• 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
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About this Property

Laughing Gull is a roomy well appointed, second row, nearly oceanfront home with spectacular vistas of the sea. The pretty emerald green waters of the Atlantic Sea are mere steps away from the front door, and access to the sandy beach is across the street. Emerald Isle has a motto of “Nice Matters” and our town was freshly featured in Coastal Living magazine as one of the most gorgeous modest beach towns.

This charmingly furbished home has more than 2000 square feet of living space and is just right for couples, sizable families with children, and those traveling with Grandparents/Grandchildren. We can sleep a max. of 10 people and there is generous space for entertaining as well as places for those seeking peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As you arrive at our home, you will find an elevator which is a real treat for checking in/checking out, off-loading groceries, those who have difficulty with stairs or those who just want a lift! For your appreciation, we have a refrigerator to keep your beach beverages cold and to store your picnic items. You will also find a peaceful and comfortable living area with a wide screen TV and a full bathroom located on the ground level. In addition to the living area, there are bunkbeds located on the ground level.

The main sleeping area is located on the second level where you will find a master with a king bed and 2 additional bedrooms with queen beds that have great vistas of the sea. All bedrooms have a TV and there are 2 full bathrooms and a washer and dryer on this level. This level also has a covered outdoor space with spectacular sea vistas.

A handsome blissful kitchen with granite countertops, and all stainless-steel appliances is located on the third level. This area is great for entertaining and is open to the living room and dining room. A widescreen TV is available for your appreciation or you may choose to relax on the outdoor space and savor the unbelievable sea vistas. There is another queen bedroom with spectacular sea vistas and another full bath located on this level. Unwind and appreciate the calming sound of the waves as you enjoy the open floor plan on this level.

We offer the following practical extras:
WIFI for your streaming comfort
Station to tidy fish
Gas Grille

Emerald Isle includes 12 miles of enchanting beaches and is a mecca for all things associated with the water including swimming, kitesurfing, windsurfing, birdwatching, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating and fishing. There are a number of eateries that offer new-caught seafood, or you can buy your choice of seafood at one of the local seafood markets and prepare your own. It’s all about you!

Listed below are numerous other points of interest and attractions for your appreciation:
Historical downtown Beaufort
Fort Macon State Park- This historic landmark includes a tour of a reconstructed Civil War fort
North Carolina Aquarian at Pine Knoll Shores- Something for all ages
Carrot Island Ferry – Take the ferry to Carrot Island where you will find wild horses, sand dollars, mudflats, upland and salt marshes. There are more than 200 species of wild feathered friends for you bird lovers.
Morehead City- Boat tours
Ferry rides
Lighthouse
Hammocks Beach State Park
Sensational Swansboro
Bogue Inlet Pier- A hotspot adored by locals and visitors alike. It’s a great spot to relax and enjoy the view with an sea wind
Several golf courses near by

Here is a list of airports located near Emerald Isle:
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN)
Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ)
Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

We welcome you to our superb home and hope you will appreciate it, care for it, and enjoy it as much as we do. We rent Sunday to Sunday

Money-saving Tips

  • Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many established tourism bureaus offer travel guide books with special offers for rental homes, restaurants and activities. These guides may provide a good start to your vacation rental search.
  • Prefer to stay away from crowds and get a better price? Shoulder seasons feature incredible prices.
  • Several rental companies and owners offer special discounts for active and veteran members of the US Military, or returning visitors of the same property. Make sure to ask property management company to see if your travelling group qualifies for a price reduction.
  • Some properties are particularly suited for particular groups of travellers. Large event homes are perfect for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some properties appeal to beach bums. Other rentals are situated close to music venues. If there's a particular Morehead City atteaction that you just love, search for properties that cater especially to you.
  • Vacation rental companies and individual rental owners frequently offer their clients an option to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term price, provides guests reimbursement of their rental costs for any nights missed due to personal health emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .

How to Book a Vacation Home

Some people are shocked to discover the number of vacation rentals are available in Morehead City. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of worldwide research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Vacation rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by property management companies. Vacation rental management companies leverage scale, equipment and expertise to provide trouble-free operational administration on behalf of the homeowner..

Below are great tips and techniques to help you navigate the rental search and booking process.

Searching for and booking the best rental property:

Do you believe "Near ocean front" is the best rental home for your upcoming visit? Read through this check list to ensure it fits your needs.

The Earlier, The Better

Like many desirable vacation spots, In Morehead City the best rentals are booked very early. To guarantee the most desirable choice of homes, we suggest searching and booking your Morehead City rental home Six-12 months in advance, whenever feasible. Holiday reunions can be a great time for groups to plan their Summer vacations..

Select a Village and Time

Quite often, the most challenging part of organizing your vacation is deciding where to go, and when. After the big decisions are hammered out, everything else is much easier.

Just How Much Rental Do You Need?

How many family members are planning to share your getaway? Keep in mind that most rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to figure out what is most appropriate for the group. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible online. If not, contact the property manager before you book.

Commit to a Budget

Many vacation rentals are presented with a price range. Confirm the rate for your chosen week. It could be at the high end of the range. If many groups or families are sharing the cost, ensure each person understands their obligation and has approved a maximum they are prepared to pay. Most rental agreements call for a single individual to be in charge of the full reservation.

Let's Discuss Amenities

What home features is the family looking for? Do you just want a vacation rental with a swimming pool, spa or volleyball court? Would you like to be away from it all, or near civilization? Will the rental have bikes and body boards available for use throughout your stay? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and desires" from your group to help narrow your search to the most appropriate home.

Accessability

Elderly guests will thank you for not renting a stairs-access-only property on the Third floor. Make certain to remember and inquire about wheel chair access, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..

Paws-Friendly, Please

Make sure to include your furry family members. Even though many rentals allow animals, rules and costs fluctuate per property. A number of restrictions could eliminate a potential vacation property. Make sure you read agreements and contracts carefully. Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract. Ask questions *before* you book!

It Is Time to Search

Many websites exist to match vacationers with rental home owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Morehead City local vacation homes" for local property management companies. Local vacation home management companies take pride in a first-class vacation experience.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to ensure that the vacation rental has everything you need. If lacking, the rental management company may know of comparable properties that better fit your style and budget..

While not true for all rental properties, many owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak season offers your best chance to make a deal for a lower rate.

Study the Total Contract

Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Utilities
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning services and housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking requirements

In addition to the normal fee, visitors have to pay local taxes when renting "Near ocean front", in addition to various other additional fees that may be mandatory depending on their situation, including a pet charge, early check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heat fee for private swimming pool usage during the fall or spring months.

Trip Insurance

Ensure you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Vacation home management companies and rental owners often offer their guests the choice to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which normally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of your base rental price, can provide vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental property costs) for any nights missed as a consequence of personal health related emergencies or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated motel stay or additional gas.

Reserve your Rental Home

When everything seems correct, it's finally time to sign on the dotted line. You will probably have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Where to Get Help

Put the property manager's contact information into your phone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your visit.

Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your vacation!

During your Stay

  • To ensure no damages are linked to your stay, make a record of any trouble spots of the property. Get in touch with the property manager right away to report your findings.
  • Ask questions. You may need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television or spa. Call your rental manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save several hours of hassle.
  • Please be respectful of the community. More often than not, adjacent residences are occupied by permanent locals. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your home.
  • Ask a local. Local people may point you in the right direction.
  • Enjoy your stay! Ensure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home secured while you are away, just like you would at home.

Check Out Time

  • Double-check every room of the rental property to ensure you've gathered all belongings.
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for damages. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever possible (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How would you rate your experience? Most vacation rental management companies and vacation rental websites allow renters to provide comments. If the property and/or property manager was great, they will likely appreciate your recommendations. If something went wrong, we suggest being kind but completely honest in regards to your rental experience. The best property owners and managers will work very hard to fix the problem.

Iterate

Does everybody want to re-book next year? If everything was perfect, next year's family vacation planning is going to be painless. Otherwise, you have gained useful experience to help with another search.

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