Outstanding Location: the Finnish Line, Walk to Beach, Perfect Family Retreat(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
It is a 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home on a corner lot. with hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, Anderson windows, four Covered Decks (2 upper decks with Porch Furniture). Time Warner provides cable, phone and high speed internet access.
The double carport on the ground level is deep enough to accommodate four cars. On the rear of the house, under the lower deck, there is a tiled patio with patio furniture, swing and 4-burner gas grill. It is a great place to relax while watching others play 'kick-the-can' or while preparing the 'daily catch' on the grill. Adjacent to the patio is a private, enclosed hot/cold shower with an enclosed changing area. After a day at the beach, this is a stop that shouldn't be missed.
At the front of the lower level, the door opens to a tiled foyer, with french doors left and right leading to identical master bedrooms. Each has a king bed, a full bath, a large walk-in closet, a TV and DVD player. Each is perfect for a quit retreat after a busy day or simply for a quiet night's sleep. Beyond the foyer, though another set of french doors, is a large, carpeted 20' X 14' living area with 52' LCD SONY TV and Blu-ray DVD player with Netflix and other streaming applications. A third bedroom has a queen bed, double closet and a TV and DVD Player. A fourth bedroom has 2 twin beds, a double closet and a TV and DVD player. These two bedrooms share a tiled bath across from which is the laundry area with a new washer and new dryer.
One of the main attractions is the upper level with its open floor plan. Vacations are for gatherings and conversations and laughs and this allows everyone to share some time together. At the top of the stairs is a dining table that seats eight. Across the room is a very well-equipped kitchen and pantry separated form the 'dining area' by a breakfast bar and eight bar chairs. For those who have been guests before, you will recognize this as the site of our annual 'pancake eating contest'.
In the front of the room is a sitting area with sofa and chairs that surround a tiled fireplace with gas logs, a 47' LCD SONY TV and Blu-ray DVD player also with Netflix and other streaming applications. Surround-sound stereophonic equipment with iPhone connection completes the set-up. On the front, sliding glass doors open onto a covered deck with porch furniture. It is from here that the spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets and the sweeping picture of ocean and inlet makes this one of my favorite spots.
Another set of sliding glass doors open onto the back covered deck, also equipped with porch furniture. This is a particularly quit spot, protected from the ocean breeze, with views of the sound. We have taken advantage of this for a number of quiet, relaxing 'dinners under the stars'.
There is a choice of access to the beaches. Go left to the walkway that will take you over the dunes or go right to the broad expanse of 'The Point'. Either way, you have open space enough for picnics, games and even a touch of solitude.
Keywords: Second row house; corner lot, four quiet bedrooms on 1st floor with central family; spacious well-equipped kitchen and dining area on 2nd floor with open floor plan for great vacation get-together.
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Member since: 2011
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- King size beds (2) Sealy Posturepedic mattress; Extra pillows provided., Queen size Beds (1) Sealy Posturepedic mattress; Extra pillows provided., extra long twin Beds (2) Sealy Posturepedic mattresses; These beds can be placed together to make a king size bed. King foam topper and mattress pad provided. Extra pillows provided., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs Den sofa bed is queen size. Extra pillows provided....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
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- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Miniature Golf
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
Linens delivered and beds made (2 kings, 1 queen, 2 XL twins). Package also includes linens for 1 sofa bed, a generous supply of towels. If guest prefer to use their own linens and towels, deduct $155 from the weekly rental fee....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 7 - Jun 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 11 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 13 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 17 - Oct 22, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Linens and towels $160 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.75%
Tax includes 6.75% State and County Sales Tax and 6.0% County Occupancy Tax. Please note: 10% deposit is required for booking (not 50%). 40% is due three months prior to check-in with the remaining 50% due one month prior to check-in.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Former Professor of Medicine at the Univ of North Carolina; currently active as Medical Consultant. Together with my wife, serve as Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, respectively of a Medical Journal; non-medical interests include the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, Oregon pinot noir and nine grandchildren.
Why the Owner Chose The Point, Emerald Isle, NC, USA:
It was the grandchildren - spread across four states. I wanted a place they could all visit to get to know one another and have memories of 'summertime at the beach'. When I toured 'the Point' I knew that this was the spot. Little traffic, safe streets, easy access in one direction to the beach along the shoreline and as a bonus, the ever shifting sands of 'the Point' itself in the other direction. I didn't think it could be any better.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The open floor plan of the 2nd floor allows everyone to be together for meals and socializing. At the same time, with the 1st floor family room and LCD TV, there is ample room to spread out. The four bedrooms are not directly under the upstairs 'great room' and as a result are quiet and a place of your own - even with a full house.
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Front upper and lower decks. Master bedrooms / baths on opposite sides of foyer.
Back upper and lower covered decks. Enclosed shower and patio area underneath.
Patio with grill, chairs, swing, outdoor shower under the back deck.
Upstairs Living Room
Upstairs Reading Area
Dining Area upstairs
Upstairs 'great room' kitchen area with bar and eight chairs.
West side Master Bedroom with bath - Bedroom #1
A Google Earth view. The Finnish Line is circled.
Walkway from the driveway to the front stairs.
The outside enclosed shower can be seen on the left under the lower deck.
Den area with desk
Living Room - upstairs
Upstairs sitting area next to the kitchen
Kitchen and bar with 8 bar stools
Family room with view from foyer towards back covered deck.
East side Master bedroom with bath
View from the front upper covered deck.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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