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Renee Chisholm

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

STUNNING CONDO WITH AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS TWO SHORT BLOCKS TO THE BOARDWALK

25 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Magnificent and rare ocean/lake view luxury condominium. Spacious and comfortable home away from home. Beach access is just steps away. Sit on the deck and watch love ones play in the sand. Centrally located on a quite one-way street. Once you park your car, toss your keys on the counter; you won't need them again during your stay. Entertainment, fine and casual dining at wonderful local restaurants, shopping and a top 10 ranked boardwalk are all just two blocks away in downtown Carolina Beach. And, don't forget Brits Donuts, ranked number 2 in the United States and easily addictive. During the high season; enjoy the amusement park, movies at the lake, bingo, fireworks and the farmers market which are all just a short walk away.

*Private elevator from private garage for our guests only (not shared).

*Free WIFI, cable with premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax)

*Sleeps 10 (this includes the pull out sofa bed)

****Top floor:

-Master bedroom with king size bed, sitting area, flat screen tv, and master bath with large tiled shower.

-Chef kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, fully equipped with pots, pans, baking dishes, coffee maker, French press, knife set, serving pieces, crock pot, blender, toaster, rice cooker, electric tea pot, etc.

-Dining comfortably seating 10 with large table, bar chairs and pub table

-Full size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum

-Out side beach view dining

*Second floor:

-Twin bedroom with lake view, deck with rocking chairs, private bath with tiled shower, flat screen tv

-Queen bedroom with flat screen tv

-Queen bedroom with ocean view, deck with rocking chairs, flat screen tv

-Jack-n-Jill bathroom with tub/shower for the queen bedrooms

*Provided at no extra cost:

-Sheets, blankets, spreads, pillows

-Bath towels, bath cloths, hand towels, beach towels

-Kitchen dish towels and dish cloths

-Bath soap, hand soap, toilet tissue, blow dryers

-Dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, trash bags, paper towels

-Laundry detergent and dryer sheets

-Bikes and beach chairs

-Movies, games, puzzles, books

Keywords: Beach/Lake Property

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Renee Chisholm (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Enjoyed---enjoyed!!! Already planning our next trip back!
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

STUNNING CONDO WITH AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS TWO SHORT BLOCKS TO THE BOARDWALK
average rating of 4.76 based on 77 reviews
Huntsville, Alabama
5

Another lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Big Blue and we were just as pleased and happy as the first time. It was clean and very well stocked. The ocean and lake views are so nice. The elevator is so helpful as my Mother simply cannot do lots of stairs. She was able to move from floor to floor and always be part of everything thanks to having it. Since I know the this area and rental environment well, I feel confident in saying that you get good value in renting Big Blue.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful rental with a view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our second year in Big Blue and loved it! The immaculate rental has everything you need and more! It was great having a downstairs our adult sons could share and each floor had a lovely balcony/deck with chairs to enjoy the view! We loved sitting on the deck enjoying the breeze and the view of the ocean and beach. It was helpful having a washer and dryer and full kitchen. The elevator was great for bringing up the luggage. The property manager even came over when we couldn't figure out how to turn on the TV! It turned out we needed to just open the cabinets- LOL! He was so great to come by and he fixed a towel holder after it came loose. We loved being close to Wilmington and enjoyed the restaurants and shops there. We went back to Havana's restaurant, our local favorite, and so much is within walking distance. The shop above Squigley's ice cream is another favorite I purchased gift items in again this year. It is a wonderful rental and location. We just sat on the deck this year and were able to see Thursday night's fireworks without walking out to the beach area so that was fantastic! I would recommend this rental to anyone with older children who would appreciate having their own floor! We also loved strolling around the lake. Thank you for sharing this wonderful rental with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The most organized, well equipped rental I've ever stayed in! Kitchen has pretty much everything you could want, and with beach chairs, bikes, and beach towels included, packing was super easy!

Beach access is just outside the door, with beautiful ocean views and nice porch seating. The unit is tastefully decorated- very beachy feeling but not at all kitschy like some can be. The owner and property manager were very responsive. I would recommend without reservation!

It was our first time to Carolina Beach and we had a ball! Much much quieter than a Myrtle or Ocean City, but still a cute boardwalk area for the kids (carnival rides, ice cream, doughnuts, putt put, etc). Plenty of space on the beach too.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clayton, NC
5

Loved Big Blue

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a great location. It had everything we needed to make for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Memories Made at Big Blue 😀

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8, with one in a wheelchair, absolutely enjoyed our stay at Big Blue. We loved that there were all the extras that we didn't have to purchase at the grocery. We could just focus on food. Very clean and a wonderful layout. Beach towels, beach chairs and the bikes were an awesome extra!!!! Wonderful memories were made for us at Big Blue. Thank You

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Families Beware

  • 2 of 5

The overall centrality of the location was great. We were able to walk to all of the daily attractions. Unfortunately, "children welcome" has unlisted exceptions. We were traveling with small children who behave...well you know like small children. They property had no kid friendly eatery so our kids had to eat off of paper towels and counters (2 year old and 4 year olds don't do well with breakable plates and cups). This resulted in more than necessary dirty hands and lots of extra cleaning during the stay on our part. Overall, as parents of small children we realized it was their vacation but would have been nice to relax a little in the evenings after they went to bed. Them there was the downstairs neighbor.

The downstairs neighbor called and complain about noise from them during the day to the property manager. Who apparently is friends with them and told us if the noise continues they will kick us out. The rest of the stay we had to suppress our children's natural enthusiasm and restrict them to the top floor. The neighbor complained about us using the elevator "30 times an hour." This would have been quite a feat as it takes the elevator 2 minutes round trip, you can do the math as to what that would have required. For rest of the trip we had to walk up 4 flights of stairs carrying 2 young (but not that light) children each. Normally would have had the children walk but several times a day and after trips to the pier and beach does not leave the kids with much energy. And of course couldn't have them upset in the hallways.

All of this would have just been chalked up to an annoying neighbor, except they had the nerve to complain about this in an email to me 8 days after checkout. With the added exaggeration of the property manager coming to the property because of it, we didn't see him since check in. In this email contained a categorigal list of charges which they were charging us for "damage." Apparently they have not taken reasonable precautions to protect their furniture. Being a property owner who rents as well, many of the damages should have been resolved with stain removal and normal cleaning. Fortunately we took out insurance for damages which they are charging. This further angers because according to their charges they expected us to do a complete thorough cleaning and were upset their cleaning service had to do things like wipe counters and walls.

Young children are not welcomed and does not makeup for location.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Big Blue. Our goal is to ensure all our guests feel comfortable and have a wonderful vacation. As you can see with our reviews, we take pride in offering a clean comfortable home to our guests. We have provided you with pictures of the damages and this is the first time in 8 years that we have withheld money from a damage deposit, and damages were well above the deposit. We are sorry you had to suppress your 6 children’s natural enthusiasm during their vacation. The unit below is a vacation rental as well and was occupied by a guest during your stay. Until your visit, we have never received a phone call, nor had our property manager, who does not manage any other unit in the building therefore he isn’t “friends”, address a guest regarding a noise compliant from others in the building. He received multiple phone calls concerning children screaming, woman screaming, children running, doors slamming, items being dropped, and the elevator going up and down before visiting you. As far as “kicking you out”, that would have been our decision and we did not know of the situation until after you had left. Our property manager handled the situation professionally by asking you to please be aware that there are other guests in the building who are there to have an enjoyable time as well. He also asked that the elevator to be used to enter and exit, but not as a toy for entertainment. Our cleaning crew arrived the morning of your checkout finding the following: doors unlocked and open; lights and tv’s on; trash including pizza boxes, food in refrigerator, food in cabinets, poptart wrappers and candy wrappers under beds; sippy cups full of chocolate drink under beds and in bathroom; chocolate spills on carpet; chocolate on porch railings, outdoor furniture, floors, indoor furniture, cabinet doors, entertainment center, and bedding; chewing gum stuck to the floor and in the dryer vent; sheets with orange, chocolate, and magic marker stains. Even with Scotchguard, we had the furniture cleaned due to the chocolate, pen marks and orange stains on cushions, arms, loveseat back, rocking chair, ottoman, dining room chairs, sofa pillows. Walls were washed due to chocolate handprints throughout the unit and there is a reddish stain on our cabinet doors. An additional person was hired, which we have never had to do before, for cleaning. Hopefully, your next visit to another home at Carolina Beach will meet your expectations.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilmington International
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fort Fisher/Southport
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach

North Carolina Sea Aquarium; Fort Fisher Museum; Southport Ferry 5 to 10 minutes away. Lake Park movies on Sunday night and Great Fireworks show on beach Thursday nights

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Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

$500 Security Deposit Required to Secure Reservation; check or credit card accepted. Full payment plus security deposit required 21 days prior to arrival. Cancellation Policy: If Guest cancels the reservation between forty-five (45) days and twenty-one (21) days prior to Check-In Date for a 50% refund on the Security Deposit. If cancellation is made after twenty-one (21) days, NO refund given.

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Amenities

Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Private master bath tiled shower and separate commode area.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack-n-Jill bathroom located downstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private bath with tiled shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Upstairs half bath.
  • 3.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top floor master bedroom with private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ocean front bedroom with deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Middle room with joint bathroom and elevator.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lake front bedroom with private bathroom.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Experience Incredible Ocean and Lake Views at same time. Easy walk to restuarants and town. On a very quiet street just steps to the beach. Private Elevator and Garage.

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