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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 merry 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 savor 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, appreciate 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 completely on 'island time,' or if you definitely must bring work along, there is broadband Wi-Fi throughout the home.
The kitchen is thoroughly 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 generous 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 dazzling 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 enjoy 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 thoroughly 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 sizable 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 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 marvelous 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 adore 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 prices 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
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Search for the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many tourism bureaus will send you printed tourism guide books with promotions for rental properties, restaurants and tours. Be on the lookout for these guides and promotional books, as this allows visitors to discover the very same attractions with a significantly discounted.
- Flexible about when you can travel? The off-peak seasons will offer you terrific rates on weekly rental accommodations.
- Plenty of vacation rental companies and owners offer rate reductions for active duty and veteran members of the US Military, or returning guests of the same rental home. Be sure to ask property owner to see if your travelling gang is eligible for a discounted rate.
- Is there a specific activity you are most looking forward to ? Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the adventures and landmarks you are most excited about.
- Give thought to purchasing trip insurance together with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay price, provides buyers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any nights missed a result of medical related emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unexpected hotel room stay or additional gasoline.
General Rental Tips & Tricks
Some people are shocked to learn the number of properties are offered in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rental properties available makes it possible to find an optimum getaway to fit their Beaufort, NC crew, from quiet condos to colossal event homes with several bedrooms.
The vast majority of rentals in Beaufort, NC are privately operated and many are represented by established local rental management agencies. Property management companies are liked by property owners mainly because they manage the promotion and operations..
We've developed a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your vacation rental experience.
Where to find and reserve the best vacation rental:
Do you think "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!" is the perfect rental property for your upcoming vacation? Read through this checklist to confirm it fits your needs.
Begin Your Search Early
Beaufort, NC rental homes start booking very early. To guarantee the most desirable selection of homes, we advise searching and reserving your Beaufort, NC vacation home 6-Twelve months in advance, whenever feasible. Holiday gatherings can be a popular time for families to plot their Summer family trips..
Settle on your Place and Travel Week
Start by choosing which specific area of Beaufort, NC you prefer to explore, and the approximate travel dates.
Choose a Size
Determine who is going, and how many/what kind of bedroom configuration you'll need. Consider that most rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for the group. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are commonly available on the internet. Otherwise, contact the property owner before you book.
Determine Your Budget
Does your preferred rental home fit your budget during that preferred Summer week? If multiple individuals or relatives are sharing the cost, check to make sure each group knows their responsibility and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to chip in. Most rental contracts require a single person to be liable for the entire reservation.
Rental Home Features
What amenities is the family trying to find? Do you just desire a property with a pool, spa or beach volleyball court? Do you desire to be far from the crowds, or near civilization? Are linens included with the rental, or do you need to take your own? Make a list of prioritized "needs and wishes" from your party to help narrow your search to the perfect property.
Grandpa and Grandma will appreciate you for not reserving a stairs-only property on the 3rd floor. If wheel chair entry, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is necessary, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation rental listings will include a list of amenities.
Have You Considered Furry Family Members?
Be sure to include your best friend! While many vacation rentals permit animals, rules and costs vary per rental. A number of limitations could eliminate a potential vacation property. Make sure you study agreements and contracts carefully. Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your contract.
Start the Search
A number of websites exist to match renters with property owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rentals" for local rental management companies. Local companies usually have an exclusive selection of rental properties daily and weekly.
When you've located the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your vacation dates are available.
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak weeks will probably be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..
Read through the Entire Contract
You will have to know which services are included:
- Utility bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Telephone service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
In addition to the regular fee, visitors will need to pay state taxes when booking "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!", as well as various other additional fees that may be mandatory depending on their situation, including a pet fee, early check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private swimming pool usage during the fall or spring months.
Cancelling your Rental property
Ensure that you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Property management companies and individual home owners often offer their guests the choice to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which frequently costs between 1% - 5% of your standard vacation rental price, can provide guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental property costs) for any days missed a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen motel stay or extra gas.
Complete the Booking
When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. Bear in mind that most rental agreements require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the rental owner.
Where to Get Help
Make sure you get the manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We recommend keeping the contact's details in your smartphone and wallet.
Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Photograph at your arrival. Record the condition of the rental unit right away. If you find wear and tear, or if fixes are needed contact the rental manager immediately. This will protect against disagreements during checkout.
- Ask questions. You may need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television or spa. Contact your property manager. They are there to assist. A brief phone call avoids many head aches.
- Please remember to respect your neighbors. Residents invariably live within earshot. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a vacation considerably more relaxing.
- Ask a local. Local people can frequently point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Ensure you protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation rental locked up while you are away, just like you would at home.
At the end of your stay
- Check to make sure you've packed everything. Check drawers, bath cabinetry and wardrobes.
- Be sure to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damage. We recommend walking through with the rental manager wherever possible (this isn't always the case).. If the property manager is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your vacation? Just about all rental home management companies and rental search sites make it easy for renters to provide comments. If the vacation rental and/or property manager was terrific, they'll appreciate your positive reviews. If anything went wrong, we recommend being understanding but genuine regarding your rental experience. Top property owners and managers will work very hard to fix the situation.
Learn and Improve
Did they love their stay? Maybe everything was exceptional and you're all set to re-book the property for next year. Otherwise, you've gained valuable experience to help with another search.