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Oceanfront. New Enlarged Deck. Great for families!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Welcome to Xanadu West! It is an oceanfront duplex with amazing views and is great for families especially with young kids.

The duplex sits taller and closer to the ocean than its neighbors which makes for amazing views! One can see all the way from Indian Beach to the Point from the top deck. We've discovered that by being closer to the ocean (while not giving up good beach depth) life with kids and especially little ones is just much easier! You can see your kids easily from the deck if you'd like to have a drink or you just have to take a few steps and you are right on the beach with them. You don't have to put up a big umbrella or pack food or drinks as you are so close to the shaded decks and house. There is a full outdoor shower with hot and cold water outside for cleaning off all of the sand that seems to get everywhere!

During the spring of 2013, Xanadu West underwent a complete renovation including a completely new kitchen, new flooring throughout, fresh painting throughout, new furnishings, and new bathrooms. In 2014, we replaced all mattresses with new ones for improved sleep! In 2015, we put in an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water as well as replaced the entire HVAC units for improved comfort in the house. In spring of 2016 we replaced the Oceanfront Deck and doubled the size of the upper deck that comes off of the living area creating an amazing area to gather with beautiful views.

The duplex has a reverse floorplan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor. All 3 bedrooms have ocean views with two of them have full oceanfront views thru large double sliding glass doors. The first of the oceanfront bedrooms has queen size bed and an attached bathroom. The other oceanfront bedroom has one queen bed along with a twin/trundle to allow for a maximum of 4 people in that room. The third bedroom on first floor has 2 sets of bunk beds allowing 4 people to sleep in that room as well.

You can hear the roar of the surf when you fall asleep and then welcome it in the morning when you are woken up by little feet. Enjoy just opening the glass door and stepping out on the lower deck for a wonderful view of the ocean.

The second floor includes the living room, kitchen, dining room and a second master bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has a vaulted ceiling with multiple large windows including a large bay window to provide a wonderful amount of natural light into the house. Just step out onto the upper deck and you will have one of the most amazing views of Emerald Isle.

The second floor master has a king size bed and boasts both an ocean view and a sound view out of its two windows.

Outside, there are two different decks with which to enjoy the ocean. The lower deck resides just outside of the first floor oceanfront rooms described earlier. This deck is completely shaded and is equipped with four adirondack chairs, foot rests, and side tables which makes for a great place to sit and watch the surf, read a book, have a drink and just enjoy the beach. The top deck, which has doubled in size, has a large dining table that seats up to 10 people which makes for a great place to eat a meal. There is another gathering space with a bench and two chairs as well as some very comfortable rocking chairs to help enjoy the fabulous view of Emerald Isle.

As a family of 6 with 4 young kids, we are keenly aware of just how much 'stuff' one must bring to the beach. We can help free up some space by providing a Pack-n-Play, Bouncy Seat, Baby Swing, and High Chair/Booster that are already at Xanadu West.

The kitchen is well equipped with an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, Ice tea maker, deep fryer, slow cooker, blender, and large griddle. There is a nice dvd/video library including movies for both kids and adults for afternoon or evening viewing. There are games and puzzles as well for those in need of a break from the sun. Also, a charcoal grill is ready to help make great family meals. Linens including towels are provided free of charge during June, July and August. We can arrange linens/towels at guest request in the off-season as well at our cost.

For those that want to explore the island, there are plenty of activities away from the beach for everyone in your group. For the active: bicycling (rentals available on island), golf, kayak and boat rentals, mini-golf, amusement park, horseback riding, volleyball, water park, driving range, skating, off-shore fishing, kite-flying. For the sightseer and shopper: There is Morehead City, Beaufort waterfront, Swansboro waterfront shops and antiques, Emerald Isle shops, North Carolina Aquarium and more.

We hope you give us a try at Xanadu West!

Matt and Eleanor

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Alvarez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Matthew Alvarez

My wife and I took a chance on purchasing Xanadu West to have a place for family memories to be made for years to come. We have 4 young daughters-twins that are 9, a 7 year old, and a 4 year old. We both have lived in North Carolina since 1998 and more specifically Raleigh since 2003. We love going to the beach but both of us work so we have limited time to use the house. Therefore, we decided to rent Xandu West and hopefully create a place where you and your family can come and enjoy a nice home away from home with incredible views and great weather.

Matthew Alvarez purchased this house in 2012

Why Matthew Alvarez chose Central Coast

Our family has been coming to Emerald Isle for many years both for reunions and just weekend getaways. It is a quiet, family oriented beach with soft sand for little feet and waves that are just right for all ages. There is plenty to do if you are tired of sitting on the sand (which doesn't happen too often).

What makes this house unique

The ocean view from Xanadu West is Amazing!!! The deck is higher and the house sits closer to the beach than any other house nearby which means you get some of the best views of Emerald Isle. One can see the entire length of the beach from the east end all the way to the point.

We are keenly aware of beach trips with little ones which is another reason we chose to purchase Xanadu West. Xanadu West is great for families with young kids since the deck sits so much closer to beach, you can really see your kids playing easily as you sit and have a drink from the deck or if you need to be close to the house to hear an afternoon napper inside.

Amenities

Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath and Laundry - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen
    Downstairs Family Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom also includes a trundle
    Kids Bedroom - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Oceanfront. New Enlarged Deck. Great for families!
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews
4

A great week at the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week with some of our grown kids and 2 that aren't out of the nest yet. The weather was beautiful and the views are amazing. The house is RIGHT there on the water and we could come in and out all day.

The beds are comfy, the kitchen is well stocked and the decks are amazing. There were lots of chairs and beach accessories which made it nice and easy to not have to drag all our own stuff.

The owner was responsive to questions and we had a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The location and home were EVERYTHING we hoped for. This trip was planned as a way to spend vacation time with our adult children and their little ones. They live in three different states and rarely have the opportunity to all be in the same place for more than a day. The home was extremely comfortable for all 10 of us, we spent so much time on the deck enjoying the view, cool breeze and time together just chilling out!

Stores were convenient for shopping and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare all of our meals!

We are already planning a return trip!

Suzy and John

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Great beach get away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 4 adults and 7 kids. There was plenty of room for us all and the beach access was great! The outdoor shower was wonderful. Keep in mind the linens are an extra cost when you book. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent Easter weekend at the duplex. It was 4 bedrooms and very comfortable and roomy. It worked out very nicely for a group of 9 people. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. There was a high chair / booster seat available for my 14 month old child and having the place directly on the beach was excellent. We could go back and forth in and out of the house without having to cart all our stuff out to the beach. We were able to take advantage of the picnic table on the top deck and have some nice dinners watching the sunset! I would definitely stay in this place again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Oregon, USA
5

Fabulous oceanfront deck

  • 5 of 5

What a great find! Xanadu West fit our needs perfectly, with a roomful of bunkbeds for the little ones and a king-bed master suite for the bigger ones. This place is beautifully decorated for contemporary beach living, and boy oh boy what a view. We lived on the deck, when we weren't walking the beach, which is lovely, long and soft. This place is located in a quieter part of the beach, away from the commercial fray, which is just what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Teaneck, NJ
5

Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The big feature of this house is the location. Look out from the upstairs kitchen and all you see are the waves of the ocean. Open the sliding doors and the sound of the wind and the waves comes in. Walk out the back and you'll be on the beach in less than 30 seconds. We visited right at new years and the area was very quiet. The house itself is very nicely decorated. For our family of 9 we fit in comfortably and had plenty of space and beds. The house was clean.

We visited the nearby aquarium which was very nice and reasonably priced.

We watched dolphins out in the ocean from the balcony. There were literally thousands of them that must have passed by. The local wildlife is really cool and easy to see.

There is a Dollar General within 5 minutes and a chain pharmacy about 10 minutes away. If you want to get to a larger store like Walmart you'll have to drive around 25-35 minutes. Food Lion (supermarket) is about 10 minutes away.

We did have an issue with the management company (Century 21) leaving the wrong key in their after hours key pickup. We ended up having to call the owner at 1am and he got it worked out so we could get in. The management company did not answer their phone or ever call back in response to the multiple messages we left. I talked to the owner about this and he said he will probably switch management companies as this was not the first time they'd messed up. For customer service I give the owner 10/10 and the management company 1/10. If we had not been able to get in contact with the owner we'd have ended up spending the night in our car which would not have been fun. The owner did make everything work out though so we were happy.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

North Carolina Aquarium within 4 miles

Morehead City, NC-10 miles

Beaufort, NC-15 miles

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Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Prime Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,095
 
 
Mid Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.25%

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