|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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Picture yourself standing on the third floor balcony overlooking the aquamarine ocean. It is early morning. The sun is warm. A piping hot cup of coffee in one hand. In the distance you can see a fishing trawler and some pelicans searching for their breakfast. The crowd has not hit the beach yet, so you have it all to yourself....WELCOME TO LOST RABBIT. Lost Rabbit is a spacious 2,538 Sq Ft home with 3 floors and an elevator.
Bedroom 1: 11x14 Level: Down- 1st Floor (Bunk beds)
Bedroom 2: 11x10 Level: Down- 1st Floor (Queen)
Bedroom 3: 11x10 Level: Down- 1st Floor (Queen - sofa bed)
Master Bedroom: 15x15 Level: Up- 2nd Floor (King)
Bedroom 1: 14x13 Level: Up- 2nd Floor (Queen)
KITCHEN, DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM:
Dining Room: 13x11 Level: 3rd Floor
Kitchen: 14x13 Level: 3rd Floor
Living Room Dim: 20.00 X 17.00: 3rd Floor
OTHER: All appliances including large stacked washer/dryer, flat panel televisions, cable & internet. Outdoor shower. Covered Parking for 2 cars. Propane BBQ.
My wife and I bought LOST RABBIT so that we could wake up to the sound of the surf on the beach. My wife and I both live and work in Wilmington, NC. I work in property development my wife works for IBM Corporation. We have 2 children. Both live in Houston, TX and work for IBM. We also have 2 large dogs, Buster a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Cliffy, a rescue. Because we are local, any issue you have with the rental can immediately be resolved.
Rhonda Price Smith purchased this villa in 2015
What is not to love about the beach ? According the the TRAVEL CHANNEL Millions of visitors head to North Carolina’s beaches every year to rent palatial estates and charming beach bungalows along the state’s best beachfront areas. Pack your swimsuit for a visit to the best beaches in North Carolina. Just 15 minutes southeast of Wilmington, Carolina Beach offers crystal-clear waters, kiteboarding lessons and beachcombing on 5 miles of seashore. Scuba enthusiasts flock to the area to explore any of the 200 wrecks that sit on the ocean’s floor off the coast.
'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away'.. and at Lost Rabbit, the AWE-INSPIRING views from any one of the 3 large decks, will take your breath away. This upscale home is furnished by Ethan Allen. You will find yourself in sumptuous surroundings with no detail left undone. Additionally, upon request, a private chef can be arranged for a single meal or for the entire rental period. We also offer pantry stocking prior to arrival upon request. Linens and towels provided weekly.
We enjoyed our stay very much. The property is very large and is full of all of the amenities. We rented the Lost Rabbit over Thanksgiving and were able to host our extended family in the home with ease. The home was well equipped, large and comfortable. I am giving 4 stars only because we had some very minor issues. We had no hot water on one of the floors, but the owners were very attentive to the situation. We let them know that we did not need immediate resolution (Being sensitive to the holiday weekend) but when the problem became worse with water leaking, they had a plumber at the house within an hour. We were very impressed with how quickly the returned our call and how thoughtful they were regarding our comfort. The only other minor suggestions, we had no hand soap, or extra toilet paper in most of the bathrooms when we arrived, and a few of the lights were out in certain rooms. Again, minor issues that we were able to deal with, only noting for future reference. I would definitely rent the property again. The owners were so pleasant to work with, communication was prompt and courteous!
We have been coming to Carolina Beach for several years the first week in August. This was our first stay at Lost Rabbit and by far the best week ever!!! Not just because the weather was almost perfect, but because Lost Rabbit IS the perfect place for a family to get together and have fun. We have children ranging in age from 10 years old to 2 years old, and there was something for everyone. The house was very clean, well stocked, and well organized. Can not think of anything else we could have needed or wanted, that wasn't already provided. This includes beach chairs, bogey boards, playground, wading pool, and much, much more. There are even many items there just for children. The rabbit hunt was a great success. Not sure if all were found... We scheduled our stay there for next year even before our week was over. Highly recommend Lost Rabbit and the owners, Rhonda and Tom are the greatest. Thank you for making our week so memorable.
This is our second year in a row here and if anything the experience was even better this year. The owners are very responsive and accommodating, you can tell they care about their guests and aim to please. The house is amazing, and most importantly very clean (and easy to keep clean thought the week). it is easy to never want to leave Carolina Beach when you are staying at The Lost Rabbit!!
I booked the lost rabbit to have a vacation with my grandchildren that are now living in separate states. The vacation started off with one of my grandsons saying" "now this is a vacation!!" Always good to hear on the way in. It was so much fun watching them run into the water together...two boys...two girls...ages 9 to 7. They even learned how to boggie board. A first for all of them. We think we might have to surgically remove the boggie board from one of my grand daughters. It was so great being close to the beach. We would set up our umbrellas in the beginning of the day and then just come and go as we felt needed. Sometimes it was just great to come up from the beach when it was 95+ and walk into air conditioning....and take a shower. Then take a nap and go out for another round after the sun was heading down. That is the true advantage of the Lost Rabbit. It is like the difference between staying in the Park at Disney World or staying outside the park. If any of you have been to Disney you know what I mean.
The Lost Rabbit is about a mile from where all the "action" is which is great if you want a laid back vacation. If you want to go down to that area there are options galore....walk on the beach....bicycle down with one of two bikes...take your car (they do charge for parking down there). The only time it was a minor issue was going down to the amusement park one night. Kids got a little overtired and we had to walk back. We didn't bring the car. The trade off from being where the "action" is...is a non cluttered beach that gives everyone plenty of room on the beach and in the water.
I can't say enough about our hosts. Whenever we asked them for anything they were right there within the hour. Fortunately they have thought everything through ahead of time and there was no need to call them beyond the first day.
A few of the places that we went that I would recommend were Squigley's Ice Cream & Treats (ice cream); Deck House (dinner); Havana's Restaurant (dinner and drinks); Gulfstream Restaurant (breakfast). What I would not recommend is the quasi amusement park in front of the Courtyard Hotel. It really is a rip-off of major proportions. I know the kids liked it but they were not paying. I kind of knew in advance and tried to bribe them with a $10 shopping spree at any local gift shop. Only one of the three took me up on it. They will probably have some great memories regardless.
30 steps out the door and you are on the beach. The house has everything you need and more. Vibrant colors inside, gives you the authentic beach experience. Would definetly rent again.
The property was amazing. The gas grill came in real handy. The decks were not connected but that was not a big issue and the oceanview made up for it.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$299|
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING. Check in is 4PM day of arrival. Check out is 11AM day of departure. All linens and towels are supplied. New policy as of January 15, 2015: 50% deposit on booking is not refundable if the reservation is cancelled.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.