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Bedrooms 3 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Sleeps: 6  Type: House
Happy Place East
TripAdvisor property ID 2149791

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 24 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $975 to as high as $2295, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 17, 2017.

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



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions




  • Linen provided

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)


  • Grill


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (24)

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“Great place!”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2014

Great location right across from beach access. Having a semi private pool was great for the kids. There are A LOT of stairs so keep that in mind if that is an issue for anyone staying with you. The reverse floor plan means the kitchen is on the top floor. The kitchen was really stocked which was very helpful. Spacious rooms and very clean. The game room was a great place for the kids to hang out and play.

“Fun for Everyone”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2014

It was our first time staying at this property. The basement is newly renovated with a big screen tv, minifridge, wetbar, fussball table, dartboard etc. Right out the back door is the full size gas grill, hot tub and private pool. There are so many things to do at the house, we barely got enough time to spend at the beach. The beach is accessible from a walkway, right across the street. There is a brand new dollar general right around the corner where you could get sodas or food if you needed something in a hurry. We had a great time and would definitely love to come back again. Oh, and we were allowed to bring our dog on vacation with us because this was a dog friendly rental.

“Because I'm Happy Place East!”

Reviewed 4 May 2014

Happy Place East is a fantastic beach home! It is a beautiful home with both ocean and sound views. It is located directly across the street from the beach access. I have honestly stayed in beach front homes that were farther away from the ocean than this home. The kitchen was well equipped and didn't lack anything which is a huge plus as I enjoy cooking! Having the pool and the hot tub were also big pluses for us! I have stayed in this home before and was surprised to see the ground floor was closed in to make a game room. This was not shown on the website but was a positive addition. Could actually house more people with this room. The only negatives are that the living space needs more seating. One sofa and one chair were not adequate. (wasn't sure if the owner was still in the process of updating and more furniture may be on the way) Also the top porch could use at least two more chairs. I would and have recommended this home to my friends and can't wait to come back for another stay! This home definitely made me happy! :)

Response from the manager Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. Emerald Isle Realty and the owners of Happy Place East are so pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay and found the new addition and other features to be desirable. There will be more furniture added and we are sorry that it didn't arrive in time for your stay. I know you will be thrilled with these new additions when you arrive again at Happy Place East!

“as if i was home at the beach”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2013

everything was as it was expressed in pictures and description. extremely clean, well maintained, they ease of drive thru check in was a most pleasant surprise took 3 minutes and had great direction to home. have recommended home to many of my fellow Pittsburghers at work. Nice restaurants from formal to casual, nice little shops and every one we met in the area very kind and relaxed no big city rush. Have not stayed in many places where I was so at home and relaxed as at happy place east.

“One Great Vacation”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2013

Once again, our family has enjoyed an outstanding week in Emerald Isle. The house was in beautiful condition when we arrived. This is the second year we've stayed in this house. Being across the street from the beach access makes it a desirable location for our family. The house contains plenty of silverware, glassware and pots and pans that are in good condition. This is important to me as in some houses the quality of dishware was poor. The swimming pool and pet-friendly rating are added bonuses. We had great weather and a wonderful experience in Emerald Isle, NC.

“Fun week at Emerald Isle and Happy Place East”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2012

Happy Place East was very pleasant. We particularly liked the layout of the home, with the kitchen and dining area somewhat separated from the living room. Both areas were on the top floor and very roomy. The kitchen was well-furnished and had everything we needed. The washer/dryer was great. The three bedrooms were spacious as were the baths. We loved having the pool and the outdoor shower. It was so nice to come from the beach, shower off, and jump into the pool. We had extremely nice neighbors on the other side and sharing the pool worked out fine. We both even had black Labs! My only criticisms are that the aC seemed a little problematic (either too hot or too cold); there were ants near the kitchen windown and in one of the cabinets (although EI treated immediately); and the carpet needed cleaning--but it was Labor Day week and end of season so that is to be expected. We liked the location of the home, right across from beach access boardwalk and near the Sound. It's also close to many restaurants and the jet-ski rental place! Thumbs up for Happy Place East. A very good value for the money.

Response from the manager I'm happy to know that your family enjoyed vacationing at Happy Place East and made some vacation friends. Thank you for sharing your experience and please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.

“Beautiful vacation home for a relaxing beach retreat”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2012

Happy Place East was a great place to spend our Emerald Isle vacation. The check-in process took less than 30 seconds, then we were on our way to the home. Upon arrival, the house was clean, air condition was on, and it was ready for us to being our vacation. The only cons I can think of right now are as follows: * There were sugar ants in the kitchen. I think that the company could have been more proactive about treating for them before our arrival. We purchased our own and traps, were told we would be reimbursed for them, but are still awaiting said reimbursement. * The tap water was hard, and had a taste and smell to it that I can still smell in my clothes almost a week after we washed in it. I think that a softener and/or reverse osmosis for drinking water would be a valuable upgrade to the home. * The week went by Wayyy too fast. I loved the home overall, had a great time, and wish it lasted longer. Great job Emerald Isle Realty!

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Happy Place East. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed your time at this home. I am sorry to hear about the ants which you saw in the kitchen and while our properties are sprayed regularly, due to our warm climate these bugs do surface on occasion. I do see that we refunded you on 7/10 for the bug traps which you purchased so you should see that refund soon. Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you'll return to Emerald Isle for your next vacation. Please call us when you begin making your plans - 1-888-832-0140.

“Good, but Not the Best!”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2011

The rental was nice - with a few downsides. I'm not trying to seem nit picky or ungrateful for such a beautiful vacation, but just want to be honest. It was a close walk to the beach, but the boardwalk has a lot of stairs - got tiring when you have to lug all your beach stuff plus children. The house was pretty clean, but we noticed they used flat paint for the walls, which are harder to clean and therefore looked dirty. The outside door was also pretty dirty. There were also a lot of ants outside the front door, around the garbage cans and in the outside shower. We did call maintenance and they sent out a nice young man immediately to spray for the ants (didn't do much good, though.) The owners of the other side were there doing maintenance work and we had to let the realty co. know because they were hammering at all hours. The pool was very nice as well as the hot tub. A couple of early reviewers said Flip Flops was in walking distance -- ummm, unless it moved I'm going to have to say that's a big negatory. It's at least 3 miles down the road which you probably don't want to do in 90-100 degree weather. Honestly, it was nothing to write home about compared to other rentals we've stayed in. If you're looking for something a little cheaper with a pool, though, you might like this one. Overall, we had a great time, it was an okay place, but we probably won't rent this one again.

“Wonderful time with relatives”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2011

Lovely week - we rented this house with our relatives, as well as Baywynd (which is across the street and is another gorgeous home which is directly on the ocean). Having the two houses was a wonderful combination - since Baywynd is on the ocean, and Happy Place East has a great pool. Having the luxury to enjoy both worked so well, and gave us two sites to be at, since we were there with 3 other families. In addition to the adults loving this week, all the cousins had an amazing time. We enjoyed moving from the warm but windy ocean each day, for a quieter time around the pool. Ei was very helpful - we were missing a baking pan, and they provided one for us the same day. i would absolutely recommend these homes to all!

“Great Place, but be prepared to light a fire under housekeeping”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2011

My wife, mother-in-law, son and Golden Retriever stayed here June 18-25. When we arrived the carpet was filthy, but Emerald Isle Realty quickly jumped and had Stanley Steamer clean the carpets. Not sure why housekeeping didn't notice. Otherwise, it's a great property. Beach access is right across the street. Washer and dryer work. Plenty of TVs and wireless internet. Pool was clean. Nice views from both outdoor decks.

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