Oceanfront 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Volleyball/Badminton Court
About Chris Saba
I have been in the business of building (I am a licensed General Contractor) and maintaining rental property in the Wilmington area since the early 90's. I am the proud owner of this great beach bungalow in Carolina Beach (A Summer's Rest ). This is home was remodeled summer of 2013 and is ready for your occupancy. I am a local resident who enjoys using my beach home when not being leased. I know you'll enjoy this home, and would like to thank you for considering staying in my home.
Chris Saba purchased this House in 2013
Why Chris Saba chose Wilmington Beach
This home is truly in one of the best spots on the beach. Besides the private beachfront lot that sits in front of the home, the location and proximity to the downtown area (bars, shopping, food, entertainment), lake (paddle boats, free Sunday night movies under the stars), shopping and food (ice cream and snack bar across the street) make it ideal. With only a short walk to all, you can forget about needing the car to get basic needs met, as well, the kids will have a fun and safe place to play (private lot) without constant need for supervision. The dunes protect them from being seen from the beach and the home keeps them from being near the street. Make sure to check out the Fort Fisher Aquarium (Kure Beach), movies around the lake for kids on Sunday nights (in season and a short walk from my place) and all the great local attractions without having to leave the island. We have Farmer's Markets on Saturday mornings (in season) and a multitude of music and food festivals, all on island. Adults can have fun by visiting one of a number of our local bar and grills. My favorite is the Sea Witch, where local and regional bands play, you can eat, listen and dance all night. The Fat Pelican is a cool Beer dive, with an entire walk in cooler of craft and other beers to choose from. Walk in, pic anything you like and pay by the piece. A great locals place in the off season. The Lazy Pirate is the other great local bar/grill. Good food, night life and their own volleyball courts make it a cool place to see and be seen.
What makes this House unique
A quiet, private and safe family location smack dab in middle of the historic Cape fear region, you can't go wrong!
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This is a place gem! My friends and I had a great extended weekend here. The house is so cute , cl
I’d do it again!
Place was just as advertised had a great time and would recommend this location to anyone looking to vacation at Carolina Beach NC
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A Summers Rest was outstanding. Exceptionally clean, well situated, very comfortable setting and amenities. Enjoyed every aspect of our stay.
The house is absolutely perfect, lovely comfortable feel to the place. Loved the decor, great size for our family , very safe for our 3 small grandchildren .
Well equipped kitchen, everything in working order .
Loved the outside shower to rinse off after the beach , very spacious outside deck and back yard.
Good restaurants nearby, the ocean grill right within walking distance less than 2 minutes and you’re sitting on the pier with a drink and the food was great!
We would definitely return again
You are welcome back any time! Thank you for your review.
Great location but unwanted visitors
This was our first trip to this area after many years of vacationing in Myrtle Beach, Litchfield By the Sea and the Outer Banks. The house is very much as described, an older home that has been redone with care. The house was clean, everything was in working order when we arrived. The location is fabulous - right on the beach which was beautiful and clean.
We ate out each evening both in Carolina Beach and a few times in Wilmington. I recommend a visit to the Dock Street Oyster Bar in Wilmington, the Deck House and The Seawitch in Carolina Beach.
We took care to make sure that we did not leave food out, crumbs on the counters, dirty dishes, emptied kitchen trash daily etc. because we know that bugs can be an issue near the beach. However, we had unwanted visits by Palmetto bugs (large ones) starting on Tuesday night. The bugs seemed to come into the house around the floor/window in the dining area near the end of the kitchen counter/dishwasher. I texted Chris and he said that they had not had any complaints earlier in the season and that the rain brings the bugs out. He said that there was bug spray under the kitchen sink that we could use. Well, there was an empty jug for bug spray but no spray. When I shared this with Chris he said a previous guest must have gone to town with it because it had previously been full. He made no offer to handle the issue or have a service come and spray. I was hopeful that this would just resolve when the rain stopped but it didn't. We had unwanted visitors again the next night. After this we went an bought spray ourselves and sprayed the area around the base of the wall and window frame which seemed to take care of the issue, but I would have expected that Chris would have responded in a more helpful manner. Any other house I have stayed in had a service that could be called and the issue was always handled by the owner if there was an issue during a stay (only happened one other time many years ago during a stay in Litchfield).
I know that Palmetto bugs are a part of the beach, but I was disappointed in how this was handled particularly since prior reviews of the house had indicated that Chris was responsive to issues.
Thank you for the review. Sorry we weren’t on the same wavelength as to the bugs.
We spray the property many months earlier than your stay and always leave a large spray jug for instances such as this knowing that like everyone else in this area, pest spray companies are weeks out on availability (there’s no company in the area that will jump that quickly for a couple random bugs).
I too was disappointed to find out the jug was empty but it seemed you had everything under control.
I take pride in my property and do what I can to make it safe, clean and comfortable. A little surprised to see only three stars for a couple of bugs when everything g else was so good. Guess I’ll need to keep a better eye on the spray bottle and treatments moving forward.......