"Small Oceanfront Cottage in Emerald Isle. Lovely views & just steps from the Beach."
My family stayed at this cottage in August. We had a very nice time. There are pros and cons to renting this cottage based on my experience. The pros first; the cottage has a great location. It is very centrally located on the island. It takes 10 minutes to go back into Emerald Isle proper and 20 minutes to Atlantic Beach/ Morehead City. This means you can easily enjoy everything the area has to offer. The cottage is also on the thinner part of the island (there are only three rows of houses here) so you really do not need to worry about being crowded on the beach. On a Saturday we had a 100 feet of beach all to ourselves. Next, the owner have recently redone all the outdoor decks. From the stairway leading to the door to the beach front decks all the broads are new and smooth. The outdoor beach front deck has plenty of outdoor sitting and lovely views of the oceans.There are also only three steps down to the beach itself (you do still have to walk on a pathway through the dune), but the three steps definitely make the way to the beach easier for older members of your party. The cons; the cottage has a small kitchen. It was well stock with utensils, but unless you are cooking very small meals, you better plan to eat out. The mattresses in all the bedrooms were horribly flat, hard and just uncomfortable to sleep on. This complaint was had by every member of my family. The toilets in this cottage were very low and while this will not bother younger members, older people will find them very uncomfortable to use. Finally, there was poison ivy growing in several places outside the cottage. It was by the driveway, growing through the stairs and by the grill. If you have a member of your family that is allergic, then be prepared.
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. I agree that the location of Crew's Nest truly sets this home apart from others. I'm so pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your time here. I have asked our maintenance department to check out the poison ivy and remove it if possible. Thank you for letting us know about that, and please come again soon.
-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 08/28/2016
Crews Nest is a great little place for a couple or maybe a couple with up to 2 children.The waterfront view and the beach access is to die for.The kitchen is very small,cooking a meal is almost impossible.The beds are comfortable.The outside water hose and nozzle needed to be replaced when we were down.My wife just the two of us have stayed there several times and for the price it is ok.
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us. It pleases me to know that Crew's Nest has served you and your wife well for multiple visits to Emerald Isle, and I agree that the view and beach access are fantastic!
-keno132 on 05/23/2016