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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 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 18 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1205 to as high as $1740, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 19, 2017.
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Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Aug 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions
- Linen provided
- Smoking allowed
– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
“Our week was...enjoyable - relaxing - wonderful and memorable!”
This house is great!!! Two families with teenage children stayed together one on each side of the house and it worked out perfect!!! Every room is sized perfectly and the house has everything you will need~! The kitchen was updated and has everything you could possibly need or want to use!!! We loved the sun room - and the girls sang and danced in there while we watched TV right next to them - never heard a word.. but we could see them!! ;) We loved the location!! the Beach here and the ocean are perfect. If we had to change anything.. it would be the furniture.. it needs some major TLC and updating. The cushions are flat and not the most comfortable. They updated the kitchen and bathrooms and if they would replace the sitting room and family room furniture.. it would be perfect! We plan on renting this house again next summer to make this our annual vacation with the other family we went with - this was their 19th visit to Emerald Isle and our first.
“Harmony By The Sea, featuring Rodents In The House”
We have rented from Emerald Isle Realty for about 25 years, and have always had an enjoyable experience. This was our first year in Harmony By The Sea, which we selected, despite its increase in price, because of its attractive floor plan and oceanside Carolina room, which we loved. However, it became apparent our first morning in that we had mice in the house, as we found fruit and tomatoes spoiled by their nibbling. Upon reporting the problem to EIR, we were told that the house had an ongoing problem with rodents, there were already glue traps on the premises, but they would send an exterminator over, which they did. The exterminator, who arrived as we were eating lunch, also said the house had a longtime "rat" problem and proceeded to show us one of the traps covered with fur that had failed to ensnare one of the vermin. He set out new traps, which were successful in catching two more mice, or rats, during the week, one of which we heard squeaking in terror when we woke up one morning. My two small granddaughters were upset by that noise, and breakfast was the second meal of the week that was spoiled by our visitors. We spent the rest of the week with all our food packed in plastic containers, forcing us to pull everything out each time we cooked, and then repacking afterwards. Although I feel like EIR was doing something about the problem, somebody is not doing enough, and the question of compensation for our distress, inconvenience and trauma to our grandchildren was never even considered by the agency. We really like this house, but will probably never return, as my oldest granddaughter told me she never wanted to go to the house again.
Response from the manager Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. We, and the owners of Harmony by the Sea, are sorry that you and your family didn't have the vacation that we know you anticipated all year and instead were distressed by the unfortunate circumstances. I am happy to let you know that this matter has been resolved by locating the entry point and blocking it off. I am sorry that you were advised this was an ongoing problem; While it can be difficult to rid a home of rodents once they get in, the instance with Harmony by the Sea was caught quickly so no extensive damage was done to the home. Thank you for reporting your experience so we could work to salvage your vacation and protect the investment of these homeowners. I understand that a resolution has been reached since your review was left and I trust this was satisfactory to you and your family and hope you will again vacation with Emerald Isle Realty. Please call us if we can be of assistance in planning your next Emerald Isle beach vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
“This house is in the perfect location and offers lots of room an”
We rented this home through EIR for the 3rd time and just finished our stay the first of May 2013. The location is second to none, offering a peaceful and uncrowded personal paradise. The home itself is roomy and offers 4 bedrooms that provide a large family or multiple smaller families with a little privacy. The layout is open and provides ample ocean views. The new deck and outside hot/cold shower were exciting new additions for us this year. The staff at Emerald Isle Realty (especially Kim Ervin) were helpful and friendly as always!
Response from the manager Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for your kind words of our staff. I will happily pass them along and we all hope you will be vacationing with us again soon. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next trip to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.
“Great view of the ocean, beach wasn't crowded!!”
Third time staying at this home. Alot of great things about the property, however, a few things need updated.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Harmony by the Sea. It pleases me to know that you enjoy revisiting this home each year and we look forward to hosting you for your next vacation. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next trip to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.
“Harmony by the Sea”
Emerald Isle Realty is a wonderful company. They are very friendly and they work hard to make your vacation enjoyable. Our beach cottage was roomy and comfortable.
“We saw dophins every day!”
We enjoyed our 2nd annual trip to Emerald Isle at Harmony by the Sea at the beginning of May this year. The weather was wonderful, the views from this property are second to none, and we watched dophins play close to the shoreline every single day! No other place could be more relaxing or beautiful. Our 3 year old has already claimed on of the extra bedrooms as "my room when I'm a big teenager" LOL We look forward to many years of family vacations here.
“Special Spring Break”
Our family rented this cottage during the week of 9/11/01. At that time we had a place in Salter Path and our sons and families stayed here. We had 3 grandchildren then. Now we have 5 and they ranged in age from 15 to 6. We had pictures from the previous stay with the same furniture, etc., and they loved it. This is a well appointed house, well-stocked kitchen, good beds and the Carolina Room was wonderful for games and family dinners.The view cannot be beat. We caught fish, played on the beach and watched the full moon rise. The staff on ERI is the best. We were recently in Paris, the hotel staff there could learn from the great folks that we dealt with before, during and after our stay. The only issue we had was the deck on both the back and front and the steps need to be repaired. There were lots of splinters until we lightly sanded the rails so we didn't spend too much time removing them from little hands. We have made some more wonderful memories for our family at Harmony. We are grateful.
Response from the manager Thank you for providing us with your review and sharing your fond families memories. It pleases me to know that you enjoy revisiting Emerald Isle as your family grows. I agree, the Carolina room makes this houe unique and is a great touch. From that very room, I've seen numerous dolphins playing in the surf. Thank you also for your kind words and compliments of our staff. I have let our maintenace department know about the decks so when you visit again you won't have to be concerned with splinters. We look forward to hosting you and your family again. Please let us know when you're ready for another visit to Emerald Isle.
“Relaxing and Enjoyable!”
It was a wonderful week of beautiful weather and everyone loved being back at Harmony By The Sea! It is such a spacious and well stocked cottage for everything from cooking utensils to books and beach items. This is the best cottage that I personally have stayed in, in all my years of visiting Emerald Isle!
“Ideal vacation home for extended families with children”
Well laid out rental home for several families to enjoy together. Large, comfortable living area. Large, well-supplied kitchen. Bedrooms comfortable and quiet, due to layout of house. There were 13 of us - 8 adults and 5 children from 4 months to 6 years. The house met the needs of infant, children parents and grandparents. The only thing we would mark down is the outside porch was not very wide from front to back and it would have been nice to have a boardwalk that went closer to the actual each front.
We had a wonderful time. Enjoyed having so much open room especially with a 18 month old who loves to play. Would suggest add more rails on porch as a young child could slip between them. Thanks for a great time.