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Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 6 / Sleeps 10 / House
Bedrooms: 5  Bathrooms: 6   Sleeps: 10  Type: House

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A-1 Derful Life
TripAdvisor property ID 2335758

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Book this 5 bedroom house in Pine Knoll Shores today! A total of 10 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 12 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2685 to as high as $10660, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Feb 20, 2018.

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Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Calendar last updated:
20 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Pine-knoll-shores Attractions




  • Linen provided

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)


  • Grill


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 6 Unknown types


Reviews (12)

Very Good – based on 12 reviews Very Good
12 reviews

Very Good

“Memories made”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2016

This was a beautiful home and offered a lot of space for everyone. There were a few issues we had however they didn't cause great problems for us such as burned out light bulbs, TV's that didn't work the first day, very slow wifi, a 1/2 bath (which was one that was used a lot) wasn't clean upon our arrival and took several days to get someone in to clean it. Emerald Isle Realty staff was always friendly. The swimming pool was amazing. the house was maintained relatively well. We did find dried up food on some of the outdoor tables from a previous renter. Our time spent at a A 1-derful Life was relaxing and lots of laughs and memories made.

“A1-derful life - Great House!”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2014

We rented A1-derful Life to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. It is a great property! Oceanfront with fabulous views from the great room of the house. Four extremely comfortable bedrooms on the 2nd floor with a 5th bedroom on the top floor. An exceptional house for both adults and kids -- large pool, hot tub and playroom for the kids and those who are "kids at heart!" Highly recommend!


Reviewed 13 Jul 2014

We were not disappointed in Pine Knoll Shores. It was very convenient to a couple of excellent seafood restaurants, miniature golf, the aquarium and only about 4 miles from the grocery store This home was also a very short shaded walk to the Beacon's Reach community pool and marina. Our disappointment started after we checked in and picked up the keys. When we arrived at the home, the house, pool, hot tub and decks were dirty. In fact, the cleaning crew was just arriving(original crew did not show). Additionally, the hot tub, main level powder room sink and elevator were not operable. We waited outside until the cleaning crew finished up on the main level(3rd floor), which they did first to accommodate us, so we could bring our week's worth of groceries in first(carried 15 bags of groceries up to the 3rd level, because elevator didn't work). But, after 25 years of renting homes at the beach, we know glitches can happen, but when we discovered that the only bedroom with a full oceanfront view(and on the main level) was locked up and not allowed to be used by renters we were unhappy. It also appeared that there was a security camera pointed at the pool from the locked rooms' private deck and the single locked garage may have had direct access to that bedroom as well. Could people be in that locked room, while we were paying guests? We were also disappointed that the pantry in the kitchen was locked and there was no easy place to store groceries.The home itself was beautifully appointed and had lots of nice features including the huge pool & hot tub, covered and dune decking, cypress flooring, large kitchen with two dishwashers, massive counter space, double ovens and three sinks. The home appeared fairly new and was generally in good repair. Emerald Isle Realty did a great job of responding to the problems that we had, but we would have appreciated knowing that the main level master oceanfront bedroom was not available for our use, prior to our agreement to rent this property. We rent single family vacation homes rather than multi-family rentals, because we value our privacy.


Reviewed 10 Aug 2013

Staying in this home was like living in paradise! We had 3 generations and more than enough space. The pool was large enough to swim short laps and accomodate all ages. Best of all were the windows and decks looking out onto the ocean - we could enjoy having the feel of the beach and hearing the sounds of the surf wherever we were.


Reviewed 7 Oct 2011

Beautiful Beach home and the pool area is Outstanding - the best we've encountered ever! Beach area is very private. The home is very clean (new) and kitchen is well equipped with plenty of cabinets, drawers for storage. The neighborhood has a nice walking path that is shady and away from traffic. A few suggestions: access to a water hose, chairs or benches in the bedrooms, recycle bins (we took ours to another area that accepted recycling). We had trouble with 2 showers that allowed water to leak under/around shower doors. We were able to turn one of the shower heads inward to minimize leaking. We had a wonderful week and hope to return again!

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at A-1derful Life. It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your vacation in this home. I will certainly pass your suggestions on to the owner. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next stay - 1-888-832-0140.

“Spacious, Beautiful Beach Home in Great Location”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2011

We loved staying and are planning to return. We went with our two daughters, our sons-in-law and three granddaughters. The home is so spacious, yet felt cozy. Lots of privacy outdoors and a gorgeous pool. All the extras provided and the fully-equipped kitchen were real bonuses. Our only problem was with the TV in the upstairs great room. We carefully followed the written directions, but couldn't get a connection to watch any TV shows. We brought Dvds so that our granddaughters could watch them. Two suggestions from the guys about the sports room downstairs: a DVD player for the TV and a mini-refrigerator for beverages. We had a wonderful family vacation and loved the home! We've already reserved our week for next year.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at A-1derful Life. I'm so pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your time in this home and thank you for your suggestions. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance as you plan your 2012 vacation - 1-888-832-0140.


Reviewed 30 Jul 2011

If was frustrating that the best and only bedroom with a view of the ocean was locked away by the owners. Yes, there were 5 bedrooms, as promised, however, at that high price I did not expect to sleep in the back room because the front master is locked off by the owners. Furthermore there needs to be a second refrigerator as well as more serving bowls and a juice pitcher.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at A-1derful Life and for your suggestions. I will forward them on to the owner so they can be considered when additions to the property are being discussed. Thank you again for your feedback and for your loyalty to Emerald Isle Realty. I hope you will revisit us in 2012. Please call us when you begin planning your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Superb Beach House”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2011

This home is so nice I'm surprised it's a rental. Website wouldn't let me rate higher than 4 stars, but it's a 5+. Pictures indeed don't do it justice. Obviously first season, owners still outfitting, biggest gap is the lack of outdoor furniture on the decks, especially off the kitchen. Grill's marginal, especially the location in the driveway. It would be helpful if the home came with instructions for finding things like beach chairs (under front stairs), gfi resets (lost power one afternoon), etc. I do agree it's odd the true master suite is locked/unavailable, but the home is "as advertised" and the views are magnificent. Bottom line, the negatives were minor inconveniences in the grand scheme. The pool is fabulous and overall the house is well worth the price tag. The "Mrs" gets an a+ too on the decorating, right down to the light switch covers. Hope the house is available in 2012, we'll be back.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at A-1derful Life. I have passed on your compliments and suggestions to the owner. We are already reserving for 2012 so please call us, 1-888-832-0140.

“Expensive but nice.”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2011

Newly built property so very clean but not as well stocked as other properties we've rented. Location is further North than we've stayed before but there were far fewer people on the beach, which we liked very much. Overall the property is quite nice with a great pool, pool table and beautiful kitchen. One major surprise for us upon arrival was that the master suite with the very best view of the ocean is locked and reserved for the owners. Have never seen this before and while I understand that the owners want to keep a bedroom for themselves, it should be disclosed to renters who are paying over $10K (taxes, etc) a week to rent the property in season that the premiere suite is unavailable to renters. We loved the two dishwashers in the kitchen and kept them busy during the week. The ice maker on the fridge is slow with the filtered water function so slow it's really unusable. They do have another ice maker over at the wet bar which was great to have. Took us nearly two days to get the password to the wireless internet as it was not posted anywhere in the house. (password is the phone number to the house, by the way) Suites on the bedroom level are large with walk out to the pool. Bathrooms are very nice with enormous showers. The pool is fantastic and has built in jets in a seating area on one side. Would have been nice to have a Jacuzzi or hot tub but the pool is great just the same. The walkway to the beach is dark brown so by mid afternoon you can cook an egg on it. Make sure you bring footwear to the beach with you or you'll be very sorry! The pictures online do not show the drop from the deck down to the beach, which is about 12-15 steps. Not too bad but steeper than we thought from looking on the Internet. There is a storage area on the left side of the house (if looking at the house from the front) that has boogie boards and noodles you can use. Unfortunately we found this on the last day! All in all we had a good time here.

“Magnificent house to rent with great beach location!!”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2011

This house far exceeded our expectations!! It is beautiful, extremely spacious &7right on the beach - with a pool - doesn't get any better than that!!

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