I was really worried about staying in this house after reading the other reviews. Yes, it is an older little house. There was a slight smell of moisture. However, we did not find it to be appalling as the other reviews would have you believe. We wanted to be at the beach. We didn't need anything fancy. The house provided everything we needed. It was nice that some items that are typically not provided, were in the house, such as garbage bags, coffee filters, laundry soap ect (presumably left from previous guests). For the price, it was more than satisfactory. We would stay again in the future. After all, we have been coming to Hatteras Island for decades, for the island, not for the accommodations. The house is so close to the beach, and right in the Heart of Hatteras Village. We loved the location.
Thanks Dolphin Realty for a great week at our home away from home!
This place was disgusting I didn't even want to walk on the floors barefoot. The house was not cleaned before we arrived trash still on the floors and stains on the blankets. The bathrooms were the worst . You can still smell mold and mildew throughout the house so whatever they did to remove it didn't work. And the outside shower full of trash. The laundry room floor was full of lint and dryer sheets from it looks like all the previous renters. Insulation hanging from the walls as well. We didn't even venture into the downstairs add on. Oh don't let me forget the best part ! No tv or Wi-Fi for 3 of our week vacation! They had to send out dish to replace the whole satellite and a repair tech for the Wi-Fi. Do not stay here ! It made out vacation crappy! We will never stay with dolphin reality again ! No refunds or anything were offered for the inconvenience it caused us.
We rented this unit for a 2 week stay but left the first day as this house was not habitable. We knew it was small and an older home but did not to expect to find conditions such as black mold and blood on the walls. The downstairs bedroom was deplorable, you could smell the mold when you walked up to the house and when we tried to turn on the air conditioner the filter had dirt and dust a quarter of an inch thick. We were given a refund with no argument by Dolphin Reality. I would not think that this house would be able to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
If you are a football fan, don't come here. No local channels or ESPN. We always look forward to opening day at the beach and up until this year, could watch it. Not so this year. Missed all games and even though the owner "upgraded" to local channels, no ESPN for Monday night football. When the weather is less than perfect, it is nice to have something to watch. I don't think we will be back next year.