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Bedrooms 6 / Bathrooms 5 / Sleeps 12 / House
Bedrooms: 6  Bathrooms: 5   Sleeps: 12  Type: House

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A Dolphin Watch
TripAdvisor property ID 5070680

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Book this 6 bedroom house in Emerald Isle today! A total of 12 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 6 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2450 to as high as $10150, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Feb 24, 2018.

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



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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Emerald-isle Attractions




  • Linen provided

Pool / Spa

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


  • Grill


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 5 Unknown types


Reviews (6)

Very Good – based on 6 reviews Very Good
6 reviews

Very Good

“A Good Place to Spend a Week at EI”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2016

A Dolphin Watch is a good rental. Have been going to EI for a number of years now and have rented a number of different places over the years. This particular property is very typical of RI rental properties. Good location, close to the pier, well maintained, and nicely furnished. We had a few minor maintenance problems, but EI Realty responded immediately. Paid to have the pool heated, but, due to an equipment and parts problem, the pool was not heated. However, RI Realty reimbursed the special (and pricey) fee immediately.

“What A House!”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2015

Oceanfront! Pet Friendly! Pool! Beautifully Decorated! A Dolphin Watch was the perfect house for our family. We have already reserved it for next summer! The house had everything needed and more. We ate every meal outside on the covered deck while watching the waves roll in. We even got to watch dolphins swimming from the deck. There's just something about the ocean air that is so relaxing. Our dogs loved lounging on the upper deck while watching our family on the beach. The beach was not crowded and our college age children enjoyed their space to paddleboard during the day and play kanjam and listen to music at night with the dogs and adults relaxing nearby. We rented bikes for an easy ride to shopping and touring the isle. We had a few minor house problems that were the result of a long summer of rentals. A quick call to Emerald Isle Realty and they were solved. The beds were wonderful along with the gas grill and lighted pool for night time swims and of course the hot tub and pool table. We loved watching the Redskins preseason game in the theater room. We had 2 adults, 5 young adults and 2 dogs and we had all the space in the world. My only suggestion is to get a second refrigerator. This is a great house - do not hesitate a bit when reserving!

“Bad Service”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2015

Initially we still had cleaning folks at the home at 4:00 check in. You pay a premium for these properties and expect to be able to check in on time. We had missing remotes and TV's that had the cable disconnected. So we spent the first part of the vacation getting TV's set up. Lastly we had a pool that had no circulation of water and was green with algae. We called for service multiple times and got a technician who was rood and did not fix the problem. In the end we had the use of the pool for 1/2 of the time and with a lot of aggravation. Worst of all was the service we received from Emerald Isle Realty. It was terrible and we expected much more. Until now we have not had a bad experience in our ten years of family vacations in this area. Emerald Isle Realty sis not meet our expectations.

Response from the manager Thank you for your feedback. Our check-in time is 4:00 p.m., but sometimes it takes until 6:00 p.m. for our staff to finish cleaning. We do provide this information in our rental agreement and try to tell each of our guests when they arrive, but I am sorry if you didn't realize this was a possibility. I am sorry to hear that there was an issue with the pool that prevented you from using it during your whole stay. We do have trained and certified pool technicians on our staff to keep our pools in tip top shape and troubleshoot any issues quickly. Unfortunately, some things take longer than we would all like and I am sorry for the inconvenience. I am happy to know that this was the first issue you experienced in ten years of vacationing in Emerald Isle and I hope you and your family will revisit us for your next vacation.

“Comfortable stay, needs upgrades”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2015

This is a fine house for a few families looking to share a home for their beach vacation. It is close to the pier; so, be prepared for crowding on the beach on the weekends as the public access is within walking distance of the house. We were there over Memorial Day weekend and got squeezed out of what started a a quiet spot in front of the home by 10 a.m. Also, the kitchen is small for more than 6 people to stay. They need a second full size refrigerator, unless you want to make 2 grocery trips to last you for the week. And, the kitchen supply is minimal with regard to pots, pans, etc. for those who enjoy cooking at home. Lastly, the sleeper sofa was broken and not able to be used. Otherwise, it was satisfactory for our stay. We enjoyed the heated pool and the covered deck quite a bit.

Response from the manager Thank you for your review of your stay at A Dolphin Watch. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed your stay and the heated pool and covered deck were both a nice retreat. It is true that the beach strand by the pier can get a bit crowded, but this location affords families convenience to shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and everything else that Emerald Isle has to offer. I hope you will visit us again soon!

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