• 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Books For Kids
  • Books For Kids
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Table
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Island
  • Kitchen Island
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Smart TV
  • Smart TV
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Laughing Gull is a enormous well appointed, second row, nearly oceanfront home with spectacular vistas of the sea. The handsome emerald green waters of the Atlantic Sea are mere steps away from the front door, and access to the sandy beach is across the street. Emerald Isle has a motto of “Nice Matters” and our town was newly featured in Coastal Living magazine as one of the best modest beach towns.

This gorgeously adorned home has more than 2000 square feet of living space and is just right for couples, huge families with children, and those traveling with Grandparents/Grandchildren. We can sleep a max. of 10 people and there is generous space for entertaining as well as places for those seeking peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As you arrive at our home, you will find an elevator which is a real treat for checking in/checking out, off-loading groceries, those who have difficulty with stairs or those who just want a lift! For your comfort, we have a refrigerator to keep your beach beverages cold and to store your picnic items. You will also find a appealing and comfortable living area with a wide screen TV and a full bathroom located on the ground level. In addition to the living area, there are bunkbeds located on the ground level.

The main sleeping area is located on the second level where you will find a master with a king bed and 2 additional bedrooms with queen beds that have great vistas of the sea. All bedrooms have a TV and there are 2 full bathrooms and a washer and dryer on this level. This level also has a covered outdoor space with spectacular sea vistas.

A polished delightful kitchen with granite countertops, and all stainless-steel appliances is located on the third level. This area is great for entertaining and is open to the living room and dining room. A widescreen TV is available for your appreciation or you may choose to relax on the outdoor space and appreciate the unbelievable sea vistas. There is another queen bedroom with spectacular sea vistas and another full bath located on this level. Unwind and savor the peaceful sound of the waves as you enjoy the open floor plan on this level.

We offer the following practical extras:
WIFI for your streaming enjoyment
Station to tidy fish
Gas Grille

Emerald Isle includes 12 miles of beautiful beaches and is a mecca for all things associated with the water including swimming, kitesurfing, windsurfing, birdwatching, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating and fishing. There are a number of eateries that offer new-caught seafood, or you can buy your choice of seafood at one of the local seafood markets and prepare your own. It’s all about you!

Listed below are numerous other points of interest and attractions for your appreciation:
Historical downtown Beaufort
Fort Macon State Park- This historic landmark includes a tour of a reconstructed Civil War fort
North Carolina Aquarian at Pine Knoll Shores- Something for all ages
Carrot Island Ferry – Take the ferry to Carrot Island where you will find wild horses, sand dollars, mudflats, upland and salt marshes. There are more than 200 species of wild feathered friends for you bird lovers.
Morehead City- Boat tours
Ferry rides
Lighthouse
Hammocks Beach State Park
Sensational Swansboro
Bogue Inlet Pier- A hotspot appreciated by locals and visitors alike. It’s a great spot to relax and enjoy the view with an sea wind
Several golf courses near by

Here is a list of airports located near Emerald Isle:
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN)
Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ)
Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

We welcome you to our pretty home and hope you will adore it, care for it, and enjoy it as much as we do. We rent Sunday to Sunday

Money Saving Strategies

  • Search for the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many official tourism bureaus will send you promotional travel guides with promotions for property management companies, restaurants and activities. These guides may provide a good start to your rental search.
  • Flexible about when you might travel? Off-peak times offer up sizable markdowns.
  • Are you a military veteran? Quite a few vacation rental companies offer price reductions to vets and active-duty forces. Be sure to check with property owner to see if your vacationing group qualifies for a reduced price.
  • Some vacation rentals are basically catered to specific guests, whether it is downtown homes with pier passes, city-center condos with walkable access to restaurants or waterfront homes that have their own windsurfing launching areas. If there's a particular Beaufort, NC atteaction that you just love, be on the lookout for rentals that cater especially to you.
  • Give thought to purchasing trip insurance along with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which generally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term rate, provides visitors reimbursement of their rental expenses for any nights missed as a result of medical emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unforeseen motel stay or extra gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

General Vacation Rental Tips & Tricks

You might be surprised to discover how many rental properties are available at your destination. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of global research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Vacation homes are usually owner operated or managed by rental management companies. For owners not directly involved with the management of their rental, management companies are instrumental in helping guests with reserving, check-in, housekeeping, and any maintenance problems that may occur.

We've assembled a short guide to assist you in getting most out of your rental property experience.

How to find and book the best vacation rental:

Before you book "Near ocean front", review our short collection of considerations.

The Sooner, The Better

Like many renowned vacation spots, In Beaufort, NC the best rentals are booked early. Booking your rental 6-12 months before your travel dates is usually recommended, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your rental..

Select a Village and Date

Quite often, the toughest portion of preparing for your vacation is figuring out where to search, and when. After the big decisions are tackled, the rest becomes much easier.

How Many Bedrooms?

Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Keep in mind that many homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the family room. It is important to figure out what is most appropriate for the family. Most vacation home listings will outline each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

Stick to a Budget

Will the preferred vacation property fit your budget during that popular Summer week? Make sure you get cost-sharing commitments from company before booking a pricey rental property. Generally, just one person in the group will be liable for making the whole reservation and collecting each person's share.

Its All About Amenities

What amenities is your group looking for? Is a screened-in porch a necessity? Do you want to be away from it all, or close to civilization? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental property payment? Make a list of prioritized "needs and wants" from your company to help narrow your search to the most suitable home.

Special Circumstances

Suitable access could make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized equipment is necessary, include that into your search. Almost all vacation home postings include a list of amenities.

Have You Considered 4-Legged Family Members?

Remember to include your best friend! Even though quite a few vacation homes permit household pets, rules and charges vary per property. Type of animal, size and breeds might be limited. Study your agreement carefully! Service fees may apply when pets are included. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Start your Search

A number of websites exist to match guests with property owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Beaufort, NC local vacation rentals" for local property management companies. Local property management companies proudly offer a top-quality rental experience.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to be certain the rental home has everything that you need. If something is missing, the vacation rental management company might know of very similar properties that better suit your style and budget..

Some property owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. The off-season offers your best opportunity to negotiate a lower rate.

Study the Entire Agreement

Read the whole agreement and make certain you understand who is liable for:

  • Utilities
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Calls
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Fees

Be sure that your quoted fee includes all state taxes and fees.

Cancelling your Rental

Ensure that you be aware of the cancellation policy before booking. Many vacation property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the standard vacation rental cost, can provide guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any nights missed as a consequence of personal health related emergencies or weather, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or extra gas.

Complete the Reservation

When you feel you've identified "the one", begin the booking process. You will likely be required to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Where to Get Assistance

Don't forget to get the property manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We recommend storing the contact's information in your smart phone and wallet.

Congratulations on reserving your rental home! You're on your way to a phenomenal vacation!

During your Stay

  • Record the overall condition of the rental home right away. Call the property manager immediately to report your findings. This will prevent conflicts during check out.
  • Should there be any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the property, house access, pool operations, etc... we suggest you ask the rental manager promptly. A phone call can save hours of difficulties.
  • Please be considerate of the community. Residents are likely to be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a vacation much more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Natives may point you in the right direction.
  • Be sure to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home secured when you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Checking Out

  • Double-check each room of the rental to confirm you've packed all belongings.
  • Once everything is out, perform a walk-through of the property to make certain no property damage occurred in the course of your stay. If it is possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, make sure you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How do you feel about your stay? Most vacation rental websites request feedback after your stay . Rental owners and property managers will thank you for positive recommendations. If something went wrong, we recommend being understanding but straightforward regarding your stay. Top property owners and managers will try hard to correct the situation.

Iterate

Did they love their vacation? If everything was fantastic, next year's vacation planning is going to be quick. Otherwise, you have acquired invaluable rental search experience that can help with another search.

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