5 Star Cottage
- 7 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- sleeps 14
Description from the manager
Oceanfront Cottage, 7 BR, 6 B. K * K * K * Q * Q * Q, B * 2B * QSS. Sand Castle Club linen service with beds made. Oceanfront 14’ x 30’ swimming pool and hot tub. Three spacious oceanfront MBRs with Ks; two are suites with oceanfront jacuzzis. Wireless high speed Internet access and QSS on top floor. Rec room on ground level with large flat screen TV, Playstation, stereo with CD player, refrigerator and wet bar. Safety gates. 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, washer/dryer, 2 ovens, 8 flat screen cable TVs including 55” wide screen, DVD player, 3 iPod docking stations, answering machine, water softener, ceiling fans throughout. Outstanding...Read more
5 Star Cottage
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Additional Location Information
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 30, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Aug 17, 2013 - Sep 06, 2013 ||$3,850|
|7 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates |
|night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Linens Provided
- High Speed Internet
- Gas Grill [?]
- Game Room [?]
- Sand Castle or Island Sandcastle
- Non Smoking
- Gas or Charcoal Grill
- Winter/Monthly Rentals
- Pet friendly - Ask
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
What Past Guests Are Saying
Party of 10
Great Family Getaway
All-in-all this is a nice house. Our family had a great time. Plenty of room for 12 people to spread out. Easy beach access, and nice pool to cool off in after cleaning up beach tents and chairs.
Only real complaints were a hint of mildew when you first walk in the door, and poor water drainage from the carport area.
High Point NC
Great Family Fun
What a great location. Sparkling ocean and pool. Everything was ready for us to enjoy our September week at the beach. The house needs some attention. Stereo did not work. Not enough TVs in the bedrooms. Unattractive rusty refrigerator but having two ovens proved to be very useful. Water pressure in the house showers was very poor but the outside shower downstairs had great pressure. The hose out on the boardwalk needs replacing. Great having two tables for family meals. The crib needs repair, the beds were very hard, furniture was comfortable in living room. Kitchen had enough working equipment and utensils.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 09/27/2012
I agree, this home does provide a nice location and I'm so happy to hear that you found all set for your arrival. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and bringing some maintenance items to our attention. I hope you will revisit Emerald Isle soon. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next trip to the Crystal Coast - 1-888-832-0140.
nice house needs some tlc
we had family get together of 11 adults and 4 children, 5years and under.
good: location, pool, layout, bedrooms, bathrooms, crib, gates, "great" room, dining/kitchen tables.
bad: kitchen accommodations- both dishwashers, both refrigerators, microwave, blenders, food processor all need to be replaced. "glassware" needs to be replaced/added to. need cookie sheets and other little cooking items. also washer/dryer need to be replaced (one of them left rust on clothes)
in general the house was good and i would book again, but not until owners put some work in it. it needs some TLC.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 08/25/2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at 5 Star Cottage. I agree, the location and layout of this home make it a great place for a large family or group of extended family. Thank you for noting the maintenance items which need attention. I have passed these on to our maintenance department. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next family vacation to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.
Good family vacation house
The house was a good fit for our extended families vacation. Gave people a good meeting area in the living/dining/kitchen area and good time away in the bedrooms. Good for kids. Beds could use a little updating and replacing.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 07/09/2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at 5 Star Cottage. It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your time together in this home. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next family gathering at the beach - 1-888-832-0140.
The McNabb's, Narango's Jacksons, Heiger's and Overby's
Hasn't been maintained in years
I like my vacation home to be comfortable as my home and have luxeries that I'm not used to that is why I picked this cottage. House was decribed to be wonderful and wonderful it was not.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 06/16/2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at 5 Star Cottage. I'm so sorry to hear of your disappointment with this rental. We do strive to make the vacations of each of our guests memorable and enjoyable. I hope you and your family did enjoy parts of this home and your time in Emerald Isle. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next stay and we'll happily assist you in selecting a vacation home - 1-888-832-014
Emerald Isle reunion
Everyone loved the house. It was perfect for our group. We felt that it had everything that we needed for a successfully relaxing vacation. The only glitch was with the checkin procedure. There was some confusion with the housecleaning crew. My father is on oxygen and he had been waiting outside in the heat, on the deck for several hours(we had been told not to enter the house). When I called to check on the approximate arrival of the crew, I was told by Kim at EI(it was after 4:00pm) that EI did not have anything to do with the housekeeping crews. Therefore she could not give me any info on their progress. A crew did arrive around 4:30. I feel that the coordination of communication between the realty and the housekeeping crews, and the timing of the checkin procedure with the housekeeping crews could be improved so that the inconvenience and delay would be minimized. It might help to increase the number of people in the crews as well. We did not get into the house until after 7pm (the crew was not entirely finished). We were lucky because the original cleaning "crew" consisted of 1 person, but a crew of 2 replaced it. We would have been waiting much longer if only 1 person had shown up. We also had an issue with the pool during the week. I had a difficult time trying to get in touch with a "real" person. There are several numbers to choose from (including different main numbers) and it was confusing to determine which one is correct. I called all of them and had to leave messages. I finally got in touch with a "real" person in maintenance and he had someone out within a half hour! Lucky for us he was just down the street. Ei was very helpful with the rental of oxygen and supplies for the week.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 11/02/2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at 5 Star Cottage. I'm very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your vacation at this home and hope you will revisit Emerald Isle soon.
I am sorry to hear that you found our check in procedure to be difficult. Our housekeeping department does strive to ready properties by our 4 p.m. check in time, but on occasion it can take the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. to complete some homes. Please call us ahead of time when a member of your group has a special need as we will happily make efforts to accommodate them.
Thank you again for your feedback. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
Great house, great pool, great beach. House could use a little tlc. Screen door was broken, and ping pong room wall needs fixed and painted. Everything else was great.
Raleigh / Durham
5 Star cottage... 2 star appliances - maintenance
Location good and basic layout and facilities were really pretty good. The appliances (especially the dishwashers were horrible) as was the general wear and tear throughout the house. My parents have stayed at various houses on the outer banks for a week the past 15 years and this house was the worst stocked and maintained of any they have ever stayed in.
The pool was nice and if money was put back to fix the house this could be a good place to stay but not worth money in current condition.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 12/07/2011
Thank you for your review of your stay at 5 Star Cottage. I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment in this home. Certainly, I'll pass your feedback on to the owner.
I hope you and your family will revisit Emerald Isle and allow Emerald Isle Realty the opportunity to host you. Please call us when you begin planning your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
A family reunion in the best place ever
The house is excellent for our family. The kitchen does need new dishwasher, they really don't do a good job on the dishes. I was really pleased to see that there was a good frying pan there. Your staff was excellent in coming and attending to things we called about. Our family had a great time as usual. The house fits all our needs.
Great until Earl came along
This was the perfect set-up for us. We had our 5 adult children, 2 spouses and 6 grandchildren and everyone had a very comfortable room. We liked having the swimming pool, especially when the red flag on the beach was up. Our only complaint was with Mother Nature and maybe our son-in-law who promised that there would not be a hurricane. Being evacuated left us sad and wanting more.
Three generations of our family made the trip to EI. We don't usually stay this far down the island but this was our first trip in the "offseason". We loved the open space of the house. There was plenty of room for everyone and the pool was great as the little kids loved it. The only complaint was the electonics in the house are a little outdated. It was hard to find a working radio but there were two Vcrs! All and all we are planning on coming back next year and would recommend to friends.
house just ok
We have been staying in this house since it was new. I realize rental property takes a beating, but i do think that the owners should do a little better job at taking care of the home. Emerald Isle Realty is excellent to work with and did accomodate us on several requests. The house is quickly becoming run down, The kitchen is not sufficiently stocked at all; especially for a house this size. The living room furniture and the carpet needs replacing. Second refrigerator has no shelves in it. We will probably look for another house for next year; but definitely still use
Emerald Isle Realty. They are the best!
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 08/05/2010
Thank you for our review of your stay at 5 Star Cottage. Its always nice to receive feedback from someone who is a repeat guest of a property because you can compare your experiences and help us by pointing out areas for improvement.
I have informed our homeowner team of your suggestions to stock the kitchen more adaquately, refurbish/replace living room furnishings and carpet, and to get some shelving for the second refrigerator.
Thank you for your kind compliments of our service. I'm very pleased to know that we've served your family well for many stays. We look forward to your return to Emerald Isle and thank you for your continued business.
we had a wonderful time
The house was great, it needs some everyday maintenance but nothing a little paint and cleaning cant take care of.. It is a well rounded house, easy to heat all three levels, well stocked. We just loved it, wouldnt mind renting it again next year at the same time and having a family new years there.
Excellent accommodations at the 5 Star Cottage
Check-in at Emerald Isle Realty took all of about five minutes (drive-thru) and included a small cup of clam chowder courtesy of a local restaurant (delicious!!).
When we arrived at the house, all the linens had been delivered and placed in the appropriate rooms, the beds were made, the house was clean, so all we had to do was unload our stuff and jump in the pool!!
The house was probably the best house we have rented in the 15 years we have been going to Emerald Isle. The layout was absolutely perfect. The only thing that could have been better was if they had more lounge chairs at the pool. But that was about the only fault we could find.
Obviously we keep coming back to Emerald Isle, so we love the area and all it has to offer. This time we went horse-back riding one day which everyone really loved. We usually rent jet skies or a boat, so we did something different this time.
The best thing about Emerald Isle are the local people and the atmosphere they help create. We are able to relax and unwind for a week and get away from the daily routine.
The weather was absolutely perfect (no rain at all) and about the only bad thing was the constant wind coming from the East all week. But, I'll take a little wind anytime over bad weather.
Once again, Emerald Isle is the absolute best, and we have already booked the same house and week for next year!!
Snow Camp NC
Great home, goo location
We had a great time and the water was the clearest I've ever seen on a NC beach. Great location with all the conveniences to make it a great vacation. We can't wait to come back again.
Perfect for Family Groups
The living area is superb -- spacious, beautiful, and comfortable, with separate spaces for diverse activities. Great ocean access. This house would be ideal for several families vacationing together. However, it isn't the best choice for a group of peers (we had 14 middle-aged to elderly women) because of the extreme discrepancy in bedrooms. Upstairs are 3 large, luxurious rooms; main level has 2 adequate/average rooms; lower level is definitely "steerage" -okay for kids, I guess.