Best Vacation Rental Amenities for a Fun Socially Distanced Vacation

Safety is always a top priority when planning a family vacation, especially with COVID-19 affecting life as we know it. If you’re ready to head to the Crystal Coast for some much-needed beach therapy, but want to respect social distancing precautions, our Emerald Isle vacation rentals have all of the luxuries you need to make your vacation one to enjoy and remember for a lifetime!

Dreamtime West - Private Boardwalk  Southern Malibu - Soundfront Pier
Dreamtime West (left) and Southern Malibu (right)

Private Boardwalks for Easy Beach Access and Soundfront Seclusion

No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without feeling the sand between your toes! Choose a rental with direct beach access and avoid the hustle and bustle of public boardwalks. Not only will you enjoy unobstructed beach views right from your rental’s balcony, but the convenience to come and go from the beach is priceless!

Enjoy an early morning stroll with coffee in hand, or a late-night view of the moon glistening over the emerald waters right from the beach. Amidst enjoying peak hours of the North Carolina sun during the day, easily walk back to your beach rental for a socially distanced family lunch right in the comfort of your own private vacation rental!

If you’re looking for the same convenience with a bit more privacy, choose to stay in one of our peaceful soundfront vacation rentals. With many offering private piers, you can escape to the water easily and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing, swimming and even fishing.

Summer Solstice - Kitchen  Deckhouse - Kitchen
Summer Solstice (left) and Deckhouse (right)

Fully Equipped Cooking Accommodations

A rousing game of beach volleyball or other fun-in-the-sun activities can truly work up an appetite! Our vacation rentals’ fully equipped kitchens make it easy to whip up your favorite home recipes for the whole family. Or try your hand at preparing some classic North Carolina cuisine that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Or take the whole family outdoors to enjoy some BBQ! We have nearly 300 vacation rental properties that include a gas or charcoal grill for your convenience, perfect for a family dinner on the patio while taking in a gorgeous Emerald Isle sunset.

1 Cottage Treasure - Rentals with Pools  Oscar's Place - Pool and Hot Tub
1 Cottage Treasure (left) and Oscar’s Place (right)

Come for the Beach, Stay for the Pool

If you prefer to take a dip without the waves, check out one of our rentals with a private pool! Surrounded by palm trees and sand bars, these homes give you the ultimate socially distanced oasis. Grab a sweet tea and hang out poolside while the kids enjoy a game of Sharks and Minnows, or lounge on a floatie and catch some rays! In the cooler months, a hot tub is the perfect place to end a day of fun, and the kids will love being able to splash around in the warm waters.

Casa de la Playa - Game Room  Goin' Coastal - Game Room
Casa de la Playa (left) and Goin’ Coastal (right)

A Place for Friendly Competition and Entertainment

Keep the entire family entertained for hours on end in one of our vacation rentals with a game room. Choose from a number of oceanfront or soundfront homes featuring large recreation rooms with flatscreen TVs, pool tables, gaming systems, and more! Many of these homes also have a mini fridge or wet bar in the gaming room, so you can stock your favorite drinks and snacks to have on hand after you take home the win!

Wind down each night as the whole family gathers around the TV to enjoy a movie, and don’t forget the popcorn!

Plan Your Getaway Today

Our more than 700 vacation rental properties with countless amenities make it easy to enjoy a vacation while social distancing, or as we call it – coastal distancing. No matter which direction you’re coming in from, driving to Emerald Isle is a breeze.  And finding the perfect vacation rental has never been easier. So, be sure to load up on your favorite road trip snacks and grab your bathing suit— the Crystal Coast is waiting for you!

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Best Vacation Rental Amenities for a Fun Socially Distanced Vacation

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