My friends and I had a wonderful visit. The house was great and had a great view of the ocean. A short walk put us on the beach. Plenty of room to for all and a great gas range really made the kitchen over the top.
Hello John, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your wonderful review! The staff here at Better Beach Rentals are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Carpe Diem! I hope that you and your family witnessed some of the awesome sunsets that we have! We hope to SEA you on your next vacation to Oak Island...Life is Better at the Beach!
Perfect house for our Thanksgiving
Found the house to be exactly as advertised. Very clean and well appointed. Short walk to the beach. Highly recommend.
Hello Carol, thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review!
The Staff at Better Beach Rentals are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at our property Carpe Diem. I am delighted to hear that the house could accommodate your needs. To let you in on a little secret for next year, our staff is currently going through all of our properties making slight improvements to make your experience even more memorable! You’ll have to come back and check it out! We are excited to 'SEA' you on your next vacation to Oak Island….Life is Better at the Beach!
Fabulous Family Week at Carpe Diem
Wonderful family time at Oak Island, Carpe Diem! Beach and house was fabulous! Wonderful view of ocean AND marsh with inviting porches to enjoy both. Loved the fact that the beach was not crowded and very little traffic. My family and I would definitely stay here again!
We had a great week but I did have a few issues. The vacuum cleaner was the pits so there was sand on the floor constantly. The can opener did not work. The beds were not made and the comforters had not been washed.
Nice new house
The home is new and very nice. It's only a short walk to the ocean access.
Carpe Diem Dump
This house was a vacation nightmare. Upon entering, we found DOG FECES on the rug under the dining table. The bathrooms and the kitchen were filthy. The cleaning job was nonexistent or poorly done to say the least. Appliances were filthy- countertops, refrigerator, and microwave were not clean. The windows were so dirty you could not see the view. The toilets and showers were disgusting- showers caked with residue and the toilets had urine stains. The house is in poor condition, and the second cleaning crew was even appalled. For supposedly being 2 years old, the house shows a lot of wear and tear. Carpe Diem would be a lovely house if it was properly maintained. The kitchen is not stocked well and utensils, plates, and pans were scarce. We pulled out the blender and it was covered in ants as were all the cupboards! We were promised wifi and it took us almost three days to get it. Also, one of the beds was not properly assembled, which could have been dangerous. When we contacted Better Beach Rentals, we were treated rudely and they were non-responsive to our issues and frustrations. When asked to speak to a manager, we were told they were unavailable repeatedly. Every time we called management they acted like we were a nuisance, and there was never an apology for the deplorable condition of the house. They had our money so they did not care. I would NEVER rent from Better Beach Rentals again, they obviously do not know how to take care of their customers. Oak Island seems like a lovely vacation spot with great beaches but be warned if you rent from Better Beach Rentals. If I were the owner of this home, I would be disturbed to know that the management company was representing this home in such a deplorable condition.