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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!
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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 appreciate 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 broad 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 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, 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 categorically must bring work along, there is broadband Wi-Fi throughout the home.
The kitchen is thoroughly 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 copious 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 classy 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 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 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 enjoy renting both sides to host generous 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 simple 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 painless 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 amazing 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 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!
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 Strategies
- Many property managers and rental properties supply Beaufort, NC area travel magazines which include offers, either offered independently by merchants, or utilizing a partnership between the property management company and the local itself. Keep an eye out for these catalogs and promotional books, because this allows visitors to discover the very same great attractions with a frequently substantial discounted.
- Just want to avoid the crowds of people and spend less? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of peak pricing.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Plenty of management companies offer price cuts to vets and active-duty servicemembers. Be sure to check with property owner to see if your visiting group qualifies for a reduction.
- Some rental properties are essentially catered to specific clients, whether it is soundside homes with weekly pier passes, city-center condos with walkable access to shopping or waterfront homes that feature their own boat launching areas. You'll receive the most value from a rental that most thoroughly suits your ideal vacation setting, regardless if it costs a tad bit more.
- Consider investing in trip insurance with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which generally add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental rate, provides visitors reimbursement of their rental expenses for any missed as a consequence of health-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline.
General Rental Home Tips & Tricks
First-timers tend to be shocked at the range and wide range of short-term vacation rentals available in the Beaufort, NC area. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rental properties available allows them to find an ideal retreat to accommodate their Beaufort, NC crew, from relaxed condos to giant event homes with several bedrooms.
Nearly all vacation rentals in Beaufort, NC are privately operated and many are represented by established local rental management agencies. Property owners often select management companies to facilitate promoting and marketing, cleaning and maintenance tasks.
Below are great tips and tricks to help you understand the vacation home search and booking process.
Where to find and reserve a great vacation home:
Do you think "Four Full Baths Plus Outdoor Shower, and Plenty of Hot Water, Walk to Groceries" is the best rental property for your next getaway? Browse through this guide to make sure it fits your preferences.
The Sooner You Start, The Better The Choices
Beaufort, NC rental homes start booking early. To assure the best selection of properties, we recommend searching and booking your Beaufort, NC rental home 6-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your vacation home..
Pick a Town and Time
Agreement can be complicated between close relatives, but as soon as this complicated part is complete everything will quickly slide in place.
Selecting an Correctly-Sized Rental
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Remember that most vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room space. You'll need to figure out what is suitable for your group. Most rental listings will summarize each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.
Stick to a Budget
Will your preferred rental property suit your budget during that preferred Summer week? Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from loved ones before booking a costly rental property. A single individual in your company must be given the task of collecting payments and agreeing to responsibility for the whole rental fee at time of reservation.
Let's Talk Amenities
What amenities is your family interested in? Is a screened-in porch a necessity? Do you wish to be far from the crowds, or close to civilization? Are mattress sheets included with the rental agreement, or will you need to provide your own? Make a list of "necessities and preferences" from your group to help narrow your search to the most suitable home.
In some cases the senior generation has challenges with stairways. Be sure to remember and ask about wheelchair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..
Your Puppy Needs a Holiday, Too
Are you or other individuals in the party traveling with a furry companion? Dog policies are different at each property. Study descriptions thoroughly. A number of limitations could eliminate a prospective vacation property. Read your contract thoroughly! Extra charges may apply when animals are included. If in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Searching the Internet
As soon as the location, travel dates and people are decided, search multiple resources to find the best rental home selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local vacation rentals" for local property management companies. Local property management companies take pride in a superior rental experience.
When you've found the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your vacation dates are available.
Although not true for all rental properties, 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 additional night. The off-season offers your best chance to negotiate a lower rate.
Study The Agreement
You'll want to know which services are included:
- Utility bills
- WIFI Access
- Phone service
- Pool Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking Space
Be sure that your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.
If you need to Cancel
Be sure to are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Rental home management companies and individual property owners typically offer their clients the choice to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs between 1% - 5% of your base vacation rental price, can provide guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed due to personal medical related emergencies or weather, and additionally hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas.
Reserve your Rental Home
When you feel you've found "the one", begin the booking process. You will likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Get Contact Details
Make sure to get the property manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We suggest storing the contact's information in your smartphone and wallet.
Congrats on reserving your rental! You're on your way to a terrific vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph at your arrival. Take notes of any wear and tear soon after you arrive. If you find damage, or if fixes are needed contact the home manager immediately. If there is a disagreement about legal responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will probably be valuable.
- When there is any ambiguity about parking, policies of the house, house access, pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A brief phone call helps prevent many problems.
- Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Permanent residents most likely live within earshot. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a vacation a little more enjoyable.
- Ask a local. Residents may point you in the right direction.
- Make sure you protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home secured when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
Check Out Time
- Make sure you've packed all your things. Sweep each room in the house for forgotten items. Check bath rooms, the garage, cabinets, outdoor patios, the pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
- Make a point to walk through the rental one last time and look for property damage. If at all possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your getaway? Just about all rental management companies and rental search sites make it easy for travellers to offer reviews. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was top notch, they will likely appreciate your praise. If something was wrong and they failed to correct it in a acceptable manner, or when the rental wasn't as described, you will want to make it a point as part of your comments.
Learn and Improve
Hold a meeting with your traveling companions. Did everybody have a great time? If everything was wonderful, next year's family vacation planning will be easy. If not, you've gained invaluable rental search experience that can help with another search.