11 Best Beach House Rentals In Emerald Isle, North Carolina - Updated 2023


North Carolina is a must-visit place for a vacation because it features numerous interesting towns, one of them is Emerald Isle. Set in Carteret County, Emerald Isle is known for its heavenly beaches that let you enjoy the ultimate coastal atmosphere and water activities like surfing, kayaking and swimming. You will also be able to spot sea turtles. But do not think that Emerald Isle is only about beaches. There are several other attractions in the town that are worth visiting, as well. Visit Salty Pirate Waterpark for a whole day of fun with your loved ones. Those traveling with kids can make a stop at Blue Heron Park that features a playground area. Now, you need to think about where to stay. Keep reading to find out the best beach house rentals in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

1. Beautiful oceanfront home with a large deck (from USD 400)

Have a much-needed beach getaway with your family and friends in this oceanfront home. It has a huge living space with three bedrooms and four full bathrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen that you can access to prepare home-cooked meals and a lovely dining area by the window. In the same room is the living area with plenty of comfy sofas and a flat-screen TV.

The sliding doors in the living area lead to the large deck where you can find more seating areas, as well as a gas grill and a picnic-style table for outdoor dining.

Newly Renovated Oceanfront Home with Private Beach Access in Emerald Isle
137 reviews  Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
it is clean well stocked kitchen and right on the beach
this was a clean wonderful beach property we took the family - 4 bedrooms and 3 baths
the house was well equipped clean and located on a beautiful beach
perfect location clean property property manager very responsive
the location amenities and extremely clean and comfortable
this house is in a beautiful location with literally a 1 minute walk to a swimming pool
easy private walk to the beach and a pool that was very easy to walking distance
location is great we loved the private beaches and neighborhood pool
not here the beds were very comfortable location is perfect
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2. Oceanfront cottage with private beach access (from USD 500)

With the beach right in front of you, every day is going to feel wonderful. Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves and head right to the back deck to marvel at the beautiful beach views. While you are cooking in the kitchen, you can look outside and the beach is going to keep you company. The house is ideal for large groups of travelers as it features five bedrooms and three bathrooms to accommodate ten guests.

Isle Stay Awhile - Ocean Front Beach House
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
24 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
the washer and dryer worked really well and the bathrooms were clean spacious and stocked with clean towels
the house was sparkling clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook with
the location is perfect
overall best place to spend time while at the beach
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3. Classic duplex with spacious back deck (from USD 165)

Offering instant access to the beach that is only separated by a short bridge, this classic duplex makes an excellent place to stay for six people that can sleep comfortably in the three bedrooms available. The master bedroom boasts the ocean views, while the other bedrooms feature a queen-size bed and twin beds respectively. The spacious back deck is ready to help you feel relaxed after a day of adventure in the city.

Sea Oats East of Emerald Isle, NC Beachfront
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
197 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
new appliances excellent air conditioning  nice washer and dryer wifi two tvs  and a well-equipped kitchen work out well
comfortable and well stocked with necessary items
lovely shaded deck out back with a big roomy table and benches
my folks stayed in this room and thought the bed was very comfortable
bedrooms were comfortable and the space has all you need
the place was very clean and had all the essentials (kitchen essentials bath towels beach towels etc)
we saw dolphins multiple times it was very clean and affordable
the house was clean and comfortable (albeit a bit dated)
the apartment is good very clean and has good amenities
amazing location well equipped kitchen super soft towels very clean and directly on the beach
also super helpful recommendations and quick responses
jeff is a wonderful host and was very quick in his responses
jeff was a great host
jeff is one of the most friendly hosts that i have stayed with
jeff was an excellent host and very gracious
the location is superb
great beachfront location - 5 min drive to town
great location and comfortable space
i can’t recommend this location enough
great place and super location
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4. Spacious house with board games and a large playground (from USD 150)

Welcome to this spacious house that is moments away from the beach. Walk for a few steps and you will get to the water without you even realizing it. Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house is superb for eight people and particularly those coming with little children. A large playground should be used to enjoy outdoor activities and after, enjoy the board games indoor. Before going to bed, it would be nice to star gaze from the deck.

Sound Side Retreat
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
198 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is all modern stocked with cooking ware and the space is open with great light
the space was lovely nicely decorated and comfortable
the house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
showers and plumbing all drain well and a good washer and dryer
the space was spacious and comfortable
it was clean & nicely decorated
everything very clean and very nicely decorated
super clean and we had everything we needed
very clean and accurate listing
judy's place is very clean and well decorated
judy was a wonderful host
really enjoyed our stay judy was a great host
judy was around throughout our trip and was very helpful with any questions we had
judy is a very gracious host with lots of tips to share of the ei community
judy is a great host and a very nice person
it’s located in a great location
the location is superb
great location and a great stay
right next to a park with a beautiful public dock to walk and fish on
not a bad walk to beach
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5. Modern cottage with a spacious living room overlooking emerald waters (from USD 238)

Welcome to this cottage where you can enjoy all modernities possible throughout your stay. You will never want to live the living room because it boasts the stunning vistas of the emerald waters. You can also spend as many hours as you want at the beach that is situated directly across the cottage and bring the provided beach amenities and toys. Come back to the kitchen, cook a delicious meal and enjoy it at the picnic table.

Oceanfront cottage; clean, modern, and close!! Play, rest, restore...
132 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked really well with 6+ devices connected
nice deck with beach chairs beach equipment picnic table w/umbrella on the deck
nicely furnished and enjoyed the new kitchen appliances
huge smart tv with cable
everything very very clean
nice clean up to date home
clean centrally located and right on the ocean
it was clean and the decorations are bright and cheerful
perfect location clean and super comfortable
you really can tell the owner puts time and care into managing the home
;) great owners easy to communicate with them
she went above and beyond with helpful information for us
overall fantastic house owner and stay
it provided the ideal accommodations and location for our stay
location was perfect for beach walking reflective meditation or just chilling
we’d highly recommend the property it was well appropriated with everything we needed and the location was great
shorebreak right was an absolutely perfect place for a beach getaway
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6. Bright duplex with a ping pong table (from USD 265)

Unwind and recharge at this bright duplex that can accommodate up to 10 people. Have fun playing ping pong whenever you want to. After playing at the beach that is straight across the duplex, refresh yourself at the outside shower. Come back inside the duplex and find yourself ready to watch your favorite movie on the television. Sleep like a baby on either the twin, king or queen-size bed.

Dune Castle West- Oceanfront Beach Cottage
49 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also enjoyed the new comfortable couch on our side of house
the mattresses are all very old as well as the sofa in the living room
the house was comfortable and warm and you can't beat the view
the game room is nice for the children and for storing bikes golf bags fishing equipment etc
loved our stay but the outdoor shower not working made it a bit sandy for everyone
very clean and very nice
the house wasn’t very clean when we arrived
they were very kind and called us (not just emailed) to reassure us
plan ahead and rent both sides owner provided great communication
the home was right on the edge of the beach which made our stay even more family friendly
we loved being so close to the beach
plus a short short walk to the beach was perfect
overall we were underwhelmed with the house outside of the great location
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7. Contemporary duplex with a large backyard (from USD 485)

Have a pleasant stay at this contemporary duplex that is perched right on the beach. Your morning will be perfect because you get to sip your favorite tea or coffee while enjoying the sea breezes from a spacious deck. To keep yourself and your little ones entertained, why don’t you play some games at the large backyard? When it is rainy, gather together in the living room and turn on the television.

Keystone Kottage West - Emerald Isle Paradise
53 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large yard (bring a croquet set or soccer ball ) outdoor shower sun deck and shade deck comfortable beds
the house had plenty of space for our large group and the kitchen was great
the kitchen is well equipped and the ac works great would love to stay here again thank you
the house has a wonderful view of the ocean and was comfortable for our family’s vacation
property was clean and well maintained
clean home with updated decor
it’s clean updated and very accommodating
the house is wonderful well equipped clean and updated
it’s spotless and decorated like something out of a resort catalog
her responses were very quick and helpful
owner was quick to respond to questions and easy to work with
the owner was super responsive and easy to reach
communication with the owner was easy and questions were answered quickly
they were helpful and super gracious
pros - fantastic location with easy access to stores
ideal location close to restaurants shrimp stands grocery store water park board rental etc
the beds were comfortable and the location can’t be beat right on the ocean
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8. Light and airy oceanfront duplex with two large decks (from USD 229)

Surrounded by gorgeous beach views at anytime, who would not want to stay at this light and airy oceanfront duplex? There are two large decks where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones while soaking up the pristine sands and clear water of the beach. If you are lucky, you may be even spot dolphins. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms will be more than enough to accommodate ten travelers.

Welcome to Xanadu East. Book now for 2021. Already filling up!
123 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of parking and a great view and table to play many games
comfortable home with the best views of the ocean sunrises and sunsets
the kitchen was stocked better than any house i have ever rented
great beach home clean and prime location
owners are very responsive
owners were very responsive as well
the owners went the extra mile to provide a good experience even down to wonderful beach chairs
they are so thoughtful and helpful with anything you might need during your stay
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9. Inviting duplex close to beach (from USD 246)

When the only thing that separates you and the beach is a gentle set of stairs, there is no way you can resist staying at this duplex that invites big families of up to nine people to enjoy a great stay. The kitchen is fully equipped to whip up whatever gourmet your heart craves. There are three televisions to keep everyone entertained at the same time. You will love staring at the hand-painted tropical murals that can be found in every bedroom.

See dolphins from the living room! Ocean-front 4-bed house @ condo price.
Emerald Isle, NC, US
8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

10. Happy house with beach chairs and toys (from USD 375)

You will always feel happy throughout your stay because this house has everything you need for a fun and comfortable stay. Situated only a few steps away from the beach, the house features beach chairs and toys that you can bring whenever you feel like going to the water. For kids, a collection of books and games is available. There is a gas grill that you can use to have a barbecue party in the evening.

Our Happy Place At The Beach
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
72 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 8 Beds 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very comfortable and had most amenities you could hope for
the kitchen had everything we needed and the wifi worked very well
everyone ages 4 to 'seventies' was comfortable and enjoyed the time we spent there
we had enough space to be comfortable with 10 adults and 3 kids
vivian's house is beautiful super clean and very comfortable
the house was clean and extremely user friendly for our extended family of eight
vivian's home was lovely clean well-appointed and in a great location
it is clean comfortable light and airy very well-equipped and just a few steps from the beach access
vivian was an outstanding host calling to check on us
vivian was an excellent host
vivian was a great host the house had anything we needed
lovely walks in this friendly neighborhood
vivian was kind and very responsive
great house in a perfect location
we really love a quiet location like this
great location such a close walk to the beach easy to do with a toddler
it was certainly close enough to everything we wanted to do
this portion of emerald isle is so quiet and family oriented and easy to get anywhere
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11. Cozy house with ocean-themed accents and plenty of beach essentials

What a splendid stay you are going to experience at this cozy house that displays ocean-themed accents throughout. Every day is going to be beach vibes. Plenty of beach essentials are ready to use, so you would not have to bring your own. A shared deck is the place to be if you want to sip your favorite drink while breathing in the beauty of Atlantic Ocean. And, experience direct access to Emerald Isle Beach.

Emerald Isle Beach House, Steps to the Ocean!
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
18 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
it’s an easy walk to the beach
if you are really looking for a “minimal” house but a great location this is the one
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Explore the beautiful town of Emerald Isle

Now you know that Emerald Isle is the place to be for your next vacation. Take it easy for a couple of days on the beautiful beaches of the town. But before you leave your home to get to Emerald Isle, be sure to book your favorite beach house rental first. To do so, check out our above list of the best beach house rentals in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, and be ready for an ultimate experience.

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