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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Atlantic Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

'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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Victoria Benson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Outdoor pool with 150' giant waterslide, indoor pool, mini-golf, tennis courts
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

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
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Great inviting and comfortable vacation place!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Lorna Dune for vacation. It was a comfortable and inviting place! We look forward to staying again in the future!! Mrs Benson was wonderful to work with! Thank you

Greenville, NC

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lorna Dune

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation spot! Victoria has done a great job making this condo as comfortable as your own home. Amenities are the best. Location is awesome!! Owner is also wonderful to communicate with. We would visit here again and again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great condo and location!

  • 5 of 5

So great! We loved not having to check-in at the office and the condo was perfect. Having a full kitchen and washer/dryer was really helpful. All the furniture, including the great new sofa was updated and comfortable. The location is so close to both pools and the beach access walkway. We loved the view of the ocean from the balcony as well. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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All-Around Great!

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to beach and both pools. Just two doors down from the one elevator serving the very long building. (This is key.) View of the ocean from the porch. The unit was clean, well-maintained, and had everything we needed. The complex has many amenities & things to do from a small store stocking basic needs to bike rentals & outdoor games - even disc golf! Only 1/2 from Fort Macon so pleasantly off the beaten path for Atlantic Beach which can get crowded and busy in peak season. The owner was very accommodating and responsive, although our only real need was how to access the Wi-Fi. Easy access to restaurants, stores, and activities on the island and a short drive from Beaufort or Morehead City. Our stay was off-peak, but there were indications that the pools get crowded at peak. The beach in front of the property was very clean and not at all crowded. We saw dolphins just off shore twice during our week. There is much to do and see nearby. Our top picks include Amos Mosquitos restaurant, Idle Hour bar/restaurant, ferry trips to Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout, and exploring all that Beaufort has to offer. We would highly recommend this unit to family & friends.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Lorna Dune! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Future guests will appreciate your insight into things to do in the area. We, too, enjoy Amos Mosquitoes, expecially Sushi night (Thursdays). And the Shackleford ponies are a must see, as well as the beautiful NC Aquarium just down the beach at Pine Knoll Shores :)
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Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Lorna Dune was a nice getaway! The Condo was clean, filled with nice working appliances. The amenities were great for a week of family fun, especially with children! Victoria was a pleasure to deal with. She was very friendly and super prompt in communicating. I would recommend this stay to anyone. Your entire process will be a breeze, and you can be reassured that Victoria will take care of you. We were very pleased with the resort as well. It was clean, and the employees were helpful and very friendly as well. We plan on booking another stay next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Rates & Availability

Atlantic Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
linens + departure clean $85

Personal check or E-check only! No credit cards. Reservations confirmed with signed rental agreement and $250 deposit (returned after post-departure inspection). 50% of rent required 60 days before arrival with the balance required 30 days before arrival. Linens and departure cleaning are not included in rental fee; cost for these is $85 for both. Check-in time 4:00 PM, check-out time 11:00 AM.

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Atlantic Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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