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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

2,450 square foot duplex with the feel of a single family home, 5BR, 5 bath.
Beds: 4 queens, 3 twins. double futon
TOP FLOOR: large open oceanfront deck with picnic table, deck chairs and 11 foot umbrella outside the main living/dining area; small sound-side covered deck; 48 inch digital cable LCD home theater system; octagonal oceanfront dining space and 8-10 person 64' diameter round table w built in lazy Susan; separate game table space; sound-side bedroom with window seat and shower bathroom. Granite counter tops in well equipped kitchen
MIDDLE FLOOR: two oceanfront master bedrooms each bathroom with whirlpool baths as well as showers, 26' lcd TV's and DVD players; sound-side 2 twin beds bedroom and bathroom w shower; even larger shaded oceanfront deck with porch swing and deck chairs; deck box with beach chairs and four beach umbrellas with sand anchors. BOTTOM FLOOR: queen bed with single bunk above it; double futon; 40' LCD TV home theater system; mini-fridge and bar sink; private bath room with shower. Bottom floor room opens out to the private (not shared with other side) walkway to the beach: Hot/cold outdoor shower with beach toys in enclosure; Large private dune deck with benches and cold rinse off shower.

Linens, bath and beach towels and made beds make this an easy and beautiful turn key experience for guests. finish one, replace one spice drawer.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    AGE 40 OR ABOVE . THE PERSON WHO RESERVES AQUARIUS MUST AGREE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AND MUST BE PRESENT DURING THE ENTIRE STAY. FAMILIES PREFERRED....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING INDOOR OR OUT ON THEPROPERTY...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO EXCEPTIONS THOUGH WE UNDERSTAND SOME ANIMALS ARE SMALL AND WELL TRAINED. WE CANNOT CREATE RISK FOR SUBSEQUENT GUESTS WHO MAY SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    3 floors, no elevator...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

  • top floor: 1 queen

    3 ' memory foam topper...moreless

  • Middle floor oceanfront master: 1 queen

    3 ' memory foam topper...moreless

  • Middle floor oceanfront master #2: 1 queen

    3' memory foam topper...moreless

  • middle floor twin: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bottom floor Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Queen has 3' memory foam topper...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • middle floor master BR: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • middle floor twin room: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • top floor : toilet, shower

    connected sink/toilet room is shared with living space...moreless

  • Bottom floor: toilet, shower

    multipurpose room, bathroom shared...moreless

  • middle floor master BR2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • All Aquarius East bathrooms have tile floors. Top floor powder room is accessible both from the main living area and via the shower room connected with the top floor bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach and bath towels and linens, with made beds are included. Shampoo, conditioner and soap dispensers are in each shower. Cleaning supplies, laundry and dish detergents are provided. Child beach toys are provided in outdoor shower. Rentals Saturday to Saturday only from early May through mid October...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    dozens of paperbacks available on a take one, leave one basis...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    with each TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Digital cable with box, top floor only, other three with digital but lesser selection of channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    home theater systems on top and bottom floors with mini- stereo plug cables to connect any MP3 players or smart phones trough the earphones jack....moreless

  • Television:

    Four: 48' LCD top floor, 40' LCD bottom floor, 26' LCD in each MBR...moreless

  • Toys:

    closet full of puzzles and several board games Plastic beach toys for small children disappear and appear in the outdoor shower enclosure, as do styrofoam "boogie boards" of various sizes....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Round 6' diameter dining table with built in lazy susan. In addition, 5 bar stools/counter adjacent to dining table, and 4 person game table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    new 2013 high capacity LG...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Aquarius East offers space for one car in carport. can accommodate 5-6 total vehicles with some blocked in...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Aquarius East offers local and long distance in the US provided...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new 2013 high capacity LG top loader. Laundry pods provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    GRANITE COUNTER TOPS NEW 2016, FULLY EQUIPPED, INCLUDING CUISINART, HAND MIXER, COFFEE GRINDER DRIP COFFEE MAKER, TOASTER, TOASTER OVEN, STAINLESS STEEL POTS AND PANS, AND OTHER TURNKEY AMENITIES....moreless

  • Microwave:

    new 2012...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Use one, replace on spice drawer. dishwasher pods, trash bags. silicone hot pads, dish towels, leftover storage containers...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    top level deck has spectacular 150 degree view....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 very large and 1 small deck on the house, all with vairous seating options. A dune deck down closer to the beach. Top level deck has a large picnic table and an 11 ft umbrella for sun protectio...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MAIN SEASON 2
Jul 2 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,075
Late season 2016
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500
late summer 2016
Aug 20 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,300
Early fall
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,600
Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,450
Late fall
Oct 22 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay
$275
$1,300
Thanskgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
$1,500
Winter
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2016
4 night min stay
$265
$1,200
Christmas week
Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$300
$1,500
Winter2
Dec 31 - Feb 10, 2017
4 night min stay
$265
$1,200
early Spring
Feb 11 - Mar 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$285
$1,350
spring
Mar 25 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$300
$1,500
Late spring, Sat-Sat
Apr 29 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200
Early season , Sat=Sat
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,900
Main Season 2017, Sat-Sat
Jun 10 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,175
main season wk
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

$100 booking fee is nonrefundable.

Weekly rental Saturday to Saturday during season, May 1 to mid October

Call or email Bob for the electronic door locks key code for your reservation a month prior to arrival , if not received by email.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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Location

Car: Recommended

Aquarius East is located near the Pine Knoll Shores State Aquarium, Hammocks Beach State Park, fishing piers, go carts, mini golf, water slides and more.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Pam and I are in our 47th year of marriage, with three adult sons, two terrific daughter in laws, and four lovable grandchildren.. We have lived in Durham since 1975 and Bob grew up in Raleigh.

Why the Owner Chose Emerald Isle, NC, USA:
Starting in 1977 we have been coming to Emerald Isle for at least one week a year. Pam and I and our boys have stayed in several duplexes on the island. We occasionally looked at for sale properties and we always terribly unimpressed with ones we could afford to buy. We began looking regularly one day of each vacation trip to Emerald Isle starting in about 1994. After seeing yet another set of undesirable offers in November 2001, I said I was done wasting our time and was not going to look any further. Pam and I were walking on the beach that same evening. As we glanced at the various houses we passed, I noted some that might have promise were they for sale. In particular, Aquarius East, with its obvious reverse floor plan, which we both strongly favor, and also obvious octagonal oceanfront dining space, struck us as an awesome and unique design, which it is. When I mentioned it to my middle son, he did some e-sleuthing and got Curtis Estes' name. I called him and it turned out he was considering selling. Pam and I looked at the inside for less than 5 minutes and agreed to his price. It was the best duplex we had seen from the inside and appeared to be from the outside as well. I am positive it is near the top, if not the best on the island. We decided to shift to VRBO, 1) because the realty company we were using had gotten so large that they really could not keep adequate oversight of the property to our satisfaction and 2) because it seemed those who were renting through this agency were being more destructive than we had originally experienced. We love the house and we thought that renting more directly to families might get a more thoughtful clientele for whom we could securely provide more services. We believe such folks would within reason take care of the property while enjoying their stay, so that whoever followed them would also have the same type experience.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Aquarius East offers a private walkway and large dune deck, full main deck separation, and solid soundproofing that give this duplex a very realistic feel of staying in a single family space. Because of its location on the lot and that of the houses to the East (Aquarius and the beach face due South), there is a view all the way to Atlantic Beach. The South facing beach also means in the winter, when there is the typical wind from behind, (north) the top deck is quite warm and one can often sit there during the middle part of the day in a t-shirt and shorts. Furthermore you can see the sun rise out of the ocean and set into the ocean, often with spectacular sunsets. Having two full decks, one open, one covered is an added bonus. We have been able to up the amenities substantially without raising the rents much if at all. These are linens, towels, made beds, beach towels, spices, laundry and dishwasher detergent, high quality (Pantene) shampoo, conditioner and Oil of Olay soap dispensers in all 5 indoor showers, beach chairs and umbrellas, and kids plastic beach toys


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Aquarius

    Aquarius

  • Aquarius dune deck and private walkway - top deck umbrella

    Aquarius dune deck and private walkway - top deck umbrella

  • Aquarius Living room-octagonal dining space in background

    Aquarius Living room-octagonal dining space in background

  • Aquarius game table and library area

    Aquarius game table and library area

  • Aquarius bar stools space next to dining area

    Aquarius bar stools space next to dining area

  • Aquarius Middle floor MBR1 with window seat

    Aquarius Middle floor MBR1 with window seat

  • Aquarius middle floor MBR2

    Aquarius middle floor MBR2

  • middle floor sound side twin room

    middle floor sound side twin room

  • Aquarius bottom floor queen and twin bunk

    Aquarius bottom floor queen and twin bunk

  • Aquarius Top deck East view from the picnic table area

    Aquarius Top deck East view from the picnic table area

  • Aquarius front sound view mini deck

    Aquarius front sound view mini deck

  • Aquarius fall deck view late afternoon sky

    Aquarius fall deck view late afternoon sky

  • Aquarius from the east

    Aquarius from the east

  • Aquarius from the drive showing mini deck and a hint of see-thru

    Aquarius from the drive showing mini deck and a hint of see-thru

  • Aquarius Living room other view

    Aquarius Living room other view

  • Aquarius top floor kitchen and bar

    Aquarius top floor kitchen and bar

  • Aquarius top floor sound side BR with window seat

    Aquarius top floor sound side BR with window seat

  • Aquarius middle floor MBR1 whirlpool

    Aquarius middle floor MBR1 whirlpool

  • Aquarius middle floor MBR2 whirlpool

    Aquarius middle floor MBR2 whirlpool

  • Aquarius bottom floor full size futon, view out to walkway to dune deck & beach

    Aquarius bottom floor full size futon, view out to walkway to dune deck & beach

  • Aquarius bottom floor minibar area and home theater system, outdoor shower view

    Aquarius bottom floor minibar area and home theater system, outdoor shower view

  • Aquarius shaded middle deck looking East (Autumn=less shade, sun angle lower)

    Aquarius shaded middle deck looking East (Autumn=less shade, sun angle lower)

  • top deck view to east showing private dune deck with benches

    top deck view to east showing private dune deck with benches

  • Sunset possibilities fall through spring

    Sunset possibilities fall through spring

VRBO #491983

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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