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Outdoor pool with 150' giant waterslide, indoor pool, mini-golf, tennis courts

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

'Lorna Dune' is a 3rd floor ocean view unit, K366. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6.

Welcome to “A Place At The Beach III”, Atlantic Beach’s premier vacation resort! In addition to the beautiful, wide, white sand beach and gorgeous views, enjoy numerous amenities (outlined below) included at no additional charge at this family-friendly complex.

'Lorna Dune' is a third floor 2 BR/2 BA unit with a very nice ocean view, conveniently located just a couple doors away from the elevator. There are large wall-mounted TVs with cable and DVD/blue-ray players in the living room and both bedrooms. The living area provides plenty of seating and the dining table is expandable, seating 4-6. The master bedroom features a queen bed, a private bathroom and private entrance to the balcony. The front bedroom has two beds, full and twin. Six can sleep comfortably in this unit: 5 in beds and 1 on sectional sofa in living area. A fully-equipped kitchen has a full-size washer and dryer, new cabinets and quartz countertops. The former wet bar in the living area is now a workstation with new cabinet, countertop and electrical outlet with USB ports. Free wireless broadband internet is provided.

A Place At The Beach III offers more amenities than any other resort on the Crystal Coast. The oceanfront location of the resort allows immediate access to the beach without crossing any streets. The large outdoor pool offers a wade-in area for toddlers as well as the only giant water slide in Atlantic Beach! A central courtyard also features an updated kid's playground and a large grassy area as well as outdoor charcoal grills. An indoor pool with hot tub and a deck with gas grills are only a few steps from this unit. The resort also includes lighted basketball and tennis courts, cornhole, shuffleboard, a 9-hole mini-golf course, a ping-pong table (all necessary sports equipment included), a game room, and an outdoor hot tub. An on-site store offers beach bicycles and movies for rent, as well as convenience items. Knowledgeable resort staff are on the premises to help with any questions you may have.

The surrounding area offers lots of additional attractions. Morehead City and Beaufort are a short drive away, and beautiful, historic Fort Macon State Park is within walking distance. The beautiful NC aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is about a 15 minute drive. Surf, pier, and charter fishing (inlet and deep sea) is available year round. Fresh local seafood is served at many nearby restaurants, and grocery stores, shopping centers and a movie cinema are all within a few minutes drive.

Come stay at our fun, comfortable and well-appointed home away from home – you’ll be glad you did!

More Details

Victoria Benson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Victoria Benson

Hi, my name is Victoria and this is my husband, Dennis! I'm from North Carolina and I've been vacationing in the Atlantic Beach area for all of my adult life. When my daughter, Lorna, was very young I decided to invest in a condo at our favorite resort, A Place At The Beach III. I have never regretted this decision; my family has enjoyed our home away from home so very much. Great memories, wonderful times!

Victoria Benson purchased this condo in 1993

Why Victoria Benson chose Central Coast

A Place At The Beach III simply has the best amenities of any resort on the Crystal Coast. The grounds are beautifully kept and the beach is wide, white and all you could ask for. If you want something to do or see there are literally countless options, but there is still a hometown feel to the area, which is not as commercialized as some others are. This resort is family-friendly and I do feel very safe here, as the security on the property is vigilant but not overbearing.


Fort Macon State Park
"This is a beautifully restored pre-civil war fort with gorgeous views and wonderful photo op..."
Amos Mosquito's Restaurant and Bar
"If you want a really special dinner during your stay, Amos Mosquito's is the place to go. ..."
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
"This aquarium was recently renovated and is awesome! I visit the aquarium almost every time..."


Atlantic Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for master bedroom
    Hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom has wall-mounted TV with cable, DVD/blu-ray player
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom has wall-mounted TV with cable, DVD/blu-ray player
  • Master bedroom has a private bath and private entrance to deck.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check-in time 4:00 PM and check-out time 11:00 AM. It is not possible to have late check-out in the summer due to the housekeeper's schedule, but early check-in is often available. Please inquire.


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

The Lorna Dune was Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week when we stayed at the Lorna Dune! The condo was well maintained and clean! The kitchen had a great amount of dishes, pots, pans, etc. which made cooking a breeze. The ocean view from the tall chairs on the balcony was beautiful and relaxing! Victoria was very easy to work with and provided great information prior to the stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with little extras! Clean and great view!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with a great view.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent Condo! This condo had all that we needed, extra dishes, cleaning supplies, very clean, and accommodating, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Super cute condo and the complex is very well kept. Lots of fun activities and this particular unit has everything you could need. Toys, beach chairs, was terrific.

We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation spot for those with young children. My sons, who are 6 and 9 totally loved the water slide! It is fun for adults too! The close proximity of the Lorna Dune to the beach allowed for sunrise strolls and shell collecting. The condo was also well equipped with all the essentials for cooking our breakfast and lunch meals. We ate dinner out but noticed many people enjoying the use of the gas grills located near the indoor pool. Activities are endless! We enjoyed bike riding to the Fort Macon State Park which is directly next to A Place at the Beach. There is so much history there that we visited it twice during our stay. When you tire of the heat, the Maritime Museum in nearby Beaufort is a perfect place to cool off while learning about Blackbeard and maritime history. The Aquarium at Pine Knolls Shore is also a must visit. The aquarium is full of sea life but attention is also give to animals such as bees and snakes. There is an interactive area in the aquarium that allows visitors to touch the animals. Plus, there is an outdoor walking trail and play area at the end of the indoor tour. The final day of our vacation, we took a 45 minute boat ride with Island Express Ferry Service to climb the 207 steps of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. The icing on the cake was the with 360º views from the top as far as the eye can see! Thanks to Victoria for the excellent communication and getting our vacation off to a stress free start by getting us into the condo earlier than the 3pm check in. We would definitely return to A Place at the Beach and the Lorna Dune condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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