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Apartment in Emerald Isle
Steps from the beach. Newly renovated
Named for the 250 year old huge live oak in the front yard, the Island Treehouse is down the street from the beach. Extensively renovated space including new central AC is open and relaxing with a private deck overlooking a lush garden. Large, relaxing outdoor shower. You’ll love the town, restaurants, bike paths, public boat ramp, friendly people. Bogue Pier within walking distance for sightseeing or ocean fishing. This place is perfect for couples, solo adventurers or business travelers.
$110 per night
Guest suite in Emerald Isle
Creekside Retreat
Guest suite with private entrance within walking/biking distance to the beach, parks and restaurants. Suite has queen bed in master bedroom and full futon bed in living room. Full kitchen with dining area and one bathroom. Enjoy the private dock with beautiful views. Three kayaks available for fun in the creek which leads to Bogue Sound. Lots of amenities to make your trip relaxing and worry free. We can provide extras for small children such as pack-n-play or cot, high chair & baby monitor.
$120 per night
Apartment in Emerald Isle
Emerald Mermaid studio apt private beach access
1 block from beach w/private parking lot .37 spaces-first come first served. has shower & walking distance to Bogue inlet pier. Soundside public access w/pier & limited parking - can walk or bike easily. Apartment Located steps from bike path: walk or bike to restaurants, pier, shopping, grocery. 1 mile from public boat ramp. apt sleeps 2 with 1 queen bed & 1 futon. Fully equipped Kitchen. Hot/cold outside shower. Gas grill. 2 beach chairs. 2 beach bikes. Linens & towels.
$112 per night

Stay near Emerald Isle's top sights

Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier78 locals recommend
Flipperz Family Bar & Grill29 locals recommend
Emerald Plantation Shopping14 locals recommend
Rucker Johns Restaurant61 locals recommend
Salty Pirate Waterpark64 locals recommend
Surf's Up Grill & Bar30 locals recommend

Emerald Isle house rentals

Home in Cedar Point
Hottub, Waterfront, King suite, Pet Friendly,Kayak
$230 per night
Home in Emerald Isle
Peace of the Beach Unit A with King size
$138 per night
Home in Emerald Isle
Sea Oats East of Emerald Isle, NC Beachfront
$183 per night
Home in Emerald Isle
Carolina South House - Steps to the Beach! Dogs OK
$265 per night

Emerald Isle cottage rentals

Cottage in Emerald Isle
Cozy Oceanfront Home with Panoramic Beach Views
$368 per night
Cottage in Atlantic Beach
New interior! Great Location! "Pirates' Hideaway"
$172 per night
Cottage in Beaufort
Bella Blú on Cedar
$119 per night
Cottage in Beaufort
Newly Renovated Guesthouse in Historic Downtown
$126 per night

Emerald Isle beach vacation rentals

Apartment in Emerald Isle
Efficiency suite at Gramma's Beach
$81 per night
Condo in Emerald Isle
Sand INN My Cheeks ~ Walk to the beach!
$95 per night
Condo in Atlantic Beach
🏖 Cozy Oceanside Suite_Pool_Kitchen_400MBps WIFI
$96 per night
Apartment in Emerald Isle
Lucky Enough Private beach parking/no cleaning fee
$134 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.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to stay in a house in Emerald Isle?

    Experience the best of Emerald Isle with our house vacation rentals, averaging about $410 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Emerald Isle?

    Yes! Four-legged friends are welcome too! Select from over 140 pet-friendly vacation rentals in Emerald Isle, so your furry family members can join in on the adventure.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Emerald Isle?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 140 vacation rentals in Emerald Isle featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there Emerald Isle vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 170 vacation homes with pools in Emerald Isle, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Emerald Isle?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Emerald Isle. From over 20 cottages to over 200 houses, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Do houses in Emerald Isle have Air Conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 200 house vacation rentals with Air Conditioning in Emerald Isle. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.