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Kurt _)_

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2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« on: March 13, 2017, 05:16:37 PM »
We picked up 2 new trip sponsors for our May 6 windsurfing trip: Ernie and Tom P. Sr.  So please correct me if I'm wrong; the full week sponsor list is now 7 of us: Fang & Long, Ken, Doug, Ernie, Tom, and me.  Plus we have 1 spouse (Debbie) joining us for a partial week.  Let the house shopping begin!

We're looking for a house with 2 king bedrooms for our 2 couples (Fang & Long; Ken & Debbie), plus 3 more bedrooms for the rest of us, plus a couple extra bunks for day-guests.  The last house we stayed in, Kickn' Back, is not avail. :-(

All houses listed below are sound-front and list wireless, windsports access, and hot tub.  Base price listed does not include taxes, fees, or pool heat.  Checkin date is 5/6 unless 5/7 is noted.  I only searched Salvo, Waves, Rhodanthe, Avon.  Agencies searched are: Surf or Sound, Hatteras Realty, Midgett Realty, and VRBO.

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Blue Waters - Avon - 7 BR (KKKKKKB) - 8 beds - 7+2/half baths
Launching looks like 150 yd. walk through sea grass w/no dock.
http://www.hatterasrealty.com/rental/house.html?ID=626&Avail=2017-05-06&Stay=7
$2,545

Blown Away - Avon 5/7-5/14- 7 BR (KKKKK(2Q)B) - 11 beds - 6+1/half baths
Launch 30 yd. walk across sand beach.
http://www.hatterasrealty.com/rental/house.html?ID=870&Avail=2017-05-07&Stay=7
$3,895

Sounds Fantastic - Salvo - 6 BR ((2S)KKKQB) - 8 beds - 6+1/half baths
Launch 100 yd. walk through sea grass w/no dock.
http://www.midgettrealty.com/rental/sounds-fantastic?rcav[begin]=05/06/2017&rcav[end]=05/13/2017&rcav[flex_type]=d&savings_only=0
$1,325

Pamlico Sunsets - Avon 5/7-5/14 - 5 BR (KKKBQ) - 6 beds - 4+1/half baths
Launch 10 yds from house, boulder wall with dock.
http://www.midgettrealty.com/rental/pamlico-sunsets?rcav[begin]=05/07/2017&rcav[end]=05/14/2017&rcav[flex_type]=d&savings_only=0
$2,275

Sound Adventure - Salvo - 8 BR (KKKKKK(2S)(2B)) - 12 beds - 9 baths
Launch 30 yds from house, shared dock. 
https://www.vrbo.com/876358?unitId=1424297&adultsCount=8&arrivalDate=05%2F06%2F2017&departureDate=05%2F13%2F2017&CID=a_cj_8249624&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=8249624&utm_campaign=10859114_S86NQDQX#location
$2,795

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Kurt's last choices are Blown Away (expensive) and Bue Waters (worst launch).  Last 3 look good to me.  Please indicate your first and 2nd choices.  If you don't like any of these, feel free to add your own listing. 
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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 09:27:18 PM »
Sound Adventure looks best to me.

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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 08:59:24 AM »
Sound Adventure or Pamlico Sunset are both fine for me.  Sound Adventure allows for more "guest" space.

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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 11:32:53 AM »
Agree with Ken.

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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 02:19:30 PM »
Sound Adventure-- snagged it!  Here's the cost breakdown from Surf or Sound, using same terms as last time (no trip insurance, $65 damage insurance in lieu of $800 security deposit they hold for 3 months).  Also, I saved us $500 on the base price by finding this in Surf or Sound directly instead of going through VRBO.  :-)

http://www.surforsound.com/property/430/

Base Rate:        $2,295.00
Protection Plan:      $65.00
Total Tax:            $292.61
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Total Cost:        $2,652.61

Per Person (7):    $378.95

* Based on 7 people (Fang & Long, Ken, Doug, Ernie, Tom, and me). 

I'll send you all email with the final per-person amount and my address for sending checks, as soon as I confirm about the pet fee.

Not including couches, we have 5 or 6 beds available for day-guests.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 02:04:02 PM by Kurt _)_ »
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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 07:11:44 PM »
Thanks, Kurt. Looks like a nice house. Looking forward to a windy week!  8)

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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 02:05:10 PM »
Welcome Ernie.  I'm looking forward to it too.

Folks, I just got final figures from SoS, and updated the post above.  I'll send you email tonight.
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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 09:52:38 PM »
Are you still taking applicants for the trip?

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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 01:39:13 PM »
Hi Graham (if that's your name),

We already closed the sign-up process for full-week trip sponsors, and picked a house and week, as described above.  However, we always offer some extra bunks for day-guests, with booking priority given to club members.  Members can rent an extra bunk at our house by the day with no cancellation penalty.

As soon as we work out how many and how much, I'll post separately for day-guest signup.  Should be in the next day or two.
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Re: 2017 Spring WS Trip House Selection
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 07:55:34 AM »
Thanks for the reply.  I'll look into maybe a couple of bunk days.  I'd like to come for a week in the fall. When should I start looking for info on that?

Appreciatively,

graham