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A Family Friendly Beachfront Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo, sleeps 6

Beautiful, newly renovated condo with private beach access! Our condo is on the 2nd floor with fantastic views of the ocean and ocean front pool. Offers a master bedroom, two full baths, guest bedroom with two twin beds, sleep sofa queen bed, pack and play if needed, fully equipped kitchen including oven, range large refridgerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishwasher. Washer/dryer in unit, two flat screen TVs (living room and master bedroom) with premium cable. Two DVD players, free WiFi, new keyless entry system, and much more. Please note our condo is on the second floor of a three story building with stairs and no elevator.


Our beach is accessible by 2 private walkways, features coastal dunes, soft creamy sand, fantastic surf for surfing and boogie boarding... and great beach combing. We have beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and other beach toys for your use while visiting. Outside showers to rinse off at the walkways.

Just a few blocks down from the Lake and 10 min walk to Carolina Beach Boardwalk. You are close to many of the attractions and restaurants of Carolina Beach.

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Doug Welch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Doug Welch

Kathy and I are just a couple of hard working, fun loving people who's lifelong dream is to live on the beach. We all enjoy hanging out at the beach as a family, swimming, laying out or biking up to the boardwalk. At the end of the day we'll sit out on the balcony, watching the waves crash or head out to one of the many fine dining establishments on the island. These are a few of our favorite things :)

Doug Welch purchased this condo in 2014

Why Doug Welch chose Southern Coast

We really look foward to watching the sun rise, hoping to spot some dolphins making their way up & down the coast. Just listening to the calming effect of the waves crashing and sea gulls in background, as we stare in awe of God's creation and collect our thoughts.

What makes this condo unique

Just feet from the beautiful beach. Take one of the two private walkways over the natural dunes to the beach equipped with showers to rinse off. Private ground level storage closet to keep beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and other beach toys...all available exclusively for our guests. Our deck overlooks one of the two pools so kids can swim below while mom and dad watch from above while sitting at the high table if you choose.

Situated on a beach famous for excellent surfing and paddle boarding and don't fret if you don't know how to do either as there are world renown teachers on the beach who can get you set up and hanging ten in no time.

For dining, the seafood doesn't get any fresher and if you enjoy a good ribeye steak, the Deck House, just down the street can't be beat...and then there's the nationally acclaimed, Britt's Donuts, just down on the boardwalk (a must!)

Plan a day trip just down the street to historic Fort Fisher Museum, a strategic stronghold during the civil war, and just next door is the Carolina Beach Aquarium, where the kids will enjoy seeing sharks, rays, sea turtles, jellies and more. Meet a rare albino alligator and touch a shark! Dive shows, feedings, outdoor play area and fossil hunt. Explore more in behind scenes tours and classes.

Go back in time and visit downtown Wilmington only 20 minutes away. Dine at one the many fine waterfront restaurants or cafe's, take a horse & carriage tour of downtown, tour the battleship museum, USS North Carolina, riverboat tours etc...

Enjoy free fireworks by the sea on the beach near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk at sunset every Thursday night during the summer months! The fireworks will begin at 9:00 pm and the gazebo entertainment begins at 6:30 pm. The fireworks and gazebo entertainment are free and open to all, weather permitting.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

A Family Friendly Beachfront Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property! Very nice view of the ocean/beach from the corner balcony (roomy and plenty of seating) and an easy walk on a private boardwalk to the beach. Their beach locker is nicely stocked with three tommy bahama chairs and a couple others too, body boards, sand toys...great set up! The condo is nicely appointed, comfy beds and plenty of linens/towels. The kitchen is also well stocked and roomy. An FYI, If you are going to want to take drinks out to the pool or beach make sure you pack your own plastic glasses as all drinkware is glass except for a couple plastic wine glasses. Other than that, I'd think anyone will love this rental! Easy walk to the Tiki Bar restaurant right down the beach, and the burger place across the street from the condo is really good as well. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay Julie. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and took advantage of all the enmities! Great idea to stock plastic glasses for pool use! We are going to pick some up. Hope to have you back soon!
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Hamburg (Germany)

Perfect apartment directly at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect apartment for a relaxing stay in Carolina beach. Spacious for our family (2 adults, 2 kids), clean and well stocked. We loved the balcony with views of the pool and even better: the ocean. A 1 min walk brings you directly to the beautiful beach and ocean. We loved that. And the pool right under our balcony as well. If in Carolina beach: stay at Doug's!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family was able to relax and take advantage of the calming affect of the ocean. Kathy loves to sit on the balcony in the morning and watch the dolphins make their way up the coast. Looking forward to your next stay!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Our first trip to CB. Many positives about condo: location, good-sized rooms, clean plentiful linens, access to storage shed with beach chairs etc., owner responsiveness, overall cleanliness, kitchen well-equipped.

However, also some negatives: plastic table/chairs on porch are unstable for adults, living room couch (the main seating surface) was not comfortable and pillows were stained, some heavy cleaning needed (AC return air duct, master shower curtain lining, dryer vent).

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback and do strive to make sure everything is perfect for your family vacation. Our regular cleaner was away for the week so we'll make sure our "back-up" cleaners address those area you outlined.
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Great Family Vacation Destination!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week with our family and the place was perfect! The condo was clean and had everything we needed to make the week an enjoyable vacation for our family! The balcony view was perfect as we could see the beach and the pool. Doug was very easy to work with and answered all of our questions with a very fast turnaround time on responses. We will be coming back to Carolina Beach again in the future and this condo is our top option for places to stay! Thank you Doug for offering your condo to us and for being the perfect owner to work with to make planning our vacation and our stay as enjoyable as it could be!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Interacting with great guests such as yourselves makes the experience all the more worthwhile! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to your next visit! Thanks again!
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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

First Time to Carolina Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Carolina Beach. The condo was just perfect. We loved the tile floor and the condo was complete with all the necessities. The storage room in the parking area was a HUGE bonus. It was so nice not to carry sandy chairs up to the room.

We loved the area, especially the River Walk in Wilmington. It is SO worth going there. The food was tremendous. My husband is still raving about The Copper Penny. We also ate along the river at Isaiah's. In Carolina Beach Pops Ice Cream and Britts Donuts are a must!

Thank you for all communication back and forth. We will highly recommend your condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you enjoyed your first trip to Carolina Beach. The condo location really is perfect!...great beach, great restaurants, culture, etc...we still haven't hit all the eateries on our growing bucket list :). We look forward to having your family back soon!
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Lovely condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th year coming to this area. We love Carolina Beach! Tiled floors are beautiful. Condo was very clean also. Everything we need was in the condo. It's nice to have towels and sheets provided. Wish there was 4 tall chairs on patio.

The Keller's

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share those things! We reinvest to upgrade our property every year and your comments make it all the more worthwhile! Looking forward to having you return for your 7th year in CB! :)
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Wilmington, NC
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres


Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Mar 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 19 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One time cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%


Just wanted you to know...HomeAway/VRBO started charging our guests a 9% service fee this year on top of the sizable yearly rate increase they charge the property owners. We feel bad that you have been impacted by this.

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Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Includes TV/DVD player w/large collection of children's DVDs
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Spacious master bedroom with private bath.
  • Master bedroom features queen size bed, flat screen TV, HD cable, full private bath, pool and ocean view. Guest bedroom features TV for large selection of DVD's provided. Large closet space
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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