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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 1 - 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
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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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 Atlantic Beach

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.


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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely NO smoking in the unit or on the deck.
  • The general management does not allow guests to bring pets. Owners are permitted to bring pets, and they must be registered.
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 ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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Outdoor pool with 150' giant waterslide, indoor pool, mini-golf, tennis courts
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Atlantic Beach and we are so happy to have found the Lorna Dune! It was absolutely perfect for our family of four. Victoria was wonderful to work with and quickly answered all of our questions as our trip approached. I have very high standards for cleanliness, and have found myself lowering my expectations for past beach vacations. So it was wonderful to walk into such a clean place - no lower standards here! The location of this unit is absolutely wonderful as well. Super close to the elevator, the outdoor pool, the indoor pool, and the beach. I highly recommend Victoria and the Lorna Dune - we are already planning a return trip for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure having you and so glad you’ll be with us again! ~Victoria
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful vacation at Victoria's Lorna Dune condo. Everything was decorated nicely, super clean and very accommodating. The kitchen was well stocked and having a washer and dryer in the unit was a HUGE blessing. We were a big fan of the comfy sectional sofa since it was a roomy enough for all of us to sit comfortably and spread out. The location of the condo was super close to the elevators for unloading as well as a very quick access to the pool and the beach. A Place At The Beach is an awesome property and super great for families with kids. We love the family friendly environment and will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! Loved having you! ~Victoria
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Summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay! Condo was fantastic! Comfortable and with an ocean view!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Megan! Come see us again! :)
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation this past week at this condo. Clean, great amenities, and everything was thought of and supplied. We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone and will hopefully be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and furnished unit! Owner was very easy to work with. Place was fully equipped to prepare meals. Beds were very comfortable. Would most definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! The beach is big and not crowded at all. The condo is very nice and has everything you need. We have four kids and everyone was comfortable. The water slide is super fun even for adults:) We also enjoyed all of the other amenities (mini golf, shuffle board, playground, and game room.) Do keep in mind that while this is an ocean view condo, the outdoor pool beneath has big loud fans making it impossible to hear the ocean from the room or balcony. That would be the ONLY negative if I were forced to come up with one, and we just played ocean sounds on our Alexa😂. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've definitely been able to hear the ocean from the balcony, so will have management look into the indoor pool fan situation. It should not be as you described! Thank you for the head's up!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
linens + departure clean $90

Cancellation policy: Cancel within 30 days of vacation, full refund. Cancel within 15 days of vacation, 1/2 refund.

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.

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