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Unique, Spacious - Best on the Beach Duplex

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Emerald Isle house description

Aquarius East is a 2,450 square foot east side of a duplex with the feel of a single family home, built in 1998 by Curtis Estes, a well regarded local builder, for himself and a partner. Set up for 11, but with the futon can sleep 13. Beds: 4 queens, 3 twins. Top floor amenities: large open oceanfront deck with picnic table and deck chairs outside the main living/dining area; small sound-side covered deck; 40 inch digital cable LCD home theater system; octagonal oceanfront dining space and 8-10 person 64' diameter round table w built in lazy Susan; separate game table space; sound-side qbr and bath with window seat. Middle floor: two oceanfront master qbrs, each bathroom with whirlpool baths as well as showers, 26' lcd TV's and DVD players; sound-side 2 twin beds bedroom and bathroom w shower; even larger shaded oceanfront deck with porch swing and deck chairs; deck box with beach chairs and three beach umbrellas with sand anchors. Bottom floor: queen bed with twin bunk above it; double futon; 37' LCD TV home theater system; mini-fridge and bar sink; private bath room with shower. Bottom floor room opens out to the private (not shared with other side) walkway to the beach: Hot/cold outdoor shower; Large private dune deck with benches; 9 foot umbrella that can be used with a sand anchor on the beach; cold rinse off shower.
Linens, bath and beach towels and made beds. make this an easy and beautiful turn key experience for guests.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25; no fraternity groups. Families preferred...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            3 floors, no elevator...moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

          • top floor: 1 queen

            3 ' memory foam topper...moreless

          • Middle floor oceanfront master: 1 queen

            3 ' memory foam topper...moreless

          • Middle floor oceanfront master #2: 1 queen

            3' memory foam topper...moreless

          • middle floor twin: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Bottom floor Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

            Queen has 3' memory foam topper...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • middle floor master BR: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • middle floor twin room: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • top floor : toilet, shower

            connected sink/toilet room is shared with living space...moreless

          • Bottom floor: toilet, shower

            multipurpose room, bathroom shared...moreless

          • middle floor master BR2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            ...moreless

          • All Aquarius East bathrooms have tile floors. Top floor powder room is accessible both from the main living area and via the shower room connected with the top floor bedroom....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Beach and bath towels and linens, with made beds are included. Shampoo, conditioner and soap dispensers are in each shower. Cleaning supplies, laundry and dish detergents are provided. Child beach toys are provided in outdoor shower. Rentals Saturday to Saturday only from May 3 through October 24...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                dozens of paperbacks available on a take one, leave one basis...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                with each TV...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Digital cable with box, top floor only, other three with only local channels digital, remainder analog....moreless

              • Stereo:

                home theater on top and bottom floors with iPod/iPhone cradles and ability to connect other MP3 players via a male-male cable....moreless

              • Television:

                Four: 40' LCD top floor, 37' LCD bottom floor, 26' LCD in each MBR...moreless

              • Toys:

                closet full of puzzles and a few board games...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Round 6' diameter dining table with built in lazy susan. In addition, 3 bar stools/counter adjacent to dining table, and 4 person game table...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Aquarius East offers space for one car in carport. can accommodate 5-6 total vehicles with some blocked in...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Aquarius East offers local and long distance in the US provided...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave:

                    new 2012...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Aquarius East offers Henkels knives plus others, heavy duty stainless steel pots and pans, Cuisinart food processor...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    ceramic top, new 2013...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $975
                  Christmas week
                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,400
                  Late winter
                  Dec 27 - Apr 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,000
                  Early spring
                  Apr 4 - May 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,350
                  Late spring
                  May 2 - Jun 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,050
                  Early season week
                  Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,950
                  Main Season 2015
                  Jun 13 - Aug 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,950
                  Late season week
                  Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,950
                  Late summer
                  Aug 22 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,250
                  Early fall
                  Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 12.75%

                  Notes:

                  $50 of rent is a nonrefundable cancellation fee.

                  Weekly rental Saturday to Saturday only during season , 5/3-10/24 2014.

                  Further discounted rates for 3 to 6 day stays during the off season (inquire).

                  Call owner for the electronic door locks key code for your reservation two weeks prior to arrival , if not received by email.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/11/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Aquarius East is located near the Pine Knoll Shores State Aquarium, Hammocks Beach State Park, fishing piers, go carts, mini golf, water slides and more.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: Pam and I are in our 44th year of marriage, with three adult sons, two terrific daughter in laws, and four lovable grandchildren.. We have lived in Durham since 1975 and Bob grew up in Raleigh.

                  Why the Owner Chose Emerald Isle:
                  Starting in 1977 we have been coming to Emerald Isle for at least one week a year. Pam and I and our boys have stayed in several duplexes on the island. We occasionally looked at for sale properties and we always terribly unimpressed with ones we could afford to buy. We began looking regularly one day of each vacation trip to Emerald Isle starting in about 1994. After seeing yet another set of undesirable offers in November 2001, I said I was done wasting our time and was not going to look any further. Pam and I were walking on the beach that same evening. As we glanced at the various houses we passed, I noted some that might have promise were they for sale. In particular, Aquarius East, with its obvious reverse floor plan, which we both strongly favor, and also obvious octagonal oceanfront dining space, struck us as an awesome and unique design, which it is. When I mentioned it to my middle son, he did some e-sleuthing and got Curtis Estes' name. I called him and it turned out he was considering selling. Pam and I looked at the inside for less than 5 minutes and agreed to his price. It was the best duplex we had seen from the inside and appeared to be from the outside as well. I am positive it is near the top, if not the best on the island. We decided to shift to VRBO, 1) because the realty company we were using had gotten so large that they really could not keep adequate oversight of the property to our satisfaction and 2) because it seemed those who were renting through this agency were being more destructive than we had originally experienced. We love the house and we thought that renting more directly to families might get a more thoughtful clientele for whom we could securely provide more services. We believe such folks would within reason take care of the property while enjoying their stay, so that whoever followed them would also have the same type experience.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Aquarius East offers a private walkway and large dune deck, full main deck separation, and solid soundproofing that give this duplex a very realistic feel of staying in a single family space. Because of its location on the lot and that of the houses to the East (Aquarius and the beach face due South), there is a view all the way to Atlantic Beach. The South facing beach also means in the winter, when there is the typical wind from behind, (north) the top deck is quite warm and one can often sit there during the middle part of the day in a t-shirt and shorts. Furthermore you can see the sun rise out of the ocean and set into the ocean, often with spectacular sunsets. Having two full decks, one open, one covered is an added bonus. We have been able to up the amenities substantially without raising the rents much if at all. These are linens, towels, made beds, beach towels, spices, laundry and dishwasher detergent, high quality (Pantene) shampoo, conditioner and Oil of Olay soap dispensers in all 5 indoor showers, beach chairs and umbrellas, and kids plastic beach toys


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                  Photos

                  • Aquarius from near the dune deck

                    Aquarius from near the dune deck

                  • Aquarius Living room-octagonal dining space in background

                    Aquarius Living room-octagonal dining space in background

                  • Aquarius game table and library area

                    Aquarius game table and library area

                  • Aquarius bar stools space next to dining area

                    Aquarius bar stools space next to dining area

                  • Aquarius Middle floor MBR1 with window seat

                    Aquarius Middle floor MBR1 with window seat

                  • Aquarius middle floor MBR2

                    Aquarius middle floor MBR2

                  • middle floor sound side twin room

                    middle floor sound side twin room

                  • Aquarius bottom floor queen and twin bunk

                    Aquarius bottom floor queen and twin bunk

                  • Aquarius top deck from the stairs

                    Aquarius top deck from the stairs

                  • Aquarius shaded middle deck looking East (Autumn=less shade, sun angle lower)

                    Aquarius shaded middle deck looking East (Autumn=less shade, sun angle lower)

                  • top deck view to east showing private dune deck with benches

                    top deck view to east showing private dune deck with benches

                  • Aquarius fall deck view late afternoon sky

                    Aquarius fall deck view late afternoon sky

                  • Aquarius from the drive showing mini deck and a hint of see-thru

                    Aquarius from the drive showing mini deck and a hint of see-thru

                  • Aquarius Living room other view

                    Aquarius Living room other view

                  • Aquarius top floor kitchen and bar

                    Aquarius top floor kitchen and bar

                  • Aquarius top floor sound side BR with window seat

                    Aquarius top floor sound side BR with window seat

                  • Aquarius middle floor MBR1 whirlpool

                    Aquarius middle floor MBR1 whirlpool

                  • Aquarius middle floor MBR2 whirlpool

                    Aquarius middle floor MBR2 whirlpool

                  • Aquarius bottom floor full size futon, view out to walkway to dune deck & beach

                    Aquarius bottom floor full size futon, view out to walkway to dune deck & beach

                  • Aquarius bottom floor minibar area and home theater system, outdoor shower view

                    Aquarius bottom floor minibar area and home theater system, outdoor shower view

                  • Aquarius Top deck East view from the picnic table area

                    Aquarius Top deck East view from the picnic table area

                  • Aquarius front sound view mini deck

                    Aquarius front sound view mini deck

                  • view to the west showing both dune decks and full view in that direction as well

                    view to the west showing both dune decks and full view in that direction as well

                  • Aqaurius from the beach

                    Aqaurius from the beach

                  VRBO #491983

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $139 - $564 per night (USD)
                  5

                  5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 13

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                  Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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