else you need at all, just let me know"...and, she meant it. Plan to go back as soon as I can!

Room Tip: Loved room 55 which is an end room below the light house.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Jan E
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Darlings by the Sea is hidden in plain sight, just beyond restaurants, shops and the pier. Most people turn back before reaching the single lane 10 mph stretch where this lovely place sits quietly so close to the ocean you can almost reach out and touch it. All you need to take with you is a bathing suit and a book. DBS provides everything else you'll need. This place is beautiful and luxurious and you get more than your money's worth in treats and pampering. Park your car and relax.

Room Tip: There are 5 rooms and they are equally great, but everyone should try the lighthouse room at least o...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Sharon D
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Additional Information about Darlings By The Sea

Address: 329 Atlantic Ave, Oceanfront, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4847
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Kure Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kure Beach
Price Range: $149 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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