Emerald Isle is a family-friendly resort island by the Bogue Banks in North Carolina. This tiny island is part of the Crystal Coast and faces the Atlantic Ocean on its south banks. Tourists love frequenting Bogue Sound for its boating and water sports facilities, Emerald Isle Woods Park for its walking trails, and Salty Pirate Waterpark to enjoy its water attractions. Emerald Isle simply has some of the top Vrbo vacation rentals and even the best beach houses for your stay - or you can check out our comprehensive list of Airbnbs in Emerald Isle, North Carolina and book your favorite one today!
This oceanfront condo welcomes four people who can enjoy a good night’s sleep on the two beds available. Situated within walking distance to shops and restaurants, the condo is a convenient base for your Emerald Isle stay. It offers amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, a deck with table and chairs, and a large bathroom. As for the shared amenities, as a guest, you are invited to step into the two swimming pools, play tennis on the tennis courts, and use the grill area in case you fancy a barbecue.
Sand INN My Cheeks ~ Walk to the beach!Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe balcony was awesome with the table and chairs we loved sitting and watching the sunsetthe only minor issue was the comfort of the bedthe condo was adorable it had most everything i needed in the kitchenthe murphy bed was much easier to use than i had expectedvery comfortable stay and super nice to have a washing machine in the unitsuper clean studio with everything you’d needit was very clean and we had a great weekthe condo was so clean when we arrived and full of thoughtful toucheswarm clean and just a wonderful place to staythis place is awesome very clean stylish and comfy
Host:great price and quick response from the ownersgreat place with amazing hosts they really put the time into little detailscommunication with host was a pleasant experiencecommunication from the host was perfect and made our stay so easyRead more reviewsamazing location in a quiet communitygreat location for a great pricegreat place close to the beachgreat location beautiful beach accesssuch a beautiful location
This five-bedroom seaside home, ideal for a family retreat, has nine comfortable beds that will assure guests a good night’s rest. The fresh and clean interiors, as well as the neatly arranged furniture, will surely impress you and your family. Located in a peaceful area near the beach, getting your well-deserved time in the sun while enjoying the seawater will not be difficult. Spend time with your loved ones in the spacious living room and lounge on the cozy sofa while you watch your favorite movies on the television. Take in some nice views as you munch on snacks, all while sitting comfortably on cushioned seats out on the back deck.
Escape to the DunesEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswhen we arrived there were flowers on the table which was super sweetmy family really enjoyed gathering in the open kitchen/living roomsparkling clean and very quick communicationbedding is very clean and invitingvery spacious and clean homecheck in was seamless and the house was clean and well provisionedthe inside was so bright and immaculately clean
Host:sarah and kevin were wonderful hostssarah was immediately responsive the couple of times we needed her supportthe host was quick to respond to questions and everything was nice and cleanwas a great stay sarah was easy to get in touch with and very helpful) was game-changjng to our group beds were so comfortable and sarah was very helpfulRead more reviewsthe location of the house is also fantastictruly only a 4 min walk to the beachnew publix’s is super close for grabbing snacks and provisionsa great beach house—updated and modern interior and terrific location close to beach and bike path in emerald islethe house is close to the beach and the beds were comfortable
This gorgeous single-bedroom apartment is tastefully decorated and comes with many handy conveniences for a comfortable stay. It features a deck outside the bedroom where guests can kick back and relax. Also, there’s an indoor fireplace to stay warm during those chilly moments, WiFi access to surf the web, and free parking on the premises for guests’ vehicles or rentals. Several beaches and the Swansboro’s downtown area are within a close walking distance, and the Goose Creek RV & Camping Resort is about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) away.
The Branch country living @thebeachNewport, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthere is a wonderful outdoor area under a huge shade tree that offers comfortable seatingwonderful place to stay very comfortable and spacious with plenty of amenitiestwo nice flat-screen tvs are there although i didn't watch much tvjoann's place is very nice and comfortable with great amenitiesqueen bed had super thick mattress and was just the right amount of firmnessvery clean and nice neighborsvery clean with so many special touchesthe house smelled good and was clean the bathroom had a jacuzzi bath which was greatthe apartment was very beautiful clean and comfortableit was very clean and well-stocked with supplies you need
Host:joann was a wonderful hostour host was very responsive to usjoann was a wonderful hostowner is very responsive to messages and questionsjoann was a wonderful host and makes this stay feel like homeRead more reviewsfantastic place and a great locationjo ann's place is beautifully decorated located in a quite neighborhood yet still close to the beach and restaurantsa quiet peaceful location in an unassuming neighborhood with easy parkingthe location was perfect for us; a 10 minute drive to emerald isle and swansborolovely apartment conveniently located near the crystal coast/emerald isle beach locations
This gorgeous oceanfront beach cottage is perfect for a getaway. The private beach access allows you and your companions to have undisturbed fun. Enjoy the refreshing breeze by the beach while taking in its magnificent view or have a relaxing afternoon by the porch and just appreciate the scenery. Located in a quiet area on Emerald Isle, this three-bedroom house will certainly make you and your family feel at home.
Isle Escape - Ocean Front Beach CottageEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe house is beautifully updated clean fresh with all new appliances and comfortable furniturewe have 4 children and found the house to be spacious and comfortable for everyonethe house was clean and lots of towels were providedthe house was clean fresh and well-appointedeverything is immaculately clean and tidy even the outdoor landscapingisle escape was so clean and fresh when we arrivedwonderful clean and cozy beach cottage in spectacular ocean location
Host:adina was a perfect host always quick to respond and provide anything we needed right awayadriana is the best hostess always a quick response and very helpfulRead more reviewsbest location on the beachcozy welcoming and close to a lot of entertainment on the islandthe location was perfect for sunbathers but i was there to explore the area for work researchawesome location on the oceanfront but with a nice green backyardwe loved the place would definitely recommend it and hope to come back
Relax in a laid-back Emerald Isle rental that reminds one of a bygone era yet features plenty of modern conveniences. It boasts an open floor layout with a porch and back deck making it incredibly comfortable with plenty of spaces to chill. Included is a keypad entry for added security, free parking on the premises for your vehicle or rental, and WiFi access to surf the web. The Minnesott Beach ferry, Minnesott Beach Golf & Country Club, Oak Grill, Gary’s Oyster Bar are all in the immediate vicinity, whereas a Dollar General is approximately 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) away.
The All Joy CottageMinnesott Beach, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgorgeous secluded spot with pool and other amenitiesthe amenities were amazing we really enjoyed the large pool and walking trailscomfortable place for 4 adults fully equipped kitchenit had all the promised basics (kitchen/dining/bath/bed)the bedrooms and comfortable and spacious and the space is impeccably decoratedquiet and cleanvery clean quiet and well keptthis place was very clean and tidyclean comfy and cozy - everything you'd expect in a vacation cottagevery nice clean cottage -- great for a getaway
Host:the host/hostess were very quick & welcoming in their responseshost was very quick on helping us with any questionshighly recommend this host and this propertythe hosts arlington place are very responsive to any requeststhe hosts are amazing and the property is impeccableRead more reviewsit’s a paradise right around the cornerthis charming home is located in a quiet and peaceful locationbeautiful home in a great locationbut it is in a location for a weekend relaxing get awaygreat place to get away and slow down
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this house is suitable for up to six people making it ideal for a big family, groups or a bunch of friends. Beach chairs, beach towels and beach toys at this property makes the home perfect for a relaxing holiday. To make things convenient for guests, the host also provides toiletries, dishwashing detergent, aluminum foil, coffee filters, cling wrap, garbage bags and paper towels. This Airbnb vacation home also allows guests to bring along their furry friends.
Oceanside Luxury and Convenience at the BeachSuperhost
Top guest reviewshad 13 people for a christmas eve get together very comfortable for us allthe duplex was really clean and quietclean and exactly as the descriptionvery clean with a well-provisioned kitchenthis place was just as described it’s clean and spaciousthe place was very clean and provided all the essentials
Host:excellent hosts if you need anythingkatherine and property manager were very responsive when anything aroseexcellent host with awesome communicationkatherine is very kind and a great host the location was great the home is beautifulkatherine was a great host we loved her place and hope to return next yearRead more reviewsnice and confortable house with great location 2min walking distance to the beachgreat place short walk to beachthe house is in a great location close to the beach restaurants and grocery storesvery short walk to a nice beach accessperfect location we had a great stay
Make the most of your vacation by staying in this magnificent and spacious cottage excellently located on the west end of Emerald Isle. Its interiors are airy and spacious, while its exteriors feature balcony patios and a manicured garden. Some of its amenities include an indoor fireplace to stay warm during chilly evenings, a barbecue grill for cooking outdoors, and a washer and a dryer to do the laundry. Emerald Isle Woods Park, Ocean Oaks Park, and the beach are in close proximity, whereas Salty Pirate Waterpark is about a kilometer (0.6 miles) away.
Our Charming Cottage by the Sea (HEATED POOL!)Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewshas tons of modern amenities like wifi and a smart tvthe kitchen was perfectly supplied for us and the living room couch was a great afternoon nap spotcomfortable rooms and well-equipped kitchenthe kitchen was well stocked with whatever you may need to cook as wellnice outdoor shower with hot water for rinsing offbeds were clean and comfyhouse was very clean and well equippedthe house was very clean and well organizedbeautiful clean house well stocked kitchen and very tastefully decoratedthe house was clean and had everything we needed
Host:mike was always quick with responses and very kindthe owner is responsive and fun to chat withmike was super accommodating and helpfulhost was super responsive/communicativemike was a great host and the house was excellentRead more reviewsgreat location in a quiet neighborhood yet close to everythinggreat location just a short walk to the beachthe location was super convenient to stores for those last minute shopping runsperfect location at a great priceeasy walking distance to a beautiful beach
Families and large groups of travelers can’t go wrong with this lovely and spacious apartment suite. It’s on the second floor featuring a front deck, which is the perfect spot to view the birds and possibly deer visiting the yard. It comes with children’s books and toys to keep the little ones occupied, window guards for extra safety, and a private entrance for easy access. Archer Point, Piney Creek, and the NC Wildlife Public Boat Ramp are about 0.8 kilometers (0.5 miles) away.
Sound Side RetreatEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewskitchen is all modern stocked with cooking ware and the space is open with great lightthe space was lovely nicely decorated and comfortablethe house had everything we needed for a comfortable stayshowers and plumbing all drain well and a good washer and dryerthe space was spacious and comfortableit was clean & nicely decoratedeverything very clean and very nicely decoratedsuper clean and we had everything we neededvery clean and accurate listingjudy's place is very clean and well decorated
Host:judy was a wonderful hostreally enjoyed our stay judy was a great hostjudy was around throughout our trip and was very helpful with any questions we hadjudy is a very gracious host with lots of tips to share of the ei communityjudy is a great host and a very nice personRead more reviewsit’s located in a great locationthe location is superbgreat location and a great stayright next to a park with a beautiful public dock to walk and fish onnot a bad walk to beach
Now, we’ll unveil an accommodation that’s a little different from the norm. This lovely and spacious apartment resembles a treehouse aptly named after the old oak tree in its front yard. Also, it comes with room-darkening shades to block the harsh sunlight, a private entrance for easy access, and a laptop desk for working remotely. The hosts thoughtfully provide a hearty breakfast so that guests can start their day on a good note. Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium, a movie theater, the beach, and restaurants are all within a close walking distance.
The Island TreehouseEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsthis apartment was perfect for our weekend stay and we loved the decor and amenitiessmall but very usable kitchen comfy furniture comfy bed and kept cool and cleanthe apartment was as described and neat and cleanthis adorable apartment was perfect for our two night stay in emerald isleits a nice quiet spot well equipped and a full kitchen for when you want thatclean and good communication very comfortablei loved the coziness and cleanliness of the accommodationsit is sparkling clean with beautiful touches and decorso clean so refreshingclean beautifully decorated excellent layout
Host:the hosts were so friendlythe owners were friendly and helpfulhosts were very nice and always answered questions or requests promptlyannamarie and dave are wonderful host and very accommodatingthe hosts were warm and friendlyRead more reviewscentral location lovely neighborhoodcute space close to the beachthe location was ideal - it was only a few minutes from grocery stores restaurants and shopsshort walk to the beautiful beachannmarie's place was perfect the location was great
Get away from it all and crash at a lovely duplex that has efficiently laid out interiors painted with inviting pastel colors. This Emerald Isle vacation rental is nestled in a quiet cul de sac but still near the beach and other attractions, making it both serene and ideal for your summer vacation. It comes with a lock box to secure valuables, air-conditioning with indoor heating to set optimal room temperatures, and a kitchen to prepare your favorite meals. Biking and walking trails are nearby, the marina is about a 5 minutes’ walk away, and the beach is a 10 minutes’ walk away.
Quiet 2 bedroom 1/2 duplexEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewshas all the amenities needed to be comfortablefurniture was comfortable and in good conditionthe beds were very comfortable which is sometimes not the casegreat porch soft beds and lots of household items available to usevery nice two bedroom one bathroom half duplexeverything was clean and well maintainedvery clean affordable and well-appointedit was clean quiet and very functionalthe unit was clean on a very quite streetthe beds were cozy and everything was clean and convenient
Host:host was very responsivethe host was quick to reply to any questions and was very friendlythe home was fully stocked such a great hostsusan was a wonderful hostsusan was a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location and quite streetlocation is great - easy 5 minute walk to the beachhouse in good location friendly neighborsgreat little house just a short walk away from beach accesscute little place not too far from the beach
This charming accommodation in Emerald Isle dating back to the 1950’s features airy and tidy interiors and conveniently located near the beach. It comes with a wealth of amenities such as a cable TV to watch entertaining shows, a laptop desk for working remotely, and a private entrance for easy access. A seafood market and deli are approximately 0.8 kilometers (0.5 miles) away, a coffee shop; hardware store, grocery store, drug store, and a movie theater are about 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) away.
Bobbi's Choice- EI Beach CottageEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsno wifi available unless you go to k9 and coffee which is a great little placeeverything was clean and neatclean and had everything we neededthe house was clean and well keptnice and clean and convenient to everythingthe house was clean and comfortable
Host:great host and property managerbobbi was a great hostrichard was a great host who was kind enough to let us check in earlybobbi and her property manager were very helpful during our staybobbi was a responsive host and the process to check in and out was easyRead more reviewsgreat location you can walk anywheregreat location walking distance from about everything you needgreat central location and convenient to everythinggreat location for a beach getawaynice location close to the beach
Welcome to this apartment that promises nothing but comfort for as long as you stay. The apartment is situated in a quiet neighborhood, but it does not mean that it is far from restaurants and shops. Offering a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed, the apartment is perfect for four people. Feel free to cook your favorite meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Heating is provided for maximum comfort. To keep you entertained, there is a television.
Efficiency suite at Gramma's BeachSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthere is no control of the thermostat but everything stayed very comfortable during our staythe place was clean and cozyeverything was cleanthe efficiency was new and extremely cleanjoanne's place was amazing very clean cozy and close to the beach
Host:nicest host anyone could hope forwonderful and attentive host; thankful for all of her quick responsesjoanne was kind and understandingjoanne’s is a wonderful host who gives you privacy but is a call/text away if you need anythingjoanne was always quick to respond and very helpfulRead more reviewswas in a good locationit was nice to walk on the trail and be so close to the beachgreat place for a family get away 2 min walk to the beachlocation is great and there is plenty of things to do therevery nice place close to the beach
Stay at this contemporary Emerald Isle beach rental and you will be a short stroll away not only from the beach, but from the restaurants and shops. Enjoy a good night’s sleep on the comfortable queen bed for two people. If there is an extra guest traveling with you, they are welcome to enjoy sleeping on the futon. Whenever you want to kill time and just be lazy, you can lounge on the chaise in front of the sliding door or sink into the Papasan and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. You are welcome to use the beach chairs or play the board games that can be found in the closet.
Island Escape - Fully-Stocked / King Bed / Wi-FiEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewshaving a washer/dryer was handy and fully stocked kitchen was nice for making breakfast and lunchthis is a comfortable cozy place with lots of amenitiesbeach right there and beautiful pools and common area by beachthere were two community pools and we felt very safe comfortable and at easevery stylish and comfortable so helpful to have beach chairs and toys and great local suggestions availablevery clean and quietvery clean and well stockedvery clean and comfortablecondo was roomy and very clean and fully stockedthe condo was clean and generously stocked
Host:thank you nicole for being a great hostowners were great to work withnicole is a great hostshe gave great advice for local places to go and she was very responsivevery friendly host and a very cozy spaceRead more reviewsthe location is excellentthe location is amazingnice location and neat spacesteps from the beach and close to a lot of really cute stopsgreat location and great beach access
Enjoy stunning ocean views and easy access to the beach when staying at this cozy duplex. Its interiors feature plenty of natural light and rooms are painted with pastel colors making for a relaxing environment. Some of its amenities include a washer and a dryer to do the laundry, WiFi access to go online, and children’s books and toys for the little ones. Restaurants, parks, and the beach are all in the immediate vicinity.
Fully renovated 3rd row cottage/duplexEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsbath ventilation fan did not workthe cottage was very nice and cozy with all the amenities we neededair conditioner is beyond its useful life and could not maintain the set temperaturethe washer/dryer was appreciated and the beds were comfortable and the a/c worked wellwe ended up buying toilet paper soap paper plates and plastic utensils so we knew it was cleaneverything was clean and comfortablethe cottage was clean and just a short walk to the beach access
Host:the host checked on us to make sure we didn't need anythingwe had a great time and brittany was a fantastic hostRead more reviewsvery cute little place and close access to the beachgreat location great getaway for a weekendexcellent location great for a long weekend get awayso close to the public beach access you can walk back and forth easilygreat place to stay awesome convenient location
If you’re looking for a vacation rental that’s near beautiful natural surroundings and key attractions, then consider this offering. It’s a comfortable mobile home next to a creek with plenty of turtles to keep you company. Some of its amenities include a smart lock for added privacy and security, comfortable Adirondack chair to lounge outside, and a kitchen with a coffee maker to prepare delicious meals and hot beverages. The beach, a movie theater, grocery store, restaurants, ice-cream shops, and nightclubs are all in close proximity.
Tortuga's Lie - A "Mobile Beach Mansion"Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Laid back with an elegant style, this beautiful guesthouse is tucked away within a tranquil surrounding consisting of lakes and willows. Its interiors are airy and spacious featuring a ton of amenities to keep guests happy. These include a travel crib for guests traveling with infants, a barbecue grill for outdoor cooking, and a laptop desk for getting work done. The beach is about 0.8 kilometers (0.5 miles) away, and the NC Wildlife Public Boat Ramp is approximately 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) away.
Cozy Chic Beach HideawayEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Top guest reviewsbed and furnishings comfortablethe cottage was very stylish and comfortablethe house had plenty of comfortable accents and furniture to make it feel like homei mistook the "laptop friendly" desk as wi-fi available; it is notthe space is very comfortable and welcomingsuper clean and relaxingvery clean and privatethe house was clean and comfortablevery clean and well appointeda extremely clean and gorgeous place to relax
Host:host was responsive and accommodatingmadi was a fantastic hostthe hosts were very nice and took care of everything we asked for during our staymadi was very helpful and responsivebest host and property i have ever stayed atRead more reviewsgreat property and close to everythingcomfortable and close enough to all thingsgreat location to delicious restaurants on the island and a 5 min walk to the beachthe location is perfect as wellwe all enjoyed being close to several local activities
This three-bedroom house for seven people offers spectacular views of the ocean. The rental has three bedrooms, a spacious living room, a kitchen, and a garden. The deck with a seating arrangement is perfect to laze off while admiring the scenic views. The beach is a short stroll away from the property. A shopping center, restaurants, bakery shops, movie theatres, ice cream shops, and cafes are within walking distance. Private entrance to this property ensures full privacy during your stay.
EI Beach House, Emerald Isle, NCEmerald Isle, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsplenty of space to stretch out and be comfortablequick walk to beach clean and comfortable
Host:great hosts and great homedeb is a great host and responds quickly to questionshouse had a homey feel and owners are quick to respond to all questions with helpful answersthis house and owners are wonderfulgreat space deb was a wonderful hostRead more reviewsgreat location within walking distance to the beachgreat house with a great locationbeautiful location and a wonderful housequiet neighborhood close to shops restaurants and entertainmentrelaxing outdoor spots around the house and easy walk to the beach
Airy and spacious accommodations near the beach
What’s great about visiting Emerald Isle is its wealth of outdoor attractions and beaches to keep you entertained throughout your summer vacation. And there’s no shortage of spacious accommodations featuring an airy and laid-back atmosphere that further accentuates that magical holiday vibe.
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