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TOM

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Outer Banks Vaca Home 3rd Row, 150 Feet to Beach Access, Pool

26 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Ocean Sands, Section F Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Almost Wasn't has A new kitchen with new appliances in 2012. End unit for very easy beach access and great ocean views! Enjoy the convenience of SEA LOFT VILLAGE'S excellent location.A Beach Life Guard Provided During The Summer Season.

This beautifully decorated, very well equipped Duplex affords an Short walk (only 300')to the beach and tennis courts. Ground entry. Second level has 3 bedrooms (one is a master with private bath),and another full bath.

Upper level new kitchen, living and dinning areas and steps to a loft, which has 2 twin beds.

Keywords: oceanside

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
TOM (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About TOM

My home very clean every week by professional cleaners!

TOM purchased this townhome in 1999

Why TOM chose Corolla

Our house in Corolla is in a beautiful area with a wide flat beach. Our home is located on a cul de sac across from the boardwalk accessing the beach. There is no public beach access here, the beach is strictly for the use of the homes in the area. There are life guards on duty in season. The neighborhood is quiet and nice to walk or bicycle through. There are shops, restaurants and activities within a short drive. The Corolla lighthouse and 4-wheel drive area are a short distance to the north.

What makes this townhome unique

Membership to the community pool is included - the pool is located directly behind the house.

Tennis courts are a just a short walk.

Reviews

4
based on 26 traveler reviews

Outer Banks Vaca Home 3rd Row, 150 Feet to Beach Access, Pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Exceptional! !!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful. Couldn't have expected anything better. Looking forward to next year. Tom the owner was great and provided great help and recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short walking distance to beach

  • 3 of 5

The best part is the very short distance to the beach !

The small duplex house is one of the oldest in the subdivision, the owner should give it a coat of fresh paint inside !

We found issues with cleanliness, green slime in the fridge, dirty trash bin area in kitchen, it looks like the cleaning was done pretty fast before the next tenant came in.

A/C not uniformly working, 84 upstairs, 70 downstairs.

We WILL NOT rent this again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry it was the hottest week and I paint once a year and my cleaner are great but not perfect.
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5

Awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

Great location with the beach very close by and Harris teeter across the street. Felt right at home and had an amazing week. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great beach experience. Tom was very responsive to messages also.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time hope to see you next year!
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It was just ok

  • 3 of 5

The Outer Banks was wonderful. The beach was close and not crowded. The water was warm and a mixture of good waves and calm water on different days. The house was just ok, but for the price it was what I expected. A leftover razor in the shower and some hair on the pillows, but in general it was clean. Sooo many stairs (which I guess is common idk) The Internet was off and on, but after a few calls to charter and two appointments with techs...the problem was the connection wiring was bad in and outside of the house. We stayed with the repair man for several hours (which was not fun) but it's fixed now so future renters shouldn't have any issues. The tvs in the bedrooms don't have cable just DVD. We followed the rules with the air conditioning; however it was hot upstairs and cold downstairs during the day (maybe this is normal idk). The bed in the master bedroom was too firm for me, but my husband liked it. My daughter loved the bed in the other room and slept well. The door code and locks were kind of a pain and we never did figure out how they worked. Overall we got what we paid for with just a few minor issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Nice home

  • 3 of 5

The house was adequate for our family. One major warning is that those with bad knees or trouble navigating steps might reconsider renting this home as the steps are quite steep and small. The kitchen was well stocked, the bedrooms small and beds were pretty firm except for the non-master king (parents- grab this room before your kids do). We got 1/2 bushel #1 crabs for $50.00 and steamed them at the house (see craigslist outer banks). We lost internet access for 3 days which eventually returned on day 4 (bring a hot-spot if you have one). Could not figure out how to operate the TVs in the master bedroom. Negligible ocean view. Was OK- the beach beyond the steep dune was beautiful and water very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most the home have steps on the water! There is Biger home for a lot more money.The Internet is Charter the Best you can get in the Outer Banks and the Tv in bed rooms are for DVD only.
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Washington, DC
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Filthy, with ROACHES - a terrible place for our vacation

  • 1 of 5

We stayed at “Almost Wasn’t” with our small kids in the last week of August and first week of September 2015. Booked it through VRBO, spoke with the owner, and everything was fine until we arrived. I really wish I had a good result to report but as soon as we got there we regretted it.

THE GOOD:

- Kitchen well equipped

- Perfect spot 3 minutes’ walk to the beach

- Community pool

- Close to grocery store

THE BAD:

EVERYTHING ELSE! Where to begin? I have photos of everything noted below.

CLEANING: The place was FILTHY! Tub full of hair, mattress covers filthy, rug full of crumbs. Took us three hours on arrival for vacuuming, washing mattress pads, cleaning the tub, picking up dirty paper towels on the floor, and dusting. There are scuffs all over the walls. We found mouse droppings in the kitchen drawer. The best thing was the three inch-long cockroaches which greeted us in the living room area at night.

At the beach, relaxed and a little shabby is OK but basic cleanliness is NEVER negotiable. This was SHOCKING.

SAFETY: First is the staircase to the loft. Our son fell down a few stairs on day two because it is insanely steep. It’s not a staircase, it’s more of a ladder. Gate provided is not fixed to the wall in any way and as a result not strong enough to stop a determined toddler. Second, AC unit has a warning label saying that it contains fiberglass insulation particles of which, when breathed, are known to cause cancer but it just has an old and dirty filter sitting on top of the unit housing rather than correctly mounted.

DECK AND OUTDOOR AREA: The top-floor deck is full of old broken chairs and a wrecked, rusty table. The ground floor area outside the main entrance has a big, filthy, covered hot tub not for renters’ use, and broken patio furniture scattered about. Lots of rusted, broken junk laying about.

LANDLORD: After seeing cockroaches for the first time, I made a deal with the landlord for him to refund half our 2-week stay, which he later backed out of without good cause. I was very disappointed with Tom’s business practices.

CONCLUSION: This house is not suitable for young kids. Disappointed in landlord's response to dirty conditions. We wasted our vacation on this beach house, and I strongly urge you to look elsewhere. There are plenty of other homes close by that are much better at the same price. STAY AWAY.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry the people stayed in Sept. Had no problem. The out door furniture on the deck is all new for 2016. We all ways up date every year .
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
North Banks
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Sands, Section F Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early spring
May 6 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Spring
May 28 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
 
Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,525
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Normal Cleaning FEE $85
Card fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Amenities

Ocean Sands, Section F Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Reg.King bed mattress in master bedroom/;Queen second Bed room, Two twin in 3RD.BED ROOM/-Loft two twins , Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4X4 Tourist two see wild horses.

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