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Clean, Bright, Affordable, Quiet and Steps to the Beach! """

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,568 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage With Ocean Peek!

This sweet beach cottage is just steps away from the beach! We purchased this house in July of 2013 and since then we've put in new windows and window shades throughout the whole house, installed a new washer and dryer, new heating and air, painted much of the house, have bought new quilts & blankets, new pillows, new shower curtains, new flat screen tvs, blu-ray players, and several other items! We hope you'll love this house just as much as we do! We especially love the bright and sunny open reverse floor plan upstairs and the location.

Emerald Isle is one of our favorite places in the whole world! When we drive over the bridge to the island, we feel like all our stress just melts away. We vacationed in Emerald Isle for 9 years before we decided to purchase 'Summer Joy'. The house is so close to the beach and in such a quaint, quiet neighborhood. We knew this was a house where we could build so many family memories and we hope you will too. You can see the ocean from the top deck and enjoy the soothing sound of ocean waves all day long. It's so convenient to everything too! It's less than a 3 minute walk to the beach, close to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and many other attractions. The EI bike path leads directly to our neighborhood and you can bike just about everywhere! We've stocked the closet with games and books, and the kitchen has everything you'll need to feel at home. For your peace of mind, we also have an AWESOME property manager in the neighborhood should any problems arise during your stay.

More Details

Kara Arruza
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kara Arruza

Our family of five loves Emerald Isle! We can't get enough of the beach, the relaxed atmosphere of the island, and the many tasty restaurants. We're so excited to share our home with you as you make many memories with your loved ones!

Kara Arruza purchased this house in 2013

Why Kara Arruza chose Emerald Isle

This cottage is so cozy, and in our opinion, it's in the one of the best neighborhoods on the island! It's a neighborhood that's tucked away but so close and convenient to everything!

What makes this house unique

We feel comfortable having our kids walk back and forth from the house to beach because it's such a quiet, relaxed street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our time spent at Summer Joy has been wonderful. The house is great - bright, roomy and comfortable in every way. We have had 13 day of sunny weather - a perfect vacation.
Jun 2014
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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1568 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • All bedrooms have new flat screen tvs, and the master has a blu ray player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Clean, Bright, Affordable, Quiet and Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews

Didn't want to ever leave..

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. We didn't want to ever leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresh and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Summer Joy is a terrific vacation home. The house was super bright, roomy, and clean and came equipped with everything we needed to make ourselves at home and enjoy our week at Emerald Isle. The short walk to the beach was super convenient and the quiet neighborhood made for a peaceful and relaxing stay.

This home was an excellent choice for us and we look forward to staying here again next year when we come back to our favorite beach.

The Nichols Family

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well situated and very well maintained. The house was expertly cleaned before we got in. That was very important to us because we came in with a toddler and a baby. The kitchen is well appointed and the bathrooms all work properly. The three bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. We even liked the beds.

The location is wonderful. The beach is about a 5-7 minute walk from the driveway. It is very clean and family friendly. The neighborhood is very nice.

The two porches are very pleasant, especially in the morning. We used the "park-style" grill for three evening meals. It worked very well.

This is a fantastic property for 6 adults and two children. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

I liked the location - a short walk to the beach. Clean and comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. The house could use a dresser in two of the bedrooms, but other than that, it was perfect. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have rented for many years at Emerald Isle and this home is a new favorite! While not beachfront, it is very close to the beach. You can sit on the top deck and enjoy the sound of the waves and there is even a peak of the ocean through the trees. Very quiet neighborhood and great beach access. Close to grocery, shopping and restaurants. We rented bikes for the week and were able to enjoy the bike path. The house is very comfortable and well appointed. The top floor is very bright and cheerful. Kara was always very responsive to questions. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, just like the pictures

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased how attractive, clean and updated the house was. Comfortable furniture, beds and the kitchen was very well stocked with utensils etc.

Kara always answered my questions in a very timely manner.

We loved Emerald Isle, and meeting Randy ( of Randy's place) was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Beach access at Randy's Way, handicap accessible
Car: recommended

This cottage is in a great location! The street is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, but you are within 3 walking minutes to the beach. The house is also close to great restaurants, the town, the bike path, the sound, the pier, and the grocery store.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

**Please inquire about holiday rates.
**The owner will ask for a signed copy of the rental agreement and a copy of the main renter's driver's license. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.