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Dune Castle West- A Family Friendly Oceanfront Beach Duplex with adjoining door

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,230 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath with a Loft

Dunecastle is a duplex with an adjoining door which give access to the east side. Please view VRBO Listing number 748936 to review to enjoy both sides or for availability if this side showes booked.

Oceanfront with spectacular view. Fully furnished 4 Bedroom including 1 King, 3 Queens and 2 twins in the Loft. 2 full Baths with outside shower. Full equipped kitchen with three HD Flat Screen TVs and DVD Player. Laundry Room with Washer and Dryer. Game room with Ping Pong. Nearby Fishing, Golf Course, Library, Public Boat Ramp, Resturants, Shops and Grocery Stores. There is also a Dollar General around the corner for the extra convince.

Shonell Singler
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Shonell Singler

It has been almost 20 years ago that we fell in love with Emerald Isle when our girls were very young. We have celebrated many special events and family reunions at Dunecastle. Our daughter Ashlie was even married on the sand right in front of the cottage. We have been blessed with 7 beautiful grandchildren and now enjoy our time there watching the dolphins swim and jump right in front of the cottage.

Shonell Singler purchased this house in 1996

Why Shonell Singler chose Coastal North Carolina

We fell in love with Dunecastle because of its huge deck and the opportunity for all generations to be able to enjoy the beachfront. We also like the idea of the adjoining door that CAN connect to Dune Castle East that can be used for large groups or families for a fun filled vacation.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite thing about Dunecastle West is having coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon on the deck while watching the children play right out front on the sand. We also love waking up in the morning and the first thing we see is the waves crashing on the shore right from our bedroom.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs Jack and Jill bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs bathroom.
  • Bathroom #1 is downstairs off of the living room between the downstairs bathrooms. It is a full bath, with tub, commode and sink. Bathroom #2 is upstairs between the bedrooms. It is a full bath, with a tub, commode and sink. Outside downstairs there is an outside shower with door for privacy.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean front veiw with queen sized bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean front veiw with private deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Street side veiw.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Street side veiw.
    loft room - 2 Single Bed , Loft with two twin beds with veiw to downstairs livingroom.
  • Bedroom #1 is oceanfront access with 1 queen bed, a dresser, a nightstand with flat screen TV Bedroom #2 is street side with a queen bed, dresser and nightstand. Bedroom #3 is oceanfront access to balcony , upstairs King size bed with a dresser, nightstand and flatscreen TV Bedroom #4 is street side with queen bed, dresser and nightstand. Loft has two twin beds, dresser and a nightstand.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are so many sites and fun things to do on Emerald Isle. The NC AquIrium is 7 miles from Dunecastle. Fort Macon is an interesting historical site, it is about 10 miles away. There are several miniature golf courses and amusement parks for the families enjoyment. You may choose to just sit on the sand and enjoy a cold drink reading a book, listening to the soothing sounds of the sea. Dunecastle is a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle of life. ENJOY!


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Dune Castle West- A Family Friendly Oceanfront Beach Duplex with adjoining door
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Contoocook, NH

Fantastic family vacation

  • 4 of 5

From the planning to the arrival, Shonell & Craig were super helpful. I am a planner, I like to have all my bases covered and this was not a problem at all. All of my emails were answered promptly.

The house is exactly as described. We rented both sides as we are a family group consisting of 4 generations. Parents with kids on one side and the "old" people on the other. The connecting door was very helpful. If the door was open, the grandchildren knew that Mem & Pep were up and they were free to come join us for breakfast.

The beach is very clean and not crowded. Everyone enjoyed the week and we can't wait to do it again.

The only draw back for us was the charcoal grill. We are used to gas so we had to remember to start the charcoal well in advance of dinner.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Roxann for your review, I will look into providing a gas grill..Maybe a portable with the little green gas containers. I have had gas grills before but then the replacing the gas becomes a problem..But thank you for your thoughts..next year look under the kitchen cabinet for a portable gas grill I will always have a Weber..
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just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful time with our family! We have been going here for years and it has recently been updated. It's just beautiful.

It has become our family's quiet place during the summer & spring; a place to get refreshed.

The owners are very accommodating and the house has everything you would just about need to make yourself at home for the week.

We are grateful for your home!

Cannot wait to go again! Thank you!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful week.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at Dunecastle west. Nice accommodations and 4 bedrooms plus a loft if you need it. Can't beat being right on the beach. Only downside is charcoal grill not gas grill.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this property for 10 years now. Our family rents both the east and west units. For one week in the summer, I call this my summer home. It is always fun to come back each year and see the new improvements made. We have stayed in several properties on Emerald Isle, but Dune Castle East and West in our favorite! The duplex has a joining door in the living area so that the properties are joined with out going outside. The house has everything you need for a fantastic get away. We will definitely be back!

Jan E

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Fantastic location, great for small kids.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time staying at Dune Castle West.

1) Absolute favorite thing: the location—Emerald Isle and beach front. Because of the layout of Emerald Isle, there’s no particular part of the beach that is crowded at any point. That’s saying a lot since we were there close to July 4th. We spent a good deal of time hanging out on the spacious back deck of the house, watching the waves. It was awesome being beach front.

2) The porch also had a nice umbrella and picnic table where I fed my kids lunch every day. That way they didn’t have to get cleaned up to come inside and eat lunch.

3) The kitchen was well stocked with various pots and pans we needed. The granite counter tops are gorgeous! There was also plenty of cabinet space to put our food for the week away without having to leave everything on the counter tops.

4) The thermostat seemed brand new. The air conditioning was able to keep up with all the people coming and going throughout the day from the humid outside to the air conditioned inside.

5) Ceiling fans in a few of the rooms were a nice bonus as well.

6) Dresser space – I unpacked my kids’ stuff as well as my husband and I’s stuff into a few of the dressers available. The storage space was helpful.

7) Kid friendly - I have a 3 yr old and a 5 yr old and the house was pretty conducive to them. There were cute plastic fish-plates in cupboard that they used as well as kid-sized silverware. There was enough space in the bedrooms where kids could sleep on the floor with no problem.

8) Laundry facilities – I used the washer and dryer in the downstairs area all week long. I definitely appreciated this convenience.

9) Very cool aquarium nearby – I think it was a 15 min drive to the aquarium. My kids loved it.

10) Incredibly responsive owner - I must’ve asked 10,000 questions before, during and a few after our trip. Shonell was always so quick to respond. Even when I discovered a lot of my questions were already answered in the HomeAway app (hospitality tab) that I didn’t realize was there. Bless you Shonell for being so kind to me!

Overall we had a fabulous time and would highly recommend this house to any vacationers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well supplied. stayed June 4th to 11th 2016

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time at Dune Castle West with our daughter, son in law and three grandchildren. The beach house is a perfect layout for this size family and I am glad to have found it. Being right on the beach was a real convenience for the many trips back and forth to retrieve a forgotten item or to grab a snack from the kitchen. We had a large canopy that we hauled down to the beach every morning which I highly suggest if you plan on staying on the beach for most of the day. The canopy provided us with the perfect shaded area to sit and watch the grandkids play in the surf and sand.

We were especially grateful for the well supplied and clean accommodations that greeted us when we arrived. Dune Castle West, for us was all that was advertised and made our vacation one we will always remember.

I do suggest that you check out Catherine's Martini Bar and Grill for the best meal you could imagine, excellent food.

Honestly the only thing that could have made this vacation any better is if it were longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43.21 Miles
OAJ Albert J Ellis
Nearest Ferry
12.46 Miles
Bear Island Hammocks Beach State Park Ferry
Nearest Golf
8.19 Miles
Star ill Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Go Carts/ Bumper Cars/ Bumper Boats
Nearest Restaurant
4.4 Miles
Carltons @ The Beach
Car: necessary

Emerald Isle has so much to offer. There are endless activities for everyone! From combing the beach for shells to historical Fort Macon. Shopping boutiques & antiques stores galore. So many things to keep your family busy. Maybe you just choose to sit in the sand and enjoy the sunset right in front of our cottage.


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
17 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
19 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £154.26
Refundable Damage Deposit £192.83
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received. Our refund policy is 100% returned 60 days before arrival, 50% of deposit returned up to the 30 days prior to arrival and after final payment is made no refunds within the last 30 days.

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.
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