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Luxury Oceanfront Condo- Beach Front-Winter Rentals Available

62 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Coastal North Carolina Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Luxury Oceanfront Condo: Wifi, Pool and Linens Included

Welcome to 'A Place at the Beach'. A Luxury Oceanfront, Non-Smoking, 2 bedroom condo in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. You can smell the ocean air you are so close in this 3rd floor, direct oceanfront unit.

The pictures say it all but I will try to describe some of the best features. Highly desirable location, property books quickly during peak season.

This is a much sought after 3rd floor, central unit which makes it a highly desirable location in a modern building. There are no units above you and you have a great view from the oceanfront balcony. Both the master bedroom and living room open to the newly renovated oceanfront deck (with new adirondack chairs and table). The condo has a central air conditioning system, new furniture and a 40' flat screen TV with a DVD player. The condo is nicely decorated with fun beach touches throughout and is a fantastic place for a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

This quiet building has its own private pool (with lounge chairs) surrounded by palm trees. The pool is open for swimming from May15- October 31. We are 1/2 mile north of the Boardwalk which feature seasonal rides for the kids, numerous shops and restaurants, fireworks on Thursday nights and Sunday movie night at the lake. Just blocks from the condominium is the Marina with daily departures on fishing charters, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and boat rentals. There are secure rinse-off showers on the ground floor and a laundry room for your use. In the storage area, there are beach fold-up chairs, a cooler, some buckets and shovels, a boogie board and noodles for the kids; so there is no need to haul all that stuff on top of your car.

As a mark of quality 50% of my bookings are from repeat guests or referrals. I take pride in a providing a clean quality condo for your enjoyment. I hope to see you at the beach this year.

If your party is more than 4 to 6 people, we also manage the listing next to this unit, Homeaway #3668500 and 3859638.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer - Booking Agent (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at Carolina Beach Ave. It was perfect:) My mom and I loved having the balcony overlooking the beach, the warm weather and the peaceful area. The apartment had everything we needed and the weather was absolutely perfect.

We loved it so much we hope to rent from you again in the future.

Thanks again!
May 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 62 traveler reviews

Luxury Oceanfront Condo- Beach Front-Winter Rentals Available
average rating of 4.83871 based on 63 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation, can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 3 kids truly enjoyed our stay in this condo. From the moment we opened the door, we were blown away by the view. It was by far my favorite part about the condo. I also agree with the review below about the pool being such a great asset, my children absolutely loved swimming there. I saw a few reviews with people talking about the condo not being clean and the week were there this was for sure not a issue, it was cleaned well for us. we just ended up bringing our own sheets as well bc I didn't want to bother with trying to wash before we left. The access to the beach was so easy and the beach itself was super clean and beautiful. The boardwalk was a ton of fun for the kids. We went on family night so braclets were only 20 dollars a kid. Little pricey for sure, but they rode rides for hours so it was worth it. Brits donuts are a must, however if you would like a true sugar coma then visit Wake N Bake donuts right next to the Food Lion grocery store. Super yummy as well! After eating all of that junk, it didn't bother us to walk up and down all those stairs to reach our condo. 😉This was our first visit to Carolina Beach and we are already talking about renting this place again for next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and pool

  • 4 of 5

The beachfront location is fabulous. This was our first time in Carolina Beach and were really blown away at how clean the beach was, the water clear, the sand powdery soft! The stairs to the third floor were worth it because of the view from the balcony. Having access to the balcony from the master bedroom was great. Sit out there and soak it all in in the mornings watching the sunrise and twice saw dolphins in the ocean before the kids woke up. The furniture and bedding were very comfortable, the kitchen stocked adequately with dishes/pots/pans/utensils. As mentioned in previous reviews, we had to make the beds when we got there, but it didn't bother me. One thing that did bother me was being asked to (not required, but was asked to) wash the linens before we left. If there was a washer and dryer in unit, no problem, but the first floor laundry was $2 to wash and $2 to dry! Seemed a little expensive to me. The pool is one of the best things about this property. While we were exploring the area we noticed that there are very few oceanfront properties that have pools, and we were traveling with 5 children (my sister and her family stayed in the condo next door, same owners) who greatly enjoyed the pool. The only thing I can really complain about or say I disliked about the property was the cleanliness of one bedroom and the kitchen. The bedroom that my kids stayed in had a strong odor of smoke. I don't know if the previous weeks renters smoked in that room or not? I just kept the door to their room open and the fan constantly on. The kitchen...dishes not clean, again, could be fault of previous renters. The kitchen floor seemed to always be sticky or have a residue on it. Now the kitchen is the room where you enter and exit the condo, so of course you're bringing sand in, dripping water on the floor, etc. I did sweep the floor daily or twice daily with broom and dustpan to try and keep the sand cleaned up. One thing I cannot be ok with though, is dead cockroaches in the kitchen (floor and cupboards), and in the outdoor hallways of the condo unit. I read in a previous review about bugs and the owners had responded that the units were sprayed for bugs, so maybe that accounts for the stickiness of kitchen floor? Bugs I saw were dead, but they were not there and then they were 10 mins later, so they had to have crawled in alive at some point. Just really grossed me out. Other than that issue, our stay was great and I would consider returning!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate reviews and happy to host families that enjoy their stay. Thank you for the kind words. We wanted to briefly address the issue with bugs. Being in a humid climate, crazy rain storms, and being on the beach with people in and out of the unit sometimes a bug or two say hello. We have the best Pest Control on the beach and spray all summer long. I would like to mention to all past and future renters, this is not normal behavior for A Place At The Beach. As for the smoke, the unit is a NON SMOKING unit and if we discover renters smoking we do address it! Previous renters could smoke outside and then end up sleeping in the room which causes smoke to linger. With any venue, lingering smoke can happen and we are so sorry it did. When we clean we make sure to open the windows and clean everything if it were to smell. These are issues that we are happy to address and mention to our cleaning staff in the future. We believe in being proactive and not reactive. Thanks again for your time in reviewing "A Place At the Beach."
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Good but not great

  • 3 of 5

The accomidatkons in out condo were great. I just had a few concerns. First the cable is terrible. I know that most people don't watch tv but with 2 young children we would watch in the morning and sometimes after dinner. It kept glitching/skipping and the guide always said not available or channel will be available shortly. Also the cleaning was terrible. There were bugs some dead and some alive all over the condo. Dust all along the walls and I was not aware we had to put the sheets on the beds ourselves. I did not plan to drive 10 hours to dress my own beds. I did not mind pulling the sheets off at the end of the week. I did enjoy the view from the balcony and the attractions that Carolina beach offered.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We always appreciate honest comments for our viewers to see. I wanted to write back to ensure future travelers that our properties are clean and well maintained. In regards to the cleaning, I spoke to our cleaning employee and she mentioned that the group arrived several hours earlier than the stated arrival time on the arrival documentation. She felt pressure to get the cleaning done asap and probably missed some spots because of people waiting to get in. They had just done pest control and what happens the bugs come out and die. Unfortunately, we have to do pest control living in such a warm climate right on the beach. Pest controls happens about once a month to ensure that "live" bugs aren't roaming around the unit. I wish we would have known about the cable. We have someone there that could have come over to the unit and make sure it was working for you. We always ask our guests to call us immediately if they are not happy with someone or if something is not working properly. We can't fix it if we don't know about it. Again, please come back and we can definitely address all the concerns made in this review. We strive to make our guests fall in love with "A Place At The Beach," and want to do our best to make this happen. Jennifer and Bill
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5

We loved A Place At the Beach! It was definitely our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our condo, A Place At the Beach, and were pleasantly surprised to find that it was more than we expected! It was really our home away from home. This was our first experience with VRBO and proved to be very helpful. Our owner, Bill, couldn't have been nicer and any questions we had he responded back very promptly. Our little home was very clean and cozy. It was completely stocked with anything & everything you could want. Our views were beautiful looking out from our living room & the master bedroom windows. We were down at A Place At the Beach for almost all of the month of February, which of course, is not beach weather but still a nice change from New Jersey weather. Carolina Beach is a real nice town with shops, great places to eat and nice parks to walk or hike around. You can also take many day trips if you are looking for a change such as going to Wilmington, visit forts and the Aquarium. All our trips were wonderful. If you are looking for a relaxing, homey, clean home away from home, A Place At the Beach is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful View!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. The condo was the perfect size for the three of us and convenient to all things Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wilmington. It was great to be able to run down to the pool or beach within a couple of minutes. The other occupants of the building were also very nice and welcoming. My son made friends with the kids at the pool and the housekeeping staff was super helpful when we arrived someone was parked in our spot. It was fixed in no time! The cookware of the condo needs to be upgraded. The coating of the pans is wearing off and flakes into the food, etc. I have a feeling they've been burned a few times. Otherwise, everything else was in great shape. My son's favorite part was listening to the ocean to fall asleep each night. My favorite part was watching the sunrise from the patio each morning with a cup of coffee. The view is amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for your review!!! Thank you for letting us know about the cookware! It goes "old" so quickly when it's used all the time. We will get it updated soon. Cheers! Jennifer and Bill
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Awesome place to stay

  • 4 of 5

A Place at the Beach was exactly as stated. Close to the ocean, great view, morning sunrise from the balcony was breathtaking. The décor was so perfect for the beach. This was our granddaughters first trip to the beach and it could not have been a better experience. Close enough to the boardwalk (had to drive) but far enough away to not have the noise. Brit's donuts are a must while at the boardwalk

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
Kure Beach Fishing Pier
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sea Witch Cafe
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Kure Beach Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Cape
Nearest Motorway
19.5 Miles
I-40
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sea Witch Cafe
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Car: recommended

There is much to do at Carolina Beach. The North Carolina Aquarium is at the south end of the island, about 8 miles from the condo. The aquarium features divers who swim with sharks and rays and a touching pond for the kids. A twenty-minute drive takes you to Historic Wilmington. The historic riverfront downtown has brick streets, waterfront restaurants, loads of antique shops, horse-drawn carriage rides, and fantastic restaurants. There is also a children's museum, nightly ghost walks and the Cape Fear Serpentarium.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Miniature golf.

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Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Post Summer 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Post Summer II 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$875
 
 
Off-Season Monthly - 3 mo Min
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$630
$1,050
 
 
Off Season II
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$125
From
$139
Fri,Sat
$790
$1,350
 
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$149
$850
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Pre Summer Season 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
Summer I 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Summer Season 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Post Summer Season 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$149
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$995
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning - Linens/Towels $85

$50.00 replacement cost for lost / unreturned parking passes. Linens are complimentary and expected to be washed prior to departure. Hurricane evacuation during the course of your stay equal a maximum of 50% of the total rental fee or a pro-rated amount based upon the number of days the unit was occupied after 3 days. Deposits will be returned if the unit is able to be rerented upon cancellation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coastal North Carolina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The full bath in the hall has a tub/shower and nice decor. The bath was newly renovated in 2009.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV Included
  • The master bedroom was last painted in December 2010, queen bed, wicker furniture theme, 32' flat screen TV on the wall and a half bath. As well as an oceanfront window and oceanfront door to the deck. The second bedroom has a queen bed in a playful, nautical theme. The full bath in the hall has a tub/shower and nice decor. Convertible Sofa Bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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