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About this Property
"Sand Dollar Suites" suite 2 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 2 is a one-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 monstrous issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a calming “max capacity” that will always give a inviting (and healthy) occupancy level and mood that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave sizable 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 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).
These suites are a mixture of the original “period” construction and old-world appeal, 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 1 bedroom/1 bath suite opens up into a enormous, freshly furbished family room combined with an open dining area and completely supplied kitchen (stove+oven, refrigerator). The kitchen is supplied 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 bed here that consists of a new encased 8” memory foam/cooling gel composition bed because we want all of our visitors to be peaceful when it comes time to recharge. The pullout couches that can fit/support a memory foam pad are also accommodated with such! (Always bear in mind that a pullout couch/futon for a longer term tenant may/may not give ideal support!) 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 savor 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 comforts 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 1,2 and 3 will have access to (1) ONE parking space in the front of the home. Oversized cars may have a difficult time (lengthwise) parking without being very close to or slightly extending into the street. 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.
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 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 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 fun experience.
•NO BBQing on ANY decks or porches. This is a giant 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 rental owners and rental houses supply Southport area promotional travel guides which include money-saving offers, either offered independently by merchants, or through a partnership between the management company and the local store itself. These guides may provide a good start to your rental home search.
- Are your travel dates flexible? Shoulder seasons special offer terrific opportunities.
- Many vacation rental companies and owners offer discount rates for active duty and veteran men and women of the U.S. Armed forces, or returning vacation goers to the same rental home. Make sure to check with property management company to see if your visiting gang qualifies for a reduced price.
- Some homes are primarily suited for specific groups of travellers. Event homes are ideal for weddings, wedding parties and corporate meetings. Some properties appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other homes are situated close to night life. You'll get the most value from a home that most closely suits your ideal trip setting, regardless if it costs a bit more.
- Consider purchasing trip insurance along with your leasing contract. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their trip costs for any days missed as a consequence of personal medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unplanned motel stay or extra gasoline.
How to Book a Rental Home
You might be pleasantly surprised to find out how many rentals are available at your destination. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of vacation rentals available allows them to find an ideal getaway to suit their Southport gang, from relaxed condominiums to giant event homes with several bedrooms.
Vacation rentals are often owner operated or managed by property management companies. Rental owners frequently select management companies to facilitate online advertising, cleaning and routine maintenance.
Seasoned Southport vacationers have identified a handful of tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting rental homes, however most newcomers will be delighted to realize that several "tips" are in plain sight, if you recognize how to look.
Where to find and reserve a great rental home:
Do you think ""Sand Dollar Suites" suite 2" is the perfect rental property for your next family vacation? Read this guide to confirm it fits your needs.
Search Early and Often
Southport vacation homes start booking very early. To guarantee the most desirable choice of vacation homes, we recommend searching and reserving your Southport rental home Six-Twelve months in advance, whenever feasible. Holiday gatherings can be a popular time for families to plot their Summer holiday escapes..
Find your Spot and Decide Dates
Agreement can be tricky among loved ones, but once this tricky part is complete everything will quickly slide in place.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Consider that most rentals list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room space. It is important to determine what is acceptable for your family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible online. Otherwise, get in touch with the property owner before you reserve the home.
Exactly What Are You Willing to Spend?
The majority of rental properties are marketed with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your chosen week. It could be at the top end of the range. If multiple individuals or families are sharing the cost, ensure each group understands their responsibility and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to pay. Normally, one person in the group will be responsible for making the complete reservation and getting each party's contribution.
What home features is your group searching for? Is a screened-in deck a necessity? Will the property need to be beach front, in town, or in close proximity to night life? Are sheets included with the rental agreement, or do you need to take your own? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and preferences" from your company to help narrow your search to the perfect property.
Elderly guests will thank you for not renting a stairs-only condominium on the 3rd floor. Make sure to remember and ask about wheelchair entry, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..
Are you or other individuals in the party travelling with a family pet? While quite a few rental homes allow household pets, rules and fees vary per rental. Read your agreement thoroughly! Service fees may apply when animals are included.
Searching the Internet
After the area, time and guests are decided, search multiple resources for the best vacation rental selection. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local rental management companies. Apart from offering distinctive properties, local companies provide you with top-notch service..
Negotiate the Price
When you have spotted your dream rental, make sure your vacation dates are available.
Some property owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak season offers your best chance to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Read The Contract
Learn which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Utility bills
- Telephone service
- Pool Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking Fees
Be sure that your quote includes all taxes and fees.
Cancellation policies vary for each property. Rental home management companies and home owners commonly offer their clients the choice to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides relief should tragedy strike.
Reserve your Rental Home
When everything seems right, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You'll likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Know Who to Call
Put the rental manager's contact info into your smartphone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your trip.
Good job on reserving your vacation rental! You're on the way to a fabulous vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures at your arrival. Take notes of any property damage immediately after you arrive. We also recommend promptly calling the rental manager with a report of any damages, together with your request for any required repairs. This will protect against disagreements during checkout.
- Should there be any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the property, property access, pool operations, etc... we suggest you ask the rental home manager promptly. A quick phone call eliminates many complications.
- Remember to be a good next-door neighbor. Frequently, adjacent properties are occupied by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a trip a little more pleasant.
- Ask a local. Local people are a fantastic source of advice.
- Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the property locked up while you are away, just like you would at home.
Check Out Time
- Double-check each space of the rental property to make sure that you've packed all possessions.
- Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the rental home to be certain no damage occurred in the course of your stay. If possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you love your rental? Most rental management companies and vacation rental websites make it easy for customers to give feedback. If the vacation rental and/or property manager was terrific, they will appreciate your positive reviews. If anything went wrong and they failed to correct it in a practical manner, or if the rental wasn't as described, you will want to note that as part of your feedback.
Learn from your Stay
Does everyone want to re-book next year? With a little luck everything ended up being outstanding and you're ready to reserve the same rental for next year. Otherwise, you've gained valuable experience that will help with another search.