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Oceanview Condo-Oceanside Porch-First Floor-Wifi-Winter Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

“Rock Your Troubles Away” in this wonderful first floor, ocean view condominium located in the highly desirable north end of Carolina Beach. This condo is well-maintained and nicely appointed, with lots of glass doors to enhance your views and the feeling of spaciousness. It also has generous space on the porch and deck, a private pool, and free Wi-Fi for your enjoyment. For your convenience, you have on-site parking, ground level storage and easy ocean access. There are many wonderful activities in the area. Every effort has been made to provide you with a clean and comfortable home for your next vacation.

This home has a very large porch on the ocean side with rocking chairs, a swing and a table with chairs. This is a perfect spot to watch the beautiful sunrises, enjoy your morning coffee or other favorite beverages any time of day. The table and chairs provide additional mealtime options, whether a casual lunch in wet swimsuits or a candlelight dinner. This porch is a great place to relax in the swing and sink into the rockers. Just sit back and let your cares slip away with the sound of the surf and ocean breeze in your hair. There is also a smaller porch which overlooks the pool. It has two Adirondack chairs to enjoy while watching the swimmers in the pool or the sun setting over the canal.

The interior is tastefully decorated, with two sofas in the living area (one is a sleeper sofa) where you can watch cable TV, surf the internet, take a nap or just sit back and enjoy your stay. The dining area has a table and chairs that will seat six comfortably when you wish to dine inside.

The kitchen has a great view, over-looking the pool and the canal. It is well stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, and other cooking utensils. It has a new stove, microwave, stainless dishwasher, stainless refrigerator with ice maker, and small appliances to include a toaster, blender, coffee maker and coffee bean grinder. Adjacent to the kitchen area is a front-loading washer/dryer for your laundry needs.

I am in the process of evaluating Online Booking and Payments. At this time, I offer prompt responses, quick payments through Paypal or via check, unsurpassed honesty and extremely fair treatment of my guests. My response rate is one hour or less unless your inquiry appears in my inbox during the night. Thank you for your interest in my property.

The master bedroom opens onto the ocean side porch. It has a full private bath, a queen size bed, walk-in closet and cable television with DVD. The second bedroom also has an adjoining full bath and opens onto the small porch which overlooks the pool. It has a double bed and twin bunk beds, which are nice if you have children in your party. It has a television with VCR.

The saline filtered pool is gated and private, open only to guests of our 24 unit condominium group. It is well maintained and generously furnished with tables, chairs and lounge chairs for your comfort and convenience.

Onsite parking for two vehicles per unit and an individual storage room are located on the ground level. Ocean access is just a short walk from the condo.

This condo undergoes a Deep Clean before each summer. This involves removing and laundering all bedding, taking beds apart, and thoroughly cleaning the entire condo. At this time, we also restock all supplies and replace anything worn out or needing replacement. Trane Heating and Air heat pump is about 6 years old and maintained under a service contract. Cleaning is provided by same small cleaning company each week. They have been taking care of this condo for six years now and are rated one of the best on the island. They also inspect the condo after each rental.

Make this wonderful condo your next vacation home as you create new family and personal memories for a lifetime. For additional photos and information, see my personal webpage for my condo.


Owner has arranged for special pricing for linens and towels through a local linen rental company. They also rent play pens, beach chairs, and other accessories. Please call Tina at T and J Linens: (910)297-1024. This transaction will be through their company.

Reservation is not complete until signed rental agreement and payment have been received by owner.

Trip interruption insurance is not included. It is recommended. Owner will provide sources if you need that information.

Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. Check-out is at 10:00 a.m. Weekly rentals begin on Saturday.


Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About The Owner

I am a native North Carolinian who grew up visiting the charming and historic Carolina Beach. The Boardwalk was fascinating to my brother and cousin. My family always had rental properties so I grew up in a service oriented family. I use many of those same skills in offering my condo to guests. Honesty and integrity combined with good communication are essential. I am now retired law enforcement and find it very enjoyable to spend time in Carolina Beach.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach is clean, has an enchanting quality to it, and is a family oriented beach. As friends say, it is Paradise.

What makes this condo unique

We simply love the oceanside porch, the views from both decks, the breezes that flow through the condo when sliding doors on the oceanside and canal side are open, and the closeness to the beach. The saline filtered pool has become one of our favorite spots since the saline doesn't burn your eyes or leave your skin dry.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying at your condo and visiting the beach. What a GREAT location! Close to everything. Staying at Carolina Beach for several years, we always try to stay somewhere different. Your place was so perfect for us, and we feel we would definitely want to return to THIS condo.

Thank you very much for making it all easy and hassle free.
Sep 2009
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Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New High End Beautyrest mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , New twin mattresses on bunk beds
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom, Double Beds (1) In second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New queen sleeper sofa with upgraded mattress for your added comfort and flexibility in sleeping arrangements, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk beds are both twin size and in second bedroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanview Condo-Oceanside Porch-First Floor-Wifi-Winter Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews

BEST Winter Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We happily spent the winter on the BEACH! Enjoyed Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Eve 2016 and Valentine's Day 2017! (Rented 10/26/2016-2/15/2017) COMFORTABLE! CLEAN! AMENITIES PERFECT! Immediately relaxed as soon as walked in the door. (not wheelchair accessible due to outdoor one flight of stairs) Very Safe and secure location. Walked the beach EVERYDAY! This condo is home, lacking nothing~! Ken is a fantastic landlord, he loves his vacation home and it shows in every aspect. We WILL be back! Gayle & Bob MacWhinnie, Northern Pennsylvania

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gayle and Bob, it was a pleasure to have you as guests during the late Fall and winter seasons. The cleaners and I do take great pride in providing a clean and updated vacation home. We appreciate each guest and value input from our guests. Thank you again for your wonderful care of my condo. I look forward to your return next winter.
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Wonderful Place and a Marvelous Host

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were looking for a getaway after a very busy season of life. We were met with a wonderful experience in this place. Ken made sure everything was easy and double and triple checked things would be as they were supposed to be. The great experience we had will certainly call for repeat visits and the graciousness of Ken is a welcomed change of pace from others in the past.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam, It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay in the condo for your recent visit to Carolina Beach. The cleaners and I try hard to provide each guest with an updated and very clean condo. In addition I have found that good communication between each guest and myself is extremely important for overall satisfaction before and during your visit. Thank you for reviewing your experience while staying in my condo. I look forward to future visits.
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Favorite Beach Spot

  • 5 of 5

I love this condo!! It is the perfect size, we often have the pool to ourselves, has a huge porch with rockers and it's conveniently located. Ken, the owner, is always a pleasure to work with and very responsive to any questions you have. When I go to Carolina Beach, this is my favorite spot hands down!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean and Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week last year and, again, this year in this lovely and exceptionally clean condo. Ken, the owner, is very personable and easy to work with. The 49” new flat screen TV was great for the children to watch their cartoons and for us adults to watch our shows. The balcony is very spacious with a table and 4 chairs, a swing (that I love) and 4 rocking chairs. This condo is equipped with everything you would need to enjoy your week including a Keurig coffee maker. The boardwalk is close with many attractions. The beach is just across the street. There is a nice pool to enjoy if you need a break from the ocean. It was very relaxing and super comfy and we will be sure to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing my condo for your summer vacation retreat. I also appreciate your taking the time to provide a review of my condo. My goal has always been to provide an exceptionally clean and well equipped place for vacationing and traveling guests. Every Spring, the cleaners perform a deep clean on the condo. In addition, I target certain updates and improvements to the condo and also address any maintenance issues and preventative maintenance on the heat pump. My greatest pleasure though is working with prospective and current guests. I look forward to having you and your family as guests again in the future.
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend at Ken's place to celebrate my husband and daughter's birthdays! To say that it was awesome is an understatement. One thing that I don't mind paying for is cleanliness and superior service. We got just that! After requesting a booking, Ken replied promptly. His communication throughout the process was excellent and he provided recommendations for local businesses. The condo was spotless and stocked very well with everything that we needed. We were a stone's throw to the beach. It was nice to leave our truck parked. We found a spot to crab and it was awesome. We thank you Ken for being such a gracious host. We are already planning our return for next year!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chantale, thank you for taking time to write a review of my property and your recent trip to Carolina Beach. It was a pleasure to work with you on the rental procedure and to hear about your adventures crabbing. My cleaners and I do take great pride in keeping the condo well maintained, cleaned, and up to date in amenities. I look forward to having you and your family return for another stay in my condo.
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Wonderful condo! Clean and updated!

  • 5 of 5

Ken's condo was a great find for our week at Carolina Beach! Everything was perfectly clean, and the condo is really nicely updated. The washer and dryer work perfectly, and all appliances are in great shape. We loved the large front porch (where you can see the ocean across the street) and the little deck overlooking the pool (which is great!). Ken was always in touch and made us feel at home. We were so lucky to find this place and hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests in my condo. The cleaners and I work hard to keep everything updated and clean for each guest. This begins with a list of updates each year and a deep Spring clean to begin the heavy busy rental season. Between guests the cleaners work hard between guests to keep the condo looking clean. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your future stays in the condo.
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Historical Fort Fisher, N.C. Aquarium, and Fort Fisher Ferry are located on the south end of Pleasure Island. Take the ferry to historical Southport and spend some time sightseeing and shopping. In Wilmington, you will find restaurants, shops, and the historical USS North Carolina Battleship.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.