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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Han- Accessible by elevator

Ocean Dunes is a condo complex with the feel of a private club. Vacationers here have access to a large private indoor recreation center w/ pool, sauna, exercise room and gathering area as well as extensive outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, three outdoor pools and even shuffleboard. The Ocean Dunes resort complex takes great pride in maintaining its appearance and its amenities as well as its half mile of private beach.

Our condo is located directly across the street from the ocean front units on what is known as the garden side. Our part of the complex features twisted live oak trees that shade our balconies in the rear while our condo fronts onto a nicely landscaped in-ground pool with a gazebo and grills for picnicking as well as comfortable deck chairs placed around the fenced-in pool. Directly across the street is our private access to the beach (with shower) which we reach by following the path through our oaks. As you enter the Ocean Dunes area you leave the hustle and bustle of the public beach behind. Ocean Dunes is located at the tip of Pleasure Island, and behind our complex and to our south side is the Fort Fisher State Park with extensive grounds of its own, its own beach area and a well-thought out museum. Beyond that is the North Carolina Aquarium and beyond that is the end of the island where you can catch the ferry for Southport, a fun 30 minute ocean ride to this old historic city with its farmer’s and artisan market on Wednesdays, antique and craft shops as well as several restaurants on their dock. When you leave our complex and head north instead, you find the restaurants and board walk for our island and its many evening activities including outdoor concerts and movies.

We love to just sit out on our deck and enjoy the peace of our complex or put on our walking shoes and walk along the beach or the half mile to the state park with its own trails and beach. When we are looking for a change of pace, we leave the island and either go to Southport and or take the River Road to Wilmington (about a 20 minute drive through the country) where we shop, eat at one of our favorite restaurants, take in a play, or visit one of the museums there such as the USS North Carolina. Two major malls are also located off the island at about 10 miles from our condo in the other direction, and the route to them is lined with a wide variety of restaurants and specialty shops.

Our sunny 3 bedroom corner condo is located in a newly constructed building with complete handicap accessibility including an elevator. We hope to retire here and have furnished it as our second home. We welcome guests who will tread lightly and treat our property as if it were their own. Even though we are located beyond the hustle and bustle of any busy downtown area, we are just a short drive away from fine restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, Wal-Mart and Lowe’s! Fish lovers will find both excellent fresh fish right off the boat as well as the opportunity to venture out from the Carolina Beach dock into the Atlantic Ocean for an angling adventure.

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John Virgint
Member since: 2010
Speaks: french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About John Virgint

John and I are retired teachers from Ohio. Our family always shared a large beach house with John's extended family every summer that our children were growng up, and when we began to think about retiring, we knew this was the place for us! We purchased our Ocean Dunes condo in 2006 and grab every chance we get to head down here. We totally agree with the James Taylor sentiment: 'In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina'

John Virgint purchased this condo in 2006

Why John Virgint chose Kure Beach

We chose our condo because of its location. Ocean Dunes stands out as a quiet, upscale and family friendly place with a larger number of amenities than any of the other area complexes.

It is also much newer, as our building was just rebuilt in 2008. It is well-maintained and its extensive indoor facilities make it a good year-round place for people like us who spend time here during the winter school vacations as well as during the summer. We have very young nieces who live near-by, and they love to come swimming in the pool out front or indoors when it's off-sseason. When we want a change of pace from the beach, we can go to downtown Wilmington and eat at one of the restaurants on its boardwalk or shop or go to a nightspot. Alternatively, we can take the ferry to Soutport. And if you like history, there is a lot to explore. Wilmington was the primary port of the Confederacy during the Civil War, the boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson and the birthplace of famous sons newsman David Brinkley and athlete Michael Jordan. Our friends always want to go through the World War 11 battleship the USS North Carolina or take a river cruise up and down the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington. When our friends come to visit us, they run out of time before we run out of adventures for them!

What makes this condo unique

Ocean Dunes is a condo complex but it is run like a private club. Our visitors have access to a large private indoor recreation center w/ pool, sauna, exercise room and gathering area as well as to extensive outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, three outdoor pools and even shuffleboard. The Ocean Dunes resort complex takes great pride in maintaining its appearance and its amenities as well as its half mile of private beach. And we are steps away from a state national park, which gives us a quiet, natural atmosphere free from the traffic and noise of many other area locations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This condo is in a great location. It is cross the street from the beach, beside the outdoor pool, and right down the street from historic Fort Fischer with paths for walking and biking. The condo itself is comfortable and homey. The owners are fantastic! Easy to work with and extremely helpful. It is so relaxing to stay here, I highly recommend it.
Jan 2018
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Kure Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom Suite, Queen size Beds (2) Queen Beds in Other Two Bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Ocean Dunes Complex is Organized Like a Private Club. It Includes a Large, Well-Maintained and Staffed Year-Round Indoor Recreation Center W/ Heated Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Fitness Center. Guests at Ocean Dunes Also Have Access to One of Three Outdoor Pools, Tennis Courts, Basketball and Shuffleboard.


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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 80 reviews

Clean, close to the beach, great communication

  • 5 of 5

John was awesome. He made sure I had everything I needed. He communicated VERY well and answered all my questions. The condo was clean, organized, and had everything we needed with our 4 kids. It was very close to the beach and tonither attractions. Definitely recommend going!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Very Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for providing such a relaxing place for us to unwind! Your condo is clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed for the week. Loved the location near the end of the island, as it was so quiet and low-key. Would definitely love to return for another visit. Also appreciated all the notes you provided with suggestions for restaurants and outings.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington Indiana

Great, clean condo. Quiet and peaceful area.

  • 4 of 5

Condo clean and well furnished. Pool right outside unit. Beach right across a quiet street. Beach has very cool coquina rock. Best to swim at low tide so you can see them. Free state park beach with lifeguards just down the road. Uncle Vinny's Pizza and Hang Ten Grill favorites of whole family. Both Britt's and Wake N Bake have great donuts. Ferry to Southport was a fun ride.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Garner, NC

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with booking and staying at John and Teresa's condo was great from start to finish. John was very quick to respond and provided a lot of useful and thoughtful information prior to our stay. The condo was clean, well stocked and the keyless entry made going and coming very easy. The location was perfect for us as we wanted to visit Ft. Fisher and the aquarium one day and head to Wilmington to visit the battleship another. The beach near the condo is great for shell hunting and the moss covered rocks at the edge of the water are beautiful. The rec center and pools are really nice and close to the condo as well. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again in the future

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Girls' Trip

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! The house was perfect for us. It was stocked up with everything we needed to make dinner right there in the condo. The key less entry was so convenient! John was more than helpful in making sure we were all ready for a nice relaxing weekend. He responded quickly to any and all emails. I wasn't sure about renting a condo in Kure Beach considering I have never been there but we are all so glad that we did. I highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay so much!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect walking distance to our private entrance on the beach! Condo was the perfect size for us! Felt like home away from home! Pool right outside front door. People were very friendly! Will definitely consider staying again!!!! Husband already wanting to book for next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Charity Navigator ranks the NC Aquarium Society among the nation’s top zoo and aquarium non-...
Fort Fisher Recreation Area
Explore the historic Ft Fisher Civil War site and museum. There is also a beautiful public b...
Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry
It is a must to take the ferry down the road from our place to historic Southport sometime d...
Freddie's Restaurante
Long time popular local restaurant featuring Italian cuisine
Carolina Beach State Park
Visit Carolina Beach State Park and walk the trails, looking for the rare Venus Fly Trap or ...
Kure Beach Fishing Pier
Take a walk on the Kure Beach Fishing pier( and get close to th...
Carolina Explorer Sportfishing
Visit the Carolina Beach Marina and check out a fishing charter if you want to venture out i...
Britt's Donut Shop
Visit the Carolina Beach boardwalk some evening and enjoy a fresh donut from the famous Brit...
USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
Visit the USS North Carolina, permanently docked across the river from downtown Wilmington. ...
Walk along the boardwalk in downtown Wilmington-a really fun way to spend an afternoon. You ...
Jack Mackerel's Island Grill
Nice friendly restaurant in the center of Kure Beach.
Michael's Seafood Restaurant
We like Michaels a lot. Excellent chowder and seafood. This restaurant had won a lot of loca...
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Wilmington ILM Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Jack Mackarels
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Fort Fisher-Southport Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Jack Mackarels, Big Daddy's, Freddie's, etc.
Car: recommended

Fort Fisher Historic Site and Museum, North Carolina Aquarium, Forth Fisher-Southport Ferry All Within 5 Minutes of Our Condo


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
cc fee(optional) $25
Tax Rate 13.0%

$25 booking fee for guests using a credit card
This fee will be waived if payment is made by e-check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.