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“Great Family Vacation”

Review of Sandy Pause

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Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 17
Corolla, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Kathleen...
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Family Vacation”
Reviewed 29 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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With an extended family of grandparents, parents and children (along with 20+ yr old adult children), it was a great house for us to celebrate Thanksgiving together. The "guys" turned the first floor (pool table and 2 bedrooms, 2 baths) into a true "man cave". Their late nights didn't disturb the rest of the family in the above bedrooms. Lots of items for toddlers (gates, bed rails, "playground") which made it much easier for the parents. Take a few minutes to check out the storage building onsite - we didn't until our 5th day there and missed out using the bikes, shuffleboard, beach chairs, and wagon. Close to grocery stores, restaurants, and shops. Internet was reliable and fast! Kitchen was stocked with enough utensils and pots/pans to put together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Photos are outdated and is really a shame for property is beautiful (especially the upper floor). Rugs on second floor could use replacement or at least a good cleaning but otherwise home was clean. Kitchen could really use a broom! :-) The pool and hot tub (it WAS off-season) were not in the best condition but we couldn't use those anyway.

I'm attaching an up-to-date photo of the exterior. This is our seventh trip to the Outer Banks and we have not gone back to the same house twice - I think we'd return here!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Briann F
Saint Marys
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect for small children! Close to everything”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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This was our second year using Elan vacations and we will definitely be customers again! This house is absolutely perfect for families with little children. We had two 2 year olds and an 11 month old with us and the baby gates, high chair, bed rails, baby pool and PAC n play were definitely a plus!! Lots of beach gear, the pools were great and the walk to the beach was just right.

The pictures are a little outdated. The entire third floor minus furniture has been redone. New paint, laminate floor (needs to be through the whole house!), new cabinets and island with granite (super nice!). The house has even been painted since the pics, we were looking for a light colored house and it's blue now!! Kitchen was well stocked, some of the pans have seen better days and the knives are so-so, maybe bring your favorite pan and decent knives from home. The deck around the pool still has some loose boards/nails that stick up, but we just steered clear. The carpeting downstairs has definitely seen better days-nothing a good shampooing wouldn't help.

Overall, we loved this house and our trip. Corolla is our favorite place to stay, so we'll definitely be back and hope we can get the same house again!!

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Management Response
26 Sep 2015
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Sandy Pause - we think the location of the house is prime as well - and the house is well equipped for children. Thank you for returning to Elan and we look forward to serving you and your family next year!
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canton ohio
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beach house”
Reviewed 25 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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We had 16 ppl staying at Sandy Pause. With 6 bedrooms the house was big enough for everyone to have their own space. The top living area was wonderful and all of us were able to eat dinner together every evening. The pictures are some outdated, there is a new hot tub on the pool deck which is very nice. The veranda provides shade which is wonderful in the heat of the day. The rec room with pool table was a hit. Just a couple cons were that the carpeting is close to needing replaced, the cooking pans are badly scratched, some nails on the decks and pool area are sticking up, and the sliding door to the pool is difficult to open. All minor things that just need a little TLC. Overall this was a decently clean beach house, the pool cleaning service was wonderful, and if we go to Corolla again we would consider this house again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 23 March 2012 for a stay in July 2011
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Management Response
23 Mar 2012
We love having you too! Thank you for coming back year after year!
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