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Stunning Ocean Front Views-Pet Friendly-Clean, Sound System indoors and out!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Welcome. Your search for the perfect beach escape ends here... Before you get started, please take a moment to view the video link, located just above the main picture.

Just for the Halibut is not just another beach rental. THIS is a Beach Home, replete with all the essentials. I want my guests to feel welcomed, and comfortable. So, I make sure that they are wonderfully surprised from the moment they arrive. Your vacation is a precious thing. I make sure its treated as such.

Please Click above on 'Traveler Reviews' and read what others guests have said about my little cottage by the sea.

Bookings for the 2017 Season are well underway. So, If you have a desired date, don't hesitate to book it now.

NOTE - I ALSO OWN JUST FOR THE HALIBUT WEST (VRBO # 114616). If the date you want to reserve is NOT available at EAST, you may find availability right next door.

From the recently enlarged ocean view deck, you will greet the morning as the sun rises over the mighty Atlantic. Enjoy your morning coffee, as Dolphins meander past. Seabirds soar, waves crash, and the sea breeze replenishes your spirit, releasing you from the World whence you came. You are sitting front row, on one of the most amazing wonders on our Planet. This is beachfront vacationing, North Carolina style...

2017 guests at Halibut East will enjoy some nice upgrades, including new Sealy pillow-top mattresses, a new living room sofa and love-seat, recently expanded ocean view deck, new gas grill, and an integrated sound system, indoors and out. So, be sure to bring your device, plug in, and enjoy the sound track of your Life.

After a day on the beach, enjoy showering alfresco in the outdoor shower, located just beneath the cottage. The shower is fully enclosed with dressing area, and hot water. During the spring and summer seasons, I never shower in-doors. Bet you won't either!

There is a dividing wall between the East and West sides, so both sets of guests enjoy privacy. A gate is also in place so that your pet is secure on the deck. For those who need a little shade, the deck provides ample covering...

The Master Bedroom has a queen bed with private bath, the second bedroom has two full beds, and the third bedroom has a set of bunks.

There is free unlimited long distance domestic calls! Plus, a generous DVD movie library. Additionally, there is wireless access for all your devices.

Your well behaved furry family member is also welcome (Two, 30 lb dogs, max). Please tell us all about your special companions when inquiring about the house.

If you want a break from the beach, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Biking, kayaking, boat rentals, boat tours, fishing piers, surf fishing, mini golf, shopping, great family restaurants, the NC Aquarium, Fort Macon State Park, and Beaufort, the home of Blackbeard the Pirate, are all nearby, and wonderfully friendly.

Your family will truly cherish the memories of your visit to the beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina, and Halibut East is the perfect base camp for your adventures.

When making your reservation, please reference Just For The Halibut EAST. Rentals are by the week, from Saturday to Saturday. There is NO SMOKING in-doors, though a fine cigar on the deck is encouraged!

You must be 25 or older to rent my crib. Renting under false pretenses will result in your immediate eviction, and loss of any allocated funds. You will also receive a stern lecture from my Mom. :)

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Mark Storie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Mark Storie

I fell in love with Emerald Isle, and this house the first time I came to visit. This inviting home wraps around you. My first morning was spent watching the sun-rise, seeing the dolphins swim by, drinking coffee, and pinching myself. I knew this was a place that I needed to share. This is a wonderful home, and the perfect location to relax, renew, and give thanks.

Mark Storie purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark Storie chose Central Coast

Because it's well loved, well stocked, and awesome! :-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you for your terrific property! We so enjoyed our stay! Your "little touches" make for a fantastic experience!
Jun 2015
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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7647057 based on 19 reviews

Oceanfront Haven!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many ocean front properties and this one is by far my favorite! The house is VERY clean and comes equipped with everything you need! The porch is my favorite spot! It is covered and is very spacious with large beach chairs. We saw dolphins swimming and jumping every morning while drinking our coffee! The owner even left us flowers and a very nice note. We will be back to this property and SOON! If you are looking for a beach getaway this is YOUR spot! Trust me - you will be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoor Shower is a must! Oceanfront is the best!

  • 5 of 5

This property is so perfect for a beach vacation. I am usually a pool girl but having the ocean so close and access to the two outdoor showers makes up for a pool a million times over. I loved having the dogs with us and I must say-the long afternoons on the large deck topped the trip off. Thank you to the owner for equipping the house with everything we needed to cook and a special thank you for the beautiful note.We rented both sides so if you are looking for a large group that is a great option.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth year at Just for the Halibut, but our first at JFTH West. We LOVE coming here, and Mark is a fabulous owner! Everything you could possibly need is provided, including a 6 pack of Corona, a lime and a thank you note when you arrive, which you can enjoy while looking at the AMAZING view of the ocean. This is a heavenly place. It's peaceful and relaxing. The house is comfortable, clean and perfectly cared for. We will come back again and stay at either side, JFTH East or West. They are equally comfortable and well cared for. If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful vacation you cannot go wrong here. The area is charming. There are wonderful eateries if you choose to go out. Plenty to do for any age. We can't say enough good things about Just for the Halibut!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VERY CLEAN!!! Has Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip back to Emerald Isle. I am falling in love with the area. Definitely will stay at this location again. It was everything and more than I expected! Very clean, kitchen fully stocked with everything you need to cook. Bedding comfortable. The back porch/deck is where we stayed most of the time. So peaceful, you can't get any closer to the beach. I can just hear those ocean waves now. I would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for one week with our children - ages 15, 5, and 1.5, and we had a great time. The house was clean and offered plenty of family space and privacy when needed (the little one had no trouble taking naps in the children's room). We spent a lot of time on the beach, obviously. From the deck we saw dolphins one night, and a very cool thunderstorm over the water another night. There were usually only a handful of people on the beach. We were able to put our stuff out in the morning, and leave it there all day. If you do happen to bring your young child, make sure you bring a booster seat. The kitchen chairs are very high.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's the little things that add up to a Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, quaint and comfortable rental! The kitchen is well stocked! I love to cook and the only thing I needed were some of my favorite herbs and spices and my own knives! The living area is very comfortable as well as the bedrooms! The best things by far are the back porch and beach access! Great for watching the surf in the comfortable shade (and we were there during a particularly hot spell) or watching magnificent storms move up the coast! But the little things that the owner provides make such a difference! A welcoming beer in the fridge (plus a lime), soaps by all the sinks, plus in the showers! You will not be disappointed with your time spent here! Thanks, Mark!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Island Value
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Island Economy
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fishing
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Island Pleasures
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

Damage insurance required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.