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One Minute Walk to the Beach in Emerald Isle!

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Just Steps to the Beach!

"Slice of Life" is a unique and completely renovated duplex/bungalow located three houses from the beach. Walk out the door and past two houses to the beach access located at the end of the street. It's about a one minute walk to have sand between your toes.

This 2 bedroom/1 bath beach retreat is the south side of a duplex and an ideal getaway for couples and small families. The home is ground level so there are no stairs to climb. This is especially convenient for senior citizens and families with small children. The home was completely refurbished a few years ago. Some of the updates and additions include, new ceramic tile floors throughout, a completely new kitchen and appliances, new bathroom fixtures, including a ceramic tile shower, a new central heat/air system, screened doors, an enclosed hot/cold outdoor shower, and a laundry.

Also check out the north side of this duplex (See VRBO Listing #681949).

***Full week rentals are from Sunday to Sunday.***



The property is also 3rd row from the Bogue Sound at the opposite end of the street. There is a public water access there too, which is a good place to launch a kayak or just explore the sound.

A paved bike and walking path that spans the full length of Emerald Isle runs right beside Slice of Life.

The North Carolina Aquarium is located approximately 7 miles away and the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier is approximately 5 miles away. In addition there are many other nearby activities. These include: Golf, Kayaking, Fishing, Shopping, Boating, Sightseeing, Miniature Golf, and a Movie Theater, to name a few.

Slice of Life is located in a residential/beach neighborhood. Emerald Isle is a family beach with no large crowds or nearby hotels.

Linens are included with full week stays, however guests may elect to bring their own which would reduce the rate by $80. Linens are provided by a local linen company and are delivered to the unit before arrival. A linen package includes sheets for all beds, bath towels, washcloths, a bath rug, and kitchen towels and dishcloths. ***In order to keep rates lower, stays of less than a full week do not include linens, however guests may add them to their reservation for an additional $80***.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About West

A North Carolina native who has been vacationing in Emerald Isle since childhood. I've got the inside scoop on all things Crystal Coast and will be glad to help you make the most of your visit!

West purchased this bungalow in 2011


Emerald Isle Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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One Minute Walk to the Beach in Emerald Isle!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

A gem. Perfect for a restful stay. Easy drive from Richmond.

  • 5 of 5

We could only stay four days but both wish we could have stayed longer. Everything was exactly as described online, if not better. There were no disappointments. The accommodation was excellent, quite "home from home". The kitchen had evetything we neeeded. The owner, West, was very attentive sending timely, courteous and informatiive texts and emails abouf how to gain access and what to expect. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great !

  • 5 of 5

nice well keep place.west was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay at Slice of Life

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved staying at Slice of Life South! My husband's family used to own a place on the beach at Emerald Isle so we used to visit yearly, but they sold it a few years back. This was our first time back as well as first time renting a place. Slice of Life was perfect! It's so close to the beach, takes maybe 2 minutes to saunter down the street. The decor is nice and beachy without being overkill. The layout is also excellent with lots of space to hang out in the living room (couch is super comfy!) but also you can pull out the dining room table. I can't speak for the second bedroom with the bunk bed, but the mattress in the main bedroom was really comfortable.The outdoor shower was so nice, I only showered out there. The clothes line in the back was great for drying out towels and swimsuits each day. It was also fantastic that the doors use the keycode lock, very convenient so you don't have to keep track of keys while on the beach! I would definitely stay at Slice of Life again and recommend it to friends and family. West (the owner) was SUPER communicative and reachable.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here very much. The bungalow was just perfect for 4 adults with all the amenities of home. The beach was just a short walk away and we all loved the outdoor shower with both hot and cold water. It made showering such a wonderful experience. The radio in the kitchen was an added treat set on a wonderful station with very few commercials. We will definitely stay again when we come to this area.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at Emerald Isle. The property is beautiful inside and out and its very close to the beach, just a short walk. During our stay we had a issue with the A.C, but the property owner resolved the issue immediately. I would recommend staying at the property, in fact, our family is already planning a return stay.

I did notice a comment on another review about the water smelling like sulfur, it does, but if you run the hot water for about 30-45 minutes the smell goes away.

All-In-All the stay was exactly what we wanted and more :)

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall nice place. Good location.

  • 4 of 5


- Very close to the beach and sound

- Beach is not crowded at this location because there aren't many houses

- bed and furniture is comfortable

- tv and Internet are really good

- outdoor shower/deck

- code lock door


- hot water tank had not been used in a while and the water initially smelled really bad (sulfur smell) and we had to run all the water out of the tank to get rid of the smell. The smell filled the house.

- the breaker tripped in the bedroom/living room when I plugged in my cell phone charger because there are too many things on 1 circuit. Took forever to find the breaker box. It's in a kitchen cabinet.

- shower is small

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to hear (in prior correspondence) that you had a great time while staying at our vacation home over the extended Labor Day weekend. In the future we will remind our guests to please call us with the personal phone number we provide, in order to hopefully have any issues resolved quickly. We continually strive to make our vacation home better for our guests. We hope you will come again.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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