Need more information about booking Property 2333064 ?
From $359 / night help
Estimated Price for guests,

Description from manager

Description from manager

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 5 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 5   Sleeps: 8  Type: House

5 Unknown types

TripAdvisor property ID 2333064

More Property Details

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 16 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2510 to as high as $6635, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Feb 19, 2018.

Read more Read less

About the manager

About the manager

Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Calendar last updated:
19 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Please contact the owner
Cancellation policy
View Policy



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions




  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub


  • Grill


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 5 Unknown types


Reviews (16)

Very Good – based on 16 reviews Very Good
16 reviews

Very Good

“Emerald Isle Vacation”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2015

The Cardinal House is located ocean front in Dolphin's Landing, Emerald Isle. This exclusive community is beautifully maintained. The beach at the end of your private walkway is fantastic. At low tide there's a lot of beach and high tide gives you tidal pools for the young kids to play in. The house actually has 5 bedrooms- all comfortably appointed. The kitchen and master bedroom are on the upper floor. The kitchen has double ovens, large smooth surface cooktop, but unfortunately the refrigerator is quite small and the microwave is all rusted out. There are two dishwashers and a separate ice maker. From the upper floor the views are to die for. Unfortunately there is no elevator nor is there a game room. So if you're not in good shape then up and down all the stairs may be a problem. Even tho you're at the beach there's quite a bit of wild life at your door step. We had deer, snakes, raccoons, and tree frogs. The ocean entertained us with fish galore including dolphins showing off. Shopping is quick as there is a Food Lion just down the road and several restaurant options. Also located not far is the NC Aquarium- always enjoyable. Bring your bikes, as the area is very bike friendly.

“Beautiful inside and out!”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2015

We stayed here Aug 2015 with extended family, including grandparents. Home is beautiful. View of ocean outstanding. Kitchen was completely furnished and then some. Awesome ice maker, 2 dishwashers. Sleeps 9 adults comfortably, could get 2 more if small kids as one room has 2 full beds. Baby gates galore so if you have toddlers, they will be safe. Emerald Isle has the best beach in the outer banks. You can't beat the location and the home is wonderful! Highly recommend.

“Another great year”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2015

This was our 8th time renting the Cardinal. We were very pleased to find all the bathrooms upgraded and the third ensuite bedroom changed to a king bed. This house is perfect for our three generations. Having the two dishwashers and an ice machine is wonderful! The kitchen is well equipped and we never lacked for anything. All furnishings are attractive and well placed. The views are spectacular and the beach access is great. The Dolphin Ridge community is very nice and we always feel safe here. We continue to wish that the owners would upgrade the decks, especially in light of the recent July 4th deck collapse at another Emerald Isle rental home (however, that house/deck is 30 years old, while the Cardinal is a much newer home). While we do not feel a collapse is imminent, the wood is getting a bit old and splintery.

“Perfection by the Sea”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2015

This beach house is perfect! The beach was steps out the door, the view from the house was spectacular, and the beds were so comfortable. We are going back next year.

“Great Location and great home for families.”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2013

Great Location and we loved the home. Perfect for a family with toddlers. The only negative was that the treated walkway and steps needed to be replaced or repaired.

“Everything you need is there”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2013

Our 6th time in 7 years at Cardinal. The 'on the beach' location is so great. Wonderful evenings on the upstairs deck for the two generations of adults to catch up, enjoy the view and the sounds of the ocean. The kitchen is the best equipped of any house we have ever rented. Plenty of room throughout for 5 children (aged 3-10) and 5 adults. The tv setup and all the movie options are super for kids. Unfortunately the end if the week was bad for swimming (high waves and rip currents) and they red flagged the beach for Friday and Saturday. But still a great time. The checkout process was painful and needs to be improved. We have spoken to Emerald Isle Realty about that. The decks and walks are really beginning to show their age and we had a few splinter incidents. Hope to see some improvement in that area. However, still a great location. Easy for shopping and entering/leaving the island.


Reviewed 7 Apr 2013

We were very pleased with the Cardinal. It was everything the description said it would be! The accomodations were great. Being right on the beach is wonderful. Our family enjoyed it to the max!!!

Response from the manager I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed your vacation at Cardinal in Emerald Isle. Please come again soon. We'd love to assist you in planning your next vacation so please give us a call - 1-888-832-0140.

“Beach Paradise”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2012

We loved our family vacation at this house. The house was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of room for our family of five. The view was breathtaking. We enjoyed coffee out on the deck every morning. If you are looking for a house close to the beach and quiet, this is the home. The kitchen is well stocked and we did cook in several days here. It was great having the washer and dryer on the same floor as the kitchen ... very convenient. The neighborhood is wonderful and friendly. The house is close to shopping and restaurants. We did not want to leave this "beach paradise". Will return to this home again. Emerald realty was very helpful and wonderful to deal with.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Cardinal and for your kind compliments of Emerald Isle Realty. I'm so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed this home, its location, and the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Great week,great house,great time.”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2011

House was gorgeous. Have stayed here before and will again next year. House not as clean as we would have liked. Floors were dirty and grill had not been cleaned. Weather was great and we were surprised as we watched hurricanes all around us, but they had no effect on our stay. We had a great time, great weather,and our stay was very relaxing. Not long enough though. We will rent this house again if it is available.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Cardinal. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to return to this home for another vacation. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with the cleanliness of the property and happily we would have sent someone to clean more efficiently, had you let us know. Thank you again for your review. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Great place for our family vacation”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2011

Cardinal is a wonderful home right on the beach. Our four small children loved seeing the dolphins and surfers. It was easy for the kids to find shells and make sand castles. My husband enjoyed flying his trick kite on the beach. The remodeled kitchen is beautiful. The kids liked the "fancy" purified water and the ice maker. The child gates were perfect. I am so glad they were installed since our last visit several years ago. Even though the weather did not cooperate during our visit we found plenty of things to do in the vicinity. We hope to stay at Cardinal again.

Review 1-10 of 16

Also consider

North Carolina Coast

2,960 properties

Ocean Isle Beach

320 properties

Wrightsville Beach

300 properties

Carolina Beach

169 properties


69 properties

Sunset Beach

28 properties


17 properties


16 properties

Chapel Hill

14 properties


13 properties

Salter Path

10 properties


9 properties

Winston Salem

9 properties

Sherrills Ford

9 properties


8 properties

Southern Pines

7 properties


7 properties


7 properties


6 properties


6 properties

Start a new search