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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 90 nights


About the property

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

Karlene and Steve
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Carolina Beach

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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Carolina Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • 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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2nd Row,Beach Access across the street,Private Outdoor Shower,Large Parking Area
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 59 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My dog and I loved every minute of the 3 months we spent here!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage is beautiful & very welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here in the off season & it always impresses me how everything is included, from pots, pans, dishes, extra blankets, games, books, DVD's, laundry & dish soap - especially the lemon grass hand soap bars (my favorite).. There's always something going on in the area & this time we stayed Dec 16 - 23rd. there were light shows on the Carolina boardwalk & Pleasure island that we could walk around to see.... Just beautiful..

Karlene & Steve are very accessible & great people.. EVERYTHING is just great at the cottage... I'd love to stay here all year long !!!


  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Point

Wonderfully located and very clean

  • 4 of 5

This little house was perfectly located right across from public beach access and was well kept and very clean. It had all the amenities we needed (coffee that was freshly ground for us on arrival, beach towels, laundry detergent and handmade lemongrass soaps). It was a nice neighborhood and we really enjoyed our stay. We would have liked a larger bed but otherwise everything was perfect and we would stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. As always, we strive to make Simple Pleasures just that - simple and pleasant. We agonized over the bed size for a long time and knew it would be an issue now and then. I finally decided there would be no room in the room if we chose a larger bed. When the cottage was built in the 1950's bedrooms tended to be small and larger bed sizes not so common. We appreciate our guests input and look forward to your next visit. Karlene
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Lovely cottage! Everything available that one needs !!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time spend at this extremely well kept property! Really one only needs to bring clothes, toiletries & food - everything else provided . I needed assistance with the TV & Steve promptly came to the rescue! Will be back & hopefully make it a tradition in our family for our yearly " beach vacation "

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. As we've said before, we try to keep Simple Pleasures like we would like our vacations. We couldn't do it if we didn't live in Kure Beach - Steve was working on the island that day. Looking forward to next summer. Karlene
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. Close to the beach and the cottage is very cute. Has everything you need for a beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We try to think of all the things we would want for a "beach vacation" Karlene and Steve
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A great place -- clean, close to beach, and a great back patio!

  • 5 of 5

My title sums it up. My kids and I enjoyed the location (a quick walk -- 100 yards tops -- to the water). The owners were especially accommodating and helpful. And the kitchen was stocked with simple things one might need -- spices and paper towels, for instance -- while staying at the beach. Beach bikes, some beach toys, were included as well. I'd definitely recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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