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Bedrooms 7 / Bathrooms 7 / Sleeps 14 / House
Bedrooms: 7  Bathrooms: 7   Sleeps: 14  Type: House

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A Castle In The Sand
TripAdvisor property ID 2335962

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Book this 7 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 14 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 19 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $3060 to as high as $10760, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Feb 23, 2018.

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



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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions




  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided

Pool / Spa

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


  • Grill


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 7 Unknown types


Reviews (19)

Very Good – based on 19 reviews Very Good
19 reviews

Very Good

“A Castle bin the sand”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2014

the best house so far!! We love staying down Coast Guard rd close to everything not that you need to go anywhere!! Very clean house really nice comfortable beds every bedroom has a bathroom and the elevator is really nice the main living area is on the top floor!! The pool is really nice it was also nice to have a hot tube!! We love to play cards the game room downstairs was really nice to have with the big round table with enough seats for eight people to play we could leave the game there and continue playing the next night there is also a full refrigerator in the game room nice for there and easy to get to from the pool!! The only down side the kitchen could use more extra big bowls, better knifes, just extras to the great dishes! We loved this house I would diffently recommend it great for big families!! Also thank you to Emerald Realty always Awsome!!!


Reviewed 2 Aug 2014

Great time by all. Emerald Isle is just wonderful. Love the house just right size for all of us. The weather was not good for two days but did get plenty of sun and the beach. Beds were really comfortable for all. Pool good size -had to call for service on the fridgerator one evening-out at house the next morning-fast service.Plus bad storm at night knocked grill over called them and again they were there fast. Loved the house so much we are renting again next year at the same time.

“Needs some TLC”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2014

This is our group's 4th year in Castle in the Sand (the house was new our first year). It's a beautiful house, but is starting to show some wear and tear. Even though 2 cleaning crews came the day we arrived, the house did not appear clean (old mildew in showers, outside of house needed power-washing badly, dust build-up everywhere and linens were dingy). We also had several maintenance problems - ice maker was broken the entire time, 1/2 the stove burners didn't work, broken door knob on top deck door (this has been a problem every year) and neither the pool or the hot tab was cleaned during the entire week of our stay. We also had issues with bugs - would love to see the owners consider putting screens on the bedroom windows of the 2nd floor bedrooms. Unfortunately, EI Realty was not at all responsive to our requests for assistance during our stay. I have since shared all our comments with them since our return. We already have reservations to stay in this house again next year and we're really hoping we find things in better condition. It's a great house, with a beautiful layout and location that works great for our group - we'd hate to lose it as an option. Please give this house a DEEP CLEANING, consider new bedding (or at least carefully launder the current linens) and consider a new ice maker (this is the 2nd year that we've gone the entire week without one). It's a great house - just needs to be better maintained.

Response from the manager Thank you for providing us with feedback after your stay at A Castle in the Sand. This is a beautiful, Oceanfront sandcastle with plenty of space for a large family group to gather and enjoy the beauty of Emerald Isle. I am sorry your family was inconvenienced during your stay by some maintenance issues and uncleanliness, and I have followed up with our maintenance and housekeeping departments, as well as the owner of this home to ensure all noted items have been addressed. A Castle In The Sand did receive a deep clean prior to the summer season beginning, but I let housekeeping know of the specific items you mentioned that could be more tidy. It doesn’t seem that we received notification of anything but the faulty door knob during your stay. Please let us know of things like the stove and icemaker not working properly while you are here and we will be happy to work to remedy those items for you. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to having you as our guest again in 2015!

“Beautiful property”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at a Castle in the Sand. This was our third year at Emerald Isle, and this was the best beach house we have rented. The location is perfect: beach front, private neighborhood, in the cul-de-sac. Each bedroom was equipped with its own bathroom and the theater room was just the right size. Make sure that the pool heater is working well before you plan to arrive, if you are off-season.

“This is a lovely home!”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2013

We really enjoyed this beach house. It is well maintained and beautifully furnished.

“Loved the house, pool, and location of this house!”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Castle in the Sand. The house was beautiful. We had 7 kids age 10 to 17 and they all had a blast in the pool and in the media room! The kitchen was awesome! The bedrooms were spacious and each had its own bathroom! We loved this location on Emerald Isle. It was close to grocery shopping and very close to the bridge. Emerald Isle Realty was super nice! We would love to come back!

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at A Castle in the Sand and for your kind compliments of Emerald Isle Realty. It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed this home and your time together in Emerald Isle. We hope to have you as our guests again soon so please call us when you're ready to plan your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

“Beautiful home with a beautiful view.”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2012

We had a family reunion in Emerald Isle. 10 of us shared this home. The living area and kitchen were great for entertaining a larger group. The extra refrigerator on the 1st floor and extra dishwasher and icemaker in the kitchen made entertaining easy. The porches with views of the ocean were a great place to watch the sunrise and ocean any time of the day. We liked having our private boardwalk to the beach and a great pool to relax in at the end of a long day on the beach. We also liked the King beds in 5 of the bedrooms and privaate baths with each of those rooms. We had a lot of happy adults as a result of that. Totally wonderful time at a Castle in the Sand

Response from the manager Thank you for taking your time to share your vacation experience with us. I'm happy to know that you and your family were able to gather at this Sandcastle and all enjoyed their time in Emerald Isle. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next family reunion in Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.

“wonderful family vacation”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2012

We were thoroughly pleased with Emerald Isle Realty, especially KIM who was so helpful... Castle in the sand was an excellent house for or family. It was clean ,beautifully furnished with a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the covered decks ,the dolphin ridge neighbor hood ,the pool ,ocean views,etc.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at A Castle in the Sand and for your kind words of Emerald Isle Realty and staff. I'll certainly pass them on. I'm very pleased to know that you enjoyed this home, its location, and all that it offers. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation to Emerald Isle - 1-888-832-0140.

“Not maintained for a high end rental home”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2012

Second floor(4)master bedrooms without air conditioning. Brought in 3 window units (one room had a slider and no window, so basically a fan provided warm wind), 2 of 3 did not work. Clothes dryer would not close, maintenance told us to prop the clothes dryer door closed with the ironing hazard you think? The ice maker was broken, so we schlepped bags of ice from the store. Small things like the pool was dirty (filter wasn't working), the electric dartboard didn't work, utensils in the jitchen were not plentiful for 12-14 people. On a bright note (there always has to be one), the home is beautifully decorated with great views of the ocean. We had wonderful weather. The owner offered us a $200.00 credit for our inconvenience. We paid over 10K for our week...Salt in the wound dontcha think?

“Castle in the Sand”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2011

Hello - We stayed at this property in Sep. Overall we really enjoyed our stay however there were numerous "housekeeping" items that should have been taken care of prior to our stay: - The TV in the movie room would only play Dvds - we could not get the TV etc to work - The dart board did not work - The intercom system did not work - The comforters did not seem to be very clean - Grill was dirty upon check in - Rental was not ready at 4pm - the cleaning ladies did not leave until almost 5pm This was a nice rental - but with a little attention to detail it could be exceptional. Thanks!

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of Castle In The Sand. I am sorry to hear of the maintenance issues which you experienced during your stay but I am glad you enjoyed your time despite these things. Our maintenance records do indicate that the TV was serviced for you. The intercom system is not an advertised amenity and isn't available for guest's use. I'm sorry to hear of you disappointment on arrival when housekeeping was till onsite. It is true that we permit check in at 4 p.m. but housekeeping does have until 6 p.m. to complete their work. Thank you for your feedback. I hope you will revisit Emerald Isle and allow Emerald Isle Realty the opportunity to host you. Please call us when you beginning making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.

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