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Lovely home, PRIVATE POOL, easy walk to the beach! 2 1/2 blocks to The Pier!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Lovely single family home with private pool, so close to the beach!

Beautiful vacation rental in Kure Beach! Artfully appointed and beyond inviting , this home will make you feel like a true Pleasure Island local! There are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, washer & dryer, living room with large screen TV and a bonus room/library.

The beach access, boardwalk, Oceanfront Park and Downtown Kure Beach with its fishing pier, arcade, local shops and restaurants are all just a 2 1/2 block walk. The location is so convenient, but your set back far enough from the noise and business of the main road (Ft. Fisher Blvd.) that you can relax away from it all when you need to.

After a day of playing at the beach, a very private backyard oasis including a private pool, outdoor shower, a grill and a covered patio for dining or napping awaits you. There is also a large upper deck with a comfortable seating area. The kids will love the pool and the basketball hoop! In the afternoon, escape the hot sun with with a cool beverage and some breezy old-fashioned rocking on the shaded, screened in front porch. It's not your typical stark rental, but rather full of personal touches and decor gathered from the family's years of being here. Your beach haven awaits!

Bedroom 1 - queen (2nd floor)

Bedroom 2 - full (1st floor)

Bedroom 3 - 2 twin (2nd floor)

1st floor Bathroom - twin vanities, walk in full sized shower, toilet.

2nd floor Bathroom - single vanity, claw-foot soaking tub and shower, toilet.

Kitchen - (1st floor) small dining table, breakfast bar, fridge, double oven, range, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender.

Living - (1st floor) sectional sofa, coffee table, TV.

Bonus room/library - (2nd floor) open flex space with lots of books, toys and yoga mats. Can be used as additional sleeping space.

Pool area - off the kitchen on the 1st level, outdoor shower and the custom, (option to heat pool in the off season) concrete pool has steps for lounging and is 11 feet wide by 17 feet long and evenly 4.5 feet deep. Covered patio has a dining area, chaise lounges and a gas grill.

There are 2 basketball hoops - one in the pool area and the other at the driveway.

Screened porch is on the 1st level and has rocking chairs and a ceiling fan.

Deck is in the upper level and is outfitted with custom, cushy bench seating.

There is a washer and dryer on the 1st floor.

Parking for 3 in the driveway or in the front yard. No street parking is allowed.

All bed linens and towels are provided.

Of note - the owner is a local artist. Her studio is at the back of the property in a separate building and is inaccessible to guests. Your privacy is assured. Upon request and availability, a private, complimentary tour of the space and her artwork can be arranged for registered guests of The Haven.

More Details

Carla Drummond
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Carla Drummond

Brian and I are originally from Upstate NY, but moved to NC in 1999. We bought our little beach cottage in 2005. We rebuilt the main house in 2013 and now offer it for vacation rentals. We're happy to be able to share our precious slice of Pleasure Island with you. Our friend who is just down the island also helps to manage the property when we're away and will be available 24/7 to make sure your comfortable and answer any questions for you.

Carla Drummond purchased this house in 2005

Why Carla Drummond chose Kure Beach

We chose to buy in Kure Beach because of its quaint charm and less hectic pace on the island. We love that there are no high rise hotels in Kure, easy beach access and lots of charm. The waves are great for surfing and we can walk easily to downtown, the pier and the parks. Being set back from the busy main road is a plus, too. The Community Center is less than a block away and Carla teaches yoga there! When we rebuilt the main house, we chose to save the original garage and convert it into an art studio. It adds a ton of privacy to the pool courtyard and also lends a sense of nostalgia being one of the original flat roof cottages on the island.

What makes this house unique

The private pool courtyard is probably the best feature of the home, followed by the screened in porch with rocking chairs and afternoon shade. This home has such great privacy! The sliding door to the screen porch was salvaged from the original cottage! At night, it's just lovely to sit on the top deck, listen to the waves and look up at the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Carla,

We had a great time at the house. Everything was clean and tidy. The deck and pool area was great. The house was the perfect size for our family. We have two sons 22 and 21 and they were in the pool almost all day along with my husband and hanging out on the deck. I did go to the beach everyday and the walking distance was not far. The evenings we spent upstairs on the porch. My husband more than I. Even though it was 90 degrees ( we really didn't need more heat) we still had to have the fire pit on for the ambiance. We enjoyed watching the fireworks on the 4th from up there. Having the corn hole was great. I'm not sure how many games we played during the week stay but I know it was a lot. My husband enjoyed the outside shower. We have always stayed on the north end of Carolina Beach which we enjoyed but, this area seemed more residential, quiet and relaxing. We all agreed we will be coming back to the house.

Having the grill was wonderful. We made dinner on the grill as we were hanging around the pool. The only two things I would suggest are a pump to blow up the bike tires, they were low on air and 2 comfy chairs in the room at the top of the stairs for an extra place to sit.

We really had a GREAT week. As I said we will be back.
Jul 2017
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Kure Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Additional services such as a pre-stock or mid week cleaning may be available if arranged in advance.


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Lovely home, PRIVATE POOL, easy walk to the beach! 2 1/2 blocks to The Pier!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely and well cared for house with everything one could need for a great vacation. We stayed with our kids and mother in law and it was a perfect fit. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very lovely and well equipped home less than 3 blocks from the ocean....what more could you want?! Thanks for a great stay :)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property. Very comfortable with many special touches. Perfect distance to beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is fabulous! Fabulous decorations and special touches. Fun, private pool area in the back of the house. Short walk to the beach, linens provided. I could go on and on. Thank you for a perfect beach getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing ladies trip to the beach. Everything about the house is great, especially he pool! So nice to come home from the beach to relax in the pool. The house manger Megan was so helpful and there for anything we needed. Would totally rent this house again!! Would be great if you could add a light above the grill outside. That's the only thing missing from this amazing house! Thanks so much for your awesome hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bud and Joes
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ft. Fisher
Nearest Restaurant
Jack Mackerals
Nearest Beach
Kure Beach




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $550
Cleaning fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Reservation fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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