• 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Romantic
  • Romantic
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine

About this Property

 Welcome to Southern Sands, a ideal two bedroom condo in the heart of Carolina Beach with extraordinary sea vistas. Located only one block from the beach on the East, one block from the lake on the West, and only a few blocks to stores and eateries, Southern Sands provides countless opportunities to conveniently discover everything Carolina Beach has to offer.

As you walk through the front door you enter the main hallway. On one end of the hallway is the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and enormous closet. The guest bedroom is located in the middle of the hallway and includes pocket-doors and closet space. Next to the guest bedroom is the full bathroom with a walk-in shower. On the East end of the hallway is the radiant and open living area. This space accepts visitors to move freely and provides direct sea vistas from every corner. Walk out to the private outdoor space and take in the sights and sounds that only the beach can give. The outdoor space is the ideal place to appreciate your coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

This unit is located on the fourth (top) floor of the Southern Sands building and it offers both elevator and stairway access to the unit. This holiday rental also provides two dedicated parking spaces on the ground floor for visitors to come and go as they please.

Modest dogs are welcome under 40lbs.

Rent your next stay at Southern Sands and experience the magic of Carolina Beach!

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE INCLUDES: Linens (including comforters, blankets, pillows), unit protection waiver and departure cleaning (not supplied with monthly units). Dog Friendly includes 1 pet fee (additional dogs are subject to additional pet fee of $300.00), restrictions apply. Absolutely no events such as weddings, sororities, fraternities, bachelor or bachelorette events etc... NO Smoking. Stairs on premises. Available for rent by the week during the summer months Saturday - Saturday.

**Paper towels and toilet tissue, trash bags, soaps,detergents, minimal cleaning supplies, beach towels, and any specialty items are NOT supplied and would need to be brought with you, or bought once you arrive on the island.

ENHANCED CLEANING: We follow CDC cleaning guidelines and ensure all high touched areas have been wiped down with disinfectant spray.

GUEST ACCESS: Electronic entry. Our units are individually owned and our visitors will have use of the entire unit!

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:
SUMMER CHECK-INS begin at 4:00PM and end at 6:00PM. OFF SEASON CHECK-INS: begin at 3:00PM and end at 4:30PM. Guests arriving, after office closing time, must contact our office to arrange for a late key pickup.

CHECK OUT: Is before 10:00AM. We adhere to this policy so please do not arrive early or plan to delay your departure.

Our south end beaches offer tons of experience as well. Find aquatic wildlife at our North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher or savor a inviting ferry ride across the Cape Fear River to a cozy 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. Or wind down with nature at our two state parks, sure to give a memorable experience with hiking, fishing, and water activities such as paddleboarding and kayaking. 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 or easily relishing the sea vistas, 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. 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, and extraordinary events like the weekly fireworks and concert series. Annual off- season events that include Boardwalk activities are Christmas by the Sea and the Island of Lights Festival

Money Saving Strategies

  • Find the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus supply promotional guides with special deals for property management companies, dining and activities. These guides provide a good start to your rental home search.
  • Are the trip dates flexible? Off-peak times offer up sizable markdowns.
  • Several management companies and owners offer price reductions for active and veteran men and women of the Armed forces, or returning guests of the same rental home. Make sure to check with property manager to see if your vacationing crew is eligible for a discounted rate.
  • Is there a particular experience you are mainly longing for during your stay? You should prioritize your proximity to the family activities and landmarks you are most excited about.
  • Consider obtaining trip insurance along with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which generally add between 1% - 5% of the base stay cost, provides vacationers reimbursement of their trip costs for any missed due to personal medical related emergencies or weather, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unanticipated hotel stay or extra gasoline. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).

The Rental Process

Some people are shocked to discover the number of vacation homes are offered in their area of interest. With such a big selection, clients are certain to come across a rental home that suits their desires and price range.

Rental homes are usually owner operated or managed by property management companies. For owners not directly engaged in the management of their vacation home, management companies are critical in helping families with booking, checking-in, housekeeping services, and any maintenance issues that may occur.

Below are some tips and methods to help you navigate the vacation home search and booking process.

Finding and booking the perfect rental home:

Do you believe "Southern Sands 2BD/2BA,Dog Friendly, In The Heart Of Carolina Beach With Oceanview. Rate" is the perfect vacation property for your upcoming visit? Read this guide to ensure it fits your preferences.

The Earlier, The Better

Southport vacation rentals book months (and up to a year) in advance. For the greatest selection, begin your planning and search Six-Twelve months before your vacation. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to find and reserve your vacation home..

Settle on your Town and Vacation Week

Oftentimes, the toughest part of organizing your trip is choosing where to search, and when. Once the big decisions are resolved, everything else will be simplier and easier.

Choosing an Appropriately-Sized Vacation rental

Determine who is joining, and just how many/what type of bedroom configuration you will need. Keep in mind that many rental homes list maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living area. You'll need to determine what is suitable for the party. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically available on the internet. If not, communicate with the property owner before you book.

Exactly What Are You Willing to Pay?

Will your selected rental fit your budget during that prime Summer week? If multiple individuals or families are sharing the cost, check that everybody understands their obligations and has approved a maximum they are prepared to chip in. Usually, a single member of the group will be in charge of making the complete reservation and getting each person's contribution.

Property Features

What amenities is the family searching for? Do you want a rental home with patio lounge? Are you more enthusiastic about wildlife or night life? Are items like beach chairs, gas grills, beach umbrellas, beach carts or coolers available and included in your rental home payment? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and preferences" from your company to help narrow your search to the most appropriate home.

Accessibility and Special Issues

Elderly family members will thank you for not renting a stairs-access-only property on the 3rd floor. Ensure that you remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..

Your Dog Needs a Holiday, Too

Make sure to include your furrry friends. Even though a number of rentals allow dogs, guidelines and fees vary per property. Many restrictions could dismiss a potential rental property. Read your agreement thoroughly! Fees may apply when animals are included. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Start your Search

. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Southport local vacation rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. Local property management companies pride themselves on a top-quality vacation experience.

Negotiate

Re-read the description to ensure the rental has everything you need. If lacking, the home management company might know of very similar homes that suit your wishes and budget..

Some property owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If the rate isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. The off-season offers your best opportunity to make a deal for a reduced rate.

Study the Contract

Read the entire contract and be sure you understand who is liable for:

  • Utilities
  • Internet
  • Phone service
  • Pool Heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

Be sure that your price includes all taxes and fees.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Ensure that you understand the cancellation policy prior to reserving. You'll likely be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It gives you peace of mind should tragedy strike.

Complete the Booking

When everything seems correct, it's finally time for you to sign on the dotted line. Bear in mind that most rental agreements will require a considerable rental deposit and/or security deposit to safeguard the property owner.

Where to Get Help

Make sure to get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We suggest storing the contact's details in your smart phone and wallet.

Congratulations! All that is left is making the most of your vacation!

During your Stay

  • Record the overall condition of the rental property right away. We also advise promptly phoning the property manager with a report of any damages, together with your request for any required fixes. This will protect against disagreements during checkout.
  • You might need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television or jacuzzi. Get in touch with your home manager. They are there to help. A quick phone call avoids many head aches.
  • Be considerate of the neighborhood. Residents will probably be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your home.
  • Ask a local. Residents are a great source of advice. Who better to ask where to get the best chicken wings, have a great date night, or the best areas for shopping?
  • Make sure that you protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the property secured when you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Checking Out

  • Double-check every space of the rental home to ensure that you've gathered all valuables.
  • Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the property to make sure that no property damage occurred during your remain. We advise walking through with the property manager whenever possible (often this isn't possible).. If the property manager is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How was your vacation? Virtually all vacation rental sites seek reviews after your stay is complete. Rental owners and rental managers will thank you for favorable critiques. If anything went wrong, we suggest being understanding but straightforward with regards to stay. Top property owners and managers will work very hard to fix the issue.

Use Your Experience

Did they feel about the rental? If everything was fantastic, next year's vacation planning is going to be relatively easy. Maybe the rental home was not perfect, and you will better understand how to perfect your search for the next vacation.

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Victory Beach Vacations

Victory Beach Vacations

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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