Outstanding beach house - definitely recommend!
This was our first time renting a house in the OBX. We had searched several places online and narrowed it down to this one. We chose Pelicans Perch because of the location (very short walk to the beach), pool, and 2 queen bedrooms with full bathrooms attached. We (2 adults, 1 child) were going with another family (2 adults, 2 children) and to have our bathrooms attached to both master suites was a big plus. Every bedroom has an updated flat screen TV, as well as the living room. Pelicans Perch has a beautiful interior, VERY clean! Great layout. The reviews before ours are spot on, we agree with it all. We used the pool a lot, it was great entertainment for the kids when we didn't feel like venturing off to the beach, and while we were cooking dinner.
Coming from Southern, MD we had about a 5 hour drive ahead of us. We left at 6am, got stuck in traffic 30 minutes from the OBX and ended up in stop/go traffic for 1.5 hours, landing us on the island around 12:30pm vs. our anticipated time of 11am. Traffic was not fun, but it was worth it. Next time we go, we will leave around 4am to beat the traffic, or much later in the evening. It seemed like everyone had the same idea, to get there super early and hopefully beat the traffic. It may or may not be avoidable though. On our last day, we left at 9am and made better timing home somehow. We wondered if we should have left earlier, but it actually worked out better leaving later (although I'm sure it fluctuates). I am sure most visitors of the OBX are aware of the traffic patterns but we thought we would throw this out there for any newcomers like ourselves looking for travel experience :). It definitely backs up as you get closer to the island but once you are there it frees up! Also - if you plan on cooking at the house a lot - go grocery shopping on Sunday morning. Grocery stores on Saturday evening were insanely busy - everyone has the same idea to stock up on groceries the day they get there. Overall we had a great stay and learned a lot along the way (like when to grocery shop, when to come /go). The island is easy to navigate, and the people are so friendly!
Ann and Larry were very helpful and responsive with all of our questions and it was a very smooth stay/transaction to rent. We were very pleased with our experience and highly recommend to others looking to rent a house in the OBX. We can't wait to go back!
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