10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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A beautiful beachfront town off the western coast of North Carolina, Emerald Isle, looks right out of a postcard. Even its name sounds enchanting. The long, sandy beach bordered by the sparkling waves of the ocean, complete with gorgeous pastel-coloured beach houses along the coast, makes for an amazing beach vacation destination (and some very good Instagram-worthy shots). Once you’re there, there are also many activities (most of them, of course, water-based) and attractions for you to enjoy, with a myriad of pubs, shops, and restaurants along the coastline. It’s no wonder thousands of vacationers flock the hotels and beach house rentals in Emerald Isle during the holidays. If you are heading to this town anytime soon, scroll down to see the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

1. Beachfront unit with a furnished deck (from USD 218)

Exceptionally maintained, this squeaky clean beachfront rental promises a cozy vacation paired with breathtaking emerald waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the left-side unit of a duplex called Shorebreak, hence Shorebreak Left, and comes with a completely remodeled interior. Indoors, you’ll have a lovely living space with a 65-inch smart TV, a six-seater dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen for your skillful cooking. The bedrooms are equally gorgeous as they are fitted with snug beds and smart TVs, perfect for the lazy days when you want to stay in your pajamas.

When staying outdoors, there’s a furnished deck where you can enjoy the beach from afar. But why limit the fun when the sandy shores are just steps away? Beach amenities and toys are available for guest use when tackling the coast.

Stunning oceanfront views just steps from the deck; steps, sand, waves!
135 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view and ver comfortable
the deck is gorgeous the kitchen well stocked and beds are very comfortable
the property has a great view is comfortable and clean and a great place to stay
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean it has updated appliances
the house is clean well stocked and well laid out
the property was exactly as pictured so nicely decorated and very clean
the house was beautifully decorated very clean and had many thoughtful creature comforts
the house was clean and well supplied with everything we needed for a relaxing vacation
Host:
the owner and property manager were awesome
the owner's and property manager are always so nice and accommodating
the owners have truly thought of everything
nicole the owner was very helpful with any questions that we had and responded promptly
great stay owners have thought through all the details for a wonderful stay
Location:
the location was great
the location is great as well
it is always so perfect great location great space great house and close to everything
the minute you walk in the door this place makes you happy
we rented this nice duplex so that we could visit with our son who is stationed locally
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2. Pastel-themed haven best for families (from USD 209)

A large, pastel-themed house with four bedrooms, this cottage-style rental can comfortably accommodate a large family. It overlooks the ocean, so you can enjoy a view of the Atlantic from the comfort of your own house. It’s also well-equipped with a gas grill, cable TV, high-speed internet and even a ping pong table. Located in a peaceful neighbourhood and a short walk from the beach, this gorgeous Emerald Isle vacation rental will definitely make a great stay for your family escapade.

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, sleeps 8, Ocean View, Large Family Room and Sunroom
45 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The house was roomy and comfortable
The kitchen is well equipped and there is seating at the bar
They enjoyed the ping pong table and bicycles
There is a nice living area and sun room which became our game room
House equipped with everything you need but
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean
The bedrooms were cute and quiet
It was very clean and a nice place to stay
Thanks Chris for sharing your home with us
Host:
The owner was very accommodating and informative
The owner was very nice to work with and responded to all emails quickly
beautiful decor new appliances very accommodating
We loved the home Great accommodations close to the beach met all our needs and more Owner was great to work with and quickly responded to all our needs Would highly recommend this home and wo...
The owner was easy to communicate with
Location:
There is a great beach access about a block from the house
The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful
But nothing to stop another visit from us
It was nice to be close to the grocery store and not to far of a walk from the beach itself
The kids really enjoyed it
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3. Bright, dog-friendly rental for eight (from USD 546)

One of the pet-friendly vacation rentals in Emerald Isle, this rental is ideal for families travelling with their furry members. This brightly coloured, three-bedroom rental allows you to bring pets at no extra cost. It also offers many amenities, and even boasts a brand new coffee maker and blender for you to enjoy home-made drinks on the patio. Our only gripe is that the city centre is a bit of a walk away; however, with so much entertainment to keep you occupied even within the house, we doubt that this would be a big issue.

Private Pool and Hot tub! Dog friendly, Linens included!
69 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is fully stocked
The kitchen is fully stocked
The owners have recently renovated the space and have filled it with luxurious amenities for guests
House has beyond everything you need from comfortable beds to new kitchen appliances to an outside hot tub
all the amenities one would need
Cleanliness:
Very beautiful house and super clean
Very clean comfortable and convenient place to stay
the living spaces are clean comfortable and spacious and there are brand new high end appliances throughout The house
The house is everything you see in the photos and more and the ocean is a quick 3 min walk
Host:
The owner was responsive immediately to any questions we had
Laura was very responsive and a great host
Clean Great to finally find a place that allows us to bring our pup along Great access to the beach even for my older parents Would love to stay again soon
The owners Laura and Eric were very responsive when we had questions
The owner addressed a small conern we had with immediate reply and attention
Location:
The house is located in a nice quiet neighborhood with close beach access
Beach Baby is in THE perfect location
Its just a short 3 minute walk to the beach
It is very close to a bike and walking path
The home is a very short walk to the beach (and a nice walk to The Point
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4. Huge vacation home near prime fishing spots (from USD 274)

Located in a quiet neighbourhood, this Emerald Isle beach rental is a distance from the bustle of the town centre. Anglers, take note: it’s also located near prime fishing spots at the Point, so definitely consider this rental if you’re coming here during the fishing season. Spanning over 2500 sq. ft. (232.3 sqm) of living space, this huge, sunny listing comes fully equipped with living amenities, cable TV, and a whole library of books and movies. There’s even a 24/7 local contact for you to call if you encounter any issues. It’s just like staying at a resort, but at a fraction of the price.

Book August weeks & fall escape in clean family home at the Point! Hi-speed WiFi
118 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 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:
the dining room seats 8 plus more at the kitchen counter
The main floor is large and the many porches offer lots of outdoor space
Kitchen is completely remodeled and equipped with anything a cook would need
Wonderful beach cart is super easy to pull on the sand
The carpet throughout the house looks brand new
Cleanliness:
The house is wonderfully decorated and spacious
The house was so lovely and clean
The house was found very clean and updated
It was very well appointed clean and comfortable
The house is decorated in a tasteful beach decor
Host:
We arrived and gave a shout
Also the owner contacted us personally after arrival making sure we were settled in Wonderful touch
Valerie was very responsive to question and very accommodating
The home is beautiful well decorated great location
It was more than we hoped for Delightful location and great accommodations
Location:
Beautiful property in a quiet neighborhood with the impressive Point just a couple of blocks away
What a great house at a great location
The beach is great at the Point easy to get to work a very short walk
Weather was beautiful all Week House is located at the point which is the best location on Emerald Isle
This is a great property located 3 short blocks from an outstanding white sand beach
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5. Beach-themed oceanfront listing for a large group (from USD 179)

A mere five minutes away from the beach, this rental is beach-themed to get you in the spirit for a true beach vacation. One of the best Emerald Isle vacation rentals, it is perfect for larger families as its 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms can accommodate up to 12 guests comfortably. It also boasts countless entertainment options, with six TVs across the house, a poker table, a foosball table and even an outdoor swing to enjoy the beach breeze on. It’s located a distance away from the town centre, although the three bicycles provided definitely make travelling and exploring the area much easy.

Oceanside, 4 min walk to beach Check pictures for 2022 updates…more to come.
68 reviews  Wifi Available
House 15 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals and snacks
Property was perfect for our large family with young children Plan of room for the children to play and sleep
House had plent of room and met all our needs
Decor was just-right-beach spirit comfortable furniture
Everything was neat and organized and every thing we needed in the kitchen to prepare any type meal was available
Cleanliness:
Very clean well stocked inviting place to stay
Host:
what I fell in love with was how absolute spotless the house was upon arrival
Polite courteous and so professional
Well updated and layout is great
I am in love with the cleanliness
We had a wonderful time renting this unit Everything was great and was setup by the owner so that you would have a true beach cottage experience
Location:
Walk to beach is not too bad
Everything about this property is great Perfect beach location
This was a great house in a terrific quiet neighborhood
my husband and my son both suffer horribly from allergies and traveling usually leaves them exhausted from all the dust and dirt that lingers but not in this house
the beach is conveniently 5 minutes away
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6. Huge oceanfront duplex for a party of 13 (from USD 350)

Windoon East is a large five-bedroom duplex that overlooks the ocean. Conveniently located, it’s slightly over a mile (1.6 km) to the town centre, and a short walk to the beach (you even have your own private walkway to the beach!). This listing is well-furnished with state-of-the-art appliances, including a recently remodelled kitchen and living room, and many entertainment options. There’s even an entire floor for children, with four single beds and many toys to ensure they don’t get bored. The deck provides a beautiful spot to hang out and enjoy the ocean view.

OCEANFRONT DUPLEX WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS OF SUNRISES AND SUNSETS!
72 reviews  Wifi Available
House 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view was breath taking My Mom
In the last day owner had to come replace the hot water heater
The views from the decks and the dining room are great
The bedroom and bathroom on the first floor was perfect for her and the ocean breeze
well equipped Comfortable beds- love the 2 oceanfront bedrooms with private deck
Cleanliness:
The house is spacious bright and very comfortable
The house was very clean and had everything we needed (lots of pots and pans
The property was very clean and well-maintained
Beautiful home on the strand Very well decorated Loved the 2nd level with 3 King rooms 2 full baths and "foyer"
The ocean views in 2 rooms made them even more special
Host:
Owner was very responsive to questions
With absolutely perfect weather water and amenities
repaired and back door lock broke
The property owner took care of our needs very promptly
Sue was super responsive and helpful
Location:
The location is just perfect for the best sunrise in September
The location was great and close to stores and restaurants
This is the best beach house and location ever
and we loved being just steps away from the beach
Only issue was not enough sheets but one call and problem solved with delivery within the hour Great place and great service
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7. Most affordable home near the town center (from USD 109)

Cosy home with an open style family room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this listing can comfortably host up to eight guests. It’s located away from the town centre, so you can get a good, quiet sleep at night; it’s also a mere three blocks away from the beach. It provides all the basic amenities, including a gas and charcoal grill in case you want to have your own barbecue party. This listing makes up for the lack of oceanfront property with its privacy (there are a few trees shielding the property from its surroundings) and very wallet-friendly price.

Your own special paradise
77 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but had everything we needed including plenty of space as well as a fully stocked kitchen that you wouldn't find in most hotel rooms
The closets also need to be organized so that some storage room is available Also a couple of minor repairs need to be made to a sliding door and a stair step
The large deck and screened porch is truly an asset; my dogs loved playing on the deck and I could easily lock the gate
It easily sleeps 6 and the trundle into king bed turns into a true king perfectly
The balcony could use a little work Everything we needed while staying there
Cleanliness:
Good location clean and bright
Host:
We loved being so close to the beach
Very cleaned and well maintained
Small walk to the beach GREAT outdoor space
What a cutie Short walk to beach Clean and beautifully decorated Host was very accommodating Hope to return next year
It would have been nice to have been reminded prior to our arrival to bring out own linens and paper products
Location:
Great cute house at the Point
The property is in a good location and is a great value Comfortable furniture and beds
The walk to beach is short but if you carry a cooler or lots of gear you may want to bring a wagon Neighborhood is very quiet and lovely place to ride bikes
Otherwise the house is well supplied
We very much enjoyed our stay at Vitamin Sea Very nice home in a great location Close to everything
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8. Beautiful oceanfront rental for 11 guests (from USD 500)

This waterfront rental is perfect for families wishing to have a quiet vacation. It boasts five spacious bedrooms with cozy beds, so guests are sure to have a good night’s rest. There is a fully equipped kitchen with stunning views, so you can easily cook delicious meals during your stay. With an outdoor shower, you and your kids would not have to worry about cleaning up after your trip to the beach.

Family & Dog Friendly Oceanfront
121 reviews  Wifi Available
House 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
house is clean on the beach and a great vacation
Host:
the owner was quick to respond with our questions and very nice
the owner was very accommodating to our needs which we greatly appreciated
before we arrived i emailed a couple questions to mimi and she responded quickly and was very helpful
we did go to the grocery store twice and everyone was very helpful and friendly
Location:
great location -- not crowded on beach -- close to gas and dollar store for basics
beautiful house great location and angela made sure we were well informed about the house and surrounding area
this was a lovely place to spend the holidays perfect in every way
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9. Lovely oasis with a hot tub (from USD 400)

This vibrant beach-themed home is spacious enough for up to eight guests, with three bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. It has a lovely hot tub where guests can relax after a long day of exploring the area. The place has three pools, so guests can enjoy a refreshing swim during their stay. From here, you can also enjoy scenic water views as the rental is near the beach.

BEACH*Coastal Decor*Ocean Views*2 Outdoor Pools*Bike Trails*Tennis*Indoor Pool
111 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the only issue we had is the ease and accessibility of the smart tv
Cleanliness:
very clean place and management was easily reachable
Location:
the location was fantastic
great location to the beach
nice place very conveniently located extremely close to the beach
but the place was very comfortable and well located
we were blessed in having such a nice place available so close to the beach and other fun places
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10. Spacious duplex with panoramic views

Wake up to panoramic views every day, as this beautiful oceanfront house sits atop a cliff, overlooking the ocean and surrounding neighbourhood. With four bedrooms (each with an ensuite bathroom!), as well as a loft that can double as a media room or bedroom, it can comfortably house up to 12. Bigger parties can also request to book the other half of this duplex, which is separated by soundproof walls and locked passages to ensure privacy. The house is also well-furnished with a country-style kitchen, countless entertainment options (including five cable TVs with Netflix) and is located within walking distance of the Bogue Inlet Pier and other restaurants and services. The owners also pride themselves in providing a seamless experience for their guests, so you can be assured of a great stay here.

Walk to Groceries! Four Full Baths + Outdoor Shower with Plenty of Hot Water!
49 reviews  Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well stocked with everything we need
Everything is clearly labeled and easy to find
The beach/ocean view is gorgeous
these should be included in rental costs which was not cheap for off season then the hurricane ruined the rest of our vacation
The decor is very tasteful
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean and
Austin takes great pride in maintaining the house for renters
had everything clearly labeled and can you spell gorgeous views?
Host:
Austin and Margaret met us as we arrived at their beautiful home in Emerald Isle and immediately made us feel welcome
He is available for any questions or needs
and he is a great host
Austin contacted us several times before we our trip with terrific information about the house and Thea area
We appreciate them for sharing their home with us
Location:
Beautiful location in Emeral Isle - close to shops - nice section of beach - and privacy Could not ask for a better vacation
The house was close to shopping and several restaurants
Perfect location and wonderful house
Just steps from the beach
ever - so relaxing every single day and centrally located to the fishing pier and restaurants
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Start your vacation with a gorgeous view of the water

Emerald Isle, North Carolina, offers plenty of things to do. With the pristine beach and picturesque seaside cottages along the coastline, it’s a quintessential beach getaway spot. Start your beach holiday right by booking a stay in one of these gorgeous Emerald Isle oceanfront rentals for an unforgettable experience.

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