Our family had a wonderful stay at this house last week! The size of the house was perfect and we loved every decoration. Our dog loved laying out on the middle floor and bottom decks, too. The views from the top floor deck are absolutely stunning! One way is the ocean and one way is the fabulous sunsets over the sound. The short stroll to the beach side was not a problem, we pulled our wagon most days. We brought home lots of large in tact seashells and some great pics of the crabs on the beach (come out especially on overcast days a local told me)! There's several stores close by for some groceries and gas, etc. We enjoyed cooking in most days, there's a fresh seafood place right down the road to go buy what you want and cook it at the house. The ferry to Ocracoke was awesome, our two girls loved that, especially! We also did the life saving station "tour" on Monday afternoon, and drove by the Inn at Rodanthe that was featured in Nights in Rodanthe movie, so cool! Thanks for sharing this wonderful house--OBX is just the best place to vacation! The only somewhat negative comment I'll make is that there is a stair rail about half way up the steps from the 2nd to 3rd floor that is loose and actually comes apart from the banister that should be fixed so that the little ones climbing the steps don't grab it and break it or fall themselves. Again, everything else was fantastic--we'd love to come back!