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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Coastal reviews
Everything I wanted
"Just returned from my time at this lovely cottage.
The occasion was my 60th birthday and I couldn't have chosen a better way to spend it.
As a recent widow, I was looking for some peace, tranquility and time for reflection by the ocean.
What first attracted me to this particular home was that it was pet friendly. My dogs are my children and it's not a vacation without them. The house is perfect for those who travel with their canine counterparts. The four bedrooms are carpeted, but can be closed off. The living/kitchen/dining area are all tiled and easy to clean. I brought my own throw covers for the furniture, but there are enough in the house to protect the furniture in case your Fidos accidentally jump up on something they shouldn't. There's an outside shower and hose to clean off sandy paws and two upper and one lower deck they can dry out on before coming back into the house.
Being off season, the beach, especially at " the quiet end" was practically deserted. As many previous renters mentioned, this was an added draw for me. In addition to that, the house in not sandwiched in between another row of dwellings, as most here are.
On the ocean side there are houses immediately in front, but on the other there is a view of the marshes and natural area. The deer, as others have mentioned, do come out every night to graze. It was an added pleasure to watch them each evening at sunset.
Again, being off season, most of the restaurants nearby offer limited service. Not a problem for me, since my family and I prefer to cook at home. There are gourmet and grocery stores close by and the kitchen is more than amply equipped. There is an outside grill as well, should you need one. We didn't, but it was a nice option.
A word about the owners. Christine was incredible. This was a last minute booking and she responded to me within hours of my inquiry. In less than two days we had a contract. Thanks also to Steve, who was there to meet and greet and help us get settled.
Unfortunately, I had to cut my time short due to weather and power outages, but I'll be back to this very sweet, peaceful place. That's the best recommendation I can give."
Guest: Nancy W.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 2, 2015
"Our group of 4 people and 2 dogs had a great week at Rancho Relaxo. The house is tucked just far enough behind the bypass to be quiet, and yet close enough to be able to walk up to the beach or the beach road. For beach trips with more stuff, it is a very short drive and we found plenty of parking at public beach access points a few blocks south of the house (If you drive straight to the beach, there are 2 hotels, and the beach is more crowded). The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, and we found the grill to be suitable for grilling some steaks and corn one night. The beds were comfortable, and the ceiling fans in each bedroom felt great on skin that maybe got a bit too much sun... The beach chairs and umbrella had some wear on them, but that is to be expected of equipment that is used continually, I think. We rode the bikes to dinner one evening, and other than needing some air in the tires, that was fun and the bikes were suitable. Overall, we had a great week and our biggest problem was that it went by too fast."
Guest: JeremyDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 30, 2015
"Our week here was awesome. It is a very well appointed unit. They have thought about just about everything. Has a super sized washer and dryer, which comes in handy. It is a 3rd floor unit and the view is amazing. The parking is under building so it is shaded which is nice. Keeps cars a lot cooler. WiFi is great. It even reaches to the beach. Plenty of room. The rooms are all good size. Pool in front of the unit is nice. Will be back!"
Guest: Keith K.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 23, 2015
"My family and I spent several days at the Big Cabana while visiting the Outer Banks and found it to be very comfortable and that it met all of our needs. It is close to restaurants, the beach and to many other highlights of the area, including lighthouses, the aquarium and Fort Raleigh. We had 4 adults and 2 kids so there was plenty of room. The only thing that I would recommend is bringing ear plugs if you have any sensitivity to sound at night or in the morning. The proximity to the highway was truly the only drawback for us. We will definitely consider returning when our travels take us there."
Guest: AGDate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 24, 2015