About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1 block to ocean.2 large bedrooms and waterfront loft, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 6/8
For a great family summer vacation, enjoy this exclusive sound front private home with elevator and gazebo over the water, only a block from the ocean and beach. Bring your boat or rent one and keep it at your door with easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Carolina Beach inlet to the ocean. Hang a hammock on your gazebo or rock on one of the waterfront decks and enjoy watching others boating by. Fish and crab right off your dock or surf fish a block away in the ocean. The sun sets every night at the end of your dock! Pelicans, herons, egrets and mallard ducks are frequent visitors and dolphins sometimes ply the waters in front of the house. If you want to sit on the beach with a book, it's one short block to the ocean and we provide your beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and boogie boards .
With 2 large bedrooms and an artist's loft/studio, this home was designed with an open floor plan for easy living beach house comfort and to take advantage of the views and light. Enjoy stunning views from the living room/ dining room and kitchen. Three TVs with many channels and wifi are provided for rainy days. Floors throughout are riverwood, made of logs harvested and milled after hundreds of years in the Cape Fear River.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, jetted garden tub and separate bath with shower. The even larger bedroom upstairs has a queen bed and a very comfortable queen size futon/bed with an adjoining full bath with tub. The waterfront loft has a queen sleeper sofa. There is not privacy for this loft/studio area as it overlooks the living room and there is an open hallway with no door between the loft area and the bedroom upstairs. The elevator accesses all 3 levels for easy living.
Great place for family fun and relaxation with linens and all modern conveniences provided: Elevator, central dual zone air conditioning, dishwasher, fridge with through-the-door ice maker and water dispenser, washer/dryer, and more importantly a hammock, porch swing and rocking chairs! We also have available a kayak, kiddie pool, sand toys, pack n play, high chair, and 2 booster seats for your use while here.
Right in front of the house is a great place to practice the booming new sport of paddleboarding. A local world class surfer offers a surf camp for all ages and the local rec center offers Zumba and yoga classes.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
I am a native Wilmingtonian and have built my home at Carolina Beach as my dream home on the beach. It is my one and only home. I have been fortunate that my guests have treated my home with great respect and taken good care of it during their stay. I'm glad to be able to share my home with you during the summer.
Why Julie chose Carolina Beach
Very few islands offer the waterfront views I have here on the sound, and yet are only a block from the ocean. I have the best of both worlds here, a boat at my doorstep and the beach a very short walk away.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Mind and Body at Rest
After many years of ocean front, I wanted to try more of a marina waterfront this year. (The result of too many Nicholas Sparks books :) My husband found this home and I loved it! Every morning coffee on the back porch - sun is not beating down on you in the morning at this location. I am drawn to find "treasures" in the water around the dock. Found a large hermit crab in a perfect shell the first day! BUT! We love the ocean also! So, this home provided a very simple and short walk to the beach which is no more than 3-4 minutes away! CLEAN BEACH!
Biking to the boardwalk for Britts donuts! Boardwalk close enough to walk to. Krazy Kones and Latella gelato definitely got plenty of our business! This home gave me the nostalgic feeling. A personal homey feeling. Master bedroom is wonderful! AND a few 2 hour baths in the master jettub was a great way to end a day! My 3 college age children felt a little lack of privacy in the upstairs loft but they had a good time together. (Loft is great for younger children.) Would have loved to stay another week but duty called! This home provides a cozy feeling that many other lack by being so "cookie-cutter". Owner and caretakers were very easy to get ahold of while we were there. Would come back in a skinny minute!!!!
Wonderful location with waterway and beach access! Beautiful sunsets over the waterway!
Julie was wonderful and very invested in us having a nice stay. The elevator was great for moving luggage and groceries up the multiple stories. It was a nice bonus to have an enclosed garage to keep the car out of the sun and salt air. Would definitely consider renting again!
Enjoyed our fourth year at Julie's house. Everything you need to make great memories. The view is priceless. Always sad to leave and Julie is amazing to work with.
We loved staying here! It gave us all options...we paddle boarded, fished, crabbed and beached!
I am a single mom...and I stayed here with my three kids and two of their friends. There was plenty of space and much to do with the amazing dock and the beach just a block away! It was close to all restaurants and activities...we will definitely be back!!
We loved it!!
My family and I had such a wonderful time in this lovely home. We spent the days fishing off the dock, relaxing and enjoying the view from the balcony. The beach is just right around the corner and only took us a few minutes to walk there. We are overall very satisfy with our stay and it definitely deserves a 5 star. Thank you Julie!
Fantastic location and amazing sunsets!
We had a wonderful week at Memory Dock! We were blessed with wonderful weather. I enjoyed my morning coffee from the swing watching the birds fly by and boats head out for the day. It was so peaceful. When I booked this property I wasn't familiar with Carolina Beach at all. I'm so glad we were at the northern end of the island. Its quiet, family-friendly and close to everything we needed. Its a block away from this great little coffee place where the people were so friendly. The beach is a very short walk away. We even saw fireworks from the third-floor deck! The elevator made loading and unloading a breeze! You really only need to pack your clothes and hit the grocery store for basics. We have stayed at many beach houses in the past and it seems like you literally have to pack up your entire house plus everything for the beach. Not here...all you do is show up. If you want to cook, the kitchen has everything you need, plus a gas grill outside. My husband and kids had a great time fishing and crabbing from the dock and the sunsets over the water were spectacular. This house has everything you need for a relaxing vacation!
Old fashioned oceanfront boardwalk with amusement park, rides, arcade and shops is less than a mile south. Enjoy world famous Britt's Doughnuts or a slice at Frank's Pizza there, Entertainment almost every night with fireworks, music and family night weekly. Outdoor family movies shown weekly at the lake. Pier fishing at Carolina Beach fishing pier less than a mile north. Rental pleasure boats and deep sea fishing charters at the marina near the boardwalk. Take the car ferry to Southport for a day of antiquing in this quaint fishing village near the historic Old Brunswick Town excavation. Wilmington offers every big city attraction including downtown riverfront carriage rides and paddle wheel cruises on the Henrietta, live theatre at Thalian. The Screen Gems movie studio on N. 23rd St. offers tours. Iron Man 3 with Robert Downey, Jr. was filmed here and Sleepy Hollow is being filmed here also.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Fourth of July week is $2100. Weekly only rentals accepted for the summer. Three night minimums off season.