House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Diane & Pat Sweeney
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Seclusion and Beauty
We loved this house! The location could not be better, and the house was perfectly spotted on the property to take advantage of the view. The driftwood-strewn beach was gorgeous. On our first morning, the surf was way up and was tossing tree limbs around like matchsticks! The master bedroom/bath were fabulous, but all three bedrooms were good. We cooked nearly all our meals in the nicely supplied kitchen, and the hot tub was hot, clean and spacious. We'd definitely stay again.
The view cannot be beat!
The house was great, the hot tub works but could use some maintenance as some of the jets didn't work or didn't work well. VRBO needs to pass along check in instructions because there is a gate which requires a card, which you have to open a lock box which is about 50 yards down the driveway. Here's where the problem occurred. I was on the phone with the owner of the house who was walking me thru how to get the gate card out of the box when I was accosted by a man who shouted obscenities at me and accused me of trespassing and then he proceeded to punch me in the face. I'm writing this in the review so that you can be aware that this can happen. I was alone at that point and had no way of protecting myself. He doesn't live in the area but he is a member of the beach club and is supposedly on their board. Kind of put a damper on my 50th birthday celebration. Diane, the owner, was very nice and offered me a refund if I decided not to stay. I did stay because I found out that my attacker didn't live in the area. I did run into him one other time unfortunately. As long as you have the instructions up front, as I did not, this lunatic shouldn't bother you. If it was not for that incident occurring, my rating for this property would be 5 stars.
Ocean view bliss
We loved this place. The view and sounds of the ocean were wonderful. Sitting in the hot tub was spectacular.
This was perfect for just getting away and relaxing.
Just one small note, if the unruly bushes could be trimmed along the pathway to the front door which I used instead of the stairs.
Overall, yes, a good choice!
The home sits in a very quiet secluded area with an amazing view. This was my first time renting any kind of vacation rental. The owners were easy to get ahold of for any questions I had. There is a mama deer with two babies that live in the area. You can sit on the deck and watch them walk around below. It was so great to walk a beautiful beach without being bombarded with people. You can walk along the beach and search the rocks for sea creatures. I watched the sunset from the anywhere the back of the home. The two bedrooms, kitchen, living room all have windows. The entire back wall is windows. One thing you need to know is the towns in the area are small. Might want to pack food for your stay. There are a few restaurants but you might want to Google the area before your stay. I always stay in fort bragg so I was new to this southern part and wasnt prepared lol. Will be next time!! I definity will be returning for sure!!
It's about the view
The great things about this property included being able to bring our dogs, (a really nice treat!!), the wonderful views from the home, and being close to the beach for walks. Most properties here require a drive to the beach, but this place is close enough to leave the car and just hoof it. It is in a canyon and secluded, with almost no visible neighbors, unlike the homes on the bluff. The property itself, though, while clean inside, needs maintenance and some serious TLC. I'd go so far as to say that for the humans in our group, there was no comfortable place to sit other than at the dining room table or on the porch when warm enough. The living room furniture is in significant disrepair; the one "lounge" chair is disintegrating (little specks of it litter the floor) and my back did not allow me to use the sofa at all. And of course there are 2 Ikea chairs circa our college years 35 years ago. We arrived excited to open a bottle of wine and sit on the deck, but the deck furniture was oddly clustered together so as to not be able to walk by or even sit, so we spent a few minutes rearranging things out there. The bedding is very dated with sheets/pillowcases of polyester and jersey cotton, some torn making me wish we'd brought our own sheets. We completely removed the top covers as they did not look terribly clean. I looked at other places and prices for comparison, and this property is on the very high end for Irish Beach. But if being secluded and close to the beach, with your canines is important then that is what this property offers. We spent our weekend being out and about so lounging on the sofa wasn't that important to us. This property could be "substantially" more lovely with just a little bit of effort. For those seasoned VRBO'ers the interior will leave you wanting, but it's in a great location.
Had an awesome time. Wish we could buy it and live there. Great location!
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