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"My Home on the Beach"

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'My Home on the Beach' Beautiful Ocean Front Condo Unit. Free WIFI and Linens.

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Last updated: 08/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

Keywords: Condominium

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No animals allowed...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Memory foam mattress, Ocean view, balcony entrance...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Stand-alone twin. Bunk bed (top = twin, bottom = double)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hair dryer...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Living room and master bedroom have basic cable....moreless

  • Television:

    (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

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Beach access to the North of the condo....moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View:

    Unobstructed view from balcony and master bedroom window....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Only the sand dunes separate condo from ocean...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Bar and bar stools also available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air (new November, 2013) Ceiling fans in kitchen and bedrooms....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    4 coin-operated in laundry room on first floor...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat, new November, 2013...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    One guaranteed space, visitor parking and overflow park available for one additional vehicle....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine:

    3 coin-operated in laundry room on first floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI broadband service provided free....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, muffin tins...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Plus the following small appliances: George Foreman Grill, Toaster Oven, Hamilton Beach Electric Grill, Blender...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill and picnic table...moreless

  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 22 - Sep 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$995

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $142 Nightly

fall
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$175
$850 $2,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $121 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly

Winter
Nov 1 - Feb 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$148
$745 $1,700

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

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Discount for personal checks or echecks

No animals allowed

No Smoking

Linens are available for additional cost

$50.00 replacement cost for parking passes not left inside unit.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/10/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sea Witch Cafe
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Fisher Southport Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Cape, Masonboro Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NC Highway 421
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Witch Cafe
40 Metres
Nearest Beach
Ocean front - walking distance

Car: Recommended

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

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • 'My Home on the Beach'  Beautiful Ocean Front Condo Unit.  Free WIFI and Linens.

    'My Home on the Beach' Beautiful Ocean Front Condo Unit. Free WIFI and Linens.

  • Beautifully Decorated Living Area with Oceanfront Window

    Beautifully Decorated Living Area with Oceanfront Window

  • Open Floor Plan with Spacious Dining Area

    Open Floor Plan with Spacious Dining Area

  • Master Bedroom with Ocean View Window and Private Entrance to Balcony

    Master Bedroom with Ocean View Window and Private Entrance to Balcony

  • Tropical Room Has Bunk beds (Twin/Full) and a Separate Twin Bed

    Tropical Room Has Bunk beds (Twin/Full) and a Separate Twin Bed

  • Main Bathroom, with Tub and Shower Combination

    Main Bathroom, with Tub and Shower Combination

  • Ocean View from Balcony

    Ocean View from Balcony

  • Balcony View of Beautiful Sunrise

    Balcony View of Beautiful Sunrise

  • Fun in the Ocean

    Fun in the Ocean

  • Kayaker plays with Dolphins

    Kayaker plays with Dolphins

  • Playful Dolphins

    Playful Dolphins

  • Slide at Boardwalk.  Other Rides in Background

    Slide at Boardwalk. Other Rides in Background

  • Living Area with Two Chairs and Couch. Sliding Door to Balcony Facing the Ocean.

    Living Area with Two Chairs and Couch. Sliding Door to Balcony Facing the Ocean.

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen!

    Fully Equipped Kitchen!

  • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Full Bath for Master Bedroom

    Full Bath for Master Bedroom

  • Tropical Room Showing TV

    Tropical Room Showing TV

  • Sit and Relax on the Balcony Facing Full View of Ocean

    Sit and Relax on the Balcony Facing Full View of Ocean

  • Another View from Balcony

    Another View from Balcony

  • Private Condo Pool

    Private Condo Pool

  • You Never Know What You Might See from Balcony, Like This Beach Wedding

    You Never Know What You Might See from Balcony, Like This Beach Wedding

  • Fishing Boat with Dolphin in Front of My Condo Unit

    Fishing Boat with Dolphin in Front of My Condo Unit

  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk

    Carolina Beach Boardwalk

  • Ring of Fire Ride with Double Ferris Wheel

    Ring of Fire Ride with Double Ferris Wheel

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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/10/2015
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