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We have rented several homes in Emerald Bay before and this one exceeded our expectations which were high. It offers everything you would want in a high-end beach vacation rental. Emerald Bay is a very special community offering a fantastic private beach, community pool, tennis courts and green park . It is also very dog-friendly and people friendly. We enjoyed every minute of our stay !
To put it quite simply, this place is beautiful and just as described. The pictures didn’t do it justice as it is even more stunning in person.
When we walked through the side yard and into the kitchen, you could see the ocean through the window. Then you walk into the living/dining room and really get a spectacular view of the ocean through the picture windows. These rooms are, without a doubt, the star of the house, as they are bright and spacious and truly feel like a beach house/cottage. The bedrooms and baths are very nice, as well.
The house is fully stocked with a blender (thank goodness because I forgot mine for my morning smoothies), toaster, coffee maker, spices, towels, beach chairs and large screen TV with DVR. The patio lends to the view as we sat on the chairs and enjoyed the ocean, during the day and at night. The furniture inside and outside is very comfortable, and the Wifi worked flawlessly the whole time during our stay.
Steps lead directly down to the beach, but the back yard was so close to the surf, we didn't feel the need to sit on the beach. Not sure we could have anyway as the surf was high tide most of the time with the waves coming over the wall onto the back yard, which we absolutely loved! At night we opened the window in the bedroom and listened to the surf all night.
We also brought our dogs and simply kept them on their leashes since the patio is not fenced. You wouldn’t want it to be because it would take away from the reason you are there, the ocean! The home feels very safe and is located in a guarded gated community.
Finally, another plus to this rental is Paul. He is absolutely wonderful to work with! He’s very congenial and nice, and he gets back to you quickly with any questions you may have.
If we could have given this property more than 5 stars, we would have. It was, by far, the nicest vacation property we have ever stayed at! We would love to stay here again.