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DOLPHIN HOUSE THE PERFECT FAMILY VACATION COTTAGE -SUMMER 2017 !

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + extra rec room w/ 2 built in beds 2.5 bathrm(sleeps 6 - 10

The Dolphin House is the perfect Wrightsville Beach vacation experience. Dolphins frequently visit and play in your backyard-Wrightsville Sound! Just one block from the beach, this classic cottage is a paradise for family fun and relaxation. Unwind on one of the three porches, hammock, or lawn chairs while reading, observing nature, or simply taking in a spectacular Wrightsville sunset. Once you have experienced the Dolphin House you won't want to stay anywhere else. Every guest wants to return!

Overlooking Wrightsville Sound, this is a special place. The private sandy beach is a great place to play, launch one of our kayaks, swim or just chill. The ocean is only one block away so you have the absolute best of both worlds.

The house has the warmth & feel of a classic, charming Wrightsville Beach cottage but with every amenity. Guests fall in love with the light,the energy, the coziness of Dolphin House.

The master bedroom & bath are on the main floor, 1 bedroom with a double, 1 with twins, a bathroom and a rec/extra room with built in twin futons are on the lower level. In the rec room there is a tv/dvd player, game closet, foosball, extra refrigerator & outside porch.

Keywords: SOUNDFRONT,sandy beach,perfectly restored classic family WB cottage, one block from ocean, swimming beach, kayak launch with kayaks, spectacular sunsets, dolphin playground,all ammenities, walk to pier, restaurants,porches, hammock, swing, guests return year after year

More Details

Owner
SUSAN HOLMAN
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About SUSAN HOLMAN

My children grew up enjoying this beach house. As they grew up & moved on to college we began to share this special place. We love this house and spend time here every opportunity.We have wonderful memories made here & you will too.

SUSAN HOLMAN purchased this cottage in 1992

Why SUSAN HOLMAN chose Wrightsville Beach

My husband grew up on Wrightsville Sound & knew this was the perfect location for his family. When the property became available he lovingly restored it & we have enjoyed every minute spent here since!We are from Wrightsville Beach &knew this was the perfect location.

No matter how busy or hectic a summer day is at Wrightsville Beach, when you walk out to the porch overlooking the sound, it is quiet peaceful & absolutely stunning. Watching the tide rise & fall & expose all of its beauty is an extraordinary experience.

Rise early & walk the beach, go for a bike ride, a kayak excursion or walk the loop - its all right here. Peaceful & serene but plenty of activity.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy everything this location has to offer: swimming, surfing, kayaking, observing nature, reading, walking on the beach or loop,tennis at WB Park,biking,great meals at sunset on the outside porch, walking or biking downtown WB for an evening ice cream - its all so convenient & great fun

Amenities

Wrightsville Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bedroom/bath is on main floor has shower & tub
    Den - 2 twin/ single , downstairs 'extra ' built in twins or rec room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs shares bathroom with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , downstairs shares bathroom with bedroom 2 & den
  • Bedroom 1 - queen with bath Bedroom 2 - queen share bath with Bedroom 3 Bedroom 3 - twins share bath Den - twin built in futons share bath living room - queen sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • 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:
Outdoor features: kayaks, kayak launch, outdoor shower, swimming beach, parking for 3+ cars, rocking chairs, outdoor dining,location, location, location!! Front porch with swing table rocking chairs, back porch with sitting area,dining area, rocking chairs & spectacular view, interior is very comfortable & family friendly & beautifully restored,nice area downstairs for kids of all ages to hang out Beds: twin built-in futons, rec room/ extra bedroom, queen sleeper sofa, Kitchen: very well equipped kitchen, stainless steel countertops, lobster pot Other Amenities: reading library, beach toys and umbrella, beach chairs, rafts, kayaks, lifejackets, boogie boards, picnic table

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Wilmington, North Carolina
5

Perfect classic cottage to enjoy incredible sunsets & only a short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Dolphin House! The location is perfectly situated on Little Lollipop Bay and just a 2 minute walk to the beach, The beds are very comfortable and the decor well suited for this Wrightsville Beach Cottage. We enjoyed kayaking daily, walks on the beach, running the Loop, and biking to Motts for Seafood. Never used the indoor showers as the outdoor shower was fantastic! Susan, the owner, is so hospitable and has made sure that the house is well stocked with good linens, spices in the kitchen, and bath needs. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Dolphin House! I LOVE seeing families enjoy our very special little piece of paradise on Wrightsville Sound! You & your family were wonderful guests and certainly did know how to take advantage of all that Wrightsville Beach has to offer. It was a true delight to have you as guests & I look forward to your next visit. Thank you again for choosing The Dolphin House! Susan
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5

Just a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location - Sound right there, beach a block and a half away, downtown close. Very nice house with comfortable layout and nice furnishings. Great for adults, small children, and older children. We were in Wrightsville Beach with several other families staying in other houses - and everyone ended up staying at Dolphin house with us most of the time. The owner was easy to work with and very responsive to our questions and requests.

Most highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to see your family have such a great time! Hope you can come back soon & often! Susan
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5

PEACEFUL PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the house was clean the beds were made an the sun was shining. This home sits right on the bay and is just a block to the ocean, the best of both. I was staying with two of my college aged kids and five of there friends. The only complaint they had was that we were only staying a week. They did go ATV muddling and jet skiing, but said they could have spent the whole week in the backyard. The kayaks at the house and the inflatables we brought gave them plenty to do. Late night games on the back deck laughing and having fun made it a great time. The gas grill and well equipped kitchen made meals easy. The owner of this house has made staying a pleasure. We look forward to many more memories at the Dolphin House.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review - and such a nice one! I love that your family & friends had a great time & know how to really get the most out of every minute! Looking forward to your return & hope you can make it 2 weeks! Thank you and all the best, Susan
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PEACEFUL PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the house was clean the beds were made an the sun was shining. This home sits right on the bay and is just a block to the ocean, the best of both. I was staying with two of my college aged kids and five of there friends. The only complaint they had was that we were only staying a week. They did go ATV muddling and jet skiing, but said they could have spent the whole week in the backyard. The kayaks at the house and the inflatables we brought gave them plenty to do. Late night games on the back deck laughing and having fun made it a great time. The gas grill and well equipped kitchen made meals easy. The owner of this house has made staying a pleasure. We look forward to many more memories at the Dolphin House.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quality accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Dolphin House is in a great location. Sitting right on the canal but only a 5 minute walk to the beach across the street. We enjoyed it because even though we were not right on the beach we had a beautiful water view of the inlet overlooking the bridge entering Wrightsville Beach. Sitting on the top deck at night the view is spectacular. The house is in perfect condition! And I mean perfect. Everything from the towels to the kitchen is top shelf.

And of course a short walk to downtown or to do the "loop walk" or run if you prefer. Kayaks included if you want to venture out into the bay. We did and it was a ton of fun. The owner lives in town and if you need anything she is only a phone call away and happy to help.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so glad that you & your family enjoyed being on the sound & took advantage of all that the area has to offer! You were wonderful guests & I hope that you can come back soon! Susan
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Fayetteville, GA
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

A home away from home! This cottage has everything you need, from a terrific location to comfortable furnishings to a well-equipped kitchen. Great for a couple or a big family. Watch the water birds and the dolphins from the deck, take the kayaks out for a paddle, walk into town for an ice cream, or wander over to the beach. It's all there. The owner is friendly and very accommodating. We highly recommend this quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your visit & time in the Dolphin House. I think its a very special spot - so much nature to observe & enjoy. The sound side is its own little world yet still convenient to the ocean. Thank you for being such great guests. I hope you will be able to visit again soon. Susan
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surfing,kiteboarding, standup paddleboarding, ocean kayaking, dolphin viewing, walking 'the loop',participate in local sporting events such as triathlons, 5k - its all close by or at the front door, spectacular sunsets - RELAXATION,RESTORATION & RECREATION!!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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