House, 3 Bedrooms, Converted Den + Sleepsofa, 3 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)
About Rachel Penny
Cassimir East is owned by a mother-daughter pair looking to share their love of Emerald Isle and have a little fun on the side! Born & Bred in North Carolina. I have always enjoyed the beach. My two children and I spent a lot of time in Emerald Isle, when they were small. It is so peaceful there - every single mom needs a quiet retreat to charge her batteries or regain her sanity. I have recently returned to the area and really enjoy my new home. My favorite thing about Cassimir East, which is rather unique, is that the unit faces due south. You can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee on your private balcony while watching the sunrise or the dolphins play in the surf, and you can enjoy a nice glass of wine from the deck over looking the waves while enjoying the sunset. There's a lot to discover on the Crystal Coast, but I always look forward to the slow pace, great food, and southern hospitality at its finest.'
Rachel Penny purchased this House in 2005
Why Rachel Penny chose Emerald Isle
Emerald Isle is in a convenient location, just a short drive from Raleigh, NC and easy to get to. There is a good balance of local culture and commercial development. You can't beat the slow pace and friendly atmosphere of the Crystal Coast. I wanted to buy property in Spinnakers Reach because of it’s great reputation, always being well-maintained, colorful homes, relaxed atmosphere and just everyday happy vacationers. Emerald Isle is a nice, quiet, resort town and just a great place to be… I love watching the dolphins from the master suite every month of the year… Come experience the magic!
What makes this House unique
Cassimir East is fortunate to not only be oceanfront, but also have exclusive private beach access. My absolute favorite part is the private balcony from the master bedroom. Nothing beats leaving the door open and letting the natural sounds of the waves put you to sleep. We have seen dolphins every month of the year. It just does not get any better than waking up in the morning and gleefully seeing the dolphins, or even sometimes a pod of whales, from the master balcony. Walking the beach is a favorite! Almost 6 miles round-trip to the fishing pier…it is so enjoyable to walk to the pier, sit on the pier and read a book and/or watch the fisherman. Walking to the right is about a mile down and a mile back to the Point.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The property needs major renovations and felt dirty. It had a musty smell.
We were very dissatisfied with the property. The location was great but overall appearance and cleanliness were disappointing. We actually left a night early due to conditions and smell.
Hello Jill, Thank you for taking my call to discuss your review of our property, Cassimir East, located at Emerald Isle. NC. As we discussed, the musty smell you noticed in the game room is due to the humidity of our coastal climate and typically can easily be resolved by opening the garage doors and letting air circulate through the space. This area is often closed over the weekend and has limited airflow.
We were very disappointed to hear of your dissatisfaction with the appearance and cleanliness of our home. We take pride in our home and strive to provide an environment and customer service worthy of a 5 star review. As you know we took a direct hit from Hurricane Florence last fall. Repair work has been slow because there is a lot more work to be done than people to actually do the work. Contractors are still trying to get floors and walls in some homes so they are livable. We did get the new roof on and the entire deck has been replaced. Knowing that we still have work to be done, I personally cleaned the property to make sure everything was safe and presentable for your stay. I apologize for the few cosmetic issues that remain with the property. We expect to have these completed in May
Owners were very receptive with questions. Beautiful beach love the views from the back deck.
Location was great! House had many amenities. Few minor maintenance items to be looked at, but expect with normal wear and tear for a rental. I would return ..
Beautiful Home, Charmingly Decorated. Perfect Location, Beachfront.
Very large, spacious, beautiful home with a beautiful view. Clean and had very nice bed linens and towels. Home was stocked with about anything you would need. Owner was very pleasant and easy to communicate with. I would recommend this rental to anyone and I would come back. There are lots of steps, if that would be an issue to you.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Cassimir East. I am so thrilled to hear that your family enjoyed their week at the beach and the views! We look forward to having you back again (and be sure to ask about our repeat guest discount!).
Rachel & Jane
Need some maintainance
No blinds or shades in one bedroom and the living room. Broken and stored in bedroom closet. Slats were the 2inch in width and about 6or 7missing. So sleeping when the sun came up was difficult.
Nails kept popping up on the deck and steps and we would hammer them down as boards on deck would also rise. Told everyone not to walk with bare feet.
Would not rent again
I am so sorry to hear of your disappointing stay at Cassimir East. I must say, I was quite shocked to see a one-star review. We strive to have each of our guests have a stay worth a five-star review. We would have been happy to address some of these issues during your stay to make it as enjoyable as possible, however we were never notified of any issues during your stay and were not given the opportunity to make it right for you, which is disappointing.
Since your stay, you would be happy to know that we have addressed many of these concerns, including new window treatments in the bedroom, new deck furniture and updated picnic table. This fall we also will have a brand new washer/dryer as well as replacing the decking and walkway to the beach as well as other improvements.
Jane & Rachel
Great location, house meh
Positives: great location, great customer service, clean, comfortable, kitchen was well equipped (except knives)
Negatives: deck furniture awful (that’s where we wanted to spend our time but the arm of the rocking chair was literally taped on), for the price the house you’d expect it to be more updated, especially kitchen. Bedrooms were ok. Washer and dryer pretty bad.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and in comparison I think the price is high for what you could get elsewhere but maybe that’s just Emerald Isle.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback about your 4th of July stay at Cassimir East. I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday week in Emerald Isle. We take feedback very seriously as we strive for each of our guests’ stay to be worthy of a five-star review. In order to do so, it is most effective for us to receive the feedback during the stay so that we can remediate any issues that are hindering your ability to enjoy your week. We would have been happy to come fix the deck furniture or address any other specific issues you may have experienced. As people who enjoy cooking dinners together with our family when we’re at the beach, we pride ourselves on having a fully equipped kitchen, making this possible for our guests as well. We have received compliments from others on a well equipped kitchen. We will take a look at the knives, since we regularly update our set, but with most rental homes, some items seem to grow legs and/or get misplaced throughout the course of the busy season. We will look forward to continuing to update our property this off-season, including some new appliances, deck furniture and other updates.
Rachel & Jane