• As low as $270/Week
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General Features

  • Books
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Available in all rooms: Internet access
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bathtub or shower
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach access
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Books
  • Car required
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling
  • Cycling nearby
  • Desk
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fishing
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Golfing
  • Golfing
  • Golfing on site
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Highchair
  • Ice maker
  • Internet access
  • Jet skiing
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Near the beach
  • No pets allowed
  • Oven
  • Patio
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shared bathroom
  • Sleeps 9
  • Smoke detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Toys
  • Toys
  • Travel crib
  • Travel crib
  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Windsurfing
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yard

About this Property

Presenting the refreshed “How Sweet the Sound”! This wonderfully located home on Holden Beach has supplied a place for family memories for years and its new owners have newly modernized and updated the home for you appreciate! Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms the home can pleasantly host a family or group of couples or friends. The sun-drenched open concept living room and kitchen includes vaulted ceilings and plentiful space to gather together. The additional sunroom provides an additional hang-out and play/game space and the back outdoor space is ideal for savoring Holden Beach’s famed sunsets. The Seahorse Bedroom includes a new king bed, freshly updated ensuite bathroom with shower and a constructed-in desk in the bedroom for remote-work if needed. The Sailboat Bedroom includes a new queen bed and access to the home’s shared bathroom containing a shower/tub and plentiful counter space and storage. The Seashell Bedroom includes a new pyramid bunkbed with a twin bed on top, full bed on bottom, plus additional twin trundle bed underneath. The room is just a few steps from the home’s shared bathroom. Updates to the home in the Fall/Winter of 2021 include: updated décor and color scheme, new beds, comforters and furnishings in the bedrooms, and a new sizable-scale intelligent TV in the living room. The home is also well prepared for families with children with a high chair, plentiful toys and books! Coastal Vacations can assist you with a pack-n-play rental if needed as well. The home is peacefully located on the third row, with partial sea vistas from the living room, sunroom and back outdoor space. Savor this and the sea wind and gorgeous starry skies from the more peaceful third row that avoids the sea boulevard traffic and faces a private neighborhood’s grassy knoll including an generous view and occasional sailboat sightings in the intercoastal. You can be on the sand in less than five mins. thanks to very close beach access. When you’re not on the sand, you can savor the sound of the surf and sea wind from the back outdoor space and lower patio. The lower patio includes a picnic table, charcoal grille and outdoor shower next to the landscaped yard. NO LINENS OR TOWELS PROVIDED.

How to Save Money on Your Rental

  • Many property management companies and vacation houses provide Southport area discount books which include coupons, either offered individually by vendors, or by way of a partnership between the management company and the store itself. These guides provide a great start to your rental home search.
  • Flexible about when you can take a trip? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of top costs.
  • Are you a military veteran? Several property management companies provide price savings to vets and active-duty servicemembers. Make sure to ask vacation rental company to see if your travelling group is eligible for a markdown.
  • Some rentals are practically catered to specific vacationers, whether it's soundside homes with weekly fishing pier passes, city-center condos with walkable access to restaurants or waterfront homes that feature private kiteboarding launching areas. If there's a certain Southport atteaction that you love, be on the lookout for properties that cater especially to you.
  • Management companies and individual home owners often offer clients the chance to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you between 1% - 5% of the base term price, provides buyers reimbursement of their rental expenses for any days missed due to medical related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unplanned hotel stay or additional fuel.

The Rental Process

First-timers are sometimes surprised at the number and variety of short-term 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 makes it possible to find an ideal retreat to suit their Southport family, from relaxing condos to larger event homes with several bedrooms.

Nearly all rental properties in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by well-known local property management agencies. Property management companies are well-liked by owners mainly because they coordinate the advertising and operations..

Here are some tips and strategies to help you navigate the rental home search and reservation process.

How to find and book the right vacation home:

Do you believe "How Sweet The Sound - Great Dune Home in Quiet Neighborhood." is the best rental home for your upcoming family vacation? Look over this guide to ensure it fits all of your preferences.

The Sooner, The Better

Southport rental homes book many months (and up to a year) in advance. To assure the greatest choice of properties, we recommend searching and reserving your Southport getaway Six-12 months in advance, whenever possible. A lot of families decide to begin their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.

Select your Area and Vacation Week

Agreement can be tricky between members of the family, but as soon as this complicated part is finished everything will start to fall in place.

How Much Rental Do You Actually Need?

How many relatives are joining your getaway? Remember that most vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the home's living room. It is important to figure out what is acceptable for your party. Generally vacation home listings will summarize each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.

Exactly What Are You Prepared to Spend?

Does your preferred rental fit your budget during that prime Summer week? If multiple groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, ensure each person knows their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are willing to pay. One individual in your company must be in charge of gathering repayments and accepting responsibility for the complete rental price at time of booking.

Make a List of "Wishes" and "Requirements"

What home features is your family trying to find? Do you want a rental with outside kitchen? Are you more interested in wildlife or amusements? Are linens included with the rental contract, or will you need to bring your own? Make a list of "necessities and wants" from your group to help filter your search to the perfect rental.

Special Circumstances

Appropriate accessibility could make or ruin a vacation for the less-mobile. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are required, factor that into your search. Almost all rental postings will include a list of amenities.

Take the Dog

Make sure to include your furry family members. Although quite a few vacation homes allow family pets, rules and costs vary per property. Ensure that you read descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your agreement.

Start your Search

Several internet resources exist to match guests with rental owners.. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local vacation homes" for local property management companies. In addition to offering exceptional properties, local companies provide you with superb service..

Negotiate

Re-read the description to ensure that the home has everything that you need. If lacking, the rental management company may know of comparable properties that fit your wishes and budget..

Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Off-peak weeks will probably be negotiable more often than peak-season..

Study The Agreement

Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:

  • Electric bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

Be sure that your quote includes all taxes and fees.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Be sure to understand the cancellation policy prior to reserving. Many rental contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you relief should disaster strike.

Reserve It

When everything seems right, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. You will probably have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Keep Your Contact's Info

Put the property manager's contact information into your phone and wallet for easy access to answers throughout your trip.

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

During your Stay

  • Take notes of any property damage right after you arrive. We also recommend immediately calling the rental home manager with a report of any damage, together with your request for any necessary repairs. This will prevent conflicts during check out.
  • Ask questions. You might need instructions for a gas fireplace, Television set or spa tub. Contact your rental manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save hours of difficulties.
  • Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Residents probably live within earshot. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your residence.
  • Ask a local. Local residences 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 areas for wildlife?
  • Make sure that you protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation home locked up while you are away, just like you would at home.

Check Out Time

  • Double-check each room of the vacation property to make sure that you've gathered all belongings.
  • Make sure to walk through the rental home one last time and look for damage. If at all possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy yourself? Many vacation rental management companies and rental websites make it easy for travellers to provide reviews. If the rental and/or property manager was top-notch, they will appreciate your recommendations. If something went wrong, we advise being kind but genuine regarding your rental experience. Top owners and managers will work very hard to correct the situation.

Learn and Improve

Hold a vacation recap meeting with your travel companions. Does everybody want to go back? We hope this guide helped you find a terrific home away from home. Otherwise, you've acquired useful experience to aid with the next 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