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Basically 2 houses in 1.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths incl 2 master suites ,sleeps 10 Separate quarters upstairs

When you arrive we hope you will notice that in the past 16 months we have put on a new roof, painted the house a new color and added a mattress topper to each bed for your comfort.

This week we have also installed new granite counter tops, sinks, faucets and backsplashes in both of our kitchens.

Every bedroom has a new comforter and some also has new decor. We have also added new tv's and stands on the 1st and 2nd floors.

We hope you will enjoy these new additions.

When you cross the intracoastal waterway you will travel over beautiful marshes filled with native birds on your way to Sunset Beach, North Carolina. The island itself is a little piece of paradise with some of the widest beaches you will see on the Atlantic seaboard. The beach is accessible at EVERY street via a wooden walkway through a large expanse of dunes filled with sea oats, grasses, and shrubbery.

We are located in the 8TH row back from the ocean about a FIVE MINUTE WALK to the water. The island is mainly residential and basically lacks commercialism aside from a few shops, a deli/grocery, and a bed and breakfast/motel.

Our beach house at 425 32nd St.on the WEST END of the island has a very unique layout. There is a separate living room, dining area, kitchenette, and bedroom/bathroom upstairs with the remaining bedrooms and living/kitchen/dining areas on the first floor. There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor; one bedroom has a king size bed with a connecting bath and the other two bedrooms each have a twin and a queen size bed and share a bath.

Upstairs there is a suite with a king size bed and a bath along with the other amenities listed above. Almost like two houses in one with SEPARATE ENTRANCES for each. It is the perfect home for either two couples, or a family with teenagers who like their privacy, or perhaps young children who need a quiet space, or maybe even for grandparents who came along and would like a little peace and quiet and privacy too. And the widow's watch (or roof deck) has a beautiful view of the sunrise and sunset due to the southern exposure of the island. You can even catch a view of the ocean from here.

This is a NO SMOKING and NO PET unit. We only RENT TO FAMILIES and ADULTS OVER the age of 24. HOUSE PARTIES per se are not allowed however entertaining by the renters is acceptable as long as loud, unruly or otherwise objectionable behavior IN OR OUT of the house is not exhibited. ALL FURNISHINGS which are part of the house MAY NOT be removed from the house. THERE MAY NOT BE MORE PEOPLE STAYING IN THE HOUSE THAN THERE ARE BEDS FOR!

The house is supplied with comforters, mattress pads, and pillows all other linens and towels are supplied by the renter. Renters are asked to supply their own paper products and any cleaning supplies they may need. A broom, mop, and vacuum cleaner are available for any immediate cleaning needs. A nominal fee of $90.00 will be charged for cleaning at departure to ensure the cleanliness of the house for our next renters.Check-in time is 3:30 pm and check-out time is at 10:30 am.These times need to be STRICTLY ADHERED to for my housekeeper to be able to get the entire house cleaned for the next renters.

The rental price listed is for the RENT ONLY. There is an ADDITIONAL CHARGE for the CLEANING(as stated above), NC TAX & SECURITY DEPOSIT. We DO NOT accept credit cards. ONLY CHECKS(PERSONAL AND CASHIERS)are accepted and there is a $30 charge for all returned checks.

We love our home and take a great deal of pride in it. We have furnished it in a beach motif and keep it updated to meet all of your needs. The furnishings have been chosen with care and we hope that they will create a comfortable atmosphere for you to vacation in.

We feel we are privileged to own a home on the island and we hope while you are there that you will take care of it as you do your own home. Thank you for allowing us to share Bugsy's Island Karat with you and your family. Have a great vacation.

May the weather be sunny,the water warm and the companionship delightful!!! ENJOY

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Becky King
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2017

About Becky King

We are a family from Pittsburgh, Pa. My husband Philip and I were born in the Pittsburgh area and have lived here all our lives. We have 2 grown daughters who live in Charleston, SC. and we now take care of our beloved furry children, our dogs and cats. My husband is in the steel business and I was an early childhood teacher and a buyer for Kaufmanns dept store but stopped working when our first daughter was born.

Why Becky King chose Southern Coast

We bought this property because it is just naturally beautiful on the island. We originally bought here as we were enamored with the draw bridge and it's quaintness. Also the beach are so wide and the sand is like baby powder.

What makes this house unique

The island is quiet and peaceful and safe. There is basically no commercialism and that's what gives it it's charm. You can come here and just enjoy it's beauty without all the honkey-tonk.


Sunset Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All 3 bathrooms have showers, only 1 has a bathtub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) 2 king bed suites, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds , there is 1 queen in each of the secondary bedrooms along with a single in each, Twin or Single Beds (2).
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
ceiling fans, 2 TVs 1 VCR and 2 DVD players, books, games, and movies for the kids, complete cookware, complete dinnerware and silverware, 2 microwaves, 2 refrigerators, blender, toaster, toaster oven, coffeemaker, 1 phone (local calls only), covered front porch, porch rockers, table and chairs on porch, 2 other decks, roof deck, outside shower, outside sink with cutting area, beach chairs, floats, sand toys, cart for the beach and charcoal grill


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

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Basically 2 houses in 1.
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 70 reviews

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. Beautiful home with great accommodations, short walk to beach. Owners very genuine and kind. We would rent this home again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time vacationing at Bugsy Island Karat. We came back to this wonderful beach house as a family: grandparents, adult children and 2 grandchildren. It is a perfect fit for our family because it accommodates the needs of both families, allowing privacy as needed. The kitchen is well equipped so we were able to cook if we desired, with sufficient seating at the dinner table. There is also a second table with chairs on the front porch if you so desire to eat outside. Rocking chairs on the front porch is the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.

Conviently located to beach access. We look forward to returning next year. Lastly, the owner Becky King is very pleasant as she checks in with us during our time there.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time at Bugsy's Island Karat. Having the upstairs suite and then the whole downstairs with yet another master bedroom, makes this home so great when you have multiple families down at Sunset Beach. This home is very clean and with a kitchen that has everything we needed. We like the close proximity to the beach. The owner is very personable. I appreciate that both years Becky took the time to check on us after arrival and make sure that everything was in good shape. I had a cup of tea and morning devotions on the porch every morning and we generally had our meals every evening on the front porch. Our family would highly recommend Bugsy's to everyone (I've personally let friends know about this property). Book'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful week in Sunset Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this house, and once again it didn't disappoint! It is a clean, well maintained house. The latest upgrades were great! We spent most early mornings drinking coffee on the front porch and most evenings there watching the sun go down. It's a very easy walk to the beach. (We had a 2 year old to a 70 year old that made multiple trips a day with no issues.) The owner is great to work with! The layout is great for multiple family's. Try it! You'll love the wide beaches and deep set backs from the beachfront homes. Take a walk (or a bike ride) down to Bird Island and you'll feel like you are somewhere exotic! It's so quite and peaceful! We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

This house was very comfortable, immaculately clean and well equipped. The owner, Becky, was a pleasure to work with, very responsive and went above and beyond to help accommodate our needs. I initially booked the wrong dates and when I informed Becky of my mistake she couldn't have been more understanding and gracious. Some minor construction was being done to replace some bad boards on the back porch rendering it unusable during our stay. It is the beach, exposed wood needs to be replaced periodically. This wasn't a big deal and wouldn't have effected our stay, what impressed me was the owner told us about minor construction right up front, we appreciated her honesty. The front porch is spacious, complete with table/chairs for 6 plus rocking chairs to enjoy the sunsets. This house is just a short 3 minute walk to the beach access. I highly recommend this property and this owner, we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving Week

  • 5 of 5

There was 9 of us, we had plenty of room. There were beach chairs, games, toys, a grill and a kite. Everything you need for a short walk to the beach. We flew the kite 2 days. Lots of golf near by. Becky was great to work with, nice lady. I recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Myrtle Beach or Wilmington
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bald Head Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oyster Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crabby Oddwaters
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Walking, water-sports, canoeing, fishing(either from the local pier or the ocean's edge), nightlife, dining, water parks, gambling boats, theaters, zoos, botanical gardens, Ingram Planetarium and the Silver Coast Winery. There are also turtle walks at the appropriate time of year. The activities described are only 0-40 minutes away, while at Sunset Beach you have the peace, safety, and natural beauty of one of South Brunswick's most beautiful barrier Islands, It does not get any better than this! PS - Don't forget a walk to the Kindred Spirit - it's one of a kind!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Renters must be 21 years of age or older. The house will not be rented for family group parties of several homes. There are NO pets allowed and NO smoking except outside and away from the house.

Contracts are sent out shortly after the reservation is made and then 1/2 of the rent money is required within 15 days of receipt of that contract. Then 6 weeks before the arrival date a final contract will be sent and the full remainder of the money is required within 30 days of your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.