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4BR/3.5BA Oceanside Cottage w/ Pool! 10% off weeks starting 8/20/17 and 8/27/17!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 - 2 Minute Walk to Beach!


Week starting 8/20 - 10% discount - now $2,430!

Week starting 8/27 - 10% discount - now $2,250!

Bogue Banker, a classic one level beach cottage on pilings, was built in 2014 and is situated in a quiet neighborhood on the oceanside of Emerald Isle. Our home features 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, and is a short 120 yard walk to the ocean access which is right at the end of our street. Since we are on the south side of Emerald Drive, there are no busy streets to cross to get to the beach!

Bogue Banker is surrounded by live oaks and features a large, private 30' x 14' pool (open May-September), outdoor shower, a covered front porch, and a rear screened porch and deck that overlook the pool. The high speed wireless internet allows to you stay in touch with the 'real' world as you are relaxing in paradise. You can lounge in the rocking chairs on the front porch or take a short stroll to the beach and play in the surf. At Bogue Banker, the quiet neighborhood and the sound of the nearby ocean is all you need to have a relaxing vacation.

Our home has a center vaulted great room with an open living/dining/kitchen area and plenty of room for you and your guests to spread out. Bedroom #1 is a master suite with a king-sized bed, private bath (shower), and a flat screen TV. Bedroom #2 also has a king-sized bed, semi-private bath (shower), and flat screen TV. Bedroom #3 has a queen-sized bed and flat screen TV. Lastly, Bedroom #4 is for the kids with a double bed, a twin bunk set and flat screen TV with built-in DVD player. Bedrooms #3 & #4 share a large Jack and Jill bathroom with two sinks and a bathtub/shower combination.

Pool area: An outside hot/cold shower with dressing area and 1/2 bath make lounging by the pool convenient and easy.

Additional amenities include: High Speed Wireless Internet Access, 5 Color Cable TVs, DVD Player (2), Covered Parking, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with attached icemaker, Central Air/Heat, a Washer/Dryer, Portable Crib, an Enclosed Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower, Gas Grill, and Open & Covered Decks with Porch Furniture.

Bed Linens & Towels Provided with Beds Made - WEEKLY STAYS ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.


SUNDAY TO SUNDAY rental dates during the busy May to September season helps you avoid the island traffic that occurs on Saturdays when most other properties have guests checking in or out! Rents weekly from May through September and during holiday weeks.

Three night minimum stays available in the off season October through April and during non-holiday weeks - 3 night minimum required - inquire for rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Owner/Manager

Dan and Karen and their three children live in the Piedmont Triad of NC, approximately 3 1/2 hours west of Emerald Isle. We love coming to the beach and are excited about sharing our dream home with you!

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2014

Why Owner/Manager chose Central Coast

After renting beach homes for years for annual summer vacations with our extended families and visiting beaches all up and down the NC coast, we finally decided to take the plunge with building our own beach home and feel very fortunate that we have been able to do so. We chose Emerald Isle because we think this is the best and most beautiful beach in North Carolina! We purchased our lot at the end of 2012, and construction started in 2013. Bogue Banker was finished in early 2014 and our builder did a wonderful job. Our neighborhood is fantastic - quiet with tree-filled lots and private homes. We are an easy walk or bike ride on the town bike path to Emerald Isle's town center for ice cream or shopping (less than 1 mile to the west) or to the public boat launch area for fishing or crabbing (less than 1 mile to the east). And we love the local area - Morehead City, Beaufort, and Swansboro are easy drives and great towns to visit. We also love renting a pontoon boat to take on a day trip through the sound out to Cape Lookout, with a stop along the way at Shackleford Banks to see the wild horses! And, did we mention that the beach access is right at the end our our street? It's an easy, two minute walk down our quiet street and over the dune walkway to the beautiful beach!

What makes this house unique

We built, furnished and outfitted our home with all the features and items that we have enjoyed and found comfortable in all the various beach homes that we have rented throughout the years. We are avid cooks, and especially love to entertain and eat together as a family using fresh seafood and fruits and vegetables from local markets. We outfitted the kitchen with everything that you should need - great non-stick cookware, plenty of knives and utensils, and lots of plates, bowls and serving pieces - better than what you will find in most beach houses! We have also provided lots of seating around the large dining room table and the breakfast bar for your family gatherings to help make your own special memories.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Bogue Banker is absolutely perfect in every way. The brand-new, one-level home is great for socializing and relaxing. The yard and pool area are FUN-tastic. The owners thought about everything when constructing this gem. Thank you for a wonderful vacation experience!
Jul 2014
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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Jack and Jill BA - one sink for each BR
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower , Ground level 1/2 BA by outside shower and pool
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private BA w/ shower, access to screened porch, 32' TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Semi-private hall BA w/ shower, 26' TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shares BA with BR 4, 26' TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Shares BA w/ BR 3; 24' TV w/ DVD Player
  • All bedrooms feature bright and beachy cotton quilts and new mattresses!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

4BR/3.5BA Oceanside Cottage w/ Pool! 10% off weeks starting 8/20/17 and 8/27/17!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Our best visit to Emerald Isle

  • 5 of 5

Dear Karen and Dan,

It’s evident that a lot of thought and planning went into the design, layout, and construction of Bogue Banker. I know that your family loves this home; it is very well cared for. The location is a very short walk to a beautiful Emerald Isle Beach. The landscaping is perfect, it provided a feeling of privacy in this quiet neighborhood. We were close to everything that we needed.

Our 9 year old grandson really enjoyed the pool. You were right, It was warm enough to enjoy in May. The ground level half bath and outside shower made using the beach and pool enjoyable, a perfect set up.

We loved the porches; we visited, read, and relaxed while listening to the ocean. I especially liked the rockers on the front porch; my favorite place for reading.

Everything in your home is extremely well appointed. The three ladies in our family especially loved the kitchen, the guys loved the fact that they loved the kitchen.:-)

The beds were very comfortable, we all slept great.

Bogue Banker is an incredible seaside home, thank you very much for sharing it. We are hoping to get everyone together for another visit next year.


Bonnie and Tony

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony - Many thanks for your review of our home. We are so glad you had a great week, and we look forward to welcoming you back next year! Sincerely, Dan & Karen
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Perfect family beach house

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week in this beautiful, well-cared for home and it was sheer bliss! The owners thought of absolutely everything to make us feel at home there including plenty of soft towels and great bedding, extremely COMFY mattresses, a very well-stocked kitchen, board games, movies, and even nightlights for the kids in the bathrooms. The kids swam in the clean, well-lit pool every night and we loved eating our home-grilled steaks and s'mores out on the screened porch. The short walk to the beach was very manageable with all our gear, and the owners even provided plenty of sand toys, wake boards, and a cart to carry it all in (although we used the one we brought). Having the outdoor shower and half bath next to the pool was very handy as well. The location was great too, convenient to run into town for shopping and activities, but still private and close enough to the beach we could hear the waves roll in at night from the front porch. In fact, the only thing I can think of that wasn't provided there was toilet paper! We could not have been more pleased and can't wait to make our reservation for next year! Thank you for a wonderful, memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carolyn - we are so glad that you enjoyed your week in Emerald Isle. We look forward to welcoming you back next year! Best regards, Dan & Karen
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The house was beautiful and it had everything that we could have needed.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and cozy. Definitely made it feel like home. The kitchen was fully stocked. The beds were extremely comfortable. The kids loved playing outside and in the pool even though it was a bit chilly. The beach was only a short walk away, and the day we checked in we went to the beach and seen a couple dolphins swimming. The house was everything we expected and more. Thank you for sharing it with us.


Jon and Danyel

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon & Danyel - Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Unless it is the middle of winter, our kids generally get in the pool almost any time of year because the sun stays on the pool and pool deck for most of the day. We hope that you will consider our home again on your next visit to Emerald Isle! Best regards, Dan & Karen
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Bogue Banker - Best Beach Bunaglow EVER for the TN Volunteers!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults took our first trip to Emerald Isle and we hope it won't be our last! Your beautiful beach house was the perfect setting for my husband and I to celebrate with our 2 sons as a belated and early college graduation gift. Our eldest son and his girlfriend have already graduated from college, but our younger son will be graduating from UT-Knox this coming fall.

Your house is beautifully decorated, with everything we could possible need (well, except for maybe a heated pool in March-LOL)! The beds were very comfortable and we had plenty of space for everyone to spread out and find their alone time, if wanted. We LOVED the kitchen, gas grill and all the supplies - the kitchen was a COOK'S DREAM! We enjoyed cooking together and eating on the screened in deck or at the large dining table. The house was very quiet and made it easy to 'sneek' a nap either inside or outside on the porch couch. I really enjoyed sitting in the sun and reading by the beautiful pool, or on the screened porch couch, or on the front porch rockers - yes, I tried them all! We enjoyed our short walks to the beautiful beach every day and our rented bike rides around the neighborhood and along the bike trails. Speaking of rented bikes - we called Beach Wheels Bike Rentals and they were wonderful! We got 5 bikes for 3 days at $25 each, including free baskets and they delivered and picked up without us even being there - the owner was great!

Our family spent some evenings playing board games or watching movies. We visited the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. In Emerald Isle, we had delicious food and great service at Jackie's American Grill and Rucker Johns. In Atlantic Beach, we had good seafood at Channel Marker Restaurant, but our very favorite place to have breakfast or lunch was Village Market! The food there was great and the people were very friendly, it was frequented by the locals and by us (I think 5 times) and it was close enough to ride our bikes!

Thank you to the owners of Bogue Banker for being so nice and accommodating to work with and for sharing your house! I appreciated your quick response to our e-mails and your concerns to our questions. Your house is amazing, organized, clean, comfortable and we loved being able to enjoy 8 days of relaxing in paradise! I hope we can come stay again in the future!

BJ Cox & Family

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow BJ - thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of our home and your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed it, and would love to host you and your family again on your next trip to Emerald Isle. It sounds like you really got to explore a lot of the beautiful Crystal Coast! We have thought about a pool heater (so thanks for the suggestion) and that is on our list for future improvements, but we are getting ready to start sending our kids through college so that may be a few years out! Thank you again for choosing our home for your vacation. Best regards, Dan & Karen
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The perfect beach house!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this perfect beach house last week and could not have had a better time! It is very comfortable and nicely decorated. It is much more than your "typical" beach house. The kitchen is so well stocked! Nice knives, pots and pans, etc. They even have a cabinet with fun glasses to take to the pool. The screened in porch was a very special treat. We had a family meal out there one night and I would get up early in the morning (before the rest of the family) and enjoy a cup of coffee, my book, and the sounds of the ocean. The pool is very nice and secluded from surrounding houses by trees, giving you lots of privacy. The house is a short 1 minute walk to the ocean and very short bike ride to town. Perfect house, perfect location, we will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie - Thanks so much for your review of our home! We hope that you'll be back soon to visit Emerald Isle and would love to host you again in Bogue Banker! Best regards, Dan & Karen
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Littleton, CO

Three Generations DELIGHTED

  • 5 of 5

From Colorado, Georgia and North Carolina, our family gathers yearly to share a full week of fun, food and laughter. It's our annual opportunity to make summer memories together and a safe, clean, hospitable home is very important....WE ALL LOVED THIS PLACE. It is EXACTLY AS PICTURED, very tastefully decorated and the floor plan was PERFECT for us. Everything was squeaky clean, the check-in/check-out system was truly effortless and the owners have thought of everything to make this place an excellent home-away-from-home.

From our first inquiry, the owners were totally attentive -- they quickly and effectively answered every question with courtesy and respect. From their descriptions (this website and a couple of emails), there were no unpleasant surprises...everything was exactly as stated and this is no small thing when one is trying to host a family week so far from their own home/community. Unknowns are stressful....this place is what it says it is!

There are lots of wonderful things in the area (owner has provided a very informative and up-to-date book of local attractions, etc.)...when you've spent time at the beautiful beach or explored the many local attractions, it's so wonderfully relaxing to come home to a quiet street, shady porch, backyard pool and comfy couches and beds. A big dining room table is a must for our family of 10 (including a toddler) and we had plenty of space to share great meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. The pool was great and the owners have installed childproof gates allowing for our complete confidence and safety. The air conditioning unit had a real workout as our vacation dates included near record high temperatures, still the home was always perfectly cooled. With plenty of bathroom towels and beds made with quality sheets when we arrived, we felt very welcome.

It's rather hard to select a vacation home with so many options and using only internet information and pictures -- WE CONFIDENTLY SUGGEST THAT YOU SELECT THIS HOME --- YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margaret - Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are so happy that you and your family had a great time, and that our home met your needs and expectations. We hope that you will consider Bogue Banker again if you and your family visit Emerald Isle! Best regards, Dan & Karen
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Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Emerald Isle Craig Drive Beach Access
Car: not necessary

In addition to Emerald Isle's beautiful beaches, the NC state aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a wonderful attraction just 12 miles east of our home. Off the island, visit the quaint, historic port towns of Beaufort and Swansboro for great shopping and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Pre-Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposi $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%





Owner has local property manager in Emerald Isle who works with guests regarding lease and processing payments. Rates subject to 6.75% NC sales tax and 6.00% local property rental tax. 50% of base rent due at time of booking; balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Checks accepted. Credit card payments also accepted subject to 3% surcharge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.