Castle in the Sand is WONERFUL! My family has been enjoying girl trips to this same home for the last seven years. We began renting when the owner was working with a realty company. We loved the house and location so when the owner began renting independently we took the chance to work outside of the rental agency. What a great decision! We have enjoyed our trip without fail. The house is spacious and well kept. We enjoy the floor plan as it has plenty of room for a large group and privacy when desired. There are three separate common sitting areas. Each bedroom has a private bath. The view from the upper deck has full ocean front view. The dolphins are fun to watch in the mornings enjoying a cup of coffee. The house has everything one would need to enjoy time at the beach.
Because the home is so well equipped and large there have been times during our stay that we have needed assistance (i.e. audio visual, heating/cooling). We have simply made one call and the owner makes all the necessary calls to get our vacation back on track. I have upmost trust in Elizabeth to assure that we are well cared for during our stay.
The location of the home is also fantastic. Southern Shores is close enough to shopping and eating without the hassle of traffic. The public beach access is not close to Castle so the beach front area has always been fairly private. It is also located across the street from the bike path to Duck which is an easy ride away.
I have been coming to OBX for over 25 years and have stayed at many locations and rented through various realtors. We plan to continue coming to OBX and would not even consider staying anywhere else. Best wishes on your visit to the beach. Sheila