"as regular visitors to holden beach since 1980, my family and i have been staying exclusively at king crab for a decade. it has become our comfortable home away from home. happily, we couldn't imagine staying anywhere else.
from the splendid screened-in oceanside porch to the fantastic downstairs 'rec room,' it is the perfect 4-bedroom abode for a family. it is decorated with a plethora of colorful seaside relics, including a vintage sailboat mast which is built into the ceiling of the airy main room. meanwhile, the legendary shark bedroom, featuring stuffed animals, posters and eye-catching 'jaws'-inspired artifacts, will induce smiles from the younger kids and, yes, fun-loving adults as well.
the krab is perfectly situated with easy access to the both the hb pier and the bridge, yet far enough away from the action to experience some private moments. the pristine dune which frames the short walkway to the beach is well-established and covered with lovely regional flora. and the view of the blue atlantic is peerless, whether you're up early with a hot cup of joe and the 'brunswick beacon' or celebrating the twinkling wonder of dusk with your favorite cold beverage. yes, prepare for a coastal experience you'll never forget.
as the day winds down, the family may reconvene downstairs for a ping-pong battle royale in the cool of the open-air playroom -- or not. My thing is simply to 'hang' in the comfy pauley's island hammock as the kids go at it -- and dream peaceful dreams. indeed, there's something for everyone.
such is the magic of king crab."
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 16, 2016