2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
A security deposit of $400.00 is required in addition to the rental fee. Deposit returned after checkout and condo is like it was upon check-in.
We do not charge cleaning fees-it is up to the renter clean/launder etc. If not, fees for cleaning/laundry/etc. will be deducted from the deposit.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enjoyed the Stay!
We love the space and the decor is so special. Lots of extra touches.
We would have liked two car passes available like most all beach condos. We would have liked to have instructions for the tv, for where the garbage needed to be dumped, and simple instructions on what the expectations are for guests to help prepare the space correctly upon leaving. We loved the apartment. It is a special place.
Did not meet expectations
Listing is misleading. The picture with a view of the beach from the unit balcony does not show the parking lot in front of it loaded with vehicles. Most of the interior was relatively clean, but roaches were spotted in the kitchen area and we had to launder bedding and clean the bathroom before their use. We were supposed to receive an info packet in the mail prior to our stay, but never received one. We informed the owner twice, but he claimed it was mailed and did not send another one by regular or email. The front balcony area carpet and furniture is very worn and dirty, and the outside closet door which houses the washer/dryer does not close and bangs loudly in the wind if not braced. The exterior of the building has a lot of water damaged wood and was in the process of repair during our stay.
The view in the listing is exactly what is pictured when you look across the street. There is a parking lot across the street and lo and behold, it has cars parked there! The view is still unobstructed, and I don't know why this would matter. The linens and entire condo were cleaned professionally, and an exterminator comes monthly so any bugs were just new arrivals. The outside of the building is having minor repairs done, including some siding and some painting which I have no control over. As for the info packet, I was only contacted once 2 days before their arrival and I told them there was not enough time to mail another and one was left on the counter for them. I returned their deposit in full even though they never bothered to vacuum, clean the kitchen, or do some laundry. It was not so bad that they asked for a discount when they come back next year. You just can't please some people.
Beautiful view in a beautiful location!
My family and I stayed for 7 days the first week in August. Enjoyed all aspects of the week in Carolina Beach. The listing/description of the property was pretty much accurate. The property was very clean and organized when we first arrived. We had never before been to Carolina Beach and have nothing but good thoughts and memories of it now. It’s a very clean beach and surrounding area. Our condo was perfect, just enough space and had everything you needed to prepare meals or cook for yourself as well. The only thing that could be of slight concern would be the washer/dryer combo in the condo. It could probably use a maintenance check, a bit of tidying up, but it was a big plus over the week for us as to keeping our clothes washed. The linens and towels that were provided were also a huge help as well for us. Overall, great week, great location, great condo! Would definitely book again.
Some Problem Areas
The furnishings were average. However, the bugs in the dishwasher, the loose locking system, and the nonworking televisions were serious problems. Corey was very rude upon our check-in; he said he had been drinking and then used an obscenity. The picture of the ocean was taken by the ocean, but the unit is across a road and a public parking lot away from the ocean. The lie about nonexistent cable tv is reprehensible. I would never agree to renting a condo that had these deficiencies. But the ad was totally misleading.
Marilyn is not being truthful by a long shot. I received a call from her an hour before she even arrived at the condo yelling at me because the condo did not have an ocean view and there was no place to park. I asked her if she had been drinking and she called me a derogatory name. I asked her how she could complain about the view if she hadn't even gotten there yet, and she muttered more insults. Her friend took the phone from her and apologized to me, saying that was not "how I roll", and they had been on the road a long time. I told him to call if there were any problems upon check in, but I never heard back until 2 days later when some handyman called and said he was hired by Marilyn to "fix" the TV. He said he couldn't get it to come on. I told him to check the connections and sure enough, Marilyn had unplugged the box from the outlet.In all the time of ownership, I have never deceived anyone about the condo or the view, and the picture is taken from the front deck which shows the ocean where it has been for millennia, right across the street. I don't know what she means by "loose" locking system since there is an electronic keypad on the entry door, and a latch on the sliding glass door. Pictures in the ad are exactly what is there, and the description clearly states ocean view, not ocean front. Maybe Marilyn should spend her money more wisely and hire someone to read for her so she understands what she is getting. This was a tough one for me since I had never gotten complaints from a guest an hour before seeing the condo, and if she asks about renting from you, I would be prepared,
Had a great time !
Fun, beach-themed condo
Great location in Carolina Beach if you want to be close to yet not in the middle of activity! Amazing view of the ocean! Fun, beach-themed condo, very tastefully decorated! When we were at the condo, we spent a lot of time on the balcony/deck enjoying the view of the ocean, beach and breeze.
The end of the building that the condo is on had some structural damage. After contacting the owner of the condo, he said that 'The building inspector and structural engineers have been there so there are no safety issues.' We would have appreciated knowing this in advance of our stay.
We didn't receive a packet of information that the property owner said he was sending (and needed our address for). The info at the condo was vague, stating to leave the place as we found it. We would have appreciated having a checklist of what to clean, etc before check out.
When we arrived the tub looked like it was badly stained, yet upon cleaning, it was only extremely dirty with a light stain. It was evident that it had not been cleaned in a while (more than a week or two). The washer & dryer could use a good detail clean and the door to the washer & dryer area needs to be repaired as it does not close. Overall, the entire condo needs a good detail clean.
We enjoyed our stay yet the above details would have enticed us to book our vacation there for next year as soon as we returned home.