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The Sanctuary: Designer's Luxury Waterfront Home with Large Dock on Quiet Beach

(54 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:19
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Luxurious & Spacious 6 Bedroom + 6 Bathroom Waterfront Home

The Sanctuary at Wrightsville is a luxurious, waterfront home with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms that comfortably sleeps 19. The 4900 sq. foot designer home features a large, 30-foot dock on a serene saltwater lagoon, just two short blocks from the beach.

Located in a quiet and safe neighborhood, The Sanctuary is a true dream house with designer upgrades without sacrificing all of the comforts of home. This home offers it's guests a memorable luxurious vacation and goes far beyond the typical beach cottage. With it's thoughtful accommodations, first-class maintenance, great location, and attention to design and detail, we guarantee it beats all other Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals.

Some of The Sanctuary's unique features include the two covered porches, the open deck, and the 30-foot dock right on the lagoon, offering guests spectacular ocean and marsh views.

Additionally, the home is loaded with a variety of amenities and accommodations for all ages and lifestyles.

-A spacious, upgraded designer's kitchen
-Top quality stainless steel appliances
-A well-equipped kitchen for the gourmet cook
-Wine and beverage coolers
-Includes all of your favorite appliances from the mixer, blender, coffee maker, knife sharpener and many more
-Outdoor gas grill for the BBQ!

-Kitchen and dining area comfortably seats 21
-Spacious island ideal for working and eating
-Breakfast nook with cherry-wood table (seats 8)
-Dining room table adjacent to kitchen (seats 8)

--Two separate living areas on main floor with Plasma TV's
--Mid-level family entertainment room with wet bar, wine storage, beverage storage, plasma TV, game table, Queen sleeper sofa

-6 bedrooms total, comfortably sleeping 19
-An upper-level, 600 sq. ft, master suite with king bed, vaulted ceilings, steam shower, large bath tub, walk-in closet, plasma TV, desk, and best of all, a private deck that overlooks the lagoon
-A second master sweet featuring vaulted ceilings, water view, and private bathroom
-2 queen rooms with full, private bathrooms
-1 King bedroom and private bathroom
-A bunkbed and trundle "kids" bedroom with private bathroom
-High-quality mattresses, including Tempurpedic

-Outdoor Gas Grill
-2 Covered Porches
-Beautiful Gazebo
-Large Deck
-30 Foot Dock
-Elegant Landscaping
-Exterior Shower Room
-Ladder at dock for easy swimming

-Ping pong table
-2 kayaks
-Paddle board
-Boogie boards
-Cooler chest
-Beach wagon

-Mid-level laundry room with new washer and dryer
-Queen blow up mattress
-Twin blow up mattress
-Interior sound system

...And more!

Please call anytime with questions. The Sanctuary is truly a remarkable home! Nearly new and beautiful, it's the best rental property in Wrightsville Beach!

Our guest reviews speak for themselves.. This home lives up to its name: The Sanctuary.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4905 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Elevator serves all levels of this home

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 19
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 30....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 19

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master suite bedroom on top floor. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Vaulted bedroom with shower bathroom on mid-level...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Mid-level king bedroom with tub/shower bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Main floor queen bedroom with adjacent shower bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Main floor Queen bedroom, private shower bathroom sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

    Mid level bunk + trundle bedroom with bathroom - sleeps 4...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    Queen convertible bed + Queen blow up + Twin blow up...moreless

  • 3 King Beds 3 Queen Beds 2 Queen Sleep Sofa 1 Twin Bunk 2 Trundle Beds 1 Queen blow-up mattress 1 Twin blow-up mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Pillows, blankets, and kitchen towels are provided! We have elevator access to all floors. Great stereo system, plasma TV's, and great wireless internet and computer access....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Living room cabinet is filled with games for the whole family! ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    New 55' plasma TV with 3-D options...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    The Sanctuary is located on a swimmable lagoon, with a view of adjacent scenic marshes and nearby ocean....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    We have 2 dining areas including the breakfast nook and dining room plus a kitchen island that accommodates 21 guests total. Tablecloths for the two tables are also provided!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new!...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Elevator serves all levels of this home...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    2-car garage available for your use...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide everything except bed linens and towesl. We can recommend a reputable company for this items! ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    With new plasma TV with a great sound system that can connect to your phone or iPod! ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Garage and Drivevway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Garage accommodates 2 cars in addition to the driveway which accommodates 5-6 cars...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide blankets, pillows, bath mats, and kitchen towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new washing machine! ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many cooking tools utensils - just like home!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is set up to serve 21 guests...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Inside the Sanctuary is a cook's kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolfe appliances along with coffee maker and a collection of many kitchen supplies and tools-- Just like home! ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Double ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    We have 4 adult and 2 kid beach cruisers for your use....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have 2 renter kayaks plus a paddle board, with perfect access from our lagoon....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddleboard, kayaks ...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Steam in master shower and large tub big enough for two! ...moreless



from 54 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 23 - Sep 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Fall 2017
Sep 8 - Oct 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 20 - Nov 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Winter 2017
Nov 28 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas-New Years Week 2017
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 - Mar 29, 2018
3 night min stay
Early Spring 2018
Mar 30 - Apr 26, 2018
3 night min stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 27 - May 24, 2018
3 night min stay
Summer 2018
Jun 15 - Sep 6, 2018
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $300
  • Tax Rate 13%


Rates are subject to change until reservation payment is received.

Cleaning fee of $300 added for a stays less than a week.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington NC
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wrightsville Beach

Car: Recommended

Swim or paddle board off our dock in the calm salt-water lagoon! Use one of our two kayaks for water fun, including exploring the nearby marshes, from our dock.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: A beach-lover since childhood, it's always been my dream to own my own special home in the exceptional beach town of Wrightsville Beach, located just outside the historic city of Wilmington. As a professional designer, I thoughtfully detailed and furnished the home to welcome and comfort visiting friends and family, and now I am offering it to you for your use as well.

Why the Owner Chose Parmele Isle, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA:
The Sanctuary is the best, non-oceanfront home in Wrightsville Beach. The home features 3 private decks and is located on Sunset Lagoon... Just two blocks from the ocean in a safe and quiet neighborhood! When unwinding at the Sanctuary, you can wake up to the sun rising off the ocean and enjoy your morning beverage while overlooking the peaceful lagoon from the dock or one of our private decks.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Sanctuary has a private, 30-foot dock in a scenic, deep-water lagoon. The lagoon, near Banks Channel and IntraCoastal Waterway, is great for swimming, kayaking, and boating! Bring your own or feel free to use our paddleboard and 2 kayaks as explore the nearby lagoons and marshes. If you prefer to stay on land, you can take a stroll to downtown Wrightsville Beach or use one of our bikes as you explore the area. Inside the Sanctuary is a cook's kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolfe appliances. The spacious, 6 bathroom's in this designer's home feature unique tile detail and plumbing fixtures.The master bedroom suite has a private deck overlooking the beautiful lagoon and a steam shower. During the off-season or after a day at the beach, you can entertain and unwind with our 3 plasma TV's, the ping-pong table, and Beach cart.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Sanctuary at Wrightsville Beach

    The Sanctuary at Wrightsville Beach

  • View Into Family Room from Dining Area

    View Into Family Room from Dining Area

  • View from dining to kitchen and nook

    View from dining to kitchen and nook

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Mid Level Family Room

    Mid Level Family Room

  • Mid-Level King Bedroom # 2

    Mid-Level King Bedroom # 2

  • Bunk bedroom sleeps 4

    Bunk bedroom sleeps 4

  • Back pack beach chairs

    Back pack beach chairs

  • View of marshes from Master Balcony

    View of marshes from Master Balcony

  • Our lagoon just after sunrise

    Our lagoon just after sunrise

  • Bird's eye view of The Sanctuary, circled in red

    Bird's eye view of The Sanctuary, circled in red

  • View From Dining Area to Family Room

    View From Dining Area to Family Room

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Nook


  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Mid-Level King Bedroom #1

    Mid-Level King Bedroom #1

  • Main level Queen Bedroom 2

    Main level Queen Bedroom 2

  • Beach cart and cooler chest

    Beach cart and cooler chest

  • Cruiser bikes for our guests

    Cruiser bikes for our guests

  • View of Dock

    View of Dock

  • Across the marsh

    Across the marsh

VRBO #244174

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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