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Hear, See and Enjoy the Sparkling Ocean & Sunshine Inside and Out at every turn

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Two walls of windows and updated decor, new king beds, 3BR, 2 Bath


My jaw dropped when I first walked in. Really. After visiting many tunnel-like condos, this sunny space with window after window after window offers views of the waves and sounds of the surf at every turn. 'SANDCASTLE' is a gem.

You will hear the waves as you enjoy unparalleled panoramic beachfront and oceanfront views from two walls of windows. Relax on the biggest wraparound deck with views up and down the beach. The deck also overlooks one of the TWO summertime swimming pools. You deserve this relaxing sunny stay right on the sea and sand.

Give yourself something to look forward to: Just tap the yellow REQUEST TO BOOK button when you are ready and make a secure online reservation. Tap 'Detailed Price' for more info. Or tap 'Message'/click 'Email Owner' to ask us any questions. Soon you'll be watching the dolphins swim by from the kitchen, bedroom, dining area and the sofa. CLICK "MORE DETAILS"...

Be in the heart of this favorite community on Pleasure Island. Walk or bike to Carolina Beach boardwalk, Tiki bar, ice cream, coffee shops, the lake, and downtown.

Open concept with updated decor. Bright, clean, and relaxing king bed guest rooms, newly remodeled gorgeous master bath and loft (2016). Get a great night's rest on comfortable beds and wake refreshed for breakfast overlooking the ocean right in your own home. (BR1-King; BR2-King; BR3- Single/twin, Single/twin & a full futon). Top floor - 48 steps - earns you the most-amazing views.

Enjoy southern hospitality and those extra touches including a small welcome basket when you arrive. Family friendly with pack n play and high chair included. The kitchen is well equipped with a flat top stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, blender, coffeemaker, pots and pans, stock pot, mugs, dishes, corkscrews and wine glasses.

Non Smoking, Cable TV, TVs in every bedroom, large closets, DVD, and WiFi internet. Private beach access for the condo community, two convenient pools (Mid April to Mid October), private locked ground level storage closet, and covered, off-street parking for two cars included. Sheets and bedding included, just bring towels.

Guest Reviews. 5-Stars:

***** 'Everyone deserves to vacation here in true beachfront beauty. Sandcastle soothes the soul.'

***** 'The Sandcastle condo more than met our expectations. The balcony is large and quiet and the views of the beach and ocean are a fantastic pairing to morning coffee and evening drinks.'

***** 'We had a wonderful time on our vacation in Carolina Beach! The living/dining/kitchen views are spectacular, the wrap-around deck was relaxing to view the sunrise or wind down after a day at the beach, and the apartment is nicely furnished with easy check-in/out.'

***** 'Perfect getaway in Carolina Beach. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that wants a rental with a great ocean front view and a nice relaxing get-a-way.'

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More Details

Sandcastle Carolina Beach
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Sandcastle Carolina Beach

We enjoy sharing our 'home away from home' with new and returning guests to historic Carolina Beach. From coffee and sunrises on the deck to ice cream strolls on the boardwalk at sundown, we want your stay to be as relaxing as possible - just let us know how we can help.

What makes this condo unique

The moment we walked in we were in love. My jaw dropped taking in the amazing views from every window... and then we smiled. We finally felt enveloped by the warm ocean we traveled so far to spend time with.

I slid the window open a sliver to hear the sound of the ocean as I drifted off to sleep ... there was no need. The relaxing rhythmic wave soundtrack is ever present here. A natural warm welcome and soothing tour de force.

And the warm sea breezes waft by like a fuzzy blanket as you soak it all in from the luxury 'penthouse' top floor deck. Be pampered, enjoy it, you deserve it.

The sights of the ocean, the sounds of the beach, feeling of the salty air -- Sandcastle, Carolina Beach - your vacation home.

'Modern retreat in a perfect location.'

'Parking my car and being able to walk or ride my bike anywhere -- downtown, to the lake, the local bars and restaurants, the boardwalk. I can sit on the beach with friends, watch the Thursday night fireworks in the summer and full moons rising in the fall and winter months. I can build sandcastles on the beach, let the waves wash my cares away, and wake up to a new and spectacular sunrise every morning. No two days start off the same. Sunsets on the deck are heavenly. I can take a day trip by car or bike to Fort Fisher, visit the aquarium, take a ferry to Southport for shopping or a ride to Bald Head Island by ferry for lunch. Carolina Beach has the only 'drive on' beach by 4x4 at the north end all year round -- unobstructed pristine beach and views for 2 1/2 miles. Golf is just over the bridge, tennis is on the island, local gyms don't require 'memberships', golf cart friendly streets, bike lanes, kayaking galore, surf sailing rentals, fishing charters for the day or half day, evening dinner cruises.....Local seafood markets with fresh catch every day. Jazz festivals, chowder cookoffs, holiday flotillas, polar plunges for the special Olympics, summer farmers market around the lake -- sweet Carolina.


Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths - each clean, bright, and airy
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious loft atop spiral stairs, reading nook window seat
  • First master bedroom features a new king size bed, oceanfront views and sounds of the waves, huge closet and ensuite bath. Second master bedroom features a new king size bed and spacious third bedroom atop spiral stairs in loft has two twins, a futon, game area, entertainment center, and a window seat with stunning oceanfront views. A a child's pack n play and high chair are also included.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Be delighted by the sights and sounds of the ocean so close you can almost reach out and touch it. :) Two parking passes included, though you can walk to so much. No grill provided; grilling is permitted as long as you are at least 10 feet from all wooden structures. The Lifeguard season begins Memorial weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend. Lifeguards are on duty Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Friday thru Sunday. Carolina Beach is a USLA Advanced Certified Beach; lifeguards train and exercise daily for the safety of visitors.


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 42 reviews

Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views are only the beginning of the stay! The beach access is right at the bottom of the condo. The beach was incredibly clean and relaxing. The condo was clean, updated and everything was as promised. The communication with the owners was perfect! There was never a question that we didn't have an answer to. If we ever visit Carolina Beach again, we could only hope to reserve this condo again! We really enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views, great location & ultraclean!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has the best views, is in a great location and is exactly as represented. The balcony is so nice, and views from the kitchen and living room are superb. It was ultraclean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. It had everything we needed, although we ate out most of the time and there are lots of places to eat close by or in walking distance. We would definitely return and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Carolina Beach! Judy's place was perfect for a wonderful family get-away. October is such a gorgeous beach time of year and we were not disappointed. The weather could not have been better and the beach sounds and views provided by this condo were amazing. You could leave the doors to the deck open and enjoy the breeze while doing anything or nothing right from the couch!

(I like to run on the beach very early but found there was a fishing tournament on our weekend so the beach had no less than 50 poles with very nice fishermen standing watch at 5:00 am... so ask if you would mind that event.)

Overall, however, our say was phenomenal!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfy, well stocked, nice beach, good location, awesome deck, good air-conditioning!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time. The condo is very nice. We also enjoyed the pool and nearby Tiki bar. We all recommend staying at this property! Thumbs up!'

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, Ohio

Very nice place great view

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice stay and the owners were wonderful! I had a couple questions and they responded quickly, also our cleaning deposit was returned promptly. Had it within a couple days of returning home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sylvania, Ohio

Beautiful beach, great condo, very comfortable @

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Sandcastle! Great location, the condo is well stocked and very comfortable. We met some new and wonderful friends on this vacation and definitely will be back! Uncle Vinnie's pizza was awesome as well as the Ocean Grill and Tiki bar! Thank you Judy and Doug for the lovely home away!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Hidden Treasure & Carolina Beach exclusive... Best fresh, hot, homemade, glazed donuts ... a..."
Deck House
"The creamy Grouper Chowder is fresh and fantastic. Cozy, dimly lit nautical decor complete ..."
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
A & G Barbecue & Chicken
"They had me at "gravy.""
Uncle Vinny's Pizzeria Ristorante
"We ate here three times in two days - loved the pizza and salad lunch specials, chicken cacc..."
Fort Fisher
Fat Pelican The
"Huge walk in beer cooler - pick out what you want and pay at the bar. Fun artistic atmospher..."
Granny's Country Kitchen
"From fried green tomatoes to shrimp and grits... from meatloaf to corned beef hash, this din..."
Squigley's Ice Cream & Treats
"Offers a famous 7-scoop "Sandcastle" with toppings. How could we not love this ice cream pl..."
The Veggie Wagon
"We were amazed with the quality and selection of fresh local foods from cheeses, wines, beer..."
Freddie's Restaurante
"Romantic Italian, small and cozy, good service, amazing huge pork chops. Nice for a special ..."
Pop's Frozen Custard
"Always family friendly and really close when the need for an ice cream run strikes."
Michael's Seafood Restaurant
"Won the local chowder festival so many years in a row the recipe had to be "retired" from co..."
Carolina Beach State Park
Fort Fisher Historic Museum
"Lovely seaside location, walking and biking trails."
Gulfstream Restaurant
"Very casual diner - where the locals eat. Rich shrimp & grits, sweet french toast, lots of ..."
Shuckin Shack
"Pricey, but seafood seamed fresh. Bar-height seating only. We (2 hungry adults) split a STE..."
Port City Java
"Great place to grab a quick hot or cool tea or coffee. Friendly staff - ask for Rachel. Coo..."
Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
"Up at the north end of the island, you can see the undeveloped part of the beach from the pi..."
Island True Value Tackle & Hardware
"This place is amazingly well-stocked and nearby Sandcastle. GRILLING SUPPLIES, fishing, cra..."
Havana's Fresh Island Seafood
"Love eating on the big wrap around porch or outdoor patio. Check their facebook page for spe..."
Sea Merchants Food Store
"Amazingly well stocked little local grocery. Stop in to get supplies for your visit and for ..."
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
"Tons of outdoor seating right on the beach and a "tiki bar" pier out over the waves. Great p..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Southport Ferry
Nearest Golf
6.3 Miles
Masonboro Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wilmington Terminal Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Uncle Vinny's Italian
Nearest Ski
3.4 Miles
North End Jet Ski Rentals
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach - steps away
Car: necessary

Fort Fisher Civil War Museum (Fort Fisher is mentioned in the movie 'Lincoln'), NC Aquarium, ferry to Southport (small shops and restaurants), Wilmington (Battleship NC, Riverwalk with shops and restaurants, historic sites, Airlie Gardens, Children's Museum, golf courses, Jungle Rapids Water Park, Ice Skating Rink, Jelly Beans Roller Rink, Mayfaire Shopping Center)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning & Sheets $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees. All properties are inspected immediately upon vacancy for damage and unauthorized charges to TV account. Please inquire for full booking/cancellation terms and conditions. Parties over 3 persons not related to one another may possibly be required to provide a valid credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.