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About this Property
We have had another, very successful listing through Vacation Rental By Owner and HomeAway (356885 and 931703 ) since 2011. Now, with the many enhancements to these sites, we are joyful to add this adjoining oceanfront unit, which is a mirror-image of the other and has all the same comforts and decor. While it will take some time for us to accumulate reviews on this new listing, we assure you that we are bringing the same personal attention to both units, with the goal of delivering the home to you in as near first-of-season condition as humanly possible, no matter when you rent!
If you have a question, please feel complimentary to message us. Look for the “Contact Owner" link on the right-hand column, and we’ll respond quickly. We want you to be certain that our home meets all your family’s needs – that’s how we’ve gotten all those great reviews year after year!
Are you ready to rent, with your entire group on board? Click the “Request to Rent” button on this page.
Now, please read on to learn about our home!
Oceanfront? Yes, and exactly as it should be — with million-dollar vistas! Savor your morning coffee while looking out at the sea from a rocking chair on the upper outdoor space. Go back out at dusk to relish the sunset and gentle evening winds as you have supper around the picnic table, then watch the moon rise as you linger over dessert.
In between, after you've had enough sun and surf and fishing for the day, adore the private hot and cold outdoor shower. Then, grab a one of the great beach books from our broad library and hang the hammock on the lower, shaded outdoor space.
If rain showers blow through, take that rent upstairs and curl up on one of the daybeds in the Crow's Nest, or just relish the oceanfront view that goes on forever. Or, if you're feeling more active, push back the three appreciate seats that cluster around the big-screen TV and turn on our yoga DVD for your own private yoga class.
At nighttime, walk out your own private walkway to the dune outdoor space and practice identifying the constellations (there's a great app for your iPhone or iPad to help you). Or, walk just 8/10 of a mile down the beach to Bogue Inlet Pier and see what fish are biting. Or, push back the furnishings like we do, and play some dance tunes through the iPod dock or by using one of the DVD players for your CDs. For a quieter time, savor our selection of puzzles and board games.
We have five cable TVs, two DVD players, and, of course, clock radios in every bedroom. The big-screen TV also has Netflix and Amazon Prime on-demand video streaming. You should have no problem hooking up your own Wii or Xbox to the TVs!
If you have trouble living completely on 'island time,' or if you exactly must bring work along, there is broadband Wi-Fi all over the home.
The kitchen is completely supplied (including Jenn-Air range, microwave, toaster, toaster-oven, coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, ice maker, a shrimp steamer, tons of specialty cookware and good kitchen knives that are sharpened between each rental). The inside dining tables seat twelve, in addition to the four stools at the breakfast bar, and we give an ample number of table settings in case visitors drop in.
There are four two-person bedrooms (two of them with king beds and two with queens — two are oceanfront, and two have dazzling sea vistas). Each bedroom has its own full bath en suite and direct access to an oceanfront outdoor space. The enormous Crow's Nest has four more single beds, and accesses one of the en suite bathrooms (one floor down) directly through a separate door, without having to go through the attached bedroom. There is also a queen sleep couch in the living room.
Our duplex will sleep up to 12 on a side, with 4 of them (often children) being in the Crow's Nest. But some folks prefer not to sleep people in the Crows' Nest at all, because they adore its great vistas and like to use it as a refuge as the children run in and out downstairs; others adore it as a dedicated media room to watch movies or the big game on the big screen. In fact, our low costs and great vistas have enticed many couples to rent the home for a hideaway just for the two of them!
You can even double your bedrooms and bathrooms! If you need more room, remember that this is a duplex. Subject to availability, we can offer the other, mirror-image side for you to rent as well (and sometimes at a discount). While thoroughly private and well soundproofed, the two units can communicate through otherwise-locked passage doors on the two decks, as well as through the rain-protected carport on the ground entry level. We savor renting both sides to host generous families, weddings, company retreats, yoga and writing workshops, and groups of home-schoolers on field trips. However, if you do want to rent one side or both for a special event, please give us details in your inquiry so we can be sure that your plans and parking needs are a good fit for the home and neighborhood.
We welcome children of all ages. You'll find a couple of infant gates that you can position at the top and bottom of stairs. We do encourage you to sleep babies and toddlers in their parents' room, both for their safety and for their sense of security in a strange home. Because of sanitary and safety concerns, we don't offer cribs or high chairs, but we can help you rent up-to-date ones if you don't travel with them. Do bring your own outlet covers if you want them, as it is impracticable for us to guarantee that outlet covers remain in place in a holiday rental from week to week.
'I'm bored!' Well, if the beach and the surf and books and TVs and puzzles and games aren't enough for your children, let them ride their bicycles and skateboards on our peaceful cul-de-sac or along the miles of paved pedestrian/bicycle paths in Emerald Isle. They'll also find a b-ball goal in the cul-de-sac, and, within simple walking distance are two miniature golf courses, a go-kart track (well out of earshot!), an arcade, and ice cream stores.
For the whole family, there are many other services and activities within straighforward walking distance: Bogue Inlet Pier, the Food Lion and Publix grocery stores, the ABC store, a coffee shop, a hardware store with fishing supplies and beach equipment, eateries, a movie theater, surf stores, and many specialty stores. Extensive paved bicycle/walk paths make exploring more distant stores, services and scenery a wind. Other adventures await you a brief drive away: boat & kayak units, charter fishing, historic Swansboro and Beaufort, the NC Aquarium, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Cedar Point Park, Hammocks Beach State Park, Fort Macon State Park, cruises to Cape Lookout and dolphin-watch cruises. And don't forget the incredible walk along the beach to Bogue Inlet at the western end of the island.
We can occasionally accept up to two modest, brief-haired, crate-trained dogs (in most cases only under 20 pounds), but only with special permission and a nonrefundable pet fee of $175 per dog. We appreciate dogs, but please understand that we must be picky because we need to be confident that we can quickly turn the home around in pristine shape for our next renters. Tell us about your dog – weight, breed, age, length of fur, on year-round flea and tick preventative, crate-trained? – and request that we send you the special provision in our rental agreement regarding dogs and cats. We very cannot accept any family dogs and cats other than approved dogs – no cats or other species!
There is Absolutely No Smoking in the House! We do give urns for the disposal of cigarette butt outdoor, and ask that you use them – not just because butts on the ground are unsightly, but because the beach grasses and high coastal winds can quickly fan a hot cigarette into a blaze threatening many homes.
While we prefer weekly units (usually Sunday-to-Sunday), we will at times consider renting for shorter periods with a nightly rate that is 1/5 to 1/4 of the weekly rate; because of the high demand for our home on a weekly basis, these shorter periods are typically available only for mid-November through mid-March, and only 10 days or less in advance. Discounted multi-week prices are available. Send us your questions!
Keywords: Oceanfront, Duplex, Wi-Fi, Big-Screen TV, Modest, Crate-Trained Dogs with Fee and Permission, Pet Helpful, Beachfront, Kid Amiable, Child Chummy, Walk or Bicycle to Stores, Surf Fishing, Bogue Inlet, Fishing Pier, Rents Mostly Sunday-to-Sunday
- Many property management companies and vacation rental houses supply New Bern area printed travel books that feature promotions, either offered individually by local companies, or by a partnership between the management company and the local business itself. Keep an eye out for these books and promotional books, since this allows visitors to experience the very same fantastic attractions at a sometimes substantial discounted.
- Flexible about when you can take a trip? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of peak fees.
- Plenty of property management companies and owners offer price reductions for active duty and veteran members of the US Military, or repeat vacationers to the same vacation home. Be sure to ask property manager to see if your vacationing crew is eligible for a rate reduction.
- Some rentals are essentially designed to serve particular travelers, whether it's downtown units with weekly pier passes, city-center homes with walkable access to night life or waterfront homes that feature their own jetski launching areas. Make sure to prioritize your proximity to the adventures and sight-seeing opportunities you are most interested in.
- Give thought to obtaining trip insurance together with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of the base rental price, offers buyers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed resulting from personal health related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unanticipated hotel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).
How to Book a Vacation Home
Some people are surprised to discover how many properties are located in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of vacation homes available makes it possible to find an perfect retreat to fit their New Bern family, from relaxed condominiums to colossal event homes with several bedrooms.
Vacation rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Rental owners frequently select management companies to assist with web advertising, house cleaning and regular maintenance.
Seasoned New Bern vacationers have figured out a few tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting vacation rentals, however most newcomers will be happy to realize that several "tips" are in plain sight, if you know how to look.
Finding and reserving the right rental property:
Before you decide to book "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!", read through our short collection of considerations.
The Sooner, The Better
New Bern vacation rentals start booking early. To find the best selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months in advance of a trip. Holiday reunions are a popular time for groups to plot their Summer holiday escapes..
Find your Spot and Confirm Dates
Agreement can be difficult among close relatives, but once this tricky part is finished everything will start to slide in place.
Exactly How Much Vacation rental Do You Actually Need?
How many family members are planning to share your getaway? Remember that a lot of rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living area. It is important to figure out what is most appropriate for the company. Generally vacation home listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Make a Budget
Make sure that "Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!" fits your budget *during your desired dates*. Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from company prior to booking an expensive rental. One individual in your group will have to be given the task of getting contributions and acknowledging responsibility for the complete rental price at time of reservation.
Let's Discuss Amenities
What property features is your group trying to find? Is a pool reallynecessary?Are you looking for a rental home with outdoor lounge? Do you want to be away from it all, or close to a city setting? Are extras like beach chairs, barbecue grills, umbrellas, carts or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental payment? Build a list of priority conveniences to guide filter your search.
Grandparents will thank you for not renting a stairs-access-only condo on the Third floor. Make sure to remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..
What About 4-Legged Family Members?
Be sure to include your best friend! Animals are welcome at a number of vacation rentals, but policies can vary. Many constraints might eliminate a prospective rental. Read your agreement carefully! Charges may apply when pets are included. If in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Searching the Internet
Once the area, travel dates and people are decided, search multiple sources to find the best rental selection. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "New Bern local vacation rentals" for local property management companies. Aside from having exclusive rental properties, local agencies offer you top-notch service..
Re-read the description to make certain that the rental has everything you need. If it is lacking, the property management company may know of similar properties that better suit your style and budget..
Some rental home owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak weeks will likely be negotiable more often than peak-season..
Study the Entire Agreement
Read the whole contract and make sure you understand who is responsible for:
- Utility bills
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Fees
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
Get a total that incorporates taxes, pet and other additional fees.
Ensure you be aware of the cancellation policy before reserving. Many rental property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental price, provides vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed a result of personal health care emergencies or storms, and additionally hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unanticipated motel stay or extra gas.
Complete the Reservation
When everything looks correct, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You'll probably need to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.
Where to Get Help
Put the property manager's contact info into your smartphone and wallet for easy access to answers during your stay.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Take pictures at your arrival. To ensure no damages are attributed to your stay, make a record of any trouble spots of the rental. Contact the rental manager immediately to report your findings.
- Ask questions. When there is any ambiguity about parking, policies of the property, property access, pool operation, etc... we recommend you ask the property manager immediately. A quick phone call avoids many complications.
- Don't forget to respect your nearby neighbors. Residents most likely live within earshot. 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. Natives are a terrific source of suggestions.
- Make sure to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation home secured while you are away, just like you would in your own home.
Check Out Time
- Check to make sure you've packed all of your personal belongings. Sweep all the rooms in the home for left-behind items. Inspect bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, patios, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
- When your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the rental to make certain no property damage occurred in the course of your remain. If you can, do this walk-out assessment with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, make sure you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Many rental home management companies and rental search sites permit customers to offer comments. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was outstanding, they will likely appreciate your praise. If anything went wrong and they failed to fix it in a acceptable manner, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you may want to make it a point in your critique.
Learn and Improve
Hold a debrief with your family. Does everybody want to go back? If everything was outstanding, next year's family vacation planning is going to be painless. If the rental home was not perfect, and you'll better recognize how to filter your search for the next time.