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This comfortable condo is located in Emerald Isle, NC, a coastal town that isn't too touristy. The condo's complex has two different beach accesses, a pool, tennis court, shuffle board and a basket ball goal. The amenities are access by passes (that we will provide) so they will never be overrun by too many people. Our condo has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi) and a half bath in the garage. The garage fits one car, though you are allowed to park two cars per unit. The kitchen is stocked with plates, utensils, cups and plenty of pots and pans to cook with. There is cable TV, as well as a washer and dryer. There are two deck porches - one deck offers a relaxing view of the ocean while the deck on the other side of the condo gives you a view across the street to the sound. This neighborhood is great for bike riding and walking as it is on a smaller road off of the main highway on the island. Emerald Isle is not very touristy - there are lots of great eateries on the island (you must get a shrimp burger at The Big Oak Drive-In), as well as the NC Aquarium. Head to the other end of the island to explore Fort Macon. Also within 20 minutes of Emerald Isle - Swansboro, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path.
Our family stayed at the condo in late July/early August for six nights. The biggest surprise upon arrival was the fact that the owner doesn't arrange for professional cleaning between rentals. This should have been disclosed prior to us signing the rental agreement- definitely not something you want to find out upon arrival. We were asked to clean up after ourselves: wipe down counters, vacuum, and change the sheets before we left. I would have gladly paid extra to have a cleaning service prepare the condo for us, as well as after us for the next family. You can tell the unit hasn't been professionally cleaned in a very long time: we pulled the vertical blinds back from the living room windows and there was a layer of grime on the window sills. The carpet was not only stained but also dirty throughout. Many light sockets were missing bulbs, and the switches in the bathrooms had to be jiggled to get the lights to work. The first floor (garage level) must flood often because the baseboards have been pulled off and holes drilled through the drywall to let water drain. Because of this the building is really musty-smelling.
Location is good, but the entire complex is dated, including the rental unit and its furnishings. We took our tennis rackets but found the court padlocked with an ancient sign indicating the courts were closed. The reference to tennis courts in the title of the rental should be removed until they are re-opened. There is wifi, but still no dishwasher. The ice maker apparently broke the week before our arrival, but we didn't hear from the owner regarding a repair.
We won't be returning to this condo, but we will return to Emerald Isle-we just need to confirm a rental earlier in the season. There are many to chose from.
The condo is in a great location and very close to the beach! Everything you need and fully equipped home! Make sure you contact the owner for details because we didn't receive anything from vvrbo to get in to the place!! Thanks for letting us stay!
Emerald Isle is such a beautiful part of NC! The home owner was wonderful to work with and really helped us out when we had an emergency. I will definitely stay at the property in the future!
Stayed March 29 through April 2, 2016. Nice condo with convenient location in a gated neighborhood. Loved being only steps from beach access. Kitchen was well stocked for cooking meals, and enjoyed having linens provided. Would recommend.
The location was fantastic, centrally located and within walking distance to the beach.The owners were great! Very responsive and easy to work with. Dishwasher is still broke and one small , very old , maybe 15 inch? Tv in common area. No wifi and very outdated. Loved the huge jacuzzi tub in master. We were not aware of having to clean and prepare and clean linens as we left. But overall we enjoyed it... It was great for our girls weekend getaway.
The location of the condo is perfect! Very quiet and peaceful community. The owners were great to deal with and very responsive to my questions. As others have stated the beach access is very close and convenient with a beautiful beach with great surf fishing! The only thing the condo needs is a tv upgrade and wifi would be nice for us working vacationers. Thanks again Ashley, for letting us use your condo! Can't wait to come back soon :)
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Pets are not allowed due to HOA rules and regulations. Only 6 people can occupy the condo due to HOA regulations and Town of Emerald Isle directions. Only two cars can be parked in our driveway due to HOA regulations.