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Sea Colony's - Top of the Mast 214654 - Ocean & Pool view deck 1/2 sun-1/2 shade

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1BR Oceanfront +ON the Beach Vacation Rental Carolina Beach, North Carolina USA

This is a one-bedroom/one-bath, oceanfront condo on the beach in town of Carolina Beach with an oceanfront deck also overlooking the swimming pool, huge ocean side turf and charcoal grilling area. Private beach access behind pool & adjacent to the Life Guard tower.

Our PRIORITY is WEEKLY RENTALS or longer. from May thru Sept. Saturday to Saturday. Call for other options.

This beach is one of only three beaches in North Carolina with a staff of lifeguards on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Carolina Beach has been awarded and maintains the 'Blue Wave'-'clean beach'- Certification.

Private paved parking by permit only for registered guests.

The private deck is great place to start the day with a cup of coffee and enjoy the magnificent sunrise. During the Hi Sun hours half the deck is shaded - the other half is full sun. So choice is there !

After a day at the pool or ocean, spend some time relaxing and rejuvenating in the fresh, gentle sea breeze gracing your own deck or at pool gazebo.

Bike paths run the length of the island. Rentals are available. If you bring your own , we have locked storage.

General Overview: Biking north takes you to the center of town dotter with beach, craft shops and restaurants. Another block north is the town marina.Charter & site seeing and evening disco party boat docks, and eventually to the North Pier beyond which is a 4WD vehicle access to get to the northern tip of the island. Biking south you will pass another fishing pier, then historic Ft. Fisher, the Civil War Museum, & the NC Aquarium just south of the 4WD beach access to the southern tip next to Bald Head Island.

The north and south ends of the island permit four wheel drive vehicles access for surf fishing, however one of the most productive fishing holes is between Sea Colony beach and the Tiki Bar Pier a only a short walk north of the of your private beach access at Sea Colony.

The condos third-level vantage point is nearly level with the flight path of gliding pelicans, affording excellent photographic opportunities in the later art of the day. You'll also enjoy seeing dolphins at play chasing schooling fish, and local fishing trawlers harvesting fish or shrimp. Your private deck has a hygienic Safe-T-Deck for your comfort and protection from bare wood, wet feet from morning dew or rain. you'll never get a hot foot since your feet never touch the deck planks.

A short walk along the beach, north of your private beach access, leads to the Ocean Grill and Tiki bar atop an observation pier, serving snacks and liquid refreshments.

Taking a longer walk north to the Boardwalk to art shops snack bars, etc.or enjoy family entertainment for kids and adults nightly June to September.

A watchful eye tells the story. The best surf fishing is between the Ocean Grill Pier to your north and the Sea Colony beach access. Locals and repeat vacationers can be found lining the beach in the early morning and evenings during tidal changes. Fishing charters to coastal reefs sail daily. Bait and tackle are available within walking distance.

When wind and tides are right, surfing action peaks for participants and observers. Evening breezes a few miles south of Sea Colony, just past the Ferry to Southport, attracts wind and para-surfers. Bring your camera, when they launch into the air you'll definitely want to capture that in the setting sun.

A 'must see' is the New Aquarium 2.5 miles south. NEW this summer - world class Skate Board Park, east of the lake adjacent to the little league ball park off Dow Rd.

About the accommodations: All new sleeping accommodations and carpeting were recently installed, so you'll never hear footsteps above or on the steps to disrupt the tranquility of your stay.

Additional beach-level storage (big enough for surf boards and bikes) is provided for your convenience. Additional off-site parking, even for trailered watercraft, can be made with ample notice to the owner. Guide service is also available, upon request. Re-locating to the Wilmington NC area? Contact us! Spoil yourself! Stay at the beach while your home is under construction.long-term accommodations and storage can be arranged.as well as short term storage. RVs to boats.

Please Note: If you don't receive a response, to ensure we are aware of you reservation request, please call us directly if you haven't heard back from us after 3 - 5 hours.

More Details

Abby Rose,
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

Why Abby Rose, chose Wilmington Beach

Why NOT ! - It is beachfront, centrally located between the north and south ends of the island and has direct access to speedy roads to the bridge and southern end without dealing with local street traffic..

The rest is a secret - visit and you too may also discover some.

Once the salt is in your veins you can never stray too far.

What makes this condo unique

The oceanside deck whicjh also overlooks the pool is half sun and half shade from the start of the high sun until it begins to set.

There's nothing like choice - to roast and toast or Not !

The pool deck also has the same progressive exposure.


Car: recommended

Pleasure Island SEASONAL Event Schedules


"Back to the Beach Blast" Concert


Fireworks every Thursday nite during Summer:

Farmers Market at Lake every Saturday

8:00 Am -1:00 pm Jun thru Aug.

Also Tuesdays at South Pier Park.

Free Outdoor Movies every Sunday at dark at the Lake during Summer

Fall Annual Pleasure Is. Events:

Dragon Boat Races

Seafood, Blues - Jazz Festival

Concert Tickets call 910-458-8434

Fireworks every Thursday nite during Summer

Farmers Market at Lake every Saturday 8:00 am -1:00 pm Jun thru Aug. Also on Tuesdays at South Pier Park.

Free Outdoor Movies every Sunday nite at the Lake during Summer

Mar ? - 'Back to the Beach' ' Classic & Custom Car Show,

Apr ?- Annual Chowder Cook-Off,

Apr ?- Annual Kure Beach Street Fair,

May ?- Touch of Class Charity Auction,

May ? Fri - Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament at So. Fishing Pier, May16- Miss Pleasure Is. Beauty Pageant

**JUNE thru AUG:.. Free Movies every Sunday at Lake, Fireworks every Thursday and Free Concerts TBA

Jun ?-Sat - 26th Annual Beach Music Festival, Fort Fisher Military Rec Area - 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 pm,

*Jul 04- Pleasure Island Independence Day Fireworks 9:00 pm at Board Walk

Jul 31- Beer Festival at Lake Saturday afternoon

Jul -Sat - Summer Artillery Shoot - Fort Fisher Historic Site 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

*Aug-Sat - Free Summer Concert - Fort Fisher Military Rec Area 6:00 to 8:00 Oct

Other Activities: Eco-tours of the salt marshs, bay, river & ocean kyaking, surf on your kista if you can't stand up! However there's ocean paddle surfing (that's standing up ! )

And for the kids - Free sunday nite movies at the lake - firewoks at the board walk on Thurs nites and more free entertainment and contests with prizes at the center stage gazebo other nites.

Golf: Pleasure Island Event Schedule - * March: Miss Pleasure Island Pageant; * April: Chowder Cook-Off; * May: 'Touch of Class' Auction; * May: Golf Tournament; * May: Pleasure Island Beauty Pageant; * June: Beach Music Cruise; * June: Beach Music Festival; * June: Free Summer Concert; * July: Free Summer Concert; * August: Free Summer Concert; * Sept: Free Concert; * October: Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz festival; * November: Light Up Celebration at the Lake; * December: Island of Lights Parade; * December: Island of Lights Flotilla; * December: Shop Till You Drop; * December: Tour of Homes; * December 31: New Year's Eve Countdown Party/Fireworks


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Wilmington Beach in Carolina Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • Oceanfront
  • town ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • one Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Poolside - Outdoor Shower
  • Shower, Tub, Sink, Toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sofa bed in living room
  • It's the 'Quiet Zone' Where the only sound above you might be the sound of a night owl gliding through the night's sky silhouetted by the light of a Carolina moon'.* Party hardy! Sleep well and refresh in the surf before breakfast before relaxing at the pool. Browse the shops near the Municipal Marina or spend an afternoon or evening on a promenade along River Walk in historic downtown Wilmington. Late day / evening breezes before sundown just past the ferry slips on the south end on the island para surfers take to the surf and skys with their rainbow chutes skim across the bay and launch into the air for a hi flight before a reverse trip to do it again. Bring refreshments, it WILL hold your attention; and don't forget your camera. Then e-mail your best photo and it will be submitted for the Fall jazz festival to compete for a place in the next tourism brochure.* Owls fly silent!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking on balcony permitted, Ball fields, Basketball, Tennis courts, world class Skate Board Park short ride north from Ocean Ave to Dow Rd. north. Free outdoor family movies at the lake every Sunday night . The town recreation center offers weekly membership for vacationing families and includes exercise facilities. Fire works every Thursday night at 9:00 PM at the Boardwalk by the Marriott, but also visible from our beach. Golf carts are permitted on town streets and off road paths. Rentals available. Four wheel drive vehicles are permitted on both the north and south ends of the island - Pa$$e$ are available. Guests must provide their own linen and towels or may order thru a local service.


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Sea Colony's - Top of the Mast 214654 - Ocean & Pool view deck 1/2 sun-1/2 shade
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Perfect little condo with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay!!

Tom is really nice, helpful, and well versed in the area. He is a "local", so he can give you a plan for missing traffic and clue you in on places to eat.

The condo has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The steps leading up to "The Top of the Mast" become much easier as the week progresses and to make things even easier, Publix delivers groceries right to your front door!

The view is great from the deck which remains semi-shaded all day long! Plus, I was able to watch the Thursday night fireworks without getting down into the traffic!

Don't forget towels and linens, your bathing suit and the mindset to relax!!

I'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family-friendly small beach condo

  • 4 of 5

The 1 bedroom condo was a perfect size for my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 young children). In addition to the 1 bedroom, there is a pull out couch and a twin bed/day bed. The decor is dated, but it's a very comfortable unit. The neighborhood felt quite safe. The pool is perfect placement right next to the beach access, there's grassy area to play, and outdoor grills for use.

The owner's are very friendly and even stocked the freezer with popsicles for our kiddos! Tom prefers to talk to renters by phone, rather than communicate online, which I've found to be very different from my other vacation renting experiences. But it was nice to learn about the area, best places for seashells, and local favorite spots.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time for your review. Especially for pointing out details of what you enjoyed. I especially enjoyed sharing what little time I had with your family.We all appreciate how well you took care of our home away from home and enjoyed your experience. Thank you for you patronage. Sincerely, Tom and THE CREW
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location of the condo was wonderful, close to just about everything. Cold travel the coast and hit several great beaches all in one day. Tom was great with everything. Early check-in, places to eat and directions. Had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Really a great place to stay. Good ocean view and close to everything but not to close. Room was in great shape and very clean. Tom was very helpful and a delight to talk to, full of information. Had a great time. The stairs up took a while to get use to, but it was worth it. Quiet and family oriented. Nice pool and storage room full of beach toys and supplies. Very nice place. Thank Tom for being guienuly interested in helping us enjoy our stay, always a short distance away.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Top of the Mast was a wonderful retreat from the real world. Perfect location to enjoy both Carolina and Kure beaches. Condo was well stocked and comfortable. I hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FABULOUS rental. Owners very helpful and gave us great tips for the area.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Easy access to shopping and dining. Lots to do in the area including historical trips, site seeing, boat tours and so much more. Our accommodations were very comfortable. All of the amenities of home. The view was fantastic! Ocean and pool! Storage downstairs was a bonus as we could keep surf equipment there and not drag our boards around. LOVED this place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Wilmington Beach, Coastal North Carolina

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Post Prime
18 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.29
PreArrival Prep Cleaning £33.77 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$450.00.- $750.00 plus Cleaning Fee,Tax + Insurance - Include phone # with Inquiry
.Sorry NO PETS allowed..Registration fee ($25) is Waived for weekly rentals.
Weekly Rate + Cleaning Fee, Tax plus Damage Protection Insurance are applicable to ALL reservations.
.Linens 'n towels must be provided by traveler or thru local service.
.NOTE:.2016-17 Weekly Rentals will run Sat to Sat.

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Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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