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Sea La Vie (Life by the Sea) -- Can't Get Any Better!

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms w/queen beds + Queen sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our beach cottage is just across the street from the ocean and conveniently located to the beach access. The home boasts ceramic tile, hardwood flooring and newer furnishings throughout. There is a queen bed in all three bedrooms and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
The many windows in the living room/dining room/ kitchen area creates a bright and airy openness. The 3 bedrooms are all spacious enough to easily accommodate a queen size bed, dresser and night stand and closet. The Master bedroom has it own roomy bathroom area.
The extra room at the back of the house provides the kids a place to romp & play games while the grownups relax and enjoy their own space in the comfortable living room.
Only a mile north you will find the Kure Beach Ocean Front Park located on Atlantic Avenue, near the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and fronts the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. This park houses an expansive pavilion, public restrooms, a kiddie play area with pirate ship and park benches and swings and hosts music concerts, open air markets, and other entertainment venues.
Joe Eakes Park, located off K Avenue on South 7th Avenue, contains tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts, baseball field, Disc Golf Course, play ground, dog park and a shaded picnic area.
For a great lunch or dinner within a mile of the house try some of the local restaurants (Jack Mackerl's, Big Daddy's and Freddie's are by the Kure Beach Fishing Pier).
Visit the NC Aquarium, Fort Fisher Civil War museum or hop on the ferry and stroll around Southport and peruse the shops for hidden treasures. You can also catch a ferry at Southport and visit the famous lighthouse on Bald Head Island.
Looking for a little more excitement? Check out some of the Carolina Beach night spots available, take a walk on the boardwalk, ride the ferris wheel, eat a famous Britt's donut, etc. Or, drive into Wilmington for a little more cultural exposure, great restaurants along the Cap Fear River, and a variety of entertainment.
So-o-o-o, you could begin your day with the smell of the salt air and sound of the ocean as you enjoy a cup of coffee while lounging on the wrap around deck or take your coffee and enjoy a leisurely walk on the beach (just across the street). Or, maybe start the morning with an invigorating run, the waves lapping at your feet. Later soak up some rays while relaxing on the beach either reading a book or doing some surf fishing. Throughout the day, you can take a dip in the ocean, look for shells, try out a boogie board, build a sand castle, fish off the Kure Beach Pier or in the Cape Fear River, explore the trails around Fort Fisher, or just 'chill out'.
Finish off the evening by relaxing on the deck sharing high points of the day's activities. Or, take an evening stroll along the beach, enjoy the night air & listen to the waves crashing on the beach.

Keywords: Open and airy layout with plenty of windows to let the sun shine in.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1810 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 yrs. or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    No open stairs inside the house. TV and DVD player. Enclosed back porch has direct access from two bedrooms making it convenient to keep infants/small children close to parents....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    House is a smoke-free environment....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed in or on the property. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 3 (Blue Room): 1 queen

    Plenty of room even with queen bed, chest & bedside table...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 (Coral Room): 1 queen

    Plenty of room even with queen bed, chest & bedside table...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Spacious with attached master bathroom, ...moreless

  • Queen size beds & chest of drawers in each bedroom. Blue Room & Coral Room also have night stand. Queen sofa sleep in living room. Full-size futon on enclosed back porch can sleep a child comfortably....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Located on the lower patio area at the back of the house....moreless

  • Hall Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Roomy bathroom & vanity area....moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shower & toilet separated from roomy vanity area....moreless

  • Bathrooms have tubs with showers, ample vanity counter space and hair dryer provided for guests use....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Open kitchen/dining room seats six at the table with additional seating for four at kitchen counter. Laundry room located off kitchen also stores iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, trash can and supplies provided for guest's convenience (garbage bags, laundry detergent/softner, cleaning supplies, flashlight, etc..) Spacious lower patio for grilling with picnic table, comfy adirondack furniture and outdoor shower. Large front deck with chairs for enjoying morning coffee or relaxing with an evening beverage. Quiet cul de sac with friendly neighbors....moreless


  • Books:

    Selection of adult books available for reading enjoyment. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    TV has a DVD player....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Back room has books, board games, puzzles, cards, and a hand-painted game/checker table that can also be used for playing cards, etc....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards and some board games including: Dominos, Beach Checkers, Chess, Sorry, Skip-Bo, Blokus, Scrabble Slam & LCR (Left-Center-Right)...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Can access a variety of music on the TV upper channels....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    46 ' HDTV with access to multiple channels & DVD player in living room. ...moreless

  • Television:

    46 ' HDTV with access to multiple channels & DVD player in living room. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some beach toys: buckets, shovels, molds & boogie boards....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Partial ocean view from the deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining area table seats 6 and open kitchen/dining counter accommodates 4 on stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Two cars can park in driveway under the deck area....moreless

  • Garage:

    One car parking in garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided. Each bed is made....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Queen sofa sleeper seats 3 along with 3 other chairs available. 46 ' HDTV with access to multiple channels also DVD player. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    One-car garage with room for two cars under deck area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided. Each guest receives 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel and 1 wash cloth. Each bathroom has bath matts. Kitchen is supplied with a set of towels and a sponge....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent provided. Machine operation instructions included....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet)...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup coffee maker with filters supplied....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee Maker. Blender. Pots and pans. Lobster pot. Pizza pan. Toaster. Casserole and serving dishes. Full set of cooking utensils (knives, spatulas, can opener, bottle opener, cork screw, etc.)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Silverware and place settings for eight, including placemats, plus serving dishes. Wine glasses, plenty of drinking glasses (plastic and glass), coffee mugs, koozies, etc. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Diswasher detergent provided by owner and kept under kitchen sink cabinet....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with counter space and utensils for cooking. Set of towels and dish cloths provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Owner supplies cooking oil, some seasonings/spices, 1 roll of paper towels, roll of toilet paper, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, hand soap, flashlight....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker/water in door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric glass top stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two-slice toaster....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Large wrap-around deck with adirondack furniture for enjoying morning coffee, evening beverage, or just relaxing....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio at back of house with picnic table, two adirondack chairs with leg rests & wide arms for setting beverages on and two adirondack chairs with a connecting table, grilling and backyard area & outdoor shower....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped front and back yard area plus deep side yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas grill with grilling utensils is provided on the back patio and a charcoal grill (stored in garage water heater closet). NOTE: GRILL NOT TO BE USED ON UPPER WOODEN DECK - FIRE HAZARD...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    boogie boards, some beach toys & beach chairs...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Week
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

July 4th Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 8 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 12 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Incidental Damage Prog $100 + tax
  • Management $70 + tax
  • Disregard Service Fee $0
  • Tax Rate 13%


Initial rental deposit will be determined by management company and must be received within 72 hours of booking.

Full 100% will be required if reservation is made 30 days or less from arrival date.

Must be 25 yrs or older to rent this property.

Linens are included in the advertised rate.

Property must be vacated by 10:00 a.m., on your departure date.

Keys are to be returned before or at 10:00 AM on departure date

Before you leave, read and follow the required check-out instructions.

13% North Carolina State Tax charged to all rentals.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jack Mackeral's Island Grill
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ft Fisher/Southport & Southport/Bald Head Island
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Beau Rivage Plantation, Wilmington, NC (18 holes)
88 Miles
Nearest Train
Fayetteville, NC
Kure Beach, NC, USA
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 421/Fort Fisher Blvd (goes by our house)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jack Mackerl's, Big Daddy's & Freddies
Kure Beach, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
Across the road from the house

Car: Recommended

Kure (pronounced Cur-ee) Beach, North Carolina is a small beach community of just around 1,800 permanent residents. With a family-oriented, small town atmosphere near the cosmopolitan Wilmington only 14 miles north, it is ideally situated at the end of the Pleasure Island peninsula which offers a true “get away” beach vacation experience. Being a favorite nesting-ground of the Loggerhead sea turtle is a testament to the secluded beach experience that Kure Beach provides. The beach is quiet and not too crowded, perfectly suited for sunbathing, strolling, shelling, surfing and fishing. In fact, Kure Beach is known as an angler’s Mecca because of the wide-open spaces and ideal fishing conditions.

When you are walking the shores of Kure Beach and Ft. Fisher, it is hard to believe that such a calming place could be the site of one of the Civil Wars most important strategic battles. The Fort Fisher State Historic Site & Civil War museum will transform you back in time to when the Fort was keeping the Port of Wilmington open to blockade runners which supplied necessary goods to Confederate armies inland.

Fort Fisher State Park with 4 miles of undeveloped beach to explore and the North Carolina Aquarium is about 1.5 miles south. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher which is one of three state-owned aquariums and features a variety of marine-life including alligators, venomous snakes, sharks, stingrays, moray eels, seahorses, sea turtles and colorful reef creatures. The aquarium can give your family an opportunity to not only look at the amazing creatures, but to also interact with live animal presentations, feedings, touch pools and divers in the large ocean tank.

Less than a mile past the aquarium is the Ft.Fisher/Southport Ferry. The quaint community of Southport hosts a variety of restaurants & boutique shops. At Southport you can also catch a ferry to Bald Head Island.

Enjoy fresh produce at the summer farmer's market, free summer concert series and Kure Beach Fishing Pier just a mile north from the house.

Four or Five miles north of Kure Beach you'll be on Carolina Beach and can enjoy the 'Boardwalk Blast' summer events and Film & Fireworks series.

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk provides a number of dining experiences from the casual to the re-fined. The Boardwalk features delicious homemade fudge, ice cream and salt-water taffy, but no Carolina Beach vacation is complete without your fill of Britt's world-famous donuts, an institution at Carolina Beach since 1939.

Carolina Beach State Park is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast who is looking to experience distinct coastal habitats. The State Park has approximately 700 acres with a visitor center, fishing pier, picnic and camping (Area 2 campsites are wheelchair accessible), marina, trails, and water activities. The park features scenic trails that wind through woods and along the Cape Fear river where you can find unique flora like the Venus Fly Trap and coastal wildlife like crabs, lizards and jumping fish. There is also a sanctuary for the Painted Bunting that has been enjoyed by many aspiring bird-watchers.

Pleasure Island (Carolina Beach and Kure Beach combined) is one of the premier bottom, pier and surf fishing sites on the east coast. For deep-sea fishing, the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin is the center of boating activities and boasts one of the largest recreational fishing fleets north of Florida. Charter boats and head boats leave the municipal marina each day.

A Kure Beach vacation is the perfect mix of relaxation and lasting memories.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We're from Nebraska but North Carolina was home for 4 years and we loved it . Especially memorable are the times spent at the beach with the Kure Beach area holding especially fond memories of trips to Southport to shop in the boutique shops, catching the ferry to the North Carolina Aquarium and spending the day shell hunting at Kure Beach. Nothing like a relaxing day on the beach listening to the gentle roar of the ocean.

Why the Owner Chose Kure Beach, NC, USA:
Kure Beach has a small town atmosphere much like the small Nebraska towns we grew up in with neighbors that are friendly and easy to get to know. A nice, quiet, family-oriented area. Since we currently reside in Nebrasaka and fly to North Carolina, it's convenient having the Wilmington airport 30-45 minutes from our house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac towards the southern end of Kure Beach with beach access across the street. Being located about 30-45 minutes from the Wilmington airport is a definite plus. Close to a variety of activities; yet in a family oriented area and on a quiet cul-de-sac. No large condos or huge hotels. Fresh local seafood. Farmers markets for fresh produce. Next to the ocean. Bike paths. Canoeing. Fishing. Surfing. Etc.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen/DiningRoom


  • Hall Bathroom

    Hall Bathroom

  • Blue Room

    Blue Room

  • Coral Room

    Coral Room

  • Master bedroom/bathroom

    Master bedroom/bathroom

  • Back room

    Back room

  • Backyard


  • Sunrise on the beach.

    Sunrise on the beach.

  • Beautiful sunny beach.

    Beautiful sunny beach.

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room/Kitchen/Dining Room with sliding door to deck

    Living Room/Kitchen/Dining Room with sliding door to deck

  • Hallway to bathroom, bedrooms, & backroom

    Hallway to bathroom, bedrooms, & backroom

  • Blue Room

    Blue Room

  • Coral Room

    Coral Room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Lower backyard covered patio

    Lower backyard covered patio

  • Sunrise on the beach.

    Sunrise on the beach.

VRBO #367608

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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