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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.

For more information visit our website or our Facebook page: emeraldisledunecastle.com


More Details

Shonell Singler
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

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 10 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 Emerald Isle

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 Carteret County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 4.4 based on 15 reviews
Avon, NY

Perfect location and beach. Very nice house layout and great balcony

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice with four decent beds. House has seen a bit of wear and tear, with some details wanting (warped/dead burners on stove, light bulbs out, dirty dishes, etc). Nothing that was too big a downer, but it could have used a deep- clean. Would we stay again? Probably.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house and furnishings are in need of a lot of updates and repairs. It has been neglected.

  • 1 of 5

This house was really a disappointment.



Tension rod in upstairs bath (no tension-is just resting on tub surround, falls when moving shower curtain);

Outlet covers missing (MBR & street side bedroom on main floor);

Out door ocean side lights do not work;

Screws on deck floor sticking up (puncture wound risk);

Glass top on table broke;

Charcoal grill does not have lower closing mechanism-sparks fly;

Toilet seat in upstairs bath; and

Lamp in ocean side main floor bedroom (holder for light bulb is broke).


Mold on upstairs shower curtain;

Ant hills in grassy areas;

Mold on and in ocean side bedroom light switch by sliding door; and

Had a large roach in the down stairs bedroom.


Exhaust fans in both bathrooms do not work;

Several unpainted patches on walls; refrigerator missing handle.

Things needing replaced:

Mattresses in all bedrooms;

Pillows are hard or falling apart;


Storm door ocean side;

Kitchen is poorly stocked and in need of upkeep. (cookie sheets are black with cooked on residue, toaster is from the 1970s as are the blenders and they were dirty)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I take all reviews and feedback seriously but this review seems nit picky and completely incorrect, as an example I do not have exhaust fans in the bathrooms those are air and heating vents..The mattress are 2-3 yrs old and the west side downstairs was replaced in the summer this year. I invest heavily to keep this property in excellent shape although it is the end of the season so things do get warn.. I am sorry this guest was unhappy but she never called or contacted me with any issues. Even though I don't agree with her assessment I will take a list with me to correct any problems found. I have already sent a list to my cleaning team to correct any items they find.
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Winston-Salem, NC

Fabulous oceanfront property with kind & responsive owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at Dune Castle West! With lovely decor and comfortable beds, not to mention easy access and beautiful ocean front views, we're finding it hard to leave.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week

  • 4 of 5

It was our first time in Emerald Isle and we will absolutely be back. The location of the house on the beach allowed us to come and go easily. House is equipped with a facuect to rinse feet off as well as an outdoor shower with hot water. As this is a duplex we worried about noise from the other side but house is well insulated so we had privacy and plenty of quiet time. We were surrounded with nice families from all over. No rowdy drinkers. Our house had everything we needed including plenty of towels for 6 people all week without having to wash them. We did do laundry in private space on lower level. The beds were VERY comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to make any meal we needed. The owners were extremely responsive with any questions or concerns. I have spent many years on Fire Island NY as a child and this house in Emerald Isle is exactly what a beach house should be. We were really able to relax and unwind and enjoy what we set out to do.. enjoy the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great 4th of July vacation at Dune Castle West. There was plenty of room for the 6 adults and 4 children and the location was perfect for entertaining the children when not at the beach. Already looking forward to our next visit. T. Allen

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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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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

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £142.48
Damage Deposit £178.1

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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