- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 8
Description from the manager
Cottage, 4 BR, 2 B. K * Q, S * Q, S * S, B. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, cable TV, DVD player, free unlimited long distance, ceiling fans throughout. Sundeck, outside shower. Weekly only. Available year ‘round. Pets allowed with $75 non-refundable fee. 2103 Ocean Drive.
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Additional Location Information
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 07, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Aug 17, 2013 - Sep 06, 2013 ||$1,500|
|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|
- Pets Permitted
- Get 10 in 2014
- Pet Friendly
- Military Appreciation Discount
- Spring Savings Discount
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
What Past Guests Are Saying
The beach was great; the cottage OK
We've been going to Emerald Isle for over 40 years, and the beach is wonderful, the people are very nice, and there must be a reason why we keep returning.
The cottage, Slingshot, is one that we've rented twice now. It's pretty basic, and one of the less expensive rentals on EI. It is not at all luxurious, which is fine by us (why would you want a pool, like some places have, when you have the ocean right in front of you? I know that some people want a TV in every room, but I don't see the need for that. On the other hand, I wouldn't mind having internet access.). The place is showing some signs of wear and tear (the popcorn ceilings are starting to peel, for example; the mattresses could use replacing at this point), but in general it is fine for 6-7 people who don't want to overspend on a high-end rental. One thing we were less than pleased about this time, and which has less to do with the cottage than with the realty agency, was that it was not well cleaned upon our arrival. The floor could have used a more thorough vacuuming, and there was animal hair on the living room pillows.
Marvin I. Libby
We have rented Slingshot for the last 24 yrs. & look forward to
I have vacation on EI for the last 28 yrs. in Sept. & 24 yrs. of those we have rented Slingshot. The big picture window looking @ ocean & beach is cleaned thoroughly after we unload cars. Their are 4 couples that go & for the last 4 yrs. have extended it two wk stay. Slingshot is home, relaxing, & perfect for what we want @ beach.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 04/09/2013
Slingshot is a fantastic beach cottage and I'm pleased to know that it is home away from home for your group. We look forward to your stay each year and hope to be part of your vacation tradition for years to come. Please call us to plan your next stay - 1-888-832-0140.
Marvin I. Libby
Life @ the beach is Slingshot
I have stayed @ Slingshot for 22 yrs. & there is no other place that I would rather be for 2 wks on Emerald Isle. I have stayed @ other properties, but nothing compares to view, location, homey feeling, & good owners. We have already registered for 2012 & hope within the next 2 yrs. to rent it for a month @ a time when the wife retires.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 03/07/2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at Slingshot. It pleases me to know that you and your family have found your home away from home in Slingshot and enjoy returning year after year. Please let me know if we can assist as you continue to plan your 2012 stay at this home - 1-888-832-0140.
Already booked it for next year!
Just what we were looking for
Slingshot is the old-time NC beach house which is what we love. It is almost 30 years old and doesn't look like much from the front. However it is a gem. It has a wonderfully appointed kitchen, fantastic views of the beach inside & out, a terrific back deck, new comfortable beds plus bedding, new windows, freshly painted, and an owner who leaves a guest book because she wants to keep in touch with her guests. It was the cleanest place we have stayed in that allows dogs. Not everyone who stays brings a pet however.
What it doesn't have is high-fashion decor, lots of fancy TVs (1 flat screen in the great room is "it"), a hot tub, the washer/dryer are very old (but work fine) or a hot outside shower (cold yes). Since those aren't our priority, we absolutely loved it from the moment we arrived. We stayed 2 weeks.
The photos of this house do not do it justice. It is bigger than it looks, and the back deck has much more than is shown.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 04/26/2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at Slingshot. It pleases me to know that you have found a home which fits yours and your family's needs and desires so perfectly. I noticed that you will be revisiting this home for an extended stay in 2012. Please call us if we can further assist in planning your vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
Slingshot was clean and well-furnished, but certainly not lavish; no frills--cable TV package was minimal, no internet connection. It was pretty pricey for the size and style. Still, we had a great time as we always do at Emerald Isle.
Response from Emerald Isle Realty, Inc - 01/24/2012
Thank you for your review of your stay at Slingshot. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed a great Emerald Isle vacation. I agree, this home is very well furnished. Please call us when you begin planning your next stay - 1-888-832-0140.
Marvin I. Libby
Sanford, NC. & 2 couples from NJ.
We had great weather & this is my 20th yr. @ this cottage.
We had a great time. The beds needed to be better, but overall, we could have not ordered better weather for the 2 wks. we were there. Emerald Isle Reality offered us complimentary maid service, but we took care of what little cleaning, etc had to be done.
Cozy, Relaxing Home Away From Home
Slingshot is a great beach home. We've stayed in pricier places with 'professional decor' and more modern fixtures, not worth it. They felt like 'vacation houses' - Slingshot felt like a home.
Cons: Needs a little maintenance and repair; but everything worked fine, none of this interfered with our stay or enjoyment. The owner is working on these issues (she left personal messages in the guest books). Washer/dryer in room below house, ground level, kind of dismal - but worked fine.
Pros: Inviting and homey. Very clean. Personal touches, like photos on the walls, a box of photos of the building of the home, and guest books with personal messages from the owner were a nice touch. Lots of games, puzzles and books (general, and local interest, like local ghost stories and history, seashell ID book, etc). FANTASTIC ocean view from large picture window with window seat / bench. FANTASTIC deck, roomy, built-in table and umbrellas, built-in benches, plus a lower deck. The dune is low in this area so your view is uninterrupted. Favorite part: the deck is VERY dog friendly. Completely enclosed, with a gate, so my dog (small, 20 lbs) could be loose on the deck without having to be tied up - loved it!
Though the house looks small, it's quite roomy - large, open living room merging into well-equipped kitchen and dining area with large table, plenty of seating everywhere, 4 nice bedrooms with lots of beds, 2 baths (great shower water pressure & heat). At one point we had about 12 people visiting, and did not feel crowded. Emerald Isle Realty's pictures don't do the place justice, it feels much roomier in person.
E.I. Realty is great to work with, too.
This home will give you a wonderful ocean experience with it's views and the beach just being "right there," and it's cozy and inviting to return to after a day of shopping or sightseeing.
Comfy, pet-friendly, relaxing, home. Enjoy it!
this is a great house for the money, great beach front,beautiful picture window(poodle loved looking out(and in) house is well laid out, for the space. previous renters journal is very interesting to read (since 1981)enclosing the outside shower would sure help with the sand in the swimsuit problem. but you can't have it all!
Terry from Pennsylvania
Great ocean view home
Wonderful beach house. It was so nice to be able to put up a canopy and leave it up for the day. The older kids could come and go as they pleased and the adults could watch from the deck. No packing all the beach items and walking to the beach. We could go back and forth all day. We enjoyed the different displays of fireworks on the beach that week right from our deck. My 85 year old mother who doesn't go down on the beach could sit and enjoy the view under an umbrella. Even the dog loved it. I hope to return again to emerald isle in the future.