3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7 Max
About Demetra Heckman
The house was built by my parents in the early 80's. We did a lot of work ourselves. To give you an idea of my Dad's personality, the underside of the house is braced above code to withstand the winds of Hurricanes. I never fear that our house will blow away! My parents have both passed away and my sister and I manage the property. We have made several improvements including replacing shag carpet with laminate, wood paneling with dry wall and a more functional kitchen. We have tried to create a family friendly place, but remain true to our parents vision of a beach house. It is also important to note that I do not live at the beach and I am not able to check things every day. We appreciate renters who notify us when things are not working correctly. We do have a cleaning lady and maintenance man on call, but it still can take 24 hours for them to respond. The house is a special place for us and our families full of memories.
Demetra Heckman purchased this House in 1980
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Comfortable Stay and Friendly Help
We all had a very comfortable stay! The house was perfect for all of us and close to the beach (2 minutes!) The owner was very helpful with whatever questions we had and was pleasant to talk to. The house is very well kept and we all enjoyed our stay!
Seeing the sound and the ocean
An older house, but charming. Sits right in between the sound and the ocean, so a short walk to both. Beaches were secluded (early in the season) so we had lots of space to ourselves. Also walked to a couple restaurants close by...great experience and we'd stay here again!
NOT AT ALL AS DESCRIBED 5.3.19
We hesitated at first to leave a negative review in hopes to resolve the problem with the vacation owner but they have been unwilling and uncooperative. Please note that since our intial complaint the property description has been altered and some pictures have been removed. In the listing to which we rented this property was described as having a new multi-tiered deck and new exterior paint. The intial picture did show a newly painted house with a new deck. THIS WAS NOT WHAT WE ARRIVED TO FIND. In it's current condition the entire deck is extremely worn and rotted through in several spots causing several safety concerns. Stairs and railings are loose or rotten to the point of disrepair. You cannot safely lean on any railings for fear of falling through. The wood on several stairs is worn so much that they are unsafe to step on. The outside paint on the house is chipped and stained. The letters spelling out the name of the rental were crooked and some were falling off of the front of the house. When we arrived the inside of the house was not prepared for our arrival. We found several cob webs in the corners of many of the rooms. Instead of relaxing after a 10 hour drive we had to clean the house upon our arrival before we could settle and unpack and make beds. Again we would like to reiterate that we feel terrible leaving a negative review for public access. We also want future renters to be aware of what they are getting into in order to avoid the shock that we were in once we arrived.
This house is in a great spot! Short walk to the sound or to the beach. You can see both from the crows nest! Spacious and clean, well stocked kitchen. The house is a little older and some things could use minor repairs, but overall it's clean and very cozy! The couch and mattresses seem pretty new! There is no working foot wash, so expect to hop in the outdoor shower to rinse sand off.
House more than advertized. Seven poeple were able to stay comfortably.
Charming cozy spot by the beach
What a wonderful little home just steps away from the beach. We had a wonderful stay and hope to be back soon. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!