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Direct Oceanfront Condo with Jacuzzi , Emerald Isle, Ocean Reef 5A2

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,096 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Come visit Emerald Isle, NC, recently featured on Beachfront Bargain Hunt

Welcome to our home, in Ocean Reef, a private, gated community, on the pristine shores of Emerald Isle, NC. This direct oceanfront condo is exactly what you are looking for. It is located on the top floor with million dollar views that will take your breath away.

You will also love the views from the NEW ( 2016 ) large private, furnished, oceanfront deck. There is easy beach access down the staircase. A sound side deck with a double glider offers pool and sound views, a great place to watch the summer sunsets. Convenient access to the private community pool, just across the driveway.

This condo is elegantly decorated with many high end features. Enjoy a good nights rest on the Simmons 5 Zone Ultimate Back Care Signature 3000 Pillowtop Queen mattress in MBR. The second bedroom also features a queen with a 2 inch memory foam topper. Upgraded linens from the Biltmore® collection with 500 Thread Count Biltmore Renaissance Stripe Sheet set in each bedroom with beds made. Soak in the master suite's oversized 6'x6' Jacuzzi for 2 . Dry off with the a set of Quik-Dry Towels for each person. Cuddle by the stone fireplace with gas logs. ( off-season weather permitting only ). Other features of the great room are 9 ft beamed ceilings and floor to ceiling windows with an oceanview from every angle. Pottery Barn linen drapes adorn the windows. New for the great room, in 2015, is a Safavieh wool wall to wall Oriental Carpet . De-stress in the Stressless Leather Chair by Lane or enjoy the large cushioned feather bed chair with ottoman. Stare at the ocean during the day and in the evening enjoy watching your favorite shows and movies on the brand new 50 inch Samsung Smart TV( 2016 )situated on a brand new custom cabinet. HBO-GO and STARZ are some of the features on the SMART apps. A brand new ( 2017 ) 32 inch Flat Screen Samsung LED High Def TV has been added to the master bedroom. Additional projects for 2017, are new bathroom vanity with quartz top in master bedroom, new vanity in 2nd bath, new LVT plank flooring in the bedrooms.

Eat your meals at the large glass and rattan dining room table for 6 with the ocean as your backdrop. Cook your meals in this well equipped kitchen that had a face lift with whitewashed cabinets and a granite countertop island with bar stools. This condo features a ceramic tile entry, hallway, kitchen, and baths. Activities in the neighborhood include lounging by or swimming in the private community pool, playing shuffleboard or basketball.

Other amenities: Central A/C&Heat, 3 CCTV's, 2 flatscreen tvs with one being a SMART tv, HBO and HBO-GO , DVD player, VCR, Movies, Games,Wireless Internet, Microwave, Apartment sized Washer and Dryer, Dishwasher, Fireplace w gas log ( seasonal use ) , Reverse Osmosis Drinking System and Ice, so you do not need to bring bottled water. Unlimited Long Distance in Continental US , Water Softener. Gated Community , Community Pool with Shuffleboard, Basketball. Tennis courts are closed at the moment. Easy access to Emerald Isle bike path. Visit our website at emeraldisle-condo . com

This condo is a Weekly Vacation Rental Only. If one desires to rent less than a week the rate is still the weekly rate. Saturday to Saturday turn days.

Parking available for 2 Cars Only. Must display parking pass on dashboard.

Security deposit required. ($500 ) This is in addition to rental rate and does not apply to rental rate. The security deposit is refundable with an approved inspection with no damage, theft or fines to the property. Security deposit can not be charged and must be paid by personal check.

Rates quoted are discounted cash rates. Personal Check, Certified Cashier's Bank Checks, and echecks are accepted with these rates. Please inquire about credit cards before you book.

Linens provided.

LOCAL AIRPORTS: Jacksonville, NC - Albert E. Ellis Airport OAJ ; New Bern, NC, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport EWN ; Wilmington, NC, Wilmington International Airport ILM ; Greenvillle, NC, Pitt-Greenville Airport PGV ; Kinston, NC, Kinston Regional Jetport ISO ; Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Durham International Airport RDU

Fly in and rent a car.

Rules: Parking 2 Cars Only.




Pool Club open until 10 pm.

NO FIRES on Beach

NO GRILLING on decks or under them or within 10 ft of building. Fines enforced by Fire Marshall.

Please feel free to call Denise at 919-967-1239 or 919-818-2884 to make a reservation or to ask any questions.

Look forward to talking with you.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Denise

I am a beach bum. I have always lived near water; whether it was the shores of the Magothy River in Severna Park, Maryland, the Jersey shore of Manasquan and Pt. Pleasant Beach, or the Southern Outer Banks of NC. Whenever our second home is vacant I jump in the car and make the 3 hour drive so I can sit on the pristine beach of Emerald Isle. You may have already met me ( Denise ) and my dog ( Riley ) on one of your visits to Emerald Isle. I will always be accessible to you 24/7 during your stay.

Denise purchased this condo in 2006

Why Denise chose Coastal North Carolina

We take great pride in our second home and have decorated it like a home vs a rental property. We want you to feel like this is your home away from home. We would appreciate you taking care of it during your stay.

We have managed our property ourselves since 2009. We have been on sites such as VRBO and Homeaway and have 20 Five Star Reviews there. We also have our own website- emeraldisle-condo . com Check us out for more info.

We chose Ocean Reef as our vacation home because of the views as soon as you walk in the door. Just breath taking! The ocean was calling our name. Come take a look for yourselves.

What makes this condo unique

We are a south facing island so one can enjoy the sunrises in the summer over the ocean and in the fall and winter one can enjoy the sunsets over the ocean. See our photos. Nothing like the ocean just out your front door! Can you hear it calling your name?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Denise,

Just wanted to take a minute and thank you a thousand times over for the BEST vacation that we have ever had. We have had a stressful year with a very sick baby and spent last summer in hospitals and doctor offices, this by far surpassed our need for a get away. Your place was perfect for us and everyone had a wonderful time. We have already started talking about when we could come back! So thanks for all your patience and understanding with a hectic booking and last minute planning. Hope to work with you again sooner than later.
Aug 2010
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Emerald Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1096 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New Tile
  • Huge 2 person Jacuzzi tub in master suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen , New Pillow Top Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory foam topper
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size 2 eggcrate foam toppers
  • Pillow Top Queen Mattress in Master 2nd bedroom has queen with memory foam topper. Sleeper sofa includes 1 memory foam topper and one egg crate foam mattress topper
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
waffle iron crock pot reverse osmosis drinking and ice system water softener Unlimited long distance in the Continental US.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Direct Oceanfront Condo with Jacuzzi , Emerald Isle, Ocean Reef 5A2
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful Beachfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

We walked in the door and decided we never wanted to leave! This was the perfect place for 2 sisters to have a vacation at the beach. The condo is beautifully decorated and has everything you could possible need. We had a great time playing in the waves at the beach...had us feeling like kids again. After a day at the beach it was so wonderful to come home to this condo. We would relax on the deck and watch the sunset. A few nights we were even treated to meteor showers, breathtaking! Nothing like having coffee in the morning on the deck and seeing a pod of dolphins swim past.

We enjoyed eating at a few restaurants Rucker John's and Kathryn's Martini Bar

both were excellent.

Denise is a very thoughtful landlord, we had an issue with our flight and she was so distressed about our trouble she gave us a gift certificate for the local ice shop. Denise really cares for the happiness and comfort of her renters. Thank you Denise.

We had the most relaxing vacation in years. We will certainly be back to this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a beautiful beach front condo!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we had hoped for and more. My sister and I had the best week here. The beach is absolutely perfect. Playing in the waves had us feeling like kids again. At the end of the day it was such a pleasure to come back to this condo and relax on the lovely deck overlooking the ocean, watching the sunset. We even were treated to a meteor shower a few nights. The Condo is beautifully decorated, very clean and very well maintained. The owner Denise, is very thoughtful and cares deeply for the comfort of her guests. We had some airline issues and she was thoughtful enough to give us a gift certificate to the local ice cream shop. Yummy! We ate at several great restaurants Rucker Johns & Kathryn's Martini Bar to name a few. Both places were excellent. Would surely recommend this condo and Emerald Isle to everyone. Would definitely come here again. Thank you Denise for sharing your lovely place with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Place in Emerald Isle!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved everything about this condo! The location was great with an amazing view and access to the ocean. The condo was clean and decorated with real finds from the beach. You could tell the owner takes great care in making the space comfortable, stylish, and stocked for an elegant dinner or casual dining. We stay here whenever we visit Emerald Isle!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to enjoy Emerald isle.

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Emerald Isle multiple times over the last 20 years and no condo is as clean, well-maintained as this condo. Everything you would want is here! Location, layout and amenities abound. The owners have gone out of their way to make our vacations there perfect in all ways. Conveniently located to all the great restaurants, entertainment, historical sites, aquarium, grocery stores, gift shops, tours and much more. A gated community makes you feel very secure. The pool is fantastic, and the surrounding play areas are superior to any others. It sits on the higher floor level, so the view of the beach and ocean cannot be beat! We would recommended this location to friends and relatives without reserve (as long as they're not there during our week!..:>}..) Only bad thing is having to leave and return home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Won't go back again

  • 3 of 5

The view and beach access were wonderful. Also appreciated the security of a gated community. Pool was adequate. Condo was definitely sub-par: smelled bad, very dusty rugs were dirty, beds spongy, towels did not smell clean, dishes & flatware were old, mismatched and crammed into the cabinets. The list of "Rules" the owner sent was 6 pages long, redundant and annoying. Definitely will not stay here again. I have always rented through an agency but this time thought I'd try the "by owner" route -- big mistake. No quality control and no recourse.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is my second home and I take great care and pride in my property. As to the comment of "no recourse or quality control", one is provided at check-in with a number from the cleaning staff to be contacted if any problems are found. These issues should have been addressed at check-in and the cleaning staff should have been called back in. I provided them with my numbers in the welcome material and told them to call me at check-in if they found any problems . I did not receive any calls. I am the one who initiated an email conversation with this reviewer in regards to how clean they found my property, after their visit, because of new employees. They told me they would not have said anything if I had not asked. However, I received this review. "Dusty dirty rugs" I just purchased new wool Safavieh rugs for 2015. They were only 6 weeks old during their stay. Not dirty. New wool rugs do put out a lot of fibers, perhaps that was the complaint. "Dishes mismatched and crammed into cabinets." We have 3 different FULL sets of matching dishes with their proper spaces in cabinets. If they were mismatched and crammed into the cabinets it would be from renters placing them in the wrong cabinets and not putting them away in sets properly as part of their check-out procedures. They are not old. The only old dishes are a 4th set, pink plastic plates, I have for microwave use. In regards to flatware, there is an expensive International Shell pattern with service for 12. The set is near the stove in the second drawer. The other sets are left-overs, in the island. One is told about all sets in the material given. "Beds Spongy" We have a Simmons 5 ZONE Back Care Bed with Pillow top in the master. The other beds have memory foam toppers. "The list of rules was 6 pages long ", I am required to give out the condo rules, the town rules and I have some rules myself. They are not 6 pages. The rules might sound "redundant and annoying", however, every rule has had to be made because a visitor has done exactly what is stated. For example, I would love to not have to say" Do not take the living room furniture outside". The reason I have to is people have dragged it onto the deck or beach to sit on. In regards to "smelling bad", I drove 3 hrs there and 3 hrs back to check that. No smell was found. I had renters, staff & neighbors come in to check for an odor. The comment "Big Mistake" and "sub-par" is not what my other quests, renters, repeaters & reviewers would say. Thank you.
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First class accommodations on Emerald Isle

  • 5 of 5

Great view of the ocean from the top floor. Perfect access to the beach and a wonderful condominium that was well furnished with all the comforts of home. Nicely decorated with a professional touch clearly a cut above. Like the fact that the owner is very involved with her tenants needs and comfort. Most definitely will visit this again next summer. Highly recommend this.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Train
160 Miles
Raleigh-Durham AIRPORT
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
Car: necessary

Please note that Google Maps and Yahoo Maps do not show our actual home. They show the 2500 block of Ocean Drive. On one site building 18 - second row shows up, and then oceanfront building 2 on another. The Homeaway map also has us at the wrong location. We are Ocean Reef 5A2 ( building 5 unit A2 ) and DIRECT OCEANFRONT. We are also located DIRECTLY across the street from the pool. The pool is 2nd row. Any questions please call. Thank you.

Other Activities: NC Aquarium, Civil War (Fort Macon),Tryon Palace New Bern, Historic Beaufort, Swansboro


Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
PEAK summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early winter
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.75%

6.75% State Tax 6% Carteret Co Tax =12.75% are applied
WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY. NO WEEKEND RENTALS ( If desire to rent less than a week the rate is still the weekly rate )
Linens included at no additional charge
Please note that the above rates are discounted cash/ check/echeck rates. Credit Cards please inquire first for rate.

Cancellation policy: Must cancel within 30 days for full refund. If cancel less than 30 days money is refunded only if I am able to rent the week in question, minus any discounts you approve to get the week rented. Also minus $50 cancellation fee. I will work with you. I am not in the business to keep people's money.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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