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Oceanfront. New Enlarged Deck. Great for families!

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Welcome to Xanadu West! It is an oceanfront duplex with amazing views and is great for families especially with young kids.

The duplex sits taller and closer to the ocean than its neighbors which makes for amazing views! One can see all the way from Indian Beach to the Point from the top deck. We've discovered that by being closer to the ocean (while not giving up good beach depth) life with kids and especially little ones is just much easier! You can see your kids easily from the deck if you'd like to have a drink or you just have to take a few steps and you are right on the beach with them. You don't have to put up a big umbrella or pack food or drinks as you are so close to the shaded decks and house. There is a full outdoor shower with hot and cold water outside for cleaning off all of the sand that seems to get everywhere!

During the spring of 2013, Xanadu West underwent a complete renovation including a completely new kitchen, new flooring throughout, fresh painting throughout, new furnishings, and new bathrooms. In 2014, we replaced all mattresses with new ones for improved sleep! In 2015, we put in an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water as well as replaced the entire HVAC units for improved comfort in the house. In spring of 2016 we replaced the Oceanfront Deck and doubled the size of the upper deck that comes off of the living area creating an amazing area to gather with beautiful views.

The duplex has a reverse floorplan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor. All 3 bedrooms have ocean views with two of them have full oceanfront views thru large double sliding glass doors. The first of the oceanfront bedrooms has queen size bed and an attached bathroom. The other oceanfront bedroom has one queen bed along with a twin/trundle to allow for a maximum of 4 people in that room. The third bedroom on first floor has 2 sets of bunk beds allowing 4 people to sleep in that room as well.

You can hear the roar of the surf when you fall asleep and then welcome it in the morning when you are woken up by little feet. Enjoy just opening the glass door and stepping out on the lower deck for a wonderful view of the ocean.

The second floor includes the living room, kitchen, dining room and a second master bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has a vaulted ceiling with multiple large windows including a large bay window to provide a wonderful amount of natural light into the house. Just step out onto the upper deck and you will have one of the most amazing views of Emerald Isle.

The second floor master has a king size bed and boasts both an ocean view and a sound view out of its two windows.

Outside, there are two different decks with which to enjoy the ocean. The lower deck resides just outside of the first floor oceanfront rooms described earlier. This deck is completely shaded and is equipped with four adirondack chairs, foot rests, and side tables which makes for a great place to sit and watch the surf, read a book, have a drink and just enjoy the beach. The top deck, which has doubled in size, has a large dining table that seats up to 10 people which makes for a great place to eat a meal. There is another gathering space with a bench and two chairs as well as some very comfortable rocking chairs to help enjoy the fabulous view of Emerald Isle.

As a family of 6 with 4 young kids, we are keenly aware of just how much 'stuff' one must bring to the beach. We can help free up some space by providing a Pack-n-Play, Bouncy Seat, Baby Swing, and High Chair/Booster that are already at Xanadu West.

The kitchen is well equipped with an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, Ice tea maker, deep fryer, slow cooker, blender, and large griddle. There is a nice dvd/video library including movies for both kids and adults for afternoon or evening viewing. There are games and puzzles as well for those in need of a break from the sun. Also, a charcoal grill is ready to help make great family meals. Linens including towels are provided free of charge during June, July and August. We can arrange linens/towels at guest request in other seasons at our cost which recently has been about $125 per stay.

For those that want to explore the island, there are plenty of activities away from the beach for everyone in your group. For the active: bicycling (rentals available on island), golf, kayak and boat rentals, mini-golf, amusement park, horseback riding, volleyball, water park, driving range, skating, off-shore fishing, kite-flying. For the sightseer and shopper: There is Morehead City, Beaufort waterfront, Swansboro waterfront shops and antiques, Emerald Isle shops, North Carolina Aquarium and more.

We hope you give us a try at Xanadu West!

Matt and Eleanor

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Alvarez
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Matthew Alvarez

My wife and I took a chance on purchasing Xanadu West to have a place for family memories to be made for years to come. We have 4 young daughters-twins that are 9, a 7 year old, and a 4 year old. We both have lived in North Carolina since 1998 and more specifically Raleigh since 2003. We love going to the beach but both of us work so we have limited time to use the house. Therefore, we decided to rent Xandu West and hopefully create a place where you and your family can come and enjoy a nice home away from home with incredible views and great weather.

Matthew Alvarez purchased this house in 2012

Why Matthew Alvarez chose Coastal North Carolina

Our family has been coming to Emerald Isle for many years both for reunions and just weekend getaways. It is a quiet, family oriented beach with soft sand for little feet and waves that are just right for all ages. There is plenty to do if you are tired of sitting on the sand (which doesn't happen too often).

What makes this house unique

The ocean view from Xanadu West is Amazing!!! The deck is higher and the house sits closer to the beach than any other house nearby which means you get some of the best views of Emerald Isle. One can see the entire length of the beach from the east end all the way to the point.

We are keenly aware of beach trips with little ones which is another reason we chose to purchase Xanadu West. Xanadu West is great for families with young kids since the deck sits so much closer to beach, you can really see your kids playing easily as you sit and have a drink from the deck or if you need to be close to the house to hear an afternoon napper inside.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Emerald Isle in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Bath and Laundry - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Downstairs Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Family Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This bedroom also includes a trundle
    Kids Bedroom - 2 Bunk Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Oceanfront. New Enlarged Deck. Great for families!
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews
Teaneck, NJ
5

Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The big feature of this house is the location. Look out from the upstairs kitchen and all you see are the waves of the ocean. Open the sliding doors and the sound of the wind and the waves comes in. Walk out the back and you'll be on the beach in less than 30 seconds. We visited right at new years and the area was very quiet. The house itself is very nicely decorated. For our family of 9 we fit in comfortably and had plenty of space and beds. The house was clean.

We visited the nearby aquarium which was very nice and reasonably priced.

We watched dolphins out in the ocean from the balcony. There were literally thousands of them that must have passed by. The local wildlife is really cool and easy to see.

There is a Dollar General within 5 minutes and a chain pharmacy about 10 minutes away. If you want to get to a larger store like Walmart you'll have to drive around 25-35 minutes. Food Lion (supermarket) is about 10 minutes away.

We did have an issue with the management company (Century 21) leaving the wrong key in their after hours key pickup. We ended up having to call the owner at 1am and he got it worked out so we could get in. The management company did not answer their phone or ever call back in response to the multiple messages we left. I talked to the owner about this and he said he will probably switch management companies as this was not the first time they'd messed up. For customer service I give the owner 10/10 and the management company 1/10. If we had not been able to get in contact with the owner we'd have ended up spending the night in our car which would not have been fun. The owner did make everything work out though so we were happy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Can't go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

If you like being on the beach and having full oceanfront views from the Kitchen, dining and living space and two bedrooms, than this is the place for you! The location is closer to Indian Beach than Emerald which allows for a little more "beach privacy" plus you are closer to putt-putt (in season) and the aquarium (which is a must). The kitchen is large and open to the living and dining space. We stayed over Thanksgiving - what a treat to watch the waves while making pecan pie!

Check-in and check-out was seamless and the communication was prompt. Not only do I recommend this home, I would stay again and have already been looking at some summer dates.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing views, great location, nice house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Xanadu West in late September. The house couldn't be better. There are lots of amenities with the property (OUTDOOR SHOWER, laundry, kitchen supplies, sand toys...), including a beautiful two-story deck that was perfect for eating outside. We have 2 young children and found the accommodations kid-friendly. The design of the deck also gives some privacy from any guests staying in the other side of the property. The house is huge-- could sleep 3 couples easily with the bonus of putting all the kiddos in the bunk bed room. Two of the downstairs bedrooms have ocean views in addition to the upstairs living space. Both my husband and I needed to do some work while on vacation, and the internet was fast enough to support telecommunication and file downloads.

The location was great. It's located about halfway between the start of emerald isle and morehead city. Grocery stores and restaurants are not far off in either direction.

I'm not sure how much of a discounted rate is running by late September compared to the height of the summer, but we would absolutely stay at this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fell in love with emerald isle

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the xanadu west...the house was very nice and we enjoyed the home and ocean veiw.. It was absolutely beautiful. The only things was the shower in the lower floor bed room wasnt working very well and there was a bad smell coming up the drain , but the owner has been notified and im sure they will adress it. They are wonderfully nice and kind people to work with.I wld completely recomend this house for your vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great family home

  • 5 of 5

have stayed here 3 times. well equipped and furnished, great for families, beautiful views, central emerald isle. very clean. owner provides excellent customer service!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Earlysville, VA
5

Great stay at a great location!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Xanadu West. We had a very nice week there. Lots of good local restaurants. Highly recommend going over to Beaufort and riding the ferry to Shackelford Island if you enjoy shelling. I have never seen so many welks in one place. Watched Sea Turtles hatch on the beach and with a little help from the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Pareil make it to the water. Very nice house would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place at the beach. The new decks are great!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

North Carolina Aquarium within 4 miles

Morehead City, NC-10 miles

Beaufort, NC-15 miles

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Emerald Isle, Coastal North Carolina

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016-17
12 Nov 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£524
for 3 nights
£1,159
 
 
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£632
for 3 nights
£1,411
 
 
Mid Spring 2017
13 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£815
for 3 nights
£1,839
 
 
Prime Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,694
for 7 nights
£2,694
 
 
Mid Fall 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,327
for 5 nights
£1,839
 
 
Fall 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£632
for 3 nights
£1,411
 

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Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 6.25%

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