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Bedroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / House
Bedroom: 1  Sleeps: 2  Type: House
Self Penthouse
TripAdvisor property ID 2149437

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Book this 1 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 2 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 18 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $500 to as high as $875, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 18, 2017.

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



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  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (18)

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“Self Penthouse Vacation Rental”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2015

This vacation rental was perfect for us! It had both views of the ocean and sound and the view of the ocean from the front deck is simply gorgeous. My husband and I were looking to just relax and rejuvenate--so we spent most of our time on the front deck! Plus it's only a short walk to the beach or to the sound which was a huge convenience!! Interior was very comfortable and nicely kept--there is new furniture in livingroom--different from online pics. Only two drawbacks for us: no WiFI and upper deck was closed off, but still highly recommend this rental.

“Needs upgrades.”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2015

My husband and I took our two dogs to Emerald Isle in June 2015 and stayed at the Self Penthouse. The realty company was helpful in helping us navigate issues, but this property is fairly old, has its charm, but we also encountered some problems with our stay. First, the good stuff: 1. Awesome views, lots of windows and sliding glass doors. 2. Pet friendly. 3. A/C worked great. 4. Plenty of hot water. 5. Close to the beach and the sound. 6. Great surround sound set-up. 7. Cute lamps everywhere for nice lighting. 8. Lots of ceiling fans. 9. Close to a few good seafood restaurants. Now for the not-so-good stuff: 1. No WiFi (though the realtor set us up with a hot spot). 2. The crows nest is CLOSED!!!!! You can not get up to the very top deck and see the sound and ocean at the same time, big disappointment for us. 3. There was a huge dumpster at the bottom of our stairs from the time we arrived on Sunday, through Friday. Work had been done on the roof and it was full of construction debris. Not a pretty sight to see every day of our vacation. 4. There were unsafe objects in the grass around the property, definitely wear shoes and if you have pets, be very careful that they don't step on anything. 5. Many of the windows are not clean and the screens are ripped. 6. Many light bulbs were out, so we found a closet with extras and replaced a ton of them. 7. There is a very long staircase leading up to the unit, so be very careful if walking a dog with a leash. It is very easy to trip. 8. The linens that were delivered were very old and torn. 9. The bedspreads need to be replaced, but the bed was fairly comfortable. 10.No dishwasher! Even though I checked with the realtor before hand, they said there was a dishwasher, but there was not. 11. During our stay, the downstairs unit (Self West) was packed with several families at one time. We counted 7 adults and 4 children at one point. This was a problem when it came to parking, especially with a huge construction dumpster taking up lots of space. 12. A bright outdoor light goes on at night automatically, lighting up the painted "dolphin" wall in the back of the rental. This was annoying. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but some upgrades are really needed (maybe do this in the winter months when you don't have a packed vacation rental???). There was also construction going on during our stay on both sides of this property at different rentals, so sleeping late was not an option.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay. This quadraplex has recently undergone some renovations, and I welcome you to give our office a call to hear about the improvements the owner has made.


Reviewed 14 Aug 2013

We had such a nice stay at the Self Penthouse. It was perfect for our week at the beach. The rental was very spacious and had everything we needed. Highlights were the views from the balcony - both ocean and bay/sunset views, A/C worked great, onsite complimentary laundry facilities, excellent entertainment system and surround sound for nights of watching movies and the location was far enough away from the business district to keep the beaches sparse.This rental is on the top floor of house with several other units, so be prepared to walk up lots of stairs. Loading in and out and carrying groceries up to the rental were a bit challenging. A few negatives...the shower was really small (I barely fit), the decor was really outdated and a little worn out and the porch roof leaked, so our stuff got wet when it rained. There was also one instance where the hot water heater broke and we did not have hot water for a whole day. Of course, these were minor inconveniences and did not affect our enjoyment of the week.

“Great value and amazing view”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2012

While the cottage is a little older, the penthouse view is unbelievable. The walk to the beach is short. The TVs were great (bedroom one went out, but they brought us a new one within hours - great service). Can't even hear the downstairs, though they were full the whole time we were there. And we got to bring our dog. Can't beat this place for the price.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Self Penthouse. It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay here so much and I agree, the view from the Penthouse is amazing. Please call us when you're ready to begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Great week at a gorgeous beach”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2012

Although an older property, we enjoyed the "throw back" ambience of Self Penthouse. The view is tremendous, photos do not do it justice. It reminded us of a simpler time, a beach cottage from the 60's or 70's except with Central air and a state of the art entertainment system (and we found a great 70's station to play great music through the condo's surround sound system.)The island was the star, the accomodations complemented a simple, relaxing week at the beach.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Self Penthouse. Your words sum this property up perfectly and I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your time here. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation or getaway - 1-888-832-0140.

“Nice Getaway for a Couple”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2011

Self Penthouse is an older cottage located on Ocean Drive 2nd row. There is beach access almost directly across the street. The cottage is divided into 4 rental units but the penthouse is by far the best of the four. The deck covers 3 sides of the cottage and there is also a private crow's nest off the front deck. The cottage is pet friendly. Teh furnishings are a bit dated but the TV/entertainment center is modern with lots of options inclduing on demand. The shower is on the very small side but adequate. You share the laundry room which is in the basement, clean but musty. Overall a good spot, good value for the price and excellent location. We would definately consider staying there again.

“A wonderful week at emerald isle”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2011

The whole experience was great. Check in was easy. We had a great place to stay. Views from everywhere in the condo. The decks were awesome. The only problem was that the week went by too fast!! My wife and I both are ready to come back. We hope to soon. We enjoyed everything the island had to offer.

“Calm. peaceful,tranquil, rest, sunny...”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2011

A prefect vacation . We loved it. It was not our first time on the Island and we will be back asap.

“Very Good Weekend!!!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2011

I have a good experience with this house,i stay for only tree days ,but i would like to be more:).The Beach is nice and the house is simple but is very clean,and is in a good location.I recommend it for everybody.


Reviewed 3 Jun 2011

We were all so happy when we arrived at Self Penthouse. There were 4 decks, 2 hammocks and countless views from every turn. Someplaces, you say "wow" when you get there, but it's not really livable or comfortable. We walked in and shouted "YaY!" with glee. We had all we needed and so much more. Many thanks to EIR and the owner who designed the house with much thought and care. It is just what we were looking for,complete with nice neighbors. We started off the season, the house was clean and fresh and every detail was well thought out. We kicked off our shoes and put our feet in the sand and left our worries behind!

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