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“Great house near a great beach!”

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7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Salvo, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Michelle...
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Needs cleaned”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was an ok house for our group of 14. I don't usually do a review, but felt I had to do so for this house.
Our house was not ready until 6 PM. The dishwasher had a note on it that it still did not work. We called three times to rental company and the problem was never fixed. The house was dirty, it needed an overall house cleaning. We cleaned it ourselves. Dust was so thick on shades, vents, window areas, fans, etc. Kitchen cabinets, windows, hand rails were disgusting. We were told they house clean only at beginning of season, there is no way that was done. Plus cabinets, etc should be a weekly clean.
Outside of house was not kept up either.

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Liked least: Very dirty. We had to clean the house
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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kls118
Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Great house near a great beach!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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This house was fantastic for our purposes - a family reunion. You walk in to the main floor, which is the game room. The game room has a pool table, a fusball table (one of the "guys" is broken), a TV and a kitchen/bar area. On the second floor is a laundry room, 3 master bedrooms with king size beds and a 9 person movie theatre. On the 4th floor is another laundry area and 4 bedrooms. Three of the four have king size beds with attached bathrooms and the 4th has 2 pyramid bunks that can sleep up to 6 kids and also has an attached bathroom. The 4th floor is the highlight of the house. A huge kitchen and eating area that flows into a sitting room with TV. We spent tons of time hanging out on the 4th floor. Another great feature is that there are balconies off of every floor on both the front and the back of the house with views of the ocean and sound. The pool and hot tub were also great and the elevator was a nice feature as well.
My complaints: Like the one other review on this house, we too went out and bought light bulbs after finding a lot of burned out lights. I expected to bring my own shampoo and such, but this house came with NOTHING. We got there at 9pm after a long exhausting drive and realized that while there were 9 bathrooms, NONE of which had toilet paper. No paper towels, no soap, no nothing. We also discovered the fridge wouldn't close all the way and had to prop a chair against it to keep it close. I put in a work order first thing Sunday morning and they fixed it Monday afternoon. But overall, a very functional house for a large group of people. Everyone loved having their own bathroom.

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Liked best: That every bedroom had a bathroom and the views.
Liked least: That we had to provide EVERY toiletry imaginable
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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afranzen9...
Round Hill, Virginia
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“Great house and location. If managed better it would be outstanding”
Reviewed December 5, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

We have Thanksgiving every year with extended family/kids and this was the first year in A Shore Thing. Overall we loved the house, plenty of room, great game room/tikibar/hot tub/firepit on lower level, excellent home theather, elevator, and since it's four stories tall the view from the top level was unbelievable. You can see both the ocean and sound from the decks and feels like there are no other houses around. Great location, great house. Unfortunately, we we arrived we discovered that majority of remotes didn't work, majority of lights were burned out, and the kitchen was VERY primitively stocked. We had to purchase batteries, lightbulbs, can opener, pans, pots, utensils, most everything that should be included in a rental house. Surf or Sound reality was very disappointing.
In summary, excellent house, great views, very comfortable, but beware of houses run by Surf or Sound as you'll have to pick up a lot of their slack.

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Liked best: The house and location
Liked least: Management company (Surf or Sounds Realty)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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