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Bedrooms 4 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Sleeps: 8  Type: House
Carolina Sunshine West
TripAdvisor property ID 2332578

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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 17 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $980 to as high as $1745, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 19, 2017.

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



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions




  • Linen provided


  • Grill


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (17)

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“So Pleasant and Relaxing”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2016

For an oceanfront experience, you can't go wrong here. The house is spacious for our family of 6. The covered deck is nice for being outside and enjoying the view but also for avoiding the sun. Looking out from the living room and seeing our children playing in the sand and waves was the highlight for me. Very few people around and lots of space to feel free and playful on the beach. Hearing the waves crashing 24 hours a day is a real luxury. In the master bedroom the king bed was kind of soft, which I usually don't like, but I soon came to love the bed and spending hours there reading books with a fantastic view. The kitchen was full with all the supplies we needed for an occasional cooked meal. We spent a day at Ft. Macon and Beaufort, both worth a visit. Went to a couple movies nearby on rainy days. We were a little disappointed with the choice of restaurants - there are a few pizza joints in Emerald Isle, but nothing particularly healthy and modern. For more selection, you must go to Swansboro or towards Beaufort. It was sad to see the surrounding areas to be somewhat depressed. However, that is probably one reason our beach front house was so affordable. And when you are on the beach, none of that other stuff matters much. We enjoyed the 1000 piece puzzle supplied in the house and just slowing down. It was an awesome vacation - exactly what we needed and wanted.

“Wonderful time”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2015

Check in and out were a snap. We had all family in 2 sides of a duplex. Living room dining room large enough to accommodate everyone from baby to grandparents. Beach lovely, uncrowded and shallow water. Even able to surf a little. Lots of things to do very close by. Golf, mini golf, go karts, aquarium, museums.

“fun, easy to get to beach”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2013

The house finally had some work done after 12 years. New rug in LR, painnted, new dishes. Needs new mattreses, deck chairs, one screen is ripped , has been for 2 years.


Reviewed 18 Aug 2013

Overall the house was nice and the location was good, we felt that the house needed some up keep especially the deck, the nail heads have rusted off and railing was loose and we had to keep the kids away from the railing.

“Sun and Fun”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2012

The house is beautiful, but the kitchen was not well stocked, we did minimal cooking but still found the equipment there was not adequate. The view to the beach is somewhat hindered by the overgrowth of the dunes in front of the house. And the public access next to the house was very busy. The deck furniture was only plastic adorondak chairs. These all seem like trivial things to comment on, given how nice the house is, but we have stayed in many houses on Emerald Isle and these are things we noted. Great master suite! As always the staff at Emerald Isle Realty was excellent and made everything so easy from the planning process to checkout.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Carolina Sunshine West and for your kind compliments of Emerald Isle Realty and staff. I agree, this is a beautiful house and I'm happy you enjoyed your vacation. I have forwarded your review to the owner so it may be considered when decisions regarding improvements are being made. Please call us when you are ready to plan your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Lovely relaxation”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2011

This is our second year at EI and our first time at Carolina Sunshine. The accomodation would be 5 star if there had not been a good deal of rug stains that were very obvious in the living room. Also, the sliding glass door to deck in MB was too difficult too open so we did not use that deck. We spent most of our time on the lower deck and absolutely loved it -- I would suggest that higher chairs would be great because the adirondacks were too low to see over the railing and watch the ocean. Overall, loved our stay there! Thank you.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Carolina Sunshine West. It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your time in this duplex and we appreciate your suggestions. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“We had a wonderful vacation.”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2011

The beach house was very nice and had plenty of room for our family. The location was excellent with a fairly short walk down to the beach.

“Great Location, Decent Digs”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2011

The location is perfect. Ocean front in an area that is not crowded at all. Close to the shopping area on the Island, but also not far from atlantic Beach or Swansboro. The house is nothing to write home about but is decent. It was clean. The family room furniture is not uncomfortable but not terribly comfortable and there could be more seating facing the television. The beds were adequate but showing wear for sure. Only two televisions; could use more in a house that sleeps 12 or so. Kitchen had pretty much the basics. Dishwasher, washer and dryer all worked well.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Carolina Sunshine West. It pleases me to know that you found all you needed for your stay as far as the kitchen equipment and appliances were concerned. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment in the furnishings and number of televisions within this property. Carolina Sunshine West is a four bedroom duplex so by health department standards, it will sleep only 8. If you are looking for a property which is more up to date, I would recommend renting a Gold rated property. This duplex does maintain a Silver rating which means furnishings and such will be in good condition and the kitchen will be adequately equipped, as you described. Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you will return to the Crystal Coast and allow Emerald Isle Realty the opportunity to host you and your family. Please call us when you begin planning your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“A very relaxing and pleasureable experience.”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2011

Carolina Sunshine was a welcomed retreat from the cold Buffalo winter. The house was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen. It was comfortable and clean. We felt very at home there. The location was great as were the views. The only fault of the home was the decking. We all got slivers in our hands and feet from the warpped wood.

“Loved the beach but house needs repairs.”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2010

We loved Emerald Isle and the location of the office and house. The house set up was perfect for our family and access to the beach was excellent. The house had some repairs that needed to be addressed. The doors were difficult to unlock with the key, blinds were broken/rusted/falling apart, sliding doors did not work, screen doors were torn and did not open, wood decks were difficult to walk on due to splinters, the mattresses were uncomfortable, outside water hose was broken, and the overall cleanliness of the house was average. Linen service was prompt and reliable.

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