Vacation rental beach houses in Emerald Isle

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Bright, Quiet, and Cozy, 3 bed/2 bath
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
Bright, Quiet, and Cozy, 3 bed/2 bathEnjoy the beach in a spacious, Middle Row duplex that is a short five minute walk to the beach and 1/3 of a mile to the sound access. This well maintained and exceptionally clean duplex offers a fully stocked kitchen with pots/pans, plates, cups and silverware. Enjoy the outdoor shower after a long day at the beach! At night, relax by the fire in the secluded back yard. Jump into a clean bed with fresh linens that are provided. Catch the beautiful sunrises or sunsets of Emerald Isle.
The Chatty Dolphin
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths
The Chatty DolphinElevated beach house with all the amenities. Spacious living room with couch, TV, and WIFI. Relax on one of two porches beneath the trees. Spacious back yard with so much room for activities. Amazing Emerald Isle Woods Park located out the back door. House is within walking distance of the ocean and restaurants. Plenty of room to park your boat at this cozy beach house. Snack tower and treats conveniently available for additional purchase. Pets OK with additional $150 Cleaning Fee.
*-Relaxing-2nd Row Ocean View-Single Family Home-*
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 5 beds · 2 baths
*-Relaxing-2nd Row Ocean View-Single Family Home-*Mi Sueno is a single family home located on a sand dune that boasts gorgeous second row views. The open floor plan, large deck spaces and first floor lounge area are great for tons of family fun. The driveway is located on a hill and allows for enough space for 4 cars and has an outdoor shower. The whole house is newly renovated and ready for its first guests. Linens included. We are located 7 minutes to all shopping, food and nightlife. Come and spend time enjoying the beautiful Crystal Coast!

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Apartments in Emerald Isle

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Efficiency suite at Gramma's Beach
$80 per night
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Sea-Esta: Fabulous view, in heart of Emerald Isle
$110 per night
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Emerald Mermaid studio apt private beach access
$79 per night
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Sound Side Retreat
$120 per night
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Bogue Banks Retreat
$125 per night
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Historic Swansboro "Seaside Bliss"
$175 per night
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Lucky Enough Private beach access and parking
$105 per night
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WINTER DISCOUNT for longer stays-Private beach Apt
$90 per night
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Sound Side Studio waiting for you!
$70 per night
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The Crow's Nest 2
$90 per night
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(East) Some Beach!
$181 per night
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Ye Olde Riverwalk
$100 per night

Pet-friendly houses

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Waterfront, King bed, Romantic spot, CLOSE TO BASE
$94 per night
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Waterfront, KING Suite, Dock, CLOSE TO LEJEUNE
$100 per night
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Oceanfront Oasis
$399 per night
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Toes in the sand, drink in hand! 🏖 4BD on Ocean
$251 per night
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Escape to the Dunes
$249 per night
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Peaceful 3 Bdrm MH w/🚤 dock & 5 min walk to 🏖
$97 per night
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Seashore East Spree
$295 per night
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Family/pet friendly - Second Star to the Right
$150 per night
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WATERFRONT with dock and boat lift! 3 bed/2.5 bath
$150 per night
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Beautiful, spacious beach retreat in highly sought-after Emerald Isle. Relax and enjoy views of both the ocean and the sound. Ideal for families
$189 per night
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Newly renovated! 90 second walk to quiet beach.
$206 per night
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Feelin TipSea, A modern updated Beach experience
$199 per night

Houses with pools

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Cloud 9 four story home w/ pool
$316 per night
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SOUND FRONT The Riviera of the Crystal Coast
$300 per night
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Emerald Isle Oasis (HEATED POOL!)
$200 per night
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Our Charming Cottage by the Sea (HEATED POOL!)
$200 per night
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A Place at the Beach
$257 per night
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Jolly Sixpence
$240 per night
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NEW LISTING-Panoramic views, steps from the beach!
$267 per night
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Seas the Moment (House)
$384 per night
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Unique Octagonal Beach Home w/Pool + Dog Friendly!
$600 per night
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Boro Bungalow
$284 per night
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Sun life: Beautiful Oceanfront Duplex Pool/hot tub
$357 per night
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Beach Walker: Ocean views, private pool, sleeps 15
$349 per night

Your guide to Emerald Isle

All About Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is a small-town beach retreat. It offers beautiful sand-dune-covered beaches beribboned with leaning wooden fences and a quaint village of cottages and low-key seafood joints. A big day here involves a leisurely kayaking trip followed by a stop at the local ice cream shop, where you can sit in one of the several brightly colored rocking chairs lined up outside. Emerald Isle is one of a network of Outer Banks barrier islands, which intersects with North Carolina’s Crystal Coast — an 85-mile stretch of pristine coastline that has long attracted those seeking a refuge from the demands of daily life.


How do I get around Emerald Isle?

Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) in Jacksonville and Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern receive limited flights and are both about 45 miles from Emerald Isle. The closest major airport is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is 160 miles away. Emerald Isle is extremely walkable and bikeable, but you will probably want a rental car to explore such nearby towns as Atlantic Beach.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Emerald Isle?

April through June in Emerald Isle is warm and sunny, with temperatures in the low 70s to mid-80 degrees Fahrenheit. July through September grows hotter, with temperatures in the mid- to high 80s, and October through March cools down considerably, with temperatures in the high 50s to mid 60s, with forays into the 40s. Emerald Isle is prone to rain year round, so pack an umbrella no matter the season.


What are the top things to do in Emerald Isle?

The Point

Emerald Isle is home to 12 miles of sandy beaches, but locals and visitors alike tend to agree that the Point is the prettiest. Located on the westernmost tip of the island, this expansive, undeveloped strand offers unobstructed ocean and sunset views. To access this beach, you’ll have to nab one of the limited number of spots in nearby Station Street Park, then walk about a quarter mile. The sense of isolation is part of the Point’s appeal, but it also means there are no restrooms or shops nearby, so plan accordingly.

Bogue Inlet Pier

A stroll down the 1,000-foot Bogue Inlet Pier is a great way to take in ocean views, watch surfers playing in the waves below, or partake in one of Emerald Isle’s big draws: fishing. Every year people line up along the pier to cast off and try to snag trout, mackerel, and tuna — or even blowfish or barracuda. You can buy day fishing passes and rent equipment at the pier. If you’d rather someone else catch your dinner, or you want to enjoy the ocean views with a drink in your hand, the pier’s bar and grill has got you covered.

Emerald Isle Woods Park

Escape into the shady, forested environs of Emerald Isle Woods Park, bordered on the north by Bogue Sound. Its 41 acres are criss-crossed with walking trails, and a wooden boardwalk will lead you to a floating dock and kayak launch. This park is a favorite of birders, who come here to spot ospreys, egrets, woodpeckers, and other feathered locals. It also features a nine-hole disc golf course.