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Private WATERFRONT Home with ELEVATOR, BoatSlip, Gazebo over the Water

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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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Carolina Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Garden tub in bedroom, shower in bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , main level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen thick futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper
  • Pack n Play available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We firmly do not allow pets or smoking in the house. We provide basic starter paper and cleaning supplies, but we do not replenish during the week. We furnish basic linens and towels and washer/dryer for service during your stay. We also have a kiddie pool which you can place on the waterfront covered patio with sun protection for the little ones on the ground level.


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Private WATERFRONT Home with ELEVATOR, BoatSlip, Gazebo over the Water
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

A Mind and Body at Rest

  • 5 of 5

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!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location with waterway and beach access! Beautiful sunsets over the waterway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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We loved staying here! It gave us all options...we paddle boarded, fished, crabbed and beached!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Fantastic location and amazing sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Julie

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.


Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Sea Witch
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Fort Fisher/Southport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Beau Rivage
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Fourth of July week is $2100. Weekly only rentals accepted for the summer. Three night minimums off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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