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Overall, we loved our stay at this house! Our family of 5 (including 2 dogs) loved the home and how close to the beach it was - a 3 min walk to the beach access and 5 mins through the sand dunes! The only downfall of the home is that the bedrooms get super warm (pack an extra fan and leave doors open when you sleep!) but it was manageable with the extra fans we brought. The kitchen had everything we needed, the screened in porch was nice to hang in the mornings and evenings, and the neighborhood was enjoyable to walk with the dogs! The town of Salvo is small, not many restaurants to go to, but still have options if you do go out. The ice cream shop, literally 3 blocks away, walking distance, was a HUGE hit. If you prefer to go out for meals, a 35ish min drive back up north to Nags Head for lots and lots of restaurants to choose from.
Visited July 2022
Written 7 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
(Our rating would be a 3.5 but VRBO doesn't have half-stars) We stayed in Shell Cottage for a week with our family of 4 and a dog. The location is fabulous with the beach (surf side) literally in walking distance. The second bedroom having separate beds is a huge plus if you have 2 kids. The beds were very comfortable (we've found many VRBOs to have poor quality mattresses that are not replaced often enough) which we appreciated. Having one bathroom is challenging but you know that going in. The WiFi was excellent, no problems with connections, there's an X-Box which was fun, and the television/cable works great with lots of options for a rainy day. The kitchen is functional with some cute "nostalgic" appliances, good counter space, and a spacious refrigerator/freezer. The stackable washer/dryer worked just fine and is an essential if you're at the beach. The sun room / porch is nice space for the storage of your beach equipment and as described, the deck with picnic table is a wonderful place to have coffee in the morning and drinks at night. It really is a solid accommodation for a small family or couple, but there are some issues in our opinion. Overall the place is just old and in need of a facelift. The kitchen cabinets smell inside (bottom ones) and neither the cabinets nor the kitchen drawers appear to be maintained well...again they're just old. A lack of water pressure in the bathroom will have you showering in the outdoor stall, otherwise you're looking at a 15 minute shower minimum. The shower liner smells from mildew, is discolored, and needs to be replaced. As the property description states, there's one interior A/C unit for the cottage and it does work well for the immediate area it's hooked up to. The bedrooms will get "cool", but they never got as cool as the living room & kitchen, even with fans blowing. With all of the above said, know that the property owner is terrific to work with. She is very responsive and attentive to any concerns or needs that you have. If ratings were based solely on the owner, this would be 5-stars.
Visited June 2022
Written 6 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
This beach bungalow was the perfect size for our family of 3 and our mid-size dog. We were looking for somewhere peaceful to recharge after a busy past few months of work and school. This retreat was everything we were looking for and more. Not only did we enjoy touring the lighthouses, sunrises and sunsets, we had the option of ocean or sound! While the riptides were only low for a day or two, the sound side was a perfect option, our pup preferred the more mild water. The home was nicely decorated and provided what needed in amenities. Thank you for a wonderful place to call home for the week. We hope to return some day! 😃
Visited June 2022
Written 21 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
This cottage is beautiful, very well maintained, and the location was a five minute walk to the gorgeous national seashore beach. Also close to Palmico Sound, several great eateries, and a short drive to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Traci was quick to answer any questions, and the place was perfect for us and our furry friends!
Visited May 2022
Written 12 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Everything you need for a relaxing or adventure filled experience on the outer banks. Perfect size for two and would consider returning to this home with our children in the future. Steps from the beach, quiet and secure neighborhood.
Visited May 2022
Written 7 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.