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Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come have a margarita on our porch! Enjoy our beautiful two bedroom, two bath updated Condo just footsteps away from the famous wide beaches of Carolina Beach.

Ocean Harbor Condominiums are located on the north end of Pleasure Island.

Second level unit has recently been redecorated, stone counters and tiled with canal views. Simply cross the street to delight in the beach or stay at the private pool. Well behaved pets are considered on a case by case basis.

Owners live just minutes away in Wilmington, North Carolina and available to help answer questions during your stay. We promise to leave you Carolina Day Dreamin' and wanting to return to this One Particular Harbor.


Fort Fisher National Memorial, Fort Fisher Aquarium, North Carolina Ferry System, Carolina Beach State Park, USS North Carolina Battleship, Historic Downtown Wilmington, Family Water Park with Mini Golf, Charter Fishing, Nationally Rated Golf Courses, Fine Dining, Boardwalk, Cape Fear Children's Museum and Water Sports.

Keywords: Condominium, dogs allowed, pool, second row

More Details

Amanda Ross - Care Taker
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Amanda Ross - Care Taker

Welcome to 'Howe Wonderful'! This all started as Sandy's dream to have a place near the beach and for a girl from Pennsylvania her dream has come true. Pete is a local Wilmingtonian and recalls Carolina Beach in its early years. In the off season, we both enjoy working on the condo to make it a relaxing and fun place to come. We know you will enjoy our second home as much as we do.

Amanda Ross - Care Taker purchased this condo in 2005

Why Amanda Ross - Care Taker chose Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach is a great beach! It is has long beaches, little crowds, classic beach feel and dogs are allowed year around on the north end. Finally, being near the beach allows you to enjoy all the beautiful gifts the ocean brings.

What makes this condo unique

Ocean Harbor is a small development in which many locals live year around. The development also has the entire block between the ocean and canal. Tenants often comment how they feel as if they are the only ones at the beach in front of our development. We have even had some that leave their chairs in the same spot for the entire week and they are never moved. Life is good here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome! We hope you have enjoyed your stay at Carolina Beach. Please come again!
Mar 2005
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Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
License to Chill in the pool! All Cooking Utensils, Dishes & Blender provided! Well behaved pets are considered on a case by case basis & Smoking Permitted on the Balcony. Master bedroom has queen bed, second bedroom has two twins & Sleeper Sofa in living room. Please Request More Photos!


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average rating of 4.428571 based on 29 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Cute little condo near the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Cute decor. Good layout. Yes, there are stairs, but they're do-able, even for this older gal!

Instead of Britt's, try WakeNBake donuts (next to the Food Lion). Saint Cove and Gibby's were good choices for dinner, esp. with our furbaby.

Owner & caretaker were easy to work with. Only suggestion to them would be to get comfy easy chairs (they have 2 easy chairs but they're bamboo and not comfortable for long-term sitting). Another suggestion would be to leave instructions on how to use the TV/cable/satellite.

Recommend this rental, esp. for a quick getaway. Don't forget to bring paper products with your linens! They had some but we ran out. Fortunately, the Food Lion was not far.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your review of Howe Wonderful. Britts donuts closes for the winter season (boo hoo). We too are big fans of Wake N' Bake donuts (in the Food Lion shopping center by the bridge) Although they are a new addition to Carolina Beach, they are gaining a big fan base with their specialty creations, their free samples and their fabulous coffee. We are glad you found some places to bring your furbaby to enjoy outdoor dining. Thanks for including Saint Cove and Gibby's for our future guests. These places also have some great bands year round. We have labeled the remotes and left instructions for the system several times....but found that some guest like to hook up gaming electronics and do not always reconnect the system to its original set up. We will work to find a better solution, thanks for your suggestion. Our furniture choices are based on washable well as sturdy pieces that can handle heavy use...especially since we allow pets :) Thanks again for your comments and suggestions, we enjoy when our guest share their experience. Please visit us again and have a great holiday season. Amanda - Care Taker
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Great little condo

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two nights and the condo was perfectly comfortable and close for our needs, with a short walk to the beach. The kitchen offered everything we needed for our short stay. I would only suggest curtains for the bedrooms for those of us that want to nap or sleep in! Thanks for a great little spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Bern, NC

Exactly as decribed

  • 3 of 5

We were in town for a run and needed a place for a couple of nights. We had 2 dogs so we understand the additional fee for them but, we were surprised that NOTHING is supplied. There was a 1/2 roll of toilet paper in one bath, and less than that in the other when we arrived. We knew we had to bring sheets and towels but, thought dish cloth, salt, pepper and other necessities would be provided. It was a bit of an inconvenience and costs to get this items for 2 nights. It would have been a perfect stay if these things had been provided. Lovely location and the condo was very cute.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and letting us know the concerns of your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the location and the condo. As a vacation rental we are not supplied as a hotel. Per our information supplied prior to your stay, we suggest guests to bring sheets, towels, dish clothes/towels and their own supply of paper goods. Please keep us in mind for a future stay.
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Morganton, North Carolina

Beautifully decorated 2bd/2ba condo. Close to the sand. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The only thing my husband didn't like.....all the steps. But we decided that we needed the exercise! Got to bring my furbabies with us....which is a must and a plus. Thanks for housing us all for 2 whole weeks!!!!! The Evans, Morganton NC

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Evans Family! We are so glad you and your fur babies enjoyed your stay at "Howe Wonderful". Thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate the feedback. And yes those stairs can be motivational. Especially when you visit some of our favorite local spots like Britts Donuts or Franks Pizza !!! They make the stairs worth it. We look forward to your next visit.
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Lenoir, NC

Perfect Week at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay. The condo was clean, comfortable and brightly decorated. As a single traveler, I appreciated quiet nights and peaceful morning walks. I found the location to be perfect. The beach was an easy and short 2 minute walk. The community pool was also a refreshing place to relax.

I stayed with two pups and they loved the cool tile floors and designated pet walking area. Having assigned (and covered) parking for 2 cars was a definite plus.

I plan to return as soon as possible to "HOWE WONDERFUL"! Thanks to Amanda and Sandra for making my week "SO WONDERFUL"!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We like to provide a quiet place for our guest to unwind and disconnect. As well as a family vacation destination. So glad you and your fur babies found the right balance on your visit. We look forward to hosting you again!
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  • 4 of 5

Would have been a 5 if there was wifi

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Britt's Donut Shop
Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Carolina Beach State Park
Shuckin Shack
Surf House
Fat Pelican The
Freeman Park
Island True Value Tackle & Hardware
Bowmans at the Beach
Hang Ten Grill
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Pier House
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ft. Fisher
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Sea Witch
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
CB Fishing Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing Boats
Nearest Point of Interest

Local Activities & Resturant Guide in the condo!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 14.0%

Nightly rentals available in the off season!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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