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Fabulous Family Cottage, Convenient Oceanfront, Memorable Vacation!!

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 TV per BR; there are 4 DVD players 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 internet access (DSL) 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.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Easy access to the beach with boardwalk next to house...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 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...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Located under the house...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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.....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    5 TV's with Cable including HBO & Movie Channel;3 TV's have DVD's & front jacks for game players, plus there's 1 VCR; 1 42' Flat Panel HD TV with DVR recorder....moreless

  • Stereo:

    With speakers on the porch...moreless

  • Television:

    42' Flat screen in LR; smaller TV's in each BRs....moreless

  • VCR


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our home is adjacent to the handicap accessible beach boardwalk for easy access to the beach....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Wonderful view of the ocean; wax myrtles and pampas grasses abound between the house and the dunes which allows for an abundance of birds and other wildlife to enjoy while enjoying the view of the ocean....moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Covered Parking:

    Under the house...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Sectional sofa...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phone with 2 receivers...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Over-sized tub...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked kitchen...just like home. Dishes, Glass & plastic glassware, coffee pot, toaster oven, crock pot, hand mixer, blender. Lots of cookware, pyrex & microwave safe dishes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully furnished...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:


  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Oceanfront porch with rockers & porch swing. Also have screened porch with furniture....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio furniture included; hammock; ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13.75%


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

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sunset Beach, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Rest and relaxation are inevitable at Sunset Beach.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Links to more information:



  • 302 East Main

    302 East Main

  • East Side Ocean Front Bedroom

    East Side Ocean Front Bedroom

  • West Side Ocean front Bedroom

    West Side Ocean front Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • TV/Entertainment Center

    TV/Entertainment Center

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

  • Deck


  • Sunrise at Sunset

    Sunrise at Sunset

  • Great Room looking towards Dining & Kitchen

    Great Room looking towards Dining & Kitchen

  • West Side Back Bedroom

    West Side Back Bedroom

  • East Back Bedroom

    East Back Bedroom

  • Bath Room

    Bath Room

  • Porch


  • View from the Beach

    View from the Beach

  • New Boardwalk

    New Boardwalk

  • Wide Beach

    Wide Beach

VRBO #72131

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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