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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi

John Virgint

Member since: 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

John Virgint

Member since: 2010
Speaks: german
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Kure Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Ocean Dunes is a condo complex with the feel of a private club. Vacationers here have access to a large private indoor recreation center w/ pool, sauna, exercise room and gathering area as well as extensive outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, three outdoor pools and even shuffleboard. The Ocean Dunes resort complex takes great pride in maintaining its appearance and its amenities as well as its half mile of private beach.

Our condo is located directly across the street from the ocean front units on what is known as the garden side. Our part of the complex features twisted live oak trees that shade our balconies in the rear while our condo fronts onto a nicely landscaped in-ground pool with a gazebo and grills for picnicking as well as comfortable deck chairs placed around the fenced-in pool. Directly across the street is our private access to the beach (with shower) which we reach by following the path through our oaks. As you enter the Ocean Dunes area you leave the hustle and bustle of the public beach behind. Ocean Dunes is located at the tip of Pleasure Island, and behind our complex and to our south side is the Fort Fisher State Park with extensive grounds of its own, its own beach area and a well-thought out museum. Beyond that is the North Carolina Aquarium and beyond that is the end of the island where you can catch the ferry for Southport, a fun 30 minute ocean ride to this old historic city with its farmer’s and artisan market on Wednesdays, antique and craft shops as well as several restaurants on their dock. When you leave our complex and head north instead, you find the restaurants and board walk for our island and its many evening activities including outdoor concerts and movies.

We love to just sit out on our deck and enjoy the peace of our complex or put on our walking shoes and walk along the beach or the half mile to the state park with its own trails and beach. When we are looking for a change of pace, we leave the island and either go to Southport and or take the River Road to Wilmington (about a 20 minute drive through the country) where we shop, eat at one of our favorite restaurants, take in a play, or visit one of the museums there such as the USS North Carolina. Two major malls are also located off the island at about 10 miles from our condo in the other direction, and the route to them is lined with a wide variety of restaurants and specialty shops.

Our sunny 3 bedroom corner condo is located in a newly constructed building with complete handicap accessibility including an elevator. We hope to retire here and have furnished it as our second home. We welcome guests who will tread lightly and treat our property as if it were their own. Even though we are located beyond the hustle and bustle of any busy downtown area, we are just a short drive away from fine restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, Wal-Mart and Lowe’s! Fish lovers will find both excellent fresh fish right off the boat as well as the opportunity to venture out from the Carolina Beach dock into the Atlantic Ocean for an angling adventure.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
John Virgint (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About John Virgint

John and I are retired teachers from Ohio. Our family always shared a large beach house with John's extended family every summer that our children were growng up, and when we began to think about retiring, we knew this was the place for us! We purchased our Ocean Dunes condo in 2006 and grab every chance we get to head down here. We totally agree with the James Taylor sentiment: 'In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina'

John Virgint purchased this condo in 2006

Why John Virgint chose Kure Beach

We chose our condo because of its location. Ocean Dunes stands out as a quiet, upscale and family friendly place with a larger number of amenities than any of the other area complexes.

It is also much newer, as our building was just rebuilt in 2008. It is well-maintained and its extensive indoor facilities make it a good year-round place for people like us who spend time here during the winter school vacations as well as during the summer. We have very young nieces who live near-by, and they love to come swimming in the pool out front or indoors when it's off-sseason. When we want a change of pace from the beach, we can go to downtown Wilmington and eat at one of the restaurants on its boardwalk or shop or go to a nightspot. Alternatively, we can take the ferry to Soutport. And if you like history, there is a lot to explore. Wilmington was the primary port of the Confederacy during the Civil War, the boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson and the birthplace of famous sons newsman David Brinkley and athlete Michael Jordan. Our friends always want to go through the World War 11 battleship the USS North Carolina or take a river cruise up and down the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington. When our friends come to visit us, they run out of time before we run out of adventures for them!

What makes this condo unique

Ocean Dunes is a condo complex but it is run like a private club. Our visitors have access to a large private indoor recreation center w/ pool, sauna, exercise room and gathering area as well as to extensive outdoor facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, three outdoor pools and even shuffleboard. The Ocean Dunes resort complex takes great pride in maintaining its appearance and its amenities as well as its half mile of private beach. And we are steps away from a state national park, which gives us a quiet, natural atmosphere free from the traffic and noise of many other area locations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the first time we rented a condo for a vacation. The owner, John V. was extremely helpful the entire time. He gave us all the information we needed to prepare for our trip. When we arrived we found the place to be extremely clean and inviting. It had all the essentials that we needed, and more. We loved the games that were there and the deck was a great place to relax and visit. With only being a couple minutes walk to the beach, the location was perfect. We went in early spring knowing that the weather could be up or down. When it was too chilly for the beach, the indoor pool at the rec center was convenient, clean and fun. We will absolutely plan on returning to this condo. We had a great time and the place was perfect for our needs. The owners were always available and processed the refund for the deposit the very next day. We will absolutely thank the owners for this trip and will recommend to family and friends.
Mar 2015
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
average rating of 4.909091 based on 53 reviews
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Short and sweet: This condo is rare in that everything about it is exactly as advertised! Our family of 6 adults thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Live Oaks. The condo is well-maintained, well-stocked, well-located, with cheerful decor and adequate and comfortable seating for 6 adults (inside and on the lovely porch). The owners were a delight and wonderfully responsive. We won't hesitate to rent it again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wake Forest, NC
5

Quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This home at Ocean Dunes was perfect for our family vacation! We loved that there was an indoor pool and took advantage of that daily since we went in Sept. and had a couple of cooler days. It's very close to the Aquarium which was nice to go to also. There are nice paths around Fort Fisher as well. There were a few games at the condo which the kids loved. We did put some of the lamps up out of reach of little hands during our stay. The condo is very quiet. It was nice to sit out on the spacious balcony! We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very nice. We really enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable and close to both pools. We would definitely stay again. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have a family vacation every year in August. We have 4 children; all married and 3 of them have babies. We usually rent a big house for the week but had a friend with a smaller house they offered but we were still needing more room and a pool for the babies. I seen "Live Oaks" and knew it was perfect right away. I actually called John because of our unique situation with the babies and with my husband and I actually renting the place. John was so nice and great to work with. We've been doing family vacations over 20 years now and no one has taken care of us like John. I went to the Condo and got the kids (which our baby is 29) settled in and fell in love with the place. The porch was awesome..a nice place for morning coffee is how my daughter put it! They had everything they needed and I know if we had needed anything John would have had it right there! They loved having the elevator to get everything upstairs. The pools were awesome and the babies really enjoyed them! There was a question with our pass at the indoor pool but my son told him who we were renting from and they immediately knew who he was and no more questions. Thanks John so much for helping our family have a wonderful vacation that we were able to have all we needed and not have to spend a fortune! We look forward to staying at "Live Oaks" again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fabulous Vacation in Ocean Dunes

  • of 5

We just returned from staying in this lovely condo for the week of 8/16 - 8/23. Having never rented through VRBO before, we were unsure how it would work. We found the owners to be extremely helpful by both phone and emai and they answered all of our questions promptly. The property was lovely, comfortable and well equipped with all of the essentials for a family beach trip. Our housekeeping requests were handled very quickly. The complex was had a lovely outdoor pool as well as a very nice indoor gym and rec center. We had something for everyone to do. And finally, we just loved the area of Kure Beach. I'd recommend taking the nearby ferry for a day trip to Southport; it was a lovely little town. We hope to return again next Summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Hurdle Mills N.C.
4

Grandma

  • 4 of 5

The condo was clean and very cute with lots of room,the porch was the best it was like sitting in the trees no noise, then right across the road you were at the beach, inside and outside pools were clean. We saw someone everyday cleaning the grounds. Owner made sure he keep up with any concerns we had. We all agreed we would be back to stay and eat those hot melt in your mouth donuts right down the road. See You Soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
"Charity Navigator ranks the NC Aquarium Society among the nation’s top zoo and aquarium non-..."
Fort Fisher Recreation Area
"Explore the historic Ft Fisher Civil War site and museum. There is also a beautiful public b..."
Ferry to Southport
"It is a must to take the ferry down the road from our place to historic Southport sometime d..."
Freddie's Restaurant
"Long time popular local restaurant featuring Italian cuisine"
Carolina Beach State Park
"Visit Carolina Beach State Park and walk the trails, looking for the rare Venus Fly Trap or ..."
Kure Beach Fishing Pier
"Take a walk on the Kure Beach Fishing pier(www.kurebeachfishingpier.com) and get close to th..."
Carolina Explorer Sportfishing
"Visit the Carolina Beach Marina and check out a fishing charter if you want to venture out i..."
Britt's Donut Shop
"Visit the Carolina Beach boardwalk some evening and enjoy a fresh donut from the famous Brit..."
USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
"Visit the USS North Carolina, permanently docked across the river from downtown Wilmington. ..."
Wilmington
"Walk along the boardwalk in downtown Wilmington-a really fun way to spend an afternoon. You ..."
Jack MacKerel's Island Grill
"Nice friendly restaurant in the center of Kure Beach. "
Michael's Seafood Restaurant & Catering
"We like Michaels a lot. Excellent chowder and seafood. This restaurant had won a lot of loca..."
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Wilmington ILM Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Jack Mackarels
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Fort Fisher-Southport Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Jack Mackarels, Big Daddy's, Freddie's, etc.
Car: recommended

Fort Fisher Historic Site and Museum, North Carolina Aquarium, Forth Fisher-Southport Ferry All Within 5 Minutes of Our Condo

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Rates & Availability

From $114 Per night

Kure Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan 1-April 3
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$799
 
 
April 4-May 15
Apr 4 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
$970
 
 
May 16-June 19
May 16 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,130
 
 
June 20-July 24
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
July 25-Aug 28
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,170
 
 
Aug 29-Oct 23
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$970
 
 
Oct 24-Dec 31
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$799
 

Additional information about rental rates

cc fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes $25 booking fee for guests using a credit card
This fee will be waived if payment is made by e-check

Cancellation Policy

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

Kure Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom Suite, Queen size Beds (2) Queen Beds in Other Two Bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Ocean Dunes Complex is Organized Like a Private Club. It Includes a Large, Well-Maintained and Staffed Year-Round Indoor Recreation Center W/ Heated Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Fitness Center. Guests at Ocean Dunes Also Have Access to One of Three Outdoor Pools, Tennis Courts, Basketball and Shuffleboard.

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