|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This beach cottage is the perfect vacation home! Just a half block to beach access and boating (canal) access with view of both from the deck. The picture of beach access is taken from the house. One bedroom offers a full bed and the other offers 2 full/twin bunks. The living room features a queen sleeper sofa as well.
The home is beautifully decorated with all of the modern comforts of home including a fully stocked kitchen with new cooking accessories, & utensils, 47”flat screen TV, WIFI, 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom fully stocked with linens. There is parking for two cars and beach house storage offers a washer/dryer and beach gear. The deck offers patio seating and 2 outdoor hot water showers to rinse off from the beach.
This is a wonderful family friendly home. Please no loud music or parties.
The ocean and beach are your playground, but there's lot of other fun things to do just minutes away. The location is just far enough from the crowds but close enough to walk to all of the attractions. Just a few short blocks you can take advantage of charter fishing, restaurants, an amusement filled boardwalk, surf lessons, jet ski rentals, kayak rental. On the island, you can enjoy historic Fort Fisher, the beauty of Kure Beach and the piers, and Carolina Beach State Park, miniature golf and shopping. We are a 15 minute drive into Wilmington where you can take advantage of the beautiful historic area downtown, UNCW, Airlie Gardens, and the historic battleship North Carolina.
We have been going to Carolina Beach for 10 plus years and love it!! Come check it out for yourself!
Craig purchased this house in 2012
Everything has been renovated this year. Stylish home just a half block to both the beach and the intercoastal!
You can see the intercoastal from one side of the deck and the ocean from the other!
My husband and I loved our last minuted weekend getaway with the our two dogs. This home was clean and perfect for all four of us. It was just a one-block walk to the ocean. We enjoyed relaxing on the upper deck and all the beach supplies (umbrella, chairs, etc.). Also, I loved that we could leave our car in the driveway all weekend and walk to nearby restaurants and shops. And let me tell you about Crag. What a wonderful and thoughtful host. He recommended nearby restaurants and checked in on us to ensure we had a great time in spite of the bad weather we experience at the beginning of the trip. We will be back!
We stayed in August 2016, & the first thing we noticed upon arrival(after a long drive), was how dirty the bathroom was. There is mold on the shower curtain liner, & the rugs in the bathroom were so filthy we covered them with towels for the week. Also, if you rent here you will get an email stating you need to only bring beach towels, that isn't true. We had to go to Walmart to buy bath towels, wash cloths, a hand towel, & dishrags. Since we spent the money on them, we didn't leave them for future guests. Also, there was a lot of pet fur on the couches/chair in the living room, so therefore, we covered those with blankets as well. The dishwasher was pretty gross, so we cleaned it before using it, & the last guests had washed the dishes & put them away wet(not the fault of the owner), so they were dingy by the time we got there. So to start after a 10 hr drive, we went to the store & then cleaned unfortunately. Also, by the end of our first night, after being there about 5 hrs, my white socks were black on the bottom, so we all had to wear socks or flip flops(including in the shower) the entire stay.
The condo itself is fairly small, we were ok with 2 adults/2 kids, but anymore than that would've been impossible! The 1 bedroom with the full bed is so tiny, that is all that fits in there, plus a little night stand. No room for a suitcase, so that got stationed in the living room for the week. In the other bedroom, there was a good amount of room, considering the amount of beds(bunk beds), however, every mattress had springs that could be felt, & there were a few that were very squeaky, so needless to say, the 2 of us that were in that room tried all 4 beds before deciding that none were comfortable, but at least 2 weren't super squeaky.
These were all of the negatives, now for the positives.
This property has a nice deck with an outdoor table/chairs set, & also an outdoor couch that is nice. The adults enjoyed out evenings outside. The walk to the beach is about 3 minutes, & the fact that they provide A LOT of beach chairs, life jackets, sand toys, etc for the guests was great! They do have a cart to be used, however, on our first day the leg fell off, & we could see that the previous user must've broken it & tried to fix it themselves, so that wasn't great, but not the fault of the owner. Also, the walk to the "boardwalk" is about 10 min. If you're going here for quiet, this is the place, but their "boardwalk" is pitiful & our kids were bored.
We really enjoyed our stay at the beach, the home had everything we needed. The house was clean and ready for our stay when we arrived. We really appreciated that they provided beach chairs, canopy, sand toys and life jacket if we needed it. They also had a cart to use to haul things to and from the beach. The beach was beautiful and close. The walk was short and was perfect for our son. Close to the boardwalk, enjoyed the walk too and from, not far at all. The neighbor was very helpful in letting us know what was going on in the area, like fireworks on the beach on Thursday night. Also bingo and music another night. It was a good place to stay and will definitely stay again.
Oh my what a wonderful mini vacation for us. Pet friendly, quiet location on a side street, with a large deck, plenty of beach chairs and equipment. This home is everything it says it is. Nice neighbors, quiet neighborhood, stocked kitchen, beautifully decorated. Just across the road from the beach access.Even a baby gate to put up for the dog (or child).! And within walking distance to the boardwalk. Great owner to work with!
This was our first year to Carolina Beach and after a long drive from Colorado it was the perfect retreat for some relaxation. The house was great and the location to the beach was perfect. Craig was very responsive and wonderful to work with. We had great weather and our only regret is that we could not stay longer.
This has been our 2nd year going to this beach house. My family loves this house! It is a perfect size and so close to the beach. We love the front deck and spend most of our time on the deck or the beach. Being so close to the beach and having little ones it was so easy to go a down to the beach a few times a day. We ordered take out a few times and it took no time at all for it to be delivered. The house is on a quiet street, but so close to everything you might need. We will be back next year for sure!
Please contact owner for seasonal rates or repeat renter discount.
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