Carribean Clear Waters! Just like paradise. Views, views, views.
This is our 2nd trip to this amazing property. We now live in ARIZONA but when planning our vacation, wanted to return to our favorite beach destination: Pine Knoll Shores and this warm and welcoming home. The owners have designed and detailed each room with it's own theme. Wonderful upgrades throughout. Our boys loved their room (and pretty much everything else)! The kitchen has been nicely upgraded and was a fully equiped and appointed.
The views from our house couldn't be beat. Every morning we would wake to ocean views, sunshine, and coffee aromas. Simply heaven. We were made to feel so welcome and part of this family.
Then a few short steps and WE WERE ONE THE BEACH!! So easy and convenient. Better than I had remembered. The sand is full of perfect shells that our sons enjoyed gathering for souveniers. The water temp was refreshing and easy to take your noodle or raft and just float out on the water for hours. The water was green/teal as island water. The sand was clean and white. The temps were ideal. Couldn't ask for more! We even saw dolphins each day. We also walked a short distance and had lunch poolside at a hotel.
The surf and sand changed daily and we found that sand bars had developed which enabled us to go far out into the ocean and still touch the soft sandy bottom. We had a blast returning from the beach each day with our collections, then rinsing off on the back porch. So refreshing!
We had a blast watching fireworks from three different locations and touring the island. Very friendly local merchants and restaurant owners.
We toured the island and discovered new restaurants and local joints. Great food at the Big Oak and Crab Claw. Don't miss the scallop and/or shrimp burgers. Found a great Mexican Restaurant in Emereld Isle too! Worth the short wait. Nice beach shopping with cute boutiques, beach and specialty. We had easy access to the Food Lion which made it easy for meal planning and that last minute run for ice cream.
But the beauty of Pine Knoll Shores and this development far outweighs what we've found elsewhere on the island. We took morning walks around Beacon's Reach and encountered lovely vegetation, wildlife, and friendly neighbors. Terrific walking and biking trails throughout. At night we could swim in the inviting pool, sit on our decks, play games, read, etc.
We left this home with a feeling of reguvination, calm, and joy; and a good tan. We will be back soon! :)
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Helpful votes: 7/7
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