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Oceanfront Carolina Beach North End - Kid and Pet Friendly - Top Floor, End Unit

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Wake up to beautiful, unobstructed sunrises, and be lulled to sleep by the calming sound of the waves on your next vacation to Carolina Beach. Our 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is ocean front with a balcony overlooking the beach and surf to enjoy on for your vacation. Our home sleeps 4 comfortably on a queen bed and sleeper sofa. Our unit is an end unit facing south letting lots of light in from three different directions. We are also on the top floor, allowing you to look over everything in every direction, without having noisy neighbors above you.

Our kitchen is equipped with all the necessities that you will need to make meals at the beach - coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots, pans, stock pot, dishes, mugs, and wine glasses.

Our home also has a laundry closet with a stackable washer and dryer for you to use. We also offer linen service if you wish to not bring your linens with you for $75/wk.

Our unit is right next to the beach access for those days that you want to enjoy the beach. We provide 4 beach chairs so there is no need to bring any from home.

If it happens to rain during your stay, there is plenty to keep you entertained inside. We have cable in the living room and bedroom. We have a DVD player in the living room, and DVD player in the master with some DVDs provided. There is also secure wireless internet throughout the property. Plus plenty of books and some board games to pass the time.

The unit has parking for two vehicles, and an area to park your boat or trailer if you want to bring it along for the trip.

We are approximately 1 mile from the boardwalk area, where there are restaurants and shopping galore, an arcade and amusement rides during the summertime. Also every Thursday night there are fireworks on the beach which you can enjoy down by the boardwalk or from the beach in front of our unit. Sunday nights there is a family movie at the lake (about 2 miles away). We are also one block from the fishing pier where you can buy bait and licenses, and only 2 blocks from the access to Freeman 4x4 Park.

If you are interested in booking less than a week, please contact us as we can provide you with nightly prices.

Finally the owners live next door - so if you encounter any problems they will be there personally to get your vacation back on track.

More Details

Emily and Marcus Matzke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Emily and Marcus Matzke

My husband and I are originally from Minnesota. In 2007, we decided to be adventurous and move to another state. We had visited the Outer Banks on our honeymoon, but it was tough to find housing and jobs on the Banks. Someone mentioned the Wilmington area, specifically Carolina Beach. We'd never even heard of it, but decided to visit and see what Pleasure Island was all about. We fell in love with the place the minute we drove over the bridge - you immediately felt like you were on vacation. A few years later, we were fortunate enough to buy our first place at the beach, and we decided we wanted to create a business where people can come to enjoy our wonderful beach and spend sometime reconnecting as a family. Five years later, we own five rental homes that we run ourselves and enjoy having people join us year after year to spend and admire beautiful Carolina Beach.

Emily and Marcus Matzke purchased this condo in 2015

Why Emily and Marcus Matzke chose Southern Coast

This unit was where we first lived when we moved to Carolina Beach. We fell head over heels for the abundance of windows and views from every room. It's a quiet neighborhood, and everyone you meet is friendly.

What makes this condo unique

This particular unit has had the kitchen totally renovated. While most have the kitchen blocked off with a bar area, ours is open so you can keep an eye on the beautiful landscape outside versus the cabinets blocking your view.


Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom is on the ocean side of the building, so you can rest easy while the ocean lulls you to sleep.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Carolina Beach North End - Kid and Pet Friendly - Top Floor, End Unit
average rating of 4.52 based on 25 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Amazing condo!

  • 5 of 5

I was so incredibly impressed with this condo. It was so clean and beautiful. I've stayed in many different condos at Carolina Beach, but this was by far my favorite. The location is perfect, the condo is spotless, and Emily was so nice and helpful along the way. My dog loved it, too! I'd stay here every time I came to the beach if it were available!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angel! Thank you so much for the glowing review and for staying with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we would love to have you back again and again (plus the pups were awesome too)! Take care and have a great start to your summer. :) - Emily
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week with our 3 and 4 year old. The very first morning was windy so we flew kites on the beach for a bit, then around 10am, we saw dolphins while having coffee on the balcony! We saw them again two days later and once more on our last day. I watched the sunrise from the pier one morning and it was amazing. The condo was perfect for us. The kids slept on the pull out couch and we stayed in the bedroom. The ocean views were beautiful and we loved having the windows and sliding doors open to listen to the waves. I even liked walking up and down the 3 flights of stairs because it helped tire them out lol. We went into Downtown Wilmington a few times and if you like a good sandwich, Chops Deli is amazing. We could never get the clothes to fully dry in the dryer but they would dry quickly if we put them on the balcony under the sun. It was really quiet and peaceful and everyone we talked to on the island was kind. Our first night here our 4 yearold exclaimed "this was the first day of my life!" Which we are still laughing about. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

This cute one bedroom was more spacious than I expected it to be, as is the balcony. Most important, is the view. The ocean view from the living room/kitchen area, bedroom and balcony is wonderful. I would give five stars for that view alone. There is easy beach access (just around the other side of the building). I appreciated having two parking passes since my husband and I both needed to bring a vehicle. I also had a positive experience with the owner. Emily was friendly and responded quickly if I had any questions or issues but was also respectful of my privacy and valuable vacation time if I did not. I would definitely rent this again if we return to Carolina Beach!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at the beach in this condo. The size and layout were perfect for the two of us, the kitchen had everything we needed, and the location was great, close to the pier and the uninhabited part of the beach beyond that. But what we loved most of all was sitting on the balcony watching the waves, the birds, and the surfers. The only glitch we had (lost wifi) Emily took care of promptly and effectively.

We enjoyed exploring the area as well. Besides walking a few trails at the state park, we took the ferry to Southport, where we enjoyed a walking tour. We spent an afternoon in Wilmington, and we especially loved paddling on the Black River among the bald cypress trees.

We highly recommend this clean and comfortable place in Carolina Beach and hope to return while our daughter is in Wilmington!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed during the week of Oct 15-21. The condo was exactly what we were looking for: ocean front, top floor, beautiful view, balcony, pet friendly, quiet neighborhood, nice people in the complex, great price. The pier is very close by. The place was clean. Kitchen nicely equipped with enough cooking utensils/plates/cups, etc. Shower water pressure was good and the water got hot! WiFI worked well. (So did the TV) We walked up to the pier and had a Corona at the bar on the top floor, sat out on the deck and watched the people on the pier and the folks walking on the beach. Great view! The entire area had a nice, easy-going feel about it. Owners were great to work with and the place was open and ready for us when we arrived. The surfers liked to surf right in front of our building which made for a fun morning of watching them with a cup of coffee. We got a massage at Island Massage. Ate at ShelbyJeans (loved atmosphere) , Michael's (thought it was just OK), Island Hots (hot dogs and we could bring our dog), Ocean Grill Tiki Bar (awesome bar on the pier), Deck House (loved it, built inside an old church), Jack Mackerel's (great prime rib).

We enjoyed exploring the area and drove down to Kure Beach. We would definitely stay here again. Everything was just so easy, beautiful and cozy. The only constructive comment I could make is the mattress in the master bedroom is getting a little "bouncy." The time may be getting close to replace it :-)

Looking forward to returning! I highly recommend this place.

- Laurie

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refreshment and renewal by the sea. The perfect home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting through vrbo and we are both super pleased. Emily and Marcus have a beautiful place with our favorite balcony view. Very spacious and easy access to the beach section where dogs are allowed. So many homey touches, everything we needed to cook our meals to eat on the balcony. The great information Emily provided to us ahead of time made it very stressfree for us going to a new place for the first time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pier Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Fort Fisher - Southport Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Beau Rivage Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Amtrak - Fayetteville Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US. 421
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pier Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Late June 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Holiday 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed reservation. The $250 security deposit is due upon arrival and is remitted seven (7) days after your departure given there is no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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