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Luxury Estate on the Ocean -Casa Blanca with Oceanfront HEATED Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

NOTE-This is a pet free home. No exceptions

3 king bedrooms, 2 twins in bedroom, 2 twin pullouts in private sitting room, 3 twins in bunk room. 4 bedroom total with 2 extra private sleeping areas which include a private sitting room and bunk room.

Spend your vacation in elegance and comfort. Casa Blanca offers a heavenly escape with its upscale, professionally decorated and unparalleled views of ocean and views of the sound. A truly grand vacation home with special attention to detail and your every comfort in mind. Relax around the private in ground plunge pool or enjoy a swim in the ocean just a few steps away. Ground Level: Large entrance foyer that opens to the outdoor pool with spacious decking for sun bathing. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. An extra room that you enter from the outside near the pool area - furnished with 3 singles which could be used as extra sleeping for older children or adult, also great for children's daytime nap while others are enjoying the pool. Large Beach side lawn for play/games. The main level features a large open floor- plan with living-dining-kitchen designed for family gatherings. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious enough for multiple cooks. 2 dishwashers, wet bar with wine cooler, Gas fireplace, 1/2 bath, separate laundry room, large flat screen TV & DVD combo that opens to a wonderful oceanfront porch. The master suite includes an attached sitting room (private when doors are closed) with 2 large single sleeper chairs, luxury master bath, separate walk-in shower and 2 large closets. Ipod docking stations and High Speed Wireless Internet. All bedrooms have flat screen TV/DVD combo's . Outside shower (hot and cold) with dressing area. Parking for 5-6 cars in 2 car garage and driveway. Linens are included in the rental. NO STUDENTS RENTALS.

Casa Blanca Wrightsville Beach recently had a propane pool heater put in. The cost if you would like the pool heated during your stay is $350 per week. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in so we can arrange to have it turned on during your stay. The heater is brand new so it should work great. It will take the pool from 65 degrees to 85 degrees so you and your guests would be able to enjoy the pool during the off season. If you have young ones joining you this would be a really fun addition. The pool is open year round but it would be chilly after mid October unless you opt to heat it. Please note that we cannot guarantee the pool heater and will refund the $350 charge in the event it does not work. The salt ocean is very hard and the heaters only last a short time at the beach. We are not able to give discounts on your nightly rental rate only a refund on the heater charge. It is brand new so it should work great though.

Keywords: Oceanfront, swimming pool, luxury, estate, private,direct beach access, lawn, bunk room, extra parking

More Details

Brooke Richardson
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Brooke Richardson

Bruce and Barbara Swenson purchased this upscale luxury vacation home in 2008. They fell in love with this home because of the most spectacular ocean views they have ever seen. It is truly a unique custom home. They hired one of the areas premier interior decorates to furnish the home. This home has been featured in many of the areas upscale publications. Bruce and Barbara are from the San Francisco Bay area and vacation in the home several weeks throughout the year so they can be close to their twin grandchildren that live just a few miles away from the beach house. Their son and daughter are local real estate agents in the Wilmington area and help to manage the vacation rental.

Brooke Richardson purchased this house in 2008

Why Brooke Richardson chose Shell Island

Direct oceanfront. Also Marsh view from the back. Double lot of extra privacy and beach does not get crowded.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had an absolutly delightful stay at Casa Blanca; and as you can imagine, all were mesmorized by the views. Even the linens were first class, and nice touches like the nutrigena rain bath in the guest bath, etc. really made for such a lovely stay. Thank you.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Shell Island, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bunk Area - 3 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2),pack and play; highchair; babygate; toys, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2 twin), Bunk Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Estate on the Ocean -Casa Blanca with Oceanfront HEATED Pool
average rating of 4.983333 based on 64 reviews

Absolutely stunning home and views of the ocean and sound

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home perfect for a vacation with family. The panoramic ocean views and beautiful sound did sunsets make this spectacular home even more enjoyable. The pool is wonderful. The book has great information about local food spots, a massage therapist and Tom takes excellent care of the home and welcomed our family answering any question we had on arrival and through out our stay.

The bedrooms on the first floor make it an easy accommodation for an older family member or kids as the kitchen and living space is on the second floor to better see the ocean and sound. Spending time on their deck watching the waves roll in will be a family vacation you will always remember.

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Blanca

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Wrightsvill Beach/Figure Eight Island for over 40 years and this is the nicest place we have ever stayed in. It is hard to find really clean homes in the area, Casa Blanca is spotless offering very comfortable living arrangements.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, Tom said the same thing about you. Top notch guests. Thank you for taking great care of the home and leaving it pristine after your weeks stay. Hope you are able to come back year after year. We appreciate the wonderful review. Kind Regards, Brooke Richardson
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Fantastic rental property!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed home. We had never been to North Carolina and wanted to explore but found we would rather stay at this incredible house and relax. Pool is amazing, beach is right in front of the house. Beds were so comfortable! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for taking excellent care of the home. It is a special place and we hope you will be able to return in the years to come.
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Beautiful but comfortable house w/ unbeatable view

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful. It maximizes the ocean views more than any other beach house I've stayed in. The front and back yard, in addition to the gorgeous pool and patio, provided a ton of space for our children to play- in the times that we weren't down at the beach. The house was clean and the owner and manager were very attentive and responsive- when we needed help with anything but also with restaurant recommendations, etc. I highly recommend this property!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely reply and for taking great care of the home. We hope you will be able to come stay again in the future. Kind Regards, Brooke Richardson, Wilmington NC Owners daughter
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Lovely property in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely property was more than spacious and equipped for our family of 6 adults and two babies. It was comfortably and tastefully appointed and we felt right at home. The view was gorgeous and it’s location easily accessible to restaurants and shopping. We had hoped the heated pool would be warm enough that we didn’t actually have to get used to the water( almost hot tub temp). It was not. I should have asked. Overall, a fabulous rental.

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary Thank you for the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the home. I wish you would have called us as we are able to adjust the pool temp and would have been happy to turn it up for you. If you are able to visit again please remind me and I will have the pool temp set so that you can enjoy it. Hope you are able to return. Brooke
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Amazing home at the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We love, love, love this house. We come here at least twice a year and it feels like home. The place has a wonderful open feel with spectacular views. One of the best things is the heated pool. You don't even need to leave the house bc you have everything right at your fingertips. We love this place and it won't disappoint you.

The Clarks

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Shell Island, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
26 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
2 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
early spring
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late spring 2019
31 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
spring late
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
25 May 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
7 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and linen setup AU$403.17 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,343.9

Rates are not negotiable. Please inquire about last minute nightly rentals
$250 Cleaning fee Note: this includes cleaning of all bed and bath linens provided
Sales and Occupancy tax rate is 13% $1,000 Damage Deposit required
Optional pool heater $350 per week
50% due at booking; final payment 60 days prior; no refunds after 60 days prior
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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