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I recently extracted myself from a stressful non-profit job and am now trying to have fun every day singing, working, writing, traveling and loving life. Married to the love of my life for 28 years with two awesome kids.
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We had an amazing time staying at Laura's house over Thanksgiving week. She and Dan were wonderful hosts and really went the extra mile to help us. Their house is beautiful and warm, and was the perfect place to relax and get away! We were grateful to have found this spot.
The house was just as described! It was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay during the weekend. There were lots of things to do nearby and we enjoyed relaxing on the back porch.
We had a wonderful and more importantly relaxing time! Great house in an amazing location. It was a short drive to the beach and restaurants. The house itself is beautiful decorated, clean and very comfy. Thank y'all so much for sharing this magical place.
The house was beautiful -- perfect for a few couples, or a whole family. Two separate living areas, a large screened in porch, various other decks, and lots of windows and light. Very peaceful. The location was great -- right on the calm lake with trees surrounding you, yet a few minute drive to the beautiful beach! Thank you Laura -- we will be back!
My friends and I had a wonderful time at Laura's home. The house is beautiful with interesting architectural features and nice bathrooms. Everyone was very comfortable and we really loved cooking our meals in the big kitchen and gathering together in the upstairs living room to watch Netflix. Having the residence passes to take to the nice beach, which is only a short drive away was a wonderful perk (as well as the beach chairs in the garage)! With the canal at the back of the house we didn't feel like we missed out at all on not having a beach-front home. Laura left us some directions in the house that told us what we needed to have an easy weekend. My only complaint is that the oven did not pre-heat, which squashed our plans for ingredients we had just bought for baking. Regardless, it was a great deal and I wish we could have booked for more than 3 nights. Maybe we'll make it back next year!
House was beautiful, well maintained, and communication with Laura was easy. The pictures do not do it any sort of justice. OH- one HUGE plus: This was our first time visiting Outer Banks and the traffic on Saturday was INSANELY BAD ALL DAY (bumper to bumper for miles all day- who knew?)- BUT the location of this rental made it EASY to AVOID most all of it, and still had easy access to the beach or grocery stores without getting caught in it. I don't think the traffic would be a problem in non-peak season. I would 100% recommend staying here and go again in a heartbeat myself.
Our stay at Laura's house was perfect for our family and dog. The pictures don't do the property justice. Everything was well kept and the artwork and furnishings were beautiful!
We were able to easily spread out amongst the 4 bedrooms (3 upstairs, 1 downstairs) and three full bathrooms. There was a screened in porch off of the living area that overlooked a large yard and canal. We also enjoyed having a garage downstairs to do our laundry, as well as store our golf clubs and beach gear. There was a hose that we could wash the sand off of our feet and beach toys before entering the house. We even took the kayak and canoes out on the canal a few evenings to watch the sunset.
The best part of the house was the large living, kitchen and dining area upstairs. Every morning and evening we took advantage of the full kitchen and center island. It was a beautiful space with many windows and natural light. There is a second den downstairs off of the guest room that was perfect for the kids to watch a movie.
The location of the house in South Shores was very convenient to grocery stores, gas stations and the Duck Country Club Golf course. The beach pass gave us access to a private/resident's only beach less than 5 minute drive away (just down the street) and was nice to avoid the overly crowded public beaches.
For surfing fanatics, the popular surf spot Avalon Pier is a short 10 minute drive away. Also, don't miss out on picking up a box of Duck Donuts while you're in town. We went twice during our stay to Billy's Seafood Market and picked up shrimp and crab to cook for dinner.
Just a heads up, the main living area is on the second story, so you'll be doing quite a bit of walking up and down the stairs. It wasn't a problem for our family, but something to consider.
Laura made check in and check out very convenient, and she was easy to reach if we had any questions or concerns. Don't miss out on this beautiful property. You won't be disappointed! We hope to return again soon. Thanks Laura!
Our family had a wonderful time at this little escape on the canal side of OBX. As others have said, it's close to the beach, but we also enjoyed the kayaking and canoeing on the canal, and taking occasional dunks to cool ourselves off. We were able to see a lot of wildlife, including osprey, fawns, turtles, and geese while paddling. The house was clean, spacious, beautiful, and air-conditioned. Everything from booking to checking out went smoothly - a great experience overall!
This is a beautiful and comfortable house with everything you need! They are right on a beautiful canal and offer great kayaks for use. The beach is a short drive or bike ride away and I thought the location was really awesome to get the best of both worlds, canal and beach! We went with a big group of friends and had such a lovely and relaxing time at the house. Laura and her husband are very graceful, responsive and helpful. We hope to come back soon. I highly recommend their place! Enjoy!
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This was Laura's second stay! She is a great guest, an easy communicator and a tidy person. Couldn't ask for better!
Laura was a great guest. No hassles and left the space nice and neat. Would love to have her rent again!
Laura was an ideal guest. She communicated her arrival time, kept the apartment neat and left in as she found it. I am looking forward to her staying again anytime!
Wonderful guest, fascinating person. We'd love to have her back someday.