• 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Fire Station Contact
  • Fire Station Contact
  • Hospital Contact
  • Hospital Contact
  • Police Contact
  • Police Contact
  • Private Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

1 Step Away is a duplex (two sides) and is rentable as both sides combined. Or, each side can be rented separately as 1 Step Away Upper or 1 Step Away Lower.


GENERAL
Oceanfront
Free WiFi
Central Heating & Air
Nonsmoking
Elevator Access to Top Two Floors
2 Oceanfront Outdoor spaces
Private Pool - Pool Dimensions: 10' 10" x 26' and up to 5'6" deep
2 Gas Grills
Private Beach Access & Walk Way with Uncovered Outdoor Shower
Covered Shower in Carport
Water Hose
Parking for 4-6 Vehicles

Upper Unit:

LAUNDRY
High-Efficiency Washer and Dryer

KITCHEN & DINING ROOM
Oceanfront, 3rd Floor
Dining Table with Seating for 12
Kitchen Bar with Seating for 6
Totally Stocked Kitchen for Preparing & Serving Meals
Fridge with Ice-maker
Glass Flat Cook-top Stove with 5 Burners
Microwave
Oven
2-12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker
Blender
Hand Can-Opener
George Foreman Grille
Garbage Disposal

LIVING ROOM 
Wrap around couch that seats 11-12 people
Surround sound system
Wet Bar with mini refrigerator
Flat Screen TV with cable

MASTER SUITE #1
Oceanfront, 2nd Floor
Private Bathroom with Walk-in Shower, Double Vanity Sinks & Jacuzzi Tub
King Bed
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock/Radio
Access to Oceanfront Deck

MASTER SUITE #2
Oceanfront, 2nd Floor
Private Bathroom with Walk-in Shower, Double Vanity Sinks & Jacuzzi Tub
King Bed
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Access to Oceanfront Deck

BEDROOM #3
2nd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #4 with Shower/Tub Combo
2 Queen Beds
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock
Private Street-side Balcony

BEDROOM #4
2nd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #3 with Shower/Tub Combo
2 Bunk Beds (Twins over Twins - 4 Twins Total)
Flat Screen TV with DVD & VHS Player and cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

BEDROOM #5
3rd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #6 & Common Area, Shower/Tub Combo & Double Vanity Sinks
King Bed
Private Street-side Balcony
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

BEDROOM #6
3rd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #5 & Common Area, Shower/Tub Combo & Double Vanity Sinks
2 Queen Beds
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock/Radio 


Lower Unit:

KITCHEN & DINING
Sea View, 1st Floor
Dining Table with Seating for 8
Kitchen Bar with Seating for 4
Thoroughly Stocked Kitchen for Preparing & Serving Meals
Fridge with Ice-maker
Glass Flat Cook-top Stove with 5 Burners
Microwave
Oven
12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker
Toaster
Hand Can-Opener
Blender
Garbage Disposal

LIVING ROOM
Oceanfront, 1st Floor
Flat Screen TV with DVD Player
audio system
Seating for 6 & Queen Sleeper Couch
Ceiling Fan
Oceanfront Deck Access with Seating for 4 & Table for 6

LAUNDRY ROOM
1st Floor
Full-size Top-loading Washer
Full-size Front-loading Dryer
Iron & Board

MASTER SUITE #1
1st Floor
Private Bathroom with Shower/Tub Combo & Double Vanity Sinks
King Bed
Flat Screen TV
Ceiling Fan
Reading Nook with Seating for 1
Private Street-side Deck with Rocking Chair

BEDROOM #2
1st Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #3 & Common Area with Shower/Tub Combo
King Bed
Flat Screen TV
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

BEDROOM #3
1st Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #2 & Common Area with Shower/Tub Combo
2 Bunk Beds (Twins over Twins - 4 Twins Total)
Flat Screen TV with DVD & VHS Player
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

Money Saving Rental Tips

  • Find the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many tourism bureaus will send guides with special packages for rental homes, restaurants and tours. These guides may provide an excellent start to your rental search.
  • Flexible about when you can visit? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of maximum fees.
  • Are you a military veteran? Many property management companies offer discounts to vets and active-duty military. Be sure to check with property manager to see if your vacationing group qualifies for a rate reduction.
  • Some rental homes are basically designed to serve particular visitors, whether it is beachfront units with fishing pier passes, city-center condos with nearby access to night life or waterfront homes that have their own jetski launching areas. Make sure that you prioritize your proximity to the adventures and locations you are most interested in.
  • Rental companies and individual rental home owners commonly offer customers the option to buy trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term rate, offers buyers reimbursement of their travel expenses for any nights missed due to medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unexpected hotel stay or extra gasoline. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .

How to Book a Rental Home

You might be pleasantly surprised to uncover just how many rental homes are available at your destination. With such a big selection, vacationers are sure to come across a rental which matches their expectations and price range.

Vacation homes are usually owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property management companies are liked by owners because they coordinate the online marketing and operations..

Seasoned Southport vacationers have figured out a handful of tips and tricks over the years with regards to renting rental properties, however most beginners will be happy to learn that many of these "strategies" are in plain sight, if you recognize where they should look.

Where to find and book the best rental property:

Do you believe "1 Step Away: Beautiful, Oceanfront, HOT TUB! Private Pool & Beach Access, Elevat" is the perfect rental property for your next family vacation? Browse through this checklist to make sure it fits all of your needs.

The Sooner, The Better

Southport rental homes book many months (and up to a year) in advance. To ensure the most desirable choice of homes, we recommend searching and booking your Southport rental home Six-Twelve months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. Holiday gatherings can be a great time for families to plot their Summer trips..

Select a Village and Date

Quite often, the toughest part of scheduling your vacation is figuring out where to go, and when. When the big decisions are tackled, the rest is much easier.

Choosing an Appropriately-Sized Rental

Establish who is going, and how many/what particular bedroom arrangement you will need. Be mindful that many homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to figure out what is acceptable for the party. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually available on the internet. If not, get in touch with the property owner before you reserve the home.

Stay on a Budget

Check to make sure "1 Step Away: Beautiful, Oceanfront, HOT TUB! Private Pool & Beach Access, Elevat" fits your price range *during your desired week*. Be sure to get cost-sharing commitments from family and friends well before booking an expensive vacation property. A single individual in your party will need to be in charge of gathering repayments and acknowledging responsibility for the entire rental fee at time of reservation.

Its All About Amenities

What home features is the group trying to find? Are you looking for a rental with open-air dining area? Do you wish to be far from the crowds, or near civilization? Are mattress sheets included with the rental, or do you need to provide your own? Make a list of priority conveniences to help narrow your search.

Accessability

Frequently the senior generation has trouble with stairways. Make sure you remember and ask about wheelchair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Your Dog Deserves a Vacation, Too

Are you or other members of the crew traveling with a furry companion? Although many vacation rentals allow canine companions, rules and fees fluctuate per rental. You'll want to study agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your contract. Ask questions *prior to* you book!

Its Time to Search

After the area, travel dates and guests are decided, search multiple resources for the very best rental selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. Besides having exceptional properties, local agencies provide top-notch service..

Negotiate

When you've identified your dream rental, check to confirm your travel dates are available.

Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak season offers your greatest opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.

Read the Total Contract

You will have to know which services are included:

  • Utilities
  • WIFI Access
  • Telephone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning services and housekeeping
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

Get a total that incorporates state taxes, animal and other additional fees.

If you must Cancel

Be sure to understand the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Many rental property agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which ordinarily costs ranges from 1% - 5% of the standard rental home price, provides vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any nights missed as a consequence of personal health related emergencies or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unforeseen motel stay or additional gas.

Complete the Reservation

Once you think you've identified "the one", begin the reservation process. You will likely have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Where to Get Help

Don't forget to get the property manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We suggest storing the contact's information in your cell phone and wallet.

Good luck on reserving your rental! You're on the right path to a fabulous vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures at your arrival. Record the overall condition of the rental unit immediately upon arrival. If you discover wear and tear, or if fixes are required get in touch with the property manager right away. If there is a difference of opinion about legal responsibility later, having the documented problems and communication attempts will probably be helpful.
  • When there is any ambiguity about parking, rules of the property, house access, pool functions, etc... we advise you ask the property manager immediately. A quick phone call eliminates many head aches.
  • Remember to be a good next-door neighbor. Local people will likely be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your primary residence.
  • Ask a local. Natives are a good source of suggestions.
  • Enjoy your stay! Don't forget to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the property locked up while you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Leaving Paradise

  • Check to make sure you've packed all your personal belongings. Sweep all the rooms in the house for forgotten items. Inspect bathrooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, backyards, the swimming pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
  • Please make sure to walk through the rental home one final time and check for damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever you can (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, be sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy yourself? Just about all rental home management companies and rental websites permit travellers to give comments. If the property and/or property manager was outstanding, they will appreciate your praise. If something was wrong and they didn't correct it in a practical manner, or when the property was not as described, you'll want to note that as part of your comments.

Iterate

Did everyone have a blast? If everything was amazing, next year's family vacation planning is going to be simple and easy. Otherwise, you have gained invaluable rental search experience that will help with another search.

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