4 Bedrooms W/1 Sleep Sofa. Sleeps 10! 2 Full Baths, All Appliances, Huge Deck!
About Genevieve Devalle
We decided some time ago our next adventure in life would be to own a beach house vacation rental. We came to this decision after visiting a quaint beach vacation rental on the coast of Georgia. The owner had six units which he personally oversaw living in the upstairs quarters (which we now do here at The Carolina Beach House... read more!). His kitchen served as his work station and greeting area. After visited him we came to the conclusion... why could we not do something similar? So we undertook the hard but fun work of researching what it would take to run an "Inn". Providing food service is something we did not want to undertake. So not a bed and breakfast, but rather a simple clean, comfortable, and safe guest house type accommodation. Next was the process of visiting the various towns and beaches lining the North Carolina Coast. Having our real estate licences in the state of NC fortunately kept our reach just to this wonderful state. We fell more and more in love with Carolina Beach with each visit. Then a matter of finding the perfect property. Something manageable, but yet viable to be a full time career for the two of us. What was formerly "Alexander's Hideaway" found us that magical once in a lifetime opportunity! Having survived five major named hurricanes over 60 plus years of existence this wonderful injured beach house was in need of extensive love and care. Upon your visit the before and after pictures will truly show you the story. New metal roof to replace the dying multi-layered shingled aged roof, leaking wood windows replaced with new low-E vinyl efficiency windows, new furniture, new appliances, freshly painted inside and out, fresh look to the block construction foundation walls to include a colorful concrete sealer, reconstructed decks to support the weight of any number of guests... the list goes on! We're so pleased with the work put into our beach house by all involved. We look forward to meeting you!
Genevieve Devalle purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Genevieve Devalle chose Carolina Beach
Specifically this property... the beach house is actually a very versatile duplex. We briefly considered a larger property - more of a hotel type feel, but concluded it would be too overwhelming for just the two of us. The Town of Carolina Beach and New Hanover County recognize the property as a duplex. Reason for that is the two side by side units 1st floor (bottom floor) have an adjoining door. It's continuous living space, so the two spaces could be shared. And the large second floor has an adjoining door to the small third floor flat. So with this comes as many as three separate living accommodations to rent as vacation rentals. Although a daunting task to start with all of the necessary renovations, we felt once complete the beach house would be within our ability to maintain and entertain the number of people who could visit with us at any one time.The lower right accommodation is perfect for a couple and perhaps a child or two. One bedroom and a Day Bed with Trundle in the family room. This quaint and quirky "D space", titled "The Seahorse", features a seahorse theme and a 3/4 tall bedroom door with top portion of the opening closed with swag curtains. Has a full kitchen as do all the other vacation accommodations. Open Dining and Family Rooms with wonderful views of the back yard. Private seating covered patio out back and of course access the private boardwalk. The "C" space, titled "The Sand Dollar", next door is a mirror image of the Seahorse with the exception of not having the additional Dining area rather has a second bedroom... sleeps up to six (has pull out sleeper sofa in Family Room). Then there is this 'B" 2nd floor accommodation "The Anchor" being featured here with this listing! With a full sized kitchen, ocean views from all bedrooms truly serves as our anchor for this beach house. So having the vision and what the prospects could come of this endeavor we dove right in!
What makes this Condo unique
Positioned OCEAN FRONT, nearest the ocean than the more recent construction required to meet certain setbacks from the ocean front... gives way to the best views pier to pier (up and down the island)! Once you enter the front door with the incredible views of the beach and ocean whatever stress you may have had will drain from every fiber in your body. You won't want to leave. Don't believe us? Absolute peace and tranquility await!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Steps to beach
The house was amazing but the best part was that it was so so close to the beach. We had two little ones with us and it was so easy to get back and forth to the house for naps and meals!
This is truly a gem from start to finish! The owners are so very helpful and cordial without being intrusive and the home itself is like stepping back into the fifties when beach cottages were really special. The home has been lovingly restored, making it warm and inviting. It's obvious that the owners have succeeded in making this a place visitors will want to return to whenever possible -- I definitely will! When you factor in it's location and its steps away from the beach, it makes for a perfect vacation.
Classic beach house
This was a great beach house experience for our group of six. The house was clean, well-equipped and steps from a beautiful beach. The boardwalk is one mile away down the beach and the porch offers a great view of the weekly fireworks display. The owners were friendly, flexible and went out of their way to assist in any way they could. The price was reasonable too.
What a gem!
A wonderful cottage! We loved the restored character of the house and you could not beat the location. The walkway to the beach was short and had minimal steps which was great for my 89 year old dad. We had the max number of guests (10) and had plenty of room for everybody. We cooked every night (including the outside grill) and we had everything we needed in the kitchen and it was very organized. The owners were awesome to deal with and made us feel very welcome. We are planning to return again next summer!
Ocean beach house
Grat property, quiet setting, great views great access to the ocean, very hospitable proprty owner/manager. Unit updated, clean, great front deck/porch-spacious with ample and comfortable furniture, ocean toys furnished. Parking easy.
We were impressed by all the attention to detail by the owners. Everything we needed for the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, indoor and outdoor games for entertainment. The house has the perfect beach feel inside and out. We had an amazing 5 days of beach! Thank you!
In-season attractions include every Thursday Night Fireworks Display! Sunday Night family movie night at the Lake! Family fun amusement park in town! NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher! Tour Battleship North Carolina! So much more!