David or Denise
About David or Denise
WE ARE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS OF THIS CONDO. BACK IN 1983. WE IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH IT AS WELL AS CAROLINA BEACH. AT THAT TIME THE BEACH WAS LITTLE KNOWN OUTSIDE THE IMMEDIATE AREA. A FEW YEARS LATER A MCDONALDS OPENED IN TOWN AND WE KNEW WE HAD MADE IT. CAROLINA BEACH IS NOW CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST BEACHES ON THE COAST. IT STILL RETAINS THAT SMALL TOWN FRIENDLINESS.
David or Denise purchased this Condo in 1983
Why David or Denise chose Carolina Beach
THE OCEAN CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE. THE OCEAN ACCESS IS ONLY STEPS AWAY.
What makes this Condo unique
EVEN THOUGH THIS CONDO IS VERY CLOSE TO THE BEACH YOU ARE NOT PAYING OCEAN FRONT PRICES. YOU ARE ALSO THE FIRST VACATIONERS TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE AMENITIES. THIS CONDO IS NEW TO HOMEAWAY. IT IS ALSO WITHIN A SHORT WALK OF 1 OTHER CONDO THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE ON HOMEAWAY WHICH IS OCEAN FRONT. THIS WORKS OUT WELL FOR COUPLES WHO WANT TO VACATION TOGETHER BUT STILL WANT THEIR PRIVACY THE OTHER PROPERTY NUMBER IS 382474.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect Little Gem
My husband and I had such a great week at this condo! If you have ever stayed at the other rentals (and we have visited many) you will really, really appreciate all the extras they provide! You just need your clothes and food! They have put a lot of thought into what renters will need and we can't say enough about how awesome that is!
First of all we love many NC beaches (drive from TX yearly just to enjoy them) so you can't go wrong there! The waves are great for boogie boarding! This was our first time to stay at Carolina Beach and we loved it! It is clean, obviously has lots of activities/rentals/lessons and a great boardwalk full of shops, restaurants, etc in season. By the way, if you haven't ever went to the beach in the fall and you enjoy relaxing on the beach, no crowds, having good shell options just to yourself, then you are missing out! We found so many pretty ones along with a descent sized sharks tooth which was the highlight of our shelling! The water is still warm in early fall and still plenty of good restaurants/shops open (we mostly cooked and enjoyed the views from our deck but loved Hang Ten and Pops when we did eat out).
The Condo: Our thoughts are the location along with cleanliness are the most important and is fantastic when you find one that is so much more than that! The owners/mgr are great to work with and even call to see if you need anything! Bonus: the condo is decorated so pretty! If you have ever rented a condo (and we have rented many) you will be thrilled with all the extras they provide such as paper goods, soap, spices, GOOD pans/dishes, NEW washer/dryer, trash bags, etc. The bed is comfortable (also important) and furniture all nice and clean. We loved the bathroom set up! No waiting on someone to get out! :) You can easily see the beach/waves from the deck and loved seeing many dolphins (at least 20) and several beautiful rainbows from the deck and on the beach! Just a short walk away is their garage where they provide boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, and even drink holders - so great!! The condo is located at the quiet end of the beach near the pier If you like to fish or just walk and see what others are catching! We walked down the beach to the boardwalk several times (about a mile or so) just to check things but they also provide bikes if walking that distance isn't on your wish list. Such a great week! Thank you David, Denise and Carol!
Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review. It makes us feel so good to see that we are doing a good job. I love that you mentioned the new boardwalk . We love it as well. We try and add something new every year so the condo stays fresh and we inspect the pots and pans, sheets etc. to make sure that they are up to the standards of our guests. Your review is very informative and I can see a lot of thought went into it It's guests like yourselves that make us enjoy sharing our condo. We want you to feel like it's your home away from home. Thank you also for mentioning how clean the condo is That credit goes directly to Carol and her team of cleaners. She's considered the best on the beach Take care and please see us next year. We discount for repeat guests. Denise Dave and Carol.
Very relaxing pleasant experience!
This was our first visit to Carolina Beach, NC. Our stay here was so relaxing and fun. We loved the location of the condo. We sat and enjoyed our meals on the deck while being able to sit and watch the waves as we ate. The condo was very comfortable and accommodating. We took our bikes down and we loved riding our bikes down to the boardwalk. (only 1 1/2 miles down the road) Also, the walk to the beach was so close,easy and so convenient.
If there was a con....I would say it was hard to hike up to the 3rd floor with all of our luggage/groceries without an elevator.
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your Condo for the week.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a well thought out review. We are so glad that you found our condo relaxing and that you had fun bike riding. We like that we are far enough away from the noise of the boardwalk yet just a bike ride away ! The steps can be tough with things in your hands going up so hopefully the use of the garage during the week helps. Please come back and see us again Denise Dave and Carol
It was a great condo which made for a wonderful vacation.
Other than the 4 flights of stairs, the condo was wonderful. The property Manager was very helpful and accommodating. She was just a phone call away when we needed something.
Thank you for your 5 star review We are so glad that you had a wonderful vacation. You are correct about the stairs. They can be tough on people who are older or have any type of knee problems. Have a wonderful summer Denise Dave and Carol
What a wonderful place to stay!!! This was our second time staying at this lovely condo and it was as nice and clean as the first time we stayed. Everything we needed was in the condo or garage. Wouldn't change a thing other than being able to stay longer. ABSOLUTELY cannot beat Dave, Denise and Carol, they honestly want you to enjoy your stay and will do everything they can to accommodate your needs. Hoping to return for a third time next year!
Thank you Cheryl for your review. We really want everyone to enjoy their vacation because for some they only get one chance a year. So when we read your review it made us feel so good. Thank you also for being such a loyal guest and we look forward to your return. Denise, Dave and Carol
Fantastic vacation spot!
We just returned from our week-long vacation in this lovely condo, and were so very happy! David and Denise went over and above to make our stay comfortable and "easy". All that we had to bring were our clothes and food! The condo was so beautifully well appointed...we especially loved the fact that there was a bath and a half, so we didn't have to share "facilities"! The bed was comfy, which, for us is a must! The proximity to the ocean was unsurpassed unless you are oceanfront! In fact, pictures that we took from the very private front porch, didn't do the closeness to the beach justice! We enjoyed many hours on the porch viewing and listening to the ocean!
Since this was our first visit to this area, we didn't know what to expect...but, boy were we pleasantly surprised! There are so many wonderful places to eat. Some of our favorites were: Havana's; The Deck House; Fish Bites, and Michaels...all with fantastic fresh seafood dishes (as well as other choices)! We usually cook in at least 3-4 times during our beach vacations, but this time, we only ate in once!
The beach was so clean and soft, and with the pier so close, my husband really enjoyed fishing every morning! There are so many other things to do that we never ran out of activities either. With Wilmington so close (within 20 min), and Southport, we drove to each and enjoyed eating and shopping. We did make use of the bikes that the owners supplied and visited the boardwalk -- which is a must! As others have commented, Britt's donuts can't be beat! We didn't make it to Squiggley's ice cream shop, but hope to next year!
We just want to thank Denise and David, as well as their manager, Carol, for a wonderful, clean place to stay! Hope to see you all again next year!
What a wonderful review. David and I were so happy to see that you enjoyed your time in Carolina Beach. Your review helps future vacationers enjoy some of the same sites you enjoyed. Carolina Beach is getting better with each passing year We are glad you went to Britts. Better donuts can't be found!! Next year they are extending the boardwalk even further.
Please come see us again when you can. You left our place in beautiful condition. We discount for repeat guests. More then 50% of our guests are return visitors We are very proud of that and hope to see you again Thank you Denise and Dave
Peaceful Beach Retreat
My son (16) and I stayed from June 11-18, 2016. I was happy to be in close proximity to the ocean! Literally 75 steps, you are on the beach. Parking is conveniently located underneath the condos. This condo is located on the 3rd level, so lots of steps. The balcony/porch has a nice view and we enjoyed sitting outside listening to the waves. My son was to sleep on the pull out sofa bed, however, he found it to be extremely uncomfortable and slept on the actual sofa instead. He enjoyed the WIFI. The condo is stocked with a lot of extras. (Although, we ran out of trash bags near the end of the week). The washer and dryer in the unit was very convenient and appreciated. This unit is close to the fishing pier and in walking distance to the boardwalk. There is a garage full of beach supplies, however, it is shared with two other units. I was unlucky in that the two most desirable chairs were kept by another unit. They must have checked out earlier than us, because I was able to use them the last day. The other chairs appeared to be old and rusted. It was very windy at the beach and some anchors would have been nice to prevent the umbrella from blowing away. The shared pool is located behind the unit, and can be seen by the bedroom window. Overall, this condo provided a relaxed atmosphere and all the comforts of home. I would recommend it!
When I read your review today I was disappointed that we didn't receive our usual 5 star review! I feel a need to address the issues you brought up and rectify any that I could. As you mentioned our condo is fully stocked. We were the first condo to offer towels and linens free to all our guests and now it has become standard practice on the beach. I feel bad that you ran out of garbage bags. We supply 7 tall kitchen garbage bags for the week This has always been enough but I will look into increasing the amount.
As far as beach chairs we supply over 15 chairs for the 2 units the garage services We supply lounge chairs, sand chairs and regular upright chairs. I'm sorry that your favorites were used by the guests of the other unit. Our chairs are inspected every January and July by myself. Chairs that are not up to our standards are given away or if rusty thrown away.
We have 4 umbrellas and 5 anchors which are located right next to the umbrellas! We do not condone the use of our umbrellas without using the provided anchors due to safety reasons.
Our sofa bed is 3 years old and perhaps due for replacement. It is usually only used by young children vacationing with their parents. Since we have never received a complaint before, further investigation will have to be done .
I appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention but I don't understand why you didn't call me or Carol while you were at the beach which is what we ask Additionally we call you during your vacation to see if there are any issues. This certainly would have avoided your disappointment and made your experience a 5 star experience that all our other vacationers have had during the 33 years of renting out this condo. Please enjoy the rest of your summer. Denise, Dave and Carol