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Vacation Serenity In A Quiet Neighborhood

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,635 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 14 fully furnished and equipped

Updated 1970's house, reminiscent of childhood vacations at the beach, provides a comfortable, relaxing home in a quiet south end neighborhood. Easy access makes it just a 2 minute walk to the beach and a hop and skip to view stunning sunsets over the sound. A bird sanctuary is a block away on the south tip of the island. Terns nest there during the summer. It's a great place for children to bike, scoot or skateboard on child friendly streets so between the beach, the sound, and the neighborhood, children can spend lots of time outside. Fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare fresh seafood dishes for a family meal. Open floor plan allows for ease of entertaining.

The 4 bedrooms supply 2 queen and 2 double beds with 2 full baths located between rooms. The sofa in the living room folds out to allow for more sleeping accommodations. Enjoy ocean breezes while rocking in rocking chairs or swinging in the hammock on the front porch, in the mornings with coffee, after a day at the beach with a beer or glass or wine, or star gazing at night. The outdoor shower and the carport is covered in jasmine for delicious smells when it's blooming in June. Parking for up to 6 cars is a plus as parking on the side of the street is not allowed and guests can visit during the day without paying public parking fees. The house provides 2 TV's, wifi, dvd player, and a radio/CD player.

The utility room below supplies a washer and dryer, boogie board, skim board, sand toys and comfortable beach chairs. An outside grill makes it easy to cook while watching the sunset over the sound.

If you want to live a simple life of ease and relaxation on your vacation, this house and location is perfect.

More Details

Nancy Hofer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Nancy Hofer

My sister and I inherited this house from our father. We both were born and still live in NC. My sister is a retired mail carrier and I am a Montessori educator. We have 5 extraordinary children between us and she has 3 spectacular grandchildren.

Nancy Hofer purchased this house in 1984

Why Nancy Hofer chose North Carolina

During our childhood our family visited Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach often. We had extended family that lived in Wilmington. Our families would spend days on the beach swimming, surfing, sunning and enjoying picnics of homemade pimento cheese and tomato sandwiches. Our best childhood memories were made on this beach.

What makes this house unique

My father always dreamed of having a house at Wrightsville. In fact in the 1960's he bought the lot our house is on. By a quirk of fate, we ended up with the house when Dino DeLaurentiis needed to move 2 houses off the lots he was building his house on, when he opened what is now Screen Gems Studio. For the last 30 years we have made cherished memories in this house. We've spent countless hours preparing meals together in the kitchen, playing games on the long dinner table, rocking on the porch with a cup of coffee, a cold beer after a day at the beach, or with a sleepy baby.

This house is comfortable enough to suit all your needs while being simple enough to encourage relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful renting experience. We enjoyed your beach house and the countless hours we spent on the sand and surf:) Everything was very convenient and the house, well-stocked. We come to Wilmington every year and will make sure to book again with you all.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South End in Harnett

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathrooms are between and accessed from 2 bedrooms on each side of the house. Bath towels and beach towels are NOT provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Queen size sofa bed in living area.
  • Each bedroom has a dresser, 2 night tables with lamps and a closet. Bed linens are NOT provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional kitchen appliances: blender, hand mixer, food processor Outdoor shower


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Vacation Serenity In A Quiet Neighborhood
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Good location, nice up keep.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house in the best location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough about this rental property. To begin, Nancy was incredibly pleasant to work with in regards to communication and providing all the necessities. The house was clean, spacious, and homey. Tucked away on one of WB's side streets, it not only had easy access to the beach but also a serene, neighborhood feel. I will recommend this house for years to come, as I know others will have just as wonderful of an experience as I did.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. You were also great to work with. I hope you will consider staying with us again.
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Overall we had a great time. House, beach & restaurants great!

  • 5 of 5

We was delayed 1 day getting there because of hurricane. We got there and everything was very nice. Rental house nice and good location. Beach was great. Great selection of restaurants in the area. Plenty of shopping in the area. Overall had a great trip! I would recommend this to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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would definetely recommend 832 Schloss St beach house

  • 5 of 5

nice property, comfortable, affordable, convenient, a lot of extra's in the kitchen-which was great, clean, safe, lots of parking for family. Would definitely recommend this property.

Enjoyed the food at Poe's tavern, Sweet & Savory, Pilot House on the River walk.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family and friends vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd yr. vacationing at this beach house and we really enjoyed our stay. The house is located in the quiet south end of the beach and is perfect for walking and for children to bike etc., without worrying about traffic. We rented the house for 2 weeks this year. During that time family and friends visited for a few days at a time, but this was easily accommodated by the 4 bedroom/2 bath setup of the house, along with the large outside shower. The kitchen is also well equipped with everything needed to cook a small or large meal. The front porch is nice with several rockers and the steps are not too steep for small children or anyone loading/unloading cars. We also spent time in the area under the house, playing games and letting the little ones ride their bikes. Even with a van, truck and 2 cars parked in the driveway there was adequate space to sit, cookout, play and party.

The laundry/storage area has a variety of good beach chairs and really anything needed for a family to enjoy the beach. The walk to the beach is short and my 3 and 4 yr. old grandchildren made it everyday with few complaints. We also enjoyed crabbing and kayaking in the sound which is again a short walk with no worries of traffic. The owner is easy to contact and is interested in renters input and concerns. Our family plans to continue to make this Wrightsville Beach home our vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach experience!

  • 5 of 5

Nice four bedroom setup with two jack and Jill bathrooms between each pair. Easy walk to the beach at the northern end of Wrightsville Beach. Kite surfers and wind surfers use this part of the beach so plenty of interesting action. Everything in the house is in perfect working condition!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed the house and location. I hope you will consider staying with us again.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Wilmington Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ft. Fisher
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South End, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26

The security deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks of the last rental day, assuming there is no damage to the property.

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.
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