|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautiful beach cottage - located 2 blocks from the ocean, 2 blocks from the Boardwalk, and one block from marina and party boats. Beautiful Italian tile kitchen with travertine counter tops. Cherry floors in the den, heart of pine shiplap panelling in the sunroom. Master bedroom with queen bed has an open rain shower in the master bath. Large deck on back with gas grill is great for entertaining. Separate laundry room with washer/dryer. Top of the line linens, toiletries, paper towels, napkins, etc. is supplied- just bring your clothes. Once you park there's no need to drive - walking distance to restaurants, bars, go cart track, boardwalk rides, party and fishing charters, shops and more. This one is really nice - Flat screen TV's, satellite, and high speed Wi-Fi internet.
"What a wonderful beach cottage! Every amenity has been tastefully provided," said Ms. Schneider. "I will definitely be back again next year for my winter vacation, and to reunite with the friends I made while here in Carolina Beach. I would highly recommend this great cottage for any season, since it is close to all the beach has to offer."
Ok, so most of this is going to be in response to that bad review that was left before mine. We showed up when they were cleaning up after you. The place was trashed. They cleaned all day. There was still a very bad smell of urine in the second large bedroom rug. We were tempted to pull it up and throw it outside & were worried we might be blamed. There were no new pots & pans that I saw, but we had everything we needed to cook most of our meals there. It was clear to me that I needed to clean & launder the linens before I left. We loved this little cottage, the setup of the extra rooms was a little awkward but they seemed to do the best to get the most out of what they had to work with. Yes, the master bath could use a door. My husband & I aren't that close, lol. The back deck and yard needs lighting & a days worth of cleaning. The sunroom could use AC. It was a little to hot in August to use it as a bedroom. Also could have used TVs in all the bedrooms so the kids weren't hogging the livingroom TV at night. Overall we did love it, the location was perfect and the owner was friendly.
I was excited to find a reasonably priced rental with a fenced backyard so that I could let the dogs out in the morning w/o having to leash and walk them. I was disappointed to find the only access to the backyard was through the other two bedrooms (they are connected, you can only reach the 3rd bedroom by going through the second and through both to reach the backyard) and as we were in the 1st bedroom I found myself having to get up and walk the dogs anyway. Also, there are no doors between the bedroom and bathroom in the main master, so no privacy on the toilet, and no shower curtain or door on the shower either. On arrival the interior seemed fairly clean other than the carpets looked a bit dirty and the living room furniture was old and didn’t look so clean either. The front and back decks, however, were covered in debris which we swept, half of the backyard was covered in leaves, which I raked, and the backyard patio furniture was so covered in dirt and mold it took me an hour to clean it. Also, there are no outdoor lights out back. The oven and grill were so dirty the grill wouldn’t heat properly and the oven gave off a burning smell. There were no clean pans for cooking so we bought some new ones which we left there. They did provide some T.P., paper towels, and cleaning supplies but here is why:
Although linens are provided, the renters are expected to launder them and make the beds upon leaving, as well as clean the entire house! I was unaware of this as the “contract” he sent me was simply a letter which said to “leave the place the way you found it.” I assumed the owners or a professional cleaning company came in and did that, so for all I know, the prior renters may or may not have washed the sheets I slept on! What are the chances that everyone who stays there gets up early to launder all of the used linens and towels before they check out by 10:00? Upon leaving we left the dirty linens and towels in piles, vacuumed thoroughly, removed all trash, and left. I accidentally left a few pizza boxes and we forgot to put the dog waste bag in the trash can out front.
I was shocked to get an email from the owner claiming we left such a mess he would not refund our deposit. He claimed we left trash, that our dogs peed in the house and broke some blinds, all untrue. We tried to call and talk to him but he wouldn't answer our emails or his phone. We even filed a complaint with the BBB which he has also refused to respond to.
Overall it was ok for the price. A bit misleading being the "third bedroom was a day bed in the second bedroom. Had a bit of an issue with with the backyard not being mowed and the sliding glass door being too hard for my wife to open. The neighborhood was nice and very conveniently located. I struggled with mentioning this but it bears to mention that we reported an issue with insects and was told that someone would come and take care of it but that never happened. Corey was a nice guy and helpful over the phone. I am soory to say that this property needs some TLC and has potential but as is I would not recommend.
The cottage is exactly what my family was looking for. We were able to take our two young children and dog down with us and everyone had a blast. It is not far from the beach and the house was child friendly so we could relax when we were just hanging out. We took the kids to the aquarium and they really enjoyed it. Will plan on going again.
The cottage is in a great location, we loved that we were able to walk to the beach and the boardwalk, without the noise of being directly on the beach. The cottage is located on a quiet street, however you can hear the music from the boardwalk in the distance. The place was very tidy and we enjoyed being able to bring our 3 dogs on vacation with us. The color of the cottage is very cute and the inside has a nice beach theme. We really liked the fact that we didn't have to pack any linens or towels. We were also happy that we could bring our own boat with space to park it. The one suggestion I would make is to install some sort of lighting for the back yard. I have a black Yorkie puppy and it was very difficult to see her in the yard at night. It's very dark and someone could get hurt on the tree roots.
We really enjoyed The Raggae Hut and Britt's Donuts. My daughter and I also enjoyed going to the zoo not too far away. We took the ferry from Ft Fisher over to Southport and spent a day walking around historic Wilmington. We even took our own boat from Carolina Beach to Oak Island; loved seeing the dolphins within feet of the boat.
This is a cozy, very spacious home on a very quiet street. House had everything we needed. Soaps, toothpaste, towels, kitchen utensils and supplies are all provided! All you need to do is pack your clothes! The house is in a great location! We parked and didn't have to drive anywhere. Everything is within walking distance. We felt very comfortable walking to everything with our children. I would recommend this house to my family and friends. This is now our go to rental for every summer in the future. Thanks again Corey for everything as promised!!
Centrally located in the heart of Carolina Beach where you can walk within 5 minutes to fishing charters, restaurants, bars, shops, lake, family attractions, and rides. Open air market on the weekend, fireworks every Thursday night at the boardwalk, and free family movies at the lake on Sundays are just some of the free local activities within a very short walk. The best freshest local shellfish and catch of the day is right around the corner at the seafood market.
Other Activities: Beautiful Fort Fisher Aquarium with huge shark tank and touch tank is just a few miles down the road. Walk through a maritime forest and see native Venus Flytraps, Pitcher plants, and Sundews growing naturally in the wild. Some of the best surfing in North Carolina across the street along with surf fishing for the catch of the day.
Golf: Masonboro Country Club, Beau Rivage, Hugh McCrae Municipal, Pete Dye, and Nicklaus courses, to name a few, are all within a 15 mile radius of the cottage.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|$25.00 each extra pet||$25|
A thirty day advance cancellation notice required for deposit refund.
We do not charge cleaning fees-it is up to the renter to make sure the cottage is left as found.
A refundable security deposit of $400 is due in addition to the weekly fee. It is returned in full as long as the cottage is left in the same condition as it was at check in since we do not charge a separate cleaning fee.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.