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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? "Bliss Found" may be just the home away from home you are looking for! "Heaven 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 entirely 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. 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
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 impressive 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 calming 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 excellent 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 for units of ***5+ days. Pillows and basic comforters ARE also supplied. 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 delightful experience.
•NO BBQing on ANY decks or porches. This is a tremendous 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 most exemplary 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
- Find the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus offer promotional guides with promotions for vacation rentals, dining and attractions. These guides may provide a great start to your rental home search.
- Are your vacation dates changeable? Off-peak times provide considerable deals.
- Plenty of rental companies and owners offer discounts for active duty and veteran men and women of the U.S. Military, or returning visitors of the same rental home. Make sure to ask property management company to see if your travelling group is eligible for a special offer.
- Is there a specific activity that you are mainly anticipating ? You should prioritize your proximity to the adventures and points of interest you are most excited about.
- Vacation rental companies and individual rental owners generally offer guests the opportunity to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental price, provides guests reimbursement of their rental costs for any nights missed as a result of health-related emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen hotel stay or extra fuel.
The Rental Process
You may be surprised to find out how many rental homes are available at your destination. 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 fit their Southport crew, from relaxing condos to large event homes with several bedrooms.
The vast majority of vacation rentals in Southport are privately owned and many are represented by well-known local property management companies. Property management companies leverage scale, technology and knowledge to provide trouble-free operational management on behalf of the property owner..
Below are some tips and tricks to help you understand the rental search and reservation process.
Where to find and book the right vacation rental:
Before you decide to book ""Paradise Found" - Sea sights, sounds, and sun!", review our short checklist of considerations.
Search Early and Often
Southport vacation homes are reserved several months (and up to a year) in advance. To find the best selection, begin your planning and search Six-12 months before your trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and book your rental home..
Decide on a Village and Time
Oftentimes, the toughest part of preparing for your vacation is choosing where to go, and when. Once the big decisions are hammered out, the rest will be easier.
Select a Size
Establish who is traveling, and how many/what particular bedroom arrangement you need to have. Be aware that many vacation rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living room. It is important to determine what is most appropriate for the party. Most rental home listings will describe each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Decide on Your Budget
Does the chosen rental suit your budget during that preferred Summer week? Make sure you get cost-sharing commitments from loved ones prior to booking an expensive rental. Most rental contracts require a single individual to be responsible for the full reservation.
Make a List of "Preferences" and "Needs"
What property features is the group looking for? Is a swimming pool mandatory?Do you want a rental home with patio kitchen? Do you want to be far from the crowds, or near a city setting? Does the unit have bicycles and body boards available throughout your stay? Make a list of priority features to help filter your search.
Suitable accessibility could make or ruin a trip for the less-mobile. Make sure to remember and inquire about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment needs..
Your Dog Deserves a Holiday, Too
Are you or other individuals in the gang visiting with a furry friend? Animal policies are different at each property. Read descriptions thoroughly. A number of limitations could dismiss a prospective rental. Ensure that you read agreements and contracts carefully. Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your contract. Ask questions *well before* you book!
Its Time to Search
Once the location, travel dates and people are decided, search multiple resources for the greatest vacation home selection. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Southport local rental homes" for local vacation home management companies. Local agencies generally have a unique selection of vacation rentals daily and weekly.
Re-read the description to ensure that the vacation home has everything that you need. If lacking, the vacation rental management company might know of similar homes that fit your desires and budget..
Some rental owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable trip, try getting an additional night. Off-peak season offers your greatest opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Read the Contract
Find out which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Electric bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Calls
- Hot Tub Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Key exchange
- Parking Space
Make sure your price includes all state taxes and fees.
Do you know the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellation policies vary with each property. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives relief should tragedy strike.
When everything looks correct, it's finally time to sign a rental agreement. Do not forget that most rental agreements require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the home owner.
Where to Get Assistance
Be sure you get the property manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental property. We suggest storing the contact's details in your phone and wallet.
Congratulations on reserving your rental home! You're on the right path to a phenomenal vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph on your arrival. Record the condition of the rental unit immediately upon arrival. Contact the property manager immediately to report your findings.
- Should there be any ambiguity about parking, rules of the house, property access, swimming pool operations, etc... we advise you ask the rental manager promptly. A brief phone call prevents many head aches.
- Don't forget to respect your nearby neighbors. Many times, nearby households are filled by permanent locals. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your primary residence.
- Ask a local. Local residences can often point you in the right direction.
- Make sure you protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the home secured while you are away, just like you would in your own home.
At the end of your stay
- Double-check every room of the rental home to make sure you've collected all personal belongings.
- When everything is out, begin a walk-through of the rental to make sure no property damage occurred during your stay. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever feasible (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you have an enjoyable time? Just about all property management companies and rental search sites allow travellers to offer comments. If the rental home and/or property manager was top-notch, they will appreciate your compliments. If something went wrong and they did not correct it in a reasonable manner, or when the rental was not as described, you may want to note that in your review.
Hold a debrief with your travel companions. Did everybody have a blast? Maybe everything turned out to be exceptional and you're all set to reserve the rental home for next season. Maybe the rental home wasn't ideal, and you'll better know how to perfect your search for the next vacation.