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UNIQUE, SPACIOUS - BEST ON THE BEACH DUPLEX

Bob Winton

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Bob Winton

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015
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UNIQUE, SPACIOUS - BEST ON THE BEACH DUPLEX

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Emerald Isle House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront 5 Br, 5 Bath, Reverse Floor Plan

Aquarius East is a 2,450 square foot east side of a duplex with the feel of a single family home, built in 1998 by Curtis Estes, a well regarded local builder, for himself and a partner. Set up for 11, but with the futon can sleep 13. Beds: 4 queens, 3 twins. Top floor amenities: large open oceanfront deck with picnic table and deck chairs outside the main living/dining area; small sound-side covered deck; 40 inch digital cable LCD home theater system; octagonal oceanfront dining space and 8-10 person 64' diameter round table w built in lazy Susan; separate game table space; sound-side qbr and bath with window seat. Middle floor: two oceanfront master qbrs, each bathroom with whirlpool baths as well as showers, 26' lcd TV's and DVD players; sound-side 2 twin beds bedroom and bathroom w shower; even larger shaded oceanfront deck with porch swing and deck chairs; deck box with beach chairs and three beach umbrellas with sand anchors. Bottom floor: queen bed with twin bunk above it; double futon; 37' LCD TV home theater system; mini-fridge and bar sink; private bath room with shower. Bottom floor room opens out to the private (not shared with other side) walkway to the beach: Hot/cold outdoor shower; Large private dune deck with benches; 9 foot umbrella that can be used with a sand anchor on the beach; cold rinse off shower.

Linens, bath and beach towels and made beds. make this an easy and beautiful turn key experience for guests.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Winton (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About Bob Winton

Pam and I are in our 44th year of marriage, with three adult sons, two terrific daughter in laws, and four lovable grandchildren.. We have lived in Durham since 1975 and Bob grew up in Raleigh.

Bob Winton purchased this house in 2002

Why Bob Winton chose Emerald Isle

Starting in 1977 we have been coming to Emerald Isle for at least one week a year. Pam and I and our boys have stayed in several duplexes on the island. We occasionally looked at for sale properties and we always terribly unimpressed with ones we could afford to buy. We began looking regularly one day of each vacation trip to Emerald Isle starting in about 1994. After seeing yet another set of undesirable offers in November 2001, I said I was done wasting our time and was not going to look any further. Pam and I were walking on the beach that same evening. As we glanced at the various houses we passed, I noted some that might have promise were they for sale. In particular, Aquarius East, with its obvious reverse floor plan, which we both strongly favor, and also obvious octagonal oceanfront dining space, struck us as an awesome and unique design, which it is. When I mentioned it to my middle son, he did some e-sleuthing and got Curtis Estes' name. I called him and it turned out he was considering selling. Pam and I looked at the inside for less than 5 minutes and agreed to his price. It was the best duplex we had seen from the inside and appeared to be from the outside as well. I am positive it is near the top, if not the best on the island. We decided to shift to VRBO, 1) because the realty company we were using had gotten so large that they really could not keep adequate oversight of the property to our satisfaction and 2) because it seemed those who were renting through this agency were being more destructive than we had originally experienced. We love the house and we thought that renting more directly to families might get a more thoughtful clientele for whom we could securely provide more services. We believe such folks would within reason take care of the property while enjoying their stay, so that whoever followed them would also have the same type experience.

What makes this house unique

Aquarius East offers a private walkway and large dune deck, full main deck separation, and solid soundproofing that give this duplex a very realistic feel of staying in a single family space. Because of its location on the lot and that of the houses to the East (Aquarius and the beach face due South), there is a view all the way to Atlantic Beach. The South facing beach also means in the winter, when there is the typical wind from behind, (north) the top deck is quite warm and one can often sit there during the middle part of the day in a t-shirt and shorts. Furthermore you can see the sun rise out of the ocean and set into the ocean, often with spectacular sunsets. Having two full decks, one open, one covered is an added bonus. We have been able to up the amenities substantially without raising the rents much if at all. These are linens, towels, made beds, beach towels, spices, laundry and dishwasher detergent, high quality (Pantene) shampoo, conditioner and Oil of Olay soap dispensers in all 5 indoor showers, beach chairs and umbrellas, and kids plastic beach toys

Why HomeAway

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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UNIQUE, SPACIOUS - BEST ON THE BEACH DUPLEX
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
darnestown, md
5

Fantastic ocean front vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We just vacation with another family for spring break. The house was perfect - so spacious that we never felt like we were on top if one another. I loved how everything was so well appointed; especially the very nice linens and towels. It was the first I didn't use my own sheets or towels! Bob is a very organized and conscientious owner. He provides hair products, body wash, hand soap, dish soap and TP. We loved that there were also spices to use so we did not have to buy them just for the week. Also included very nice beach towels, beach toys and beach chairs. Overall, a fantastic house and we want to return! He is also super easy to work with. Thank you Bob for a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a wonderful vacation spending time with family and enjoying the beach. My family and I have been coming to EI for the past ten years and we all thought this was the loveliest home we've ever rented!!!! We look forward to renting your home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Exceptional experience!

  • 5 of 5

This oceanfront home has beautiful views from almost every room in the house. It's convenient to the beach, shopping, entertainment and restaurants. The owner has provided all the amenities necessary for a wonderful, relaxing beach experience. Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Great view for everyone!

  • 4 of 5

This house is set up for everyone to enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and beach as well as seeing the sound. Having the basement room is a bonus as it's a place where the older kids could be away from the adults. The kitchen is completely stocked, the washer and dryer are wonderful, having some of the basics supplied was also an added bonus. If you are looking for a place that offers a view to the entire family no matter where your bedroom is, this is the house for you. The upside down living was amazing (unless you hate taking stairs!)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Virginia
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. It met our needs very well and the beach was wonderful. It is well stocked with anything you could need in the kitchen. If you do take little children you will need gates to keep them from falling. It's three stories so plenty of steps. Has Great washer and dryer. The owner is very helpful and great to deal with. It is a duplex but we never heard the folks next door. Really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend the property. We ate at Amos Mosquito's and really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My family had to travel to NC for my sisters wedding. We decided that it would make more sense to rent a beach house for all of us, rather than a bunch of hotel rooms. Boy were we right!! The sencond we stepped foot in this house, I didnt want to leave! The house is so well maintained, and is much more than the description in the listing.

The first thing that grabbed my attention in the listing, was the ability to rent for less than a week. We did not need an entire week. Communicating with the owner Bob was also a pleasure. He was so kind and it was clear to me that us enjoying our stay was very important to him.

We enjoyed the beach. We got to watch dolphins from the balcony, and needless to say, we were sad when it was time to leave.

I would DEFINITELY stay in this home again, and hope we have the opportunity soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Car: recommended

Aquarius East is located near the Pine Knoll Shores State Aquarium, Hammocks Beach State Park, fishing piers, go carts, mini golf, water slides and more.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,000 Per week

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early spring
Apr 4 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Late spring
May 2 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
Early season week
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Main Season 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Late season week
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Late summer
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Early fall
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Late fall
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Thanskgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Winter
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes $50 of rent is a nonrefundable cancellation fee.
Weekly rental Saturday to Saturday only during season , 5/3-10/24 2014.
Further discounted rates for 3 to 6 day stays during the off season (inquire).

Call owner for the electronic door locks key code for your reservation two weeks prior to arrival , if not received by email.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • middle floor master BR - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    middle floor twin room - toilet , shower
    top floor - toilet , shower , connected sink/toilet room is shared with living space
    Bottom floor - toilet , shower , multipurpose room, bathroom shared
    middle floor master BR2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • All Aquarius East bathrooms have tile floors. Top floor powder room is accessible both from the main living area and via the shower room connected with the top floor bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • top floor - 1 queen , 3 ' memory foam topper
    Middle floor oceanfront master - 1 queen , 3 ' memory foam topper
    Middle floor oceanfront master #2 - 1 queen , 3' memory foam topper
    middle floor twin - 2 twin/ single
    Bottom floor Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Queen has 3' memory foam topper
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach and bath towels and linens, with made beds are included. Shampoo, conditioner and soap dispensers are in each shower. Cleaning supplies, laundry and dish detergents are provided. Child beach toys are provided in outdoor shower. Rentals Saturday to Saturday only from May 3 through October 24

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