Ok, i finally get it. This place is all about the Lucy character in the Penuts comic strip. If you're like me (Charlie Brown) and hate having the football pulled away just as you're about to kick, then you'll be disappointed in this B&B.
The place is very clean, and new, with good common areas to share with other guests.
BUT just as you're about to say, "hey, this really is worth the money" then something happens to remind you that Lucy's psychology is at work here. Crabby or non-existent innkeeper, poor communication skills, a take-it-or leave it breakfast (god help you if you don't favor processed overly sweet baked goods and crave a simple fried egg or yogurt with granola).
I had the room beneath the kitchen where you awake to stomping above on a tile floor,..well before breakfast is served.
I've had Days Inn room clerks and maids be more interested in my comfort than these folks.
If you want folks that will try hard to make you happy, stay at the Sanderling or another inn. Duck a high-rent place, and the beach is wonderful.
Just have your expectations down to the 5-cent level when you stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Advice 5¢ is located in the heart of Duck, just a short walk from the village and situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound. The traditionally-styled Outer Banks home offers comfortable guest rooms, all with private baths and decks. Guests may enjoy the Sea Pines swimming pool and tennis court, along with the convenience of our neighborhood walkway to the beach. Stays include baked-from-scratch breakfasts featuring Advice 5¢'s signature coffee! Additional amenities include complimentary WiFi, beach towels, beach chairs, and refreshing outdoor showers. Seasonal rates, vary by room type, based on double occupancy (applicable state and local taxes additional). A 2-night minimum is preferred, but often a one-night stay can be arranged. A 50% deposit is required at the time of a reservation; a 14-day cancellation notice is required for a deposit to be fully refunded. Deposits for all holiday reservations are non-refundable. Open April through early November. ... more less