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Affordable Family-Friendly Beachfront/Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Swim in our crystal clear water; relax on our sandy white beach; view our abundant wildlife; and participate in our limitless aquatic activities. We are DEALER’S DECK EAST in Emerald Isle. Enjoy a one half acre of mostly deserted beachfront at the base of our protective dunes and private walkway.

Location: Less than one half mile from the high rise bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, DEALER’S DECK EAST is located on a dead-end street safe for children to play yet central to all Emerald Isle has to offer. As owners, we will arrange to greet you with the keys and make every effort to hasten your transition into vacation mode.

Facing south on our observation deck, the sun rise is spectacular as it spreads over the Bogue Inlet fishing pier and the evening sunset paints the crests of each wave a golden pink. The moonlit evening is dotted with the lights from our local shrimp fleet. Our ground level deck area serves as an escape from those constant rays, houses an enclosed shower with hot and cold running water as well as a safe area for the children to play in the sand surrounded by the high dunes. A picnic table, market umbrella, lounge chairs, and plenty of rocking chairs are readily available along with a hot/cold, open deck shower from the beach. A perfect perch to watch the families of dolphins cruise by, often taking time to frolic in the surf and the pelicans gliding inches above the water, swooping for their meal, and soaring into the sky.

Supplies: Just pack your bathing suits and personal needs! DEALER’S DECK EAST provides all of your linens (including beach towels), beach furniture (sand chairs, beach umbrella, toys, etc.), deck furniture (table, chairs, umbrella), charcoal park grill, etc., a library (DVDs and many books), rainy day entertainment (games, puzzles, and toys for most all ages), infant items (high chair, feeding chair, pack'n'play), and Xbox 360 with Kinect for family fun. The beds are made awaiting your arrival and maid service is provided to simplify your departure. Call us before you pack that extra item.

Layout: Feel right at home in this tastefully decorated beach house. While our floor plan is open (Views, Views, and more Views!), DEALER’S DECK EAST easily accommodates two separate living quarters (UPPER DECK and LOWER DECK) each with private entrances but connected via an interior stairway. The 1350 square feet of space on the two floors comprising the UPPER DECK contain three bedrooms, two baths, a computer work station with Free WiFi wireless Internet connection, kitchen with adjacent laundry room and dining area along with wall to wall windows in our Great Room housing a 42” flat screen HDTV for family entertainment, bathing suit-friendly porcelain tile floor, and casual yet comfortable seating. Our large, open dining area has two tables - one seating ten and a glass table accommodating four plus a breakfast bar with an additional three seats. The main kitchen flows into the living space with granite counter tops, built-in microwave, dishwasher, and everything you need at your fingertips with small appliances and utensils to make the meal of your choice.

Each bedroom is themed (Shell, Kite, Lighthouse) with a queen size bed and breathtaking views of the spectacular sun rise over the pier as it spreads over the horizon. There is abundant storage space for your bathing suits, shorts, etc. as well as a monitor with DVD player for your private viewing pleasure.

The remaining 900 square feet on the ground floor (LOWER DECK) can serve as a separate unit, a haven for the grandparents to spoil those special grandchildren, or your sibling with the newborn. We have a fully stocked kitchen seating four, family/game room, two bedrooms with queen beds, a large, full bathroom, and a half bathroom with a utility sink to clean your catch of the day (or your bathing suits). The multi-purpose room serves as a living room in the off-season and an entertainment room for those rare occasions where a sun shower interrupts a day in the sun. The Xbox 360 with Kinect is set up for family entertainment. The bedrooms are fitted with their own monitors and a DVD player. The ocean-side entrance opens to a covered deck with an enclosed shower and steps up to the main walkway.

We have the place for you - swim in our emerald green waters; stroll or jog on our endless beach; search for shells, sand dollars and witness the birth of a turtle; body surf, ocean kayak, parasail, or wind surf all day long; build sand castles; watch the sandpiper feed without getting wet; prepare your favorite recipe with the fresh catch from the surf and shellfish (clams, oysters, crab, scallops, and shrimp) from the Sound; fly a kite; ride your bike on our award-winning bike path; visit our many amenities; or just RELAX with each wave lapping on the shore and your favorite book. There are no high-rises or crowds at our family vacation destination – just MEMORIES!

Our week runs from Saturday to Saturday; however, in the off-season (October 1 to May 1) we do our best to accommodate your requests.

Keywords: Half Duplex

More Details

Alan Zorner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2018

About Alan Zorner

As natives of Massachusetts and New Jersey, we built our retirement “dream” home in Swansboro overlooking the White Oak River in 2005. Our daughter currently resides in Georgia and son in Rhode Island – each with two grandchildren. We spent many decades in the fields of information technology, logistics and nursing in a variety of locations throughout this fine country serving the chemical, entertainment, medical, and service industries. Today we run a small business catering to a few properties in Emerald Isle with out-of-state owners and serving as their surrogate to ensure the property is handled to their expectations. We are developing a program to reward DEALER’S DECK EAST guests that truly enjoyed their vacation stay and express an interest in future reservations. It is our way to say “Thank You!”.

Alan Zorner purchased this house in 1983

Why Alan Zorner chose Emerald Isle

After driving all night on our first trip, we arrived early to the naturally groomed landscape and gorgeous sunrise. We began a relationship with the island that has continued into our third generation. Our days were devoted to catching dinner – be it fish, clams, shrimp, etc. Of course, most family members were reluctant to leave their chair, book, surf board and tan. A typical evening saw a quick round of miniature golf or relaxation under the starlit skies watching the shrimp fleet. Today we enjoy the bike paths leading toward the western most tip of the island known as the Point; walking or biking along Ocean/Ocean View Drive; or just walking the beach to and from our daily excursions! Of course, there are always offshore fishing charters; some of the world’s best diving, catching a movie at Emerald Plantation shopping center; enjoying an evening of great food, drinks and atmosphere at one of the many eateries within walking distance of DEALER’S DECK EAST; we never miss the treats at one of the many sweet shops; visiting the Aquarium with unique exhibits on aquatic life such as live dives in the Living Shipwreck exhibit, shark feedings and hands-on programs for children and youth; or waterfront shopping in Swansboro, Morehead City, and Beaufort’s historical sites linked to their famous resident, Blackbeard the Pirate. We are now retired and spend every possible moment at our beloved DEALER’S DECK EAST to make sure our guests and friends enjoy their visit, entertain our immediate family, or just relax as we did for over thirty years. The amazing fact is Emerald Isle remains a family-friendly place with only a few local stores and a heart of gold.

What makes this house unique

Wake up in the morning to the sunrise over the pier! The main floor/deck area rests on top of a dune almost 30 feet above sea level – one of the highest elevations on the island. The salt-box style architecture is pitched at an angle to afford a spectacular view of the coast line for more than one mile from all but one bedroom in the TOP DECK. While we cannot guarantee an early morning performance by the traveling dolphins or wave skimming by the pelican troupe, it is worth your while to grab your morning drink and sit on the deck. Accessibility and convenience are key to a successful vacation. You are only steps away from the beach with an open shower on the main walkway from the beach. Once in the house both the bathroom and kitchen are but a few feet from the front door walking across the tile floor – most tolerable to beach attire. The laundry room (located adjacent to the kitchen on the main floor) is convenient to wash/dry the beach clothes for yet another day. Did you enjoy your stay at Dealer’s Deck East and do you have any suggestions to improve the property? As owners, these are questions that we ask each and every guest. We are local residents and play an active role ensuring that our guests thoroughly enjoy their stay. We have designed, decorated, furnished and equipped Dealer’s Deck East based upon the comments from our guests. We enjoy greeting you on your arrival with the keys or even with a small surprise and are available at any time. As an engineer, the house floor plan is designed to accommodate one large family or serve as two separate living quarters. In the off-season, the TOP DECK continues to be offered for the weekly or week-end guests where as the LOWER DECK is available as a weekly or week-end get-away or as a monthly rental for the fisherman or visitor. If there is any interest in these options, further information on rates, etc. can be obtained from the owners.


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Convenient parking for 3 cars; can handle 4 cars and possibly up to 5.
  • Gas burner grill and outdoor "park-style" charcoal grill available for guest use. Outdoor cooking not permitted on ocean side.
  • Canopy tent, umbrella, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. permitted on beach. Town ordinance requires removal each evening.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2, first floor - toilet , Utility sink to wash bathing suit, adjacent to beach walkway
    Bathroom 6, beach walkway - outdoor shower , Clean yourself on way from beach to house, hot and cold
    Bathroom 4, top floor "Jack and Jill" - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two doors, vanity/mirror, hair dryer
    Bathroom 1, first floor - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled, roomy, 2 doors, vanity/mirror, hair dryer
    Bathroom 3, main floor - toilet , shower , Master bath, 2 door, large walk-in rain shower, hair dryer
    Bathroom 5, ground floor, lower deck - outdoor shower , Enclosed, hot and cold, roomy, easy access, convenient
  • Full bathrooms are stocked with extra bath towels which always come in handy, a hair dryer, and clean bath mats/rugs. Each guest is provided with their own set of bath towels
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Sand Castle - 1 queen , 1st Fl- Quiet and easily darkened for baby's afternoon nap
    Light House - 1 queen , 1st Floor - Plenty of room for crib or two single air beds
    Neptune's Place - 1 queen , Main Fl - Triple window view of Ocean and Fishing Pier - Wow
    Shells and more shells... - 1 queen , Top Floor - Beautiful sunrise view of Ocean and Fishing Pier
    Kite Room - 1 queen , Top Floor - Fun room for children with two single dressers
  • Each bedroom has queen-sized bed; accommodates at least one air bed; night stand; dresser; ceiling fan; flat screen monitor; extra blanket and pillows; and mirror. Full master bath accessed from "Neptune's Place" and "Light House"; Jack 'n Jill full bathroom shared by "Kite Room" and "Shells and more shells..." "Neptune's Place" has double dresser, Armoire, and upholstered chair w/ottoman. Top floor bedroom has comfortable swivel/rocker, cushioned rattan chair Single, high rise (24"), air beds (2) and/or full-sized crib w/mattress and linens can be setup upon request; Pack 'n Play also available. Each bed is made up prior to your arrival with all necessary linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location, easy access to all areas. House is meticulously clean and was perfect for our group of 10. Wish we could have spent more time there! Alan is a great host and went out of his way to answer all questions we had!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Right on the beach, they provide everything you could need there for your stay. Lots of games, books, additional features, chairs, etc. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house for our girls get away weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the house and it is a PERFECT get away for our girls get away. The house is beautiful, clean, has a fantastic view and when we show up there are always fresh cookies waiting for us. Can't say enough great stuff about this place! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best BeachWeek PlaceToStay Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Zorners have been renting this oceanfront home for many years - and their experience shows in every way, big and small. That the home is right on the ocean is great. That the deck and walkway to the beach make access so easy is wonderful - especially for families with kids (like our group). That the home is stocked with everything a family may need during the week is a huge plus. From sand castle building tools and toys to boards and skimmers to beach chairs and umbrellas - so appreciated! The kitchen is a joy, with everything you would have at home - and, more. The home is comfortable and spacious - with five bedrooms and room for a big family with lots of kid and grandkids. And, it is immaculate. Spotless. The Zorners' attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the property. Plus, it's walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, miniature golf. Just a short drive to Emerald Isle attractions (e.g., the Aquarium). We've stayed here previously and already are counting down to BeachWeek2018 at the Zorners' Dealers Deck East.

Alan and Sally are a joy to work with - so gracious and accommodating - and, we highly recommend this property to any family looking for an outstanding BeachWeek experience - as long as it's not the week we want to be there!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean and excellent condition

  • 5 of 5

We had our family vacation here this year (4 families) this home was perfect. We have 3 grandchildren and the toys were a big hit. We didn't have to bring much in way of the beach they had it. The Zorner's were very easy to work with and made sure everything was in perfect shape. We were concerned at first with it being a duplex, we've always had stand alone homes. This was not an issue at all. very quiet and the family next to us were great as well. We each had our own spaces. Very convenient to all shops and activities as well. The is the cleanest home we have ever rented and we've been doing this for over 20 years. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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22nd Year Annual Emerald Isle Family Beach Trip...

  • 5 of 5

Our very large, close-knit family needed to expand to another cottage to accommodate our 40 family members spanning 4 generations. 2015 was our 22nd summer in a row vacationing at a Emerald Isle staying in three cottages adjacent to Dealer's Deck East. Because of a major growth spurt, resulting in 10 children under TEN years old ..with one on the way, my sister and cautiously took the leap and rented Dealer's Deck East. From the minute we arrived, it became clear that we were the lucky ones! The house was immaculate and furnished with everything we could possibly need or want. I cannot thank the Zorners enough for their hospitality!! We plan to come back for many years to come. I only wish we knew what we were missing years ago! Our daughter, very pregnant during our visit, gave birth 5 1/2 weeks early < 4 days after we got home. We look forward to introducing Ethan to Emerald Isle in 2016!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Emerald Forest Golf
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Water Boggan
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Fun World Motor Sports
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Emerald Plantation Cinemas
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Ruckerjohn's Restaurant and more
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Food Lion
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Emerald Plantation Shops
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Golfin Dolphin
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Star Hill Golf and Country Club
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Dairy Queen
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Ben and Jerry's
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Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Our week runs from Saturday to Saturday for a minimum of one week for the months of May through September. Rental requests for anything less than one week will be considered for the months of October through April by directly contacting the owner (

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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