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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:
July 23, 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. I love guests of all descriptions, and am especially partial to small families and mature couples.

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: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

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: Jun 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little condo

  • 5 of 5

Nice little condo located close to the beach and within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions. The owner was more than helpful and even emailed me a list of personal recommendations for food and activities. Also no cleaning fee or processing fee as with other places I looked into which saved us a $100. If staying in Carolina beach again I don't think I would even search for another place. I would just book this one again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, David. You were great guests. Hope you will stay again sometime.
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

My son and I visited Robert's beach condo over my son's spring break. The location was very convenient to the beach. The condominium complex was quite during the week. There are multiple dining options within walking distance. The little town is easy to navigate. Lunch specials are super affordable. Thank you Robert!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I agree that it's a great location.
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It's was quiet and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time! It was close enough to public beach access you didn't have to walk far! The room we stayed in you could still see the ocean in between the houses. It was peaceful at night because you could hear the ocean with no loud cars driving by! The room was nice and like a home away from home! The tv stand and under the dressers were super dusty and kicked up mine and my children's allergies but other than that it's a very nice place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. Glad you had a great time. Sorry about the dust in those spots, and will give it extra attention.
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Better than a hotel when Traveling on Business

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here before, and it is a perfect place to stay when traveling on business. Cozy, well stocked and a wonderfully comfortable bed. This would be the perfect house for a family with children as there is a bunk set and a pull out couch. Lot's of seating in the living room. Two full baths and large rooms. The owner Robert could not be more accommodating. I love staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Virginia, for taking the time to review my property. And thank you for your repeat business, you are the ideal guest. I love business travelers, family travelers, all kinds of travelers, and I try to do my best for all of them. Thanks again.
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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

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
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