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Oceanfront Carolina Beach North End - Private Beach Access- Family/Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom oceanfront property with large deck and modern ammenities

Wake up to beautiful, unobstructed sunrises, and be lulled to sleep by the calming sound of the waves on your next vacation to Carolina Beach. Our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is ocean front with a large single floor deck to enjoy relaxing on for your vacation. Our home sleeps 8 comfortably on two queens and two sets of bunk beds, and two more can be accommodated with a trundle and roll-a-way bed, making our unit able to sleep 10, if needed. Our unit (1575 sq. ft.) is larger than most 3 bedroom units on the island, as it is the entire first floor of this home, so the only stairs you need to climb are the one flight to get up into the unit.

Our kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances - a French door refrigerator with ice maker, a double oven, a wine cooler, microwave and very quiet dishwasher. We also have all the other necessities that you will need to make meals at the beach - coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots, pans, stock pot, dishes, mugs, and wine glasses. We also have a grill if you wish to do some cooking outside and table and chairs on the deck to eat outside too.

The master bath has a whirlpool tub and shower, and the guest bathroom has a tub and shower, with a pocket door to maximize the use of the bathroom.

Our home also has a laundry closet with a stack, front loading washer and dryer for you to use. Linen service is also included in all weekly pricing. If staying less than a week, the additional fee is $140.00.

Our unit has a private beach access for those days that you want to enjoy the beach. We are also lucky enough to have a lifeguard post right by our house for added safety when bringing families and those new to the beach. We provide 8 beach chairs so there is no need to bring any from home. There are also plenty of sand toys that we've accumulated over the years to play with as well. We also have a backyard (very rare on the island) if you want to bring your yard games to enjoy.

If it happens to rain during your stay, there is plenty to keep you entertained inside. We have cable TV in the living room and master bedroom. We have a DVD/VCR combo in the living room, and DVD player in the master with some VHS and DVDs provided. There is also an Xbox 360 with games for the kids to use and secure wireless internet throughout the property (from 30-65 mbps). Plus plenty of books and some board games to pass the time.

To make your stay hassle free, no parking passes are required (so no towing!) and there is enough parking for 4 vehicles (two covered spaces).

We are approximately 1 mile from the boardwalk area, where there are restaurants and shopping galore, an arcade and amusement rides during the summertime. Also every Thursday night there are fireworks on the beach which you can enjoy down by the boardwalk or from the beach in front of our unit. Sunday nights there is a family movie at the lake (about 2 miles away). We are also two blocks from the fishing pier where you can buy bait and licenses, and only 4 blocks from the access to Freeman 4x4 Park.

If you are interested in booking less than a week, please contact us as we can provide you with nightly prices.

Finally the owners live two houses down - so if you encounter any problems they will be there personally to get your vacation back on track.

More Details

Emily and Marcus Matzke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Emily and Marcus Matzke

My husband and I are originally from Minnesota. In 2007, we decided to be adventurous and move to another state. We had visited the Outer Banks on our honeymoon, but it was tough to find housing and jobs on the Banks. Someone mentioned the Wilmington area, specifically Carolina Beach. We'd never even heard of it, but decided to visit and see what Pleasure Island was all about. We fell in love with the place the minute we drove over the bridge - you immediately felt like you were on vacation. A few years later, we were fortunate enough to buy our first place at the beach, and we decided we wanted to create a business where people can come to enjoy our wonderful beach and spend sometime reconnecting as a family. Six years later, we own four rental homes that we run ourselves and enjoy having people join us year after year to spend and admire beautiful Carolina Beach.

Emily and Marcus Matzke purchased this condo in 2012

Why Emily and Marcus Matzke chose Southern Coast

We are very particular about the properties that we have purchased. When we first moved, we lived on the North End and really enjoyed how quiet and low traffic the area is compared to other places on the island. It is a mile from the boardwalk, but it is also away from all the rowdy hotels and bars as well. You can come home and know you will get a good night's sleep. Many of our neighbors live on the island year-round so it really feels like home away from home. Also we liked how close we lived to this property, so we can be at the service of our customers, if the need should arise.

What makes this condo unique

My favorite part of this home is the balcony. It is large and the view is so wonderful. It is so close to the beach you can watch your kids from it, you can take in all the sights and sounds of the beach while sitting in the shade. Also the sunrises are unbelievable and it's always a treat when dolphin fins can be seen peeking over the waves. Also, you should look for the huge manta ray jumping out of the waves to catch fish - even after living here for 6 years I get giddy at the sight!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Carolina Beach North End - Private Beach Access- Family/Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.642857 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

In summary...A lovely condo, in a perfect location, with an attentive owner! I ditto all the wonderful previous reviews sent by past guests. ...and like others, I plan to return to Emily's heavenly vacation home.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Charlotte, NC

Perfect beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time and loved our very close view of the ocean. Just steps to the sand and sun. The house is very well equipped with everything you need to live comfortably. Emily is responsive and always there if you need her. We will be back especially since we can bring our dog who can run the beach in October.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wake Forest, NC

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice week, with exception to the weather, which obviously isn't controlled by Emily. ☺️ She was very responsive in any questions we had before and during our stay. The house had a lot there so we didn't have to pack the entire house for a few days. Plenty of beach chairs, toys, boogie boards, etc for the families to enjoy. Will probably look into booking the top unit next time so we don't hear the foot traffic upstairs. I do wish the deck was waterproofed so you could sit out there even when it rains!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Fabulous place and location!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place and location. All the pictures are a great representation of this place and Emily is so responsive as a hostess. I would highly recommend this place and look forward to coming back again in the future. Thanks for making us feel so welcome!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

Great house,we had all we needed . Blinds would not close in living area and no blinds in kitchen dining area therefore next

Door neighbors could see in . Lovely home Emily was great to work with. It was a plus to have chairs beach toys on property no need to bring any. Also great fenced area for dog , but dogs not allowed on beach this time of year!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Emily for a great time at the beach! The place was the perfect location. My dog loved being there too!

Hope to see you again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Wilmington International Airport - ILM
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pier Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Fort Fisher Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Beau Rivage Golf Course
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak - Fayetteville
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
College Spring Break 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 14 2017 - Apr 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is a pocket door to seperate the shower/toilet area.
  • The Master Bath is a private bath off the Master Bedroom. It includes a whirlpool tub and shower combination, toilet and sink, plus plenty of room to store your bathroom necessities with you stay with us. The Guest Bathroom has a shower/tub combination, toilet and sink. The shower/tub and toilet room can be separated from the sink area by use of a locking pocket door to maximize use of the bathroom since it is shared.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids' Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , There is a trundle under one bunk bed and a roll-a-way bed.
  • The Master Bedroom is on the ocean side of the home and has a queen bed with dresser, closet and night stand to make you feel like you are at home. The Master has an on suite private bath and private access to the ocean balcony. There is also a TV with cable TV access and a DVD player. The Guest Bedroom is on the street side of the house with a queen bed and dresser, closet and nightstand to unpack your things and really enjoy your vacation. This bedroom shares a bath with the other guest bedroom. It has private access to a street side balcony. The second Guest Bedroom, which we call the Kids' Bedroom, has two sets of bunk beds, a dresser and closet for unloading all the kids stuff to make yourselves at home. There is also a trundle in the room and a roll-a-way bed that can situated in the Kids' Bedroom or in the Master Bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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