- Jeff H from South Lyon, MI, Posted: 04/21/2021
Review over at VRBO
- Anonymous from Huntington Station, NY, Posted: 04/21/2021
This vacation rental, both the house and property, exceeded our expectations! The house is beautiful and cozy and was equipped with almost everything you'd need while on vacation. Waking up to the New River in the front yard was one of the highlights! We look forward to booking this rental again in the future!
- Anonymous from Chapel Hill, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Well appointed, very private house directly on the New River was exactly what we were looking for. We toasted marshmallows over the porch firepit, kayaked on the river, went hiking on the parkway and sampled the donuts downtown. The cool mountain air and sounds of the river were so welcome. We would stay here again, and hope to do so.
- Anonymous from Palmer, MA, Posted: 04/21/2021
From the moment we entered the house we knew we were in for a fantastic experience. The house was so clean and had everything we could ask for. The view and the sound of the river gave us a feeling of coming home and we immediately ran down to get our feet into the water.Our dog literally ran around the yard and jumped into the river, he was just as excited as we were to be there. Every evening we sat on the deck with the fire and enjoyed some much needed family time, it was the best. For half of our stay it rained(hurricane force rain)and we still loved being there, now our family is planning when we can return. To anyone wanting a perfect stay we would tell you to book Retriever Beach.
- Maria M from Weston, FL, Posted: 04/21/2021
We had a very nice White Christmas and New Year Eve !, the house was beautiful. The kitchen had all the utensils needed and in good condition. The hone is nicely furnished. The only detail to have in consideration is the if you plan to go like we diid in winter the street in which the house is located in a dirty road, so there's no maintenance from the NC traffic department so the only way to exit the house is with 4WD cars or trucks.... we had to wait until the ice melted and rent a pick up truck. A place to come back, the river in the yard was beautiful and In summer seems that you can profit of water activities as well. We would like to come back in summer !!!
- Charles B from Fountain inn, SC, Posted: 04/21/2021
House was amazing, well stocked with all the amenities and much more. Very relaxing atmosphere
- Anonymous from North Myrtle Beach, SC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Everything was excellent
- Anonymous from East Bend, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
We had a wonderful, relaxing time at this mountain home. The house was beautifully decorated and so well maintained. We hope to visit again!
- Anonymous from WIRTZ, VA, Posted: 04/21/2021
this was the best house we've ever rented. It had everything we needed. We were a group of 9 ranging from 13 to 69 and we all enjoyed our stay.
- Victoria C from Summerfield, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
My family and I enjoyed the river front property. It has a nice yard for kids and pets. The living area is open and spacious for big families. The property is clean and has most equipment you need for cooking. The fire pit is great for night time. I would highly recommend this property!
- Roger G from Bennettsville, SC, Posted: 04/21/2021
House was really nice, was exceptionally clean when we arrived.....fire pit on deck and deck ceiling fans were really nice....access to river was easy and nice views from deck....
- Sheri R from Rock Hill, SC, Posted: 04/21/2021
I can't say enough about this beautiful home! It has enough room for our family of 5 to eat and lounge comfortably either inside or on the porch, where we stayed most of the time. We enjoyed their porch gas fire pit as well as the wood fire pit down in the yard. But the biggest advantage of this home is the gentle slope down to the river. We tied our tubes around rocks in the river and lounged with our feet dangling in the water. We "body surfed" down the river and we're able to easily walk out. The only disappointment was that the Elk Shoals Park down river was closed due to beach repairs so we couldn't tube down from the house. Since there is no public access up river we couldn't take advantage of this great location. I believe it's closed through June 22nd. The water temperature was great even in early June. Our dogs loved cooling off and then napping on the bank in the sun. It's a very private lot and only saw a handful of neighbors over the course of the week. The home is decorated beautifully with extra care given to the bathrooms. I will be booking again for sure!!
- Jeronia M from East Bend, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
They have a bunch of board games, tubes to enjoy the water(not sturdy but works), swings and hammocks, and few outdoor activities as well, you can satisfy everyone in your group :D
Because few of my friends are strict vegetarians we hesitated to use the oven and grill, as they were not cleaned properly but this wouldn't be a problem if you are not vegan/vegetarians.
This is not a complaint, just a piece of advice to future travelers:
So, The place where you can hang the hammock wasn't a good place, since it hangs just above the wooden log edge and has high chances of falling. It happened to us and one of my friends got injured. You might wanna be careful when using the hammock.
*** We would surely come back and definitely recommend this place..... :)
- Anusha Reddy G from Charlotte, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
This place is a charm. Plenty of place inside and outside, a beautiful view and easy access to the river, it was so pleasant.
- Deidra P from Durham, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Excellent location on the river and wonderful property. We will definitely plan to stay here again.
- Ellen N from Saint Pauls, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
We had a total of eight people & my dog for a week on vacation in the mountains. The house was better than the pictures showed. Everything was beautiful, updated & clean! The kitchen was very well equipped. The yard was very big with a easy walk to the river. It was cool at night & in the mornings so we made good use of the fireplace & the fire pit on the porch. We put up humming bird feeders & had many birds come to them, this was very relaxing sitting on the porch watching the birds & the river. The management staff was very responsive to our needs. We will are already planning to go back to Retriever Beach!
- Katy S from Charlotte, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
So glad we choose this property, it is a beautiful, clean and relaxing place. The house is well stocked, they had everything we could have needed. You can sit by several indoor/outdoor fire pits. Sitting by the river sounds was so relaxing. If you have children they will love this place as well. Looking forward to coming back in the summer. The rental agent I worked with was wonderful lady! Thank you for sharing your property for those looking to escape the city.
extremely clean and very well maintained
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT VACATION!!!!
- Anonymous from North Myrtle Beach, SC, Posted: 04/21/2021
pictures and description extremely accurate.
- Richard B from raeford, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Great clean home!
- Anonymous from China Grove, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
The perfect house for us ladies! We loved the house, the yard and the river!! It was so comfortable and relaxing!
- Lianne W from Makanda, IL, Posted: 04/21/2021
- Fred D from Advance, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Exceeded our expectations inside and out. Everything was included. The deck, view, and river were so relaxing. Mid-May had perfect weather, but maybe a little too early for trout.
Pictures do not do this property full justice. It is much roomier than you think and everything inside is in terrific condition. Be sure to follow the driving directions from the rental company. One of our folks followed their GPS and had a rougher entry to the property than we did. We definitely plan to book this property again. It's fantastic!!
- Cheri S from Shallotte, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
This was our favorite location to date on the New River. The water was so relaxing to listen to, and we had tons of privacy! Kayaking here was especially peaceful, and we saw wildlife every time we went on the water. The shoreline is the best we've found for putting in with a kayak as well.
The property management company did a pretty good job and fixed a couple of issues we found when we arrived. There was a problem with the outdoor shower which was not fixed by the time we left but they had apparently tried to get a plumber out to fix it.
A few other notes:
- The canoes / kayaks are not included in the rental due to liability concerns from the rental company, so you'll have to bring your own or rent them.
- There were 4 tubes at the house which we used on the river. We had to inflate some of them before using them.
- The house does have cornhole and several board games.
- There are several collapsible outdoor chairs which to use in the yard included with the house.
- David M from Charlottesville, VA, Posted: 04/21/2021
This is a really nice house in a great location. I don't think the pictures do justice to how nice of a house and location it is. We loved the yard and made fires in the fire pit everyday. We tubed and canoed down the new river and ended up right at our front yard. There is a little beach on the river which was perfect for kids to play in. The dog with us loved exploring the area. The house itself is really nice and high quality inside. Kitchen is new and well stocked, rooms are very nice and plenty of space. The house seemed to be very new and clean.
- Anonymous from Winston Salem, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
We all had a wonderful time, met all our expectations. A very beautiful house and location!
- Anonymous from Charlottesville, VA, Posted: 04/21/2021
We have vacationed with friends in this area three times now, and this house was by far the best one we've stayed in. It is very well appointed, but the best part is the proximity to the river, the lovely, flat backyard, and the ease of getting back and forth to West Jefferson. This place is a gem, and we intend to come back!
- Anonymous from Harrisburg, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Thanksgiving with family
- Zachary B from Browns Summit, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
This place is perfect for relaxing with family and friends. The house is spacious and set up for people to eat together, play games, socialize, or even spend time doing quiet activities alone.
The house itself was very well maintained. The house was spotless and the staff even did nice folds on the towels. A really nice touch. All was described accurately in the rental description. To our surprise the kitchen was very well stocked! Having experience in such rentals we brought a fair amount of kitchen utensils for cooking. Did not need them at all. It was a great set up.
Getting in to the property was fairly easy but a couple of downed trees forced a detour that led to some confusion at night. Map apps on the phone can be misleading with the most direct way in not preferred. But once you got in the location was right on the river. It rained of course and the river rose quite a bit, but not out of its banks. It does look like flooding may be a problem on the lot at times though.
Overall a really good time and will visit again.
- Matthew K from HIllsborough, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Overall the experience in the NC Highlands was fantastic. Fishing was non-existent owing the to dry spell leading up to our visit. But there are great hiking opportunities and we took the time to explore the area on foot.
- Quannice T from Rock Hill, SC, Posted: 04/21/2021
The house is simply amazing and very clean. If you're an outdoors person this house is for you and if you're not it's still for you. It has a fully stocked kitchen and comfy beds. We didn't want to leave and have already booked another stay.
- Anonymous from Winston-Salem, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Went with my adult sons and 4 grandchildren. Plenty of room. Great location. Kids enjoyed easy access to river, yard to play in, amenities. Kitchen fully stocked so did not need to go anywhere else to eat. Utilized gas fire pit and fireplace, charcoal grill and outdoor fire pit. House nicely furnished with everything you need including river towels.
- Anonymous from Greensboro, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Our week at Retriever Beach was spectacular! From the time we walked in the front door, we felt like we were staying in someone's personal home. Very comfortable, inviting and had everything we could ask for. Lots of room for us to spread out and great common areas for us to come together. The covered deck was our favorite place to hang out and play family games. And spending the days in the river were the best! We will be back.
- Anonymous from Raleigh, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
Retriever Beach is a fantastic rental, easy walk to the New River, well appointed house. Very clean, had almost everything we needed, even perfect weather. 4 Adults and 2 teens and we had plenty of room to spread out and relax. The deck is awesome, my favorite was sitting there reading while listening to the New River go by. A great place to get away from it all!
- Justin H from Waxhaw, NC, Posted: 04/21/2021
My family and I could not have enjoyed our stay more. Everything in the home was extremely clean and the location on the river was great! We plan to return soon.