We stayed in F-106, and enjoyed the condo.
Information: We booked through BlueWater and were able to pick up our keys after hours (we arrived on Emerald Isle after 8:00 pm).
There was ample parking as the complex was not full. Just a short walk to the beach from our building (about 500 steps). Be sure to keep your parking pass in plain sight on your dash, I forgot to put the pass on my dash one evening and was issued a warning for not having a parking pass visible.
Be sure to pack trash bags, dishwasher soap/tabs, tp, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc., as these were not provided in our unit.
Condo: The unit was clean and comfortable. Since we had a first floor unit, there was a screened in patio, which was great around lunch time when we headed back from the beach to have lunch. The standard stock of appliances were available, blender, coffee pot, toaster oven, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, fridge (with ice maker), stove/oven. There was a queen size bed in the bedroom, and plenty of blankets in the closet.
Beach: The beach was just a short walk from the unit (about 500 steps), and there was a wooden walkover from the complex to the beach. There is a guarded beach about 500 steps away to the east. Some people left their pop up gazebos on the beach all day, and they seemed to remain unperturbed all day.
Things to do: The beach was a great place to spend the hours. We did take a day trip to Harker's Island and visit Cape Lookout. It’s about an hour’s drive from the condo complex to the ferry dock, then a fifteen minute ferry ride to the island. There are bathrooms at the ferry dock on Harker’s Island, and on Cape Lookout. The beach was a short walk (about 1,000 steps) on Cape Lookout, and the beach was great. You do have to carry everything you bring, we took a multi-compartment beach bag, but people did have rolling coolers and beach chairs.
Places to eat: We ate out three times on our trip. We went out to dinner at Rucker Johns (Emerald Isle) and Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant (Beaufort). Rucker Johns was great, there was a wait forming when we got there at 5:45, and when we left around 7:00, the wait was over an hour for a party of four (on a Tuesday night). Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant in Beaufort was also great, we stopped there on our way home from Cape Lookout (it’s about halfway between Harker’s Island and Emerald Isle). There were a lot of seafood options and there was a minimal wait (less than 5 minutes) around 6:30 pm for a party of 2. We went out to breakfast at Yana Mama’s in Swansboro, which is only about ten minutes from Pebble Beach. The restaurant was small, and larger parties had to wait for the one table that seats more than four, however, for a party of two, we were in and out in about 30 minutes. Food was great, typical breakfast fare, but the peach fritters are a must try!
We enjoyed our trip to Emerald Isle, we are frequent OBX visitors (Southern Shores, and Hatteras), and enjoyed our stay here just as much as those beaches. Pebble Beach was clean, safe, and close to shopping and restaurants.
- Also Known As:
- Pebble Beach Condominiums Hotel Emerald Isle