Beachfront, Top Floor, End-Unit Condo with Panoramic Views!
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Carolina Beach condo description
'A Place at the Beach' is the name of our TRULY DIRECT OCEANFRONT, TOP FLOOR, END UNIT with spectacular views. The pictures say it all but I will try to describe some of the best features.
This is a much sought after top floor, end unit on the south end of the building which makes it the most desirable location in a quality building. There are no units above you and just one to the side. Both the master bedroom and living room open to our oceanfront deck (with tall adirondack chairs, kiddie chairs and table) and the south wall of our living room has two large windows looking at the ocean and beach to the south due to the fact that our building sits closer to the beach than all our neighbors' beach cottages sit. Our condo has a new central air conditioning system, a new flat screen TV with a DVD/VCR player, and a new stereo. Our condo is nicely decorated with fun beach touches throughout and is a fantastic place for a family vacation or a romantic getaway.
Our quiet building has its own private pool (with lounge chairs) surrounded by palm trees. We are 1/2 mile north of the Boardwalk which boasts numerous shops and restaurants. Just two blocks from our condominium is the Marina with daily departures on fishing charters, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and boat rentals. There are rinse-off showers on the ground floor and a laundry room for your use. In our storage area, we have three beach fold-up chairs, two beach lounge fold-up chairs, a big beach umbrella (and some buckets and shovels, a boogie board and noodles for the kids) so there is no need to haul all that stuff on top of your car.
The master bedroom (queen bed) has its own TV/VCR and half bath as well as an oceanfront window and oceanfront door and wicker furniture. The second bedroom has three beds in a playful, nautical theme. The top is a single, the bottom a double and the stand alone bed is a twin. The sofa in the living room converts into a queen-size bed. The full bath in the hall has just been remodeled with a new shower, sink, ceramic tile, and nice decor. You will find everything you need in the full kitchen with brand new appliances.
There is so much to do at Carolina Beach. In addition to the beach, there is a lake park with paddle boats and a play structure for the kids. In the summer, there are daily events, including free concerts, family movies on the lawn at the lake park, bounce house Tuesday and so much more. A fantastic new North Carolina Aquarium is at the south end of the island next to historic Fort Fisher. Daily programs include divers who swim with sharks and rays and a touching pond for the kids. A ten-minute drive takes you to the city of Wilmington. The historic riverfront downtown has brick streets, waterfront restaurants, loads of antique shops, horse-drawn carriage rides, and fantastic restaurants.
Across the river is the battleship North Carolina with daily tours. Of course, there is plenty to do right at Carolina Beach with festivals throughout the year, a movie theater, amusement park, and water slide on the island, as well as fishing piers and the boardwalk. A short walk out your door will bring you to a variety of Carolina Beach's best restaurants.
Every year, our condo rents every week from late May through September and many weekends in the other months, so we encourage you to book early. We keep the attached calendar updated. Once you find the dates you desire, EMAIL us and we'll get back to you promptly with information on reserving your dates.
We feel sure that you'll love staying at our beachfront condo as much as we do!
- On floor 3
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. From the moment we walked in we felt we were home, even if it was only for a week. The view from the condo was wonderful and you could see it as soon as you walked in the door. We spent most of our days on the beach but we also spent alot of time sitting on the balcony, it was so relaxing just watching the waves come in and listening to the sound of the ocean and our daughter loved watching the sea gulls and the kites flying out over the beach. The owner of the condo was quick to respond to any questions we had prior to our stay and was very nice when I spoke with her on the phone. We definitely plan to return next year as not only was the condo a great place to stay, Carolina Beach is a perfect place for a relaxing family vacation. We have both been saying we are homesick since we left the condo. We are so happy that we booked this condo for our first visit to Carolina Beach.
- Guest HomeSick (WV)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Angie, we are so glad you enjoyed your time at our place in Carolina Beach and hope you will come to think of it as "your" place there. Please come back anytime!
Great place for a family to stay!
Great place for a family to stay!
Our family of 5 (including three kids ages 11 and 7 year old twins) had a wonderful stay at the condo in Carolina Beach!! This was our first time in Carolina Beach. It's a very nice place for families!! There are tons of things in the area to do!! Wilmington is just a short drive and we took a trolley tour there one afternoon, we visited the SS. Carolina ship one afternoon (that thing is huge and so neat!), my oldest son and I went on a ghost walk (super fun) one evening. We checked out Fort Fisher (nice, and it's free which was a double bonus!) The trees at Fort Fisher are really cool too!! The walk into town was about 0.8 miles, which I LOVED...mainly because my family was too lazy to walk it most days with me, so I enjoyed a nice walk alone!! LOL! (that sounds awful doesn't it!?!? LOL!) Every morning I walked into town for fresh doughnuts from Britt's doughnuts...OMGOSH...yeh, that about sums up those doughnuts!! LOL! :) They are so hot when you first get them, you have to let them cool about half way home you can eat one!! (not that I ever tested that theory or anything...ok, maybe once...or every single day. :) On Thursday evenings they had fireworks out at the beach...so nice!! But almost every night when we were there, someone was letting off fireworks. The beach is so nice!! Not very many people there at all. Having a shower available to wash off, was sooo awesome!! The pool is not huge, but big enough, and always very clean. The hallways of the condo are kept impeccably clean. The laundry room was the cleanest I have ever seen!!! (including my own at home!!!) The view from this condo is unbelievable!!!!!!!! awesome! Upon arrival I found a couple things that were in need of repair, but yet, weren't important enough that we needed them fixed for us. (The sliding glass door only slid open half way easily...stuff like that) I contacted the owner, she emailed me back within the hour and offered to have a repairman there almost immediately, we refused her offer, as we were just wanting to make her aware of these things. So they can fix them in the future, but we really appreciated her willingness to be so prompt to our concerns!!! awesome!! We hope to return to this condo in the future!! If you are looking for some place that you can relax, and feel like home in, this is the place for you!! :) Blessings, Angela
- Guest Angela Y.
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Owner response: Angela, I am so glad you and your family had a good time. Carolina Beach really is such a relaxing and fun place to vacation. And thank you for this wonderful review. We really appreciate your telling us about some things that needed attention - our maintenance guy was on it the day you left so all is taken care of. Please come back anytime!
My husband, his friend and friends 11 yr old son stayed here for a weekend to do some fishing. They really enjoyed this unit. Everything was as expected and loved the fact that it was an end unit. They hope to stay there again. Ours was a fairly last minute reservation and Donna made things a snap! Only wish they could have stayed longer. Maybe next time. Thanks Donna.
- Guest Beverly M.
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Owner response: Thanks Beverly. We'd love to have you back anytime! We appreciate the feedback :-)
Unforgettable vacation for family with young children!!!
Unforgettable vacation for family with young children!!!
My wife and I, with our two girls (5 and 2 years old), spent 2 weeks at this wonderful condo. This condo is ideal for families with children, including young children. Donna, the owner, is excellent! Very quick responses on any issues or concerns we had. Good size rooms and two bathrooms which was very convenient. Clean, comfortable, good shape. Wonderful beach with handy enclosed shower stall by the main walkover to wash sand off the kids! Excellent pool area lined with palms and flowers, lots of chairs, even two picnic tables which we used for lunch a few times (just threw bunch of stuff into large cooler bag and brought it down). Pool area is kept very clean and tidy by maintenance! Excellent restaurants nearby: get to Michaelangelo’s, Gulfstream, El Cazador mexican restaurant, Surf House, and Sea Witch tiki bar. Also must have donuts at Brits and ice cream creations at Squigley’s! Food Lion grocery store was only minutes away, and Wings store for all beach needs; there is lots of condo storage closet as well. Additional shopping in Wilmington too. In addition to the fantastic beach and pool, we had so much to do we easily kept ourselves busy for the two weeks. Here is a small list of some of the stuff that I hope other visitors with children will find extremely useful and are close to this condo location: 1) Fun fair/rides at the boardwalk; lots for young kids! 2) Fireworks on Thurs @ 9pm, watch from the condo balcony! 3) Wilmington horse wagon tour 5) Battleship Carolina, kids also loved it! $5 boat ride over after horse wagon. 6) Wilmington shopping/restaurants. 7) Watching dolphins from the balcony in the morning. 8) North Carolina aquarium. 9) Chartered Fishing trip for my 5 year old and I with Back Bay Fishing Charters with Captain Charlie. 10) Tregembo Zoo 11 ) Wilmington Railroad Museum 12) Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park; only used play gym, but other activities looked great. 13) Wilmington Children’s Museum; highly recommend! Lots more to do but we didn’t have time! I highly recommend this condo, including for families with very young children like mine. Carolina Beach and the area will give you family fun and a vacation you won’t forget!!!
- Guest MarkW (Canada)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: What a wonderful review! We loved having you stay in our place and welcome you back anytime. Your list of things to do with kids is extremely helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to let our future guests know about the wonderful attractions in the area! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Awesome Beach Condo...Wonderful Stay!!
Awesome Beach Condo...Wonderful Stay!!
Our family spent a week at your wonderful beach condo and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The condo's location was PERFECT and it was so nice and clean....it was absolutely perfect for me, my husband and our 3 boys!! By the way...We stayed in the condo after the negative reviewer below and I have to state that the complaints below are overblown and exaggerated. The condo is in great shape and it's a great place for families. The owner, Donna, responded quickly to my rental request and was great throughout the process. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We will definitely be back!!!
- Guest Joel and Shannon P. (Denver, NC)
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you, Shannon! It was such a pleasure having you and your family stay at our beachfront condo. I loved seeing the pictures!! We look forward to having you back again. We just added a brand new flat screen TV, new aqua coastal dishes, new chair slipcover and other things to make the place even nicer for our guests. Have a wonderful summer!!
Sadly, not what I was hoping for
Sadly, not what I was hoping for
have been staying here twice a year for a couple of years - this was our third summer visit - upon arrival thought we were locked out - the screen door stuck shut - just like last october - everytime the door shut/it seemed to lock shut - front door deadbolt does not lock -have to slam the front door shut in order to get it to stay shut and locked - welcome back! noticed the filthy carpet, again! thought it might have been changed this time - would not walk around barefoot on the carpet. The "professional cleaner" forget to remove the mold in the bath tub - nothing available to clean it, oh well. Getting to the deck was difficult due to an old, sliding door that comes off the track. The balcony and the view are the best features! The cleaning standards have been declining over the years, thought Id mention it to the owner and she is in denial. Stated it just had a thorough spring clean. Advised her of the mold, food particles embedded in the chairs and filthy carpet. She calls it charm! I call it filth. Attempted to appraise her of the declning condition - she refers to it as charm and suggest I stay elsewhere. Thats what you get for trying to help someone! Oh well! the pictures are very nice and ideally the place would look just like the pictures, all shiny and new. Listing featues advertsed "expanded cable" - a total of maybe 16 channels - 3 shopping channels - 1 weather channel - 2 CSPAN - 1 local advertising channel - nbc/abc/cbs/fox - one movie channel - and wgn out of chicago - this is not my idea of "expanded cable" - owner responded to my conerns, gave her more details about draweres that do not open - outlets falling out of the wall - wallpaper peeling off the wall, food particles in the furniture and stuff on the carpeting, by stating her unit has charm! This is my idea of run down and filthy - sadly, wont stay here again! Hope things improve - have enjoyed it in the past - too bad the owner is far removed and in denial about the condition. Dont mind paying top dollar, as long as I get what I pay for and get my moneys worth - I did not this time - let the owner know and she advised me it was charming! Stay someplace else! The pictures are wonderful, nice, shiny and new - wish the unit were in the same condition. She is an absentee landlord and is not in touch with what the real condition of the unit.
- Guest nevermind (north carolina)
- Date of stay 05/19/12
- Review Submitted 05/26/12
Owner response: This guest has stayed in our place FOUR times and for good reasons - our place is very charming, has amazing views and is affordable. She is giving a negative review because I asked her to look elsewhere - something I have never done before. But she has bullied me one time too many times. She claims she is willing to pay "top dollar" but that is totally untrue. She asked for a discount the first time and because it was a last-minute reservation, I agreed and was happy to do so. But when she wanted to booked again, she demanded the same price, even though it was one of our busiest months. As a symbol of goodwill, I agreed. After her stay, she complained about the condition in such a threatening way that I gave here a free night. The next time she stayed there she again demanded the discounted rate and used the free night - then complained about "noise" and demanded another free night. She never called informed us of any noise during her stay and I was never able to verify it - but still gave her the freebie! She booked again recently, demanded the discounted rate and used her free night. Then, as expected, she sent a complaint - with the threat of a negative review looming over my head. But this time I had just had it. She works in the hospitality industry, as she has so often reminded me, and knows all the tricks...but we are not a corporation and simply cannot afford to host this guest any longer. So we finally asked her to look elsewhere. We LOVE our guests and have so many repeat customers who come year after year - such wonderful people who treat us with respect, take care of our place and think of it as their own vacation home - and we love that! But life is just too short for this! Please read the other reviews. Our place is so charming and such a wonderful place. We are always responsive to feedback, but we would appreciate getting it right away - during a stay. We have a maintenance guy who will come over and fix anything - usually the same day. And a cleaning person who will address any issues and make sure supplies are there if needed. We are always fixing up our place to make it more comfortable. We added a new sofa and chair last year, new bedding, chairs and counter stools this year - and are just about to replace the plates, pots and pans. We have many references, so don't hesitate to ask. We'd love to have you as part of our Place at the Beach family!
We had a wonderful time!!!! Thank you sooooo very much for everything. As usual, everything was in tip-top shape and absolutely perfect. We were so sad to leave!!! We LOVE your condo. We think of it every single day! (and just long to be there......) The Wigals Athens, Ohio
- Guest Joan W. (Athens, Ohio)
- Date of stay 04/06/12
- Review Submitted 05/15/12
Owner response: Joan - We just love having you and your husband back every year and hope that you see the place as your home away from home! Look forward to having you back soon :-) Best, Donna
HI Donna - just a quick note of thanks. Your Condo is lovely. I couldnt wait to wake up every morning to go sit outside and have my coffee. Our entire family had a great weekend, Kerris Graduation was even more special because of our accomodations. We will be sure to recommend you to friends and family in the future. Thanks again, Greg and Margaret McEnroe
- Guest Greg M.
- Date of stay 05/09/12
- Review Submitted 05/15/12
Owner response: Greg and Margaret, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the beach. We'd love to have you back anytime! Best Regards - The Madiers
We had a great vacation at your condo. It was clean and well-maintained and we would definitely recommend staying here. We had a slight problem with the refrigerator upon our arrival but that was taken care of quickly and efficiently, and as a matter of fact we received a phone call a few days later from the maintenance person to make sure everything was working properly. Our 19 month old enjoyed running on the beach, chasing the seagulls, jumping in the pool, and playing in the sand. We loved the views from the porch and waking to the sounds of the ocean. I especially appreciated not having to bring linens or beach chairs - that saved us so much room in the car! We also took the ferry over to Southport one afternoon and visited the NC Acquarium at Fort Fisher. It was truly a vacation to remember. The only thing that would have made it perfect would have been a washer/dryer in the unit. It's quite a haul if you need to do laundry at the complex. Thank you for opening your home and we will definitely consider staying here again.
- Guest Teresa (Greensboro, NC)
- Date of stay 09/24/11
- Review Submitted 10/11/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
Our Wonderful Vacation
Our Wonderful Vacation
We had a great time on our vacation at your condominium. We stayed here in 2008, which is why we booked again this year, since we knew we would not be disappointed and we weren't. The condo was again exceptionally clean and well maintained, as we expected. We just love the fun fish decor throughout the condo, the breathtaking views from the porch, and the overall "feel" of being home. We truly enjoyed the ocean, along with the chairs and boogey boards in the storage closet. The pool was great and our daughter loved it and actually is now almost swimming. We loved walking to the pier, picking up sea shells, running from the waves, feeding the sea gulls (on the beach), admiring the pelicans, and just being together as a family. My husband enjoyed watching the fishing boats from the porch and we both liked watching the porpoises on their morning swims! Your condo has all the amenities of home. We rarely ventured out on this vacation, because we had everything we needed and then some. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home! We truly enjoyed our vacation and my daughter and I wanted four more days, three more days, and then two more days. So, I know we will return to your place at the beach!
- Guest JL&E (Bristol, VA)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 07/21/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay again at our place. We'd love to have you back anytime!
Mar 1 - June 8, 2013...$285/weekend...$895/week ($445 for Memorial Day Weekend) June 8 - Aug. 17, 2013...$1175/week Aug. 17- Oct 31, 2013...$295/weekend...$795/week ($445 3-day Labor Day Weekend) Nov. 1, 2013 - Feb 28, 2014...$195/weekend...$595/week Holiday Rates: Thanksgiving, Xmas and New Years...$295/weekend, $895/week $120 Cleaning Fee (includes linens); 12.75% Tax; No Smoking & No Pets.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are a family of four with two children. We love getting away to the beach, mountains and other outdoor destinations.
Why the Owner Chose Carolina Beach:
Great place for family vacations. Carolina Beach is beautiful! Our condo is truly a beach front property and is very close to some great amenities - cruise boats, the Boardwalk, the NC Aquarium and downtown Wilmington.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We love the way it feels when we walk in the condo. It's cutely decorated with breathtaking views. When you're in the master bedroom on the bed and looking out the window, the water looks like it's coming right up to the window - that's how close we are. We also love sitting on the balcony at night in our high Adirondack chairs and watching the waves roll in.
- Primary: +1 9199324999
- Secondary: +
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Relax and enjoy the 180-views from the deck - top floor, end unit.
Nautical themed kitchen and dining area.
Nautical themed dining area. Table extends to fit four.
Master half bathroom.
Main bathroom with island themed decor.
Enjoy the Views from the Deck.
Summer activities: concerts, family movies on lake, bounce house, and more!
Historic downtown Wilmington - just 8 miles from condo
Coastal cottage style living room.
Cute coastal cottage kitchen.
Master bedroom with rattan bed and armoire (TV inside).
Pool with Palm Trees.
Lake at park in Carolina Beach. Enjoy paddle boating and play structure.
North Carolina Aquarium in Carolina Beach area
There have been visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Thursday, September 26, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.