So Far, So Bad for Outer Beaches Realty

Angie and I finally took a vacation! Sure, we have had plenty of vacations but it has been many years since we actually went somewhere alone for more than a couple of days. We decided to rent a house in the NC Outer Banks. We found a place with a decent price for a week that LOOKED clean and was non-smoking, so that is where we are right now. We've been to the Outer Banks before and loved it so we just wanted a place to relax while we were here and not actually out doing things. We found what we thought we were looking for through Outer Beaches Realty in Avon.

We counted the days down and inevitably reached 0, packed the car and headed out. Our official check-in time at the house was 6pm since the claim was that they took great pride in the cleanliness of the house and might not be done before then.

What we weren't fine with was the condition of the house when we got here. Regardless of how clean it would have been, Angie would have still cleaned a little, but she would have cleaned things no one else would ever think to clean; remote controls, door handles, even the handle on the recliners. Unfortunately, those were far from the only things that needed to be cleaned.

We've wasted a ton of air freshener trying to cover up the musty old smoke smell. The kitchen was filthy and the counters not even wiped off, there was a roach motel in every corner of the placeā€¦ even on the counter. Have these people ever heard of bug bombs? If you have a bug problem, fumigate when there is no one scheduled to be in the place for a couple days, don't put those disgusting things all over! They will need to buy more because they are all in the trash now.

I'm afraid to walk on the carpet, it looks like it might be alive. The toilets had the little paper sanitary wraps around the lids like they do in hotels, the only difference is that in most hotels, they actually CLEAN the toilets before they put those on them.

So we spent our first night cleaning so we wouldn't be completely miserable for the rest of the week. Fine, we will move on and "bring it up" when we check out.

You thought I was done didn't you? This morning, we woke up to a contractor right outside of the window working on things outside. Needless to say, I had to go outside and ask him in a polite way, "WTF? Finish what you are doing and leave". We didn't come on vacation and pay as much as we did to clean and deal with contractors. We specifically came to NOT do those things.

We still love the Outer Banks and there is plenty to do outside of the house that will keep us here for the duration but as of right now, I would never rent from Outer Beaches Realty again nor recommend anyone else do so.

There is a much larger list of issues than I've put here (and I have pictures to prove it... I'll post those eventually) but you get the idea.

I'm signing off for now; we need to take showers so we can get out of this house for the day but, as with everything else here, we have to clean that before we use it too.

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