A unique OBX geodome experience located less than 250 feet from the beach!
- english, mandarin
About Austin Sincock
We are a fun loving couple with a passion for the beach and great customer service. Let us help you have the best beach vacation ever. Don't hesitate to reach out for fantastic suggestions on the best places to eat, shop, and relax.
Austin Sincock purchased this Cottage in 2017
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
The fireplace in this cottage is not suitable for use. Use of this fireplace is strictly not allowed. Fireplace use will forfeit the security deposit.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Overall good value
Overall, the Blue Pearl was a good value for the price. We enjoyed its location on a private, quite street and proximity to the beach. The cottage had most of the essentials that we desired to make our stay comfortable, including a fully equipped kitchen, private bedrooms for our family of four, a cozy living room space with entertainment equipment where we enjoyed hanging out, and on-site laundry. We also appreciated the cleanliness and decor of the cottage.
One drawback was likely the result of heavy rains experienced by the area--from the point of our arrival, the property was under water for the entire week and we were forced to wade through dirty water to get to the cottage from the road and to access the laundry area underneath the cottage. The standing water also made the backyard, the outdoor shower area, and charcoal grill on the property unusable. There was also a small problem with tiny ants in the kitchen area that at first we were not aware of, but recognized when it resulted in our having to throw out some bread products that were compromised.
Charming house for a great vacation!
Our stay at the Blue Pearl was great. The unique structure of the house is complemented by the house being well maintained, well appointed and decorated with care and detail. From the outdoor shower and the outdoor sink with shower head to the outdoor storage to the complete kitchen supplies (even with spices for your meal prep) to the lovely beach decor the charm of this house grew on us more and more. The landscaping provides for privacy and some open area in the yard. Being backed up against a natural area, the house has lots of nature to enjoy. Yes, lots of frogs!! and a few nutria and a neighbor cat. We enjoyed the deck daily. We didn't have a problem with biting bugs except later at night on the beach.
We LOVED the walking distance to the beach and the healthy dunes (what keeps the neighborhood safe from storms). The beach was GREAT: large and lovely and less populated. Amazing sand, surf and sun!
Sleeping 8 (1 on the couch and 3 in the open loft-- 1 twin and 1 full), we could have enjoyed more privacy but it is family beach time and we enjoyed it all. Being a dome with a loft, the sleepers in the upper beds needed to be mindful of sloped ceilings. The showers were smaller but we did not want/need to spend excessive time there and it worked well for us.
We had a couple of torrential downpour evenings and believe an overhang above the door would have been great to make door opening less of an adventure on these nights. Such evenings certainly made memories.
We were thankful for the laundry. The washer was large and the dryer did a fine job. I only wish I could have stood up straight in the under house laundry room.
We did contact the owner who was extremely responsive. Our issues were not big (a few overgrown trees and some ants) but definitely made the trip more enjoyable once resolved.
Check in and check out were a breeze!!
WHAT A LOVELY HOUSE and a FUN TIME at the beach!! We highly recommend.
Good place to relax
The kids had a good time at the beach .The house was clean .It also had everything you need to cook .
Really nice place a short walk front the beach! Good communication. Nice little beach town.
The Blue Pearl aka Fairy House
The kids loved the enchanting look of "The Blue Pearl" as did we. My daughter called it the fairy house and my son just fell right in with it...
We loved the frogs greeting us every evening and morning as well and it was a great reminder of our destination wedding & honeymoon in Tortola, British Virgin Islands as we were celebrating our 10 year Anniversary. The awesome shells hanging on the limbs of the trees was a great idea as we walked our short walk to the beach. Such a great idea!
A+ in my book!!
One recommendation would be to keep some copies of beach Fire Permits handy for users to use during their stay. Bonfires are legal on the beach as long as you have your permit handy and ready to show the park ranger. Just make sure you're safe about it and understand the rules.
Happy week in Salvo
We has a wonderful stay with our 2 young adult daughters. The house was lovely, a great size for us, and very well located. I recommend it highly. The beach is also really wide and fantastic. I’m sure we’ll be back.