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Speaks: english, arabic, Hebrew

*Oceanfront House*Sleeps12-18*Rec Room* Available August Weeks $2500

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Coastal North Carolina House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 12-18)

Our home is oceanfront in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. It is an older style cottage built in the 1940's and we added a third floor and renovated in 2003. There are great views with beautiful porches and decks overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In the Spring of 2008, the ground floor was added to the rental making it a full house rental. Full kitchen was renovated on middle floor in 2011 with dishwasher and garbage disposal. Two efficiency kitchens on other two floors.

The ground floor does have a separate entrance and is filled with games for the kids, a retro sofa converting lounger, an efficiency kitchen, a pool table/air hockey table and a big screen TV with DVD. It also has two bedrooms and one bath, all in beautiful bright beachy colors.

The middle floor has a full kitchen and family room with a queen sleeper sofa, one queen bedroom, one full bedroom and one full bathroom. There is a wonderful open porch with a swing, rockers, and a table for eating or playing games. There are two outdoor showers; an open shower on the walkway from the beach to rinse off sand, and a closed hot and cold shower to enjoy your daily shower!

The top floor has one queen bedroom, one twin to king trundle bedroom, and a sunroom with a queen sleeper sofa, and two full bathrooms. All rooms have ocean views. There is a beautiful deck from the bedroom and the sunroom with a retractable awning. A washer and dryer are in a common hallway leading to the middle floor. There is a lockout option with entrances both internally and externally to both of the top two floors.

The house will sleep 12 people in beds, and another 6 people on sofa beds!

This house is located on the north end of Carolina Beach, a quieter and more relaxing part of the beach. The Boardwalk, fishing pier and charter boats are all within walking distance. Enjoy the many restaurants, kid's activities, and just strolling on the beach! Bike, chair, umbrella and boat rentals are all within one mile of the house. There is a private deck and walkway to the beach, a brick grill and fireplace to cook out, 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 have the right to refuse rentals to groups or students. This is a NONSMOKING RENTAL and NO PETS ALLOWED.


Please note that this house is an older style beach cottage, with fairly small rooms and bathrooms.

Weddings are permitted onsite with certain stipulations:

all permits must be obtained including alcohol permits, renter must arrange for offsite parking (if guests stay at Microtel Inn and Suites, offsite parking is allowed there), maximum number of guests staying IN the house is 18, Guest party is 50 people or less, during the peak season May-September, a $500 impact fee is charged for weddings. We recommend an offseason wedding date to avoid excessive traffic and congestion during the peak season. For more questions, please contact Kelly through email or telephone.

Keywords: HOUSE, Oceanfront

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kelly (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, arabic, Hebrew

About Kelly

We moved from Virginia to the Wilmington area in 1991. We fell in love with the old beach cottages in Carolina Beach and soon found one that was a 'great fixer-upper'. We did some cosmetic changes and enjoyed the house for one year before Hurricanes Bertha and Fran hit! We had extensive damage, but were able to salvage the house and maintain it's 1940's charm with an updated look. Later in 2003, we added a third floor to the house and have been renting to many return renters since that time. The house is in a great area of Carolina Beach, the north end, where many families vacation and close enough but far enough away from the boardwalk area to minimize noise. Every other year, the town renourishes the beach, so in the off years, the beach erosion can be significant. We love Mimi's cottage, named after my (Kelly's) mom, and appropriate since my parents own the house with us. We know that you will enjoy staying here in the quaintness of an old beach cottage with bright modern colors and fabulous views!

Kelly purchased this house in 1995

Why Kelly chose Coastal North Carolina

Avi was working in Carolina Beach when we moved to the area, and we lived here for the first year. We then moved into Wilmington but missed the beach and soon started looking for property that we could fix up. We loved the area because it was far enough from Wilmington to feel like we were on vacation, but close enough to drive home if we needed. We love the uncrowded beaches and the 'old' feel of the beach. It reminds me of childhood visits to the beach.

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy the benefit of this oceanfront property with easy access to the beach, a nice parking pad with a deck area off of the walkway to the beach with a brick charcoal grill and outdoor fireplace, outdoor showers,one with both hot and cold water, a nice tanning deck on the top floor. You can easily walk to the north end pier to fish or eat, or to the Boardwalk where there are great shops, amusement rides, bike and other vehicle rentals, and an exciting nightlife. The NC Aquarium is about a 5 mile drive, as is the ferry over to Southport. Wilmington is only about a 15 minute drive where there are wonderful restaurants, sightseeing, film studio tours, carriage rides, and a wonderful downtown riverwalk.Our house has been a host to many weddings. We are one of only a few single family houses left at the beach. We have a large parking pad that works well with tents and tables, and we offer offsite parking at our hotel if you can provide shuttle service for your guests. We also have other properties in close proximity that can house other guests within walking distance.


based on 35 traveler reviews

*Oceanfront House*Sleeps12-18*Rec Room* Available August Weeks $2500
average rating of 4.571429 based on 35 reviews

Family Beach Week

  • 4 of 5

We had a family week at this cute cottage. Ocean front with a short private boardwalk to the beach. Loved the front porch complete with swing the grandkids loved it! We enjoyed eating outside on the porch. Perfect family area lots of room for everyone. The view from upstairs is breath taking! The outside shower was also nice. The town has lots of nice places to eat and plenty of activities for everyone. We liked the Deck house it was yummy! Lots of parking. The basement was a bit musty, but it is a basement at the beach. When we arrived we noticed that the blender did not work properly we gave Kyle a call and we got a new one delivered within the hour. We went to see the USS North Carolina awesome experience. Highly recommend this house and we will be back. Thanks for a perfect week Kelly!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time!! Hope to have you back in the future!!
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Hickory, NC

Great House

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in the house for one week. Had a wedding on the beach. 16 family members were present. Had a great time and the house was fantastic. Had a few minor issues that you would have anywhere, not worth mentioning. Wish it were dog friendly but most aren't and we knew it going in. We would recommend it highly and plan to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for posting a review. I am so happy you had a great week!! Thanks for letting me know about the issues. Please come again!! Kelly
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North Carolina / New York

Beach Getaway

  • 3 of 5

The house was very nice and in a great location, however there was a very mean neighbor that was constantly watching what we did and even came out to tell us our 2 year old granddaughter couldnt pick up the sand on her property, thankfully we all recognized the womans ignorance and didnt let her ruin our great time! The bottom floor of the home is not attached to the other levels so you have to go outside to access the rest of the home, which was great for the teenagers! They enjoyed the pool table and game console that was provided. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, etc..... overall nice property.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn, I am glad you had a a great time. Sorry about the neighbor, I know exactly who it is, and despite numerous conversations with her, I see that she is still an unhappy person. Thank you for the review. Hope to have you back again!!
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Family Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sorry it took so long to add our review. The house was PERFECT! I wasn't sure how this vacation would work out. This was the first time we tried a family group vacation with my in-laws. So I had to find something that would work for a diverse age and interest group - starting with my mother and father-in-law (in their 80s) through our adult children (who wanted the nightlife). The lower level with it's own entry and gaming area was just right for the late night crowd. Grandma and Grandpa were very happy with their middle floor bedroom that kept their stair climbing to a minimum. Then there was the upper floor with a fabulous view and another entry way for the late night partiers that didn't wake our early sleepers.

With enough sleeping areas and 4 bathrooms, we had no trouble assigning beds or 'cleaning up' for our excursions. We are looking forward to another stay at your wonderful cottage. I have it bookmarked and hopefully we will be organizing another trip next year.

Thank you Kelly and Abe

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to seeing you again soon!!
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Coventry UK

Happy family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This property is on a quiet part of the beautiful North Carolina Beach with it's own boardwalk to access the beach. It is ideal for a large family gathering, we had lots of excursions planned but enjoyed swimming in the warm wavy sea and taking in the views so much no-one really wanted to leave the house for very long! It was wonderful to wake up to the sight and sound of the sea every morning and watch the pelicans flying overhead and diving in the sea to fish.

The house is well equipped for a lot of people with lots of seats on each decking to sit on, and was very clean and tastefully decorated with a nautical theme in each room. The lower floor was slightly damp so people on that floor only used it for sleeping. The outside bathroom and the pool table were also very popular!

We did manage to venture out to Wilmington for the day which is a beautiful town with lots of historical landmarks on the Cape Fear River.

We left with lots of wonderful memories of happy times.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great visit here!!
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North carolina

Memorial day

  • 4 of 5

I think the beach house is great. There are a few issues though that I think should be brought to their attention. We stayed downstairs and the glass door would not open for most of us. We ended up having to jiggle the handle for a long time to get it to open and sometimes it wouldn't so we ended up shutting the main door. It was not convenient because we like to see the kids and if there was a fire you would be trapped. Also, the upstairs dryer had to be run three times to completely dry clothes. It seems the heating element needs replaced. The downstairs door did not lock in the bathroom either.

Love the house and memories. Just needs some repairs.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The handle has been repaired and the dryer vent was blocked up by a small towel that must have gotten caught in there. Sorry we did not know about these issues until you posted them, and we took care of them right away. Look forward to seeing you again next year!!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: recommended

Charter Fishing, Fishing Pier, Freeman Park (4WD can drive and camp on the beach), Fort Fisher Museum, NC Aquarium, and ferry to Southport approximately 5 miles away


Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off season
Oct 31 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder
Mar 1 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4 Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Summer rates are weekly only.
The rental period is Saturday to Saturday in Jun, July, August.
Inquire for other holiday rates.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
We accept personal checks with a signed contract and thirty days prior to rental. Paypal fees are paid by renter.
Reasonable linen rental and other items for your stay available through
Renters are required to purchase the non-refundable property damage policy currently for $59 OR submit a $500 refundable security deposit.

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Coastal North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor in hall by both bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hall near both bedrooms and kitchen/family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off queen bedroom on top floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Off twin/trundle bedroom on top floor
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold and privacy
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ground floor oceanfront bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ground floor Street side bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Oceanfront middle floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Street Side Bedroom Middle floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Top floor oceanfront bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed with two twins on top floor
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , two queen sleeper sofas and a double futon
  • Sleeper Sofa or Futons (3) Queen sleeper in recreation room, family room and in sunroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Board games, Lounge chairs & Rockers on the decks, Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, Outdoor showers (hot and cold), private deck and walkway to the beach, hammock, patio table and chairs, paved parking, NO PETS,NO SMOKING Linen rental available through Seaside Linens-delivery available

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