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Dune Castle East: Family Friendly Oceanfront Beach Duplex With Adjoining Door

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath with a Loft - Sat to Sat stay

This is a duplex with an adjoining door that can give direct access to the West Side. Please view Dunecastle West at VRBO listing 741368 to enjoy both sides or check the availability if this side shows booked.

Dunecastle is oceanfront duplex with a spectacular view, the cottage faces south so you unbelievable sun rises and sun sets. Fully furnished 4 bedroom including 4 queens and 2 twins in the loft. 2 full baths with an outside shower. Fully equipped kitchen with three HD Flat Screen TVs and DVD player. Laundry room with washer & dryer game room with ping pong, nearby fishing, golf course, library, public boat access, restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. There is also a Dollar General right around the corner.

Shonell Singler
Member since: 2015
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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 out in front of the cottage. We have been blessed with 8 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 to be able to enjoy the beachfront . We also like the idea of the adjoining door that CAN connect to Dune Castle West. It that can be used for large groups or families for a fun filled vacation.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite thing about Dunecastle East 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 the bedroom.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Oceanfront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , balcony off bedroom
    loft - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are many things to do on Emerald Isle and nearby. From Historical Mort Macon to Minature Golf/Bumper Boats. From dining out to cook outs on the oceanfront deck. You may just decide to find a place right in front of the duplex to set , read a book, have a cold drink and feel the waves crashing at your feet. ENJOY!


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Dune Castle East: Family Friendly Oceanfront Beach Duplex With Adjoining Door
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation. The property is in an ideal location with beautiful ocean front views. Watching the waves crash on the shore from the deck was a real stress reliever. The Beach house was perfection, plenty of room and all the kitchen ware needed to prepare meals, plenty of seating in the living room. The House was clean with a warm welcoming at home presence. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and would rent Dune Castle again in a heartbeat. Next time, I would rent both sides to have my family all in one place. I have two suggestions for improvement. First would be the kettle grills. We realized too late, after using the rusted grill outside by foiling the grate, that there was a new and very nice grill in the laundry room just waiting to be used. I recommend getting rid of the rusted grills asap,and let the renters know that the new grill is in the laundry room. Second, provide fans for the first floor bedrooms . Installing ceiling fans would be ideal, however simply putting a fan in each coset for use would solve the problem. My son had to go out and buy a fan to use. Aside from that, I could not have had a better experience at Dune Castle. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shawsville, VA

Great location

  • 3 of 5

The unit was in a great location right on the water which is what our family loved. The unit was mostly clean but we did have some issues. Found leftover food behind the nightstand in one of the bedrooms. The outside shower was unable to be used. The boards were rotten and there were nails coming up through the boards. The outside entrance light did not work. Outside door on deck was very hard to close and the upstairs sliding door screen kept falling off. We did although enjoy our stay this unit is in a great location and would recommend a few minor repairs. The kitchen was well stocked. The inside door of the microwave did have rust on it.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We gathered our adult children and grandson in one place. This home was perfect for us - plenty of space, open concept for we were always together, and the beautiful beach right there! Sleeping with the sound of the waves made everyone happier. The hosts kindly left coffee and filters on the counter, a high priority after the long drive! I’d recommend this Home to any family - would be great to rent both sides and fill the house with family. We would love to go back again and again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Dune Castle East. We had the place for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful ocean views, easy access to the beach, and the convenient accommodations of Dune Castle. The kitchen was fully stocked with cookware and and everything needed for wonderful family meals. We will definitely consider Dune Castle for our next family trip to Emerald Isle.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Place Right on the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We really loved our stay. It's so wonderful to be able to walk out onto the beach every morning. Our dogs were happy and the outdoor spigots and shower were a godsend for cleaning them off after running around on the beach. We all had a blast.

The only comment I have is that we really enjoyed the proximity to Food Lion because we decided to pretty much prepare our own food instead of eating out this whole trip. The downfall here is that as with many vacation rentals, it's expected that guests will wash their own dishes. No problem! Except that someone did a poor job on a previous time (found a few dishes with food still clearly stuck to them) and the cookware (pans mostly) were pretty beat up and probably could use replacing - both of the frying pans we could find were well-past their prime and one actually flamed up when we tried to put it into use (we re-scrubbed it, but decided it best to stick with the pan that wasn't acting up).

Other than that, everything was great!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your input! We are so glad you enjoyed Dunecastle! Sorry for the convience with the pans. We have replaced all of the frying pans per your recommendations.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location and is perfect for families - just a short walk over the dunes on the walkway and you are on the beach. Far enough away from the main area that it is quiet, but close enough to be able to enjoy the amenities of the area. The kitchen was nice for cooking for our group of 8 and accommodating the 2 toddlers with us. Lots of room inside for the adults to have privacy and the kids to run amuck. The carpet could have used a little bit more cleaning attention prior to arrival and the owners could have been more communicative when issues arose, but overall, we would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris I thought the light was taken care of, but put plans in place so that will not happen again..Glad you had a good time
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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 Hill Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.4 Miles
Carltons @ The Beach

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 the cottage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £151.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.95

$200 pet fee maximum of two pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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