Kure Beach condo rental - Living Room w/ View of double Deck/Samsung LCD TV and DVD player
Living Room w/ View of double Deck/Samsung LCD TV and DVD player
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

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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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

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!

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.

42 Reviews of Property 283785 in Kure Beach, North Carolina

'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
5

Wonderful place. Perfect for family. Quiet but so beautiful.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This home was the nicest I have stayed in so far. It was beautiful, clean, and had everything we needed. It was a very quick walk to the ocean, and all of the pools made it convenient to have something else to do when we did not want to be at the beach. The indoor pool was so nice, which is where we spent a great deal of time because of the kids. It is close to everything, but quiet enough not to bother everyone. We will certainly look to stay here again. (The owners are so pleasant to work with as well! Great communication.)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Location was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Good Morning John!

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your place in Kure Beach. We had a wonderful, stress free week. We were very pleased with the condo and the location was great!

Also, thank you for the email on the deposit and for the quick turnaround on the return.

Again, thanks so much and hopefully we can work with you again in the future.

Have a great day!
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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A lovely condo

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
You have a lovely condo and we had a great time despite the early bad weather. We ate at many of the restaurants you suggested and all the food was excellent! I took Deb's Uncle and cousins to tour the USS North Carolina and they all loved it and kept saying how interesting the tours was that day.
Having the elevator was a life saver for our parents!
I would love to stay again if we go to the beach!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Your condo was just perfect

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Hello!
Your condo was just perfect. Just luxurious enough, just quiet enough, just centrally located for our activities,
and the price was just right.
I'll be in touch,
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had a super time in your lovely home. We are looking forward to staying there again
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Nice place but bad weather!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The place was great. It was the perfect size for us and we hope to stay there again someday. Unfortunately the weather was AWFUL. We didn’t even get to go to the beach
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Thanksgiving at Kure Beach

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
John,

We had a glorious Thanksgiving! Your place was just the right size for our family and we enjoyed the Kure Beach area and amenities. My husband cooked a full turkey with vegetables, apple pie and pumpkin pie. We relaxed and ate ourselves silly. My younger son has already declared that he always wants to come back to Live Oaks for the holidays! My older son noticed the proximity to the pier and would love to return with his fishing gear next time!

Thank you for sharing your place at the beach with us. I hope you had a good holiday as well!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Nice weekend and we loved your deck!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Hi John, thanks so much for the quick turnaround on the deposit! We had a great time at the Seafood. Jazz & Blues festival. We enjoyed staying at your condo it was cheerfully decorated and very comfortable. To others who are looking for a beachfront vacation a great alternative is being able to sit out on the deck under the large live oak trees. This is where we had our daily morning coffee. Thanks again, hope we have the opportunity to stay a your place again.
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Charlotte, NC
5

Live Oaks

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We stayed at this wonderful condo for the week of August 12th, 2012 and really enjoyed our time. The Condo was in terrific condition and it was such a short walk to the beach. We also spent a lot of time reading on the deck and enjoying Kure Beach Activities. Thank you for letting us use your home
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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'Live Oaks' - Pool Side Condo at Ocean Dunes with elevator and wi-fi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283785vbi
(937) 524-9424 (Ohio)
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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The condo was fantastic for all of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Hi John
I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your condo last week. My wife and I were joined by my son, his wife and our 13 month twin grandsons. The condo was fantastic for all of us. The rattan furniture, with its rounded corners and soft cushions made an extremely safe area. We also went to the indoor pool daily with our duck floaties and gave the boys swim time without sun exposure. It was like having a private pool. Then, after our afternoon naps, we would head to the beach for an hour to explore the rocks and build sand castles to destroy.
I enjoyed looking through all of the decorating magazines and books laying around while my son enjoyed reading on the deck in the shade. My wife and son both used the fitness center several times and were impressed. We all visited the Aquarium and my wife, a history junkie, and I visited Fort Fisher. We also used the grill two times and really enjoyed Michaels for seafood one night. We did not get to try the outdoor pool but it was kept clean and all of the personnel at Ocean Dunes were very friendly.
Normally, when we go to the beach, we spend lots of time on the beach. This time was different in that we had specific schedules to follow and wanted to make sure that the twins slowly learned to love and appreciate the beach. Thanks again!