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Frances

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

BEACH TIME! Ocean/beach side! Private area, No crowds - Low rates

22 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Atlantic Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Wake up feeling refreshed to the sound of waves crashing and the warm smell of salt in the air! Gorgeous private beach is within sight and only a few steps away from your studio-style condo!

Perfect for a romantic getaway with your love or a playful time with the kids. Watch dolphins frolic in the ocean from the gazebo, stroll the warm sandy beach hand-in-hand while picking up shells, build sandcastles, bury each other in the sand... swim in the pools, walk the pier, fish, head to the nearby parks and historical locations! So much to do... or not! :)

Close to everything and includes all you could possibly need!

Sleeps four (full bed and queen sleeper-sofa).

Fully stocked kitchen with stove/oven, fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster, pots/pans, dishes (all types of glass/plasticware), silverware...

Includes iron/ironing board (as if you'll need that!), hair dryer, etc. Cable tv, dvd player, vcr, cd player.

One large and one fenced-in 'kiddie' pool (both salt water systems, which means no smelly and yucky chlorine dying your clothes/hair)!

Large gazebo, charcoal grills, picnic tables, grassy area for games, outdoor showers, fish-cleaning station, balcony at end of building with chairs so you can view the ocean.

No smoking inside the condo (there are ashcans at the end of the building) and no fur-babies allowed (enforced by Homeowners Association Rule).

If I didn't list it, just ask!

Designed for families and adults who enjoy rest and relaxation. I grew up going to this exact condo and have always loved it! From always feeling safe and secure (private property) to all there is to do, I've always been happy.

To do (small list - email me with questions or for advice): Aquarium (less than 3 miles); Fort Macon State Park (less than 5 miles); Mall that includes local shopping, Restaurants (Seafood, pizza, etc), Night-life, Food Lion, Movie Theater (1.3 miles); Historic Beaufort waterfront, Maritime Museum, Morehead City waterfront closeby. Convenience store and piers within walking distance. Sidewalk is great for bike riding and jogging. Bicycle rentals available through Beach Wheels. Jet Ski rentals are available nearby. Putt-putt courses close by...

Keywords: Beachfront / Oceanfront Vacation, Getaway, Condo, Affordable, Retreat, Crystal Coast, Atlantic Beach, Gazebo, Pool, Grills, Family, Romantic, Honeymoon, Kids, Friendly, Safe, Ocean Sands, Efficiency, No hidden fees

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Frances (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Frances

The summers of my childhood were spent here, which is why I know that it's the perfect place to 'grow' and make yearly traditions! You will love it ~ Guaranteed!

Why Frances chose Coastal North Carolina

It is beachfront and near everything! You can roll out of bed and walk to the ocean in a few steps. You can relax and do nothing or stay busy and play! Either way, you will leave feeling refreshed and looking forward to the next time! We have people who book a year ahead and we're putting it on VRBO so we can share this with other families who need an affordable, yet nice, place to go.

Everyone here is very friendly and you will absolutely love the location! Also, you will not have to worry about strangers from other resorts walking through or parking, as it's a private place! The beach will never be crowded... YOU WILL LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!! I'm 110% sure!

What makes this condo unique

This is a second floor condo that offers great views and sounds of the ocean! You can literally roll out of bed, walk down the steps and go directly to the sand in only a few steps.

Reviews

4.5
based on 22 traveler reviews

BEACH TIME! Ocean/beach side! Private area, No crowds - Low rates
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews
4

Great location just footsteps away from the beach

  • 4 of 5

My husband, two toddlers, and myself stayed in the room for 7 nights in July.

Pros:

- Location was the best! Ocean Sands pretty much has a private access and it keeps the beach area uncrowded. We never had an issue finding a spot to enjoy the beach. We were also 5 minutes away from the aquarium and a few minutes away from restaurants/surf shops/ etc...

- The condo was clean.

- Some of the owners were nice and my husband was able to have a few drinks with them with great conversation. The majority of the people we encountered were very sweet.

- The pool was uncrowded and clean.

- The condo had all utensils and dinnerware we needed.

- Frances had great communication and was always available to answer my questions and give suggestions.

- The full size bed was comfortable.

- Everything was running fine and worked efficiently (i.e. fridge, a/c, water heater, stove...)

Cons

- The room is smaller than a hotel room. It is a quaint little area perfect for a couple, but with our two toddlers, it made for little room to move.

- The pull out sofa was the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever slept on. It was really thin and you could feel every spring in the mattress.

- Some of the owners at the condo HATE renters...One had stated that word-for-word. Some of them were very condescending and treated us like children. For example, my husband was grilling out when an owner approached him. They were just conversing when my husband mentioned how there were so many seagulls flying around. The owner then shouted at him, "Have you been feeding them? Do NOT feed them!"

- No WiFi, which would be okay in most cases but because I didn't have any service in the room, I was unable to get some work done. (I have Sprint service).

- A bit outdated but that isn't really a con for us because we still had everything we needed, and everything worked fine.

Altogether, we had an amazing and unforgettable vacation. This condo is located right between Morehead City and Pine Knoll Shores/ Emerald Isle. If you want quietness and privacy on the beach, this condo is in the perfect spot. It is facing oceanside, but you can see and hear the ocean if you walk out on the porch. There is also a charcoal grill right in front of the pool that we had used several times. It was also extremely convenient to have a spot to rinse all the sand off when coming off of the beach before heading back to the room. I would definitely recommend this property, especially for couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the thorough review!! Glad you had a great time and we really hope you'll stay there again! Thanks for the review on the couch bed. I've never given that much thought, but will look into a pad or another mattress. We will be adding Wi-Fi in the near future as well, especially prior to the next busy season. Hope your summer continues to be good!
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Get what you pay for.

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time at The beach. The condo is a good price, but you get what you pay for. Updating is definitely needed along with a new door and screen door that closes properly. We would stay here again -- especially if new updates were made.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are hoping all the doors will get updated very soon and we have plans for more improvements during the off-season. Have a great rest of the summer!
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Great Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week and it was amazing. It is steps away from the ocean and pool. We loved how quiet and peaceful it was there. We will definitely be coming back next year. We truly did not even want to leave to come back home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Ocean Sands with my family! Studio was convenient to everything..beach, pool, restaurants, and shopping...made some awesome memories..many thanks!

TGlover

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You've always been an amazing renter and we hope you'll come back soon! :)
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Ocean Sands Condo's

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from my vacation from Ocean Sands. My family and I had a great time. The room is cozy. I was happy to see a full sized fridge and a stove there. I was happily surprised! The room was super clean!! OMG!!! I'm serious. The room was well kept. You can tell the owners are top notch people. Bring some food and have a nice evening eating on the porch or gazebo. Sometimes just grab a blanket and head to the beach just a little before sunset. Excellent view and you will always remember those special moments.

You are only a hop, skip and jump into the beach. Take a walk to the pier and fish. You can also check out some cool places to eat. If you are buying food there just take a left. Go a mile. Food Lion is open 24/7! Movies, shops all cool stuff are close. I will recommend this place to a select few friends!!! I don't want my place to be taken for my next vacation!!!! I had excellent contact with Frances until I was booked. She kept me informed of everything I needed and made sure I was set before leaving. I can't say enough about the amazing time I had with my family there. Hey the room even had checkers under the bar! My family and I have not played in years! Be advised. Teens will have to talk with their parents, walk the beach and even think their parents are cool NO WIFI NEEDED. Take the time to know each other better. That's what we did. Now we are even closer spending time with each other, and not the internet or cell phones.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy condo, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cozy little condo in June 2015. I have to say that it had everything we needed. The location could not have been better. It is literally steps from the ocean. The pool is kept sparkling clear, the grounds are well looked after. The condo itself is clean and has everything you need. I will definitely be referring friends and family to this place. The view from the balcony is breathtaking and sitting there in the early evening with the breeze of the ocean was magical. All my troubles went away that week. All we needed at a very reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much to do and so many things to see. You can choose to nap, tan, read, float and relax all day or you can be active and go-go-go! Either way, you'll be happy!

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Rates & Availability

Atlantic Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer / Peak
May 1 2016 - Oct 2 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Off Season - Fall
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$85
From
$90
Fri,Sat
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$90
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rather than add extra fees, we ask that you leave this property exactly as you found it. We pay a service to check behind tenants, to sanitize the bathroom and change out the provided bed linens and mattress/pillow protectors so they are always clean for your stay. If you do not leave the property clean as requested, we deduct a $75 cleaning fee from your deposit.

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Amenities

Atlantic Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Convertible comfortable couch., Double Beds (1) Very plush and comfortable full bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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