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Affordable beach cottage near ocean - renovated for 2017

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This 6th row, 1,900 square foot, 4 bedroom / 4 bath, half-duplex, beach house is located on the ocean side of the main road (Emerald Drive) and a short walk to two community beach access walkways. The area is very quiet and, due to the configuration of the roads, there is very little traffic.

A large sound side boat access and public park, with pier, is a short walk away. Chapel by the Sea church is also in this area.

We built this house in 2005 for our own use and have rented to friends (and friends of friends) for the past few years. The beach is far from the crowded areas of Emerald Isle, yet only a short drive, or bike ride, from shopping and restaurants.

Cable TV and wireless internet service are provided. There are three TV's. One in the great room, one in the bunk bed room, and one in the downstairs game room.

Three bedrooms are located on the second floor, with the fourth bedroom on the 3rd floor, near the living area. Two bedrooms have private access to a bathroom. The first floor game room includes a pullout sofa bed and access to a full bathroom.

A gas grill, beach chairs, bicycles, boogie boards, and various beach toys are provided.

More Details

Andy Anderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Andy Anderson

I grew up spending time on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When it came time to purchase a beach house, my wife and I agreed Emerald Isle was most like the beach towns we remembered from our childhood. The beaches are not crowded, the locals are friendly, the seafood is good, and traffic isn't much of an issue.

Andy Anderson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Andy Anderson chose Central Coast

The neighborhood is one of the best in Emerald Isle. Many of the houses are used solely by their owners. Crowds on the beach are rare and the people are friendly.

What makes this cottage unique

Family area with uncrowded beach. Within walking distance of public boat ramp and recreation area with sound side pier. Plenty of bicycles and beach toys.


Emerald Isle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Outside shower - outdoor shower
    2nd floor bathroom -
    2nd floor bathroom - access from bedroom 3 and hallway
    3rd floor bathroom - access from 4th bedroom and living area
    1st floor bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , private access to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , private access to bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , double-down / single-up
    Game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pullout sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Affordable beach cottage near ocean - renovated for 2017
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
warrenton virginia USA

Restful stay

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped kitchen. AC unit works beautifully. Lots of beach toys and bikes for everyone. Fairly new propane grill. Easy access to beach. Good outdoor hosing area for beach sand, washing car etc. Be aware kitchen is on top level (2 flights up).

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again.
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Wonderful location on Emerald Isle

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. .It was perfect for our family reunion. My family and my 2 nieces families were very comfortable. The kitchen and dining area seat about 12 people and there is seating outside on deck next to kitchen .The beach is just a short walk. Lots of beach toys and boogies boards to use. Outside shower was really nice to have. We were very happy with the location on Emerald Isle- it was just where we wanted to be .Close to grocery store, restaurants, seafood market !! Beach was quiet area no crowds. We would highly recommend this home and the owner, Andy, was very quick to respond to any questions. We stayed Aug.17-21, 2016

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Perfect Family Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent an incredible Fall and Winter at this wonderful beach house. It was exceptionally well furnished, with every kitchen appliance you'd need! The dining table was large enough to accommodate big holiday meals, and the layout is perfect- a big open kitchen, large island counter top, and open living space! All the beds were comfortable, and the comforters were cozy. The garage is well stocked with beach gear, bicycles, and beach carts, with room for vehicle parking leftover. You can hear the roar of the ocean from both decks, and the walk to the beach is short and sweet. When the grill died, the owner graciously provided a brand new grill - and personally delivered it! When the heat pump went out, there was a repair technician on-site within a few hours, and the problem was resolved with astonishing speed. The family that owns this home is so generous, kind, and welcoming. They were absolutely perfect hosts! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home, Andy. It was an unforgettable experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. We enjoyed getting to know your family and wish you all the best!
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Alexandria, VA

Best Beach House in EI

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to Emerald Isle for 30 years! Our grandparents own a home in EI but as the family has grown with new spouses and children, we needed to find a place of our own! This home was perfect and we had tons of room to spare! Everything was clean and beautifully decorated! We cooked dinner one night and the kitchen had everything we needed for a delicious dinner! The kitchen table was a great size and we played cards and games every night. The downstairs had a pool table and tv which was a fun area to hang out as well. The super close walk to the beach made it easy every day to go back and forth! Andy was helpful and always quick to reply to any questions we had. This will be our new "home" every year we come to EI! Don't tell our grandparents, but we liked it here better!!! THANK YOU ANDY AND FAMILY!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to hosting your family in the future.
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New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 just returned from our vacation at this house. We had such a great time! It's a very short walk to the beach. It was actually a lot more house than our little family needed with plenty of rooms, bathrooms, beds and dishes for a larger group. It was very well kept, clean and comfortable. The house felt really private, we never heard any neighbors and rarely saw anyone. The pool table was a huge hit with the kids and we loved having bicycles for trips (though they could use a little maintenance). All the beach supplies we needed were supplied. The owner responded immediately to the one question I had during our stay. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I did recently notice a broken bike peddle and a flat tire, which we addressed. We'll begin checking the bikes more carefully between renters. Given a local business charges $40 per week for bike rental, we believe providing bikes is a good value/benefit to our renters.
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a total of 3 weeks. The owner provided everything we needed and more, he was very accommodating. The beach is a very short walk away and we were provided with all the beach toys one could ask for. Also provided for us was our baby needs such as a gate, bed rail, toys, and books. The house itself was beautiful, clean, well kept, and had plenty of space. The rooms were very spacious and the beds were very comfortable. This home felt extremely private. The beach was absolutely beautiful. This part of the beach seemed less crowded than other locations. We could not have been more happy with our stay!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early-Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late-Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Linens $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Check-in 4pm / Check-out 11am

Rents Saturday to Saturday; contact owner for alternate schedule requests

Owner'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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