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Soundfront Home in Unique Private Setting, Steps Away from Beach Access!

(53 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3BR/2Baths, Private Decks Off Every Bedroom, Tranquil Setting With Amazing Views

If you have never had the opportunity to stay sound side at the beach, then you don't know what a great time you are missing out on. After a hard day of fun & sun at the beach, wind down on the back deck and experience the amazing sunsets and stunning views of the Bogue sound.
While summer is in high demand, many miss the most amazing times of the year to come to the Salty Dog! Sept., Oct., and Nov., are filled with warm days, warm water, refreshing evenings, low humidity, lower traffic and great fishing!
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are special times to spend at the coast and celebrate with family and friends. Jan and Feb are not to be forgotten months with much needed relaxing and de-stressing after the hectic holiday season and also romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day!
Our beautifully decorated home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It will comfortably sleep 6; with 2 queen beds and a kid friendly room which has a bunk bed that has a double bed on bottom, single on top and a trundle bed underneath. All the bedrooms have private decks with scenic views. There is a wonderful picnic area with picnic table located sound front on the sandy beach area and great place to play corn hole.
Staying sound front offers many activities that you wouldn’t be able to experience on the beach front such as; clamming, crabbing, flounder gigging, seining, bird watching, walking in the shallow waters for great distances, etc.
Our family has had many fond memories of clamming and crabbing and having a delicious clam bake with all we caught! The kids have always enjoyed catching crabs and hermit crabs.
By the sound, there is a sandy beach area, a covered gazebo in the water and stairs leading into the sound. There is also a hot/cold outdoor shower area with a separate dressing area. For those of you that would like to try some clamming or crabbing there are rakes and crab pots available for use. We will also have beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards and corn hole boards.
Points of Interest nearby:
• NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
• Newly constructed bike trail right in front of our house that can take you to either Salter Path or to Coast Guard Rd.
• Historical Waterfront Town of Beaufort
• Deep sea fishing charters, Big Rock Fishing Tournament (June)
• NC Seafood Festival the first weekend in October
• Public NC Wildlife Boat Access
• Fort Macon
• Bogue Fishing Pier
• Great waterfront dining at Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Beaufort
• Shackleford Island
• Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Maritime Museums
Please give the Salty Dog a try I feel if you come and visit once you will want to come back again! Our home is not your average rental home it feels like a home away from home!
Please contact me with any questions I will be so happy to speak with you!
Dana Franklin,
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 or older to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 queen

    Private deck, dresser, TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Private deck, TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    bunk bed has double on bottom single on top , TV, deck...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    walk in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Private hot/cold outdoor shower with separate dressing area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • clam rakes, crab pots, coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards available for use....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Blue ray DVD player with Pandora, Netflix ...moreless

  • Games:

    cornhole boards and board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Pandora available through DVD player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition cable with DVR player...moreless

  • Television:

    HD flat screen TV in living room with sound bar, All bedrooms have televisions....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A variety of DVD's available to watch...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Located just one street over from the beach a 3-5 minute walk! ...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    House located on the Bogue Sound...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6, bar stools at kitchen counter seats 2...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    LG dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds will be made upon arrival. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful views from living room...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels will be provided, please bring your beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    LG large load washer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and regular coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plenty of dishes and utensils for cooking...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher is very small ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked kitchen ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    LG stainless steel ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Private decks off every bedroom, large deck off back of house with amazing views! Rockers on bedroom decks. Dining table with chairs and umbrella on back deck to enjoy eating outside....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 21 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Off Season
Sep 10 - Jan 6, 2018
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


Cleaning Fee and linens are included for stays 7 days or longer, for less than 7 day stays the cleaning fee will be 100.00 and 50.00 linen fee.

3:00 pm check in and 10:00 am check out

12.75% tax rate is charged.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Car: Necessary

Within short driving distances are the: NC Aquarium, Fort Macon, Historical Beaufort Waterfront, Ecotours, Deep sea charter fishing, Shopping, Wonderful waterfront dining, Bogue Pier, NC Wildlife Public Boat Access, Shackleford Island, Cape Lookout Lighthouse and so much more...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: The Salty Dog is named after the original “Salty Dog” my dad. He built this home in the late 70’s after years of scraping and saving! His dream was to retire early and live out the rest of his life at Emerald Isle and that he did. My dad was somewhat of a stubborn man, he weathered many hurricanes by himself and his fearless dogs! He would never evacuate even when it was mandatory! He would always tell me, “A captain must go down with his ship”. He loved this house! It would drive me crazy and worry me to death! But this house would always come out just fine and so would my dad! I grew up coming to Emerald Isle and raised my four children coming here as well. As a family, we have made so many wonderful memories in this house and now they still want to come here on vacation rather than somewhere else. My children have always brought friends with them on vacation and to this day they still talk about all the good times they had at Emerald Isle with us! When my sweet dad left this earth he passed this home to me and I decided it was time for a much needed makeover. So I gave it an overhaul and made the decision to share it with others so they could make memories of their own here. We truly feel this is a special place filled with love, happiness and fun and want others to share in this too. I know my dad is looking down with his scruffy beard and smiling! So Cheers to you Dad!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location!!! Privacy and definately have the best of both worlds. Tranquility of the sound and the closeness of the beach!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Private secluded setting!

    Private secluded setting!

  • View from Gazebo

    View from Gazebo

  • Family and Kitchen

    Family and Kitchen

  • Well stocked kitchen!

    Well stocked kitchen!

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bath 1

    Bath 1

  • outdoor hot/cold shower with private dressing area

    outdoor hot/cold shower with private dressing area

  • The Salty Dog

    The Salty Dog

  • Peaceful Gazebo

    Peaceful Gazebo

  • Provided with home

    Provided with home

  • Bedroom 1 Queen Bed

    Bedroom 1 Queen Bed

  • Great Kids Room Bedroom Three

    Great Kids Room Bedroom Three

  • Views from all Bedroom decks!

    Views from all Bedroom decks!

  • Great beach area by the sound!

    Great beach area by the sound!

  • Clear waters of the Bogue Sound

    Clear waters of the Bogue Sound

VRBO #589517

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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