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by Holiday Man
April 13, 2009
by Ohio State Fan
March 30, 2009
East Hampton, Connecticut
February 19, 2007
We really liked this resort. We went at the end of May. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit. The second bedroom was located on the second floor by itself. The kids really enjoyed this as they felt they had their own place. If you have a unit on the second floor be prepared to climb many stairs. The unit had both a screened in patio and a deck. It had a full kitchen. It was tidy, well maintained and the furnishings were both updated and comfortable.
There were two units on the second floor separated by a small hallway. The washer and dryer were located in this hallway for both units to share. Unfortunately, our neighbors in the next unit chose to do their laundry late at night, each and every night. The sound of the washer and dryer could be annoying if you were sitting in the living room at the time. We enjoyed the pool, the games room and their nature trail. The nature trail has many entrances, most are located at each unit. If you decide to take the nature trail bring bug spray along. Many parts of the trail are swampy and bug ridden. They had access to a public beach with private parking for the resort guests only. This was a quick drive from the resort. I wouldn't suggest walking to the beach, there are no sidewalks and the traffic can be quite heavy. The beach was beautiful. The sand was soft and the waves were big. There were a few beach homes nearby but it wasn't crowded while we were there. The resort is located in a wooded area. This gives the feeling of being secluded even though you are in the middle of it all. There is a large Walmart adjacent to the resort. This was a great convenience for our family. We were able to pick up food and beach necessities without the hassle of driving around town.
DO NOT arrive before check-in, they will not let you in early nor do they offer a place for your belongings prior to check-in. They are extremely strict on this policy. We found this to be somewhat bothersome after our 12-hour drive. We had hoped to check-in at 3pm, no such luck. Most resorts offer at least a place to put your belongings until your unit is ready.
From journal OBX or Bust!
November 12, 2006
From journal Relaxing Week at the Outer Banks
Brooklyn, New York
January 15, 2006
From journal Week in the Outer Banks
Gaston, South Carolina
January 13, 2006
From journal Long Weekend in the Outer Banks
November 6, 2005
We had a two-bedroom unit on the ground floor of what was probably one of the very first units built. It was fairly well maintained, given its age, except for a few items that rather tarnished our first impressions of the resort.
BIS units are very private, each building separate from others by dense Carolina foliage. We found it too much—it was almost as if we were living in a tree. It was too dark in our unit, and since the shrubs and trees were so close, there were lots of spiders and webs and snails and bugs around the building and on the path to the unit.
The layout—a two-bedroom lock-out--was fabulous for us. A short path from the parking lot led to a hallway that housed the washer and dryer and individual doors to the “A” and “B” units. The “A” side had a large bedroom with a king-size bed and Jacuzzi tub in the corner, a huge bathroom with accessibility for the handicapped, and another bathroom with shower—three people could be getting clean all at the same time! There was also a large living room with a pullout sofa bed, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen. A screened porch accessed by a hop and skip from the door had a table and chairs—we found it too dark and spooky to spend any time in. Right outside our bedroom window were the eight air-conditioners servicing all the units in our building. The “B” side had a bedroom with queen-size bed, a living room with a pullout sofa, a smaller but still well equipped kitchen and dining area, and another bathroom. There was a small sitting area outside.
It was a great arrangement for us because we were traveling with teens who were mostly self-sufficient. They could watch what they wanted on television, make their own snacks, and go to bed and get up when they wanted without their sleeping habits interfering with ours.
The complex is large enough that a car is advisable to go from one end to the other. There are several different areas, each with its own parking lot, group of buildings, and lots of stairs to climb for those on upper levels. The check-in center is in a complex with a number of buildings where most resort activities took place.
From journal Hot, Hot, Hot on the Outer Banks
July 10, 2005
The outdoor pool is large and surrounded by trees. There are swings and gazebos, wooden bridges, and a nature trail. There was so much to do in the area that we never had a chance to use the tennis courts or fitness facilities, but they looked adequate.
The timeshare units were comfortable and adequately equipped. For the few maintenance needs that we experienced, housekeeping was prompt in responding.
The staff were all friendly and most helpful.
Our unit was a lower-level unit with a screened porch. Washer and dryers are shared, as are the iron, ironing board, and vacuum. There is also a common charcoal grill available.
Private parking for beach access makes going to the beach easy.
From journal A Week at the Outer Banks
June 21, 2005
From journal Outer Banks