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About this Property
Looking for a condo get-a-way that can fit your entire family so you can ALL appreciate our colored beach sunrises and salty evening winds? "Utopia Found" may be just the home away from home you are looking for! "Bliss Found" consists of a 2700 sq. ft triplex (onsite elevator) with partial sea sights, sounds, and experiences of both our Intracoastal AND Atlantic sea. The home's location, vistas, and beach proximity will make spending your time beach-combing and sun-seeking an Sea BREEZE!
"Utopia Found" beach condo suite 101 is a four level 2700 sq ft condo that has something for everybody! The ground floor greets you with parking for 3, a private shower room that's ideal for rinsing off the sand you've picked up from the beach, and a storage area with a few beach supplies the owner has left to add to their visitors experience! Ample space for a golf cart exists, as does a modest yard in the rear if looking for some grass to go along with all of that sand!
Take the staircase or elevator to first floor which includes a children room with two Twin over Twin bunk beds, a 2nd bedroom with a Queen bed, bathroom #1, a laundry room complete with a central vac unit, and a game room complete with a seating area and TV, game table, and the first of MANY outdoor balconies. Every level has one or MULTIPLE sizable outdoor balconies, decks, and sitting areas with exceptional intracoastal or Atlantic sea vistas. Some levels have vantages of BOTH!
Take the elevator up to the next level where a enormous thoroughly supplied open kitchen and living room await. Another bedroom ( bedroom #3 with a Full bed) with a study space and library resides, bathroom #2, and as aforementioned, another expanse of outdoor decks and oceanside winds await.
Up to the final floor where the master bedroom (bedroom #4) with a King bed and full bath (bathroom #3) with a huge bathtub and standup shower await. A pair of additional bedrooms with Queen beds (#'s 5 and 6) sit on this "penthouse level" along with an additional 4th bath. The vistas peak for ALL as each bedroom has access to the upper outdoor space with expanse vistas of BOTH the Atlantic sea and intracoastal waterways. It's VERY uncommon to have such a vantage point from a condo on our island!
The SUITE: Guests have full access to their own private SUITE (never shared). The private drive, shower, and yard are also made available solely for our visitors experience.
PARKING: Each guest will have access to (3) THREE un-assigned off street parking spaces. 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 home itself is brief ride or long walk from Downtown Carolina Beach with its stores, activities and dining. 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 savor the sand, surf, and sun. We really have an awe-inspiring 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. This doesn’t even include the aweing scenery of Airlie Gardens, and our very own battleship (USS NC) in Wilmington! 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 gorgeous 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 deposit or more.
•Linens (sheets, towels, pillowcases, etc.) ARE part of the suite rental here. Pillows and basic comforters ARE also included. Please refer to the linens chart supplied in the renting site description section for a unit’s bed sizes. Please reach out to Low Tide for any requests beyond "standard" linen packages. We partner with “Low Tide Linens & Units” for any visitors looking to rent a linen package as opposed to bringing or buying your own. They will deliver directly into the suite in advance of your stay! Mention that you are staying with SALT WATER REAL ESTATE and receive an additional 10% off of any rentable items!
• 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 monumental 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 choice to find you alternative housing.
•Carolina Beach Town Hall supplies where available, beach wheelchairs that can traverse the sand without charge. Please reach out to the Recreation Center for additional information.
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Search for the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus will offer you printed travel guide books with promotions for rental homes, dining and activities. These guides can provide an excellent start to your rental search.
- Could you change your dates? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of peak pricing.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Military may qualify for discounts. Be sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling gang qualifies for a reduction.
- Is there a specific experience you are mainly anticipating ? Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the family activities and sights you are most looking forward to.
- Think about getting trip insurance along with your lease contract. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you between 1% - 5% of the base stay cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any days missed due to personal medical-related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected motel stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .
General Rental property Tips & Tricks
Many people are surprised to learn how many vacation rentals are available in their area of interest. With such a wide selection, clients are certain to find a vacation home which fits their wishes and spending plan.
Nearly all vacation homes in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local rental management companies. Owners frequently choose management companies to manage internet marketing, housekeeping and maintenance.
Below are great tips and suggestions to help you understand the rental home search and reservation process.
Finding and booking the perfect rental property:
Do you think ""Paradise Found" - Sea sights, sounds, and sun!" is the perfect vacation property for your upcoming trip? Browse through this guide to ensure it fits your preferences.
Search Early and Often
Like many desirable hot spots, In Southport the best rentals are booked very early. To assure the best selection of properties, we suggest searching and reserving your Southport vacation home Six-12 months in advance, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your rental..
Choose a Village and Date
Oftentimes, the hardest portion of planning your trip is figuring out where to search, and when. After the big decisions are resolved, the rest will be simpler.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Confirm who is joining, and how many/what type of bedroom arrangement you should have. Consider that a lot of rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You will need to figure out what is suitable for the family. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically available on the internet. Otherwise, communicate with the property manager before you reserve the home.
Establish Your Budget
Does the chosen rental home suit your budget during that choice Summer week? Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from company well before booking a costly rental property. Most rental contracts call for a single individual to be in charge of the entire reservation.
Vacation home Features
What property features is your family trying to find? Do you want a rental property with open-air lounge? Do you want to be away from it all, or near civilization? Will the unit have bicycles and body boards available as part of your stay? Make a list of priority conveniences to guide filter your search.
Do some members of your group have specialized needs? If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized equipment is necessary, include that into your search. Almost all vacation rental listings will include a list of amenities.
Make sure to include your pets. Pet guidelines are different at each rental property. Study descriptions thoroughly. A number of constraints might eliminate a prospective rental. Examine your contract very carefully! Service fees may apply when pets are added. When in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
It Is Time to Search
Many websites exist to match clients with property owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rental homes" for local rental management companies. Local rental home management companies take pride in a top-quality rental experience.
Negotiate the Price
When you have found the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your travel dates are available.
Some property owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Negotiating rates is most effective during the off-peak season when many properties sit vacant.
Read the Agreement
You should know which services are included:
- Electric bills
- WIFI Access
- Long Distance Calls
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking Space
Get a total that includes state taxes, animal and other extra fees.
Ensure that you be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking. Vacation home management companies and rental owners commonly offer their clients the option to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance protects the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides comfort should catastrophe strike.
Complete the Booking
Once you feel you've found "the one", begin the reservation process. You'll likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.
Get Contact Info
Don't forget to get the property manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We suggest keeping the contact's details in your cell phone and wallet.
Congrats! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Take pictures at your arrival. To ensure no damages are attributed to your visit, make a record of any problem areas of the property. Get in touch with the rental manager right away to report your findings. This may prevent conflicts during check out.
- When there's any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the house, property access, pool operation, etc... we advise you ask the rental manager promptly. A brief phone call prevents many head aches.
- Remember to be a good next-door neighbor. More often than not, neighboring households are occupied by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking rules can make a visit a little more enjoyable.
- Ask a local. Local people can often point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Make sure to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
At the end of your stay
- Double-check each room of the rental property to make certain you've packed all belongings.
- Make sure to walk through the rental home one final time and check for property damage. If it is possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, ensure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your getaway? Most vacation rental management companies and rental home sites permit travellers to offer reviews. If the vacation rental and/or property manager was top-notch, they'll appreciate your compliments. If anything was disagreeable and they failed to fix it in a acceptable manner, or when the rental home was not as described, you may want to note that as part of your critique.
Learn from your Stay
Hold a meeting with the members of your group. Did they love their stay? With a little luck everything turned out to be wonderful and you're ready to reserve the same property for next year. Maybe the rental property wasn't ideal, and you'll better recognize how to filter your search for the next vacation.