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Oceanview and Pool! Short Walk to Beach, Lake and Tiki Bar! Free WiFi!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Relax to the murmur of the surf, and count the pelicans cruising past your private deck with ocean views! Only a sleepy one-way street separates you from oceanfront cottages, dunes, beach and ocean! Stroll less than a block to the nearby access for the lifeguard-protected (in season) beach, or just go downstairs to the pool with generous-sized sundeck (in season).

Ideally situated, the Tropical Winds condominiums enjoy the best of two beach experiences: On the ocean side you have the tranquility of a sleepy one-way street (Carolina Beach Ave. S.), and on the opposite side you have the hustle and bustle of Lake Park Blvd., with quick and easy access to the entire island. Easy walking or biking to restaurants, Carolina Beach Boardwalk and Saturday Farmers Market (in season) at the lake.

All the comforts of home in this 1 bedroom, 2 full bath, second story condo, which is as large (over 800 sq. ft.) as many 2 bedroom units. The bedroom has a queen size bed, private bath, TV, roomy closet, and a small screened balcony that overlooks the pool. There is an alcove in the hallway with 2 bunk beds. The upper bunk is youth-sized, for up to a 5' 6' person, approximately. The lower bunk is extended, and will accommodate a person of 5' 9', approximately. Across the hall from the bunks is another full bath. Sliding glass patio doors and see-through entry door enhance the view from the living room to the deck and the ocean. Generous-sized dining room adjoins the fully-equipped kitchen. There is a locked private storage room on the parking level for stowing your bikes and beach gear.

Living room recently refurbished, with new paint, decor, new sleep sofa and furniture, and new 48' Roku TV! Enjoy Amazon video, Pandora music, and many other Roku channels, all included and free of charge, plus cable channels, of course!

The maximum party size is four. I will consider five, but you will have to give me details about your party, like "we have an infant, we have grandma and grandpa, whatever". Unfortunately, I have found that some guests may take advantage. A party of six turns into a party of seven. And so on. I can tell you that there are seven sleeping choices. So a party of four or five will have a lot of flexibility. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The living room has a queen size sleeper sofa. There are 2 bunk beds in a hallway alcove near the guest bath. Also in the living room is a daybed/sofa/chaise combination which opens from a sofa to roughly a twin size bed. I have a nice Graco portable crib, used just a few times by my grandson, just let me know if you need it.

Owner personally inspects and cleans prior to each arrival. Check-in time 3 p.m., check-out 10 a.m. I will give you the combination for the lockbox on the front door to get you in the condo. Once inside, there are additional keys and parking permits. Only once or twice has a guest had a problem getting in, and it was always due to "operator error". I think an advantage I offer compared to other properties is that I live in the same condominiums. So, I can usually respond quickly if there is any issue. But don't worry, I respect your privacy and just want you to enjoy your vacation. You will never see me, unless you need me for something. Sometimes, I can offer a little flexibility on the check-in/out times, depending on my calendar. But you will have to clear it with me first.

Distance from Tropical Winds to:

Closest beach access (Spartanburg Ave.) 410 feet, less than one block

Carolina Lake .3 mi.

Ocean Grill/Tiki Bar .3 mi.

CB Boardwalk (including Britt’s Donuts) .7 mi.

CB marina (charter fishing boats) .9 mi.

CB fishing pier 2.4 mi.

Freeman Park (4x4 beach access) 2.4 mi.

CB State Park 1.8 mi.

Mike Chappell Park (playground, ball fields, basketball, skateboarding, tennis) .9 mi.

Joe Eakes Park in Kure Beach (playground, ball field, basketball, disc golf, tennis) 2.2 mi.

Kure Beach waterfront park 1.9 mi.

Kure Beach fishing pier 1.9 mi.

Fort Fisher historic site and museum 3.9 mi.

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher 4.7 mi.

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (4x4 beach access) 4.7 mi.

Southport downtown 7.7 mi. (plus 30 min. ferry)

Wilmington waterfront 15.8 mi.

Wrightsville Beach 18 mi.

More Details

Robert Rudisill
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Robert Rudisill

Hi, I'm Robert, the property owner. That's my grandson Max in the picture, visiting from Raleigh. I retired from Raleigh to Carolina Beach in 2008. I purchased a Tropical Winds condo in 2013 for my own residence. I really had no plans to buy another property for a rental, but in the summer of 2014, unit B-5 was available and I decided it was a good investment opportunity, and a place for my family to visit.

Thank you for visiting my VRBO site. I am always excited to receive an inquiry or question from a prospective guest, and I promise to respond to you promptly (I'm an early to bed, early to rise guy, so it may be the next morning before you hear from me).

Whenever you make an inquiry/booking request/reservation request, please tell me a little about yourself and the purpose of your trip. Not being nosy, it just gives me a little comfort level about my potential guests. If there are children in your party, please provide their ages.

Robert Rudisill purchased this condo in 2014

What makes this condo unique

Tropical Winds is as good a location as any second-row condo in Carolina Beach, in my opinion. Many fun sites, activities, and restaurants are within easy walking or biking distance, and many more are a short drive away. But at the same time, it feels 'off the beaten path' because it has a quiet one-way street on the ocean side. During peak season, you get a little commotion on the other side (Lake Park Blvd.), but it's not bad, particularly if your windows are closed and the a/c on.

There are many other things to like about Tropical Winds (Carolina Beach, too), but I think the location may be its best feature.


Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Directly across hall from bunks.
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Renter supplies all bath linens.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeper sofa in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Renter provides queen size linens.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Renter provides queen size linens.
    Bunks alcove - 2 bunk bed , Linens provided. Youth/small adult bed size.
    Graco portable crib available - 1 baby crib
  • Roomy master bedroom with queen bed, TV and private master bath. Small screened balcony overlooking pool and Lake Park Blvd.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanview and Pool! Short Walk to Beach, Lake and Tiki Bar! Free WiFi!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews

The perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I were very impressed! The condo is very nice and clean. The furnishings are very colorful with a beachy feel. The two full bathrooms were great! The queen size bed is very comfortable and we slept very well. When we weren't at the beach (only a short walk away from the condo), the AC and ceiling fans kept us nice and cool. The sofa in the livingroom is nice. I took a nap or two on it and it was very comfortable. The washer and dryer comes in very handy. We especially loved the patio. It was so nice to wake up and enjoy coffee from the Keurig with an ocean view. The sound of the ocean was very therapeutic for us. The owner was very accommodating, which we really appreciated. We will definitely come back next year! We absolutely loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and for the nice review. I hope you will return.
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time. My daughter wanted to have her breakfast on the balcony so she could see and hear the ocean. The only problem I had was with the toaster. It looks like it's from the 70's. Once again it's great place. We will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay, and for the nice review. I appreciate the feedback on the toaster. Hope you will stay again.
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Salem, Virginia

Convenient, clean, had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

This rental was great. We enjoyed the location, the pool was nice, and the condo had everything we needed. I loved the decor, the bed was comfortable, entire place was very clean, and it was nice to have access to beach and pool toys downstairs in the storage room. The condo is large and having two bathrooms is a nice feature. The only suggestion I have is that the owner purchase a few new frying pans.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay, and for the nice review. I appreciate the feedback on the skillets.
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Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our time here this past week. It was the perfect home away from home. When we arrived we were impressed with how clean it was. Our family of 4 had more than enough room and never felt that we were on top of each other. Our teenage girls loved the TV! They could watch their YouTube videos, movies etc. Being able to hear the ocean at night was wonderful. Location is Perfect! We walked to the Boardwalk almost every night and even walked to a few restaurants that were nearby. Noise wasn't an issue as far as the "busy" side of the place. There is a restaurant across the street that occasionally had live music on the patio and that was nice to hear. Having access to the storage unit was a life saver and loved the fact that Robert included all beach accessories for us to use! Never had any problems with noise from neighbors. You would have never known that anyone else was there. The couch....the most comfortable couch I have sat on! Having a washer and dryer inside the unit was so convienent. The pool was nice and enjoyed getting to know some of the locals while down there. Everyone was so friendly! For the price, you are in for a real treat! All the conveniences and amenities make it worth while. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shane, thank you for the nice, thorough review. Very happy that you liked the place. Hope you will return.
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Convenient, affordable, owner very responsive

  • 5 of 5

Robert, the owner, provided polite, quick responses and was very helpful. It was nice to have a starter set of paper towels, napkins, and toilet paper in the house. The house is clean and has comfortable furniture. I like the Christmas lights around the "tiki hut" style cornice at the sliding glass doors to the porch. Lights in the bunk bed alcoves made the bed nice for our son to climb in and feel like he was in a fort.

The only slight improvement I'd make, and this is just personal preference, is to add a curved shower rod in the bathrooms to provide a little more elbow room when showering.

I like the bright paint colors in the house, very beachy. Convenient walk to the boardwalk, restaurants, lake, and the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay, I'm happy you liked the place. Thanks for mentioning specific things you liked, it helps me know what I'm doing right, and where I can improve. I appreciate the suggestion on the curved shower rods, that would never have occurred to me. Thanks again for the positive review and feedback.
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Very nice charming unit. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing enjoyable vacation. The rental property is very clean and very well equipped with everything for an enjoyable stay. The owner Robert was very easy to communicate with and made everything go smooth. Loved the decor in our unit and just a short walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Kure Beach Fishing Pier
Jack Mackerel's Island Grill
Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
Michael's Seafood Restaurant
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
A & G Barbecue & Chicken
Surf House Cafe & Shop
The Veggie Wagon
Sea Witch Cafe
Fort Fisher Historic Museum
Freeman Park
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
"1 1/2 blocks from Tropical Winds. My second-favorite seafood place on the island. Oceanview ..."
Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Deck House
Fat Pelican The
Port City Java
Uncle Vinny's Pizzeria Ristorante
Frank's Pizza
"Locals pizza place, on the boardwalk. $2 big slice."
Granny's Country Kitchen
Kate's Pancake House
Havana's Fresh Island Seafood
Majic Beanz
"Great local place for coffee and muffins."
Hang Ten Grill
El Zarape
"Excellent mexican food, nearby. Mariachi bands sometimes!"
Carolina Beach State Park
"Nature trails, including Venus Flytrap habitats. Marina, boat ramp and fishing on the Cape F..."
Island True Value Tackle & Hardware
"THE place for fishing tackle and all hardware needs. Island clothing and nicknacks, too. Ope..."
Shuckin Shack
"Small, but hugely popular. Great oysters, clams and shrimp. Open year-round."
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Wilmington NC International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Fort Fisher-Southport ferry
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Masonboro Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Uncle Vinny's Pizzeria
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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.