• 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Romantic
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

"Chris's Cabana" 1317 Swordfish Ln suite 2 is a pet AND people friendly summer duplex managed by Dale and Salt Water Real Estate and is the ideal beach location to bring the ENTIRE family, paws and ALL! This 2nd floor two bed/ two bath duplex is directly in the middle of both Carolina and Kure Beaches and is a long walk or brief drive from both downtown Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and everything they have to offer.

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 monstrous issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a calming “max capacity” that will always give a appealing (and healthy) occupancy level and mood that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave copious 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 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).

The entry to this 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite opens up into a enormous, freshly furbished family room combined with an open dining area and thoroughly 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 (and on Vacay!). Courtesy organic soap, shampoo, and lotion are left in the bathroom of each suite as well as a starter roll of TP, a garbage bag, dish soap, a broom, and sponge in each kitchen.

The TWO QUEEN beds consist of either a new encased 8” memory foam/cooling gel composition bed or deluxe inner spring bed because we want all of our visitors to be peaceful when it comes time to recharge. Remember, linens are NOT supplied in order to keep our prices low. You can bring them from home with you, buy them (Wal-Mart in Wilmington for example), or rent them (LOWTIDE Linens & Units, or another such vendor). Mention that you are staying with SALT WATER REAL ESTATE and receive an additional 10% off of any rented items!

There is a Roku Intelligent WIFI TV (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!

Guest access

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 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 parking spaces (please look for the respective carport parking matching your respective suite #).

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 roughly two blocks from the nearest beach access. 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 appealing 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 marvelous 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!
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! 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 excellent 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. 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.

• 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.

•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 most superb to find you alternative housing.

Wallet-Friendly Tips

  • Find the official tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Most official tourism bureaus offer promotional guides with deals for rental home management companies, restaurants and activities. These guides provide a good start to your rental search.
  • In a position to change your trip week? Off-peak times provide considerable savings.
  • Are you a military veteran? Many rental companies provide discounted rates to veterans and active-duty military. Make sure to ask property management company to see if your travelling crew qualifies for a markdown.
  • Is there a particular activity that you are most looking forward to ? If there's a specific Southport atteaction you simply love, search for properties that cater especially to you.
  • Consider investing in trip insurance together with your lease contract. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental price, provides vacationers reimbursement of their travel costs for any nights missed due to health emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unforeseen hotel room stay or extra fuel.

How to Book a Vacation Home

Many people are shocked to discover how many rentals can be found in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an ideal getaway to fit their Southport group, from quiet condominiums to massive event homes with several bedrooms.

Rentals are commonly owner operated or managed by property management companies. Vacation rental management companies leverage scale, staff and expertise to provide simple and easy operational administration on behalf of the property owner..

Seasoned Southport vacationers have discovered a handful of tips and tricks over the years when it comes to renting rental homes, however many novices will be delighted to discover that many of these "strategies" are in plain sight, if you understand where they should search.

Finding and reserving the perfect rental:

Do you believe ""Chris's Cabana"; A pup friendly duplex!" is the perfect vacation property for your next getaway? Browse through this guide to make sure it fits all of your preferences.

Begin Your Search Early

Southport rentals start booking very early. For the best selection, begin your planning and search 6-12 months in advance of a trip. A lot of households prefer to begin their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.

Decide on a Community and Time

Begin by picking which specific area of Southport you'd like to visit, and the determine dates you'll be vacationing.

How Many Beds?

How many family members are planning to share your trip? Remember that that many homes list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room space. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for your group. Most rental listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.

Commit to a Budget

Confirm that ""Chris's Cabana"; A pup friendly duplex!" satisfies your budget *during your desired dates*. If a few individuals or family members are sharing the cost, always make sure that everybody understands their obligations and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to contribute. Most rental documents call for a single person to be liable for the entire reservation.

Create a list of "Wants" and "Requirements"

What home features is your group searching for? Is a screened deck a necessity? Do you desire to be far from the crowds, or close to a city setting? Are sheets included with the rental contract, or do you need to bring your own? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and wishes" from your company to help filter your search to the most appropriate property.

Accessibility and Special Issues

Optimal accessibility can make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is needed, include that into your search. Nearly all vacation rental listings will include a list of amenities.

Paws-Friendly, Please

Are you or other members of the group visiting with a pet dog? Although many rental homes allow family pets, guidelines and charges fluctuate per rental. Examine your agreement carefully! Service fees may apply when animals are included. Ask questions *well before* you reserve!

Searching the Internet

Once the area, travel dates and family members are decided, search multiple resources for the best rental home selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rentals" for local rental home management companies. Local rental management companies take pride in a top-quality vacation experience.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to ensure the rental home has everything required. If it is lacking, the home management company may know of very similar homes that fit your style and budget..

Although not true for all rental homes, many rental owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. This is most effective throughout the off-peak season when many homes sit vacant.

Study the Entire Contract

Read through the entire agreement and make sure you are aware who is liable for:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Calls
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Daily Cleaning (If Available)
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking requirements

Get a total that includes taxes, pet and other extra fees.

Cancellations Happen

Be sure you are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Many rental home contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs ranges from 1% - 5% of your standard rental cost, provides vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any days missed due to personal health-related emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unexpected motel stay or additional gas.

Reserve your Vacation Property

When everything seems right, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. You'll likely be required to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Know Who to Call

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

Good luck on booking your rental home! You're on the right path to a terrific vacation!

During your Stay

  • Record the overall condition of the rental unit immediately upon arrival. Contact the property manager right away to report your observations. If there is a disagreement about legal responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will probably be very helpful.
  • Ask questions. You may need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television or hot tub. Get in touch with your property manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save hours of difficulties.
  • Don't forget to be a good next-door neighbor. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a stay a lot more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Local people are a fantastic source of recommendations.
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure you protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation rental secured when you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Leaving Paradise

  • Double-check every room of the vacation property to make sure you've gathered all belongings.
  • Make sure to walk through the rental one last time and look for damage. Whenever possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, you'll want to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy your vacation rental? Many rental websites ask for reviews after your stay . Rental owners and property managers will thank you for favorable reviews. If something went wrong, we advise being kind but straightforward about your stay. Top owners and managers will try very hard to fix the situation.

Iterate

Hold a vacation recap meeting with the people in your group. Did everybody have a great time? Maybe everything was perfect and you are ready to re-book the same rental for next year. Maybe the rental wasn't perfect, and you will better recognize how to refine your search for the next vacation.

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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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