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[3% CashBack] 10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Emerald Isle, North Carolina - Updated 2020

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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, make 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 more than 50,000 vacationers flock here during the holidays. Here are 10 beautiful beachfront Vrbo accommodations in Emerald Isle, NC, for all of you, summer vacationers, to plan the best beach getaway.

1. Gorgeous oceanfront cottage for a large group (from USD 179)

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 listing will definitely make a great stay for your family vacation.

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, sleeps 8, Ocean View, Large Family Room and Sunroom
26 reviews
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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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2. Bright, dog-friendly rental for eight (from USD 299)

For those families with an extra furry friend, you’ve found the perfect rental. 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.

Dog Friendly 6th Row Beach Home!!!
23 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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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3. Convenient oceanfront duplex for six (from USD 209)

This listing allows you to rent one side of an oceanfront duplex. However, big families (or those who would appreciate more personal space) can rent both sides of the duplex, which has soundproof walls and is separated by lockable privacy doors. Each side has two bedrooms and bathrooms, a deck with beach equipment, and a fully-furnished interior. There’s even an open-air hot shower to rinse off from the beach. Conveniently located, this rental is also very close to the city centre, and steps away from the beach.

Perfect for couples and families, clean, modern, updated, best view in all of EI
56 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was plenty of light from the large windows overlooking the beach
The beds are top quality and comfortable
The kitchen is well-stocked and the reverse osmosis water filter is a huge bonus
Our daughter stayed with us in the master and the pack and play fit right in the closet with the doors open which was perfect
It is absolutely beautiful here and not crowded
Cleanliness:
The house is clean uncluttered (so rare )
The house was nicely decorated and the rooms were all comfortable
The kitchen was well stocked with clean utensils and cookware
The house was cute & had everything we needed
It was clean and neat Great access to the beach
Host:
Lovely home with one exception
Our host was very responsive
newly renovated bright modern beach home
Emerald Isle is a beautiful clean family-friendly beach
Well the beach access is amazing
Location:
And there are 2 grocery stores a couple beach shops and several good restaurants only a few miles away
has lots of storage and lots of amenities
An excellent property in a perfect location
We loved the house and the location Our number one priority was access to the beach
The view is unbeatable and the house is just steps from the ocean
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4. Huge vacation home near prime fishing spots (from USD 215)

Located in a quiet neighbourhood on the western tip of Emerald Isle, this beach house 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.

Few dates open for clean, renovated home at the Point. Wide, soft sand beach!!
75 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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 100)

A mere five minutes away from the beach, this rental is beach-themed to get you in the spirit for a true beach vacation. It’s great for larger families, as its four bedrooms and three 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 Beach House, 5 minute walk to the beach!!
19 reviews
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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 199)

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.

5 BR OCEANFRONT Duplex with gorgeous views! Remodeled kitchen and bathrooms!
52 reviews
House 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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. Cosy, affordable rental for eight (from USD 100)

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
50 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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. Homely oceanfront duplex for bigger families (from USD 425)

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!
25 reviews
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
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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9. Charming 1950s seaside cottage for seven

Rancho Relaxo is a beautifully remodelled, 1950s seaside cottage that can sleep up to seven guests. It’s located in a quiet neighbourhood a mile from convenience stores and gas stations, and less than 4 miles (6.4 km) from downtown. This charming house is also furnished with a fully stocked kitchen, an open plan living and dining room that’s great for group gatherings, as well as beach and fishing equipment for you to use during your vacation.

Beautifully Remodeled Beach House - Drink in the Ocean Views from Inside or Out!
105 Joel Ln
House 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

10. Well-equipped oceanside abode for six

This convenient beachside rental is well-situated in a quiet neighbourhood, and down the street from shops, restaurants and Bogue Inlet Pier. More importantly, it’s only a mere seven minutes’ walk from the beach. The house itself is a large, decorated space with three bedrooms and two baths, and can comfortably accommodate a party of six. It is also well-equipped with many amenities, such as a beverage fridge, body wash and shampoo, bath linens, for a more convenient stay. They even provide beach equipment for you to enjoy a day at the beach.

Oceanside Luxury and Convenience at the Beach
16 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The renter is expected to wash beach towels prior to leaving
It was nice to have bed linens
The kitchen is well stocked with pots pans
The proximity to the beach was nice and when compared to the price I feel it was a good deal during that season
There was simply insufficient work to justify the cost of the fee
Cleanliness:
The house was clean and the decor was adorable and very homey
The owner 'provides' shampoo body wash conditioner and 6 body towels for the two bathrooms with separate beach towels
Beautifully decorated and comfortable clean pillows and beds we enjoyed our stay here
mostly the short walk to the beach which was very clean and private
Host:
soaps detergents dishwasher and washer/drier
Finally the duplex provides WiFi RoKu T V with local channels and is monitored by the owner with a Ring security camera at the entrance of the property
spatulas etc Owner is extremely kind and was able to accommodate our earlier check in and available if we needed anything Would definitely stay again
Otherwise my family was very happy with the experience
We only had to bring food clothes and ourselves
Location:
We really used and lived in the house
The short walk to the beach was no big deal
Very nice house and short walk distance to the beach
The house is also walking distance to restaurants and stores We would definitely stay again
we rented a golf cart and zipped around everywhere
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Start your vacation with a gorgeous view of the water

Emerald Isle, North Carolina, is full of a myriad of beach activities and attractions you can enjoy. 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 oceanfront houses for an unforgettable experience.

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