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Newly renovated 3600 sq ft oceanfront home w/Pool/Spa/Elevator/Private ADA ramp

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

CRYSTAL PALMS - Newly renovated and decorated, Very Large, Oceanfront Home w/Pool, Elevator to all floors. The well maintained home is the ONLY known private home w/ ADA approved beach access ramp on the island. Exceptional detail has been given to the home that maintains the highest rating available. The property insists on the best quality water system available with a newly installed Kinetico Water System that provides purified water for both drinking and meal preparation from the kitchen faucet. The Kinetico Water System services treated water throughout the home. As a result, the Homeowner offers the highest level of quality and convenience possible to its guests, hoping to fulfill and exceed your expectations for a wonderful holiday experience. (Additional photos upon request)

Located on Emerald Isle and technically the southernmost island of the Outer Banks, this platinum rated, single family home is comfortably and tastefully furnished and decorated and welcomes even the most discerning families & guests.

Crystal Palms offers stunning oceanfront views from all levels that captivate the serenity of the ocean and the extraordinary ability to enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset.

The superb location provides direct and the ONLY known private home with a new ADA approved beach access ramp in an area that is less populated and offers a relaxed atmosphere in a family-oriented ocean setting.

The outstanding open floor plan allows opportunity to socialize and dine together. Interiors are professionally decorated with great thought and care with high quality furnishings. Careful attention to detail is evident in the presentation of this home, designed to maximize relaxation as well as entertainment.

* The dining room seats 20, and the well-equipped kitchen is situated so that you can continue your 'dolphin watching', while practicing your culinary skills.

'This vacation, stay in, relax and allow Private Chef Shawn Pratt to create for you an unforgettable dining experience in the comfort of your beach home. Chef Shawn does the shopping, cooking and clean up so you can spend time with Family and Friends on your well deserved vacation. Perfect for Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Reunions, or a intimate candlelight dinner for two..Call Chef Shawn direct at 252.422.3071 and visit his website at

* Retreat to one of the three oceanfront bedrooms (2 w/ ensuite baths and Jacuzzi tubs), have direct access to the upper level deck featuring elevated, breathtaking oceanfront views via the newly installed and revamped elevator, now accessing all floors.

* Sound side, there are two streetside bedrooms that are furnished with bunks, single and trundle beds. Each of these rooms can easily accommodate 4 children but are equally comfortable for teens or adults, complete elevator access.

* Crystal Palms is handicap friendly and boasts the only private home with an ADA approved ramp to the beach. The home features a sound-side bedroom and connecting bathroom directly off the main living area, accessible from the elevator, with a pedestal sink and raised toilet with pull up bar. The shower is a walk in, seated shower, with a shower hose and oversized door. (It does not offer a roll in shower)

* The ground level elevator now provides access to all levels including the main living areas, recreation room, media level and pool, as well as the all bedrooms on the upper level & top deck level.

* A spacious pool-level recreation room offers foosball and a pool table, a wet bar & fridge. The adjoining media room has a large screen surround sound TV, DVD & CD players, to be enjoyed from 4 recliners and several children's chairs.

* For your work/communications needs, a private office w/ computer, copier/fax/printer is provided. High speed internet is provided & wireless access is available.

* The gated oceanfront 14'x25' swimming pool and spa hot tub are easily accessible to a half bath and enclosed, outdoor hot/cold shower with dressing area.

* Oceanfront covered and open decks on three levels include rockers and porch furniture. Lounge chairs are provided poolside along with a gas grill, picnic table & a boardwalk with a new private ADA approved ramp, leading to the sand and surf. The grounds are professionally landscaped and tended.

* An enclosed garage w/ remote door opener is conveniently located beside the door to the ground level elevator which now accesses all 4 levels.

* Additionally, Crystal Palms welcomes the little ones by supplying a port-a-crib, a booster seat, stroller and baby gates and has a gated and covered poolside area that allows protected playtime while you swim or sunbathe, all within close proximity.

Keywords: Large Single Family Home w/ elevator to all floors, beautifully appointed and decorated. Newly renovated and boasts being the ONLY private home with ADA approved ramp directly to the beach.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Why The Owner chose Emerald Isle

We had vacationed at Emerald Isle for many years with family. It was our dream to live part time in the mts and at the coast. Crystal Palms stole our hearts and provided the space and comfort that we desired for a home at the coast.

What makes this house unique

We loved the property location and the ability to enjoy the pool and ocean at the same time as well as the openness of the house and being able to have a view of the ocean while spending time in the kitchen preparing our meals. We enjoy the ability to all eat together with the large dining table and additional dining seating in the same room. The house is a quiet respite from our busy lives and the bedrooms are situated to allow privacy and comfort for everyone. We particularly like the feeling of privacy and the home being located in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic and an uncrowded beach. The views are spectacular with both sunrise and sunset.


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , hot/cold
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) Oceanfront 3rd level Master Bedroom w/ en suite bath & direct deck access, Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 King,3 Queens, 1 Bunk w/Single up, Double down w/Single trundle, 1 Bunk w/Single up, Double down w/Single, 1 Sleeper Sofa, 2 Refrigerators, Separate Ice Maker, 8 Color TVs w/DVD & VCR, Surround Sound w/CD, Karaoke, Indoor/Outdoor Speakers, Gas Logs, Ceiling Fans, Water Softener, Garbage Disposal, Garbage & Recycling Pick-up Service, Ground floor elevator services 3 levels, Handicap friendly, Luxury Linen Service, Local Property Manager Available Private chef and menus available upon request.


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Newly renovated 3600 sq ft oceanfront home w/Pool/Spa/Elevator/Private ADA ramp
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Cedar Point, NC

Another Great ReUnion

  • 5 of 5

This is the 7th year we have used Crystal Palms for our 60's Sigma Chi reunion. Perfect place for 25 old folks to gather and try to party like we were 21. Elevators are a godsend. Jim Martin is always around if we need him. House is super clean.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!! Has everything you could ask for- no matter the age!

  • 5 of 5

First off, our group consisted of two families with 10 kids ranging from 15 years to 18 months and we had room to spare in the house even with the size of our group (14).

Furthermore, Crystal Palms more than exceeded our expectations and we were already planning our return before we left. The house was spectacular and obviously well cared for! The decorating and interior design are something you expect to find in an upscale home not a vacation rental. Coupled with the amazing view from every floor, we were sold the minute we walked in the door.

The pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean and the fus ball and pool table kept the kids (and adults) entertained the entire time. There was a theater room with surround sound for the kids to watch movies at night and a separate receiver with surround sound that was wired throughout the house and on the pool deck so you could play music from your iPhone anywhere in the house.

Crystal Palms provided so many different amenities we were still discovering them on the day we left. Here is a list of some of them: 4 collapsable beach chairs, a beach cart to transport toys/towels/food, beach and pool toys, board games and cards, TVs in every bed room, DVD players in living room and theater, and frosted mugs. This was all in addition to a fully equipped kitchen with 2 refrigerators, dish washer, ice maker, dish ware, glass ware and utensils.

For the little guy, they provided a pack-n-play, booster seat, stroller and child gates.

Having the beach just out the back door was awesome. The kids would bounce back and forth between the ocean, pool and hot tub with two outdoor showers for them to rinse off the sand.

FC, the owner, and Jim, the property manager, were outstanding with returning our calls or emails and answering any question we had about the property prior to and during our visit. They were even able to facilitate our early arrival!

Our only regret is that we did not book a longer vacation at Crystal Palms...but we shall return!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay in the books!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at Crystal Palms and once again we were overwhelmed with this home. Everything you could think of needing is provided and awaiting your arrival. Also we love the updates, especially that the elevator goes to the 4th floor. We are already planning our return and can't wait. THANK YOU for sharing this beautiful home with your guests!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to thank you for opening up Crystal Palms to us. What a true gem of a house it is!!! It exceeded our expectations and we were thrilled with the personal touch of flowers that greeted us when we arrived. We have vacationed at Emerald Isle for many years and have to say Crystal Palms is in a class of its own. Crystal Palms is beautifully decorated and is evident you put much thought into making guests feel right at home. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed or wanted. We loved having everything labeled throughout the house making it easier to know which switch worked which light and where things belonged. The property manager Jim Martin is fabulous to work with and very helpful. The newly installed Kinetico Water System was wonderful and we drank it all week. We look forward to renting Crystal Palms in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a ladies weekend away from husbands, kids, and work and we were not disappointed. This beautifully decorated home had every amenity we could want or need and then some. Upon arrival, we found the hot tub waiting for us and tons of extras that made us feel at home. We especially loved the coffee provided, just wish we had a way of purchasing more! The only bad part about our stay was we had to leave on Sunday morning.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Point, NC

Another Wonderful Reunion at Crystal Palms

  • 5 of 5

As with the past 5 yrs everything was perfect. Hosted 2 dinners with 25 people. plenty of room and everything we needed. The local manager Jim Martin does a terrific job. He knows his return guests and exceeds their expectations without being asked. We will return next year and hopefully many years to come.

University of Maryland, 60's Sigma Chi Reunion

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

10% Refundable Security Deposit required
Minimum Stay of 3 nights
Minimum Rate of $1000.00 plus tax and refundable security deposit.
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