USA North Carolina North Carolina Coast Holden Beach Listing #51722

Parks-Lowder - Holden Beach, NC

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9 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 6 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanfront home with free WiFi, private walkway to beach, and central AC

Enjoy the one-story convenience of this four-bedroom, two-bath oceanfront home located in the privately gated West End. For your convenience and extra sleeping space, there is a queen sofa bed in the living area. 'Parks-Lowder' has central heat and air, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, ice maker, cable TV, VCR, wireless internet access, and telephone. Other amenities include an open and covered porch, fish sink, enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water, enclosed garage, wood-burning fireplace, gazebo, and private walkway to the beach with a sundeck.

THINGS TO KNOW

AMENITIES

Children

Children's games

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Ocean view

Oceanfront

Water view

Waterfront

Beach access

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Playground

Golf nearby

Outdoor

Balcony

Patio

Beach chairs

Deck

9 reviews

Alyssa A. Oct 2021
We stayed for a week with my husband and I and our 4 small kids. There were plenty of beds and seating, furniture in great condition.

However, just a few hours into being there we saw a few roaches and that cleaning hadn't been done well. Vacasa responded really quickly and was really helpful.

The boardwalk was our main issue. It doesn't extend all the way to the beach so the last stretch is overgrown and unkempt on sand. The boardwalk itself if also in need of repairs. Wobbly boards, nails sticking up, sharp plants growing over the walk way. Our kids got several splinters walking on it and had several close calls with exposed nails. I definitely don't think it's been maintained well and is unsafe at parts.

Overall, I would say this place is good for a shorter stay if you have older kids and adults who can watch where they're walking. I don't think we would stay in this house again, but as I said vacasa was really helpful with our issues so we would definitely book with them again.
Manager response:
Hi Alyssa! We thank you for your feedback. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience and issues experienced with the boardwalk. The owner is aware and currently working with the property manager to make repairs and updates. We hope to host you and your family again for a more enjoyable stay!
Kenneth P. Sep 2021
The property is showing its age. The deck and walkway to the beach are in kind of rough shape. I would be cautious about walking on the deck in bare feet. The wood is very rough. If you are a single family with lots of kids, and you're not looking for top notch condition, it would be a bargain with one king bed, 6 double beds and 2 singles. If you are a group of adults(which for the most part we were) you will probably have people not happy with a double bed. I have to choose whether I want to lay with my head hanging off or my feet hanging off. The living room is comfortable. Probably won't rent it again.
Manager response:
Hi, Kenneth! The homeowner has been made aware of the concerns with the deck, and they are currently looking into repairs. Thank you so much for staying with us!
Robyn S. Sep 2021
This home is in need of serious maintenance. The first thing we noticed when we entered the home was the horrible smell of mold , mildew, and dog urine. The kitchen cabinets were dirty and falling apart, with the panel in front of the kitchen sink missing and veneer peeling off the front of the drawers. Electric outlets on one wall in the living room are detached and exposing the electric box. HVAC vents are rusted and bent; one in the kitchen was duct taped to the floor. Carpet is ripped and missing in the entryway to one of the bedrooms, and most of the furniture is beat up and falling apart. The dining room table top is bubbled and peeling off, and the legs of two of the chairs were literally falling off and will collapse if anyone sits on them. The shower door in one of bathrooms is off the track and won’t open or close, the outlets in both bathrooms don’t work. The rear deck needs replaced; there are loose boards, nails sticking up, trip hazards on the walkway. The ceiling has water damage and drooping in spots where water has leaked. I would definitely not recommend this home and felt I overpaid. I’m surprised it met Vacasa standards. I called Vacasa on arrival and expressed all concerns; was told by the representative that they would enter a “ticket” and that I would be contacted by the local management company but no one called me back. On the positive, the living room couch and recliners were very nice as well as the flat screen TV.
Manager response:
We apologize for the deferred maintenance. The property manager has tasked local staff with addressing the concerns you have presented in your review. It's our hope you'll return to see the difference someday. Thanks, Robyn!
Linda R. Aug 2021
The house had a nice layout, especially the seating area in the living room. Everyone could put their feet up! Large table and kitchen had mostly everything we needed. Liked the garage to keep cars, bikes and beach stuff safe and dry. Nice beach area. Not a lot of people and nice walks to end of island.
Anthony M. Jul 2021
We liked that the location was farther down the beach. The washer and dryer is in the garage under the house, so that was a pain. One toilet didn't seem to flush right, but the kids stayed on that side. Overall the property was very inviting, but could use some updated decking.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback. We have forwarded your concerns to the local manager to address.
Susan L. May 2021
The inside of the home was just as pictured. It was very clean, comfortably furnished and the kitchen was well stocked for cooking. There were board games, puzzles and books. In the garage there were beach toys and chairs. The laundry is in the garage which is below the house. I’d give the inside five stars. The photos of the outside were obviously taken years ago. The deck and the boardwalk were in terrible shape and even seemed unsafe in places. The outside was also very dirty and you couldn’t even see out of the front bedroom window as it was covered by algae. I’d rate the outside 1 star.
Manager response:
Hello, Susan! Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you had a great time! We take guest feedback seriously, and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can review and update the home as needed for future guests. We will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Connie H. May 2021
Deck and Boardwalk to the beach seriously needs to be replaced!
Other than the fact the house had not been cleaned prior to our arrival (who wants to have to clean a house before unloading their belongings for vacation?) we enjoyed the beach.
Manager response:
Hi, Connie! Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that the home was in this condition upon your arrival - please know that this is not the regular standard for our properties. We have implemented a Premium Clean program so we can continue to strive to provide our guests with fulfilling experiences; We apologize for any missteps, as it is never our intention to disappoint. We hope to have the opportunity to better impress you in the future.
Krystin M. May 2021
Clean, great location