• 2 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Blender
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Hospital Contact
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Police Contact
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

General summary;

“Sandy Paws” suite Lower is a Pet Friendly duplex managed by Dale and Salt Water Real Estate and may be just the home away from home you are looking for! “Sandy Paws” suite Lower is a 1st story two-bedroom PF lower duplex 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!

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 gargantuan issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a appealing “max capacity” that will always give a inviting (and healthy) occupancy level and ambience that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave abundant complimentary space for those looking for a bit more “distancing” and privacy. It’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 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 generous 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 magic, 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/1.5 bath suite opens up into a huge, freshly furbished family room combined with an open dining area and entirely supplied kitchen (stove+oven, refrigerator). The kitchen is outfitted will all of the basic preparing and dining silverware one can expect (plates, bowls, cups, silverware, etc.). In addition, there is a microwave, toaster, coffer maker and blender ready to help make yourself at home. 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 ONE QUEEN/ONE FULL + TWIN bunk bed here that consists of a new encased 8” memory foam/cooling gel composition bed because we want all of our visitors to be comfortable when it comes time to recharge. Remember, linens are NOT supplied in order to keep our costs 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 50” Roku Intelligent WIFI TV’s (with approx. 25 channels through the Charter Spectrum cable 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 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 we’ve bragged about missing please let us know!

The outdoor shower is located at the front of the building to help get that sand off of those toes!

Guest access;

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

The SUITE: Guests have full access to their own private SUITE (never shared) along with a respective outdoor space, patio, or balcony.

PARKING: Each guest will have access to (2) two parking spaces. Lower should park towards the left while upper should park towards the right. DO NOT use more than the two allotted spaces as maintenance will contact the tow company.

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 one row away from the sea, and four rows in from the Intracoastal Waterway. The unit is set eight 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 spectacular 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 appealing 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!

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 elegant 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.

•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 fun 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 peerless to find you alternative housing.

How to get the best deal on your rental

  • Find the tourism bureau where you want to visit. Most official tourism bureaus offer printed travel guides with special packages for accommodations, restaurants and attractions. These guides may provide an excellent start to your rental search.
  • Are your travel dates flexible? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of maximum pricing.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may be qualified for discounted rates. Make sure to ask property management company to see if your travelling crew qualifies for a markdown.
  • Is there a certain activity that you are most looking forward to during your stay? If there's a particular Carolina Beach atteaction you simply love, be on the lookout for rental properties that cater especially to you.
  • Give thought to obtaining trip insurance with your lease contract. Trip insurance, which usually add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed due to personal health emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unexpected hotel stay or additional gasoline.

How to Book a Vacation Home

You might be surprised to discover how many vacation rentals are available at your destination. With such a wide selection, guests are certain to select a property which fits their expectations and spending budget.

Nearly all rentals in Carolina Beach are privately operated and many are represented by experienced local rental management agencies. Property management companies leverage scale, technology and expertise to provide effortless operational administration on behalf of the homeowner..

Seasoned Carolina Beach vacationers have identified several tips and tricks over the years when it comes to renting rentals, however most novices will be happy to know that many of these "methods" are in plain sight, if you recognize where they should look.

Finding and booking the right vacation property:

Before you book "Sandy Paws Pet Friendly Lower suite", read through our short checklist of considerations.

The Earlier You Start, The Better The Choices

Carolina Beach vacation homes book months (and up to a year) in advance. To get the best selection, start your planning and search 6-12 months prior to your trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and reserve your vacation rental home..

Find your Area and Choose Dates

Sometimes, the toughest portion of preparing for your trip is deciding on where to go, and when. After the big decisions are tackled, everything else is easier.

How Many Beds?

Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Bear in mind that a lot of properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to figure out what is most appropriate for your company. Most rental listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.

Exactly What Are You Prepared to Pay?

Will your favorite vacation property suit your budget during that choice Summer week? Make sure you get cost-sharing commitments from loved ones prior to booking an expensive vacation property. One member of your family needs to be in charge of getting payments and agreeing to responsibility for the complete rental cost at time of booking.

Compose a list of "Wants" and "Requirements"

What amenities is the family interested in? Do you want a vacation property with outside dining area? Do you want to be away from it all, or close to a city setting? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, umbrellas, carts or coolers available and included with your rental fee? Gather a list of prioritized "necessities and wishes" from your company to help filter your search to the perfect rental.

Accessability

Grandparents will appreciate you for not reserving a stairs-only condominium on the Third floor. Ensure that you remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..

Think About Furry Family Members?

Remember to include your pets. Animals are welcome at many rental homes, but policies differ. Read your contract very carefully! Additional charges may apply when pets are added. When in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.

Its Time to Search

Many websites exist to match guests with property owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Carolina Beach local rental homes" for local vacation rental management companies. Local companies usually have an exclusive collection of vacation homes daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

When you've spotted your dream rental, double check to make sure your trip dates are available.

Some property owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable week, try getting an extra night. Your best possibility of a lower rate will be changing to a less desirable week.

Study the Entire Agreement

Read the entire contract and make sure you fully understand who is liable for:

  • Power bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking requirements

Be sure that your quote includes all taxes and fees.

If you need to Cancel

Be sure to be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking. You will likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of your base rental rate, provides travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any days missed as a consequence of personal health-related emergencies or weather, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen motel stay or additional gas.

Reserve your Rental Property

Once you believe you've found "the one", start the reservation process. You will probably have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Know Who to Call

Be sure you get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental home. We suggest storing the contact's information in your cell phone and wallet.

Congrats! All that is left is making the most of your vacation!

During your Stay

  • Record the overall condition of the rental unit right away. Call the property manager immediately to report your findings.
  • You could need guidance for a fireplace, Television or spa tub. Contact your home manager. They are there to assist. A quick phone call helps prevent many head aches.
  • Please be respectful of the community. Often, adjacent properties are filled by permanent locals. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your primary residence.
  • Ask a local. Natives may point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best areas for night life?
  • Make sure to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Check to make sure you've packed all of your possessions. Sweep every room in the house for forgotten items. Inspect bathrooms, the garage, cabinets, backyards, the pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
  • When everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to make certain no damage occurred during your remain. We recommend walking through with the property manager wherever possible (this may not be possible).. If the property owner is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your trip? Most rental home websites seek comments after your stay is complete. Owners and property managers will appreciate your glowing critiques. If something went wrong, we suggest being pleasant but straightforward regarding your stay. Top owners and managers will try hard to rectify the situation.

Learn from your Stay

Hold a vacation recap meeting with your family. Did everyone have a good time? Hopefully this guide helped you find a terrific rental home. If not, you've gained useful experience that can help with the next search.

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