• 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycles
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Boat
  • Boat
  • Books
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Station Contact
  • Fire Station Contact
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Games
  • Games
  • Golf
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Hospital Contact
  • Hospital Contact
  • Ice Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Lobster Pot
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Police Contact
  • Police Contact
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Shampoo
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toys
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Library
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

You'll be "Dune the Happy Dance" when you rent this delightful 4 bedroom/3 bath home! Unwind and savor all the amenities that award-winning Sunset Beach has to offer at "DUNE THE HAPPY DANCE", a west-end, fifth row beach home ideally poised just a few steps from the beach. Once you're on the beach, you are only about a football field's walk to Bird Island. With 40th Street being the end of the island, 37th Street is one of the closest walks to the famed Kindred Spirit Mailbox. This inviting comfortable home includes enormous vaulted ceilings throughout with TWO MASTER SUITES and private baths along with two additional bedrooms connecting to a third jack-n-jill bath. With two king beds, two full beds, two twin beds, the home sleeps 10. It is NEWLY REMODELED throughout with bespoke designed furnishings and linens, cheerful paint in all rooms, 7 ceiling fans with remotes, stainless appliances, bespoke wood countertops, well-outfitted kitchen with all the pots/pans, dishes, etc. you could possibly need including both a Keurig (bring your favorite pods) and a traditional coffee maker. The home includes wi-fi and cable, a enormous flat screen tv (game system ready) in the family room along with 3 additional T.V.s in the bedrooms. While this home does NOT give LINENS/TOWELS, local options to rent linens are handily available on the island and in town if you choose to not bring your own. We recommend making a reservation for linens/towels and they will be waiting for you when you arrive :) Soak up the sun and sounds of the sea from EITHER the upsized screened porch off the back of the home or the upsized sun outdoor space on the front of the home. Both have seating for 10! Mosquitos will not be invited to your gathering as additional care has been taken to screen the entire back porch including the outdoor space floor. Outside comforts include a grille, outdoor shower, wide selection of outdoor furnishings, beach chairs, body boards, sand toys, and picnic table. Inhale the sea wind appealing in the hammock or bring your own eno to appreciate. Rainy day entertainment include your choice from numerous board games, puzzles, and books for our visitors' appreciation. DUNE THE HAPPY DANCE rents SATURDAY -SATURDAY during the peak summer weeks. It is also ideal for off season weekend retreats with nightly rental available. Dune the Happy Dance, with two master suites, is the just right holiday home for multiple families, multi-generational families, and modest ladies retreats. Hear the sea from the back porch and sink into total leisure in the evenings after a day of play in the waves and sand. As much as we adore four legged furry family members, we do not accept dogs and cats in this home. If evidence of a pet is found during the stay, visitors will be asked to leave promptly for breach of contract with no refund for remaining nights and the returnable deposit will be withheld. If evidence of a pet is found after departure, the deposit will be withheld. We want to maintain the highest quality of our home for your appreciation and comfort at the beach.
We enjoy our visitors and aim to give as many convenient details as possible so you can RELAX, EXHALE, RENEW, and ENJOY your beach holiday at Dune the Happy Dance. We look forward to you staying with us!

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Many rental managers and rental houses provide Southport area discount magazines which include offers, either offered individually by local companies, or utilizing a relationship between the property manager and the local merchant itself. Keep an eye out for these publications and coupon books, since this allows vacation goers to enjoy those great attractions at a generally substantial discounted.
  • Are you able to adjust your trip dates? Shoulder seasons feature amazing promotions.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Armed forces may be qualified for discount rates. Make sure to check with property manager to see if your vacationing gang is eligible for a rate reduction.
  • Some properties are particularly suited for specific types of vacationers. Event homes are best for weddings, receptions and corporate escapes. Some homes cater to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are situated close to music venues. You'll get the most value from a rental that most thoroughly satisfies your ideal vacation setting, even if it costs a bit more.
  • Think about obtaining trip insurance along with your leasing agreement. Trip insurance, which generally add between 1% - 5% of the base rental cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any days missed due to medical emergencies or hurricanes, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel room stay or extra gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).

The Rental Process

You might be pleasantly surprised to find out just how many properties are available at your destination. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of properties available allows them to find an perfect getaway to accommodate their Southport crew, from low-noise condos to gigantic event homes with several bedrooms.

The vast majority of rentals in Southport are privately operated and many are represented by established local rental management companies. For owners not directly engaged in the management of their property, management companies are instrumental in assisting guests with reserving, checking-in, housekeeping, and any routine maintenance problems that may arise.

Seasoned Southport vacationers have figured out several tips and tricks throughout the years when it comes to renting vacation homes, however many newcomers will be delighted to find that several "methods" are in plain sight, if you know how to look.

How to find and reserve the best rental property:

Do you believe "Premier location steps to beach;shortest walk to Kindred Spirit, 2 MASTER SUITES" is the best rental property for your next family vacation? Look over this check list to confirm it fits all of your preferences.

The Earlier You Begin, The Better The Selection

Southport rentals are reserved many months (and up to a year) in advance. Reserving your vacation property 6-12 months in advance is recommended, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your rental home..

Select a Village and Date

Consensus can be challenging between members of the family, but once this difficult part is complete everything will begin to drop in place.

How Many Bedrooms?

Confirm who is going, and just how many/what sort of bedroom arrangement you need to have. Be mindful that many rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You will need to determine what is suitable for the party. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible on the internet. Otherwise, communicate with the property owner before you reserve the home.

What Are You Prepared to Shell out?

Most rental properties are presented with a price range. Determine the price for your preferred trip. It might be at the top end of the range. Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from loved ones before booking a costly vacation property. Most rental contracts call for a single individual to be liable for the entire reservation.

Let's Talk Amenities

What property features is your group interested in? Do you only desire a vacation home with a swimming pool, hot tub or beach volleyball court? Would you like to be far from the crowds, or near civilization? Are extras like beach chairs, barbecue grills, umbrellas, beach carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental charge? Create a list of priority features to guide filter your search.

Special Considerations

Do people in your party have specialized needs? If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are needed, factor that into your search. Almost all vacation home listings include a list of amenities.

Paws-Friendly, Please

Don't forget to include your best friend! Animal policies are different at each rental. Read descriptions thoroughly. Many limitations might dismiss a prospective rental property. Make sure that you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your contract.

Start your Search

Once the location, time and guests are decided, search multiple resources for the greatest rental selection. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local vacation rentals" for local property management companies. Local agencies will have a unique collection of rental properties daily and weekly.

Negotiate the Price

When you have identified the rentalhome of your dreams, double check to make sure your trip dates are available.

Some property owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season trip, try asking for an extra night. This is more effective through the off-season when many rentals sit vacant.

Read the Entire Contract

Read through the complete contract and make certain you understand who is liable for:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet
  • Telephone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

Get a total that incorporates state taxes, pet and other extra fees.

Cancellations Happen

Ensure you be aware of the cancellation policy before booking. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives reassurance should catastrophe strike.

Complete the Reservation

When everything looks correct, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You'll likely have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Keep Your Property Manager's Information

Make sure you get the property manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend keeping the contact's details in your smartphone and wallet.

Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!

During your Stay

  • Photograph at your arrival. To make sure no damages are associated with your visit, make a record of any trouble spots of the property. Contact the property manager immediately to report your observations. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the documented problems and contact attempts could be incredibly helpful.
  • You might need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television or spa. Contact your home manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save hours of difficulties.
  • Remember to be a good neighbor. Residents will probably 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 visitors next to your primary residence.
  • Ask a local. Residents can often point you in the right direction.
  • Enjoy your stay! Be sure to protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the home locked up when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

Check Out Time

  • Clean up a little. Even though you're having to pay a house cleaning fee, The rental home should really be in very good condition. Sinks brimming with dirty dishes, surplus beach sand on the floor and sticky messes ought to be addressed before you leave.
  • Be sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for damages. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever you can (this isn't always the case).. If the property manager is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy your vacation? Virtually all rental web sites seek comments after your stay . Rental owners and property managers will appreciate your glowing reviews. If something went wrong, we recommend being understanding but honest about your experience. Top owners and managers will try very hard to rectify the situation.

Use Your Experience

Did everybody have a blast? If everything was perfect, next year's trip planning is going to be relatively easy. If not, you have acquired invaluable rental search experience to help with another search.

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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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