2 Bedrooms 2 1/2 Bathrooms
Andrea Quidley & Preston Barley
About Andrea Quidley & Preston Barley
We were born & raised on the island. We love the beach & being outdoors. We built this house ourselves, & love living in Buxton.
Andrea Quidley & Preston Barley purchased this House in 2012
Why Andrea Quidley & Preston Barley chose Buxton
We just love this location. It's a 2 minute drive to beach & walking distance to grocery store & restaurants.
What makes this House unique
The views are amazing the sunrises & sunsets are gorgeous. We love sitting on the porch enjoying the views. You're sound front & the house has 2 boat slips you can use. Theres a place to launch the boat a mile from the house.
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Love the OBX but disappointed with the accomodation
We stayed in Buxton for 4 nights during our trip to the USA. Pluses of the property, view from house over the Sound and proximity to Buxton Lighthouse and beaches, also we were able to borrow beech chairs and umbrella. Negatives, on arrival at the property which was 2 hours after earliest notified check in time we found the property was still being cleaned. Owner then left to go out and at this point we had no towels , no toilet paper, bin bags, drying cloths, no bedding for one bed, dishwasher had not been emptied, old coffee left in coffee machine and cleaning materials left on side, fridge and freezer contained food that looked as if it needed throwing out. After we returned from evening meal we had to contact the owner for towels, bedding etc so not a good start to our stay. We were informed by the agent that on arrival a key would be on the table however there was no key and on speaking to the owner he said there was no key for the flat but it was not a problem as the area was safe. We were able to lock property whilst inside but had to leave it unsecured when going out, therefore had to carry our passports and valuables with us. The flat appears to have been recently decorated but all the furnishings were worn and old, including holes in carpets. Bedside lamp did not work, bulbs not replaced and fire alarm in kitchen had been dismantled and left with no batteries. No working wifi to property although there was a modem in the flat, this was reported to owner who indicated it would be repaired, but this did not happen. Asked the owner about recommendations for places to see and eat but none were offered and there is no information in the flat to help. Overall although we really liked the OBX area and had travelled a considerable distance to get there (UK) we were very disappointed with the standard of the accommodation. I have never written a negative review of a property we have stayed at before but given the many positive reviews on this property which we used as a guide I have decided to add our experience.
Loved the location
We loved the location of the house and the overall feeling of being close to the water, but far from the hub-bub of town. Everything you need is within walking distance or a few minute drive which is so great. It's such a relaxing little place and exactly what we needed in our getaway. Preston was available if we needed him and he greeted us only a few moments after we arrived. Checking in and out was a breeze too! The house was clean and had everything we needed. Our pup loved it and was so sad to leave as well! The decks are a definite added plus and great for a glass of wine and watching the stars at night, as long as you have a little bug spray :) We've already decided that this will be our annual vacation spot and will definitely be making it a point to stay here whenever it is available and fits our schedule. Thank you for the perfect little getaway!
Nice, clean place to stay. Very quiet and relaxing. Awesome decks to enjoy the beautiful view. The owner was great and very accommodating. Will definitely be visiting again.
Beautiful Outer Banks location
The view from the porch and easy access to the sound with a little cove area were just what we needed on our recent Easter weekend getaway. The house was clean (no dog smell) and comfortable, although the kitchen was minimally stocked (i.e., bring salt, pepper, dishwasher detergent, paper towels). Preston took excellent care of us. He brought towels quickly after learning there weren't enough and called one day to make sure we wouldn't attempt swimming in the very rough beach surf caused by a storm. He let us use his Stand up paddleboard, which became my boys go-to activity every afternoon. All in all, this spot isn't fancy, but it is comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Would definitely go back!
Great escape! The inside of the home is beautifully decorated and updated, the kitchen is fully stocked, and the 3 decks are amazing! My dogs were safe and contained with the attached gate on the deck so we could truly relax. The view is just like the picture! The owners are very friendly and easy going. They have dogs but we never heard or saw them (obviously better trained than mine). I used their SUP and my dog and I went to the private sandy beach just at the end of the canal. The location is so convenient and we walked into town. We spent the day fishing at the point but seemed to head back early each day to enjoy the house and the beautiful view. We will definitely stay there again!
A really wonderful place
Wonderful views in a quaint town all within walking distance. Also situated nicely between other cool towns in OBX so exploring wasnt too much of a hike. The place was nice, clean, and a fully stocked kitchen.
Buxton is a quaint village. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse & visitors center is a 2 minute drive from the house as well as the beach. You're walking distance to 5 places to eat, conners supermarket, & 2 banks. Kite Point is 2.8 miles & you can see them kiting from the house.