We almost always go to the Outer Banks for our summer beach trips. This year, due to Covid we wanted to try somewhere else that is a little less crowded (and affordable lol) so we decided to stay in Emerald Isle and found Beach Mountain. Emerald Isle is fantastic, we loved the beach and more low-key atmosphere.
Beach Mountain was great! The house is a great bang-for-your-buck, you get ocean front location with a pool for the price of a 4th row house in Duck. So we couldn't have been happier. Shannon was great to work with, super nice! and very responsive.
Pros: Location! Two kitchens, great views, nice sized bedrooms, pool, 2 big pantries, nice walk to the beach, tons of beach real estate! Great landlords to work with etc.
Cons: Not many...really the only con I can think of is the mattresses are not super comfortable, but you are paying more for location than super comfort :)