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Free Use of Surfboard, Kayaks, Bikes & Beach Chairs!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

2 bedroom ground-level retreat in a family-friendly neighborhood just a five minute walk from the beach. Relax in the hammock on your private shaded patio, kayak the sound's creeks and waterways, surf that perfect wave, bike around town or just grab a beach chair and book and leave the hustle and bustle behind.

Queen bed in the master; two twins in the 2nd bedroom; Sheets and towels furnished. Full kitchen. Fenced area for your pet. Gas grill.

Available for your enjoyment: beach chairs, body boards (all sizes), sand toys, 2 kayaks and paddles, 1 learner's surfboard, 4 bikes, 40' flat-screen TV. Parking for 2 cars.

Keywords: 2 bedroom, apartment, condo, ground level

More Details

Owner
Fran Rudolph
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Fran Rudolph

We love Wrightsville Beach, so much so that we've made it our home. The minute we cross the drawbridge on our way back from Wilmington (the big city), we leave all worries behind. Almost daily, we either walk the beach at low tide, or when it's high tide, we walk the 3.5 mile 'loop' around the center of Wrightsville Beach. We also love to take morning kayak padddles through the tidal creeks - you can't imagine the quiet or the thrill of coming upon a flock of roosting Ibis, egrets or herons - and rake a few clams for dinner. For a bit more excitement, my husband heads to the beach to catch some waves, sometimes even alongside a family of dolphins. And if you have any trouble or are looking for a restaurant, museum or babysitter recommendation, you don't have to go far - we live on the 2nd floor!

Fran Rudolph purchased this apartment in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We could not have asked for a better location. Getting to use the kayaks and bikes was an awesome plus! We will definitely be back and look up your place to stay!
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Parmele Isle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enclosed outdoor family-size shower - great when you come back from the beach, Also, available for your enjoyment: 2 kayaks and paddles, beach chairs, sand toys, boogie/body boards (all sizes), 1 learner's surf board.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Free Use of Surfboard, Kayaks, Bikes & Beach Chairs!
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5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for us. We are a family of four with two boys who are ages two and five. We parked our car in the covered parking next to the front door when we arrived, and did not get in it again until we left. I really liked that we were able to easily walk to the beach because I hate the mess of having wet, sandy toddlers and toys getting in and out of the car. We were also able to walk to dinner easily with a stroller. The location is perfect in that regard. It's also on a very quiet residential street with barely any traffic so I didn't worry when the boys were in the driveway and there was no traffic noise.

The fenced yard was lovely. We enjoyed the hammock, picnic table, grill and deck chairs. After a day at the beach we were all able to fit comfortably in the large outdoor shower to wash the little ones without having to track sand into the house and bath tub. We enjoyed all of the extras that come with this house - the beach toys, beach chairs, boogie boards, the wagon to haul your gear, my husband surfed and we went out on the kayaks twice. It was great to be able to pull the kayak a few hundred yards and put in easily. No need to load it up or go to a dock.

The interior of the home was beautifully decorated and very clean. I was a little worried about white furniture and toddlers, so Fran gave us some sheets to cover them with so I didn't have to be stressed about that. Our queen sized bed was comfortable and the boys slept well in their own room. So much better than a hotel where you are all in one room together! As a matter of fact, don't even consider a hotel or a condo with people above and below you. Stay here. It's private, quiet and all of the extras more than make up for the tiny bit more you may pay.

Fran was lovely, helpful and kind. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Beach Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Dolphin Watch and would definitely return again and again! The property is charming and was just perfect for our family of 4. It's in an ideal location with a short walk to the beach, and a short stroll to the intercoastal waterway for kayaking. We loved hanging out in the backyard hammock, cooking on the grill, and showering in the outdoor shower after a day at the beach. The amenities of the beach cart, chairs, and kayaks were an added bonus so we didn't have to bring our own. Fran is so accommodating and easily available for any questions on the property or the area. This is by far our favorite beach rental!!

- Rebecca M.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great rental and owner

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this rental. Once over Christmas and again this summer. We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children (5, 13) and the rooms are perfect. One room with 2 twin beds for the kids and master for parents. Short 5 minute walk to the beach and loved the outdoor shower with hot water coming back from a long sandy day. We have a beach wagon and used the owners as well which made the trip to the beach and all the gear much easier. Didn't have time to use the kayaks but will check this off the list next time we stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first visit to Wrightsville beach and we loved the beach town and Fran's property. Fran was great to work with and very responsive to my questions during the booking process. She met up with us shortly after we arrived to show us the property, the kayaks, the bikes, etc. She also had a great list of suggested activities, restaurants to try, etc.

The property was very clean and light-filled, there were more than enough bath towels provided, toilet paper, etc. Kitchen was well-stocked. We loved the outdoor patio with the grill, table, hammock and lounge chairs but I do suggest wearing bug spray as the mosquitoes were out in full force!

We loved the short 5 minute walk to the beach and appreciated the cart to haul everything. The house has beach toys, chairs, boogie boards and a surf board for your use. The beach wasn't crowded at all during the week (which we loved) and the water was warm.

We also used the kayaks a couple times; again very easy to take the kayak to the end of the road and then you're ready to go!

We took a day trip to Masonboro Island which was very nice; great for sea shell collecting. We ate out at Oceanic restaurant (great views but food was mediocre) and Indochine (one of Fran's recommendations). Indochine is Thai food - delicious, huge portions, lovely outdoor area but get there around 5 PM for dinner if you wish to sit outside.

All in all, a very relaxing and hassle-free vacation. We would go back and stay at Fran's in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a family of four!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beautiful outdoor space and shower. Fran made us feel very welcome, and the neighborhood was very nice. A quick walk to the beach. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Clean. Comfortable. Close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the property. Very close to the beach. Very private and comfortable. I would highly recommend staying here the owners are close by in case of any problems. Privately owned and they made you feel right at home. The sweets were a great touch Fran. We loved everything about it. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Fran, the owner and long-time resident, has provided you with a binder of information about great things to do at Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding Wilmington area - her favorites included. Stay for a week - it's worth it!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $103
Damage Deposit $250

Reservations are not confirmed until first payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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