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OCEANFRONT, Family Friendly, Salt Water Pool, Clean & Close to Attractions

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Duplex, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Owners of this property - 'Our Place in the Sun' use it throughout the year so it is upscale with all the comforts of home. In an effort to keep our home in top shape for all of our guests, we require a 4 day minimum stay.

Front and rear balconies provide water views from 4 of the 5 bedrooms with ocean views available from the 2 king rooms and waterway views from the 2 queen rooms. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and the table and 2 bars provide seating for up to 13 with additional table seating for 4 on the oceanfront porch. Flat screen TVs are in every bedroom. This property is perfect for families getting together for a reunion, holding easily up to 14 people. Bedroom 1 is on the 3rd floor and boasts a king bed, large bathroom with jetted tub and Marble shower, chair with pull-out twin, large oceanfront balcony with swing. Bedroom 2 is located on the 3rd floor has a queen bed, large bathroom, and beautiful waterway views. Bedroom 3 is located oceanfront on the 1st floor with a king bed and seating available on the front porch. Bedroom 4 is on the 1st floor waterway side and has a queen bed and shares a full bath with Bedroom 5 which has a set of bunks and a chair that pulls out into a twin sleeper. The living floor (located on the middle floor) has a L-shaped sofa with a pull out queen sleeper where 1 child can sleep comfortably on the L while 2 sleep in the bed.

Guests can enjoy private beach access over the dunes and a beautiful saltwater pool exclusive to the two units. Pool area and large back yard are fenced in - great for grilling. Pool and backyard are shared with Unit 2.

Keywords: Duplex, Oceanfront, Our Place in the Sun

More Details

Glenn and Melinda Miller
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About Glenn and Melinda Miller

Glenn and Melinda live in Chesterfield, Virginia. Avid beach lovers, this purchase has been a life-long dream. With three children in their twenties and their first grandchild on the way, they wanted a place for their growing family to come back together and enjoy each other. They plan to also open it up for other family-oriented renters who value spending time with family and friends.

Glenn and Melinda Miller purchased this house in 2017

Why Glenn and Melinda Miller chose Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach is a great beach with close proximity to Wilmington for upscale shopping, dining, and historic tours. Locally, Carolina Beach offers Freeman Park where you can drive your 4-wheel drive vehicle onto the beach. Masonboro Island is close by for shell seekers. Fort Fisher is only 10 minutes away - where you can go to the NC Aquarium and the historic battlegrounds. The North Pier is walking distance and a bike lane is available on street side. The Boardwalk and Britt's donuts are located approximately 1 mile from this home. Carolina Beach has unique shops, great restaurants, and local scuba diving, jet ski rentals and fishing tours.

What makes this house unique

Water views are available from almost every window since the front of the home is oceanfront and the back has waterway views which are great for boat watching. 'Our Place in the Sun' is located close to the inlet making dolphin pods swimming close to shore a frequent occurrence. Close proximity to the North Pier and Freeman Park make it an ideal location for those who like to fish, crab, or rake for clams. A private walkway to the beach with an outside hot/cold shower make going back and forth to the beach a 'breeze'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time staying in your carolina beach home Aug 9-16th!! It was perfect for all of us and loved having the pool! The set up and decor of the home feels like home away from home. It was so nice having all the extras and amenities yall have in the home as well with the extra beach chairs, floats, tables...etc. My 9 month old would fall asleep on the swing every time... lol :) My family and I just wanted to say thank you! Hopefully we can book it again for next year.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carolina Beach in Federal Point

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2), convertible twin (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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OCEANFRONT, Family Friendly, Salt Water Pool, Clean & Close to Attractions
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 28 reviews

Our family --children and grandchildren loved our stay at this property!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented properties in many locations over the years but this one was our favorite! The location on the beach was perfect--- especially for our 6 grandchildren from California who couldn't keep out of the warm Atlantic surf. There was plenty of beach/ pool paraphernalia for all ages. The rooms were all tastefully decorated and the kitchen was very well stocked. Mornings on the porch swing on the uppermost deck were perfect for watching the sunrise. If you're searching for a great beach property for a family gathering, search no longer.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC


  • 5 of 5

Great lay out, great furnishings and gorgeous view.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic. Not your typical beach rental!!

  • 5 of 5

I fully agree with all the previous reviews. This is not the typical hard use beach rental. The Millers were awesome to work with and the home is exceptionally clean and well appointed. You feel like you are staying at a close friend's home and not a beach rental. Everything you need for a well equipped kitchen was there. The property layout is perfect for 4 couples. With three stories you feel like you have plenty of privacy when needed. We loved the pool, the porches were awesome for glorious sunrise coffees and late evening not so serious sessions of Apples to Apples game. It is close to great restaurants, the Boardwalk and fishing charters at the marina. Our family loved it for a reunion and we are already checking calendars for a repeat stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very comfortable. We had a wonderful family vacation. Thank you for everything! The Sanchez Family

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greater Kansas City, Missouri

Our 2017 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We take a family vacation every two years and this year our family of nine went to North Carolina. We stayed at the property called, "It Takes Two" or "Our Place in the Sun." The name of the property was recently changed, I believe, when the Millers purchased it. The Millers were wonderful hosts and I highly recommend that you rent from them. The weather was perfect and everyone spent time on the beach. My grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool, an added bonus with its rainbow lights at night. I enjoyed sitting on the balconies and watching the waves roll in. Even during a morning rain shower, I could sit on anyone of the three balconies and not worry about getting wet. The third balcony is my favorite with the swing though. Everyone left with fond memories of Carolina Beach and the "Our Place in the Sun" property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to make beautiful family memories

  • 5 of 5

We love this home! Our family has been coming here since 2010. On our first trip, I was just weeks out of a cast after breaking my ankle. The elevator made that trip possible even though I could not walk on the sand. This beach home is perfect for all ages, infants to elderly. Our grandchildren have made sweet memories here. Several of them have learned to swim in this pool. They think of it as "our beach house" because it's the only one we want to come to. We love morning coffee on the porch watching the sun rise over the ocean. We love building sand castles on the beach and body surfing on the waves. We love taking walks after dark with flashlights looking for crabs. I will never forget the night that W, age four at the time, sang Davy Crocket at the top of his lungs all the way down the beach to the delight and amusement of several couples taking an evening stroll. We love swimming in the salt water pool, especially at night with the colored lights on. We love visits from our pirates who know we are there when we run the "Fish or Cut Bait" flag up the pole. They leave a treasure chest with gifts like chocolate coins, bubbles, flashlights, water rockets, sea animal toys, pool toys, and goldfish crackers. We've learned that this home has everything we need to be comfortable for the week. We cook in. We eat out. We relax. Thank you, Miller family, for sharing your blessings with us.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £162.47
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05

A refundable deposit of $500.00 plus 25% of the rent and fees are required to confirm your reservation. This deposit will confirm your reservation and serve as the $500.00 refundable damage deposit. A second 25% of the rent and fees is due 90 days prior to check-in. The remaining 50% balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.