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Perfect for families, couples as a romantic getaway, two couples traveling together, or retirees.
This property is owner managed. Guests may call me anytime they have questions or problems.
My 'Home on the Beach' is in a beautiful oceanfront condominium, 'A Place at the Beach.' The only thing between my condominium and the beach are the sand dunes. The fantastic views from my third floor balcony include beautiful sunrises and glowing sea at sunsets, fishing boats and sailboats, playful dolphins and birds, surfers and swimmers, and other beach activities.
My private balcony has two tall chairs. I feel like I have a million dollar view. The porch on the street side overlooks our condo's private pool. Even though this unit is on the third floor there are only two flights of steps, since the first floor is almost ground level. Sorry, no elevator.
Our beach access is at the north end of the building.
One enters my home through the spacious kitchen and can see through the family room to the rolling ocean waves. The kitchen is fully-equipped and almost every small appliance that is in my kitchen at home. There is plenty of storage space. There is a utility cart and a storage cabinet in addition to the built-in kitchen cabinets. Both of these match the wooden and white ceramic tile table and four wooden chairs.
Now to the family room. Both the kitchen and the family room are decorated with many lighthouses. I call the kitchen and family rooms my 'lighthouse' rooms. The large family room contains a sofa and two comfy chairs. Shell lamps accent the two bamboo and glass end tables. The family room also has a 28' flat-screen TV with cable and Blu-Ray Disc player in a bamboo and glass entertainment center. A floor lamp lights the entertainment center. We now have free Wireless Internet Access!!
Sliding glass doors lead to balcony overlooking the ocean. The ocean can also be seen from a long window near the sliding doors.
The master bedroom has a full bath, 20" flat-screen TV with cable and a DVD player, window view of ocean and private entrance to balcony. This room is furnished with a bamboo & wood queen-size bed and matching dresser, armoire and night stands. The fishing net and shell window treatment compliments the bed’s shell comforter. The bathroom and bedroom are decorated with shells and lighthouses. You guessed it. I call these rooms my 'shell rooms.'
The second bedroom is my 'tropical room.' It has a twin bed and a bunk bed with a twin on top and a double on bottom. The fishing net with tropical flowers draws attention to the tropical floral comforters on the beds. Both beds are white metal. This room also contains a small table, white night stand with a tropical fish lamp and white four-drawer chest. This room has a TV with VHS player. Sorry, no cable in this room
Carolina Beach is located about halfway between New York and Florida on the southeastern coast of North Carolina on a beautiful and quiet island. Pleasure Island is the larger of the two barrier islands on the Cape Fear Coast. The beaches are wide, beautiful, sandy and not crowded (even in peak season). Carolina Beach is great for sun seekers, beachcombers, moonlit beach walks, nature lovers (Carolina Beach State Park), fishermen and water sports enthusiasts.
My "Home on the Beach" is located midway between Carolina Beach Fishing Pier and our newly renovated Boardwalk (.8 mile each way). This is a nice walk in either direction. Other interest and necessities in Carolina Beach are Wheel Fun Rentals (with unique bikes, surreys and pedal go-carts), shops, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and medical center. All are within 2 miles (many within walking distance) of condo.
The island itself has many other points of interest. Since the island is so small you aren't very far from anything. Kure Beach with its fishing pier, beach trolley tours, shops and restaurants is about a 3.5-mile drive. The southern most part of the island is only 7.5 miles from condo. Here you will find the NC Aquarium, Fort Fisher Historic Site, Fort Fisher/Southport Ferry and Zeke's Island estuarine complex.
Living room and master bedroom have basic cable....moreless
(3) The living room has a 28" flat screen TV, basic cable & Blu-Ray player.
Master bedroom has a 20' flat screen TV, basic cable & DVD player.
Guest bedroom has older 17' TV, VHS player. No cable....moreless
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $121 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly
Winter Nov 1 - Feb 26, 2016 4 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $106 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $57 Nightly
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Cleaning Fee$85 + tax
Discount for personal checks or echecks
No animals allowed
Linens are available for additional cost
$50.00 replacement cost for parking passes not left inside unit.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Strolls on Sandy Beaches; Canoeing; Kayaking; Boardwalk; Bird Watching; Hiking and Nature Walks (see the rare indigenous Venus Flytrap); Dinner, Dancing or Sightseeing Cruises; Surf fishing, Charter boat fishing (.78 mile to Winner Fishing and Cruise Boats), Pier fishing (8/10 mile to Carolina Beach Pier, 3.5 miles to Kure Pier); Golf (6 courses within 25 miles, 3 of are these within 10 miles); Beach Trolley Tours (3 miles Kure Beach); (Within 7 miles) NC Aquarium, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Fort Fisher/Southport Ferry; (Within 20 miles in Wilmington,) Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park, USS North Carolina Battleship, Riverboats, Beautiful Gardens, Ice Skating, Minature Golf
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I'm a retired mother of two and their spouses, grandmother of four, now in their early twenties. I enjoy going to the beach of course, dancing, and card and/or board games.
I've owned my 'Home on the Beach' since 2002. I've really enjoyed the hands-on approach of renting it. I enjoy getting to know my renters by phone calls and emails. Also, I think my renters like the personal touch.
Why the Owner Chose Carolina Beach: I grew up going to Carolina Beach. We were only able to go down for a day at a time or occasionally a weekend. By my senior year in high school I was able to save enough money (working in tobacco, milking neighbors cows, and doing mechanic work) to take my family to the beach for a whole week. It was wonderful. My children also grew up going to Carolina Beach. Fortunately, they got to go a lot more than I did when I was young. I wanted my grandchildren to have some of the same experiences my children and I had. When I found this unit available, I jumped at the chance. It wasn't very pretty when I purchased it but the view was wonderful. After much shopping, decorating, and yes, sometimes even blood, sweat and tears, it is now a beautiful vacation place.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: In addition to the beautiful sunrises and early morning fishing boats, I've been able to watch playful dolphins many times and even a beach wedding. I have even to seen 2 sea turtle hatchings, one right in front of my unit.