1 Summer Breeze
5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths | Check in on Saturday
- Emerald Isle, NC
- Single Family
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Oceanfront Cottage, 5 BR, 5 ½ B. K * Q * Q * Q * 2S. Sand Castle Club linen service with beds made. Oceanfront 14’ x 28’ saline swimming pool with built-in 7’ x 7’ hot tub. Heated pool is available for an additional $600 per week. Four master suites, three are oceanfront with deck access; K oceanfront master off main living area with whirlpool tub tub and access to oceanfront porch. Elevator to all floors. Whole-house, indoor/outdoor audio surround sound system. Two ground level game rooms and media room: one game room features full bath, air hockey table, TV and wet bar with mini refrigerator; second game room with pool table, full size refrigerator and bar chairs; media room offers theatre seating, large flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD and surround sound. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, 9 cable TVs including 65” LED in living area, 2 Blu-ray DVD players, wireless high speed Internet access, gas grill, ceiling fans, water softener. Beautifully decorated home offers a reverse floor plan where you can spend time with family in the large, open living/dining/kitchen area. Kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and is well equipped for the gourmet chef. Covered and open Trex decking with ample seating including rockers, chaise lounges, table and chairs. His and hers enclosed hot/cold outside showers. Located in gated Sea Oats subdivision. Weekly only. No smoking. No pets. 8721 Ocean Dune Drive.
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- Please note that some owners have chosen a slightly higher rate during some holiday weeks.
- * Reduced rates cannot be combined with any other discounts
Liked the cottage fine.... beautiful and real cool upstairs. Needed more and better cooking pots and pans for large groups. Ground floor temperature was too warm most of the time, having a locked regulator. Otherwise was a great week!
The house was clean, well maintained, and everything worked well. Everything mentioned in the description of the house was in excellent condition. From the kitchen looking out towards the ocean, all you could see was ocean, so I felt like I was on a ship. It was a fantastic week with the best weather. We actually found ourselves wishing for a rainy day so that we could take more advantage of the great theater room. The oceanfront house was well located and within walking distance to shopping and dining. Only a couple of miles away we had access to the bay where we caught bait and crabbed. The house is within walking distance to the oceanside pier where we could fish. The only weakness is that the bedrooms are plenty big enough to accomidate more beds. We had 3 adults and 4 kids staying in the house. The house was too big for our family, yet we used every bed. We would love to invite additional family to stay with us, but there are not enough beds.
Overall a very nice house! Our fourth time to EI. Twice in a duplex w/ a pool on the beach, one other beach house w/ a pool on the beach. Nice rooms, great rec area down stairs to include the theater room!!! Also, this was our first time in this location. Usually we are on the other side of the pier. I like this side much better. Only negative comment...no garbage disposal??? What!!! That was a bit frustrating. Also, not very much beach gear. We usually bring some of our own items but was a little disappointed that there wasn't anything to add to our items. We purchased a couple chairs and left them for the future families.
First of all, we read other reviews on this house and had some concern going in a few weeks before our stay. We called Emerald Isle Reality to confirm a few items and were reassured all was good. All was better than good. It was fantastic. We were two families with younger childern and we all had a great time. No pigion issues, no oven issues, no cleanliness issues. We've stayed in many homes up and down the east coast and this one is at the top of the list, along with Emerald Isle Reality. We will stay with them again and stay at this house. Great location. Great amminities. Very, very clean. Very, very, very relaxing.
The home is newer and nice, however, it's getting pretty beat up. The blinds on some of the doors are broken and some on the windows do not close. The kitchen is one of the most poorly appointed of any of the homes we've rented on Emerald Isle. One major concern, the oven puts off a terrible smell when used and we believe caused the CO2 alarm to go off during our stay. We had to evacuate the house and open all the windows and doors until the alarm stopped. We reported to Emerald Isle realty (who are awesome by the way) and assume they will have this fixed immediately. The pool is great, with a hot tub/Jacuzzi attached. The home sits in a "gated" community with only two beach front homes and sits beside a vacant lot so the beach in front in not crowded. The gate is always open and the community has been in bankruptcy (apparently just purchased) so the area has not been maintained well, although they are doing construction to the club house across the street. The pigeon issue (pigeons rousting in the front rafters of the house) is better but anyone staying in the bedrooms that face the street will hear them each morning. We've stayed at this house twice now and won't be back. It's okay, just not worth the $9K plus peak season in our opinion.
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. I noticed that you have stayed with Emerald Isle Realty quite a few times and we value your feedback. I have forwarded your comments on so we can work with the owner of 1 Summer Breeze to spruce up this home so it better meets the expectations of guests, like yourself, who stay here.
This was our second year staying at 1 Summer Breeze. The experience was the same as last year - incredible! The floor plan is perfect for larger families wishing to spend time together without feeling short on space thanks to an open living/dining/gourmet kitchen area on the top floor. Media room is huge draw for the kids with comfortable recliner seats, large flat-screen monitor and cinema-like sound system. Property is in immaculate condition. Our interaction with Emerald Isle Realty staff prior to and during our stay was extremely positive (as always). We are already counting the days until our return next year!!
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us and for your kind compliments of Emerald Isle Realty. It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your time here and I hope you will return. Please call us to begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
First time at this home. Really set up nice. Came a day after a hurricane had gone through so experienced quite a bit of wind which stirred up the sand a bit. Coming off the beach there was no where to spray off the sand from feet and legs. Had to walk the pool deck and down stairs to get to the outside showers. Left a lot of sand on the pool deck which would get tracked in the home. Staff took care of the problem providing us with a hard plastic baby pool to fill with water by the entrance to the stairs leading to the beach. Kids would step in the pool and remove the sand from their feet. It worked and took care of the problem. Other than that the stay was perfect. Really had a good time and would come back again. Beautiful home!
It pleases me to know that you and your family enjoyed your time in Emerald Isle and had the opportunity to enjoy your vacation at this lavish Sandcastle home. I'm sorry to hear of the inconvenience and discomfort the placement of the outside shower caused you, but I'm happy to know that our staff had a resolution to the problem. Thank you for your feedback. Please come again!
lot's of space and great location. Layout of house could've been better with the living area/kitchen opening out to the pool instead of being at the upper level. the door to the pool is on the same level as the 4 bedrooms. downstairs was an air hockey table the kids enjoyed along with a great movie room. there's an elevator! kitchen is well stocked and was a joy cooking in. dining table seats at least 10-12. a tv in every room, including kitchen. outdoor speakers to connect ipod along with an indoor ipod system - great jamming out with the family. outside showers were not operating and kind of disgusting...hopefully it's been updated. at the very top level outside, seagulls/pigeons(?) hung out and made a gigantic mess but luckily we didn't feel a need to go up into that area of the house. brand new weber gas grill was supplied. we would possibly stay again in the same house - definitely rent with emerald isle realty...they were so friendly and the check in/check out process was quick and efficient.
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. I noticed that you stayed during the Summer of 2012 and we do hope you will return. 1 Summer Breeze is a fantastic home with so much to offer and I'm happy that your family enjoyed it. I do remember the pigeon issue from last year and I believe it has been remedied so that is no longer a problem. Please call us if we can be of assistance as you plan your 2013 vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
This home met all of our needs and our family truly enjoyed the experience. The theater room was an added plus but the elevator was fantastic for my 84 year old mother as well as all of us. You could not have a better view and easy walk to the beach! Loved it. Only concern was the pool was not clean and the hot tub needed a new filter and was not serviced during our week. The trek pool deck was great as we didn't have to worry about splinters in our babies walking around it. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. 1 Summer Breeze is an excellently maintained and beautifully decorated vacation home and I'm so pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed it. I'm uncertain as to what happened with the pool and hot tub during your stay as Emerald Isle Realty doesn't manage those aspects of this home. I have forwarded your feedback on to the owner though so this can be investigated. Thank you again for your feedback. We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope you will revisit Emerald Isle soon. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
1 Summer Breeze is in a great location on Emerald Isle - very convenient to Emerald Plantation. It is in a gated community; however, the gates did not function properly and we often had difficulty getting in and out of the development. The beach is very clean in this area and was not crowded, even during the Labor Day weekend. The house is relatively new, but needed some attention. The carpets in the bedrooms had a lot of stains and needed cleaned. This was especially a concern for us since we had small children. Also, the upper deck facing the beach needed pressure washed - it had a black residue on it that appeared to be mold and was very slippery when it was wet. The worst issue was the porch that faced the street. It was literraly infested with pigeons and the floor was covered with bird droppings. It was a very unsafe and smelly situation and we were unable to use that porch or door the entire week. We contacted Emerald Isle Realty two times about the problem and it was not addressed, nor was the porch cleaned. There is only a small shaded porch (barely large enough for two rockers) near the pool. Again, this was a problem for us with small children, but would be great for sun lovers.
Thank you for your review of your stay at 1 Summer Breeze and for making us aware of your experience at this home. Our maintenance department will assess the situation with the pigeons and find a way to resolve this matter. I'm very sorry this wasn't done during your stay. I hope you will revisit Emerald Isle and allow Emerald Isle Realty another opportunity to serve as your host. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
We loved the location with close proximity to services. The house was lovely and was nicely decorated with a pool and a short walk to the beach. It had pool toys (floats, noodles, etc) and beach toys as well. A pool-side umbrella would have helpful to shade the sun. We had a problem with ants in the house...not sure why. Elevator helpful in bringing in groceries and supplies.
Thank you for your review of your stay at 1 Summer Breeze. We enjoyed having you as our guest and I'm so pleased to know that you enjoyed this home and all which it provides. I am sorry to hear of the issue you experienced with ants. Due to the very mild winter we had this year and the recent rain, we have had more reports of ants. While all of our properties are regularly sprayed to keep such pests at bay, we're happy to treat it again when we receive a report such as yours. I'll certainly pass your comments on to our housekeeping department. Thank you again for your feedback. Please call us when you begin making plans for your next Emerald Isle vacation - 1-888-832-0140.
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