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When looking at a vacation rental listing you may see a lot of unfamiliar acronyms and abbreviations used to describe the bedrooms and levels in a home. We can help you understand what they mean so you choose the house right for you and there are no surprises on check-in day.
Level 1 (Ground Floor)
Commonly found on level 1 are bedrooms, rec room/game room, entrance to the pool area, media or theater rooms. The Ground Floor is also typically where you will find the keyless entry lock, if the home has it.
Level 2 (Middle Floor)
Depending on the home, typical types of rooms found on the 2nd Level are bedrooms, a den, or a game room.
Level 3 (Top Floor)
Many vacation rental homes on the Outer Banks are built in a "reverse floor plan" with the great room, dining room, and kitchen on top floor. Many homes will also have the main master bedroom on Level 3. This is typically the level with the best views.
Some houses may have a landing in between levels, sometimes with a small sitting area or half bath.
Level 4 (Ship's Watch/Loft)
The Ship's Watch or Loft is usually open to the level below. Some vacation homes have reading nooks, or a small table perfect for games and puzzles.
Master Bedroom (bedroom with private bathroom)
Bunk Set with a twin bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top
Bunk set with a double bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top
Double Bunk Set; Bunk set with a double bed on the bottom and a double bed on top
Trundle Bed; twin bed that stores under another bed
Sleep Sofa with a king-size mattress
Sleep Sofa with a queen-size mattress
Sleep Sofa with a double-size mattress
Sleep Sofa with a twin-size mattress
Thin double-size mattress placed on a raised, foldable frame
Thin twin-size mattress placed on a raised, foldable frame