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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Emerald Isle today! A total of 4 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 3.5/5 thanks to an average of 7 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $795 to as high as $1725, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 17, 2017.
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About the manager
Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 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 7 reviews
- Very Good
“Wonderful ocean front location but needs updating”
We have stayed at Ocean Reef 8B2 for several years, mainly because the unit is available for 2 consecutive weeks when we re able to vacation. 8B2 is definitely adequate but there are many signs of aging throughout the unit and cosmetic issues that are unresolved year after year. Compared to other units we have stayed in at the OR development, it really looks its age. Additionally, this year, we feel the maintenance and management of the OR development was seriously lacking. The coded gate at the entrance was broken due to someone crashing through it, the tennis courts were not able to be used because there were no nets (reportedly being replaced soon), and the pool area was not monitored or cleaned.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Ocean Reef. I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment in the grounds of the condominium community. As you know, Emerald Isle Realty does not manage the grounds, but I will try to pass your comments on to the entity that does.
“One of Emerald Isle Gems”
Ocean Reef units are enjoyable no matter what row your unit is on and we have renter in all three. Great location because you are in almost the middle of the island. Quiet, restful, and very enjoyable probably sums it all up.
The view of the ocean saved the day. The condo itself needs some serious updating. For example, the master bathroom shower stall was very mold, extremely tiny and the shower head needs to be replaced as it just trickled out water. Shower stall in second bathroom was also tiny. Some of the living room lights did not work nor did all of the speakers on the outside deck. Two of the plastic chairs on the deck were broken and hidden around the side of the patio in front of the door leading from the master bedroom to the deck and there were several loose boards on the deck itself. There was also an issue with ants in the second bedroom. A useable umbrella for the outside table on the deck would have been nice as well. While there was one in the closet for the beach, it was flimsy and could not withstand the wind. My brother stayed in a unit in a diagonally behind us and while it did not have the view, it has been updated, was in much nicer condition, and it was several hundred dollars cheaper. Last minute plans on my part resulted in no other units in this complex being available for the same week as my brother. Next time, I will shoot for a nicer unit and book earlier. A caution for anyone considering a top floor unit with an elderly person in the group: the two flights of stairs you need to climb or go down to get to the unit, the car or the beach can be a bit much for an elderly person. We had my 83-year-old mother with us and it was somewhat difficult for her.
“The view and beach for wonderful”
The condition of the condo needs TLC. The paint is peeling on the kitchen cabinets, the utentils for cooking were not up to par. So if you cook bring your own. The carpet needs to be pulled up and the hall bathroom needs chalking around the floor and shower. The deck needs to be nailed down and stained, so that you don't stump you toes. The deck fell 1 1/2 inches when the owner below us power washed his deck on the 2nd to the last day we were there. Scary. Until these improvements are made, I would not rent this unit again. I could have had a house for the price we paid, not ocean front, but a house. I was disappointed.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Ocean Reef 8 B 2. It pleases me to know that you did enjoy Emerald Isle and I agree, the view from this condo is wonderful. I did check with our Director of Maintenance who was at the property repairing the deck during your stay. He assured me that necessary repairs were made and the deck was inspected for safety afterward. Thank you again for your feedback. We will be in touch with the owner about the other items which need to be addressed. I hope you will revisit Emerald Isle and allow Emerald Isle Realty another opportunity to serve as your host. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
“Not as good as what we've come to expect”
We are 15 year veterans of Emerald Isle vacation rentals. We usually stay at the Pierpoint Units, which we dearly love. Due to family circumstances we were unable to do our usual week with you, but had the opportunity to come for a few days in the Ocean Reef unit. That particular unit did not seem to be as nice as others we have rented from you. There were several large stains in the carpet and a glob of what appeared to be dried epoxy in front of the master bathroom sink. By far our biggest issue was with the ants that were in the unit. We were told when we called that the owner did not have an exterminating service, but you all did provide ant traps and spray. It was just very offputting to deal with bugs in the kitchen, and we lost several barely opened food items as a result. Definately would not rent this unit again! As far as location went--we were pleased, just felt the unit could stand some improvements.
Response from the manager Thank you for your review. I would like to let everyone know that the owner does have his carpets cleaned often and willing to get them cleaned while a guest is there if you find the carpet needs cleaned. They want to make everyone happy while on vacation in Ocean Reef 8B2. I'm glad that neither the carpet or epoxy had a big impact on your stay, with the beautiful ocean how could it?! As for the ants the owner does have extermination through his HOA and I'm sorry that you were given the wrong information but happy that you were given ant traps to eliminate the ant problem. While vacationing here on the beach it’s always helpful to Ziploc bag your open items so that little critters don’t invade food. Not everyone practices good housekeeping habits while on vacation so the guest prior to you could have invited them. These issues can happen at any home, condo or duplex anywhere you rent, please don’t think that it’s limited to this condo because it’s not! Please rent Ocean Reef 8B2 with confidence.
Good condition - excellent views - good area restaurants - really enjoy staying at Ocean Reef - 18 or 19 times out of the last 22 years
“Beautiful condo !!! Beautiful beach !!!”
Our son found Ocean Reef for us. He was leaving for a third tour in Afganastan and we wanted to have a wonderful week with him before he left. We have also stayed in 10-B2. The front row condos are great, very close to the water. The Emerald Isle Realty staff are very helpful with making tee times and dinning reservations. We are planning this springs trip, maybe a house this time.