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Bright Emerald Isle Condo w/ Private Beach Access!

Ease your mind along the serene shores of Emerald Isle and stay at this elevated 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental! Walk out to your private balcony and breathe in the fresh seaside air, followed by a relaxing day by one of the 2 community pools. When you're not casting a line at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, prepare an inspired seafood dish in the condo's fully equipped kitchen. Conclude each evening with a stroll along Emerald Isle's shoreline, just in time for an oceanfront sunset!

$117 per night
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Efficiency suite at Gramma's Beach

Great private space on the ocean side, short walk to the water. Brand new efficiency suite with everything you need for a vacation or extended stay. Parking, private entrance, fully equipped kitchen. Very quiet neighborhood but also close to restaurants, mini golf, go carts etc.

$81 per night
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Emerald Mermaid studio apt private beach access

1 block from beach w/private parking lot .37 spaces-first come first served. has shower & walking distance to Bogue inlet pier. Soundside public access w/pier & limited parking - can walk or bike easily. Apartment Located steps from bike path: walk or bike to restaurants, pier, shopping, grocery. 1 mile from public boat ramp. apt sleeps 2 with 1 queen bed & 1 futon. Fully equipped Kitchen. Hot/cold outside shower. Gas grill. 2 beach chairs. 2 beach bikes. Linens & towels.

$96 per night

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Oceanfront Seaton Hall East-Stay Where You Play
$327 per night
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Sea Oats East of Emerald Isle, NC Beachfront
$222 per night
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Bright, Quiet, and Cozy, 3 bed/2 bath
$144 per night
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*-Relaxing Ocean View-Single Family Home-*
$430 per night
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The Emerald Cottage - one block to beach/hot tub
$384 per night
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SOUND FRONT The Riviera of the Crystal Coast
$239 per night
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*UPDATED~Oceanside~Single Family Beach House*
$291 per night
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NEW! 'Coastal Vista' — Walk to Emerald Isle Beach!
$406 per night
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Best Views on Emerald Isle
$429 per night
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Big Swell West Beach House -1 King Bed & 2 Bikes
$150 per night
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Feelin TipSea, A modern updated Beach experience!
$344 per night
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Oceanside Luxury and Convenience at the Beach
$150 per night

Emerald Isle cottage rentals

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Blue Haven
$124 per night
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NEWLY RENOVATED 2BR 1 BATH 4th row beach boat ramp
$178 per night
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Sea Glass Cottage - Beachside w/ Private Pool
$425 per night
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On Island Time, Central EI, Private Beach Parking
$264 per night
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Bobbi's Choice- EI Beach Cottage
$75 per night
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Ocean side escape in the heart of Emerald Isle, NC
$169 per night
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OCEAN & SOUND VIEWS, beach access right out front!
$318 per night
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The 'Blue' House
$200 per night
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Cents and Cents-Ability — Cozy Beach Getaway!
$155 per night
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Cozy Oceanfront Home with Panoramic Beach Views
$421 per night
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Peace at the Pier Unit A with king size master
$224 per night
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⛵️Coastal Cottage in Waterfront Neighborhood
$177 per night

Your guide to Emerald Isle

All About Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is a small-town beach retreat. It offers beautiful sand-dune-covered beaches beribboned with leaning wooden fences and a quaint village of cottages and low-key seafood joints. A big day here involves a leisurely kayaking trip followed by a stop at the local ice cream shop, where you can sit in one of the several brightly colored rocking chairs lined up outside. Emerald Isle is one of a network of Outer Banks barrier islands, which intersects with North Carolina’s Crystal Coast — an 85-mile stretch of pristine coastline that has long attracted those seeking a refuge from the demands of daily life.


How do I get around Emerald Isle?

Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) in Jacksonville and Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern receive limited flights and are both about 45 miles from Emerald Isle. The closest major airport is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is 160 miles away. Emerald Isle is extremely walkable and bikeable, but you will probably want a rental car to explore such nearby towns as Atlantic Beach.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Emerald Isle?

April through June in Emerald Isle is warm and sunny, with temperatures in the low 70s to mid-80 degrees Fahrenheit. July through September grows hotter, with temperatures in the mid- to high 80s, and October through March cools down considerably, with temperatures in the high 50s to mid 60s, with forays into the 40s. Emerald Isle is prone to rain year round, so pack an umbrella no matter the season.


What are the top things to do in Emerald Isle?

The Point

Emerald Isle is home to 12 miles of sandy beaches, but locals and visitors alike tend to agree that the Point is the prettiest. Located on the westernmost tip of the island, this expansive, undeveloped strand offers unobstructed ocean and sunset views. To access this beach, you’ll have to nab one of the limited number of spots in nearby Station Street Park, then walk about a quarter mile. The sense of isolation is part of the Point’s appeal, but it also means there are no restrooms or shops nearby, so plan accordingly.

Bogue Inlet Pier

A stroll down the 1,000-foot Bogue Inlet Pier is a great way to take in ocean views, watch surfers playing in the waves below, or partake in one of Emerald Isle’s big draws: fishing. Every year people line up along the pier to cast off and try to snag trout, mackerel, and tuna — or even blowfish or barracuda. You can buy day fishing passes and rent equipment at the pier. If you’d rather someone else catch your dinner, or you want to enjoy the ocean views with a drink in your hand, the pier’s bar and grill has got you covered.

Emerald Isle Woods Park

Escape into the shady, forested environs of Emerald Isle Woods Park, bordered on the north by Bogue Sound. Its 41 acres are criss-crossed with walking trails, and a wooden boardwalk will lead you to a floating dock and kayak launch. This park is a favorite of birders, who come here to spot ospreys, egrets, woodpeckers, and other feathered locals. It also features a nine-hole disc golf course.