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Carol Ann Zinn

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Wrightsville Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

You will always remember your stay in this magnificent, luxurious and comfortable 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.

Pls contact me by phone regarding the new usurious VRBO service fee (919 422 6476).

The 4905 square foot home is loaded with amenities, including two separate 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 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; Plasma TV with 3-D options; upgraded sound system for 2013 for i-pods, Pandora as well as discs; 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 bedroom with 4 beds and private bathroom; all high quality mattresses, including Tempurpedic in Master Bedroom.

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

Garage level: ping pong table; renter kayaks, gas grille outside; exterior shower room; patio; gazebo. Beach cart for easy transport of chairs, cooler, etc to beach. 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,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carol Ann Zinn (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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. Bike 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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based on 46 traveler reviews

Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
average rating of 4.847826 based on 49 reviews
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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River Vale, NJ, USA

A true sanctuary indeed

  • 5 of 5

The Sanctuary is just that, a luxurious, quiet yet accessible place for all you could want. The house is beautiful, comfortable, spacious and practical. Personally, I love that the house is so close to the beach but not on the beach. It sits on a calm quiet lagoon, with a dock, boat, kayaks and SUP board. The owner clearly cares about the rental experience of those who stay there. I really felt at home and everything I needed was right at hand. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Sanctuary as a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael


  • 5 of 5

We have rented The Sanctuary so far three times for family reunions, and each time we have been dazzled by this home and by the way it is managed. The lagoon setting is really special, with peaceful water steps from the home and great fun options for swimming and kayaking. The beach is a very close walk, but we have come to love the lagoon more and more and gone on nice long kayaks. Stunning. The house is exactly as the photos show it. The owner is clearly dedicated to offering a top quality vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

One of the main reasons we rented this house was because it's handicap friendly. It was just perfect! My elderly parents were very comfortable and could maneuver around the house quite easily. The rest of us were mesmerized at the comfort and elegance of this house. It is truly amazing!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • 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.


Rates & Availability

Wrightsville Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring 2016
Apr 29 2016 - May 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early summer 2016
May 27 2016 - Jun 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 8 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Oct 21 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years Week 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 7 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates are subject to change until reservation payment is received.
If a credit card is used for payment, an additional 2.9% will be added by the internet host to the total rental amount. We suggest travelers pay by check to avoid the new extra fees being charged by the internet host. We will work with you to provide an additional payment schedule to ease the payment burden.
Cleaning fee of $300 added for a stays less than a week.
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Wrightsville Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4905 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean 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 whirlpool tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 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 4 - 2 bunk bed , Mid level bunk bedroom with bathroom - sleeps 4
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main floor Queen bedroom, private shower bathroom sleeps 2
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • 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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