Our family of 8 plus a baby had the pleasure of spending a week here. It was our first visit to the Outer Banks, so we weren't sure of which location to choose. We were so happy with our choice! This home was clean, roomy, and provided us with all we needed for a fun week. There are bedrooms on every floor, providing everyone a little space of their own. The kitchen was well equipped (minus measuring cups and spoons). It was a short walk to the beach right across the street. The pool was great, and we liked that there were so many chairs, chaises, and tables around the pool for relaxing. There were many rockers on the upper deck for sitting at night or enjoying your cup of coffee in the morning watching the ocean. There were 6 flat screen TV's, but not one of them was turned on all week! We liked Southern Shores as it was a little less congested, the houses are a little more spread out, and still a very short drive to all the restaurants. The only negative of this property, was the mattresses in 2 of the bedrooms really need upgraded and weren't very comfortable. We definitely would consider this property again, but maybe 2 weeks next time!