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Beautifully Remodeled Beach House - Drink in the Ocean Views from Inside or Out!

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Immediately post-remodel picture (with some construction supplies still visible)

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you're looking for that quiet, 1950s-era beach cottage charm combined with modern conveniences like wifi, LCD TVs, and a dishwasher (!), look no further.

A large open family room/dining room/kitchen area is the main point for congregation, with ocean views out the 8' sliding door or out the sitting room windows. The covered and uncovered decks, as well as a private deck off the Master BR (all with ocean views), provide some outdoor relaxation options. And the sunroom with a spiral staircase to the first floor is a great compromise between the two -- great views, lots of light, and the wonder of air conditioning!

Master BR: Queen
Second BR: Full & Twin
Kitchen: Stocked with appliances, utensils, flatware -- Just bring food!
Bathroom: Outer sink area. Inner WC & Bath/Shower.

'Rancho Relaxo' is situated in a quiet little residential area three miles past 'downtown' Emerald Isle and only a mile from a gas station, convenience store, dollar store (for all your last minute vacation needs) and the location of the soon-to-be-built NC Aquarium Pier at the Eastern Regional Beach Access area.

We have off-street parking for 3 cars, an outdoor shower for a quick rinse or a relaxing (and private) soak, and plenty of beach gear for your use: chairs, umbrellas, fishing poles (bring your own bait and tackle), frisbees, bocce -- we leave you primed and ready for a great week at the beach!

Note: Rancho Relaxo is configured as an UP:DOWN duplex. The owners maintain a smaller apartment on the first level and may be present during your rental. The owners are only occasionally able to take advantage of this, so it's unlikely your visit will coincide, but possible.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/18/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person signing the rental agreement must be over 25. Whoever signs the rental agreement is responsible for any damage that occurs during the rental period....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If you want to bring your pet and are comfortable leaving them crated in the downstairs storage area, that's fine. Housekeeping is instructed to do an automatic $200 deep cleaning (hypoallergenic) if there is any evidence of a pet having been in the rental upstairs. This $200 comes from your damage deposit. Note: We have never had this automatic deep cleaning happen as a result of a pet in the rental....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen-sized sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Features private deck off the bedroom....moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Sink is in outer room of bathroom...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A few good beach reads. A few trashy ones. Don't expect Tolstoy. ;-)...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games:

    Nintendo GameCube & a few games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few kids movies, a few classics......moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen table seats 6. Additional folding table provided that seats 8. Two additional chairs provided....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    SSID & Password provided prior to rental period....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Rancho Relaxo has a single phone line shared between the rental and the Owner's Quarters....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We try to keep some basic spices, oil, condiments, aluminum foil, sandwich bags, etc. stocked, but we can't promise you'll find everything you'll need. But the Dollar General is only a mile away......moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bring your own helmets!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Outdoor rentals available 1 mile east....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private deck off the Master BR, large deck off the southeast side, and a large covered deck with porch swing off the front....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses in the nearby area -- very affordable and well-kept....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Outdoor rentals available 1 mile east....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill available for your use in the downstairs laundry room. There's usually gas provided as well, but we can't guarantee it didn't just run out before you. Please don't take it onto the deck....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts are available for use about 2.5 miles away, just behind the fire station....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Outdoor rentals available 1 mile east....moreless

 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$900 $2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Notes:

Sorry, no pets.

Sorry, no smoking anywhere inside or on the deck.

Any violation of our rules regarding pets or smoking could result in a forfeiture of your damage deposit and additional cleaning fees. Additional details available at http://rr.shaneo.com/

Check in is at 2:00PM on day of arrival. Check out is by 10:00AM.

Rentals during the summer season are WEEKLY only, unless we have availability within 30 days of the beginning of your rental. ALL rentals during the summer season are subject to a 3-night minimum.

Refunds:

- 100% refund of any payments made up to 90 days prior to the beginning of your reserved rental

- 50% refund of any payments made up to 30 days prior to the beginning of your reserved rental

- No refunds offered for cancellations within 30 days of the beginning of your reserved rental


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Visit the Rancho Relaxo website for more information:

http://rr.shaneo.com/home/emerald-isle-the-crystal-coast

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Jenn's got a Master's in Commercial Interior Design and works in customer service/support for an Internet company. She likes gardening, quilting, and going to the beach. Shane's a software guy who's also a performing musician. He likes woodworking, light construction projects, and starting high-tech companies. We are both from the midwest and met while attending Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL. Between work, hobbies, and the hectic schedules of two amazing teenage boys, we don't find nearly enough time to go the beach -- and the cruel irony is not lost on us.

Why the Owner Chose Emerald Isle, NC, USA:
We remodeled Rancho Relaxo to accommodate the comforts you would expect from a beach house, while also accommodating the needs of two families traveling together. Since then, we've ended up staking our claim to the downstairs "Owner's Quarters", but we don't get to use it very much. So you can take advantage of Jenn's designer touches, including custom-made window treatments, handmade throw pillows, and home-sewn quilts, as well as Shane's insistence on technology everywhere, with wireless broadband available throughout the house and LCD TVs (with the upgrades soon to be complete -- one TV left!), without having to buy your own beach house! In 2008, we were fortunate to be able to pack up and live at Rancho Relaxo for the summer. This made for a relaxing summer (coffee and a laptop on the deck are a great way to start any work day!) and a nice change of scenery for all involved. That same infrastructure is still in place, so you can do your online work, VoIP calls, movie downloads, etc. during your stay -- if you absolutely must.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
At Rancho Relaxo, you are simultaneously in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of everything! It's a mile to the nearest store or gas station, but it's an easy walk down the beach or along the bike path (which is about 50 feet from our driveway). With no bars or "party houses" within walking distance, you don't get the late night noise and disruptions you may have on other parts of the island, but with happening live music clubs like "The Emerald Club" less than 3 miles away (straight down Emerald Drive), it's super easy to get to the nightlife when you're looking for it. But we think the upside of this "sleepy" section of Emerald Isle is the beach. We've seen beaches in other tourist destinations where you can't find a place to lay down your blanket -- but not here. On the busiest times of year, it's usually a minimum of 50 feet between you and your nearest beach neighbor. During the off-season, it's not uncommon to walk out onto the beach and see NO ONE in any direction. The ocean is beautiful in the summer sun with waves gently white-capping against the beach, but there's something about the ocean in late fall and early spring that you have to experience to understand.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/18/2016

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Photos

  • Immediately post-remodel picture (with some construction supplies still visible)

    Immediately post-remodel picture (with some construction supplies still visible)

  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Kitchen.  Note: Table has been upgraded to seat 6.  Folding table available.

    Kitchen. Note: Table has been upgraded to seat 6. Folding table available.

  • From the other corner of the Family Room

    From the other corner of the Family Room

  • The front wall and path in from the large sliding doors (darker than normal)

    The front wall and path in from the large sliding doors (darker than normal)

  • View into Master BR

    View into Master BR

  • 2nd Bedroom:  1 Full, 1 Twin
Note: TV has been upgraded to flat panel LCD.

    2nd Bedroom: 1 Full, 1 Twin Note: TV has been upgraded to flat panel LCD.

  • Inner WC & bath/shower room of bathroom.

    Inner WC & bath/shower room of bathroom.

  • View of the stairs from the downstairs entrance

    View of the stairs from the downstairs entrance

  • Bikes:  1 men's beach cruiser, 1 women's beach cruiser, two kids BMX bikes.

    Bikes: 1 men's beach cruiser, 1 women's beach cruiser, two kids BMX bikes.

  • Looking down the driveway at Rancho Relaxo

    Looking down the driveway at Rancho Relaxo

  • View from the front door

    View from the front door

  • From the corner of the Family Room to the kitchen.  Bath is open door on left.

    From the corner of the Family Room to the kitchen. Bath is open door on left.

  • Family Room couch and "Rancho Relaxo" picture art seen from door to the sunroom.

    Family Room couch and "Rancho Relaxo" picture art seen from door to the sunroom.

  • Master BR

    Master BR

  • Outer sink area of bathroom

    Outer sink area of bathroom

  • Sunroom (in the shade) and stairwell

    Sunroom (in the shade) and stairwell

  • Beach gear, kites, boogie boards, toys, etc.

    Beach gear, kites, boogie boards, toys, etc.

  • In the upper left is Rancho Relaxo.  Our beach access is at the red marker.

    In the upper left is Rancho Relaxo. Our beach access is at the red marker.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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