About this Property
- Sleeps 12
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private vacation home
- Approximately 1500 square feet
Welcome to Xanadu West! It is an oceanfront duplex with impressive vistas and is great for families especially with young kids.
The duplex sits taller and closer to the ocean than its neighbors which makes for extraordinary vistas! One can see all the way from Indian Beach to the Point from the top deck. We've discovered that by being closer to the ocean (while not giving up good beach depth) life with kids and especially little ones is just much easier! You can see your kids conveniently from the deck if you'd like to have a drink or you just have to take a few steps and you are right on the beach with them. You don't have to put up a big umbrella or pack food or drinks as you are so close to the shaded decks and home. There is a full outdoor shower with hot and cold water outside for cleaning off all of the sand that seems to get everywhere!
The duplex has a reverse floorplan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor. All 3 bedrooms have ocean vistas with two of them have full oceanfront vistas thru sizable double sliding glass doors. The first of the oceanfront bedrooms has queen size bed and an attached bathroom. The other oceanfront bedroom has one queen bed along with a twin/trundle to allow for a max. of 4 people in that room. The third bedroom on first floor has 2 sets of bunk beds accepting 4 people to sleep in that room as well.
You can hear the roar of the surf when you fall asleep and then welcome it in the morning when you are woken up by little feet. Savor just opening the glass door and stepping out on the lower deck for a outstanding view of the ocean.
The second floor includes the living room, kitchen, dining room and a second master bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has a vaulted ceiling with multiple huge windows including a huge bay window to provide a amazing amount of natural light into the home. Just step out onto the upper deck and you will have one of the most striking vistas of Emerald Isle.
The second floor master has a king size bed and features both an ocean view and a sound view out of its two windows.
Outside, there are two different decks with which to appreciate the ocean. The lower deck resides just outside of the first floor oceanfront rooms described earlier. This deck is completely shaded and is equipped with four adirondack chairs, foot rests, and side tables which makes for a great place to sit and watch the surf, read a book, have a drink and just savor the beach. The top deck, which has doubled in size, has a enormous dining table that seats up to 10 people which makes for a great place to eat a meal. There is another gathering space with a bench and two chairs as well as some very comfortable rocking chairs to help enjoy the phenomenal view of Emerald Isle.
As a family of 6 with 4 kids, we are keenly aware of just how much 'stuff' one must bring to the beach. We can help complimentary up some space by providing a Pack-n-Play, Bouncy Seat, and High Chair/Booster that are already at Xanadu West.
The kitchen is well equipped with an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, two coffee makers including a traditional Mr. Coffee and a Keurig, deep fryer, slow cooker, blender, and large griddle. There is a nice dvd/video library including movies for both kids and adults for afternoon or evening viewing. There are games and puzzles as well for those in need of a break from the sun. Also, a charcoal grille is ready to help make great family meals.
Linens including towels are included complimentary of charge during the prime season of June, July and August. We can arrange linens/towels at guest request in the other months during the off-season to be paid for as an additional charge by the renter. This accepts us to keep the nightly rental prices lower in the off-season.
For those that want to discover the island, there are plenty of activities away from the beach for everybody in your group. For the active: bicycling (units available on island), golf, kayak and boat units, mini-golf, amusement park, horseback riding, volleyball, water park, driving range, skating, off-shore fishing, kite-flying. For the sightseer and shopper: There is Morehead City, Beaufort waterfront, Swansboro waterfront stores and antiques, Emerald Isle stores, North Carolina Aquarium and more.
We hope you give us a try at Xanadu West!
Matt and Eleanor
About the Area
Located in Emerald Isle, this vacation home is on the beach. Emerald Plantation and Coral Bay Shopping Center are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Croatan National Forest and Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area. Traveling with kids? Consider Flatwaters Paddling and Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Raceway. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.