The Dolphin Inn provided the perfect stay for our long-awaited family vacation! It housed 16 adults, children, and babies comfortably. The house was in top condition. The swimming pool, hot tub, and sand volleyball court provided hours of "in house", relaxed entertainment, as did the very short walk to the beach. The pirate ship playground was also a novelty attraction. Our family shared great times in the large, open living/dining/kitchen area. The quaint town of Duck was a short bike or car ride away. We spent one afternoon feasting on oysters at a nearby wine and oyster bar. The local fish shack owner provided us with all the ingredients we needed for a shrimp boil, plus many interesting stories about the history of the Outer Banks. Jorge, the owner of the Inn, could not have been more gracious as he answered questions and provided helpful information to make our stay even more enjoyable. I cannot recommend this spacious and extremely comfortable beach home highly enough. We can't wait to go back!!!
TThe Dolphin Inn was perfect for my family. All accommodations were met. We were surprised to find things in the home such as fist aid kits, spices and condiments, a baby tub and highchair (which was a miracle since my grandson vacationed with the family), gym facility in the neighborhood, and so much more.
The lower level was great for the kids to enjoy their time away with all the noises being isolated, as the adult/master suites were located on the 2 upper levels. They played games and watched movies all night well into the early morning. In addition to the gaming system they brought along, we all utilized the Wii-U system that was provided in the home, along with games for all family members to enjoy. Also, the pool was a splendid amenity. The children stayed in the pool throughout the day. So much time, they were all sunburned.
One of the days there it rained cats and dogs. Luckily, there was a library of movies and books to enjoy. Afterward, we played board games that were provided in the home. The only one that we didn’t see was UNO. So we went to the Walmart and purchased a set of cards which we left behind for the next family to use.
The home was clean and well organized. I couldn’t think of a better place to choose to spend your vacation in OBX, NC.
Last but not least, the owner stayed in constant contact with us during our planning, the month of, the week of, during the week while at the home and when we returned; ensuring we made it home safely. I highly recommend the Dolphin Inn for your rental property. You will not be disappointed.
We loved everything about the house, location, decor, view, etc. etc. Very close to all you need: beach, shopping, sight seeing, and restaurants. All the things provided for families with young children was a big plus. And the gourmet kitchen is fully supplies. Lovely pool and outdoor space. Also an air of privacy that is not always there in a beach house. And in addition Jorge and Susannah are the perfect hosts. They are more like family than landlords. We loved our time at Dolphin Inn. It was an unforgettable memory for our family.
We had family coming from the north and south to vacation in the OBX and this house was the perfect spot! The location was great! There wasn't alot of traffic and we were was close to stores, activities, and restaurants and within walking distance to the beach. The house itself was beautiful, the rooms were spacious, and it was just enough space for us (we had a party of 12). The pool was fantastic, very clean and the perfect size. The hot tub was a destination spot every night! Our family enjoyed every moment spent at the Dolphin Inn and we plan to return in the future!
We had the opportunity to stay in this lovely home for our first extended family vacation. It was the perfect home for us. First off, it was a pleasure to work with the owner, Jorge H. He was very courteous and attentive to all our needs to ensure we had a pleasant experience. The hone had everything we would need! Beach chairs were provided, umbrellas and a little wagon to haul everything to the beach. The home itself had many amenities!The Volleyball Court was a big hit as well as the pool. We loved to end our day with a movie (endless selection in the library) popcorn. The Dolphin Inn will definitely be the place we will continue to stay at on all our future stays at the OBX.
I can't recommend the Dolphin Inn highly enough. It is perfectly situated in Southern Shores -- 4 minute walk to the beach, close to the boutiques and restaurants of Duck, and just a 15-20 minute drive to Wright Brothers and the Jockeys Ridge park. The house has everything you could want in a vacation home: tons of space, lots of great kitchen amenities, pool, hot tub, basketball net, and playground. The house had over 500 DVDs, so convenient for rainy days. Plus the beds were the most comfortable beds we've ever slept on at a rental house. The house is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. To top it all off, Jorge and his wife are perfect hosts, offering insider tips and welcoming you. Don't hesitate another minute to snag this great house!
We had the pleasure of staying at the Dolphin Inn OBX for a week. We had such a great time and made so many fun family memories! We lucked out with beautiful weather. There was so much to do in the ares. We went to the beach, lounged in the pool, went on an adventure to see the wild horses of Corolla, went fishing on Avalon Pier, went shopping, had a great brunch at Pamlico Jack’s, had fresh donuts from Duck Donuts, went exploring to Roanoke Island, visited the sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park... every family member from the youngest to the oldest had something fun to do and we all had a great time! Jorge and Susannah could not have been nicer! They thought of everything and the house provided all the comforts of home. It was clean and beautiful. We are already talking about our next trip back!