Ocean Reef Paradise is truly a vacationer's paradise in Emerald Isle. This beautiful one level condo has ocean views from the living and dining room windows. You can sit on your porch and enjoy the ocean view, sounds and smells. The home is beautifully decorated and features a master suite with jacuzzi. The second bedroom has two twin beds. There is a sofa that makes a queen size bed. There is also a second full bath in the hall. The open great-room floor plan including the kitchen, dining and living room gives it a very large spacious feel. The gated community offers private beach access, a pool, shuffle board, and basketball. Come enjoy Ocean Reef Paradise. Your vacation dreams will come true with the wonderful memories you make here in a little piece of paradise at Ocean Reef.
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- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with ocean views
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 20, 2018
About Renee Kettner
I am the property manager. I manage this property for my parents. They own a second unit at Ocean Reef for personal use. We are from New Bern, just a short drive to Emerald Isle. I grew up going to Emerald Isle and now I enjoy taking my kids to Emerald Isle and staying at Ocean Reef Condos. We also love visiting the Aquarium and riding our bikes down the walking/biking trails in Emerald Isle. After a nice bike ride we stop in the Dairy Queen or Sweet Spot for a treat.
Renee Kettner purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Renee Kettner chose Emerald Isle
This property was purchased because the owners already owned a unit at Ocean Reef. They loved their unit so much they bought a second one to rent out to you!
What makes this Condo unique
We love Ocean Reef because the condos themselves are unique and beautiful. The covered porches on the second level units allow you to rock on the porch in the shade and enjoy watching and listening to the ocean. It's a wonderful private community. It's location is just a short drive to all the great restaurants and the aquarium. Now just 3 short miles to a brand new awesome playground!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The place was nice, but the experience was awful.
The evening we arrived, on a Tuesday, the a/c was not working. I contacted the owner to inform her. That night and the next, it reached over 90 degrees (mid July). It was pretty miserable. The owner offered to refund our entire trip should we choose to go home, OR she would pay $200 for us to stay one night (thurs night) at another place. We found one place we vacancy that costed almost exactly $200. Then the next morning, we headed back, as the a/c was supposed to be replaced first thing in the morning. Our check out at the secondary hotel was 11:00. The a/c repairmen weren’t done until 2:00. The owner offered us $50 to spend at a restaurant, but by this time, we had spent half of our vacation packing up and moving from place to place...we didn’t want to spend what time we had left at a fancy restaurant. We just wanted to enjoy the beach and the pool with the kids. She said she’d add the $50 credit in when she returned our deposit, but she did not. I was surprised that no more of a refund was offered, considering all the trouble we went through. I did finally take it upon myself to request a later check-out, which the owner agreed to. Check out was supposed to be 9:00am (which is unusually early from my experience), but she did allow a 12:00 check-out, which we appreciated.
I was also very annoyed that there is no bathroom at the pool. This was a huge inconvenience!
Honestly, I’m a little nervous to book through VRBO again after this experience.
Honestly I was shocked by this review. Last time we talked via text you stated, “Thanks for allowing us to stay at your place. Despite the chaos, we had a great time.” To hear that it was “miserable” in this review is actually hurtful. We spoke throughout the ordeal. As you stated, I offered to remedy the situation in different ways including a full refund to which you declined and opted to stay. This was an unforeseeable and unfortunate circumstance that was outside of my control. I called the company I always use and they couldn’t promise to come the same day so I hunted down a company that could. They did. When they found out the entire system had to be replaced they said their schedule to do that was 4 days out. I called back three times to beg and plead for them to do it the next morning. They finally agreed. A brand new system was installed the very next day from when I was notified. I called the closest and best hotels to find you a room and paid for it. I also offered to buy your family dinner to help relieve some stress. I was going above and beyond because I truly sympathized with this unfortunate event happening on someone’s vacation as I was on vacation myself when I had to focus on making sure this didn’t ruin your vacation. The last time we spoke via text I said, “I’m glad overall you had a good time.” You replied, “We really did! Hope we didn’t ruin your vacation!” And the final text from me, “No, it didn’t. I appreciate your patience as I tried to get it worked out.” As for the $50 I offered for you to go out to eat and you asked me to refund instead, stating you “never got a chance to go out,” that was just an oversight on my part and had you reminded me I would have taken care of it. I apologize for my forgetfulness, it has now been refunded to you as you requested.
Very well kept and spectacular views
We love the front deck and the view
Such a nice neighborhood... The assc manager however needs to fix the gate box and the complications with entry.
Very convenient to the beach! Nice shops.
Convenient to beach! Lovely condo.
One of the most relaxing vacations we have had yet!
We had a wonderful time at this condo. It was very clean and nicely decorated. Comfortable seating and large dining room table for families. The location was perfect for everything. A short drive to the pier, dining out, and recreation. Bike trails all along the island perfect for teens. Close proximity to the pool and the Beach access. Very quiet and peaceful. Having two full baths was a plus. Nice sized balcony with cover for rainy days. Even though it is not ocean front you can still see the ocean. Parking was right in front of unit , had a little trouble with entering gate upon arrival but once we were in the condo we found the gate pass and no further issues. We would definitely recommend this property.
Great Place, Don't Let This One Get Away
Awesome value, centrally located on the Isle, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon, Morehead City, Camp Lequene all close by. A short beautiful drive to Harker's Island to get to Cape Lookout, which is a must see. The condo is very nice with a nice big balcony to relax on. The beach is beautiful and loaded with shells. There is a pool, basketball court, and tennis court. If you are arriving late, make arrangements to be able to get in the gate because the gate pass cards are in the condo. The gate code doesn't work. The washer and dryer in the condo was a huge plus. the condo has everything you need. No hair dryer though and bring your paper products. Though there was some there to get you started. In the garage, there are chairs, table, grill, umbrellas and boogie boards. Don't bother bringing streaming devices. The internet is very very slow. All in all, this is a great place to stay, very comfortable. Hope you enjoy it as we did. With everything around, I just wish we had spent more time there relaxing...
Great condo that is very close to the ocean!
My husband, son, and I had a wonderful time. The condo was perfect for our needs. We especially liked being able to walk to the beach and having a tennis court available!