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Private Home, Elevator, Book lover's delight, Views of Ocean!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

4 3.5 Baths with Elevator!; other side available too!

This is the new Carolina Beach experience for the discriminating vacationer. Although it is one of the premiere properties on the beach, the cost is below that of renting hotel rooms for large groups - and it is certainly more graciously appointed!



This home, as well as the attached unit, known as Carpe Diem Too! is owned by our family. The units are available separately or can be secured together for large gatherings for up to 20 guests! No where on Carolina Beach is there a home of this caliber or size to comfortably accommodate your large family gatherings!

You won't forget you are at the beach in this brightly decorated, non-smoking house that features four bedrooms - the master bedroom has a queen size bed, flat screen TV, private balcony and master bath with over sized tub for two. The 2nd bedroom is colorful and boasts an antique iron full-size bed with fabulous mattress. Queen or two twin beds (your choice of configuration) in the 3rd sun-drenched bedroom; and the fourth bedroom with bunk beds is perfect for the kids.

The master bedroom has its own private balcony., walk in closet and is a sanctuary to relax. The bedroom with the Queen/twins has it's own patio in an enclosed and private backyard.

More spacious balconies with views of the ocean are on the 3rd and fourth floors.

The granite and stainless steel kitchen is fully-equipped with coffee maker and everything you'd find at home.

The bookshelves are packed with wonderful novels and nonfiction books. There are games for family and friends. And, flat screen televisions in the living area and master bedroom for snuggling in for a movie or your favorite tv shows after a day in the sun and water.

You can hear and see the waves from many rooms in the house and you're less than a two-minute walk until you are standing in the sand or jumping in the waves.

You are within walking distance and in the midst of great restaurants, nearby lake with outdoor family movies and Saturday farmer's market with local one-of-a-kind gifts, the family-friendly boardwalk with the Ferris Wheel, rides for tots and music for adults, homemade ice cream and scrumptious hot donuts, the aquarium and Fort Fisher.

Take surfing lessons, go scuba diving, fish in the waves, walk miles on the beach, enjoy the fireworks on Thursday nights from the balconies...or do absolutely nothing but worship the sun. It's all here for you!

4th floor outdoor room with futon and patio furniture for a dinner for 4 al fresco in 20 x 20 outdoor, covered space.

*Elevator for guests over 17 years of age and ideal for older guests who struggle with well as those who don't want it to be a breeze to bring groceries and suitcases.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Jeanette

We built this as our dream home. North Carolina is "home" to us. Riding the waves, reading on the private decks or on the beach and cooking large seafood dinners for guests are among our favorite things to do here in our little slice of heaven!

Jeanette purchased this house in 2013

Why Jeanette chose Wilmington Beach

Large home, beautifully appointed is for the family that may enjoy Wrightsville Beach quality, but not the crowds. Our home is on a very family friendly beach that is easy to get on and off of the island, but with grand balconies, lots of nooks for alone time and spacious areas for family time!

What makes this house unique

There is an elevator that makes it easy for mature adults who may find negotiating steps challenging or would prefer an easy way to transport luggage and groceries; or guests with special needs or disabilities. It is ideal for people who want to read, talk and have meals overlooking the beach with shade and would like a 60 second walk to a beach that is rarely ever crowded, has fantastic waves and miles to walk in the sand. This is a very cared for and loved home.


Wilmington Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Oversize Tub for 2, Double vanity with upscale appointments
    Second Floor Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nautical theme
    First Floor Jack & Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Floor Half Bath - toilet , Nautical theme
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Master bathroom has oversized tub for two - wonderful for bubble baths!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 double
    First Floor - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a private entrance to enclosed patio/garden
    First Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Can be configured as twin beds or bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Private Home, Elevator, Book lover's delight, Views of Ocean!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the house. It was a convenient & easy walk to the beach. We had 3 generations staying at the house & we all enjoyed it. The place was big enough for everyone to have their own space, but plenty of room in the kitchen and living room. The elevator was great for carrying luggage and groceries, or if you were tired and did not want to go down or up the stairs. The kitchen had everything, one would need to cook any meal. The grill was very nice also. The house was very clean. We had to contact Julie because there were no linens or towels, but she quickly took care of the problem.The washer and dryer was great for all our laundry, so we did not have have to take dirty clothes home. Our family enjoyed watching the Thursday night fireworks from the upper deck. This house is close to all the eating places, stores and activities a family would like to do. The owner has equipped this house with everything a family would need. I would highly recommend this house. You will enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxing beach vacation I have ever experienced. This is so much better than staying in a hotel or your typical beach condo.

The house is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. As soon as you take in the view of the beach from the deck off the third floor you start to relax.

The layout is very family friendly and affords privacy. You are able to easily unpack your stuff, head to garage to grab a beach chair, and walk across the street to the beach.

The best view is sipping a cup of coffee off the third floor deck and watching the sunrise.

With a family, I really appreciated how well the kitchen was stocked. All I needed to do was bring the food I wanted to prepare and all of the cooking utensils, plates, etc, were already there.

The 4th floor deck is an essential hangout spot for teenagers who want a break from adults.

The location of the beach house on the island makes it easy to get most tourist destinations. Turn right and head to the boardwalk or downtown Wilmington. Turn left and go to the North Carolina Aquarium or better yet catch the ferry to Southport.

Julie is an owner that makes the check-out process so easy.

The house is situated in a family friendly neighborhood. When you walk out the door you may pass a neighbor walking their dog, or a family riding bikes.

When we left the only question my family had was " When can we come back".?

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacaction Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and absolutely loved the condo and the surroundings. Enjoyed the area and neat little shops and restaurants close by. Also lots of shopping, golf and entertainment not far away. Beach area was wonderful and pleasant. Definitely recommend this place. You will also not find a better owner to work with you! She is the BEST!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice escape at the coast

  • 5 of 5

4 story condo with beautiful views. Just one street over from the beach. A nice location of town, just minutes from entertainment. A very spacious and roomy place with an exceptional kitchen and sleeping areas. We would highly recommend this place for any family looking for a well kept and nicely decorated vacation home.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Beach Views with Elevator

  • 5 of 5

Came to town for family celebration in Carolina Beach and being right across the street from the beach was wonderful. The beds were comfortable and bathrooms were plentiful! We all had space to spread out. This vacation rental has the most amazing views of the beach. There is a rooftop deck where we enjoyed the beautiful full moon. We saw fireworks off the ocean on our last night and it was quite a show. The local food was wonderful, we tried the Surf House and loved brunch and the oysters. Farm to table - my personal favorite. We picked up fresh food just over the bridge at a stand that was outstanding as well.

There was lot's to do on this trip with family, but it was really nice to have some down time in the house to nap, relax and watch TV or surf the internet.

The elevator made it easy to get food to the kitchen and if you are tired or disabled it's an easy way to get around.

Julie made us feel really welcome and checked in with us a couple of times to make sure we had gotten in and everything was ok.

We also went Kayaking with kayakcarolina. Really wonderful was to get around! Found 25+ sharks teeth!

I would highly recommend this rental for girls trips, families or anyone disabled.

Just wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Within the confines of my Hair, Skin, and Eyes

Exceeded our Wildest Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This home greatly exceeded our wildest expections! My beloved and I stayed for a week in late July and were blown away by this wonderful vacation home. My only regret is I didn't realize how Spacious (can sleep 10 maybe 12 comfortably) and Luxurious the home would be or I would have invited more of my family and friends to share the experience! Each of the three levels of living space are superbly appointed and tastefully decorated and the romantic within me found much to love during the time my soulmate and I shared together! We had never visited Carolina beach before and after we explored the home we had a wonderful time exploring the many facets of this area ESPECIALLY the great variety of restaurants. (HINT >> For breakfast "Granny's Kitchen" is about a 3-minute walk from the home and will satisfy your palette and wallet) My favorite thing about the home is the view from the fairly private Master Bedroom balco... no really it was the big garden tub in the Master Ba..... no actually the view from the 4th Floor covered rooftop pati.... wait actually it was the cool elevat.... uh no I mean the fabulous upscale wait...ok LOOK there is just too much to name on that topic but anyway ... YES ... Reserve your vacation here NOW!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Britt's Donut Shop
"a North Carolina institution - hot donuts on the boardwalk at the beach"
Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
Jack Mackerel's Island Grill
Surf House Cafe & Shop
"One of my favorites!!"
Fort Fisher Historic Museum
"This is a great place to spend an afternoon!"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Car: recommended

World famous donuts on the Boardwalk...early morning or late at night.

Rides for the kids, live music, gourmet ice-cream and fun and games every evening during the season on the Boardwalk.

Thursday nights fireworks over the Boardwalk

Sunday night family movie night on the lake,

Saturday morning Farmers Market - good wholesome fun for the family


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Service $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.