Overall we had an excellent vacation and a great time! This was our first time going to Emerald Isle and the area was so quiet and relaxing. The house had more than enough room for all 18 of us, and the bedrooms were very spacious with King beds! We only ate out twice, ordered pizza one night from Michelangelo’s-it was great, and cooked the other nights. The house had plenty of cookware and plenty of pantry space. We lived by the pool and the boys played cornhole. When we did go to the beach, the access was right down the road so easy to get to. The ice makers were broke but Joyce made sure we had plenty of bags of ice and when we needed more propane for the grill, it brought to us quickly. We did venture out to Beaufort, NC down the road which I highly recommend. It is the cutest little seaside town with amazing food! We also took a walking ghost tour which was fun! If you have a big family and need a big house, I highly recommend staying at The Refuge for Decay!