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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 the right. Since we offer numerous options, such as different-sized linen packages and multi-week Snowbird prices that the website 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 more 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 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 adore 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 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 appealing sea vistas). Each bedroom has its own full bath en suite and direct access to an oceanfront outdoor space. The sizable 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 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 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 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 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 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 Neighborly, Beachfront, Kid Welcoming, Child Helpful, Walk or Bicycle to Stores, Surf Fishing, Bogue Inlet, Fishing Pier, Rents Mostly Sunday-to-Sunday
How to Save Money on Your Rental
- Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many established tourism bureaus offer tourism guide books with special packages for lodging, dining and attractions. Be on the lookout for these books and promotional books, since this allows visitors to discover the same fantastic attractions at a frequently significantly discounted.
- Are you willing to change your trip dates? Off-peak times offer considerable bargains.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Many rental companies provide discounted rates to veterans and active-duty military. Be sure to check with property management company to see if your visiting crew qualifies for a discounted price.
- Some homes are particularly designed for particular groups of vacationers. Large event homes are ideal for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate retreats. Some properties cater to beach bums. Other rentals are positioned close to nightlife. You'll get the most value from a rental which most directly suits your ideal vacation setting, even if it costs a bit more.
- Think about getting trip insurance together with your leasing contract. Trip insurance, which generally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay price, provides travellers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any nights missed resulting from medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unplanned motel stay or extra fuel.
General Rental Information
Some people are shocked to discover the number of rental properties can be found in Beaufort, NC. Rental accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.
Rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by property management companies. For property owners not directly engaged in the management of their properties, management companies are critical in assisting families with making reservations, check-in, house cleaning, as well as routine maintenance problems that may arise.
We have assembled a brief guide to help you get the most out of your rental property experience.
Where to find and reserve the right rental home:
Before you start to book "Four Full Baths Plus Outdoor Shower, and Plenty of Hot Water, Walk to Groceries", examine our short list of points to consider.
The Earlier You Start, The Better The Selection
Like many desirable hot spots, In Beaufort, NC the best vacation homes are booked very early. Reserving your vacation property 6-12 months in advance is recommended, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your vacation rental home..
Pick a Village and Time
Consensus can be tough among close relatives, but the moment this complicated part is finished everything will start to slide in place.
Selecting an Correctly-Sized Rental home
How many relatives are joining your getaway? Be mindful that many homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room space. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for your group. Most rental home listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Exactly What Are You Willing to Spend?
Will the chosen rental suit your budget during that preferred Summer week? Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from company well before reserving a pricey rental. Most rental agreements call for a single person to be responsible for the entire reservation.
Let's Discuss Amenities
What amenities is your family searching for? Is a screened-in deck a requirement? Are you more enthusiastic about wildlife or amusements? Are bedsheets included with the rental contract, or do you need to provide your own? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and desires" from your party to help narrow your search to the perfect rental.
Often times the older generation has challenges with staircases. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are needed, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation home listings include a list of amenities.
Be sure to include your companion! Pet policies are different at each rental. Read descriptions thoroughly. Type of pet, size and dog breeds could be limited. Study your contract very carefully! Extra fees or costs may be applied to your contract. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Its Time to Search
Once the area, dates and guests are decided, search multiple sources for the greatest vacation rental selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local rental homes" for local vacation home management companies. Aside from having distinctive rental properties, local agencies provide you with top-notch service..
Negotiate the Price
Re-read the description to ensure that the rental home has everything that you need. If it is lacking, the rental home management company might know of very similar properties that better fit your style and budget..
Some property owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak season offers your best chance to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Read the Total Agreement
Learn which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Utility bills
- WIFI Access
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking Space
In addition to the normal charge, vacationers will need to pay local taxes when booking "Four Full Baths Plus Outdoor Shower, and Plenty of Hot Water, Walk to Groceries", as well as any other additional fees that may be mandatory depending on their situation, including a dog charge, earlier check-in or late check-out fee, or a pool heater fee for private pool usage during the fall or spring months.
If you must Cancel
Cancellation policies are different for each property. Many rental property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives relief should disaster strike.
When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Bear in mind that most rental contracts will require a considerable rental down payment and/or security deposit to safeguard the rental owner.
Know Who to Call
Put the property manager's contact info into your phone and wallet for easy access to answers throughout your trip.
Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your vacation!
During your Stay
- Record the overall condition of the rental home immediately upon arrival. We also advise immediately getting in touch with the rental manager with a report of any damage, along with your request for any critical repairs. If there is a disagreement about responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will be incredibly helpful.
- Ask questions. You could need instructions for a fireplace, TV or hot tub. Contact your property manager. They are there to assist. A quick phone call prevents many complications.
- Be considerate of the local community. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a trip substantially more enjoyable.
- Ask a local. Local people may point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great night out, or the best places for night life?
- Enjoy your stay! Make certain to protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the home locked up when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
- Clean up a bit. Despite the fact that you're spending money on a house cleaning fee, The property is required to be in good shape. Sinks filled with dishes, excessive beach sand on the floor and sticky messes should really be taken care of before you leave.
- Make a point to walk through the rental one final time and look for property damage. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible).. If the property manager is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you have a good time? Just about all property management companies and vacation rental websites allow renters to give comments. If your property and/or property manager was outstanding, they will likely appreciate your compliments. If something was unacceptable and they failed to correct it in a acceptable manner, or if the vacation rental was not as described, you may want to make it a point in your feedback.
Learn and Improve
Hold a vacation recap meeting with your family. Did they feel about the rental? Maybe everything was exceptional and you're excited to re-book the property for next year. If the property was not quite right, and you will better understand how to perfect your search next time.