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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 thrilled 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, relish 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 adore 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, savor 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 all through 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 elegant sea vistas). Each bedroom has its own full bath en suite and direct access to an oceanfront outdoor space. The generous 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 adore 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 relish 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 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 incredible 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 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
Money Saving Rental Tips
- Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many established tourism bureaus will send you printed tourism guides with deals for rental properties, restaurants and attractions. Be on the lookout for these guides and discount books, as this allows vacationers to enjoy the very same wonderful activities at a often significantly discounted.
- Flexible about when you might travel? Off-peak times provide remarkable bargains.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? A number of property management companies offer financial savings to veterans and active-duty military. Make sure to confirm with property management company to see if your visiting group qualifies for a discount.
- Is there a particular experience you are most getting excited about during your stay? If there's a particular Beaufort, NC activity which you just love, look for rental properties that cater especially to your needs.
- Property management companies and individual rental home owners typically offer customers the chance to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental price, provides travellers reimbursement of their trip costs for any missed resulting from personal health-related emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned motel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .
How to Book a Rental Home
Some people are surprised to discover just how many rental properties are available in their area of interest. Rental accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of worldwide search sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.
Vacation homes are commonly owner operated or managed by property management companies. Rental owners frequently select management companies to facilitate marketing, house cleaning and maintenance tasks.
We have assembled a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your rental home experience.
Where to find and reserve the best rental home:
Before you decide to book "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!", examine our short list of points to consider.
The Earlier, The Better
Beaufort, NC rental properties are reserved many months (and up to a year) in advance. To ensure the very best choice of vacation homes, we recommend searching and reserving your Beaufort, NC vacation home Six-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever possible. Holiday reunions can be a popular time for families to plan their Summer family trips..
Select a Town and Time
Consensus can be challenging among relatives, but the moment this tricky part is finished everything will begin to fall in place.
Choosing an Adequately-Sized Rental home
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Bear in mind that a lot of properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room. It is important to determine what is most appropriate for the party. Most rental home listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Establish Your Budget
Will your preferred vacation property fit your budget during that choice Summer week? Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family well before booking an expensive rental property. Most rental agreements call for a single person to be responsible for the entire reservation.
Rental Home Amenities
What amenities is the family looking for? Is a screened-in porch a necessity? Are you more enthusiastic about a natural landscape or amusements? Are items like beach chairs, grills, umbrellas, beach carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental home charge? Build a list of priority features to guide filter your search.
Accessibility and Special Issues
Sometimes the older generation has challenges with stairways. Make sure to remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..
Make sure you include your furrry friends. Even though a number of vacation homes permit cats and dogs, rules and costs fluctuate per property. A number of restrictions may dismiss a potential vacation property. Make sure that you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Charges may apply when pets are added. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Start the Search
As soon as the location, dates and family members are decided, search multiple sources to get the best rental home selection. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local vacation homes" for local rental home management companies. Aside from having exclusive properties, local agencies offer you top-notch service..
Re-read the description to make certain that the property has everything required. If it is lacking, the rental management company might know of comparable homes that better fit your preferences and budget..
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 peak-season trip, try getting an extra night. Off-peak season offers your greatest opportunity to negotiate a reduced rate.
Study the Contract
You will want to know which services are included:
- Utility bills
- WIFI Access
- Telephone service
- Pool Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Fees
Ensure that your price includes all state taxes and fees.
Cancelling your Vacation Property
Ensure that you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to reserving. You'll probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of your standard vacation rental price, can provide vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed as a consequence of personal health related emergencies or storms, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unexpected motel stay or additional gas.
Complete the Reservation
When everything looks correct, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. Keep in mind that most rental agreements will require a significant rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the rental home owner.
Where to Get Assistance
Put the property manager's contact information into your cell phone and wallet for convenient access to answers throughout your visit.
Congratulations on reserving your vacation rental! You're on the right path to a terrific vacation!
During your Stay
- Record the condition of the rental unit right away. If you discover damage, or if repairs are needed get in touch with the home manager straight away. This may protect against disputes during checkout.
- Ask questions. If there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the house, property access, pool operation, etc... we advise you ask the property manager promptly. A quick phone call helps prevent many hassles.
- Be respectful of the local community. Permanent residents often times live within earshot. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a stay a good deal more pleasurable.
- Ask a local. Residents are a terrific source of suggestions.
- Make certain to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home secured while you are away, just like you would in your own home.
- Double-check each room of the vacation property to assure you've packed all personal belongings.
- Once everything is out, perform a walk-through of the rental to make certain no property damage occurred in the course of your remain. When possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you enjoy your rental home? Many rental home management companies and rental websites make it easy for customers to give reviews. If your rental home and/or property manager was outstanding, they will appreciate your recommendations. If something was wrong and they didn't correct it in a reasonable manner, or if the rental wasn't as described, you should make it a point in your feedback.
Learn and Improve
Does everyone want to return next year? With some luck everything turned out to be fantastic and you're ready to re-book the rental home for next season. Otherwise, you have gained valuable rental search experience to help with your next search.