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Spectacular Waterfront on Banks Channel, Sleeps 16, Boat Dock, Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,020 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for a large family or multiple families. Gorgeous water views.

A studio favorite. Past summer home for actors Danny McBride and Dean Norris. Ideal for a large family or multiple families. What makes this home unique:

- Privacy and comfort. Over 6,000 sf spread out over 4 floors (with elevator). 5 large bedrooms, each with its own full bath and private deck. Additional sleeping areas. COMFORTABLY sleeps 16. Large kitchen and gathering areas.

- Direct waterfront location. Stunning water views throughout. Private tidal beach.

- Private boat dock with multiple slips. Launch your boat, jet ski, paddle board or kayak from the back yard. Easy access to the ocean and ICWW.

- Peace and quiet. On the secluded south side of the island, away from commercial activity, traffic and high density rental buildings.

- We can accommodate dogs with responsible owners.

Main level: Open the front door and you are looking out onto Banks Channel. Vaulted ceiling and large windows make it bright and airy. Relax in the comfortable living area while you watch movies on the large screen TV. Prepare meals in the spacious well-appointed kitchen, and serve them at the kitchen bar, the casual kitchen table, or the slightly less casual dining room table. Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the large wine fridge and bar area. Step out onto the deck and watch the sunset over the inland waterways. A great home for entertaining! A bedroom with full bath and private deck is also on this level.

Second level: Take your pick of three large bedrooms, including a “second master” that overlooks the sound. Each bedroom has a full bath and deck. There is also a cozy sitting area with pull-out couch, and a laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer.

Top level: A gorgeous master suite with panoramic views of Banks Channel and the Atlantic Ocean. The bedroom features a large bathroom with walk-in shower, a large walk-in closet, and, of course, a private deck with expansive water views. The bedroom opens up into a large living area with kitchenette and 3 built-in couches/day beds. An ideal space for families with children that would like to stay on the same floor. A locked door leads to a spiral staircase and large roof deck. Enjoy amazing views of the entire island!

Ground level: A game room with a large screen TV, sitting area, ping pong table, and half-bath. A sectional sofa and blow-up mattress provide extra sleeping. This room opens onto a large deck and the pier.

Outdoor Amenities: Keep an eye out for dolphins as you drop a line into Banks Channel from the private pier. There are 3 slips to accommodate your boat and jet skis. Little ones can enjoy the sandy beach (at low tide). The ocean is a short walk away. Additional amenities include an outdoor shower, decks and outdoor furniture on multiple levels, and plenty of storage for bikes, paddle boards, kayaks and beach gear.

Special features: A large garage and driveway with parking for an additional 5-6 cars. An elevator services all four levels. Linens and towels are included with your rental!

More Details

Property Manager
Dean Scarafoni
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Dean Scarafoni

I was resident of nearby Wilmington for 15 years, and although I now live outside the area, I return to the best beach in the Carolinas every chance that I get.

Dean Scarafoni purchased this house in 2013

Why Dean Scarafoni chose South End

My children grew up as Wrightsville Beach locals. This spectacular home allows my family and friends to reconnect in style with plenty of room for everyone. Typically, when large families or multiple families rent a beach house, space can be tight. That isn't the case here. The bedrooms are all large and feature their own full baths and outdoor decks. The common areas and outdoor spaces are also very large, and everything is spread out over 4 levels. Lots of space finished with tasteful 'Carolina Cottage' design.

What makes this house unique

Water views from virtually every room. Waterfront on Banks Channel. Boat dock with deep water boat slips. Short walk to beach. Proximity to all Wrightsville Beach amenities and historic Downtown Wilmington.


South End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6020 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • 5 full baths, one half-bath, one outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 5 bedrooms, each with a full bath and deck. Additional sleeping with 3 day beds, pull-out couch and one inflatable mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular Waterfront on Banks Channel, Sleeps 16, Boat Dock, Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Amazing house, location and views!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this beautiful home! It was perfect for our getaway retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this house for family and some close friends as a central gathering point for our son's wedding. The extended weekend included a get acquainted BarBQue for about 30 people. Handled that with no issues. Huge Kitchen, bedrooms each with private baths except 1. Plenty of space in this house for whatever your needs.

Carpeted areas could use cleaning.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful waterfront views. A very special property

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Very special property. Our family fit comfortably and enjoyed the stay

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Worth, TX

Wedding Party and Hap-Hap-Happy Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We gathered all of the members of our blended family to celebrate our son's wedding in nearby Leland. With the five bedrooms and all of the baths and extra space, every member of our family and their spouses and children were able to enjoy the beautiful wedding, the rehearsal dinner and each other's company.

We had a large rehearsal dinner at the house with over 50 people which we shuttled in from the nearby public parking areas. The natural flow of the house, the decks and the huge kitchen made preparing the food (yes, we cooked all of it!) very convenient and efficient. After the bulk of the guests left, we scared up a great game of 42 with the older family members while the wedding party relaxed on the crow's nest visiting and enjoying the fantastic views.

The grandkids collected shells and we all enjoyed great morning walks on the beach. We also loved having coffee in the mornings on the deck and adult beverages in the afternoon and evenings.

We have rented online homes before and they don't always live up to the hype. This house lived up to the was perfect and helped to create the perfect environment for a great family week.

Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home! Loved being on the sound!

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful vacation for our family! The house was a perfect place to enjoy our friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

Great for family reunion on the water

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week-long reunion of three generations of family members in this spacious, well-equipped house. The house's private "back beach" and proximity to the ocean out front gave everyone from small children to oldsters something to do. We rented kayaks end enjoyed getting away to explore the empty beach areas and channels directly across from our docks out back. Despite some really hot and humid weather, the house's A/C worked superbly, as did all the utilities and special features such as the elevator. We worried about finding parking spaces beyond the 4 - 5 that came with the house when we had additional local visitors, but always found enough empty spots in the public parking areas nearby to accommodate everyone Overall, a classy, well-sited house -- we'd love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 40
Car: recommended

Wrightsville Beach is the premier beach destination in North Carolina. Just 15 minutes from historic Downtown Wilmington.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $285
Tax Rate 13.0%

If your reservation is canceled more than ninety (90) days in advance of your arrival date, you will receive a refund of your advance Reservation/Damage Deposit minus a $250 cancelation fee. See rental agreement for full details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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