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Beautiful Oceanfront Home at Carolina Beach, great location near the boardwalk

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,738 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

August Dates still available! 7 bedroom, 5 bath home with loft area, sleeps 25

Smile Maker

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Enjoy the beauty of Carolina Beach at Smile Maker with ocean views from all three levels. This home has three decks and your own private walkway to the beach, equipped with outdoor shower.

Smile Maker is an oceanfront home in Carolina Beach only 8 blocks from the Boardwalk. We are also in close walking distance from the lake. This seven bedroom, five bath home can sleep 25. With a large double car garage, you can easily park 6 cars.

This home is handicap accessible. This home offers an elevator to access each level (34' by 52') with a large fully handicap accessible bathroom on the main level.

The kitchen has GE profile stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a large butcher block island with 5 stools, smooth-top range, and convection oven. From the kitchen you will find a large dining table with chairs for 8.

On the main level you will also find the handicap accessible master bedroom and bathroom, and additional bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, and an additional full bath with tub/shower combo that is accessible from the common areas, as well as a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer.

From the open living room there are sliders and full size windows overlooking the deck with amazing ocean views.

The second floor has a wet bar with mini-fridge, microwave, and sink. There is a foosball table as well as a poker table in the second floor living area. This floor has another beautiful view, which can be seen from the living room and large deck. Also on this floor are a second master bedroom with a king bed, and a large private bath with double vanity and large walk-in shower. There are two more bedrooms with queen beds on this floor, as well as another full bathroom with walk-in shower. There is a door at the top of the stairs to help reduce noise and allow for more privacy between this level and the main floor.

The third floor loft is great for kids, with four sets of bunk beds and an air hockey table. There are also two bedrooms on the top floor (one with a queen, one with a queen and a twin), as well as another full bath. This floor has another great deck with perfect ocean views.

This spacious home has plenty of room to spread out. It is perfect for large family gatherings. The boardwalk and many restaurants are all within walking distance, as well as the fishing pier. Carolina Beach has family night on Tuesdays, Bingo on Wednesdays, free fireworks every Thursday, movies at the lake, as well as free concerts throughout the summer. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is just a short drive away.

Wireless internet access is provided / available

This property does not allow pets of any kind. We are also a smoke free property.

Linens are not provided. You may bring your own or rent them separately.

Bike, chair, umbrella and boat rentals are all within one mile of the house.

More Details

Emily Good
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Emily Good

We are a family owned and ran property management company in Wilmington NC serving the local beaches. With 12 years in the real estate sales business, we decided to take our clients advice and start a management company to manage their second and investment properties. We look forward to helping you make your vacations a memorable one.

Emily Good purchased this house in 2005

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:
  • 3738 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 5 - toilet , shower , Top level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master -Main level -Roll-in shower -Removeable shower chair
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Middle level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master - Middle level
  • 5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • 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 ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Oceanfront Home at Carolina Beach, great location near the boardwalk
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 46 reviews
Central PA


  • 5 of 5

What a stay! Our family intended to use this as our Easter week gathering......but it turned out to be our daughter's wedding week as well! Everyone RAVED over the accomodations! The view can't be beat---to wake up to that view everyday was magical. The elevator, handicapp bathroom, electric recliner were SO welcomed! Everything was great.

(one note is fry pans cheap and uneven for cooking...had we known we would have brought some better ones along.... several of the guys are superb cooks(the groom himself being a chef) there was some growling about the pans.--other wise more than we used!)

The intercom system was utilized prepared if you have some children using 3rd floor....we ALL stated we are out of shape and calves were burning! GREAT workout ;).

Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely incredible house

  • 5 of 5

This place is very well maintained. There's plenty of room and parking. The view is incredible. The owners and previous owners were very responsive and understanding. It was the perfect place to house the bridesmaids, groomsmen and immediate family for my wedding!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It is truly guests like yourself that make me happy to do what I do. Although I am the Property Manager, and not the Owner, I am still very thankful for all of your kind words about myself and our beautiful Ace in the Hole! We would love to have your family back to visit!
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 14 2017 - May 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%


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