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“Kid Friendly And Perfect”

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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Tam G
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“Kid Friendly And Perfect”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We went to sleep to the sound of the ocean, ate our meals on the deck and spent our days playing in the sand. It was perfect! There are tons of toys and books for children to enjoy when they aren't at the beach and the house all comes equipped with basic sand toys (which were perfect since we left ours at home). The outdoor shower is awesome for cleaning up sandy feet.

Inside, the house is comfortable with all the kitchen essentials for cooking dinner. The beds were cozy and there are plenty to go around, including a kids room with two twin beds.

We took a long (but not too long) walk on the beach to visit the pier where we could watch surfers catching waves and fishermen (and women) catching all kinds of interesting fish, including a blowfish (which the fisherman was not thrilled about). It's also a perfect spot for running either on the beach or on the quiet street that runs in front of the house. There is also a running/biking trail that goes into town but we didn't try that out.

Can't wait to come back and stay longer!

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Frank S
Bristow, Virginia
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Almost Paradise is Paradise Found”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our stay at Almost Paradise, just a 5 minute walk to the beach, was enjoyed by our entire family. We had 5 guests at the house. There was plenty of space for all. With 4 bedrooms, (3) Queen Size Bedrooms, (1) Bedroom with two twin beds. The beds are very comfy along with the great pillows which we enjoy. The kitchen is supplied with everything one would need to cook any type of meal at the house. The dinning room table easly seats 8 comfortably. The dining room table is next to the kitchen, which makes serving meals very easy. There is ample seating in the living room with its large flat screen TV. We were able to grill outside; all grilling equipment is available at the house. You have a choise of eating inside or on the partially covered deck with its large picnic table and a view of the ocean. There are also several good restaurants in the area. For relaxing days the house has a library full of books, DVD's and CD's for the entire family. The convenient extras such as beach towels, beach chairs, bikes, beach toys and boogie/surf boards are welcome. This is our 5th year staying at Almost Paradise. We look forward to our stay each year very much. The house is always in perfect shape, and the owners always are updating with new relaxing furniture, along with keeping the outside of the house in great shape. Your next stay at Almost Paradise will be Paradise Found for sure.

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Frank S
Bristow, Virginia
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“Quiet corner cottage, 5 min walk to beach with view of ocean from deck”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Our stay was very pleasant. All rooms of the 4 BR house were clean, including the two bathrooms. There is a new large screen TV in the living room and loads of movies, CDs and books. Kitchen was well stocked and the DR table easily sits 8. We especially liked the partly covered deck which faces the south with ocean view between the houses across the street. The new sliding glass door in the front leading to the deck, and in the west BR are very nice. Location is ideal. It is only a 5 min. walk to the beach, so there is no need to drive and pack your gear. Beach chairs and towels are provided. There is also a charcoal grill provided with all supplies available. There is also a large picnic table on the deck to eat outside looking at the ocean. When we stay at Almost Paradise we feel very relaxed from the everday stress of life. This is a great ocean cottage to unwind. Also we have found several great restaurants in the area to enjoy North Carolina seafood & bbq.

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Liked best: Easy access to the ocean/beach
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Bristow Va
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Reviewed 12 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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