• 6 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Game Room
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Video Games
  • Video Games
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine

About this Property

A studio favorite. Past summer home for actors Danny McBride and Dean Norris. Ideal for a huge family or multiple families. (7 day minimum stay and Saturday change-over mandatory June - August ) What makes this home unique:

- Privacy and appreciation. Over 6,000 sf spread out over 4 floors (with elevator). 5 sizable bedrooms, each with its own full bath and private outdoor space. Additional sleeping areas. COMFORTABLY sleeps 14. Enormous kitchen and gathering areas.
- Direct waterfront location. Stunning water vistas throughout. Private tidal beach.
- Shared boat dock with wet slip. Launch your boat, jet ski, paddle board or kayak from the back yard. Simple access to the sea and ICWW.
- Peace and peaceful. On the cloistered south side of the island, away from commercial activity, traffic and high density rental buildings.


Main level: Open the front door and you are looking out onto Banks Channel. Vaulted ceiling and sizable windows make it radiant and airy. Unwind in the appealing living area while you watch movies on the sizable screen TV. Prepare meals in the cavernous well-appointed kitchen, and serve them at the kitchen bar, the casual kitchen table, or the slightly less casual dining room table. Wine enthusiasts will value the sizable wine refrigerator and bar area. Step out onto the outdoor space and watch the sunset over the inland waterways. A great home for entertaining! A bedroom with full bath and private outdoor space is also on this level.

Second level: Take your pick of three enormous bedrooms, including a “second master” that overlooks the sound. Each bedroom has a full bath and outdoor space. There is also a inviting sitting area with pull-out couch, and a laundry room with enormous capacity washer and dryer.

Top level: A delightful master suite with expansive vistas of Banks Channel and the Atlantic Sea. The bedroom includes a huge bathroom with walk-in shower, a huge walk-in closet, and, of course, a private outdoor space with copious water vistas. The bedroom opens up into a huge living area with kitchenette and 3 constructed-in couches/day beds. An just right space for families with children that would like to stay on the same floor. A locked door leads to a spiral staircase and generous roof outdoor space. Savor gorgeous vistas of the entire island!

Ground level: A game room with a generous screen TV, sitting area, ping pong table, and half-bath. A sectional couch provides additional sleeping. This room opens onto a huge outdoor space and the pier.

Outdoor Conveniences: Keep an eye out for dolphins as you drop a line into Banks Channel from the private pier. There is a wet slip to accommodate your boat. Let us know if you plan to bring boat so we can accommodate. Little ones can savor the sandy beach (at low tide). The sea is a brief walk away. Additional luxuries include an outdoor shower, decks and outdoor furnishings on multiple levels, and plenty of storage for bicycles, paddle boards, kayaks and beach gear.

Special includes: A sizable garage and driveway with parking for an additional 5-6 cars. An elevator services all four levels. Linens and towels are included with your rental!

Wallet-Friendly Tips

  • Find the tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Most tourism bureaus supply printed tourism guides with special packages for rental homes, dining and activities. Be on the lookout for these magazines and coupon books, as this allows vacationers to enjoy those fantastic attractions with a significantly discounted.
  • Are you willing to change your dates? The off-peak seasons may offer terrific rates on weekly rental accommodations.
  • Plenty of vacation rental companies and owners offer rate reductions for active duty and veteran men and women of the Armed forces, or repeat visitors to the same rental home. Be sure to ask property management company to see if your vacationing gang qualifies for a rate reduction.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for specific types of travellers. Large event homes are great for weddings, wedding parties and corporate escapes. Some properties appeal to beach bums. Other rentals are situated close to music venues. If there's a certain Southport activity that you just love, keep an eye out for properties that cater especially to your needs.
  • Management companies and individual rental home owners typically offer their customers the option to buy trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay price, provides guests reimbursement of their rental expenses for any missed as a consequence of health related emergencies or storms, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen motel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

How to Book a Rental Home

Many people are shocked to discover how many rental properties can be found in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of properties available makes it possible to find an suitable getaway to suit their Southport gang, from tranquil condos to giant event homes with several bedrooms.

Rentals are usually owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property owners frequently choose management companies to manage advertising and marketing, housekeeping and maintenance tasks.

We've assembled a brief guide to help you get the most from your vacation property experience.

Searching for and reserving the best rental:

Before you decide to book "Aquarium- Waterfront with Amazing Views and Dock! ", review our brief collection of points to consider.

The Sooner, The Better

Southport rentals start booking very early. Reserving your vacation property 6-12 months in advance is recommended, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your vacation rental..

Choose your Area and Travel Week

Consensus can be challenging among close relatives, but as soon as this complicated part is finished everything will start to slide in place.

Selecting an Adequately-Sized Rental property

How many relatives are joining your trip? Be mindful that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the home's living room. You will need to figure out what is most appropriate for your family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are commonly accessible on the internet. If not, email or call the property manager before you reserve the home.

Decide on Your Budget

Does the chosen vacation property suit your budget during that preferred Summer week? If many groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, always make sure that each group understands their responsibility and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to chip in. In most cases, just one person in the group will be in charge of making the whole reservation and recovering each person's share.

Let's Discuss Amenities

What home features is your family searching for? Is a screened-in deck a requirement? Are you more enthusiastic about wildlife or amusements? Are sheet sets included with the rental agreement, or will you need to provide your own? Make a list of prioritized "necessities and wishes" from your group to help narrow your search to the most suitable rental.

Accessibility and Special Circumstances

Occasionally the older generation has problems with staircases. Be sure to remember and inquire about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..

Take the Dog

Don't forget to include your best friend! Animal guidelines are different at each rental. Study descriptions carefully. Type of animal, size and dog breeds could be limited. Be sure you study descriptions and contracts carefully. Charges may apply when pets are added. If in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.

The best places to Search

Several websites exist to match renters with property owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. Local vacation rental management companies pride themselves on an exceptional rental experience.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to confirm the home has everything you need. If something is missing, the rental management company may know of very similar properties that suit your preferences and budget..

Although not true for all properties, many property owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Negotiating rates is more effective through the off-season when many properties sit empty.

Read the Entire Agreement

Read the entire contract and be certain you understand who is responsible for:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Phone service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Service
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Fees

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

If you need to Cancel

Be sure to understand the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Many vacation property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It offers comfort should tragedy strike.

Book It

When everything looks right, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Remember that most rental agreements require a substantial rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the vacation rental owner.

Where to Get Help

Put the property manager's contact information into your smartphone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your trip.

Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your visit!

During your Stay

  • To make certain no damages are linked to your stay, create a record of any trouble spots of the rental. If you discover wear and tear, or if fixes are needed get in touch with the rental manager without delay.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television set or spa tub. Contact your rental manager. They are there to help. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
  • Be considerate of the neighborhood. Residents should be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a visit much more pleasant.
  • Ask a local. Locals may point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best pizza, have a great night out, or the best places for shopping?
  • Don't forget to protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental secured while you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Checking Out

  • Make sure you've packed everything. Check drawers, bath cupboards and cabinets.
  • As soon as your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the rental to make sure no damage occurred during your stay. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How would you feel about your choice? Most rental property web sites seek reviews after your stay is complete. Rental owners and property managers will thank you for favorable reviews. If anything went wrong and they did not correct it in a practical manner, or if the property was not as described, you should note that in your critique.

Learn from your Stay

Hold a debrief with your travel companions. Does everyone want to return next year? If everything was exceptional, next year's family vacation planning will be relatively easy. Maybe the rental property wasn't quite right, and you will better know how to filter your search for the next time.

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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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