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Spectacular Oceanfront Duplex

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Spectacular Oceanfront duplex (East Side) with cathedral ceilings, skylight, expansive windows and views, hot tub overlooking ocean, great bodysurfing, beautiful sunrises (sunsets also November-March) over the ocean and unlimited kayaking options. Priced to be affordable for couples, small families or medium size groups.

The location is on prime, well developed dunes sitting just 50 yards from high tide. In addition, we are located on a quiet cul-de-sac so there is virtually no through traffic on the road side. Enjoy some of the best body surfing on the East Coast, and beautiful clear water with tropical tones. The location is close to the charming, historical sea side towns of Beaufort and Swansboro with fascinating 18th and 19th century homes, active waterfronts and great restaurants and museums. Nearby Morehead City and Atlantic Beach offer a variety of inshore and offshore fishing possibilities. Plenty of golf courses and the standard mix of putt putt golf, go-karts and traditional beachside attractions. You have it all and the comfort of a laid back, quiet location away from the crowds and noise in most ocean front accommodations. Our pricing philosophy is to provide you with a satisfying experience that makes you feel good about the amenities and the price you paid and we have many repeat customers. You will save hundreds of dollars relative to other houses that simply do not pay attention to constant upgrades and maintenance. Flat screen high definition televisions in the living room and master bedroom with a DVR to record your shows and can't miss sporting events so you need not waste time indoors during those beautiful days. Please, no smoking inside. No pets (although exceptions with fee are possible).

On the lower level there are three bedrooms and a hallway bathroom. Two bedrooms are oceanfront rooms, each with a queen size bed and sliding door to the outside deck. There is a master bathroom in one of the oceanfront rooms. A third bedroom has bunkbed with a double/twin combination. These bedrooms are relatively small, but extremely clean and charming and well lighted. The mattresses are firm with a layer of memory foam on top. There is a mix of quality down and slumber jell pillows. For the cooler months, down comforters are provided.

The top level is an open floor plan with expansive views, a skylight brightening the kitchen area and comfortable and attractive furnishings.

Keywords: Duplex

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Richard Scheffe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018


Emerald Isle Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) the master bedroom (oceanfront) and the other oceanfront room have queen beds, Double Beds (1) The back room has a bunk bed with a double below and a twin on top, Twin or Single Beds (1) The back room has a bunk bed with a double below and a twin on top.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Oceanfront Duplex
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful view and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Overall, my family had a great time at Big Bertha. The view was fabulous and we spent many mornings and evenings sitting under the covered porch enjoying the view. The layout was nice as all of the bedrooms were on the same floor and one main, open living space on the top floor. The windows on the top floor provided a great view of the beach as well. The pictures don't do it justice!

There were some updates that I think would be of value. There was a broken door handle, some of the appliances were a little out of date, and the bathrooms could use new updated shower heads and faucets.

We had very nice neighbors who we never heard. We have young kids, so they may have heard us, but I am not sure!

Debbie was very easy to work with. It was very easy checking in and out. I will recommend Big Bertha to any friends who are heading to EI!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never had a better View of the Beach in Dozens of VRBO Rentals

  • 5 of 5

If you crave a close-up and un-obscured view of the Beach, dunes, easy walking hard pack beach, and fewer people, then this is the PERFECT property for you! We have rented dozens of VRBO beach houses over the years, and I must say, this is the best view we have ever had. The Floor to Ceiling Total Glass upstairs is amazing - views while cooking, eating, and lounging on the couches. The Two Tiers of Decks are spacious, with plenty of seating, and they ocean just pounds away with wonderful sound. High Tide seems just steps aways from the walkway, while low tide provdes wonderful shelling opportunities every day. My family found plenty of intact shells, and a great variety of them. Emerald Isle has a small town feel, and we enjoyed the lack of high rise condo's, and the absence of almost any type of resort - mostlly beach houses around here.

The Kitchen facilites had everything we needed and we cooked a lot of meals in the house. Several fresh fish markets are within 2 miles, so that was a wonderful bonus!

We loved the town of Beaufort, NC immensely - we even went back a second time. A great waterfront with some of the best Antebellum homes (and much earlier into the 18th Century) that we have ever seen. We greatly enjoyed Roland's BBQ in Beaufort, as well as the waterfront Restaurant Spouter Inn. The Marine Mueseum in Beaufort is also first class and FREE. Also, Don't Miss going on a ferry boat to the islands - what a wonderful journey, and it will be a highlight!

Debbie was a great owner to deal with, all questions answered promptly, and she makes payment easy.

We will return on our next visit to see our son who is stationed at the nearby Marine Base.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Bertha is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the pleasure of staying at Big Bertha this past week, and it was all we could have hoped for.

The home is clean and well-appointed, spacious, and has amazing views of the beautiful Emerald Isle beaches. The main living space is just wonderful...huge windows all around making you feel as if you are a part of the beach even while cooking or just relaxing on the couch. Speaking of cooking, the kitchen is well planned with plenty of counter space (gorgeous granite!), a flat top stove and plenty of top notch countertop appliances.

The bedrooms are clean and cozy, beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds. Roomy decks on both living levels lead you right out to the most gorgeous beaches around...not to mention the roomy hot tub right off the master suite. Bring your sheets and towels, and what food your family needs, and you are set for a great vacation.

We enjoyed the use of the beach chairs, umbrellas, and even the boogie boards that are provided. We also made plenty of use of the Weber charcoal grill. As a mom, I appreciated that there is a separate washer and dryer for each side of the duplex...that isn't always the case in a duplex rental.

Everything was just amazing. We couldn't have asked for more. Debbie is terrific to work with, kind and friendly, and even called the afternoon of our arrival to be sure everything was just right for us. We cannot wait to come back to Emerald Isle and we fully plan to stay at Big Bertha the next time we do. If you are looking for a great and affordable family getaway, this is your place. Perfect family vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the absolute pleasure of staying at Big Bertha in August. We had 5 people stay, as the family descended on North Carolina from Colorado, Kansas and Philadelphia, and it was the perfect meeting spot. It was our first time to this part of the country, and I am 100% certain, and it will not be our last trip to NC or Big Bertha.

The unit is very welcoming, and provided great sleeping accommodations, but the upper level is what makes the unit so special. The kitchen and living space are just perfect, and the wall of windows facing the ocean provides breath taking views. The deck off of the upper level is like having extra living space, and we spent hours out there taking in the views, reading and enjoying a cold drink.

The access to the beach is great, and the beach area was beautiful and uncrowded. We walked for miles in both directions, and found it to be so relaxing.

Debbie is just great to work with. Coming from Colorado I was at first hesitant about having to bring all our own linens, but we found that it was no big deal to just pack a couple of extra duffel bags and bring them with us.

You can't go wrong with a stay at Big Bertha!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great owners!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 2 kids (ages 3 and 6) just spent 6 nights here and had a GREAT time. The owners were great from the start - we wanted a 5 night stay despite the 7 night minimum and they worked with us and we compromised at 6 nights. We even brought our small dog for a small fee. Debbie was fantastic and communicated well from start to finish. The house is WONDERFUL- literally steps from the ocean, very clean (and I'm picky!), big windows in the living area that made for a great view at all times, lots of space to spread out, and only 3 miles from shops, the grocery store and restaurants. The hot tub is a huge bonus - its RIGHT off the lower deck and we spent most nights relaxing in it after our kids were asleep! The kitchen was well stocked - we cooked many meals. We made use of the washer and dryer with no issue - though bring your own laundry soap! Linens are not provided - but not a big deal to bring towels and sheets from home. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. The dining table seats at least 6 and then theres the bar stools at the kitchen counter for more seating - my kids loved sitting there to eat! Our security deposit was mailed to us the day after we left - very quick turnaround! We also asked for "late checkout" on the day of leaving and since no one was arriving that same day, Debbie arranged to have the cleaner come later so my kids could enjoy one more morning on the beach - she didnt charge any extra to allow us to stay which was really great! I would recommend being careful using the clothespins on the clothesline outside - they have metal and are rusty and left spots on some of our swimsuits before we noticed :( Maybe they could be replaced with all plastic ones in the future? Regardless - this house is amazing, a great value, and we will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing & Inviting

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Big Bertha! Beautiful home, very clean and neat. Owner is very sweet and welcoming. The view of the ocean from the home is breathtaking. Caught glimpses of dolphins each day and enjoyed the location and relaxation! We will definetly be returning for another stay soon!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

Personal or bank check payments. We request 20% down at time of booking and the remainder 3 weeks prior to arrival.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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