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2nd Row,Beach Access across the street,Private Outdoor Shower,Large Parking Area

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 90 nights


Kure Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The home is located in Kure Beach although the mailing and GPS address are Carolina Beach.

Simple Pleasures was named after the remodel was complete. It's one of a few original beach cottages updated to ''you thought of everything' status.

*Two public beach accesses are across the street

*An enclosed private outside shower

*Backyard is all deck with room to play and dine. The grill is charcoal and lights with propane - the best of both worlds.

*Wash off the sand with the separate foot shower hang your beach towels on the outside drying rack

*There are bikes to ride and a bike lane to ride in

*4 Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chairs with Storage Pouch and Towel Bar

*The front is a large parking area

*The covered front veranda is perfect for rocking and relaxing with a late afternoon beverage

*Low voltage lighting enhances the rear deck and the landscaping.

*Ceramic tile floor minimizes cleaning issues and wooden blinds allow personal sunshine and privacy control.

*The two bedrooms are separated by the new bathroom with a glass enclosed shower. The rear bedroom has a double bed, a closet, and wall storage. The front bedroom has two twin beds, a closet, and wall storage. Bed linens, towels, beach towels enough for six.

*A glass topped dining table with six comfortable chairs, two love seat convertible sofas that have been enhanced with memory foam for a more comfortable sleeping experience, an entire wall of storage, a flat screen television on a reticulating arm with a sound system and blu ray DVD, a stacked front loading washer and dryer, and a desk for your computer with the included WIFI broadband internet cable access are all open plan with......

*The new kitchen: granite countertops, a great deep sink, a new dishwasher, pull out trash and recycle bins, ample cupboard space, a new stove, a new microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, dishes, pots and pans, glasses, utensils, linens.

*Short distance from the cottage is the Kure Beach Fishing Pier, restaurants, the North Carolina Aquarium, Fort Fisher, the ferry to Southport, and Carolina Beach

* Wilmington is approximately a half hour drive. Busy nightlife, antique stores, the Battleship North Carolina, a pretty historic district.

*We prefer no pets but exceptions are made case-by-case

*Definitely non-smoking, ashtrays are provided for use on the deck and the veranda.

Keywords: Beach Cottage - Completely Remodeled

1950's Original

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Karlene and Steve
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Karlene and Steve

Wife is Accountant; Husband is Electrical Contractor. We also buy old houses and remodel them; it's creative design for the Accountant and construction management for the Electrician. We love to travel and we love living at the beach

Karlene and Steve purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Karlene and Steve chose Coastal North Carolina

The Town of Kure Beach is unique: no high rises, no dense commercial district, good food in a few favorite places.

What makes this cottage unique

The ocean is just across the street, its a single family house, the beach is not crowded, a true sense of cherishing life's simple pleasures in an otherwise frenetic world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say thanks again. We've been bragging to everyone how

great Simple Pleasures was. I've never stayed anywhere that was so

well stocked with dishes, utensils and supplies. The house was

remodeled / updated beautifully and was very clean, but all of the

extras is what made it such a great place. The outdoor shower and

grill were my two favorite additions. I never took a shower inside,

the outside one was much more convenient. We didn't go to a restaurant

during the entire stay. We grilled, ate on the back deck, then would

go to the rocking chairs to watch the traffic jams. ...

We are already talking about two different trips later this year and

we hope to work Simple Pleasures into the budget for both.
May 2011
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based on 44 traveler reviews

2nd Row,Beach Access across the street,Private Outdoor Shower,Large Parking Area
average rating of 4.931818 based on 45 reviews

Amazing property for Family of Four

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 3 nights. It was fully stocked and clean. It was also decorated very well and organized very well. When searching for a property I had trouble finding one that included linens, so I was very grateful for this one. We could tell that they put a lot of effort into making the house accommodating for guests. We loved the outside shower! Great for rinsing off after the beach. Our young daughters also loved playing with the toys. It was in a convenient location for visiting Ft. Fisher, the NC aquarium and the USS NC Battleship. It worked out perfectly for our family of four, worlds better than a hotel! For future consideration, you may want to consider adding another TV for one of the bedrooms and a window covering for the back door for extra privacy. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my family stayed at Simple Pleasures for 3 nights and it was perfect. Fully stocked with everything you would need. We had a message on the chalk board welcoming us! I love the idea of the enclosed outdoor shower too. You don't need to bring anything but food and personal items just as advertised! Recommend to anyone!

Beverly Hunt

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure it is to write this review and to say thank you to the owners for providing vacationers with a beautiful and convenient home for a family to stay in whilst visiting one of the prettiest beaches on the East Coast. The home truly has everything. When the owner says just bring your clothes and personal essentials that's indeed all you need. We've heard that before and came prepared for limited this and that and found I over packed and overstuffed, I could have left it all behind, I'll know next time...thank you Steven and Karlene. The Massey's

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Stay -- Perfectly Stocked Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It's obvious that this property is cared for the minute you walk in the door. Every detail has been thought of -- from ziplock bags and fresh ground coffee, to fresh towels and handmade soaps. You won't be sorry you picked this one. It's right across the street from the beach with two easy accesses and your four-legged friend can come along too! No carpet to fuss over. Our three-year-old daughter loved all the toys and it's only a short, 5 minute drive to the Boardwalk. Owners are wonderful and always available via text for questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Charming and lovely beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Simple Pleasures beach house is a great place to stay for a month - clean, comfortable, charming and close to so many attractions - AND just 60 steps from the Atlantic Ocean! I loved spending a month at Simple Pleasures and plan to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Simple Pleasures is absolute perfection! When we arrived we found that the house was spotless and clean. We were very surprised to see a personalized message greeting us on the chalkboard telling us that Starbucks coffee was freshly ground and waiting on us. We were also surprised to see handmade lemongrass soaps for us to use in the bathroom. Amazing! This house has everything you could ever think of (towels, beach towels, linens, dish towels, paper products, laundry and dishwashing detergent, beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, bikes, and more). Things were so organized and perfect. It was convenient to be across the road from the beach and right at a public access. Beds were comfortable and house was very quiet at night. We were so glad that they allowed us to bring our yorkie along. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay at Simple Pleasures again!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
20.31 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Car: recommended

Close to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Fort Fisher, the North Carolina Ferry System Southport Ferry, the Kure Beach Pier, the restaurants in Kure Beach, the new disc golf course in Kure Beach, restaurants, skatepark, and shopping in Carolina Beach, approximately 15 miles south of Wilmington.


Rates & Availability

Kure Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Long Term Off-Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
90 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Nightly and Weekly rates include State Sales and Use Tax and Kure Beach Lodging Tax.
Linens provided.
We prefer no pets but exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

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Kure Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Love seat convertible sofa with added memory foam to enhance comfort (2)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Original beach cottage completely remodeled in 2010, gorgeous enclosed outdoor shower, a separate foot shower, very large rear deck, outdoor beach towel rack, veranda front porch with rockers, 2 adult and 2 child beach bikes with bike rack on the deck, low voltage front and rear landscape lights, all new furniture and large and small appliances, beach towels, 4 beach chairs, large glass topped dining table, glass enclosed indoor shower, granite countertops, ceramic tile floor throughout, large storage wall with doors, computer desk, flat screen Sony TV on a reticulating arm, board games and puzzles, Pets are allowed case-by-case

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