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Beach Retreat West - 2nd Row Beauty! Gorgeous Ocean Views! Book Now for 2017!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Welcome to Beach Retreat West. This 2nd row duplex has it all. Enjoy great ocean and sound views without the oceanfront rental prices. This home is in excellent condition, with over 2000 sq. feet of living space. View the ocean or sound from every single room in the house. Walk out onto the decks, and the ocean views will take your breath away. I promise, once you have been here for a week, or two, you will never want to leave.

You will wake up in the mornings, walk out onto the decks, and gaze out over the beautiful Crystal Coast. Take a deep breath and you will smell Emerald Isle's salty air. This home has four bedroom, with queen beds (all with deck/balcony access), a kids' loft/entertainment area (four twin beds), with TV/VCR/DVD. There is also a large collection of books, movies, games, puzzles, and a stereo system all there for your enjoyment.

Cook all your favorite foods in the fully stocked kitchen, while you look out the window at the ocean. Dine in and entertain in the large, open living/ dining room. Watch t.v on the flat screen TV, while relaxing on the couch.

Step out on the deck the take in the gorgeous views of the beach from both directions. If you watch carefully, you may even catch a glimpse of dolphin swimming by. If the sun gets too hot for you on top, stroll downstairs, where you can enjoy a covered deck that provides lots of shade.

One of my favorite amenities with this home is the beach access. There is a wooden walkway directly across the street that leads you straight to the beach. This is extremely important if you are like me, with five kids and it seems like you bring everything but the kitchen sink with you. We always have so much to carry back and forth, that having the convenience of the beach access is priceless.

Finally, after a fun-filled day on the beach, put the kids to bed and walk back out onto the deck. Sit back and look at the moon as it shines over the ocean. This view will just put an exclamation point on your day. Get a good night sleep and get ready to do it all over again tomorrow.

I hope after reading this, you are excited about vacationing with us. We look forward to making our 'Little Piece of Paradise', paradise for you and your family too. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns that you might have.

If you are vacationing with multiple families, please see dates and availabilities for Beach Retreat East, listing #353518. Rent both sides and vacation together.

Thank you for visiting our page. Hope to see you at the beach soon, with a drink in your hand and your toes in the sand!

Check - in time: 4:00 pm

Check - out time: 10:00 am

Keywords: ocean, ocean view, 2nd row, sound view, Emerald Isle, NC, deck, direct beach access, enclosed outside shower, clean, discount

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robin Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Robin Johnson

I have been vacationing at Emerald Isle for over 30 years. My family always looked forward to our summer vacations. We knew that every year would be memorable.

Now that I am grown up, married and have a family of my own, the tradition of vacationing in Emerald Isle continues. My children love to come to the beach. They have a great time. We all do!

When we are not at the beach, we reside in the foothills of North Carolina. We have five beautiful children, who keep us very busy with school and sports.

It has always been a dream of ours to have our own place at the beach. This past spring (2011), our dream came true. We are very excited about sharing our home away from home with you!

Robin Johnson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Robin Johnson chose Coastal North Carolina

Emerald Isle has the most beautiful beaches anywhere. You can enjoy yourself on the beach without all the crowds. Take a short drive to nearby areas, where you can shop, dine, and take in the local scenery. Don't forget to visit the NC Aquarium. This is a fantastic place to bring the family and to learn all about the different regions in NC and the animals that inhabit them.

What makes this cottage unique

We love to hang out on the deck, drink our morning coffee, and watch the waves crash onto the beach.

We spend our days on the beach, enjoying the sand, sun, and water. My kids love to take turns burying each other in the sand and surf fishing with Dad!

We love to take long walks down the beach, watching the seagulls flying overhead, while the water washes up over our feet.

At night, the kids go back down to the beach where they like to go 'crab hunting'.

I always told my husband that this was my paradise and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I hope you feel the same once you experienced Emerald Isle.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Beach Retreat West - 2nd Row Beauty! Gorgeous Ocean Views! Book Now for 2017!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time here! House was beautiful and the kitchen had everything we needed! The beach access across the street was really nice too! Thank you for sharing your home! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation at its best!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my large family. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the house had loads of space so my people could spread out and enjoy some quiet time. It may be second row but really it is right across a very small street to the beach. Excellent communication from Robin. All around a pleasant experience. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time in our home. It is always our hope that when a family goes in, that they have as memorable of a vacation as we do when we take our family. We sure hope you will come and visit us again. You are welcome anytime. Robin
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Awesome Family Beach Week!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, tastefully decorated, enough room for everyone to have a quiet time. Loved the layout especially the first floor room with the washer and dryer. Beach towels stopped right there! Loved the shady spot under the apartment - the outside shower and the fun time we had grilling out. Couldn't have been better and the owner "Robin" was wonderful and so easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay Barbara. I sure do hope you will come back and rent from us again. You were a joy to work with.
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Great Location, Easy Access, Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

There were only 6 of us but the house has beds to sleep 10 comfortably. Walk across a not heavily traveled street to the beach. We went the 4th of July week and the beach was not crowded at all because there really isn't any commercialization there. The house was clean and all you need to bring is your food, clothes and ocean toys.

Will definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home. We pride ourselves in making your time there memorable, enjoyable, and relaxing. You were a wonderful family to work with and we look forward to having you come and visit again. Thanks so much.
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Just awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just awesome with this beach house! We liked everything from location to the layout of the house especially the loft with 4 single beds on four floor which was a perfect space for the kids! The kitchen was fully stocked. And the owner was exceptionally kind and very responsive! We will definitely revisit during our next stay at the Emerald Isle. Thank you Robin!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. The house was great for our large family wedding celebration! It was well furnished and stocked for our every need. It was exceptionally clean and had killer views of the ocean and the sound. The owners were lovely to work with and the neighbors were kind and friendly to all of us. It was a great house and we will definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great experience!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really glad that you had a great time. We love our place and love sharing it with others, especially when they have such a wonderful time. We would love to have you stay with us again and look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to plan your next trip to Emerald Isle. Robin Johnson
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Nearest Point of Interest
2002 Beach Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
NC Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Macon


Rates & Availability

Emerald Isle Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 6 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 12 2017 - Mar 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 19 2017 - May 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 7 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

WEEKLY rentals include housekeeping/linens. Nightly rentals require a $75.00 housekeeping fee and optional linens for an additional fee. Must be 25 years old to enter into rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Coastal North Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
West side duplex, Ocean or Sound view from every window, Kid's Loft w/ entertainment center & TV/Stereo/Board Games, 2 levels of decks, Wrap-around Deck-2nd level, Outdoor enclosed Shower (hot & cold), Deck access off every bedroom, 4 TV's, 4 DVD/VCR combos, Wireless Internet, Reverse Floor Plan, 3 full Baths, Skylights in loft, Porch furniture including lounge chairs, 2 covered parking spaces but driveway fits up to 4 cars, beach access steps away!

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