|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
2,450 square foot duplex with the feel of a single family home, 5BR, 5 bath.
Beds: 4 queens, 3 twins. double futon
TOP FLOOR: large open oceanfront deck with picnic table, deck chairs and 11 foot umbrella outside the main living/dining area; small sound-side covered deck; 48 inch digital cable LCD home theater system; octagonal oceanfront dining space and 8-10 person 64' diameter round table w built in lazy Susan; separate game table space; sound-side bedroom with window seat and shower bathroom. Granite counter tops in well equipped kitchen
MIDDLE FLOOR: two oceanfront master bedrooms each bathroom with whirlpool baths as well as showers, 26' lcd TV's and DVD players; sound-side 2 twin beds bedroom and bathroom w shower; even larger shaded oceanfront deck with porch swing and deck chairs; deck box with beach chairs and four beach umbrellas with sand anchors. BOTTOM FLOOR: queen bed with single bunk above it; double futon; 40' LCD TV home theater system; mini-fridge and bar sink; private bath room with shower. Bottom floor room opens out to the private (not shared with other side) walkway to the beach: Hot/cold outdoor shower with beach toys in enclosure; Large private dune deck with benches and cold rinse off shower.
Linens, bath and beach towels and made beds make this an easy and beautiful turn key experience for guests. finish one, replace one spice drawer.
Pam and I are in our 48th year of marriage, with three adult sons, three terrific daughter in laws, and five lovable grandchildren.. We have lived in Durham since 1975 and Bob grew up in Raleigh.
Bob Winton purchased this house in 2002
Starting in 1977 we have been coming to Emerald Isle for at least one week a year. Over the years Pam and I and our boys have stayed in several duplexes on the island. When we found this one, we fell in love with it after less than 5 minutes of "inspection". We thought that renting primarily to families might get a more thoughtful clientele for whom we could securely provide more services. We believe such folks would within reason take care of the property while enjoying their stay, so that whoever followed them would also have the same type experience.
Aquarius East offers a private walkway to the large private dune deck, full main decks separation, and solid soundproofing that give this duplex a very realistic feel of staying in a single family space. Because of its location on the lot and that of the houses to the East (Aquarius and the beach face due South), there is a full beach view all the way to Atlantic Beach. The South facing beach also means in the winter, when there is the typical wind from behind, (north) the top deck is quite warm and one can often sit there on a 50 degree day in a t-shirt and shorts. Furthermore you can see the sun rise out of the ocean and set into the ocean, often with spectacular sunsets. Having two full decks, one open, one covered is an added bonus. We have been able to up the amenities substantially for less than comparable rental units. These are linens, towels, made beds, beach towels, spices, laundry and dishwasher detergent, high quality (Pantene) shampoo and conditioner and Oil of Olay soap dispensers in all 5 indoor showers, beach chairs and umbrellas, and kids plastic beach toys.
Aquarius East is the nicest place I have stayed on Emerald Isle in more than 30 yrs.
We had NO COMPLAINTS at all.
Bob is such a wonderful owner to work with, and you can tell he loves his home, and genuinely cares for his renters.
There are many extras to make our stay even more enjoyable.
Since returning 10 days ago I have recommended this home to three people.
We would like to thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us again. We had a wonderful vacation spending time with family and enjoying the beach. We look forward to returning to your home in August.
Just a great place for a relaxing week.
The owners show they really care about their home and those who rent it, so eager to please.
The home and location is wonderful. Many, many extras to make our vacation even more enjoyable.
We certainly would like to return
We had a great vacation at Aquarius East and the place was just as we remembered. We love how uncrowded the beach is here and the water is always amazingly warm. We love how everyone has their own bathrooms, however noticed we can not all run the showers at the same time - max of 2 showers at once for enough pressure. Overall, great stay, love the view from the top deck and breakfast area. Bob was a pleasure to work with.
Let me start with the owners - FANTABULOUS to work with! The House - Great location on beach; all kinds of amenities and fantastic view and access to the ocean! We hope to return next year for another family escape from the real world!
This place is awesome. All our children and grandchildren joined us for an unbelievably relaxing week on the beach. Aquarius East has everything a family would want in a beach rental. The place was clean and ready when we arrived. The location is perfect. Just far enough away from the more crowded areas but close enough to grocery stores, activities, etc. The owner is just a great guy. This was our first time using VRBO and he made me feel so comfortable. The only way we would not return to this rental is if our family out grew it.
Aquarius East is located near the Pine Knoll Shores State Aquarium, Hammocks Beach State Park, fishing piers, go carts, mini golf, water slides and more.
$100 booking fee is nonrefundable.
Weekly rental Saturday to Saturday during season, May 1 to mid October
Call or email Bob for the electronic door locks key code for your reservation a month prior to arrival , if not received by email.