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

Shell Island, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA
  • House3300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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


Brooke Richardson

Member Since 2010
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
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 Shell Island

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


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king
      • Bunk Area
        3 bunk bed
      • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2),pack and play; highchair; babygate; toys, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2 twin), Bunk Beds (3)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • 3.5

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
            Sand right out front
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront
            This home sits direct ocean front
          • Water View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Garage
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                    highest speed available in our area.
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                    Bring beach towels
                  • Washing Machine
                    1 set up and 1 set down
                  • Wireless Internet
                    wifi highest speed


                      • Kitchen
                      • Coffee Maker
                        Nespresso regular filter coffee
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        fully stocked
                      • Dishwasher
                        two dishwashers
                      • Freezer
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        lots of spices
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area


                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Ping Pong Table
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                                flat screen tv in each bedroom
                              • Toys
                              • Video Library
                                lots of dvds


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Bicycles
                                    a few available-not guaranteed
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                    Pool / Spa

                                      • Private Pool
                                        Can be heated for $350 week in off season


                                          • 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

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        58 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Fantastic rental property!

                                                        Kim S.

                                                        Well appointed home. We had never been to North Carolina and wanted to explore but found we would rather stay at this incredible house and relax. Pool is amazing, beach is right in front of the house. Beds were so comfortable! We will be back!

                                                        Beautiful but comfortable house w/ unbeatable view

                                                        Courtney S.

                                                        This house is beautiful. It maximizes the ocean views more than any other beach house I've stayed in. The front and back yard, in addition to the gorgeous pool and patio, provided a ton of space for our children to play- in the times that we weren't down at the beach. The house was clean and the owner and manager were very attentive and responsive- when we needed help with anything but also with restaurant recommendations, etc. I highly recommend this property!!!

                                                        Lovely property in every way.

                                                        Mary M.

                                                        This lovely property was more than spacious and equipped for our family of 6 adults and two babies. It was comfortably and tastefully appointed and we felt right at home. The view was gorgeous and it’s location easily accessible to restaurants and shopping. We had hoped the heated pool would be warm enough that we didn’t actually have to get used to the water( almost hot tub temp). It was not. I should have asked. Overall, a fabulous rental.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Dear Mary

                                                        Thank you for the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the home. I wish you would have called us as we are able to adjust the pool temp and would have been happy to turn it up for you. If you are able to visit again please remind me and I will have the pool temp set so that you can enjoy it. Hope you are able to return.


                                                        Amazing home at the perfect location

                                                        lindsay C.

                                                        We love, love, love this house. We come here at least twice a year and it feels like home. The place has a wonderful open feel with spectacular views. One of the best things is the heated pool. You don't even need to leave the house bc you have everything right at your fingertips. We love this place and it won't disappoint you.

                                                        The Clarks

                                                        Perfect Vacation!

                                                        Belinda M.

                                                        Beautiful home very well equipped for a relaxing vacation. Perfect for families with small children.


                                                        jennifer m.Memphis, tn

                                                        Our stay was incredible! We had everything we needed and the house was awesome! We definitely plan to return.


                                                        Shell Island, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        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.

                                                        58 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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