• 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Station Contact
  • First Aid Kit
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Hospital Contact
  • House
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Police Contact
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

General summary;

“Life’s a Beach” Upper unit is a Pet Friendly upper duplex managed by Dale and Salt Water Real Estate and is the ideal beach location to bring the ENTIRE family, paws and ALL! This second floor two bed/one bath apartment is just two blocks from our sandy shores, a moderate walk to downtown CB, and all the sea sights, sounds, and experiences you are looking for!

The space;

Pleasure Island has become a RAPIDLY increasing holiday destination for the entirety of the East coast and beyond for many reasons. Because we are in fact a true island, “overcrowding” isn’t in of itself a tremendous issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a comfortable “max capacity” that will always give a appealing (and healthy) occupancy level and mood that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave copious complimentary space for those looking for a bit more “distancing” and privacy. It’s also what is making the real unit market shoot through the roof! It’s an AMAZING place to visit, live, and never leave!

The suite is located in the heart of Carolina Beach and a moderate walking distance to downtown and everything that is has to offer. In Carolina Beach you’ve got the boardwalk, eateries, and local stores of all kinds. If you like adventures, the marina is also there where you can take an offshore fishing trip, diving excursion, or event boat out for a sunset sail. Camping more your thing? Come with the 4X4 and drive (and camp) on the beach at Freeman Park, located on the North End of the island. You can also head down to Kure Beach and fish directly off their fishing pier compete with bait, tackles, and more! The Carolina Beach Lake is close by, hosting a weekly Farmer’s Market every Saturday, FIREWORKS every Thursday, and outdoor summer movies on Sunday’s (on a enormous inflatable screen in the middle of the lake!). We welcome you to sit back, relax and savor yourselves because that's exactly what the beach is for! * (due to Covid, please be prepared for periodic deviations from our usually scheduled events).

These suites are a mixture of the original “period” construction and old-world appeal, a kiss of shabby-chic modernity, and today’s technology because hey, there’s got to be something for everybody! Each suite has its own distinct traits, quirks, and characteristics. Above all else, it should feel like your “home away from home” while visiting with us on our Island!

The entry to this 2 bedroom/1 bath suite opens up into a huge, newly furbished family room combined with an open dining area and kitchen. Courtesy organic soap and shampoo are left in the bathroom of each suite as well as a (1) starter roll of TP, a (1) garbage bag, dish soap, and a sponge in each kitchen. *It is important to note that it is NOT an owner’s job to give personal family items for visitors. From toiletries and linens, to community food stuffs and condiments, It is ESPECIALLY important during this current climate for any used items of another to be discarded before our new visitors arrive to ensure an optimally hygienic space

There's TWO QUEEN and ONE FULL pullout bed on site because we want all of our visitors to be appealing when it comes time to recharge (do bear in mind the appreciation level of pullouts for long stays!). Remember, linens are NOT included in order to keep our prices low. You can bring them from home with you, buy them locally, or rent them (refer to Low Tide Linens & Units). If renting, please let Low Tide know that you are a guest of SWRE as they will give you with an additional 10% discount!

There is a TV (with approx. 25 channels through the Charter Spectrum cable service or application) along with a WIFI computer connection for when it's time to sit back and appreciate some movies or shows after a long day at the beach! Come with a Fire Stick, Apple TV, Laptop w/ HDMI cable or other such casting device if looking to ensure all of the tech comforts from home are available during your stay!

We equip each suite with its own books, games, and misc. accessories to help cover the basis for our visitors to enjoy themselves in rain or shine. Sometimes however, these items are removed from the suite and not replaced and we do not realize it (tsk tsk!). If you notice something we’ve bragged about missing please let us know!

Guest access;

The BACKYARD: The backyard is intended for both units to be able to congregate, BBQ, play, and have a blast. Please do NOT let your family dogs and cats loose in the back. Feel complimentary to utilize the front yard, side yard, or any number of striking neighborhood walks to help your furry children relieve themselves.

The SUITE: Guests have full access to their own private SUITE along with a respective outdoor space, patio, or balcony. Each suite can vary slightly in archetype but what’s private for each guest or is a common area for all to share IS effortlessly recognizable.

PARKING: Each guest will have access to (2) two parking spaces. The Lower unit should park side by side to the left of the drive. The upper unit should park one in front of the other IN the drive.

Neighborhood overview;

Pleasure Island is a coastal barrier island in Southeastern North Carolina, USA just south of the City of Wilmington. Pleasure Island is located within Federal Point Township, in New Hanover County. The coastal resort towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as the annexed communities of Wilmington Beach and Hanby Beach are located on the island.

The building itself is two blocks away from the sea, across the street form the ICW, and roughly seven blocks from down town Carolina Beach with its stores, activities and dining. There are fireworks during the summer every Thursday nighttime, Movies at the lake each Sunday nighttime, and local fairs around the lake each Saturday morning. Carolina Beach is a mix of friendly locals, snowbirds, and visitors all looking to hideaway the inland and enjoy the sand, surf, and sun. We really have an impressive community!

Carolina Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods offer an array of sights and activities to enjoy while here. Some of these examples are (but not limited to) a subtle beach hike through Carolina Beach State Park, Fishing on the Kure Beach Pier, kayaking to one of the many islands surrounding the Intracoastal Waterway, watching canons blast during a historical reenactment at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, or petting some Sting Rays at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Perhaps more peaceful and less “experience” is your speed? Our own local Brewery (Good Hops) along with a round of Frisbee golf may be what the doctor ordered!

Getting around;

There isn’t anywhere or anything on our Island that isn’t accessible with foot power. Downtown Carolina Beach has a number of vendors (such as Pleasure Island Units @ 2 N Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach NC 28428 (golf carts) and Tony Silvagni’s Surf School @ 107 Charlotte ave Carolina Beach NC 28428 (bicycles, paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks) for rent as an alternative to walking or driving. Taxi’s (local golf cart taxi’s) and Uber’s are also generally available for an assist when needed as well throughout the island! You can catch a Ferry to Southport in Kure Beach @ 2422 Fort Fisher Blvd S Kure Beach which leads to another ferry to Bald Head Island where NO CARS are allowed at all!

After all, you won’t catch many locals going OTB! (Over The Bridge). Everything you need is right here!

Other things to note;

•Salt Water Real Estate has partnered with the absolute most great vendors our Island has to offer to help ensure visitors can spend more time appreciating themselves and less time researching! Our partners include the Tony Silvagni Surf School for professional surf lessons, bicycle, umbrella, and chair units, Salty Dog Yoga, Squared Away Cleaning and Maintenance, TNL Kleans, and Low Tide Linen Units who provides all visitors of SWRE an added 10% off. Our partners support visitors of Salt Water Real Estate with the highest caliber of local services for extremely competitive and oft discounted pricing. They all contribute to the “Salt Water” experience and we <3 them for it!

•ALL suites are non-smoking (including vaping) and a heavy cleaning/repair charge can result if not adhered to. This includes porches, decks, balconies, and walkways. Please smoke well away from any SWRE unit unless willing to risk the potential loss of deposit or more.

• SWRE contractual peaceful hours begin at 9:00pm EST. Town ordinance may accept more latitude with regards to noise (11:00pm) but our expectations are to help ensure all visitors, locals, and neighbors alike have an delightful experience.

•NO BBQing on ANY decks or porches. This is a massive fire hazard and is fineable by the town (as is removing batteries from any smoke or co2 alarms). We work extremely hard to keep all of our visitors safe, and sometimes that takes teamwork!

•There is a $100 non-returnable pet fee for one approved pup and a $50 pup fee for a second. There is a two-dog max. unless an exception is granted. Cats are not allowed on premises. If inquiring about a different pet request, please ask!

•April 1st through September 30th, dogs are allowed on the Carolina Beach during restricted hours of BEFORE 9:00 am and AFTER 5:00 pm. On the extreme North End of Carolina Beach, dogs are allowed on leash 24/7. In Kure Beach, dogs are NOT allowed at any juncture. Fort Fisher accepts dogs on leash on the beach 24/7. Please be responsible to follow all town pet ordinances and have an awareness as to which beach you are on at all times.

•Please always consider TRAVEL INSURANCE from your respective renting site or vendor to help protect your costs in case of inclement weather or last-min. travel complications (court, illness, etc.). These items are NOT returnable scenarios unless the unit itself is compromised. If that does happen, we will do our absolute premium to find you alternative housing.

Money-saving Tips

  • Search for the official tourism bureau where you want to visit. Most established tourism bureaus will send printed travel guide books with special offers for rental home management companies, dining and attractions. These guides provide a good start to your vacation rental search.
  • Are you willing to alter your trip dates? Off-peak times offer tremendous bargains.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may be able to get discounted prices. Make sure to check with vacation rental company to see if your travelling crew is eligible for a reduced price.
  • Some properties are primarily designed for specific groups of travellers. Large event homes are great for weddings, wedding parties and corporate escapes. Some properties appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other homes are positioned close to music venues. Make sure to prioritize your proximity to the family activities and places of interest you are most excited about.
  • Rental companies and individual rental owners frequently offer customers the chance to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term cost, offers travellers reimbursement of their rental costs for any nights missed resulting from personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unexpected hotel room stay or extra fuel.

How to Book a Vacation Home

Newcomers are sometimes shocked at the range and wide selection of short term properties available in the Carolina Beach area. With such a wide selection, clients are certain to come across a rental that matches their wishes and spending budget.

Rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. Vacation rental management companies leverage scale, staff and practical experience to provide trouble-free operational management on behalf of the homeowner..

We have assembled a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your rental home experience.

Searching for and reserving the best rental home:

Do you believe "“Life’s a Beach” Pet Friendly upper unit duplex " is the perfect rental property for your next trip? Look over this check list to make sure it fits all of your needs.

The Earlier, The Better

Like many renowned hot spots, In Carolina Beach the best vacation rentals are booked early. To ensure the best choice of rental homes, we suggest searching and booking your Carolina Beach rental home 6-Twelve months in advance, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your vacation rental home..

Choose a Town and Time

Sometimes, the hardest portion of planning your vacation is figuring out where to go, and when. When the big decisions are resolved, the rest is easier.

Just How Much Rental Do You Really Need?

How many family members are planning to share your getaway? Try to remember that most rental homes list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to figure out what is suitable for the family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are commonly accessible online. If not, speak to the property owner before you reserve the home.

Stay on a Budget

Make sure "“Life’s a Beach” Pet Friendly upper unit duplex " fits your budget *during your desired week*. Make sure to get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions well before booking a costly rental home. Typically, a single member of the group will be liable for making the whole reservation and collecting each party's contribution.

Property Features

What amenities is your group interested in? Is a screened-in porch a necessity? Will the unit need to be beachfront, the downtown area, or near shopping? Are extras like beach chairs, grills, umbrellas, buggies or coolers available and included with your rental home charge? Make a list of "necessities and wishes" from your party to help filter your search to the perfect property.

Accessability

Do some members of your party have specific needs? Make certain to remember and inquire about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..

What About Furry Family Members?

Are you or other members of the crew traveling with a furry friend? Pet policies are different at each rental property. Study descriptions thoroughly. Ensure that you study agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees may apply when pets are added. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Best places to Search

When the place, dates and family members are decided, search multiple sources to get the best rental selection. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Carolina Beach local vacation homes" for local vacation rental management companies. In addition to having distinctive rental properties, local companies offer top-notch service..

Negotiate

Re-read the description to be certain the rental has everything you need. If lacking, the home management company might know of comparable homes that suit your preferences and budget..

While not true for all rental properties, many property owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a highly-desirable week, try asking for an extra night. This is more effective during the off-season when many homes sit vacant.

Study the Total Contract

It is advisable to know which services are included:

  • Power bills
  • Internet
  • Telephone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Fees

Make sure your quote includes all taxes and fees.

Cancellations Happen

Be sure to are familiar with the cancellation policy before booking. Many rental property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance protects the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you reassurance should catastrophe strike.

Complete the Booking

Once you believe you've found "the one", start the reservation process. Do not forget that most rental contracts require a substantial rental deposit and/or security deposit to safeguard the vacation rental owner.

Get Contact Info

Put the property manager's contact information into your phone and wallet for convenient access to answers throughout your visit.

Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!

During your Stay

  • Photograph at your arrival. Record the condition of the rental unit immediately upon arrival. Contact the rental manager right away to report your observations.
  • You may need instructions for a fireplace, TV or jacuzzi. Contact your rental manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
  • Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Residents will probably be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a trip much more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Natives can frequently point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best pizza, have a great date night, or the best spots for wildlife?
  • Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the property locked up when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

At the end of your stay

  • Make sure you've packed everything. Inspect drawers, bath cabinets and closets.
  • As soon as your things are all out, do a walk-through of the rental to make sure that no property damage occurred in the course of your remain. Whenever possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a good time? Nearly all rental websites ask for reviews after your stay . Owners and rental managers will thank you for favorable ratings. If anything went wrong, we recommend being kind but honest regarding your experience. The best owners and managers will work hard to solve the situation.

Learn and Improve

Hold a vacation recap meeting with your travel companions. Did everyone have a good time? We hope this guide helped you find a fantastic rental home. Otherwise, you've gained useful rental search experience that can help with another search.

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