• 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Building
  • Building
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Considered
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Romantic
  • Shampoo
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

General summary;

“Sandy Paws” suite Upper is a Pet Friendly duplex managed by Dale and Salt Water Real Estate and may be just the home away from home you are looking for! “Sandy Paws” suite Upper is a 2nd story three-bedroom PF upper duplex that's just steps from our sandy shores, a brief walk to downtown CB, and all the sea sights, sounds, and experiences you are looking for!

The space;

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 monstrous issue. Limited parking and available housing will always create a comfortable “max capacity” that will always give a inviting (and healthy) occupancy level and vibe that, despite the “hordes”, will always leave generous complimentary space for those looking for a bit more “distancing” and privacy. It’s an AMAZING place to visit, live, and never leave!

The suite is located in the heart of Carolina Beach and walking distance to downtown 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 sizable inflatable screen in the middle of the lake!). We welcome you to sit back, relax and savor 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 glamour, 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 3 bedroom/1 bath suite opens up into a enormous, freshly decorated family room combined with an open dining area and thoroughly 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

There's TWO QUEEN/ONE FULL + TWIN bunk bed here that consists of a new encased 8” memory foam/cooling gel composition bed because we want all of our visitors to be calming when it comes time to recharge. Remember, linens are NOT included in order to keep our costs 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” Roku Intelligent WIFI TV’s (with approx. 25 channels through the Charter Spectrum cable application) along with a WIFI computer connection for when it's time to sit back and appreciate 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 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 realize it (tsk tsk!). If you notice something we’ve bragged about missing please let us know!

The outdoor shower is located at the front of the building to help get that sand off of those toes!

Guest access;

The YARD: The backyard/front yard is intended for both units to be able to congregate, BBQ, play, and have a blast. Please do NOT let your family dogs and cats loose. Feel complimentary to utilize the front yard, side yard, or any number of extraordinary neighborhood walks to help your furry kid relieve themselves.

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 parking spaces. Lower should park towards the left while upper should park towards the right. DO NOT use more than the two allotted spaces as maintenance will contact the tow company.

Neighborhood overview;

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 one row away from the sea, and four rows in from the Intracoastal Waterway. The unit is set eight blocks from down town 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 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 appealing 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!

Getting around;

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!

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 exemplary vendors our Island has to offer to help ensure visitors can spend more time savoring 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.

•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.

• 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 fun experience.

•NO BBQing on ANY decks or porches. This is a massive 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 first-rate to find you alternative housing.

Tips to Save Money on your Rental

  • Find the official tourism bureau in the area you wish to travel. Many tourism bureaus offer printed guide books with promotions for rental properties, dining and tours. These guides can provide a good start to your rental search.
  • Willing to change your dates? Shoulder seasons feature incredible discounts.
  • Are you a military veteran? Some management companies provide price savings to veterans and active-duty forces. Make sure to check with property owner to see if your visiting crew is eligible for a discounted price.
  • Some rentals are basically catered to specific vacationers, whether it is downtown rentals with weekly fishing pier passes, city-center homes with nearby access to night life or waterfront homes that have private kiteboarding launching areas. You will definitely get the most value from a home that most directly satisfies your ideal holiday setting, even if it costs a tad bit more.
  • Vacation rental companies and individual rental home owners often offer guests the opportunity to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which generally add between 1% - 5% of the basic term cost, offers guests reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any missed as a consequence of health-related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel room stay or extra fuel. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).

The Rental Process

Many people are surprised to learn the number of rental properties are located in Southport. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rental homes available makes it possible to find an ideal retreat to fit their Southport gang, from tranquil condominiums to huge event homes with several bedrooms.

Rental homes are frequently owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property management companies are liked by rental owners mainly because they coordinate the online marketing and operations..

We have constructed a short guide to help you get the most out of your rental home experience.

Where to find and reserve the perfect rental home:

Do you think "Sandy Paws suite Upper" is the best rental for your next vacation? Browse through this check list to make sure it fits all of your preferences.

Begin Your Search Early

Southport rental properties start booking very early. To guarantee the best choice of homes, we suggest searching and booking your Southport rental home 6-12 months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. Holiday reunions are a popular time for groups to plot their Summer escapes..

Choose your Place and Travel Week

Agreement can be tough among members of the family, but as soon as this difficult part is finished everything will begin to slide in place.

Selecting an Correctly-Sized Rental

Confirm who is traveling, and how many/what sort of bedroom arrangement you will need. Be mindful that many rentals list maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living room space. You will need to determine what is acceptable for the group. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible on the internet. Otherwise, communicate with the property owner before you book.

Decide on Your Budget

Does the chosen rental fit your budget during that prime Summer week? If multiple groups or family members are sharing the cost, make sure that each person understands their responsibilities and has approved a maximum they are prepared to contribute. A single individual in your family will need to be in charge of getting contributions and agreeing to responsibility for the whole rental cost at time of reservation.

Let's Talk Amenities

What home features is the group interested in? Is a pool mandatory?Are you looking for a vacation property with outside dining area? Does the property need to be oceanfront, in town, or near wildlife? Are extras like beach chairs, barbecue grills, beach umbrellas, beach carts or coolers at your disposal and included with your rental charge? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and desires" from your group to help filter your search to the perfect property.

Accessability

Often times the senior generation has challenges with stairways. If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized devices are necessary, factor that into your search. Almost all property listings include a list of amenities.

Fido Approved

Are you or other individuals in the gang traveling with a furry companion? Animals are welcome at many rental homes, but policies differ. Many limitations may eliminate a prospective rental property. Make sure you read agreements and contracts carefully. Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your contract.

The best places to Search

. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local vacation rentals" for local rental management companies. Local companies frequently have an exclusive collection of rentals daily and weekly.

Negotiate

When you have located your dream rental, check to confirm your trip dates are available.

Some rental home owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. This is more effective during the off-peak season when many homes sit vacant.

Read The Contract

It is advisable to know which services are included:

  • Power bills
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Telephone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking requirements

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

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Be sure you are familiar with the cancellation policy before reserving. You will probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you comfort should tragedy strike.

Complete the Reservation

As soon as you think you've identified "the one", start the booking process. You will likely be asked to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Keep Your Contact's Information

Put the rental manager's contact info into your smartphone and wallet for easy access to answers during your stay.

Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!

During your Stay

  • Photograph at your arrival. Record the overall condition of the rental property immediately upon arrival. Contact the property manager immediately to report your findings.
  • When there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the house, house access, pool functions, etc... we recommend you ask the rental home manager promptly. A brief phone call avoids many headaches.
  • Please remember to respect your nearby neighbors. Frequently, nearby properties are filled by permanent locals. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a vacation substantially more pleasant.
  • Ask a local. Local residences may point you in the right direction.
  • Be sure to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental secured while you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

At the end of your stay

  • Check to make sure you've packed all of your personal belongings. Sweep each room in the house for forgotten items. Inspect bath rooms, the garage, kitchen cabinets, backyards, the pool area, and anywhere else your personal property might "hide".
  • Make sure to walk through the rental one last time and look for damages. If possible, do this walk-out review with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a good time? Many rental home management companies and rental websites permit renters to offer feedback. If the property and/or property manager was first-rate, they will likely appreciate your praise. If something went wrong, we suggest being understanding but sincere in regards to your stay. Top owners and managers will try very hard to rectify the situation.

Use Your Experience

Hold a debrief with the members of your group. Does everybody want to return next year? With a little luck everything was outstanding and you're happy to reserve the same rental for next year. If not, you've acquired invaluable experience that can help with your next search.

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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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