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The location of Big House can't be beat. Looking out on the ocean with private beach access is a real plus. The house is spacious. There were 11 of us, albeit 4 were kids, and we had TONS of room. There were additional family members staying 2 doors down and we all gathered for dinner one night. With the living area and the deck, 24 of us did not feel crowded at all. The kitchen is modestly stocked...nothing special, but adequate. The bedrooms offered plenty of sleeping space and storage. There were no complaints about the comfort of the beds. The bathrooms appear to need a bit of a facelift but were totally functional. As stated before, the living room is fantastic. There is plenty of seating for relaxing, as well as, eating. The deck with all the rockers is great. However, the tarp cover does not provide adequate shade. We often found ourselves all huddled together at one end of the deck in an attempt to stay out of the blazing sun. A roof across the whole thing would really add a lot to the functionality of the deck. You could possibly incorporate an upstairs deck off the 2 big bedrooms on the second floor, which would be awesome. The description indicates there is an outdoor shower, which we never found. There is a hose, however, for rinsing feet. Also, I would suggest a clothes line at ground level. They are really handy and we wouldn't have had to use the rockers for our wet towels,etc. We have rented houses on Oak Island for years and Big House compares favorably to our previous experiences. We will definitely look for availability the next time our big group vacations at Oak Island.
Thanks so much for this 4-star review of your time in Big House. We would agree that it is the perfect place for a large family getaway to Oak Island and are happy to read that it was spacious enough to accommodate your family. The tarp on the oceanfront deck was a recent addition to the home as the property owner would like to make it a more enjoyable/comfortable area for their guests. We will certainly pass along the feedback regarding the clothes line, etc. to them for the same purpose. Should you wish to share anything further with us, please do not hesitate to call the office at 9800) 486-5441. We look forward to welcoming you and your large family back to our area when you are ready!
Easy to book, guest portal helpful and easy to use, timely responses to emails sent, check in and out were simple and easy