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About this Property
Looking for an sea front bungalow get-a-way to savor those colored beach sunrises and salty evening winds? "Candlewood Sands" may be just the home away from home you are looking for! The "Candlewood Sands" unit consists of two single family cottages (one in front of the other) with front row sea sights, sounds, and experiences. Each bungalow has its own sea view balconies or decks, and your own shared beach access to make our visitors time beach-combing and sun-seeking an Sea BREEZE!!
"Candlewood Sands" beach bungalow suite 1 walks you up one stilted flight and opens up to a lower floor consisting of two appealing bedrooms, one with a Full and one with a Queen bed while sharing one full bathroom off the main hallway. A stairway off the main bungalow entrance brings you up another floor consisting of a full kitchen, dining area, living room, and a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Sea. The kitchen is supplied will all of the basic preparing and dining silverware one should 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.
The living room includes a set of enormous bay window where you can watch the pelicans roost and waves crash. A intelligent TV and WIFI connection will ensure you stay briefly connected with the outdoor world before heading back to hunt for the ideal shell. 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!
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 monstrous issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a inviting “max capacity” that will always give a peaceful (and healthy) occupancy level and ambience that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave generous 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 lies directly in the middle of both Carolina and Kure Beaches and is a long walk or brief drive from downtown Carolina Beach 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 huge 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).
We are accessible up until 8pm EST for any general inquiries one may have.
The SUITE: Guests have full access to their own private SUITE (never shared) along with a SHARED rearmost outdoor space space. What’s private for each guest or is a common area for all to share IS conveniently recognizable.
PARKING: Each guest will have access to (2) TWO assigned off street parking spaces. 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.
We are accessible up until 8pm EST for any general inquiries one may have.
Feel complimentary to reach out for any specific needs or clarifiers!
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 as aforementioned has its own private beach access that is shared between the units two homes. The unit is a long walk or brief drive from downtown Carolina Beach with its stores, activities and dining and is equidistant to the smaller, but just as Striking Downtown Kure Beach with its fishing pier and aquarium. 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. This doesn’t even include the aweing scenery of Airlie Gardens, and our very own battleship (USS NC) in Wilmington! Perhaps more inviting 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!
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 first-rate vendors our Island has to offer to help ensure visitors can spend more time savoring 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 Goin’ Coastal Linens 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.
•Linens (sheets, towels, pillowcases, etc.) part of the suite rental here for stays of 5+ nights. Pillows and basic comforters ARE supplied for ALL stays. Please refer to the linens chart supplied in the renting site description section for a unit’s bed sizes. Please reach out to Goin’ Coastal Linens for any requests beyond a "standard" linen packages. We partner with “Goin’ Coastal” for any visitors looking to rent a linen package as opposed to bringing or buying your own. 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!
• 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 gargantuan 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!
•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 choice to find you alternative housing.
•Carolina Beach Town Hall supplies where available, beach wheelchairs that can traverse the sand without charge. Please reach out to the Recreation Center for additional information.
How to Save Money on Your Rental
- Search for the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many official tourism bureaus will offer you printed tourism guides with deals for accommodations, dining and activities. These guides can provide a good start to your rental search.
- Are your trip dates changeable? Off-peak times offer remarkable bargains.
- Are you a military veteran? Some rental companies provide price reductions to vets and active-duty military. Make sure to ask property manager to see if your travelling gang qualifies for a discount.
- Some rentals are basically catered to particular customers, whether it is beachfront rentals with weekly pier passes, city-center condos with nearby access to night life or waterfront homes that feature private kiteboarding launching areas. Make sure to prioritize your proximity to the activities and places of interest you are most looking forward to.
- Give thought to obtaining trip insurance with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which generally add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay cost, provides guests reimbursement of their rental expenses for any nights missed as a consequence of medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unplanned hotel stay or additional gas.
General Rental Home Tricks & Tips
Some people are surprised to discover just how many rentals are located in their area of interest. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of global research sites like Homeaway and VRBO.
Nearly all vacation homes in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local rental management companies. Rental owners typically choose management companies to facilitate advertisements, cleaning and routine maintenance.
Seasoned Southport vacationers have discovered a number of tips and tricks over the years when it comes to renting vacation rentals, however many novices will be happy to find that several "tips" are in plain sight, if you know how to look.
Searching for and booking the perfect rental:
Before you start to book ""Candlewood Sands" cottage suites #1", read through our short checklist of issues to consider.
Search Early and Frequently
Southport vacation homes book months (and up to a year) in advance. For the best selection, begin your planning and search Six-12 months prior to a trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your rental home..
Decide on a Community and Date
Oftentimes, the toughest part of preparing for your trip is choosing where to go, and when. When the big decisions are hammered out, the rest is simpler.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Determine who is attending the vacation, and just how many/what sort of bedroom arrangement you will need. Remember that many rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You will need to determine what is suitable for your company. Generally rental home listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Decide on Your Budget
The majority of vacation homes are marketed with a cost range. Determine the cost for your selected week. It could be at the high end of the range. If multiple groups or family members are sharing the cost, make sure each group knows their responsibilities and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to pay. A single individual in your party must be given the task of getting contributions and accepting responsibility for the entire rental fee at time of booking.
Compose a list of "Preferences" and "Necessities"
What home features is your group searching for? Is a screened porch a necessity? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or amusements? Does the unit have bikes and body boards available during your stay? Build a list of priority features to guide filter your search.
Occasionally the senior generation has trouble with stairs. Make sure that you remember and ask about wheelchair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..
What About 4-Legged Family Members?
Are you or other individuals in the crew travelling with a pet dog? Animals are welcome at many rental properties, but guidelines differ. Ensure that you study agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees or costs may be applied to your contract. Ask questions *before* you reserve!
Searching the Internet
. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rental properties" for local property management companies. Local rental home management companies pride themselves on a first-class vacation experience.
Negotiate the Price
When you've found the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your travel dates are available.
Some rental owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak weeks are likely to be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..
Study the Entire Agreement
Read through the complete contract and be certain you understand who is responsible for:
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Service
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking Fees
Get a total that includes state taxes, animal and other additional fees.
Cancellation policies vary for each property. Many vacation property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs ranges from 1% - 5% of the base rental price, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed as a result of personal health emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unexpected motel stay or additional gas.
After you feel you've found "the one", start the reservation process. Bear in mind that most rental agreements will require a substantial rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the vacation rental owner.
Keep Your Property Manager's Info
Make sure to get the property manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We recommend saving the contact's information in your cell phone and wallet.
Congratulations on booking your vacation home! You're on the way to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph at your arrival. To make sure no damages are associated with your stay, make a record of any trouble spots of the rental. Get in touch with the rental manager immediately to report your observations.
- Ask questions. You may need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television set or spa. Contact your home manager. They are there to help. A brief phone call prevents many hassles.
- Don't forget to be a good next-door neighbor. Often, nearby households are lived in by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking restrictions can make a stay a little more pleasurable.
- Ask a local. Residents may point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Make certain to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental locked up when you are away, just like you would at home.
When its Time to Leave
- Clean up a lttle bit. Despite the fact that you're spending money on a house cleaning fee, The rental really should be in good shape. Sinks brimming with dirty dishes, surplus beach sand on the floors and sticky messes should be remedied before leaving.
- Make sure to walk through the rental home one last time and check for damage. Whenever you can, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your vacation? Nearly all rental web sites request feedback after your stay . Owners and rental managers will appreciate your positive recommendations. If something was unacceptable and they failed to fix it in a reasonable manner, or when the rental home wasn't as described, you'll want to note that in your critique.
Learn from your Experience
Did they enjoy their rental? Maybe everything was perfect and you're happy to re-book the same rental home for your next vacation. If not, you've gained useful experience to help with your next search.