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Gleaming Sand & Surf, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Oceanfront Condo, Light and Airy Decor

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our condo is on a pristine stretch of beach just a short walk from the heart of town. It faces east toward beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. You can relax or dine on the private, 6th floor balcony and enjoy the sea breeze and soothing sounds of the ocean. Watch the brown pelicans soar by and the dolphins at play. The beachfront pool and cabana/bar are perfect places to swim, sunbathe, grill out, visit with friends, and enjoy supper. The ocean is just through the pool gate and over the sand. Tennis on our court is a great way to start the day. From the quiet of The Islander you can stroll to town for a coffee, dinner, drinks, groceries, or shopping. Take a 30 minute walk in the other direction to the peaceful inlet and bird sanctuary.

Our 2 bedroom condo, with a queen bedroom that opens to the oceanfront balcony, and another bedroom with 2 twin beds, has been our family's retreat for many years. The kitchen is fully equipped. Wireless internet service is free. Two TVs. The decor is light, airy, and immaculate, with all the amenities you have at home. It's a great place to unwind.

The small town of Wrightsville Beach combines older, Carolina-style cottages with newer ones. There is very little neon, 'honky-tonk' business. Biking, kayaking, and boating are favorite pastimes in addition to the usual beach and sand fun. If you have the occasional rainy day, you will be glad! The city of Wilmington lays right across the drawbridge and is loaded with fascinating things to do. The Cape Fear River runs through downtown and the long boardwalk and historic Cotton Exchange are filled with unique boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. For culture hounds there is the Cameron Art Museum, one of the best in the Southeast. Theater, music venues, art galleries, and historic houses abound. In addition, there is a large, newish shopping center near Wrightsville, watersides, putt-putt golf, movies, and even the Cape Fear Serpentarium.

You may email me for more information but please telephone to confirm the rental, for your security and mine. Thanks.

Keywords: Beachfront, dining balcony overlooking ocean, walkable to shops and restaurants, family friendly

More Details


Shell Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - Large dressing area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Oceanfront with a door to the balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Soundside
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Gleaming Sand & Surf, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Oceanfront Condo, Light and Airy Decor
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at the Islander for years. Love the condo and area!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice remark. We love having you come. Like family. All the best, Bennett
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Chattanooga, TN

Wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of Wrightsville!

  • 5 of 5

We SO enjoyed the week we got to spend here! The condo is well equipped and we loved having the storage unit down by the pool to keep our chairs & umbrellas in. Wrightsville beach is my "happy place" and this was the perfect place to call home while we were there. Bennett is a wonderful host and the Islander staff were delightful as well.

We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were in town visiting UNCW and stayed in this wonderful condo. Well furnished, comfy beds and in the perfect location, just down from the pier. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clifton, VA

Spring Break Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a family of four. The condo is in a great location, was clean, and manager was very helpful. We love visiting Wrightsville during the non peak seasons and will return, as Bennett was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl's weekend

  • 5 of 5

Staying @ 6 E is a treat; very comfortable, convienent, clean, and welcoming!! The perfect beach getaway!!! The owner is also a joy & a treat to work with!!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, perfect 2 bedroom 2 bath beachfront condo

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay here in mid-April. The condo was clean, well equipped, and very comfortable. Renting was a breeze, well organized and convenient. Spectacular beach views from the balcony and Master bedroom. Super relaxing trip close to everything you need. Great place to enjoy the beach and downtown Wilmington. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bennett Cotten
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About Bennett Cotten

Our family has been the sole owner of the condo and has enjoyed many summers at Wrightsville. We rent 6-E during the weeks that we can not use it and hope it will be as relaxing for you as it is for us. We live in Raleigh, 2 hours away.

Why Bennett Cotten chose Shell Island

We love the beach. Wrightville has some of the best beaches and cleanest water on the east coast. The Islander is family-oriented, with the friendliest group of owners imaginable. The building is secure and well-maintained. The grounds are immaculate.

What makes this condo unique

In addition to all the fun beach activities, there are boat tours of the sound, kayaking, fishing trips, sailing, and more. The City of Wilmington is just a few minutes away and is known for its historic district, art galleries, music, theater, tours of the Battleship USS North Carolina and Screen Gem movie studio, riverwalk, restaurants, and lively nightlife. The NC Aquarium and Fort Fisher are less than an hour away and make unique day trips. Whether on the beach or enjoying another activity in the area, you will not forget this vacation.


Wrightsville Beach is a cottage beach with beautiful sand and no honky-tonk businesses. The restaurants are exceptional and the people are friendly. The City of Wilmington, on the edge of the Cape Fear River, is just over the drawbridge and has an outstanding art museum, galleries, a boardwalk along the historic waterfront, more interesting restaurants, wonderful stores, and much to do on the occoasional rainy day.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Linens: Seaside Rentals of Wilmington is an good place for renting your linens and towels. They will bring them to the condo and make up the beds for you. Let them know you are staying at The Islander 6E (Bennett Cotten). Of course, you may bring your own if you wish.
Parking: There is one assigned place for parking. You may have a maximum of 2 cars in the parking lot; some visitor places are available on a first-come basis. We provide a parking pass for free street parking in front of the building if you need it.

1/2 of your total owed is due at the time of reservation. The balance must be received 7 days before your arrival. Checks accepted. A cleaning fee of $80 is charged for stays of less than 5 nights. I would be happy to speak with you by telephone at 919-618-0200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.