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Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Emerald Isle, North Carolina - Updated 2020

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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. Check out our comprehensive list of Airbnb vacation rentals in Emerald Isle, North Carolina and book your favorite one today!

1. Bobbi's Choice the EI Beach Cottage (from USD 151)

This charming cottage 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.

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Bobbi's Choice- EI Beach Cottage
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
251 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no wifi available unless you go to k9 and coffee which is a great little place
everything was clean and neat
clean and had everything we needed
the house was clean and well kept
nice and clean and convenient to everything
the house was clean and comfortable
great host and property manager
bobbi was a great host
richard was a great host who was kind enough to let us check in early
bobbi and her property manager were very helpful during our stay
bobbi was a responsive host and the process to check in and out was easy
great location you can walk anywhere
great location walking distance from about everything you need
great central location and convenient to everything
great location for a beach getaway
nice location close to the beach
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2. The All Joy Cottage (from USD 148)

Relax at a laid-back abode 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 Cottage
Minnesott Beach, North Carolina, United States
182 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous secluded spot with pool and other amenities
the amenities were amazing we really enjoyed the large pool and walking trails
comfortable place for 4 adults fully equipped kitchen
it had all the promised basics (kitchen/dining/bath/bed)
the bedrooms and comfortable and spacious and the space is impeccably decorated
quiet and clean
very clean quiet and well kept
this place was very clean and tidy
clean comfy and cozy - everything you'd expect in a vacation cottage
very nice clean cottage -- great for a getaway
the host/hostess were very quick & welcoming in their responses
host was very quick on helping us with any questions
highly recommend this host and this property
the hosts arlington place are very responsive to any requests
the hosts are amazing and the property is impeccable
it’s a paradise right around the corner
this charming home is located in a quiet and peaceful location
beautiful home in a great location
but it is in a location for a weekend relaxing get away
great place to get away and slow down
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3. Quiet two-bedroom duplex (from USD 87)

Get away from it all and crash at a lovely duplex that has efficiently laid out interiors painted with inviting pastel colors. This guesthouse 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 duplex
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
134 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has all the amenities needed to be comfortable
furniture was comfortable and in good condition
the beds were very comfortable which is sometimes not the case
great porch soft beds and lots of household items available to use
very nice two bedroom one bathroom half duplex
everything was clean and well maintained
very clean affordable and well-appointed
it was clean quiet and very functional
the unit was clean on a very quite street
the beds were cozy and everything was clean and convenient
host was very responsive
the host was quick to reply to any questions and was very friendly
the home was fully stocked such a great host
susan was a wonderful host
susan was a great host
great location and quite street
location is great - easy 5 minute walk to the beach
house in good location friendly neighbors
great little house just a short walk away from beach access
cute little place not too far from the beach
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4. Charming cottage by the sea (from USD 275)

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
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
132 reviews
Entire cottage 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has tons of modern amenities like wifi and a smart tv
the kitchen was perfectly supplied for us and the living room couch was a great afternoon nap spot
comfortable rooms and well-equipped kitchen
the kitchen was well stocked with whatever you may need to cook as well
nice outdoor shower with hot water for rinsing off
beds were clean and comfy
house was very clean and well equipped
the house was very clean and well organized
beautiful clean house well stocked kitchen and very tastefully decorated
the house was clean and had everything we needed
mike was always quick with responses and very kind
the owner is responsive and fun to chat with
mike was super accommodating and helpful
host was super responsive/communicative
mike was a great host and the house was excellent
great location in a quiet neighborhood yet close to everything
great location just a short walk to the beach
the location was super convenient to stores for those last minute shopping runs
perfect location at a great price
easy walking distance to a beautiful beach
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5. Country living by the beach (from USD 104)

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 @thebeach
Newport, North Carolina, United States
99 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a wonderful outdoor area under a huge shade tree that offers comfortable seating
wonderful place to stay very comfortable and spacious with plenty of amenities
two nice flat-screen tvs are there although i didn't watch much tv
joann's place is very nice and comfortable with great amenities
queen bed had super thick mattress and was just the right amount of firmness
very clean and nice neighbors
very clean with so many special touches
the house smelled good and was clean the bathroom had a jacuzzi bath which was great
the apartment was very beautiful clean and comfortable
it was very clean and well-stocked with supplies you need
joann was a wonderful host
our host was very responsive to us
joann was a wonderful host
owner is very responsive to messages and questions
joann was a wonderful host and makes this stay feel like home
fantastic place and a great location
jo ann's place is beautifully decorated located in a quite neighborhood yet still close to the beach and restaurants
a quiet peaceful location in an unassuming neighborhood with easy parking
the location was perfect for us; a 10 minute drive to emerald isle and swansboro
lovely apartment conveniently located near the crystal coast/emerald isle beach locations
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6. Cozy chic beach hideaway (from USD 150)

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 Hideaway
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
93 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed and furnishings comfortable
the cottage was very stylish and comfortable
the house had plenty of comfortable accents and furniture to make it feel like home
i mistook the "laptop friendly" desk as wi-fi available; it is not
the space is very comfortable and welcoming
super clean and relaxing
very clean and private
the house was clean and comfortable
very clean and well appointed
a extremely clean and gorgeous place to relax
host was responsive and accommodating
madi was a fantastic host
the hosts were very nice and took care of everything we asked for during our stay
madi was very helpful and responsive
best host and property i have ever stayed at
great property and close to everything
comfortable and close enough to all things
great location to delicious restaurants on the island and a 5 min walk to the beach
the location is perfect as well
we all enjoyed being close to several local activities
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7. Perfect retreat for families (from USD 130)

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 Retreat
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
106 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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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8. A contemporary condo within walking distance to the beach

Stay at this contemporary condo 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-Fi
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
165 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having a washer/dryer was handy and fully stocked kitchen was nice for making breakfast and lunch
this is a comfortable cozy place with lots of amenities
beach right there and beautiful pools and common area by beach
there were two community pools and we felt very safe comfortable and at ease
very stylish and comfortable so helpful to have beach chairs and toys and great local suggestions available
very clean and quiet
very clean and well stocked
very clean and comfortable
condo was roomy and very clean and fully stocked
the condo was clean and generously stocked
thank you nicole for being a great host
owners were great to work with
nicole is a great host
she gave great advice for local places to go and she was very responsive
very friendly host and a very cozy space
the location is excellent
the location is amazing
nice location and neat space
steps from the beach and close to a lot of really cute stops
great location and great beach access
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9. Quaint cottage near the beach

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/duplex
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
46 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bath ventilation fan did not work
the cottage was very nice and cozy with all the amenities we needed
air conditioner is beyond its useful life and could not maintain the set temperature
the washer/dryer was appreciated and the beds were comfortable and the a/c worked well
we ended up buying toilet paper soap paper plates and plastic utensils so we knew it was clean
everything was clean and comfortable
the cottage was clean and just a short walk to the beach access
the host checked on us to make sure we didn't need anything
we had a great time and brittany was a fantastic host
very cute little place and close access to the beach
great location great getaway for a weekend
excellent location great for a long weekend get away
so close to the public beach access you can walk back and forth easily
great place to stay awesome convenient location
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10. The Island Treehouse (from USD 100)

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 Treehouse
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
100 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this apartment was perfect for our weekend stay and we loved the decor and amenities
small but very usable kitchen comfy furniture comfy bed and kept cool and clean
the apartment was as described and neat and clean
this adorable apartment was perfect for our two night stay in emerald isle
its a nice quiet spot well equipped and a full kitchen for when you want that
clean and good communication very comfortable
i loved the coziness and cleanliness of the accommodations
it is sparkling clean with beautiful touches and decor
so clean so refreshing
clean beautifully decorated excellent layout
the hosts were so friendly
the owners were friendly and helpful
hosts were very nice and always answered questions or requests promptly
annamarie and dave are wonderful host and very accommodating
the hosts were warm and friendly
central location lovely neighborhood
cute space close to the beach
the location was ideal - it was only a few minutes from grocery stores restaurants and shops
short walk to the beautiful beach
annmarie's place was perfect the location was great
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11. Bright house near the beach (from USD 199)

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 Beach
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
61 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had 13 people for a christmas eve get together very comfortable for us all
the duplex was really clean and quiet
clean and exactly as the description
very clean with a well-provisioned kitchen
this place was just as described it’s clean and spacious
the place was very clean and provided all the essentials
excellent hosts if you need anything
katherine and property manager were very responsive when anything arose
excellent host with awesome communication
katherine is very kind and a great host the location was great the home is beautiful
katherine was a great host we loved her place and hope to return next year
nice and confortable house with great location 2min walking distance to the beach
great place short walk to beach
the house is in a great location close to the beach restaurants and grocery stores
very short walk to a nice beach access
perfect location we had a great stay
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12. Oceanfront house (from USD 200)

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, NC
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
50 reviews
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space to stretch out and be comfortable
quick walk to beach clean and comfortable
great hosts and great home
deb is a great host and responds quickly to questions
house had a homey feel and owners are quick to respond to all questions with helpful answers
this house and owners are wonderful
great space deb was a wonderful host
great location within walking distance to the beach
great house with a great location
beautiful location and a wonderful house
quiet neighborhood close to shops restaurants and entertainment
relaxing outdoor spots around the house and easy walk to the beach
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13. A mobile beach mansion

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
97 reviews
Entire place 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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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