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Also visit our 2 nearly identical homes right next door to Utopia Found:
- "My Happy Place" - 311 E 1st Street - Vacation Rental By Owner Listing # 614196
- "Living the Dream" - 315 E 1st Street - Vacation Rental By Owner Listing # 1104626
Come and stay at 'Heaven Found' a beautiful, five bedroom, four and a half bath, bespoke-constructed opulence home. You will savor handsome vistas of both the sea and the Inter-Coastal Waterway. You will adore the handsome reverse floor plan with two family rooms for entertaining visitors of all ages. No need to worry about stairs - you can use the elevator to bring up grocery bags and suitcases. Totally supplied handicapped accessible, wide-entry bedroom, with pocket doors and private handicapped accessible bath. Listen to your favorite beach music inside and out of this home with the high end, iPhone/iPod/iPad compatible audio system system and speakers on the top outdoor space, by the pool, and throughout the home.
Our prime and very private location is on 1st Street (2nd row), within 50 Yards of beach access. After the beach, appreciate our roomy inground pool and stamped concrete pool outdoor space, with lounge chairs and table, outdoor shower, and tiki bar.
This home is professionally furbished with high end furnishings. There are plenty of windows to take in the spectacular vistas and an abundance of upgrades, making it feel much more like a comfort home than a rental unit. This is not just another beach rental unit. We have finished our home for the appreciation of our family and visitors, with many additional touches and includes not found in the typical rental.
Whether the purpose of your visit to Sea Isle Beach is a restful holiday or one filled with tons of activities, our home is the ideal place to stay. Our home was designed with appreciation and bliss in mind to help make your holiday memorable.
Thank you for considering our home for your beach hideaway!
FLOORING PLAN AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
• Reverse Floor Plan with 5 Bedrooms/4.5 Baths.
• Sleeps a max. of 19:
+ 2nd floor Master bedroom (#1) – one King bed
+ 1st floor Master bedroom (#2) – one King bed
+ 1st floor bedroom (#3) – one Queen + one Twin
+ 1st floor bedroom (#4) – two Full beds (Handicapped accessible room with wide entry for simple access)
+ 1st floor bedroom (#5) – two bunk beds, Twin over Twin
+ 2nd floor family room – one Queen sleeper couch
+ 1st floor family room – one Queen sleeper couch
• Well-supplied delightful kitchen with granite counter tops and upgraded stainless steel appliances, including convection oven, convection/microwave oven, additional peaceful dishwasher, and a 25 cf bottom freezer/refrigerator. Prep/bar sink with drink refrigerator for stocking up on cold drinks. Grand granite kitchen counter bar with bar stools. We give plenty of silverware, dishes, glassware and serving silverware for entertaining in style.
• Main living area on 2nd floor. Open floor plan with plenty of seating for the whole family
+ Great room is huge with accent lighting, whole home speakers, fireplace and million $$$ sea vistas.
+ Custom constructed-in wall unit with 60' HDTV and whole home audio system system with iPod connection so you can enjoy your favorite music throughout the home.
+ Generous dining room table with seating for 12.
+ Half–bath off living area.
+ Sleeper Sofas give additional sleeping space for additional enormous gatherings.
• Living area on 1st floor has second huge family room (great for children or second family)
+ Family room includes a couch, 55' HDTV, and entertainment center with HDMI and Wii connections for video game consoles.
+ Laundry room with high efficiency generous capacity washer/dryer.
+ Sleeper Sofas give additional sleeping space for additional sizable gatherings.
• Generous covered and uncovered decking (over 1250 sq ft in total!) overlooking unobstructed beach and sea vistas!
+ Have your morning coffee or dinner overlooking the sea on one of two additional sizable, 18x35 foot decks; the top outdoor space is furbished with sizable dining table & chairs and wooden rocking chairs! There are two rear decks facing the Inter-Coastal Waterway to enjoy the superb OIB sunsets.
+ Additional dining table and rockers is on the top outdoor space off of dining room.
• All bedrooms have plush carpeting HDTV's and direct access to big bathrooms with granite counter tops:
+ Master Bath for Bedroom #1 has a bespoke tile shower, granite topped double vanity and a skylight.
+ Bath for Bedroom #2/#3 is a Jack and Jill with pocket doors, including a bespoke tile shower and granite topped double vanity.
+ Bath for Bedroom #4 is thoroughly handicapped accessible, including a pocket door for smooth ingress and egress, accessible shower with grab bars, movable bench seat, adjustable height hand shower and granite topped single vanity.
+ Bath for Bedroom #5 (bunk room) includes a full tub/ shower and granite topped single vanity.
• Wood trimmed 3 stop elevator (950 lb. capacity) makes bringing in groceries and suitcases simple. Cab accommodates wheelchair access.
• Giant 26’x14’ in-ground pool includes wide stair entry for simple access. Pool can be heated for an additional fee.
• Fenced pool outdoor space area includes charming stamped concrete, a tiki bar (with outlets to plug in a blender, etc.), lounge chairs, huge covered dining area with table.
• Propane grille available for use (refillable propane tank can be filled locally).
• Pool outdoor space speakers/ audio system system accept you to play your favorite selections from an iPod.
• Ground level includes a beach/pool shower, and changing room.
• House is supplied with beach chairs, umbrellas, beach cart, and cooler to wheel the chairs and drinks to the beach.
• This home is family friendly, including pack-n-play, portable high chair, booster seat, infant gates, puzzles, toys, games, books, DVD's for children & adults.
• Guests have access to ground floor storage area to securely store toys, golf clubs, and beach equipment.
TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY FEATURES:
• Guest access to the elevator and front door is by electronic push button deadbolt locks. No key to share! We will send you your access code prior to your arrival. Old codes from previous visitors expire after their rental period.
• We are supplied with secure high speed Wi-Fi internet access to stay connected or download movies from the web.
• Giant flat screen HDTVs (60' and 55') in both family rooms. 2nd Family Room offers video game console connections. Come with your own game station and movies from home. Family room TVs include a DVD player.
• audio system systems accept you play music in the 1st or 2nd floor family room, 2nd floor outdoor space, and pool to help set the mood.
• Two water heaters are supplied to help everybody get ready for dinner on time.
• Sea Isle Beach is a great blend of a family beach with stores and dining on and off island. Located between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, activities are within an painless drive. The beaches are generous, gorgeous, and right across the street!
• Our home is located within a brief distance from the center of island. Arrival is speedy and straighforward over the high access bridge. No need to stop and pick up a key with the Electronic locks.
• We are just a brief ride to the shorefront activity center, playground, museum, and mid-island eateries & stores.
No smoking and no dogs and cats are allowed as a courtesy to all visitors. Renter must be 25+ years old and stay on premises.
*** Linens and Towels (bath/beach) are not supplied but can be rented for a nominal charge from a number of local vendors. ****
*** Please be advised that we maintain outdoor video cameras which cover the unit perimeter and entrance for security purposes ***
*** Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 10:00am. ***
- Many rental managers and vacation homes supply Southport area promotional travel guides that feature money-saving coupons, either offered individually by vendors, or by a partnership between the management company and the business itself. These guides may provide a great start to your rental search.
- Could you shift your dates? The off-peak shoulder seasons typically offer phenomenal rates on weekly rentals.
- Plenty of property management companies and owners offer discounts for active and veteran men and women of the U.S. Military, or repeat travelers to the same rental home. Make sure to confirm with property management company to see if your vacationing gang is eligible for a price reduction.
- Some rental homes are essentially designed to serve particular travelers, whether it is oceanside rentals with pier passes, city-center condos with close access to restaurants or waterfront homes that have private windsurfing launching areas. If there's a particular Southport atteaction which you just love, search for properties that cater especially to your needs.
- Rental companies and individual rental owners typically offer clients an option to purchase trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which usually add between 1% - 5% of the base term cost, provides buyers reimbursement of their travel costs for any days missed resulting from medical-related emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unplanned motel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).
The Rental Process
First-timers are often times shocked at the range and wide variety of daily, weekly and monthly rental properties available in the Southport area. 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 retreat to suit their Southport family, from tranquil condominiums to massive event homes with several bedrooms.
The majority of rental properties in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local property management agencies. Property management companies are well-liked by property owners because they manage the promotion and operations..
Seasoned Southport vacationers have figured out a handful of tips and tricks throughout the years when it comes to renting rental homes, however many beginners will be delighted to realize that many of these "methods" are in plain sight, if you know how to look.
Where to find and reserve the best rental property:
Do you believe "Luxury Oceanview 5BR, 2 Masters, Elevator, Huge Private Pool" is the best vacation property for your upcoming visit? Browse through this check list to ensure it fits your preferences.
Search Early and Frequently
Southport vacation rentals start booking early. Booking your rental 6-12 months in advance is usually recommended, when possible. Holiday reunions are a great time for families to plan their Summer family vacations..
Select a Village and Date
Oftentimes, the hardest portion of scheduling your vacation is choosing where to search, and when. As soon as the big decisions are resolved, everything else is simpler.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Consider that most rentals list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You will need to figure out what is acceptable for your group. Generally vacation home listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Determine Your Budget
Many vacation homes are marketed with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your desired week. It could be at the high end of the range. Make sure to get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family prior to reserving an expensive rental. In most cases, just one person in the group will be liable for making the complete reservation and collecting each person's contribution.
What amenities is your group looking for? Do you simply want a rental with a swimming pool, jacuzzi or volleyball court? Are you more interested in wildlife or night life? Are sheet sets included with the rental contract, or will you need to take your own? Make a list of "needs and preferences" from your company to help filter your search to the most appropriate property.
Appropriate accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are required, include that into your search. The majority of property postings include a list of amenities.
Go ahead and Take the Dog
Are you or other individuals in the gang traveling with a pet? Pets are welcome at many rentals, but policies differ. Study your agreement thoroughly! Extra charges may apply when animals are included. Ask questions *prior to* you reserve!
The best places to Search
. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local vacation rentals" for local property management companies. Aside from having distinctive rental properties, local agencies provide exceptional service..
Re-read the description to be sure the rental has everything you need. If it is lacking, the rental home management company may know of similar homes that better fit your desires and budget..
Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season week, try getting an extra night. Your best chance for a reduced rate will be shifting to a less desirable week.
Read the Contract
Discover which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Utility bills
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
Make sure your price includes all taxes and fees.
Ensure you be aware of the cancellation policy before booking. You'll probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of your base rental home price, provides guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any nights missed due to personal health related emergencies or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or extra gas.
When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. Do not forget that most rental contracts require a considerable rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the vacation home owner.
Where to Get Help
Make sure you get the manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend keeping the contact's details in your cell phone and wallet.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Record the condition of the rental property immediately upon arrival. If you find damages, or if repairs are required get in touch with the home manager without delay. This can protect against conflicts during check out.
- Ask questions. If you have any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, condo access, swimming pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A quick phone call prevents many complications.
- Don't forget to be a good next-door neighbor. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a trip considerably more pleasant.
- Ask a local. Residents are a good source of advice. Who better to ask where to order the best chicken wings, have a great date night, or the best areas for wildlife?
- Enjoy your stay! Remember to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up when you are away, just like you would at home.
When its Time to Leave
- Double-check each room of the rental to make certain you've packed all belongings.
- Make sure to walk through the rental one last time and look for damages. We advise walking through with the property manager wherever possible (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How would you rate your experience? Most vacation rental web sites seek testimonials after your stay is complete. Rental owners and rental managers will thank you for favorable reviews. If anything went wrong, we recommend being understanding but straightforward regarding your stay. Top owners and managers will work hard to fix the problem.
Learn and Improve
Did they love their rental? With some luck everything ended up being outstanding and you are excited to reserve the same rental for your next vacation. Maybe the property was not quite right, and you will better understand how to perfect your search for the next time.