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Island home on canal - book now for Spring/Summer 2017

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 max)

**FALL 2016 Rental SPECIAL**

Any FULL week Sept 10-Nov19 = $875/wk. See rate schedule for details -Rate DOES NOT include taxes, post rental cleaning, or security deposit. Weekly special cannot be pro-rated for partial week rental - partial week rentals will be calculated at the posted nightly rate ($140/nt).

Off season nightly rate = $140/nt (3 night minimum). Taxes, post rental cleaning, and security deposit are in addition the nightly rental fee.

Please allow AT LEAST 5-day advance notice for a rental so there is enough time to complete the necessary paperwork and payment process.

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*We DO NOT use the VRBO online booking tool. You will need to inquire about a rental and receive a response from us before we can proceed with a vacation reservation. Simply sending an online inquiry is no guarantee of reservation.



Dreaming of a quiet getaway to the North Carolina coast? This completely renovated, 4 bedroom/3.5 bath beach house is perfect for your next family vacation, getaway w/friends, or even a church group retreat. The Island of Sunset Beach is a great alternative to the mainland convention/golf villa hotels and condos.

This spacious home is open, airy and tastefully furnished. The kitchen is well-equipped. There are games and activities galore. Under the house you'll find horseshoes and lots of space to just relax or perhaps take the canoe or a kayak down the canal to the intercoastal waterway. The screened porch provides a great venue for an afternoon board game or dining al fresco. Enjoy ocean and intercoastal waterway views from most of the decks and rear windows. Sun decks on the main and upper levels provide alternative spots to the beach. Access to the beach is less than 300 feet from the house. We welcome rentals from families and responsible adults over the age of 25. The house has beds for 8. Absolutely no pets and no smoking in this home or on the property.

Sunset Beach is the Southern-most island on the North Carolina coast and just 20 minutes from North Myrtle Beach. Sunset Beach is one of North Carolina’s most peaceful beaches with over 200 feet of natural dunes before the first row of homes. The atmosphere is quiet and family-oriented, even during peak season months. One of the Nation’s most beautiful wildlife preserves - Bird Island – is just a short walk down the beach. Observe deer, wild goats, sea turtles, and other sea life as well as enjoy miles of undeveloped dunes and marsh areas.

If you're a golfer, you don't have to travel far to enjoy dozens of courses. Also, we're close to many local conference centers (Sea Trail is one), making our home a nice alternative to hotel lodging.

Keywords: Vacation House, Beach House

More Details

Jeannette - owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2017

About Jeannette - owner

Welcome to our Beach House! This is our second home on the island - the canal provides easy deep water access for anyone with a boat, jet ski, kayak, or canoe. It also provides an alternative venue for when the family gets tired of the beach. The house was built in 1991, and has undergone a full consmetic renovation, including new appliances, lighting, flooring, ceilings, a rebuilt fireplace, and plenty of furniture upgrades. The home is open and airy - fantastic views inside and out - we love it and hope you do too!

Jeannette - owner purchased this house in 2008

Why Jeannette - owner chose Coastal North Carolina

o Sunset Beach is synonymous with family - what a fantastic place to vacation!

o Bring your boat or jet skis as the canal provides deep water access to the Intercoastal.

o Extensive dunes and broad, flat beach make for great walks and biking.

o Explore the marsh as an alternative to a day at the beach.

o More 'commercial' activities are a short drive onto the mainland - mini golf, regular golf, dining, movies, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a reminder to guests that beginning with Summer 2011, we changed our peak season weekly rental period to a Saturday-Saturday schedule. Please make sure you are viewing the correct dates on the calendar when scheduling your Sunset Beach getaway. We look foward to hosting you at our island home.
Sep 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Island home on canal - book now for Spring/Summer 2017
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 17 reviews

Beautifully decorated. Feels like home! Short walk to beach.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row we have stayed here. The owners are great to work with, including calling us upon arrival to welcome us to their home. We had four adults, three teenagers and a baby and there was plenty of room and a lot to do, especially with the canoe and kayaks that our grandchildren loved! This is our 17th year at Sunset Beach and this has been by far the easiest and most accommodating family to rent from!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you made a return visit to The Bugg House and that the extended family had a great time. Please do consider another repeat visit as we're about to start on a few renovation projects that I'm sure you and the family will enjoy!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time at the Bugg House, and we would highly recommend it! The house was affordable, well-kept, and in an awesome location. Sunset Beach is virtually all residential, with one whole side of the beach held in a nature preserve. Groceries and fresh seafood are just over the bridge, and Calabash is only 10 minutes or so with lots of restaurant options. The Bugg House is great because it's on a canal, it's a 5 min walk to the beach, and it's a 5 minute drive to Tubbs Inlet. We really enjoyed grilling out, kayaking, hanging on the beach, and boating. Robert called me to check-in when we arrived, and Jeanette was very flexible and generous with our scheduling. Easy to work with, good Christian folks. You won't regret a stay at their place. Thanks Buggs!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A belated thank you for the kind words about your vacation stay and our property at Sunset Beach. As we also enjoy the house with family (teens, grandparents, etc.) we try to make our guests feel as if the house is their own. Please come back and visit again!
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Raleigh, NC, USA

Family Renewal

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I spent a week in this beautiful home on the canal at Sunset Beach. There were plenty of beds for the eight of us to sleep comfortably. We enjoyed the screened porch, upper deck, and patio under the house to spread out to eat, converse, and enjoy the beauty of nature. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots, and all the small appliances that we needed. The walk to the beach took only a couple of minutes and the walks to Bird Island were a highlight for all of us. Our family bond and our souls were renewed in this perfect setting. We will definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting our home at Sunset Beach for your recent extended family getaway. Everyone sounded like they were having a fun and relaxing time when we called you to check in after your arrival. We're glad the house met your expectations and would love to have you visit again!
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Ringwood, NJ

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! It was an easy walk to the beach, and the canal access was great for kayaking to the inlet, fishing and crabbing. The home is decorated beautifully and the house truly feels like a home. The owners were lovely and easy to work with, and very thoughtful. Sunset Beach is the perfect place to relax. Our family is looking forward to visiting again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

The location of this home on the canal was a first time for us and we enjoyed it so much. The home is beautifully decorated, and very comfortable. The owners were very organized and added their own personal touches, which we liked. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you for staying at our beach home at Sunset! We are so glad you and your extended family had a fun time in the off season (our favorite time at the beach!) and that you found the home fit your needs. Please do consider our home again for future vacation getaways. We love repeat guests and want you to consider our place like your home away from home.
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Denver, NC

Awesome house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were at this house for a week and loved it! The location was awesome! The house was clean and had plenty of room for our 3 families. Great for little kids as they have a toy box with train tracks and trains that my boys just loved! We loved the screened in porch and the downstairs are.a with the hammock. Great communication from the owners! We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found the house was suitable for your young family - and that your kids found the Thomas the Train set! The screen porch and downstairs areas are certainly fun entertainment and relaxation areas. And they're nice alternative spaces when you need a break from the beach (or when a little one is napping inside). Please do visit again!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Julie's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Canal A
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants & Seafood Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery / Drug Stores
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Isle Marina / Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterway from Intercoastal to Canal A
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bugg House (too)
Car: recommended

indoor & outdoor games, beach buggie, horseshoes, crabbing off the dock, canoe or kayak down the canal and intercoastal


Rates & Availability

Sunset Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017 Special
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (off season) $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No reservation is final until signed paperwork and rental deposit are received. Taxes are in addition to the quoted rental rates. Cleaning fee is included with peak season weekly rentals only (June/July/Aug). Please contact the owners with any questions - we try to make the process as simple as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Sunset Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Powder Room on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath (2)
    Outside Shower - shower , Large outdoor shower w/hot water under the house.
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Blue bdrm has access to upper sun deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom on main level w/private bath; NEW KING bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , NEW QUEEN bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , NEW BEDS
  • All beds replaced (2014) and have new premium mattress pads. Master (main level) - King sized bed; 2 bedrooms upstairs - Queen sized beds; 1 additional bedroom upstairs - 2 Twin beds; Large Pack-n-Play in the guest closet; high chair also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
The house sits on Canal A, which has deep water access to the intercoastal waterway. Day trips to explore the marsh, boat to dinner, or Jet Ski in the intercoastal are great activities to add to your beach vacation. If you have a boat, please inquire about access to the dock. Stereo w/iPod docking station provided for guest use in the house. Guests are expected to provide their own mobile phone(s) for communciation. No phone is available at the house.

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