• 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Books For Kids
  • Books For Kids
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Childs Highchair
  • Childs Highchair
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Games
  • Games
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Office
  • Office
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Smart TV
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Crib
  • Travel Crib
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wifi Speed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

“Mary" is a thoroughly refreshed 1940’s beach bungalow in the heart of Carolina Beach with room for 8 visitors, 6 adults and 2 children. She has all the modern amenities and is a brief walk to Carolina Beach Boardwalk and the Lake, known for lively, summer music, eateries, bars, shopping, fireworks, and carnival rides! Beach access (ramp, no steps) is less than 50 steps out the front door and across a peaceful, one-way street. Out the back door, walk down the block to the Lake for the Saturday Market or a family movie.
All kitchen, bath, and beach towels included

Dedicated work space

Starter set of toiletries, condiments, coffee and tea

Wifi and streaming services for the Intelligent TV in the living room

There are also a limited number of beach chairs available at bungalow (in the outdoor space box) and local companies run chair services, as well.
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NO Smoking -- NO Family Animals

April 15 to May 20 there is a four nighttime minimum

May 21 to October 21 there is a seven nighttime minimum

Off season bookings are (approx.) November 1st to March 31st at $3,000 per month for 6 months
Contactless Check-in/Check-out
Mary is located on a peaceful, one-way street. The public beach access is just few steps across the street so you can spend more time in the sun, sand, and sea. Carolina Beach Lake is less than a block away for visiting the Saturday Market. And, the famed Boardwalk with shopping, eateries, and activities for all ages is about a 4 block walk.

*As with many homes in the area, this bungalow has a beach sand yard that does have burrs and native beach flowers. Please wear flip flops on the outdoor space and yard.
The bungalow is located on a walkable, one-way street.

Less than 50 steps will get you to the sun, sand, and sea at the Beach access just across the street.

The Boardwalk, with shopping, bars, eateries and family activities for all ages is only about four blocks away. There you can also find a carnival, tons of live music and fireworks in the summer season.

Located on a peaceful street with ample, on-site parking for 4 cars.

Bicycle and golf cart units are available on the island, as well.
You'll appreciate her straighforward access to the bungalow with only 5 steps up to the sizable wrap-around porch. Savor using the propane grille and plenty of outdoor seating with a table for outdoor dining. The double front door opens to the original pine floors, shiplap walls and a generous great room including a dedicated work space. The bungalow includes all new appliances including dishwasher, Keurig and drip coffee makers, toaster oven, microwave, motion sensor kitchen faucet, and washer and dryer. The main bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has two twin-additional-long beds that can be made into a king of desired (3rd bedroom has it's own tv). In addition, there is a twin-over-twin bunk in the pass through near the third bedroom (weight limit 175lb. per bed).
Ample, complimentary, on-site parking for 4 cars.

Bicycle and golf cart units are available on the island, as well.

April 15 to May 22 there is a four nighttime minimum

May 28 to October 22 there is a seven nighttime minimum

Off season bookings are (roughly) November 1st to March 31st at $3,000 per month for 6 months.
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Directions From Wilmington International Airport
1740 Airport Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28405

-Take Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy from Airport Blvd
4 min (1.6 mi)
-Take Carolina Beach Rd and US-421 S to Lake Dr in Carolina Beach
32 min (18.1 mi)
-Continue on Lake Dr. Drive, turn Right on Carolina Beach Ave S
1 min (305 ft)

How to Save Money on Your Rental

  • Search for the tourism bureau where you want to visit. Most official tourism bureaus will send you printed tourism guide books with special deals for vacation rentals, dining and attractions. Search for these guides and coupon books, because this allows vacation goers to discover the very same activities with a typically significantly discounted.
  • Are the trip dates changeable? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of high pricing.
  • Are you a military veteran? Quite a few management companies offer rate reductions to veterans and active-duty forces. Make sure to ask property management company to see if your vacationing group is eligible for a markdown.
  • Some homes are particularly designed for particular types of vacationers. Event homes are great for weddings, wedding parties and corporate retreats. Some homes cater to beach bums. Other properties are positioned close to music venues. You will definitely get the most value from a home which most thoroughly satisfies your ideal holiday setting, even if it costs a little more.
  • Rental companies and individual rental owners typically offer their customers an opportunity to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base term price, provides buyers reimbursement of their trip expenses for any nights missed resulting from personal medical emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or additional fuel.

General Rental property Tricks & Tips

Newcomers are sometimes surprised at the range and wide selection of short term rentals available in the Carolina Beach area. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rental homes available makes it possible to find an perfect retreat to accommodate their Carolina Beach group, from tranquil condos to gigantic event homes with several bedrooms.

Virtually all rental homes in Carolina Beach are privately owned and many are represented by well-known local rental management companies. Property owners frequently select management companies to manage marketing and advertising, house cleaning services and repairs and maintenance.

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

Where to find and reserve a great vacation rental:

Before you decide to book "Unsinkable Mary-Steps to Beach", review our brief list of points to consider.

The Earlier You Begin, The Better The Choices

Carolina Beach rental homes are reserved months (and up to a year) in advance. To guarantee the greatest choice of vacation homes, we advise searching and booking your Carolina Beach vacation home 6-12 months in advance, whenever possible. Holiday gatherings can be a popular time for groups to plan their Summer escapes..

Find your Area and Determine Dates

Consensus can be challenging between members of the family, but once this challenging part is finished everything will start to drop in place.

Choose a Size

Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Try to remember that many homes list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for the group. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible online. If not, communicate with the property manager before you reserve the home.

What Are You Prepared to Shell out?

Does the chosen vacation property fit your budget during that prime Summer week? If multiple groups or family members are sharing the cost, always make sure each group knows their obligation and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to chip in. Typically, just one person in the group will be responsible for making the complete reservation and collecting each party's share.

Make a List of "Wishes" and "Necessities"

What home features is your family looking for? Is a screened porch a necessity? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or amusements? Are sheet sets included with the rental agreement, or will you need to take your own? Make a list of priority conveniences to help narrow your search.

Accessability

Grandparents will thank you for not reserving a stairs-access-only condominium on the Third floor. Make sure that you remember and inquire about wheelchair access, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..

Paws-Friendly, Please

Make sure you include your pets. Animals are welcome at a number of rental properties, but policies differ. Many limitations might eliminate a potential rental property. Be sure to study agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your agreement. Ask questions *prior to* you reserve!

Searching the Internet

Several internet resources exist to match renters with rental home owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Carolina Beach local rentals" for local rental management companies. Local property management companies pride themselves on a superior vacation experience.

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to make certain that the property has everything required. If it is something is missing, the rental home management company may know of comparable properties that fit your style and budget..

Some property owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If they are unwilling to budge on a highly-desirable stay, try asking for an additional night. Off-peak season offers your greatest opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.

Read the Total Agreement

You really should know which services are included:

  • Utilities
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Fees

Be sure that your quote includes all taxes and fees.

Cancelling your Rental

Cancellation policies vary for each rental. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs ranges from 1% - 5% of the base rental cost, provides travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed as a consequence of personal medical-related emergencies or storms, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.

Reserve your Rental

Once you feel you've identified "the one", start the booking process. You will probably be required to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Where to Get Help

Make sure to get the manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental property. We recommend keeping the contact's information in your phone and wallet.

Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any property damage soon after you arrive. If you find damages, or if repairs are required get in touch with the home manager without delay.
  • Ask questions. If there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the house, condo access, pool operations, etc... we advise you ask the rental home manager immediately. A quick phone call avoids many problems.
  • Don't forget to be a good neighbor. . Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Locals are a fantastic source of suggestions.
  • Enjoy your stay! Make certain to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home secured while you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Checking Out

  • Double-check every space of the rental to make certain that you've gathered all belongings.
  • Make sure to walk through the rental one last time and check for property damage. We advise walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your getaway? Nearly all rental management company web sites request testimonials after your stay . Rental owners and property managers will appreciate your glowing ratings. If anything went wrong and they didn't correct it in a practical manner, or when the vacation rental wasn't as described, you may want to make it a point in your critique.

Learn from your Stay

Hold a vacation recap meeting with the people in your group. Does everyone want to go back? We hope this guide steered you to a terrific vacation rental. Otherwise, you have acquired valuable rental search experience to aid with another search.

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Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni

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