Best Vacation Ever
Submitted: July 17, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Little more that can be said about the Penthouse that has not been said already in the previous reviews. My family and few friends of my teenage children all voted this the best vacation ever. That over many trips to Hampton, Outerbanks, various Florida locales, etc.
I thought I would comment on all the small details that Terry thought about and put into this place that takes it beyond a standard luxury rental and into to something special.
It starts with the Sun to Sun stay instead of the customary Sat to Sat stay. Anyone ever making that drive up 495 to Hampton on Sat or the drive out the follow Sat knows how stressful the traffic is putting stress on the start and end of your vacation...Needless to say that is not an issue as you arrive jazzed and excited and leave relaxed and sad it is over.
The bedding, linens and towels are to die for. You will find yourself it those beds more than you normally world in a rental...watching the large screen TV, wrapped in super soft down comforters, listening to ocean and watching fireworks out your window. I am a bed and pillow snob when I travel and these were perfect.
The kitchen is outfitted with every utensil you could ever need, plenty of top notch pans and cookware, a great steamer pot (put to very good use - go to Eastman’s to get raw clams), a great grill on that massive deck.
The AV system is top notch with Terry even putting HiDef packages on the main TVs and DVRs...although other than checking the weather there was not much TV watching as I mainly hung on front deck watch humanity walk by.
Anyone concerned with the location need not be. The stairs were actually not nearly as bad as feared, the door and entrance is secure and while you walk by the bar area of the casino, I never felt wrong about letting my kids come and go freely as everyone is respectful up there. As for any noise concerns forget it. The building is built like a vault. We never heard any sounds at all from downstairs in the unit. The walls between rooms and layout also help with sound in the unit as even with 4 teenagers in the media room, we could hear nothing in the master bedroom. The only sounds you hear from outside we're the nightly fireworks going off on the beach which I really enjoyed.
Last is communication with the owner. Pre, during, and post-rental any question or concern was responded to immediately. Nice to deal with owner that truly wants you to enjoy your stay in his place!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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