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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. 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:
May 22, 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:
  • 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

*Oceanfront House* Sleeps12-18* Rec Room* Booking for 2017!!
average rating of 4.5128207 based on 39 reviews

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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South Carolina

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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Acceptable housing but poor service

  • 2 of 5

The property was older but in good shape. The kitchen was well stocked (loved the coffee maker). Bedrooms were sufficient for sleeping - no frills. Bathrooms were sufficient (good water pressure). Dining room and living room area smaller than expected but usable. Downstairs game room (pool table) was nice and usable. Outside shower was nice. Chairs for the beach were ok - boogie boards were all broken. Houses to the left and right were far closer than the listing description/picture made it appear. The house was clean when we arrived.

3 A/C units for the house - 2 A/C units were out when we arrived on Sunday evening. We thought maybe it just took time to cool things down but it only got worse. Notified the owners on Monday. With A/C set on 72 the upstairs was 86 degrees Sunday night and Monday night. Tuesday night a portable system was put in the downstairs (2nd story) but nothing done for the upstairs (3rd story). Requested compensation for Sunday-Tuesday no A/C time but owners only paid for rooms in a hotel for Tuesday night and called it good enough. Rooms in the hotel made Tuesday night's sleep nice but still did NOTHING to compensate for 2 days out of 6 with no A/C. All 3 A/C units replaced on Wednesday.

I would not rent again - will look else where. I would not suggest to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For future potential renters, I would like to provide a timeline of events and you can make your own judgment. On Saturday, when the house was cleaned and inspected the AC units were all in working order. We were notified by the renters on Monday at 2 pm that the top floor was not cooling and that the middle floor was not as cool as they would like it.. By 6 pm, the HVAC company responded to the house. At that time, the top two floor units were determined to not be working to capacity, they ordered new units at that time which would arrive Tuesday afternoon. The bottom floor unit was working fine, and the middle floor living area was 74 degrees. The top floor was at 80 degrees. It was 98 degrees outside. The units arrived into Wilmington at 3 pm Tuesday, but the HVAC company was busy with other repairs and let us know they could not get there until Wednesday morning. At that time, we rented four hotel rooms for the family and also took them a portable AC unit in case they did not want to stay at the hotel. We told them they could stay at the hotel until all the units were installed on Wednesday. They did use three of the hotel rooms and the other renters stayed in the downstairs area where the AC was still working fine. When we arrived at the house on Wednesday to install the new units, the middle floor was at 72 degrees. The whole family was back there and did not appear uncomfortable at all. This renter was extremely rude in every encounter we had with him. I am not sure what his expectations were other than to get his money back. He will go on our list of never renting to again as well.
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Family Beach Week

  • 4 of 5

We had a family week at this cute cottage. Ocean front with a short private boardwalk to the beach. Loved the front porch complete with swing the grandkids loved it! We enjoyed eating outside on the porch. Perfect family area lots of room for everyone. The view from upstairs is breath taking! The outside shower was also nice. The town has lots of nice places to eat and plenty of activities for everyone. We liked the Deck house it was yummy! Lots of parking. The basement was a bit musty, but it is a basement at the beach. When we arrived we noticed that the blender did not work properly we gave Kyle a call and we got a new one delivered within the hour. We went to see the USS North Carolina awesome experience. Highly recommend this house and we will be back. Thanks for a perfect week Kelly!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time!! Hope to have you back in the future!!
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Hickory, NC

Great House

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in the house for one week. Had a wedding on the beach. 16 family members were present. Had a great time and the house was fantastic. Had a few minor issues that you would have anywhere, not worth mentioning. Wish it were dog friendly but most aren't and we knew it going in. We would recommend it highly and plan to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for posting a review. I am so happy you had a great week!! Thanks for letting me know about the issues. Please come again!! Kelly
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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

Carolina Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Springtime
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Pre Season Bargain
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Value
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season II
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Value
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season Special
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Discoun
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Holiday Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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

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