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Wait N' Sea Beautiful 4 Bedroom OCEANFRONT Duplex

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Duplex 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

New kitchen with granite countertops for 2017!

Well-maintained and beautifully decorated oceanfront duplex. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, East unit of duplex. Walkway to beach. Central Air/heat, Well-equipped kitchen. Laundry room with washer/dryer on ground level. 3 CCTV's and free WIFI. Charcoal and gas grill, outside hot/cold enclosed shower. Amenities for baby include crib, high chair, booster seat and pack-n-play. Two levels of covered deck areas. Furnished decks with rockers, table, chairs and benches, and picnic table on ground level. Free long distance within US and Canada.

Linens with beds made are provided with Weekly Rentals only. Rents Saturday to Saturday. Off-season rents nightly. No Pets! No Smoking!

Must be 25 or older to rent our home.

More Details

Melissa Johnson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful time in your beautiful house. We enjoyed every minute of our time here.
Oct 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Emerald Isle in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathrooms are updated with new tubs and granite top vanities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedrooms 1 & 3 have vanity areas with blow dryers
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 deck chairs
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enclosed hot/cold shower with dressing area


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Wait N' Sea Beautiful 4 Bedroom OCEANFRONT Duplex
average rating of 4.793103 based on 41 reviews

Nice beachfront location convenient for families

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the property, though for some reason VRBO app had combined two different properties descriptions into one, so we thought we would have a few amenities that were not there. This didn't make our family vacation any less enjoyable though. Our kids (ages 1.5, 5, and 8) had a blast being able to run to the beach at all hours. Groceries and restaurants and entertainment were all within a 10 minute drive. NC Aquarium Pine Scholls was 20 minutes away, but made for the perfect rainy day adventure.

Our only complaint is that the housekeeping crew could have done a better job of cleaning before we got there. There was mildew by the tub corners of the upstairs bedroom, the dishes all had food and soap particles on them (we had to run a load in the dishwasher before using anything), the linens and towels were torn and stained but clean, the downstairs blankets had a strong body odor (we washed them in the provided laundry room before using), and the back screen door was torn so we couldn't leave the door open to catch the ocean breeze (which the property manager said they have been aware of for a while) Aside from housekeeping issues, the owners were very nice and extremy responsive. The property was well stocked with kitchenware, games, beach toys, and outdoor amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, nicely decorated home.

  • 4 of 5

Wait N' Sea is a tastefully decorated, well appointed home that couldn't be closer to the beach. It has a great view from two covered decks and plenty of kitchen and family space. We had a water leak into a closet (apparently from the AC), and while the owner was immediately responsive, it took the property manager a couple of days to respond to repair it. While the home appears to be adequately maintained, a more thorough cleaning wouldn't hurt (thus the 1 star detraction). On the other hand, it is right on the beach and has plenty of kitchen gear, a great dining table, and plenty of comfortable seating in the family room. Beds are comfortable too - it sleeps 10 comfortably. The rocking chairs on the decks are a nice touch, and we enjoyed our evenings watching the waves. We tried a couple of Emerald Island restaurants and recommend Kathryn's Bistro, where we had a wonderful meal. We would definitely stay in this home again! Thanks for a great beach vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I dreamed of and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful and serene home. You should be very proud that you are able to share such a treasure with others. I would love to go back anytime and I would not change a thing!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exemplary experience and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Wait N' Sea was fabulous! We have stayed in Emerald Isle two times previously, and this stay was the best by far. We only rent beach-front places when visiting any ocean, but Melissa's property was our best fit yet. We loved the layout. We loved that the rooms were very spacious. We loved that the kitchen, dining and family rooms blended into one another for social gathering purposes. Also, that you can easily retreat to the privacy of the bedrooms. Two of the rooms upstairs have balcony access, which is great for sitting with a birds eye view of the beach and ocean drinking a nice cup of coffee. The kitchen is stocked with just about anything you could need for producing a fabulous fresh catch dinner or clam bake. The family room is comfortable and has plenty of gadgets for the kids.The decks are clearly recently installed and very well done and solid. We especially appreciate that the decor is a little more modern and doesn't just vomit "beachy" every where you look like most places. The outdoor shower is a nice surprise and strangely fun to use.The laundry facilities are excellent and I feel that the quality of the machines are far and away above most rental properties. The storage room which has toys and umbrellas and all sorts of stuff that had I known were there would have saved me tons of space in my truck! ;) The two grills were nice as well, we utilized the gas grill to facilitate our clam bake, which I suggest to anyone with a group coming to Emerald Isle. Just bring your own big stock pots. There are services that will bring you rental bikes, fishing charters, jet ski rentals, whale watching or whatever you want nearby.

The best thing for us, which has nothing directly to do with this rental unit, was getting so lucky as to witness Loggerhead turtles being born and making their way to the ocean. We had such a nice experience with this for us and our children. Luckily, the nest was about 30-40 feet from our beach access. We were able to keep a direct eye on all the happenings from our porches and head out to see the action. We just loved our vacation and would undoubtedly rent from Melissa again in the future. Thanks Melissa!


  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First impression was great.

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice house looking just like the pictures and descriptions. The walk to the beach is short and the location is wonderful. We loved all the puzzles and games. The island made a perfect spot to keep a puzzle going without sacrificing the large dining table.

The only criticisms I have is that the Windows were filthy so as soon as we unpacked I was cleaning all the windows facing the ocean. I shouldn't have to do that.

Also, the dishwasher needs servicing, replacing, or something because it didn't clean well at all. The other appliances worked great and especially liked not having carpet on the first floor.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What you expect

  • 3 of 5

Wait 'n Sea is a nice oceanfront duplex. The accommodations are what you expect when you rent a home. The unit is spacious and decent. The living room furniture is comfortable, and the kitchen contains all of the amenities someone would need for a week's stay. The view and proximity to the ocean are fantastic! There is ample seating on the two tiers of decks. (Love the rocking chairs!) The dining room table, while its finish is in decline, seats 8, which provides plenty of seating in addition to the 3 stools at the breakfast bar.

The negatives of this rental were its cleanliness, its bedroom comfort, and little issues with its condition. Water bottle

caps were found under dressers and beds in bedrooms among large dust bunnies, the carpets did not appear to be vacuumed fully, and there were black marks on the comforter in one room. When a renter knows that part of the rental fee being paid is for cleaning, it is frustrating to see that the cleaning is superficial. The mattresses are on the thin side, and it impacted the quality of sleep. There are 2-3 large warped areas on the floor with raised areas. The towels provided are aged and somewhat thin.

We enjoyed our week at Wait 'n Sea! The sea turtle nests are marked, and we enjoyed checking them out daily (one steps away from the rental's stairs leading to the beach and several in the vicinity during walks). One person in our party had the opportunity to see a sea turtle lay its eggs!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Wait N' Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Bogue Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery, shopping, restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
New Launch Boating Facility


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
6 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
20 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £45.85
Damage Deposit £233.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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