- Idiomas :
Dirtiest place I've ever stayed in.
Prior to arrival, I inquired about the negative reviews online regarding cleanliness, etc. This conversation with the rental agent occurred over a number of days and I assumed it would surely be cleaned well as I had told them I was recently diagnosed with emphysema and couldn't tolerate mold.
Upon entering, I stepped on crushed up pretzels in the carpet and knew it was NOT CLEANED. MILDEW/MOLD around every vent. All of the dried food was STILL all over the outside of the refrigerator and on every handle in the kitchenette that I used paper towels to touch anything. I decided to make coffee and saw that there were still grounds left behind and the pot hadn't been cleaned. The shower was disgusting and we could hardly open or shit the door to the shower due to all of the sand in the tracks.
And yes, there are no blinds on the east facing windows. The side all of the bedrooms are on. 2am is as bright in the rooms as it is at 12pm. And the kitchenette and door windows face that same parking lot with bright sodium lights. People could see us clearly at night inside the unit.
Save your money! This place is a dump and needs at the very least, a good cleaning. For the price (and I went off season!) it is not worth it. I spent a couple hundred extra just going to Walmart to buy things to cook as everything in the kitchen was so greasy.
Oak Island is lovely, this unit is a mess? Stay away!
Not very clean
Walked into the house and there was mildew/mold all around the outside of the air vents on all of the six vents in the ceiling. Made it hard to breathe, with my allergies. Maintenance did come and wipe it off, but did not get the inside of the vents clean. The towels and sheets had black dog hair all over them. I had to wash the dishes we used before using them because there was still food stains on them. We ended up buying paper plates and plastic silverware to use. I agree with one of the other reviews about cleanliness matters. There was still food stains on side of fridge beside counter. Fridge door pulls still had years of uncleared grime. You would think they would clean it if it was on one review. I had to vacuum the bedroom carpet when we first arrived because there was sand everywhere. I think it was cleaner when we left than when we arrived.
The picture of the kitchen looked better than what it actually was. I think they tried to remodel, but it looked better in the picture. There was no dishwasher, as advertised (maybe that's why the dishes weren't clean). There were no blinds on the kitchen window or on the doors, so people were able to just look in on you at night. The lights from the parking lot next door shone into the bedroom windows all night long. Should probably have curtains to help with the light at night. Every time I woke in the night, I didn't know if it was morning or not without looking at the clock. We couldn't open any windows because the screens were all torn up.
The view from the porch was good. Not a big fan of the dunes, but that couldn't be helped. There were some nails on the steps that needed to be hammered down. We had to make sure our kids didn't step on them. There were a few rats running around the outside of the house that didn't help the situation....
Will do a bit more research on the next property we stay in.
Nice place and great location
Had everything we needed. Would have liked a private walkway to the beach but wasn’t a long walk. Would definitely stay again.
Hello Lisa! Thank you so much for your review! We are excited that you have given us such great feedback. We are working very hard for all of our vacationers and it is so wonderful to see it paying off!! Thank you so much! We hope to 'SEA' you on your next vacation! Life is Better at the Beach!
Great location good bones needs help
View from the porch is great proximity to beach cannot be beat. Good bones inside but needs work to make it great. However first it needs a really good cleaning. Food stains on side of fridge beside counter. Fridge door pulls have years of uncleared grime. Bathroom mirror had white splatter over the bottom frame that easily came off but had not been cleaned. Bedrooms dark and gloomy need a coat of paint to lighten them up. Finally the carpet needs to go as it smells and is very stained. Sorry clean matters.
Hello Anne, thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review. The staff at Better Beach Rentals are delighted to hear that you had a nice stay! I would like to take the time to apologize for the minor housekeeping concerns that you have listed in your review. I will definitely pass these easy fixes on to our maintenance and housekeeping team that way everything can be up to par prior to the arrival of the next guest. Again, Thank you Anne, and we hope to SEA you on your next vacation to Oak Island.
A wonderful place to relax
We had a great time here. The view is perfect. I would recommend this home to my friends and family.
Hello Heather! Thank you for your review! The staff here at Better Beach Rentals hope that the memories you made will last a lifetime. We will SEA you on your next vacation to Oak Island...Life is Better at the Beach!