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OCEANFRONT Duplex- 5 Bedr 4 bath- Decorated in Charming Teals and Blues

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, FULLY FURNISHED, OCEANFRONT DUPLEX perfect for family vacations, reunions, and fun get togethers.

Three levels with FIVE bedrooms and FOUR full baths; three ocean front bedrooms with a oceanfront deck off each. Lounge chairs on each deck. Relax on the first floor deck on lounge chairs or rock in rocking chairs. Watch the dolphin, or the cool swimsuits go by.

Large flat screen TV on first floor family room, stero system, PlayStation2 with games; flat screen TV in all bedrooms, wood flooring throughout/tile in bathrooms so no pets please, commercial grade foosball table in first floor bedroom, books, magazines, and DVD's. Two sofas in family room. A Chicco Pack-n-Playard for the really small chaps.

Fully stocked kitchen including.. blender, coffee pots, bagel toaster. Big pots for seafood stew. No scrimping in the kitchen with utensils, glass ware, pots/pans, etc. Very nice appliances to include large Samsung refrigerator, Life is Good (LG) washer and Electrolux dryer.

Wireless WiFi, two adult bikes, wave boards, kiddie pool, sidewalk chalk, beach toys, gas grill. The island has added miles of bike paths.

FIVE total BEDROOMS - (top-of-the-line Spring Air mattresses) FOUR total full BATHROOMS:

*First floor bedroom with 2 twin beds. Full bathroom on first floor

*Second floor master bedroom oceanfront -king size bed- with connecting bathroom (balcony off this bedroom facing ocean)

* Also, Second floor oceanfront bedroom with one queen size bed (balcony off this bedroom facing ocean)

* Another, Second floor bedroom with one queen size bed (street side)

Full bathroom on second floor

*Third floor one oceanfront Master bedroom -king size bed- with connecting bathroom (balcony off bedroom facing ocean)

You will appreciate our clean, beachy, artsy, colorful duplex in teals and blues. This is a great location for surf fishermen with a medium depth beach just a few steps from the boardwalk. Nice wide sandy beach for the entire family. There is an outside shower to rinse off as well as hot/cold outside shower.

This is the perfect house for families - minimum age to rent 25.

Maximum capacity of 10.

TAXES, LINENS and CLEANING INCLUDED. (Towels included, if you will wash-- in the high end Life Is Good (LG) washer before leaving :)

Wind Drift East, located at 3315 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle, NC

Keywords: east side of Duplex

More Details

JUDY Kipfer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About JUDY Kipfer

My husband is from a small community in Michigan and i am from rural North Carolina. He says we are 'country grunts.' That sums us up nicely....friendly, hard workers and love it.

JUDY Kipfer purchased this house in 2003

Why JUDY Kipfer chose Coastal North Carolina

Emerald Isle seems to be one of the last areas that is not totally commercialized. No high rise hotels, no fast food on the island. we still have a shanty here and there. That's just really cool to me.

What makes this house unique

My husband and I repair, replace, update things as necessary at the beach. The elements are so brutal on the oceanfront beach houses. He's the best handyman ever. We love doing projects together. well actually i love dreaming up the projects and he makes it happen. The name of our beach place is Wind Drift East but my husband calls it 'Maintenance H*ll!' We look up ocassionally and see dolphin swim by as well as sea gulls diving for fish. That's the best benefit. Well, my husband also likes to watch the cool swimsuits go by...


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located off second floor master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on third floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , FIRST floor bedroom has 2 twin beds, 1 full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor bedroom(king) master w/full bath, oceanfront
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second Floor queen oceanfront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Second floor queen soundside (full bath on this floor)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Third floor, king master with full bath, oceanfront
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TV in each room, fully stocked kitchen with coffee makers, bagel toaster, blender, loads of utensils, pots, pans, glass ware, everything to an electric knife sharpener. Towels*/bed linens included. Beachy art and colors in teals and blues. Carpet free (all wood and tile). Gas grill, two adult bikes, wave boards, kites, kiddie pool, chalk, sand toys. Outside rocking chairs,lounge chairs, boardwalk to beach with dune deck. Outside h/c shower. Fabulous open view to the beach. Dolphin swim by daily:)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

OCEANFRONT Duplex- 5 Bedr 4 bath- Decorated in Charming Teals and Blues
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
Hershey Area

Happy Holidays- Wind Drift East Style

  • 5 of 5

We spent a memorable Christmas week at Wind Drift East!

Judy was a pleasure to work with. She's kind, attentive and a wealth of information about the area. Her responsiveness is unsurpassed!

Our party consisted of extended family and our 3 teenagers (8 people total). With an extremely well-appointed kitchen, we were able to make Christmas dinner, bake biscotti and have meals readily available for our ever hungry group.

The space and amenities are endless. With extended family and bedrooms on 3 floors, everyone had their own sleeping areas and bathrooms. Never once (even on the one rainy day) did we feel cramped at the home. We were beyond pleased with the state of the home upon arrival. Incredibly clean and tidy, with all things in their place. Judy and the housekeeping team take pride in the work and it shows!

Judy and Mike also take pride in the maintenance and amenities of the home . (I'm especially fond of the high end washer and dryer)

The proximity to the sand via the walkway is stellar. It was easy to grab coffee and sit out on the walkway stairs or sitting area just a few feet from the beach.

There was ample parking for 3-4 cars, enough trash receptacles for the loads of wrapping paper from Christmas morning, and an abundance of dishes, flatware and glasses/cups. We were absolutely impressed with the abundance of kitchen tools and accouterments.

Linens were plush and comfortable, with extra blankets and pillows easy accessible. TV's in every bedroom made for little bickering among the children! (that made for very happy parents too)

As for location, it's situated a stone's throw from Dollar General and Flip Flops, perfect for quick fill in trips and WHOOPS- I forgot batteries!

The kids spent time fishing and hoverboarding around and thoroughly enjoyed the week!

I HIGHLY recommend staying at Wind Drift East. 5 stars isn't enough!

The wonderful, personal experience with Judy and booking is just a taste of the fantastic stay you will have at this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My family spent Thanksgiving week at the beach and wow what a wonderful way to share family time. We loved Wind Drift East. One of the cleanest most beautifully decorated homes we have stayed in on Emerald Isle. Open floor plan made it fun to cook, visit and enjoy ocean views all at the same time. I loved my bit of solitude on the third floor..oh what a view! Watched the dolphins every day. Everything we needed was there. Such a convenient location. Weather was unbelievable. We were able to sit and play on the beach in November:) Made coming back to the KY cold a bit hard. We look forward to our next trip. Took some great drone pictures and videos, hopefully, they will show up on site. This is truly a little piece of heaven. Thanks Judy for being so kind. We can't wait until our next trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were are group consisting of 3 generations(ages 24-72). We have been using vrbo & homeaway for 10 years.

This is by far the cleanest house we have ever stayed in. No dust or cobwebs anywhere. Judy was awesome to work with. We exchanged a LOT of emails. I am a planner and I like to have everything set before heading out on vacation. Judy was so kind, she even sent me the paper work 6 weeks in advance so that I had all my bases covered. She also called us to let us know about an air show in the area !! We loved the location. The views are outstanding. We watched dolphins and we even saw a whale while sitting at the dining room table having lunch.

As is the case with most of the houses on Emerald Isle, there are quite a few stairs to get into the house and down to the beach, so it may not really a good fit for people with walking issues. It was so perfect for us, we've already booked for next year !!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wind Drift East review. 4/16/2016

  • 5 of 5

We just ended a fabulous week at Wind Drift East...This unit was perfect for our 6 person family get together in Emerald Isle ,NC . Wind Drift East is beautifully decorated and fully furnished. The beds were very comfortable and every thing exceeded our expectations. We could not have picked a better unit on the beach. Mike and Judy were extremely nice to work with and our family will be signing up for a return week's visit next year . I would certainly recommend Wind Drift East for your family vacation . Joe M. 4/16/2016

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would love to keep this place a secret!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to Emerald Isle from Western NewYork. We love getting away to the island. This home was perfect. We pulled into park, open the door and felt right at home. There was nothing we could have asked for. It the kinda house that you just add food and drinks and your peoples. It just worked. We had little ones to teenagers and everyone had space, towels chairs.....I loved the location. Just far enough away from the hub bub. But so close to the beach. Since we were down over Easter, I asked Judy for a recommendation for dinner, The Icehouse. We were not disappointed. The house is great...the location is great...Judy is great to work with...It is on our short list for options when looking for a place to stay. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Family Retreat REPEAT**ER x5**

  • 5 of 5

Awesome to work with Judy and Mike again & Again!! OUR family of 6 adults +2kids <3 WDE so much that this is our 6th time staying at EI, and 5yrs straight at this very clean, towels of Abundance, always something updated or replaced, kid friendly, Board game loving, Chairs on every balcony with all 3 Levels best to watch the moonlight or sunrise on, Beautiful spacious welcoming Beach Home. We love the friendly shops/owners a MUST to visit the SWEET SPOT Ice Cream Shop every night of our vacation week!! This year we watched the Man of War Jellyfish watch up onto the beach for some great photos. We love walking after dusk on the beach to count the crabs with the kids. Also, our family really enjoys the Coast Guard* Military helicopter and skill practice maneuver drills on each of our yearly visits. =)

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
EARLY Spring
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early MAY
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
late JUNE
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fishing Time
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Quiet Time
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

My rate includes taxes, cleaning and linens. I ask my renters to wash the towels before leaving to help my housekeeper with time. I have a simple two page (front and back) Agreement to be signed by the renter and the owner.

Contact Judy for an Agreement and payment plan.

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.
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Emerald Isle has great restaurants on the water - check them out. In the opposite direction is Salter Path and Atlantic Beach just 10 - 15 minutes away, then Morehead City just 20 minutes away with great restaurants on the water, big boats/ships as Morehead City waterfront is a international import/export dock, fishermen to watch, beautiful old homes, lots of sea gulls

The North Carolina Acquarium is just ten minutes away going toward Atlantic Beach. There are charter fishing boats for deep sea fishing, and surf fishing.


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