Lewis Realty Rental Department
Great house for Vacation!
Overall the house was as described, low ceilings, funky layout; e.g. sliding glass doors between bedroom and living room and door to outside in bedroom. Under the beds and furniture was dirty, the kitchen chairs sticky, roaches, and odor in the house. The electronic door locks on you at odd times so make sure you have your code on you at all times.
But for the price and location, we had a great time and would come back again! The pros far outweighed the cons! We are in the Carolinas and at the beach!
Surf city jewel
I was concerned when i read a couple of reviews but when we arrived my concern was put to rest. You would have to be a complete snob to not enjoy time there . No only because of the view and location but the cleanliness and feeling of being welcome there. And did i mention its a great deal also. Hope to stay again.
Thank you for your review and we enjoyed you candidness!
Glad to hear you had a great time and look forward to having you back again soon.
Location, Location, Location!
This property is old and probably one good hurricane from total destruction but the location is ideal. The kitchen is stocked pretty well and everything worked. The furniture was adequate. If you are looking for modern and plush then this place isn't for you. If you want a nice ocean view with easy beach access and ample parking then this is your place! We had 6 adults and the beds worked out perfectly for us. Just a couple of things I had issues with. When the washing machine runs the spin cycle the whole house shakes!
Yes the home is old but it has made it through all the hurricanes the island has endeared throughout the years including the one last September.
It is a true topsail beach cottage which many people still enjoy and priced as such. We do have the plush homes as well but of course they are a bit more expensive.
Glad you had a good time.
Great house, great price, great location!
We loved our week here! Our group of 7 had no problems finding room to spread out in this beach house! Beds were comfortable, seating was great, and morning coffee on the front porch was perfection. The house was very clean, and the kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, cooking supplies, and utensils. Air conditioning never let us down, and the internet supported three different movies on three different devices. The dishwasher, washer, and dryer were quiet and effective, and the outdoor shower close to the door was very helpful. We had plenty of parking for our three cars; we could have fit a fourth if necessary. Storage under the porch behind a wood wall was a nice addition. Restaurants and grocery stores were close enough--just a short drive--but we weren't too close for heavy traffic and noise. The beach itself was not crowded at all with virtually no litter. Recycling was very easy, which was a nice addition.
My husband found a local gym that was fairly well-stocked, and they gave him a discount for the week, so he worked out every day for a total of $15. I ran on the roads every day, and the wide sidewalks and biking lanes ensured a safe and comfortable run. (My kids, 17-22 years old, highly recommend the donut place at the foot of the roundabout!)
**A larger hot water tank might be a nice update.
**Towel racks would also be very, very helpful.
Glad to hear that you had a great time and thank you for letting us know!
We will look into the two small items with the owner.
Until next time,
It’s an old beach house with updates and repairs needed. BUT it is right across from the beach pretty private lot for beach standards. They also price accordingly. I’d say it’s worth the money and the house is definitely livable. For a week anyways.
Cozy little house
The house is very cozy. Yes, the Jack and Jill bathroom is a little cramped. (Tall people, watch your knees while using the toilet.) But it's not terrible. The main bathroom down the hall is a good size. That's where the washer and dryer are. I know there's no pics of the bathrooms but they're cute. Bedrooms are a good size and the beds are comfortable. The TV in the first bedroom had no sound but we really didn't care. If we watched TV it was in the living room. The TV in the bedroom with the 2 beds and the tv in the living room are connected. So you can't watch 2 different shows in both rooms. Pretty sure there's a way to fix that but I'm not 100% sure. Just a minor annoyance. Nothing major. Ceilings are low in the house so if you're over 6ft you might need to walk around hunched over. My 6ft tall son came close to walking into the ceiling fan lights a few times. There's a couple essential items missing from the kitchen. We had to buy a measuring cup from the store. We actually bought 2 because neither of us realized the other bought one. Pretty sure we left one there for future renters. At least I hope we did. The "pot holders" are almost non-existent. They look like tiny little crocheted doilies. Those colorful pot holders your kids make with the looms you buy in the craft section in Walmart would do better. The deck in the front of the house is nice to sit on in the morning and early evening. Just watch for the tiny little frogs at night. They came out every evening and were all over the front and side of the house. We counted 20 one night. They were cute lol. Beach access is perfect. There's a bench to sit on to listen to the waves and enjoy the breeze if you don't feel like getting all sandy. We woke up early the first morning and went down to the beach to watch the sunrise. Very relaxing.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. Even with the few minor hiccups. We would definitely stay again.
Thank you for your review and feedback. We will look into the few minor issues you spoke of and see what we can do.
Look forward to having you back on the island again soon.