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Book this 3 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 3.5/5 thanks to an average of 12 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $895 to as high as $1550, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 23, 2017.
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Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Aug 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions
- Linen provided
- Smoking allowed
– based on 12 reviews
- Very Good
“Great location, house is old”
We have been going to Emerald Isle as a family since 1999 and spend the extra to get an oceanfront cottage. Unfortunately, we planned very late this year and were left with very little selection. I give this a 2 star because we enjoyed the oceanfront decks and location, but not for the inside with the exception that it is really a 4 BR instead of 3 BR as listed. This cottage is in a good location (about 1.5 miles from the pier) and short distance to the ocean but the inside could use a facelift and the listing is overpriced. The appliances are all on their last leg: the oven control board was broken when we arrived so we could not use the oven/timer/clock and the phone did not work. The oven was fixed on Wednesday (so we had use of the oven 3 of the 7 evenings there) but the phone was never fixed. Per the contract, EI reality does not guarantee that the appliances will work and will not offer any compensation, but said they would ask the homeowner if they would be willing to offer a small compensation ($25-$50 if we were out the whole week). We have not heard anything back though we lodged the compliant several times while we were there, upon checkout and since we have been back. The outside shower was also never used since you have to go on the other side of the duplex to get to it (there is only one access from the beach to where the shower is located under the cottage). There were plenty of pots and pans but very limited glasses/mugs so we had to hand wash items between dishwasher runs. The dishwasher was quite noisy (thankfully the cycle was done just before I needed to make a conference call). Though the deck around the cottage looked like it had been recently replaced, the dune deck had not been replaced and was unusable. Unfortunately, the broken items did create stress in what should have been a stress free vacation. I am glad that it wasn't the refrigerator that was broken..... I would have expected that Emerald Isle Realty would have some backup items that could be used in the case that an appliance could not be fixed within 24 hours and the lack on responsiveness/snippy attitude was quite surprising after we have had good experiences in the past.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Eastwind. I am sorry to hear of the maintenance issues you experienced during your stay. Like with any home, these things happen unexpectedly and we try to remedy such issues as quickly as possible. I have forwarded your review on to our maintenance, housekeeping, and customer service departments so they can ensure each matter has been resolved. Thank you for your feedback. I hope you and your family will visit Emerald Isle for your next vacation!
“Eastwind, Emerald Isle NC”
This is our third year there and we stay for 3 weeks. We usually invite friends and family and like the fact that there are 2 bathrooms in the second floor as well as two A/C units and separate washing machine/dryer. The other amenities (i.e cooking utensils, flatware, plates, oven, refrigerator, etc.) are adequate. We are gong back there next year.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review. We are happy to have you each year as our guests, and look forward to your next stay.
“On the beach!”
The best thing about this house is that there's a deep deck with a round table and chairs. We ate every meal on that deck watching the ocean and sky with their unending variety. Sunrises and sunsets are visible from the deck! Not all beach places have spacious eating room outside so this was a real perk. There were not, however, 8 chairs on the deck for the 8 people that the house sleeps. We generally have a rule to respect property owners' furniture by not taking inside furniture outside, but we had no choice here. The location is terrific, right on the water with a very short walk to the ocean. Plan to be outside all of the time because the living area inside is tiny. A loveseat sized sofa, a cushioned chair without arms and two small metal side chairs. Similarly, the place was sparsely furnished. Only 10 plates for a house that sleeps 8 and other dishware similarly sparse. A rainy week with 8 people in this house would be tough. The furnishing were very clean and the house well-maintained. Appliances are older (and at the beach things get old fast) but functional. Most of the time there were only 2 of us and this house more than adequate for us. We appreciated having a bedroom on the main floor. The fabulous location was what the time was all about, so we were content. The people at Emerald Isle Realty were gracious, caring, and prompt to respond to any need (such a light bulbs which we needed and only found the replacements in the house as we were packing to leave). For a smaller group this is a great plce.
Terrific location and very comfortable and easy accomodations. Great service from Emerald Isle Realty every step of the way.
Overall we liked the rental and have reserved it for next year. The bedrooms and having 3 bathrooms are great. The living room/dining room/kitchen are adequate. The decks all around are badly in need of replacement. Biggest negative is that covered deck leaks and could not be used when raining and we had more than average rain the 3 weeks we were there. Would be nice to have a door on the separation between covered decks to facilitate access to other side when our friends rent Westwind.
Response from the manager Update: I'm pleased to let you know that when you arrive for your vacation in 2013 you will find that the decks are new. The owner of this duplex has been hard at work replacing both the upper and lower decks and they should be complete by mid April. We look forward to your stay with us! Original response - August 29, 2012: Thank you for your review of your stay at Eastwind. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your time here and plan to return. I will certainly ask our maintenance department to check the decks so they can contact the owner if repair/replacement is necessary. Thank you for your feedback. Please call us as you continue to plan your next vacation to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.
It was not the Holiday Inn Express, But it was Us! We were very comfortable,It is an older house, everything was not perfect, but our Vacation was!
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Eastwind. I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed a comfortable stay at this duplex. Please call us when you're ready to make plans for your next stay - 1-888-832-0140.
“Location, location, location”
We pretty much knew what we were in for because of what we saw in the pictures. Our reason for choosing to stay at Eastwind was because my sister and her husband's extended family were staying in the house next door. Friends of ours stayed in Westwind (the other half of this duplex). The # of bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the bed sizes worked for us. (Some of the beds were rather uncomfortable.) The home itself probably hasn't changed since it was built in 1984. Everything is very dated. You definitely are paying for the location. That being said, everything about the house was sufficient...but nothing to get excited about.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Eastwind. This is a basic beach rental; it provides everything to enjoy your vacation at the beach but not a lot of frills. The price is great and as you mentioned, the location can't be beat. Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you will revisit Emerald Isle. Please call us when you begin planning your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
Very nice, comfortable, clean rental. We had a great vacation.
“Loved being on the oceanfront and the water color was beautiful.”
The bathrooms need updating and the deck, although nice size,was missing a rail and steps seemed shaky in places. Beds were comfortable. Oven did not work after the first night and we had to go next door. A compensation in rental cost would have been appreciated. Water in ice maker was discolored and we bought ice.
Response from the manager The decks, both upper and lower, are being replaced and should be complete by mid April. I hope you will revisit us soon. Please call us and we'll happily assist you in planning your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
Nice house. It is old and is probably due for some updates but it was a good value and a great ocation.