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La Casita-Oceanfront Oasis with Great Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 912 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Condo 2 Bed/2 Bath, Private Access, Free Linen, WIFI

"LA CASITA" is our oceanfront condo located on the quieter northern end of Pleasure Island. The unit is on the second floor with a million dollar view of the ocean. The sunrise over the beach is spectacular. Get away from it all and feel the Atlantic Ocean breeze and walk directly out on the beach with your own private access. This is a wonderful place for your summer vacation, or a romantic weekend getaway.

Our condo is tastefully decorated, newly updated, and includes free Wi-Fi, streaming with Roku, Cable TV. There are two parking spaces. Our kitchen is fully-equipped with all the necessities including a toaster, blender, Keurig coffee maker., microwave, ample plates, glasses, wine glasses, kitchen utensils. FRESH, CLEAN BED LINENS AND TOWELS ARE INCLUDED for free - all you need to bring is your food. Your private oceanfront deck is perfect for dining, watching the dolphins play, or watching the pelicans soar.

The Master Bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and en-suite bath with a private balcony. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed. There is also a brand new queen sleeper sofa in the Living room. The mattresses on all beds are brand new. There is a full hallway bath with a new large washer/dryer for your convenience.

Start your mornings with a cup of coffee while watching the amazing sunrises and end your evenings with a glass of wine on the deck while listening to the gentle waves rolling in. We have tried to add some extras such as a book of menus of many of the local restaurants and bars so you can pick what you want before heading out each night. We also provide our GIFT BUCKET containing sunglasses, koozies, soap, coffee, sun tan lotion, and a bottle of white wine.

Take advantage of the a quaint Carolina beach town which embodies coastal Americana. Take a short walk to the boardwalk, pier, beach shops, and many friendly restaurants. La Casita is also available for MONTHLY RENTAL during the off season. Contact the owner if interested.

On the ground floor there is a storage closet so you can store any beach items you bring. 6 Beach chairs, an umbrella, canopy, boogie boards and a cooler are provided for your use. Take the private wooden walkway over the dune directly to your beach.

“Mi casa es tu casa” - my home is your home and we would love for LA CASITA to be the place for you! We hope you will enjoy it as much as our family has.

About the area:

Pleasure Island. Carolina Beach and Royal Sands I are located on Pleasure Island - home to some of the most beautiful North Carolina beaches. Enjoy the sand, surf, and our quaint, historic beach towns of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and historic Fort Fisher.

Boardwalk - Within walking distance you'll find the newly renovated boardwalk. Ranked one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country by Food & Wine magazine, it is one of the last remaining beach boardwalks on the East Coast, where you can get your fill of famous homemade donuts, ice cream, and fudge, play in the arcade, see the ocean from the Ferris wheel, or dance the night away to live music. During the summer months, the Boardwalk is bustling with the sound of music, laughter and the squeals of kids of all ages as they whoosh and whirl past on the assortment of rides at the seaside amusement park and at extraordinary events like the weekly fireworks and concert series. Enjoy a free concert and fireworks on the boardwalk at Carolina Beach every Thursday night, weather permitting. Don't forget to go by Britt's donuts for a one of a kind experience.

Fort Fisher - Walk the battery of the Fort Fisher Civil War Battlefield located at the south end of the Island? Shop the gift shop for treasures. Enjoy the FREE Summer Concert Series at Ft. Fisher.

North Carolina Aquarium - The North Carolina Aquarium is a delight for all ages. Movies and programs for all are offered, and the staff is very helpful.

Cruise and fishing charters - Visit the Carolina Beach Marina down the street Take a sightseeing cruise or charter a fishing expedition. Anglers, the fishing is great! Fish on the beach, from the pier, catch a head boat, charter a boat, or launch your own at a public launch. There are many water sports to enjoy. You can rent or bring your own equipment for snorkeling, surfing and boating adventures.

On Pleasure Island you will also find the best seafood restaurants around, a park and small lake with paddle boats and walking trails, a tiki hut on the beach (you can listen to live bands), beach shops, bike rentals, and much more. In addition to the many parks, dog parks, trails and bike paths, the Carolina Beach State Park is nearly 1,000 acres of exploration and trails, including a boat launch area.

There is a bicycle path that runs along a part of the island. There are two piers on the island for fishing. Pleasure Island features various festivals throughout the year. The Spring Festival at Carolina and Kure Beaches features live entertainment, arts and crafts. Several Golf courses are located close by and there is a disc golf course at Kure Beach. There are several shops in the area featuring beach items ranging from clothing to home decor. Numerous restaurants are just a short walk from the condo and serve meals ranging from snacks and casual to more formal evening meals.

Historic Downtown Wilmington, Located 17 miles away, this port city plays host to various special events. The North Carolina Battleship Museum and riverfront cruises are in Wilmington. Stroll the waterfront, and enjoy fine dining at the numerous restaurants located on the Cape Fear River. Enjoy antiques, original art and handcrafted jewelry. Take one of the ghost tours, the guides will tell you a bit of the history of this old city, and maybe a secret or two. Horse drawn tours of the city are also available. During the summer outdoor activities are scheduled along the Wilmington riverfront. A ferryboat makes the half hour trip to the quaint town of Southport. Cars or Bicycles may be taken onto the ferry that goes from Fort Fisher to Southport, both great places to visit.

Enjoy the charming atmosphere of Carolina beach. Living local will certainly bring you back to your simple childhood days at the beach. This beach experience will strike the right balance between isolated beaches and the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach.

More Details

Tony and Mary Marinello
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, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Tony and Mary Marinello

My wife and I live in Charlotte, NC. We are Navy brats and have lived in many beach locations from Hawaii to California to Spain. Both our mothers are from the southern coast of Spain and we love the beach life. We have four children of which 2 graduated from UNC at Wilmington. We have fallen for the area. We are excited to share our condo with you. Our motto is "MI CASA ES SU CASA". Our desire is that La Casita will contribute to lasting memories of the beach for your family. We hope you love Carolina Beach as much as we do!

Tony and Mary Marinello purchased this condo in 2014

Why Tony and Mary Marinello chose Carolina Beach

The view, the view, the view. We love the simple beach experience that Carolina Beach offers. The boardwalk brings back old cherished memories. Carolina Beach offers something for everyone.


Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 912 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bathrooms Master Bathroom: toilet, shower Main Hall Bathroom: toilet, shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brand New
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-7 Master Bedroom: 1 King Guest Bedroom: 1 Queen Living Room: 1 queen size sleeper sofa Brand new mattresses on all beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The condo will be cleaned by housekeeping prior to check in and after check out only.


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(25 traveler reviews)

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La Casita-Oceanfront Oasis with Great Views
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

Great location, perfect accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at La Casita for Thanksgiving this year. The view is incredible (breakfast at the dining room table while watching ocean waves crash!) and we found everything we needed. We actually cooked Thanksgiving dinner mostly from scratch, and were able to do so due to the great kitchen. Our 2 year old was thrilled by the basket of books and small toys in her room on arrival; she loved a small cloth doll with "silly hair" and some bouncy balls/ping pong balls. The decor of the house is en pointe without being overwhelming at all. Did I mention the VIEW and beautiful balcony? In warmer weather we would have eaten all our meals out there - spacious with a table to boot. We will definitely be back!!!

~ The Campbells

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and I are elated that you and your family had a great Thanksgiving at the beach. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards, Tony.
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Knoxville, TN

Very relaxing beach stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo, beautiful view. Wonderful non-crowded beach, yet still convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, and the boardwalk. I would absolutely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay at La Casita! Amazing view and a spotless condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at La Casita! The view was beautiful and the condo was spotless. The location was great! Loved that it was close enough to lots to do but far enough to be a little more private! The owners Tony and Mary were so great to work with anytime I had a question with booking or during our stay they were super quick to respond. I loved all the extra touches that made it feel like home. The beach supplies, books, board games and the welcome bucket. We would definitely Stay at La Casita again! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exton, PA, USA


  • 5 of 5

Excellent, just like the pictures. Our stay was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute condo with a beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

La Casita is very well maintained and has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay at the beach. The view was amazing and we loved being close to the boardwalk. The kids loved going there nightly for ice cream and carnival rides. The Thursday night fireworks were fantastic. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun on our family trip to Carolina Beach. The condo was perfect for our family of 6. Everything was clean and well maintained. The storage area came stocked with everything we needed for the beach (tons of chairs, boogie boards, buckets and sand toys, umbrella, pop-up tent) . We decided to rent bikes for a day and I wish we would have rented them for the whole week because it was such a nice easy bike ride to the boardwalk and restaurants. The beach was never crowded which gave the kids plenty of room to dig, play and boogie board. The porch had great views!. It's nice and shaded in the afternoon/evening so we could enjoy dinner out there while watching the waves. The netflix and wifi were great to keep the kids occupied while we took our mid-day rest. This condo was perfect for the lazy beach vacation we wanted. Honestly, we never wanted to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Britt's Donut Shop
Freddie's Restaurante
Michael's Seafood Restaurant
Surf House
Kate's Pancake House
Thursday Night Fireworks
Carolina Beach Fishing Charters
Ida Thai Cuisine
Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
Carolina Beach State Park
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington NC
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
High Tide Bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Southport, NC
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Masonboro Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
High Tide Pub
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Insurance $59

CHECK IN 4:00pm, CHECK OUT IS 11:00AM. NO PETS ALLOWED. THIS IS A NON SMOKING UNIT!! Thank you for NOT smoking in our condo. Linens are provided at no cost.
Property Protection fee covers you for up to $1,500. in accidental damages. Any such damage must be reported at the time it occurs or as soon as possible before departure. (This allows us to repair or replace damages items before the next guest arrives). Willful damage is not covered. The coverage will take effect upon your arrival and terminate upon your departure.

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.

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