"If you crave a close-up and un-obscured view of the Beach, dunes, easy walking hard pack beach, and fewer people, then this is the PERFECT property for you! We have rented dozens of VRBO beach houses over the years, and I must say, this is the best view we have ever had. The Floor to Ceiling Total Glass upstairs is amazing - views while cooking, eating, and lounging on the couches. The Two Tiers of Decks are spacious, with plenty of seating, and they ocean just pounds away with wonderful sound. High Tide seems just steps aways from the walkway, while low tide provdes wonderful shelling opportunities every day. My family found plenty of intact shells, and a great variety of them. Emerald Isle has a small town feel, and we enjoyed the lack of high rise condo's, and the absence of almost any type of resort - mostlly beach houses around here.
The Kitchen facilites had everything we needed and we cooked a lot of meals in the house. Several fresh fish markets are within 2 miles, so that was a wonderful bonus!
We loved the town of Beaufort, NC immensely - we even went back a second time. A great waterfront with some of the best Antebellum homes (and much earlier into the 18th Century) that we have ever seen. We greatly enjoyed Roland's BBQ in Beaufort, as well as the waterfront Restaurant Spouter Inn. The Marine Mueseum in Beaufort is also first class and FREE. Also, Don't Miss going on a ferry boat to the islands - what a wonderful journey, and it will be a highlight!
Debbie was a great owner to deal with, all questions answered promptly, and she makes payment easy.
We will return on our next visit to see our son who is stationed at the nearby Marine Base."
Date of Stay: March 2017
Review Submitted: April 8, 2017