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Michael Woodhall

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

Beachfront Condo, First Floor Southwinds, Ocean/sound views, 2 Pools!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Southwinds E-5 is conveniently located on the first floor and has ocean and sound views. Great for families or a romantic get away for two! With a pool just outside your door, this unit is great for kids! A 100 yard walk to the beach. Completely renovated. Immaculate condition. 2 bedrooms, 2 full big bathrooms. 1 queen, 1 full, 2 twin bunk beds, 40' HD TV, Blu-Ray player, microwave, dishwasher, glass top stove, Washer/Dryer, wireless high speed internet. Southwinds is a family friendly ocean front condominium with two swimming pools, grills, and additional laundry facilities on site. It is a short drive down the road or a short walk down the beach to get to Fort Macon State Park. No smoking and no pets! Southwinds does not allow trailers or boats to be parked here. Includes linens and cleaning. Family friendly and great for kids in the summer. In the Spring/Fall and shoulder weeks, great for romantic getaways and slow relaxing.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Woodhall (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

About Michael Woodhall

My daughter and I moved into this condo when she was 2 years old. We lived here for 7 years. I renovated the unit to make it comfortable to live in year round or one week at a time! Everything is new, easy to use, and easy to clean. New AC/heat, new appliances, new washer/dryer. Wall was moved in master bedroom to allow a full size bathroom that two people can use at the same time. Maybe the only such master bathroom in Southwinds. This also added closet space in the master bedroom. I chose Southwinds because it is a family oriented complex and kid friendly. My daughter has made many friends with kids coming down during the summer. She learned to swim in the pool by trying to keep up with the 'big' kids while shunning my advice. Usually there are some kids at the pool or beach to make friends with. However, it never gets too crowded or noisy that you can't relax and have a romantic getaway.

Michael Woodhall purchased this condo in 2004

Why Michael Woodhall chose Coastal North Carolina

Southwinds is at the quiet end of Atlantic Beach near Fort Macon. From E-5 it is a 100 yard walk to the beach. From Southwinds beach, to the left is a 200 yard walk to the bath houses at Fort Macon State Park with a full concession. Freezer pops and ice cream are still only 50 cents. Walk a mile further to Beaufort Inlet and Fort Macon - the actual Civil War brick fort that is full of cannons and reenactments. Friday night concerts are held in Fort Macon during the summer. During the day, bunny rabbits run across the front lawn. Sometimes large turtles crawl across the lawn. At night you may see red foxes trot across the Southwinds parking lot, but they are shy and run away quickly. Bring a flash light to the beach at sun down and look for ghost crabs along the edge of the surf. Sea turtles come to the area and lay their eggs during late Spring / early Summer nights and hatch during a full moon in the early Fall. Sea turtle nests are wired off and protected. Volunteers monitor the nests close to hatch time and the public can watch the turtles hatch if you are lucky enough to be there at the right time.

What makes this condo unique

From Southwinds beach, to the right is a two mile walk to the Oceana Pier, the Atlantic Beach circle and main public beach. Amos Mosquito's Restaurant is only half a mile down the road from Southwinds, with other restaurants just a little further down the road.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Beachfront Condo, First Floor Southwinds, Ocean/sound views, 2 Pools!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Great Place; Great Price; Great owner to work with

  • 5 of 5

To be fair, I would have preferred to give it 4.5 stars instead of 5 but only because I would have preferred it to be a wee bit closer to the beach. As it is, however, the walk to the beach isn't that far - I'm just lazy when I'm on vacation and like the idea of seeing and hearing the beach from within wherever I'm staying. You can't do that from this condo. And while lazy, I'm also cheap, and you cannot beat this place for the price.

For reference we are a family of four - two adults, one 14yo and one 6yo.

Two bedroom, two bath, linens and bathtowels provided. Stack-set Washer/Dryer in the condo - this is awesome and means you don't have to pack as much. Yay! But the place is very clean and well kept and well furnished and just generally excellent.

This is a first-level condo (only one flight of steps) - overlooks one of the two pools available but never did I find noise to be an issue. Lots of families there so the whole place was low key. While we didn't use the outside grills, saw lots of people who did. Everyone was very friendly and even the owner came by to say hi (but he asked first - so he wasn't stalking or anything weird like that, not that I could tell anyway).

Southwinds is right next to Fort Macon - which is an excellent little place to check out and you can spend 1/2 hour there or several hours - up to you and what you want to see. It is pretty cool though, and I'm not much into that sort of thing. (Side note, if you have kids playing Pokemon Go, there are several PokeStops there too...a quick drive through the parking lot is enough to replenish your Pokeballs...)

Everything else you need is reasonably convenient - there is a Food Lion just a couple miles down Fort Macon Rd, and of course beach shops. Several pizza places to choose from (though I recommend Bella's - just across the causeway on the mainland). And seafood. The Pine Knolls Aquarium is small but good. Or you can spend the whole time in Southwinds, hitting the pool and the beach and be just fine.

As an added bonus, the owner provides a full list of "Stuff to do" and "places to go/eat", so you can plan out your stay ahead of time, or after you get there. Your choice.

We all had a very good time and I plan to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 4 of 5

This is a great condo. It's clean, spacious, and well stocked. It's always nice to see coffee, filters and creamer. There were other things in the cabinets as well. The bookshelf had books and board games as well.

The rooms were nicely decorated and modern.

The beach is a decent walk, especially with small children. But, it's not too bad.

We would definitely stay at this condo again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Great vacation. The place was very nice and clean. Mike was awesome to work with.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Charlotte, NC

Pictures Don't Do This Condo Justice!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo!!! It was so bright and cheery! It also had everything you could want to make your stay comfortable! In addition, the owner was great to work with!

The location was perfect...close enough to everything you may want or need, but very relaxing at the same time. Even though it's not beachfront, it's just a short, pleasant walk. It's perfect for couples with children who are old enough to go to the pool by themselves since you can sit on the balcony and see them perfectly in one of the pools.

We are already scouring our summer calendar trying to plan another trip to Atlantic Beach, and you can be sure that this will be our first choice of places to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zionville, NC


  • 5 of 5

Our family had stayed at Southwinds previously, but this was our first time in this unit. I can only echo the compliments that the other reviewers have mentioned. From beginning to end, our trip/experience with this rental was perfect.

The owner met us at check-in and gave us the grand tour of the condo. With three kids, the room with the bunk beds was just what we needed. No more blowing up an air-mattress for the third child. The master bedroom with the queen bed was incredibly nice as well. The condo has had a lot of upgrades that other units in Southwinds do not have. Nice appliances, updated bathroom, hard-surface floors, Wi-Fi. All the little extras made the trip that much better.

The condo is the first building on the left as you enter Southwinds. You do have to walk a couple of minutes across the parking lot to get to the beach, but that was not a big deal for us. I would recommend a beach cart/stroller if you're going to be carrying a few things out to the beach. As noted, this pool overlooks the back pool, which my kids liked more than the beach. It was great to just sit on the deck and see them, or to be able to talk to my wife while she sat on the pool deck.

When I look for a rental, there are a couple of things that I want: cleanliness and safety being at the top of the list. Both of these receive an A+ rating. The rooms were spotless, and the entire Southwinds community exudes safety. Parking passes are required to enter, and you must pass the security guard's station on entrance. The guards also make regular rounds throughout the grounds. I appreciated their presence, yet they were very friendly and helpful as well. The neighbors in Building A were nice as well. We met a few owners as well.

Southwinds location in Atlantic Beach is great. Just a couple of minutes from Fort Macon, you'll definitely want to take advantage of this park (and for more than just the fort). We visited a couple of times for fishing, to see the cannon fired, and to tour as well. Lots of restaurants are just down the road. The beach in front of Southwinds is very wide, but was never overly crowded. We really enjoyed being able to see the freighters coming in/out of the ports at Morehead City.

I could go on and on, but perhaps what will summarize better than anything is that we really hated to see our trip come to an end. All of us can't wait to come back to this condo again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gibsonville, NC

Our new go-to beach home!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our two kids, ages 6 and 4 to this condo for our summer beach week. We could not have been happier with our choice of place to stay. From the time I saw this condo on the website and started communicating with Mike about booking our stay, I knew it would be a great vacation, and it was our best beach vacation yet!

The condo unit is very clean, comfortable, and perfect space for a family or group of friends. The kid friendly touches delighted our children. We loved how close the unit was to the beach and how quiet the beachfront was. We also thought the location was great...not just quiet but close to great dining and other tourist attractions. Mike gives you great suggestions for things to do and we loved visiting Ft. Macon, Beaufort, Morehead City, and Pine Knoll Shores.

We have found our new beach "home" and will be booking for next year before the holidays!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
New Bern (EWN)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Crabs Claw
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cedar Island to Ocracoke or Minnesot Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crystal Coast Country Club, Pine Knoll Shores
Nearest Train
4 Miles
NC Aquarium
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Amos Mosquitos
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Car: recommended

Professional, local babysitting service available. Nancy's Nannies.


Rates & Availability

Atlantic Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
SPECIAL Summer End
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 28 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2016 - Mar 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rental: $900 Per Month
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 1 thru April 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change at any time.

Email is best method of contact.

All fees are included in this price.

Contact me for monthly, long term and Winter rental rates.

Last minute reservations accepted. Please contact for special requests or anything that does not conform to the pricing schedule listed above. I will work with you to have a great stay here at Southwinds!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Atlantic Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Everything new! Full bathroom.
    Full Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Everything new! Full bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Located under building by E5 stairs to outdoor shower
  • Both bathrooms are completely renovated full bathrooms. Master bathroom upgraded to a full bathroom. Moved wall in master bathroom to allow larger shower and larger sink/vanity. Most Southwinds units are 1.5 baths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sound view. iPod/MP3 player. Bed rails.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ocean&sound view iPod/MP3 player Armoire Extra chair Bench
  • Master bedroom has a full bathroom attached. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms. Large closets in both bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Southwinds is a quiet, family friendly, ocean front condominium complex with two swimming pools. Down by Fort Macon, it is away from the busy center of town. This is a great place to get away & relax. Take an easy drive into Morehead City or Beaufort for a great dining experience along the waterfronts with fantastic shopping all day long. Close by attractions include the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, the History Place in Morehead City, the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Ranger Station on Harker's Island. Take a ferry from Beaufort to Carrot Island or Shackleford Banks to see the wild banker ponies. Take a ferry from Harker's Island to Cape Lookout to visit the light house or collect shells on undisturbed beaches of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Atlantic Station shopping area is 3 miles down the road. Food Lion grocery store, theater, pizza/deli, gift shops, restaurants. New family park with swings & skate boarding.

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