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“Historic Storm, Heroic Support”

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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Very good - based on 29 reviews
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Backhomet...
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Historic Storm, Heroic Support”
Reviewed February 26, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

First of all, this is the most beautiful beach on the NC coast, and this property is beachfront.

Next, I cannot speak highly enough of Emerald Isle Realty and staff. No one could be prepared for such a storm. Who is? (I heard the Harbormaster of Boston Harbor slid into the water and was saved by a local restaurant owner!)

Every time we had a problem, the rental folks were there within 30 minutes to address it. Jimmie was a godsend. I am sure most of the staff were having so many problems simply trying to maneuver for their own families, but never for one minute did they abandon their renters. I was so impressed.

And while we were hoping for the kind of weather that showed up the next week (our big family was supposed to join us and as the week progressed, we just told them to stay home), it was still quite an adventure. On our last morning, a big flock of pelicans were sleeping on the beach. Because of the full moon and the low pressure, the tides were extreme, especially low tide.

And when that storm hit shore, the water in the toilets rocked and the house filled with the smells of salt and old fish. We could feel the pressure popping in our ears. Plus seeing the snow on the beach under the full moon was spectacular. Parts of the sound even froze.I could go on about all the unusual things we experienced during that storm.

My husband has Parkinson’s Disease, so we had to ask for more help than we are accustomed to, but Emerald Isle Realty never made us feel needy or ashamed. We have always jumped on every adventure that we could, traveling the world (even going into the Soviet Union in winter as it was collapsing--another story).

And in spite of Parkinson’s, we will continue to pull ourselves into as many adventures as we can.

Jimmie is a truly marvelous man, compassionate, smart—and knows exactly when to grab your arm and when to let go. I cannot rave highly enough about Emerald Isle Realty Company. They showed their true nature in this time of emergency, and I never felt abandoned, even though they all must have been experiencing their own issues with burst pipes and so on.

Our best sides are always shown in adversity.

It is easy to be good when the weather is perfect and everyone is smiling!

In short, Emerald Isle Realty and staff are all amazing, and we will rent from them again—and tell all our friends to rent from them. Certainly Reflections West could use some new living room furniture, but the place was spotless, the linens spotless. And you could not ask for better access to the beach or better views.

From the first second we arrived on Saturday to Jimmy following us off the ice-covered island, we felt safe in spite of this “weather bomb” not seen since since 1959.

This beachfront property must be amazing in the sunshine, without ice and snow, but it was an adventure I would not have missed for the world!

Be sure to rent from Emerald Isle Realty--and Emerald Isle has the best beaches.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Mar 1, 2018
Thank you for your very kind review. Your words have made my day and possibly my whole winter. You, of course, did not have the beach vacation experience that we hope each of our guests will have when visiting our area, but you truly did experience with us a weather event that is so unique to our area.

While you were here, we were so appreciative of your patience and the kindness you showed when faced with less than desirable conditions. It was our pleasure to host your winter vacation and be as accommodating to you and your husband as possible given the circumstances. Thank you again for such a wonderful pat on the back.
We hope to see you again soon!
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Dan W
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Beachfront Rental”
Reviewed August 19, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed here with four adults and four children and we had a great time. The upsides: It's a spacious property with plenty of room for all of us to relax. There are four rooms with a double bed, one for each adult, and our four children were able to share the top floor together. It is right on the beach, which is not crowded at all, the sand is nice to walk in and ocean was very warm this time of year. We spent many hours down there every day. The downsides: dishwasher does not work well so we just hand washed things most of the time, the propane tank on the barbecue was empty, the bedroom on the main floor smells a little from the humidity and the fridge is a bit small so it took a day to catch up after we arrived and filled it full of food and beer.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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LeslieBee...
1 review
“Emerald Beauty”
Reviewed July 28, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We love this house! It fits our two families well, especially the upstairs floor which is home to several young kids. The downstairs hardwood floors and furnishings are lovely. One thing we'd love to see is an ENCLOSED hot/cold outdoor shower. It would help keep sand outside where it belongs. No one used the shower on the lowest level.

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Reviewed August 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Charlotte NC
Reviewed May 1, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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NC
Reviewed October 3, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Stratford Connecticut
Reviewed August 22, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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