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“Everything you need for a great beach vacation”

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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Very good - based on 28 reviews
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J M
north carolina
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Everything you need for a great beach vacation”
Reviewed June 27, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Chocolate Thunder from 18-25 June. When we go to the beach, we look for a house that's right on the beach with a great pool, and plenty of things to keep everyone busy if the weather keeps us indoors. This house has it all. Great beach location, two pools, hot tub, two outstanding game rooms with an endless selection of things to keep both kids and adults entertained. The house is showing a bit of age, but everything is well maintained and was in good working order for our visit. When we had a couple of problems Emerald Isle Realty was very responsive. I can't say enough good things about their professionalism not only in maintaining the property but also in everything else they do. We would stay here again. I give it 4.5 stars.

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Liked best: Location on the beach and variety of things to do in the house
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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RayZ90
Derry, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“silver not gold”
Reviewed August 28, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Been coming to EI for past 21 yrs and stayed everywhere from condo to platinum rated homes, This is definitely not a gold . Hot tub does not work, porch furniture though plentiful is worn and rusted. Ice dispenser in frig does not work and elevator while we were there did not work. Kitchen is small especially for large family. Location is great and ocean views are excellent.
House is clean.

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Liked best: ocean view
Liked least: hot tub not functioning
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2016
Thank you for your review of your stay at Chocolate Thunder. While the Gold rating is more specific to the interior furnishings and finishes of our vacation homes, I will forward your comments to our rating specialist so she can review the property. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again for your next family vacation.
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Reviewed June 17, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Caffeinat...
East Coast
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic beachfront home!”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We have rented many, many beach homes over the years, this one is in the top few favorites. Right on the beach, which is not always the case even with beachfront homes as most build well behind the dunes. Outdoor areas are awesome, multiple levels, well maintained, two pools and a hot tub. Furniture outdoors and indoors well maintained, not showing all the wear and tear of most rentals.

Beautiful elevator making the home fully accessible, amazing views, home and kitchen well furnished with many tv's, game rooms, separate living and dining areas to accommodate large families, etc.. Comfortable, well maintained and clean - the big key so a great vacation rental.

The beach is wonderful, wide, soft sand, gentle waves, safe and family and dog friendly. Location is good as we could go either direction and find great restaurants 5 - 25 minutes away.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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