About this listing
This is one of the original small family cottages from the 1950's. EI was largely unsettled until then. It is a non-fancy cinderblock Beach House with everything you need and located near Bogue Inlet Pier, the first recreational spot at the island's west end. This west end of Bogue Banks was first home to the nomadic Algonquin Indian tribe then whalers and home to about 15 families, who arrived in 1893. In 2015 the population was 3,720 and during the summer 50,000 visitors inhabit the area.
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, it does have a Beach Patrol.
It has a full kitchen with 2 person table, apartment sized stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, mixer, pots/pans, utensils, cups etc.
Linens supplied (there is a full sized sleep number bed in the bedroom with a half bath, the other mattresses are firm). Central Air & Heat.
THE HOUSE IS NOT CHILDPROOFED
Carport, Outside shower/ clothesline, large yard and pet friendly.
One bedroom has a separate entrance, so be courteous to the next renters and owner by smoking outside. There are a couple buckets outside for your butts.
This is a Pet Friendly Rental
• Dogs are permitted on the beach strand, but must be kept
on a leash at all times. Dog excrement must be collected
and removed from the beach strand (AND MY PROPERTY). Trash containers are located at each public beach access on both the beach and
• Cigarette butts should not be left on the beach (OR MY PROPERTY), but should be properly discarded.
It is a quiet Island with many good local restaurants and pubs. Miniature golf and ocean rentals on the island. No highrises or Fast Food chains! Ben & Jerry's, Dairy Queen & Seafood Market are within half a mile. The grocery store, Hardware store, Drug store and Coffee Shop (/free WiFi) are within a mile.
Interaction with guests
The Phone number of my Property Manager is listed on the refrigerator. You can contact me through AirBnB (will text my phone) or my Property Manager who lives nearby.
Bogue Banks offers residents and visitors a special treat. The island runs east to west and its Atlantic Ocean side faces due south, so you can watch the sun rise in the east over the ocean, travel across the sky, and set in the west over the ocean. This barrier island changes with each storm or hurricane as sand is shifted or eroded away.
Emerald Isle, which takes its name from the large maritime forests on the island, is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina. It is part of the Crystal Coast and is located entirely on Bogue Banks. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach, water sports or to explore a forest, EI has plenty to offer you. Even the winters are so mild that you can play golf or go deep sea fishing.
Bogue Banks is the narrow barrier island that stretches below Morehead City, with its main highway, N.C. Highway 58, nearly parallel to N.C. Highway 24. At the east end of the island is Fort Macon and the town of Atlantic Beach and at the west end of the island is Emerald Isle. The body of water called Bogue Sound separates Bogue Banks from the mainland. The 30-mile-long island is connected to the mainland by two high-rise bridges, one at each end — one bridge from Morehead City to Atlantic Beach on the east end and the other bridge from Cape Carteret to Emerald Isle on the west end.
Located about a 2 ½-hours drive from the state capital of Raleigh, this welcoming strand of coastline is the perfect blend of solitude and activities. Emerald Island is by no means desolate. There are plenty of funky shops that sell traditional beach trinkets, including T-shirts, toys and water toys for the entire family. If it’s outdoor activities you want, you will find plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, sailing and more. Kids love flying kites along these sandy white beaches. You can also enjoy a plethora of sightseeing, shopping, golf and other fun activities.
Other things to note
RIP CURRENT SAFETY
If caught in an ocean rip current:
• Remain calm to conserve energy and think clearly.
• Never fight against the current.
• Think of the rip current like a treadmill that cannot
be turned off, but that you can step to the side of.
• Swim out of the current in a direction following
the shoreline. When out of the current, swim at an
angle, away from the current, towards shore.
• If you are unable to swim out of the rip current,
float or calmly tread water. When out of the current,
swim towards shore.
• If you are still unable to reach shore, draw attention
to yourself by waving your arms
OTHER IMPORTANT BEACH REGULATIONS
• Red flags in place on the beach strand mean surf conditions
are extremely dangerous and swimming is not advised.
• Dunes are the Town’s first line of defense in storms and hurricanes.
Climbing on the dunes is not permitted.
• Fires are not permitted on the beach strand.
• Fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode are illegal.
The Police Department will confiscate any illegal fireworks
and file appropriate charges.
• Holes in the sand deeper than 12 inches must be filled in
completely when you leave the beach. Large holes are a
safety hazard for others using the beach, as well as for nesting
sea turtles and their offspring.
• Sea turtle nests are marked with wooden posts, tape and
signage, and should be avoided. The Town is a sea turtle
sanctuary, and works diligently to protect sea turtles.
• Littering on the beach is illegal and will not be tolerated.
Please use the numerous trash cans and recycling containers
located at every public beach access.
• Leaping from an ocean fishing pier is illegal.
• Surfing is not permitted within 200 feet of the ocean fishing
- No indoor smoking
- Clean up after your pet and keep provided sheets over any furniture they may want to share
- 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)
- Make sure the garbage has been taken out to the large receptacle behind the house before you leave, bugs are a real problem at the beach.
- No Parking on the lawn (septic lines run through front yard)
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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