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FALL FISHING!!! FULL WEEKS DISCOUNTED 20% ONE SIDE AVAILBLE FOR THANKSGIVING

Sharon and Howard Lewis (owners)

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FALL FISHING!!! FULL WEEKS DISCOUNTED 20% ONE SIDE AVAILBLE FOR THANKSGIVING

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Emerald Isle Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront duplex, 3 BRs + 1 sofabed, 2 BAs, each side, Sun/Sun, outside shower

Awesome view and great location!

RATES for partial week stays are available from owner. CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR... any dates shown as TENTATIVE indicate that one side is already booked.

We accept Sunday to Sunday rentals, or a 3 night minimum stay within a single week during the off season (within a Sunday to Sunday). Linens are not provided.

Sweet Success is a classic duplex-style beach cottage just steps from the ocean, with a private path winding through sea oats, grasses, and beautuful sand dunes. Each side rents separately , or you can rent both sides when available.

You can bring 'man's best friend' along on vacation to this pet-friendly cottage, complete with 'doggie' gates on the ocean-side deck (great for little children too!). You can relax and enjoy the ocean breezes on the beach-side deck, or the view of our quiet neighborhood from the street-side deck (both furnished). Dine 'al fresco' at the picnic table oceanside. Take a nap in the hammock in the shade under the house! Additional seating is provided under the house as well, great for keeping the 'chef' company while grilling. A gas grill is provided for your cooking pleasure, as well as a fully equiped kitchen (complete with microwave and toaster-oven for quick meals).

Check out our Facebook page 'SWEET SUCCESS VRBO #358535' to see more pictures and area attractions!

The master bedroom (street-side) has a private bath, and the second queen-sized-bed is oceanfront, with a beautiful view of the waves. A twin bunk-bed room separates these two bedrooms, with a hall bath just steps away. Sunsets and sunrises are both equally amazing from this south-facing beach. Stargazing is incredible from the ocean deck, and moonlight over the ocean is SO romantic!

This cottage is located in a uniquely low-traffic area, with no through traffic along Ocean Drive. The neighborhood is largely owner-occupied, with a limited number of rental houses. The new Emerald Isle bike path system connects our neighborhood with the shopping district, as well as both regional accesses.

The washer/dryer is shared betweeen the west and east sides. Linens are not provided, but can be rented on the island if you choose not to bring your own.

If you are lucky, you may be here when a sea turtle nest is laid (May through August) or witness a 'boil' when a nest hatches (July -October). Last year there were 10 nests in Emerald Isle, including a 'wild' nest, discovered only when it started hatching! We're hopeful for a repeat of 2012, when we had 30 nests! You can visit some of this season's hatchlings at the Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores.

When you've had enough fun in the sun, there are many local attractions to help make your vacation memorable. The North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores is a must-see! Come learn all about sea turtles and their rehabilitation in a new exhibit at a 'sea turtle rescue hospital'. You can also visit some of last year's Emerald Isle hatchlings there!

Other area attractions include a maritime museum and boat-building facitlty in Beaufort, a Civil War era fort and a state park at Fort Macon (on the east end of the island), and the Tryon Palace/history museum in New Bern. Free outdoor concerts are heald throughout the summer in Emerald Isle, Swansboro, and at Fort Macon.

Keywords: Oceanfront, duplex, pet-friendly,

non-smoking, military discounts,oceanfront deck, fantastic view, ocean side sitting area, quiet neighborhood, bike paths, sea turtle sanctuary, spectacular sunrises and sunsets,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sharon and Howard Lewis (owners) (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2014

About Sharon and Howard Lewis (owners)

We live 'full-time' in Emerald Isle, and are retired (mostly). We enjoy spending time with family and friends both here at the beach and at our 'other' home in the Finger Lakes district of NY.

We both volunteer for Emerald Isle's sea turtle protection program, and walk the beach as often as we can in search of nests (we are the two in yellow with our daughter and grandkids at a sea turtle nest). Sharon also volunteer's at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores where we have a family membership. We spend many happy hours there with all our grandchildren!

We are dog-lovers, who always enjoyed travelling with our chocolate lab, Rudy (we miss her very much). We enjoy biking on EI's extensive bike paths, golfing, swimming, fishing (Howard), photography (Sharon). We've spent the past 14 years 'growing sand' and beach grasses on our frontal dunes, which we are very proud of!

Sharon and Howard Lewis (owners) purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Sharon and Howard Lewis (owners) chose Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is such a family-friendly town, with gorgeous white sandy beaches. It sits on Bogue Banks, which runs east/west, making for a very stable beach as well as fabulous sunrises and sunsets!

What makes this cottage unique

The easy access onto the beach is one of our primary benefits. We love cocktails on the deck watching the sunset, as well as quiet dinners watching the ocean. Our grandkids especially love the new hot/cold outdoor shower under the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Yesterday a.m. was rainy so we went to the acquarium. I loved the turtles there, and Hannah too. She'll be thrilled if we can see a nesting area. Looks like the weather for the rest of our stay is going to be beautiful. We are having a wonderful time, the house and location are perfect for us. Olivia came and plopped on my lap with your photo album, so we read all about the hurricanes and rebuilding the dunes. Wow, I have an entirely new appreciation for the dunes, and also for all of the hard work that you and Howard have done.
Jun 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

3.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Fall fishing!!! Full weeks discounted 20% One side availble for Thanksgiving
average rating of 3.5714285 based on 11 reviews
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Emerald Isle Coastal North Carolina
Cary, NC
2

Family Vacation - Summer 2014

  • 2 of 5
Firstly, the owners are very nice and they or the rental agency will attend to any reasonable issues you might have.

The good: Emerald Isle is goregous and this section of beach is not at all crowded. This may well be the lowest cost pet friendly rental you can find for the size.

The no so good: The interior is kind of run down and crudy, no dishwasher, some bug issues (not roaches). Minor nusiances. (1) You can't access the drivway level where the private outside shower is directly from the beach, you've got to go through the house. (2) The washer & dryer is shared with the otherside of the duplex. (3) The outside overhangs on front and rear deck aren't enough to allow sitting outside in the rain.

J-
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so disappointed that we were not able to "delight" our guests. Both Howard and I, as well as our management team at Sun Surf, tried very hard to address every complaint this guest raised. We must admit that an unusually long stretch of rainy weather can dampen anyone's spirits! We guess that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" :)

We would like to point out that there actually is a shower on the walkway up from the beach for "hosing off" sand! When we added the additional hot/cold private shower under the house we were faced with the reality of the dune system so close to the house. The deck really sits among the dunes, and didn't afford an easy way to build steps down to the street level without tearing into those dunes. An added consideration was security.. we just don't want to have access from the street up onto our oceanfront deck!
We also wish that there was room in the kitchen for a dishwasher! But this should not have been a surprise, since it is not listed in the description. Also, the house is clearly shown to be a single story, with no upper floors to provide deck space/roof overhangs. Again, we understand that a long stretch of rain makes something like that very appealing.
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Emerald Isle Coastal North Carolina
Boston, MA
5

a wonderful beachhouse

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently stayed at Sweet Success on our first trip to Emerald Isle to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This home was perfect for us and our two dogs. We had more than enough space in the roomy three bedroom. The home was very sunny and welcoming. The furniture was very comfortable and the kitchen has full appliances which make cooking a breeze. Our favorite part of the house was the porch where we spent every evening watching the ocean under the moonlight. Our dogs also enjoyed the porch and we were grateful for the included dog gates. It was also a perfect spot for morning yoga. The beach (which you have a private access to) was beautiful and not crowded at all. There was never any reason for us to take the car out of the garage! The neighborhood was very quiet. There is also a long running and biking path that made running in the morning easy and traffic free. We really enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to return. We also met Sharon, the owner, on the beach. She was very lovely and we really enjoyed chatting with her and hearing about her turtles! We cannot wait to come back. Thank you so much for letting us borrow your home and for an amazing trip!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Sweet Success! Our goal is to delight our guests, and it is always great to hear that we have succeeded. We are looking forward to seeing you both next year. Hopefully we can find a nest on sea turtle patrol then!
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Where do you live?
5

What a Sweet Place!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at SS West for a month....It is the cutest duplex, freshly painted and it's obvious the owners have given it many special touches that make it so inviting. My doggie Charlie and I were blessed with wonderful weather and the added bonus of knowing the owners...well, you just won't meet any finer people than Sharon and Howard. I can't tell you how badly I hated to leave this morning!! It's a wonderful duplex and as a nearby resident who has rented several beach places over the years...you will not find a cleaner, more attractive beach front rental especially for the price. I wish I could live there. Charlie does too!!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Howard and I were so happy to get to spend time with you and Charlie... great evenings on the deck! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and can't wait to have you come stay with us again. Thank you for your gracious remarks!
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Emerald Isle Coastal North Carolina
5

Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed a beautiful week at the beach over the Christmas holidays with our kids and yellow lab. Small community so no concerns about traffic for the kids, direct beach access makes it nice and easy to go for walks with the dog. Loved the sound side marina a few blocks away and the Emerald Isle fishing pier was a nice walk or bike ride away. The house had everything we needed to thoroughly enjoy our visit and the owners responded quickly to questions and a request we had. It's a great location that is well taken care of with access to shopping, golf, movies, go carts, putt-putt, water slide, and activities in Morehead City, Beaufort, and Swansboro for the whole family. Beautiful place to enjoy the beaches of North Carolina. Thanks to the owners for making our stay enjoyable!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're so glad you all enjoyed your week at Sweet Success for Christmas break! It was great getting to see you all (including Baili!) We are looking forward to your next visit... hopefully when the water is warmer, and you can enjoy the waves!
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Emerald Isle Coastal North Carolina
1

Beach family reunion

  • 1 of 5
We rented this property for a reunion with my daughter son in law and 2 grandsons coming home after 3 years in Okinawa Japan. My oldest daughter and youngest daughter also joined us ! I saw the negative reviews online and mistakenly thought they would have taken care of all of the issues - I was wrong ! I had to wash all of the plates before we used them - shower curtains still moldy- gas grills really not functional - though they did replace the one next door while we were there but let us clean and attempt to use the rusted one on our side- we did take some beach chairs that were on the other side to the beach - the owner came down and told us we couldn't use those they were for her and her family - she offered up the ones under the house that were rust buckets =I guess we made her feel guilty - she allowed us to use the ones for her family ! The linen service we had no choice about using was a total rip off - 130.00 for the week - the towels were like drying with sand paper ! The house itself needs a lot of work - I would not rent this home if you want a clean nice place for children - we smoke outside - we got a lecture - there were lots of buts and empty packs left all around - we are very clean and neat ! oh one more thing- they waste no money on bug control - Lots of roaches on steroids !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that these guests did not enjoy their stay at Sweet Success. There are several statements made in their review that we find surprising, and thought we should address them here.
We do not advertise that beach chairs are provided. Most guests bring their own, or rent them. There are several beach gear rental companies on the island, and these guests had their choice. Our property management team makes recommendations for people unfamiliar with Emerald Isle. Problems with rental items should be addressed with the rental company.
These guests went on the other side of the deck and removed our personal property! When we explained that they had taken our chairs and that the rental of the house did not include chairs, they were upset. We then unlocked our owner's storage area and gave them 4 of our other chairs for their use. No thanks.
There was an open week prior to these guests' arrival, during which we were able to do a maintenance touch-up and thorough cleaning. After a busy summer rental season the contents of the cabinets had become disorganized. We spent several days washing and replacing everything in the cabinets just prior to the guests' arrival. There were no cigarette butts or packs in, or around, the house ( other than those brought by the guests). This house is clearly advertised as a NONSMOKING residence. We strive very hard to provide a smoke-free environment for our other guests. These guests were not pleased to be reminded of that fact.
The cottage is under contract for pest control from Terminex, who had just been there the week before. The guests did not report any pest problems. If they had, Terminex would have been called for a re-treat.
The guests did not let us know about issues with their gas grill. We had noticed that the grill on the other side had broken, and replaced it immediately. If the guests had said something, we would have been able to get them a new grill while they were there. There is now a new grill on that side as well.
Our shower curtain liners are replaced on a regular basis. We did not observe any mold when we cleaned both bathrooms prior to their arrival, and would have replaced the liner if we had. Again, if the guests had let us know about a problem while they were there, we could have addressed it.
Our goal is to delight our guests, and most of the time we meet that goal. We do value feedback, and always address issues that arise.
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Emerald Isle Coastal North Carolina
Greenville,SC
2

Amazing view,unamazing house

  • 2 of 5
While the view was amazing and the location perfect, that does not compensate for the mold on the shower curtain, hair on the bathroom floor upon arrival,mold on the doors, obvious water damage on thmultiple walls, the wall paper in the bathroom is being held up by pushpins, as well as roaches and spiders in the house. The kitchen was not clean either the turntable on the microwave is dirty , and the sink and the dish drainer was dirty also, the stove burners did not work properly. This was our first visit to Emerald Isle. Have rented from VRBO in the past and was very satisified.Furniture needs updating and to be more comfortable.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that one of our guests was not delighted with their stay, and wish that they had notified us of their concerns prior to their departure. We are very lucky to have a wonderful property management team available in town for any issues. They would have been happy to send their team back for additional cleaning or repairs. With the busy rental season in full swing it is entirely possible that situations occur that we just aren't aware of. Our goal is always to be responsive to guest's needs, and hope to provide a relaxing, enjoyable beach experience!

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Jacksonville, NC (Albert J Ellis Airport)
Nearest Beach
Emerald Isle
Car: necessary

NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, Maritime museum in Beaufort, Fort Macon historic site, Morehead City Marlins baseball team, fishing pier, sea turtle sanctuary with multiple nest hatchings every summer,

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Rates & Availability

From $199 Per night

Emerald Isle Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Island Pleasures
Nov 30 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$199
$895
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$199
$895
 
 
Spring Fling
Mar 15 2015 - May 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$219
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Summer months are full weeks only. Daily rates are calculated on a 3 night stay . Contact the owner for quotes on daily rates for other partial weeks. Partial weeks are not subject to published discounts
MUST mention VRBO to get the published discounts if contacting Sun Surf Realty directly.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with a 50% deposit. Payment if full is required within 30 days of stay.
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Amenities

Emerald Isle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private, off bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Oceanfront outdoor shower on deck (cold only). Additional hot/cold shower outside, on ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bath, street side
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean front
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin-size bunk bed
    Convertible sofa - 1 queen , Living room sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2) Twin Bunk Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hot/cold outside shower, second shower on beach deck, hammock , gas grill, Oceanside deck picnic table, additional seating under the house in the shade, streetside and Oceanside decks both furnished

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