Vacation Home Amenities

Rental Home Amenities


Pools


Private pools are available from the weekend of April 24 through the weekend of October 11, 2015 (unless otherwise advertised). Pools are cleaned, vacuumed and serviced on the day of guest arrival. A mid-week service, including chemical and mechanical checks, is provided, but does not include cleaning or vacuuming. The leaseholder will be charged for additional cleanings necessary due to misuse.

Heated pool availability dates and fees vary; please see individual home information for details. Unless otherwise advertised, pools are not heated in July and August. Fees for heated pools are either fixed (plus tax) or included in the rental fee. No refunds will be issued if a guest decides they would like this amenity turned off during their stay. Requests for this optional amenity should be confirmed and paid for prior to arrival. The heated pool fee will not be prorated if this service is requested at check-in or during your stay. Please note pool heaters are delicate amenities. Their effectiveness is subject to the climate, weather conditions and ambient air temperature. Salt air is quite corrosive and may hinder the function of these amenities after prolonged exposure. Heated pools are generally able to reach a maximum temperature range of 75 to 80 degrees.

Occasionally, some pools in Dare and Currituck counties experience a mild ground current. Generally this is not caused by a pool defect or the household electrical system, but appears as a result of the earth’s natural electrical current. Certain homes may be affected and the current tends to be intermittent in nature. Please be advised that this may affect the operation of pacemakers and other similar devices.

Hot Tubs


Hot tubs are equipped with water heaters and thermostats for temperature control. Hot tubs are available for use year-round, and are cleaned, vacuumed and serviced on the day of guest arrival. A mid-week service, including chemical and mechanical checks, is provided, but does not include vacuuming or cleaning. The leaseholder will be charged for additional cleanings necessary due to misuse. Homes not equipped with hot tubs do not allow the rental of portable hot tubs or soft spas due to possible electrical and/or structural problems.

Pregnant women, individuals taking medication, and those with diabetes, high or low blood pressure, heart disease or other cardiovascular conditions should consult their physician prior to entering a hot tub. Children under the age of 12 are prohibited from entering hot tubs at any time. Overuse or misuse of hot tubs results in a higher possibility of infection; sanitizers are not able to combat abnormally elevated levels of bacteria. Please do not remove floating chemical dispensers from your hot tub at any time. Removal may result in minor health related problems, such as folliculitis.

Occasionally, some hot tubs in Dare and Currituck counties experience a mild ground current. Generally this is not caused by a hot tub defect or the household electrical system, but appears as a result of the earth’s natural electrical current. Certain homes may be affected and the current tends to be intermittent in nature. Please be advised that this may affect the operation of pacemakers and other similar devices.

Outdoor Community Pools


Outdoor community pools are generally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and only welcome guests and homeowners of that community. Most communities do not allow guests to use the amenities prior to check-in or after check-out, so please plan your travel times accordingly.

Fireplaces


Fireplaces are available for use until April 9 and after October 10, 2015. Propane deliveries may take several days and cannot be guaranteed. No refunds will be issued for non-functioning fireplaces.

Elevators


To help ensure the safety of you and your family, please use caution in the operation of the elevator if one is installed in your vacation home. This amenity is intended to assist the infirm or aid in the loading and unloading of luggage, groceries, etc. Please follow all posted safety instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the elevator company directly. Children are not allowed to ride or operate the elevator unattended due to the risk of serious injury or death.

Internet Access


High-speed wireless internet access is a standard amenity in most of our vacation homes (except for Twiddy Traditional Homes and homes located in the 4x4 area). Guests should contact the internet provider directly for customer support or service problems using the information placed in the home.

Linen Service


Bed and bath linens are provided for reservations of seven days or more. However, bed and bath linens are not included as a standard amenity in Twiddy Traditional Homes. Guests may rent bed and bath linens through Twiddy (a package for the whole home, or individual sets) or bring their own bed and bath linens from home.

Seasonal Amenity Dates


Below are the approximate availability dates for seasonal amenities:

  • Private pools are available from the weekend of April 24 through the weekend of October 11, 2015 unless otherwise specified.
  • Heated pool availability dates may vary; see home description to verify availability.
  • Outdoor community pools are usually available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Hot tubs are available for use year-round.
  • Fireplaces are available for use until April 9 and after October 10, 2015.

Twiddy's Welcome Program


It’s a way the owner can say, “Welcome, and enjoy your stay.”

Twiddy homes that advertise Welcome Program as an amenity provide guests with a Vacation Starter Kit for their arrival. Enjoy the convenience of starter household supplies such as detergent, a garbage bag and paper towels, all in a Twiddy reusable grocery bag. Additionally, soap, shampoo and toilet paper will be placed in every bathroom.

These homeowners want to take care of some of the little necessities so you may begin to relax and enjoy your vacation.