Nice House & Nice Beach... But...
The house was nice but our stay was fair. We enjoyed the beach & surroundings. The 15 minute drive to Southport is worth it too. However, we had multiple issues with the maintenance of the house. The biggest issue were roaches. We averaged 3 a day (except for Friday, we had Zero) They were on the kitchen counter. They were in the silverware drawer. They were on the walls. We bagged all of our food & wiped counters etc. I am not including the 6-8 we killed on the back deck as part of my tally. Based on prior beach excursions, I expected occasional bug issues. In my opinion, this was a bit much. Really grossed my wife & kids out. The sliding back door to the deck was broken & unable to slide open after our first day. It was broken prior to our arrival & was extremely difficult to slide, then it stopped working completely. We called maintenance when we first arrived. He was aware the door was broken & mentioned they had ordered a replacement part. I guess they don't use Amazon Prime for parts, six days later...door still unable to be used. Not the end of the world, but an annoyance. Wifi did not work the first 24 hours. When maintenance came to look at the door I mentioned the wifi issue. Apparently they were switching wifi providers & they forgot to switch out our router. He replaced our router the next day. However, wifi service was spotty the rest of the week. Again, not the end of the world, but an unneeded hassle. Other minor issues noticed upon arrival: moldy coffee grounds left in coffee maker, broken light fixture in upstairs bathroom, hand towel loop in downstairs bathroom kept falling off the wall. Not a big deal. If it weren't for the roaches and the door... I would have given 5 stars. The house is very nice & a perfect size for the 6 adults & 2 toddlers in our group. The beach was great & not over crowded. If you are a dog lover, this is the beach for you. Lot's of dogs & people were responsible with them. When I booked the rental, I felt it was a fair price for a beachfront rental We spent most of our non beach time in the Southport area. Cool downtown & waterfront. Good restaurants & things to do. Shagger Jacks on Oak Island had great food too. (They get very busy though... tough with 2 small children) If you enjoy a cigar, I would recommend Havana Rays on Southport Supply Road. Nice selection & the guy that runs it (Ray?) is very nice too. All in all we enjoyed our stay.
Beautiful,OCEANFRONT 4 Bdrm/2 Bath Home-Completely Renovated/Remodeled-Sleeps 12