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The Cajun Mermaid Beautifully Decorated/ 5 Bdrm

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Just steps to the ocean, w/out ocean-front prices. Enjoy a relaxing family vacation in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Walk across the street to our beautiful, clean beach, w/ lifeguard stand just few ft. away. The view to the ocean, as shown in picture, has vacant lots so fairly unobstructed, nice view! Unwind on the deck, sipping a Pina Colada and watching the sunset. Fix fresh seafood in our fully loaded kitchen or visit one of our many wonderful restaurants, and let them do the dishes! You'll be just moments away from famous Fort Fisher. Only 1 mile to Kure Beach Fishing Pier and few more miles to Carolina Beach Fishing Pier. Relax in the jetted Jucuzi in the 2nd floor Master Bath or enjoy the shower which features body sprays. If you're more into television, our house features a flat panel t.v. in every bdrm, w/ Satellite included. Relax w/ your laptop using our Wireless Internet provided free of charge. The kids can have fun on the Game System provided, or you can find a movie in our DVD/Blue Ray Library and all have a family night together. There is also a CD Library, Books on Tape Library, and limited supply of Books and Magazines. About 1/2 mile down road you can take about a 30 min. ride on the Ferry to Historic Southport, where you can step back in time for the afternoon. Kids and adults love to take this ferry ride and watch the seagulls flying above! Wilmington is only 20-30 minutes away, where there are many, many restaurants to chose from. There's shopping, tons of antique and consignment shops. There's historic down-town with the River Walk, Horse & Buggy Rides, plenty of night life with various musical genres, the famous NC Battleship which you can tour, and the list goes on and on.

Keywords: Peaceful, Oceanview, Kure Beach, Wilmigton, Sand, Privacy, pet friendly, Direct TV, Wi-Fi, Many Amenities

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About The Owner

I've lived in near-by Wilmington most of my life. My husband, of 20 yrs., is from Louisiana. So, my heart is with the ocean, while his is partially still with the Cajun life style...which I love as well! Owning a vacation home to rent out has been a DREAM of mine for many years; partially due to frustrations we've encountered when vacationing ourselves. I was convinced there had to be a better way; where guests could actually relax on their vacation, and go home feeling rejuevinated, not like they spent their vacation working! It has been 5 yrs. of hard work, which I hope results in YOU, the customer, having an awesome vacation and wanting to return!!

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Kure Beach

We bought our vacation rental in Kure Bch. because of the great reputation of being such a safe neighborhood, and the beautiful, clean beach. Also, it's just a couple of miles from Carolina Beach, but without as much traffic to deal with. It's just a lovely little quaint beach community, w/ such friendly people and right next to Fort Fisher and the Ferry. Fort Fisher is so beautiful and has such rich history tied to the Civil War, etc. It features a Museum, Aquarium, and they even do re-enactments of Civil War period during certain times of the year! You can take the Ferry over to historic Southport. Kure Bch is just an all-around awesome location; bringing you back to the days of simple beach life, but w/ plenty of night-life and recreations w/in a few miles.

What makes this house unique

We love that we have an excellent ocean view from our deck, we have privacy trees, quick deeded access to the it's a very quick walk across the street. We love cooking seafood and visiting the awesome restaurants around town, and in nearby Wilmington. There's a lake a few miles away, to walk around. Our son is an avid skate-boarder; so we can take him to the near-by skate park so he can do his thing! There are lovely little shops nearby.


Kure Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET Ceiling Fans, Master Shower w/ Body Spray, Outdoor Enclosed Shower, Beach Towels, Beach Totes, Parking accomodates 3 Cars, All Linens & Towels Provided, Very Comfy Sectional Sofa, Private reading room, Fishing Pier very close by,


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The Cajun Mermaid Beautifully Decorated/ 5 Bdrm
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A beautiful Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful beach house we have ever rented. Becky and Dave have set this house up with a true HOME feeling. All the items needed to thoroughly enjoy our stay were available. So many special touches like fresh flowers in EVERY room. It is a home you can comfortably live in year round. It is beautifully decorated, spacious and graceful. Our family of parents, grown children and newly graduated college boys were all thrilled with the home. The men, and boys, loved the freedom of the outdoor shower. Access to the beach was a close and easy walk. It made for an extremely happy place to have a family vacations! There are so many great things to say about this beach house that I could write a book. We look forward to spending many more years in this beautiful home! Thank you again, Becky and Dave for the extremely pleasant experience! To all renters, take great care of this home as it is a true treasure!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn and James, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our beach home. It was such a pleasure meeting you guys; and thank you for taking such good care of our home! We look forward to seeing you guys again next year!! Becky and David
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Near Boone, N.C.

PERFECT Family Vacation Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Becky and Dave for sharing your gorgeous home with our family! We did a lot of research of all possibilities on the island, and were elated with our find for this yearly outing. Plenty of space (and privacy) for all 6 adults and 3 kiddos. Well equipped kitchen, quality bedding/linens, and lots of great towels. It was really nice not having to pack beach chairs for the trip. Super, super location - if you want to be away from the crowds, this is it. Great beach with good access, and only a short walk (our 2 year old had no problems). Convenient for fishing out on the inlet. I encourage you guys to add more pictures to your site, so folks can truly appreciate what you have to offer! We'll definitely return. Again, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, Thank you sooo much for taking the time to write a review! We will definitely be adding some more pics this fall. It means so much to us that you all enjoyed your vacation; and we look forward to seeing you guys again real soon!! Becky
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Hawthorne, NJ

5 stars do not do it justice

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house. And the owners are just as nice! The house is perfect inside - no detail was forgotten. It is like we took our house up north, put it in Kure Beach and stayed there. It is not a normal beach house - it is a home. Everything worked perfectly, the floor plan was perfect in that when people were in the main room, and you need peace there anre many floors and rooms to go to. I LOVE this house - and you will too!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review Ed. You guys are great! We hope to see you back again next year!! Thanks, Becky
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this house justice!! The house was even more beautiful and much larger than we expected. The one day it rained, the kids had a blast playing hide-n-seek inside with many rooms and areas to choose from. David & Becky really take care of everything! The community was also very nice. It was our first time to the area and we will definitely be back. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you so much for your awesome review. I'm so happy you guys had a wonderful time; especially the little ones! We hope to see you all return for some family relaxation time, real soon! Thanks, Becky
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  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacation time we ever had ! This house is owns by peoples who love details and atmosphere.Clean soft sheets,candles,relaxing little corners everywhere in the house just a beautiful sanctuary ! thanks for this house and all your lovely attentions Dave and Becky !

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lyn (Line), I just have to say that as many kind and thoughtful reviews as our guests have given us (and we appreciate each and every one); your review almost made me cry. I put sooo much thought and attention into our beach house, for our guests to have a ‘relaxing’ and memorable vacation; that those words meant the world to me! Our guests ‘recognizing’ the thought and care behind every decision, makes it all worth while. I’m so glad that you, and your party, had a wonderful and rejuvenating vacation. We hope that you will come back and stay at our home again! Thank you, Becky
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Omaha, Nebraska

beauitful home, great location, thoughtful owners! can't beat it!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! It would be wonderful anywhere, but with the beach so close, it is darn near perfect! My husband and I and our adult kids were only able to stay at this lovely spot for a few days, but the owners were so very accommodating, and even offered us a late checkout on our last day there. The biggest plus had to be the kitchen - so often you rent and there is only the bare minimum in the way of kitchen utensils, and often used kitchen items (salt & pepper, plastic wrap, etc.) but this kitchen was so well-stocked...... made it so easy to cook for the group. The linens provided throughout the home were WONDERFUL, too! Not the cheapie rental ones we have encountered before...... these were luxurious. Our only suggestion would be to have more than 4 chairs for the dining room table - with 7 adults, it meant that we ate our meals around the large kitchen counter, so that we all could be together. Thank you, Dave and Becky, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, thank you sooo much for taking the time to review our home; and for the thoughtful, kind words. It's guests like you that make all of our extra efforts so worth it! I hope to see you all return again soon :)
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Two nearby parks with swings and play structures, dog park, large concrete skateboard park a couple of miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

VRBO quotes are estimates only. VRBO forces a standard rate format which does not always match our guests desires. Please contact us for quotes on stays of more than one week and partial stays.

Check in time is 4 PM with check out time at 11 AM.

Deposit of 50% of rental rate plus taxes plus deposits and pet fee if applicable are due to confirm reservation. Payable by Paypal or certified check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.