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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
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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 March, 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 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Great private access to the beach. Nice open floor plan for visiting with family. Beautiful beach view. The kids loved having a "sleepover" in the loft. Some days we didn't even need to walk down to the beach. We got to enjoy it right from the comfort of the deck.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We are a multi-generational group , ranging in age from 3-73. Four generations vacationing together.

We rented East & West . It was nice for us "older" folks(as much as we love the grands) to shut our door and have some quiet time. The connecting door made it easy to be together for meals and socializing.

All in all, it was a fantastic week. The grand children loved the fact that they could go to see Mem & Pep every morning for breakfast ( as long as the connecting door was open, they knew we were up and it was ok to enter) . The weather was darn near perfect.

On the two days that it did rain, we went to the Maritime museum. The older kids 8-11 enjoyed this, the younger kids, not so much. We also went to the Aquarium, a big hit for everyone.

Again, I would like to thank Shonell & Craig for all the help in answering questions and helping me to prepare for our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Roxanne I am glad you enjoyed your stay please come back and visit us..
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you just get lucky. I started looking for a place to go and spend a relaxing week on a beach somewhere. I started my search from the Gulf and worked my way up the east coast. Dune Castle was not recommended by anyone I knew, I just stumbled upon it and it turned out to be one of the best relaxing type vacations we have been on. It was everything I was looking for. Clean, comfortable, well equipped and right on the beach. There was only my wife and I so we rattled around in all that room but it would be equally as comfortable for any family or group. I will stay there again and would highly recommend Dune Castle to others.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick I am glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay..Please come visit us again
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  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend Dune Castle East. My husband and I and our two adult children and their spouses had an amazing time! The view of the ocean from the deck was breathtaking and the short walk to the beach was great! The house was well equipped for the amount of people that we had staying there. We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 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 £144.42
Damage Deposit £180.52

$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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