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"Sand Dollar Suites" suite 5 is managed by Dale and Salt Water Real Estate and may be just the home away from home you are looking for! "Sand Dollar Suites" suite 5 is a 2nd story two-bedroom appealing condo 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!
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 mood that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave abundant 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 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. 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 glamour, 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 bath suite opens up into a huge, freshly furbished family room combined with an open dining area and completely 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 calming 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 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 SUITE: Guests have full access to their own private SUITE (never shared) along with a respective outdoor space, patio, or balcony.
PARKING: Suites 4,5 and 6 will have access to (1) ONE parking space in the rear of the home. As the tons are self-enforced, it is within a visitors right to have any car towed that is parked in their assigned space (or double parked against home rules) so please park ONLY in your respective spot.
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 two rows in from the Intracoastal Waterway. The unit is set four 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. Carolina Beach is a mix of friendly locals, snowbirds, and visitors all looking to hideaway the inland and enjoy the sand, surf, and sun.
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 peaceful 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 amazing 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.
•Linens (sheets, towels, pillowcases, etc.) are NOT part of the suite rental. Pillows and basic comforters ARE included. Please refer to the linens chart supplied in the renting site description section for a unit’s bed sizes and plan in advance accordingly. We partner with “Low Tide Linens & Units” 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 monumental 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 peerless to find you alternative housing.
Money Saving Rental Tips
- Many property management companies and vacation homes provide Southport area travel books which feature money-saving coupons, either offered individually by merchants, or through a relationship between the property management company and the local store itself. Search for these publications and discount books, since this allows vacation goers to discover the same fantastic activities at a typically significantly discounted.
- Are your trip dates changeable? Off-peak times offer substantial bargains.
- Plenty of management companies and owners offer discount rates for active duty and veteran members of the Armed forces, or repeat visitors of the same vacation home. Make sure to check with property manager to see if your vacationing group qualifies for a reduction.
- Some homes are primarily suited for specific types of vacationers. Large event homes are perfect for weddings, receptions and corporate escapes. Some homes cater to beach bums. Other properties are positioned close to music venues. You'll receive the best value from a home which most thoroughly satisfies your ideal vacation setting, regardless if it costs a bit more.
- Give thought to purchasing trip insurance with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term price, offers buyers reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any nights missed as a consequence of health-related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unplanned hotel room stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
How to Book a Vacation Home
You might be surprised to find out just how many vacation homes are available at your destination. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rental homes available allows them to find an perfect getaway to suit their Southport family, from relaxed condominiums to giant event homes with several bedrooms.
Virtually all rental homes in Southport are privately operated and many are represented by established local rental management agencies. Property management companies are well-liked by property owners mainly because they coordinate the advertising and operations..
Seasoned Southport vacationers have identified a few tips and tricks over the years with regards to renting rentals, however most novices will be happy to find that several "strategies" are in plain sight, if you recognize how to look.
Where to find and reserve a great rental property:
Do you believe ""Sand Dollar Suites" suite 5" is the best rental property for your next getaway? Browse through this guide to confirm it fits all of your needs.
Begin Your Search Early
Southport rental properties are reserved months (and up to a year) in advance. To assure the greatest selection of rental homes, we suggest searching and reserving your Southport vacation home 6-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever you can. Holiday reunions are a popular time for family groups to plan their Summer vacations..
Find your Spot and Decide Dates
Agreement can often be challenging between members of the family, but as soon as this tricky part is finished everything will start to fall in place.
How Many Beds?
How many relatives are joining your getaway? Bear in mind that most homes list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You'll need to determine what is acceptable for the family. Generally rental listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Commit to a Spending Limit
Many vacation homes are advertised with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your preferred trip. It might be at the high end of the range. Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions prior to reserving a pricey vacation property. Usually, a single person in the group will be in charge of making the full reservation and collecting each party's contribution.
What property features is your group searching for? Is a swimming pool mandatory?Are you looking for a rental home with outdoor dining area? Are you more interested in wildlife or nightlife? Are extras like beach chairs, grills, umbrellas, buggies or coolers at your disposal and included in your rental home fee? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and wants" from your company to help filter your search to the most appropriate property.
Appropriate access can make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is needed, factor that into your search. Almost all vacation rental listings include a list of amenities.
What About 4-Legged Family Members?
Do not forget to include your best friend! Animal friends are welcome at many vacation rentals, but policies can vary. Make sure that you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Service fees may apply when animals are added. Ask questions *well before* you reserve!
The best places to Search
After the location, dates and attendees are decided, search multiple resources for the very best vacation rental selection. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local rentals" for local rental management companies. Local companies typically have a unique selection of rental homes daily and weekly.
Negotiate the Price
When you've identified your dream rental, make sure your travel dates are available.
Although not true for all properties, many rental owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season stay, try asking for an additional night. Your greatest chance of a reduced rate is changing to an off-season week.
Study The Agreement
Read through the entire agreement and be sure you understand who is liable for:
- Utility bills
- Phone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking Space
Ensure that your quote includes all taxes and fees.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Ensure you are familiar with the cancellation policy before reserving. Vacation rental management companies and home owners typically offer their clients the choice to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance protects the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It offers comfort should disaster strike.
Reserve your Vacation Property
When everything seems right, it's finally time to sign on the dotted line. You'll probably be required to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Know Who to Call
Put the rental manager's contact info into your cell phone and wallet for easy access to answers during your visit.
Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Take notes of any wear and tear right after you arrive. If you find damages, or if fixes are needed call the home manager straight away. This can prevent disputes during check out.
- Ask questions. Should there be any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, property access, pool operations, etc... we suggest you ask the rental manager promptly. A quick phone call avoids many headaches.
- Be respectful of the community. Permanent residents frequently live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your residence.
- Ask a local. Local people are a fantastic source of recommendations. Who better to ask where to get the best pizza, have a great date night, or the best places for wildlife?
- Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home secured when you are away, just like you would in your own home.
- Double-check each space of the rental to confirm you've packed all possessions.
- Be sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for damage. If it is possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, be sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Many rental management companies and rental websites allow renters to give comments. If your property and/or property manager was great, they'll appreciate your positive reviews. If anything went wrong, we advise being kind but honest regarding your rental experience. The best owners and managers will work very hard to correct the problem.
Learn and Improve
Hold a vacation recap meeting with your travel companions. Did everybody have a great time? Maybe everything turned out to be fantastic and you're all set to reserve the same rental home for next season. If not, you have acquired valuable experience that will help with another search.