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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This is an elegantly decorated, top floor unit (no one overhead!) unit with 2 bedrooms and two baths in the Ocean Reef complex.


Ocean Reef is a gated community on the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Emerald Isle. The complex's amenities include a pool, tennis and basketball courts, shuffleboard, and direct access by a wooden walkway feet from the unit that provides access to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Crystal Coast. Enjoy the sun in Adirondack chairs on the front porch and watch the ocean waves or rock on the back porch and view the sound.


The Master Suite features and oversized two-person Jacuzzi tub and shower. The living room features an elevated ceiling, large flat screen tv, new couch and an incredibly comfortable red leather recliner.

This unit is one of the better, if not the best, maintained units in the complex and is seldom leased during the off season to reduce wear and tear. Carpet has been replaced by tile through most of the unit. Formica has been replaced by granite. A stainless steel sink has been replaced with a sink to match the granite countertops.

This condo is located on the narrowest part of the island and has both ocean and sound views. The building is situated east to west and has great sunrise and sunset views. There is a great “boardwalk” path direct to the wide sandy beach. Great shells can be found on the beach; “shelling” is a wonderful past time for young and old alike.

PLEASE NOTE: Linens are provided during the peak season only!

This property is offered on a SATURDAY-SATURDAY basis so you're not pushed to leave or to arrive...!

LOOK US UP ON GOOGLE EARTH!!!--The formal address is 2512 Ocean Dr, Emerald Isle, NC, 28594, but to find the CONDO COMPLEX on GOOGLE EARTH type in 'Diane Street, Emerald Isle, NC'--we're the 2nd unit to the left of the swimming pool and tennis courts!

Units are mostly quadruplexes with garages, concrete parking areas, and outdoor showers. The area is beautifully landscaped, and a gazebo lies on the wooden walkway for evening relaxation.

Our unit, 16B2, is on the top floor and looks out one side to the ocean and the other side to Bogue Sound. The ocean side deck has rockers and Adirondack chairs for watching the sun rise or the world go by, or maybe just enjoying one of the many books that live on our shelves. On the sound side, watch the sunset and dunes from a double rocker.

The main living area has cool tile floors and a vaulted ceiling and fan. It is tastefully decorated with a new couch and red leather chair & ottoman, and comfortably furnished and equipped with a brand new flatscreen tv over the fireplace (no longer used), DVD player, VCR, and stereo.

The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, granite countertops, an eat-in island, and lots of extras. There's a photo of the eat-in kitchen with 4 red chairs, the granite countertops, and tile floors, BUT NOT SHOWN is a very nice dining room table that seats 6.

The master bedroom has its own door to the ocean side deck, a queen bed, a rattan dresser and rocking chair, bedside table with lamp, TV/DVD player, and double closets. The master bath has a large glass walk-in shower and, to top it off, a huge, mirrored, jetted garden tub.

The 2nd bedroom has 2 twins with new bedcovers, a closet and dresser, and the 2nd bath also has a walk-in shower.

There's a single chair that folds out into a single bed in the living room--brand new, very comfortable, and very unique!

And there's a washer and dryer so you don't have to take a lot of dirty clothes home....

FEATURES: Oceanfront and oceanside condominiums offer security gate access, outdoor swimming pool, cabana, basketball court, lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard and outside showers. Most units have 6 x 6 in-room jacuzzi. Two parking spaces per unit. No boats or trailers. No pets.

LOCATION: 2500 Block of Ocean Drive

2 BR, 2 B. Q * 2S * single sleeper. . Central air and heat, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, 2 color cable TVs (one flatscreen over fireplace), VCR, 2 DVD players, stereo with CD player, jacuzzi tub, fireplace, telephone, ceiling fans throughout. Well stocked kitchen with granite countertops. Tile floors in main living area. Nicely decorated throughout. Assortment of videos, books and games provided. Oceanside deck with porch rockers and adirondack chairs; soundside deck with two-seater rocker. Easy beach access with good ocean and sound views.

LOCAL AIRPORTS: Jacksonville, NC - Albert E. Ellis Airport OAJ ; New Bern, NC, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport EWN ; Wilmington, NC, Wilmington International Airport ILM ; Greenvillle, NC, Pitt-Greenville Airport PGV ; Kinston, NC, Kinston Regional Jetport ISO ; Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Durham International Airport RDU

Fly in and rent a car!


PLEASE INQUIRE about Boat, Jet Ski rules.

POOL and TENNIS open until 10pm.

NO FIRES on Beach

NO GRILLING on decks or within 20 ft of building.

Keywords: 2-bedroom; sleeps 5, Condo

More Details

Julie or Randy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Julie or Randy

We both grew up in Rockingham County NC, in tobacco country about halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the North Carolina coast. Before we met we were both beach bums of a sort, with Julie having spent much of her childhood summers at her grandmother's place at the beach and Randy having worked as a lifeguard at Myrtle Beach. A lot has happened since then, and now that the twins are off to college we're 'empty nesting' and trying to slow down a bit on our careers.

Julie or Randy purchased this condo in 1994

Why Julie or Randy chose Central Coast

We love to travel but have always loved the beach. As children our families' vacations were always to the beach and usually included grandparents, friends, and even pets. Emerald Isle has that same feel to it that I remember from back then with long relaxing days and plenty of sand and sun. The beach and the development are quiet and family friendly but still close to shopping and activities that everyone will enjoy like miniature golf and a water park. There are a multitude of restaurants that serve everything including great local seafood. Swansboro is around 12 miles away and has fantastic food and wonderful shops.

What makes this condo unique

The pool,tennis courts, and suffleboard are only one building down and the beach walkway and gazebo are right just across from the pool. There is a shower and hose on the walkway so you don't have to take the sand with you when you leave the beach. Coffee on the deck is a great way to start your morning. Even rainy days can be fun with a visit to the North Carolina Aquarium, one of the finest aquariums on the East Coast, which is just down the road past Salter Path or going to a movie at one of the nearby theaters. Don't forget your bikes! We've ridden our bikes to Morehead City, and now the city of Emerald Isle is, as a part of the Stimulus Program, building a bikeway along the main highway. A good summer evening is a trip to Beaufort, about 20 minutes away and a terrific place for a portside dinner. You can stroll the docks enjoying the sailboats and yachts, or you can visit Blackbeard's Museum where gold, booty, and other artifacts from Blackbeard's recently discovered shipwreck were recovered.


Emerald Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large master bath with mirrored 2 person Jacuzzi tub.
  • 2 person Jacuzzi in Master bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) Nautical 'distressed' bed with rattan dresser, side table, & chair., Twin or Single Beds (2) Also nautical--the kids will like this room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a UNIQUE large overstuffed chair that folds out into a large SINGLE bed....We hadn't seen anything like this before and when it caught our eye in the furniture store we thought it would be perfect for the is....!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This unit is very comfortably and tastefully decorated with a nautical-sailing motif of reds, greens, and blues. The cottage chic master bedroom bed and dresser are of distressed wood, while the 2nd bedroom is more playful, colorful, and welcoming to children.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

It was a great week

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful weather, condo was close enough to walk to pool and beach. Was very well kept and comfy. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A clean and comfortable condo perfect for a family of four!

  • 5 of 5

The condo and overall setup was perfect for our family of four. Easy access to the beach, centrally located on the island, and all of the amenities we needed. The owners were great, and even checked in on us after we arrived to make certain everything met our expectations. With any luck, we'll be back many more times.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Place to Stay in Emerald Isle

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation that we've had in years staying at this location in Emerald Isle! It's ideal for a family of four and it's centrally located to several restaurants and activities. The owners are great to work with and the condo is clean and comfortable. It's just a short walk to the ocean and the pool is right beside the condo. I would highly recommend this location if you plan to spend your summer vacation in Emerald Isle.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo + Beautiful beach = Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this rental! The well appointed condo was exactly what we needed for our family of 4. The owners were so easy to work with. Loved that we were within a small walking distance to the beach or pool. Shells were in abundance on the beach (which my kids loved!). The Ocean Reef has a wonderful family atmosphere. This was our first visit to Emerald Isle & we cannot wait to return. Most definitely we will rent this condo again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing week on the Emerald Isle

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting through VRBO and we were more than happy with this Condo. We stayed here with our 2 children aged 6 and 7 and they loved being so close to the pool and the beach. It was brightly and nicely furnished, the kitchen was well equipped, and the owner (not on site) was very helpful. The condo is a minute walk to the pool and the beach which was sparsely populated. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time here.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emerald Isle Gateway

  • 5 of 5

We have only great things to say about the property, the owner, the location and what you can do in in emerald Isle. The owner was extremely helpful to us so that our stay was memorable and the property is very nicely decorated and is extremely well maintained. We took advantage of the week to do all kind of neat things: cruise to Cape lookout, day trip to Shackeford banks, deep see fishing, golf, beach etc...

We certainly will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Miles
Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1/2 upon reservation, along with $200 security deposit, and remaining 1/2 30 days prior to rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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