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Bedrooms 4 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Sleeps: 8  Type: House
Front Row
TripAdvisor property ID 2149089

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Book this 4 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1225 to as high as $2600, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 23, 2017.

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About the manager

About the manager

Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Calendar last updated:
23 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided

Outdoor


  • Grill

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (27)

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“We'll be back!”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2014

could not ask for anything more. we had two wonderful weeks at Front Row,and are looking forward to returning.Everything from the views, easy access to the beach,and the cottage itself suited our needs perfectly.

“We had a good time.”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

Great service via Emerald Isle Realty. They responded timely regarding a tv issue we had. Did not check back re whether the cable company had followed through. Also, did not check back after we called the first time. Next day, they were very responsive. So, some are more service-minded than others! We liked the home well enough. Sufficient amenities. Some lovely landscaping on streetside. Plenty of lovely ocean for us all. Least liked? Layout of bathrooms. Several nights we had a family member on the sleeper sofa and they have to go through someone else`s bedroom to use the facilities. Not a huge problem. We all coped. We will come again but not next year.

“A lovely vacation!”

Reviewed 16 May 2013

We had a wonderful time at Emerald Isle. We had stayed at Front Row twice before and we loved it again this trip. The house is lovely - we especially liked the wonderful view from inside the cottage looking out - just beautiful! One nice thing was the stairs to the beach only required a very few steps. In the evenings we enjoyed watching the big screen tv. We hope to be back again soon!

Response from the manager I'm so pleased to know that you enjoy revisiting this cottage and found the upgrades and additions the owner has been working on to be appealing. Please come again soon! Our vacation planners are looking forward to booking your next stay so give us a call at 1-888-832-0140.

“Great Ocean View!”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2012

Front row is a charming cottage right on the beach. I loved being so close to the Ocean. Some houses are ocean front but you still have to walk a distance to get to the beach. Not here! The house has everything needed for a great stay at the beach!

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Front Row. It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your time in Emerald Isle and I hope you'll return soon. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Location and view are awesome, house and maintenance department”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2012

We reported the day after we arrived the TV in the family room wasn't working properly, the next day maintenance came out and stated the TV was broken and they needed to contact owners to get new TV. That was Monday, when we left on Saturday we still heard nothing. We had 4 teenagers, and a lot of clouds and some rain which was bad enough, but having to watch a tv with shadows and fuzzy screens was not fun. On that same Monday we told maintenance about a loose board on the way to the beach. I called an additional 2 times asking for it to get fixed. I even stated that it is to late for me but if someone comes in with a little kids they are going to get hurt. As of when we checked out on Saturady nothing was done. The outside of the fridge is rusty, the pots and pans were insufficient and the second sink facing the family room leaked. The washing machine was very loud so I am not sure if there is something wrong with it or if there was a problem. You have to wear shoes on the deck because of splinters and the deck furniture has seen better days.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Front Row. I agree, the location of this home is ideal and it does provide for some nice views. I am sorry to hear of the maintenance issues you experienced during your stay and assure you that your requests for maintenance weren't ignored. We did have to wait for approval from the homeowner to replace the TV, but this has been done. Also, the loose boards have been taken care of since your stay and I'm sorry this wasn't remedied in a more timely fashion. Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you and your family will revisit Emerald Isle and allow Emerald Isle Realty another opportunity to serve as your host. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“House needs major updates”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2011

We spent a great deal of time looking for a house that fit our needs, the good things about the house is: the easy access to the beach, just steps away, and the fact that we could bring our dog. It also had a very nice back deck. We had quite a few issues with the house. The realty company did its best to address many of the issues, but it comes down to a house that needs a great deal of work and upgrades. Upon our arrival we found: No screens in windows, so the bugs were very where. When the screens were put in by the Realty Company we found the windows very hard if not impossible to open. All the comforters on the beds dirty and worn. There were no blankets for the beds. Carpets in the bedrooms dirty/worn. Dishes were left in the cabinets dirty/crusty. We ran them through the dishwasher several times in an attempt to have clean dishes. It did not do much good as the dishwasher itself is old. There is trash, broken glass, construction materials around and under the house. Wooden rocking chairs on the back deck had nails sticking out, several seemed unstable. Mold on the shower curtains, and walls of the bathroom.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of Front Row. It pleases me to know that you found the beach access so simple. I'm sorry you experienced some maintenance and housekeeping issues during your stay but I'm glad to know these were handled promptly by our staff. I have submitted your comments to our housekeeping department so the bedding can be cleaned and the shower curtain replaced. Thank you for letting us know about these items. I hope you will revisit Emerald Isle and choose Emerald Isle Realty to assist you in making your vacation plans. Please call us when you begin planning, 1-888-832-0140.

“Nice location with a few issues”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2011

This was our third summer vacation on Emerald Isle and I'm not sure I'd recommend this particular rental. It was in good shape for the most part and a couple of the issues mentioned in earlier reviews had been remedied - the deck furniture was nice and new, and there is a gas grill on the porch facing the street. But there were a few remaining issues that I haven't seen at other rentals. 1. There is still no working/usable outside shower - the one on the deck is rusted and water comes only from a hose with weak pressure. There is a shower located unpleasantly under the deck but it was full of a pile of spare shingles, so it was not usable. 2. The doors tend to fly open all the time. Unless locked, it's extremely difficult to get them to stay closed - you have to jiggle the handle and peer into the crack to see if the little doohickey has breached the gap to the doorjam. It's crazy. This is especially an issue if, like us, you have toddlers and can't just leave the doors hanging open all the time. The doors are also very hard to lock (you have to turn the handle all the way up to lock the door), and the back door can't be locked from the outside, so if you are out on the beach and others are inside, they have to either lock you out or risk the door flying open and the toddlers running outside. This was a constant annoyance. I can't even tell you how many times we shut that d-mn door when it flew open! 3. We found several rusty nails rolling around loose on the deck. (What's up with that?) As a note, there is really only parking for three cars, max, in the driveway. This wasn't an issue for us but it may be one for others. Overall it was still a good vacation, but because of all these things combined - especially the door situation - we probably wouldn't choose this particular house again.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Front Row. I'm happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the location of this Oceanfront cottage. It further pleases me to know that you found new deck furniture at the property. I have reported the issues which you listed to our maintenance department so they can be remedied. I will point out that this home doesn't advertise an outside shower so the shower under the deck isn't meant to be used. The rinse off station will be remedied so it is in better working order. Thank you again for your feedback. Please call us when you're ready to plan your next vacation to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.

“A Perfect Vacation: Memories for a Lifetime”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2011

Wow!!! The location could not have been better. A completely postive experience for our first ever vacation home rental. Usually did a hotel, never again. This stay was so much more and better than I ever imagined. We were literally right on the beach. Limited steps. Coffee on the porch in the morning, watching the sunrise! Very family friendly experience. Everything was exactly as promised by the company, the made the whole experience worry free. Seldom does a company make a promise and deliver on it fully.

“Perfect!”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2010

Despite having some maintenance issues (wireless, water leak from freezer, and nail-head injury on deck), we had a great time. These issues were dealt with incredibly promptly and did not negatively impact our trip. We will definitely be back!

“Great Stay”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2010

Great place to stay. Plenty of room for the family.

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