ELEGANT, MODERN, ROMANTIC, OCEANFRONT, 8TH FLOOR, PRIVATE BALCONY.....

Jay Tervo

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ELEGANT, MODERN, ROMANTIC, OCEANFRONT, 8TH FLOOR, PRIVATE BALCONY.....

Wrightsville Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

8th floor, direct oceanfront, one bedroom, spa style bath, elegant renovation

Shell Island Unit 803 sets the standard other owners at this resort have aspired to. This modern boutique suite redefines luxury rental on the white sands of Wrightsville Beach. The Insiderinfo.us Corporate Suite offers cutting edge style and European elegance. The perfect condo for travelers, beachcombers or romantics who desire a soothing, refined environment to get away from it all.

Modern fixtures set the tone for this designer condo located at the Wrightsville Beach’s undeveloped north end. Travertine marble flooring and bath, custom cherry cabinetry and luscious black granite counters lend an understated elegance. Surround yourself with luxurious comfort in this elegant sanctuary by the sea.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
I love Shell Island, but after staying in room 803, I will not stay in any other. I have shared my birthdays, graduation, and remembrance of my Father's death all in this room over the years. I live in Wilmington, but still choose to stay here time and time again. Thank you!
May 2012
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Jay Tervo

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I publish online city guides, and my wife is a concert pianist. We have traveled quite a bit in lots of countries, and those travels influenced what we were going for when we renovated our unit a couple of years ago. Frankly, we kind of went temporarily insane. We really went for it. We decided if we were going to go to the trouble of renovating our unit, we might as well make it memorable. We hired an amazing interior decorator who came up with a unique and exciting design, and skilled craftsmen to do the work. Floor to ceiling mirrors make our unit seem as huge as our view of the ocean. We combined the two small bathrooms into one large, travertine marble masterpiece of a bath. Sliding glass and pocket doors make our unit memorable in all respects. You will love the 2-way mirror, allowing a view of the ocean from the bathroom. Makes everyone smile.....

Jay Tervo purchased this condo in 2005

Wrightsville Beach is a treasure -- miles and miles of white sand beaches on a beautiful, non-commercialized island. Shell Island is the last building on the northern end of the island, adjacent to a bird sanctuary. Beach walkers LOVE Wrightsville Beach. Wilmington is a quick 10 minute drive away, and there one will find lots of attractions, fine restaurants and shopping galore.

Our unit has been the wedding suite of choice for the staff at Shell Island. They call our suite the 'Travolta Suite', named after a recent guest who selected our unit over all the rest of the units in the building. Opera star Jessye Norman loved our unit as well - but the our marble bath is so cool, everyone tends to sing there, at least in the shower....

Our unit is far and away the finest unit at Shell Island. Shell Island has two levels, standard and premier. Ours is a 'Premier unit on Steroids'. Proof is that our's was the highest grossing unit last year. Why? Because once you stay there, you will want to keep asking for Unit 803 By The Sea!

We are high on the 8th floor, and the view is spectacular. Shell Island recently underwent a $10,000,000 renovation, and it looks fabulous, too.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Elegant, Modern, Romantic, Oceanfront, 8th floor, private balcony.....
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews
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Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
5

GORGEOUS BEACH DIGS!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at unit 803 in July of 2014 while visiting family in Wilmington. It was every bit as good as I had hoped it would be. The built in storage in the bedroom allowed me to completely unpack a week's worth of clothes, shoes, luggage, etc and put everything away! The king sized bed was extremely comfortable and every bit as nice as my Tempur-pedic at home. There was enough of a variety of bed pillows that I was able to find one perfect for me. There is a window in the bedroom, but it is covered with sumptuous drapes that block out the outside view of the hallway and provide ample privacy.

The bathroom is every bit as beautiful as the pictures show. Water pressure is great, temperature is great. The host left more than enough in the way of towels, washcloths and so forth. A couple of hooks on the walls both inside the shower stall and on the bathroom walls allowed me plenty of room to hang wet swimsuits and towels.

The living room is also every bit as nice as the pictures show. The view is spectacular, even if it is a rainy day. Tranquil sunrise coffee on the deck is a must for early morning risers. The sofa is small, but very well made; and, according to my niece, turns into a rather comfortable full sized sleeper bed. The kitchen is surprisingly well equipped considering the size of the unit, and I was able to prepare all my meals with the prep equipment on hand. The microwave pictured has convection capabilities, in case anyone is curious. Having a refrigerator and a kitchen allowed me to eat in for most meals, saving me some serious dinero.

The resort itself is very nice and well maintained. The staff were all friendly and able to assist and give advice on things to do and see in the area. Parking was in a deck (!) which meant the inside of the car wasn't 1,000,000 degrees from being in the sun. The pool was nice; the 'hot tub' wasn't heated, and seemed to serve mostly as a toddler splash pool (maybe it is not a hot tub in hot weather).

Because of the size of the unit, I would recommend it mostly for singles, couples and parents with one or two younger children. The host was cordial and helpful as needed.

I will be staying here again. This was absolutely fabulous.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
4

BEACH GET-AWAY

  • 4 of 5
Great place, terrific location. Had absolutely everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely go back. The location is un-beatable.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
Durham, NC
5

DURHAMBEACHLOVER

  • 5 of 5
This space is well-designed and offers fantastic views and location. We especially loved the bathroom mirror which slides away to provide a lovely view of the Atlantic. The master bedroom has sufficient storage space. This was a perfect location for myself, my daughter and mother.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
NC
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
A great place to spend a vacation. 600 square feet put to good use with ocean view and just a short walk to the beach. Wilmington is a short drive and there are great places to eat near by. We loved this place and hope to be invited to visit again.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
Hagerstown
5

BEACH GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The views from this condo were so beautiful. Really enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
Pittsburgh, PA
1

MISLEADING INFO

  • 1 of 5
We scheduled a stay from May 9-May 17, 2014. We based our decision to stay at this place based on reviews. Big mistake. We have rented from Bar Harbor, ME to Marco Island, FL. and every place in between. This was horrible. The place was tiny for the money, TINY. Yes, there are 2 coffee makers, neither work. The refrigerator was advertised as BIG. We shopped accordingly. Big mistake. It, like the condo, is small. We had to keep food in our cooler!! Not one single ice cube tray to be had. Newly remodeled?? NOT!!! All of the living room chairs and sofa were tattered and torn. The sofa-sleeper mattress would be rejected by the homeless. It was nothing more than a slab of cloth sewn to another piece of cloth. Springs were broken. The bedroom bed was ok comfort-wise but when we got there, there was debris all over the bedspread. Not very welcoming. I pulled back the drape in the bedroom to just see the view: the cobweb on the windowsill was approx. 6"x6". I was disgusted. I closed the drape and left it. The place was clearly not cleaned prior to our arrival, I actually left a message in the dust on the DVD player to "clean this place!" The already dim lighting was not helped by the fact that there were multiple burned out bulbs in the fixtures. We were sitting on the (miniature) balcony when water started dripping down on us. There is a TV / DVD in both the bedroom and living cubicle, good luck getting the DVD in the living room space to work and good luck getting the TV to work in the bedroom ( the DVD player worked fine). It takes zero effort to put operating instructions in the place. The shower is dreadful. There is no difference between the shower head and an actually rain shower, not a good downpour, a shower. All of the optional shower functions are non-operational. We used every resource to find good dining in the area. This info has ALWAYS been readily available in all of our stays at other vacation destinations. This place provides absolutely no help. ( thank The Lord for Google. Speaking of which, free Wi-Fi? Sometimes!!) Not at the concierge desk, nowhere at the place at all. Zero help. We reasoned that was because they want you to eat at their restaurant, which on a scale of 1-5 was a 1.5 Our waitress literally disappeared for over 20 minutes, TWICE! The food was mediocre at best. We did find some excellent places on our own.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry this renter did not find our condo to their liking, but we trust that the 30+ other 5-star reviews shown here more accurately represent the quality of the accommodations.

Specific complaints:
“The place was tiny for the money, TINY”. The condo is described in our VRBO listing as being 600 sq ft. It IS 600 sq ft, exactly as advertised.

“Not one single ice cube tray to be had.” There is an ice machine on the same floor about 75 feet away, and an ice bucket in the room.

“All of the living room chairs and sofa were tattered and torn.” See photos on our listing. They look like that.

“there are 2 coffee makers, neither work” There are two coffee makers, BOTH work including a 2 month old Keurig machine.

“It (the refrigerator), like the condo, is small.” Most of the refrigerators in that building are the under the counter models. Our refrigerator is TWICE the normal size. No one has ever complained about it being too small. The refrigerator is clearly visible in our photo gallery.

“The sofa-sleeper mattress would be rejected by the homeless.” When they made the reservation, the renters represented that they would only have 2 people in the unit. If they had indicated they were going to have more than 2, I would have explained that the couch really only works as a bed for young kids.

“The place was clearly not cleaned prior to our arrival” and “there was debris all over the bedspread.” Our housekeeper is awesome. She takes great pride in her work, and has lots of integrity. In fact, the renters arrived more than an hour before the stated checkin time, knocked on the door, only to find my housekeeper still at work. She rushed to get finished so they could have the place early. If anything was amiss in the cleaning department, that is probably why.

“We were sitting on the (miniature) balcony when water started dripping down on us.” There is no source of water on any of the balconies. Someone upstairs probably left a wet towel on the railing.

“free Wi-Fi? Sometimes!!” I have never known of any issues with Wi-Fi, anyplace in the building.

We live 15 minutes away, and had the renter called or communicated in any manner I would have gone over immediately to address any issue. Had they explained how deep their unhappiness was early in the stay, I most likely would have been willing to let them out of their rental agreement so they could switch units/properties/beaches.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I 40
Nearest Beach
Shell Island is OCEANFRONT
Nearest Golf
8.4 Miles
Wilmington Golf Course
Car: necessary

Battleship North Carolina, the North Carolina Aquarium, Cape Fear Museum, and lots of great restaurants and shopping are a short drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Wrightsville Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
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$375
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August
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$290
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$375
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September
Sep 3 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
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$350
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October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$230
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$275
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November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
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$220
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December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
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$205
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Wrightsville Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Philippe Starck inspired, travertine marble, 'floating sink', two way mirror opening to living room and the Atlantic Ocean. You will not forget this one....
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , couch is sleeper sofa, (frankly, not that comfortable....)
  • Built in king sized bed, with sliding glass doors to amazing bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • racquetball
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