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Outstanding Location: the Finnish Line, Walk to Beach, Perfect Family Retreat

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Front upper and lower decks. Master bedrooms / baths on opposite sides of foyer.


Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The Town of Emerald Isle lies on Bogue Banks, the southernmost island of the North Carolina Outer Banks. Our house is located at the secluded western end of the island known as 'The Point'.

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    Beach toys, beach cart, boogie boards provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We appreciate that renters do NOT want to be in a smoking environment. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We appreciate that renters can be allergic to pets and/or pet dander. No animals of any type are allowed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • 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


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    SONY Blu-ray DVD's contain multiple streaming applications. Netflix subscription provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time-Warner cable. Wireless Internet with download speed more than 10Mbps....moreless

  • Stereo:

    AIWA stereo system....moreless

  • Television:

    52' SONY Bravia in 1st floor family room; 46' SONY Bravia in 2nd floor living area; each with SONY Blu-Ray DVD (Netflix, Amazon, Crackle, etc.); small TV's in each bedroom...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Random selection of movie DVD's....moreless


  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View:

    We have 3 views of water....ocean, inlet, and sound....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The square dining table seats 8 and the kitchen island seats 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate upstairs and downstairs units....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Time Warner...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New 2013...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Accommodates 4 cars fully covered with space for additional 2 cars in driveway....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas logs are disabled during the rental season.....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    All calls in United States are free long distance but no International calls allowed....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat-pumps (2)....moreless

  • Internet:

    Time Warner...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    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

  • Parking:

    Sufficient for four cars under cover....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Time Warner...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided with the linen package....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New 2013...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Time Warner is the provider. Download speed optimized for multiple users....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There are two coffee makers provided. There is a regular toaster provided as well as a toaster oven....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    If you love to cook, this kitchen is stocked with almost every utensil and bakewear you would want. There is an overstock of dishes, glasses (all types), mugs, and serving dishes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 10...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Seating at counter is for 8 people. Seating at dining table is for 8 people....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper decks on front and back of house contain dining furniture, rockers and chaise lounges. Tiled patio beside the carport contains a swing, 3 chairs and a grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 7 - Jun 10, 2017
6 night min stay
Jun 11 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
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:

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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Owner info

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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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • Front upper and lower decks. Master bedrooms / baths on opposite sides of foyer.

    Front upper and lower decks. Master bedrooms / baths on opposite sides of foyer.

  • The outside enclosed shower can be seen on the left under the lower deck.

    The outside enclosed shower can be seen on the left under the lower deck.

  • Foyer with master bedrooms to each side.

    Foyer with master bedrooms to each side.

  • West Master Bedroom

    West Master Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • View from the front upper covered deck.

    View from the front upper covered deck.

  • Walkway from the driveway to the front stairs.

    Walkway from the driveway to the front stairs.

  • Back patio

    Back patio

  • East Master Bedroom

    East Master Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Downstairs Living Area (50" TV not shown)

    Downstairs Living Area (50" TV not shown)

  • Living Room - upstairs

    Living Room - upstairs

  • Upstairs conversation/reading area

    Upstairs conversation/reading area

  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • Our Group

    Our Group

VRBO #374192

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 06, 2017

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