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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 delighted to add this adjoining oceanfront unit, which is a mirror-image of the other and has all the same niceties 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 comprehensive 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 savor the oceanfront view that goes on forever. Or, if you're feeling more active, push back the three appreciate 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, enjoy 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 thoroughly on 'island time,' or if you exactly must bring work along, there is broadband Wi-Fi throughout 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 abundant 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 alluring sea vistas). Each bedroom has its own full bath en suite and direct access to an oceanfront outdoor space. The enormous 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 adore its great vistas and like to use it as a refuge as the children run in and out downstairs; others enjoy it as a dedicated media room to watch movies or the big game on the big screen. In fact, our low prices 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 enjoy renting both sides to host huge 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 straighforward 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 simple 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 excellent 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. 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 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 Friendly, Beachfront, Kid Friendly, Child Friendly, Walk or Bicycle to Stores, Surf Fishing, Bogue Inlet, Fishing Pier, Rents Mostly Sunday-to-Sunday
Tips to Save Money on your Rental
- Many rental managers and rental houses provide Beaufort, NC area travel discount catalogs that feature promotions, either offered individually by merchants, or by way of a partnership between the property manager and the itself. These guides may provide a great start to your rental search.
- Just want to steer clear of the crowds of people? The off-peak shoulder seasons can offer incredible rates on daily rental accommodations.
- Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may be able to get special discounts. Make sure to check with property management company to see if your visiting crew is eligible for a price reduction.
- Some rental properties are essentially designed to serve particular travelers, whether it's soundside rentals with weekly pier passes, city-center homes with walkable access to shopping or waterfront homes that feature their own kiteboarding launching areas. You will definitely get the best value from a home which most directly matches your ideal trip setting, even if it costs a bit more.
- Vacation rental companies and individual rental home owners generally offer customers the opportunity to buy trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental rate, provides vacationers reimbursement of their travel costs for any nights missed due to health-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated motel stay or additional fuel.
The Rental Process
First-timers are often surprised at the range and wide variety of weekly rental properties available in the Beaufort, NC area. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of essential search sites like Homeaway and VRBO.
Vacation rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies are liked by owners because they manage the marketing and operations..
Below are some tips and suggestions to help you navigate the rental search and reservation process.
Finding and reserving the best rental property:
Before you book "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!", read through our short collection of factors to consider.
Start Your Search Early
Beaufort, NC rental properties book months (and up to a year) in advance. For the best selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months prior to your vacation. Many visitors choose to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.
Decide on a Village and Date
Quite often, the toughest portion of scheduling your vacation is deciding on where to go, and when. Once the big decisions are hammered out, the rest is easier.
Select a Size
How many family members are planning to share your trip? Be mindful that most rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for the company. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible online. If not, email or call the property manager before you reserve the home.
Determine Your Budget
Will the preferred vacation property fit your budget during that choice Summer week? If multiple individuals or loved ones are sharing the cost, check that each group knows their responsibilities and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to contribute. One member of your party needs to be responsible for gathering contributions and acknowledging responsibility for the whole rental payment at time of booking.
Rental Home Features
What home features is your family trying to find? Do you simply want a property with a swimming pool, spa tub or volleyball court? Does the unit need to be beachfront, the downtown area, or in close proximity to wildlife? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers available and included with your rental charge? Make a list of "necessities and preferences" from your party to help filter your search to the most appropriate rental.
Accessibility and Special Circumstances
Elderly guests will thank you for not reserving a stairs-only property on the Third floor. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized equipment is necessary, factor that into your search. Nearly all rental postings include a list of amenities.
Take the Dog
Are you or other members of the group visiting with a dog or cat? Pets are welcome at a number of rental properties, but policies can vary. Type of pet, size and dog breeds can be limited. Be sure to study agreements and contracts carefully. Additional charges may apply when pets are included. When in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Start the Search
. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local vacation rentals" for local rental home management companies. Besides having distinctive rental properties, local agencies provide you with top-notch service..
Negotiate the Price
Re-read the description to ensure the rental has everything you need. If it is lacking, the property management company might know of very similar properties that better fit your style and budget..
Although not true for all rental properties, many rental owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Your best potential for a reduced rate will be switching to a less desirable week.
Go Through The Agreement
Read the whole agreement and be sure you fully understand who is liable for:
- Electric bills
- Phone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning Service
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Fees
In addition to the regular fee, visitors will need to pay local taxes when booking "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!", as well as any other fees that may be required depending on their situation, including an animal charge, earlier check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private swimming pool usage during the autumn or spring months.
Cancellation policies are different for each property. Rental management companies and individual home owners commonly offer their clients the option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the standard rental rate, provides travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental property costs) for any days missed as a consequence of personal medical emergencies or weather, and additionally hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or additional gas.
Complete the Reservation
When everything seems right, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Keep in mind that most rental contracts will require a substantial rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the vacation home owner.
Get Contact Details
Be sure to get the manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We recommend keeping the contact's details in your cell phone and wallet.
Congrats on reserving your rental home! You're on the right path to a fantastic vacation!
During your Stay
- To ensure that no damages are linked to your stay, make a record of any problem areas of the property. We also suggest promptly getting in touch with the rental home manager with a report of any problems, together with your request for any required repairs. If there is a dispute about responsibility later, having the recorded problems and communication attempts will probably be incredibly helpful.
- If you have any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, property access, pool operations, etc... we suggest you ask the rental home manager promptly. A phone call can save several hours of difficulty.
- Remember to be a good next-door neighbor. . Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your home.
- Ask a local. Residents may point you in the right direction.
- Make sure that you protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home secured when you are away, just like you would in your own home.
- Check to make sure you've packed all your personal belongings. Sweep every room in the home for left-behind items. Check bath rooms, the garage, cabinets, backyards, the pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
- Once your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the rental home to make sure that no property damage occurred during your remain. If it is possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, be sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Just about all rental home management companies and rental websites make it easy for renters to give reviews. If the vacation rental and/or property manager was top notch, they will likely appreciate your recommendations. If anything went wrong, we advise being pleasant but completely honest with regards to your stay. Top property owners and managers will try very hard to fix the issue.
Learn from your Experience
Did everyone have a good time? With some luck everything ended up being outstanding and you are ready to re-book the same property for your next vacation. Maybe the rental home wasn't quite right, and you'll better recognize how to filter your search for the next vacation.