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The While-Away House, 4 bdr/3.5 bth Getaway w/Beautiful Views of the Ocean

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

A great place to get away and relax, walking distance to what you want to do.

Come visit and while away the hours at beautiful Emerald Isle, NC.

Enjoy the Crystal Coast from the comfort and serenity of The While-Away House.

Located in the Ocean Crest community, it offers views of the ocean, access to the beach, and walking distance to fun, food, and what you need to have a good time.

The While-Away has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, including 2 master suites, and can accommodate 8-10 people. (The dedicated office has a fold-out futon as well.) The fully-stocked kitchen will meet most if not all of your entertaining needs. The house-wide WiFi streams Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube wherever you are, whether in one of the 2 communal areas or on one of 2 decks watching the sun set. Since the modern workplace does not expect you to be gone for long, there is a dedicated office with a desk and a wired connection where you can get away and focus. Or, if you had a long day at the beach, take a soak in the hot tub and think about what you're going to do tomorrow.

For your convenience, we use a management office on Emerald Isle to facilitate all bookings and assist with any guest needs while they are on vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

Why Kevin chose Central Coast

We loved this house the moment we walked into it. Big, but not too big. Close to the water, but not too close (we remember you, Irene!). It's got all of the things we like and we're picky! You'll love being there too when you visit The While-Away House!

What makes this house unique

We liked The While-Away House because it's perfect for small groups to get together and hang out. The good thing, though, is that there is an option of places to congregate: the 3rd floor deck, the 3rd floor media area, the kitchen, the 2nd floor deck, the 1st floor media area, the pool table, the hot tub, and the outdoor patio table. It's just a great place to hang out!


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , In Ground Floor Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , In 2nd Floor Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , In 2nd Floor Hallway
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , On 3rd Floor
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor) - 1 queen , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 (2nd Floor) - 1 queen , Private bathroom, deck access
    Bedroom 4 (2nd Floor) - 2 twin/ single , Shares hall bathroom
    Office (Ground Floor) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon converts to double bed
    Bedroom 3 (2nd Floor) - 1 queen , Deck access, shares hall bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Bed rails are in the closet, Baby Crib / Pack-n-Play (1), Double size Futon (1) in Office
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Dedicated office space with additional monitor and keyboard in case the office can't seem to get along with you.


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The While-Away House, 4 bdr/3.5 bth Getaway w/Beautiful Views of the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
winston salem, NC

nice cozy house with a private yard

  • 5 of 5

clean and cozy house with beautiful views. our favorite part is the private yard surrounded by woods. the furniture may need some updating, especially the highchairs and sofa on 3rd floor.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

Our family came together and had a great time at the beach for a few days. The weather was very mild so we were able to spend time on the beach; nice winter weather in NC! We had everything we needed and no hassles. The house was comfortable and within a block of the ocean. It was so nice to have the hot tub and a pool table at the house; we had a couple of pool tournaments going just like the old days. The owner Kevin was great and took care of everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place by the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed 5 nights in this wonderful house. The amount of space in the house was more than enough to suit 5 adults and 1 exploring baby. The interior is very neat, clean and bright. The beach is a short walk away and viewable from the upper deck. The outside area is orderly and the hot tub/jacuzzi is just steps from the entrance. Overall we had a wonderful time inside and outside the house. I would definitely recommend this house to others as well as stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words.
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Greenville, NC

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great beach house - plenty of space, clean, well-stocked. The hot tub was a great bonus - a lot of rentals in the area do not have one, so we enjoyed this feature, in particular. Kevin is a very attentive host and was very helpful throughout the process!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words.
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Cary NC

Such a nice surprise

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house the minute we saw it

It is private oasis surrounded by tree, palm and evergreens

You can enjoy your back yard with hot tub and grilling area without being seen

The view from family room is so beautiful that we did not want to go to beach at all

Walking distance to all shops and restaurants

The house offers everything for perfect vacation or just weekend get away

We will return here for sure

I was hesitating to write this review since I know the house will be less available for us the more people book it for vacation

But I want to be fair and let other enjoy it as well

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words (all true too!). We like it for exactly those reasons as well.
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The While-Away House is nestled in a private oasis of lush maritime forests while affording a 180 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and a pristine beach from the highest point of the island. The While-Away House is conveniently located in a walking neighborhood--including a 5-minute walk to the beach--and is across the street from the grocery store, movie theater, pizza parlor, and shopping.

A favorite pastime is to go to the municipal park (by the Emerald Isle Water Tower) and search for Shark's Teeth in the dig pit.


Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation fee $25
Tax Rate 12.75%

Price includes linens, cleaning, and hot tub maintenance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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