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Soundfront Home With Private Beach, Steps Away From the Ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Best Of Both Worlds Sound and Sea! Breathtaking sunsets & tranquil setting!

If you have never had the opportunity to stay sound side at the beach, then you don't know what a great time you are missing out on. After a hard day of fun & sun at the beach, wind down on the back deck and experience the amazing sunsets and stunning views of the Bogue sound.

While summer is in high demand, many miss the most amazing times of the year to come to the Salty Dog! Sept., Oct., and Nov., are filled with warm days, warm water, refreshing evenings, low humidity, lower traffic and great fishing!

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are special times to spend at the coast and celebrate with family and friends. Jan and Feb are not to be forgotten months with much needed relaxing and de-stressing after the hectic holiday season and also romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day!

Our beautifully decorated home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It will comfortably sleep 6; with 2 queen beds and a kid friendly room which has a bunk bed that has a double bed on bottom, single on top and a trundle bed underneath. All the bedrooms have private decks with scenic views. There is a wonderful picnic area with picnic table located sound front on the sandy beach area and great place to play corn hole.

Staying sound front offers many activities that you wouldn’t be able to experience on the beach front such as; clamming, crabbing, flounder gigging, seining, bird watching, walking in the shallow waters for great distances, etc.

Our family has had many fond memories of clamming and crabbing and having a delicious clam bake with all we caught! The kids have always enjoyed catching crabs and hermit crabs.

By the sound, there is a sandy beach area, a covered gazebo in the water and stairs leading into the sound. There is also a hot/cold outdoor shower area with a separate dressing area. For those of you that would like to try some clamming or crabbing there are rakes and crab pots available for use. We will also have beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards and corn hole boards.

Points of Interest nearby:

• NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

• Newly constructed bike trail right in front of our house that can take you to either Salter Path or to Coast Guard Rd.

• Historical Waterfront Town of Beaufort

• Deep sea fishing charters, Big Rock Fishing Tournament (June)

• NC Seafood Festival the first weekend in October

• Public NC Wildlife Boat Access

• Fort Macon

• Bogue Fishing Pier

• Great waterfront dining at Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Beaufort

• Shackleford Island

• Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Maritime Museums

Please give the Salty Dog a try I feel if you come and visit once you will want to come back again! Our home is not your average rental home it feels like a home away from home!

Please contact me with any questions I will be so happy to speak with you!


Dana Franklin,


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Dana Franklin
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Dana Franklin

The Salty Dog is named after the original “Salty Dog” my dad. He built this home in the late 70’s after years of scraping and saving! His dream was to retire early and live out the rest of his life at Emerald Isle and that he did. My dad was somewhat of a stubborn man, he weathered many hurricanes by himself and his fearless dogs! He would never evacuate even when it was mandatory! He would always tell me, “A captain must go down with his ship”. He loved this house! It would drive me crazy and worry me to death! But this house would always come out just fine and so would my dad! I grew up coming to Emerald Isle and raised my four children coming here as well. As a family, we have made so many wonderful memories in this house and now they still want to come here on vacation rather than somewhere else. My children have always brought friends with them on vacation and to this day they still talk about all the good times they had at Emerald Isle with us! When my sweet dad left this earth he passed this home to me and I decided it was time for a much needed makeover. So I gave it an overhaul and made the decision to share it with others so they could make memories of their own here. We truly feel this is a special place filled with love, happiness and fun and want others to share in this too. I know my dad is looking down with his scruffy beard and smiling! So Cheers to you Dad!!!

Dana Franklin purchased this house in 2005

Why Dana Franklin chose Emerald Isle

This home has brought so much love and given us so many cherished memories to our family and to everyone that has stayed with us. It is not a rental home it is my home that I am sharing with others so they can make their own memories to cherish.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location!!! Privacy and definately have the best of both worlds. Tranquility of the sound and the closeness of the beach!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Emerald Isle in Carteret County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Private hot/cold outdoor shower with separate dressing area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Private deck, dresser, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private deck, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , bunk bed has double on bottom single on top , TV, deck
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach cart, clam rakes, crab pots, coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards available for use.


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Soundfront Home With Private Beach, Steps Away From the Ocean!
average rating of 4.955224 based on 67 reviews
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Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely LOVE this house!

I needed a break from the hustle, bustle and noise of the Washington DC area, and this home was just what the doctor ordered!

Upon entering the home, I immediately felt the load coming off of my shoulders! The house was immaculate! Every thing was in its proper place, and the layout was just awesome!

We had need of absolutely nothing! There were plenty of cooking utensils, dishes, toiletries, cleaning solutions, etc. The Keurig was a big hit as well! Both gas and charcoal grills were available.

There were more than enough towels, extremely soft and comfortable. Everything screamed "quality".

The bedrooms were spotless, each with its own private deck. This definitely came in handy on those mornings when you wanted to enjoy the view alone. The beds were extremely comfortable as well.

And speaking of the view! OMGoodness! The decks were so comfortable and relaxing, and the gazebo! THAT GAZEBO! I could have stayed out there the entire week! Watching the fish, birds, crabs and stingrays (they were so cute) daily was a treat!

We didn't do any crabbing, but that's not due to lack of equipment. Dana thought of everything: crab baskets, outdoor games, you name it, it was there. We simply relaxed in the gazebo and enjoyed the splendid view!

What made the trip top rate was the owner, Dana. From the first inquiry to checkout, Dana was awesome! She's friendly, courteous, and very pleasant: this is a big deal to me. After speaking to Dana, you'll want to stay at The Salty Dog, because she loves her home, and it shows! I love the memory book, which gives the history of The Salty Dog - what a beautiful story of how this gem came to be!

We left The Salty Dog on May 20, but we definitely weren't ready to leave! I am already scheduling my return visit!

Thank you so much, Dana, for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! Your dad MUST be smiling down on you for how you've managed his dream home.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all of your kind words! It means the world to me to make all of my guests feel like they are family! And if you left feeling that way than I succeeded! I look forward to having you again as extended family of the Salty Dog!
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Salty Dog exceeded all of my family's expectations, from the moment we arrived until we left. The house is so nice, open and inviting, clean and very comfortable. The owner is just wonderful to work with -- you get the feeling she wants you to love the house the way she and her family have done over the years. And we did! Emerald Isle is an amazing and beautiful place, but staying at the salty dog made our Mother's Day weekend getaway exceptional! We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that your Mother's Day was a special one and that I could help make it special for you! I do hope that you and your family will return again in the future!
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at The Salty Dog! The house had everything we needed plus some. The view from the back deck was breathtaking! We spent every day enjoying coffee there in the morning and ended the evenings eating dinner out back. We enjoyed the house so much, we rarely even ventured out for dinner (why eat out when the views at home are perfection!) The beds were very comfortable and the house was clean and well stocked with fresh linens. We loved our stay and will absolutely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do agree about going out to eat I would much rather eat out on the deck and enjoy those magnificent sunsets anyday than going to a crowded noisy restaurant! We rarely ever go out to eat when we are there! I do hope you will come back to see us again soon thank you for choosing to stay with us!
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This house is amazing! It is a wonderful place to rest, restore, and enjoy the NC coast!

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean, beds are comfortable, kitchen is well stocked, and the den is a great space for hanging out with family and friends. The decks and the views from the deck are breath taking, whether you are out in the morning, for lunch, dinner or an after dinner get together. Dana was so kind and made sure we had a wonderful vacation. We will be forever visitors of the Salty Dog! Thank you for the wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to hear that I will be adding you to our extended family of the Salty Dog! Our family grows all the time and I love it! I like to get to know everyone on a more personal level when I get the chance it makes it more special to me and hopefully to all my guests as well. I look forward to having you visit again real soon!
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A Picturesque Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Salty Dog was wonderful! The home was inviting with ample space. The colorful and beachy decor provided a sense of tranquility. The home was well furnished. The outdoor space was amazing with its many decks, balconies, and gazebo. We spent much of our time enjoying the beautiful sights of the sound. The Salty Dog is a highly recommended home for a unforgettable stay at Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were one of the first to get to try out the new decks so I am happy you enjoyed them! I am so very excited to finally have them done! Please come again and visit with us would love to have you, we are always adding and changing things to improve our home to share with others!
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I traveled to North Carolina for a wedding. We needed a place to stay and I am so glad we found the Salty Dog. The house is beautifully decorated and the views are breathtaking. Everything you need is supplied to make your trip pleasurable and memorable. It definitely is your "home away from home". Dana was a pleasure to work with and answered any questions. I highly recommend a stay at the Salty Dog. We definitely will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad all turned out well and met your expectations! We do our very best to make sure that our guests leave with a positive experience and great memories! Please come back and visit with us again!
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Car: necessary

Within short driving distances are the: NC Aquarium, Fort Macon, Historical Beaufort Waterfront, Ecotours, Deep sea charter fishing, Shopping, Wonderful waterfront dining, Bogue Pier, NC Wildlife Public Boat Access, Shackleford Island, Cape Lookout Lighthouse and so much more...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Prime Time
27 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sound Value
6 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Mar 2019 - 25 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Season
26 May 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £188.72

Cleaning Fee and linens are included for stays 7 days or longer, for less than 7 day stays the cleaning fee will be 100.00 and 50.00 linen fee.

3:00 pm check in and 10:00 am check out

12.75% tax rate is charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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