FEATURES:The Island’s newest and most luxurious condominium complex overlooking The Preserve, a 22 acre natural habitat in Indian Beach. Each residence features custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite and marble countertops, limestone, marble and tile floors, custom cabinetry throughout and large capacity front loading washer and dryer. Oceanfront Grande Pool and Pavilion with children’s pool. Oceanfront fire pit. Don’t miss a beat in your fitness routine in the health and fitness center overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; featuring state-of-the-art equipment, locker room, sauna and showers. Guests of all ages will enjoy the Sports and Games Lounge with billiards, foosball, video game center, wireless Internet access and large flat screen TV. Osprey Club Lounge with oceanfront terrace and fireplace. The Kids Club will top off the experience with seasonal activities for the younger set. Complimentary beachside chair, umbrella and towel service. Charcoal grills on premises. Bark Park play area for pets. Each oceanfront residence is superbly finished and decorated for comfort and style. Parking is limited to two spaces per residence. Elevators. Outdoor showers. No boats, trailers or jet skis allowed on premises.
3 BR, 3 B. K * Q * B (D down, D up with S trundle) * KSS. Sand Castle Club linen service with beds made. Freshly painted for 2014 season. Direct oceanfront 1386 sq. ft. residence with breathtaking ocean views and 207 sq. ft. terrace. Enjoy the convenience of this first floor residence with stairs from the private balcony where beach access, oceanfront pool, clubhouse and fire pit are only steps away. Grande master suite and family room open to oceanfront terrace. Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, dishwasher, 4 flat screen LCD cable TVs, 4 Blu-Ray DVD players, speakers in kitchen and surround sound in living area, sound system iPod compatible, Bose iPod sound dock in master bedroom, free long distance, wireless high speed Internet access. Weekly only. Available year ‘round. No smoking. Pets allowed with $200 non-refundable fee per pet (dogs only, 2 maximum).
Additional amenities include: game room, sand castle or island sandcastle, spring savings discount, elevator.TripAdvisor property ID 2150235...Read more
Left on 08/17/2015 for a stay in August 2015 | 85anndReviewed Aug 17, 2015Stayed Aug 2015
Grand Villas was such a great place for our family vacation this year!! We had a wonderful time. Our condominium was perfect for us, and very convenient for our children and dog. We enjoyed the availability of umbrellas and beach lounge chairs each day, as well as a clean and pretty pool! The grounds of Grand Villas is beautiful. We will be back!!
Left on 09/05/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 5, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
I have to admit I'm not a big fan of piles of concrete on the beach, but this building is done very well and given that it is here, it makes a great location for a vacation. I particularly like the ground floor units because you can exit directly to the pool area without having to trail through hallways and elevators soaking wet and sandy. Pool area is first class and high above the beach giving a fabulous view down some very very nice sand. Underground, well ventilated car parking keeps the car cool and mostly clear of salt spray etc...a nice bonus.
Great restaurants are a very short distance away as is the NC aquarium. Great day trips to Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro, Southport etc... This year we had a great experience with Sandbar Safari eco tours. Very knowledgeable young man who really engaged well with children and had great local insight. Great balance of "finding dolphin" vs "pursuing dolphin"!
These aren't cheap units, but we find it worth the price and have returned for several years now. Only experience with one of the units (we go back to the same) and this year several fittings seemed to be getting a little tired or needed attention, loose kitchen faucet, broken patio door locks, missing lights, TV/audio systems with cables disconnected etc... Nothing that really affects your stay to bad and I'm sure that EIR would have fixed them if we'd called, but we didn't want workmen in during our vacation.
One thought - if you are looking at the extensive upper floor units, be aware that the balconies are open - great for sun worshippers, but not so good for sitting outside when the rains come...compared to the other units that are under cover.
“A beautiful resort facility and an average room.”
Left on 06/19/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Not A Happy Camper!Reviewed Jun 19, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
This rental property must be popular as it is showing its wear and tear. The unit needs painting. The curtain was partially down in master bed. The living room sliding door lock was broken and we had to use master bedroom door to enter and exit condo to the patio. The bathroom and ceiling fans were black with dust and there were no sink stoppers in the kitchen. The furniture was below average and uncomfortable and the décor was average. When you pay resort prices you expect resort facilities. Emerald Isle Realty exceeded my expectations as they sent us to dinner as they had the condo recleaned and sent a worker in the next day to fix the curtain. However he could not fix the lock and indicated the part had to be ordered and would not be in until after we had completed our vacation.
Left on 06/23/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 23, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We love it at Grande Villas. The unit was perfect. Everything is easy . . . from having umbrellas set out for you on the beach to grabbing a quick burger by the pool -- its like staying at a 5 star hotel :)
Left on 08/12/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 12, 2009Stayed Aug 2009
every thing was just as u said i love the place want to do it again next year. i have a daughter in school at ecu and she will b there one more year if things go as they should we will be back
im a single dad of 3 grown daughters and 2 of us came from athens ga. with one grandaughter (4 yrs old)and the other daughter in ecu only had a few days out of school she came and stayed 4 days with us and we had a blast nice resteraunts/ cooked shrimp in the room all the seafood was great and the place was great glad we didnt get a house and chose the villas instead shirl did a great job and all went very well thanx for everything
“A wonderful,beautiful place to chill out and relax”
Left on 06/30/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | email@example.comReviewed Jun 30, 2009Stayed May 2009
Grande Villas is a marvelous place to stay, very high end.....very, very nice accommodations...we
brought my almost 90 year old mother who was just
overwhelmed with our accommodations...we normally stay at Pebble Beach but wanted on the first level
so she wouldn't be concerned with steps...now we
know that perhaps next time we come, we can stay
higher up. She just enjoyed sitting on the patio
and reading...and listening to ocean...my daugher
loved the idea of cooking and looking out to the
ocean...it's one of those things that we actually
indulged ourselves in this year....we'll worked hard in out lives and needed something uplifting and boy did we find it... the shells were amazing.
we took home boxes. The shells help us return to
our happy place when we've had a bad day...would highly recommend Grande Villas..
There were several opportunities I would be amiss if I didn't mention.....1) we could not get the TV
in the bunk bedroom to work and put in a service order, twice, but no one ever came by or called to
check on it...may have been just too high tech for us 2) dishwasher....who would have thought that the dishwasher was wired into a off and on switch ..we finally figured it out....3) the dead
bolt on the front door didn't work...we were concerned that my mother might have tried to go
out the door unattended, that wasn't the case, but it would have felt more secure had the dead bolt been able to use...4) the balcony was really dirty
when we got there....looked something had been slipped in several areas and never been cleaned up.
In spite of these little things, our overall stay
was wonderful...and would certainly come back anytime (hopefully in the fall, if schedules permit. A breathtaking experience...!!
Left on 05/28/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 28, 2009Stayed May 2009
The unit was very nice and the location is stellar, right on the beach. However, the pool is not heated. And the building is still a "work in progress." The air conditioning and elevators worked only part time, while we were there. I assume many of the kinks will be worked out over time. Overall, it was a very pleasant place to stay.
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