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Pier Pointe -A Few Weeks Remaining

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Top floor, beautiful 2 Bedroom/2 Bath luxury condo in Emerald Isle with two decks, one sound side and one ocean side. Watch dolphins from the breakfast-room window!

2016 New furniture. All the amenities. Immaculately kept. Newly painted each year. Updated flooring and carpeting throughout. Perfect for small groups, families or couples.

Mild weather through the winter months. 65-70 degrees in November-February is not unusual. Family beach and area. Wide sandy private beach.

Family groups only. This is the most sought-after condominium complex in Emerald Isle.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Phyllis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Phyllis

We have 3 kids and bought the beach house when the oldest two were small. Emerald Isle is the perfect beach for families with children.

Our condo is equipped with an extensive collection of Disney movies, beach toys, 2 beach chairs, umbrella, boogie board, skim board, high chair and pack-n-play, as well as tv/vcr in the kids' room.

We provide linens on condition you launder them before check-out.

Phyllis purchased this condo in 2001

Why Phyllis chose Central Coast

Emerald Isle is the best family beach in North Carolina. Perfect for kids. Plenty to do, and really quiet in the off season. A small, friendly town, with wide beaches.

What makes this condo unique

Kayak in the sound, spend the day at the beach, grill out on the lawn, swim at night in the pool. Spend a couple of hours at Fort Macon, or take a day trip to Harker's Island to ride horses on the beach. Ferry over to Cape Lookout and shell and enjoy the historic lighthouse. Spend a day checking out Beaufort, take a ferry ride and learn about Blackbeard's pirating in the area, go to the Maritime Museum (free) and see artifacts from his sunken ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Spend a morning or afternoon at the North Carolina Aquarium. Rent a pontoon or motor boat and travel the intercoastal waterway, dock and have lunch in quaint Swansboro.

Amenities

Emerald Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Jetted tub in master bath. Two showers. Huge hot water heater.:)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1)/ Baby Cribs (1). This is a pack-n-play.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Three television sets, two decks, sound view and ocean view, two swimming pools, wide private beach, tennis courts on site

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Pier Pointe -A Few Weeks Remaining
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
5

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to get a way for a nice beach vacation. Would definitely stay there again, you can see the ocean from the front of the condo and you can see the sound from the backside!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was really very clean and had a beautiful view of the ocean since it was on the third floor. Also, the owner was very helpful with all of our questions. We would stay there again for sure.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah, you and your group were fantastic. I really appreciate the nice review. I hope you all will return.
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5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway place

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place, Clean and New!

  • 5 of 5

Emerald Isle is lovely. Small, quiet and beautiful. This condo is a few steps to the beach, and AWESOME. The photos on the site are exactly what we experienced. This beach house is immaculately-kept. We were pleasantly surprised to find new, modern furniture and decor, new carpeting, comfy beds, and everything we need. The owner was prompt with communications, and ALL INFORMATION you could ever want about the beach house (including the important stuff like wifi, pools, access codes to tennis and pool, and even random stuff like groceries, restaurants, and where to ride horses on the beach) is on the HANDY ONLINE hospitality manager. Access to the unit was EASY if you read your email. I am shocked to read the 3 star review of the beach house based on the guest not reading her emailed instructions and accessing the app that tells you everything you need to know. I for one am glad there was not a "book" with a bunch of paper inside the condo. We were out driving, and had a question about fresh shrimp. Thankfully, we did not have to drive back to the condo if we wanted to see the owner's recommendations for the best place to get that. I travel for business, and I stay Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott. This beach house is that level. Better, because at least off season, the price for the whole condo is less that for a Hyatt room. Plus, the owner was REALLY ACCOMMODATING, allowing us to check in early at no extra cost. Can I find something wrong? Sure, I could always say someone didn't change the lint filter, or wash out a pan or the owners have not put in granite countertops, but that is ridiculous. This place is amazing and has EVERYTHING you could want in a beach vacation. I will return again. This place is perfectly clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable. Complainers stay home. :)

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some suggestions that will benefit future guests

  • 3 of 5

The condo was very nicely furnished. It was not overly done with the usual beach "kitchy" items I see so often. It was very clean. I do have some suggestions for the owner:

1. Make sure the key box is good working order and the pass code is more prominently addressed in the guest pre arrival info.

2. Alert the property manager that new guests are arriving. We had trouble entering the unit and a neighbor contacted her for us as we could not reach the owner by phone. PM couldn't help us with the keybox unless she contacted the owner. Having the office number in the pre arrival packet would be helpful since they are not onsite.

3. If guests are expected, it would be nice if there was an alternate method of contacting the owner provided in advance. It might have reduced the time from the initial call to the time of the return call (in our case 3.5 hours later). And why we rated it a "3" star experience.

4. A guest book is a great way to provide additional information regarding the unit such as WiFi access codes, general "housekeeping" requests, check out procedures, emergency call numbers, and the location of various items such as fire extinguisher-you get the idea. (Thank goodness we didn't need!) The WiFi passcodes were lost in the clutter of notes and papers on the side of fridge.

5. The pictures associated with the property on the website are outdated and should be replaced with those more representative of the actual unit. The view from the deck, as shown, is actually from the adjoining unit. The frontal picture appears to be a free standing unit where, in actuality, there are multiple units in the complex and the view from the deck is mostly obstructed by units right on the ocean behind the unit.

6. The post it notes around the unit should be replaced with something more welcoming as they appear to contain mostly "don'ts". It gave us the feeling that we had an absent mother!

There is a great and friendly neighbor on the first floor (A) unit whom a thank you migh be offered as she stepped in when we were struggling with the keybox. She stated we were not the first to have access issues.

I hope the suggestions, as offered, are constructive criticism. In other reviews, owner responses come across as a little defensive. There was one repair the owner might consider before the summer rental season: Two of the jets in the master BR tub need to repaired and the water appeared to have rust flecks in the water that might indicate more serious issues.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Robyn, for your comments. I am genuinely sorry you were unhappy with your stay (3/5 stars :() . I really do care about my guests' experiences and do everything I can to make them positive and complaint-free. From your comments, it looks like most of your complaints (4 of the 5) were related to check-in and guest information. You had difficulty accessing the beachhouse, and finding information such as the wi-fi password. You suggest that we provide others with keys to assist guests, and that we provide written booklets inside the condo with guest information. Several years ago, we did ask guests to check in by picking up a key from a property manager, and we did use paper booklets inside the beach house with information about the unit. For the last several years, however, we have used Homeaway's online Hospitality Manager, which you can download on your phone, which provides all the information at your fingertips. Our interactions with guests indicate that they prefer a paperless experience, and prefer a self check-in. Unfortunately, you did not consult the Hospitality Manager to see the check-in code to access the beach house or find the wi-fi password. I am really sorry you had this difficulty. You are correct that we had another guest who failed to read the online instructions about five years ago, and had to contact me to access the unit. I certainly will remind my guests about the Hospitality Manager. Again, my apologies, and thanks for the comments. Phyllis
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3

Good experience; enjoyable stay

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property. It was our first trip to Emerald Isle and we found we liked it better than the Outer Banks. The location of the condo is nice. There is a public access beach parking lot right next to the condo which means lifeguards are close by. The beach was crowded but not so much so that it was not enjoyable.

As to the actual property, we found the sofa sleeper comfortable and easy to use. There was plenty of room for the 5 of us utilizing that sofa sleeper. We found the owner easy to deal with and responsive. We found the description of the property and photos to be very accurate. There are only 2 minor things we didn't like:

1) the kitchen is not well stocked for those who like do a lot of cooking. We have kids with food allergies so we try to avoid restaurants as much as possible. There are lots of pots and pans but they are not of the quality where you can cook good bacon and eggs. There is no vegetable peeler. For the casual cook, these things are probably not a big deal.

2) we found the policy of needing to wash all the sheets (or lose part of your security deposit) to be frustrating. Traveling with 5 people from Chicago meant a 15 hour drive and a van full of stuff. We didn't want to pack our own sheets and therefore found ourselves getting up 2 hours earlier (before a 15 hour drive) the day we left so we could have time to wash, dry, and fold all the sheets as required. I honestly wonder if some people simply fold and put away the sheets dirty to avoid this. We did not, but if we stayed here again I would either rewash the sheets upon our arrival or bring our own as this policy definitely encourages people to think about cutting corners.

It was a great vacation overall.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Pauline for the comments. I want to improve the kitchen experience for people like you, and we will definitely make sure the vegetable peeler has been replaced if that has disappeared. We do have a Calphalon pan fry pan, and a new Teflon griddle, and that is what I use for eggs. As for the linens, most of the other condos provide rented linens and pass on that cost to the guest at a marked-up price. Every guest who rents from us is given the option to rent linens, bring his own linens or use ours. Many people rent linens, a few bring their own, and many choose to use our linens. All but two guests in our ten years of renting has appreciated having the three options so that they can save money if they are willing to wash their linens. I am sorry you did not appreciate this policy. Guests like you should definitely rent linens to make your check-out easier. I wish I had nudged you in that direction. Thank you again for the nice review and for staying with us.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Silver Creek
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
private, sandy beach

Nearby: Fort Macon National Park, Revolutionary and Civil War fort, NC Maritime Museum with artifacts from The Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's ship, NC Aquarium is five minutes from the beachhouse. Take a daytrip the Cape Lookout and tour the lighthouse. Watch the wild ponies from a ferry ride at Beaufort. Ride horses on the beach at Harker's Island.

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Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 11 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$109
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
June
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Peak
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Late summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Autumn
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
From
$139
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$139
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$199
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$129
 

Additional information about rental rates

clean fee $60
Tax Rate 13.0%

If you would prefer to pay a $200 deposit by check to book the beachhouse and pay the balance nearer to your stay, email the owner. We can accommodate you. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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