Great house, great location. Only hiccup was none of bedding or towels were done before 6 pm day of arrival. The linens were left in trash bags and we had to put sheets and pillow cases on all of the beds/5 bedrooms then disperse towels in each bathroom. There was no tissue, soap or dish detergent so we had to go buy it.
FAMILY VACATION WITH GRANDPARENTS
Ashley W. Home is beautiful and stocked. Very roomy and comfortable beds. View is gorgeous and the dock for fishing was a hit. Easy walk to public access and plenty of parking at access if you need to drive. I did have to reach out to maintenance for a broken handle on microwave and it was fixed promptly. Below the house is a hose for rinsing off. Be careful to only turn the faucet directly to the hose as the other faucet turns water supply off to the house. 12 hours later we figured that out, thinking the city water was off. My only complaint is that one night of our stay the rental company contacted me for 3 hours stating they had a complaint of excessive noise. Long story short, the tablet in the living room records decibal levels and with teenagers playing cards and a hard of hearing grandfather watching TV, apparently it sends automatic texts to the rental company. It was resolved after a few hours once they noted it on their end. Other than that, we had an amazing time with family and can't wait until next year.
PRIVACY IS QUESTIONABLE
Let me start by saying, wonderful house great location. The only issue I have is lack of privacy by the rental company. The home has two cameras 1) as you enter the home from the garage area and 1) that over looks the back deck. On Wednesday we had our family over to have supper and I kept getting text about the noise. After repeated text, I asked who was complaining? I know not the neighbors because they were actually having a party that was louder and bigger. The return text said no complaint they just “NOTICED” noise. How do you notice noise? The only thing I can figure is they were using the cameras to watch us during the vacation. Trust me I understand the security cameras being there for security, but you should not have them placed in the common areas of the house where guest would be for privacy purposes. It was really an uncomfortable situation after that. Who knows what other devices they had listening to our conversations.
WELL-KEPT, QUIET CANAL-FRONT HOUSE
We really enjoyed our week's vacation here with 10 adults. The kitchen was nicely stocked with pots and pans and there is an old hand-held mixer. We had seating for everyone at the table, which we haven't always had in previous houses.
The rooms were slightly smaller than we have had in previous Ocean Isle rentals but, without having young children playing on the floor, this was not a problem. Everything was clean and well kept. This was the first canal-front rental we've had, but it was only a little farther from the beach than where we've stayed on First Street.