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4 Suites! Dog friendly, Oceanfront Home w Private Pool, Elevator!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

5 BR, 7 BA, Oceanfront home w/ private pool, handicap accessible, pet friendly!

Once Upon a Time is truly one of those open and light filled homes that is sure to make any group feel like they are on vacation. The main living area is on the second floor which includes a large family room, dining area, kitchen, and not to mention the wall full of generously sized windows!

As you walk into the ground level you will find access to elevator, laundry room, a handicap friendly bathroom. This bathroom is shared/used by the huge bedroom that is furnished with a queen bed as well as the game room that offers 2 pyramid bunks. Not only does the game room have the 2 bunks but it also has a TV and pool table. This is also an entrance to the deck that surrounds the completely fenced private pool and walkway to the beach.

As mentioned above the main living/gathering rooms are located on the second level. In addition to those spaces there are also 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed and its own full bath and the other bedroom also has a queen bed but shares a full bath with the floor.

The third level is accessible by the elevator and is where the other 3 bedrooms are located. There are 2 oceanfront suites that offer King Beds and beautiful views and then one other bedroom that has side by side double and twin beds as well as its own bathroom.

This home rents Sunday to Sunday during the peak seasons however during Fall, Winter, and Spring flexible arrival and departure days are available.

Practical extras that Once Upon a Time offers is as follows: Elevator, gas grill, Pack n Play, 2 refrigerators, Pool table, Jacuzzi Tub, WiFi, private pool, and TVs throughout the home.

The rental office is located in a neighborhood just a few moments away, which makes check in and check out very easy considering once you turn right at the 1st stop light onto Coast Guard Road you are finished with traffic... the team at the office is a pleasure to work with and truly want every one of our guests to enjoy their stay.

Please note that the damage deposit of $500 is refundable.

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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Handicap Accessible Bedroom #1 & #2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom #3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , Bedroom #6
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #7
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #4
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Private Outdoor Shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Handicap Accessible
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 Pyramid Bunks
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , King Master Suite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Once Upon a Time is located in the private community of Dolphin Ridge. This is a gated community which is very quiet and therefore there are not many rental homes. The beaches are a lot less busy than some other nearby areas.


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4 Suites! Dog friendly, Oceanfront Home w Private Pool, Elevator!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

This property is great and we would definitely rent it again.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family even though we didn't use two of the bedrooms. We loved having our own walkway to the beach with a good view from all ocean front rooms. The family room space was ideal for a large family where we could watch TV, work on a puzzle, read a good book and chat while sharing the same space. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to prepare gourmet meals on a few nights. This was the first vacation that we took our dog and he did great sitting on the front porch, taking long walks in the nice neighborhood and loving the beach. We brought a little pool for the dog to take his daily baths after the beach which was perfect on the lower patio by the hose.

The only comments that we suggest are to have some kind of footbath when you come off of the walk way so you don't have to get sand in the outdoor shower as it became to sandy to take an outdoor shower. We also felt that the outdoor decking was a little worn and could use some new paint. But all in all we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best home we have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

This is the best house we have ever rented. Excellent location, spacious rooms, and beautiful decor. Beds were comfortable and house was clean. Kitchen well equipped. Not a large pool, but certainly fulfilled our needs. Good view of ocean. The boardwalk to ocean made the walk much easier and enjoyable. Emerald Isle water pressure and taste/smell of water could be improved, but no fault of this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay in one of our favorite ocean front homes!
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Property Manager

Spinnaker's Reach Realty
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Why Spinnaker's Reach Realty chose Emerald Isle

The rental office is located in the Spinnaker's Reach neighborhood which makes check in and check out very easy considering once you turn right at the 1st stop light onto Coast Guard Road you are finished with traffic... the team at the office is a pleasure to work with and truly want every one of our guests to enjoy their stay.

What makes this house unique

We are choosing to offer our property to you through Spinnaker's Reach Realty because they are easily accessible to our guests and expertly maintain the property on our behalf. They are great to work with and will quickly assist if any problems arise and always do their best to be sure our home is cleaned and safe for your arrival!


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albert J Ellis Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Star Hill Golf Club, Silver Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 24
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Damage deposit: $500.00

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