The house needs more than updates
Review Date: 07/24/2017
We booked a little late and so our first choice property was not available. Based upon prior reviews and the photos on this website, we decided to take a chance on Searenitee. The pluses: The house is very close to the beach and has wonderful views of the waterway. The minuses: I don't know what has happened in the past year, but the house is in major need of repairs and deep cleaning. When we arrived, there were cigarette butts all over the property (and I even found one under the bed after my kid dropped something underneath). There were dead gnats on the counters, including on the ones in two of the bedrooms. The carpets and linoleum floors were filthy, and the furniture had old food both crusted on it and stained on it. Aside from the issues of cleanliness, the ceilings and walls have water damage that needs to be repaired, and the porch and porch swings need to be repaired as well. The list goes on and on. Thankfully, Rudd Realty was lovely in terms of addressing our concerns; however, we cut our time in Searenitee short because we could not tolerate the volume of issues this property has. It's a shame because with some real cleaning and repair, this would be a prime location.
Thank you so much for the thorough review of Searenitee following your stay. While we are happy that you were pleased with the service provided by our agency, there is no excuse for the state of the home upon your arrival. Your feedback was used in addressing the home's housekeeper regarding the lack of cleanliness. It was also forwarded to our maintenance director to address with the property owner in the hopes of updating and addressing the concerns during the off season. Should you wish to share anything further, please do not hesitate to call us at 800.486.5441. We would be happy to find a more suitable property for your family's next getaway to Oak Island.
Great house for the price!
This house is great for the price and location. Plenty of room, very short walk to the beach, which is nice when you have 4 little kids! A great layout for two families staying together as well. Searenitee is definitely our go-to beach house every summer. We look forward to many more memories there! :)
And we look forward to seeing you again!!
Clean, Quiet, & Comfortable
The house is pretty basic but had everything we needed and was very clean and relatively close to the beach. The layout is nice with two bedrooms and one bath on each side of the common living area. The furnishings aren't the nicest or newest, but the beds slept well, which is really the most important thing at the beach. Our only complaint was that it would have been nice to have internet.
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