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Oceanfront 4-Bed House at Condo Price! Great 2018 Rates. Excellent Views. Beachy

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4-Bedroom house with 2 full baths, (9 persons max.)

See our many 5-star reviews over the past 5 years. This is a very clean, well maintained and fully furnished ocean front home in beautiful Emerald Isle, NC. It has a full-on ocean view from the deck and house, not partial and not over the street or over rooftops. It is half of a duplex. The other side of the duplex is not a rental; it is a rarely used second home. Unlike staying in a condo complex, you'll have privacy and no worries about crazy neighbors or loud parties. Perfect for families. The house is close to a lifeguard station on the beach (seasonal). The house has everything and the kitchen is fully equipped (even a spare blender, coffee maker & toaster). We provide starter supplies upon your arrival (soap, paper towels, t.p.). It is an excellent value and has everything you'll need for a restful stress-free vacation at the beach. An all-new larger deck was completed not long ago and both bathrooms were renovated in 2017. There is brand new living room furniture as of 2017. All the doors were replaced in 2017 as well. As you can see from all of our photos, we strive to make this a comfortable and tastefully 'beachy' home. Among the features of this property are Spectrum cable tv, STRONG wireless internet (to the deck and further), central air, ceiling fans in every room, 3 flat-screen HD-TV's (42" in living room), and custom hand-painted tropical murals on bedroom walls. It's NOT cheap thin, uncomfortable rattan or boxy furniture, nor is it used furniture from someone's primary home. We want you to relax and be comfortable! Call owner Al directly at nine seven three four seven six eight one nine one with any questions.

There are 2 ocean-front master bedrooms with queen beds and 2 bedrooms street side (partial Sound view) with doubles and singles. There are 2 full baths (1 tub/shower main floor and 1 with shower only upper) and a wonderful outdoor enclosed over-sized locking shower with hot and cold water and a dressing area.

Recent (within the past few years) upgrades include new carpeting, larger deck, renovated bathrooms, new living room furniture, new stove and refrigerator, new kitchen sink & faucet, new TV's, new roof, all new doors, digital entrance lock, and many smaller changes as well. We are constantly upgrading! The landscaping and driveway were completely re-done a few years ago. There are hurricane shutters on all the windows, including lovely coral color Bahama type shutters on the street side windows. More improvements are planned.

There are lifeguards on the beach seasonally about 200 yards away. This house is ON THE BEACH with the same ocean, views, and ease of access as the mansions that cost 3 or 4 times as much. Wouldn't it be nice not to have to drag all your stuff to the beach from a block or more away? There is a huge difference between OCEAN-FRONT and 1 or 2 or 3 houses in from the beach. No carts or wagons needed. Need a drink or suntan lotion while you're at the beach? Just walk up onto the deck and get it! Maybe leave your cooler or the children's toys on the deck walkway for instant access. We appreciate your inquiry and thank you for your time and for considering Beach House! E-mail or call if you have any questions or need any additional information. Best wishes for a great Emerald Isle vacation!

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Alan

Concerned, professional and responsive property owner who has owned this property for 16 years. We are always available PLUS there a knowledgable local private property manager who will meet you at the house at arrival for a walk-thru to make sure everything is perfect. The local manager is then available to you during your stay for any assistance and advice.

Alan purchased this house in 2001

Why Alan chose Emerald Isle

We considered a beach house in several coastal communities in different states before falling in love with Emerald Isle on our first visit in fall, 2001. We immediately knew that the small town feel, absence of high-rise condos, great vacation amenities, local friendliness, family emphasis and gorgeous uncrowded beach made this the place we wanted to visit again and again. We still enjoy it and you will too!

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite activities is simply to eat most meals on the deck and watch the ocean, the dolphins, people enjoying the beach, and the sunrises and sunsets over the water. There have been a number of weddings on the beach right in front of this home. Some folks see whales just off-shore in the late fall. We have had turtle nests on the beach right in front of this home too. It is fascinating to watch them hatch!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I type this as I sit on the deck of your lovely Beach House and look out over the ocean one last evening. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We appreciate all the recommendations on things to do. The weather was perfect and we reluctantly have to return home tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing your home. Should time and circumstances permit, we would love to revisit Beach House again."
Jun 2013
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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not use candles. Please keep doors closed when a/c is on. Don't leave doors open in evening or bugs will get it in! Roll trash cans out M&F.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , second floor
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Oversized with h&c water, privacy lock & changing area
  • 2 full inside baths plus large glorious outside hot & cold shower with lock and dressing area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ocean front - main floor - prox 13' x 13'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ocean front - 2nd floor - prox 13' x 13'
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , second floor - street side - partial sound view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , main floor - street side - 2 single beds
  • 2 Queen beds; each in its own ocean-front master bedroom; 1 on main floor and 1 on second floor. 1 Double bed on second floor 3 Twin /single beds; 2 on main floor and 1 on second floor, 1 portable baby crib / playpen in closet
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Owner pays for cleaning. Linens are NOT included but can be provided for a reasonable charge. Each bedroom has a custom hand painted tropical wall mural. All bedrooms have a 3-speed ceiling fan (plus central air). There is a fish-cleaning area off the carport. Wifi is free and reaches the deck. There are several beach chairs and a few beach umbrellas.


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Oceanfront 4-Bed House at Condo Price! Great 2018 Rates. Excellent Views. Beachy
average rating of 4.642857 based on 57 reviews

Kick Back Time Ocean Front

  • 5 of 5

This house was a good choice for my family. It is absolutely positively ocean front, with no houses, roads or roofs blocking the 180 degree ocean front view. It is spacious and private.

The weather changes fast here, so don't worry if the forecast is cloudy or rain; those move through rapidly. I love Emerald Isle and now I feel like I have found the right house to come back to time and again. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and always available by phone. His local manager is a great guy and was also immediately accessible. I think this house is fairly priced. I know that I could stay at a nice hotel for the cost of any ocean front house, but there is no comparison with this house! The owner said that the other side is a rarely used second home and that certainly seemed to be the place; we had the deck all to ourselves. I would recommend this house. Hope to see you there!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spring Stay - Fantastic House ANY TIME OF YEAR

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 4-night spring get-a-way at this lovely Emerald Isle home. The location was private and perfect. It is a quiet and secluded area, but not lonely. The other side of the house was not in use so we had lots of room. We have never rented this way before so we were a little nervous. However, the house is exactly as described in the listing and the owner was helpful, thorough and easy to reach. There were LOTS of beach chairs, beach umbrellas and sand toys for the children; it was nice that we didn't have to bring all that. We loved being able to walk right off the deck onto the beach. The ocean water is not too close, nor too far away. The sound of the waves lulled us all to sleep. We're hoping to come back in August! I would definitely recommend this house to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Value - Outstanding Oceanfront Views - Very Nice House

  • 5 of 5

If I were Consumer Reports, I would rate this house with their famous bold black solid circle - it truly is the best in its class in every respect. The reservation process was easy, the owner was friendly, and the local manager who met us at arrival was very helpful; a seamless process! The house is even better than described and photographed in the listing. Emerald Isle, NC is simply a wonderful place to choose to vacation and visit. This house made our early spring getaway all the better. It is nicely decorated, comfortable and 'beachy'. The deck is big and roomy, and we liked the minimal steps to get from the house to the deck to the beach; there were no long or steep stairs! The storage room had lots of beach chairs, beach umbrellas, sand toys and games. The inside of the house is very well stocked, especially the kitchen utensils and supplies! We hope to go back soon and will recommend this house to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice place

  • 4 of 5

Clean, well situated, and comfortable. The owner and manager were accommodating and gave us good advice. The kitchen was well-equipped. Only drawback didn't effect our stay, but it is a little small in the living area. There are beds for nine, but only comfortable seating in the living room for six. In the summer in good weather it might not matter. Anyhow, it was a very nice place for a winter beach trip. Lots of seafood available, went to the aquarium, walked miles on the near-deserted beach, and, of course, had great views of the beach and ocean. Was just what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pefect Place at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! If you like the feel of a laid back, clean, well kept true beach feel, this duplex is the one is for you! Very well decorated with a beach décor and limited breakable "stuff" to worry about. The house is steps from the beach. Comfy furniture including the beds. Well equipped kitchen with anything you could possible need to cook your catch. It worked great for us to enjoy the flounder I caught right in front of the house. A REALLY well stocked storage area with lots of chairs, umbrella and every beach toy you can imagine including a mask, snorkel and fins! Alan wants everyone to have a wonderful time. Alan was great to work with and we will rent this house again, no doubt! I did a lot of research before I chose this house and I know it is a fabulous value directly on the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right On The Beach

  • 3 of 5

Could use new carpet and paint on lower level.

Duct work probably needs cleaning from the looks of the vents in each room.

Air condition unit labored on hot days, outside unit on its last leg.

Location great, loved being so close to beach.

Doug Z.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions. The air conditioning unit is working fine. The unit froze up temporarily (and I incurred a $100 service call) because the guest turned the a/c down to 60 degrees to try to cool the house with the sliding doors open "so we could hear the ocean".
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Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
Ocean front pier operating 24/7 and offering all required gear and bait
The Village Market
Nice clean restaurant and gourmet market offering great sandwiches.
Public boat launch facility
Good sandwiches
Pacific Superstore
Reasonable priced clothing and beach accessories
Country Club Of Crystal Coast
Semi-private golf offering a nice course and reasonable rates. The dining room is nice and ...
Reel Outdoors Inc
Professional store for serious fishermen and those who want to outfit themselves to look ser...
Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar
ChowdaHeads Restaurant -- CLOSED
Wings Inc.
Water Sports Rentals
Nice folks offering wave runners and kayaks and similar equipment by the hour.
Flatwaters Paddling
Walking distance from the house
Sweet Spot
Blue Heron Park
Circle Pizza
Decent local pizza
Cape Lookout National Seashore
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Great for a rainy day or anytime
Fort Macon State Park
Interesting for U.S. Civil War fans
Shackleford Banks
Riverside Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Excellent - one of my personal favorites
Hammocks Beach State Park
Fort Macon State Park
Beaufort Grocery CO
Channel Marker
Michaelangelo's Pizza
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
Cap'n Willis Seafood Market
Excellent fresh seafood
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Bern, NC or Jacksonville, NC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Great restaurants in E.I.
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Crystal Coast Country Club (open to public)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
NC Rt. 58
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
too many to list!
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Reef
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Lifeguard Area
Car: recommended

See dolphins from the house or deck! There is a private walkway from deck to beach over the dunes. The beach lifeguard area is within sight about 600 feet away. Bogue Sound ICW is just 2 blocks away (partial view). Strong Wi-Fi reaches the deck. There are 3 HDTV's. There is a washer and dryer. The Emerald Isle area has many excellent restaurants, from seafood to steak to vegan. Most deliver or offer take-out so you can bring food home or eat out. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can also cook if you prefer. There is an ocean pier in E.I. a few miles away and they offer fishing 24/7 and have all required gear and bait. You'll see ocean para-sailing and wind-surfers. The area has several excellent public and semi-private golf courses nearby. Emerald Isle has abundant shopping and all required services. Loggerback turtles incubate and the eggs will hatch right on the beach near this home; try to experience the joy of seeing them leave their nest and head for the ocean. Make sure you see Civil War Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Call owner - Alan - anytime for more information, custom quotes and questions at 973/476-8191. I will discount open weeks (especially as the dates get close) and for returning guests. Monthly, long term or seasonal stay inquiries welcomed and encouraged. Please note that rental rates do not include linens. Special 4-day rate spring and fall. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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