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Duplex great for large families! sleep 12-14 or rent both sides & sleep up to 28

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

To book both sides see listing # 1176014

Beautiful New Oceanside Duplex! This duplex is back to back, not side by side, and does not have the feel of a duplex. Each side of Duplex has its own private driveway, parking, and porches that face different directions. If you are planning a large family gathering this duplex has doors to connect both sides which can increase your sleeping capacity to 28 (or more if small children). It is one of the few homes on the island with such a large sleeping capacity and sufficient off street parking. Each side has it's own elevator and covered parking for convenience when arriving and departing with luggage and groceries. Each side also has it's own tank less hot water heater so everyone will have a hot shower when returning from the beach.

Master Bedroom with bath, Queen Bed. 3 more spacious bedrooms with queen beds. Top floor includes a bonus room featuring 4 single beds, lounge area and bath (perfect for all of the kids or teenagers.) Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances that is open to the great room featuring a gas fireplace and flatscreen TV. Porches on 2 levels looking onto your own private wooded area with views of the sound. Short walk to beach access. Minutes from new public marina for boating. (Marina is 1/10 of a mile up the road.) Shopping and restaurants are minutes down the road. Wonderful location for lots of family fun. If you enjoy biking this duplex is adjacent to the Emerald Isle bike path with over 10 miles to enjoy.

More Details

Kevin Wiggins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Kevin Wiggins

We have always lived in Kinston, NC and wanted a place for our family to enjoy at the beach. We designed and built the home based on features we have enjoyed as renters through the years at Emerald Isle.

Kevin Wiggins purchased this house in 2012

Why Kevin Wiggins chose Emerald Isle

We chose Emerald Isle because of the beautiful beaches and proximity to our home in Kinston. We love the quaint town of Emerald Isle and enjoy spending time with our family and friends here.

What makes this house unique

We love to sit in the rocking chairs and share stories with family and friends!! We love using the grill, relaxing and of course, sunning on the beach. The ocean and beach are truly therapeutic!


Emerald Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 2nd floor hall bath has a tub with tiled shower walls. 2nd floor master bath has a tiled shower 3rd floor bath has a tub with tiled shower walls. 4th floor bath has a shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Loft + Den - 4 twin/ single , This area is large enough for several blow up mattresses
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Duplex great for large families! sleep 12-14 or rent both sides & sleep up to 28
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay this past summer. The house was very clean and in perfect condition! There was lots of space to accommodate our entire family. The beach was only a short walk away, which was perfect for families like mine that have small children. There was lots to do outside of the beach as well and my family thoroughly enjoyed visiting the aquarium! The owners were very nice and welcoming! My family and I will definitely be returning to Pharmasea in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location in Emerald Isle

  • 4 of 5

The space was perfect for our family. The kitchen was easy to use for food prep with many working at the same time. Maid service could do a better job. Fan in master was in need of cleaning and the kitchen cabinets could be washed down. I did clean under garbage cans, an easy place to miss. Another thing to check is to see that all the light bulbs are working. Still loved the place, the elevator really helped us a lot!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat, I am so sorry that the unit was not cleaned properly. We have decided to make a change in housekeeping because of this situation which we would not have known about without your feedback. I appreciate you letting us know about this and hope to have you stay with us in the future. Again thank you! Kevin
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Wonderful, quality, clean, comfortable, great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This has been one of my favorite places to stay on VRBO. Everything was done well. It was clean and beautiful but still comfortable to relax in. The internet connection was great. The kitchen/great room/dining room was designed to create memories. I would love to rent here again.

When you come, it's good to bring toilet paper, hand soap and if you have a Roku or google stick.

Everyone had a wonderful time! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely 5 star home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home.very spacious and clean. Great location short walk to beach and quick drive to shops.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nicely appointed home a short walk from gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family stayed on the East side of this duplex for five days in October 2016. The home is spacious and accommodating for a large group, with comfortable beds and a very welcoming kitchen area. The home has an elevator, which made it accessible for the older members of the family, and had wifi, so that folks could stay in touch with the world outside if they needed to. We had a great vacation in this beautiful home and would recommend it to anyone traveling with a large group.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have found a better rental. We had 10 people in our family, plenty of room and accommodations for all! The house was gorgeous. The beach was an easy walk or if needed an easy drop off via car at the beach access. Shopping was very close by, groceries, gift shops and even a pharmacy! The owner was fabulous, always responding quickly to questions and was very friendly and helpful throughout the rental process. I would recommend this rental to all my friends and family. I just wish we could have planned to stay a lot longer! thanks, again, for all your prompt attention Kevin.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good pizza & subs
Mike's Place -- CLOSED
Really good breakfast!
Jackie's American Grill
El Zarape
Great Mexican food!
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Ben & Jerry's
Dairy Queen
Hwy 55
Emerald Grill
Hwy 58 Bicycles of Emerald Isle
Great place to buy/rent bicycles!
Water Boggan of Emerald Isle
Fun place for kids
Burt's Surf Shop
South Swell Surf Shop
Emerald Club 2001
Salt Ultra•Lounge
Big Oak Drive in & Bar-B-Que
Outstanding shrimp burgers along with lots of other good food!
Port Of Call Restaurant
The Crab Shack
Frost Seafood House -- CLOSED
Frank & Clara's Restaurant and Lounge
Amos Mosquito's Restaurant and Bar
The Island Grille
Channel Marker
Fort Macon State Park
Parrott's on 11th
Ruddy Duck Tavern
Floyd's 1921 Restaurant
La Perla
The Banks Grill
Circa 81 Tapas and Cocktaileria
Sammy's Seafood House & Oyster Bar
Bistro by the Sea
Red Fish Grill
Pita Plate
Great Greek Food!
Olympus Dive Center
Riverside Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant
Trattoria Gourmet Pizza & Breads -- CLOSED
Yana's Ye Olde Drugstore Restaurant
Saltwater Grill
Swansboro Food & Beverage Co
Santorini's Mediterranean Grill
Swansboro Yacht Club
Hammocks Beach State Park
Atlantic Beach Surf Shop
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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Really nice aquarium showing the habitat from the mountains to the coast. Worth visiting.
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Albert J Ellis
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Country Club of Crystal Coast
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
The Village Market
Car: necessary

Located 1/10 of a mile from the new 22 acre public boat ramp. This NC wildlife ramp is the largest on the North Carolina coast with 4 ramps and parking for 111 trucks and trailers. There is a long boardwalk out into the sound that is great for watching the sunset. This is a great area for late day pictures on the water when the sun is going down over the water.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Please provide a cell phone number that you can be reached at on your day of travel. We keep a lock box on the property where we place the key once housekeeping is complete. At that time we text you the lock box code to gain entry to the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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