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Wendy Enelow

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Perfect House on Desirable, Quiet South End. Direct Beach Access. Add'l Apt.

74 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 Bdrms, 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 6) + Optional 1-Bdrm, 1st Floor Apt (Sleeps 2)



2014 Summer Renter Wrote: “Perfect in EVERY way! We honestly can't say enough about our vacation house at Wrightsville beach this year. We rented both the house and adjoining apartment for our family of 7 and it was more than enough space. From the moment we walked through the door we were impressed!

"Unbelievably spacious (way more than the photos show), spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and completely well stocked. Seriously the only thing you will need to bring is towels.

"Things we loved-- the quality of the furniture was like being at home and not at a rental property, all the books to read, the extra little toiletries placed throughout the house in case you forgot something, the washer and dryer were definitely not like any other in a rental house, the pool table, the kitchen had everything I needed, beach chairs, rocking chairs outside for morning coffee-- I could go on and on. See you next year!"


SUMMARY: Beautifully furnished, comfortable, clean, and very well-equipped beach house with 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Quick 3-minute walk to the beach; 30-second walk to Banks Channel! (Sleeps 6.)

Need more space or more privacy? Have a larger group? Add optional 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with LR/DR, full kitchen, and pool table. (Sleeps 2.) No steps, so ideal for grandparents!


Our home is located on the quiet south end of Wrightsville Beach Island just 200 yards (260 steps) from the beach and less than 100 yards from Banks Channel. We fondly refer to it as our 'Coastal Karma.'

Open the door and you'll be welcomed with bright sunshine, beautiful water views, spacious living areas, and new furnishings throughout. The kitchen is very large and fully stocked with everything you could need (dishes, glassware, microwave, coffeemaker, pots and pans, utensils, serving dishes, spices, dishwasher soap, small coolers, etc.). We also supply toilet paper, paper towels, basic cleaning supplies, extension cords, irons, hair dryers in every bathroom, puzzles and games, card table, and so much more.

Sit comfortably in the rocking chairs on the porch and watch the boats, water skiers, paddle boarders, and others go by on Banks Channel. Or, sit inside on the aqua-colored leather living room furniture and look straight out the large picture window to see it all. Enjoy the 46-inch HD television while others sit nearby in the dining room to eat, talk, play games, and more.

The private master king bedroom (plush, pillow-top mattress) and bath are lovely as you can see from the pictures. It has new beach furniture, a 32-inch LCD TV, a large closet with lots of hangars, and a great cross-breeze for refreshing spring and fall evenings. Walk into your private bathroom and enjoy!

The queen bedroom is also lovely with new furnishings, large closet, and 32-inch LCD TV. The third bedroom has two twin beds and another large closet, and is comfortable for both kids and adults.

Both bedrooms are just a few short steps to the second full bath with new shower, vanity, and flooring. The laundry area is in this large bathroom where you'll find a full-size washer, full-size dryer, and lots of towel racks and hooks.

Note that ALL bedrooms have new sheets, blankets, pillows, and bedspreads. Just be sure to bring your own bath towels and beach towels! Everything else is provided.

The house has central AC and heat, so you're sure to be comfortable no matter the weather.

To enjoy the outside of our home, use the front door or the sliding glass door. Both take you to large decks, great for watching the water, boats, people, and 'life' on the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Be sure to walk up to the widow's porch for a truly magnificent view!

Another extra is covered parking for 4 vehicles! That's really important in WB because of the strict non-parking on side street ordinances. In the parking area, you'll find some 'comfortably used' beach chairs, a skim board, and a boogie board.

This rental is ideal for everyone: Families with Young Children & Teens, Beach Getaways, Romantic Getaways, Girls' Getaways, Boys' Fishing Trips, Sightseeing Trips, Age 55+, and Great Vacations!


Coastal Karma has a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with LR/DR (46' HDTV), 7' slate pool table, and full kitchen with private entrance on the ground floor. No steps! The apartment can be rented in addition to the main house if you'd like more space and/or to accommodate more people. Apartment is wheelchair accessible.

This apartment has just been totally renovated with new tile, new carpet, new paint, new furnishings, new dishes and kitchen wares, new bed, new linens ... new just about everything!



Fall 2014: 9/16/14 to 11/30/14: $285/night. Inquire for weekly rates.

Winter 2014-2015: 12/1/12 to 3/15/13: $195/night. Inquire for weekly rates.

Spring 2015: 3/16/15 to 5/14/15: $285/night. Inquire for weekly rates.

Summer 2015 (Weekly Rentals Only): 5/16/15 to 9/15/15: $2195/week.

APARTMENT RENTAL: Only rented with house. $350-$650/week or $75-$150/night, depending on season.

MONTHLY RENTALS from $2500 to $6500 depending on season. Email owner.

MINIMUM RENTAL AGE: 25 years old.

Keywords: Vacation Rental - Nightly, Weekly, Monthly. Ocean View (3-minute walk to beach), Channel View (30-second walk to channel), Spacious, Airy, Bright, Big Kitchen, Large Master with King Bed and Private Bath, New Furnishings, Large Wrap-Around Deck, Widow's Porch, Corner Lot, Dead-End Street, Covered Parking for 4 Vehicles. Families with Young Children & Teens, Beach Getaways, Romantic Getaways, Girls' Getaways, Boys' Fishing Trips, Sightseeing Trips, Age 55+, and Great Vacations!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Wendy Enelow (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Wendy Enelow

My husband and I are lifelong travelers who currently live on a 35-acre farm in Southwestern Virginia with our 4 dogs and cat. He works in the high-tech communications industry and I am self-employed as an executive resume writer, career coach and author. We now have the best of both worlds ... our lovely farm (Glen Springs) and our lovely beach home (Coastal Karma). We're happy people!

Wendy Enelow purchased this house in 2011

Why Wendy Enelow chose North Carolina

We've vacationed in Wrightsville Beach for more than 10 years. We've visited other beaches in NC and SC, but none compare to the non-commercial, family-focused, and uncrowded south end of Wrightsville Beach. If you're looking for a boardwalk with rides, throngs of people, and traffic, Wrightsville Beach is NOT the place you want to be!

When we visit, no matter the time of year, we enjoy the beautiful white sand, great shelling, and serenity of the area ... not to mention great restaurants and wonderful people. Plus, what can beat a beer and glass of wine on the deck at dusk? Not much! The smell of the ocean and the sound of the waves is, perhaps, the most soothing experience of all.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing at Wrightsville Beach that we enjoy more than the beach itself. Whether reading a great book, collecting shells, taking long walks, jumping waves, or watching the kite boarders, we always have a great time.

Although I can sit on the beach for hours and hours, when my husband and others need more action, they walk a few steps to Banks Channel to fish, crab, kayak, canoe, and otherwise have fun in the water.

Although we don't have our own dock, if you have a boat, there are several boat ramps just minutes away.

When we're not on the beach or playing in the water, you'll find us enjoying the scores of great restaurants, some on the island and others just a short drive away. Of course, there's also great shopping off the island in just about every direction.

If you've never been to the area, you'll want to take an afternoon or evening to visit Wilmington. The downtown area along the Cape Fear River teems with wonderful eateries, 3- and 4-star restaurants, countless shopping options, and a good bit of history. It's well worth the visit!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Wendy! We had a blast! Such a lovely place!!! We were quite impressed with all the amenities and conveniences!!! My four year old now thinks we have two one wanted to leave today!!!!! The beach was also perfect! Hopefully my family and I will be able to book with you again in the future!! Thank you for allowing us to do a short stay and at the last minute!!!
May 2014
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based on 74 traveler reviews

Perfect House on Desirable, Quiet South End. Direct Beach Access. Add'l Apt.
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 96 reviews

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

A short walk to the ocean or the sound. Not much foot or car traffic as the South Side of the beach is much more family friendly. As far as the house goes, a great deck for sitting and watching the sun set over the sound. Three nice size bedrooms, open concept, you can eat dinner inside and see the sound thru the large bay window. Overall the best value on the beach. We have rented this house for several years and keep coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always delighted to have you and your family stay at Coastal Karma, Steven. Hope to see you next year! ~ Wendy
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Perfect stay for an extended Memorial Weekend

  • 5 of 5

First time at Coastal Karma but decided all the great reviews had to be for a reason so took the plunge! Really cute house with everything we needed. We always have a house in July on the left of the Oceanic so was great to try something on the right of it this time. Real upside to that was there's hardly any public parking so the beach felt less crowded which we just loved. Was an unexpected surprise :-) Will definitely keep this on the radar in the future. thanks so much again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked the "real" south end of WB! It is so much quieter and so much less traffic that we love it. Hope to welcome you back!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, with great location and quiet area. Had every amenity we could have asked for. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Nicholas! It always works best when the guests are incredible too! Wendy
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Coastal Karma for 3 nights with friends and family as daughter was graduating from UNCW.

Location is perfect - you can see river from the wrap around porch and ocean from top deck

Beach is literally across the street and Oceanic restaurant is walking distance

House was well equipped and spacious

A most memorable visit made perfect by our stay at coastal karma

Only complaint would be - wish we could of stayed longer

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC


  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Coastal Karma with family and friends for daughters uncw graduation .

House is perfection - so tranquil with lots of space and beach just across the street

Lovely to watch sunset and see the boats on the river ( yes you have a view of the river too)

My only complaint - our stay just wasn't long enough !

A wonderful weekend with many happy memories

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! Glad you enjoyed the house and graduation weekend, and that the weather cooperated. See you again!
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Perfect Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The location, accommodations, and convenience of this beachside retreat were more than I could have hoped for. I rented this place for a birthday getaway weekend and the ease of accessing the rental, 2-minute walk to the beach, and layout of the house were great. I especially appreciated the off-season pricing, which made a weekend long retreat very doable.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had a good time, Laura. Equally delighted that the weather cooperated in January. You were very lucky! Please come back and visit again, Wendy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Wilmington International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wrightsville Beach
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 40
Car: recommended

Wrightsville Beach is very low-key and 'heaven on earth'!!!


Rates & Availability

Wrightsville Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 14 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 11 2016 - Mar 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 12 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are for main house rental only. For additional apartment rates, see property description.

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North Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxury, pillow-top mattress on king bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Comes with all bedding., Queen size Beds (1) Comes with all bedding., Twin or Single Beds (2) Comes with all bedding.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Separate apartment with private entrance, LR/DR with 46' HDTV, full kitchen, pool table, 1 double bedroom, and full bath. Can be added to house rental to accommodate 2 more guests for total of 8. Call/email for pricing. *** Covered parking for 4 vehicles, a big deal in WB where you cannot park on the side streets. *** House on quiet side street. *** Comfortably used beach chairs (5-6), boogie board, and skim board for your use.

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