'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with Elevator and Wi-Fi
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Kure Beach condo description
Ocean Dunes is a condo complex with the feel of a private club. Vacationers here have access to a large private indoor recreation center w/ pool, sauna, exercise room and gathering area as well as extensive outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, three outdoor pools and even shuffleboard. The Ocean Dunes resort complex takes great pride in maintaining its appearance and its amenities as well as its half mile of private beach.
Our condo is located directly across the street from the ocean front units on what is known as the garden side. Our part of the complex features twisted live oak trees that shade our balconies in the rear while our condo fronts onto a nicely landscaped in-ground pool with a gazebo and grills for picnicking as well as comfortable deck chairs placed around the fenced-in pool. Directly across the street is our private access to the beach (with shower) which we reach by following the path through our oaks. As you enter the Ocean Dunes area you leave the hustle and bustle of the public beach behind. Ocean Dunes is located at the tip of Pleasure Island, and behind our complex and to our south side is the Fort Fisher State Park with extensive grounds of its own, its own beach area and a well-thought out museum. Beyond that is the North Carolina Aquarium and beyond that is the end of the island where you can catch the ferry for Southport, a fun 30 minute ocean ride to this old historic city with its farmer’s and artisan market on Wednesdays, antique and craft shops as well as several restaurants on their dock. When you leave our complex and head north instead, you find the restaurants and board walk for our island and its many evening activities including outdoor concerts and movies.
We love to just sit out on our deck and enjoy the peace of our complex or put on our walking shoes and walk along the beach or the half mile to the state park with its own trails and beach. When we are looking for a change of pace, we leave the island and either go to Southport and or take the River Road to Wilmington (about a 20 minute drive through the country) where we shop, eat at one of our favorite restaurants, take in a play, or visit one of the museums there such as the USS North Carolina. Two major malls are also located off the island at about 10 miles from our condo in the other direction, and the route to them is lined with a wide variety of restaurants and specialty shops.
Our sunny 3 bedroom corner condo is located in a newly constructed building with complete handicap accessibility including an elevator. We hope to retire here and have furnished it as our second home. We welcome guests who will tread lightly and treat our property as if it were their own. Even though we are located beyond the hustle and bustle of any busy downtown area, we are just a short drive away from fine restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, Wal-Mart and Lowe’s! Fish lovers will find both excellent fresh fish right off the boat as well as the opportunity to venture out from the Carolina Beach dock into the Atlantic Ocean for an angling adventure.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Elevator : just a few steps from our door via covered access
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
In Our Complex, the Indoor Pool and Outdoor Pools w/ Shaded Gazeboes Provide Young Swimmers with a Break from the Ocean Tides and Sun. The Complex is Located 5 Minutes from Fort Fisher State Park Which Has a Museum and Daily Living History Presentations that Are Also Aimed at Children. the Jungle Rapids (a Water Park W/ Go-Carts and Miniature Golf) and the Lively Board Walk with Evening Programs and Outdoor Movies (and Fireworks on Holidays) Provide Family-Friendly Programming Right on the Island....moreless
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
The Kitchen Also Has a Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Steamer, Blender, Griddle, Disposal and Dishwasher. My Husband Loves to Cook and There Are Excellent Kitchen Utensils, Pans, Cutlery and Dishware....moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Covered Parking:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- The Ocean Dunes Complex is Organized Like a Private Club. It Includes a Large, Well-Maintained and Staffed Year-Round Indoor Recreation Center W/ Heated Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Fitness Center. Guests at Ocean Dunes Also Have Access to One of Three Outdoor Pools, Tennis Courts, Basketball and Shuffleboard....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Shared Hot Tub
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
Deck / Patio:
Double Wooden Deck is Shaded by Live Oak Trees and is Reachable Through Double Sliding Doors from Both the Living Room and the Master Bedroom. Deck Has Plenty of Seating with Table and Four Chairs as Well as Two Additional Recliner-Type Chairs....moreless
Large Wooden Gazebos Beside Swimming Pools Provide Shade and Seating to Visitors Taking a Break from Swimming and to Parents Watching Their Children. Grills Are Located in This Garden Area Beside the Gazebo and Pool....moreless
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Wonderful place. Perfect for family. Quiet but so beautiful.
Wonderful place. Perfect for family. Quiet but so beautiful.
This home was the nicest I have stayed in so far. It was beautiful, clean, and had everything we needed. It was a very quick walk to the ocean, and all of the pools made it convenient to have something else to do when we did not want to be at the beach. The indoor pool was so nice, which is where we spent a great deal of time because of the kids. It is close to everything, but quiet enough not to bother everyone. We will certainly look to stay here again. (The owners are so pleasant to work with as well! Great communication.)
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 10/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children.
Location was great!Guest comment entered by owner
Location was great!
Good Morning John! Thank you for allowing us to stay at your place in Kure Beach. We had a wonderful, stress free week. We were very pleased with the condo and the location was great! Also, thank you for the email on the deposit and for the quick turnaround on the return. Again, thanks so much and hopefully we can work with you again in the future. Have a great day!
- Guest RW
- Date of stay 07/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
A lovely condoGuest comment entered by owner
A lovely condo
You have a lovely condo and we had a great time despite the early bad weather. We ate at many of the restaurants you suggested and all the food was excellent! I took Deb's Uncle and cousins to tour the USS North Carolina and they all loved it and kept saying how interesting the tours was that day. Having the elevator was a life saver for our parents! I would love to stay again if we go to the beach!
- Guest RB
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/12/13
Your condo was just perfectGuest comment entered by owner
Your condo was just perfect
Hello! Your condo was just perfect. Just luxurious enough, just quiet enough, just centrally located for our activities, and the price was just right. I'll be in touch,
- Guest TD
- Date of stay 06/30/13
- Review Submitted 07/06/13
Want to come back!Guest comment entered by owner
Want to come back!
We had a super time in your lovely home. We are looking forward to staying there again
- Guest TL
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Nice place but bad weather!Guest comment entered by owner
Nice place but bad weather!
The place was great. It was the perfect size for us and we hope to stay there again someday. Unfortunately the weather was AWFUL. We didn’t even get to go to the beach
- Guest TL
- Date of stay 05/05/13
- Review Submitted 05/08/13
Thanksgiving at Kure BeachGuest comment entered by owner
Thanksgiving at Kure Beach
John, We had a glorious Thanksgiving! Your place was just the right size for our family and we enjoyed the Kure Beach area and amenities. My husband cooked a full turkey with vegetables, apple pie and pumpkin pie. We relaxed and ate ourselves silly. My younger son has already declared that he always wants to come back to Live Oaks for the holidays! My older son noticed the proximity to the pier and would love to return with his fishing gear next time! Thank you for sharing your place at the beach with us. I hope you had a good holiday as well!
- Guest MP
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Nice weekend and we loved your deck!Guest comment entered by owner
Nice weekend and we loved your deck!
Hi John, thanks so much for the quick turnaround on the deposit! We had a great time at the Seafood. Jazz & Blues festival. We enjoyed staying at your condo it was cheerfully decorated and very comfortable. To others who are looking for a beachfront vacation a great alternative is being able to sit out on the deck under the large live oak trees. This is where we had our daily morning coffee. Thanks again, hope we have the opportunity to stay a your place again.
- Guest VC
- Date of stay 10/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
We stayed at this wonderful condo for the week of August 12th, 2012 and really enjoyed our time. The Condo was in terrific condition and it was such a short walk to the beach. We also spent a lot of time reading on the deck and enjoying Kure Beach Activities. Thank you for letting us use your home
- Guest Bill (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 08/12/12
- Review Submitted 09/09/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children.
The condo was fantastic for all of us!Guest comment entered by owner
The condo was fantastic for all of us!
Hi John I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your condo last week. My wife and I were joined by my son, his wife and our 13 month twin grandsons. The condo was fantastic for all of us. The rattan furniture, with its rounded corners and soft cushions made an extremely safe area. We also went to the indoor pool daily with our duck floaties and gave the boys swim time without sun exposure. It was like having a private pool. Then, after our afternoon naps, we would head to the beach for an hour to explore the rocks and build sand castles to destroy. I enjoyed looking through all of the decorating magazines and books laying around while my son enjoyed reading on the deck in the shade. My wife and son both used the fitness center several times and were impressed. We all visited the Aquarium and my wife, a history junkie, and I visited Fort Fisher. We also used the grill two times and really enjoyed Michaels for seafood one night. We did not get to try the outdoor pool but it was kept clean and all of the personnel at Ocean Dunes were very friendly. Normally, when we go to the beach, we spend lots of time on the beach. This time was different in that we had specific schedules to follow and wanted to make sure that the twins slowly learned to love and appreciate the beach. Thanks again!
- Guest BR
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/08/12
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|Jan 1-April 5
Jan 1 - Apr 4, 2014
3 night min stay
|April 5-May 17
Apr 5 - May 16, 2014
3 night min stay
|May 17-June 21
May 17 - Jun 20, 2014
7 night min stay
|June 21-July 26
Jun 21 - Jul 25, 2014
7 night min stay
|July 26-Aug 30
Jul 26 - Aug 29, 2014
7 night min stay
|Aug 30- Oct 24
Aug 30 - Oct 24, 2014
3 night min stay
|Oct 25-Dec 31
Oct 25 - Dec 31, 2014
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$25 booking fee is included in pricing
This fee will be waived if payment is made by e-check or personal check
- Cleaning Fee: $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Tax Rate 13%
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- Nearest Airport: Wilmington ILM Airport at 23 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Fort Fisher-Southport Ferry at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Jack Mackarels at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Jack Mackarels, Big Daddy's, Freddie's, etc. at 1.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: John and I are retired teachers from Ohio. Our family always shared a large beach house with John's extended family every summer that our children were growng up, and when we began to think about retiring, we knew this was the place for us! We purchased our Ocean Dunes condo in 2006 and grab every chance we get to head down here. We totally agree with the James Taylor sentiment: 'In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina'
Why the Owner Chose Kure Beach:
We chose our condo because of its location. Ocean Dunes stands out as a quiet, upscale and family friendly place with a larger number of amenities than any of the other area complexes. It is also much newer, as our building was just rebuilt in 2008. It is well-maintained and its extensive indoor facilities make it a good year-round place for people like us who spend time here during the winter school vacations as well as during the summer. We have very young nieces who live near-by, and they love to come swimming in the pool out front or indoors when it's off-sseason. When we want a change of pace from the beach, we can go to downtown Wilmington and eat at one of the restaurants on its boardwalk or shop or go to a nightspot. Alternatively, we can take the ferry to Soutport. And if you like history, there is a lot to explore. Wilmington was the primary port of the Confederacy during the Civil War, the boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson and the birthplace of famous sons newsman David Brinkley and athlete Michael Jordan. Our friends always want to go through the World War 11 battleship the USS North Carolina or take a river cruise up and down the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington. When our friends come to visit us, they run out of time before we run out of adventures for them!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Ocean Dunes is a condo complex but it is run like a private club. Our visitors have access to a large private indoor recreation center w/ pool, sauna, exercise room and gathering area as well as to extensive outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, three outdoor pools and even shuffleboard. The Ocean Dunes resort complex takes great pride in maintaining its appearance and its amenities as well as its half mile of private beach. And we are steps away from a state national park, which gives us a quiet, natural atmosphere free from the traffic and noise of many other area locations.
- Primary: (937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
- Secondary: (937) 335-6733
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Living Room w/ View of double Deck/Samsung LCD TV and DVD player
Master Bedroom--King Mattress/door to full bath at left of bed
Bedroom 2--Queen Four-Poster Bed
View from deck into live oaks grove and path to private beach access
Private beach access directly across street from sign in photo 1
Hot tub in the Ocean Dunes Recreation Center
Covered walkway between our buildings and elevator access
Dining area off living room and kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker
32" LCD Panasonic TV in Master Bedroom and DVD player
Bedroom 3--Queen Bed w/ 26" LCD TV on wall (not in picture)
Condo faces outdoor pool w/ picnic area and gazebo
This is the view from our walkway--the reason you came! Enjoy!
Indoor heated pool at Ocean Dunes Recreation Center
Sign at entry (on right of road) to 2206A
Rec center (background) and covered pavillion for shuffleboard and tennis courts
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