A very special Homecoming
We rented this property to welcome our Marine home from deployment. Jim and Elizabeth are very gracious, thoughtful and attentive hosts and it shows in the care and pride they take in their property. Communication through the booking process and leading up to our arrival was continual and detailed. Response time to inquiries was fast. The home is absolutely beautiful, spacious and comfortable, exactly as described and more. When we arrived, there was a fire burning in the fireplace, soft music playing and scented candles burning--so welcoming, clean and fresh. The pillow top beds are so comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked with cookware and dinnerware and also stocked with little extras, such as tea, coffee, spices, dip mixes and snacks.The refrigerator even had butter and farm fresh eggs! The bathrooms had all the little amenities you could need. My son was not home to celebrate Christmas with us as he was deployed overseas and was returning from deployment after the first of the year, so Jim and Elizabeth brought Christmas to him.They had a lighted Christmas tree in front of the house and a beautifully decorated tree inside so we could celebrate Christmas together as a family. Their thoughtfulness was overwhelming. The pool table in the rec room was a big hit, as we spent a lot of time together playing pool and reconnecting as a family. The covered back porch provided us with a place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, watching and feeding the goats, chickens and guinea hens and also relax with a drink in the evening. Being from northern Wisconsin, in the early part of January, this was a rare treat--being able to sit outside with just a light jacket. Jim made himself available to us and checked in periodically to see if we needed anything. He is a wealth of information on local attractions and restaurants which includes the Croatan Forest, a favorite place of my son's. The home is conveniently located between the Croatan and Camp Lejeune, which are both places of interest to us. The playground/park just a short walk from the house provided entertainment for the entire family. Jim and Elizabeth went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We appreciate everything they did to make our stay special and memorable. Thank you so much. Meg G. Arbor Vitae, WI.
La Casita in Swansboro