"The Hemingway" is a fantastic coastal getaway. This spacious beach home has 6 bedrooms with 3 baths, an ideal, open floor plan for entertaining inside and out onto the expansive decks. Enjoy the ocean breezes, each other's company or a morning cup of coffee. Cook up a storm in the expansive kitchen. The master suite allows for a quiet escape in comfort. The fabulous Kure Estates neighborhood also has a beach access with Gazebo seating, restroom, rinse shower and parking. The neighborhood ties into other Kure Beach neighborhoods and you can run, walk or bike within the community.
6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 12)
Brian A Singleton
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 15, 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great house for families
We had an amazing stay at The Hemingway. We were thrilled to realize it was so close to the beach so we
Walked each time. Kids got a chance to use the bikes and tricycles and other toys on site so that was great! Loved the little neighborhood it was a part of and we took walks and wagon rides around the little pond. Such a fun stay!
The house lived up to the description and we were very happy there.
We were very welcomed when we arrived. The ladies were wonderful.
We had a wonderful stay at the Hemingway. The house was beautiful, lovely neighborhood and very close to the beach.
Wonderful, relaxing stay in a quiet neighborhood
My family booked the Hemingway for a family reunion. The home was very spacious and well kept. The property manager, was absolutely wonderful to work with. Any issues were dealt with very quickly. We would definitely stay again.
Lots of space but lacking attention in a few areas
We chose this property because of the number of bedrooms for our family get together. Although the weather was dreadfully cold while we were there, the location of the house would be ideal during nice weather as it it just a short walk to the beach. Barbara the property contact was very helpful and pleasant to deal with.
We've rented many VRBO/Home Away homes in various locations across the country and although the size of this property was great, the Hemingway property fell short in a few areas.
Upon entering the home, we (the kids) found several dead cockroaches. It was as if the place had been sprayed and closed up, but no one came back to "sweep up" later. There was also a very strong wet dog smell (mainly in the basement level) - so much that some of our family could not tolerate it, and shortened their stay. ;( Both the porch swing and sofa needed a good cleaning as there were stains on them making for a not so great first impression. The dining room chairs all need replaced or the seats re done. They are quite worn with no padding and a few of them ripped or torn. Although there is a gas grill available to use, there was no propane. Not a big deal, but annoying to have to go buy a tank of propane. There are 2 bunk rooms on the main level - one of which appears to have been part of the porch, and later turned into a "bedroom". The main issue is there is no insulation in that room and you cannot close it off because there is no door. It was freezing! I'm guessing that the house is not rented much and when it is is, probably mostly during summer time, so the issue goes unnoticed. The same was true with the sitting room off of the master bedroom, although that room at least had a door that could be closed.
I always try to post helpful reviews for fellow travelers as well as suggestions to the property owners in hopes that they might give the necessary attention to items mentioned for future renters.
The Amazing Hemingway
The Hemingway is BEAUTIFUL! I originally wanted a house on the beach, but lucked up on this beauty because I waited until the last minute to book for my large family (12 total). We couldn't have gotten a better deal. The owner was very personable; he took time to email his favorite restaurants and local attractions to visit. The property manager Barbara was awesome! We had one issue with the restrooms and she handled it within a few hours. She even kept us up updated on local events (fireworks on the beach and community yard sales). The location of the Hemingway is perfect; not to far from anything and walking distance to the beach. And if walking isn't your thing, the private beach parking was GREAT. My entire family is looking forward in staying here again! This really was a home away from home.
Pros: Private beach parking, location (to beach, shops and attractions); designed to sleep large families, provided towels and linens; kid friendly; no televisions in bedrooms.
Cons: no pool access