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Affordable, Charming Home in FANTASTIC Location, at North end of the Boardwalk!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, two bathroom beach duplex close to everything

*Please check out our other listings at vrbo #592446, #884367 and #873762*

Updated beach property in the middle of it all! Once you park your car, there is no reason to drive again until you're going home! We are located on the north end of the boardwalk extension. This property provides several restaurants and entertainment options practically right outside your front door.

Check out the map on this listing. The beach, fishing, shopping, restaurants, bars, the boardwalk & amusement rides are all a stone's throw away.

This rental has 2 bedrooms with 2 queen beds in one bedroom and 1 queen in the second bedroom, and 2 bathrooms. It also features a spacious living room, dining area and full kitchen! This property was freshly painted in 2018 and we have also updated our beds and couches for your comfort.

Looking for a smaller property? View our other listings at vrbo #592446 or #884367 Looking for a larger property? Take a look at our listing #873762

We have another unit available at the same address which also has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. This unit, however, has 1 full bed in each bedroom. You can view the listing for this unit at vrbo #592446 .

You must provide your own paper products, linens (sheets, towels, washcloths, dishtowels, etc) and beach equipment. We will be happy to provide the contact information for a local linen service or you can bring your own.

We are happy to accept your well behaved pets (limit 2) with a REFUNDABLE pet deposit of $200 per pet and an additional $35 pet cleaning fee. The $200 will be refunded to you along with your general deposit within 2 weeks of departure as long as no damages or excessive mess is left behind. The cleaning fees are non-refundable. You must select the pet option when booking this property and make us aware of your desire to bring a pet with you. Failure to do so could result in additional charges.

Keywords: Duplex, Beach, Fishing, House, Restaurants, Bars, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, Walk, Boardwalk, affordable

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We really enjoyed that house. It is just a perfect location; the ad was correct- we parked the car and didn't use it again until we were ready to leave. Even my extremely pregnant wife was able to walk to everything we did!"
May 2011
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Carolina Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You must clean up after your pets during your stay and prior to departure. This includes all grassy areas around the rental.
  • All trash from all rooms must be removed and placed in the appropriate bins prior to departure. Bins are located outside of the property beside unit B
  • All dishes must be washed and put away prior to departure. If dishes are left in the sink or put away dirty this will result in an additional charge.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom is a full bathroom with full tub. Bathrooms are accessible from the bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Pull out couch bed in living room, new for the 2018 season
  • This property has 2 bedrooms, each of which have an attached bathroom. Bedroom 2's attached bathroom is also accessible from the living area. Each bed has a new mattress for the 2018 season! Each room provides a dresser and TV with cable.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Affordable, Charming Home in FANTASTIC Location, at North end of the Boardwalk!
average rating of 4.368421 based on 39 reviews
Polk City, iowa

Good location

  • 4 of 5

Close to the beach and pet friendly. We had an issue at arrival, but after a few mishaps, the manager, who was easy to work with, relocated us to a different location that worked out better. Enjoyed our sunny deck.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good for the price

  • 4 of 5

Short walking distance to the Atlantic Ocean. The beautiful upgraded boardwalk begins near this destination. Close to many stores. Close to Fort Fisher Ferry that will take you across to Southport with or without your vehicle for $5.00 which cuts an hour or more off your drive if you want to go to Myrtle Beach, SC! Close to Wilmington. Overall good location! Price was right!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location ...loved being able to take a short walk to see sunrise and moon rise on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

No surprises! Everything was just as described in the listing. Great accommodations for our family and pets. Kitchen had all we needed to prepare meals and dine in or we could take a short walk to dine out at variety of restaurants. Glad we brought folding chairs to enjoy front porch live entertainment coming from across the street! The Big Blue was an authentic beach house! The only suggestion I would make is to replace living room furniture or clean it thoroughly. It was a cozy place to kick back at the end of a day on the beach!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We have already purchased new Serta living room furniture for the property which will arrive in a few weeks. We appreciate the feedback and hope you will stay with us on your next visit to Carolina Beach!
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Denton, NC

Unfortunately Not the Best Visit

  • 2 of 5

The unit we stayed in was right across the street from a gas station and on a somewhat busy road. The two window air conditioners were barely able to keep the place cool and this was the cool time of the year. There were dead bugs in several of the rooms, but then I guess that is to expected by the beach.

Our worse issue was that we had several items stolen from us on the beach directly out from this unit. We left our chairs and a small cooler on the beach while we took a short walk and when we cam back they were gone.

The area is not very safe and we for one will not be returning to the area any time soon.

On a positive note.....

The Aquarium, State Park and Fort Fisher were great attractions to visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Deal for the location and price!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location. The unit was a 2 minute walk to the beach acces ramp. The Mariner was across tbe street. Everything else was i walking distance. Excellent property for the money. Furnishings outdated but my family and I were there for the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Affordable, close to the beach and you're across from a store and a restaurant not too much walking.

  • 4 of 5

Nice rooms a block away from the beach, and plenty of room on the inside for guests. Very clean and taken care of and the owner answered any questions we had about the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Cape Fear National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Carolina Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbormasters Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach access
Nearest Point of Interest
Tangerine bar & restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pelican cafe.
Nearest Point of Interest
Amusement rides
Nearest Point of Interest
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Dive bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Shuckin' shack
Nearest Point of Interest
Charter fishing boats
Nearest Point of Interest
Winner party boat
Car: not necessary

Carolina Beach is a great place to vacation and The Big Blue Pelican is located right in the center of it all. Once you arrive, you can park your car and put away your keys until your departure. Visit Kate's Pancake House for a great breakfast and Gibby's Dock and Dine for dinner. Walk to both of these restaurants, along with many others for a great meal. Enjoy the nightlife? No need to call a cab -- there are a handful of great bars within a 5 minute walk of our property. If fishing is your thing, this is the location for you. We are located directly between the Yacht Basin and the beach access. This property is located at the North end of the Boardwalk extension. The beach access is an easy 500 feet away from your front door!

Carolina Beach is a family friendly vacation destination. You and your little ones can easily walk to the amusement park for an evening of fun, complete with fireworks! History buffs will enjoy the historical Fort Fisher while beach bums will be amazed at the beautiful, unobstructed coastline it offers -- just a 5 minute drive! While you are there, check out the Fort Fisher Aquarium for a great educational experience for adults and children alike.


We encourage you to view the Town of Carolina Beach's website for information on Carolina Beach's pet rules. There are times when dogs are NOT allowed on the beach during certain times of the year. They are allowed in certain areas so give the town a call for more information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $235
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pet deposit/cleaning fee not necessary for guests without pets. Just let us know before making payment and we will remove these. $200 refundable pet deposit returned within 2 weeks of departure, as long as there were no issues with the property. $35 pet cleaning fee is not refundable. If you plan to bring a pet with you (limit 2), you must pay the necessary $200.00 refundable pet deposit per pet. No exceptions. You must clean up after your pets in the yard before departure. All deposits are fully refundable as long as no damage or excessive mess is left behind by your party. We do not provide paper products, linens or beach equipment but we can give you the contact information for a local company which will be able to assist you with these needs.

***Please let me know prior to booking if you are not bringing a pet and I can remove all pet related costs***

Cancellation: We have a no cancellation policy. If you need to cancel due to an emergency, please contact the office.

Late Payments: Please make your second payment on time. Guests who do not make the second payment by the due date are subject to cancellation. If your reservation is cancelled due to non-payment of the balance, you will not be entitled to a refund of your initial payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund