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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Why Karen chose Southern Coast

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Cozy, Quiet, 1.8 Miles From Sunset Beach! WiFi, Cable, Small Pets OK!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Cozy house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we could have asked for. In fact, one could almost bring literally nothing and have everything they need. The house has every beach item needed, and the kitchen had all the utensils/dishes, etc. It is only a short drive to the beach, which really didn't bother us at all. The neighborhood is laid back and quiet, wonderful to walk among all the side streets. One could easily walk to the 3 restaurants/bars in town if desired. If one is not looking for beachfront views I would definitely recommend staying here. Only minor improvement I would suggest would be to hang a bigger TV on the fireplace, but who goes on vacation to watch TV! My wife and one year old could not have been happier with our stay at this house, we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always exceeds expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at this lovely home in a very beautiful neighborhood. The owner is the best we have ever rented from! Her generosity and good taste surpass all others! She has great beds, high quality linens, comfortable and clean furniture and all that we need in the kitchen. This is a beautiful setting...very private even though it is in a neighborhood! The walks in the neighborhood are so pleasant with many bluebirds, lots of tributaries from the Inter-Coastal Waterway which is visible from the house and lovely blooming trees and shrubs. The neighbors are very friendly as well and most are year-around residents. This home is pet friendly, but you wouldn't know it by the freshness and cleanliness. We bring our crate for our two small bichons, as we feel a responsibility to make sure the home is as clean when we leave as when we arrive. We also found a great groomer nearby so that we could maintain their monthly grooming. Some rentals never seem to keep up as well with maintenance and upgrades as Karen does. She is simply the Best of all of the rentals we have used! Ours will be an annual tradition at this neat home!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Owners who allow well behaved dog companions!

  • 4 of 5

Karen was lovely to work with! She cares for her house and also that her renters are comfortable while there.

I loved walking the Shoreline Woods neighborhood, so quiet with many well tended homes.I recieved lots of friendly waves. The waterway,or ponds in the neighborhood empty into the Intercoastal Waterway,which you can glimpse between the houses, gave me lots of photos of Blue Herons,Egrets,Loons and various ducks.

The location is very convenient (close)to the Causeway/Bridge to Sunset Beach. I never used the island parking permit cuz I would go west on Main the end,and would walk the Boardwalk to the beach where I spent many happy hours collecting shells,walking my dog, photographing sunsets and watching Dolphins. It was a much quieter end of the seashore which the island residents seemed to use.

I went in the "off season" so I was able to collect many shells,they were everywhere!

The location is convenient to Sea Trails entrances,which is where I went to visit my folks.

Calabash is fun to check out,as is Little River. North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach was a 30 minute drive away...

If you are into Thrift or Consignment shopping,you'll be in heaven! Calabash,Ocean Isle Beach have lots.

Loads of fabulous resturants to choose from and yummy seafood and fresh fish.

The house has a nice yard which has nice plantings and if the bird feeders are kept filled,lots of birds and bird song.

The house has all the comforts of home (except a dishwasher and DVD Player),so I never felt I was lacking anything (except the DVD Player-lol). The bed was comfy,the shower and water pressure perfect!

I recomend this house and it's caring owner!

I would rent from Karen again!

Micah and Claire from Minneapolis,MN

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunset Beach Visit

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time using VRBO, Karen was very good at addressing all my "first timer" questions. The property was clean and exactly as described. It worked out just fine. The area was very nice (but it was a little early in the season and many places and attractions were closed)

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Comfortable & quiet

  • 4 of 5

The purpose of our visit to the Sunset Beach area was not a relaxing vacation, but we could see that at another time, it could provide that experience. It was comfortable & suited our needs nicely this time around. The owner was very helpful & prompt in getting us settled, and also in the return of our security deposit. If you are looking for some quiet time, lovely surroundings, and comfort, this home will work for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Excellent Stay David M

  • 5 of 5

Booked for the month of October. The owner went out of her way to accommodate our every need. Wonderful location and easy access. Had to leave early for a problem at home and the owner was kind enough to actually reimburse us for the rent plus a generous amount for some minor work we did. Could not ask for a better person to rent from.

Thank you, Karen

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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

Sunset Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Next Winter 2016-17
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

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

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Sunset Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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