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Howards' Hiatus - Oceanfront 2BR/2BA Condo at Carolina Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Master Bedroom - Queen size bed

Second Bedroom - 2 sets of Twin bunk beds

Living Room - Queen sleeper sofa

NEW FOR 2016: We've had the exterior of the building completely sided and all new PCV railings installed. The outside now looks fantastic too!

Come visit Carolina Beach! Howards' Hiatus is located oceanfront in the most peaceful area - less than a mile from the boardwalk but far enough away from the hotels to avoid the crowds. Walk out the front door and you will be on the beach in just a few short steps!

Carolina Beach is a barrier island located on the southern tip of North Carolina. The unobstructed beaches are perfect for walking, fishing and collecting seashells. The favorable temperatures in May through September are ideal for swimming, surfing or just playing in the waves. Carolina Beach has been a favorite for vacationers for the past century as it is perfect for families looking to enjoy time together in a friendly environment.

We offer an open floor plan of kitchen, living room, and dining area, opening up to sliders onto your private oceanfront deck. Our kitchen is fully equipped, we have dining area seating for four at the table plus two bar stools at the kitchen counter. The living room has a large flat screen TV and DVD player for your enjoyment. Out on our deck we have a bar height patio set and even a surfboard for you to use!

The master bedroom had a comfy queen size bed and the master bath has a stand up shower. The second bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds and we also have a pull out queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. Our condo comes with an amply supply of household supplies for your stay.

Outside we have two covered parking spaces under the building and an outdoor shower for you to rinse off the beach sand. Our beach assess walkway is right next to the building and you are just steps away from fun in the sun!

We take great pride in all of the amenities that Howards' Hiatus has to offer. As such, we only are available to responsible adults and do not rent to fraternities, school, civic or other non-family groups.

Keywords: Oceanfront, condo, family, new, beach, carolina

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Chris Howard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Chris Howard

My wife and I live with our 3 kids in Summerfield, North Carolina. We have both loved the beach since we were children and look forward to sharing Howards' Hiatus with you.

Chris Howard purchased this condo in 2007

Why Chris Howard chose Coastal North Carolina

Howards' Hiatus is ideal for both families with young children and professionals looking for a relaxing break from reality. Our location is close to all of the famous Carolina Beach landmarks, such as:

- Carolina Beach harbor and fishing docks

- Gibby's Restaurant

- Michael's Seafood Restaurant

- The Boardwalk, home of the world-famous Britt's Donuts and other quaint shops and restaurants

- The Shuckin' Shack Restaurant

- Bert's Surf Shop

You can also savor the local seafood at restaurants off the Boardwalk and nearby in Wrightsville Beach and Kure Beach. In addition, Howards' Hiatus is just a short drive from downtown Wilimington (only twenty minutes away) where you will find the historical port city, with a fascinating variety of restaurants, bars, shops and cultural attractions.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Howards' Hiatus - Oceanfront 2BR/2BA Condo at Carolina Beach!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Great condo to get

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great, just didn't get to spend as much time there. The location is fabulous, since we were able to jog in the morning safely. not a lot of traffic. No big parties, no loud groups. I had my two boys 22 and 19, there two half brothers 18 and 19, and the 22 year old's fiances, What was I thinking. And I'm 54, But we all had a great time on the beach and spending time as a family. Hope to do it again soon or next year. The condo was the perfect fit, except I had to sleep on the couch and I paid for everything. Also , The place was very clean and kept clean. GREAT time, Thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abysmal air conditioning makes an otherwise average property a nightmare

  • 1 of 5

Hate to have to pan a property, but had someone had the courtesy of offering this information before I had booked, I know that I would have looked elsewhere.

Positives - Good location, not overcrowded beach. Some beach accessories provided. Nice deck overlooking ocean with plenty of deck furniture.

Con - Air conditioning was absolutely worthless except in the two small bathrooms, which were cold. But the system was so anemic that the bedroom into which one of the bathrooms opened was still blistering hot. Complained immediately to property manager who, to his credit, came over immediately. Suggested that we give it some time for AC to catch up - which seemed reasonable. Next day, there was an AC repair man onsite and we asked him about our AC. Where we did have cold air coming into the two bathrooms, the system was obviously working and therefore there was no repair that could be done. The issue obviously is that the system isn't balanced and unless someone completely re-vents the system, it is unlikely that this can be saved. We went out and bought heavy duty fans for each room and that sustained us until a spell of hot weather kicked in (remember, it's the summer in NC, so hot weather is normal), but we decided to leave a day early because we just couldn't tolerate the unbearable heat build-up.

Other observations - The refrigerator, even set to the coldest temperature, was only marginally cold. Freezer worked fine. Kitchen accessories were limited compared to other places even in the same building.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Allen: You were right, although our HVAC man came right out when you notified me that the A/C wasn't working and said we needed a larger air handler to cool the condo ($2,300.) that wasn't the problem at all. We noticed water dripping down from the carport ceiling and when we pulled back the plywood - we sat that the vent lines were completely torn up. Raccoons!!! They've since been evicted. Now we've had to move renters to another unit while the HVAC contractors rip out all the old venting and install completely new lines. UPDATE: ALL DUCT WORK AND VENTING HAVE BEN REPLACED AND AN ADDITIONAL SUPPLY VENT HAS BEEN ADDED IN THE LIVING ROOM. THE HVAC SYSTEM IS NOW WORKING PERFECTLY. NICE AND COLD!!! Regarding the fridge, we've kept an eye on it and so far it seems to be working fine.
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Great beachfront condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our adult family of 6. The pictures were accurate. It was clean and maintained. The "kids" room was slightly cramped, so the pullout sofa in the living room came in handy.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy family spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and were perfectly comfortable in the condo. The view and beach access were great as was the proximity to restaurants and stores. It was quiet and peaceful the whole time. Carpet, furniture and fixtures were not completely modern, but were perfectly functional. There was a faint mildew smell when we entered, but wasn't strong enough to bother us the whole time. All of our needs were met and we would certainly stay in the same condo again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our new spring tradition

  • 5 of 5

I honestly can not say enough about our stay at Howards' Hiatus! There was more than enough space for my three children and myself. It was nice to wake before the children and sip coffee while watching the spectacular sunrises off the deck. Having outdoor furniture that is nice was a big plus for my family. We ate and played board games while listening to the ocean and spotting some dolphins from time to time. Trying the doughnut shop Wake N Bake, beside Food Lion, was a treat. We hiked the hermit trail and spent a day on the beach watching a surf competition. I love to bring my children back to where I was raised, and I just found the place I will stay every time I return!! Mike was easy and wonderful to work with. I own a vacation cleaning company and I was not disappointed in the cleaning. Believe me, I look where most do not and it really was "my" kind of clean. That is saying A LOT!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo was in great shape, right on the beach, with covered parking. Apart from the rain everything was perfect for the trip. Definitely a home away from home, with a much better view! Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 19 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $60 + Tax
Damage Protection Plan $40
Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change.
Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
You must be at least 25 years old to enter into a rental contract.
No Smoking
No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 4 bunk bed , two bunk beds = 4 twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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