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BOOK NOW.....for your Spring & Summer Get-a-Way at Our Dog-Friendly Cottage!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 6

Experience the island charm of Sunset Beach in this newly remodeled beach cottage --JUST ADD WATER. This 2nd row home was completely updated in 2013 with all modern amenities, but it still retains its bungalow feel.

Inside you will find a bright, cheery and comfortable atmosphere - perfect for unwinding at the beach! The whole house was remodeled including a new kitchen. It is conveniently located across from a handicap beach access.

After a day of sun and fun, wash off your sandy feet in the spacious outdoor shower---with hot & cold running water. Enjoy a family dinner or a cold drink while watching the sunset from One of our 3 OUTDOOR spaces: Ocean-facing screened-in porch (with rocking chairs and chaise lounges), OR large outdoor back deck OR upstairs Widow's walk.

This home is dog friendly - so bring your best friend! Pet gates have been installed at each deck entrance.

Please note our house amenities include WiFi; Cable TV; DVDs and Stereo with CD Player. Also included for use during your stay are beach cart, beach chairs and a cooler.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Why jan chose Sunset Beach

Our family has been vacationing at Sunset Beach for the past 30 years. It has been our favorite retreat from the 'Outside' world. It is our little 'Slice of Heaven.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just Add Water" is a perfect name for this house. The house had everything that you could possibly need. We loved our time here and hope we can visit again!
Aug 2013
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Sunset Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold water
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Grab bars have been installed in both Shower/Toilet areas. New 'right-height' toilets have been installed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside sink with cleaning counter


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average rating of 4.9555554 based on 52 reviews

Absolutely Charming!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just Add Water was the perfect cozy getaway. While just my husband and I stayed, it would have easily fit 4 others. We instantly felt at home, everything we needed was available... as if Jan thought of it before we did! The beds were comfy, the décor was fresh and loved the treats when we arrived! Simply can't wait to return! Thanks for sharing your beach home Jan!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, Thank you for letting us know about your stay in our beach cottage, Just Add Water. It really helps to learn when folks have a good vacation and what helped to make it special. So nice you took time to tell us. We do appreciate your effort. Again thank you. Carole
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated cottage in an excellent location. The owner thought of everything you would want or need. Been visiting Sunset for 25 years and this was the best rental we have ever had. Our two corgis, Boomer and Henry, loved the porches. Hope we will be able to return soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary Ann, Thank you for letting us know about your vacation in our cottage, Just Add Water. We really try to anticipate what would make it even more enjoyable, and it is so very nice of you to take your time to contact us. And even that your fur babies had a good time. Again, we thank you. Carole
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Repeat customer. Always enjoy our stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting Sunset Beach for 5 years now, and have stayed in the Just Add Water Home three times. It is our favorite home. Love the beds, the linens, the walk across the street to the 3rd street beach access, the screened in porch, the L-shaped sofa - it is adorable. Our dogs love it too!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheree, Thank you for letting us know about your stay at our beach cottage, Just Add Water. It really helps to hear that all went well. We like to hear from everyone, but especially from a repeat customer. Again, thank you Sheree. Carole
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Wonderful beach cottage, great weather and our sons beach wedding was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I love this beach cottage. It is just the right size, right decor, and so comfortable! The beach is amazing. My son. Proposed to his girlfriend last year there. They were married on the beach here during this stay. Perfect setting for love and romance!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, We really appreciate hearing back how vacations were, and how the stay went at our beach cottage, Just Add Water. Especially when it was so special as a beach wedding. You just about made us feel we were part of it. Thank you Sharon. Carole
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A great week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little beach cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay in our cottage! We do try to keep our décor updated and fresh so that families such as yours will continue to return year after year..... ! Take care -- jan
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Beautiful, clean and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

'Just Add Water' was a wonderful place to stay for a week at the beach- the home is obviously well maintained and the proximity to beach access can't be beat! Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Emily, thank you for your review of our beach cottage. We certainly do try to maintain and exceed our own high standards that our customers have come to expect. And thank you for mentioning this. We are delighted to learn that you and your family had a good vacation. Carole
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Sunset Beach is the southern most barrier island in Brunswick county. It is a quiet island, which is not commercialized--we do have an island market, a surf shop and an ice cream shop. It is a family-oriented beach. Bird Island is an undeveloped barrier island, is now the state’s 10th coastal reserve. It is located on the West end of Sunset Beach and is a 25 minute walk from the home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

During the Value, Fall and Off-Seasons, there is a 4-night stay minimum. The N.C. state sales tax (6.75%) and the local occupancy tax (6%). Tax rates are subject to change during the course of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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