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Affordable Family-Friendly Beachfront with Breathtaking Views

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Emerald Isle House Rental Photos and Description

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, portable crib), 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 (TOP 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 TOP DECK contain three bedrooms, two baths, a computer work station with wireless high-speed 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 countertops, 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, Fish, 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 television 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 new Xbox 360 with Kinect is set up for family entertainment. The bedrooms are fitted with their own television 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!

Keywords: Half Duplex

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About The Owner

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!”.

The Owner purchased this house in 1983

Why The Owner chose Coastal North Carolina

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.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Affordable Family-Friendly Beachfront with Breathtaking Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midlothian, VA

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: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg, PA

Ideal Family Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

We have spent 2 wonderful weeks at Dealer's Deck East each year for the past 5 years, and have already booked our vacation for 2016. We couldn't have found a better house as our vacation home-away-from-home! We vacation with 4 generations, and could honestly show up with just our clothes....everything else we might need is in the house. Beach chairs, toys, towels, umbrellas, boogie boards, crib, high's all there! The house is beautifully decorated, and the owners maintain the house at high standards. Al and Sally are wonderful folks who are very enjoyable to deal with! They take pride in this little piece of heaven and are always adding to the amenities they offer, such as remodeling bathrooms, and new furniture in the living room and outside deck. We enjoy the Emerald Isle location, because there are so many activities close by for the entire family, as well as a great selection of restaurants on the island and in Swansboro. We've enjoyed an eco-tour out of Swansboro, the aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, mini-golf and bowling, and lots of cute shops on the island and in Swansboro (for those infrequent rainy afternoons). Last year we were lucky enough to see a sea turtle nest and hatchlings just down the beach, and not a day goes by that we don't see porpoises swimming just beyond the surf. Dealer's Deck is the perfect place for our family to relax and enjoy spending time together, and we look forward to vacationing in Emerald Isle for years to come!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Gathering Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Dealers Deck East and it was just as wonderful as the first! The house is so welcoming, comfortable, and easy—and the views are amazing!

After reading all of the glowing reviews, we were worried that our expectations of the house would not be met. However, this was far from the case. When we first arrived last year, it was just as beautiful as the pictures and definitely surpassed our is very well built, appointed, clean and very comfortable. The best part is the location! The ocean is just steps outside the backdoor and because the house is located at the end of the street, the beach was never crowded. It’s also within walking distance to the grocery store, surf shop, and miniature golf.

In our group, we had a vast array of age ranges represented--grandparents, small children, teenagers, and a handful of forty-somethings. With 3 levels and 5 bedrooms, all 11 of us had ample space. Moreover, the house had everything we needed and more. It is fully stocked to meet every need, including kitchen appliances and utensils, games for kids and adults, and beach toys.

Overall, I can't speak highly enough about our stay. We are so thankful for the fantastic memories we made at Dealers Deck East, from the boogie boarding, to the sand castles, to the laughs we shared on the deck overlooking the ocean and dolphins. Thank you so much to Al and Sally for your amazing hospitality and for sharing your home with our family to make such memorable vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, NC, USA

just relax

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year of renting DDE. The house is lovely and just as described. The kitchen is well stocked with the basics: spices, flour, sugar, oils, etc. The welcoming gift of home made cookies is appreciated. The renovations are very nice, the beds are comfortable, the ocean view is wonderful, and beach towels/chairs/boards/toys are plenty. The weather was perfect, mid 70's and sunny. We all had a wonderful time; ages ranged from age 4 - 76.

Last year we enjoyed the nearby aquarium, Fort Macon, Cape Lookout lighthouse, and Morehead City so we opted for rest, relaxation, beach and eating out this year.

We tried the following restaurants (in order of preference) Riverside Steak and Seafood in Swansboro, Katherine's Bistro, Rucker Jones. First night we ordered pizza from Michaelangelo to avoid rush at Food Lion.

Grandchildren suggest adding a zip line from deck to beach - it's the only thing that is missing!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the ONE!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am so happy we settled on Dealer's Deck E. after considering some other properties to rent. The location is incredible and it was wonderful having private beach access a few steps from the back door. Beach toys, towels and chairs a plenty! Lots of fun games for the entire family for rainy days. The house was super clean and all beds were comfortable. The house layout is perfect for multiple generations or families. Thanks so much Al, for a wonderful spring break!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier


Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fun Fishing
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Memories
Nov 26 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Winter Getaway
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Spring Warmup
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Blooming Spring
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Summer Prep
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Warmup
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Hot Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dog Days of Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Still Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

Reservation is confirmed based upon receipt of signed Agreement and deposit monies.

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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1, first floor - toilet , shower , Roomy, 2 doors, vanity/mirror, hair dryer, and rattan shelf
    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 5, ground floor, outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed, hot and cold, roomy, easy access, convenient
    Bathroom 3, main floor - toilet , shower , Master bath, 2 doors, large walk-in rain shower, hair dryer
    Bathroom 4, top floor "Jack and Jill" - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two doors, vanity/mirror, hair dryer
  • 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 TV; 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 bedrooms have comfortable swivel/rocker, cushioned rattan chair Single, high rise, 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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