House, On Ocean, 6 Bedrooms + 2 QN Futons, 5 Baths, Sleeps 18, Handicap Friendly
George and Suzanne Desrochers
About George and Suzanne Desrochers
Our family began vacationing on Emerald Isle, North Carolina in the early 1990's, returning year after year to the same lovely and accommodating rental home, the beautiful white sandy beaches and the warm ocean waters. In 2001 an opportunity arose for us to build an oceanfront home and we seized upon it, building TRANQUILITY, our 3,300 sq ft, 6 bedroom beach house which was completed in May 2002. Our family of five children and eleven grandchildren have had a great time every year vacationing at TRANQUILITY, enjoying not only the beach, ocean, pool, hot tub and other amenities the house offers, but the day trips to the Lighthouse at Cape Lookout, the historic towns of Beaufort, New Bern and Swansboro, as well as visits to the recently renovated and expanded NC Aquarium, only 20 minutes away. We enjoyed the CRYSTAL COAST so much that in 2008 we moved to Swansboro, NC, 10 miles from Emerald Isle. As a retired nurse and engineer we have now committed ourselves to ensuring that the families who select TRANQUILITY as their vacation home enjoy the same pleasures and memorable family moments offered by EMERALD ISLE and the CRYSTAL COAST; the pleasures we and our family have enjoyed over the past 18 years. Come and experience all the simple pleasures a vacation at the ocean has to offer, and bring home family memories which will last a lifetime.
George and Suzanne Desrochers purchased this House in 2002
Why George and Suzanne Desrochers chose Emerald Isle
After vacationing on Emerald Isle for over 10 years staying; for one or two weeks each Summer; at the same lovely and accommodating rental home, enjoying the beaches, ocean and other attractions in the area, we decided we would purchase our own beach house if the opportunity presented itself. In 2001 the opportunity came. We built TRANQUILITY and have since enjoyed many wonderful vacations with family and friends. The memories we have are priceless.
What makes this House unique
Some of the activities which have made our vacations at TRANQUILITY so special are the gatherings of family and friends together to enjoy each others company; teaching the grandchildren to swim in the pool, body surf in the ocean and fish in Bogue Sound; flying kites on the beach; day trips to the Lighthouse at Cape Lookout; visits to the NC Aquarium on rainy days; cooking and eating fresh crabs and clams; bike riding to the ice cream shop; and in the cool months, sitting in the hot tub on a clear night, looking at and hearing the pounding surf, and gazing up at the starry starry sky wearing our ski hats and holding a glass of fine wine.
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Another Fabulous Week
This is our fifth year at Tranquility & we would not stay anywhere else!! This is our annual vacation with family & friends. The elevator is amazing, given we have family with mobility issues. And plenty of room for two big families! George & Suzanne are wonderfully kind & keep Tranquility in amazing shape. Can’t say enough good things about our week! Will definitely return for our sixth year!
Been renting beach homes for 20 years and this is the best by far.
Our family always departs so very happy with our stay at Tranquility.
Was perfect for the whole family, all 18 of us
Great beach house and beach. Clean And well kept. Owners were very helpful and pleasent.
Spectacular home! It is the best beach home imaginable in every way! We loved everything about it!
From the minute we walked in the door, we loved everything about this home! The views of the ocean from the wall of windows spanning the living area and kitchen, views from the balcony on that level, and from the 3rd floor balcony are breathtakingly beautiful! We loved that the upstairs had 3 bedrooms with doors opening to the 3rd floor balcony with rocking chairs. All of the bedrooms are wonderful; the living room area is so cheerily decorated with comfortable furniture; the kitchen is very well stocked with anything you could possibly need; the game room with big screen tv and computer station is wonderful; and really, every single thing about this home is amazing! George and Suzanne have thought of everything, from a delicious welcome gift enjoyed by all, to having supplies and necessities to get us started for the week without having to go shop upon arrival, to having extra towels for each guest. They have so well maintained their home that everything looks brand new! The pool and hot tub are sparkling and very nice, right there to enjoy while seeing the beach and ocean! We held a family wedding on the beach at the end of our week there, and it was the absolutely most perfect setting with the beautiful home and beautiful beach and ocean! George and Suzanne are wonderful, welcoming owners who made it clear that they were available if we needed anything. The only problem with this home was that nobody wanted to leave - ever! It is the ideal place for a large family gathering - a happy, happy place, and all of our family and friends who were with us give it the highest recommendation possible! Stay here if you have a chance! It is paradise!
Beautiful and relaxing
We loved our stay at this amazing beachfront home, and really appreciated the hospitality shown by George and Suzanne. The views couldn't be better, and the home is so well equipped in every way. The location is ideal for both beach walking, and for exploring nearby areas. Easy access to both groceries and restaurants. The only downside was having to leave at the end of the week!
Tranquility for Sure!
We were very fortunate to be able to stay for the second year in a row! This house is fantastic! The accommodations are beautiful and well planned and cared for. The attention to detail is superb! It has been a rare find to have such accessibility for our daughter with some disabilities! It is always a sad time when we have to leave! The owners are the best to work with and make you feel like family! We hope to be back next year! Thank you, George and Suzanne!
The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is only 20 minutes away and a great place to visit for both children and adults. The town of Beaufort, known for the legend of Blackbeard, has many fine restaurants, the North Carolina Maritime Museum (no entry fee) and many ferry services with tours to Shackleford Banks to see wild horses. There are also boat tours available to visit the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Another great place to visit is Fort Macon State Park (no entry fee). It is well worth spending a couple of hours in their outstanding visitors center and walking through the old fort. About an hour away is the city of New Bern, North Carolina's capital in the late 1700s. The capital was housed in Tryon Palace, completed in 1770 and built by British Governor William Tryon. Tryon Palace is a place well worth visiting. New Bern, the home of author Nicholas Sparks and the birthplace of Pepsi, is an historic city with fine restaurants and many attractions.