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Luxury Estate on the Ocean -Casa Blanca with Oceanfront HEATED Pool

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

NOTE-This is a pet free home. No exceptions

3 king bedrooms, 2 twins in bedroom, 2 twin pullouts in private sitting room, 3 twins in bunk room. 4 bedroom total with 2 extra private sleeping areas which include a private sitting room and bunk room.

Spend your vacation in elegance and comfort. Casa Blanca offers a heavenly escape with its upscale, professionally decorated and unparalleled views of ocean and views of the sound. A truly grand vacation home with special attention to detail and your every comfort in mind. Relax around the private in ground plunge pool or enjoy a swim in the ocean just a few steps away. Ground Level: Large entrance foyer that opens to the outdoor pool with spacious decking for sun bathing. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. An extra room that you enter from the outside near the pool area - furnished with 3 singles which could be used as extra sleeping for older children or adult, also great for children's daytime nap while others are enjoying the pool. Large Beach side lawn for play/games. The main level features a large open floor- plan with living-dining-kitchen designed for family gatherings. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious enough for multiple cooks. 2 dishwashers, wet bar with wine cooler, Gas fireplace, 1/2 bath, separate laundry room, large flat screen TV & DVD combo that opens to a wonderful oceanfront porch. The master suite includes an attached sitting room (private when doors are closed) with 2 large single sleeper chairs, luxury master bath, separate walk-in shower and 2 large closets. Ipod docking stations and High Speed Wireless Internet. All bedrooms have flat screen TV/DVD combo's . Outside shower (hot and cold) with dressing area. Parking for 5-6 cars in 2 car garage and driveway. Linens are included in the rental. NO STUDENTS RENTALS.

Casa Blanca Wrightsville Beach recently had a propane pool heater put in. The cost if you would like the pool heated during your stay is $350 per week. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in so we can arrange to have it turned on during your stay. The heater is brand new so it should work great. It will take the pool from 65 degrees to 85 degrees so you and your guests would be able to enjoy the pool during the off season. If you have young ones joining you this would be a really fun addition. The pool is open year round but it would be chilly after mid October unless you opt to heat it. Please note that we cannot guarantee the pool heater and will refund the $350 charge in the event it does not work. The salt ocean is very hard and the heaters only last a short time at the beach. We are not able to give discounts on your nightly rental rate only a refund on the heater charge. It is brand new so it should work great though.

Keywords: Oceanfront, swimming pool, luxury, estate, private,direct beach access, lawn, bunk room, extra parking

More Details

Owner
Brooke Richardson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Brooke Richardson

Bruce and Barbara Swenson purchased this upscale luxury vacation home in 2008. They fell in love with this home because of the most spectacular ocean views they have ever seen. It is truly a unique custom home. They hired one of the areas premier interior decorates to furnish the home. This home has been featured in many of the areas upscale publications. Bruce and Barbara are from the San Francisco Bay area and vacation in the home several weeks throughout the year so they can be close to their twin grandchildren that live just a few miles away from the beach house. Their son and daughter are local real estate agents in the Wilmington area and help to manage the vacation rental.

Brooke Richardson purchased this house in 2008

Why Brooke Richardson chose North Carolina

Direct oceanfront. Also Marsh view from the back. Double lot of extra privacy and beach does not get crowded.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had an absolutly delightful stay at Casa Blanca; and as you can imagine, all were mesmorized by the views. Even the linens were first class, and nice touches like the nutrigena rain bath in the guest bath, etc. really made for such a lovely stay. Thank you.
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Shell Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bunk Area - 3 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2),pack and play; highchair; babygate; toys, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2 twin), Bunk Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Luxury Estate on the Ocean -Casa Blanca with Oceanfront HEATED Pool
average rating of 4.979592 based on 53 reviews
5

Another fantastic stay at Casa Blanca

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Blanca, and it was every bit as beautiful, comfortable and tranquil as we remembered it. It is well appointed and Brooke thinks of every detail/ including a massage table and contact info for a great massage therapist. The details and local contacts make it feel closer to staying at your own private resort than a vacation rental.

The house offers amazing sunrises over the ocean from the master bedroom and equally amazing sunset views over the marsh- which can be enjoyed from the soaking tub in the master bath.

Tom, the house manager, made our stay extra special- unloading groceries, making up a toddler bed for our little one, picking up dinnner the first night- and picking up more groceries mid-week. Casa Blanca is so beautiful you don't want to leave!

The pool is shaded in the afternoon and makes for a great retreat. You can wash the sand off, get out of the wind and still see and hear the waves crashing while lounging on a chaise or floating in the pool.

We are already looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrigan Family at Casa Blanca - Wrightsville Beach NC

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, spacious, well appointed house with fully stocked kitchen made it easy to move in, relax and feel right at home. Plenty of spaces and places to be together and alone for private time. Views were beautiful. Beach felt private. Pool made a great break-away time for kids. Lawn was perfect for corn hole and tossing a ball around. We all loved it and look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Casa Blanca elevates a typical vacation rental to a resort like experience. The linens and furnishings are beautiful and comfortable. The Palm trees and pool frame the dunes and ocean perfectly. We have already booked for next year as no other rental on Wrightsville compares. My only suggestion would be to replace the mattress in the master bedroom and to update the cookware. Everything else was perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. In October we will be getting all new pots and pans and replacing the king mattress in the master bedroom. Thanks for the feedback.
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5

The house was gorgeous. Great location, very well maintained and fabulous to be able to see the oeam

  • 5 of 5

Great location, pool was fabulous. Great layout for a family. Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property with so much space!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Casa Blanca!! The house is beautiful! You literally can see ocean views or bay views from every room in the house. It's clean, had all the amenities of home, & was so large that multiple families can be there at one time & not feel like we are on top of each other. If I needed any help with anything Tom & Brooke responded immediately to assist or fix what was needed. We loved having the option to swim at the pool or take a short walk to the beach. The houses landscape and flowers provided a beautiful backdrop for our family photo session as well! Would highly recommend! Thanks for a great week!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful home, beautiful views, clean and very well heated pool, lovely beach. Great porch, comfy furniture and beds. I'd highly recommend this rental home. We had a blast!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for returning to Casa Blanca for a 2nd time. We appreciate the care you take during your stay. Hope you can come enjoy the house again soon. Kind Regards, Brooke
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Rates & Availability

Shell Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer high
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,250
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
winter 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
winter 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
early spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
spring
Mar 24 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 
 
fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning and linen setup $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are not negotiable. Please inquire about last minute nightly rentals
$250 Cleaning fee Note: this includes cleaning of all bed and bath linens provided
Sales and Occupancy tax rate is 13% $1,000 Damage Deposit required
Optional pool heater $350 per week
50% due at booking; final payment 60 days prior; no refunds after 60 days prior
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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