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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 3.5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $995 to as high as $3299, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Jul 26, 2017.
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Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
- Calendar last updated:
- 26 Jul 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions
- Linen provided
- Smoking allowed
– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sea Lark. We have been renting in Emald Isle for many years and this was one of our favorites. They view is second to none. The only negative was the air conditioning in the bedroom just inside the foyer was less than adequate. This seems to be an ongoing issue as I saw it in previous guests remarks.
Views, water, beach and island are amazing. The house although well decorated and relatively clean had issues. I know I'll get a response below saying I should have notified the staff, but in my mind, you have all year long to get ready for peak season and all summer long to maintain it, so no I didn't notify the staff because you already failed. Now I'd rather fix the issues myself than deal with a day and a half of strangers coming and going. Upon checkin our linens and towels were dropped off in a sack and left for us to make the beds and distribute towels. The house was generally clean on arrival but we all felt we needed to wear socks or flip flops when walking around. There are bugs. A member of my group who stayed in the front Queen BR started having weird bug bites appear on her back and arms. Turns out just this room has bed bugs. The loft is a nice touch and a hit with my older kids who I could trust not to jump from the 2 interior windows. One of the beds is right against one of these interior windows, so beware if you have a toddler or younger child, they could easily fall from the second story to the first from this bed. In addition to the bed bugs there are roaches, ones we saw were about 1.5" - 2" long. A couple were seen inside (not in the kitchen) but in the parlor. At night the deck was infested with them and one even climbed up on me as I sat on a deck chair. The outside shower was broken, but there was a garden hose near by to rinse off with. The deck was in decent enough shape that you didn't need to wear footwear to protect from splinters. The kitchen was well appointed with a good dishwasher, good fridge and freezer (with automatic ice cube maker) and a fabulous stove/range. The microwave seemed pretty new as well. Most of the dishes and utensils appeared very dirty and we felt the need to wash all of them before using them. There is also a ton of utensils, pots, pans and bowls as well as plates of different sizes. In some cases there is a lot of random junk in the kitchen cabinets. Someone should go through and save the best 1 of everything and toss the rest. The exterior of the house is beat up... there are roof shingles missing and scattered around the yard and there is old broken deck furniture and other junk strewn about the underside of the house. My vacation wasn't ruined, but I don't feel like we got what we paid for, especially attention to detail.
“Dirty Little Secret”
Views are superb, as advertised, but the house is dirty and needs a top to bottom cleaning, inside and out. Fair warning - the 4th "bedroom" is a loft and the 3rd "bathroom" is downstairs and outside.
“Grade of C but could have easily been an a.”
This was the first time in many years of vacationing at Emerald Isle that we had issues with the house. First let me say that the house set up and location are very good. Beach access from the house was great and the view of the beach from the deck is awesome. But, I was very disappointed in the overall condition of the house. First, check in was four o'clock and when we arrived at the house at four thirty, the maid staff was still there cleaning. The down stairs bath was flooded and unusable until plumbers came out the next day. (this may have been the result of the way the previous occupants left the house). We also had to have a.C. checked and had to have exterminators called because of large rat on the deck. I will say that realty co. sent people out right away to deal with problems.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Sea Lark. This is a lovely home and I love the way it is situated on the lot - makes for excellent views. I'm sorry to hear of this issues you experienced during your time as our guest, but I am happy to hear that we were responsive and did what we could to ensure that you enjoyed your vacation. I hope you will be our guest again. Please call us so we can begin planning your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
“great week at the beach”
Great views, perfect for some down time, low key relaxation. The beach was not overly crowded. a couple of days the wind blew hard enough to sting you with the sand, no problem move up to the large deck, catch the rays and still enjoy the breeze. the beach level downstairs shower / bath is a geeat amenity. very comfortable. Kitchen a little cramped., but workable
Response from the manager It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your time here and I hope you will return. Please call us to begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
“"One of the best views"”
My family stayed in the Sky Lark the week of august 25 2012. I have stayed on Emerald Isle more then two dozen times in oceanfront houses,in the last forty years, but this was one of the best views of the beach,being that the house sits different on the beach, The huge windows in the great room were spectacular. The rest of the house was a little dated , but kept rather well, and nicely decorated . All appliances and accessories were there and working, including Kitchen appliances, an array of Games ,sand toys and even beach chairs. Emerald Isle Realty, who we dealt with,once again were professional,courteous and is the best on the island( have delt with others)
Response from the manager Sea Lark does provide great views and I'm happy to know you enjoyed them. Thank you for shairing your experience with us and for your kind words of Emerald Isle Realty. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
“A Perfect Getaway”
My husband and I enjoyed our week at The Sea Lark with friends--it was a fun, relaxing, re-energizing week of laughter, getting back to nature, shedding cares and stresses, and reconnecting. The Sea Lark was so comfortable--loved the 180 view of the beach and ocean-a real selling point. Open floor plan, comfortable, welcoming seating, fun decor, clean, extremely well stocked kitchen, game closet, and laundry. It was great to have three sliding doors to the large deck. The deck and great chairs: wonderful! We would definitely love to stay here again. It's a beautiful property, with great location and access. It was also nice to have Emerald Isle Medical Center nearby, as we had to make a little emergency visit. Suggestions: 1) We picked up our keys shortly before 3pm and were told that the house was ready, however the cleaning crew arrived just as we did so we had to get back in cars, drive to aB for diversion until until after 4. 2) We had called to see if the kitchen had a blender, coffee maker, other small appliances and were told that there was only a 6 cup coffee maker. We brought several appliances with us and were surprised to find a blender, food processor, toaster, toaster oven--even a quesadilla maker and a bread maker. It would be helpful for the Office to have an inventory of these items to share with prospective renters. 3) The bedroom with the queen size bed has a curtain behind the head--that windowsill behind it is really dirty--not good for people with allergies. 4) The queen and twin bedrooms downstairs would be helped by a nightstand with lamps.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Sea Lark and for your suggestions. Its feedback such as yours which helps us better serve you, our guests. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
“Basic, clean, Ocean front home with amazing 180° view.”
Nice home with great 180° view of the Ocean front. House is clean but well worn. Kitchen has all the basics, neat and orderly. Short walk to beach, underhouse bathroom.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Sea lark. It pleases me to know that you arrived to a clean home, found all you needed to be there, and enjoyed your vacation. I agree, the view from this home is amazing! Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you will stay with Emerald Isle Realty again. Please call us if you'd like to make an advanced reservation for 2012 - 1-888-832-0140.
“Beautiful beach and ocean vistas”
We loved the house location and its beautiful ocean views. It is very convienently located...just a few steps and you're on the beach. The house is tastefully decorated. I wish maintenance would be more thorough (a few lamps/light fixtures were not working, we spotted a few bugs in the bathroom and kitchen and the dishwasher was not cleaning the dishes well, despite best dishwashing tablets.) House needs a new and less-loud dishwasher. But overall, we really enjoyed our vacationo and we loved the quiet location and the beautiful ocean views.
we had a wonderful time everything was so nice and convenient