• 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Communal Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Historic
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Romantic
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine

About this Property

Sea vistas from nearly every room, elevator, pool access, two master bedrooms, and plenty of space for a huge family. 

The Sandstep Retreat is a multi-million dollar development comprised of four blissful buildings. Each unit shares an oceanfront community swimming pool. This unit is in the top two levels of one of the Sandstep developments, including 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, and accommodating a enormous total of 14 visitors. This home is elegantly appointed with sea and canal vistas throughout. Unpacking is a wind as you ride the elevator from the covered carport to either level of the home.

Savor gorgeous, expansive vistas from the open living, kitchen, and dining areas – all located on the top level. The enormous kitchen is well-supplied for generously-sized family meals. Sea winds and vistas come standard on the outdoor space off the dining area. Also, on the top floor, you’ll find two guest bedrooms, which share a full hall bath. One room including a queen-sized bed with outdoor outdoor space, complete with peek-a-boo vistas of the marina. The second guest room on this floor includes another queen-sized bed with bunk beds (two singles). A queen sleeper couch in the living room is available for two additional visitors. All sharing a full hall bath with double vanities.

Down the stairs (or elevator) to the second level, lies the remaining four bedrooms and laundry room, including a full washer/dryer set. Here is where the main entry door leads, however, the elevator leads to both levels. Two king master suites sit on this floor – both with shared outdoor space access including sea vistas; each with private, ensuite baths including double vanities, garden tubs, and showers. The two guest rooms remain – one with a queen bed, the other with queen and bunk bed set (two singles). 

Notable opulence includes such as ten-foot ceilings, hot & cold outdoor shower, parking for four cars, and more! Infant equipment also supplied: two booster seats and a running stroller. Don't miss out -- reserve early! Refundable $500 Security Deposit mandatory.

Pool Information: Please maintain cleanliness within the pool area so that all Sandstep visitors can savor the space. Per the Health department 16 people maxium, 1 hour time limit, no savings seats, take everything with you when you leave the pool area. Violations could result in pool closure. Thank You!  

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES: Linens (including comforters, blankets, pillows), unit protection waiver and departure cleaning (not included with monthly units). Absolutely no events such as weddings, sororities,fraternities, bachelor or bachelorette events etc... NO Smoking. No Family Animals.  Stairs and elevator on premises. Available for rent by the week during the summer months Saturday - Saturday.

**Paper towels and toilet tissue, trash bags, soaps,detergents, minimal cleaning supplies, beach towels, and any specialty items are NOT supplied and would need to be brought with you, or bought once you arrive on the island.

ENHANCED CLEANING: We follow CDC cleaning guidelines and ensure all high touched areas have been wiped down with disinfectant spray.

GUEST ACCESS: Keyed entry. Our units are individually owned and our visitors will have use of the entire unit! Outdoor Pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day *weather permitting.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:

SUMMER CHECK-INS begin at 4:00PM and end at 6:00PM. Topsail Beach office ends at 5:00PM.  OFF SEASON CHECK-INS: begin at 3:00PM and end at 5:00PM. Guests arriving, after office closing time, must contact our office to arrange for a late key pickup.

CHECK OUT: Is before 10:00AM. We adhere to this policy so please do not arrive early or plan to delay your departure.

Our south end beaches offer tons of experience as well. Find aquatic wildlife at our North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher or appreciate a appealing ferry ride across the Cape Fear River to a cozy little shopping town called Southport. Take a trip back in time at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum which includes live oak covered trails and bunkers from the American Civil War. Or wind down with nature at our two state parks, sure to give a memorable experience with hiking, fishing, and water activities such as paddleboarding and kayaking. As one of North Carolina's most undeveloped beaches, the island offers a unique oppertunity to see many diverse coastal wildlife, including pelicans and loggerhead sea turtles, in their natural habitat. Whether its exploring activities on the island or easily appreciating the sea vistas, Pleasure Island life is sure to capture your heart.  

Explore the treasures of Pleasure Island; ranked one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country by Food & Wine magazine. One of the last remaining beach boardwalks on the East Coast it includes a variety of eateries, arcade, stores, ice cream, Famous Britts Donuts, bars, and more! During the summer months, the Boardwalk is bustling with the sound of music, and extraordinary events like the weekly fireworks and concert series. Annual off- season events that include Boardwalk activities are Christmas by the Sea and the Island of Lights Festival. 

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Search for the official tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Most established tourism bureaus will send you printed travel guides with deals for rental homes, dining and attractions. Be on the lookout for these catalogs and discount books, as this allows vacationers to discover the very same wonderful attractions with a quite often significantly discounted.
  • Are you able to adjust your trip dates? Shoulder seasons offer incredible opportunities.
  • Are you a armed forces veteran? A number of property management companies provide special discounts to vets and active-duty servicemembers. Be sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling group qualifies for a reduction.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for specific groups of visitors. Event homes are ideal for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some properties appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other homes are positioned close to nightlife. Make sure to prioritize your proximity to the adventures and locations you are most interested in.
  • Think about getting trip insurance together with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which generally add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base term price, offers buyers reimbursement of their rental costs for any missed as a consequence of medical emergencies or weather, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unanticipated motel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).

How to Book a Rental Home

Many people are surprised to discover how many rental properties can be found in Southport. With such a big selection, clients are sure to find a rental home which matches their desires and price range.

Vacation rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by property management companies. For owners not directly involved with the management of their property, management companies are critical in helping vacationers with booking, checking-in, cleaning, as well as routine service problems that may arise.

Here are some ideas and strategies to help you navigate the rental search and reservation process.

Finding and booking the perfect rental:

Do you think "Amazing beach home, very spacious and great for extended family" is the best vacation property for your next visit? Read through this checklist to confirm it fits all of your preferences.

Begin Your Search Early

Southport vacation rentals start booking early. To find the best selection, start your planning and search 6-12 months before a trip. Holiday reunions can be a popular time for groups to plot their Summer vacations..

Decide on a Town and Date

Start by choosing which specific area of Southport you would like to browse, and the choose trip dates.

Select a Size

Confirm who is attending the vacation, and how many/what kind of bedroom setup you need to have. Be aware that most rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room. It is important to figure out what is suitable for your family. Generally rental home listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattresses.

Establish Your Budget

Most vacation rentals are advertised with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your chosen stay. It may be at the top end of the range. Be sure to get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions before booking a costly rental property. Generally, just one member of the group will be responsible for making the full reservation and recovering each party's share.

Create a list of "Wants" and "Requirements"

What property features is your family looking for? Is a screened porch a requirement? Do you want to be away from it all, or close to a city setting? Are linens included with the rental agreement, or will you need to provide your own? Gather a list of prioritized "necessities and wishes" from your company to help narrow your search to the most suitable rental.

Special Criteria

Do individual members of your crew have special needs? If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are required, include that into your search. Nearly all vacation rental listings will include a list of amenities.

Fido Approved

Be sure to include your best friend! Animals are welcome at a number of vacation homes, but guidelines differ. Many restrictions may eliminate a potential rental. Don't forget to study agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees may apply when animals are included. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Searching the Internet

A number of websites exist to match clients with property owners.. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local rental properties" for local vacation home management companies. Local vacation rental management companies take pride in a superior vacation experience.

Negotiate

When you have found your dream rental, double check to make sure your travel dates are available.

Some rental home owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season week, try getting an additional night. The off-season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.

Read the Entire Agreement

Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Power bills
  • Internet
  • Telephone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Fees

Be sure that your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.

Cancelling your Rental

Cancellation policies are different for each vacation rental. Many vacation property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of your base vacation rental price, provides guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed a result of personal health-related emergencies or weather, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unexpected motel stay or extra gas.

Reserve It

When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Bear in mind that most rental agreements require a substantial rental down payment and/or security deposit to safeguard the vacation rental owner.

Keep Your Property Manager's Information

Put the rental manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for easy access to answers during your visit.

Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your visit!

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any damages when you arrive. If you find wear and tear, or if fixes are required contact the property manager right away.
  • Ask questions. You might need guidance for a fireplace, TV or spa. Get in touch with your rental manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save hours of difficulties.
  • Please be considerate of the neighborhood. Residents more often than not live within earshot. 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. Locals are a fantastic source of recommendations. Who better to ask where to order the best pizza, have a great date night, or the best spots for night life?
  • Enjoy your stay! Ensure you protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home secured when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

When its Time to Leave

  • Double-check every space of the rental property to make sure that you've gathered all valuables.
  • Make sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for property damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever possible (often this isn't possible).. If the property manager is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy your rental? Just about all vacation rental management companies and rental home sites allow travellers to offer comments. If the rental home and/or property manager was excellent, they will appreciate your praise. If anything was unacceptable and they failed to fix it in a practical manner, or when the property was not as described, you may want to make it a point in your critique.

Learn and Improve

Did they like the vacation rental? If everything was outstanding, next year's trip planning will be simple. If not, you have acquired useful rental search experience that will help with another search.

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Victory Beach Vacations

Victory Beach Vacations

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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