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*Oceanfront House* Sleeps12-18* Rec Room* Booking for 2017!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 12-18)

Our home is oceanfront in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. It is an older style cottage built in the 1940's and we added a third floor and renovated in 2003. There are great views with beautiful porches and decks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In the Spring of 2008, the ground floor was added to the rental making it a full house rental. Full kitchen was renovated on middle floor in 2011 with dishwasher and garbage disposal. Two efficiency kitchens on other two floors with mini fridge and microwave. Bathrooms in the old part of the cottage were renovated with new tile showers in 2016.

The ground floor does have a separate entrance and is filled with games for the kids, a retro sofa converting lounger, a pool table/air hockey table and a big screen TV with DVD. It also has two bedrooms and one bath, all in beautiful bright beachy colors. A new frontloading washer and dryer were added to this floor in 2016.

The middle floor has a full kitchen and family room with a queen sleeper sofa, one queen bedroom, one full bedroom and one full bathroom. There is a wonderful open porch with a swing, rockers, and a table for eating or playing games. There are two outdoor showers; an open shower on the walkway from the beach to rinse off sand, and a closed hot and cold shower to enjoy your daily shower!

The top floor has one queen bedroom, one twin to king trundle bedroom, and a sunroom with a queen sleeper sofa, and two full bathrooms. All rooms have ocean views. There is a beautiful deck from the bedroom and a sunroom with a queen sleeper. There is a lockout option with entrances both internally and externally to both of the top two floors.

The house will sleep 12 people in beds, and another 6 people on sofa beds!

This house is located on the north end of Carolina Beach, a quieter and more relaxing part of the beach. The Boardwalk, fishing pier and charter boats are all within walking distance. Enjoy the many restaurants, kid's activities, and just strolling on the beach! Bike, chair, umbrella and boat rentals are all within one mile of the house. There is a private deck and walkway to the beach, a brick grill and fireplace to cook out, and everything you need to have a wonderful relaxing vacation! There are free summer concerts each month as well as a wonderful Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival in October.

The NC Aquarium is a short drive as well as the USS NC Battleship Memorial and historic Wilmington! You can take a beautiful 30 minute ferry ride from Fort Fisher, just a few miles away, to Southport, another historic and beautiful town on the water. There are wonderful restaurants and antique shops in historic Southport. Come and enjoy our wonderful vacation home! We vacation there too, so you can count on it being well kept!

FAMILIES AND RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ONLY! We have the right to refuse rentals to groups or students. This is a NONSMOKING RENTAL and NO PETS ALLOWED.


Please note that this house is an older style beach cottage, with fairly small rooms and bathrooms.

Weddings are permitted onsite with certain stipulations:

all permits must be obtained including alcohol permits, renter must arrange for offsite parking (if guests stay at Microtel Inn and Suites, offsite parking is allowed there), maximum number of guests staying IN the house is 18, Guest party is 50 people or less, during the peak season May-September, a $500 impact fee is charged for weddings. We recommend an offseason wedding date to avoid excessive traffic and congestion during the peak season. For more questions, please contact Kelly through email or telephone.

Keywords: HOUSE, Oceanfront

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, arabic, Hebrew
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Kelly

We moved from Virginia to the Wilmington area in 1991. We fell in love with the old beach cottages in Carolina Beach and soon found one that was a 'great fixer-upper'. We did some cosmetic changes and enjoyed the house for one year before Hurricanes Bertha and Fran hit! We had extensive damage, but were able to salvage the house and maintain it's 1940's charm with an updated look. Later in 2003, we added a third floor to the house and have been renting to many return renters since that time. The house is in a great area of Carolina Beach, the north end, where many families vacation and close enough but far enough away from the boardwalk area to minimize noise. Every other year, the town renourishes the beach, so in the off years, the beach erosion can be significant. We love Mimi's cottage, named after my (Kelly's) mom, and appropriate since my parents own the house with us. We know that you will enjoy staying here in the quaintness of an old beach cottage with bright modern colors and fabulous views!

Kelly purchased this house in 1995

Why Kelly chose Southern Coast

Avi was working in Carolina Beach when we moved to the area, and we lived here for the first year. We then moved into Wilmington but missed the beach and soon started looking for property that we could fix up. We loved the area because it was far enough from Wilmington to feel like we were on vacation, but close enough to drive home if we needed. We love the uncrowded beaches and the 'old' feel of the beach. It reminds me of childhood visits to the beach.

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy the benefit of this oceanfront property with easy access to the beach, a nice parking pad with a deck area off of the walkway to the beach with a brick charcoal grill and outdoor fireplace, outdoor showers,one with both hot and cold water, a nice tanning deck on the top floor. You can easily walk to the north end pier to fish or eat, or to the Boardwalk where there are great shops, amusement rides, bike and other vehicle rentals, and an exciting nightlife. The NC Aquarium is about a 5 mile drive, as is the ferry over to Southport. Wilmington is only about a 15 minute drive where there are wonderful restaurants, sightseeing, film studio tours, carriage rides, and a wonderful downtown riverwalk.Our house has been a host to many weddings. We are one of only a few single family houses left at the beach. We have a large parking pad that works well with tents and tables, and we offer offsite parking at our hotel if you can provide shuttle service for your guests. We also have other properties in close proximity that can house other guests within walking distance.


Carolina Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off queen bedroom on top floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Off twin/trundle bedroom on top floor
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold and privacy
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground floor in hall by both bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located in hall near both bedrooms and kitchen/family room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ground floor oceanfront bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ground floor Street side bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanfront middle floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Street Side Bedroom Middle floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Top floor oceanfront bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed with two twins on top floor
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , two queen sleeper sofas and a double futon
  • Sleeper Sofa or Futons (3) Queen sleeper in recreation room, family room and in sunroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Board games, Lounge chairs & Rockers on the decks, Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, Outdoor showers (hot and cold), private deck and walkway to the beach, hammock, patio table and chairs, paved parking, NO PETS,NO SMOKING Linen rental available through Seaside Linens-delivery available


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*Oceanfront House* Sleeps12-18* Rec Room* Booking for 2017!!
average rating of 4.547619 based on 42 reviews

Awesome time had by all

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in carolina beach as our daughter now lives in Wilmington and it was great place for us all to meet up. We came from Colorado, Michigan and three different cars. The house is actually perfect for a large group . Some of the smaller children have never seen the ocean so this was a huge hit and a blessing for all of us. There is a great yoga studio in town and they have yoga at the pavilion 3x week. If you're an aspiring Yogi, this is not to be missed. Salty dog yoga

We had a group birthday party As we never get to see each other for fun!!We also found an amazing photographer locally (Google Billy Beach photography) and had rock star photos of all of us right in front of the house on the beach. We plan to make this an annual event. Thank you Kelly for the amazing experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan!! I a so happy you all had a fabulous time!! We hope to have you back again soon!! Kelly
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Great Family Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a week of vacation with my family. We had a wonderful time. The house is very spacious and there is plenty of room for all. The private beach access was so convenient. You are together as a family, but the three levels give you some privacy. The kitchen was indeed stocked well with dishes and utensils. I would recommend the house to others and will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda! So glad you all enjoyed your week at Mimi's Cottage! We look forward to having you back again!
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Perfect Ocean Front Beach House in Carolina Beach

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our daughter's graduation. There were 10 of us and plenty of space, privacy and most importantly plenty of bathrooms! I cannot say enough great things about the property and the owners. Kelly was so helpful and kind during our stay. The house itself was absolutely perfect for our family and friends traveling from all over. You have a private beach access. In the center of the boardwalk there is a large stone picnic table. The downstairs of the house offers a private 2 bedroom almost a separate apartment, complete with a full size refrigerator! The pool table was a nice bonus. The main floor of the house is spacious and the kitchen had every cookware and utensil you could need. The master and upstairs bedrooms/sitting area and deck were my favorite place for a morning coffee or evening relaxation. This place is just truly a gem and we cannot wait to rent it again!

Thank you so much Kelly for sharing your beach house with us!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house, The kids loved ... I enjoyed sitting down in the morning drinking my coffee and looking at Beach .... awesome view from the room I was sleeping in... my lil princess enjoyed the swing out the porch ... Thanks Kelly

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ysabel! So glad you enjoyed the holidays at the beachhouse! Please come again!
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Had a fantastic time at this cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage brought back so many memories of my childhood at Carolina Beach. The owners have done a great job keeping the integrity of the old beach cottage and bringing it up to date for today. We loved being on the oceanfront and enjoyed the porch with rockers and porch swing to enjoy morning coffee. This is not a modern beach house, but it is quaint and cozy and was perfect for our family

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! We look forward to having you back again!! Happy New Year!!
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Nice Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the house met our expectations. The beach was nice, had enough sand even at high tide to enjoy. We'll hopefully be able to do it again one day.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time!! We hope to have you stay with us again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: recommended

Charter Fishing, Fishing Pier, Freeman Park (4WD can drive and camp on the beach), Fort Fisher Museum, NC Aquarium, and ferry to Southport approximately 5 miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $59

Summer rates are weekly only.
The rental period is Saturday to Saturday in Jun, July, August.
Inquire for other holiday rates.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
We accept personal checks with a signed contract and thirty days prior to rental. Paypal fees are paid by renter.
Reasonable linen rental and other items for your stay available through
Renters are required to purchase the non-refundable property damage policy currently for $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.