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About this Property
Savor a few inviting days, weeks, or more, (but, please, no more than 4 people)!
Our home is an 1,100 square foot residence located on the mainland in Shoreline Woods, a peaceful, calming neighborhood with great oak trees and a winding waterway that runs throughout the area. It is a great place to walk or bicycle ride in the early mornings and evenings. We offer a appealing two-bedroom, two-bath home, surrounded by trees and pretty landscaping. The home is less than a mile from the new causeway to the island, and 1.8 miles from the Sunset Beach Pier!
This is a family owned second home that we would savor sharing with you! (We are not affiliated with any rental agency other than Vacation Rental By Owner.) This superb brick home includes splendid landscaping and natural garden areas, and is located on a peaceful corner lot with partial vistas of the intracoastal waterway! This home is in a great neighborhood location with a brief drive to the Beach! Our 2-bedroom home sleeps four (2 couples, or family of 4) restfully. (Please, no more than 4 human visitors!)
(We have blocked out one day between visitors, and have added new cleaning requirements due to Covid-19.)
Sunset Beach is a modest, sea-side town on the southernmost tip of NC, partially on the mainland and part on the barrier island. Until a few years ago, this island was accessible only by a one-lane barge bridge, but a causeway has now replaced this resulting in easier access. The old barge bridge is now a museum beneath the causeway.
If you are seeking a peaceful, calming place to visit, Sunset Beach is the spot, having one of North Carolina’s most handsome and well-preserved beaches! The barrier island is both a turtle sanctuary for the endangered loggerhead turtles, and Bird Island is a protected part of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve, including nearly 1,500 acres of marsh, intertidal flats and, of course, the Atlantic Sea beach! Visit the Kindred Spirit Mailbox while you are there!
From the 40th Street boardwalk, it is a handsome 2-mile walk to the Little River Inlet in South Carolina. Whether walking, running or cycling, beach-goers may see many species of shoreline plant and animal life and seashells. And if you like seclusion, it is largely deserted during the winter months.
Accommodations include -- in the master bedroom, a bay window with a double (full-sized) bed, ceiling fan and private bath; the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed, ceiling fan, and access to the main bath which contains a washing machine and dryer. The living area has a adore seat, a covered leather recliner, a dining table with 4 chairs, ceiling fan and vistas of intracoastal canal from the front windows and open porch off the living room. There is a flat-screen intelligent TV in the living area. We have cable TV and Wi-Fi. The kitchen has a skylight, and a modest bay window over the sink. In the fall through spring (outdoor temperature permitting), you can relax on the enormous, screened-in porch, complete with tables, chairs, lounger, light and ceiling fan. The porch has a vinyl window system, each window with 4 movable vinyl panels, accepting you to create your own indoor-outdoor mood! There is a single carport located away from the home that contains a new grille. The garage has beach umbrellas, coolers, beach chairs, and a couple of body boards for use at the beach. There are also three bicycles, but these are for use in the neighborhood only. There are bicycle units (Julies Units) for the beach on the island.
House-trained dogs and cats are welcome, but we would like to know if you plan to bring your fur infant, as we have an additional pet addendum to be filled out.
This is a non-smoking home, inside and out!
Guests must be over 25 years old to rent! To keep costs to you down, we do not have linen or cleaning services, so we request you leave the unit ready for the next guest. We do give linens, but you must launder all prior to your departure. You may opt to bring your own linens as this saves time upon departure, or check with Julies Units on the island to rent your own.
To gain access to the beach, there is complimentary parking on Main Street with beach boardwalk access each block. It is also permissible to parallel park on North Shore Drive as well.
We prefer for visitors to stay Saturday to Saturday during the high season (May to September). **Please request dates on Saturdays during the summer.
**NOTE: This scheduling has been suspended during Covid! Guests may not come into our home the same day another guest leaves; we are requiring 24 hours between visitors currently.
The grocery store is about 1 mile away from the home.
Guests are mandatory to return a signed rental agreement (and pet addendum if a pet is brought) prior to entry.
Summer: for May 1 through September 30, 2020, the weekly rate is $1,075.00 and the monthly rate, is $3,500.00.
Winter: for October 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 the weekly and monthly costs are negotiable; visitors will have to ask owner about extended stays and pricing.
- Many property management companies and vacation rental properties provide Southport area printed travel catalogs that feature money-saving coupons, either offered independently by local companies, or through a relationship between the property manager and the merchant itself. Keep an eye out for these publications and promotional books, because this allows vacationers to discover the very same activities with a generally considerable discounted.
- In a position to alter your trip dates? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of maximum fees.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for discounts. Be sure to check with property manager to see if your visiting crew qualifies for a reduction.
- Is there a certain experience you are most getting excited about ? Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the family activities and landmarks you are most interested in.
- Think about investing in trip insurance with your rental agreement. Trip insurance, which generally costs between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental price, offers visitors reimbursement of their trip expenses for any nights missed as a consequence of health related emergencies or hurricanes, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unforeseen hotel room stay or additional gas.
How to Book a Rental Home
You may be surprised to discover just how many vacation rentals are available at your destination. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available makes it possible to find an optimum retreat to fit their Southport crew, from relaxing condominiums to larger event homes with several bedrooms.
Vacation rentals are usually owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Vacation rental management companies leverage scale, technology and practical knowledge to provide convenient operational administration on behalf of the homeowner..
Below are great tips and suggestions to help you navigate the vacation rental search and booking process.
Where to find and book a great rental property:
Do you believe "Cozy, Quiet, 1.8 Miles From Sunset Beach! WiFi, Cable, Small Pets OK!" is the perfect rental property for your upcoming visit? Look over this checklist to make sure it fits your preferences.
The Earlier, The Better
Like many desirable vacation spots, In Southport the best vacation homes are booked very early. To get the best selection, start your planning and search 6-12 months prior to a trip. Holiday reunions can be a great time for families to plan their Summer escapes..
Pick your Place and Travel Week
Quite often, the hardest portion of scheduling your trip is figuring out where to go, and when. Once the big decisions are tackled, everything else is simplier and easier.
Just How Many Beds?
Confirm who is going, and how many/what particular bedroom configuration you need to have. Keep in mind that a lot of rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living area. You will need to figure out what is acceptable for your group. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible on the internet. If not, communicate with the property owner before you reserve the home.
Stay on a Budget
Does your chosen rental suit your budget during that popular Summer week? If several groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, make sure that each party understands their responsibilities and has agreed to a maximum they are prepared to chip in. One member of your family must be in charge of gathering repayments and acknowledging responsibility for the entire rental cost at time of reservation.
Rental Home Amenities
What property features is your group trying to find? Is a screened-in porch a requirement? Do you want to be away from it all, or near a city setting? Are sheet sets included with the rental agreement, or will you need to bring your own? Make a list of "needs and wants" from your party to help filter your search to the perfect rental.
Accessibility and Special Things to consider
Adequate accessibility can make or break a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are needed, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation home postings include a list of amenities.
Go ahead and Take the Dog
Are you or other members of the crew travelling with a pet? Animal guidelines are different at each rental. Read descriptions carefully. Type of pet, size and dog breeds can be controlled. Make certain you read agreements and contracts carefully. Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your contract.
The best places to Search
As soon as the place, travel dates and family members are decided, search multiple sources for the best rental selection. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local rental homes" for local rental home management companies. Local rental management companies pride themselves on a first-class vacation experience.
When you've found the rentalhome of your dreams, double check to make sure your travel dates are available.
Although not true for all rental properties, many rental owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable trip, try getting an additional night. Your best opportunity for a lower rate is shifting to an off-season week.
Read the Entire Agreement
You will want to know which services are included:
- Electric bills
- Phone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning Service
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Fees
Be sure that your quote includes all taxes and fees.
What's the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellation policies vary for each property. Property management companies and individual home owners commonly offer their guests the choice to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs between 1% - 5% of the base rental home cost, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent vacation property costs) for any nights missed due to personal health care emergencies or weather, and additionally hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated motel stay or additional gas.
Once you believe you've identified "the one", begin the booking process. You'll likely have to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Know Who to Call
Be sure you get the property manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend storing the contact's information in your phone and wallet.
Good job on booking your vacation rental! You're on the way to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph on your arrival. Record the condition of the rental home right away. Call the property manager right away to report your observations. If there is a dispute about liability later, having the recorded problems and communication attempts should be helpful.
- Ask questions. If you have any ambiguity about parking, rules of the property, house access, pool operation, etc... we recommend you ask the property manager promptly. A quick phone call eliminates many headaches.
- Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Natives are likely to be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking regulations can make a trip much more enjoyable.
- Ask a local. Local people can often point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best spots for night life?
- Ensure you protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation rental secured when you are away, just like you would in your own home.
- Clean up a little bit. Regardless of whether you're having to pay a house cleaning fee, The rental needs to be in good shape. Kitchen sinks brimming with pots and pans, surplus beach sand on the flooring and sticky messes ought to be addressed before you leave.
- When your things are all out, do a walk-through of the rental home to be certain no damage occurred during your remain. Whenever possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your getaway? Just about all vacation rental management companies and rental search sites make it easy for customers to provide comments. If the property and/or property manager was top-notch, they will likely appreciate your compliments. If something was wrong and they failed to correct it in a acceptable manner, or when the rental home wasn't as described, you may want to make it a point as part of your comments.
Learn from your Stay
Hold a debrief with the people in your group. How did they like the property? If everything was fantastic, next year's trip planning will be simple and easy. Otherwise, you've gained invaluable experience to help with the next search.