Friday, May 28, 2010

Beach Week 2010...welcome to "Toadal Getaway!"

It's been 3 years since we've taken an actual beach vacation, so we were definitely due for one. In 2006 and 2007 we vacationed at my very good friend, Sommer's, beach house in Rodanthe in the Outer Banks. We loved the house so much! It was the perfect beach house, just one row back, with great views of the ocean, super beachy on the inside and just all around perfect! Sadly, in 2007, Sommer's family sold the beach house, then called "Time Out."

We've since learned that the new owners are renting it out and lucky for us, have kept the rates affordable and bonus, they are pet friendly! So, though the exterior is now a striking (and perhaps neon) green, we decided to give the newly named, "Toadal Getaway" a try!

The inside still has a lot of the charm that Sommer's family put into it, the drapes, furniture, carpet, and even a majority of the wall hangings are the same. Most importantly, the outdoor shower is still in tact. I mean seriously, is there anything better than an outdoor shower!? I gurantee that I will not utilize a single indoor shower the entire time I'm here, and I'm happy to say that I'll be here for another 8 days!

New to the home is a tiki bar (which is kind of fun, I have to admit) and a palm tree that seems to be posing as a Christmas tree...I think they heard I was coming! :)

We were able to get an early check-in, so we woke up at 3:00 a.m., hit the road by 4:00 and walked in the door by 9:00. It was great to add an extra day to our trip and Adam was able to sleep for the majority of the drive (and ps: so did I! Thanks Andy for driving!) :)

Looking forward to a fantastic beach week! No doubt we'll have plenty more to share in the coming days....or minutes! :)

1 comment:

Sommer said...

Not toadally the same but still has the wonderful charm! Would LOVE to see bedroom pics & deck pics if you get a chance:) I don't want to be a pest but if you have a minute:) Definitely wishing I was there!! Have so much fun and I'm sooo glad Adam's first experience is at the old Time Out!