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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 comforts 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, 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 appreciate 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 exactly must bring work along, there is broadband Wi-Fi throughout the home.
The kitchen is completely 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 charming 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 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 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 enjoy renting both sides to host enormous 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 smooth 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 many 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 phenomenal 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
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Search for the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many official tourism bureaus offer tourism guide books with special packages for rental home management companies, dining and tours. These guides can provide a good start to your vacation rental search.
- Willing to modify your dates? Off-peak times offer substantive markdowns.
- Plenty of vacation rental companies and owners offer rate reductions for active duty and veteran members of the US Armed forces, or repeat vacationers to the same rental. Make sure to check with property management company to see if your visiting gang is eligible for a discounted price.
- Some rentals are basically designed to serve specific clients, whether it's soundside units with weekly fishing pier passes, city-center homes with nearby access to night life or waterfront homes that feature private windsurfing launching areas. If there's a specific Beaufort, NC activity you simply love, look for rental properties that cater especially to your needs.
- Think about investing in trip insurance together with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which generally add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay rate, provides visitors reimbursement of their travel expenses for any nights missed as a result of medical related emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen hotel room stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).
How to Book a Rental Home
First-timers are often times shocked at the number and variety of short-term rental homes available in the Beaufort, NC area. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online research sites like Homeaway and VRBO.
The vast majority of rental properties in Beaufort, NC are privately owned and many are represented by well-known local property management agencies. Property owners typically select management companies to manage marketing, housekeeping services and routine maintenance.
Seasoned Beaufort, NC vacationers have identified a number of tips and tricks throughout the years when it comes to renting vacation rentals, however most newcomers will be happy to learn that several "techniques" are in plain sight, if you recognize where they should search.
Where to find and reserve a great vacation rental:
Before you start to book "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!", review our brief checklist of considerations.
Search Early and Frequently
Beaufort, NC rental homes are reserved months (and up to a year) in advance. To ensure the greatest choice of homes, we advise searching and booking your Beaufort, NC vacation home 6-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. A lot of visitors plan to begin their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve holiday gatherings.
Choose your Place and Vacation Week
Start by determining which particular area of Beaufort, NC you would like to browse, and the choose dates you'll be vacationing.
Just How Much Rental Do You Need?
How many family members are planning to share your getaway? Be mindful that many properties list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for the company. Generally rental listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.
Stay on a Budget
The majority of rental properties are marketed with a price range. Determine the price for your selected trip. It could be at the top end of the range. Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from loved ones well before reserving an expensive rental property. One individual in your party will have to be in charge of collecting repayments and agreeing to responsibility for the whole rental fee at time of reservation.
Rental Home Features
What amenities is the group searching for? Is a screened-in porch a requirement? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or night life? Are linens offered with the rental, or will you need to provide your own? Create a list of priority features to help filter your search.
Accessibility and Special Issues to consider
In some cases the senior generation has problems with staircases. Make sure that you remember and inquire about wheelchair entry, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..
Do not forget to include your best friend! Although many vacation homes permit animals, rules and charges fluctuate per rental. Read your agreement carefully! Service fees may apply when pets are included. If in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Its Time to Search
As soon as the place, dates and guests are decided, search multiple resources to find the best vacation rental selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rentals" for local rental management companies. Local property management companies pride themselves on an exceptional rental experience.
Negotiate the Price
When you have identified your dream rental, make sure your trip dates are available.
While not true for all rental properties, many owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable week, try getting an additional night. Off-peak season offers your greatest opportunity to negotiate a reduced rate.
Read the Total Contract
Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- WIFI Access
- Phone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Fees
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking Space
Get a total that includes taxes, pet and other extra fees.
If you wish to Cancel
Be sure you be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking. You'll probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the standard vacation rental cost, provides travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental property costs) for any nights missed resulting from personal health care emergencies or storms, and additionally hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas.
When everything looks right, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. You will probably be required to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Keep Your Contact's Info
Remember to get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend saving the contact's information in your smartphone and wallet.
Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your visit!
During your Stay
- Photograph at your arrival. Take notes of any wear and tear immediately after you arrive. If you discover wear and tear, or if repairs are needed call the home manager right away. This can protect against disputes during checkout.
- Should there be any ambiguity about parking, policies of the house, property access, swimming pool operation, etc... we advise you ask the rental manager promptly. A quick phone call prevents many hassles.
- Remember to respect your neighbors. . Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your residence.
- Ask a local. Local people can often point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best chicken wings, have a great night out, or the best places for wildlife?
- Enjoy your stay! Ensure you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the property secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
When its Time to Leave
- Confirm that you've packed everything. Check drawers, bath cabinets and closets.
- Be sure to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damage. We recommend walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (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 have an enjoyable time? Virtually all vacation rental websites request comments after your stay . Rental owners and property managers will thank you for glowing critiques. If anything went wrong, we advise being kind but straightforward regarding your experience. The best property owners and managers will try very hard to correct the problem.
Learn and Improve
Hold a vacation recap meeting with your travel companions. Did they enjoy their stay? If everything was wonderful, next year's trip planning will be quick. If not, you've acquired useful experience that can help with another search.