• 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Books
  • Books
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Childs Highchair
  • Childs Highchair
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Games For Kids
  • Games For Kids
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stereo
  • Stereo
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Toys
  • Toys
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Panacea is a mid-island, pet and family friendly bungalow on the peaceful end of Sunset Beach. A brief three min. walk gets you to the beach, over the elevated boardwalk that accepts vistas into the bounteous dunes that serve as home to deer, rabbits and sea turtle nests. Throw down your beach towel and appreciate one of the widest beaches on the east coast at low tide with great puddles to lounge, splash or build sand castles. Turn to the right towards Bird Island to find the fabled Kindred Spirit mailbox and leave your own message and continue on to discover the rock jetty that lines the inland waterway. Or turn to the left and you're headed toward the pier, great for people watching and getting an old fashioned orange sherbet push-up treat.
Panacea has been refreshed with modern but not too fussy beach décor throughout, with open floor plan and roomy bedrooms creating a peaceful and welcoming vibe. Bedroom One has a king bed, two nighttime stands, dresser, TV and bench. Bedroom Two has a queen bed flanked by nightstands, dresser and mirror, bench and wing chair. Bedroom Three has queen bed, dresser, and side chair. Bedroom Four is the twin bedroom with a chest of drawers also serving as a nighttime stand, TV and full length mirror. The living area has a full sized couch with recliners on the ends, recliner appreciate seat and a single reclining chair (sounds like a lot of inviting going on!). End tables and coffee table give a convenient place for your favorite snack or drink. The dining table seats 6 but can be enlargened with additional leaf stored in twin bedroom closet, additional seating with four stools at the bar. The kitchen has all the expected appliances--refrigerator, oven range, dishwasher, microwave. Mr Coffee Maker and Keurig, electric can opener, 4 slot toaster/bagel, toaster oven all available. The laundry area homes the washer, dryer, expandable drying rack, broom, dust pan (all you need since housekeeping is supplied!) with board games and puzzles on the shelf. The back outdoor space sports adore seat, chairs and a picnic table. The generous front porch with plenty of seating (2 loveseats, 4 chairs, 2 coffee tables and two chair high bistro table set for morning coffee) is the ideal place to gather and savor those that matter most.
Under the home provides shaded parking but if you back your cars out a little sidewalk chalk can create a space for budding artists or a game of hop-scotch. The outdoor shower has a bench, hooks for towels and a hand-held shower head with great water pressure. A bin MAY have body boards, rafts, beach chairs and a variety of sand toys and a fat tired aluminum wagon with fishing pole holders will make it simple to cart whatever you want to the beach, just be sure to go down to the 40th street access (no steps). And after a day on the beach if you want to prepare out, a 3 burner propane gas grille is at the ready for burgers, steak or whatever you caught fishing.

This Panacea is a definite cure for those needing some R&R!

Interior amenities include cable TV, complimentary WIFI, three TVs, DVD player and CD player/audio system. Linens are included. We were ahead of the game as far as safety/sanitizing by having a UV filter added to our HVAC system multiple years ago.

Outside offers a 3 burner propane gas grille, sundeck, covered parking, outdoor shower, and covered porch. This home is pet friendly - so bring your most great friends! Gates at the top of the steps ensure kid and pet security.

Money-saving Tips

  • Many management companies and vacation rental houses provide Southport area promotional guides which feature promotions, either offered independently by local companies, or via a partnership between the management company and the merchant itself. Look for these catalogs and discount books, because this allows vacation goers to enjoy the very same wonderful activities at a sometimes significantly discounted.
  • Are you willing to modify your travel dates? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of maximum fees.
  • Many property management companies and owners offer discount rates for active duty and veteran men and women of the US Military, or returning vacation goers to the same rental home. Be sure to check with property owner to see if your vacationing group is eligible for a discount.
  • Some rental properties are essentially catered to particular vacationers, whether it's oceanside units with weekly pier passes, city-center condos with close access to night life or waterfront homes that feature their own boat launching areas. You should prioritize your proximity to the activities and landmarks you are most looking forward to.
  • Property management companies and individual rental home owners generally offer guests an option to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base term rate, provides travellers reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any days missed resulting from medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unplanned motel stay or additional gas.

General Rental Information

You may be pleasantly surprised to learn how many rentals are available at your destination. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online search sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Vacation rental management companies leverage scale, staff and knowledge to provide painless operational management on behalf of the property owner..

We have developed a short guide to help you get the most from your rental home experience.

Where to find and reserve the right rental home:

Before you start to book "Pet Friendly Cottage On Sunset Beach. Spacious, Comfortable And Ideally Located!", review our short collection of factors to consider.

Start Your Search Early

Southport rental properties are reserved many months (and up to a year) in advance. To find the best selection, start your planning and search 6-12 months in advance of your trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your rental..

Decide on a Town and Time

Quite often, the hardest portion of organizing your trip is deciding on where to search, and when. When the big decisions are resolved, everything else will be simpler.

Pick a Size

How many family members are planning to share your vacation? Be aware that many properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the family room. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for your family. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible on the internet. Otherwise, get in touch with the property manager before you reserve the home.

Stick to a Budget

Many rentals are presented with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your chosen stay. It could be at the high end of the range. If a few groups or families are sharing the cost, make sure each group knows their obligation and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to pay. Typically, one person in the group will be responsible for making the whole reservation and getting each family member's contribution.

Its All About Amenities

What amenities is your family searching for? Is a screened-in deck a necessity? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or night life? Does the home have bicycles and beach toys for use during your stay? Build a list of priority amenities to help filter your search.

Accessability

Grandma and Grandpa will thank you for not reserving a stairs-access-only condo on the 3rd floor. Make sure to remember and ask about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Take the Dog

Make sure to include your furrry friends. While many rentals allow family pets, rules and charges vary per rental. A number of restrictions could dismiss a potential rental property. Make sure to read descriptions and contracts carefully. Extra fees or costs may be applied to your contract. Ask questions *well before* you book!

Start the Search

. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local property management companies. In addition to offering exclusive rental properties, local companies provide top-notch service..

Negotiate

When you have located your dream rental, check to confirm your trip dates are available.

While not true for all rental properties, many property owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable week, try getting an extra night. Your easiest chance for a reduced rate is shifting to a less desirable week.

Read through the Entire Agreement

Read through the whole contract and make certain you are aware who is responsible for:

  • Utilities
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Space

Be sure that your price includes all state taxes and fees.

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation policies are different with each property. Property management companies and rental owners typically offer their guests the choice to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually costs between 1% - 5% of your standard rental home cost, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any nights missed due to personal health-related emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Reservation

As soon as you believe you've identified "the one", start the reservation process. Remember that most rental agreements require a substantial rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the vacation rental owner.

Where to Get Assistance

Put the rental manager's contact information into your cell phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your trip.

Good luck on reserving your rental home! You're on your way to a phenomenal vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures on your arrival. Take notes of any property damage soon after you arrive. If you discover damages, or if repairs are needed call the property manager straight away. This can protect against disputes during checkout.
  • You may need guidance for a fireplace, Television set or hot tub. Call your rental manager. They are there to assist. A quick phone call helps prevent many headaches.
  • Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Local people will probably be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a vacation a good deal more enjoyable.
  • Ask a local. Natives may point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best chicken wings, have a great date night, or the best places for night life?
  • Remember to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home locked up while you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Leaving Paradise

  • Tidy up a little. Even if you're spending money on a housekeeping fee, The vacation rental really needs to be in sound condition. Kitchen sinks full of dishes, substantial sand on the floors and sticky messes should be taken care of before you leave.
  • Be sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for property damage. When possible, do this walk-out review with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a great time? Many rental web sites seek comments after your stay . Property owners and property managers will thank you for favorable recommendations. If something went wrong, we advise being pleasant but completely honest about your stay. Top owners and managers will try very hard to correct the issue.

Learn and Improve

How did they feel about the vacation rental? Maybe everything was perfect and you're happy to re-book the property for your next vacation. If the rental was not quite right, and you'll better recognize how to improve your search for the next vacation.

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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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