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'I'm Building Sandcastles In My Dreams'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This charming beach cottage is just short walk away from the beach and intracoastal and minutes from restaurants and the Boardwalk. This property features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a large open living area great for enjoying time with the family. A spacious back yard is the prefect place for a game of bocce, while the large front porch is a wonderful place to relax after a long day of playing at the beach.


Owner
David Henson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About David Henson

My wife and I fell in love with Carolina Beach in September of 2012 while on vacation here with friends just a few blocks down the street. The following year during a similar visit and with the help of our then one year old daughter, we vowed to make an investment in a property here part of our long term plans. Long term very quickly turned into short term, and ultimately our little girl now has what she refers to as her 'pink sandcastle'.

David Henson purchased this house in 2014

Amenities

Carolina Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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'I'm Building Sandcastles In My Dreams'
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
5

The house was perfect and the location was great!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for better home to stay in. Everything is new and clean and the furnishings are beautiful. The beach was just a short walk away. We had such a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that your stay was all that you had hoped. Thank you again for choosing to stay at our property, and please keep us in mind for any future travel plans to the area.
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5

We loved the layout of the cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had more family staying at a condo a block away and we were able to have meals together at our cottage. Open concept with lots of seating options. Very close to walkway over to the beach. We had a great week.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the positive feedback and for choosing to stay at our property. Please feel free to reach out to us again for any future travel plans to the area.
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5

A delightful stay in a great home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we've stayed in this house for our annual reunion trip and it's always fantastic. Close to the beach, adorable, clean and spacious.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your party choosing to stay at our property again. Thank you again for your positive feedback. Please don't hesitate to continue to reach out to us for your travel plans in Carolina Beach.
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5

Super cute and clean beach house, 1 block away from ocean!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in this well-stocked, clean and adorable beach house. Owners were responsive and plenty of space to park. One block walk to the beach. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying at our property. We appreciate the positive feedback and continually work to provide a positive experience for our guests. Please keep us in mind for any future travel plans.
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4

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The space was big. We did wish the kitchen had been a bit more stocked in terms of pans, dishwasher detergent, etc.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are taking actions to improve those items that you indicated as potential improvement areas. Again, we appreciate your choosing to stay at our house and hope that you will consider our property again with any future travel plans.
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4

Our family of 5 found "I'm Building Sandcastles" was a warm, homey, quiet beach cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: We found this beach cottage to be a wonderful location for our family to create some treasured memories during Thanksgiving week. The family room provided plenty of seating (2 couches!) complete with small quilts to snuggle under while watching T.V., a DVD, or playing a family game (a choice of games are provided!). Nice furniture in ALL rooms and a separate laundry room attached to the master bedroom. The large dining table with a beautiful light fixture was an additional plus and there is covered parking for 3 cars! Though not used as the weather was cooler, we noticed/appreciated the nice porch furniture and a storage shed filled with summertime beach items such as chairs, wagon, etc. The owner was very accommodating to offer an early check-in, and though it was much appreciated, our travel plans didn't allow for us to take full advantage of the offer.

Cons: Our youngest daughter is both chronically ill/immunocompromised so cleanliness is a HUGE concern for us and we admittedly likely have higher expectations than the average traveler. Shortly after our arrival, we pulled back the sheets in the twin room so our daughter could nap before dinner and found that the pillowcase/sheets had a small stain and several dark hairs on them. For peace of mind, we pulled back and checked the sheets in the Queen room and they also did not appear to be freshly laundered. Upon further inspection, we found both the bathroom/bedroom floors to be dirty with hair and a layer of dust so a thorough clean up of those areas was in order before unpacking. We also found a half full trash can in the laundry room and a shirt hanging on the back of the master bathroom door, assumed to be left behind by the previous guest, that the housekeeper apparently overlooked. We chose to load up the sheets/quilts/towels into our van and find a nearby laundromat so that we could launder ALL of the bedding/towels at the same time and be assured that the linens were clean. We opted to rectify the situation on our own concerning the dirty linens and lack of cleanliness, rather than contact the owners. Tide pucks/dishwasher pucks were not provided as advertised, however, there was a nicely stocked Food Lion conveniently located a few miles away.

Overall, this is a lovely beach cottage in Carolina Beach that has been shown some love and attention by the owners. However, there is some room for improvement by the housekeeper.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are taking actions to improve those items that you indicated as potential improvement areas. Again, we appreciate your choosing to stay at our house and hope that you will consider our property again with any future travel plans.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Weekly Rentals are Based Upon a Check-In on Saturday @ 4:00 pm and a Check-Out on the Following Saturday @ 10:00 am
A Credit Card is Required for Booking
50% is Due Upon Booking
Balance is Due 2 Weeks Prior to Check-In if Paying With a Credit Card
Balance is Due at Check-In if Paying With Cash
Please Inquire for Special Pricing Outside of Dates Noted Above

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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