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Remodeled and Beautifully Decorated Oceanfront Duplex

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


- APRIL 22

- Sept 23

- November and December


Beautiful, well maintained and equipped oceanfront duplex perfect for family vacations.

Views – high ceilings on first floor provide light and panoramic beach and ocean views, second deck off of oceanfront bedrooms. Relax on the main deck in rockers and picnic table. Dune deck provides a wonderful spot for sunrise and sunset viewing.

Child friendly – equipped with high chair, crib, booster chair, gates and pack & play. Second floor bedroom offers bunk beds & futon – plus TV.

Entertainment – large flat screen HD TV in family room equipped with DVR, VCR and DVD Player, TVs in all bedrooms, Master Bedroom TV also has a Blueray DVD Player. Direct TV with recorder ~ record on 1 receiver and watch on all. Card table and chairs, plus DVDs, VRC tapes, Books & Games. Two adult coaster bikes are available for your use. Recliner in living room. Large Dining Room table able to seat 8-10.

Communications – high speed wired and wireless WiFi, two telephones one with answering machine. Unlimited long distance.

Beach – medium depth beach just a few steps from the deck, plenty of room to spread out. Beach chairs & sand toys stored in Guest Closet underneath house. Private outside hot and cold water shower and hose to rinse off.

Fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher, stove, microwave and refrigerator. Modern Cabinets and granite countertops. Gas grill underneath house.

Additional appliances - we try to make sure everything you will need is available. Appliances include: 2 coffee makers, single cup Keurik coffee maker, ice tea maker, tea pot, deep fryer, slow cooker, toaster oven and toaster, iron and ironing board. Hair dryers in all bathrooms. Suggestions for additional items welcome.

Great location – a favorite spot for surf fishermen, walking distance to convenience store with gas, grill, beverages and food. Dollar General within walking distance.

Bedrooms -

2nd floor Master Bedroom Suite with king size bed

2nd floor Oceanfront bedroom with queen size bed

2nd floor Childs bedroom with bunk beds and double futon

First floor bedroom with queen size bed

Clean House - We will have the same person cleaning the house each week, she will know where everything goes. Most weeks we will inspect the house to be sure everything is o'kay before your arrival. You can check-in by 3 and do not have to depart until 10.

Privacy - although this is a duplex, the east side is primarily used by the owners on a limited basis. Vacant lot to the west.

Bike Path - now complete all the way to Coast Guard Rd

Maximum 2 dogs welcome with a $150 non-refundable pet fee.

Local owner lives 15 minutes away, ready to meet your needs.

The is a house for families - minimum age to rent 23

No hidden fees - linens and housekeeping included.


Phone Number at Ocean Villas - 252 354- 6313


Keywords: Duplex, Town House

More Details

John Zimmerman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About John Zimmerman

We retired to the Crystal Coast (AKA Paradise) twelve years ago and have found true beauty and relaxation. We enjoy all of the benefits of living here - golf, boating, fishing, beach walking, and just sitting on the deck drinking wine. The problem with living here we miss that wonderful feeling of driving across the Emerald Isle bridge at the start of the vacation.

John Zimmerman purchased this house in 1992

Why John Zimmerman chose Coastal North Carolina

We previously vacationed in Nags Head and decided to try the Crystal Coast after receiving an ad describing a bird and turtle sanctuary. We fell in love with Emerald Isle the first time we drove across the Emerald Isle Bridge and felt the stress of DC leaving us. We bought Ocean Villas the second year and have never regretted it. It is now a relaxation haven for our kids and grandkids.

What makes this house unique

Watching the dolphins play while drinking coffee on the deck. Seeing our dogs romp on the beach and in the ocean

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have nothing but positive things to say about our stay here. From the moment we walked in the door it has been our best vacation ever! My 85 year old grandmother was on this vacation with us and having the first floor bedroom and bathroom (with walk-in shower) made it very easy for her. You have absolutely thought of everything that your guest may need. Anything from utensils in the kitchen to the extras needed when guests have younger children. We also made full use of the gates by the deck steps allowing us to let our dog lay on the sun without worrying about him. Looking forward to next year.
Mar 2014
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Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom in hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First Floor Bathroom, close to bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Part of master suite
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with Attached Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean Front with access to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Ocean View, usually used by children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , First floor. Ocean view, often used by Grandparents
  • King size beds (1) New bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds in first floor and 2nd ocean front bedrooms, Double Beds (1) Futon, Baby Cribs (1) Also have a packinplay, Bunk Beds (1) In kids room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dune Deck, outside shower


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

Remodeled and Beautifully Decorated Oceanfront Duplex
average rating of 4.985507 based on 72 reviews

Excellent Beach Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at Ocean Villas W for our vacation. The owners were great to work with and were always there in the event we needed their assistance. The villa is BEAUTIFUL, perfect beach depth and has great access. The villa is WELL stocked with everything you could need!!! I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful beach home! We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Ocean Villas W for our family vacation. Beach house was very clean, beautifully decorated & had everything we needed. The owners are a pleasure to work with & provided detailed, helpful information to help make your vacation stress free. We look forward to staying in this beautiful beach house next summer. Incredible views of the ocean!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this house for almost 7 yrs. We started out on Emerald Island in this house and then tried a few others just to compare, but we couldn't find any as clean, or any other owners as responsive or so easy to deal with. We highly recommend this house - and the owners. It's a beautiful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I chose this house to propose to my girlfriend in and I was not disappointed. The owners were extremely accommodating and helped make this one of the best weekends of my life. The house is right on the beach in an amazing location. My girlfriend (now fiancee) could not stop commenting on how beautifully the house was decorated and the location it is in. It had everything we needed plus some stuff we didn't know we needed. I can't rave enough about this house and hope I will be able to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! We were visiting family in Jacksonville for an extended stay and wanted to experience the ocean on the east coast. This property has an extremely well stocked kitchen with all the dishes, pots and pans you need as well as with the small appliances you have at home. The ocean views were amazing. The house was well stocked with all the necessities you need upon arrival. It was very clean and well appointed, and we would not hesitate to recommend the property to friends and family. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to Emerald Isle for vacation for over 10 yrs. This is the first rental house that we will be staying at again. Of course the first thing we noticed upon arrival was the view. The house is laid out perfectly so that you are constantly looking out the window at the ocean. The second thing we noticed was that the house was spotless! Their housekeeper does a wonderful job. The house was up-to-date. Appliances were fairly new and in good working order. The house had everything we needed plus extras! There is nothing worse than driving for over 5 hrs to your vacation home, getting there and just wanting to use the bathroom first thing upon entering the house and finding that they don't stock the house with TP. This house had TP. Now I know that is not enough to convince you to stay here but it just shows how in tune they are with having everything you need on your vacation. This house had not only TP but paper towels, dish detergent, clothes detergent, coffee, air freshener, hair dryers in every bathroom, etc., etc. There are even two bikes at the house for guest use. I haven't been on a bike in 25 years but they were in good shape and looked inviting. We rode two days and I didn't kill myself so what they say about learning to ride a bike must be true. We love Emerald Isle and this house and look very much forward to returning next year. If you are considering this house....stop considering and do it!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a wonderful review. You were great guest and we will welcome you back. About 65% of our guests are return guest. Many have made the same comment " we have found our beach house". We love this because our guests treat the house as their own. Our housekeeper takes great pride in her work and she also loves feedback.
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2 coaster bikes available in guest closet


Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Transition
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Shoulder
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Transition
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change prior to contract. Nightly stays must be in the same rental period.

Refundable Security/Damage Deposit is due with contract. Fifty percent is due approximately 120 days prior. Remaining 50% due 60 days prior. Free linens and end of stay cleaning included year around,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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