10 Best HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Emerald Isle, North Carolina - Updated 2022

homeaway emerald isle nc

A perfect location for beach lovers, Emerald Isle, a town on Bogue Banks Island, a part of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, is a popular vacation destination. The gem-colored ocean beaches make this picturesque town a great place to unwind. Stunning vacation homes, restaurants, water sports, fishing, miles of shoreline, incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, swimming and shelling are other attractions in this beautiful beach town. Spending time on the uncrowded beaches and enjoying the soothing views of the stunning waters can help you sink into an experience of total indulgence and rejuvenation. From September to March, visitors can also enjoy beach driving. If you are planning your vacation to this place, do not expect highrise hotels for your stay. For an absolutely fabulous staying experience, check out some of the top HomeAway vacation rentals in Emerald Isle, and enjoy your vacation in style.

1. Stunning cottage with amazing beach view (from USD 357)

Enjoy your stay in this four-bedroom cottage, located on a quiet, non-busy street with an ocean view. Four bedrooms with queen beds and a kids’ loft/entertainment area on the fourth level, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a dining space, and beautiful decks complete the house. The sparkling clean and tastefully decorated interior and the awesome sight and sounds of the ocean waves from the deck adds to the beauty of the house. The highlight of the house is an exhilarating outdoor shower with hot/cold water. With access to amenities such as a fridge, microwave, grill, dishwasher, air conditioner, washing machine, swing, and lounge chairs, this beautiful accommodation has everything you are looking for in a vacation home. Beach access is steps away across the street and seafood restaurants are close by.

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65 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was like having beach front but
The room at the top was the BEST
without the expense Having a grill was a bonus for cooking outside
" catch- up" around the large dining room table or enjoy the porches with comfortable seating cool breezes and great views
The view of the ocean from the upper deck was amazing
The house was clean and well updated
Very clean and the most well stocked kitchen
The house is beautifully decorated and we loved the arrangement
The views of ocean and sound were great
The property was well equipped beautifully decorated and perfectly situated
Our family made a lot of good memories here this summer Sammy (the owner) could not be more responsive and pleasant to work with Great guy
This house was awesome and the owner very attentive
Owner very responsive check-in and check-out
The owner is responsive/pleasant and easy to work with New flooring was a big plus on the main two floors
On arrival everyone knows which bed is theirs
Our 4 grandchildren loved their loft hideaway Perfectly lively in every way
Location close enough to center of Emerald Isle that shopping and dinner out was hassle free but
it is a short walk to the beach since the beach access is right across the street
The walkway to the beach is right across the street
Amazing views and just a few steps to the sand
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2. Home in a fantastic location (from USD 238)

This three-bedroom house that can easily sleep six guests, is located in a beautiful location, surrounded by trees. A short distance away from the beach, the emerald waters add beauty to the backdrop. With amenities including an air conditioner, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator, this bright and cozy house has everything to suit your basic needs. All the bedrooms have TV and ceiling fans. A fully equipped kitchen, a big dining space that can seat eight comfortably, and a spacious deck to enjoy the beauty of the ocean are some added highlights. There is also a large private outdoor shower with hot and cold water and a nice seating area. The house is located approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the center of town, close enough to bike and explore.

83 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The house has a nice outside shower with warm water ceiling fans and tv's in all bedrooms
The ferry ride was so much fun
we thought they would still at least have hand towels and kitchen wash towels
wonderful evening breezes from the deck
kitchen well stocked comfortable beds and beautifully decorated
It was very clean and beautifully decorated
The house was clean and well decorated
House is beautifully decorated and has everything needed in kitchen and for the beach
The home was clean and well appointed with everything we needed
The beach house was perfect and everything was in order
Robert was most helpful
You have a lovely home
I think it's also good to mention things that would have been nice to have for future consideration
We had some questions about the area and the point of contact
The home was spotless and all you would hope for in a vacation home at the beach plus some nice extras Water dispenser
The beach access is just around the corner
Not one but two beach accesses within a block or two of the house
It is a nice beach house and convenient to everything
The location is great quiet with a very short walk to the beach
Short walk to the beach and
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3. Lovely oceanfront cottage (from USD 400)

This stunning three-bedroom cottage promises you the perfect beachside vacation that you can ever think of. The cottage sits right at the beach, with a private walkway and deck sitting over the sand. Best suited for eight guests, the cottage offers all the basic amenities needed to make you feel at home. Amenities include a TV, air conditioner, a washer and dryer, a heater, microwave, oven, refrigerator, and internet. Relaxation is guaranteed as you can play in the sand or ride the next big wave or simply lie down on the beach while enjoying the sound of the sea. A variety of yummy seafood options, shopping, movies, scuba lessons, and an 18-hole championship golf course, are all nearby.

Gorgeous Ocean Front Beach Cottage!
59 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furniture is super duper comfy but worn
Every single room has a beautiful balcony view of the ocean
Kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to cook seafood dinners
There are gates at each opening of the deck
It was great to be able to have every room facing the ocean - and easy access to such a wonderful beach
Everything was perfect clean and beautifully decorated
The rooms are painted in bright colors and decorated with a fun beach theme
Joyce agreed with us and spoke with the owners
so had the whole family Owner is super nice as well
This home is well maintained and
Dolphins showed regularly early morning
This area has a quiet residential feel and the Owner/manager of the home was very responsive and easy to communicate with Excellent choice; no hesitation recommending the location home or rent...
a great place to be able to bring the dogs and enjoy the beach September is the perfect month for a quiet get away in a beautiful spot
Capt Willis Seafood Market was just up the road with great shrimp and clams
This was our first visit to Emerald Isle and to stay in this beautiful house made us want to never leave
Of course the beach access is right there at your beckoning and there are more than enough beach chairs downstairs
we appreciated the stocked kitchen and clean home could not ask for a better view the ocean is out of every window and just walk out the back deck
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4. Stunning oceanfront duplex with private pool (from USD 418)

Welcome to this five-bedroom oceanfront duplex and gear up for a relaxing vacation. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the exclusive private pool just outside your door. The well-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, grill, stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, a TV, heater, air conditioner, and a washing machine. The house is situated at a great location on Emerald Isle, close to the shops but not too far from the aquarium or the Morehead City and Beaufort restaurants.

Affordable Oceanfront w/ Private Pool - Completely Renovated in 2019!
Emerald Isle, NC, US
11 reviews
House 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

5. Pamper yourself in this oceanside condo (from USD 174)

This two-bedroom condo that sleeps six can make your Emerald Isle vacation special. A pool right beside the condo, a lawn that is perfect for viewing the sunset, a private tennis court on the premises, and a large jetted hot tub and ceiling heat lamp next to the shower in the master bath are the major highlights. Other amenities include a TV, Internet, air-conditioner, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Enjoy star gazing or simply relax listening to the sound of the ocean or experiencing the ocean breeze. You can also enjoy beach games, fishing or play volleyball or badminton in the yard. The beach is just a walking distance away from the property.

Mímate! Cómodo, acogedor, luminoso y soleado! Fácil acceso al primer piso.
49 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Kids room with twin beds was actually the most sound-proof room in whole condo
so it was from the last tenants
Walking to the beach was a challenge due to the fact that the stairway access to the beach had no stairs
There is a walk way off the back porch you can only use half of it to get to your car due to the fact that the shrubs are growing over it if I were homeowners association instead of worrying abo...
The beds and pillows are very comfortable
and I slept like a baby
There were no clean linens and not many towels
The place is clean and smells wonderful
The place is very clean quiet and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay
and we had everything we needed and more
Josie is so helpful and hospitable
Josie was great with communication and was very welcoming
The owner was very friendly and check on us once we checked it Very easy check in
Josie met us at property for check-in and was so nice and hospitable
would we let them know some things about the paper
One of my girls loved the Reminisce books
This is a wonderful place to stay Quick and easy beach access
And not as "touristy" as Myrtle Beach area
Even being in a condominium complex
It is a short walk to the beach and the pool is right next to it
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6. Bright and beautiful house with a private pool (from USD 504)

Located in the heart of Emerald Isle and just a seven-minute walk to the beach, this four-bedroom house can sleep eight guests. Enjoy the luxury of the private fenced-in pool and indulge in the stunning views of the ocean from the covered and uncovered decks. The three-level house includes spacious bedrooms, a family room, a wet bar, a TV with ROKU, washer/dryer, an open living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and dining area. Just across the street, there is a 16-mile (26-kilometer) bike path that is great for walking, running or bicycling. You can rent a bike and explore the town.

☀️ Sol Family Beach Retreat ⛱️
34 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

7. Classic detached duplex (from USD 320)

Enjoy your vacation in this three-bedroom detached duplex that offers private access to the beach and a privacy fence between the back decks. A fully equipped kitchen, dining space, living room, balcony overlooking the ocean and patio are also part of the house. Amenities include beach chairs and towels, outdoor furniture, microwave, dishwasher, microwave, lobster pot, toaster, grill, and coffee maker. Two grocery stores, restaurants, and a movie theatre are within 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) away from the house.

A solo unos pasos de la playa! Frente al mar con una hermosa vista
60 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Each bedroom was comfortable plenty of towels
There is plenty of room for 6
The view does not disappoint
Had a good amount of kitchen supplies for cooking
the fishing was pretty darn good too
Very clean place with great views
House was roomy and very clean
He is prompt to respond to questions and shares information too
friendly Jeff was great to work with and very responsive
Jeff is a great host and responded promptly to all my questions We all had a wonderful time
We are already thinking about booking for next year along with some family friends who plan to book the adjoining property
The ease of getting onto the beach with our three kids and their beach toys was simple and had us more relaxed than we have been in years
There is a small Dollar store just a block away that has plenty of grocery items
Cute duplex in a great location
Everything we needed and perfect location had the beach to ourselves in March
but who needs that at the beach
The beach house was perfect
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8. Fully furnished oceanfront duplex

Enjoy a typical North Carolina beach vacation by staying in this stunning three-bedroom beachfront house. The living room, two baths, and a well-equipped kitchen are part of this fully furnished pet-friendly duplex. TVs in the living room and all bedrooms, an integrated sound system with music indoors and out, a seaside porch furnished with rocking chairs, and loungers, and an ocean-view deck are other highlights of this gorgeous house. From dolphins to seabirds, white beaches to emerald waters, the view from the ocean-view deck is simply amazing. The enclosed outdoor shower with dressing area, located underneath the cottage is absolute bliss. The town of Beaufort, Fort Macon, and aquarium are all close by.

Stunning Oceanfront Views-Clean-Pet Friendly-Amazing sound system indoors & out
19 reviews
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
the view from the living room window is fantastic by itself but even better is the porch
either sitting on the beach reading from the deck or relaxing in the living room early in the morning
loved the big screen tv with hbo and the perfect lighting for reading in many locations
the house was very clean beds made lots of towels
the house was very clean the kitchen well-stocked
great to find a dog friendly place that is also pristine and spotless
the decor was beautiful home was clean and it was amazingly well stocked
everything is extremely new and clean throughout the home
martha (owner) took great care in making us feel at home right away
thank you martha for being a great host and allowing us to stay in your fantastic home
she is by far the best owner we have rented from
the whole emerald isle area is nice with wonderful friendly people
our contact with you has been delightful you've always been more than gracious generous and extremely helpful
what a beautiful cozy home perfect quiet oceanfront location with fantastic views
peaceful charming scenic and yet not far from many other activities and great places to see
such a fantastic place to sit back and relax
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9. Beautiful family home for beach and kayaking

The beautiful views of the ocean from this five-bedroom house that can sleep twelve, will leave you in awe. Enjoy the luxury of the large living area and a spacious, fully equipped kitchen and dining area with seating for 13, plus a large picnic table on the covered deck. Sit on the open deck on a private pier suited for swimming, skiing, kneeboarding, boating, kayaking or just relaxing on a raft. You can walk across the street to the ocean. Three public golf courses are located less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.

Soundfront Home with Million Dollar views
14 reviews
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is well stocked with all the supplies you need to cook dinners instead of eating out The private dock area is great
It was less noticeable than the neighbors on the other side
The 3 master suites are spacious and the other 2 bedrooms accommodate children
The pictures and descriptions accurately reflect this soundfront home
It will not be easy to leave Jack and Bess Johannes
It is very clean and well maintained
It was superbly furnished with color and flair while warmly welcoming each of us
This home met all of our expectations
Owners provided all information prior to our arrival 5 stars
House well maintained with beautiful views
The kids had two kayaks out everyday and we hit the beach nearly every day for hours
but right across from beach
My only suggestion for swimming of the dock is to wear swimming shoes
Half of us got cut by oyster shells and they are razor blade sharp
Nothing a little liquid bandaid and neosporin couldn't fix of course
and we enjoyed walking across the street to the beach
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10. Gorgeous condo with stunning ocean view

This beautiful two-bedroom condo is ideal for four guests. Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, a washer, and dryer, internet, a fireplace, a washing machine, an air conditioner, and a microwave. Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck, looking out at the ocean or simply feel the breeze that caresses you. Linens, beach accessories including chairs, beach towels, buckets, and shovels are also available. Guests can also use the amenities inside the gated community including the swimming pool, basketball court and private access of beach. The condo is conveniently located near the public boat ramp and beside a small public beach with lifeguards. The Trading Post, Sweet Spot, Plaza Mexico restaurant bar & grill are all close by.

102 Diane Street Unit 19A3
16 reviews
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Explore the beautiful beach destination

From comfy and cozy to sunny and luxurious oceanfront rentals, these HomeAway vacation rentals have something unique to offer. Choose one that suits your needs from the list above and make it your second home while you are in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

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