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Relaxing Oceanfront Unit - Walking Distance To Downtown - Family/ Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom With Panoramic Oceanfront Views - Sleeps 7


Wake up to beautiful, unobstructed sunrises, and enjoy being close to all the action in downtown on your next vacation to Carolina Beach. Our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is ocean front with a large single floor deck to enjoy relaxing on for your vacation. Our home sleeps 7 comfortably on a queen bed, a queen sleeper sofa, two twins, and a twin sleeper. Our unit is 900 sq. ft. and on the first floor, so the only stairs you need to climb are the one flight to get up into the unit.

Our kitchen is equipped with a side by side refrigerator with ice maker and water in door, a oven, microwave, and dishwasher. We also have all the other necessities that you will need to make meals at the beach - coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots, pans, stock pot, dishes, mugs, and wine glasses.

The master bath has a walk in shower, and the guest bathroom also has a walk in shower with a laundry closet with a full size washer and dryer.

Our unit has beach access just one house down those days that you want to enjoy the beach. The access is not stairs, but a ramp, making it easier for those that have trouble with stairs. We are also lucky enough to have a lifeguard post right by our house for added safety when bringing families and those new to the beach. We provide 6 beach chairs so there is no need to bring any from home.

If it happens to rain during your stay, there is plenty to keep you entertained inside. We have cable TV in the living room and master bedroom. We have a DVD/VCR combo in the living room, and DVD player in the master with some VHS and DVDs provided. There is also secure wireless internet throughout the property. Plus plenty of books and some board games to pass the time.

To make your stay hassle free, no parking passes are required (so no towing!) and there is enough parking for 2 compact vehicles.

We are approximately 6 blocks from the boardwalk area, where there are restaurants and shopping galore, an arcade and amusement rides during the summertime. Also every Thursday night there are fireworks on the beach which you can enjoy down by the boardwalk or from the beach in front of our unit. Sunday nights there is a family movie at the lake (about 1 miles away). We are also 1 mile from the fishing pier where you can buy bait and licenses, and about a mile from the access to Freeman 4x4 Park.

If you are interested in booking less than a week, please contact us as we can provide you with nightly prices.

Finally the owners live just a few blocks down - so if you encounter any problems they will be there personally to get your vacation back on track.

More Details

Emily and Marcus Matzke
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Emily and Marcus Matzke

My husband and I are originally from Minnesota. In 2007, we decided to be adventurous and move to another state. We had visited the Outer Banks on our honeymoon, but it was tough to find housing and jobs on the Banks. Someone mentioned the Wilmington area, specifically Carolina Beach. We'd never even heard of it, but decided to visit and see what Pleasure Island was all about. We fell in love with the place the minute we drove over the bridge - you immediately felt like you were on vacation. A few years later, we were fortunate enough to buy our first place at the beach, and we decided we wanted to create a business where people can come to enjoy our wonderful beach and spend sometime reconnecting as a family. Six years later, we own six rental homes that we run ourselves and enjoy having people join us year after year to spend and admire beautiful Carolina Beach.

Emily and Marcus Matzke purchased this condo in 2011

Why Emily and Marcus Matzke chose Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach is a fantastic, easy going beach. It's a place where a lot of families return year after year. During the day there is plenty to do on the beach or off. There is hiking in Carolina Beach State Park, kayaking in the intracoastal waterway, and shopping at the local surf shops and boutiques. At night, the boardwalk heats up with amusement rides and restaurants galore.

What makes this condo unique

We love this unit because it is perfect for those that want to really BE on vacation. The beautiful sunrise starts your day over the expansive views of the ocean. Then you can head out to the beach and enjoy the sand and surf. Once the sun starts going down, you can simply walk out the door and be at a variety of restaurant and bars in a few minutes. Ride a few amusement park rides before heading home - if you are too tired to walk, just grab a bike or golf cart taxi. Your car can stay parked for your entire stay!

Also, the unit is especially nice for those that need things to be easily accessible - no huffing and puffing up lots of flights of stairs. Our unit is on the first floor, and getting out to the beach is easy with an accessible ramp.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Emily, we had a great time, lots of walks on the beach. Unfortunately, Britss was not open I guess they are only open on the weekends until the season starts, so my husband was so disappointed. Your condo was very clean, great balcony to just sit and enjoy the ocean sounds and have coffee in the am or wine at night :-). Great walking distance to restaurants.

Parking was a challenge with our SUV. Nothing you can do about that, but had the condos been full, not sure how the parking works.

Thank you!
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Carolina Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Our unit has two bathrooms, each with a toilet, sink and walk in shower. The Master Bath is a private bath off the Master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Guest Bedroom - 2 single bed
  • Our unit has a Master bedroom with a queen size bed, a guest bedroom with two twins, and a queen sleeper sofa and twin sleeper chair in the living room. Total we can sleep is 7.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Relaxing Oceanfront Unit - Walking Distance To Downtown - Family/ Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.4871793 based on 40 reviews
Palatine, IL

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Emily's condo with our 3 kids and had a blast! The condo had plenty of room for all of us and it was extremely clean. The beach couldn't be any closer and the view from the balcony was beautiful. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice getaway

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay. Even though it was pet friendly - it didn't look as if any pets had stayed there before, very clean. Walkable to restaurants and boardwalk.

Only issue is parking , although provided - very tight space, large vehicles could have issues.. All in all, a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Vaughans atay at Surf and Sand unit 1A

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week, the condo was as advertised, very clean and was as in your add was decorated very nice, perfect location.Very relaxing. Would like to rent this unit again each year about the same time. Thanks for letting us rent your unit.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for a Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The only problem with this place was parking was very minimal. Other than that, great time and conveniently located to about anything in Wilmington and Southport ferry.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice/ right on the beach/great hosts

  • 5 of 5

really enjoyed this trip everything close good places to eat

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nice place, clean and comfy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay, and it is accurately described. When the blender wasn't working, Emily immediately brought us a brand new one...very nice host.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Wilmington International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sea Witch
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Fort Fisher - Southport Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Beau Rivage Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Amtrak - Fayetteville Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Gibby's Dock and Dine
Nearest Beach
Carolina Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$345.88

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed reservation. The $250 security deposit is due upon arrival and is remitted seven (7) days after your departure given there is no damage.

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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