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Ocean View, EASY Access, Great Review

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,604 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Remodeled 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom in Emerald Isle 2nd row, walk to beach!

Flexible and non-week rentals accepted. Write us with your questions or ideas! We want your family to have a great vacation on Emerald Isle and come back next year.

Our comfortable beach home is 100 yards away from access to a quiet beach. Remodeled 4 bed/3 baths in perfect shape. Relax and enjoy full decks on both floors with ocean sounds and views. Walkable grocery, restaurants, shopping & mini golf. We want to know if something interferes with your enjoying your stay. House is stocked with cooking essentials, and lines are INCLUDED!!

Absolutely No Smoking or pets. We request that guests do not smoke near the house including the decks because some smoke smell inevitably finds its way into the house and we pride ourselves on providing a "smoke-free" experience as much as possible. If you smoke outside please try not to disturb renters on the other side of the duplex.

Check-in at 4pm or after and check-out at 10am on departure day.

Middle floor has a large open kitchen and dining area with seating for eight. Two sliding doors to access the porch with table and chairs. One bedroom with 2 twins, and a shared downstairs bathroom. The living area has High-speed internet (30 Down/5 up) and TV with 200 Channels, in addition to Wii U + games.

Top floor has 2 queen bedrooms with access to the deck and 1 shared bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed with private bath.

Covered parking for 2 cars and parking pad, plus large driveway with ample room for cars.

Washer/dryer and propane grill available.

There is a short walk to the uncrowded Emerald Isle beach. This little group of houses has its own public entrance to the beach with NO public parking. Folks cannot park on our road so the only people that use this access are on this street. The house is at the end of quiet cul-de-sac. There is essentially no traffic on our street or in front of the house. Most of the nearby houses are rentals but we haven't noticed a lot of noise or seen any big parties. The other half of the house is rented, but I know the owners well and if their house isn't being taken care of (or annoying you) call me and I will contact them. They too have a no smoking, no pets policy.

Often there is a wonderful tidal pool during low tide. As with any beach (especially one with sand bars and without lifeguards), know what to do in terms of rip tides. On Emerald Isle, we don't get the monster waves you see on the outer banks, but everyone should know about rip tides. We have life jackets for anyone who isn't a great swimmer.

Emerald Isle is bike friendly with bike paths along the major roads and easy bike rental if you cannot bring your own. Bike or walk to the Emerald Plantation Shopping or Food Lion each morning to pick up a coffee or a food item. It's less than a mile away. You can walk easily to the pier via the beach (about a mile away). Emerald Isle Woods Park is also about a mile away and has a pretty view of the sound. Walking distance to water park, cinema, shopping, mini-golf, and restaurants. Canoe rentals and surf shop are also walking distance.


Access: On your left, there is a public beach access. In the morning and evening, the beach isn't that crowded. To get to the beach, turn right out of the house and walk to the end of the street.

Fishing: The Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier is a 1.6-mile drive or a 1-mile walk on the beach to the east. Surf fishing is popular especially when the beaches are quiet.

Equipment: The house has beach chairs and the usual collection of "floaty things" as the kids call them. There are two beach carts.

Check-in/check-out: Standard Check-In time is 4 pm and check-out time is 10 am. These hours may be flexible depending on availability. If the house is cleaned and no one is in the house, we'll tell you and you can potentially check in as early as you like on that day.

Towels: Visitors should bring their own bath and beach towels. There isn't time to turn around the house for the next guest and clean towels.

Parking: There is covered space for two cars (one behind the other). There is also a parking pad to the right where you can put another car.

Food in the House: We've tried to stock the kitchen with necessary utensils and cookware. If anything is missing, please tell us so we can address the problem. You will also find standard spices, common items (oil) and some standard fridge stuff. Thus you will find some items in the fridge. These items are left because when we have rented, we have been frustrated that cooking is hard without them and I end up doing extra runs to the grocery store. Please feel free to use anything you find. If you have food you don't want to bring home and won't spoil in the next few weeks, feel free to leave it.

Next Door: Keep in mind that we cannot control the behavior of guests who rent the other half of the duplex - and they may smoke on their decks. Please tell us if their behavior (smoking or otherwise) interferes with your enjoying your stay. Please do not park on their side (the West side) of the building


Food Lion in the nearby (0.6 miles, an 11-minute walk) Emerald Plantation Shopping Center. The prices are reasonable. Note that they are swamped on Saturday when new people arrive. And all those folks can quickly empty the fresh veggies and fruit. To get to Emerald Plantation Shopping, drive out to the main road, turn right and it is about half a mile down on the left.

Lowes Foods 321 WB McLean Dr. Cape Carteret, NC 28584 (3.2 miles, 11 min drive) - A trip across the bridge; usually not necessary. They will shop for you and do delivery, however.

Piggly Wiggly 715 W Corbett Ave Swansboro, NC 28584 (7 miles and 12 minutes away from the house): A convenient stop on the way in if you are coming in from Jacksonville. If you are coming in on a Saturday or Sunday it'll be much less crowded.


There is plenty of convenient Shopping on Emerald Isle including in the nearby (0.6 miles, an 11-minute walk) Emerald Plantation Shopping Center.

CVS Pharmacy - Photo too, 300 Man Grove Road Emerald Isle, NC 28594 (252) 354-7541 (1.1 miles, 3 min drive)

Best Walmart on the way if you forgot something is Walmart Supercenter, 349 Kinston Highway, Richlands, NC 28574 (41 miles, 54 minutes)

Closest Walmart to the house. Walmart Supercenter, 300 Nc Highway 24, Morehead City, NC 28557 (18.6 miles, 26 minutes)

Local Activities: Right around the corner you'll find

Isle Have Fun Park (go-carts & amusements) [187-203 Islander Drive] (252)354-6503 and

Lighthouse Golf 187 Islander Drive (252)354-2397.

Hot Wax Surf and Paddle Sports Rentals 200 Mallard Drive (252)354-6466 about half a mile away that has rentals available.

Emerald Plantation Shopping Center Cinemas. It has 4 screens and usually 6 movies [yes, it does occasionally rain on the island]

Restaurants in the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center:

Burger place (Hwy 55 Burger, Shakes, and Fries),

Pizza place (Michelangelo’s). Saturday night is totally jammed. Call far in advance!

American style restaurant (Rucker Johns).

Easy Drive:

You can see pretty sunsets over the water at Emerald Isle Woods Park [about 1.5 miles away] - Turn left onto Reed Dr, after 0.4 mi, turn left onto Coast Guard Rd, after 0.5 mi turn right onto Cristina Ct, travel 0.3 miles and walk down the path to the water (about .3 miles)

Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium is located about 15 miles away at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

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Brian Tanner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Brian Tanner

In the summer I enjoy my ocean kayak and ride the waves; on the flatwater I paddleboard, windsurf, kayak, and sail my inflatable kayak sailboat. At the beach I'm happy just sitting in the tidal pools and soaking in the pretty scene. My son Brian manages the renting (with some help). He's a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill.

In the winter I want to be close to the best powder skiing in the country - Alta and Snowbird. I enjoy the Salt Lake Valley and all it has to offer from food to soccer games and a tremendous airport to get you anywhere. I grew up in New England [back when it was cold] and enjoy the freshness that comes with cold.

I've been an enthusiastic photographer all my life. It started in the Berkshires and on Cape Code and ow my focus is NC and Utah. Emerald Isle's West-East orientation [strange for the east coast] yields unique and pretty sunrises and sunsets; it's worth getting up [really] early in the morning and trying to catch a seagull flying in front of the rising sun. I'd also recommend walking across the island to the sound at sunset. Late in the season you might get the sun setting on the beach side.

Utah's Wasatch too and the view of the Salt Lake valley provide lots of opportunity for picture taking any time of day and any season of the year. In the summer, trips to national parks from SLC are my favorite; our National Parks are true gems and an endless source of inspiring photos.

Brian Tanner purchased this house in 2014

Why Brian Tanner chose Emerald Isle

My family has spent weeks at beach throughout NC and we chose to buy a house on Emerald Isle because it is simply the best combination of a family friendly place that has "peace and quiet" and "something to do." I chose the location on Emerald Isle so I could easily bike to the local stores; for me the perfect early morning activity [after you take sunrise pictures].

We would love to share our house with you so you can have the same great experiences we have.

What makes this house unique

We chose to rent out the house on flexible days because Saturday at the beach is often a zoo everywhere.

Typically, when you arrive on Saturday the whole rest of the world seems to be coming too. There is a ton of traffic, the grocery store is jammed [and running out of food] and don't even think about going out for dinner [or even getting a quick pizza]. Leaving Saturday early is equally stressful and unpleasant. That's no way to start or end a vacation.

So come and leave on Friday or Sunday. Sundays are stress-free on arrival, and there is minimal traffic on your departure. Give a Sunday->Sunday vacation a try!

We want folks to be able to time their vacation so it can be as relaxing as possible. We've rented many houses on Emerald Isle [versus the two large rental organizations]. We want folks to have a pleasant, relaxing break, not a stay that ends up so stressful that you need a vacation to recover from your vacation.

We are perfectionists about the house and want everything just right. So tell us right away if something is not right and we'll get it fixed. The salty air and sand can cause all kinds of problems; we'd rather hop on a problem quickly.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1604 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For instant book you must be a single family (can include grandparents)
  • No smoking, even on the deck. The smoke travels into the house.
  • Please report any damage at the beginning of your rental. The house should be free of any damage and we want to know.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full baths. Bath on middle floor is shared with bedroom with two twins. One bath on top floor is only connected to master with King Bed. Other full bath on top floor is shared by the two bedrooms with queen beds
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private Bathroom
    Queen Bedroom East - 1 Large Double Bed , With access to upstairs deck
    Queen Bedroom West - 1 Large Double Bed , With access to upstairs deck
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean View, EASY Access, Great Review
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week in July. It was fabulous. Loved it! Neat and clean. Close to the beach. Ocean View. Plenty of beach stuff to use. Towels and linens provided at the house. Have used condos the last few years and would definitely go back to using a HomeAway house. They give you more things to use during your stay. I really enjoyed staying at this house and would recommend it to anyone staying at Emerald Isle, North Carolina in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our house. We've expanded our beach supplies when renters have identified a need. I'm glad they were helpful!
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Charming home so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

New grill is a plus, and this house is such an easy walk to a beach almost no one else can get to since there is no parking except people renting on the street.

We went to the bakery, the mini -golf, the 'escape room", the aquarium - so many fun things to do with this house as a base.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great ideas! Thanks! I updated our welcome letter to mention that Emerald Isle had a great room. Who knew?
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Great vacation over Memorial Day....

  • 5 of 5

We rented this duplex so we could get together with our grown children and grandkids. It was a short walk to the beach. There was a view of the water from the balconies. The house was very clean and all agreed the beds were comfortable. The open layout of the kitchen/dining/ family room was perfect for visiting. We ate breakfast on the porch just off of these rooms. Water pressure was great and water immediately hot. The father/son team were easy to contact and got right back to us about immediately regarding the storage locker. It unlocks with a number code that is punched in...the numbers stuck and it took a while to open it. Once opened, there were beach chairs and toys and other helpful beach items. The grill had seen much use are hard wear since it was purchased last year and we did not use it. We told Brad about it's condition and he decided to purchase a new one!

We would definitely come back to this comfortable home!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I always appreciate input from folks, especially input that helps me improve the experience for the next family that rents the house. The weather destroys a grill down there quickly. I replaced that grill with a new one. I'm glad your stay over memorial day was a pleasant one. Sorry about the grill.
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and close enough to the beach for the kids to look for shells. Perfect for a large family and the kitchen worked very well for our Thanksgiving dinner. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The owner instructions were very accurate and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've put a lot of effort into creating a welcome letter that hopefully answers almost all questions and highlights all the wonderful things nearby. It really helps people get the most out a stay.
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Perfect for our needs! Would definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, clean and well-maintained beach duplex was exactly what we needed. Short walk to the beach, roomy enough for 8 and overall beautiful location. We wouldn't hesitate to book this same house in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hire our own cleaning folks and they are top notch. They are tremendous at getting the house ready for the next folks. I'm glad to see their work shows and I will send that feedback back to them.
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Great home, great location and a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. The home was roomy and very well appointed. Very easy walk to the beach. Everything you could need was just a short drive away. Overall great trip and would definitely recommend this home to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Flipperz Family Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Star Hill Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Several Restaurants in nearby shopping center
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Public Beach Access
Car: necessary

Emerald Isle is a family centered beach vacation destination for North Carolina. It features all beach essentials from Mini-Golf to numerous water sport rental companies.

Hot Wax Surf Shop is with in walking distance and offers kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals. In addition they offer surf lessons and fishing tours.

There is a movie theater in the near by shopping complex for rainy days. On Emerald Isle there many restaurants, several of which are within walking distance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £110.78
Damage Insurance £42.17

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The house is not reserved until payment is made.

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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