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About this Property
One of the most handsome units on the island! Our handsome, comfortable home is less than 100 yards from the beach, with 2 public beach accesses less than a 5 min. walk from our driveway. We just newly finished remodeling our 8 bed/4 bath home for our 2020 renters! We invite you to relax and savor the 2 calming decks (front and back) while you take in the sound of crashing waves and smell of salty air. Located down Coast Guard Road accepts for painless access on and off the island and a fast bicycle ride or drive to all the local comforts, including grocery stores, a wine market, a movie theatre, countless eateries and bars, shopping, the Bogue Inlet Pier, mini golf and go-karts. We want you to appreciate your stay, so we include EVERYTHING you need; linens, bath towels, wash cloths, beach towels, beach chairs, beach games/toys, a completely-supplied kitchen (complete with a set of brand new pots and pans, knife set, silverware, mixing bowls, measuring cups, Keurig coffee maker, spices and more), blazingly fast whole home WiFi (400mbps), multiple TVs with spectrum cable, a movie room with 100” projector, outdoor shower and much more!!
We request that you refrain from smoking in the home or on the decks, as it is inevitable that the smoke will travel inside and inhibit us from including the choice and most tidy rental on Emerald Isle. We also don’t accept family dogs and cats, as it would be too difficult to properly tidy 4000sq/ft in between units. We very much value you respecting these requests.
Check-in is at 4pm or later; check-out is 10am or earlier. We can accommodate special requests for these times as availability accepts. As long as the home is vacant, tidy and ready for renters, we will accept renters to check in as early as possible on check-in day, or later in the afternoon on check-out day! Just let us know if that is necessary and we will do our most superb to accommodate you!
The 3rd floor has 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds and a trundle-style bed) that share an upsized bathroom which includes a double vanity and a sizable walk-in shower. One of the front-loading washer/dryer sets is located on this floor. The 3rd floor also homes the master suite which includes a king bed, a bathroom with a double vanity and a sizable walk-in shower with dual shower heads, and a monstrous walk-in closet with an abundance of constructed-ins for hanging clothes.
The 2nd floor has a enormous, entirely-supplied kitchen, island that seats 2, kitchen table that seats 4, and huge dining room with a massive farmhouse-style table that seats 10 very pleasantly. The living room is just off the kitchen with a bespoke-ordered upsized sectional couch for an abundance of calming space. The 2nd front-loading washer/dryer is located on this floor, as well as a half bath which includes an additional toilet and sink. This floor also includes 2 bedrooms (one king bed and one queen bed) both of which share a bathroom.
The first floor includes a generous open room with a ping pong table, wet bar with sink, mini refrigerator and Keurig. A movie room with a 100” projector that includes Spectrum cable as well as a Blu-ray player for our movie collection of over 200 dvd/Blu-ray discs. Savor these movies on our bespoke-ordered upsized sectional, with an upsized ottoman that turns this couch into a Wyoming king-sized bed that can sleep 4!!! This floor also hosts 2 bedrooms (1 king and 1 bunk bed with a single on top of a full) both with walk-in closets and share a bathroom with a sizable walk-in shower.
There are 2 decks located off the 2nd floor. The back outdoor space sports a huge BQ grille that’s hooked into the in-ground propane tank, so there’s no need to worry about running out of gas!
There is bountiful parking. A parking pad out front by the street, as well as multiple pads directly in front and on the side of the home. We’ve parked as many as 10 cars here during the holidays!
Our neighborhood does not have a community pool, however we have a partnership with the Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort (2 min. drive up Coast Guard Rd) that accepts our renters complete access to their resort-style pool, complete with a splash pad for children and cornhole/outdoor ping pong for adults. If you would like access to the pool, please let us know!
The walk to our neighborhood beach accesses are less than 5 mins.. There is no public parking for the beach, so only the residents of the neighborhood use these accesses.
**We require all renters to sign our rental agreement via DocuSign within 72 hours of renting. We also require a photo copy of a government issued photo ID that matches the credit card used for payment. Failure to sign rental agreement and/or give a valid photo ID will not be allowed entry into our home**
The Town of Emerald Isle has done a ridiculous job of making Emerald Isle bicycle/walking amiable. The bicycle path stretches the entirety of Emerald Isle, about 12 miles from the end of the island at “The Point” alongside all the eateries, shopping centers and attractions, ending towards the middle of the island. **Please note that we do not supply bicycles. If you’re unable to bring your own, bicycles can be rented from Highway 58 Bicycles of Emerald Isle (252) 345-9006**
Publix - (1.3 miles, a 9-min. bicycle-ride)
Food Lion - Emerald Plantation Shopping Center (1.5 miles, a 10-min. bicycle-ride)
Lowes Foods - A brief trip across the bridge; typically the most polished selection of beer. (3.3 miles, 8 min drive)
Walmart Supercenter - (8.3 miles, 15-min. drive)
There is plenty of convenient Shopping on Emerald Isle including in the close by (1.5 miles, a 10-min. bicycle-ride) Emerald Plantation Shopping Center.
CVS Pharmacy - One the island (1.9 miles, 5 min drive)
Walgreens - Just across the bridge on the mainland (3.1 miles, 7-min. drive)
Emerald Forest Mini-Golf
Fun World Motor Sports (Go-Karting)
Hot Wax Surf and Paddle Sports Units
Salty Pirate Water Park
Golfin Dolphin/Macdaddy’s (Driving range, putt putt, bowling alley)
Emerald Plantation Cinema (Movie Theatre)
Bogue Inlet Pier (Fishing, food, sight-seeing)
Coastline Golf Carts & Units
Eateries in Emerald Isle:
Rucker Johns (American style)
Sharks Den (Burgers, Beers and other bar food)
Hwy 55 (Burgers, Beers, Fries, Shakes)
Lazzara’s Pizza and Subs
Village Ice Cream and Candies
Jackie’s American Grille (Midrange American style with good seafood)
Flipperz Family Bar & Grille
Caribsea (Upscale seafood, call in advance for reservations)
El Zarape (Mexican Food)
Plaza Mexico Restaurant (Mexican Food)
Ben & Jerry’s
Sweet Spot (Candy Shop)
The Trading Post (Southern Food & Spirits)
Tips to Save Money on your Rental
- Find the tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus offer printed tourism guides with special packages for accommodations, dining and tours. Be on the lookout for these publications and promotional books, since this allows travelers to take advantage of the very same terrific attractions at a typically significantly discounted.
- Just want to steer clear of the packed areas and reduce costs? Off-peak times offer up significant deals.
- Are you a military veteran? Many vacation rental companies provide discounts to veterans and active-duty forces. Make sure to ask property manager to see if your visiting crew is eligible for a discounted rate.
- Some homes are primarily designed for specific types of vacationers. Large event homes are perfect for weddings, receptions and corporate escapes. Some rentals cater to beach bums. Other properties are positioned close to music venues. Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the family activities and attractions you are most excited about.
- Vacation rental companies and individual property owners generally offer clients an opportunity to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay rate, provides visitors reimbursement of their trip expenses for any missed resulting from medical related emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unexpected hotel room stay or extra gasoline.
General Rental Home Information
First-timers are often times shocked at the range and wide selection of weekly properties available in the Morehead City area. Rental accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of international research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.
Rental homes are usually owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies leverage scale, systems and working experience to provide convenient operational management on behalf of the owner..
We've developed a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your vacation rental experience.
How to find and reserve the right rental property:
Do you believe "Freshly renovated Crystal Coast retreat only steps from the beach!" is the best vacation property for your upcoming trip? Browse through this checklist to confirm it fits all of your preferences.
The Sooner You Start, The Better The Selection
Morehead City vacation homes are reserved many months (and up to a year) in advance. Booking your rental 6-12 months before your travel dates is highly recommended, whenever possible. Holiday gatherings are a popular time for family groups to plot their Summer family vacations..
Find your Spot and Establish Dates
Agreement can be tricky between relatives, but once this difficult part is finished everything will quickly fall in place.
Select a Size
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Keep in mind that most vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for your group. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are commonly accessible online. Otherwise, get in touch with the property owner before you book.
Decide on Your Budget
Many vacation homes are marketed with a price range. Confirm the cost for your chosen week. It might be at the top end of the range. Ensure that you get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions before booking a costly rental. One member of your company will need to be in charge of collecting contributions and agreeing to responsibility for the complete rental cost at time of reservation.
Create a list of "Wants" and "Necessities"
What amenities is the family looking for? Is a screened-in porch a necessity? Do you want to be far from the crowds, or near civilization? Are sheets included with the rental, or do you need to provide your own? Make a list of "needs and wants" from your party to help narrow your search to the most suitable rental.
Accessibility and Special Considerations
Do individual people in your crew have special needs? If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are required, factor that into your search. Nearly all rental postings will include a list of amenities.
Take the Dog
Are you or other people in the crew traveling with a pet? Animals are welcome at a number of vacation rentals, but policies can vary. Type of animal, size and dog breeds might be controlled. Make sure that you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract.
Searching the Internet
. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Morehead City local vacation homes" for local rental management companies. Local companies usually have a unique assortment of rental homes daily and weekly.
Negotiate the Price
When you've found the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your travel dates are available.
While not true for all properties, many owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a highly-desirable week, try getting an additional night. This is more effective during the off-season when many properties sit empty.
Read through the Entire Agreement
Read through the entire contract and make certain you understand who is responsible for:
- Power bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Fees
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
In addition to the standard charge, visitors will need to pay state taxes when booking "Freshly renovated Crystal Coast retreat only steps from the beach!", along with various other fees that may be required based upon their situation, including a pet charge, earlier check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private swimming pool usage during the autumn or spring months.
Make sure you understand the cancellation policy before booking. You'll probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance defends the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives reassurance should catastrophe strike.
When you think you've found "the one", start the reservation process. Bear in mind that most rental agreements will require a substantial rental down payment and/or security deposit to safeguard the vacation rental owner.
Where to Get Help
Put the property manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your stay.
Congrats on reserving your vacation home! You're on the way to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures at your arrival. To ensure no damages are linked to your visit, make a record of any problem areas of the property. We also recommend immediately phoning the property manager with a report of any problems, together with your request for any critical repairs.
- Should there be any ambiguity about parking, rules of the house, condo access, swimming pool operation, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of problems.
- Remember to be a good neighbor. Permanent residents most likely live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your primary residence.
- Ask a local. Local residences can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best pizza, have a great night out, or the best places for night life?
- Make sure to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the home locked up when you are away, just like you would at home.
At the end of your stay
- Tidy up a lttle bit. Despite the fact that you're spending money on a cleaning fee, The vacation rental really needs to be in good condition. Kitchen sinks filled with dishes, excessive sand on the floors and sticky messes should really be taken care of before leaving.
- Once your things are all out, do a walk-through of the rental home to make sure no property damage occurred in the course of your remain. We recommend walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible).. If the property manager is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Virtually all rental management company sites seek reviews after your stay . Property owners and property managers will thank you for favorable reviews. If something went wrong and they didn't fix it in a reasonable manner, or if the rental wasn't as described, you should note that in your review.
Learn and Improve
Did everyone have a great time? If everything was wonderful, next year's trip planning will be relatively easy. If not, you've gained useful experience that will help with your next search.