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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 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
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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 latter part of the year. 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:
  • 1400 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 4.6296296 based on 55 reviews

Beach House - My 2nd Stay Here

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed here in 2011 and we couldn't wait to come back in 2012. The owners had made a number of improvements and the property does not disappoint. I admit that I'm not always easy to please; I'm fussy about cleaning and appearance. Both times I was very satisfied with everything at this house. The owners are gracious people and easy to work with. The handyman who works for them was prompt, charming and very helpful. They tell me that they are planning several upgrades and I will be eager to see what's in store; we just booked again for 2013. The best features include the view, location, comfortable house and the outside shower is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • 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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Best family vacation so far! Love, Crystal & her family.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Alan's place for 5 days. It was a total of 8 of us. It was plenty of room. It was completely amazing, the weather was perfect! The kitchen is completely furnished with everything you need to make your own meals. The laundry room was filled with beach chairs & beach toys for the entire family. Being able to sleep to the sound of the waves was priceless! The ease of being right on the beach & being able to walk right up the deck for the children's potty breaks was a godsend. There's an outside shower to clean the kiddos before going inside. Even with 8 of us we never ran out of hot water. Jerry, the property manager, was the best & was so patient with us when we got lost & had to call him multiple times. If I could rate this a 10 I would. We will definitely be vacationing at Alan's Beach house again. Thanks again Alan!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing week for my family.

  • 5 of 5

We were concerned about Hurricane Irma coming towards the NC coast and corresponded with Alan who was very helpful and responsive. In the end the Hurricane turned away from the coast and we were able to spend a lovely week here at Alan's BEACH HOUSE. It was amazing being so close to the water; it made everything so convenient for us (especially having a 1 year old to keep up with). Being so close made it easy for us to go in to use the bathroom and eat lunch during our beach days. Even the rainy days were glorious; we watched the beautiful ocean from the living room while playing board games or putting together some puzzles that Alan provided. There were hardly any people around (we felt like we had the beach to ourselves), and the few we met were so nice. There are plenty of beach chairs and equipment in the utility room, so we didn't have to bring our own which left extra room in our car. We also enjoyed the convenience in location, with a gas station, grocery store, and places to eat within 10 minutes drive. We miss it already and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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