House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeper Sofa queen size, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Bill Finn
Former Physician at the University of North Carolina; currently active as Medical Consultant. Together with my wife, serve as Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, respectively of a Medical Journal; non-medical interests include the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, Oregon pinot noir and nine grandchildren.
Bill Finn purchased this House in 2001
Why Bill Finn chose The Point
It was the grandchildren - spread across four states. I wanted a place they could all visit to get to know one another and have memories of 'summertime at the beach'. When I toured 'the Point' I knew that this was the spot. Little traffic, safe streets, easy access in one direction to the beach along the shoreline and as a bonus, the ever shifting sands of 'the Point' itself in the other direction. I didn't think it could be any better.
What makes this House unique
The open floor plan of the 2nd floor allows everyone to be together for meals and socializing. At the same time, with the 1st floor family room and 50" TV, there is ample room to spread out. The four bedrooms are not directly under the upstairs 'great room' and as a result are quiet and a place of your own - even with a full house.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Beach toys, beach cart, boogie boards provided.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Phenomenal House, Great Location-best vacation ever!!
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous home with us. Our first family vacation with our three married children, spouses and 2 grandkids who all live far from us.
The house is perfection. It looks like it could be featured in Southern Living showing what a beautiful and tasteful beach home should look like. The people make the vacation but to be living in such surroundings sure makes everyone feel very happy.
The design of the house works so well. We loved having the bedrooms on the second level and the main living spaces on the third. We could put kids to bed and not worry about having to be quiet. Having two master bedrooms each with a bathroom was awesome and the other two bedrooms were very lovely. Also loved having a washer and dryer right there on that level with a den.
The top level was open and spacious with the kitchen, living room.dining room and an additional sitting area. All 10 of us were often together and never ever felt crowded. The barstools along the kitchen were a great addition though the large dining table fit everyone too. A large pantry made it very easy with storing everything we brought.
Never have seen such an outfitted kitchen like this. There is nothing one could ever want that isn't there. Loved the double oven and beautiful serving dishes.
Best of all were the views from this level. The room was surrounded by windows and glass doors on three sides and you can see the ocean and Point from all 3 sides. Though not listed as ocean front we were pleasantly surprised to be able to easily see the water and hear the waves.
We absolutely loved the 4 balconies. With front and back balconies on both levels there was always a quiet place to get away to if you wanted to read or take a nap without a lot of people around. Both had great views and the ocean facing balcony was a crowd favorite. The furniture was great - lounge chair, chairs and table and chairs.
It was a real bonus to have a yard for kids to play and an enclosed shower to rinse off in before entering the house. Also a great patio area and we grilled out twice on the gas grill. Thanks for providing the cart, beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys. Your Homeservices contact was wonderful and extremely responsive. We never worried about one thing.
Beach was spectacular, a very short walk away, so few people, great waves.
A gift to hear everyone tell me it was the greatest vacation they have ever been on. Great family memories were made.
Thank you !!!!
The Finnish Line property was just perfect!
Thanks Bill! Your beautiful home was the perfect place for our family to unwind and relax. You have thought of every detail and it shows in your beautiful home. We went to the beach every day and enjoyed fun movie nights together in the upstairs living room. We are looking forward to a return visit when our schedules permit. Just an awesome place and a blessing to be able to enjoy it. Thanks, the Hampton family
Thank you for your note. Your comments along with those of others during our experience with Hurricane Florence have been well received. With a few new shingles and a coat of paint, we look forward to your return.
Absolutely stunning property!
Our family rented this beautiful house to celebrate a milestone birthday and it was everything we had hoped! The decor was lovely - in fact, I wish she could decorate my home! The layout is perfect as the bedrooms are all on one level and the main living space on another. I found myself bouncing from one perfect spot to another both inside and on the four different porches and patios. The front porch swings were a favorite of my kids! The house is only a block from the beach and an easy walk to the beach or sound. Each night we loved going down to "the point" and watching the sunset. The owners were delightful to work with and it is evident that they take a lot of pride in their home and enjoy opening it up to visitors as they thought of every detail to make our week perfect!
Thank you for your comments. Also to be mentioned is the help given by our property management team at Emerald Isle Homeowner Services.
Best way to describe it - Perfect!
I had the opportunity to organize a reunion with sisters and cousins that we refer to as a ya-ya gathering. The word that kept coming up to describe our stay was perfect. The house provided everything we could ask for and more. We spent most of our time on the porches with coffee or wine, or at the beach. Thank you for providing such quality beach chairs. This is an example of many of the details that are considered for a wonderful stay for guests. The overall experience has set the bar for future ya-ya gatherings. I can't wait to book the house to share and make memories with my immediate family. Thanks for the hospitality the quick responsiveness to all of my questions.
Thank you for your kind comments. But remember, the real keys to a 'perfect' vacation are the people your are with.
Loved! Loved! Loved!!!
The views are great from all porches. The kitchen/living/dining area is great for everyone to be together. The bedroom level worked perfect for us. While the future bride and her attendants were being entertained on the top level, my husband enjoyed the tv area on the bedroom level. Bedroom level lets one retire for the night without being disturbed by those still up on the upper level. It is a quick walk to the ocean. You can see the point and the activity going on there from the top deck. From the back deck you see the coast guard station. Convenient to great shops and dining but a neighborhood feeling. We loved our week there.
For the new couple:
By William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Great week in beautiful home!
Beautiful home with all the amenities! Close walk to beach. Wonderful family vacation..will be back!
Thank you. Making friends is part of the VRBO experience.
There are some great restaurants at Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Morehead City, and Beaufort.
Some suggestions are:
Ice House, Trattoria, Salt Water Grill, Riverside Steak House - Swansboro
Caribsea, Trading Post, Rucker Johns, Sharks Den, Village Market Deli, Flipperz, Kathryn's Bistro and Martini Bar - Emerald Isle
Ruddy Duck's, Amos Mosquitos, Bistro by the Sea, Snapperz, El's Drive-in, Island Grille, Circa 81 Tapas, Crab's Claw, Floyd's 1921 - Morehead City
City Kitchen, Front St. Grill at Stillwater, Blue Moon Bistro, Aqua, The Spouter Inn, Finz Grill & Bar, The Cedars Inn - Beaufort