- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
This property has a great location, very close to the beach and the dewey activities with lots of parking. The house can accommodate a lot of people and it over all is a very nice place to stay. The house is a little dated, but very clean and kept well. I would strongly recommend this place for the amazing location with the affordable price.
Unprofessional and stressful
We booked this house ahead of time to come into town on September 23 for three couples and one child. Around 8 p.m. on the 23, when we were twenty minutes away from the property, Julia called us to tell us that the owner had decided their friends could stay here instead, and that the friends had already arrived, so we would have to find somewhere else to stay. Her first suggestion was that we needed to turn around and just go home, which we told her we couldn't do - this was a three hour drive, and we were in town for an event on Sunday. When we told her we couldn't do this, she said she would try to find somewhere else for us to stay.
We had rented a house instead of hotel rooms to accommodate the 1 year old and a pregnant lady in our party - we wanted the room and the privacy. We explained this to her on the initial booking and when she called at the last minute to tell us the property was now unavailable. Julia told us to hold on while she looked for another place. We stopped at a coffee shop, and waited until about an hour later, when she called to tell us she had a motel for the first night and was working on the second night.
The motel for the first night was loud, dirty, and unpleasant. For the second night, she initially booked us in a guest house without private bathrooms - which she didn't tell us; we had to look it up. We called back to say this didn't work for our party, and she finally found us rooms at a chain hotel for the second night. This was inconvenient because we had planned to have a house, but due to the two different motel/hotels, we did not have any place to stay from 11 a.m. until the next check in at 3 p.m. - which was particularly difficult with a child and a pregnant person who needed naps.
We attempted to contact the owner to get a refund for the security deposit - we never got a chance to stay in the house, and we left the motel and hotel rooms with no damage - but we have heard nothing back except promises from the Julia that she will get back to us. This has been several months.
We ought to have received a full refund for this - the house was not available as agreed on, and it is unprofessional to call someone right before they are supposed to check in to tell us that the property won't be available because the owner has decided someone else needs to stay there. The owner has stopped returning phone calls.
This was very stressful instead of the relaxing weekend we had been looking forward to having.
This disgruntled group told has told an unflattering and largely false narrative that reflects more on their own dishonesty
and inability to appreciate the extraordinary effort and expense incurred by the owner to rectify an honest mistake.
The weekend had been promised to a group of four divorced, impoverished black women who were offered a free beach house weekend by a charitable non-profit owned and operated by the owner.
Once this honest mistake was realized, the first in 8 years, the owner asked Julia, the manager to find alternative accommodations that resulted in the owner spending a total of $1,501 in hotel rooms plus $250 for the thankless hours spent by Julia to meet their demands. This was more than $750 above the rent and deposit received by the applicant who signed the application as a single man, not three couples, a pregnant future Mom and an infant.
The owner was under no legal obligation to make such extraordinary last minute efforts to salvage an honest mistake. A full refund including a promise to offer another weekend at a reduced rate was rejected by this ungrateful group and now they complain that the alternative accommodations booked on their behalf and paid for by the owner were not suitable for their standards.
These are sadly spoiled and ungrateful people who need to appreciate others more and stop blaming others for their own unhappiness in life.
Beach house close to the beach
Our family spent a lovely week at this beach house. The spacious great room was a place where we gathered to eat, read, and play games. We loved that it was within a short walk to the beach. The owners, Brad and Julia, quickly answered any questions we had.
It all added up to a wonderful time.
Fantastic location, incredible value
I am saddened to read the negative reviews of a place that has become a beloved tradition for my family and friends. For the past three years, this has been the home-away-from home for four adults, four children between 3 and 7, and two dogs. The house is spacious yet cozy, well-maintained, pet and kid friendly, and unlike any place I've seen (a wooden A-frame at the beach, how cool is that?). And the location: it's one street-crossing away from the beach. It's unreal to get all that for the asking price.
Over the course of three years, numerous improvements have been made (as pointed out by other reviewers): the fence was enclosed, new paint, new stove, new windows in the kitchen to let in more light, expanded deck, flat screen TVs, etc. The owners, Brad and Julia, care about this place. They've always been extremely responsive and are invested in making sure that everything was in order. They never fail to promptly handle all questions we've had for them.
If you are the kind of person for whom everything must be immaculate and new, this is not your house. This is a beach house. People come here, make food, get sandy and wet, play, and have wonderful memories. It's not Martha-Stewart-perfect, but it shouldn't be. It is certainly NOT a party house. It's a huge, beautiful, kid/pet friendly house close to the beach, for a fantastic price. I certainly wouldn't keep coming here if I didn't love it.
We also feel lucky to have you in our beach house.
Great location, but leaves a little to be desired
The location is terrific with an easy walk to the beach. It sits right on Coastal Highway, so you do get traffic noise when you're out on the deck, but you don't really hear it inside the house. The living space is big and open, but the kitchen is tiny, the bathrooms are quite small, and the bedrooms are a little tight. That's all fine for a vacation rental, but the biggest thing was that it didn't feel very clean. The shower curtain in the lower level bath was mildewed, and a lot of things felt old and in need of updating or repair. Also a downside is that you need to walk through the master bedroom to go out to the deck.
I'd probably rent the house again and recommend it to friends simply because of the location and ease with which you can get to the beach. But with some repairs and updating, the house could be really terrific.
1.5 Block away from Ocean and Beach
What makes this House unique
Outdoor shower room, spacious backyard, 1.5 block away from ocean