We loved our stay at Tree Spirit and so did our dog. We will definitely be returning. The neighbors were nice. The beach was not crowded and was just across the street. The backyard was spacious and shaded so our dog could play without getting too hot. The house was very rustic but had everything we needed. Very relaxing!!! Surf City Crab Seafood Market was the best place for fresh local seafood. Also there is a little beer and wine store beside Wings that is definitely worth checking out. The worst part was having to leave. Our return deposit came very quickly as well.