"Listing description accurate - Oceanfront on a beautiful dune, short path to the beach, gorgeous views from decks and Cathedral windows. Photos reflect home's appearance and amenities - pool is huge by OBX standards, deck landscaped with gorgeous dark green blooming shrubs and bushes, very zen. Lot has more trees and greenery than any we've seen, beautiful. Robert the Caretaker did an exceptional job, the house was spic n span. We arrived early, and he made us feel welcome, let us know when the house would be ready. Great communication throughout our stay :) George the Owner answered all of our questions - we were at complete ease that any concerns would be addressed, though we had none during our entire week. I would enthusiastically recommend this property, though the layout might be slightly more challenging for those with toddlers or elderly guests. Its an older layout, which was perfect for our clan of 20 to 50 yr olds and an old beach doggy. For activities, we bring our own beach volleyball net, (swimmers, volleyball and soccer players in our group) for hours of great exercise and fun. We even played pool volleyball in the huge pool, beautifully lit at night. Soccer juggling and frisbee on the beach. Boogie boarding whenever possible. Sand sculpture kept everyone smiling. Shopping @ our favorite Surf Shops for hoodies, bikinis and boardshorts @ DVO outfitters (3 min drive South) or REAL Watersports (1 min drive South) or Avon Surf Shop (20 min drive). We try to buy from local small businesses - Austin's Seafood (super-fresh daily catch - our seared tuna on the grill deserved Michelin stars :) Waves Grocery and Market is very cool and open til' midnight! We got to see a live Reggae Band at the super cool REAL music venue behind their store. - fantastic for all ages, and just a superb location for the sunset. We love Hatteras Island because of its still a Beach Town. George's Home reflects this in a beautifully laid back, but well-appointed way. Its architecture and driftwood tones respect and complement the environment it is built upon (as opposed to some of the gaudy behemoths plunked down on oceanfront lots). Its a well-loved, lived-in home, full of personal touches, a family curated art selection (loved the Hatteras Needlepoint series!), family photos - i love that you can tell Surfers Live Here! 16 years of OBX house rentals, and we give this House, its Caretaker and Owner an enthusiastic A+"
Guest: Doughertys and Company
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 18, 2014