8 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 20
December 2018 Stay
the view is beautiful but the house need a lot of work - there were patches all over the ceiling, there were rooms that didn't even have a wastebasket - the master bedroom and bathroom was one. The closets didn't even have hangers. There was rust all over the lights and just generally the house has been left unattended. There were no trash cans and we had to walk the trash to dumpsters down the driveway. The whole house needs painted and I was disappointed in the shape, especially for as much as I paid. Very disappointed that my code did not work at 1pm the first day like I was promised. I even emailed the day before to be SURE it would work at 1 and was promised it would, even though it didn't.
It was a pleasure speaking with you Jo, and thank you again for your review. I would like to apologize once more, for the issues you have mentioned in your home and any inconvenience it may have caused you or your group. We have shared your helpful feedback not only with our team, but with the owners as well. In the future, always feel free to call our office, if there is ever anything we can help with during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
September 2018 Stay
The week was great because I married my beautiful bride and had a great time w/friends & family. The house had a number of issues though:
when we arrived the pool was dirty and about half full. all the pools around we're clean and beautiful. come to find out the liner has 8 holes!! couldn't use the pool until Tuesday.
as I mentioned, I had my wedding at the house, the walkway to the beach has NEVER been taken care of it took my wedding party 3 hours to shovel the numerous feet of accumulated sand that had built up due to not taking care of it
Last complaint is the size of the TVs especially in the master bedroom.....my TVs in my Jeep for the kids are bigger, you can't even see what's on while you're in bed.
overall the week was great but this house definitely needs some TLC and $ reinvested to pair up w/other rentals in the same location.
Thank you for your survey. We are happy we were able to get the pool repaired for your use. The owner already has plans to replace the liner in the off season. They are also looking into other updates to the house. After the storm there was quite a build up of sand on many decks. Please don't hesitate to give us a call in the future with any issues so we can help resolve them if possible. WE hope your wedding is just the first of many more Outer Banks Memories!
July 2018 Stay
We had a lovely time with extended family at this home, but boy could it use some updating. Layout works really well and the family room and dining areas are great. Oceanfront location, pool, and hot tub all great amenities. Also really appreciated the ice maker.
Kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms all need some serious attention. Sliding doors were all rusty and super hard to open, close. Vents all dusty, moldy—easily remedied w some new vent covers. Wallpaper dated and peeling in some spots. Pool could benefit from a new liner. Kitchen cabinets need fresh paint—worn off at every knob and pull. Oven is super small—not even big enough for standard cookie tray.
We’d come back to Kill Devil Hills again, and appreciated the ease of finding properties and renting from Village Realty, but would likely rent a different home...this one could be so much better with just a little TLC.
Thank you Karen for your feedback. It was a pleasure speaking with you yesterday, and I am so happy to hear you overall you and your family had a great time and a lot of fun. Skippers House really does have fantastic views of the ocean, and the layout does work great for multiple families vacationing here on the Outer Banks. As I mentioned, we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with your home, or issues you have mentioned during your stay. We do try to make recommendations to the owners each year as to improvements or updating that may be needed, as I’m sure they will appreciate your feedback as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
June 2018 Stay
So perfect staying right on the beach. The House was beautiful and roomy, but does need some TLC. Village Realty responded quickly when we had issues.
One word of caution- the oven is SMALL. You’re not going to cook a turkey in it, or even a large pan of cookies.
We didn’t care about the small TVs, because ..THE BEACH. plan to bring your own games/books/puzzles if you want something to fill the gaps.
May 2018 Stay
Great stay. Loved the house and location, any issues were revolved in an hour!!! I was super impressed with the maintenance response time just to change light bulbs and gas for grill. It was awesome customer service.
December 2017 Stay
Overall we had a great week. A little disappointed about a few things in the house. Places of uncleanliness: tv areas in bedrooms dusty, dusty/dirty floor under couches (not the best for the baby) dirty fixtures in bathrooms, rug in one of the bedrooms was filthy with sand and pebbles, as if someone had just come in off the beach.
Oven is way too small for the house. This was discouraging as we celebrated our Christmas here and cooking for 10 was difficult as the stove top didn’t work as it should have and the oven temp is off quite a bit as our food did not cook as planned.
Fireplaces did not work (this was a big draw for us this time of year disappointed they didn’t work)
I would recommend labeling light switches or a guide to what each switch operates what fixture. I’m not sure but I think the hot tub was on a couple of days and we didn’t realize it.
Hi Ms. Lockhart, thank you for your survey of KD05. I have left a message for you and will be happy to discuss your survey in further detail. I am sorry for the issues you encountered during your stay with us. I have discussed the issues with our team in regards to the cleaning and the oven and we will be taking care of these items. Owners decide if their fireplaces are to be available for guests and unfortunately this one is not available, as it mentions on the description. We hope you have the happiest of new year's!