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About this Property
One of the most enchanting units on the island! Our superb, comfortable home is less than 100 yards from the beach, with 2 public beach accesses less than a 5 min. walk from our driveway. We just newly finished remodeling our 8 bed/4 bath home for our 2021 renters! We invite you to relax and appreciate the 2 relaxing decks (front and back) while you take in the sound of crashing waves and smell of salty air. Located down Coast Guard Road accepts for straighforward access on and off the island and a speedy bicycle ride or drive to all the local niceties, including grocery stores, a wine market, a movie theatre, countless eateries and bars, shopping, the Bogue Inlet Pier, mini golf and go-karts. We want you to savor your stay, so we include EVERYTHING you need; linens, bath towels, wash cloths, beach towels, beach chairs, beach games/toys, a completely-supplied kitchen (complete with a set of brand new pots and pans, knife set, silverware, mixing bowls, measuring cups, Keurig coffee maker, spices and more), blazingly fast whole home WiFi (400mbps), multiple TVs with spectrum cable, a movie room with 100” projector, outdoor shower and much more!!
We request that you refrain from smoking in the home or on the decks, as it is inevitable that the smoke will travel inside and inhibit us from including the most excellent and most tidy rental on Emerald Isle. We also don’t accept family dogs and cats, as it would be too difficult to properly tidy 4000sq/ft in between units. We very much enjoy you respecting these requests.
Check-in is at 4pm or later; check-out is 10am or earlier. We can accommodate special requests for these times as availability accepts. As long as the home is vacant, tidy and ready for renters, we will accept renters to check in as early as possible on check-in day, or later in the afternoon on check-out day! Just let us know if that is necessary and we will do our most first-rate to accommodate you!
The 3rd floor has 3 bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 queen bed and a trundle-style bed that has 2 twin beds) that share an upsized bathroom which includes a double vanity and a enormous walk-in shower. One of the front-loading washer/dryer sets is located on this floor. The 3rd floor also homes the master suite which includes a king bed, a bathroom with a double vanity and a sizable walk-in shower with dual shower heads, and a humongous walk-in closet with an abundance of constructed-ins for hanging clothes.
The 2nd floor has a generous, entirely-supplied kitchen, island that seats 2, kitchen table that seats 4, and huge dining room with a massive farmhouse-style table that seats 10 very agreeably. The living room is just off the kitchen with a bespoke-ordered upsized sectional couch for an abundance of calming space. The 2nd front-loading washer/dryer is located on this floor, as well as a half bath which includes an additional toilet and sink. This floor also includes 2 bedrooms (one king bed and one queen bed) both of which share a bathroom.
The first floor includes a huge open room with a ping pong table, wet bar with sink, mini refrigerator and Keurig. A movie room with a 100” projector that includes Spectrum cable as well as a Blu-ray player for our movie collection of over 200 dvd/Blu-ray discs. Savor these movies on our bespoke-ordered upsized sectional, with an upsized ottoman that turns this couch into a Wyoming king-sized bed that can sleep 4!!! This floor also hosts 2 bedrooms (1 king and 1 bunk bed with a single on top of a full) both with walk-in closets and share a bathroom with a sizable walk-in shower.
There are 2 decks located off the 2nd floor. The back outdoor space sports a sizable BQ grille that’s hooked into the in-ground propane tank, so there’s no need to worry about running out of gas!
There is abundant parking. A parking pad out front by the street, as well as multiple pads directly in front and on the side of the home. We’ve parked as many as 10 cars here during the holidays!
Our neighborhood does not have a community pool, however we have a partnership with the Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort (2 min. drive up Coast Guard Rd) that accepts our renters complete access to their resort-style pool, complete with a splash pad for children and cornhole/outdoor ping pong for adults. If you would like access to the pool, please let us know!
The walk to our neighborhood beach accesses are less than 5 mins.. There is no public parking for the beach, so only the residents of the neighborhood use these accesses.
**We require all renters to sign our rental agreement via DocuSign within 72 hours of renting. We also require a photo copy of a government issued photo ID that matches the credit card used for payment. Failure to sign rental agreement and/or give a valid photo ID will not be allowed entry into our home**
The Town of Emerald Isle has done a unreal job of making Emerald Isle bicycle/walking friendly. The bicycle path stretches the entirety of Emerald Isle, about 12 miles from the end of the island at “The Point” alongside all the eateries, shopping centers and attractions, ending towards the middle of the island. **Please note that we do not supply bicycles. If you’re unable to bring your own, bicycles can be rented from Highway 58 Bicycles of Emerald Isle (252) 345-9006**
Publix - (1.3 miles, a 9-min. bicycle-ride)
Food Lion - Emerald Plantation Shopping Center (1.5 miles, a 10-min. bicycle-ride)
Lowes Foods - A brief trip across the bridge; typically the choice selection of beer. (3.3 miles, 8 min drive)
Walmart Supercenter - (8.3 miles, 15-min. drive)
There is plenty of convenient Shopping on Emerald Isle including in the close by (1.5 miles, a 10-min. bicycle-ride) Emerald Plantation Shopping Center.
CVS Pharmacy - One the island (1.9 miles, 5 min drive)
Walgreens - Just across the bridge on the mainland (3.1 miles, 7-min. drive)
Emerald Forest Mini-Golf
Fun World Motor Sports (Go-Karting)
Hot Wax Surf and Paddle Sports Units
Salty Pirate Water Park
Golfin Dolphin/Macdaddy’s (Driving range, putt putt, bowling alley)
Emerald Plantation Cinema (Movie Theatre)
Bogue Inlet Pier (Fishing, food, sight-seeing)
Coastline Golf Carts & Units
Eateries in Emerald Isle:
Rucker Johns (American style)
Sharks Den (Burgers, Beers and other bar food)
Hwy 55 (Burgers, Beers, Fries, Shakes)
Lazzara’s Pizza and Subs
Village Ice Cream and Candies
Jackie’s American Grille (Midrange American style with good seafood)
Flipperz Family Bar & Grille
Caribsea (Upscale seafood, call in advance for reservations)
El Zarape (Mexican Food)
Plaza Mexico Restaurant (Mexican Food)
Ben & Jerry’s
Sweet Spot (Candy Shop)
The Trading Post (Southern Food & Spirits)
Tips to Save Money on your Rental
- Search for the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus will offer you printed tourism guide books with special packages for vacation rentals, dining and attractions. Look for these catalogs and promotional books, because this allows visitors to discover the same great activities at a typically significantly discounted.
- Willing to change your travel week? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of peak fees.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Military may be able to get unique discounts. Make sure to ask property management company to see if your vacationing group qualifies for a price reduction.
- Some properties are essentially catered to specific visitors, whether it's downtown homes with pier passes, city-center condos with nearby access to night life or waterfront homes that feature their own windsurfing launching areas. If there's a certain New Bern activity that you love, be on the lookout for rental properties that cater especially to you.
- Give thought to investing in trip insurance together with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which usually add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental price, offers travellers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any nights missed as a result of health emergencies or storms, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unplanned motel stay or extra gas.
General Rental property Information
Newcomers are likely to be shocked at the range and wide variety of weekly vacation rentals available in the New Bern area. With such a big selection, renters are certain to select a vacation home that matches their expectations and price range.
Vacation rentals are usually owner operated or managed by property management companies. Vacation home management companies leverage scale, systems and practical experience to provide easy operational administration on behalf of the property owner..
Seasoned New Bern vacationers have figured out several tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting rentals, however many newcomers will be happy to know that many of these "techniques" are in plain sight, if you understand how to look.
Finding and booking the right rental home:
Do you believe "Freshly renovated Crystal Coast retreat only steps from the beach!" is the best vacation property for your upcoming trip? Read through this check list to make sure it fits all of your preferences.
Search Early and Often
Like many trendy destinations, In New Bern the best rental homes are booked early. To find the best selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months in advance of a trip. A lot of households decide to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.
Pick a Village and Time
Begin by picking which particular area of New Bern you'd like to explore, and the choose travel dates.
Selecting an Adequately-Sized Rental home
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Keep in mind that most properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for your family. Generally rental home listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
What Exactly Are You Prepared to Shell out?
Most vacation homes are marketed with a price range. Determine the price for your selected week. It might be at the high end of the range. If many groups or family members are sharing the cost, always make sure each person knows their responsibility and has approved a maximum they are prepared to contribute. Most rental contracts call for a single individual to be responsible for the full reservation.
Make a List of "Wants" and "Necessities"
What amenities is the group searching for? Is a screened-in deck a necessity? Do you wish to be away from it all, or near civilization? Are extras like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, carts or coolers available and included with your rental rate? Gather a list of "necessities and preferences" from your group to help filter your search to the most suitable rental.
Do certain people in your party have specialized needs? Make sure to remember and ask about wheel chair access, pool lifts and special equipment needs..
Go ahead and Take the Dog
Do not forget to include your companion! Animals are welcome at a number of rental homes, but policies can vary. Type of animal, size and dog breeds could be limited. Examine your contract carefully! Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your agreement. Ask questions *well before* you book!
Start your Search
. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "New Bern local rentals" for local vacation home management companies. Local rental management companies pride themselves on an exceptional vacation experience.
Negotiate the Price
Re-read the description to ensure that the rental has everything that you need. If it is something is missing, the property management company might know of very similar homes that fit your wishes and budget..
Some rental home owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. This is most effective during the off-season when many homes sit vacant.
Study the Contract
Read through the entire contract and be certain you fully understand who is responsible for:
- Power bills
- Phone service
- Pool Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning Service
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Fees
Get a total that includes taxes, animal and other extra fees.
Ensure you be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking. Many rental contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives reassurance should tragedy strike.
Book your Rental
As soon as you believe you've identified "the one", begin the booking process. You'll likely have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.
Know Who to Call
Put the property manager's contact information into your cell phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your visit.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!
During your Stay
- Record the overall condition of the rental home right away. Contact the rental manager right away to report your findings.
- Ask questions. You could need instructions for a fireplace, Television or spa tub. Call your rental manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save hours of problems.
- Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Frequently, adjacent properties are occupied by permanent locals. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your residence.
- Ask a local. Locals may point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Be sure to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home secured when you are away, just like you would at home.
Check Out Time
- Confirm that you've packed everything. Examine drawers, bath cabinets and wardrobes.
- Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the rental home to verify no damage occurred in the course of your stay. We suggest walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (this may not be possible).. If the property owner is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you love your vacation rental? Most rental home management companies and rental home sites make it easy for travellers to provide reviews. If the property and/or property manager was top notch, they will likely appreciate your recommendations. If something went wrong and they failed to correct it in a reasonable manner, or if the rental home was not as described, you may want to note that as part of your review.
Learn from your Experience
How did they feel about the rental choice? If everything was perfect, next year's trip planning will be easy. If not, you've gained invaluable rental search experience that can help with another search.