'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with Elevator and Wi-Fi(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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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Member since: 2010
- On floor 1
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Elevator : just a few steps from our door via covered access
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
In Our Complex, the Indoor Pool and Outdoor Pools w/ Shaded Gazeboes Provide Young Swimmers with a Break from the Ocean Tides and Sun. The Complex is Located 5 Minutes from Fort Fisher State Park Which Has a Museum and Daily Living History Presentations that Are Also Aimed at Children. the Jungle Rapids (a Water Park W/ Go-Carts and Miniature Golf) and the Lively Board Walk with Evening Programs and Outdoor Movies (and Fireworks on Holidays) Provide Family-Friendly Programming Right on the Island....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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....moreless
- DVD Player
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Free Long Distance:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Ice Maker
The Kitchen Also Has a Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Steamer, Blender, Griddle, Disposal and Dishwasher. My Husband Loves to Cook and There Are Excellent Kitchen Utensils, Pans, Cutlery and Dishware....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Double Wooden Deck is Shaded by Live Oak Trees and is Reachable Through Double Sliding Doors from Both the Living Room and the Master Bedroom. Deck Has Plenty of Seating with Table and Four Chairs as Well as Two Additional Recliner-Type Chairs....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
May 13 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 17 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 22 - Aug 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 26 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75
- cc fee(optional) $25
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 13%
$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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Fort Fisher Historic Site and Museum, North Carolina Aquarium, Forth Fisher-Southport Ferry All Within 5 Minutes of Our Condo
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: 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'
Why the Owner Chose Kure Beach, NC, USA:
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!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.
- Primary: (937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
- Secondary: (937) 335-6733
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Living Room w/ View of double Deck/Samsung LCD TV and DVD player
Dining area off living room and kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker
32' LCD Panasonic TV in Master Bedroom and DVD player
Bedroom 3--Queen Bed w/ 26" LCD TV on wall (not in picture)
A fireplace at the beach!
Private beach access directly across street from sign in photo 1
Hot tub in the Ocean Dunes Recreation Center
Rec center (background) and covered pavillion for shuffleboard and tennis courts
Sign at entry (on right of road) to 2206A
Master Bedroom--King Mattress/door to full bath at left of bed
Bedroom 2--Queen Four-Poster Bed
View from deck into live oaks grove and path to private beach access
This is the view from our walkway--the reason you came! Enjoy!
Indoor heated pool at Ocean Dunes Recreation Center
Covered walkway between our buildings and elevator access
Our beautiful deck shaded by live oaks trees
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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