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Oceanfront Beauty Sleeps 25+ Ppl. Walking Distance from Boardwalk & Attractions!

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Enjoy a good book on any of the 3 beautiful porches.


Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

*~~~*Ace in the Hole*~~~*
Breathtaking views from every level of this oceanfront masterpiece!

What could be better than sitting on the deck overlooking the ocean? Walking out of your back door and down your private walk to put your toes in the sand!

~Ace In the Hole~ is a gorgeous oceanfront home in Carolina Beach close to lots of activities but also like your very own private beach getaway. This beautiful house is new to the rental program as of Summer 2010. No trouble finding parking at the beach here! Ace in the Hole boasts a 4 car garage with enough parking for 7 vehicles. There are incredible ocean views from every floor of the home so be sure to pack your camera if you want a nice shot of the dolphins playing. Open any of the 4 sliding glass doors to see the most spectacular view of the ocean, or go up to the very top level balcony for the best view of all. The top level door can be locked from the inside with a key in order to keep children safe and from going over the balcony without adult supervision.

What makes Ace in the Hole so special is that it is fully handicap accessible. This home offers an elevator 34' wide by 52' deep that goes to every floor along with a large fully handicap accessible bathroom on the main level. There is a roll-in style shower with a removable shower chair if needed. Shower head wand is removable for easy use in this bathroom.

Several BABY items are on the top floor and can be used during your stay. One Graco pack & play, bouncing activity center, and more! Please see pictures. No extra charge, all we ask is that you please put it back where you found it and take good care of it!

Private beach access from the main level of the house to the sand with shower and water hose for your sandy feet! The beach access has made an ideal walkway for beach wedding cermonies and vow renewals.

The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile back-splash, large butcher block storage island, and granite counter tops! Main kitchen is a dream with a smooth-top range, convection oven, toaster oven, built-in deluxe microwave oven and coffee maker. Main kitchen has plenty of room for more than one cook! Cabinets are stocked full of cooking utensils, many cooking pots & pans, serving bowls, Corning wear sets, wine glasses, shot glasses, and many more things you will need to prepare a delicious meal for your family and friends. The mini kitchen on the middle floor has a bar sink, dorm fridge, microwave, and table with seating for 4. Plenty of cabinets for snacks and TV trays if needed!

Expansive decks overlooking the oceanfront are equipped with rocking chairs, comfortable Adirondacks, picnic table with 2 benches, and other plastic chairs to relax and enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. Kids are sure to love the air hockey tables in the 3rd floor bonus room. The kids love the top floor because of all the bunk-beds and their own sitting area with balcony! The adults will enjoy the poker/blackjack table that has recently been added! There are two large living areas and a sitting area with plenty of room for everyone to relax. One full kitchen and one mini kitchen to provide everyone with plenty of room to spread out. Main floor dining table seats 8 along with 4 bar stools can be used around the island for more seating! The middle floor dining table seats 4, there are 3 extra chairs placed around the house, and 4 wooden TV tray style tables. Wireless internet access is available for those who enjoy surfing the web. Full size desk for those who need to handle some business.


Sleeps 25 people ALL in beds! 3 full size couches for overflow then sleeping 28. NO PULL-OUT SLEEPER SOFAS!

There are 7 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms.
Bedroom #1 Queen-Master bath.Main floor.TV
Bedroom #2 Two Bunks (4 twins)Desk.Main floor.
Bedroom #3 King-Master bath. Middle floor.TV
Bedroom #4 Queen.Walk-in closet. TV.Middle.
Bedroom #5 Queen. TV. Middle.
Bedroom #6 Queen & 1 Twin.TV. Top floor.
Bedroom #7 Queen. TV. Top floor.
Bonus room on the top floor has 4 Bunks (8 twins)

Perfect for family or class reunions, sports teams, large family vacations, weddings, vow renewals, retreats, fishing trips, anniversaries, large groups, etc.

LINENS will not be provided other than the comforters, mattress covers, bedspreads, and pillows. You may bring your own LINENS or we can give you the contact information for a local beach linen rental service here on the island with the best service and rates.

Email today for your reservation at Ace in the Hole!
Summer starts filling up for the following year in late October & November. Always a quick response!!!! Ask about our last minute specials today! Less than 5 days before check-in? Email NOW!

The Boardwalk, fishing piers, and charter boats are all within walking distance. Enjoy the many restaurants, kid's activities, and just strolling on the beautiful area beaches!

Bike, chair, umbrella and boat rentals are all within one mile of the house. There is a private deck and walkway to the beach and everything you need to have a wonderful relaxing vacation! There are free summer concerts each month as well as a wonderful Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival in October.

The NC Aquarium is a short drive as well as the USS NC Battleship Memorial and historic Wilmington! You can take a beautiful 30 minute ferry ride from Fort Fisher, just a few miles away, to Southport, another historic and beautiful town on the water. There are wonderful restaurants and antique shops in historic Southport. Come and enjoy our wonderful vacation home! We vacation there too, so you can count on it being well kept!

FAMILIES AND RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ONLY! We reserve the right to refuse rentals to groups or students. This is a NONSMOKING RENTAL and NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.

Standing on any of the 3 oceanfront decks of this house you can look to your left at low tide and see the Blockade Runner General Beauregard (Civil war ship). She stands at the foot of Spartanburg Ave. in the same spot she ran aground at on that dark night with Captain Wilson at her helm. The ravages of time, sea and storms have taken their toll on the old girl for close to 150 years. On low tide she still pokes her engine above the waves to greet the sunbathers, beach goers and fisherman. Mostly laid flat and buried by the ravages of time the General Beauregard is known for providing some excellent Surf fishing. This wreck can also be fished from a boat but care must be taken as the wreck rises quite close to the surface.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3378 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit is 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the top level with 2 air hockey tables and bunk beds!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside on decks only! No Butts please!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO PETS ALLOWED!!!!!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Owner uses a motorized chair ...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 25-28

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Walk-in closet - Middle level - TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    TV - Middle level ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Small TV - Top level ...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

    1 Queen. TV.- Top level ...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 4 bunk bed

    8 Twins - Bunk area with 2 Air Hockey tables - Top level ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master - Main level - Oceanfront w/ TV, Private Bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Master - Middle level - Oceanfront - Private Bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    4 Twins - Desk - Wireless router - Main level...moreless

  • King size beds (1) 2nd floor master, Queen size Beds (4) 1 queen on 1st level and 2 more queens on 2nd level 1 Queen on 3rd level in same room with the twin bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) 3rd floor with the Queen bed, Bunk Beds (6) 1 set on 1st floor, 5 sets on 3rd floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main level ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master - Middle level...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Middle level ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Top level ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master -Main level -Roll-in shower -Removeable shower chair...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fully Handicapped Accessible on all levels with elevator, fully handicapped accessible bathroom. ...moreless


  • Games:

    Poker/Blackjack Table added 6/29/13....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (8) Charter communications digital cable & wifi...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Oceanview from all 3 levels. Completely oceanfront...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Private beach access w/ outdoor shower and hose for sandy feet. Completely oceanfront...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Main dining table seats 8, Other dining table seats 4, Desk seats 3, Island seats 4 on stools, Picnic table on porch seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 25 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Multiple units - thermostat (3) on every level...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Time Warner cable highspeed internet...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    1st floor laundry room - Washer & Dryer Added iron and ironing board on 7/1/13....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    4 car garage. Parking for an additional 3 vehicles in front of the garage...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 Full size living rooms oceanfront...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    3 off street parking spaces in front of garage...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    1st floor laundry room - Washer & Dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password will be given when final payment is received...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    2 Coffee Makers with regular paper filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, Pans, Dishes, Utensils, Cook-wear, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 25 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    For best results use gel or liquid instead of dishwasher tablets...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    There is also a mini-kitchen with sink, coffee maker, dorm size refrigerator, and microwave on the middle floor living area....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) 1 in main kitchen & 1 in mini kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection/Conventional Oven COMBO...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    New blender added on 7/1/13....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 1 full size in main kithcen and 1 dorm size fridge in mini kitchen on middle level...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven and Toaster...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Pinic table, adirondack chairs, rocking chairs...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 23 - Sep 19, 2015
7 night min stay

Fall 2015
Sep 20 - Feb 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring 2016
Feb 28 - May 7, 2016
3 night min stay
Summer 2016
May 8 - Oct 2, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 13.75%


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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
ILM International Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ocean Grill Tiki Bar
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Fisher
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Cape Golf and Country Club
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 40
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ocean Grill Restaurant
Carolina Beach
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach

Car: Recommended

Only 5 miles from NC Aquarium, Southport Ferry, and Fort Fisher Civil War museum and battlefield. Less than 1 mile from the CB Boardwalk.

From our porches you can see a shipwreck! Confederate Steamship Beauregard

Historic Southport, Bald Head Island, Carolina Beach State Park, Jungle Rapids Water Park, Britt's Doughnuts, Lake Park at CB with paddle boats and playground, KB Park (and dog park), Winner Marina and Charter Boats, KB and CB Fishing Piers, Ivy Cottage Antiques, Live music at the Boardwalk gazebo on Thursday nights during the summer, Free summertime movies at the lake park on Sunday night, Fireworks on Thursday night at CB during the summer months, Antique Car Show at Fort Fisher, Screen Gems Studios Tours, Historic Wilmington, Carriage rides, Azalea Festival, River boat cruises, Airlie Gardens, The Battleship North Carolina, Southport Fourth of July Festival, B


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Carolina Beach:
This property was built a few doors down from the Owner's first beach house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Views of the dolphins playing in the ocean. Rocking quietly in the rocking chairs on the middle deck. Staring at the shipwreck and daydreaming. Soaking up the sun on the beach with friends and family. Toes in the sand and cold drink in hand. Goot times, good food, and good fun!

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish by email only.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Enjoy a good book on any of the 3 beautiful porches.

    Enjoy a good book on any of the 3 beautiful porches.

  • Main living area

    Main living area

  • 2nd living area with mini-kitchen area and dining table

    2nd living area with mini-kitchen area and dining table

  • Main level with private handicapped accessible bathroom - Queen bedroom

    Main level with private handicapped accessible bathroom - Queen bedroom

  • Middle level - Queen bedroom with walk-in closet

    Middle level - Queen bedroom with walk-in closet

  • Top level  - Small air hockey table not shown in this picture

    Top level - Small air hockey table not shown in this picture

  • Office with 1 set of bunkbeds - Main level - This bedroom has a small TV

    Office with 1 set of bunkbeds - Main level - This bedroom has a small TV

  • Middle level mini kitchen

    Middle level mini kitchen

  • Main level smooth top range with ceramic tile back-splash

    Main level smooth top range with ceramic tile back-splash

  • Baby bouncer

    Baby bouncer

  • The General Beauregard is visible from every deck at low tide. Look left!

    The General Beauregard is visible from every deck at low tide. Look left!

  • Main living area and dining table

    Main living area and dining table

  • Walking down the private access to the beach out of the main level.

    Walking down the private access to the beach out of the main level.

  • Picnic table with benches and 4 chairs to relax oceanfront. Main deck

    Picnic table with benches and 4 chairs to relax oceanfront. Main deck

  • Middle level with private bathroom - King bedroom oceanfront

    Middle level with private bathroom - King bedroom oceanfront

  • Poker & Blackjack Table

    Poker & Blackjack Table

  • Main kitchen on main level

    Main kitchen on main level

  • View from middle deck looking to the right

    View from middle deck looking to the right

  • Removable shower chair

    Removable shower chair

  • Charcoal BBQ Grill for use in the driveway OUTSIDE of the garage ONLY!

    Charcoal BBQ Grill for use in the driveway OUTSIDE of the garage ONLY!

  • Graco pack & play and bath tub net for baby

    Graco pack & play and bath tub net for baby

  • CB boardwalk is ONLY 8 blocks away! World famous Britt's donuts & MORE!

    CB boardwalk is ONLY 8 blocks away! World famous Britt's donuts & MORE!

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