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About this Property
We have had another, very successful listing through Vacation Rental By Owner and HomeAway (356885 and 931703 ) since 2011. Now, with the many enhancements to these sites, we are excstatic to add this adjoining oceanfront unit, which is a mirror-image of the other and has all the same luxuries and decor. While it will take some time for us to accumulate reviews on this new listing, we assure you that we are bringing the same personal attention to both units, with the goal of delivering the home to you in as near first-of-season condition as humanly possible, no matter when you rent!
If you have a question, please feel complimentary to message us. Look for the “Contact Owner" link on the right-hand column, and we’ll respond quickly. We want you to be certain that our home meets all your family’s needs – that’s how we’ve gotten all those great reviews year after year!
Are you ready to rent, with your entire group on board? Click the “Request to Rent” button on this page.
Now, please read on to learn about our home!
Oceanfront? Yes, and exactly as it should be — with million-dollar vistas! Savor your morning coffee while looking out at the sea from a rocking chair on the upper outdoor space. Go back out at dusk to appreciate the sunset and gentle evening winds as you have supper around the picnic table, then watch the moon rise as you linger over dessert.
In between, after you've had enough sun and surf and fishing for the day, savor the private hot and cold outdoor shower. Then, grab a one of the great beach books from our voluminous library and hang the hammock on the lower, shaded outdoor space.
If rain showers blow through, take that rent upstairs and curl up on one of the daybeds in the Crow's Nest, or just adore the oceanfront view that goes on forever. Or, if you're feeling more active, push back the three adore seats that cluster around the big-screen TV and turn on our yoga DVD for your own private yoga class.
At nighttime, walk out your own private walkway to the dune outdoor space and practice identifying the constellations (there's a great app for your iPhone or iPad to help you). Or, walk just 8/10 of a mile down the beach to Bogue Inlet Pier and see what fish are biting. Or, push back the furnishings like we do, and play some dance tunes through the iPod dock or by using one of the DVD players for your CDs. For a quieter time, adore our selection of puzzles and board games.
We have five cable TVs, two DVD players, and, of course, clock radios in every bedroom. The big-screen TV also has Netflix and Amazon Prime on-demand video streaming. You should have no problem hooking up your own Wii or Xbox to the TVs!
If you have trouble living completely on 'island time,' or if you exactly must bring work along, there is broadband Wi-Fi everywhere the home.
The kitchen is entirely supplied (including Jenn-Air range, microwave, toaster, toaster-oven, coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, ice maker, a shrimp steamer, tons of specialty cookware and good kitchen knives that are sharpened between each rental). The inside dining tables seat twelve, in addition to the four stools at the breakfast bar, and we give an bountiful number of table settings in case visitors drop in.
There are four two-person bedrooms (two of them with king beds and two with queens — two are oceanfront, and two have appealing sea vistas). Each bedroom has its own full bath en suite and direct access to an oceanfront outdoor space. The huge Crow's Nest has four more single beds, and accesses one of the en suite bathrooms (one floor down) directly through a separate door, without having to go through the attached bedroom. There is also a queen sleep couch in the living room.
Our duplex will sleep up to 12 on a side, with 4 of them (often children) being in the Crow's Nest. But some folks prefer not to sleep people in the Crows' Nest at all, because they appreciate its great vistas and like to use it as a refuge as the children run in and out downstairs; others savor it as a dedicated media room to watch movies or the big game on the big screen. In fact, our low costs and great vistas have enticed many couples to rent the home for a hideaway just for the two of them!
You can even double your bedrooms and bathrooms! If you need more room, remember that this is a duplex. Subject to availability, we can offer the other, mirror-image side for you to rent as well (and sometimes at a discount). While completely private and well soundproofed, the two units can communicate through otherwise-locked passage doors on the two decks, as well as through the rain-protected carport on the ground entry level. We relish renting both sides to host generous families, weddings, company retreats, yoga and writing workshops, and groups of home-schoolers on field trips. However, if you do want to rent one side or both for a special event, please give us details in your inquiry so we can be sure that your plans and parking needs are a good fit for the home and neighborhood.
We welcome children of all ages. You'll find a couple of infant gates that you can position at the top and bottom of stairs. We do encourage you to sleep babies and toddlers in their parents' room, both for their safety and for their sense of security in a strange home. Because of sanitary and safety concerns, we don't offer cribs or high chairs, but we can help you rent up-to-date ones if you don't travel with them. Do bring your own outlet covers if you want them, as it is impracticable for us to guarantee that outlet covers remain in place in a holiday rental from week to week.
'I'm bored!' Well, if the beach and the surf and books and TVs and puzzles and games aren't enough for your children, let them ride their bicycles and skateboards on our peaceful cul-de-sac or along the miles of paved pedestrian/bicycle paths in Emerald Isle. They'll also find a b-ball goal in the cul-de-sac, and, within painless walking distance are two miniature golf courses, a go-kart track (well out of earshot!), an arcade, and ice cream stores.
For the whole family, there are many other services and activities within straighforward walking distance: Bogue Inlet Pier, the Food Lion and Publix grocery stores, the ABC store, a coffee shop, a hardware store with fishing supplies and beach equipment, eateries, a movie theater, surf stores, and copious specialty stores. Extensive paved bicycle/walk paths make exploring more distant stores, services and scenery a wind. Other adventures await you a brief drive away: boat & kayak units, charter fishing, historic Swansboro and Beaufort, the NC Aquarium, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Cedar Point Park, Hammocks Beach State Park, Fort Macon State Park, cruises to Cape Lookout and dolphin-watch cruises. And don't forget the amazing walk along the beach to Bogue Inlet at the western end of the island.
We can occasionally accept up to two modest, brief-haired, crate-trained dogs (in most cases only under 20 pounds), but only with special permission and a nonrefundable pet fee of $175 per dog. We appreciate dogs, but please understand that we must be picky because we need to be confident that we can quickly turn the home around in pristine shape for our next renters. Tell us about your dog – weight, breed, age, length of fur, on year-round flea and tick preventative, crate-trained? – and request that we send you the special provision in our rental agreement regarding dogs and cats. We very cannot accept any family dogs and cats other than approved dogs – no cats or other species!
There is Absolutely No Smoking in the House! We do give urns for the disposal of cigarette butt outdoor, and ask that you use them – not just because butts on the ground are unsightly, but because the beach grasses and high coastal winds can quickly fan a hot cigarette into a blaze threatening many homes.
While we prefer weekly units (usually Sunday-to-Sunday), we will at times consider renting for shorter periods with a nightly rate that is 1/5 to 1/4 of the weekly rate; because of the high demand for our home on a weekly basis, these shorter periods are typically available only for mid-November through mid-March, and only 10 days or less in advance. Discounted multi-week costs are available. Send us your questions!
Keywords: Oceanfront, Duplex, Wi-Fi, Big-Screen TV, Modest, Crate-Trained Dogs with Fee and Permission, Pet Helpful, Beachfront, Kid Chummy, Child Amicable, Walk or Bicycle to Stores, Surf Fishing, Bogue Inlet, Fishing Pier, Rents Mostly Sunday-to-Sunday
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Find the official tourism bureau where you want to vacation. Most established tourism bureaus offer guide books with savings for accommodations, restaurants and tours. These guides may provide an excellent start to your rental search.
- Willing to modify your trip dates? Shoulder seasons offer phenomenal savings.
- Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Military may qualify for unique discounts. Make sure to ask property owner to see if your visiting group qualifies for a discounted rate.
- Is there a certain activity you are mainly anticipating during your stay? You'll receive the most value from a home that most directly suits your ideal trip setting, even if it costs a bit extra.
- Management companies and individual property owners commonly offer customers an opportunity to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental price, provides travellers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any days missed due to health-related emergencies or storms, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unexpected hotel stay or extra gasoline. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
How to Book a Rental Home
You may be shocked to uncover how many rentals are available at your destination. With such a wide selection, vacationers are certain to come across a property which fits their desires and spending budget.
Rentals are often owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Rental owners frequently select management companies to manage advertising, house cleaning and routine maintenance.
We've put together a short guide to help you get the most out of your rental home experience.
How to find and book a great vacation home:
Do you think "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!" is the best rental home for your next visit? Read through this checklist to make sure it fits your needs.
Begin Your Search Early
Like many trendy vacation spots, In Morehead City the best vacation homes are booked very early. To get the best selection, start your planning and search Six-12 months in advance of a trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your vacation rental home..
Find your Spot and Establish Dates
Consensus can often be tricky among relatives, but once this tricky part is complete everything will quickly drop in place.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Determine who is going, and how many/what kind of bedroom configuration you should have. Be mindful that many properties list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for your party. Generally rental home listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
What Are You Willing to Pay?
The majority of vacation rentals are presented with a price range. Determine the cost for your chosen stay. It might be at the high end of the range. If multiple individuals or loved ones are sharing the cost, make sure everyone knows their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are willing to chip in. Typically, a single person in the group will be in charge of making the full reservation and recovering each family member's share.
Its All About Amenities
What home features is the group searching for? Do you simply want a rental with a pool, spa or beach volleyball court? Are you more enthusiastic about wildlife or nightlife? Are bed linens offered with the rental, or do you need to provide your own? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and wants" from your company to help filter your search to the most appropriate home.
Accessibility and Special Circumstances
Optimal access can make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair entry, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is needed, factor that into your search. Most rental home listings will include a list of amenities.
Take the Dog
Remember to include your companion! Pet guidelines are different at each rental. Study descriptions thoroughly. Type of pet, size and dog breeds could be limited. Be sure you study descriptions and contracts carefully. Extra fees may apply when pets are added. When in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Searching the Internet
. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Morehead City local rental properties" for local vacation home management companies. Aside from having distinctive properties, local agencies offer fantastic service..
Negotiate the Price
Re-read the description to make certain that the vacation home has everything you need. If it is something is missing, the vacation rental management company might know of comparable homes that suit your style and budget..
Some property owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season week, try asking for an extra night. Your greatest potential for a reduced rate is changing to an off-season week.
Study the Entire Agreement
Read through the full agreement and be sure you understand who is responsible for:
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
Be sure that your quote includes all state taxes and fees.
Cancellation policies are different for each vacation rental. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs between 1% - 5% of your standard rental rate, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental property costs) for any days missed resulting from personal medical emergencies or storms, and additionally hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or additional gas.
Reserve your Vacation Property
Once you believe you've identified "the one", start the booking process. You'll likely have to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Keep Your Contact's Info
Remember to get the property manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We suggest storing the contact's details in your phone and wallet.
Good luck on booking your rental home! You're on the way to a terrific vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph on your arrival. Take notes of any damages soon after you arrive. We also recommend promptly getting in touch with the rental home manager with a report of any damage, along with your request for any repairs. If there is a dispute about responsibility later, having the documented problems and communication attempts should be very helpful.
- If you have any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the house, condo access, pool operation, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager immediately. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
- Please remember to respect your neighbors. Permanent residents usually live within earshot. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking restrictions can make a trip significantly more pleasant.
- Ask a local. Local residences can often point you in the right direction.
- Make certain to protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation rental secured when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
Check Out Time
- Tidy up a bit. Even though you're spending money on a housekeeping fee, The rental should really be in good condition. Kitchen sinks brimming with dirty dishes, excessive beach sand on the floor and sticky messes should really be dealt with before leaving.
- When your things are all out, do a walk-through of the property to make certain no damage occurred during your remain. We advise walking through with the rental manager whenever feasible (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you love your stay? Most vacation rental management companies and rental home sites permit renters to offer feedback. If your rental and/or property manager was excellent, they'll appreciate your recommendations. If something went wrong, we advise being pleasant but completely honest with regards to your stay. Top property owners and managers will try hard to fix the situation.
Learn and Improve
Hold a debrief with the members of your group. Did they love their stay? We hope this guide helped you find a terrific rental unit. If not, you have gained invaluable experience to aid with your next search.