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Airy, Open, Comfortable Space for Large Family Vacations!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

The Sailfish - Beautiful Emerald Isle, NC;

The Sailfish is a private beach house for rent in Emerald Isle, NC for family (only) groups of up to 16 persons. It sits at the beginning of the Crystal Shores of the NC Outer Banks.

Our parents built this lovely large space so that our family could vacation together. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we still do!

There is plenty of parking for your family also!

There is a nice beach access right in front of the house across the street.

Keywords: large, airy, open, comfortable, warm, fun

More Details

Marcie Rollins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Why Marcie Rollins chose Central Coast

We began traveling from Greensboro, NC, to Emerald Isle in 1962! Our family has grown, the beach has changed, the house has been rebuilt after several hurricanes, but we still love it! I know you will also...

What makes this house unique

Emerald Isle is a beautiful beach, and this particular stretch is even nicer because it is not crowded. The house has been specifically set up for family groups to be able to eat together, play together, and enjoy the summertime!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family loves to stay at The Sailfish in Emerald Isle, NC. The beach access is very convenient and the house is large enough that we can invite extended family and friends to join us. The downstairs is a perfect place for teenagers have fun playing ping pong and video games or watching movies. The upstairs open kitchen/dining/living area is large enough that everyone can sit to eat meals or to play games. The upstairs deck is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and enjoy the sea air
May 2011
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Airy, Open, Comfortable Space for Large Family Vacations!
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
Newton, NC

Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were excellent. Loved the fact that they had bedrooms up and down. My grandchildren were able to take naps downstairs during the day away from the noise of other family members and it gave adult children their own space when needed. Loved having a nice big table for family dinners and having pots big enough. We took our own chairs, canopy and life jackets for the grandchildren which wasn't necessary. The house provided all we would have needed! Next time we will know! We liked having refrigerators and bathrooms up and down. Easy access to the beach. Owner responded quickly to questions I had before our trip. She gave contact information in case we needed her during our stay. I would recommend this house and plan to rent it again the future! The price was a plus too!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbine Maryland

Great home for large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful week at Emerald Isle. The beach and ocean are exceptionally beautiful there. At low tide, the grandchildren enjoyed the tide pools and one day there was an abundance of sea life to see just in the tide pool. We just loved it and we will definitely return. The Sailfish met all of our needs! We are a large family with children, and grandchildren. This home has 7 bedrooms - 4 on the main living level: two on either side of the family room kitchen area, with a buddy bath between each. Two of these bedrooms have a double bed, and the other two have two double beds. Off of the main family room and kitchen level there is a sun room that is perfect for playing cards and board games. Downstairs, there are 3 more bedrooms, one has twin beds, one has a double bed and one has a queen bed. The downstairs also has a small kitchenette, laundry room and 2 more baths, and another family/game room. The upstairs level and downstairs level both have decks that face the ocean and are nice to sit on and relax. The upstairs deck, which is very spacious, has a great view of the ocean and there are plenty of deck chairs for everyone to enjoy the ocean view. This home sits on a very large and private lot and the beach access is right across the road. Marcie the owner and Al the local maintenance gentleman were both very efficient in answering any questions or concerns that came up during our stay. Our family was very comfortable staying in the Sailfish, it is a practical and spacious home that is "very well loved" by its owners.

It is a great home for a large family to really enjoy each other at the beach!! Highly recommended :)

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, Ohio

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

we had two families traveling together, with a total of 11 people, including our newlywed daughter and son in law. There was plenty of room for all of us to have our privacy, but of room to gather as well. Even on a stormy day it was nice just sitting on the porch watching the ocean or playing cards or a game in the sun room.

If you do not mind not having pool access or a hot tub, this is an awesome house, we would not hesitate to vacation at the Sailfish again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC


  • 5 of 5

We wanted a peaceful week without drama, and got one. The house is very comfortable and roomy, with the back porch being the crowning glory. (We sat watching the ocean and a few storms). We were right on the bike path to town, very convenent. The kitchen was well stocked for our cooking needs, and the stove looked new. Overall, a peaceful and wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

My Birthday Week!

  • 5 of 5

One of my most peaceful vacations! The house is very large and comfortable. Enjoyed doing crafts in the sun room and relaxing on back porch. The covered back porches are very nice upstairs and down. The view was amazing! The lot is very large and high above all the lots across the street by the beach. A short walk to the beach and amazing waters. We enjoyed shopping in a couple of the small towns around the area. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC


  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at Emerald Isle, NC. The Sailfish is a large and comfortable house for anyone with a large family and is children friendly. We enjoyed many things about the house and especially the privacy.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
In Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2018 - May 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

A $500.00 deposit is necessary to reserve your week. The balance of your rental ($2350.00) and a $250.00 refundable damage deposit is due with a signed printed contract the month before your rental date. This payment includes payment for a cleaning of the house.

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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 2 bathrooms have tubs. All the bathrooms have showers.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , faces the ocean; first floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , first floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , first floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Faces the Ocean; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Faces the Ocean; 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2nd floor
  • Queen size Beds (3) Linens are not provided., Double Beds (4) Linens are not provided., Twin or Single Beds (2) Linens are not provided. Each bed has pillows/pillow covers.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The upstairs water goes through a 'whole house' water filtering system. This greatly improves the water quality and taste!

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