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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
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.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

Why The Owner chose Southern Coast

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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BOOK NOW.....for your Spring Get-a-Way at Our Dog-Friendly Cottage!!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here before and the house has been everything we wanted. The owners are a phone call away if we needed anything or had questions. Great place, warm and inviting. Well equipped and was very clean. We will stay here again .We would recommend this property to others. The location is great and there are things to do in a short drive.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Florence--I am so happy that you and your family were able to return to Just Add Water! It is good to hear that our beach cottage is everything you need, in a rental. We look forward to seeing you again. Pamela
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Beautiful Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful for our stay. The location and proximity to the beach were amazing, the house is very thoughtfully and tastefully appointed, and the owner is extremely considerate. It was great for my family and dogs and we definitely would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, thank you for your kind words. We are so proud of our beach cottage and work hard to keep it well decorated but also to retain the cottage "feel'. We are glad you had a good vacation and look forward to your return.
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Best location on the island with easy access to the beach and a short walk to the pier. Reminded us of our family vacations as children. Thought we would spend more time checking out shops and eating dinner out but actually spent most days at the beach and evenings at the cottage. Our fur babies enjoyed walking the beach and meeting new friends. The owners met us upon arrival and welcomed us to the home. The love they have for this home and the island shines through in all the special touches. Jann and her family made this a very special vacation for all of us. First trip where my dogs did not want to leave ...we will be back and hopefully will be able to stay in this fabulous home!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Theresa, I am glad I was able to meet you and your family, and get to show you thru the cottage. And yes we have put a lot of work and thought into our little beach house. But it is fun for us all over again when we have enthusiastic vacationers like you folks. I'm glad your fur babies had fun too. I do hope you can come back, and Theresa, we love our sea glass. Thank you, Carole
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Just add water and family

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful destination!! We totally agree with other guest reviews that this is a superb VRBO - extraordinary hospitality (thanks for the treats!), clean, well maintained and well appointed property. Don't worry about bringing much - it's already here. Close proximity to the beach is ideal and an easy drive to many restaurants and activities. Don't forget the farmer's market on Thursday @ the waterfront! We spent most of our time at the beach, either walking, playing, or riding bikes (yes on the beach), and, of course, watching nearly every sunset with our dogs. My teenagers have already asked when are we going next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Laura, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in our cottage. We try to anticipate our guests needs and it is so nice to learn how we are doing. We do hope you can come back, and again we thank you. Carole
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Just Add Water and Sunset beach were both wonderful for our family vacation this year. The home is incredibly close to the beach making it an easy transition each day. It is cozy, well appointed, tastefully done and very comfortable and clean. Of all the homes we have rented on VRBO over the years, this is my favorite! The hospitality and minor things that the owner has thought about make it feel special.

Sunset Beach is great for families. It is very residential, we rode bikes, played on the beach and when we wanted more we could easily drive to Calabash, North Myrtle and Myrtle. Also, the surf was great in June, very wide and warm temperatures making for an awesome week!

I definitely recommend this property for a family, couples, or friends who want great accommodations at a reasonable beach price.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your vacation at our cottage -- Just Add Water! Sunset Beach continues to be one of those special places that my family and I believe we are so fortunate to have found --- and we're so glad that we can share with families such as yours! We hope that you are able to return again soon....
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Myself and my family had an excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean very comfortable perfect size for me and my wife and three daughters location to the beach was great outstanding experience I would greatly recommend it to anyone

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you and your family had a great vacation . It was nice spending a few minutes with you, pointing out some of the features of the house and immediate area. Thanks for the kind words regarding your stay. I hope you and your family will be able to visit us once again. Don
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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

Sunset Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Dec 31 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Value Summer Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Value Fall Season
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $150
Housekeeping @ Departure $80
Tax Rate 12.75%

During the Value, Fall and Off-Seasons, there is a 3-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.

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Sunset Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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