About Wanda Leary
I enjoy the beauty, peace, and quiet of the home, yard, and river. My mother and Donald, my step-father lived in the home for 20 years. My mother remarked it was like Paradise living there. They worked very hard to plant the trees, shrubs, and flowers and to keep up the yard, flower beds, and home. Many family and friends enjoyed the get-togethers at their home; cook-outs, fish roasts, and fantastic meals.
This is not a Party House
Smoking outside, but don't leave butts outside.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Since this is our family home, we ask that you respect the property as if it were your own family's home.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Breath taking sunsets
We booked this home to be able to visit our Coast Guardsman training in Elizabeth City. 18 minutes from the base, looking across the river as the planes and helicopters that my son is training to fix take off and land. Huge house, stocked with everything for the kitchen to serve a big group. Kayaks and peddle boats were fun. Amazing view and sunsets. The entire house is very handicapped accessible. Off a quiet country road. Lovely!
The house was as described and in a very quiet location (which I loved). The house itself is a little dated and can use a few repairs, but overall in good shape. The views of the river are spectacular! having the boat ramp & kayaks available is definitely a plus! Easy to get in touch with Wanda. The house is about 40-45 min from the Outerbanks....but the drive was very easy. We had a great time despite raining for the first 3 days. The internet and television leave a little something to be desired, but we made do (we didn't go on vacation to be on devices). Overall...a good value for the experience.
Vacation made of Memories to last forever!
The House was absolutely perfect for our family! Plenty of space for everyone. Our favorite thing about the house was that we could check in and not have to leave anywhere else besides to the grocery store! We could enjoy the water, plenty of space in the yard for the dog and kids to run and play and the kids had a blast with the paddle boat, kayaks and fishing! Wanda was so helpful and so easy to communicate with also! A vacation we will remember forever! We are from Michigan and traveling to North Carolina with 12 people gets costly the house was perfect for all of us, affordable and private and things to do without spending more money having to leave every day for things to do.
That is just the same thing that I and my children enjoyed for years when we visited my mother and step-father; playing out in the yard, in and out of the river, and plenty of room to unwind and visit inside. So nice that other families can enjoy the house and property too in the same way. Thank you for sharing your experience and thank you for choosing Pugh's Paradise. Very glad it will be a part of your family memories.
My family had a blast! We'd love to come back next summer!
I am so glad you enjoyed and thanks for sharing.
We had a great home and enjoyed our stay. The downside was it was horrible with mosquitos...they come in 1,000’s and that isn’t exaggerating! The house had lots of personal owner pieces and just for that I’d say that for lots of children and yes us adults to it could be a loss on things if by accident someone broke things and if I were the homeowner and renting it for vacationers I’d leave that and any other personal stuff out. Kitchen had multiple ants...yes we understand they can be there but it got horrible the last few days of our stay. We had a great time in the lake and loved the water and grandkids enjoyed it, the owner accommodated with kayaks and a paddle boat. We loved it was away from the ocean but yet could get there for a day out if needed (less than 45 min to an hour). Overall the home had spacious room and everyone had a bed to sleep in and even extra room if needed for air mattresses. Owner kept in contact and was very helpful....alarm panel gave us issues but she had taken care of it.
Thank you Wanda for opening your home and maybe someday we will return!
Glad you enjoyed our stay for the most part. Yes, the mosquitoes are horrendous in this part of North Carolina. I take all precautions when I am there to prevent them from coming in the house. On the house instructions, I recommend closing the large garage door late afternoon to keep them out of the garage and thus from entering the house through the door in the garage. I do not leave any exterior house lights at night for long periods of time because of course, that attracts bugs. I spend time outside during the day and stay inside at night, opening and closing doors at a minimal. Lastly, I use the screened in porch in the evenings.
As far of the ants go, they do continue to be a problem. I have used a professional exterminating services on three occasions since June.
Thank you for your comments.
We had an amazing time at Wanda's house. The property is gorgeous - lots of privacy, beautiful views, lovely river. The house is well stocked and very comfortable. Wanda was very responsive and available for anything we needed. We'll definitely be back!
Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed the property and house, I think the views are gorgeous too. Hope you can come again.
Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, or Kayaking at the Dismal Swamp State Park
Outer Banks is 45 miles away
Virginia Beach is 60 miles away