About this Property
- Sleeps 10
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
4 BD/3BA, 2nd Row Oceanview, Dog Friendly, Friday Check-in/out, Screened-In Back Deck and Lower Level Game Room
Blu Skyz is a Dog Friendly, 4 Bedroom and 3 Bath Second Row home with simple beach access steps away. Screened-In Porch. Water vistas and sounds of the waves! Roomy home with space to spread out! Excellent location on Ocean Drive! Walkable to the pier and to ice cream and donuts. We want your family to have a great vacation will gladly answer any questions before you book.
Upstairs: Living area with TV, well supplied kitchen, dining area with table and six chairs and four barstools at counter, laundry room with sink and high efficiency washer and dryer, back screened porch with table and chairs, front deck with seating. Master with full bath, king bed, TV. Second bedroom with queen bed, 3rd bedroom with queen bed, full bath in hallway. Ceiling fans throughout including all the bedrooms. All TVs have Roku.
Downstairs includes a 4th bedroom with a queen bed, a den with a twin trundle day bed, books and games, bathroom and two flex spaces: One room with a workstation, chair, couch, TV, another is a game room with foosball table, table with 4 chairs, kitchenette, microwave, 2nd refrigerator.
Outside: Outdoor shower, fish cleaning area, park style charcoal grille, and gas grille. We are on a flat corner lot and have a back driveway that can accommodate a modest boat trailer, please let us know if you will be bringing a boat. There are two parking pads at the front with space for 4 cars.
EASY BEACH ACCESS: The closest beach access is to the left of the home and only 100 steps away and is a sand path with no steps (super painless for the kiddos). The other is to the right of the home and is a boardwalk with a few steps up and a few steps down.
FRIDAY Check-in/check-out: Get on and off the island before the crazy weekend traffic and make a run to the grocery store before everybody else! Check-In time is 4 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Because cleaning well between guests is important to us, we are unable to adjust the check-in and check-out times for our guests. Thank you for your understanding.
TOWELS & LINENS PROVIDED: Bath towels, bedsheets and pillowcases are supplied at no charge to our guests. NOTE: Bring your own beach towels and beach chairs, or you may arrange to rent these from Island Essentials.
FAST WIFI! We sometimes work and school from the beach, so we’ve made sure to have High-speed Wifi throughout the home with a mesh system. All TVs have Roku attached. There is a workstation/desk downstairs.
NO SMOKING/VAPING. We request that guests do not smoke/vape near the home including the decks because some smoke smell inevitably finds its way into the home and we pride ourselves on providing a "smoke-complimentary" experience as much as possible. Smoke/vape outside only and please try to keep it to the back yard.
DOG FRIENDLY. We welcome well behaved family dogs! No weight limit, up to two. We provide poop baggies and ask owners to promptly clean up after their dogs. Per town regulations, dogs must be leashed outdoors and on the beach.
SECURITY. We have 4 exterior security video cameras that are always on 24/7, two at the front and 2 at the back of the home.
We will ask all reservations to confirm the max. number of 10 guests with an e-mail giving the names of all the guests in their group. We also ask the person making the reservation to use the Vacation Rental By Owner platform to submit a copy of their photo ID within 24 hours of booking to avoid cancellation of the reservation.
THINGS TO DO:
Blu Skyz is located on a flat section of Ocean Drive, which is a great street to walk, bicycle or rollerblade. Emerald Isle is bicycle-friendly with bicycle paths along the major roads and easy bicycle rental if you cannot bring your own. Bicycle or walk to the Emerald Plant. Shopping 2.5 miles away. You can walk comfortably to the pier via the beach (about 1.5 mile away). Emerald Plant. Shopping, Food Lion or Publix, water park, cinema, shopping, mini-golf, eateries, canoe and kayak units and surf shop are only 2-3 miles away.
You'll often find phenomenal tidal pools on our beach during low tide. As with any beach (especially one with sandbars and without lifeguards), know what to do in terms of rip tides. On Emerald Isle, we don't usually get the monster waves you see on the outer banks, but everybody should know about rip tides. Bring flashlights to look for crabs at nighttime and a pair of binoculars to watch the dolphins or birdwatch.
Fishing: The Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier is a 1.5-mile walk on the beach to right. Surf fishing is trendy especially when the beaches are peaceful.
We’ve tried to stock the kitchen with necessary silverware and cookware. If anything is missing, please tell us so we can address the problem.
Food/Grocery: Note that the grocery stores are swamped on Saturday when new people arrive.
• Food Lion in the close by Emerald Plant. Shopping Center. The prices are reasonable.
• Publix – next to Emerald Plant. Shopping Center. They offer online-ordering and curbside pick-up through Instacart
• Lowes Foods - A trip across the bridge. They offer online-ordering and curbside pick-up.
• CVS Pharmacy – just before Emerald Plant.
• Walgreens Pharmacy – across the bridge, near the Lowe’s Food
• Muttigans Pet Supply - on Emerald Drive close to the pier
• Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Sweet Spot Ice Cream - on Emerald Drive close to the pier
• Flip Flops Donuts - on Emerald Drive close to the pier
Local Activities Nearby:
• Fun World Motorsports (go-carts & amusements)
• Emerald Forest Mini-Golf
• Salty Pirate water park
• Hot Wax Surf and Paddle Sports Units has units available.
• Emerald Plant. Shopping Center Cinemas. It has 4 screens and usually 6 movies
• If you bring your own kayak or SUP, close by access at Emerald Isle Boat Ramp (.9 mile) and Cedar Street Park (1.5 mile)
• Playgrounds close by: Sen. Jean Preston Memorial Park (.7 mile) Blue Heron Park (.9 mile)
Some of our favorite EI Eateries:
• Caribsea – nice dining
• Kathryn’s Bistro – nice dining
• Village Market
• Fish Hut
• Trading Post
• Shepard's BBQ
Pizza places: Saturday nighttime is completely jammed. These places will deliver, best to place your delivery order far in advance!
• Michelangelo’s Pizza and Subs
• Lazzara’s Pizza and Subs
• Circle Pizza and Subs
• Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium is located about 15 miles away
• Fort Macon
• Guided kayak tours out of Cedar Point
o Maritime Museum
o Catch a ferry to Cape Lookout or Shakleford Banks
o Eateries and modest stores
• Morehead City and Swansboro - great places to walk around and many good eateries
About the Area
Located in Emerald Isle, this vacation home is near the beach. Emerald Plantation and Salty Air Open Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Croatan National Forest and Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area. Traveling with kids? Consider Emerald Isle Adventures and The Sweet Spot.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
- Pets allowed
- Dogs only
- 1 per room
- Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees