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About this Property
The Sweet Spot – Your holiday has begun!!!!!
Welcome to The Sweet Spot! Our first-floor industrial farmhouse condo is ideal for a peaceful hideaway. It really is located in a ideal location, lakefront, only steps to the beach and walking distance to everything in town. Across the street is the Carolina Beach Lake Park and The Veggie Wagon; the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, copious eateries, nightlife and activities are just a brief walk away! Park your car until you leave!
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom / Sleeps 4
Tastefully finished, supplied with 3 Intelligent LED flat screen TV’s, completely outfitted kitchen, granite countertops, Shaker style cabinets, washer/dryer in unit, comfortable linens and appealing couch to spend an evening in. Downstairs in the common area you will find a Tiki bar for your entertaining needs, as well as a gas grille with bistro dining for 2, landscaped patio with seating for 5. A lower-level patio includes a gas firepit. Outdoor shower is also supplied.
- Deck: Cozy Couch, High Top Dining for 2, Swing and Lakeview.
- Living Room: Modern Sectional, Ceiling Fan, Intelligent TV with Cable.
- Dining Room: Seating for 4 at the Table.
- Kitchen: Seating for 2 at the Bar, Electric Glass Top Stove, with all the necessities.
- Laundry: Located in the kitchen, Stackable Washer and Dryer.
- Master Bedroom: Queen Bed, TV/Roku, Ceiling Fan, Shiplap Wall, Private Bath
- Master Bathroom: Shower/Tub Combo, Rainfall Showerhead
-2nd Bedroom: 2 Twin Beds, Ceiling Fan, TV/Roku, Attached Bathroom
- Parking: 2 Covered/Assigned Spaces. Parking Spaces will be accessed on the Lake side of the building. Condo Parking Permits will be located in unit upon arrival.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
*In Season weekly units are from Sat-Sat. (May-Sept)
*ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES: Linens (including sheets, comforters, blankets, pillows & bath towels).
*Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet included.
*Absolutely no events such as weddings, sororities, fraternities, bachelor or bachelorette events etc...
*NO Smoking inside, outdoor or in common areas downstairs.
Unit does have an elevator.
2 dog max- under 30 lbs
Non-returnable fee of $200
Carolina Beach is pet friendly, but you must follow guidelines
October 1- March 31 dogs are allowed on the beach all day
April 1- September 30 dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am & after 5pm
Animals must be leashed at all times, with a 6 ft or less leash.
October 1- March 31 dogs are allowed on the beach all day
April 1- September 30 dogs are NOT allowed on the beach.
Family Animals must be leashed at all times, with a 6 ft or less leash.
October 1- March 31 dogs are allowed OFF LEASH all day
April 1- Sept 30 dogs are allowed ON LEASH all day
Ft. Fisher State Recreation Park
ON LEASH year round
ENHANCED CLEANING: We follow CDC cleaning guidelines and ensure all high touched areas have been wiped down with disinfectant spray.
GUEST ACCESS: Electronic entry. You will be supplied a code before check in.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:
• CHECK-IN: 3:00PM.
• CHECK OUT: Before 10:00AM.
We adhere to this policy so please do not arrive early or plan to delay your departure.
THINGS TO DO:
Adventure awaits. Find aquatic wildlife and vegetation at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher or savor a inviting ferry ride across the Cape Fear River to a whimsical little shopping town called Southport. Take a trip back in time at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Museum which includes live oak covered trails and bunkers from the American Civil War. Stroll through the marsh to visit the home of the famed Ft. Fisher Hermit. Or wind down with nature at our two state parks, sure to give a memorable experience with hiking, fishing, and water activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking and search for a Venus Flytrap which is native to NC only. As one of North Carolina's most undeveloped beaches, the island offers a unique opportunity to see many diverse coastal wildlife, including pelicans and loggerhead sea turtles, in their natural habitat. Whether its exploring activities on the island, appreciating the sea vistas, or relishing a libation by sunset from your own private balcony, Pleasure Island life is sure to capture your heart.
Explore the treasures of Pleasure Island; ranked one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country by Food & Wine magazine. Rent a Jeep or golf cart as an activity on its on or to get around the island. One of the last remaining beach boardwalks on the East Coast it includes a variety of eateries, arcade, stores, ice cream, Famous Britts Donuts, bars, and more! During the summer months, the Boardwalk is bustling with the sound of music, Carnival rides, Bingo, Family nights and events like the weekly fireworks and concert series. Annual off- season events are Island Women’s Flock of Food Trucks, Dragon boat Regatta, Mac & Cheese Festival, Cape Fear Kite Festival, Christmas by the Sea and the Island of Lights Festival.
THINGS TO BRING:
**Paper towels and toilet tissue, trash bags, soaps, detergents, minimal cleaning supplies and beach towels.
We look forward to you visiting us!
How to get the best deal on your rental
- Search for the tourism bureau where you want to vacation. Many official tourism bureaus supply promotional travel guide books with savings for rental management companies, dining and activities. These guides may provide an excellent start to your vacation rental search.
- Are you willing to modify your travel dates? Off-peak rates are usually a fraction of top costs.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Quite a few rental companies offer price cuts to veterans and active-duty forces. Be sure to confirm with property owner to see if your travelling gang qualifies for a markdown.
- Some properties are primarily designed for particular types of visitors. Large event homes are great for weddings, receptions and corporate meetings. Some homes cater to wildlife enthusiasts. Other homes are situated close to music venues. Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the family activities and sights you are most looking forward to.
- Vacation rental companies and individual rental home owners frequently offer guests the option to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you between 1% - 5% of the basic rental cost, offers guests reimbursement of their vacation expenses for any days missed as a result of personal health-related emergencies or storms, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unplanned motel stay or additional fuel. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .
The Rental Process
Many people are surprised to discover just how many rental properties are located in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of properties available allows them to find an suitable getaway to fit their Southport crew, from tranquil condos to huge event homes with several bedrooms.
Rental homes are commonly owner operated or managed by rental management companies. For property owners not directly engaged in the management of their rental, management companies are critical in helping travellers with reserving, checking-in, housekeeping, and any maintenance problems that may arise.
Seasoned Southport vacationers have discovered a handful of tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting vacation homes, however many newcomers will be happy to realize that several "methods" are in plain sight, if you know how to look.
Finding and reserving the right rental:
Do you believe "The Sweet Spot" is the best rental property for your next trip? Browse through this checklist to make sure it fits all of your needs.
The Earlier You Begin, The Better The Choices
Like many trendy hot spots, In Southport the best vacation rentals are booked very early. To ensure the very best choice of vacation rentals, we recommend searching and reserving your Southport vacation home 6-12 months before your travel dates, whenever feasible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your rental..
Pick a Community and Date
Oftentimes, the toughest part of planning your vacation is figuring out where to go, and when. Once the big decisions are hammered out, everything else will be simpler.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Be mindful that a lot of properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room space. It is important to determine what is suitable for your party. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically available on the internet. Otherwise, email or call the property manager before you book.
What Are You Prepared to Spend?
Many rentals are marketed with a cost range. Determine the price for your desired week. It may be at the high end of the range. Ensure that you get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family before reserving a pricey vacation property. Most rental documents call for a single person to be in charge of the whole reservation.
Create a list of "Wishes" and "Requirements"
What amenities is the group looking for? Do you simply want a vacation home with a pool, spa tub or beach volleyball court? Will the unit need to be oceanfront, downtown, or close to night life? Will the property have bicycles and beach toys for use throughout your stay? Build a list of priority conveniences to guide filter your search.
Commonly the older generation has challenges with stairs. If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized equipment is required, factor that into your search. Most rental home postings include a list of amenities.
Your Puppy Deserves a Vacation, Too
Remember to include your furrry friends. Animal guidelines are different at each rental. Study descriptions thoroughly. Don't forget to read agreements and contracts carefully. Additional fees or costs may be applied to your agreement.
Where to Search
As soon as the location, dates and people are decided, search multiple sources for the best rental selection. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. Besides having distinctive properties, local agencies offer exceptional service..
Re-read the description to ensure that the home has everything you need. If it is something is missing, the home management company may know of comparable homes that better fit your style and budget..
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season trip, try asking for an extra night. Off-peak season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.
Study the Contract
You will have to know which services are included:
- Utility bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance policies
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
Get a total that incorporates taxes, animal and other extra fees.
Cancelling your Vacation Property
Cancellation policies vary for each rental. You'll probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergencies and weather events, It offers comfort should catastrophe strike.
When you believe you've found "the one", start the reservation process. You will likely have to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Get Contact Info
Make sure that you get the manager's contact phone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend saving the contact's details in your smartphone and wallet.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!
During your Stay
- Record the condition of the rental property right away. We also advise immediately calling the rental home manager with a report of any wear and tear, together with your request for any necessary repairs. This will protect against disagreements during checkout.
- If you have any ambiguity about parking, rules of the property, property access, swimming pool functions, etc... we recommend you ask the rental manager promptly. A brief phone call avoids many complications.
- Don't forget to respect your neighbors. Residents often live within earshot. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking restrictions can make a vacation a good deal more relaxing.
- Ask a local. Locals are a fantastic source of tips. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great date night, or the best spots for wildlife?
- Make sure to protect the property owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home secured when 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 things. Sweep every room in the house for left-behind possessions. Check bath rooms, the garage, cabinets, decks, the pool area, and anywhere else your gear might "hide".
- Be sure to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damages. If at all possible, do this walk-out review with the property manager present. If the property manager is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How do you feel about your choice? Just about all rental management companies and rental websites make it easy for travellers to offer reviews. If your vacation rental and/or property manager was top-notch, they'll appreciate your compliments. If anything was disagreeable and they did not fix it in a practical manner, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you will want to note that as part of your critique.
Learn and Improve
Hold a meeting with your traveling companions. Did everybody have a blast? Maybe everything was fantastic and you are excited to re-book the rental home for next year. If the rental property was not ideal, and you will better know how to refine your search for the next trip.