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About this Property
"Sea Bloom" 1404 Canal Dr suite 21 is A PUP FRIENDLY 3rd story condo managed by Dale and Salt Water Real Estate and may be just the home away from home you are looking for! "Sea Bloom" is a two-bedroom appealing condo that's just a block from our sandy shores and all the sea sights, sounds, and experiences you are looking for!
Pleasure Island has become a RAPIDLY increasing holiday destination for the entirety of the East coast and beyond for many reasons. Because we are in fact a true island, “overcrowding” isn’t in of itself a tremendous issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a inviting “max capacity” that will always give a inviting (and healthy) occupancy level and ambience that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave copious complimentary space for those looking for a bit more “distancing” and privacy. It’s also what is making the real unit market shoot through the roof! It’s an AMAZING place to visit, live, and never leave!
The suite is directly on the North End of Carolina Beach and is a long walk or brief drive from downtown Carolina Beach and everything that is has to offer. In Carolina Beach you’ve got the boardwalk, eateries, and local stores of all kinds. If you like adventures, the marina is also there where you can take an offshore fishing trip, diving excursion, or event boat out for a sunset sail. Camping more your thing? Come with the 4X4 and drive (and camp) on the beach at Freeman Park, located on the North End of the island. You can also head down to Kure Beach and fish directly off their fishing pier compete with bait, tackles, and more! The Carolina Beach Lake is close by, hosting a weekly Farmer’s Market every Saturday, FIREWORKS every Thursday, and outdoor summer movies on Sunday’s (on a generous inflatable screen in the middle of the lake!). We welcome you to sit back, relax and appreciate yourselves because that's exactly what the beach is for! * (due to Covid, please be prepared for periodic deviations from our usually scheduled events).
These suites are a mixture of the original “period” construction and old-world appeal, a kiss of shabby-chic modernity, and today’s technology because hey, there’s got to be something for everybody! Each suite has its own distinct traits, quirks, and characteristics. Above all else, it should feel like your “home away from home” while visiting with us on our Island!
The entry to this 2 bedroom and 2 bath suite opens up into a huge, furbished family room combined with an open dining area and completely supplied kitchen (stove+oven, refrigerator). The kitchen is supplied will all of the basic preparing and dining silverware one can expect (plates, bowls, cups, silverware, etc.). In addition, there is a microwave, toaster, coffer maker and blender ready to help make yourself at home. Courtesy organic soap and shampoo are left in the bathroom of each suite as well as a (1) starter roll of TP, a (1) garbage bag, dish soap, and a sponge in each kitchen. *It is important to note that it is NOT an owner’s job to give personal family items for visitors. From toiletries and linens, to community food stuffs and condiments, It is ESPECIALLY important during this current climate for any used items of another to be discarded before our new visitors arrive to ensure an optimally hygienic space
The home is supplied with one (2) QUEEN beds. As a reminder, linens are NOT supplied in order to keep our prices low. You can bring them from home with you, buy them locally, or rent them (refer to Low Tide Linens & Units). If renting, please let Low Tide know that you are a guest of SWRE as they will give you with an additional 10% discount!
There is a 50” Intelligent WIFI TV (with approx. 25 channels through the Charter Spectrum cable) along with a WIFI computer connection for when it's time to sit back and savor some movies or shows after a long day at the beach! Come with a Fire Stick, Apple TV, Laptop w/ HDMI cable or other such casting device if looking to ensure all of the tech amenities from home are available during your stay!
We equip each suite with its own combination of books, games, and misc. accessories to help cover the basis for our visitors to enjoy themselves in rain or shine. Sometimes however, these items are removed from the suite and not replaced, and we do not always realize it (tsk tsk!). If you notice something we’ve bragged about missing please let us know!
The SUITE: Guests have full access to their own private SUITE (never shared) along with a respective outdoor space, patio, or balcony.
PARKING: Each guest will have access to (2) TWO assigned carport parking spaces (park inside and only inside your assigned carport). Parking elsewhere will result in a tow. Any additional community parking spaces would have availability on a first come fist serve basis. We do not recommend any lot or proprietor in particular.
Feel complimentary to reach out for any specific needs or clarifiers!
Pleasure Island is a coastal barrier island in Southeastern North Carolina, USA just south of the City of Wilmington. Pleasure Island is located within Federal Point Township, in New Hanover County. The coastal resort towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as the annexed communities of Wilmington Beach and Hanby Beach are located on the island.
The building itself is roughly one block from the nearest beach access. The unit is a long walk or brief drive from downtown Carolina Beach with its stores, activities and dining and is equidistant to the smaller, but just as Striking Downtown Kure Beach with its fishing pier and aquarium. There are fireworks during the summer every Thursday nighttime, movies at the lake each Sunday nighttime, and local fairs around the lake each Saturday morning (refer to carolinabeach.org for additional info!). Carolina Beach is a mix of friendly locals, snowbirds, and visitors all looking to hideaway the inland and enjoy the sand, surf, and sun. We really have an exceptional community!
Carolina Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods offer an array of sights and activities to enjoy while here. Some of these examples are (but not limited to) a subtle beach hike through Carolina Beach State Park, Fishing on the Kure Beach Pier, kayaking to one of the many islands surrounding the Intracoastal Waterway, watching canons blast during a historical reenactment at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, or petting some Sting Rays at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Perhaps more peaceful and less “experience” is your speed? Our own local Brewery (Good Hops) along with a round of Frisbee golf may be what the doctor ordered!
There isn’t anywhere or anything on our Island that isn’t accessible with foot power. Downtown Carolina Beach has a number of vendors (such as Pleasure Island Units @ 2 N Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach NC 28428 (golf carts) and Tony Silvagni’s Surf School @ 107 Charlotte ave Carolina Beach NC 28428 (bicycles, paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks) for rent as an alternative to walking or driving. Taxi’s (local golf cart taxi’s) and Uber’s are also generally available for an assist when needed as well throughout the island! You can catch a Ferry to Southport in Kure Beach @ 2422 Fort Fisher Blvd S Kure Beach which leads to another ferry to Bald Head Island where NO CARS are allowed at all!
After all, you won’t catch many locals going OTB! (Over The Bridge). Everything you need is right here!
Other things to note;
•Salt Water Real Estate has partnered with the absolute most great vendors our Island has to offer to help ensure visitors can spend more time appreciating themselves and less time researching! Our partners include the Tony Silvagni Surf School for professional surf lessons, bicycle, umbrella, and chair units, Salty Dog Yoga, Squared Away Cleaning and Maintenance, TNL Kleans, and Low Tide Linen Units who provides all visitors of SWRE an added 10% off. Our partners support visitors of Salt Water Real Estate with the highest caliber of local services for extremely competitive and oft discounted pricing. They all contribute to the “Salt Water” experience and we <3 them for it!
•ALL suites are non-smoking (including vaping) and a heavy cleaning/repair charge can result if not adhered to. This includes porches, decks, balconies, and walkways. Please smoke well away from any SWRE unit unless willing to risk the potential loss of d
• SWRE contractual peaceful hours begin at 9:00pm EST. Town ordinance may accept more latitude with regards to noise (11:00pm) but our expectations are to help ensure all visitors, locals, and neighbors alike have an enchanting experience.
•NO BBQing on ANY decks or porches. This is a colossal fire hazard and is fineable by the town (as is removing batteries from any smoke or co2 alarms). We work extremely hard to keep all of our visitors safe, and sometimes that takes teamwork!
•There is a $100 non-returnable pet fee for one approved pup and a $50 pup fee for a second. There is a two-dog max. unless an exception is granted. Cats are not allowed on premises. If inquiring about a different pet request, please ask!
•April 1st through September 30th, dogs are allowed on the Carolina Beach during restricted hours of BEFORE 9:00 am and AFTER 5:00 pm. On the extreme North End of Carolina Beach, dogs are allowed on leash 24/7. In Kure Beach, dogs are NOT allowed at any juncture. Fort Fisher accepts dogs on leash on the beach 24/7. Please be responsible to follow all town pet ordinances and have an awareness as to which beach you are on at all times .
•Please always consider TRAVEL INSURANCE from your respective renting site or vendor to help protect your costs in case of inclement weather or last-min. travel complications (court, illness, etc.). These items are NOT returnable scenarios unless the unit itself is compromised. If that does happen, we will do our absolute best to find you alternative housing.
Tips to Save Money on your Rental
- Many property managers and vacation properties supply Southport area promotional travel catalogs that feature money-saving coupons, either offered independently by local companies, or by a relationship between the property management company and the merchant itself. Look for these catalogs and discount books, since this allows vacation goers to discover the same great attractions with a significantly discounted.
- Flexible about when you might visit? Shoulder seasons special offer fantastic offers.
- Are you a military veteran? Plenty of management companies provide rate reductions to veterans and active-duty military. Be sure to check with property management company to see if your vacationing crew qualifies for a discount.
- Is there a particular experience you are mainly looking forward to ? If there's a particular Southport atteaction you simply love, be on the lookout for rental properties that cater especially to you.
- Give thought to investing in trip insurance together with your leasing contract. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic stay cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their rental costs for any days missed as a consequence of personal medical-related emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unforeseen hotel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
How to Book a Rental Home
Newcomers are oftentimes surprised at the number and selection of daily, weekly and monthly rental homes 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 optimum getaway to accommodate their Southport family, from low-noise condominiums to grand event homes with several bedrooms.
Vacation homes are frequently owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Vacation rental management companies leverage scale, staff and practical knowledge to provide easy operational administration on behalf of the property owner..
Seasoned Southport vacationers have identified a number of tips and tricks over the years when it comes to renting rental properties, however most beginners will be happy to learn that many of these "tricks" are in plain sight, if you know where to look.
How to find and reserve a great rental home:
Before you start to book ""Ocean Bloom" suite 21 a pup friendly condo!", review our short list of issues to consider.
Start Your Search Early
Southport rental properties start booking early. Reserving your vacation property 6-12 months before your travel dates is usually recommended, whenever possible. A lot of households choose to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.
Find your Spot and Confirm Dates
Agreement can be tricky among relatives, but once this complicated part is finished everything will begin to fall in place.
Exactly How Much Vacation rental Do You Need?
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Remember that a lot of vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the family room. You'll need to figure out what is suitable for your family. Generally rental listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
What Exactly Are You Prepared to Shell out?
Will the chosen rental property suit your budget during that prime Summer week? If a few individuals or loved ones are sharing the cost, check that each party knows their obligations and has approved a maximum they are prepared to pay. Most rental documents call for a single person to be responsible for the whole reservation.
Create a list of "Preferences" and "Requirements"
What home features is the group interested in? Do you want a vacation property with open-air dining area? Do you wish to be far from the crowds, or close to a city setting? Are items like beach chairs, barbecue grills, umbrellas, buggies or coolers available and included in your rental property charge? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and wants" from your party to help filter your search to the most suitable home.
Grandparents will thank you for not reserving a stairs-access-only property on the 3rd floor. Make sure you remember and inquire about wheel chair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..
Your Puppy Deserves a Vacation, Too
Make sure you include your furry family members. While many vacation homes allow pets or animals, rules and costs vary per rental. Many restrictions may possibly eliminate a prospective rental. Read your contract thoroughly! Additional fees or costs may be applied to your contract. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
The best places to Search
Many websites exist to match visitors with property owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Southport local rental homes" for local vacation rental management companies. Local rental management companies proudly offer an exceptional rental experience.
Re-read the description to ensure that the home has everything required. If it is lacking, the home management company may know of comparable homes that suit your style and budget..
While not true for all rental homes, many rental owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season week, try asking for an extra night. Your best chance for a reduced rate is switching to an off-season week.
Read the Contract
You really should know which services are included:
- Utility bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Calls
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Service
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
Get a total that incorporates taxes, pet and other additional fees.
Be sure you be aware of the cancellation policy before reserving. Many vacation property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergencies and weather events, It provides comfort should tragedy strike.
Book your Rental Property
After you think you've identified "the one", begin the reservation process. Keep in mind that most rental agreements will require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the property owner.
Know Who to Call
Put the property manager's contact info into your phone and wallet for easy access to answers during your trip.
Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your visit!
During your Stay
- Photograph at your arrival. Take notes of any problems right after you arrive. If you find damages, or if repairs are needed get in touch with the property manager straight away. This will prevent disagreements during check out.
- You might need guidance for a gas fireplace, TV or hot tub. Contact your property manager. They are there to assist. A phone call can save hours of difficulty.
- Be respectful of the community. More often than not, surrounding properties are lived in by permanent residents. 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. Residents are a fantastic source of tips.
- Enjoy your stay! Don't forget to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the property secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
At the end of your stay
- Clean up a little bit. Regardless of whether you're paying a housekeeping fee, The property really should be in good shape. Sinks stuffed with dirty dishes, surplus beach sand on the floor and sticky messes ought to be dealt with before leaving.
- Please make sure to walk through the rental one last time and check for property damage. We suggest walking through with the rental manager wherever possible (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your getaway? Many rental home management companies and rental websites allow travellers to provide comments. If the property and/or property manager was terrific, they'll appreciate your praise. If something went wrong, we suggest being kind but sincere about your experience. The best property owners and managers will work very hard to fix the issue.
Learn from your Experience
Hold a vacation recap meeting with the people in your group. Did they feel about the rental? Maybe everything was outstanding and you are all set to reserve the same property for your next vacation. Otherwise, you have gained valuable rental search experience that can help with another search.