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Fabulous Family Cottage, Convenient Oceanfront, Memorable Vacation!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Home, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

As good as it gets... You will discover the best kept secret on the east coast when you plan your summer vacation at Sunset Beach, the southern most barrier island in North Carolina. Tucked away across the intracoastal waterway only minutes from great golf courses, wonderful restaurants, and just 30 minutes north of bustling Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Sunset is a treasure, reminiscent of family beaches from years gone by. There is an abundance of activities close by for every member of your family, including all types of water-sports (beach, boating, sailing, and jet-skiing), biking, fishing, shopping, and a variety of entertainment - all right there or within minutes away, for young and old alike to enjoy.

Our home is conveniently located on the oceanfront near the center of the island. We are only three blocks from the pier, small grocery store (and deli), and the few shops. You can enjoy the calming sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean from rockers on the front porch, as you relax and let go of those stresses you left behind at home.

The sundeck, tucked in between the wax myrtles and the oleanders is a great place to read, have lunch, or enjoy an adult beverage while you watch the sun set. Only 5 steps away is a handicapped accessible boardwalk that leads out to the nicest family beach on the east coast - wide and flat, great for walking, biking, or building sand castles. Easy access with all your beach things. A dream loation for easy beach access.

There is no place like home - inside ours you will find four spacious bedrooms on one level, (One King, one Queen, and two with 2 Doubles each). Both oceanfront bedrooms have private access out to the porch. A spacious bath connects two of the bedrooms, while the remaining two share a full and a half bath. In addition we have a queen-size sleeper sofa. (For sleeping a total of 12 including adults and children). Our hardwood floors throughout the house are warm and welcoming and translate into easy care.

The open floor plan includes a large dining area leading into the living area with full length doors and windows providing a panoramic view of the ocean. Our fully furnished kitchen includes refrigerator w/ icemaker, new smooth-top stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, blender, toaster oven, and toaster plus much more. There are pots, pans, and utensils for all types of cooking, as well as an abundance of china, flatware, and glassware for all your needs. In addition, we have five cable TVs, a 45" flat screen w/DVR, plus one Flat screen per BR; there is a DVD player, plus 1 VCR; a stereo system with CD player, and speakers on the porch. We have a fireplace (with a built-in charcoal grill under the house), a wet bar, ceiling fans in every room, an over-sized washer and dryer (with handy laundry shoot), Wi-FI high speed internet access for your computer needs, and covered parking. There is also a wonderful outdoor shower under the house, making it easy to leave all the sand from your day on the beach outside.

We only rent to families or adults 25 and older. House parties are not allowed. We are a non-smoking cottage and pets are not allowed. You will need to furnish linens, paper products, and kitchen supplies. If you are interested in renting linens during your stay, we have a reliable source. Our rates include end of week cleaning.

Check in is 4:00pm Sat. and check out is 10:00am Sat.

A reservation fee of half the weekly rate (incl. taxes) will hold your reservation; the balance is due 30 days before your arrival. A $500 refundable damage deposit is also required with your final payment.

Our calendar, available on this page, is ALWAYS up to date; please check it first to see if your dates are available. We primarily rent during the summer, but are now renting during the 'off' season as well. Just call for availability and rates.

Because we use our house most of the year, we have gone to great lengths to take very good care of it over the past 24 years. Safe-at-Home is a warm and comfortable home at the beach, which we would love to share with you.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Beach House, Sunset Beach, cottage, convenient, handicapped beach access, fully equipped, spacious rooms, family home, great view, relaxing.

More Details

Nancy & Harry Gekas
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Nancy & Harry Gekas

Safe-at-Home was purchased and completely renovated in 1988. Our family shares ownership and we have worked together over the years to make sure the house was maintained at the highest level both inside and out. 7 years ago we chose to manage the summer rentals on our own through VRBO. Some of our renters have been our guests for 20 plus years.

Nancy & Harry Gekas purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Nancy & Harry Gekas chose Sunset Beach

Sunset remains an old fashioned family beach, tucked away from the noise and traffic but close enough to get there in minutes. Loads of excellent restaurants, golf courses, and shopping are nearby but the beach is secluded, wide, and wonderful.

What makes this cottage unique

Rest and relaxation are inevitable at Sunset Beach.


Sunset Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2-West - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom1-East - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a Jack and Jill Bath (1 1/2)- 2 toilets, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Located under the house
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom-East Ocean Front - 1 king
    Bedroom-West Ocean Front - 1 queen
    Bedroom-East Back - 2 double
    Bedroom -West Back - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4) 2 in each rear bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) Living room sofa converts to queen-size bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wonderful inclosed outdoor shower with dressing area to wash off the sand after a fun day on the beach. Fish sink for all those good catches or sandy shells..


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Fabulous Family Cottage, Convenient Oceanfront, Memorable Vacation!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Lower Burrell, Pa ( Pittsburgh area)


  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite family vacation spot and Safe At Home is a fabulous place to stay! Beautiful view, close access to beach, fully equipped kitchen, and personal touches of home! A wonderful gesture of a welcoming bottle of wine when arriving! Can't say enough good things about this beautiful rental! Great place for fun in the sun!! 🌞🌊🐬

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a blessing to have such great guests...especially those who return! See you next summer.😎
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Awesome week! Hard to top this place!

  • 5 of 5

A very special house at a very special beach. Hard to beat either one!! Great stay!! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house; conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous week at a terrific home at beautiful Sunset. Beach. Hard to beat!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week in this beach house! It is conveniently close to the beach, has all the things that we most enjoy at the beach, plus many extras: a swing on the front porch that's perfect for relaxing in the evening, a screened porch on the ocean side that always seems to have a nice breeze at breakfast time, and outdoor shower that we loved. Impeccably clean, and well-furnished, lots of kitchen equipment. And a full moon! It was a spectacular week, which we'll remember forever!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lower Burrell, Pa ( Pittsburgh area)

The best vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful beach house! The view of the ocean from the porch was breathtaking and the access to the beach was great! The home provided all the amenities of our own home! The home is VERY WELL kept and beautifully decorated! Safe At Home is the best beach house we have ever rented! Looking forward to spending another two weeks there next summer!

This house is so highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iron Station, NC

A week to remember!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful home! Everything was well labeled and maintained! We loved being ocean front and sitting on the front porch listening to the waves roll in. Easy access to the beach for our little ones was incredible! This home was perfect for us! Thank you for making our Sunset Beach 2013 trip so unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Beach, Amusement Park, Planetarium


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.75%

Contact us for information about additional rentals at Hilton Head Island, SC.

!/2 weekly rental to reserve. Balance due 30 days prior to check in. $500 refundable deposit due with final balance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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