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Oceanfront. Completely renovated. Great for families!

Matthew Alvarez

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Matthew Alvarez

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
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Oceanfront. Completely renovated. Great for families!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Emerald Isle House Rental Photos and Description

Welcome to Xanadu West! It is an oceanfront duplex with amazing views and is great for families especially with young kids.

The duplex sits taller and closer to the ocean than its neighbors which makes for amazing views! One can see all the way from Indian Beach to the Point from the top deck. We've discovered that by being closer to the ocean (while not giving up good beach depth) life with kids and especially little ones is just much easier! You can see your kids easily from the deck if you'd like to have a drink or you just have to take a few steps and you are right on the beach with them. You don't have to put up a big umbrella or pack food or drinks as you are so close to the shaded decks and house. There are two showering areas outside for cleaning off all of the sand that seems to get everywhere!

During the spring of 2013, Xanadu West underwent a complete renovation including a completely new kitchen, new flooring throughout, fresh painting throughout, new furnishings, and new bathrooms. In 2014, we replaced all mattresses with new ones for improved sleep!

The duplex has a reverse floorplan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor. All 3 bedrooms have ocean views with two of them have full oceanfront views thru large double sliding glass doors. The first of the oceanfront bedrooms has queen size bed and an attached bathroom. The other oceanfront bedroom has one queen bed along with a twin/trundle to allow for a maximum of 4 people in that room. The third bedroom on first floor has 2 sets of bunk beds allowing 4 people to sleep in that room as well.

You can hear the roar of the surf when you fall asleep and then welcome it in the morning when you are woken up by little feet. Enjoy just opening the glass door and stepping out on the lower deck for a wonderful view of the ocean.

The second floor includes the living room, kitchen, dining room and a second master bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has a vaulted ceiling with multiple large windows including a large bay window to provide a wonderful amount of natural light into the house. Just step out onto the upper deck and you will have one of the most amazing views of Emerald Isle.

The second floor master has a king size bed and boasts both an ocean view and a sound view out of its two windows.

Outside, there are three different decks with which to enjoy the ocean. The lowest deck is at beach level and is a great place to store items that you'd like access to, but would rather they not get blown into the ocean. The second deck resides just outside of the first floor oceanfront rooms described earlier. This deck is equipped with four adirondack chairs, foot rests, and side tables which makes for a great place to sit and watch the surf, read a book, have a drink and just enjoy the beach. The top deck has a large picnic table that seats 6-8 people (depending on the size) which makes for a great place to eat a meal. There are also some very comfortable rocking chairs to help enjoy the fabulous view of Emerald Isle.

As a family of 6 with 4 young kids, we are keenly aware of just how much 'stuff' one must bring to the beach. We can help free up some space by providing a Pack-n-Play, Bouncy Seat, Baby Swing, and High Chair/Booster that are already at Xanadu West.

The kitchen is well equipped with an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, Ice tea maker, deep fryer, slow cooker, blender, and large griddle. There is a nice dvd/video library including movies for both kids and adults for afternoon or evening viewing. There are games and puzzles as well for those in need of a break from the sun. Also, a charcoal grill is ready to help make great family meals. Linens including towels are provided free of charge in Prime Season. We can arrange linens/towels at guest request in other seasons at our cost which recently has been about $125 per stay.

For those that want to explore the island, there are plenty of activities away from the beach for everyone in your group. For the active: bicycling (rentals available on island), golf, kayak and boat rentals, mini-golf, amusement park, horseback riding, volleyball, water park, driving range, skating, off-shore fishing, kite-flying. For the sightseer and shopper: There is Morehead City, Beaufort waterfront, Swansboro waterfront shops and antiques, Emerald Isle shops, North Carolina Aquarium and more.

We hope you give us a try at Xanadu West!

Matt and Eleanor

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matthew Alvarez (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
75%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Matthew Alvarez

My wife and I took a chance on purchasing Xanadu West to have a place for family memories to be made for years to come. We have 4 young daughters-twins that are 8, a 6 year old, and a 3 year old. We both have lived in North Carolina since 1998 and more specifically Raleigh since 2003. We love going to the beach but both of us work so we have limited time to use the house. Therefore, we decided to rent Xandu West and hopefully create a place where you and your family can come and enjoy a nice home away from home with incredible views and great weather.

Matthew Alvarez purchased this house in 2012

Why Matthew Alvarez chose Emerald Isle

Our family has been coming to Emerald Isle for many years both for reunions and just weekend getaways. It is a quiet, family oriented beach with soft sand for little feet and waves that are just right for all ages. There is plenty to do if you are tired of sitting on the sand (which doesn't happen too often).

What makes this house unique

The ocean view from Xanadu West is Amazing!!! The deck is higher and the house sits closer to the beach than any other house nearby which means you get some of the best views of Emerald Isle. One can see the entire length of the beach from the east end all the way to the point.

We are keenly aware of beach trips with little ones which is another reason we chose to purchase Xanadu West. Xanadu West is great for families with young kids since the deck sits so much closer to beach, you can really see your kids playing easily as you sit and have a drink from the deck or if you need to be close to the house to hear an afternoon napper inside.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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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

4.7
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront. Completely renovated. Great for families!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
Saint Paul, MN, USA
5

Wonderful family vacation home, personable and accommodating owner

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO and we loved Xanadu West! We had two couples and two toddlers, and the house was more than spacious. We enjoyed the layout and the fabulous sunrise, sunset, and ocean views from most rooms. Of great benefit, the owner thoughtfully provided many of the things needed for small children: high chair, pack and play, beach toys, etc. The house is updated throughout and we found it had everything we needed. We loved being right on the beach and enjoying the sun and sand. The off season was a wonderful time to visit: good weather and highly affordable rates! We hope to return to Xanadu West.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cary, NC
5

An excellent place to ring in the new year!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Xanadu West for New Years and had an excellent time. The house is fully equipped with everything you could need and the we thoroughly enjoyed our sunsets from the deck. Also, because of the location of the island, we could watch the sun rise and set over the Ocean. The winter rates also make this extremely affordable during the off-season.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Central North Carolina
5

Delightful home, great view and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many beach homes over the years, experiencing in the past accommodations that didn't live up to their pictures or descriptions. When we arrived here we were pleasantly surprised and the updated accommodations. The warm flooring was easy to sweep clean, even with six young children running around, dragging sand in. The decks were great for meals outside and a view of the stars and surf at night. We had read in prior reviews that the home's furnishings weren't in good shape, but we arrived to find a completely renovated home with new furniture. The children especially loved the televisions in each of their rooms. Thanks for a great vacation, Xanadu!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Awesome beach house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this beach house. It had everything we needed and was at the perfect location. OCEANFRONT!! The view was gorgeous and I enjoyed running the beach every morning!

The house was beautifully renovated with updated living room kitchen bathrooms bedrooms ,paint color, and beach decor! I love the whole house had laminate wood floors for easy cleaning. There were plenty of clean towels and the cabinets were full of kitchen supplies and a spotless fridge. The house was very hotel-like!!

The only issue we had were the palmetto bugs which we were warned in advance. They were minimal and we knew they were common in humid and warm climates. Despite this issue we would definitely come back again for a future vacation. This was our first trip to Emerald isle and we hope to come back soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, TX
5

Perfect beachfront property!

  • 5 of 5

I've always loved the location and floorplan of the 'Du, but recent renovations have transformed it to a tranquil oasis. New color scheme is calm and soothing. We hosted a family reunion for 13 (including a baby), and we were VERY comfortable.

Second floor living/dining area are spacious and well-appointed; kitchen has everything you need; plenty of storage. Excellent selection of videos/DVDs for evening entertainment.

Deck offers comfortable seating for relaxing and eating. Great for late night visiting, star watching, and listening to the surf.

2 master suites and three complete baths easily accommodate large groups. Easy access to beach, and owner provides beach chairs, toys, umbrella, and boogie boards for renters!

You can't beat the location and amenities at Xanadu West!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely wonderful! The owners of this home were very accommodating and it was not difficult to find. The view is spectacular and we had everything we needed at the home. The upstairs a/c did quit working on us one day, however, Century 21 sent out someone that afternoon as well as the next morning and they were able to get it working again. We were outside the majority of the stay, so it did not bother us too much. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $214 Per night

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 21 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Mid Spring 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Prime 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Mid Fall 2015
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.25%
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Amenities

Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath and Laundry - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen
    Downstairs Family Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom also includes a trundle
    Kids Bedroom - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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