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Airy, Open, Comfortable Space for Large Family Vacations!

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps up to 14)

The Sailfish - Beautiful Emerald Isle, NC;

The Sailfish is a private beach house for rent in Emerald Isle, NC, at the beginning of the Crystal Shores of the NC Outer Banks. The beaches on Emerald Isle are gorgeous white sand, great for swimming and fishing. No hotels or commercial activity on the beach makes this an unspoiled, family-oriented place to enjoy the beach. We rent the Sailfish only to family groups of up to 14 persons. Our house sits on the 2nd row, right across the street from beachfront. Walk down our walkway and cross the small street to the public beach access right in front of the house. If you want to go clamming in the sound, just walk down our driveway and cross the street in the other direction, to reach the sound.
The Sailfish is fully air conditioned, has two floors, ocean views from each floor, and 7 comfortable bedrooms. Two rooms dedicated to play: the upstairs sunroom with game tables, and the downstairs rec room with ping pong table. 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!
Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms and two full baths that interconnect between bedrooms. Two ocean-view bedrooms have 1 queen bed each. Two other bedrooms each have 2 double beds. The large, airy living room has a vaulted ceiling and ceiling fans. Large dining table with seating up to 12 persons. Fully equipped kitchen. Spacious sunroom with two tables, perfect for games, working remotely, or extra seating for dining. We keep an assortment of games, puzzles and books in the sunroom, available for guests to enjoy. Or you can sit on the deck/balcony on the upper floor with a cool drink after a day at the beach.
Downstairs, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. One queen bedroom has ocean view, one bedroom with double bed and desk set-up that is great for working remotely, and one bedroom with 2 twin beds. Also downstairs is our rec room, with full size ping pong table, and sitting area with cable tv. Kitchenette downstairs as well, with full size refrigerator/ freezer (great to have with a large family!), microwave and small dishwasher.
There is plenty of parking for your family in our large gravel parking area behind the house! For more photos and the contract link, see our website:

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


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Bulgarian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 for the responsible party....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    faces the ocean; first floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    first floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    first floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Faces the Ocean; 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Faces the Ocean; 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    2nd floor...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The upstairs water goes through a 'whole house' water filtering system. This greatly improves the water quality and taste!...moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books:

    Beachy selections!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Boardgames, cards, etc ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Kids beach toys and buckets, etc...moreless

  • VCR


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

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


  • Dining:

    A nice long table where everyone can visit together....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Probably the most parking on the island!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our mom was a wonderful cook, and most anything you might need is here....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, oil; your basics for cooking...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2. 1 on each floor....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Cement table and stools for games outside....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Nice Charcoal Grill....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Folding chairs and lounges, beach umbrellas, boogie boards....moreless



from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,850 $11,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2018
4 night min stay

flat fee
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Emerald Isle, NC, USA:
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! We know you will also...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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! And by the way, we had a new deck built in 2017. And the 2 upstairs baths have been completely upfitted as of 2017!

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Bulgarian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

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  • Simple, but wonderful. more photos at

    Simple, but wonderful. more photos at

  • Sunroom/playroom upstairs

    Sunroom/playroom upstairs

  • Ocean View from Deck

    Ocean View from Deck

  • Large open family living space

    Large open family living space

  • Fully stocked Kitchen connected to the main living area.

    Fully stocked Kitchen connected to the main living area.

  • View of sound from back of house

    View of sound from back of house

VRBO #406272

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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