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Oceanfront beauty sleeps 25+. Walking distance from Boardwalk! Now booking 2017!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 25 in beds-28 including couches)

*~~~*Ace in the Hole*~~~*

Breathtaking views from every level of this oceanfront masterpiece!

What could be better than sitting on the deck overlooking the ocean? Walking out of your back door and down your private walk to put your toes in the sand!

~Ace In the Hole~ is a gorgeous oceanfront home in Carolina Beach close to lots of activities but also like your very own private beach getaway. This beautiful house is new to the rental program as of Summer 2010. No trouble finding parking at the beach here! Ace in the Hole boasts a 4 car garage with enough parking for 7 vehicles. There are incredible ocean views from every floor of the home so be sure to pack your camera if you want a nice shot of the dolphins playing. Open any of the 4 sliding glass doors to see the most spectacular view of the ocean, or go up to the very top level balcony for the best view of all. The top level door can be locked from the inside with a key in order to keep children safe and from going over the balcony without adult supervision.

What makes Ace in the Hole so special is that it is fully handicap accessible. This home offers an elevator 34' wide by 52' deep that goes to every floor along with a large fully handicap accessible bathroom on the main level. There is a roll-in style shower with a removable shower chair if needed. Shower head wand is removable for easy use in this bathroom.

Several BABY items are on the top floor and can be used during your stay. One Graco pack & play, bouncing activity center, and more! Please see pictures. No extra charge, all we ask is that you please put it back where you found it and take good care of it!

Private beach access from the main level of the house to the sand with shower and water hose for your sandy feet! The beach access has made an ideal walkway for beach wedding cermonies and vow renewals.

The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile back-splash, large butcher block storage island, and granite counter tops! Main kitchen is a dream with a smooth-top range, convection oven, toaster oven, built-in deluxe microwave oven and coffee maker. Main kitchen has plenty of room for more than one cook! Cabinets are stocked full of cooking utensils, many cooking pots & pans, serving bowls, Corning wear sets, wine glasses, shot glasses, and many more things you will need to prepare a delicious meal for your family and friends. The mini kitchen on the middle floor has a bar sink, dorm fridge, microwave, and table with seating for 4. Plenty of cabinets for snacks and TV trays if needed!

Expansive decks overlooking the oceanfront are equipped with rocking chairs, comfortable Adirondacks, picnic table with 2 benches, and other plastic chairs to relax and enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. Kids are sure to love the air hockey tables in the 3rd floor bonus room. The kids love the top floor because of all the bunk-beds and their own sitting area with balcony! The adults will enjoy the poker/blackjack table that has recently been added! There are two large living areas and a sitting area with plenty of room for everyone to relax. One full kitchen and one mini kitchen to provide everyone with plenty of room to spread out. Main floor dining table seats 8 along with 4 bar stools can be used around the island for more seating! The middle floor dining table seats 4, there are 3 extra chairs placed around the house, and 4 wooden TV tray style tables. Wireless internet access is available for those who enjoy surfing the web. Full size desk for those who need to handle some business.


Sleeps 25 people ALL in beds! 3 full size couches for overflow then sleeping 28. NO PULL-OUT SLEEPER SOFAS!

There are 7 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms.

Bedroom #1 Queen-Master bath.Main floor.TV

Bedroom #2 Two Bunks (4 twins)Desk.Main floor.

Bedroom #3 King-Master bath. Middle floor.TV

Bedroom #4 Queen.Walk-in closet. TV.Middle.

Bedroom #5 Queen. TV. Middle.

Bedroom #6 Queen & 1 Twin.TV. Top floor.

Bedroom #7 Queen. TV. Top floor.

Bonus room on the top floor has 4 Bunks (8 twins)

Perfect for family or class reunions, sports teams, large family vacations, weddings, vow renewals, retreats, fishing trips, anniversaries, large groups, etc.

LINENS will not be provided other than the comforters, mattress covers, bedspreads, and pillows. You may bring your own LINENS or we can give you the contact information for a local beach linen rental service here on the island with the best service and rates.

Email today for your reservation at Ace in the Hole!

Summer starts filling up for the following year in late October & November. Always a quick response!!!! Ask about our last minute specials today! Less than 5 days before check-in? Email NOW!

The Boardwalk, fishing piers, and charter boats are all within walking distance. Enjoy the many restaurants, kid's activities, and just strolling on the beautiful area beaches!

Bike, chair, umbrella and boat rentals are all within one mile of the house. There is a private deck and walkway to the beach and everything you need to have a wonderful relaxing vacation! There are free summer concerts each month as well as a wonderful Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival in October.

The NC Aquarium is a short drive as well as the USS NC Battleship Memorial and historic Wilmington! You can take a beautiful 30 minute ferry ride from Fort Fisher, just a few miles away, to Southport, another historic and beautiful town on the water. There are wonderful restaurants and antique shops in historic Southport. Come and enjoy our wonderful vacation home! We vacation there too, so you can count on it being well kept!

FAMILIES AND RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ONLY! We reserve the right to refuse rentals to groups or students. This is a NONSMOKING RENTAL and NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.

Standing on any of the 3 oceanfront decks of this house you can look to your left at low tide and see the Blockade Runner General Beauregard (Civil war ship). She stands at the foot of Spartanburg Ave. in the same spot she ran aground at on that dark night with Captain Wilson at her helm. The ravages of time, sea and storms have taken their toll on the old girl for close to 150 years. On low tide she still pokes her engine above the waves to greet the sunbathers, beach goers and fisherman. Mostly laid flat and buried by the ravages of time the General Beauregard is known for providing some excellent Surf fishing. This wreck can also be fished from a boat but care must be taken as the wreck rises quite close to the surface.

Keywords: Oceanfront

More Details

Cassandra Morgan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Spanish by email only.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

Why Cassandra Morgan chose Coastal North Carolina

This property was built a few doors down from the Owner's first beach house.

What makes this house unique

Views of the dolphins playing in the ocean. Rocking quietly in the rocking chairs on the middle deck. Staring at the shipwreck and daydreaming. Soaking up the sun on the beach with friends and family. Toes in the sand and cold drink in hand. Goot times, good food, and good fun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great fantastic week at this home. It's very warm and welcoming and such a fantastic view we wish we could take home with us. But we are taking with us wonderful memories that will stay with us forever.

Thank you very much for having us over and sharing with us your wonderful home!

PS-This place is great for kids. (I'm the daughter (12) Thanks for making this feel like home!
Jul 2010
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Carolina Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3378 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master - Middle level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Middle level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Top level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master -Main level -Roll-in shower -Removeable shower chair
  • 5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet - Middle level - TV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , TV - Middle level
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Small TV - Top level
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 Queen. TV.- Top level
    Bunk Area - 4 bunk bed , 8 Twins - Bunk area with 2 Air Hockey tables - Top level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master - Main level - Oceanfront w/ TV, Private Bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master - Middle level - Oceanfront - Private Bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , 4 Twins - Desk - Wireless router - Main level
  • 1st floor - Garage (Parking for 4 vehicles inside garage & 3 outside) 2nd floor - Queen master and another room with 2 sets of bunks (4 twins) 3rd floor - King master, 2 queen bedrooms 4th floor - Queen and Twin in one bedroom, Queen bedroom, and 4 sets of bunks in the open activity area (8 twins)
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fully Handicapped Accessible on all levels with elevator, fully handicapped accessible bathroom.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront beauty sleeps 25+. Walking distance from Boardwalk! Now booking 2017!
average rating of 4.625 based on 44 reviews

No Superlative Adjective Can Describe This Listing

  • 5 of 5

My family & I have been using VRBO the past 8 years for a family get together. This is the first place that I cannot make a decision as to what I enjoyed the most, the property itself or dealing with the owner. The property, in addition to being located on the ocean with a private dock leading directly to the beach, is convenient to any place or activity you might want or need. Restaurants are close by. In fact, 3 restaurant are within walking distance & we found all 3 to be very acceptable. The properties amenities and having a family member that is confined to a wheelchair, the fact that this property is "FULLY" ADA accessible, made this property a very good fit for us all. As for the owner, I found my dealings with her to be very pleasing, more than acceptable, far exceed expectations and she provided the best customer service I have ever received from a listing on VRBO. I am in hopes we are able to comeback to this property in the future and I heartily recommend this property and its owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our second time at Ace in the Hole for our family vacation and we were as satisfied as the first time!!! It is a beautiful house with plenty of space for everyone! 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3 "living/couch" areas! The kitchen is great and separate kitchette on middle level. We've rented beach homes for 30 years and this is definitely one of the cleanest!!...Location is great also. Close enough to walk to the boardwalk and restaurants without being right in the congested area. We had our space on the beach right in front on house everyday!!!...Parking was great, our Traverse with carrier on top even fit in the garage!!...Nothing negative to say about the house at all!! Great for large families/groups! We loved it and would highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being return guests and for taking such great care of the house! We greatly appreciate you!
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Great again

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time here and everything was wonderful again. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!! This beautiful house is located on the beach and is well cared for and managed.

  • 5 of 5

Four families stayed in May 2014 and fit comfortably into this spacious luxurious house. The management was fantastic and when we thought we had a problem with the internet (which was due to user error) they responded promptly. Highly recommend this rental and enjoyed the ocean view of the quiet beach with easy access to the nearby boardwalk activities. It has elevator access for disabilities, comfortable beds, and up to date appliances. Five star property!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ohio family

  • 5 of 5

Was the best place for our large family. Handicap accessible for our son. Recommendation would be a larger frig on second level, larger grill, and remove steps from ramp to beach and make it a sloped ramp since home is wheelchair accessible.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best beach house for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented many beach houses for all of the kids and grandkids to be able to get together once a year ever summer for the past 6 years and this is our favorite one yet. We will be coming back to Ace and Carolina Beach for many years to come! We loved walking on the beach and collecting shells and the beautiful views of the ocean from the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was given to the owner in an email from past guest H. Lemons.
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Britt's Donut Shop
"World Famous Donuts on the Boardwalk!"
Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
Shuckin Shack
Michael's Seafood Restaurant
"Chowder Cook-Off Winner!"
Sea Witch Cafe
"Live music and great food! "
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
"Tiki bar on the ocean and the best seafood on the island!"
Pop's Frozen Custard
Uncle Vinny's Pizzeria Ristorante
Tangerine's Cabibbean Grill -- CLOSED
"Restaurant by day and nightclub with bar by night."
Freeman Park
"$20 per day for 4 wheel drive vehicles!!!!"
Kate's Pancake House
The Dive Food & Spirits
A & G Barbecue & Chicken
Carolina Beach Fishing Charters
Bowmans at the Beach
Trolly Stop Hot Dogs
Gulfstream Restaurant
Cottege Restaurant Seafood Grill & Coastal Cuisine
"Fine dining"
Black Horn Bar & Kitchen
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Ferry to Southport
Frank's Pizza
The Fudgeboat
Michaelangelo's Pizza
Port City Java
Majic Beanz
Zaaki Grill
Granny's Country Kitchen
Veterans Park Sports Complex
Harbor Masters -- CLOSED
Silver Dollar
The Veggie Wagon
Pizza Hut
Surfside Bar & Restaurant
Pleasure Island Sandwich Company
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
ILM International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Ocean Grill Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fort Fisher
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Cape Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Ocean Grill Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Winner boats (fishing & cruise)
Nearest Point of Interest
Paddle boats & Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Scotchman gas station
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Only 5 miles from NC Aquarium, Southport Ferry, and Fort Fisher Civil War museum and battlefield. Less than 1 mile from the CB Boardwalk.

From our porches you can see a shipwreck! Confederate Steamship Beauregard

Historic Southport, Bald Head Island, Carolina Beach State Park, Jungle Rapids Water Park, Britt's Doughnuts, Lake Park at CB with paddle boats and playground, KB Park (and dog park), Winner Marina and Charter Boats, KB and CB Fishing Piers, Ivy Cottage Antiques, Live music at the Boardwalk gazebo on Thursday nights during the summer, Free summertime movies at the lake park on Sunday night, Fireworks on Thursday night at CB during the summer months, Antique Car Show at Fort Fisher, Screen Gems Studios Tours, Historic Wilmington, Carriage rides, Azalea Festival, River boat cruises, Airlie Gardens, The Battleship North Carolina, Southport Fourth of July Festival, B


Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Feb 19 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Feb 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%


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