• 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach Chairs
  • Blender
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Family
  • Fire
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Medical
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Police
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

July/ 29 Update. The second picture shows you the beach midweek in the morning. Weekends the beach isn't much busier. If you want a lifeguard it is 100 yards to the west, but there are more people but still not busy. Water is ideal temperature and I didn't find a single jellyfish on my 5-mile run.

Flexible and non-week units accepted. Write to us with your questions or ideas! We want your family to have a great holiday on Emerald Isle and come back next year.

If you have more than 4 adults, please explain why in your renting request.

Our calming beach home is 100 yards away from access to a peaceful beach. Remodeled 4 bed/3 baths in ideal shape. Unwind and appreciate full decks on both floors with sea sounds and vistas. Walkable grocery, eateries, shopping & mini-golf. We want to know if something interferes with your appreciating your stay. House is supplied with preparing essentials, and linens are PROVIDED!!

Absolutely No Smoking or dogs and cats. We request that visitors do not smoke near the home including the decks because some smoke smell inevitably finds its way into the home and we pride ourselves on including a "smoke-complimentary" experience as much as possible. If you smoke outdoor please try not to disturb renters on the other side of the duplex.

Check-in at 4 pm or after and check-out at 10 am on departure day.
The middle floor has a enormous open kitchen and dining area with seating for eight. Two sliding doors to access the porch with table and chairs. One bedroom with 2 twins, and a shared downstairs bathroom. The living area has High-speed internet (30 Down/5 up) and all TVs have Roku attached.

The top floor has 2 queen bedrooms with access to the outdoor space and 1 shared bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed with a private bath.

Covered parking for 2 cars and parking pad, plus a sizable driveway with abundant room for cars. This is the blue door side of the duplex.

Washer/dryer and propane grille available.

There is a brief walk to the uncrowded Emerald Isle beach. This little group of homes has its own public entrance to the beach with NO public parking. Folks cannot park on our road so the only people that use this access are on this street. The home is at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac. There is essentially no traffic on our street or in front of the home. Most of the close by homes are units but we haven't noticed a lot of noise or seen any big events. They too have a no smoking, no family dogs and cats policy.

Often there is a phenomenal tidal pool 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 get the monster waves you see on the outer banks, but everybody should know about rip tides. We have life jackets for anyone who isn't a great swimmer.

Emerald Isle is bicycle-welcoming with bicycle paths along the major roads and smooth bicycle rental if you cannot bring your own. Bicycle or walk to the Emerald Plantation Shopping or Food Lion each morning to pick up a coffee or a food item. It's less than a mile away. You can walk effortlessly to the pier via the beach (about a mile away). Emerald Isle Woods Park is also about a mile away and has a pretty view of the sound. Walking distance to the water park, cinema, shopping, mini-golf, and eateries. Canoe units and surf shop are also walking distance.

Beach:
Access: On your left, there is public beach access. In the morning and evening, the beach isn't that busy. To get to the beach, turn right out of the home and walk to the end of the street.
Fishing: The Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier is a 1.6-mile drive or a 1-mile walk on the beach to the east. Surf fishing is trendy especially when the beaches are peaceful.
Equipment: The home has beach chairs and the usual collection of "floaty things" as the children call them. There are two beach carts.

Check-in/check-out: Standard Check-In time is 4 pm and check-out time is 10 am. These hours may be flexible depending on availability. If the home is cleaned and no one is in the home, we'll tell you and you can potentially check-in as early as you like on that day.

Towels: Visitors should bring their own bath and beach towels. There isn't time to turn around the home for the next guest and tidy towels.

Parking: There is covered space for two cars (one behind the other). There is also a parking pad to the right where you can put another car.

Food in the House: 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. You will also find standard spices, common items (oil), and some standard refrigerator stuff. Thus you will find some items in the refrigerator. These items are left because when we have rented, we have been frustrated that preparing is hard without them and I end up doing additional runs to the grocery store. Please feel complimentary to use anything you find. If you have food you don't want to bring home and won't spoil in the next few weeks, feel complimentary to leave it.

Next Door: Keep in mind that we cannot control the behavior of visitors who rent the other half of the duplex - and they may smoke on their decks. Please tell us if their behavior (smoking or otherwise) interferes with your relishing your stay. Please do not park on their side (the West side) of the building

Food/Grocery:
Food Lion in the close by (0.6 miles, an 11-min. walk) Emerald Plantation Shopping Center. The prices are reasonable. Note that they are swamped on Saturday when new people arrive. And all those folks can quickly empty the new veggies and fruit. To get to Emerald Plantation Shopping, drive out to the main road, turn right and it is about half a mile down on the left.
Lowes Foods (3.2 miles, 11 min drive) - A trip across the bridge; usually not necessary. They will shop for you and do delivery, however.
Piggly Wiggly (7 miles and 12 mins. away from the home): A convenient stop on the way in if you are coming in from Jacksonville. If you are coming in on a Saturday or Sunday it'll be much less busy.

Shopping:
There is plenty of convenient Shopping on Emerald Isle including in the close by (0.6 miles, an 11-min. walk) Emerald Plantation Shopping Center.
CVS Pharmacy - Photo too (1.1 miles, 3 min drive)
Most attractive Walmart on the way if you forgot something is Walmart Supercenter (41 miles, 54 mins.)
Closest Walmart to the home. Walmart Supercenter (18.6 miles, 26 mins.)

Local Activities: Right around the corner you'll find
Isle Have Fun Park (go-carts & amusements) and Lighthouse Golf
Hot Wax Surf and Paddle Sports Units about half a mile away that has units available.
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center Cinemas. It has 4 screens and usually 6 movies [yes, it does occasionally rain on the island]

Eateries in the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center:
Burger place (Hwy 55 Burger, Shakes, and Fries),
Pizza place (Michelangelo’s). Saturday nighttime is completely jammed. Telephone far in advance!
American style restaurant (Rucker Johns).

Simple Drive:
You can see pretty sunsets over the water at Emerald Isle Woods Park [about 1.5 miles away] - Turn left onto Reed Dr, after 0.4 mi, turn left onto Coast Guard Rd, after 0.5 mi turn right onto Cristina Ct, travel 0.3 miles and walk down the path to the water (about .3 miles)
Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium is located about 15 miles away

How to get the best deal on your rental

  • Many management companies and vacation houses provide Morehead City area vacation discount books that feature money-saving coupons, either offered individually by vendors, or through a relationship between the management company and the local store itself. These guides can provide a great start to your vacation rental search.
  • Would like to avoid the crowds? Off-peak times offer up significant deals.
  • Plenty of vacation rental companies and owners offer savings for active and veteran members of the US Military, or repeat visitors to the same rental. Be sure to confirm with property owner to see if your visiting group qualifies for a reduction.
  • Some homes are particularly designed for particular types of guests. Event homes are great for weddings, receptions and corporate escapes. Some properties appeal to beach bums. Other rentals are situated close to music venues. You will definitely get the best value from a home which most directly satisfies your ideal vacation setting, regardless if it costs a bit extra.
  • Give thought to purchasing trip insurance with your leasing agreement. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental price, provides travellers reimbursement of their travel expenses for any days missed as a result of medical-related emergencies or weather, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned hotel stay or additional gas.

How to Book a Rental Home

First-timers tend to be shocked at the range and wide selection of weekly vacation rentals available in the Morehead City area. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online research sites like Homeaway and VRBO.

Rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. For owners not directly engaged in the management of their rental, management companies are critical in helping vacationers with reserving, checking-in, house cleaning services, and any routine maintenance issues that may arise.

Below are some tips and tactics to help you understand the vacation home search and booking process.

How to find and reserve the right vacation home:

Before you start to book "Ocean View, EASY beach access, close to shopping!", go through our short checklist of things to consider.

The Sooner You Start, The Better The Selection

Morehead City vacation rentals start booking very early. For the greatest selection, begin your planning and search Six-Twelve months before your vacation. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your rental..

Pick a Community and Time

Start by determining which particular area of Morehead City you want to browse, and the approximate dates you'll be vacationing.

Just How Many Beds?

How many family members are planning to share your vacation? Remember that many rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to figure out what is most appropriate for the company. Most rental listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.

What Are You Prepared to Shell out?

Does your selected rental suit your budget during that prime Summer week? If many individuals or relatives are sharing the cost, make certain each group knows their obligations and has approved a maximum they are willing to pay. Most rental documents call for a single individual to be in charge of the full reservation.

Vacation home Features

What property features is your family trying to find? Is a screened porch a necessity? Do you wish to be far from the crowds, or close to a city setting? Will the property have bicycles and beach toys for use throughout your stay? Create a list of priority conveniences to facilitate narrow your search.

Accessibility and Special Circumstances

Grandpa and Grandma will thank you for not reserving a stairs-only property on the 3rd floor. Make sure you remember and inquire about wheelchair access, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Think About Furry Family Members?

Remember to include your furry family members. Pet policies are different at each property. Study descriptions carefully. Many constraints may possibly eliminate a potential rental. Make sure you read agreements and contracts carefully. Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract. Ask questions *prior to* you reserve!

Best places to Search

. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Morehead City local rental homes" for local rental home management companies. Local rental home management companies take pride in a top-quality vacation experience.

Negotiate

When you have identified your dream rental, double check to make sure your travel dates are available.

Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If they are unwilling to budge on a highly-desirable trip, try getting an additional night. This is more effective during the off-peak season when many rental homes sit empty.

Study the Total Agreement

You really should know which services are included:

  • Power bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Calls
  • Pool Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

In addition to the standard rate, guests have to pay local taxes when renting "Ocean View, EASY beach access, close to shopping!", along with various other fees which may be mandatory based upon their circumstances, including an animal fee, earlier check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private swimming pool usage during the autumn or spring months.

If you wish to Cancel

Cancellation policies are different with each vacation rental. Many vacation property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It offers peace of mind should catastrophe strike.

Book your Rental Home

When you think you've identified "the one", begin the booking process. You'll likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Keep Your Property Manager's Information

Put the rental manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for easy access to answers throughout your trip.

Good luck on reserving your rental! You're on the right path to a wonderful vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any damages when you arrive. Get in touch with the rental manager immediately to report your findings.
  • Ask questions. Should there be any ambiguity about parking, policies of the property, property access, swimming pool operation, etc... we advise you ask the rental home manager immediately. A quick phone call avoids many head aches.
  • Remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Permanent residents usually 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. Residents are a good source of advice. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best spots for night life?
  • Enjoy your stay! Make certain to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the property locked up while you are away, just like you would at home.

Check Out Time

  • Clean up a little. Even though you're spending money on a cleaning fee, The vacation home really should be in sound condition. Kitchen sinks stuffed with dirty dishes, surplus beach sand on the floors and sticky messes should really be taken care of before leaving.
  • Make a point to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damages. If at all possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a good time? Most vacation rental web sites ask for comments after your stay is complete. Rental owners and property managers will thank you for favorable ratings. If something went wrong, we advise being pleasant but straightforward with regards to your stay. The best property owners and managers will try hard to fix the situation.

Use Your Experience

How did they feel about the vacation rental? If everything was perfect, next year's family vacation planning is going to be easy. If the rental home wasn't quite right, and you'll better know how to improve your search next time.

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