My family and I (9 adults and 6 children) arrived at Sand Palace OBX on 8/8/09. From the beginning we were impressed with the home. Everything was as advertised. All of the furniture and bedding was in great condition as were the pool toys, bikes, beach toys, etc. The house was spacious enough for all 15 of us to have family time together, but also have time to ourselves if necessary.
The beach was a bit further away than we expected (down the road and around the corner), but having the private pool more than made up for it.
Outer Banks Blue provided nice touches during our stay such as a welcome bag with a few supplies to get us started, and a welcome basket with corn on the cob and fruit (both the bag and basket were greatly appreciated). They were also very responsive to our calls for minor service repairs (rip in the screen door on the top floor and malfunctioning/missing remote for the TV on the ground floor) and came out the next day to address our concerns. Furthermore, when the electricity went out (through no fault of Outer Banks Blue) they checked on us to ensure that the power was restored.
I highly recommend Outer Banks Blue and Sand Palace OBX. We can't wait for our next family vacation!