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John McAdams

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Waterfront House at Wrightsville, Private Dock on the Sound

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

Incredible View of the Sound and Marshland with easy access to the water for swimming, fishing, kayaking, or boating right off the dock. Two kayaks are provided. Bring your boat and moor it alongside the floating dock. Enjoy the hammock and rocking chairs for sunbathing, reading, or just enjoying the spectacular sunsets in this private setting. This bright and sunny house has four bedrooms and four baths - six Queen beds total plus a large sleeper sofa in the TV room. It is a cozy place for a couple who want a beautiful setting (waterfront decks off the master bedroom and living room) and it can easily accommodate over a dozen people! Tie YOUR boat up alongside the floating dock.

Just outside the front door is 'The Loop' - Wrightsville's famous 2.4-mile paved walking/jogging trail encircling Harbor Island. You are also a short walk to the beach, fishing pier, arcade, local park, museum, restaurants and boutiques. Water skiing and jet ski area is within sight of the dock. Boat launching ramp and jet ski rental are nearby.

NOTE: Priced as one of the best values at Wrightsville Beach, this house fills up fully year-round.

Still some limited availability in 2016

(Mar 24)The week of July 3-10 just opened up, $4,200 base rent.

No long-term rentals. (Sorry, UNC-W students, but we enjoy using the house occasionally ourselves.)

Check availability calendar; we keep it (nearly) up to date.


Our house is absolutely wonderful for holding receptions, as some of the pictures show. The dock over the water offers a really unique reception venue; and the layout of the main floor of the house is a very open floor plan and would provide a good place to retreat to if a rain shower comes along. We suggest the following companies to help with an event:

-Caterer: Middle Of The Island Catering 910-256-4273. Ask for C.M.

-Party supplies: Party Supplies and Rentals 910-791-0024. Ask for Anna Rivenbark

-Event Shuttle Service 910-398-8333 Ask for Amanda. (NOTE: Guest parking is NOT allowed along our street, by city ordinance. Dang!)

Email responses are the easiest to respond to; but we'll accept/return your phone calls, too. Come to Wrightsville Beach for an exciting and relaxing time, and create some great memories!

(Minimum age of primary renter is 25.)

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John McAdams (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 18 traveler reviews

Waterfront House at Wrightsville, Private Dock on the Sound
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Excellent, quiet large house with a great view

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 12 shared a 5 day vacation here and could not have been more pleased. The owner provided us with everything we needed, and was there to promptly answer any questions. The house comfortably fit us all. The enormous deck provided a ton of entertainment; the kayaks were an awesome addition and were well used. The view from the master suite is unbeatable. The house is excellently located and a very short walk to the beach and nightlife of Wrightsville Beach. We would highly recommend this vacation spot and will be back again.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Dan. We're always pleased when guests have a great experience.
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Absolutely perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very simply - perfect in every way! Wonderful home that greatly exceeded our expectations. 75 degree weather in December also helps. Without a doubt would most highly recommend this property to future renters. We will definitely make it a point to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location, especially for the price

  • 4 of 5

Great house in a great location! We have family in Wilmington, so we brought in the other half of the family to stay here for a giant Thanksgiving this year. The interior of the house is a little dated and has a weird master bedroom/bathroom layout, but we didn't mind either of these since otherwise, I think the price would be higher. Overall, the house was clean and open and everything worked great for us. The owner, John McAdams, was very responsive and easy to set everything up with. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My son is a student at UNCW. Our family stayed at your house for Easter weekend. There were 11 of us altogether. It was a perfect setting! We all enjoyed the rocking chairs with a beautiful water view. The living area was so open and comfortable. The kitchen had everything! Our favorite was the separate ice maker! We walked to the beach everyday and rented bikes nearby. We would love to come back again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • 5 of 5

AWESOME BEACH HOUSE~ My daughter was married on Wrightsville Beach and our family stayed at your house. It was close to Shell Island where the wedding was held, and we could walk to the beach each day. It was large enough for our wedding party to share their day getting ready for the wedding, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place! We would love to come back and use it again! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

Memories to last a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house for a perfect vacation, I rented this house for an end of July vacation, four moms, eleven eighteen year olds just before they all left for college. The house was perfect; an easy walk to the beach, the park, farmers market, “the loop”, restaurants plus a back deck/dock to die for. The views are amazing and the advantage of the location is you have both sunrise and sunset to celebrate. Having a house on the sound side is perfect for older kids, we went crabbing (crab traps provided), kayaking (provided), rented paddleboards (and a couple of surfboards), spent lazy afternoons floating off the dock and countless hours just hanging out on the back decks and dock. The house was roomy, well laid out, and very well equipped for all of the many, many electronic devices. With 15 people in the house, we never felt crowded and when someone needed a “time-out” there were many nooks and crannies for them to find their own space. We divided into cooking teams and the facilities were perfect for tag-team cooking for a large crowd. The house facilitated a very reasonably priced, incredible vacation, a vacation to remember for both the moms and the kids as they headed off in different directions.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Causway Cafe
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Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Johnny Mercer's Pier
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Oceanic Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
South Beach Grill


Rates & Availability

Wrightsville Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Minimum age of renters is 25. And no 2-night Friday night / Saturday night rentals. See monthly minimums.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Coastal North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Plus a fold-out single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom has one queen, and a fold-out single. Bedroom two has two queens. Bedroom three has two queens. Bedroom four has one queen. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. TV room has fold-out double bed. Sleeps 12 in the queen beds, and up to 15 with the fold-outs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This house has a wide-open 'million dollar view' of Wrightsville Sound. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets visible from each level of the deck in the summer. Sitting in rocking chairs on the covered deck, looking out across the water, is incredibly peaceful. Have dinner on the deck as the sun sets. And the sound is a great playground. Fish from the dock, catch crabs in the trap, take the kayaks out to explore, or just watch the rise and fall of the tide through the day, and the occasional pair of porpoises swimming by the house. Bring your boat and explore, fish, ski or wakeboard right behind the house.

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