This house was perfect for a group of friends that meet at a beach each year from different parts of the country. We have singles and couples and the floorplan of this home provided lots of group seating spaces and places to getaway and read. The kitchen was equipped with exceptional cookware and utensils (for a rental) and we cooked most of our meals. The covered porch provides shelter from the rain and allows outdoor time even then. The beach is nice and non-commercial ... so a great place to get away from it all. We saw beautiful sunsets/sunrises and even a double rainbow from the porches and walkway. We were lucky enough to enjoy our last night with a full Harvest Moon ... beautiful. The proximity to stores and grocery was convenient and a day trip to Wilmington is recommended. We really enjoyed this beach and home and would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet retreat.