Maintenance: Some things require attention (freezer door handle comes off, some of the shower heads a little clogged). However, these are very minor. Downstairs AC went out while we were there and it was repaired within 3 hours of my letting them know. Other than these items, we found the place clean and the kitchen well stocked for eating-in.
Location: Very short drive to Carolina Beach Boardwalk area, grocery, and restaurants. Very short walk to a nice and uncrowded section of Kure Beach. Short drive to the Dog Friendly Beach at Fort Fisher. Overall, this place worked out perfectly. There is an outdoor shower to wash sand off. Plenty of parking, and it's a nice quiet neighborhood.
We had a couple families in the unit and it never felt crowded.