We stayed at this property for a week. It was a wonderful vacation for a multitude of reasons. Joyce and her staff are top notch! If anything came up, they were on it super promptly and very polite to deal with. The property itself is decorated very nicely (beachy vibe). Upstairs was guest friendly and laid out well. There was a game closet and a decent sized pantry to store all of your food. The downstairs unit is perfect for anyone (like grandparents) who would like a little bit more separation/solitude. (The stairs to get from one level to the next are outside, which was no issue since the weather was good.) This worked out well for my parents who wanted to go to bed early and not hang during late game nights. The downstairs was a little bit damp/musty, but the staff came over and hung up some little moisture collectors and it did the trick. The grounds are amazing! The pool couldn’t have been nicer, perfect for kids and adults alike. Shallow on one end and had a built-in bench seat in the deeper end. It seemed bigger than the online pictures. Lots of available seating poolside and table with umbrella. The dock was great and we had fun trying to catch crabs. We took our paddle boards and kayaks and it was perfect for heading out first thing to get some tranquility and exercise in. Being right on the sound made for easy in/out access. I would recommend water shoes, as there was an occasional shell on the bottom of the sound side. The beach access is no more than a 3-5 minute walk. It was super easy and we did it with our group and small kids daily. The beach was never crowded and there was a tidal pool one day. It was so fun to play in the shallow water, our kids loved it! This location can’t be beat as the ocean is super close by, it’s directly on the sound and has a fabulous pool. We headed into Beaufort (one of our favorite towns) for a few evenings and saw the big boats coming in, shopped the quaint shops and had great meals. Check out The Beaufort Grocery Co, Aqua and The Spouter Inn. While at the Spouter Inn, pop your head into their bakery in the front and grab an apple turnover for breakfast the next morning. Amazing! I don’t think we could find a better spot for our next vacation in Emerald Isle if we tried, I highly recommend this property and staff!