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Review of Island Drive 3745

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Living room with gorgeous view of sound
Living room with large screen TV
Dining room
Extra dinner seating at kitchen bar
Kitchen
Bedroom with king bed
Bedroom with queen bed
Bedroom with pyramid and regular sets of bunks
Bedroom with king bed upstairs
Ocean view from lower oceanside deck
Sound view from sound side upper deck
Back upper deck
Back of house
Enclosed outside shower
Shared Dock Behind Property
Dock behind Property
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Beautiful Sound Views
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3745 Island Drive from Dock
Sound View from Top Deck
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
North Topsail Beach, Topsail Island, North Carolina

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Joanie S
North Carolina
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One and Done”
Reviewed 30 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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First, don't let the number it sleeps fool you into believing it can accommodate that many. Advertised as sleeping 11, but dining table has seating for 6, living room has seating for 5 and deck has seating for 4. Several renters requested dining table/chairs on deck to enjoy meals outside (viewing marsh), but as of September 2014, there is no table (only 4 Adirondack chairs). Living room seating all faces a wall with a flat-screened tv. This is vacation and the property sits on ICW.....seating should face views, not wall. Sofa is 3-cushion, but sits only 2 comfortably. We had guests one night and were embarrassed with so few seating options. Several of us sat on the floor. At a minimum, 2 chairs should be added to living space (on wall with TV).

Although built just a year ago, don't be led to believe it was furnished with things of the same age. Kitchen is stocked, but with old stock. Crockpot literally dates back to 1977...It appears to be stocked with "leftovers" from a primary residence; there are (2) old, 2-slice toasters, which toast erratically. Since there may be 11 for breakfast, a new 4-slice toaster would be a better option. The number of bowls is woefully inadequate, and most are plastic; plates look like Christmas dishes from years gone past. No spatulas -- metal (for cooking) or rubber (for baking/scraping bowls). This spatula issue was also noted by other travelers, but has not yet been corrected.

Water pressure is terrible. Prepare for longer showers and understand you'll be settling for "good enough" and not really "clean." "Pressure" is actually used generously -- water falls out of the shower head, but there is no pressure. At a minimum, high-pressure shower heads should be installed. Again, things previous renters mentioned, but not yet addressed.

We have stayed in North Topsail for six years now. Our favorite places to rent are those homes where you feel the owners are welcoming you in, sharing their home with you. They pay attention to details. This one looks good on paper, but definitely feels like a cheaper rental. We will not stay here again.

Also, property sits on busy road and traffic noise is high. Don't walk young children down this road to beach access -- it's far too dangerous.

Two stars -- one for being in Topsail, one for sitting on ICW.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
14 Jan 2015
We are so sorry you felt this house was not adequate for your families needs. It is only 2 years old and we have not had any complaints about any of the furniture or accessories in the past. It typically stays full throughout the summer season and has a great following of guests that have booked it for each year since it was constructed. Everyone that has stayed there in the past has raved about the great location (only steps to the beach) along with great views as well. We feel certain the bedding sizes are proper in order to comfortably accommodate 11 as advertised. We will however take a close look at all furnishings and accessories to see if they warrant any modifications. We thank you for your review and for bringing your concerns to our attention. As always we will strive to make the properties managed by Coastline Realty the best they can be.
We thank you for your business and hope we can serve you again in the future.
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