I'll have to add that to my list of areas I don't rent oceanfront near. It's funny how you peruse available houses on sites and inevitably find a great house still available, then realize, oh, it's next ( hotel/motel name here) or next to a sizable beach access parking lot.
I so wish we could rent a house but it's just my husband and I and it's usually just a long weekend here and there (we live in Raleigh so the drive isn't bad). So these hotels, and lately AirBnb's are our only options to go back to the place we love for vacations! I get you, as we used to go every summer with our families and rent a big house, but don't forget us couples that are looking for smaller accomidations! ;)