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About this Property
Please also check out our new Vacation Rental By Owner listing of an adjoining, mirror-image oceanfront unit (1083172) and feel complimentary to message us If you have any question about either one – or about renting both! Just click on the “Contact Owner" link on the right-hand column, and we’ll message you right back. We’ve tried to answer all the frequently asked questions here on our web pages, but we know that there is a lot of information to work through, and we want you to be certain that our home meets all your family’s needs – that’s how we’ve gotten all these 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 more 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 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, 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, adore 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 categorically 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 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 elegant 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 appreciate 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 relish 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 initial 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 smooth 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 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. Most official tourism bureaus will offer you printed guide books with deals for vacation rental management companies, restaurants and attractions. These guides can provide an excellent start to your rental search.
- Can you shift your dates? The off-peak shoulder seasons can offer phenomenal rates on weekly rentals.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Some vacation rental companies provide rate reductions to veterans and active-duty servicemembers. Make sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling gang is eligible for a markdown.
- Is there a certain activity you are most looking forward to during your stay? If there's a specific Beaufort, NC atteaction you simply love, keep an eye out for rental properties that cater especially to you.
- Management companies and individual rental owners often offer guests the opportunity to obtain trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental rate, offers travellers reimbursement of their rental costs for any days missed a result of health emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned hotel stay or additional gasoline.
General Rental Advice
You might be shocked to discover how many vacation homes are available at your destination. 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 perfect getaway to fit their Beaufort, NC gang, from relaxing condominiums to larger event homes with several bedrooms.
Rental homes are usually owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies are liked by rental owners because they coordinate the promotion and operations..
Here are some ideas and tricks to help you understand the vacation rental search and reservation process.
Where to find and book the right vacation home:
Do you think "Four Full Baths Plus Outdoor Shower, and Plenty of Hot Water, Walk to Groceries" is the best rental for your upcoming vacation? Look over this check list to ensure it fits your preferences.
Search Early and Often
Like many popular hot spots, In Beaufort, NC the best vacation rentals are booked early. Booking your rental property 6-12 months in advance is usually recommended, when possible. Holiday gatherings can be a popular time for family groups to plot their Summer holiday escapes..
Settle on your Place and Vacation Week
Oftentimes, the most challenging portion of organizing your vacation is deciding on where to search, and when. After the big decisions are resolved, everything else will be much easier.
Selecting an Properly-Sized Rental property
How many family members are planning to share your getaway? Remember that that many properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for your group. Generally vacation home listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Have a Spending Limit
Most rental properties are marketed with a price range. Determine the rate for your desired stay. It might be at the high end of the range. If many individuals or family members are sharing the cost, make sure that each group knows their obligation and has approved a maximum they are prepared to chip in. Most rental agreements require a single person to be liable for the entire reservation.
What home features is the family searching for? Are you looking for a rental with open-air kitchen? Are you more interested in wildlife or night life? Are sheet sets included with the rental contract, or do you need to take your own? Create a list of priority conveniences to help filter your search.
Do some people in your group have special needs? Be sure to remember and inquire about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..
Are you or other people in the family traveling with a pup? Although quite a few vacation homes allow dogs and cats, guidelines and fees vary per rental. Type of animal, size and dog breeds may be limited. Don't forget to read agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your contract. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
The best places to Search
Many internet resources exist to match vacationers with rental owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rentals" for local rental home management companies. Local property management companies take pride in a first-class vacation experience.
Re-read the description to ensure that the vacation home has everything that you need. If it is lacking, the rental management company might know of similar properties that better fit your style and budget..
Some rental owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Your easiest chance for a lower rate will be changing to a less desirable week.
Read The Contract
Learn which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Power bills
- Phone service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking Fees
In addition to the standard price, guests must pay state taxes when booking "Four Full Baths Plus Outdoor Shower, and Plenty of Hot Water, Walk to Groceries", as well as various other fees which might be required depending on their situation, including an animal fee, early check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private swimming pool usage during the fall or spring months.
Cancellation policies are different with each rental. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It offers peace of mind should catastrophe strike.
When everything looks correct, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. You will likely be required to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Where to Get Assistance
Put the rental manager's contact info into your phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your stay.
Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Take notes of any damages as soon as you arrive. Call the rental manager right away to report your observations. If there is a dispute about responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts should be useful.
- Ask questions. If you have any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, condo access, swimming pool operations, etc... we suggest you ask the rental manager immediately. A brief phone call helps prevent many headaches.
- Please be respectful of the local community. Residents often times live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your residence.
- Ask a local. Locals can frequently point you in the right direction.
- Ensure you protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the property locked up when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
- Make sure you've packed all of your personal belongings. Sweep all the rooms in the home for left-behind items. Check bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, porches, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
- Be sure to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damage. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this isn't always the case).. If the property manager is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How would you feel about your stay? Virtually all rental home web sites seek feedback after your stay . Rental owners and property managers will thank you for glowing recommendations. If something was wrong and they didn't fix it in a practical manner, or when the rental was not as described, you may want to make it a point in your feedback.
Did they like the rental? If everything was wonderful, next year's family vacation planning will be relatively easy. If the rental wasn't quite right, and you will better understand how to refine your search next time.