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Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,784 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!

Feel right at home in this beautifully decorated beachy downstairs unit Duplex Cottage on one of Wrightsville's favorite streets, Sandpiper. And it's just four streets north of Johnny Mercer's Pier! Our family and pet-friendly 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home sleeps 6, or 8 with permission. It is only 5 houses from the ocean with no street to cross, and has all you need for a fantastic beach stay.

The master king sleigh bed has a comfy mattress topper and duvet. The master bath has a jetted tub and large walk in shower. Other two bedrooms have twin and queen beds. For your convenience I also have two inflatable mattresses, a soft fold-out toddler bed, a portable bassinet, and a Pack-n-Play. All bedrooms have roomy closets.

The sunny and inviting open concept living, dining and kitchen has a gas fireplace for stays in colder months. A spacious hot and cold outdoor shower will keep you smiling in warmer months.

Lounge, laptop, sun, sip or swing on one of the three porches. Or pack the beach cart with provided beach chairs, rafts, toys, buckets, and boogie boards and head to the beach... just 200 steps away, no street to cross.

Fun and popular restaurants, bars, shops, and our locally-owned Robert's Grocery are within walking distance as is Johnny Mercer's Pier, the tree-lined Loop (for walkers and joggers), the adorable Greensboro Playground, and gorgeous Banks Channel where each evening you can see the sun set. A short drive away are even more fun distractions. with movies, endless shopping, and a plethora of restaurants. And, of course, the beautiful and historic city of Wilmington is just the next town over!

When you book you will get an invitation to get the HomeAway app with tons of information about the house, the area, and my recommendations for what to do and where to go. I strive to help make your stay everything you wish it to be, so please let me know how I can help at any time!

More Details

Owner
Laura Thomasson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, Un peu de Francais
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Laura Thomasson

I live in the vibrant city Durham, NC. We bought this house in 2002 after years of wonderful trips to Wrightsville Beach. Four years later, on the way to look at this beautifully built house we saw a gorgeous rainbow. Well... we bought it and never looked back! We are blessed to be able to enjoy the home, as well share it with others! We hope you enjoy the home as much as we do!

Laura Thomasson purchased this house in 2002

Why Laura Thomasson chose Wrightsville Beach

This is our second home and we hope you feel at home too! I put my heart and soul into it and strive to provide everything you need. It is cozy and warmly appointed with local and other art as well as things I've collected from NC, Mexico and Europe. No vinyl here!

Our home is only 200 steps from the sand with no street to cross which makes it safer to get kids to and from the beach. It has three porches, two in front and one in back so, depending on time of day, you can find either sun or shade. There is a fun porch swing, table and chairs for lap top working, or chairs and settee for lounging and sunning.

Four blocks away or a short beach stroll is Johnny Mercer's Pier, a great place for kids to run to for a snack or soda, or just to hang out or fish on the pier.

We supply most everything you'll need so no need to lug things from afar. We provide linens and bath towels and have tons of beach toys, chairs, etc. If you'd like to use the bikes or grill, we ask you that you let us know you'll be using them.

We hope you have a wonder-ful time!

What makes this house unique

Great location. Walk to restaurants and local grocery.

5 houses from from beach, no street to cross.

Homey. Nice beds and bedding.

Linens and towels provided.

Three porches.

10 foot ceilings with tons of natural light.

Well-equipped kitchen, new fridge and microwave.

Very large hot and cold outdoor shower.

New washer and dryer.

Gas fireplace in cooler months.

Beach cart, beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, and boogie boards.

Grill and bikes with permission.

Pet friendly up to two dogs (no cats) with permission.

Map

Fort Fisher State Historic Site
"A half hour drive brings you to Fort Fisher park with rows of beautiful wind-swept trees and..."
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
"Family fun at this ginormous indoor aquarium with sharks, eels, sting rays and a plethora of..."
Airlie Gardens
Ferry to Southport
USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
Provision Company
"Really fun place to eat! Casual yummy fare and sits right on the water. "
The Veggie Wagon
"If you visit Carolina Beach this is go to for healthy take out food and the best slushies yo..."
Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill
"Yummy and fresh and great margaritas. "
Mayfaire Town Center
"An ordinary shopping mall but if it's raining... Has a great movie theatre. "
Bluewater Waterfront Grill
"In the summer, has danceable music every Sunday on the "porch" from 4-8. Lots of fun. Food..."
Oceanic Restaurant and Grill
"Sit on the giant pier here and have one of their awesome salads. Some nights, hear live mus..."
Bellamy Mansion Museum & Gardens
"Beautiful restored mansion. Fun to tour if you head into Wilmington for the day. Laura"
Cape Fear Serpentarium
"Super fun for kids. Who doesn't love live, giant, deadly snakes!!"
Roberts Market
"A Wrightsville Beach go to for shopping basics. Has a huge beer cooler and good coffee drin..."
Fort Fisher Recreation Area
"Alternate between nearly six miles of pristine beach and trails through salt marsh brimming ..."
Wrightsville Beach Museum
"Wrightsville Beach is unique and if visitors to this cozy and quaint museum don’t know it wh..."
Bald Head Island Conservancy
"Your family can enjoy a mixture of old time favorites - such as Birding BHI, Island Nature T..."
Lumina Station
"Quaint and luxury shopping and yummy restaurants very nearby! "
Motts Channel Seafood
"Pick up your fresh seafood HERE!"
Front Street Brewery
"Fun place to grab a beer in Wilmington. Right on the river. "
Airlie Gardens
"Airlie Gardens, a premiere garden of the coastal South features 67 acres of walking paths, f..."
The Provision Company
Car: recommended

Wrightsville beach offers a host of highly rated casual and upscale restaurants both on the island and right across the bridge. And it's shopping galore... with everything from gourmet pet stores to art and antiques and thrifty or upscale fashion, you will find something to enjoy and bring home with you. Try fishing, boating, kayaking, biking, surfing, parasailing, a water and fun park, miniature golf and more. If wildlife is more your style, take a boat or ferry to Masonboro island to picnic, or explore the local aquarium or botanical gardens. The opportunities for adventure in and around Wrightsville Beach are nearly endless. A short drive takes you to historic Wilmington for even more eating, shopping and sight-seeing opportunities. Or head to Fort Fischer and take the ferry to Bald Head Island or the quaint and historic town of Southport.

Please ask me about my favorite spots!

Amenities

Wrightsville Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1784 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If any evidence of smoking is found after the rental, the $500 damage deposit will not be refunded.
  • Pets must be quiet, well-behaved (non-chewers), have up-to-date flea and tick prevention, as well as all shots. $100 for first pet. $50 for second.
  • Please keep noise to a moderate level. I have neighbors and they will call the police for excessive noise.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Very spacious with hooks for your things.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large walk in shower. Two sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have comfy beds, lots of pillows and nice linens. I also have two inflatable mattresses, a soft toddler bed, a Pack-n-Play, and a portable bassinet. I should have smaller sheets but you may want to bring your own in case.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
My limit is 6 but I can go up to 8 if you let me know. My house is an up and down duplex. We are the lower level. Though the upstairs owners don't rent their place and aren't there much (they live in town and have several places), it is possible for someone to be there so there may be some foot and other noise from upstairs. I have never had complaints but that's the heads up. Once you book you will receive lots of other detailed info about the house and the area. Please ask me anything!

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average rating of 4.885246 based on 61 reviews
5

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

House is very clean, comfortable and nicely furnished and decorated! A very short walk to the beach as well!

Would absolutely recommend this beach house!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay! Great home!

  • 5 of 5

The home exceeded expectations. Owner was accessible and responsive. This is definitely a return trip destination.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sam come back anytime!
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5

Sandpiper was exactly as it appeared online. The property was just the size we needed

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Laura for having such a home away from home property .

We loved everything about it ,from the 3 straw hats on pegs to the comfortable beds .

It was just so nice to be able to relax befor and after our sons wedding this weekend . The beach was busy despite biting cold winds . So great .

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is awesome Sheryl I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please return when you can relax in the sun!
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Great spot near the beach

  • 4 of 5

Bright, spacious home with well appointed kitchen, comfortable beds and just a short walk to the beach. Laura was very attentive and available for communications and all instructions were clear. The front door lock could used to be replaced as it is quirky and not easy to lock. We would love to come back again and would recommend this lovely place to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, I'm so sorry you had trouble with the lock. It is quirky to be sure. The problem is it is attached to the mechanism which is a triple lock so the entire thing would need to be replaced. Maybe I can attach a video to show how to use it...
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5

Pottery Barn meets art and the beach with peaceful outdoor spaces

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, welcoming beach house was a gem! Simple, yet beautifully decorated with an artistic beach theme. Less than a minute walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk to the shops and beach bars, it is a perfect location. The best surprise were all of the porches.....including the hidden porch under the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela, I'm glad you found that "secret" space. It is my latest (and favorite) addition to the house! :)
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Great House by the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! It was a great space. Had lots of room and loved being so close to the beach. The beds were very comfy. Thanks for being available to answer questions when we arrived. Loved the welcome gift! It was very nice. The oven wasn't working properly it seemed. It took longer to bake cookies. The app was helpful with all the information about our stay. Recommendation would be to make it a document as well that includes everything so someone can print it before leaving for trip in case they can't get onto the app. We will def be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellen. Thanks for the feedback. I do want to make a booklet and it is on the list of things to do. Also thanks for letting me know about the oven. It was the last appliance standing and is now no longer. Have a brand new one as of last week! Come back and bake better cookies!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

This is a family-oriented home with 6 guest occupancy. More than 6 guests are allowed with permission from the owner. If it is learned more than 6 guests stayed without permission, the $500 security deposit will be kept.
This home is a non-smoking home with a $500 fine for any smoking in or around the premises.
We want you to have fun but please respect the neighbors and keep noise to normal active levels. There is a noise policy for Wrightsville Beach and folks do call the police.
We are pet friendly (dogs, no cats) but permission from the owner to bring pets is required. They must be up-to-date on all shots and have current flea and tick prevention, or with last application/dose of flea and tick prevention at least 5 days prior to arrival. They must be well-behaved and house trained. There is a $100 pet fee.
I require traveler's insurance. If your stay is shorter than one week you can ask for the lower rate. I also require a $500 damage deposit. Or, you can ask for a $1000 deposit with no traveler's insurance. If the home is left in good shape with check out rules followed, your refundable deposit will be automatically refunded one week after your stay.
Please feel free to ask any questions before or during your stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.