This year, we stayed in a lovely house called Bay Breeze in Avon, North Carolina. There were a bunch of kinks with the house itself, as a lot of things were broken or broke after one use, but the view was stunning. I'm thankful we were there at all! The house is soundfront, with a charming little walkway to Pamlico Sound. On days when it was too hot or we just didn't make it to the beach for whatever reason, the pool was always an option. There were five families staying in the one house (normally we're split between two), so at times it was a little hectic but most of the time it was great fun!