6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 22
Carolina Beach Realty
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Absolut Duke is older but beautiful spaces
We had a wonderful time. Yes the property is older and we had some maintenance issues. But every time I called the maintenance folks they came and addressed the problem. Including replacing the upstairs water heater. They had a great helpful attitude about it as well. The house has a double lot so the gathering areas downstairs are amazing. Lots of space for so many people to spread out through so while that number of people including kids will get noisy we never felt on top of each other. And the deck is a huge covered porch with seating. We spent much of our time out there enjoying the view from sunrise to late in the night. My family would stay there again.
May get together
I rented this house because of the elevator seeing how my son had open heart surgery 6 weeks before going. It WAS advertised as having one!!! My whole family saw it!! A previous renter in Feb of 2019 left a review and said she was disappointed the elevator was broken. But I figured from Feb to May it would be fixed. When I called they said they would get back to me which they didn't so I called the next day and was told the elevator had been broken for 2 years and they took it out of there ad. And when I looked back in my emails it was miraculously gone!! Also there was no hot water on the third and fourth floor which I called about (20 people in the house)and left messages numerous times when I finally got to talk to someone they said someone would be right there. well an hour ans 45 minutes later someone came an found the problem and fixed it. The house is in dire need of a handyman but for the most part we enjoyed our stay the house was enormous and with 20 people staying we never felt crowded. Everyone enjoyed the beach and the enormous deck. I don't know if I would rent through an agency again. I say this because you don't have the personal rapport you have when renting from a home owner. I have rented many homes from owners and was responded to immediately if there were any issues which thank God I never had.
I was pleased with the property. It's a little old and needs a little more care, but overall the stay was pleasant. The house was very spacious. Room sizes were large and open. Loved the open kitchen and dining area. My only disappointment was the broken elevator and the miscommunications with check-in and check-out. They were huge disappointments, but overall the stay was nice.
Spacious, but needs maintenance
This house was spacious and comfortable. Still, there was quite a bit of obvious deferred maintenance. The bolts on the porch are rusting and some of the beams supporting the second story porch are splitting. It seemed like all of the outdoor furniture had been left out all winter -- including four metal chairs around the outdoor dining table which were completely rusted. The house is a great size and was great for our group, but should be better maintained. Also, it would be great if one of the refrigerator had an ice maker.
Not liveable! !!!
Very nasty !!!! Open outlets with exposed wires, molded walls , NASTY carpet, broken tile everywhere, ac didn't work in 2 bedrooms , sliding glass doors broke on all balconies upstairs, looks like it has been foreclosed on and they are just trying to make some money on it while they can !!!
Thank you for your review of Absolut Duke. Your review was a huge part in convincing our owners to make a tremendous amount of repairs to the property!!! Therefore, ensuring that future guests will have a much more enjoyable experience. Upgrades include ALL new flooring. Carpet has been replaced in the top 2 floors and the bottom floor tile has been replaced with a commercial Luxury Vinyl Tile with a hardwood profile. VERY NICE!!!! In addition, the property will receive all new bedding. We will be posting updated pics soon and we look forward to hosting to future guests. Lastly, please remember, this is NOT a wedding venue. This is strictly a vacation home and weddings are not permitted.
Stayed here over Labor Day weekend with my youth group and for 30 of us, there was plenty of space. Although, the layout of the home is extremely weird. It seems as though two sunrooms where turned into bedrooms but have no storage and you are basically living out of your suitcase. As soon as you walk in the front door, there is a half bath. The large sleeping room upstairs, well, for 7 beds and one bathroom that wasn't thought out very well. But the home has a large kitchen and 3 balconies that all offer great views. Would I stay here again? With my youth group but I would not suggest this property to my family.
Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your stay was only of 2 star quality, but what I am most bothered by is the fact that you brought 30 people into a property that is advertised and equipped to accommodate 22. One of the challenges that we run in to with larger properties such as Absolut Duke is that people blatantly abuse the occupancy limits; creating undue stress, wear and tear on the property. The undue stress, wear and tear then creates additional preparation/maintenance and potential inconvenience for future guests. I am curious as to why you felt that bringing 8 "extra" people on your trip was OK.
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