- 4 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Children Welcome
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
- Deck / Patio
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- DVD Player
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Non Smoking Only
- Outdoor Lighting
- Pets Considered
- Satellite / Cable
- Smoke Detectors
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Wireless Internet
About this PropertyWe 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 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 the right. Since we offer numerous options, such as different-sized linen packages and multi-week Snowbird rate that Vacation Rental By Owner doesn't compute, we regret that we’re not able to offer the Rent It Now feature. But, we do respond quickly.
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 in a rocking chair on the upper outdoor space —just steps from the kitchen — while you watch the children play in the surf or the dolphins frolic in the waves. Go back out at dusk to adore 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, relish 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 everywhere 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 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 charming 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 adore 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 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 adore 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 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 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 of $175 per dog. 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 family 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!
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- Many property managers and vacation rental homes supply Beaufort, NC area promotional catalogs which feature offers, either offered independently by vendors, or by a relationship between the management company and the local store itself. Be on the lookout for these catalogs and promotional books, because this allows vacation goers to take advantage of those wonderful attractions at a frequently considerable discounted.
- Desire to stay away from the crowds? Shoulder seasons special offer incredible prices.
- Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Military may be able to get discount rates. Be sure to ask property owner to see if your vacationing crew is eligible for a price reduction.
- Is there a certain activity that you are mainly getting excited about during your stay? Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the outdoor activities and landmarks you are most excited about.
- Vacation rental companies and individual property owners often offer their customers the opportunity to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed resulting from medical-related emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).
The Rental Process
First-timers are oftentimes surprised at the range and selection of weekly properties available in the Beaufort, NC area. With such a big selection, clients are certain to discover a rental home that matches their desires and spending budget.
Vacation rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Rental owners often select management companies to manage promoting and marketing, housekeeping services and maintenance.
We have developed a short guide to assist you in getting most from your vacation rental experience.
Finding and reserving the best vacation property:
Do you think "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!" is the best vacation property for your next visit? Read through this check list to confirm it fits all of your needs.
Search Early and Frequently
Like many desirable vacation spots, In Beaufort, NC the best rental properties are booked early. For the greatest selection, begin your planning and search 6-12 months before your vacation. A lot of groups choose to begin their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.
Decide on a Village and Date
Consensus can often be challenging among close relatives, but as soon as this complicated part is complete everything will quickly slide in place.
Just How Much Rental Do You Really Need?
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Keep in mind that many properties list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for your group. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible on the internet. If not, get in touch with the property manager before you reserve the home.
What Are You Willing to Spend?
Make sure "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!" suits your budget *during your desired week*. Make sure to get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family prior to booking a costly rental property. Most of the time, one member of the group will be liable for making the whole reservation and recovering each person's contribution.
Its All About Amenities
What property features is your family searching for? Do you primarily want a home with a swimming pool, spa tub or beach volleyball court? Does the property need to be beachfront, in the downtown area, or close to wildlife? Does the property have bikes and beach toys available throughout your stay? Make a list of priority conveniences to facilitate narrow your search.
Frequently the older generation has trouble with stairways. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is needed, include that into your search. The majority of property postings include a list of amenities.
What About Furry Family Members?
Do not forget to include your best friend! Dog guidelines are different at each rental property. Read descriptions carefully. Make sure you study descriptions and contracts carefully. Extra charges may apply when pets are added. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Start the Search
. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rental homes" for local rental management companies. Local rental home management companies pride themselves on an exceptional rental experience.
Negotiate the Price
When you have spotted the rentalhome of your dreams, make sure your trip dates are available.
While not true for all rental homes, many owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season stay, try getting an extra night. Your best chance of a lower rate is switching to a less desirable week.
Read the Entire Contract
Learn which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
In addition to the regular charge, guests will need to pay local taxes when renting "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!", along with any other fees which may be mandatory depending on their situation, including an animal charge, early check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private pool usage during the autumn or spring months.
Be sure you be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking. Many rental contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergencies and weather events, It gives you comfort should disaster strike.
When everything seems right, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. Remember that most rental agreements will require a considerable rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the vacation home owner.
Keep Your Contact's Info
Put the rental manager's contact information into your phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your stay.
Good luck on reserving your vacation home! You're on your way to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures on your arrival. Take notes of any problems soon after you arrive. Contact the property manager right away to report your observations. This can protect against disputes during check out.
- If there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, property access, swimming pool operation, etc... we advise you ask the rental home manager promptly. A brief phone call helps prevent many headaches.
- Please be considerate of the local community. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a vacation a little more pleasant.
- Ask a local. Locals can often point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home secured when you are away, just like you would at home.
When its Time to Leave
- Double-check each room of the vacation property to be sure you've packed all belongings.
- Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to be certain no damage occurred in the course of your stay. We suggest walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you love your rental home? Many rental home websites ask for reviews after your stay is complete. Owners and property managers will appreciate your glowing critiques. If anything was wrong and they failed to correct it in a acceptable manner, or if the rental was not as described, you may want to note that in your review.
Learn from your Stay
Hold a vacation recap meeting with your travel companions. Does everybody want to go back? If everything was perfect, next year's family vacation planning is going to be relatively easy. If the rental home wasn't quite right, and you will better know how to perfect your search for the next trip.
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