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Family and Pet Friendly Newly Renovated National Artist's Beach Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2000 sq ft 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Totally renovated duplex on the Oceanside 5 minute walk to the beach. Great living area with a state of the arts kitchen having all stainless appliances with fully stocked chef's needs with large granite peninsula working and eating bar and separate dining area, large gas log fireplace with 50" flat screen TV above. Cable, internet, WiFi and DVD. First floor 2 bedrooms with Queen Beds, Bath with Large Walk In Shower. Outside 14x24 screened porch with hot and cold shower and separate 14x14 sun deck. Second Floor 1 bedroom with Queen Bed, 2nd bedroom - Kids retreat having 1 bunk bed and 1 daybed with trundle - room is full of toys bean bags and plenty room to do puzzles. Large roomy bath with deep tub and spray shower. The owner has her art throughout with many surprises. New addition to 668208 I have now added the lower apartment to VRBO that can also be rented in combination with 668208. It is a 2 bedroom 1 bath, complete apartment that will sleep 6 and is handicap accessible. Go to VRBO 899618 for details. This will allow for larger groups, or family reunions of up to16 people .

Marsha Mills
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Marsha Mills

I am a National Artist who has had the fun of doing work for the Smithsonian, Brooks and Dunn, AKC, National Cutting Horses and Clients throughout the world and winning national awards. My Media is Dry Brush Watercolor and I have been a College Professor and still teach private lessons. My son is my Apprentice who also is a Muralist and a Tattoo Artist. I now live in Beaufort on the water. You will find prints of my works throughout the house and murals by my son Ryan.

Marsha Mills purchased this house in 1995

Why Marsha Mills chose Central Coast

How could an Artist not fall in love with such a beautiful place. The beach changes every day and the Sunsets are amazing it is so inspiring and so calming. Not only the sunsets but the morning walks on the beach watching the sun come up over the water takes your breath away. Bogue Island which Emerald Isle is located on the west end, has beaches that face South so the sun rises from the Ocean and sets in the Ocean....WOW.... Enjoy it all day long but watch the sun burn.

My family loved living here and still loves coming back for a visit.

What makes this house unique

My home is unique. Only one room has a flat ceiling. So each room is a white canvas for art. In the next 5 years you will see more murals being added to the house to go with its name, 'Second Star to the Right '. Yes, that is Peter Pan but the paintings will be not just for kids but also adults. So not only will you have a wonderful beach experience but a unique living experience seeing how artists expel on their ideas. Come and watch the house morf into an experience itself.


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower , 1st floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , 2nd fl also 1 daybed with trundle and 1 pack-n-play for baby
  • Books ...
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  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
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  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Family and Pet Friendly Newly Renovated National Artist's Beach Home
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Great place for a family reunion

  • 4 of 5

We rented both the upper and lower units for a family reunion over the 4th of July. It worked great, with plenty of room for everyone. Just a short walk to the beach. Everything there that we needed. Used the grill every day. My brother loved the lower unit and is thinking about renting it again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bonnie I am so glad your whole family had a great time and the house worked for you. Love to have you back anytime. Please tell your brother I would love to have him too.
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Everything was just as explained in the details. Would stay again if we come back to Emerald Isle.

  • 5 of 5

Experiece was great, everything about the house was just as explained in the details.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason. I hope you will come back again.
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place to spend a long memorial day weekend! Plenty of room for 6 adults (3 couples) and 2 young children. We loved the deck and the grill was fantastic. Lot's of seating for meals, both inside and on the porch. We enjoyed being in the trees with the nice amounts of shade. The ~10min walk to the beach was easy, especially with the provided wagon to carry our beach chairs and umbrellas. Location to the grocery store and other shops was very nice as we were able to take a quick bike ride for nearly everything we needed instead of driving. It was great to be able to securely store our bikes under the porch. Great house!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel. Hope you will come again.
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation! The house is beautifully decorated and has all the essentials you would need! Short walk to the beach, and has a perfect yard area if you are bringing a furry friend :) Marsha is wonderful!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach house for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our 2 year olds first big trip to the beach. There was plenty of space for my parents, their dogs, my brother and girlfriend, and our family. We enjoyed the large screened in porch, equipped with adult and toddler swings. It was a quick walk to the beach and close to all the shopping and restaurants in town. The house was comfortable and spacious and had everything we needed for our stay. We loved the newly renovated interior and enjoyed our time relaxing at the house as much as we did on the beach. Marsha was quick to respond if we had any questions and made our first VRBO experience easy. Would highly recommend! We can't wait for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A 60th birthday to remember!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this property for my mom's 60th birthday and had the absolute best time at Emerald Isle. The layout of this home was PERFECT for entertaining as our family visited a lot throughout the stay. There were plenty of chairs and seating to accommodate everyone, not to mention the screened in porch and back deck. We loved how open the main floor was as we were able to enjoy everyone's company all at once. The fans were a must in the upstairs bedrooms but the memory foam mattress pad made for some solid sleep! There was truly plenty of space in this home. All of the closets were nice sized, and how could I forget the pantry/laundry room off the kitchen. This little room provided so much extra storage for our food, drinks, coolers, etc. so that we didn't have to clutter up the beautiful kitchen counter tops. Marsha has plenty of board games & books that the kids loved, and she even created books to help those unfamiliar with the area know the best places to go. The home is beautifully decorated and we were thoroughly pleased with our stay! Marsha was great to work with and very helpful.

The lack of lighting on the screened in porch made it difficult for eating outdoors once the sun set, and the back door was tricky to shut at times. Overall, I highly recommend this property if you are OK with a 5 minute walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Jacksonville NC
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Emerald Club
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Cedar Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Star Hill
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Wilson NC
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Crystal Coast Speedway/ Hwy58
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
400 Miles
Massennutten Va
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Emerald Isle - Atlantic Beach
Car: necessary

Located on the new 14 mile bike path. 1 block from the Ocean and 3 blocks to the Sound. One mile from new city free boat launch. 1/2 mile from Pier. 1/2 mile to playground and public recreation department. 1/2 mile to bars and restaurants. 1 mile to shopping center with cinema, shops, ABC store, grocery and restaurants. 1 mile to spa. 1 mile to Make your own pottery. 1.5 mile to marina for Deep Sea Fishing Charters. 1.5 miles to water park and putt putt. 3 miles to bowling, driving range, putt putt and bumper boats. 8 miles to State Aquarium. Within 8 miles of 3 public golf courses and 1 par 3. 8 miles to Historic Swansboro and 25 miles to Historic Beaufort. 25 miles and a Ferry ride to Cape Lookout National Seashore and Lighthouse.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $250

The fee for a pet is 125 per dog with a maximum of $250 since I will only allow 2.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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