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Oceanfront Home, Private Boardwalk to the Beach, N Carolina Beach Avenue, Perfect for a Family of 12

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Home, 4 Bedrooms, 4.0 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Unplug, relax and take a trip back in time when things were simple. Miller's Whimsy has been an original Carolina Beach family oceanfront cottage for decades. This is a private, single family home with its own boardwalk to the beach and unobstructed views of the ocean. No up and down elevators, searching for parking, long runs with beach toys and drinks, just stroll a few steps down the dock then over the dune and you’re there!

Miller's Whimsy is centrally located to all the activity, restaurants, shopping, boardwalk, pier and drive on Freeman Beach Park. For your convenience, there is parking for 6 vehicles, which includes covered parking for 2, this much parking is rare for Carolina Beach, Bikes and beach gear are also included with your stay. This home can handle your crew with sleeping accommodations up to 12. 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths on the top floor and a pull out sofa in the front tv room area. There is also a large bonus room (The Surfer Room) on the 1st floor with its own full bathroom, which has a completely separate entrance (does not have access from the top floor) which is perfect for a group of friends . The bonus, aka, Surfer Room, has 2 Twin Beds and a Full Size Bed.

To oblige those quiet times there is a full library, use the sunroom facing the ocean to enjoy that great read. You also have your own deck facing the ocean to greet the sunrise. And if that is not enough, enjoy a great game of pool and a beer with your friends because there is a pool table down in the garage area.

If you’re looking for a "simple" beachfront home with fantastic views of the ocean, large living area for family and friends to gather, then Miller's Whimsy is the place for you!

*Miller's Whimsey is available to rent by week, Sunday to Sunday during the Summer months; during the off season, there is a 2-4 night min. per stay.

Please Note: Bed Linens are INCLUDED with all rentals. You must bring your own bath and beach towels.

This is a non-smoking property. This includes no vaping. There is no pets allowed. There is no internet/wifi at this property.


- Top Floor -First Bedroom: Queen Size Bed

- Top Floor - Second Bedroom: Queen Size Bed

- Top Floor - Third Bedroom: 2 Twin Size Beds

- Top Floor - Sunroom/TV Room: Full Size Sofa Bed

- Bonus Room / Surfer Room: 2 Twin Size Beds and 1 Full Size Bed


- Boating

- Fishing

- Crabbing

- Marina

- Surfing

- Swimming - Ocean

- Paddle Boarding

- Kayaking

- Canoeing

- Biking

- Hiking

- Bird Watching

- 4 Wheel Drive-on Beaches

- Shopping

- Dining

- Entertainment

- Fireworks

- Music

-NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

-Fort Fisher - Civil War - National Historic Landmark

-Home of the Wilmington Sharks Baseball Team

Maximum Occupancy: 12 Occupants - Children must be counted within the maximum occupancy unless they are under the age of two (2) and are sleeping in a crib.

Tenant Requirements: Tenant stated on the Agreement/Booking must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, and acknowledge that they will occupy the Property during the entire tenancy.

More Details

Property Manager
iTrip Vacations NC Beaches
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Carolina Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • DVD Player
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Oceanfront Home, Private Boardwalk to the Beach, N Carolina Beach Avenue, Perfect for a Family of 12
average rating of 4.1875 based on 16 reviews
Holly Springs

Great location in a cool house.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend at Carolina beach. This house is a gem. Great location and short walk to attractions. House was exactly what we were expecting with plenty of beds and baths.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay Jason. We also couldn't agree more that the location is ideal because you are right in the middle of all the fun.
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Great home for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Miller’s Whimsy was a wonderful home for our family vacation! The location was perfect! We had 6 adults and six kids and the home accommodated all of us. They have lots of books, movies, games and even some toys for kids. The deck definitely needs some work. There were lots of nails sticking up and uneven boards on the boardwalk. I would recommend this house and definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miller's Whimsy is a great home! Thank you for visiting and we look forward to having you back again. Thank you! iTrip vacations NC Beaches enjoyed having you as well.
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Loved our family vacation and stay at Miller's Whimsey!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home,location and perfect for our family. The management was very helpful and accommodating!! We will certainly be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: iTrip Vacations NC Beaches
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay. We will be looking forward to having you back again.
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A great time at Miller's Whimsy

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented Miller's Whimsy for my son's graduation from UNCW. We had the best time! A comfortable home that is well equipped with all of the necessities, lended itself to be a relaxing experience. Though wi-fi would have been nice, it wasn't all too missed.

We were a little shaky about the deck and stairs. The stability and the rough wood (splinters) were questionable. There is no line of sight pulling out of the drive onto the road which was a little frightening.

Nevertheless it was a great time.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: iTrip Vacations NC Beaches
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your graduation! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Miller's Whimsy. There are some planned renovations for this property and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much.
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Two night stays.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean it has new carpet the three bed room upstairs were nice and well kept. Even though, We were there for a short stayed but the houses made us felt liked one of our own. Everything we need were there except toilet tissues and bath towels. The ocean view from the deck in the back is very beautiful, nice and quiet . If you are planning your next vacations please check this property out I am quaranteed that you will not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your vacation at Miller's Whimsy. We start off each guest with one roll of tp per bathroom and we do not supply bath towels for this home. When needed, we can offer a linen service, so please let us know ahead of time if you need more options during your stay. This home is ocean front and convenient to Carolina Beach. Thank you and we look forward to having you all back again soon!
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Morganton, NC

Great spot, could use a little updating

  • 4 of 5

Miller's Whimsy is a great spot for a big family, or in our case, 2 families staying for Thanksgiving. Plenty of room and bathrooms for everyone. We got a lot of use out of the sunroom and rear deck that have great views.Our older boys liked staying in the Surfer's Room downstairs, but their bathroom was a little lacking. The house could use some updating all-around. Only 3/4 burners work on the stove top, and the ice maker was only semi-functional. Not deal-breakers, but they could be improved. It REALLY could use some wifi. Everyone is so connected these days, most of us have to still do some online work even on vacation. We knew ahead and had a hot spot that worked OK, but phone service was a little limited at the house. (AT&T and Sprint in our case) Still, for the money and the location, Miller's Whimsy is hard to beat for a stay at Carolina Beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback and are working on the improvements. As you mentioned, we priced the house accordingly and we are glad to hear you agree. We enjoyed having you and hope to see you all back real soon.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Major Credit Cards Accepted.
    A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation of all reservations.
    A $150 limited damage waiver will be applied to all bookings in lieu of a security deposit.
    Local, State & Federal Taxes 13%.
    Book a 4 night stay or more and receive a 15% discount off the daily fee. Stay any consecutive 4 days or more between 9/10/17 and 11/17/17 and receive the discount. All taxes, admin and cleaning fees still apply.