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Bedrooms 5 / Sleeps 10 / House
Bedrooms: 5  Sleeps: 10  Type: House
Best Of Times
TripAdvisor property ID 2335764

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Book this 5 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 10 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 $1995 to as high as $2995, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Aug 19, 2017.

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Emerald Isle Realty, Inc
Calendar last updated:
19 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions




  • Linen provided

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (27)

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“Best of Times Review”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2015

Great home. Too many stairs for older members. Wonderful amenities. Spacious layout, with plenty of room for all the family to be comfortable. Would have been better if a little closer to the shoreline.

“Best of Times, Emerald Isle, NC”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2015

One of the best on the island. Absolutely clean and well equipped. We've rented it for a number of years.

“Top to bottom, this house is wonderful.”

Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is the second year we've rented Best of Times because we loved it so much the first time. This year was even better. The new deck looks wonderful and the new appliances work great. We may make this our annual vacation spot!

“Not the greatest and not really oceanfront”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2013

This house was our least favorite EI homes we've rented. We wanted oceanfront, but it's really set back to nearly 2nd row with 2 true oceanfront homes on either side crowding it out. While the layout is great, the carpet needs updating, the second floor with most bedrooms smelled like urine (go figure, since we're sure lots of kids stay in this house) and the cleaning job was so-so. They left a sticky film on everything. Think they cleaned with murphy's oil soap. The deck facing ocean is nice but again, you're not oceanfront. And the deck on the second floor below the main deck was really nice to get out of the sun. We did not have soap or toilet paper, so make sure to bring this or buy! Bad to show up at home and need to go only to find there is none as a part of the house price. Also the park grill is just awful. So do bring a grill if you're like us and enjoying grilling out. As an adult family with adult kids, we won't stay here again.

“A very good time for the family”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2013

Really a great house, lots of room and lots of features. Enjoyed the deck and the great comfortable chairs. This is our second time renting a vacation home and this was the best one yet.

“Clean, up to date, comfortable, plenty of room!”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2013

Emerald Isle Realty always makes it easy to get your vacation started. If you arrive early, just visit the town. Allow them to get your house clean so that your stay will be less stressful. We walked into the office and seconds later out of the door with the keys to our vacation home! The house is staggered back but still oceanfront- plenty of ocean views. Don't let this change your mind. We wanted oceanfront and we were satisfied. The house is up to date, very clean, plenty of room, plenty of bedrooms, beautiful kitchen, lots of windows to let that wonderful sunshine in. There is plenty of seating for meals-(larger and smaller tables, both counter high) and stools on island. The kitchen has all up to date appliances. We did have an issue with the dishwasher- it never seem to get hot enough and took forever. All other appliances were fine. Plenty of beds for various sleeping arrangements- great for a large family or multiple families- especially kids. Plenty of bathrooms that were very nice and up to date. It has a nice vaulted ceiling, main room upstairs feels huge. The deck was quite large and provided plenty of relaxing outside. Not a complaint but there are alot of stairs in the house and on the deck. Those with certain medical conditons should be aware. Only complaint really would be the deck otherwise- may need some repairs. The upper level of the deck could have higher rails so that we would have been comfortable with them on the deck alone. Also there is no gate on the upper level of the deck so we placed chairs there to keep our 5,3,2 year olds from going down the stairs. I do not think there were any areas that we would be concerned for serious injury but we did find several nails sticking up along the deck that we hammered down with a stick. Again nothing that could not be fixed with a hammer and little bit of time. We loved our stay and appreciate the fact that the house is located 5 min from the shops you need. Neighbors were kind and no issues at all.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at Best of Times. How great that you and your family arrive to Emerald Isle ready to relax and don't get caught up in the hustle and bustle that can become check in. Our town has so much to offer and I'm so happy to know that you enjoy it. You described Best of Times beautifully. The owners of the home are very attentive and take great pride in providing the best accommodations for their guests. They will be very pleased to know that you noticed, appreciated, and enjoyed all they have put into Best of Times. Thank you again for your feedback. Please call us when you are ready to plan your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Great relaxing vacation”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2013

Check-in was quick and easy. The house was great. Worked well for my family. The highlight of the vacation was seeing sea turtle nestlings hatch in fron t of the house. Beach is very nice.

Response from the manager I'm happy to know that you found our check in and out procedures to be simple. Best of Times is a fantastic house and the owners take great care of it. I agree that the beach in this area is very nice. Please call us and we'll gladly reserve Best of Times for you again - 1-888-832-0140.


Reviewed 29 Mar 2013

Great place to stay. Loved it. Wanted to rent it again for this year but it was already booked

Response from the manager I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Best of Times, but I'm sorry that it isn't available for your vacation this year. Please call 1-888-832-0140 and one of our vacation planners will be happy to assist you in reserving a comparable home where you can enjoy your next Emerald Isle vacation.

“Home decorated & designed to perfection.”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2012

We have stayed in serveral homes but this has to be the best home arrangement. The home was decorated and furnished with the best available. Wonderful for large families with plenty of seating. Origianlly, had another home that did not work out but the manager at Emerald Isle Realty saved the day and made our trip a wonderful one. Tropical Storm Sandy came in on Friday but between the owner of this house and Emerald Isle Reality, our family had the "best of times." Thank you.

Response from the manager I'm pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Best of Times. This is a great home and the owners haven't left out any detail in the design and decor. I'm so happy to know that you had a great time in Emerald Isle and found our staff to be accommodating to your needs and circumstances. I'll happily pass your feedback on to that manager. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“a good time was had by all!”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2012

it was a great week. the weather could not have been more perfect. the house was wonderful and the location too! i lost weight going up and down all those stairs, so that was a plus too. if i could wave my magic wand, the only thing i'd change would be the kitchen amenities. there was no cutting board to protect those lovely counters and no pitchers for tea or kool aid.

Response from the manager It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your Emerald Isle vacation at Best of Times. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We will be sure to get a tea pitcher and a cutting board for the kitchen. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation to the Crystal Coast - 1-888-832-0140.

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