'West of the Moon' Ocean Apt w/ Beach Access!

Property ID: 439153Emerald IsleNCUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA


Salty sea air and balmy breezes welcome you to this Emerald Isle apartment, sitting just a 30-yard stroll from public beach access! Guests of the 2-bedroom, 1-bath ‘West of the Moon’ vacation rental will enjoy spectacular ocean views, along with modern at-home essentials. You’ll feel at ease with the Smart TVs, full kitchen, and dog-friendly policy. Kick back on your private deck while the waves crash against the shore, or grab the provided beach gear and head down for a day of sand and sun!


  • Washer
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Oceanfront
  • Near Ocean
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials


Location Details

OCEANFRONT: Emerald Isle Beach (30 yards), Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier (1.0 miles), NC Wildlife Public Boat Ramp (1.6 miles), Dudley’s Marina (6.8 miles)

FAMILY FRIENDLY: Salt Pirate Waterpark (1.9 miles), Fun World Motor Sports (2.2 miles), The Watson House and Gardens (3.9 miles), Lost Treasure Golf & Raceway (8.8 miles), North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (12.7 miles)

PARKS & NATURE: Emerald Isle Woods Park (2.9 miles), Hammocks Beach State Park (10.2 miles), Fort Macon State Park (19.0 miles), Croatan National Forest (25.6 miles)

FOOD & DRINK: The Trading Post; Southern Food & Spirits (0.8 miles), Flipperz Family Bar & Grill (1.2 miles), Rucker Johns Restaurant (1.6 miles), Caribsea (1.9 miles), The Crab Shack (8.5 miles)

AIRPORTS: Albert J Ellis Airport (39.7 miles), Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (38.5 miles), Wilmington International Airport (76.6 miles)


19 reviews
  • Disgusting.


    When we arrived, there was maintenance crew working on the home so we could not enter originally, then we found out they were spraying the mold thats in the master bedroom closet. The maintenance crew was confused they thought we were coming the next day. The smell was absolutely disgusting and gave us a headache all weekend. The only thing decent about the play was the location, very close to the beach access point since it’s across the street. Location 8/10. House 1/10.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Alexis S.
    Published October 3, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Owner's response: "Alexis, We were quite surprised by your review. You texted us to see if you could extend your stay, and because of a prior commitment, we had to deny that request. We know that this upset you, but we had hoped you would understand. We have provided this documentation to Evolve for their records. At the beach, during the heavy season, contractors are very difficult to schedule. We had already scheduled someone to come by at 10:30 on the 20th. They are set to replace the linoleum in the bathroom and repaint all AC vents. After this is done we have another guest checking in. We do apologize for the inconvenience but as business owners, we have to get things done when we have time. We try to ensure that the property is up to date on maintenance and we make upgrades to make it a great place for all our guests to enjoy. We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests. We will continue to strive for the 5-star experiences we know we can deliver."

  • Near quiet beach- not quite as seems


    The opening picture show a boardwalk to the beach. This apartment is a row back across the street from beach. What is that picture?? Pros: Easy 2 min walk to nice quiet beach location. Easy in driveway parking for up to 2 cars. Large apartment with a lot of room to spread out (but one bath with slow draining sink). It was decently cleaned (except for mold in closets) and it had most supplies like soap, a bottle of shampoo, and paper towels. We also enjoyed the wagon with skim board and a few sand shovels available to use.Cons: Not as pictured. The quality of furniture is different and cheap/worn/squeaky/..pretty much as others have described. Also only 4 chairs at a smaller table. I didn't want to use the kitchen utensils either without cleaning them myself because they relied on previous tenants to HAND wash and put away (when we could find no sponge) The top bunk wasn't made, no fixes were addressed from the previous reviews (lack of care clearly), there was not much light (and missing lightbulb), and 2 nails were sticking up on the wood steps. I can imagine this place was quite nice 20 years ago, and they just never did anything since. I definitely know there are worse beach apartments out there, it wasn't awful, but I do NOT think this was worth the cost it took for our 2 nights.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Alicia W.
    Published August 23, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner:
    "We were thrilled to hear you wanted to extend your stay, unfortunately, the date requested was already booked by another traveler. West of the Moon is 30 yards from beach access, and we provide a wagon, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, skimboard, masks and snorkels, swim goggles, and an entire sandcastle play set for the children. From the property, you can see the ocean and hear the waves on the shoreline. The first photo listed is from the second beach access to the right
    -We constantly update the property: new skylight, new wood flooring, new linoleum in kitchen and laundry area, new patio furniture, new router/modem, and other new furniture. The furniture is excellent and spacious, especially the large wrap-around leather couch. It's great for a big family and does not squeak. We provide two benches in addition to the four chairs, as the maximum capacity is six vacationers. Also, we provide a high chair for a baby/toddler.
    -The dishes were washed before our guest arrived.
    -We have addressed your comments with our local team to ensure our high standards are being met and all efforts are consistent and thorough.
    -We enable renters to stay a minimum of only two nights versus an entire week like most property managers in Emerald Isle.
    -There are no nails protruding from the wood step, no mold in the bedroom closet, and the bathroom sink drains quickly.

    We take our guest experience seriously and strive to provide an enjoyable stay for each guest. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is important to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to address these concerns. We would love to host you again and will strive to ensure you have a 5-star stay upon your return!"

  • West Of Moon


    I feel as though I should mention that it is upstairs...but other than that it was exactly what was described!! We were very satisfied with our stay 😊

    Published May 16, 2023
  • Clean and Cute


    The place was clean and cute. Good place to stay for the place.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Diana Kay K.
    Published March 14, 2023
  • Close to everything


    Super easy to get to shopping and other activities.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    velvet s.
    Published October 4, 2022
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