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Old 01-20-2008, 06:52 PM
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We take an annual trip to the Outer Banks each summer with a group and rent one of those astronomically large rental homes on Currituck Sound on on the Ocean.

We typically stay in Duck or Corolla but we have also stayed in Kill Devil Hills.

A friend of mine wants to go down there with just he, his wife, and their 1 year old. He is into luxury, but I can't think of any truly luxury type hotels.

His view of luxury is a true resort-style hotel as opposed to a condo unit. I suppose he would go for a condo if it also had some hotel-like amenities (e.g. restaurant, beach front chairs, maintained pool, outdoor bar, et cetera et cetera).

Can this be found on the NC coast?
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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For the outer banks look up Sanderling Resort
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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Another option would be Bald Head Island, very expensive and exclusive, rentals there are prohibitively high for most of the states' population. It is only accessable by private boat or ferry, or helicopter. You will not be able to bring your car, the island is golf carts only (except for the local police and construction efforts) Nice golf course, shops and restaurants, even a grocery story; lots of water, alligators and one of the largest snapping turtles in existence on the east coast. If you bring your dog, do not chain it outside, they tend to disappear in the night, alligator food. Do not let it roam freely, same reason. Good surf fishing at times. Check listings in the Southport area for realtors, some there will be able to book villas or beach houses by the weekend or longer. They moved "George" a huge Alligator, in excess of 15 feet long, off of the Pond on hole no. 16 a few years back. As I understand it, he now graces the area around the battleship N. Carolina.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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Default I didn't realize that NC had Alligators??

Are there a lot of them in NC? How about the New Bern to Morehead City Area?

Thank you,....marc
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Are there a lot of them in NC? How about the New Bern to Morehead City Area?

Thank you,....marc
Bald Head Island is semi-tropical, something about currents keeps the island warmer than the mainland. YES, there are quite a few Alligators on Bald Head. While fishing the golf course we would occassionally find 15 to 20 golf balls on the fairway, nobody around. This means that a fair sized alligator has been suning itself. The golfers hit close to the beast and, rather than take a chance and turn their backs while in close proximity to an 8 to 10 foot long, low to the ground, green, heavily scaled, prehistoric critter with lots of teeth and very strong jaws; they leave the ball there, take a free drop a safe distance away and go on with the game. Sometimes the golfers may dress funny, but, many do have good sense. It is rare for an Alligator to be seen much farther north than Southport, Wilmington area. The safest way to deal with Alligators is to leave them alone. Do not pose small children with them. Do not try to feed them by hand. Do not poke at them with a stick. If attacked, jump sideways, not straight back, they can outrun you but don't corner well. If you see them coming, move, give them right-of-way and never assume they are being friendly. As I understand it, it took 8 trained wildlife officers to move George off of no. 16, attempted alligator wrestling will probably void your life insurance policy.

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Old 01-21-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Would second the motion on Sanderling Inn

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We take an annual trip to the Outer Banks each summer with a group and rent one of those astronomically large rental homes on Currituck Sound on on the Ocean.

We typically stay in Duck or Corolla but we have also stayed in Kill Devil Hills.

A friend of mine wants to go down there with just he, his wife, and their 1 year old. He is into luxury, but I can't think of any truly luxury type hotels.

His view of luxury is a true resort-style hotel as opposed to a condo unit. I suppose he would go for a condo if it also had some hotel-like amenities (e.g. restaurant, beach front chairs, maintained pool, outdoor bar, et cetera et cetera).

Can this be found on the NC coast?
I stayed at the Sanderling Inn several years ago and would agree that it is pretty close to what you want.

At that time, they had a restaurant and at least one very large suite.

They are building the Grand Villas in Indian Beach/Salter Path which is intended to be luxury condominiums with resort amenities, but it is still under construction.

The location is about half way between Emerald Isle and Atlantic beach.

Next time I am over that way, I'll take a picture.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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Default American Alligator in North Carolina

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Are there a lot of them in NC? How about the New Bern to Morehead City Area?

Thank you,....marc
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:57 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I stayed at the Sanderling Inn several years ago and would agree that it is pretty close to what you want.

At that time, they had a restaurant and at least one very large suite.

They are building the Grand Villas in Indian Beach/Salter Path which is intended to be luxury condominiums with resort amenities, but it is still under construction.

The location is about half way between Emerald Isle and Atlantic beach.

Next time I am over that way, I'll take a picture.

I'm still bummed out because they sold out Salter Path Family Campground, it was a great place to camp, in the shade even. Ah well, have been using the one in Atlantic Beach, still good camping and amenities.
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