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Island Home is a 'Sheer Delight' at a Bargain Rate

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This mid-island home features an open and airy gathering area with the living/dining/kitchen opening into a sunroom, all with soaring cathedral ceilings. The screened porch and sundeck are accessible from french doors from both the living and dining rooms. The master bedroom has a private bath and the other bedrooms have an adjoining bath between them. The kitchen is well equipped for all your cooking needs and both a gas and charcoal grill are available. The beach is a five minute walk from the house and there is an outside shower ideal for rinsing off the sand each time you return. Linens are not provided, but can be rented from Julie's Rentals on the island and can be delivered prior to arrival. While guests must provide their own paper products and cleaning supplies, a broom, mop and vacuum cleaner are provided. Also the beds are furnished with mattress pads, pillows and comforters. The rental fee includes a housekeeping service provided at the end of your stay, except for rentals of less than 5 nights.

Sunset Beach is the southernmost barrier island in NC with wide sand beaches protected by rows of dramatic dunes. It was ranked #4 by National Geographic as one of the 21 best beaches in the world in 2017, and made TripAdvisors list of budget beach vacations. It is a most relaxing, family oriented beach, with only a few low rise retail outlets, but close to the many amenities of Myrtle Beach. Just off the island there are also many restaurants, shops and other recreational outlets, as well as several world class golf courses. Just a short walk down the beach, Bird Island, a national wildlife preserve, consists of a two mile strand of uninhabited beach(except for the many species of birds, deer, goats and turtles) to make your walk or bike ride even more enjoyable.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About The Owner

Our family has been enjoying Sunset Beach for 25 plus years. So much so that when we retired, we moved here and live just off the Island, so we are close by should you need anything during your stay. Because we are now living in Sunset Beach, we have decided to self manage our rental property after years of renting through Property Management companies, which allows us to offer a rental rate far below what is common.

The Owner purchased this house in 1987


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sunset Beach in Brunswick County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) twin bunk beds in 3rd bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Island Home is a 'Sheer Delight' at a Bargain Rate
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Columbus, Ohio USA

Cozy beach bargain at the Sheer Delight

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the Sheer Delight in Sunset Beach! It was a great rate, without skimping on any amenities. Short walk to the beach. Covered sun porch to enjoy meals or just relax. Best equipped kitchen I have ever seen in a rental home. Grills to cook out. Washer and dryer for your laundry, and clotheslines to hang wet towels and bathing suits. Nice big wall of windows.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradford, ON, Canada

April 2013 Elkwak

  • 5 of 5

Once again we have enjoyed a one month stay at 'Sheer Delight' and had a great time. The owner continues to make changes to the property which make the stay feel that much more like home. Very accomodating and available to answer any quries at any time. We have alrrady reserved for April 2014 and everything being equal are looking ahead to the stay. This is the third time we have rented this home and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay at beautiful and quiet Sunset Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Perfectly as advertised - we had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week with my family (parents and teenage boys) at Sheer Delight in July and we had a wonderful time. I have comments to share on both the house and Sunset Beach. First on the house -

It was a great house for six people - the beds are a little softer than my ideal (but I do sleep on a VERY hard bed) but the mattresses are nice - no lumps or sags and they don't move every time you roll over. We all remarked that we slept very well every night. The location is very quiet - you might hear people talking now and then but no street noise, no loud music - just very peaceful. The bedrooms in the house are on the smaller side but are perfectly adequate - each with a nice size closet and dresser so plenty of storage for your stuff. The family room/kitchen area are really really nice areas. We were able to all sit together comfortably and watch a movie or eat dinner without tripping over each other. It was nice to have a space large enough to accomodate everyone. We also enjoyed the screened porch in the morning and evening. There is a nice fan on the porch so you could also sit in the afternoon. The hot and cold shower outside was perfect. We were able to get the boys to actually wash the sand off before coming in and so avoided having sand all over inside. The laundry room was nice and had lots of space for storage of any "beach stuff" you might want to just leave sitting outside.

The best part of this house, in my opinion, is the kitchen. I have stayed in lots of beach houses and this one has by far the best stocked kitchen of any. There was every appliance or kitchen tool that I could have dreamed of needing. There is also a bountiful supply of dishes for both eating and serving. It was so nice to get through cooking a meal and have everything available!

This was my first trip to Sunset beach - I have always gone to other barrier islands in NC. We all loved the beach and island. I love the fact that there are lots of families and activity. We rented bikes and every morning rode the length of the beach on the sand when the tide was out. Great fun to work your way up into the wind and then practically coast the whole way back. There are always people and families out walking or biking or just playing on the beach or around the houses. Proximity to Calabash is excellent (if you like that...)

The island is very small and relaxing - I could not think of a better vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradford, ON, Canada

April at Sunset

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 5 weeks at 'Sheer Delight' and it met our every need. My wife and I were alone for 4 weeks and our grandsons came for a week near the end of April. The accomodations were great for the four of us providing plenty of room and privacy for the boys when they wanted to be alone.

It was particularily great to get up in the morning and sit out on the screened in porch to read the paper and drink that first coffee of the day.

The house is very well equipt with everything needed right there. The information provided on VRBO is accurate, the owner is very accessible and is readily available to address anything which may arise.

Sunset Beach is the place to go for your vacation, a beautiful uncrowded beach, suitable for a great walk from the house to the end of the beach at the rock jetty or a bicycle ride, whichever suits your mood that day.

There are many tremendous golf courses within a 15 minute ride and downtown Myrtle Beach not too far away if you want to take in some entertainment. All the restaurants you want can be reached within a 10 minute ride to Calabash, with a few even closer right on the mainland at Sunset Beach.

This is our 4th year at Sunset Beach and while we were not proponents of the 'Bridge' it does make the trip to the mainland easier and it seems to have become acceptable.

Everything being equal we will certainly return to 'Sheer Delight' next year, once we are able to finalize our plans for the year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Younger Renters Beware

  • 2 of 5

Great house, great location, perfect for a group on a budget--younger renters beware.

The house itself and the location were perfect. However, it quickly became apparent that the owner did not care to have us in the house we had paid for.

Two unannounced visits and two calls in the first few days (after the younger renters arrived) led us to realize that we were under unusual surveillance. In the second visit, he informed us that a "neighbor" had reported us as hosting more people than that house could hold. This was untrue, and also highly suspicious given that all the houses on our street were uninhabited.

The overall sense was that we were being watched on our own vacation, simply because of our ages.

It's clear the owner is overprotective of a property he chooses to rent out. Also, given the circumstances, it can only be inferred that he is particularly uncomfortable with younger renters.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 5
Matthews, NC

July 2011 Visit

  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect for our family's recent visit to Sunset. The floorplan in the kitchen and living room space is open, conducive to family gathering and spending time together. We really enjoyed relaxing in the hammock under the house after returning from the beach. The screened-in porch was wonderful, just a great place to sit and enjoy a cool breeze while rocking in one of the porch rocking chairs, so peaceful! The floor to ceiling windows in the kitchen made the whole house bright and sunny. We had a great family vacation and really enjoyed our stay at "Sheer Delight!" -Steve & Beth B. and family

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bridge Grill
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sea Trail Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
19 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
14 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £143.06
Tax Rate 13.75%

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.
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