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A Wonderful Family Friendly Home With Big Decks Overlooking the Ocean.

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Emerald Isle - Dawn Treader

4 Bedrooms. Sleeps 10. Extra Large Family Room With Fantastic Ocean View.

Dawn treader is a 1600 sq ft 4 bedroom 2 bath home built for the enjoyment and comfort of families. The master bedroom has a fantastic view of the ocean. The queen room also has an ocean view. 2 double beds and a bunk bed give sleeping for 10..

Two hot/cold outdoor showers are on the lower level.

The deck was replaced in late 2014 and looks great. No more splinters!

For the person waiting for time to cook there is a well equipped kitchen from coffee grinder to crock pot.

A storage room is off the deck for beach chairs etc.

Flat screen Smart TV's in every room. Netflix enabled. Time Warner High speed internet.

From little ones to the seniors there are so many fun things to do.

Check in time is 4:00 PM. Check out time is 10:00 AM.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carol Albright
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2016
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About Carol Albright

We moved to wonderful NC in 1985 and are presently running two electronic companies with our sons in the Raleigh area. Having lived in California for many years we are enjoying a not so crowded environment.

Many summer get-to-gethers and reunions have been enjoyed at this home. Emerald Isle is a wonderful vacation place with its gorgeous clean uncrowded beaches.

Come share a wonderful week in our home and beach.

Carol Albright purchased this house in 2000

Why Carol Albright chose Coastal North Carolina

We love this house and the wonderful covered porches both front and back. The beach is only steps from the house which makes it so nice for Mothers looking after the kids. Our family has had many wonderful get-to-gethers here. Its neat to see the Grandchildren who were small when we bought it now bringing their little ones down to the beach. A secure gate will keep them from wandering down to be beach alone. So many memories!

A wonderful memory is the daily bike ride down the street to get candy.

Come and start making your family memories as well. We would love to have you.

What makes this house unique

The wonderful large covered porches both front and back sold us on this house. With four bedrooms and a very large family room/kitchen area is great for a large family.

And of course the two outdoor hot water showers are a favorite.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

A Wonderful Family Friendly Home With Big Decks Overlooking the Ocean.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Philadelphia, PA USA

Ideal spot for a family who loves the beach.

  • 4 of 5

For someone who lives almost ten hours away (and has closer beach destinations) I think our family has found 'the" spot. We first came here in 2015, and really enjoyed being oceanfront and no crowds. This year we returned, and enjoyed it even more. The house is perfect for us. Great living space inside the house, and the deck overlooking the ocean is ideal for everything from meals to card games to impromptu 'performances'. Kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need, and we have been touched by the gift basket that the owners leave for us and greets our arrival. The location is ideal for bike riding to nearby stores and an early morning adventure. The water was so warm this year, and luckily, no jellyfish, and we spent countless hours in the ocean. Of course, we loved making sandcastles and playing paddleball on the beach. The real treat this summer was the hatching of sea turtles right near our house. We were absolutely captivated by these little creatures, and had the amazing luck to see several journeys to the water by the turtles. The Emerald Isle Sea Turtle volunteers were so incredible, and we will never forget all that we learned.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We were very comfortable in this home. Loved the open layout. Big nice porch and plenty of seating. Only thing we wish was that more kitchen towels were available. We only found one. We would rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week at Emerald Isle

  • 4 of 5

Very quaint home which we have greatly enjoyed the past 2 years. Our family felt it was our home away from home. We thank the owners for making our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home, beautiful beach front views, very well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

As Emerald Isle visitors and home renters for over 10 years we know what we are looking for in a vacation home. There are 8 of us which includes 4 children.

The Albright's Dawn Treader is by far one of the best homes we've rented! No question we will rent this home again!

The house was perfectly clean on arrival, the kitchen was very well outfitted. anything needed was in the cabinets.

Darla, the Albright's daughter, was quick to reply and very detailed in her help to any of our minor questions. Not always the situation with other rentals....

The 2 outside hot water showers made the end of a beach day easy with all 8 of us needing to get cleaned up.

Plenty of games and WIFI internet for everyone. All TVs were set up for Netflix. The TV in the beautiful living room area was also cable connected.

I can't thank Darla and the Albright's enough for providing a wonderful home that allowed us to completely enjoy our vacation!!


Brian C.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beach House with easy access to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The house is great. Bedrooms are comfortable and the layout is simple. The living room furniture was comfortable and the kitchen/bar/living room was the social hangout all week for everyone. Lots of laughter and family fun. the house is very clean and the furniture is very nice.

The kitchen was perfect for our family as we cooked almost every meal while there. We found the kitchen to be well equipped and it was really nice to cook a meal while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The refrigerator was big and roomy. There is plenty of seating and we had several meals with 8 people seating comfortably. The bar was a great place to serve buffet style breakfast and lunch.

The huge deck is great and provides shade almost all day and plenty of seating. My family loved the hammock/swing, seemed there was always someone in it. We used the charcoal grill multiple times and there was plenty of room to park the family vehicles plus spare parking for guests and/or my boat. The Emerald Isle public boat ramp is only 2 miles from the house and is very convenient as well.

We drove back and forth to Morehead City, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, and Swansboro while there. The property is conveniently located to all. As usual, we made the 3 mile skip over to the Sweet Spot in Emerald Isle for ice cream. It's also a short drive over to Indian Beach to Willis Seafood Market for some fresh shrimp, scallops, and fish.

The beach at the house is really nice. Shallow water with a gentle slope and no overcrowding or worries about your stuff at all. We set up camp each day with chairs and umbrellas and the young folks played lots of games on the beach. Nights were filled with ghost crab hunts and long walks. We saw a pod of dolphins just behind the breakers one morning and while we didn't fish, several people around us did.

Lastly, the owners were great. All details about the house and the access code was delivered to us on schedule and they were very willing to supply information and left a very sweet welcome basket for us on the kitchen counter. I felt really comfortable with the entire transaction.

in closing, I would definitely recommend this house to any family looking for a great place at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular house - spectacular week on Emerald Isle!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW! My family and I have rented many houses and condos and various North and South Carolina beaches over the years, and Dawn Treader has been, by far, the best of the bunch. From the double outside showers to the wonderful open floor plan...this house had it all! It made our first-time visit to the Emerald Isle area so special. I cannot thank Darla and the Albrights enough for sharing such a comfortable, beautiful home with my family and me. Can't wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Jacksonville, NC
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Beaufort, NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Multiple golf course near Emerald Isle
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Rucker Johns
Nearest Beach
A three minute walk.
Car: necessary

Dawntreader is between milemarker 15 1/2 and 16 1/2. Turn right on Hubert, the fourth streed after milemarker 16. For reference when you come over the bridge you are at milemarker 20. The main shopping area on the Island is about 3 miles away. A new boardwalk runs down Emerald Drive (Hwy 58) 1 block from the house. Bike riders and walkers love it. It will soon be finished the full length of the Island.

A new aquarium is just a few miles away and is a great place to take the kids..

Lots of neat shopping places and entertainment for the kids. There are many wonderful restaurants on the Island and neighboring seaport villages. Seasonal festivites are always going on nearby.

Emerald Isle is a family beach where kids are welcome everywhere. Other than the theater, 'night life' is scarce unless you go to a neighboring town.

If you love peace and quiet and an uncrowded beach to play on then Emerald Isle is the place for you. We'd love to have you.


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
10 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £408

The rental rate includes linen service and housecleaning after checkout.
Checkout time is 10:00 AM. Check-in time is 4:00 PM.
Additional terms and conditions apply. See Rental Contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Emerald Isle in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bedroom bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Two outdoor hot and cold showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large picture window looks out at the ocean.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large room looking out at the ocean.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , This bedroom overlooks Ocean Blvd.
  • Each bedroom has full length mirror behind the door and a Smart TV for your enjoyment. A linen service will supply sheets and towels for each guest.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Come spend a fabulous week at beautiful Emerald Isle. Visit historic Fort Fisher at the end of the Island. A few miles away is the newly renovated Aquarium that is wonderful. And of course for you shoppers the wonderful waterfront shops and restaurants at Beaufort and Morehead City is a must see. Its about 15 miles away.

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