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Book this 4 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2275 to as high as $7500, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 16, 2017.
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About the manager
Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Aug 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions
- Linen provided
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Smoking allowed
– based on 27 reviews
- Very Good
“Trip to Emerald Isle”
The house was great. Too much pink and flowers throughout the house, but besides that the house was wonderful. It was located in a good place right on the beach. Nice pool area and 2 games rooms for the adults and kids. We travel quite a bit to different beaches, and this is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in. The house also had an elevator for older people who have trouble climbing all of the steps.
Great home for our family of six! Plenty of space. Thanks to EI Realty service reps, the issues that needed to be fixed were done promptly! Home needed to have deep cleaning after ALL the renters!
Loved working with Janet, Abby, & Candy...& Amy Fair. Sure I have left someone out. 1st class service answering any & all concerns. Big house! Great hot tub. The game rooms a hit! Oceanfront view fabulous! Loved all the ice machines. Favorite thing was the elevator ...helped in hauling food/bags in! Could have done with less fake flowers & too many knic knacs.
“Girl Scout reunion”
Had a wonderful time! Loved the house, far exceeded expectations. Owner very kind & helpful. Maintenance was very prompt on fixing problems. Would love to return someday, budget allowing. Thank you EI staff for living up to your claim of "no hassles"!
Great location and lots of amenities. Great pool area with integrated music from the sound system indoors. Sound systems in the house need updating but other than that perfect setup for great family week.
Response from the manager I hope you enjoyed the new features of Chocolate Thunder. The owner of this home is constantly working to keep it great for her guests and I will certainly pass on your suggestions. Please call us when you're ready to book your next stay - 1-888-832-0140.
“Chocolate Thunder a real blunder”
While the house looks nice the the on-line pictures, it's not that way in "person". a lot of the sports equipment (pool table, ping pong, air hockey tables) were either not working, missing pieces or were in poor condition. The house leaked when it rained causing the hard wood on the second floor and the carpeting in the master bedroom to become saturated. We had to call the maintenance dept. to have them come and figure out how to turn on the outdoor lights, the small pool was inoperable and rendered useless to us the majority of our stay. The house in general needed a lot of work, not merely just a fresh coat of paint. Roaches were a problem both inside and out. Our final night, we found that someone had replaced the 40 W bulb in the refrigerator with a 60 watt bulb. It subsequently melted a hot through the back of the interior of the refrigerator and was in risk of starting a fire. The morning we left, we found a mushroom growing up through the carpet in the upstairs bedroom that overlooks the ocean. Chocolate Thunder was nothing but a huge blunder on our part. We would never stay here again or recommend it to anyone!!
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Chocolate Thunder. I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay at this home. I did submit requests for both maintenance and housekeeping to check this home and remedy the issues which you listed. Thankfully, nothing abnormal was found growing within the home. An array of bugs are prevalent in our area and our homes are sprayed regularly to keep them at bay. We are happy to schedule an additional treatment when we receive a report such as yours. This has been taken care of since your stay. Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you and your family will revisit Emerald Isle and allow Emerald Isle Realty another opportunity to serve as your host while you enjoy our beautiful island. Please call us if we can be of assistance as you plan your next stay - 1-888-832-0140.
My family & I had an absolutely wonderful time staying in Chocolate Thunder...The house is beautiful...Accommedated the family terrificly...The grandson had such a fun time on the beach...the beautiful ocean...Watching the dolphins swimming in the water was so cool...We would definetly stay at that house, or any other rental fron Emerald Isle Realty..It is a great house for families...everything u would need was there, the game rooms were cool...the young adults thought the t.v in the game area was the best..We didnt want to leave...the weathr was nice, some days rain& wind, but it was still a great place to be..I wished we couldve stayed longer that the 11 days we were there..Definetly would love to stay again...Maybe in the near future...Thank you for the opportunity to stay in the home...We met the owner of the home when she came to fix the elevator..She is a terrific lady...Very hospitable...
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Chocolate Thunder and your kind compliments of Emerald Isle Realty and the owner of this Sandcastle home. I'll certainly forward your comments. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next stay - 1-888-832-0140.
We were extremely satisfied with our stay! We will be booking again for next year within the next month. We would all highly recommend any property managed by Emerald Isle Realty.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Chocolate Thunder and for your kind compliments of Emerald Isle Realty. I noticed that you have already reserved Chocolate Thunder for 2012. Please call us if we can be of further assistance in planning your vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
This was our first time staying at Chocolate Thunder. The house was great although most of my time was spent on the beach. The house was a wonderful maze to figure out. From the upstairs to the ground floor it was decorated with an eclectic southern charm. Who know the power of having three ice makers and a elevator to carry ice from the bottom floor to the kitchen. The kitchen did have an ice maker we just preferred the commercial grade ice maker in the basement and the use of the elevator!The kitchen needed a little upgrading with the appliances and with the kitchenware. Although we had everything that we needed to cook for five people, the kitchenware needs updating. The house was wonderful but not perfect nor is it my own house :) I would absolutely stay at this house again!!! Please update the cook top and grill! Both are very small for cooking!
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Chocolate Thunder and for your suggestions. I'm so pleased to know that you enjoyed this home and all of the amenities which it offers. Please call us when you're ready to make plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
“Not what we hoped for”
We thought location next to public beach access would not be a problem - boy were we wrong! Nice outdoor areas and easy access to beach were great; location and small kitchen and abundant about of tchatcki (sp?) everywhere (we literally had to move several decorative items just to put bathroom essentials on counter and magazines on tables - it was insane!) were not great. We will come back to EI but not to this house.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Chocolate Thunder. This home does have a great location and beach access. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed these features. Each of our homes are individually owned therefore the decor is left up to the homeowners. The owner of Chocolate Thunder enjoys sharing her knick knacks with her guests. I do hope you'll vacation with us again. Please call us so we can assist you in planning your next trip to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.