"Shell Seekers was the perfect house for our two-family vacation (two couples, 6 children ages 4-17, and one dog). We had plenty of room with bed space to spare. It is convenient to the Maritime Market, BHI Club, and the beach, and has everything you will need. The owners have thought of everything, from oils and spices in the kitchen to full-sized bottles of good quality spa products in the bathrooms. They even stock toilet tissue and paper towels! You can tell they have put their hearts into this house and have a talent for hospitality. The house itself is charming, with thoughtful, artistic details in every corner and a layout that is at once spacious and cozy, with a nice mix of places both to gather and to get away. We especially enjoyed the large dining porch on the first floor--how nice to stay in a house that actually has enough dining space for a large group to gather together! After a long morning on the beach, the lounging porch on the second floor was a great place to curl up and read a book or take a nap, and was also a quiet space to enjoy morning coffee before the children awoke. We also liked the varied artwork throughout the house and the Latin motto in the upstairs foyer. The youngest children loved the third-floor bunk bedroom in the treetops. We cooked every night in the well-equipped kitchen and appreciated the convenience of the gas grill, as well as the coffee station and fridge in the huge crofter. We spent many hours beachcombing and had fun being "Shell Seekers" ourselves--we didn't find any quite as magnificent as the specimens lining the porch railings, but made happy memories all the same. The owners were friendly, responsive, and helpful and offered many useful tips and reminders to make our arrival and departure smooth and trouble-free. We would happily stay here again and highly recommend beautiful Shell Seekers to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay on Bald Head Island."
Guest: Shauna M.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 15, 2016