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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath Just Steps To The Beach & Awesome Water Views Throughout!





We've named this property 'A SEA DREAM' come see why! Its a Beautiful 3-Level Oceanfront Home with a Private Outdoor Hot Tub on a Multi-Level Deck. There are Two Oceanfront Sitting Rooms, Beautiful Sound and/ot Ocean Views from Every Room and the Master Suite has a Private Open Deck.

Ground level: Large, Open Foyer has an Open Stairwell. Bedroom #1 is Oceanfront and has a Queen Bed. Bedroom #2 has a Queen Bed. Bedroom #3/game room has a 2 Twin Bunk Sets, 2 Daybeds, a Color TV, and a Foosball/Soccer Table. There is one bath on this level. Laundry area has a Washer/Dryer.

Level one: Large, Open Living, Dining, and Kitchen Area Spans the Entire Ocean Side of the Home. Large Floor-to-Ceiling Windows on all sides give Breathtaking Ocean Views! The living Area has a Wood-Burning Fireplace. Large Dining Table Seats 10 and a High Chair is included, as well. Additional Bar Seating for 6 is available. The Oceanfront Sitting Room Offers Additional Entertaining Space. The Large, Open Kitchen has Granite Countertops, a Dishwasher, a Microwave, a Self-Cleaning Oven, 2 Refrigerators and Pullout Pantry Cabinet. There is a Half Bath on this Level, and a Large, Open & Covered Wrap-Around Deck with Furniture and a Gas Grill. Access to Multi-Level Deck and Hot Tub on this Level.

Level two: Sitting Area has Access to an Open Oceanfront Deck. The Oceanfront Master Bedroom Suite has a King Bed, Spacious Bathroom with a Whirlpool Bath, a Separate Shower Stall and a Private, Open Deck. Bedroom #5 is Oceanfront and has a Queen Bed. Bedroom #6 has a Queen Bed. Bedrooms #5 & #6 share a Full-Bath. Master Bedroom Suite has a King Bed and Private Huge Bathroom with Whirlpool Tub.

Amenities Include: Master Suite with Private Open Deck, a Private Hot Tub on Multi-Level Deck with Bench Seating, 3 Color Cable TVS, a DVD Player, Wireless Internet Access, a Washer/Dryer, a Dishwasher, a Microwave, 2 Refrigerators, Water Softener, an Open & Covered Wrap-Around Deck with Deck Chaise Lounge, Deck Adirondack Chairs, Picnic Table, additional Table with chairs, an Enclosed Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower, a Gas Grill with one full gas tank provided, Multi-Level Deck, a Wood-Burning Fireplace, a Whirlpool Bath, and 2 Oceanfront Sitting Rooms.

#19. Hot tub lease addendum terms:

Hot tub: Owner will maintain Hot Tub on turnover day please note that fresh water is filled and it may take up to 24 hours for water to re-heat. Tenant is responsible for proper care of hot tub by rinsing suntan oils in shower prior to entering Hot Tub. Do not use soap when showering as it will cause water to get cloudy. Suggested hot tub occupancy listed in instruction manual must not be exceeded is (7). Hot tub should be covered when not in use to retain heat. Do not sit on hot tub cover or use it to sit on. Damage to cover or hot tub due to misuse will result in additional charges to the tenant. Please do not set hot tub thermostat higher than 104 degrees. Due to high temperatures, hot tubs are not suitable for small children or pregnant women. Children under the legal age should not be left unattended. It is not wise to sit in the hot tub longer than 15 minutes at a time.

It is imperative that everyone (adults and children) shower before entering the hot tub to remove sand and suntan lotion from their feet, hands and body. Hot tub is maintained by owner. An instruction manual is provided for the hot tub.

More Details

Julie Ash
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

Why Julie Ash chose Emerald Isle

We feel blessed to own a piece of Oceanfront property and would love to share it with you!

What makes this house unique

Truly 'A Sea Dream'! Location! Location! Location! Can't Beat the Oceanfront & Sound Views from Every Room in this Lovely 3 story Beach Cottage. Great Family Open Layout helps you enjoy Sunrises & Sunsets from the Wall of Windows on the Main Floor & Top Floor Bedrooms!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed your Beach house! The weather was amazing & we also got to watch sea turtles hatch & make it to the ocean! Very Cool!! We'll be contacting you about renting next year. Our family really enjoyed our stay. Thank you. 5*
Aug 2015
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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: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1) Top Level Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) 2 on Ground Level & 2 on Top Level, Bunk Beds (2) On Ground Level, 2 sets of Bunk Beds and 2 daybeds, this bedroom sleeps total of 6
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.130435 based on 24 reviews

Great family beach house

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a large (6 bedroom) family friendly beach house and we were happy with our choice. I feel like I should first address the previous reviews referring to "rats" and roaches. We saw no rats, mice, roaches or anything of the kind. We did have some ants in the kitchen but we have never been to a beach house without having a few ants. Our five to seven year olds LOVED the bunk room and played down there whenever we weren't on the beach or eating. Unfortunately, it stormed a bit during our stay and that room was a lifesaver. The beach is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed the hot tub as well. The kitchen is large and very well stocked. The new washer and dryer are spectacular. Julie and Ken are very accommodating and came right over when we had a problem. (kids locked themselves out of the bunk room). We will choose this beach house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely family as guests of "A SEA DREAM" property! We're delighted that you enjoyed the spacious layout, hot tub, washer/dryer and Large Kitchen. We try to keep it well stocked and continually add gadgets for your enjoyment. That's wonderful that the children enjoyed their own Kid Suite with plenty of room to run around and have fun! Our colorful décor & comfy beds are definitely kid friendly. Thanks for leaving the property tidy. We hope you've created wonderful memories & hope to see you again soon! Take care, Kenny & Julie Ash
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Fredericksburg, VA

Great Easter Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The rooms were large and there was plenty of room for our many family members. The owners are replacing the appliances with up-to-date new models. The house needs a bit of 'elbow grease'. The owners were open to quickly responding to our needed issues. You cannot beat the view and the location. The bottom floor largest room with the 2 twin bed sets and two twin beds was a favorite place for our grandchildren to sleep. We felt the kitchen needed some editing. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to our next vacation on Bogue Banks.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at "A Sea Dream" property! Yes, we had just replaced the dishwasher prior to your arrival with a brand new stainless steel to match the gas stove, microwave and side by side fridge. We are continually updating the property for our guests to enjoy. The small area above the microwave has been given attention. Thanks so much for letting us know! The kids bedroom with comfy beds, colorful décor and a very spacious layout is a big hit for the young kids and teens alike. I'm sure it felt like they had their own wing. We hope to see you again! Take care, Kenny & Julie/Owners
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One of the best vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

Don’t fret over the not quite perfect exterior of this home. When you walk through the front door you are greeted with a cheerful, charming, and COMFORTABLE house, situated just steps from the beach. The home is really spacious, and the views out of the numerous windows are spectacular. In the two weeks that we stayed at Sea Dream, we were treated to both sunrise and sunset views, because of the prime location. In addition, there is a sound view from the front windows. It is equipped much better than our own kitchen, and there was virtually nothing that we needed that wasn’t available. There is plenty of unusually comfortable seating (two leather reclining sofas plus a reclining chair, besides several other sitting areas), very nice bedding, and a huge master bath.

My husband and I were joined for several days of our trip by two other family members, and they also thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Because our trip was in December, it was a bit chilly most days, but we didn’t mind, because there is a nice wood-burning fireplace in the main living area that we took full advantage of. (Wood was available for sale at the nearby Food Lion.) On the warmer days we were able to sit out on the huge expanse of decking, where we watched dolphins and pelicans galore.

We would definitely go back and would recommend this home to others. Although the two (and part of the time, four) of us didn’t really need that much space, it still suited us, but would be ideal for a large group.

Thanks, Julie and Ken, for allowing us to use your lovely home for a fantastic vacation!

Jeanie and Ed Harris

Slidell, LA

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at "A Sea Dream" property! The views are wonderful and what a treat that you got to see dolphins just off our large deck. We continually update the house and we're glad you enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen, new leather sofas & cozy fireplace. Thanks so much for your kind words and referrals are the best form of compliment so we really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you in the future! Take care, Kenny & Julie Ash
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Great Multi-family House with awesome view!!!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at A Sea Dream for the week of Thanksgiving and could not have chosen a better property to accommodate us! The house was furnished very nicely...beautiful and very comfortable new living room furniture. Great quality sheets and the beds made upon our arrival was a real plus!! It was, by far, the best stocked kitchen of any rental I have stayed in before. There was nothing missing and multiple of everything!!! We had all and more that was needed to cook our Thanksgiving dinner for 12. The kids room was wonderful and our grandchildren loved it!! This house has so much to offer with all the outside seating, hot tub, and just steps away from the beach!! We truly appreciate all Ken & Julie have done to make their beach home so comfortable and accommodating for their guests. We hope to return to A Sea Dream again!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your lovely family of 12 stay at "A SEA DREAM" property for Thanksgiving week! We're delighted that your family was made to feel comfortable & that you enjoyed the well stocked kitchen, plentiful seating on decks, the brand new hot tub, new living room leather sofas and house furnishings & decor. We enjoy pampering our guests with comfortable linens and plush towels and making the beds upon your arrival to help you feel relaxed. The proximity to the ocean is great and easy to access with your very own private walkway with shower too. We welcome your return and thanks for being wonderful guests! Take care, Kenny & Julie Owners/Property Mgrs.
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at emerald isle! This house is wonderful. The kitchen is amazingly stocked with all kinds of dishes and appliances. The beds are made when you get there! The hot tub is wonderful. It's just steps from the beach. The outside shower is great especially for kids so you don't have to track wet sandy little ones through the house. We had 6 kids that all could stay together in the kid room downstairs and they loved it. My one suggestion would be to either fix or mark the little lip that goes from the main deck to the stairs off to the left. We had several stubbed toes from it. Maybe paint it or put some reflective tape there to warn of the little step. We had a fabulous time!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's wonderful that you enjoyed your time at "A Sea Dream" property! We are constantly stocking up the kitchen with gadgets, pots, pans, appliances etc. for the larger groups. We do like to pamper our guests with beds made upon arrival and the brand new hot tub is the ultimate in pampering. Thanks for keeping the house tidy and having kids rinse. It was a pleasure having you and your family & we hope to see you again! Take care, Kenny & Julie
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Home is not new anymore as in pictures, but we still had a fabulous time being Oceanfront!

  • 4 of 5

We were extremely nervous due to a few bad reviews, but we ended up having a nice week. We reported a broken door handle upon our arrival. Although it did take a few days for the owners to come out, they were super nice and fixed the problem when they came. They even went a step above and beyond returning later that night with an item from a store we thought was closed. They definitely did not have to do that. (Thank you, it was very appreciated!) There are lots of pros and cons to this home, but the price is cheaper than most large oceanfront homes, so you get what you pay for. The home is definitely a lot more weathered than in pictures, but it is still nice. The carpets were clean and did not smell. The house in general was clean and we did not see ants until a pizza was left for about 2 hours after dinner on the counter. We then kept kitchen spotless and food in containers, and all was fine. All windows looking out to the water were clear. The hot tub was clean when we arrived, but after a day or two was by nature, filled with nats. I do agree with other posts that a cover would be a good investment for the owners; but it was still enjoyed. The beach and views were amazing!!!! The home has qualities and faults, but it fit our family size and budget for a nice vacation. So, if you are looking for a home to fit a few families at a good price and can overlook the cosmetic features, this home will work for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Public boat launch facility
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar
Bushwackers Restaurant -- CLOSED
O C Spa & Celebration Center
Pamper yourself while you are on vacation at the beautiful OC Spa!
Water Sports Rentals
Mac Daddy's
Great for family fun! Bowling, Arcades even Karaoke night
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Great fun and adventure!
Fort Macon State Park
Fun & Free! Great photo opportunity with the beach and fort!
Golfin Dolphin
Great family FUN!
Beaufort Historic Site Tours
Enjoy a Trolley Bus Tour of the town, Ghost Walk or Cemetery Tour or just walk on Front St a...
Lost Treasure Golf
Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway
Mini Golf, Raceway, Bumper Boats & a Train Ride!
Ruddy Duck Tavern
Amazing Food, Great Prices, Large Portions, Ice Cold Beer & Waterfront!
Crab's Claw
Delicious fresh seafood! Try the Sunshine Salmon or the Sweetie Pasta with shrimp, scallop &...
Amos Mosquito's Restaurant and Bar
Delicious fresh seafood! Karaoke night on Thursday.
Always open & always great food! Don't forget to bring your quarters to feed the turtles!
Cape Lookout National Seashore
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Front Street Grill at Stillwater
Delicious Food and beautiful sunsets on the waterfront deck!
Windansea -- CLOSED
Arendell Room
Clawson's 1905 Restaurant
Crystal Coast Air Tours
Discovery Diving Company
Water Bug Tours
Beaufort Grocery CO
Wonderful Lunch, Dinner or Brunch! Pet Friendly if you sit outside
Backstreet Pub
Live Bands and Karaoke!
No Name Pizza and Subs
Family Restaurant. Must try the Chicken Gyros!
Royal James Cafe
Billiards, ice cold beer and great Rueben Sandwiches!
Nearest Airport
44.03 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.48 Miles
Nearest Ferry
53.67 Miles
Nearest Golf
6.84 Miles
Nearest Train
81 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 58
Nearest Restaurant
1.48 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

We named our house 'A Sea Dream' because you will feel like you're dreaming when you come to the Crystal Coast! We are centrally located just minutes from Ocean Club Spa for a wonderful day of pampering, or a day of fun jet skiing, parasailing or riding banana boats. Mini Golf at Lost Treasure Mini Gold & Raceway about 3 miles away or visit the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores only 5.06 miles away. Mac Daddy's in Cape Carteret offers a family fun day of bowling, arcade and karaoke. Make sure to visit Fort Macon State Park just 12.5 miles in Atlantic Beach, admission is free! Visit historic Beaufort, take the Trolley Bus Tour, Ghost Walk or Cemetary Tour. Just minutes away from the Beaufort Historic area is nearby Seagrave Aviation on Airport Road offering private 4 seater narrated plane rides over the beautiful crystal clear waters. Can even request to fly over 'A Sea Dream' for a picture opportunity. Head over to Swansboro and enjoy antique shopping and meandering through the lovely town. While visiting make sure to try some tasty cusine at some of our favorite restaurants.....owner pics ..... +Crab's Claw in Atlantic Beach delicious & oceanfront dining. +Rucker John's at Emerald Plantation Shopping Center kids feed the turtles, bring quarters, food is always great! +El Zarape on Atlantic Beach Causeway reasonable prices, good food and family friendly. Must try +Amos Mosquito's Restaurant & Bar in Atlantic Beach delicious food ..Karaoke Fun on Thursday nights +Watermark Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, pricey but good food and live bands for dancing separate cover charge +Stillwater Cafe Beaufort pretty water views & sunsets +Aua in Beaufort order the large portions because the tapas or apps will leave you hungry even though really tasty. +Beaufort Grocery and +Beaufort Grocery II in Morehead City both offer delicious Lunch/Dinner/Brunch...say hello to Chef Charles! +Chef's 105 downtown Morehead, great food, live outdoor bands and large inside bar. +Ruddy Duck Tavern can't miss this place it's downtown Morehead, great food (large portions), price, bar & waterfront location! +Bistro by the Sea Morehead offers great ambiance and food. +Musachi Japanese & Sushi in Morehead fresh cooked to order delicious & very reasonable prices! +Circa 81 Morehead great tapas, Lunch or Dinner and wonderful Champagne Sangria by the pitcher!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Towels/Linens $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

There is an additional $500.00 Wedding Fee for any Rehearsal Dinner or Reception held at the property. We accept check or credit card payment. If you have a large group and need an additional property to stay, we also own VRBO #438659 which is conveniently located within 1/2 mile of each other.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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