• As low as $355/Night
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 per room
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee grinder
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Firepit
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Kitchen island
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Pet friendly
  • Power boating nearby
  • Printer
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Sleeps 6
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Spa tub
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water park
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

Welcome! You’re on beach time at The Chatty Dolphin!

Rest, recharge, and relax. We’re all about having fun in a casual beach ambiance and hope our home away from home provides this for you too!

A private hot tub overlooks the wooded backyard, gazing up into the tree canopy. Turn on the jets, changing color lights and waterfall and take in the ample sounds of nature. For added ambience, string lights adorning the sky can be turned on as well, and LED tiki torches come on each nighttime.

A new outdoor shower makes post beach clean-up of your family (including the four-legged ones) a breeze with hot and cold water, along with a close by hose for cleaning up beach gear.

With the addition of a cedar outdoor dining table and seating for six adjacent to the pizza oven. The wood fired pizza oven is a fun and exceptional way to make dining an experience without ever going out. Dough, sauce and cheese to get started with are included along with all the tools and some books for how to get started and fun recipe ideas. Also great for baking bread, cedar planked salmon, pizookie cookies, cobbler, cast iron cinnamon rolls and more! YUM!

Winding down? Appreciate hot cocoa and cider supplied while roasting S’mores on the firepit. Local wine varietals and brews are available at close by stores for the 21+ crowd too. Firewood and hard wood for cooking are available for purchase at local grocery stores, Ace and Walmart; complimentary wood is not supplied at this time, as wet wood will not fire/light.

Out on the back deck are the calming sounds of the fountain coupled with a cedar bench and planter full of fresh herbs for your cooking enjoyment. A stainless grille is on the back deck and ready to make your next lunch or dinner!

Inside the kitchen we have an Instant Pot, Ninja Blender and Bread Machine. The bread machine can be set on a timer to make and bake so you can wake to the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread. Sourdough boxed mix and additional bread flower and yeast are supplied along with a recipe book. Nothing like fresh sourdough paired with the local catch on a coastal evening, or paired with some traditional local chowder.

Some of the kitchen appliances are a little older, but American made and still going strong. Nearly any spice or cookware item you’d wish to use while cooking is probably supplied in this kitchen, as we appreciate to prepare and try new local recipes! Stainless pans, pots and cookware. In the summer the Ninja hooks us up with exhilarating smoothies after visiting the close by farmers markets and in the fall and winter we find ourselves making soup with the Instant Pot and Ninja which saves time and money to spend on the fun stuff while traveling. A Keurig, k-cups, tea, sugar, honey and creamer are supplied.

In the master bedroom is a King size bed and attached bathroom with huge shower. Plush bath towels (XXL bath sheets), hand towels and wash clothes are supplied two per each room. The other bedrooms are each Queen beds with a guest bathroom separating them (shower/tub unit). All linens are included, and everything is washed between guests, comforters/duvets and throw blankets too!

In the Laundry Nook you’ll find beach towels, and spa towels for the hot tub. Broom and dustpan, handheld broom and dustpan, handheld vacuum, detergent, wool dryer balls, first aid kit. A stand-up vacuum is in a guest room closet also.

In the living room you’ll find two plush couches that are additional soft and comfortable! Apple TV which you can login to your subscription channels, i.e., Netflix, Prime, Disney +, Hulu and more is ready for you. In addition a DVD player with DVD’s is ready for use, and a CD player with CDs. Board games, books, an electric fireplace and cozy throw blankets make the space ready to savor. The fireplace can be appreciated with or without heat.

Munchies are covered with complimentary snacks on-hand in the snack tower.

Beach access: A few mins. golf cart ride to the public beach accesses on Ocean Drive (which have golf cart parking too!) or a ~14 min. walk.

Parking: Plenty of parking with room to park a boat also.

Location: A tad inland on the Sound side of Emerald Isle, adjacent to park with dog-friendly trails, disc golf and kayak launch. Dining such as Gaffer’s and Lazzara’s Pizza and Subs, ice cream and candy are just around the corner. Water park, fuel and go-karts close by. The home is located in a forested/wooded part of the island. We adore all the cool wildlife we get to see and experience with this location that we otherwise wouldn’t see elsewhere on the island; it’s a special place.

Emerald Isle is full of so many fun things to do that it’s essential to have a peaceful place to recharge! We’re that place, cozy and welcoming on a peaceful street. Thank you for considering your next stay at The Chatty Dolphin!

Please note:
*Outdoor security cameras are installed for protection of the property in painless to view places covering home doors, garage bay and backyard. Backyard includes hot tub, wood fired oven and fire pit but may be covered by guest when onsite.
*Animals are allowed WITH $150 pet cleaning fee. Rules apply. No puppies/animals that are not potty trained please. Be sure to check ‘family pets’ on your booking if traveling with a pet, thank you!

About the Area

Located in Emerald Isle, this vacation home is near the beach. Salty Pirate Water Park and Emerald Forest Golf are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Emerald Plantation and Salty Air Open Market. Emerald Isle Adventures and The Sweet Spot are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Pet Policy

  • Pets allowed
  • 4 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Our top Rental home tips:

Sticking to a rental home budget:

  • The sooner you can book a vacation home, the easier your search will be. The most desirable vacation homes are reserved early. Booking your rental up to 12 months before your vacation is recommended. Winter holidays are excellent times to plan and book your rental home.
  • Reserve your Morehead City rental in the Fall or Spring shoulder seasons to enjoy warm weather while saving money and avoiding crowds. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to reserve an oceanfront vacation rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the Summer months. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Morehead City vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to gather with family and friends at the beach.
  • Some property managers offer discounts for active duty military and veterans. Remember to ask your property manager if rate reductions are available for your group.
  • Booking websites usually offer renters an option to buy vacation insurance. Trip insurance, which normally costs 1% - 5% of the base booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed trip time as a result of medical-related emergencies or weather disasters, as well as hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or additional gas expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a welcome relief if the unforeseen happens. Ask your property manager for details.
  • Many property management companies and vacation rental houses supply Morehead City area travel guide magazines which will include money-saving offers, either offered directly by local companies, or by way of a relationship between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find visitors guide and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.

How to choose and book the perfectrental:

  • Select a group lead, choose your vacation week, and choose a spending budget.
  • Note the number bedrooms and the configuration your family requires. Hot tub, wood fired pizza oven, fire pit, 41 acre park out back! has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • Specific descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts is usually available online. If they are not listed, email the property manager before reserving your rental. Remember that most properties list the max. guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds and bunks. You will need to establish what configuration is suitable for your family.
  • If your group is vacationing with pets, you must reserve a property that allows animals. Make sure to ask for details on breed, size, and type requirements. Be aware that some property owners require additional pet deposits and fees.
  • If there's a specific Morehead City beach you long to visit, search for rentals that are either near by, or those that cater to your requirements.
  • Appropriate accessibility can make or break a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. Make certain to ask about specialized equipment and wheel chair accessibility.

Advice for a fantastic stay:

  • Take a copy of the property manager's contact number and check in/check out procedures for your rental home. We recommend storing the manager's contact information in your smartphone and wallet.
  • Property managers are there to help! Feel free to ask questions before, during, or after your stay.
  • Ensure you protect the rental owner (and your things!) by locking and securing the home while you are out, just like you would back home.
  • Make a record of any damages to the rental at check in, and immediately e-mail them to the host. We specifically recommend e-mails and text messages, as they usually contain built-in time stamps that are valuable if a dispute arises.
  • Be a good neighbor. Often, nearby homes are filled by permanent residents. Respecting noise limits and parking policies can make a stay significantly more pleasurable.
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Local residents can typically help. Who better to ask where to enjoy a steak with a view, have a great night out, or the best spots for fishing?
  • Double-check the property to confirm that you've packed all personal items at check-out. Check bathrooms, garages, and back yards for hidden items. Clean the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Inspect the rental a final time and scan for damage. We recommend inspecting the property with the host whenever you can (often this isn't possible). If the manager isn't available, remember to take pictures of the property to record its condition at check-out.
  • Remember to leave feedback! Property managers rely on good ratings to inspire more bookings. They'll be grateful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something went wrong, other vacationers will be thankful you shared your experience and help them have the best future vacation. Be fair with your review. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the host had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded expeditiously to remedy it.

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