"My wife and I needed a few days reprieve and decided on a weekend away in the Outer Banks. She used to come to Corolla as a child so we looked there at first, but were so lucky to find this gem instead! Duck in the spring is simply fantastic and uncrowded; everything we wanted in our retreat. The house, in a word, perfect. Perfect size, perfect location, perfect amenities, perfectly furnished and stocked.
Being that it was just two of us, we had our choice of the four bedrooms. My goal for the weekend was not to be relegated to the room with two double beds. ;-) I think the house could get crowded with too many people, but it felt like a great size for groups up to 6. The upstairs was homey and beachy and set the tone for the weekend. The exposed beams really gave a great feel to the great room. The kitchen had everything we needed from the coffee maker to some great pans and a sharp knife which helped immensely preparing blackened Ahi with a tomato-onion relish. The hot tub was an added bonus and not something to which we normally have access: we took advantage of time to soak our cares away. (Which offset the 45 degree ocean quite nicely, but that's March in the mid-Atlantic for you :-) )
The location of the house gave us quick access to everything we wanted to do. We could easily walk to the beach for morning sunrises, trying not to disturb the deer which we saw each day, and everything in Duck was less than a mile walk down the boardwalk. We never had to fire up the car once we arrived - we simply walked to get mid-morning coffee (at Treehouse Coffee!), lunch (Cravings), groceries (Tommy's Market, with fabulous cookies), and dinner (EASTSIDE!!!!). We're both pretty active, so we bicycled up to Corolla one day, and had great running routes down into Southern Shores each day.
Working with the owners was fantastic - they could not have been more helpful. If you're lucky enough to find availability that matches your schedule, this house will not disappoint!"
Guest: Blair S.
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: March 14, 2016