Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
My name is Greg Folta. I am a healthcare executive and active in my community. I enjoy spending time with my wife, family, and friends. We love to travel, especially to the beach.
Greg purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Greg chose Carolina Beach
I am from CT, but have lived in NC and enjoyed the beautiful beaches and Carolina blue skies. I wanted to find a place where I would enjoy spending my vacations.
What makes this Condo unique
The condo is directly on the beach and has magnificent views from the balcony. You can enjoy watching dolphins in the morning while you have your coffee, enjoy the sunset with a margarita, or relax and listen to the waves in the evening. The condo is located directly between the boardwalk and fishing pier. You can easily walk to either, sit on the beach, or float in the pool. Beach chairs and toys/floats are provided. The condo was purchased in May 2009 and was completely renovated and outfitted with new furnishings. Carolina Beach has lots to offer including: shopping, boating, golf, biking, hiking, nature trails, and an aquarium to name a few. There are many restaurants close by. Nearby historic Wilmington offers the Battleship North Carolina, the Ghost Walk, the Henrietta III Riverboat, the NC Railroad Museum, the Airlie Gardens and Butterfly House, and a Trolley Tour.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The condo was perfect for our stay. We have stayed at “A Place at the Beach” several times before and love the location and convenience. I recommend bringing enough TP, trash bags, and I would bring my own linens next time. There were no extras of anything in the condo which is fine but not usually the experience I have had in others. We had a great time and will be back.
Dirty & Disappointing
My husband arrived on the property at 3pm for check-in. He noticed beach sand in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom as if no one had swept the floors at all between guests.
There were two dirty bath towels laying on the full bathroom’s floor. There were another two towels hung over the towel rack on top of each other in this bathroom. Towels were not neatly folded giving me the impression they were clean at all. There was also trash leftover in both of the bathrooms.
Neither bed was made up with sheets. After a long day of packing up two small children and checking in, we were surprised to find another chore on our list at the end of the day.
We left the property early after my oldest son’s skin developed a rash all over his body. The physician who treated him suggested the swimming pool may not have been treated with enough chemicals to counteract whatever bacteria was in the water. The doctor told us he was no longer allowed to enter the ocean or the pool until his skin cleared up. Our vacation was ruined after one day. I’m hopeful that the antibiotics and Benadryl will clear it up in a few days.
Finally, the charge to launder the sheets and towels felt extremely inconvenient after our disappointing experience at this property. Laundry cost us $5 to wash and nearly two hours to complete. What a kick in the teeth after having our trip cut short. We will not be returning to this property nor would we recommend it to our friends.
Nice Place with Beautiful View
Enjoyed our stay. Place was nice, with a beautiful view and easy access to the beach. We would stay again. Agree with others; didn’t like the charge for laundry since we pay a cleaning fee. We brought our own towels; next time would bring our own sheets. Pool was nice, though some of the pool chairs should be replaced (understand this is the HOA and not condo owner).
The place was nice and clean Managers friendly Great location.
I do not like the rule of having to wash the linens. It was a real bummer at the end of a lovely trip!
We pay two different deposit plus a cleaning fee I really don’t feel we should have to do the laundry!
The condo was clean with a beautiful view. I was unhappy with the fact that I had to wash the sheets and take out the trash when I was charged a cleaning fee.
Great for a weekend beach getaway!
Nice location...view of the ocean, close to boardwalk. Clean, but note that building and furniture are dated...no TVs in bedrooms. Bring your fire stick or Roku for more viewing options!
Carolina Beach has many activities during the summer including FREE movies at Carolina Beach Lake on Sundays, FREE fireworks at the Boardwalk on Thursdays, FREE live music, and the amusement park at the Boardwalk.