We've been vacationing in OBX for a decade and have had our share of experiences both good and bad. This year rated as our least favorite by far.
Since we have small children, we always rent an oceanfront cottage as it makes the multiple trips to the house slightly less painful. This is important to us and one of the major criteria we use in selecting a cottage. In reviewing the photos and written description of the property, the information provided is accurate; the home is oceanfront with approximately 100ft to beach access. What is omitted, regrettably, is any mention of the nearly three story dune you must scale in order to access the beach. It's nearly a ninety degree climb. Virtually IMPASSABLE with small children (to include a suckling babe in arms) and necessary beach equipment. There is a public beach access two houses down, but why should I pay for that inconvenience?
The interior is perfectly adequate, although the pitch of the staircases does take some time to get used to. Kitchen is well appointed and bathrooms are updated - nothing egregious there. The leaking sink and raging ant infestation we encountered upon check in were quickly addressed by maintenance and we were most appreciative of that.
I would not stay here again, nor would I recommend this property. A mention of the scale of the dune would be a necessary addition to the property description and a dune stairway would be a welcome improvement for future guests. Perhaps if your party consists of mountain climbers versus able bodied young parents and their children, this is the place for you.