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Oceanfront with Million-Dollar Views! Walk to Groceries and Restaurants!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12), Walk to Restaurants

Please also check out our new VRBO listing of an adjoining, mirror-image oceanfront property (1083172) and feel free to message us If you have any question about either one – or about renting both! Just click on the “Contact Owner" link on the right-hand column, and we’ll message you right back. We’ve tried to answer all the frequently asked questions here on our web pages, but we know that there is a lot of information to work through, and we want you to be certain that our house meets all your family’s needs – that’s how we’ve gotten all these great reviews year after year!

Are you ready to rent, with your entire group on board? Click the “Request to Book” button on the right. Since we offer several options, such as different-sized linen packages and multi-week Snowbird rates that the website doesn't compute, we regret that we’re not able to offer the Book It Now feature. But, we do respond quickly.

Now, please read on to learn more about our house!

Oceanfront? Yes, and exactly as it should be — with million-dollar views! Savor your morning coffee in a rocking chair on the upper deck —just steps from the kitchen — while you watch the kids play in the surf or the dolphins frolic in the waves. Go back out at dusk to enjoy the sunset and gentle evening breezes as you have supper around the picnic table, then watch the moon rise as you linger over dessert.

In between, after you've had enough sun and surf and fishing for the day, enjoy the private hot and cold outdoor shower. Then, grab a one of the great beach books from our extensive library and hang the hammock on the lower, shaded deck.

If rain showers blow through, take that book upstairs and curl up on one of the daybeds in the Crow's Nest, or just enjoy the oceanfront view that goes on forever. Or, if you're feeling more active, push back the three love seats that cluster around the big-screen TV and turn on our yoga DVD for your own private yoga class.

At night, stroll out your own private walkway to the dune deck and practice identifying the constellations (there's a great app for your iPhone or iPad to help you). Or, walk just 8/10 of a mile down the beach to Bogue Inlet Pier and see what fish are biting. Or, push back the furniture like we do, and play some dance tunes through the iPod dock or by using one of the DVD players for your CDs. For a quieter time, enjoy our selection of puzzles and board games.

We have five cable TVs, two DVD players, some of our favorite old videos for the VCR, and, of course, clock radios in every bedroom. The big-screen TV also has Netflix and Amazon Prime on-demand video streaming. You should have no problem hooking up your own Wii or Xbox to the TVs!

If you have trouble living completely on 'island time,' or if you absolutely must bring work along, there is broadband Wi-Fi throughout the house.

The kitchen is fully equipped (including Jenn-Air range, microwave, toaster, toaster-oven, coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, ice maker, a shrimp steamer, lots of specialty cookware and good kitchen knives that are sharpened between each rental). The inside dining tables seat twelve, in addition to the four stools at the breakfast bar, and we provide an ample number of table settings in case guests drop in.

There are four two-person bedrooms (two of them with king beds and two with queens — two are oceanfront, and two have nice ocean views). Each bedroom has its own full bath en suite and direct access to an oceanfront deck. The large Crow's Nest has four more single beds, and accesses one of the en suite bathrooms (one floor down) directly through a separate door, without having to go through the attached bedroom. There is also a queen sleep sofa in the living room.

Our duplex will sleep up to 12 on a side, with 4 of them (often kids) being in the Crow's Nest. But some folks prefer not to sleep people in the Crows' Nest at all, because they love its great views and like to use it as a refuge as the kids run in and out downstairs; others enjoy it as a dedicated media room to watch movies or the big game on the big screen. In fact, our low rates and great views have enticed many couples to rent the house for a getaway just for the two of them!

You can even double your bedrooms and bathrooms! If you need more room, remember that this is a duplex. Subject to availability, we can offer the other, mirror-image side for you to rent as well (and sometimes at a discount). While completely private and well soundproofed, the two units can communicate through otherwise-locked passage doors on the two decks, as well as through the rain-protected carport on the ground entry level. We enjoy renting both sides to host large families, weddings, company retreats, yoga and writing workshops, and groups of home-schoolers on field trips. However, if you do want to rent one side or both for a special event, please provide us details in your initial inquiry so we can be sure that your plans and parking needs are a good fit for the house and neighborhood.

We welcome children of all ages. You'll find a couple of baby gates that you can position at the top and bottom of stairs. We do encourage you to sleep babies and toddlers in their parents' room, both for their safety and for their sense of security in a strange house. Because of sanitary and safety concerns, we don't offer cribs or high chairs, but we can help you rent up-to-date ones if you don't travel with them. Do bring your own outlet covers if you want them, as it is impracticable for us to guarantee that outlet covers remain in place in a vacation rental from week to week.

'I'm bored!' Well, if the beach and the surf and books and TVs and puzzles and games aren't enough for your kids, let them ride their bikes and skateboards on our quiet cul-de-sac or along the miles of paved pedestrian/bike paths in Emerald Isle. They'll also find a basketball goal in the cul-de-sac, and, within easy walking distance are two miniature golf courses, a go-kart track (well out of earshot!), an arcade, and ice cream shops.

For the whole family, there are many other services and activities within easy walking distance: Bogue Inlet Pier, the Food Lion and Publix grocery stores, the ABC store, a coffee shop, a hardware store with fishing supplies and beach equipment, restaurants, a movie theater, surf shops, and numerous specialty stores. Extensive paved bike/walk paths make exploring more distant shops, services and scenery a breeze. Other adventures await you a short drive away: boat & kayak rentals, charter fishing, historic Swansboro and Beaufort, the NC Aquarium, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Cedar Point Park, Hammocks Beach State Park, Fort Macon State Park, cruises to Cape Lookout and dolphin-watch cruises. And don't forget the wonderful walk along the beach to Bogue Inlet at the western end of the island.

We can occasionally allow up to two small, short-haired, crate-trained dogs (in most cases only under 20 pounds), but only with special permission and a nonrefundable pet fee of $175 per dog. We love dogs, but please understand that we must be picky because we need to be confident that we can quickly turn the house around in pristine shape for our next renters. Tell us about your dog – weight, breed, age, length of fur, on year-round flea and tick preventative, crate-trained? – and request that we send you the special provision in our rental agreement regarding pets. We really cannot allow any pets other than approved dogs – no cats or other species!

There is Absolutely No Smoking in the House! We do provide urns for the disposal of cigarette butt outside, and ask that you use them – not just because butts on the ground are unsightly, but because the beach grasses and high coastal winds can quickly fan a hot cigarette into a blaze threatening many houses.

While we prefer weekly rentals (usually Sunday-to-Sunday), we will at times consider renting for shorter periods with a nightly rate that is 1/5 to 1/4 of the weekly rate; because of the high demand for our house on a weekly basis, these shorter periods are typically available only for mid-November through mid-March, and only 10 days or less in advance. Discounted multi-week rates are available. Send us your questions!

Keywords: Oceanfront, Duplex, Wi-Fi, Big-Screen TV, Small, Crate-Trained Dogs with Fee and Permission, Pet Friendly, Beachfront, Kid Friendly, Child Friendly, Walk or Bike to Stores, Surf Fishing, Bogue Inlet, Fishing Pier, Rents Mostly Sunday-to-Sunday

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Austin Lybrand
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Austin Lybrand

I'm a native North Carolinian who grew up spending two weeks at the beach every summer with my extended family: mom and dad, my sister, grandma and grandpa, and assorted aunts, uncles and cousins. Those vacations were glorious, marked by huge family dinners (often featuring the fish that dad and granddad had caught that very day) and by hours riding an inflatable raft in the surf. I've tried to recreate that feeling in Emerald Isle for my own family, and for yours. We take pride in lovingly maintaining – and continually updating – a house that we, and you, will want to return to again and again.

A lawyer by training, I'm a traveler by calling and a flying trapeze artist by passion. I've lived in four countries and traveled in many more. Always, everywhere, I'm on the lookout for a place to ride the waves that were so important to my childhood – whether in a huge wave pool on the shores of the Danube in Vienna or in the frigid waters of the North Sea. In exotic places or back home in Emerald Isle with my boogie board, I'm twelve years old again. Come to the beach and play!

I’d love to chat with you about our beach house. Look for the “Contact Owner" link on the right-hand column, and we’ll respond quickly. We find it is very helpful to have direct conversations with all our renters. We want to be as certain as we can that our house is a good fit for your vacation needs so you will have a great experience, will want to return and will recommend us to your friends. And, we want all our renters to understand that they are guests in the home of a family just like theirs, because we believe that will encourage our renters to treat our home with the same care and respect they would want us to give their own home; that, in turn, helps us offer remarkably low rates.

Austin Lybrand purchased this house in 1994

Why Austin Lybrand chose Emerald Isle

When I returned to the States in the early 1990's after a diplomatic posting to South America, I began looking at beach houses within a few hours drive of my permanent residence in central North Carolina, in an area that had ample services but was not overbuilt. I visited scores of oceanfront houses, but none of them sang to me. Finally, I found a lovely vacant lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in Emerald Isle, and I set about designing a house that would incorporate the best features of what I had seen during my search.

What makes this house unique

We truly enjoy being able to walk and bike everywhere; we can easily park our car in the carport and not use it for two weeks. And, since we are always doing maintenance to keep the house fresh for you, we have come to love the smell of acrylic paint and caulk mixed with the salt air as we enjoy the ocean view from the top of a ladder!


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation refunds are as required by NC law, only if Owner is able to re-rent the period. Full agreed rent is due unless Owner is able to re-rent.
  • Owner offers renter the opportunity to buy vacation insurance for mandatory evacuations, cancellation etc.. See & Agreement.
  • See full Agreement for additional house rules.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Private Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • All 4 bathrooms are en suite, attached to the 4 bedrooms; one also has a second lockable door allowing access from the public rooms and Crow's Nest without going through the attached bedroom. All bathrooms have full tubs with showers, toilets and sinks; two of the bathrooms have double sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Oceanfront with full bath en suite; TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Oceanfront with full bath en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanview with full bath en suite; two sinks; TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Oceanview with full bath en suite; two sinks; TV
    Crow's Nest - 4 twin/ single , Den with 4 singles in special trundle configuration; big TV
    Living Room Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV
  • Each bedroom has a full bathroom en suite – two have double sinks. Each bedroom also has ample closet and dresser space, comfortable seating, one or more reading lamps and a clock-radio.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are five cable TVs, including one big screen with Netflix and Amazon Prime video streaming, two DVD players (one with Blu-ray), one videocassette player and an iPod dock.There are clock-radios in all bedrooms. There are six ceiling fans. Quoted rates do not include the optional full-house linens package, offered when you make your reservation at our cost of $120 per week plus tax. Rentals of less than 7 nights are charged at the full weekly rate by the linen company; linens for longer rentals are charged in the same weekly increments; we will have to manually amend VRBO’s calculation for those rentals or for smaller packages. You may rent specialty baby and beach equipment directly from our local vendor online with a credit card. The cost of departure cleaning will be added by VRBO when you make your reservation.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews

Our family totally enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect. No problems at all.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were fantastic. Hope to be back to the outerbanks again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, organized, and modern

  • 5 of 5

The house is big and the view is second to none; literally saw dolphins everyday! From making the initial reservation to handing the keys back, Austin was very responsive and helpful. Ended up having nine guests and because of the space we never felt like we were on top of each other. Outside of the view the star of the trip was the loft. With four beds and with three couches and large television we spent almost every night just hanging out together up there. The WiFi was simple and the speed was really great even with 9 users on at a time; never had and lag. Would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location and very well maintained

  • 5 of 5

This home is well cared for and the owners went to great lengths to be sure our stay was wonderful. There is so much to do in a short drive from here. We were hopeful the turtle nest in front of the house would hatch but it was not meant to be. This week's renters are likely in for a surprise! Thank you to our hosts for thinking of every detail. We would like to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house - fantastic beach

  • 5 of 5

The description of the beach house given was very accurate. The house is kept in excellent condition and the owner is very helpful and accommodating supplying us with wonderful information to make our stay comfortable. The house has 4 floors and the private walkway down to the beach is another big set of stairs. This was not a problem for us, but if you do not manage stairs well it could be a problem. The outside stairs are slippery when wet, so be careful! Our only somewhat negative experience was no fault of the owners, but I will mention it. This is a duplex, and the outside decks do have a privacy "wall" between them; however, the people next to us were smokers and there were a few times when they were on their deck smoking when we were on our deck trying to enjoy the evening. Since no one in our party smoked, the smell was unpleasant (we were downwind). That being said, when we were inside, we never heard any noise from the adjoining unit. A linen service is provided and there were definitely adequate bed sheets and bath towels, but only 2 kitchen towels and dishcloths. We are a little picky about bed sheets and next time I will bring my own for added comfort. Neither of these things (smokers or thin sheets) were fault of the owner. The house is wonderful, set on a cul-de-sac with magnificent views. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate this gracious review. But, we were so sorry to learn from it that these delightful renters encountered these issues. It really would not have been an imposition to ask us to help resolve them. We could have offered immediate solutions (arranging additional linens and reminding the offending smokers about the clear provisions of their rental agreement). We encourage all our renters, first in the written materials we provide and again when we meet them upon arrival, to let us know if anything needs attention – and to do so immediately, rather than as or after they depart. It is our hope that all our future renters will feel fully comfortable asking for our help if any issues arise during their stays!
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Outstanding beach home!

  • 5 of 5

As all others have said in one way or another, this is truly a great home!! We spent the week with our three adult children and grandchildren, and even had other extended family members for day visits.

As another reviewer said: "The house was just as advertised. We really appreciated the attention to detail that Margaret and Austin provided with all of the helpful instructions left around the house. This left no question on how to run something or where to find something. It was a wonderful experience!"

Our three grandchildren especially loved the crow's nest!! It became their "secret hide-away - adults not allowed!" So much fun.

And the home is so close to many shops and places for entertainment. But while we were in the home, it all seemed so far away.

Many thanks to Austin and Margaret for all their efforts before, during, and after our stay. Looking forward to next year - already booked!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation at Great Beach Location in Very Comfortable Oceanfront Duplex

  • 5 of 5

There is not too much that has not already been said, but we want to add our 5 star rating to the others! We thoroughly enjoyed staying here, even in the off-season. And yes, the kitchen is as good as the other reviewers have said. It seems like every time we needed something, we turned around and there it was. For example where else will you find a rental that has a crock pot, two pizza pans, a blender, good knives, large casserole dishes, ...etc. etc.

Austin and Margaret take such good care of this place and as a result tend to have guests that also take good care of it. It is so nice that everything is clean!

One restaurant we particularly enjoyed in EI is Caribsea. It is somewhat hidden away. We particularly enjoyed the scallops and crab cakes there. And it is quite reasonably priced for the very high quality food. They have at least 3 real chefs there.

Another place we had never heard of is Aurora Fossil Museum. We took a day and had a great time digging for and finding fossilized sharks teeth, coral, whale bone, and shells. We also particularly enjoyed the aquarium and Fort Macon. Swansboro is a lovely little town with many good restaurants.

Many thanks to Austin and Margaret for a great stay. We highly recommend Islandia.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Nicky's of Swansboro -- CLOSED
Food Lion
Public boat launch facility
Yana's Ye Olde Drugstore Restaurant
White Oak River Bistro
Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant
Silver Creek Golf Club
Jordans House of Seafood
Dairy Queen
Mike's Place -- CLOSED
Fairway Restaurant -- CLOSED
Fort Macon State Park
Cape Lookout National Seashore
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Sanitary Fish Market & Restaurant
The Crab Shack
Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar
Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant
Star Hill Golf Club
Dairy Queen
Lowes Foods of Cape Carteret
Pacific Superstore
The Village Market
Bushwackers Restaurant -- CLOSED
Ben & Jerry's
Beaufort Historic Site Tours
North Carolina Maritime Museum
North Shore Golf
Rock Creek Golf & Country Club
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Big Oak Drive in & Bar-B-Que
Circle Pizza
Sound Ace Hardware
Burt's Surf Shop
Hot Wax Surf Shop
Barrier Island Kayaks
Hwy 58 Bicycles of Emerald Isle
Coastline Golf Carts
Emerald Plantation Cinemas
Emerald Isle Books and Toys
Golfin Dolphin
Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort
Water Boggan of Emerald Isle
ChowdaHeads Restaurant -- CLOSED
Cap'n Willis Seafood Market
Clyde Phillips Seafood
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
Hammocks Beach State Park
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
El Zarape
Trattoria Gourmet Pizza & Breads -- CLOSED
Reel Outdoors Inc
Discovery Diving Company
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
OAJ 40 miles; EWN 42 miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
El Zarape Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
Star Hill Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
El Zarape Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Views from Our Oceanfront Decks!
Nearest Point of Interest
Supermarket, Restaurants, Gifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Movie Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Hardware with Fishing Supplies and Beach Toys
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Beach Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Miniature Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Water Slide!
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Surf Shop, Kayak Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Bert's Surf Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
CVS Drug Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Flipperz Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Dairy Queen, Restaurants, Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Seafood Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Chowda Head's Restaurant
Car: recommended

Our oceanfront house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in a residential neighborhood a short walk from the Food Lion supermarket, a coffee shop, ice cream shops, movie theater, restaurants, surf shops, Bogue Inlet Pier, the liquor store, a hardware store with fishing supplies, beach shops, miniature golf courses, water slide, a go-kart track (well out of earshot!) and arcade. Golf carts for tooling about the island may be rented nearby.

Extensive paved bike/walk paths make exploring slightly more distant shops, services and scenery a breeze. Other adventures await you a short drive away: Emerald Isle Woods Park, boat and kayak rentals, deep-sea charter-boat and guided fishing, the historic ports of Swansboro, Morehead City and Beaufort, the wild ponies of Shackleford Banks, day cruises to Cape Lookout and dolphin cruises, the NC Aquarium, Cedar Point Park, Hammock's Beach State Park, Fort Macon State Park and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. And, don't forget the wonderful walk along the beach from our house to Bogue Inlet at the western end of our island.

Swimming, boogie boarding, surf fishing (and your own fish-cleaning station!) are just steps away down your own private walkway to the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Optional Linens Package $120 + Tax
Departure Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Optional full-house linens package for one week or less is available; website automatically adds it during the reservation process so message us with your reservation request to remove it if you want to bring linens from home. Note that linen vendor charges full one-week price for less than 7 nights and that we will have to calculate multi-week linens charge for you since website cannot; inquire about smaller linen packages. 2018 Snowbirds' Roost rate drops to $1,300/2wk, $1,600/3wk, $1,800/4 wk (not/mo); website won’t calculate those discounted multi-week rates correctly, so we will revise their quote for you! $175/dog/week for up to 2 approved dogs (<20#). We reserve the right to decline rentals of less than 1 week. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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