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Designer's Luxury Waterfront Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

6 Bedrooms + 6 Baths + Convertible Sofa + Blow Up Mattresses = Sleeps 19

You will always remember your stay in this luxurious six bedroom six bath home with 30 foot dock on a serene salt water lagoon a short two block walk to the beach. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this is a true dream home with all of the comforts for a memorable luxurious vacation. This home goes far beyond the typical beach cottage offered by many property owners. With its thoughtful accommodations, first class maintenance, magnificent setting, attention to detail, we guarantee that it beats all other Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals. With two covered porches and an open deck -all facing the lagoon and some with ocean and marsh views -- this home truly lives up to its name: The Sanctuary.

The 4905 square foot home (plus 750 square feet of deck or covered porch) is loaded with amenities, including two separate living areas. That means that multiple generations are afforded their own separate casual living areas!

Main floor: top quality Viking/Wolfe stainless steel appliances in a large kitchen well-equipped for the gourmet cook with wine cooler, beverage coolers, Cuisinart, blender, knife sharpener, mixer and other unexpected and extra appliances/accessories; eating/working island; adjacent nook with oval cherrywood table seating 8, adjacent dining area seating 8, main floor FR with comfy West Indies style furnishings; new Plasma TV; Two Queen bedrooms with bathrooms.

Mid-level: laundry room; second family room with wet bar, wine storage, beverage storage, plasma TV, game table, Queen sleeper sofa; a vaulted king bedroom with water view and private bathroom; a King bedroom with polished nickel traditional bedframe and private bathroom; a bunk/trundle bedroom with 4 beds and private bathroom; all high quality mattresses, including Tempurpedic in Master Bedroom.

Upper level: true Master suite of 600 square feet, with king bed, desk, bathroom with steam shower, bath tub for two, walk-in closet, plasma TV. Deck overlooks lagoon. Views of ocean and marshes. Magnificent sunsets.

Additional sleeping available with one Queen blow up mattress and one twin blow up mattress.

Garage level: ping pong table; renter kayaks, paddle board, bikes, chairs, boogie boards, cooler chest, beach wagon for easy transport. Gas grille outside; exterior shower room; patio; gazebo. Ladder at dock for easy swimming in the calm and warm salt water lagoon.

Throughout: interior sound system, intercom, elevator, wi-fi, elegant and well-maintained landscaping.

Please call anytime with questions. This is a remarkable home, nearly new and beautiful, the best rental property in Wrightsville Beach - look at our guest comments! Thank you for viewing our home.

Keywords: single family, lagoon front, luxury, dock, beach,

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Carol Ann Zinn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Carol Ann Zinn

A beach-lover since childhood, it was my dream to own a special home in this exceptional small beach town- Wrightsville Beach - near the historic city of Wilmington for urban adventures. I am a professional designer. I detailed and furnished the home so that it would welcome and comfort visiting friends and family, and now I am offering it to you for your use as well.

Carol Ann Zinn purchased this house in 2006

Why Carol Ann Zinn chose Wrightsville Beach

Best non-oceanfront location in Wrightsville Beach, on Sunset Lagoon, two block walk to ocean. In a quiet safe residential neighborhood. Wake up to the sun rising off the ocean and enjoy your morning beverage while overlooking the peaceful lagoon from one of our 3 private decks (two are covered).

What makes this house unique

Use of 30 foot dock in deep water lagoon, near Banks Channel and IntraCoastal Waterway. Swim off the dock using retractable ladder. Use our bikes or walk to downtown Wrightsville Beach. Bring your kayak or canoe or paddle board (or use our 2 kayaks and paddle board) to explore the nearby channels and marshes. Cook's kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolfe appliances. Designer tile detailing and plumbing fixtures in spacious bathrooms. Master bedroom suite with deck overlooking lagoon, vistas of ocean, steam shower. Plasma TV's in three locations, other TV's in individual bedrooms. Ping Pong. Beach cart. In off-season, you will love our upscale interior setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey there and yes we had a wonderful time @ your place. We had just come off a very stressful weekend and being @ The Sanctuary was just the medicine. Your house is beautiful!
Nov 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Designer's Luxury Waterfront Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
average rating of 4.857143 based on 52 reviews

Beautiful and well maintained home in perfect location and spectacular views of sunrise and sunsets

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, well appointed with great amenities and spectacular views. Perfect location just across from the beach on the bay with views of sunrise and sunsets. Owner clearly takes pride in every detail to provide convenience, comfort and custom surroundings in this home. We had a great time with our family of 10 staying there to celebrate our daughter's graduation from UNCW. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

Eric - 1 50ish Waterman

  • 5 of 5

The Sanctuary offers many opportunities for the vacationer who seeks adventure or simply wants to unwind with every creature comfort imagiable. I have had the pleasue to vacation here several times with family and friends and each time I am reminded on why I keep coming back. The home itself is amazing. The attention to detail and quality appointments throughout the home are incredible. The kitchen /living area, my favorite room in the house, is outfitted with upscale pieces of equipment that you would find in a fine dining restaurant or kitchen. The decks overlooking the peaceful lagoon are the perfect spot for evening meals and lots of conversations and laughs long into the nights. The location of The Sanctuary offers many options for day adventures. A short walk to the beach and crystal clear waters, kayaking and paddle boarding the waterways from the lagoon , or biking the barrier island are all at your finger tips. The true testament to The Sanctuary is my family always asks, "when will we be back?". I always answer, soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Wedding/Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 stayed at "The Sanctuary" for a family wedding. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful "home" to enjoy each other and celebrate our nephews wedding. Location to beach, wonderful restaurants, peaceful area to walk, bike and evenings on the porches were fabulous. I would return again and would recommend to anyone who is visiting the area. Wilmington was also only 20 minutes away. We also enjoyed the tour of the battleship North Carolina and restaurants in Wilmington.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

The Best

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at The Sanctuary in late October-early November, several generations gathering together to celebrate our parents’ anniversary. Of course it was a special time, made even more special by this amazing home. It’s very spacious, very well-equipped, very beautiful (better than the photos). The beach is very close, and the lagoon is so calming and so much fun for swimming- as it’s warmer than the ocean! The owner goes out of her way to insure a great vacation. We have rented several times in Wrightsville, and this home was the best yet.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, GA


  • 1 of 5

We have a wonderful group of friends that travel somewhere to meet for a New Years get together and we have been doing this for thirty plus years. We are all (but one) in our sixties now and the “partying” is rather subdued. So, to welcome in 2016, we rented a VRBO at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Our first impression was fine but it was not exactly pristine.

Our first surprise was everyone having to put the sheets and pillowcases on your bed. My wife had to review several pillows to find one clean enough to case. We were rationed wash clothes and towels to one set per person for a stay of several days. The kitchen sink was just plain dirty. We went to the store to buy soap and toilet paper to last the four nights. The “rules” were more rigid than any VRBO that we have ever rented over the years.

Now comes February waiting for our whopping security deposit to be returned to find that $$$ was withheld for extra cleaning in addition to the charged cleaning fee??? The accusation was made that we dirtied up the floors, woodwork, and cabinets. The real kicker was the $$$ charge for a pillowcase. Renters be aware of this little scam!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: At this writing, there are 44 guest reviews of my home. Except for some folks years ago who were angry that they could not pitch a tent in the backyard, this is the only negative review. To reply item by item: We do not supply bed linens nor individual towels. This is clearly stated in our guest info. I am very sorry if they had to ration wash cloths and towels. I was at the home 2 weeks prior to these guests, and the pillows are all clean. We start all guests with full rolls of toilet paper, which should be enough for 4 nights in 6 bathrooms. First time there has been a complaint on that. It's hard to believe the kitchen sink was dirty, as my cleaner is fastidious and no one has stated this previously. Yes, these folks left dirty woodwork, unusally dirty kitchen cabinet fronts and wood floors which required extra cleaning. They also discarded a bedroom pillow cover (matching to the bedcover), claiming they thought it covered a dust bag. This was not a pillow case as stated, but rather a high end pillow cover which will need to be replaced with something suitable and matching. I am sorry these guests were not satisfied, but that's a first.
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Chapel Hill, NC United States


  • 5 of 5

Once I rented “The Sanctuary”, I never considered renting another beach home. I have been back several times, and it keeps getting better.

This is the first home I rented on a lagoon and found that I prefer it to the ocean side. It is so pleasant sitting on one of the decks in this peaceful setting and looking at the water view. It is delightful swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding there.

The owner takes pride in her property. It is always immaculate, and everything is in working condition. The house itself is impressive, beautifully furnished and equipped with anything you may need. There is also a nice division of space for those that have multiple or big families, with bedrooms on three floors and a large extra family room on the second.

This year I discovered my new favorite spot; sitting on the covered gazebo above the lagoon where there’s a nice breeze and having my morning coffee and reading. I am already looking forward to next summer at "The Sanctuary”!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Wilmington NC
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Wrightsville Beach
Car: recommended

Swim or paddle board off our dock in the calm salt-water lagoon! Use one of our two kayaks for water fun, including exploring the nearby marshes, from our dock.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning less than week $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation payment is received.
Cleaning fee of $300 added for a stays less than a week.
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Parmele Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4905 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • Like new designer bathrooms. Master bath with steam shower and big bath tub for two
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite bedroom on top floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Vaulted bedroom with shower bathroom on mid-level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Mid-level king bedroom with tub/shower bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Main floor queen bedroom with adjacent shower bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main floor Queen bedroom, private shower bathroom sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Mid level bunk + trundle bedroom with bathroom - sleeps 4
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen convertible bed + Queen blow up + Twin blow up
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Queen Sleep Sofa (1), Twin Bunk/Trundle Beds (2), Queen blow up mattress (1), Twin blow up mattress (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pillows, blankets, kitchen towels are provided. Elevator access to all floors. WI-FI computer access.

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