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Emerald Isle 3 Bedroom Cottage just 1/2 block from Public Beach and Private Fishing Pier
This Vacation Rental is located a half block from the private fishing pier and public beach in Emerald Isle, NC. Please note that there are no life guards on this beach.
Carport, Outside shower/ clothesline, Electric/Charcoal outdoor grill, large yard and pet friendly. Linens supplied (the mattresses are firm). Central Air & Heat. Full kitchen with a small Convection oven, Toaster Oven & Microwave. The house is intermittently in range of Emerald Isle Public WiFi Hot Spot ($7.95/24 hr., $19.95/7 days-2 devices, $32.95/month-3 devices & American Express not accepted). This has been available when I visit but other guests have said it is not. Free Wi-Fi is available at the Village Market (1 block away) or Coffee Shop (next to Food LIne 1 mile away). This is not a fancy Beach House but it has everything you need. It is one of the original cinderblock cottages on the island . The house is not childproofed. One bedroom has a separate entrance, so be courteous to the next renters and owner by smoking outside. It is a quiet Island with many good local restuarants and pubs. Miniture golf and ocean rentals on the island. No highrises or Fast Food chains! Ben & Jerry's, Dairy Queen, Seafood Market, night club and Martini Bar are also half a block away.
No indoor smoking
Clean up after your pet
Leave it clean as you found it, any linens that have been used should be placed in the laundry basket (located in the half bath)
Please make sure the garbage has been taken out to the large recepticle behind the house before you leave, bugs are a real problem at the beach.
From our first contact with Bobbi we felt very comfortable that the information in the listing and the information in her prompt response was fully accurate and complete.
Upon arrival we found an older concrete block home, one of the first on the Island, that was exceptionally clean, well maintained and complete with every accessory we needed for a very enjoyable five night stay.
Shortly after our arrival the local caretaker dropped by to answer any questions and made it clear that he was available should we require anything during our stay.
Everything in the house worked including a fairly new flat screen TV. Although we were an early June visit a 90+ heat wave made us appreciate the quiet central AC unit that maintained a comfortable temperature throughout our visit.
Beyond the house the location is outstanding. A short, less than 5 minute, walk took us to, what we were told, was one of the outstanding piers and beaches on the island.
Would unhesitatingly recommend Bobbi's Choice to anyone looking for clean, comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation with an exceptional location.i
Bobbi's listing was accurate. It was closer to the beach than we expected. Bobbi was very responsive to our inquiries and was a big help. Her local maintenance man came by to make sure everything was alright. He was also very friendly.
Wonderful house near the ocean and pier that was as advertised. Everything needed was provided and we would love to stay again this fall!
The listing was very accurate - we had everything that needed for our beach weekend. We were able to cook a few meals in the house and it slept our party of 4 just fine. There were lots of linens and towels and Bobbi's friend came by to check on us once. It's also a REALLY short walk to the beach, which was great. The only downside is that the beds are terrible; none of us slept very well, although for the price, that seems like a pretty reasonable sacrifice. I would stay here again, although perhaps with my body pillow in tow.
My wife and I were in town for a wedding, so it was just a short weekend trip. Bobbi's Choice was the perfect fit for our needs. Affordable, no-frills, great location, and clean. The description of the home was accurate and Bobbi was an outstanding communicator. Word of warning: if you don't like hard mattresses, you may want to bring an egg-crate or something similar.
The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because we had concerns about security. The back door only had the door handle lock and we couldn't get the keys to lock the front door's deadbolt when we left for the day. The description indicates "most of the nice stuff [was] previously stolen" from the home, so I expected better locks. The area seems fine, and we weren't overly concerned, but we've been robbed on vacation before so there's always some paranoia.
If we're ever back in Emerald Isle, we will definitely consider renting Bobbi's Choice again. Short walk to a variety of restaurants, shopping, and the pier/beach. We didn't bring the dog this time, but a dog-friendly rental is always a huge plus (and you couldn't tell that pets had ever been there except for the spare dog bowls in the cabinet). Bobbi answered emails quickly and even provided some great options for things to do in the area.
The house was 1/2 block from the beach. We had plenty of towels and bedding. The backyard is not fenced in, just fence shared on one side with a neighbor. The dog still enjoyed going out back on a leash. This was our first trip with our newly adopted dog and we were thrilled to find a dog friendly accommodation. She loved the beach.
Bobbi supplied everything imaginable in storage drawers. The light went out and we found a bulb to replace it with.
We all had a great time.
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About the Host, Bobbi
I am section Hiking the Appalachian Trail and have also started biking the ECG. I have 2 medium to large rescue dogs (to keep each other company when I work long hours), the second was an OOPS when I started Forstering for the Atlanta Dog Squad (they rescue retrievers). I am especially fond of White animals.
My favorite state is NorthCarolina but I also love Florida (and I am a Gator as well as a Tar Heel. I worked at DUKE as a RN in their Cardiothoracic Unit for 10 years). My son was born at Duke the morning after UNC won the NCAA Basketball Tourney.
I like to road trip and travel to the South/Eastern Carribean. I also have a camp in the Adirondacks (NY). My family vacationed there my whole life and my Mom manages it for me now that she has retired there.
I'm kind of a Gypsy Spirit!