|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Everything you need for the ultimate vacation experience can be found at "Thanks Dad" in the Currituck Club. Relax outside by the private pool (11' x 29') or in the hot tub which overlooks the 8th Fairway of the Rees Jones golf course. This fantastic home features an elevator, game room with pool table and wet bar, high speed Internet, water filtration system, plasma tvs, shipswatch (note: interior gas fireplace is not for guest use), outdoor shuffleboard court and decks to enjoy the views from all levels. ***Pool Heat Available
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at "Thanks Dad". The house was in a great location to the club house for the kids to go back and forth. The grocery store was close, we had exceptional weather for those two weeks, so we couldn't ask for more.
I stayed at "Thanks Dad" with my entire family. Grandparents, kids and grandchildren. The house is spacious, well-laid out and is located in a nice area. Generally speaking the house satisfied all the requirements of what really is a pretty high end house.
The house came equipped with a nice pool, which everyone enjoyed. We also were able to use beach chairs and toys that were in the garage. My nephews very much liked the pool table.
Unfortunately, that is where the positives end. Early in the week it became clear that none of the audio visual components worked. The "great room" system was completely nonfunctional. There was a note that we should refer to the "instruction card," which did not exist. It also said to use the Harmony universal remote, which did not work at all. On the main floor system, it also referred to a universal remote which did not exist. When I was finally able to get someone from Paramount to take a look, they were able to get the TV to work in the great room, but said they needed to call the audio visual company to come the next day to get the DVD/outdoor speakers to work. Nobody came, so I followed up with Paramount who assured me that they would get someone to call me back. They didn't. The next day I complained again, and they finally sent an audio visual person the following day, who told me that the entire system was faulty, was missing components and that there was no way it would work by the end of our trip. Very sad. The only TV that could play a DVD in the entire house was a built-in player on a 12" TV in one of the bedrooms. Very disappointing.
Another issue that arose was cleanliness. On the surface the house appeared to be very clean, but clearly the details were being overlooked. In our bathroom, the upper rim of the toilet was, for lack of a better work, gross. I told Paramount about this, they said they would send a cleaning crew to clean the bathroom. They didn't.
After I returned from our trip, I called and spoke with Rocky from Paramount, who was very unhelpful. Despite the multiple complaints we made during the week, and their failure to follow up when they promised, Rocky said that they complied with all of their obligations. When I reminded him about the toilet and how nobody came to fix it, he asked me to "provide paperwork" proving I complained. Is he kidding?
Hoping they finally fixed the audio/visual for the people staying after we left. Very disappointing.
The house was ideally located on the eighth hole of the Currituck Club near the sound. We liked the layout of the house and beds were comfortable. There were two bikes in the garage, a Shuffleboard set in the backyard and a pool table all of which we put to good use. All of the furniture and appliances were in good condition. We enjoyed being picked up by the Trolley at the end of the driveway and taken to the beach. It's a gated community and very safe for children. The setting is very peaceful and I highly recommend this rental.
We loved the house and the location! It was even better than what we had expected. Thanks Dad was perfect for our family group of 11 with room to spare. The house was attractive, clean, and kitchen well stocked. We liked the sunny pool area and shady shuffle board court. The rec area downstairs was nice, but the pool table was unusable since there was not enough room around the table to make many shots with a long pool stick. If owner would supply some short sticks then it would be fun. Customer service was excellent - microwave broke and they sent someone with a new one right away. This house is an easy bike ride to the beach, or you can take the shuttle or drive to valet access. It is close to golf, grocery store and within minutes of horse tours and Tin Buck II. We would definitely rent this house again.
House was clean and ready to go upon arrival. Check-in and check-out was painless. Pictures of the house are accurate. Kids loved the pool. Gas grill was nice and used often. Very enjoyable stay. We would return.
We had a great time in the Outer Banks and loved our vacation home. The only thing I would suggest is making the entertainment system a little more user friendly - we had to play around before we could get the tv to work, and never did figure out how to change the radio station or hook up an ipod. But that was a minor drawback and we still loved our stay!
Wild Horse Tours, Climb the Currituck Lighthouse, Explore the Whalehead Club and Wildlife Center at the Currituck Heritage Park, Kiteboarding, Skateboarding, Boogie Boarding, Beach Driving, Visit the Wright Brother's Monument, Climb Jockey's Ridge