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The Town of Emerald Isle lies on Bogue Banks, the southernmost island of the North Carolina Outer Banks. Our house is located at the secluded western end of the island known as 'The Point'.
It is a 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home on a corner lot. with hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, Anderson windows, four Covered Decks (2 upper decks with Porch Furniture). Time Warner provides cable, phone and high speed internet access.
The double carport on the ground level is deep enough to accommodate four cars. On the rear of the house, under the lower deck, there is a tiled patio with patio furniture, swing and 4-burner gas grill. It is a great place to relax while watching others play 'kick-the-can' or while preparing the 'daily catch' on the grill. Adjacent to the patio is a private, enclosed hot/cold shower with an enclosed changing area. After a day at the beach, this is a stop that shouldn't be missed.
At the front of the lower level, the door opens to a tiled foyer, with french doors left and right leading to identical master bedrooms. Each has a king bed, a full bath, a large walk-in closet, a TV and DVD player. Each is perfect for a quit retreat after a busy day or simply for a quiet night's sleep. Beyond the foyer, though another set of french doors, is a large, carpeted 20' X 14' living area with 52' LCD SONY TV and Blu-ray DVD player with Netflix and other streaming applications. A third bedroom has a queen bed, double closet and a TV and DVD Player. A fourth bedroom has 2 twin beds, a double closet and a TV and DVD player. These two bedrooms share a tiled bath across from which is the laundry area with a new washer and new dryer.
One of the main attractions is the upper level with its open floor plan. Vacations are for gatherings and conversations and laughs and this allows everyone to share some time together. At the top of the stairs is a dining table that seats eight. Across the room is a very well-equipped kitchen and pantry separated form the 'dining area' by a breakfast bar and eight bar chairs. For those who have been guests before, you will recognize this as the site of our annual 'pancake eating contest'.
In the front of the room is a sitting area with sofa and chairs that surround a tiled fireplace with gas logs, a 47' LCD SONY TV and Blu-ray DVD player also with Netflix and other streaming applications. Surround-sound stereophonic equipment with iPhone connection completes the set-up. On the front, sliding glass doors open onto a covered deck with porch furniture. It is from here that the spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets and the sweeping picture of ocean and inlet makes this one of my favorite spots.
Another set of sliding glass doors open onto the back covered deck, also equipped with porch furniture. This is a particularly quit spot, protected from the ocean breeze, with views of the sound. We have taken advantage of this for a number of quiet, relaxing 'dinners under the stars'.
There is a choice of access to the beaches. Go left to the walkway that will take you over the dunes or go right to the broad expanse of 'The Point'. Either way, you have open space enough for picnics, games and even a touch of solitude.
Keywords: Second row house; corner lot, four quiet bedrooms on 1st floor with central family; spacious well-equipped kitchen and dining area on 2nd floor with open floor plan for great vacation get-together.
King size beds (2) Sealy Posturepedic mattress; Extra pillows provided., Queen size Beds (1) Sealy Posturepedic mattress; Extra pillows provided., extra long twin Beds (2) Sealy Posturepedic mattresses; These beds can be placed together to make a king size bed. King foam topper and mattress pad provided. Extra pillows provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs Den sofa bed is queen size. Extra pillows provided....moreless
Linens delivered and beds made (2 kings, 1 queen, 2 XL twins). Package also includes linens for 1 sofa bed, a generous supply of towels. If guest prefer to use their own linens and towels, deduct $155 from the weekly rental fee....moreless
May 04-May 25, 2014.....$1840/week
May 25-Jun 08, 2014.....$1940/week
Jun 08-Aug 10, 2014.....$3095/week
Aug 10-Sep 21, 2014.....$1890/week
Sep 21-Oct 12, 2014.....$1525/week
Nov 23-Noc 30, 2014 ....$2500/week
Price includes cleaning and linens.
Price does not include 6.75% State and County Sales Tax and 5.0% Occupancy Tax.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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About the owner: Former Professor of Medicine at the Univ of North Carolina; currently active as Medical Consultant. Together with my wife, serve as Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, respectively of a Medical Journal; non-medical interests include the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, Oregon pinot noir and nine grandchildren.
Why the Owner Chose Emerald Isle: It was the grandchildren - spread across four states. I wanted a place they could all visit to get to know one another and have memories of 'summertime at the beach'.
When I toured 'the Point' I knew that this was the spot. Little traffic, safe streets, easy access in one direction to the beach along the shoreline and as a bonus, the ever shifting sands of 'the Point' itself in the other direction. I didn't think it could be any better.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The open floor plan of the 2nd floor allows everyone to be together for meals and socializing. At the same time, with the 1st floor family room and LCD TV, there is ample room to spread out. The four bedrooms are not directly under the upstairs 'great room' and as a result are quiet and a place of your own - even with a full house.