Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Cozy, Quiet, 1.8 Miles From Sunset Beach! WiFi, Cable, Small Pets OK!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 Bath, 1100 sq. ft., with views of the intra-coastal!

Enjoy a few relaxing weeks (or more) away from your home, at our home in Sunset Beach!

Sunset Beach is a small, ocean-side town on the very southernmost tip of NC, partially on the mainland and part on the barrier island. Until recently, this island was accessible only by a one-lane barge bridge, but a causeway has now replaced this resulting in easier access.

If you are seeking a quiet, peaceful place to visit, Sunset Beach is the spot, having one of North Carolina’s most beautiful and well-preserved beaches! The barrier island is both a turtle sanctuary for the endangered loggerhead turtles, and Bird Island is a protected part of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve, including nearly 1,500 acres of marsh, intertidal flats and, of course, Atlantic Ocean beach!

From the 40th Street boardwalk, it is a gorgeous 2-mile walk to the Little River Inlet in South Carolina. Whether walking, jogging or biking, beach-goers may see many species of shoreline plant and animal life and seashells. And if you like seclusion, it is largely deserted during the winter months.

Our home is an 1100 square foot residence located on the mainland in Shoreline Woods, a quiet, peaceful neighborhood with great oak trees and a winding waterway that runs throughout the area. It is a great place to walk or bike ride in the early mornings and evenings. We offer a comfortable two-bedroom, two-bath home, surrounded by trees and beautiful landscaping. The home is less than a mile from the new causeway to the island, and 1.8 miles from the Sunset Beach Pier!

This is a family owned second home that we would enjoy sharing with you! (We are not affiliated with any rental agency.) This beautiful brick home features lovely landscaping and natural garden areas, and is situated on a quiet corner lot with partial views of the intracoastal waterway! This home is in a great neighborhood location with a short drive to the Beach! Our 2-bedroom home sleeps four (2 couples, or family of up to 4) comfortably.

Accommodations include -- in the master bedroom, a bay window with a double bed, ceiling fan and private bath; the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed, ceiling fan, and access to the main bath which contains a brand new washer and a brand new dryer. The living area has a sofa, a leather recliner, a dining table with 4 chairs, ceiling fan and views of intracoastal canal from the front windows and open porch off the living room. There is a flat-screen TV in the living area as well, and we have cable TV. We also have Wi-Fi. The kitchen has a skylight, and a small bay window over the sink which also overlooks the intracoastal canal. In the fall through spring (outside temperature permitting), you can relax on the large, screened-in porch, complete with tables, sofa, chairs, lounger, light and ceiling fan. The porch has a vinyl window system, each window with 4 movable vinyl panels, allowing you to create your own indoor-outdoor atmosphere! There is a single carport located away from the house that contains a grill and chairs. The garage has two beach umbrellas, coolers, four beach chairs, and a couple of boogie boards for use at the beach. There are also two bicycles, but these are for use in the neighborhood only. There are bike rentals (Julies Rentals) for the beach on the island.

Small (under 20 pounds) house-trained pets are welcome, but we would like to know if you plan to bring your small pet. This is a non-smoking home, inside and out!

Guests must be over 25 years old to rent! To keep costs to you down, we do not have linen or cleaning services, so we request you leave the property ready for the next guest. We do provide linens, but you must launder prior to your departure. You may opt to bring your own linens, or check with Julies Rentals on the island.

The grocery store is about ½ mile away from the house, and is an easy bike ride (one of our bikes has a large basket on the back).

To gain access to the beach, there is a beach pass in my home that guests may use to park at the pier for free (it does not get you onto the pier). It is also permissible to parallel park for free on Main Street or W. N. Shore Drive near any of the beach access boardwalks, which are located across from every block street corner.

We prefer for guests to stay Saturday to Saturday during the high season (May to September). Please request dates on Saturdays during the summer.

Guests are required to returned a signed rental agreement prior to entry.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Karen chose Sunset Beach

After spending numerous summers (and other times of the year) in Sunset Beach with some friends, we decided we would like year-round access to this quiet area of the coast!

What makes this house unique

This home is beautifully landscaped, with a semi-circle drive and walk-ways through the front. The large porch is a great place for morning coffee or to sit and read a book when not at the beach.


Sunset Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private bath in master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private entry from master bedroom.
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new washer and dryer are also located here.
  • Main bath has new flooring, and is extra large as washer and dryer are in this room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , Beautiful furnishings and private bath!
  • Brand new flooring in both bedrooms!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cozy, Quiet, 1.8 Miles From Sunset Beach! WiFi, Cable, Small Pets OK!
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Great, clean home in nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house was even better than we expected. Nice clean, well-stocked home in a nice, convenient neighborhood - and the owners are wonderful and helpful!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Richmond, NH, USA

Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

This bright and comfortable home is set in a lovely neighborhood just across the road from the Inter-Coastal Waterway on the Mainland of Sunset Beach. It is only about a mile to the beach, and the owner is very generous to provide a beach parking pass for her guests. The house is clean and very well maintained with top notch provisions in the kitchen and bathrooms. The beds are very comfortable also. There is a smart tv in the living room so we can watch our Netflix shows, and the owner even has dog crates available for our small Bichon pups. We love taking walks in the neighborhood, as the streets wind around through streams and ponds from the Inter-Coastal. We see many varieties of birds, and we saw a muskrat on one of our walks this past week. There are several good restaurants that we visit every time we come to this house, and we always enjoy our stay. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It's a great location for quiet time. Clean neat cozy. We plan on coming back often.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
La Grange, Illinois

All The Comforts Of Home Plus More!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time in four years staying here. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors in the area greet you with that "Great Southern Hospitality" whether driving down the street or walking down beautiful Sunset Beach. The area is very "dog friendly". Karen, the owner, is very helpful and her house has everything you need. Sitting in the living room, you can see beautiful birds and wildlife in the area. This year a deer stood and stared at me through the living room window. We're looking forward to our fifth stay next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Richmond, NH, USA

Very cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our stay at this property for several years now. It is always clean and accomodating with good quality beds and everything we need for a great stay. The owners stock it generously, and every time we arrive, there is something new to enjoy. This time the sun porch had been re-tiled and painted, and it is a very inviting bonus room for the house. You can always tell that the owners take great care to make sure their guests are comfortable. The house is in a lovely neighborhood for walking, and it is very close to the beach as well. The yard is filled with blooming azaleas and camellias, and the birds that come to the feeders are delightful to hear and watch. We will be back next year again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful return to Sunset Beach this visit has been. We so appreciate all that the owner, Karen, does to make everyone feel so welcome. There's everything people need to make their stay so very comfortable.

The escape from our Maine snow to warm walking weather on the beautiful beach was just perfection to us and for our dog too!

We can understand why summer people would appreciate this great home being so close to the beach and it would appeal to most but for us the quiet of the winter is the best!

Thanks again for sharing your home with us. We hope for a return visit. All the best from 3 grateful guests!

Stephanie, Joe & Ria

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
50.2 Miles
Wilmington Int'l. Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fibber McGee's
Nearest Ferry
38.4 Miles
Southport Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Oyster Bay Golf Links, Sea Trail Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Crabby Oddwater's
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: necessary

Sunset Beach is located between Myrtle Beach, SC, and Wilmington, NC. North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach are 20 to 40 minutes away and provide numerous shops and entertainment. Simple, relaxing diversions include open-air concerts, fireworks, shelling, flea markets, marsh walks, golf, piers and museums to explore, Myrtle Beach State Park, and of course the beaches! For the more adventurous, visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium, Broadway at the Beach, waterparks and amusement parks, go jet skiing, fishing, shopping, boat rides and parasailing! In the other direction and about 40 minutes north is an entirely different venue in Wilmington! Visit the USS North Carolina, Figure Eight Island, Cape Fear Museum, Masonboro Island, Cameron Art Museum, Bellamy Mansion and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350
Security Deposit $200

Note: Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Booking is $200 plus half the rental rate. The $200 deposit is refundable following your visit provided there are no damages and the home is left clean for the next renter. Reservations will not be booked until deposits and rental agreement are both in hand. If bringing a pet, $350.00 pet deposit is due w/balance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.