Welcome to "Sea and Sound", named for it's beautiful double views of deep blue ocean and calming sound. Located a short 2 minute walk to the beach, this house can just as easily handle a large gathering of extended family as provide an intimate setting for a family vacation. The house was built in 2006 and has been regularly painted and well maintained.
The house is located at the crest of a dune, so it is elevated above the surroundings. The large lot contains several mature trees and landscaping, including six new palm trees that were installed in the summer of 2017. The large lot, open area on the ground floor below the house and natural setting provide an ideal area for children to play or adults to enjoy the natural surroundings. Best of all, a heated in ground pool provides endless enjoyment for the whole family and true three season enjoyment. Pool toys such as noodles, floats, and a basketball hoop are included with the rental. A well maintained outside shower provides a place to cool off after a day at the beach.
The second and third level of the house contain decks with rocking chairs that surround three sides of the house providing panoramic views for sunrise, sunsets, the ocean, pool, sound and the natural tree areas that earn Emerald Isle it's name.
The third, top level of the house contains an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining room, and living room. There is also a half-bath, a table for games and puzzles, a "book nook" with sound views, and the master bedroom/bathroom. The kitchen has modern stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, and a well organized and fully appointed set of appliances and cooking utensils. The kitchen opens to an island with three stools and extends to the dining area (table with seating for eight) and the living area with comfortable couches and chairs. The master bedroom includes a king bed with a separate full bath including a Jacuzzi tub. Puzzles, games and cards with poker chips are located in the living room and game table area. Worried about lugging groceries and luggage up three flights of stairs? Fear not! The house has a fully functioning and well maintained elevator with access to all three floors, capable of hauling almost 1000 lbs of people and gear at a time.
The second level contains another four bedrooms, two full baths and one half bathroom. Bedroom #2 has a king bed, bedroom #3 a queen, bedroom #4 has the bunk beds with a trundle and bedroom #5 has two twin beds. All bedrooms include closets and drawer storage. Bedroom #2 and 3 have sliding door access to the decks on the ocean side and there is also an access to the deck on the pool side through the half bath. All bedrooms include full cable TVs and the whole house is equipped with WiFi. A laundry closet with modern washer/dryer are also located on this level. The second level deck is also well equipped with clothes lines for drying lots of wet towels and bathing suits.
The first floor (ground level) includes an entry foyer with access to the pool deck, minor storage and an elevator access. Just off the foyer is an outside picnic table adjacent to the camper style charcoal grill. As mentioned earlier, the wide open space under the 3000+SF house provides plenty of room for play and to store beach toys and chairs. The house comes equipped with plenty of sand castle toys and four beach chairs.
We purchased Sea and Sound in April of 2017. We could not have been happier with this house. We use the house ourselves as much as possible and will only sparingly rent in order to maximize our ability to use it and to minimize wear and tear. Our goal is to keep the house well maintained and perfect for family friendly gatherings. We hope that you enjoy the house as much as we do!