Categories: Featured Property of the Week

Featured Property: Mermaid Crossing

We are excited to introduce you to one of our most unique vacation rentals, Mermaid Crossing. This charming cottage is a canal front property that overlooks a beautiful salt marsh. The house offers the best of both worlds, with secluded comfort and easy beach access.

Mermaid Crossing is a lovely two-story home right off of Archers Creek. When you drive up to this 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom property, you will be greeted by tall, lush trees surrounding the house. When you enter the home, you will be delighted to see the open floor plan that is surrounded by bright, airy windows.

The living room has plenty of seating, with two oversized couches. You can choose to stretch out and watch TV on the flat screen or break out a board game with the family. Off of the living room is a spacious kitchen that offers enough room for the kids to eat at the breakfast bar. As you prepare breakfast, enjoy a nice cup of coffee while listening to nature sing from the lush and private vegetation surrounding the home.  Your kitchen is nicely equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher.

At Mermaid Crossing you will feel right at home in any of the 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom suite offers a king-sized bed as well as a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. Each of the bedrooms features a TV for those times you need to just steal away.

During your stay, you will enjoy a furnished screened porch that is situated in a very private setting that overlooks the salt marsh. While outside, relax on the covered deck with porch rockers and porch swing. You will also have dock access to Archers Creek, so don’t forget your kayak or canoe. Some of the additional bonuses to renting Mermaid Crossing include three bicycles to use during the duration of your stay. And an enclosed hot/cold outside shower provides a perfect way to wash away your day at the beach, before utilizing the gas grill outside for an evening of cooking out.

Want to see what previous renters have to say?


“Our very first visit to Emerald Isle was extra special because of Mermaid Crossing. Even though the house is 4/10 of a mile from the beach access, it is super convenient. The neighborhood very nice and everyone is friendly. The house has many places to gather together and enjoy each other’s company and just has many secluded spots to relax. The dock is perfect to enjoy coffee in the morning and watch the sunrise over the sound. Kitchen has absolutely NOTHING missing! We enjoyed cooking every meal there. There are books, movies, games, magazines…. all the amenities of home. That’s how Mermaid Crossing makes you feel like you can make yourself at home. We booked our vacation for next year while we were there. You cannot beat this rental for the price!!!”

-FlipKey verified reviewer


“My family loved the Mermaid house. It was clean and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed. We loved the area. It was a little walk to the beach but it was nice. We loved the multiple decks for us to sit on and the pier out back. The house was big enough for my family of 7 that we weren’t on top of each other. I really enjoyed having a master bath with a Jacuzzi.The kids liked using the bikes. We enjoyed day trips to the aquarium, Fort Macon, and the island to see horses. Everyone was friendly. We will be using this house again.”

-A FlipKey verified reviewer

Check out the availability of Mermaid Crossing as well as 700 other rentals offered by Emerald Isle Realty. Additional Amenities Include:

  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Military Appreciation Discount
  • Non-Smoking
  • Pier/Dock
  • Jacuzzi