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Oceanfront! Great Island Location! Book 2018 now with 2017 rates 'til 2-28-18

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Duplex, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 11) Oceanfront-Walkway to the Beach

***Just Picture Yourself Here-Check out our FB video-

Our oceanfront home is a sanctuary-a place to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate. No better way to start your day than to listen to the waves & feel the ocean breezes!

Each room has been uniquely styled in cool calming colors-Nothing takes away from the Atlantic ocean with all its ever changing colors of ocean & sky!

Our home is set up with a reverse floor plan to maximize the view-triple deck doors, windows & bay window allow views from many sides. The main living area on the top floor includes the comfy sectional sofa with recliners, dining area for 8 plus 4 at the kitchen bar, and fully equipped kitchen with beautiful copper apron sink & granite countertops. A queen bedroom with ocean view & bath with granite vanity & copper sink plus tub/shower combo are on this floor too.

The middle floor hosts the oceanfront master bedroom with en suite bath complete with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, double granite vanity with copper sinks.

There are 2 other bedrooms on this floor-one with twin beds and another with a queen bed. Each bedroom has an ocean view. Another bath is on this floor with granite vanity & copper sink plus tub/shower combo.

The first floor has our welcoming foyer, high efficiency washer & dryer in its own closet and fifth bedroom with single bed & double sleeper sofa.

Each of our two oceanfront decks has a dining table with 4 chairs. The top deck outside the main living area also has 2 rockers & 2 lounge chair plus an umbrella for the dining area. The second deck outside the oceanfront master bedroom also has a wonderful rocker to sit in and watch the waves & feel the ocean breezes-so cozy!

Did we mention the oceanfront outdoor shower area-like none other! We have a sitting area with 2 rockers, & unique flower garden area plus you can hear the ocean waves as you shower! Great place to clean up after leaving the beach. (foot wash available on the private walkway too)

Since we are a duplex, we have designated parking for 4-5 cars (one car garage). Charcoal grill, beach chairs, & kids' beach toys are stored here for your use as well.

Each bedroom has a flat screen satellite TV. The main living area has a 46" satellite TV & VCR/DVD player. We also have Netflix & Amazon available for our guests as well. WiFi is installed for your use too.

We are located directly on the Atlantic Ocean with spectacular views of sunrises in the east and sunsets in the west. No Wake Zone West provides all the needed amenities plus those that only God can provide . . . again the sunrises and sunsets, the smell of the salt air, gorgeous waves, soft sand, pelican fly-overs, and the bountiful and unique shells that wash up on shore.

Every time of the year is special and there is no bad day at the beach. We've enjoyed the strong winds and powerful waves during tropical storms, the awesome hot days of summer, and the relaxing cool days of autumn. The mere sound of the ocean waves brings a calmness to weary travelers. It's nice to go to sleep and wake up to the steady rhythm of the Atlantic Ocean.

Within Walking Distance of Restaurants, Ice Cream, Mini-Golf, Shopping, Bike & Kayak Rentals, Fishing Pier.

We have been a part of the HomeAway rental program since 2010.

We are a VRBO Premier Partner & part of the 'Instant Booking' Program to help make your payment schedule easy!

Charley & I have enjoyed Emerald Isle for many years. It's always been a retreat for us-to relax and to just focus on the truly important things in life. We invite you to do the same . . .

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Debby

Charley & I have enjoyed Emerald Isle for many years. It's always been a retreat for us-to relax and to just focus on the truly important things in life. We invite you to do the same . . .

Debby purchased this condo in 2000

Why Debby chose Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle-just the mention of the name evokes a place of beauty and calm. Our recently updated paint & décor provide relaxing setting for you and your family. The reversible floor plan is unique and allows for great views. 5 bedrooms and 3 baths (Master BR has ensuite bath) allow space for all. Who wouldn't want to be there and to share with others! Great place for military homecomings, and family reunions!

What makes this condo unique

Oceanfront, unique views of sunrises & sunsets, walkway to the beach, outdoor shower, fully stocked kitchen, beds made upon your arrival

Guestbook comments from the owner

Turtles hatched on Tuesday (after our Saturday arrival). Everything is fine, we had a great time fishing, sightseeing and I even drew a sketch of the beach on a rainy day (Not Sotheby's material though!)

Thank you for the hospitality!
Aug 2012
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Emerald Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • -Designated parking in the duplex driveway- 4-5 cars max -Clean charcoal from grill after use -Follow Checkout guidelines on the frig
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , en suite Master Bath
  • Our private outdoor shower is a treat-you can enjoy the hot and cold water while listening to the sound of the waves. A small sitting area is located near the shower to help shield from the sun and to enjoy the plants and flowers in that location.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd floor-Oceanfront
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full Sofa Sleeper plus twin bed (sleeps 3)
  • We will have the beds made prior to your arrival so that you can just unpack and 'hit the beach!'
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The upper floor is known as the 'Grand Room'-it's the living room, dining area, and kitchen. The half round window above the triple glass doors provides awesome viewing of 'Pelican Flyovers'! The triple patio doors, windows, bay window, and kitchen window all provide more than a mere glimpse of the ocean and its life. The 5th bedroom with queen-size bed and 3d full bath are on this floor as well. Unique views exist even in the kitchen! Each of the 2d & 3d floor bedrooms has a view of the ocean. Our neighbor's home is located near the front of their lot and does not impede the awesome views. The bedroom on the first floor, normally used by children, has a window that views our outdoor sitting area, and the dunes that we've helped encourage to protect us! There are more than 200 Christmas trees helping to anchor the strong beach grass under the sand of our dunes.


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Five Star Staycation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 3 story Oceanfront home. We absolutely loved the layout of the home with the Kitchen and Family Room located on the top Floor for spectacular views of the ocean. We enjoyed great views of the sunrise, sunset, and dolphins swimming by daily. This home is well kept, we especially loved the great appliances and granite countertops for the preparation of our large family feast. The home decor is well thought out from the cool color scheme to the modern detail in lighting fixtures that give the home a fresh nautical look. Our family really appreciated the hospitality of the homeowners who were quick to respond to our booking and made sure to give the extra touch in setting out the appropriate towels and linens for our family stay. I rate this Home and experience as a true Five Star Staycation and we plan to book again next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate your expression of the experience we try to create for our guests! We make our home comfortable & cozy so that your family can just relax & enjoy the natural beauty that God provides. We look forward to your return soon!
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Beautiful sunrises and sunsets of perfect days

  • 5 of 5

Emerald Isle is a beautiful small beach town. Colorful houses, walkable, perfect for families and gorgeous beaches. We so enjoyed the layout of the house and the fact it is super clean! Decks on every level and a hot water outdoor shower that makes cleaning up from the beach so convenient. The house has every amenity needed, high end appliances and cozy beds. The decor is fun, colorful, and tasteful. We enjoyed walks along the beach and the short distance to a large fishing pier where all your fishing supplies as well as a beachfront restaurant can be found. Fort Macon was an interesting historical side trip a short drive away as well as the old, old colonial towns of Beaufort and New Bern. We will look to come back as often as we are able! 3 days into our six day trip we started whining that we only had 3 more days!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The home is huge, great view, and plenty of room. Everything you need...right there!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and beautiful beach! Had a wonderful time at this home for a second year in a row. The location can't be beat with the easy walk down the steps to the beautiful beach, plus we were close enough to restaurants and mini-golf to walk with the family rather than piling all of us into cars. The house was perfect for our families with kids ranging from 13 down to 8 months old. Looking forward to coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just think it's great that your families have started a great summer vacation tradition at our home! You're right about the great location -waking up to the Ocean & having the short evening walk for ice cream! We look forward to your return! Enjoy the rest of the year!
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Amazing view and so convenient being right on the water!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is simply wonderful. Our party of 10 enjoyed the decor and felt right at home with the 3 different levels making it easy for our 3 separate familes with small children to each have our own space while vacationing together. The view is amazing and Debby, the owner, is delightful and so helpful if any issues arrive. She even leaves delicious brownies on the counter for you when you arrive. Will be back again! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have your sweet family as our guests. We are glad you were able to enjoy the spaciousness & coziness of our home. You all are most welcome to come again & enjoy the beach. Brownies will be waiting!
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Perched high over the dunes, this house has incredible, unobstructed ocean views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week with family (four generations in attendance) here! The house is quite comfortable for eight adults. We arrived to a very clean and tidy home....filled with touches of love! Nice linens, good beds, chocolate brownies, and an umbrella for shade on the top deck! The owner is quite responsive and very accommodating.....also a wealth of information for anyone unfamiliar with the area. Thank you for sharing your home! As always, we reluctantly departed the lovely Carolina coast and it's eternal restorative powers. But, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to meet you and your family- glad that you could all be together and just relax! Thanks for pointing out the wonderful things about our location and the setting we try to create in our home for those who are our guests. We look forward to your return. Brownies will be waiting! "Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina"- at our beach home!
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Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant
Mike's Place -- CLOSED
Great Breakfast Choices!
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
Cap'n Willis Seafood Market
Gourmet Cafe -- CLOSED
Lowes Foods of Cape Carteret
Yana's Ye Olde Drugstore Restaurant
Silver Creek Golf Club
Dairy Queen
Great place to get a quick meal and a Blizzard in the middle of summer!
Golfin Dolphin
Barrier Island Kayaks
Sound Ace Hardware
Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar
Great food-a little pricey, but worth it!
Emerald Plantation Cinemas
Small intimate theater and great place to cool off in the summer!
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Great place to take the family! Look for our home on mural (Oceanside view) in the Turtle s...
El Zarape
Sweet Spot
Neat little place to get delicious ice cream and to shop for special little items to take home!

Dolphins regularly swim near the sandbars in front of our house. We even saw a lost small whale in May! He treated us to a show for about 5 minutes and then headed back out to deeper waters-PRICELESS!

This beautiful oceanfront property is conveniently located within walking distance to shops, restaurants, mini golf, ice cream shops, antique stores, theaters and bike paths. Easy drive to the NC Aquarium, historic Swansboro and Beaufort, NC. Less than 1 hr drive from Camp Lejeune, NC and less than 2 hrs from Wilmington and New Bern, NC. Other Activities: Boating, jet skiing, kayaking

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature Golf, NC Aquarium

Golf: Star Hill Golf Course-just minutes down the road, over the bridge


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Admin fee $153.6 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Contact owner if you prefer to pay through HomeAway payments- free e-check is offered with HA. Should you want to use credit card, please let owner know prior to booking- a 3% admin fee will be added to rental rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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