House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
About Mike Steagall
We live in Cary, NC so we are only about three and a half hours from our house. We try to get down to Hatteras as often as possible to fish, hang in the sun or just have fun on the water. Some of the things we like best about Hatteras are the laid back surfer/fishing vibe, the great local restaurants (no chains here), access to really clean waters and the natural environment found there. If you're a bird watcher, you will especially like late fall at Pea Island.
Mike Steagall purchased this House in 2001
Why Mike Steagall chose Farrow Shores
We looked for several months and found the perfect property. It's second row, so the ocean is just across the cul-de-sac. The lot is huge so we had room to add the pool and still have room to grow. And the beach itself in front of the house is one of the finest I have ever seen.
What makes this House unique
Our corner lot provides really good views. We are close to everything in the tri-villages but you feel very secluded in a small, quiet neighborhood.
Dogs only please
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
It was a great time, even though the weather wasn't great.
All in One
Overall, we were very happy with our stay at Moondance. the communication with the owner was excellent, from suggesting to get travel insurance ahead of hurricane season to timely responding to al of our questions. The property has everything one needs to have a comfortable beach vacation. The house and pool area were clean, kitchen is well equipped with pots and dishes, upper deck area has a gate (an absolute plus when traveling with a toddler) and the hot tub is a pure heaven.
House is in the 2nd row from the beach. You may see a narrow line of ocean from sitting on a high chair on the top deck (you'll mostly see the dunes) but you will surely hear the magnificence of the ocean if you leave your doors open when going to bed.
Salvo is about 15 min drive from Avon, where the big grocery store ( Food Lion) and many restaurants and coffee shops are.
A couple of things to bring with you: towels, dish soap (there is a dishwasher machine too!!), sponge, plastic wraps, foil etc
Things we wish were there: gas grill. The house has a picnic area charcoal type of grill in front of the house. It would be just so much easier to have a gas grill.
We absolutely loved our stay at Moondance and hope to be back next year!!
One of our best vacations
As advertised! Close to beach, roomy, clean, comfortable, nice pool for cooling off after the beach. All the comforts of home. Also, the owner was helpful and responsive to all communications.
Moondance stay August 2019
Overall it was a wonderful experience! Transactions were seamless, both the house and location lived up to our families expectations. Will definitely rent again!
When we first entered there was a weird smell that hit us. After the first time we didn’t smell it anymore 🤷�🏻�♀️. To be fair it was >100 degrees that week so being shut up tight may have allowed for the smell to be emitted. Neighborhood was quiet and conviently located a short walk to the beach. The beach cart could’ve been in better condition along with some of the beach equipment provided. We used the chairs daily but the beach cart only the first day. The pool was a hit and perfect after the walk back from the beach. Overall good place with adequate kitchen supplies (they even have a crockpot x2). Make sure to bring a dish rag/sponges as they only provide dish towels. We enjoyed our stay!
Perfect family beach house
Well designed for families, with a large open living area, bedrooms were a good size with 2 1/2 bathrooms, including a tub in one of them. The beds are comfortable with good pillows.
Other bonus was the large yard that our two small dogs loved. Pool was perfect for the times you’ve had enough beach and saltwater. Hot tub was fun for a chat. The house is in good shape, except bring along extra light bulbs, this is common problem with all rentals because they are cleaned a prepped during the day, and the lights are over-looked. I had called in to maintenance to replace the kitchen overhead fluorescent bulbs, but they never showed up. The photos were taken after the landscaping was primped, don’t expect it to look like that.
Thanks for the good review Holly. Glad you enjoyed the house and hope you will come back. The kitchen light fixture has been replaced (it wasn't just the bulbs). Sorry they didn't get to it while you were there.