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About this Property
â€śWe found your Happy Placeâ€ť Driftwood Villas A6 managed by Dale and Salt Water Real may be just the home away from home you are looking for! â€śWe found your Happy Placeâ€ť is a 2nd floor comfortable condo that's just steps from our sandy shores, a brief walk to downtown CB, and all the sea sights, sounds, and experiences you are looking for!
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, â€śovercrowdingâ€ť isnâ€™t in of itself a colossal issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a appealing â€śmax capacityâ€ť that will always give a calming (and healthy) occupancy level and mood that, despite the â€śhordesâ€ť, will always leave bountiful complimentary space for those looking for a bit more â€śdistancingâ€ť and privacy. Itâ€™s also what is making the real unit market shoot through the roof! Itâ€™s an AMAZING place to visit, live, and never leave!
The suite is located in the heart of Carolina Beach and walking distance to downtown and everything that is has to offer. In Carolina Beach youâ€™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 Farmerâ€™s Market every Saturday, FIREWORKS every Thursday, and outdoor summer movies on Sundayâ€™s (on a generous inflatable screen in the middle of the lake!). We welcome you to sit back, relax and appreciate 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 â€śperiodâ€ť construction and old-world beauty, a kiss of shabby-chic modernity, and todayâ€™s technology because hey, thereâ€™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 â€śhome away from homeâ€ť while visiting with us on our Island!
The entry to this 1 bedroom/2 bath suite opens up into a sizable, freshly decorated family room combined with an open dining area and cookery station. 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 ownerâ€™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 ONE QUEEN bed FULL + TWIN bunk on site because we want all of our visitors to be inviting when it comes time to recharge. 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 T.V. (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 savor 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 amenities 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 weâ€™ve bragged about missing please let us know!
The SUITE: Guests have full access to their own private SUITE (never shared) along with a respective outdoor space, patio, or balcony. Each suite can vary slightly in archetype but whatâ€™s private for each guest or is a common area for all to share IS effortlessly recognizable.
PARKING: Each guest will have access to (1) ONE un-assigned parking space (use your parking pass to avoid a TOW). A $50 replacement fee will be assessed if the pass isn't left in your suite at departure. Any additional community parking spaces would have availability on a first come fist serve basis. We do not recommend any lot or proprietor in particular.
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 one row away from the sea. The unit is set two 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 (refer to carolinabeach.org for additional info!). 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 striking 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. This doesnâ€™t even include the aweing scenery of Airlie Gardens, and our very own battleship (USS NC) in Wilmington! Perhaps more appealing and less â€śexperienceâ€ť is your speed? Our own local Brewery (Good Hops) along with a round of Frisbee golf may be what the doctor ordered!
There isnâ€™t anywhere or anything on our Island that isnâ€™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 Silvagniâ€™s Surf School @ 107 Charlotte ave Carolina Beach NC 28428 (bicycles, paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks) for rent as an alternative to walking or driving. Taxiâ€™s (local golf cart taxiâ€™s) and Uberâ€™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 wonâ€™t catch many locals going OTB! (Over The Bridge). Everything you need is right here!
Other things to note;
â€˘Salt Water Real Estate has partnered with the absolute premium vendors our Island has to offer to help ensure visitors can spend more time relishing 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 â€śSalt Waterâ€ť experience and we <3 them for it!
â€˘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.
â€˘Linens (sheets, towels, pillowcases, etc.) are NOT part of the suite rental. Pillows and basic comforters ARE supplied. Please refer to the linens chart supplied in the renting site description section for a unitâ€™s bed sizes and plan in advance accordingly. We partner with â€śLow Tide Linens & Unitsâ€ť for any visitors looking to rent a linen package as opposed to bringing or buying your own. Although any hyper link will be blocked by this site, a simple web search can yield their contact information. They will deliver directly into the suite in advance of your stay! Mention that you are staying with SALT WATER REAL ESTATE and receive an additional 10% off of any rentable items!
â€˘ 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 enchanting experience.
â€˘ $125 price for lost pool key / $50 price for lost parking pass.
â€˘NO BBQing on ANY decks or porches. This is a tremendous 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!
â€˘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 most magnificant to find you alternative housing.
Money Saving Rental Tips
- Many property managers and vacation rental houses provide Carolina Beach area discount guides which feature money-saving offers, either offered individually by local companies, or via a partnership between the property management company and the vendor itself. These guides provide an excellent start to your vacation rental search.
- Could you shift your vacation week? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of top costs.
- Many vacation rental companies and owners offer discount rates for active duty and veteran members of the Military, or returning vacationers to the same rental home. Make sure to confirm with property manager to see if your visiting group is eligible for a reduced price.
- Some properties are primarily suited for specific types of visitors. Large event homes are best for weddings, receptions and corporate meetings. Some properties appeal to beach bums. Other properties are situated close to nightlife. You should prioritize your proximity to the adventures and tours you are most looking forward to.
- Property management companies and individual home owners generally offer customers the opportunity to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base term cost, offers buyers reimbursement of their trip costs for any days missed due to medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unplanned hotel stay or additional gasoline.
How to Book a Vacation Home
Many people are surprised to discover the number of rentals are offered in Carolina Beach. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of vacation rentals available makes it possible to find an perfect retreat to accommodate their Carolina Beach gang, from relaxed condominiums to giant event homes with several bedrooms.
Vacation homes are often owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies are popular with rental owners because they manage the advertising and operations..
Here are some tips and techniques to help you understand the rental home search and reservation process.
Searching for and booking the right rental property:
Before you book "“We found your Happy Place” Driftwood Villas A6", examine our short checklist of points to consider.
The Earlier You Start, The Better The Selection
Carolina Beach vacation homes start booking very early. To assure the best selection of rental homes, we suggest searching and reserving your Carolina Beach rental 6-Twelve months in advance, whenever possible. Holiday reunions can be a great time for family groups to plan their Summer family trips..
Pick a Community and Date
Begin by figuring out which particular area of Carolina Beach you want to visit, and the choose travel dates.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Try to remember that a lot of properties list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to determine what is suitable for the group. Most rental home listings will summarize each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Determine Your Budget
Will your selected rental property suit your budget during that prime Summer week? If a few individuals or family members are sharing the cost, always make sure that each group knows their responsibilities and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to contribute. Generally, a single member of the group will be responsible for making the complete reservation and recovering each person's contribution.
Its All About Amenities
What amenities is the group trying to find? Do you want a rental home with outside lounge? Are you more enthusiastic about a natural landscape or night life? Does the rental have bikes and body boards available for use as part of your stay? Create a list of priority amenities to facilitate narrow your search.
Elderly guests will appreciate you for not renting a stairs-access-only property on the 3rd floor. Ensure that you remember and inquire about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and special equipment needs..
What About Furry Family Members?
Are you or other members of the crew traveling with a furry friend? Even though many vacation rentals permit pets, rules and fees vary per property. Many limitations may eliminate a prospective rental. Make certain you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Service fees may apply when pets are included.
Start the Search
When the area, time and attendees are decided, search multiple resources to find the best rental selection. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Carolina Beach local vacation rentals" for local property management companies. Local companies will often have a unique collection of rentals daily and weekly.
Negotiate the Price
When you have spotted the rentalhome of your dreams, double check to make sure your trip dates are available.
Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. The off-season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Read the Agreement
Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Power bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Calls
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
Get a total that includes state taxes, pet and other additional fees.
Make sure you be aware of the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Rental home management companies and property owners often offer their clients the option to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance defends the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you comfort should tragedy strike.
Reserve your Rental Property
Once you think you've found "the one", begin the booking process. Bear in mind that most rental contracts will require a substantial rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the vacation home owner.
Where to Get Help
Put the property manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for easy access to answers throughout your stay.
Congratulations on booking your rental! You're on the right path to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures on your arrival. Take notes of any damages soon after you arrive. We also advise promptly calling the property manager with a report of any wear and tear, along with your request for any necessary repairs.
- You may need guidance for a fireplace, Television set or hot tub. Contact your property manager. They are there to help. A brief phone call prevents many problems.
- Don't forget to be a good next-door neighbor. More often than not, surrounding properties are filled by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a stay a good deal more pleasurable.
- Ask a local. Residents are a great source of suggestions. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best places for wildlife?
- Remember to protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the property secured while you are away, just like you would at home.
- Tidy up a little. Even though you're having to pay a cleaning fee, The rental home should really be in very good condition. Sinks stuffed with dishes, surplus sand on the flooring and sticky messes should really be dealt with prior to leaving.
- Make sure to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damages. Whenever possible, do this walk-out review with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, you'll want to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you enjoy yourself? Most vacation rental web sites seek reviews after your stay . Owners and property managers will appreciate your favorable ratings. If something went wrong, we advise being understanding but genuine with regards to rental experience. The best property owners and managers will work very hard to fix the issue.
Learn from your Stay
Did everyone have a great time? We hope this guide helped you find a terrific vacation home. If not, you have gained useful rental search experience to help with the next search.