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Soundfront Home With Private Beach, Steps Away From the Ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Best Of Both Worlds Sound and Sea! Breathtaking sunsets & tranquil setting!

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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Dana Franklin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Dana Franklin

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!!!

Dana Franklin purchased this house in 2005

Why Dana Franklin chose Emerald Isle

This home has brought so much love and given us so many cherished memories to our family and to everyone that has stayed with us. It is not a rental home it is my home that I am sharing with others so they can make their own memories to cherish.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location!!! Privacy and definately have the best of both worlds. Tranquility of the sound and the closeness of the beach!


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Private hot/cold outdoor shower with separate dressing area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , Private deck, dresser, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private deck, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , bunk bed has double on bottom single on top , TV, deck
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Beach cart, clam rakes, crab pots, coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards available for use.


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Soundfront Home With Private Beach, Steps Away From the Ocean!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

A Picturesque Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Salty Dog was wonderful! The home was inviting with ample space. The colorful and beachy decor provided a sense of tranquility. The home was well furnished. The outdoor space was amazing with its many decks, balconies, and gazebo. We spent much of our time enjoying the beautiful sights of the sound. The Salty Dog is a highly recommended home for a unforgettable stay at Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I traveled to North Carolina for a wedding. We needed a place to stay and I am so glad we found the Salty Dog. The house is beautifully decorated and the views are breathtaking. Everything you need is supplied to make your trip pleasurable and memorable. It definitely is your "home away from home". Dana was a pleasure to work with and answered any questions. I highly recommend a stay at the Salty Dog. We definitely will be going back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Fall Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Dana provides everything needed for a relaxing vacation; her kitchen lacks for nothing. Carpet free; floors were sparkling. Her home (inside & out) is immaculate. Such a pleasure to have access to her beach cart & sand chairs for use at the ocean, which is a short walk across the road. The Soundfront location, without a doubt, is beautiful. Sea Life is abundant in the Sound. 17 small fish were caught in under an hour! Take the time to stop & enjoy the sound of the palms blowing in the breeze; we don't hear that in NJ! Plenty of places to explore if you are looking for a diversion from sun & sand. Short drive to Moorehead City as well as Swansboro; a quaint little area with interesting shops. Dana's Salty Dog--a home well- maintained with pride & care.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is such a wonderful beach house. The bedrooms are great and the main room is open floor plan with a kitchen and room for family dinners looking out over the water. The sunsets are stunning and the walk to the beach is easy. You get the best of both worlds with this ideally located house! We just loved our time there!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you were able to come back again! Don't be a stranger hope to see you again soon!
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Exceptional location and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We return every year to this island paradise. The views are breathtaking, water access is easy and family friendly, hone is decorated comfortably and with a beach flare.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you will soon find your paradise spot too!
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3rd year in a row!

  • 5 of 5

We had another great week at The Salty Dog. Thanks to Dana for always working to keep her home in wonderful condition. My kids say this is the best of both worlds because they can float, fish and crab in the sound and then walk 4 houses over to the beach. We just pack our clothes and buy groceries on the island. Everything else is in the house from cooking to beach. We'll be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you next year!! Be safe until then!
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Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
Public boat launch facility
Reel Outdoors Inc
Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar
Mike's Place -- CLOSED
Hwy 58 Bicycles of Emerald Isle
Water Sports Rentals
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Mac Daddy's
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...




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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.