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Extraordinary Ocean and Lake views. Book Now for Summer

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Beautiful condo with ocean and lake views. Walk to attractions.

The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and private bath. The 2nd bedroom has a trundle bed that separates to make two twin beds, flat screen TV, colorful seaside decor. A place to enjoy your family and relax. Cross over the dunes and enjoy a piece of paradise. Salty air, warm southern breezes, ocean views that are endless. Excellent location for attractions, restaurants, shops, boardwalk, lake and surf lessons. Marina with party boats, amusements, world famous Britt's doughnuts, and more!

Jack Kelly
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Jack Kelly

Greetings, my name is Jack Kelly, I was born and raised at Carolina Beach. Yes, a hard to find local! A wonderful place to live and to visit, I believe in Carolina Beach so much I started my business, Kelly Medical, Inc. on the island. You may love it so much you might want to live here too.

As a local owner of Southern Sands, I want to make your stay as wonderful and comfortable as I can. I would love to have your family return here year after year and vacation with us. I hope you will give our beautiful island a try and book your next vacation at Southern Sands. Please Book Early! Dates are filling up fast!

Jack Kelly purchased this condo in 2005

Why Jack Kelly chose Coastal North Carolina

I bought this condo because of its uniqueness. Southern Sands has only nine units in its complex. It has beautiful ocean and lake views across the street.The units are quiet, safe, and a close walking distance to all local attractions. I believe you and your family will enjoy it also.

What makes this condo unique

The endless views of the Atlantic that change everyday are amazing from the living room and deck. If you get up early to watch a sunrise you will find you won't be able to sleep in on your vacation any longer. Have your morning coffee and watch the dolphins swim. Have a cold drink on your private deck and watch the pelicans fly over the ocean on their way home from a day fishing for their food. A romantic evening with your favorite person watching the evening and night fall, making those wonderful lasting memories.

And then there are the evening sunsets over the Carolina Beach Lake. Beautiful and Magnificent!


Carolina Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Full Bathrooms with sink, toilet and shower. Master has a tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Day Bed which opens out to make two separate twin beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedrm Has Queen Bed w/ TV Private Bathrm w/shower/tub
  • Master Bedroom Has Queen Bed With TV Private Bathroom w/ Shower/Tub
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
April:12; Annual Chowder Cook-OFF April 26; 7th Annual Kure Beach Street Festival May 9; 16th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament May 17-18; 21st Annual Soccer Classic May 11; Opening of Farmers Market May 29; Carolina Bch arts festival May 27-30 Memorial Day weekend June: 7; Annual Beach Music Festival June 19; Father's Day weekend July 4; Fireworks July:10-13; East Coast King Mackerel Classic October:11-12; Annual Seafood and Jazz Festival Nov: 28; Island of Lights Light up at Lake Dec. 5; Carolina Beach Christmas Parade Dec. 31; New Year's Eve Fireworks @ Kure Beach


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Extraordinary Ocean and Lake views. Book Now for Summer
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Thanksgiving at the beach 2016

  • 4 of 5

The condo is really comfortable and the view is amazing! I loved that you can see the sunrise on the ocean and the sunset on the lake! We also witnessed the lighting of the Christmas Tree and surrounding animated lights around the lake on Friday, just standing on the front deck area near the front door! Didn't have to go into the crowd. The sound and view of the ocean while standing in the kitchen is pretty cool too! We had "turkey by the ocean" and it was awesome! I would stay again! Thank you, Jack!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, so glad you could enjoy Thanksgiving with your family. One of the nicest responses we received. Thanks again ,Jack and Diane Kelly
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Fabulous Condo with excellent ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Jack and Diane are two great people. They always make me and family feel warm and welcome. The condo is always super clean and comfy; it really is a home away from home and the view from the balcony is excellent. There's also plenty of room for a large family with everything neatly organized and easy to find. The location is perfect because it's literally a few steps away from the ocean and the condo is surrounded by several restaraunts and stores. We were very comfortable and really enjoyed our stay. I would most definitely recommend Jack and Diane to family and friends. Can't wait to return for another visit. Thanks again Jack and Diane!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, Indiana

As close to on the beach as you can get

  • 5 of 5

We booked this condo very late in the season and we're a bit apprehensive why such a good location could still be available. We were very happy to find a very nice, clean condo with a great beach view, extremely easy beach access and close enough to walk to the boardwalk and central restaurants. The beach was not too crowded near the condo and was of course great. Can sleep 5 comfortably. Fully functional kitchen well equipped. Jack also made available beach gear including chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas and more. He even made sure there were beach towels since he thought we were coming from so far away. This is a 4th floor corner unit. We will definitely try to stay there again if we come back to Carolina Beach. Thanks Jack.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for that wonderful review of our condo. It was great meeting your family, Diane and I welcome you back anytime. Sincerely, Jack and Diane Kelly
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A Week By the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This condo is awesome! The pictures don't quite capture how comfy and nice this beachy condo is to stay in. My husband and I brought our one year old little girl to Carolina beach for her first beach experience. We had so much fun! The condo itself is decorated in very tasteful beach decor. There is a second bedroom with a bed and all the furnishings that a child would need. Since our daughter is too little to sleep in a big bed, we just set up a pack n play in the bedroom and that worked perfectly. We had plenty of room and the thing I loved most of all was the balcony that faces the beach. My husband and I sat out and ate dinner every night while we watched and listened to the sound of ocean waves hitting the shore. It was also nice when my daughter took her naps because we could still enjoy "the beach" while in the condo. There is a full kitchen with everything you need to make meals if you are like us and prefer to make a grocery trip. There is an elevator in the condo complex, so it was easy for us to take our daughter and all our stuff to and from the beach. The complex is not one of those huge high rises, so don't worry! You literally walk out of the elevator or down the stairs and the walkway to the beach is right across a little street. We felt like the beach was ours the whole trip. Just a short walk down the street is the Carolina Beach boardwalk with cool little beach shops, restaurants, a snow cone place, and a delicious place called Britt's Donuts. Do me a favor and go to this place and get yourself some donuts, they are very scrumptious! We went to Ft. Fisher and checked out the aquarium. I've been to several nice aquariums and I honestly thought this one was very good! My daughter loved all the fish and animals, especially the jellyfish and the big Grouper! Carolina Beach has all sorts of cool beach stores. I liked one called The Checkered Church. We didn't eat out very much, but there are plenty of great places to eat very close to the condo, you don't have to drive into Wilmington to find a good place. Plenty of seafood places for sure! Last but not least, our hosts, Jack and Diane, were so loving and nice, they will treat you like family! Don't pass this place up, you will be glad for many reasons that you stayed here. Thank you again Jack and Diane, y'all are excellent hosts and you know how to make people feel at home!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Duncan family!! We are so happy you enjoyed our condo and our beautiful beach town. Location means a lot when you have little ones. Glad you could make great memories with your beautiful baby girl and her first beach trip. Please come see us again, the views will be here waiting on you!! With appreciation, Jack and Diane
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Location and Views cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5

First off, Jack and Diane are super to work with. Everything was clean and tidy and items in the kitchen were organized and easy to find. The bed and chairs/couch were all comfortable. But to be honest I spent most of my time out on the deck enjoying the view and sounds of the ocean. The bar height deck furniture is perfect for maximizing the open view of the ocean. Access to the ocean is right across the street - you don't even need to put on shoes or sandals!

Location cannot be beat. You can take walks around the lake park less than a block away, or down to the boardwalk area. There are many restaurants within a three block radius and the grocery store is a quick 5 minute drive. DO go to Fishbites. It is over the bridge toward Wilmington, but absolutely worth the drive.

Being on the top floor means never having footsteps overhead. And there is an elevator which is great for arrival and departure. I did hear tv noise from below when that unit was occupied, but it wasn't intrusive.

All in all it was the perfect place for my mini-vacation and I would definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review, Diane and I enjoy meeting and sharing this beautiful island with our guest. Watching their reaction when they walk into the condo for the first time and see their view of the ocean and beach. WOW, is the word.The location is so wonderful. Thank you so much, Jack and Diane
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North Carolina


  • 5 of 5

This was definitely one of the best places I have ever stayed!! The condo was perfect and was definitely true to its description and more. The view of the ocean in the front and a view of the lake in the back was amazing. I really like the owners, Jack and Dianne. They make it a point to make you feel welcome and you have the ease of knowing they are right there for anything you need. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone. As we were new to Carolina Beach we loved the fact that most things were within walking distance. We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. It is guest like you that makes all the work worthwhile for Diane and myself. Meeting families when they come to the beach for their vacations sharing with them what makes us happy living here at Carolina Beach makes everything a pleasure thank you, Jack and Diane.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilmington Int. Airport ILM
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Hang ten restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fort Fisher to Southport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Beau Rivage Golf Resort and Masonboro Country Club
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Kate's Pancake House
Car: necessary

Welcome to Southern Sands,

The beautiful Atlantic Ocean with its white sand beach only steps away for you and your family to enjoy. With a beach handicap access across the street.

Your condo is only a 5 minute walking distance from our family friendly famous boardwalk area. Where you can find your special souvenirs, eateries, ice cream, home made fudge and don't forget a stop at Britt's doughnuts. Every night on the boardwalk there are activities for the entire family. Thursday nights are fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. Listen to a live band and let the kids ride their favorite carnival ride at the gazebo area. Your condo are steps away from The Carolina Beach Lake, where you can rent paddle boats and kayaks or walk/jog around the lake.There are children swings and sliding boards also to enjoy.

On Sunday nights under the stars there are free family movies. Just bring your chairs or blankets.

The Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry is a ten minute drive south of Carolina Beach where you can visit historic Southport. Don't forget to visit The Fort Fisher Aquarium, for a wonderful eye to eye visit with the fishy. Historic Downtown Wilmington and The Battleship North Carolina are only a 25 minute drive from your condo. Catch a play at Historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington, you won't be disappointed!

I guess I could say you are in the middle of it all.

Relax and enjoy your stay! Book Soon , Dates are Filling Fast!


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Rates & Availability

Carolina Beach Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Sep 8 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Attention Travelers!! We are now taking reservations for monthly rentals. You may choose any month offered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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