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See this beautiful sunrise right from your bed!


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Oceanfront, ground level, 2 story town home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 1-8)

If you like beaches the way they are meant to be; quiet, serene and beautiful, then come visit our Seaside Escape in Kure Beach, NC!!! If you want a place to stay that is clean and comfortable as well as convenient... THIS is the place for you!

Our three bedroom, two bath townhouse is a two-story unit overlooking the Atlantic oceanfront. This is not a high rise, just three steps in the back door and three steps out the front door to the beach. From the master bedroom you can wake up with the sunrise and gaze out through french doors at the sand and waves crashing in on the shore (right from your bed). The view is amazing!

There is an additional upstairs bedroom that has a double bed and two twins (the kids will love this colorful room). Finally there is a third bedroom with a queen size bed and second bath downstairs (great for elderly guests needing a first floor unit). You can enjoy ocean front views from the porch swing and rockers on the upstairs deck or from the first floor covered porch (loaded with benches and rockers) - either place the ocean breeze makes the climate just perfect.

You may be on vacation, but you'll feel like you're at home. We offer a fully-equipped kitchen with all the major/minor appliances (ie. cable TV, VCR/DVD, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender and dishwasher). You'll be able to relax or entertain, whatever you like!

When you come inside from the beach feel like you never left. A classic nautical theme can be found throughout the house. From the murals on the walls, to the waves and shells, you'll find the decor is nothing less than soothing and inviting.

As for local activities, you can find much to do. Choose from the newly expanded and renovated Aquarium at Historic Fort Fisher to the Cape Fear Museum in downtown Wilmington or something as simple as taking a short 4 block stroll to see what they're catching on the Kure Beach pier. Check out for local events, activities and festivals. There is always something going on here!

If you tire of fishing or swimming, you are conveniently located right between the two Historic towns of Wilmington and Southport. Wilmington is just 16 miles north. There you can visit the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship (maybe even catch an old flick on the deck one evening) or take a stroll down the beautiful waterfront streets for an endless choice of shopping and dining. There are also a lot of fun indoor activities (google Wilmington: Bounce House, Defy Gravity, Jungle Rapids, Mayfair Cinemas and Wilmington Children's Museum for example). Either way you are covered on those 'rainy days' with indoor activities in this area!

Less than six miles south you can hop on a short ferry ride to the quaint town of Southport or Bald Head Island. You will probably recognize this town from such films as 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' 'Matlock', 'Domestic Disturbance', or the more recent 'Safe Haven'. If you're a movie buff take a tour of the local Screen Gem Studios and see where many movies have been made such as 'Iron Man III' as well as where 'Dawson's Creek' and 'Sleepy Hollow' was taped.

Worried about what to do with the kids? Take them to Jungle Rapids to enjoy the water park, go-carts, and miniature golf. You will not want to miss the zoo either. A zoo at the beach you ask? You've got it... or actually we do! Tregembo's Animal Park (previously known as'Tote-em-in Zoo') has many animals ranging from the ones you'd like to pet to the ones that you know to stay away from. Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!

If you really like amusement parks; take a day trip to busy Myrtle Beach and go to the Pavilion (little more than an hour away). While you're there check out 'Pirate's Voyage,' 'Ripley's Believe It or Not,' and Broadway at the Beach, or just stroll the boardwalk... then come home to your quiet beachfront town.

For those golfers in your group; you will find several local courses (some even championship) to challenge your golfing skills.

Don't forget all the shopping, dining, and sightseeing! With the warmer temperatures in prime season complemented by the mild temperatures in the off season; as well as the area attractions and friendly local residents... you'll find our townhouse a great vacation spot year round!

Come and stay with us at our Seaside Escape!
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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    One complimentary roll of toilet paper will be provided. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    One complimentary roll of toilet paper will be provided. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games in the closet...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Living area and in master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens and towels are NOT provided unless you request the linen and towel package to rent for an additional $100. Beach towels are not provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Private off street parking. This building has five units and 8 parking spaces. There is one space labeled for each of the five units and three labeled for guests (to be shared by the five units)....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free street parking available. Public Beach Access Parking next door (but this does not allow overnight parking)...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Washing Machine:

    Small size stackable washer & dryer available in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I've been told by many renters that we are well stocked....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid (stainless interior)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Dish towels are provided. Paper products are renter's responsibility. There is almost always salt & pepper left in the unit but we discard any other condiments left from previous renters....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    There is a working ice maker in the freezer section....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    There is NOT an outdoor grill for this unit. You CAN bring your own but you are NOT allowed to grill on the decks or within 10' of the building....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 31 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 28 - Jun 9, 2017
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Jun 10 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,200 $2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Linen/towel pkg-optional $100 + tax
  • Cleaning fee (>3 nights) $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%



If your dates require a 7 night booking then there are no exceptions. :-)

Late Fall Season (AFTER LABOR DAY) thru Winter Season - shorter bookings are available (3 days min stay) for $500 weekday / $600 weekends.


Packages of bed linens and a 3 piece towel set for 8, are available to rent at an additional charge of $100 - if you don't want to bring your own. There are pillows, mattress covers, quilts, extra blankets and dish towels provided.

There will be starter supplies of toilet paper, trash bags, hand soap and paper towels upon arrival. You will need to bring your own supplies or plan to purchase here at a local store any extras that you will need.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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Nearest Airport
Wilmington ILM

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are local owners! We bought this property in 2001 while we were looking for a place to vacation for ourselves. We fell in love with the location and the appeal of owning a home on the beach. Since then we have also moved to Kure Beach and are raising our children here (2 girls and a boy). We love Pleasure Island and the small town community feeling it offers. We are also Mortgage Brokers and can help you fulfill your dream of owning your own Seaside Escape! Here on the island we love all the activities offered at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk in the summer: charter fishing tours, party boat tours, family movies by the lake, paddle boating, the amusement park (summer only), surf lessons, beach bingo, fireworks and world famous doughnuts. We enjoy visiting the NC Aquarium along with Historic Fort Fisher, driving out to the north end of Carolina Beach (Freeman Park) to camp for the day on the beach. We like riding our bikes onto the ferry and over to the little town of Southport. We can't believe we actually live here and get to enjoy this all year! We are thrilled to be able to share our 2nd home on the beach with you and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do! Best of all, if you need anything we are minutes away.

Why the Owner Chose Kure Beach, NC, USA:
I grew up vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC and my husband at Nags Head, NC. We found Kure Beach to be a wonderful alternative! It is located on an island about 11 miles long and consists of three small towns Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Historic Fort Fisher. It is not the commercialized or tourist attracting town of Myrtle Beach. (We love to visit there but make it a day trip) Kure Beach consists mostly of cottages which are 2nd homes or primary residences. There are lots of wonderful restaurants, shopping and local activities offered year round. This property has private parking, spectacular views, and nice size rooms. One of it's best features is that it's ground level (4 steps up and you're in the door).

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
There is always some kind of small town festival, farmers market, concert, fishing tournament or local race happening on this island - but it is never crowded. One of the secret advantages of this island is a back road (Dow Rd) which runs along the government owned property lines that allows you to drive from practically one end of the island to the other at 55mph. If you know about this little local secret, traffic is never a problem. Check out the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce's website for local events and happenings. They don't call it 'Pleasure Island' for nothing!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • See this beautiful sunrise right from your bed!

    See this beautiful sunrise right from your bed!

  • beach view of the 5 units in this building

    beach view of the 5 units in this building

  • 4 blocks south of the Kure Beach pier

    4 blocks south of the Kure Beach pier

  • Welcome to Kure Beach

    Welcome to Kure Beach

  • kitchen/living area - This table has a hidden leaf that opens up to seat 8.

    kitchen/living area - This table has a hidden leaf that opens up to seat 8.

  • Living area - one of several murals

    Living area - one of several murals

  • View From Master Bedroom

    View From Master Bedroom

  • NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher -just 2.5 miles down the road

    NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher -just 2.5 miles down the road

  • Kure Beach Fishing Pier
'if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes'

    Kure Beach Fishing Pier 'if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes'

  • Just a few steps to the water

    Just a few steps to the water

  • Two story townhome on the far right

    Two story townhome on the far right

  • Southern view.  
Here's your seat!

    Southern view. Here's your seat!

  • entrance -stackable washer & dryer is behind the blue door

    entrance -stackable washer & dryer is behind the blue door

  • living / dining area

    living / dining area

  • Master king size bed.

    Master king size bed.

  • Downstairs bedroom and bath with queen bed

    Downstairs bedroom and bath with queen bed

  • NC Ft Fisher Ferry (a great 30min ride over to the town of Southport is just 3mi

    NC Ft Fisher Ferry (a great 30min ride over to the town of Southport is just 3mi

  • Battleship tours in downtown Wilmington

    Battleship tours in downtown Wilmington

  • 3 miles from the Carolina Beach Boardwalk where you can see fireworks each week!

    3 miles from the Carolina Beach Boardwalk where you can see fireworks each week!

VRBO #14362

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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