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A Summer's Rest - Huge Decks With Panoramic Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Fresh 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Private Home With Beautiful Ocean Views Sleeps 8

This private home, built in 2011 offers style and comfort usually only found in much larger beach homes. With three bedrooms, two full baths and a Queen size pull out couch in the Living room, there is plenty of room for you and your family or friends to move about with ease and comfort.

With 1500 square feet of space featuring such treatments as granite counter tops over real Maple cabinets, oak hardwood floors, gas fireplace and 7.1 surround sound (with separate external deck speakers) and flat screen TV's you are certain to 'live the good life' whether at the beach or spending some 'down time' inside.

The top of the home consists solely of the Master Bedroom Suite. A huge room with King bed, private bath with walk in closet and your own private (from the rest of the house and partitioned from next door neighbors) walk out deck, there is plenty of room to relax or watch the days go by below. Star gazing at night from this deck is one of the most enjoyable parts of staying at this home.

**** If this property is booked during your desired dates, please take a look at our ocean front property. VRBO listing #489534 ****


*** Free private and protected WIFI available ***

Pictures and features subject to change without notice as damage occurs and but will remain in the spirit of any picture currently posted as representative of the property/feature.

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Chris Saba
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About Chris Saba

My wife and 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. We are now the proud owners of two beach homes in Carolina Beach starting with 'A Summer's Rest', a wonderful second row beach home that we built from scratch in 2011. With the overwhelming rental popularity of that home, we now would like to present 'A Summer's Rest 2'. This is home has just recently been remodeled (summer of 2013) and is ready for occupancy. We are a local family who enjoys using our beach homes when not in use. We know you'll enjoy which ever home you choose and we would like to thank you for considering staying with us.

Chris Saba purchased this house in 2011

Why Chris Saba chose Southern Coast

We chose this location for it's view back in 2005. With a mostly unobstructed view from across the street, it's one of the best second row views on the strip. Surrounded by much larger and more expensive homes, we/you are in great company. We have received many compliments from both visitors and local towns people for having one of the best looking homes on the strip as well. It has plenty of style without the need for the size and price of much larger homes. You will enjoy this home!

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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

A Summer's Rest - Huge Decks With Panoramic Ocean Views
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

superb again, repeat visit

  • 5 of 5

this was our second visit to asummersrest. the property description is accurate, and the house is located convenient to the ocean and a variety of restaurants. it's in a very residential area, and as such is relatively quiet, esp when you are inside. but even outside it's pleasant. all the necessary kitchen, electronic, wifi things are provided, and having the linens provided in the deal is handy. parking is ample, but it's good to find a break in traffic to back into the parking area, otherwise you will be backing into traffic, which can be a challenge at times. chris is great to work with, providing information timely, responding to questions and following up on any problems. during our stay we noticed a couple electronic items that needed checking out. before i got home, he had made simple replacements and checked things out AND texted me that everything was now working. it's just a pleasure working with him. if you are looking for a comfortable, well-located, and nicely equipped space for 6 to 8 people for a few days or many days, you better check this place out! they have A LOT of satisfied renters, including this one!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Roger. We aim to please. Thank you for the kind words and taking care of our home. You have a place to come any time! Look forward to you returning again.
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Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic and the house is as pictured. The photos shown here don't do the home justice! Chris is very easy to work with and was very responsive upon arrival. All of the instructions are clearly posted in the home and we didn't have a need to contact him during our stay. As others have stated the proximity to the beach is fantastic! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. We really enjoyed our family getaway. Thank you Chris for sharing your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location, great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The home was a breeze to access. Chris kindly sent the code to the lock box and we were on our way in! The home has a great surround sound system! The internet was very fast. Compared to the other homes we rented---the others were slow, slow, slow. In this day and age, fast internet connections are a must! The location is LITERALLY less than 100 yards from the beach. It is several blocks from the boardwalk, but that is just a short golf cart or car ride away. We have rented several homes in the area, and my family says this is their new favorite. We are the type that cook on vacation and the gas stove is the "heat"...get it? Plenty of parking, the fridge was nice, never ran out of hot water and the outside shower was great to rinse off so everyone avoided tracking sand into the house.

My only complaint: Please clean and spray the outside shower for spiders. I did a good inspection, but the were several webs with egg sacks in the corners. I'm arachnophobic and it was a harrowing experience for me to be in that close proximity of a web.

Otherwise a great place to vaca!!! Thanks Chris!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and suggestion. We clear the outdoor shower often, unfortunately nature doesn't always agree with our wishes and webs appear sometimes overnight. Not much we can do about it. There are times the home gets cleaned etc days before a guests arrival. As well, it's impossible to spray every inch of the property and spiders are pretty smart and work around us :-) Hope you'll come back soon.
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Comfortable Home

  • 2 of 5

The house itself is furnished nicely. There is plenty of room in the family room, kitchen and bedrooms. The master bedroom is spacious and private. The views off of the deck give a “partial” view of the ocean, but the views are not panoramic. There is a house directly in front of this rental which blocks the view of the ocean. Off to the right of the house you can see the ocean from the decks. Access to the beach is convenient. There is ample parking under the house.

We enjoy cooking and were disappointed with the utensils, bake ware and glassware. We had to wash several things before we could use them. We also had to purchase a can opener, and there was no vegetable peeler available in the house.

The towels provided for the week are white. Please beware, if you get a stain on the towels, you will be charged!!!! We were charged $25 for a regular towel and $20 for a hand towel, which we think is extremely high. We did not get our entire deposit back and were very disappointed. Because of this and the fact that the kitchen wasn’t up to our standards we would not rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The home, views and features are exactly as represented in the pictures and write up and has never once been called into question.In fact. It's been stated in these reviews that the home etc are better than represented. As for the missing opener and peeler............I have nothing other than they must have walked off and I was not aware. The beach has hard water, that does leave spots and does dull plastics, re-washing is not needed but we understand the need for some to do so. Towels are provided for indoor personal use and not for use at the beach or for spill or makeup removal. There is a good sized display stating this, as well, charges that we assess for the staining or damage to any towel provided, posted at the towel display. This client was immediately contacted upon their departure inspection as to the fact that there were towels heavily stained (as well as Master bed pillow cover). Not only did Mrs. defend her actions as " the stains came out during the week when I washed them" and "they come out at home" - meaning she clearly disregarded the posting and our rules, but she proceeded to school me in towel pricing from stores she frequents. She was explained the price reflects having to replace the item not just them item's price and that she completely overlooked the fact that she damaged our belongings and showed a complete disrespect for the house rules and would be charged accordingly. We use white as most others do, simply due to that is the easiest "color" to match. Not sure why she felt the need to mention towel color.......... As posted, this is our personal home. We are not the Hiltons, don't have an unlimited budget and do not offer our home and belongings to strangers so they can damage them and cause us to spend our time and money replacing our items. House rules and warnings are properly and clearly posted. This guest chose to disobey them, then has the nerve to review poorly based on their actions? Our reviews speak for themselves. We take pride in our home, we work to make every guest feel comfortable in the home and are quick to respond to any need. We simply ask that our rules are honored and home looked after by our guests. Failure to do so causes us to have to work harder, and possibly take away some aspect of enjoyment or use from future guests. We don't take this lightly or work for free.
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Beautiful home, great location, responsive owners

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at "A Summer's Rest" for a quick beach trip. There were 4 of us in the house and we had plenty of space to move around without being on top of one another. We especially enjoyed sitting outside on the front porch and watching the ocean. The house is in an excellent location - directly across from the beach and centrally located to restaurants, boardwalk and other food. While we did not cook, the kitchen had utensils and other amenities to make that possible. Our stay was great, except for an insect problem (3 very large roaches) that we encountered in the kitchen/living room area. However, we informed the owner and he seemed to be receptive and willing to check out the problem. Overall, I would highly recommend the house for a vacation at Carolina Beach. Chris was pleasant to work with and helpful when we failed to read the instructions (oops) for the television. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and amenaties were just as advertised. Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well maintained. The location of the property was fantastic. Great vacation rental!

Chris was so good to work with. The response time was minimal. We had no issues with the property but I felt like if we had he would have been there quickly.

I would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fort Fisher
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Gas Grill (option)w/tank $35
Linens/Towels (inside use only) $45
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Parties over 3 persons not related to one another may possibly be required to provide a valid credit card in addition to the refundable deposit. Any person booking must be over the age of 25 and will be responsible for any and all activities of their remainder of party. *** SATURDAY CHECK-IN/OUT ONLY DURING PEAK SEASON (JUNE-EARLY SEPT) ***

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Carolina Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Master Bath - Extra large 'garden' style tub. His/hers separate vanities.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have full sized or better tub/shower combo units. The Master bath has a separate, closed door toilet room and his/hers maple vanities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Oversized room with plenty of room for bags. Eurotop king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Decorated for kids but comfortable for any with Eurotop beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Euro top matress bed with full sized closet and flatscreen
  • All bedrooms are large in size with plenty of room for clothes and bags within their respective dressers and full sized closets.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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