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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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.

More Details

Bill Finn
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Bill Finn

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.

Bill Finn purchased this house in 2001

Why Bill Finn chose Emerald Isle

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us use you home this Thanksgiving! It is what we were all most thankful for! The weather was great and we enjoyed four days of family time. To quote the kids..."this house is awesome"!
Nov 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Outstanding Location: The Finnish Line, Walk to Beach, Perfect Family Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Lynchburg, Virginia

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at Finnish Line for several years and absolutely love the place. the house is furnished beautifully and very comfortably. The views from all around even make cooking a pleasure! Hope to be able to enjoy the house in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

We love the Finnish Line and this was our second stay. We chose another beach and location to try last year and regretted it. The minute you walk in the house is clean and bright and has all the amenities you could wish for. Lots of space for everyone, easy short walk to the beach, and comfortable beds. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful memories made!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third year on Emerald Isle with my family and friends and by far the best yet! The house is close to beach access of both the ocean and the sound, so there is something for everyone. The accomodations were great! Comfortable and well-maintained. It is obvious that the owners want their guests to enjoy the home as much as they do! I would highly recommend this home and hope to return on future visits to this beautiful island!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynchburg, Virginia

B. from Virginia

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful experience at Finnish never disappoints...........It's obvious that the owners really care about their renters and want them to be is pleasing to the eyes, has everything you could ever need. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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beach bums

  • 5 of 5

my family and I have stayed at this wonderful home for 2 wks in the fall for several yrs now and always loved it. It has always been clean and well kept.The kitchen is great! Just needs a toaster! We feel as if it is a second home for us.Beautifully decorated with wonderful relaxing colors.The upstairs deck is great for morning coffee and watching the ships at sea.We love to surf fish on the point and just relax.The 2 matching master bedrooms are great! We will continue to make the Finnish Line our vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree and thanks to Bed, Bath and Beyond, we have added a Cuisinart toaster along with a new Cuisinart toaster oven.
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Burke, Virginia

Thanksgiving 2011

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us. More than accommodating this property feels like 'home' providing all the comfort and amenities for a memorable get-away.Views are wonderful and the ocean is a short walk. We had a wonderful family get together!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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Rates & Availability

The Point House Rental Rates

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May 7 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 22 2017
7 night minimum 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.

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The Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have full baths; bedrooms 3 and 4 share full bath with shower and double sink. Half bathroom on upper level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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