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Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Wrightsville Beach - Sandpiper Getaway

Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!

Feel perfectly at home In this beautifully decorated beachy downstairs unit Duplex Cottage on one of Wrightsville's favorite streets, Sandpiper, just four streets north of Johnny Mercer's Pier. Our family and pet-friendly 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home sleeps 6, or 8 with permission. It is only 5 houses from the ocean with no street to cross, and has all you need for a fantastic beach stay.

The master has a king bed, jetted tub and large walk in shower. Other two bedrooms have twin and queen beds, and there's a pull-out couch in the living area. The inviting open concept living, dining and kitchen has a gas fireplace for stays in colder months. A spacious hot and cold outdoor shower will keep you smiling in warmer months.

Lounge, read, sun, sip or swing on one of the three porches. Or pack the beach cart with provided beach chairs, toys, buckets, and boogie boards... just 200 steps away, no street to cross.

Fun and popular restaurants, bars, shops, and our locally-owned Robert's Grocery are within walking distance as is Johnny Mercer's Pier, the tree-lined Loop (for walkers and joggers), the adorable Greensboro Playground, and gorgeous Banks Channel where each evening you can see the sun set. A short drive away are even more fun distractions. with movies, endless shopping, and a plethora of restaurants. And, of course, the beautiful and historic city of Wilmington is just the next town over!

When you book you will get an invitation to get the HomeAway app with tons of information about the house, the area, and my recommendations for what to do and where to go. I strive to help make your stay everything you wish it to be, so please let me know how I can help at any time!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Thomasson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Un peu de Francais
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Laura Thomasson

My x-husband and I bought this house in 2002 after years of wonderful trips to Wrightsville Beach. Our daughter was born in 1998 and we began looking for a place to call our own. Four years later, on the way to look at this beautifully built house we saw a gorgeous rainbow. Well... we bought it and never looked back! Though no longer together, we share the home, as well as rent it for needed income, and so that others can enjoy it when we're not there. We both live in Durham and get there as much as we can. We hope you enjoy the home as much as we do!

Laura Thomasson purchased this house in 2002

Why Laura Thomasson chose Coastal North Carolina

This is our second home and we hope you feel at home too! I put my heart and soul into it and strive to provide everything you need. It is cozy and warmly appointed with local and other art as well as things I've collected from NC, Mexico and Europe. No vinyl here!

Our home is only 200 steps from the sand with no street to cross which makes it safer to get kids to and from the beach. It has three porches, two in front and one in back so you can find either sun or shade. There is a fun porch swing, table and chairs for lap top working, or chairs and settee for lounging and sunning.

Four blocks away or a short beach stroll is Johnny Mercer's Pier, a great place for kids to run to for a snack or soda, or just to hang out or fish on the pier.

We supply most everything you'll need so no need to lug things from afar like sheets and beach pails. We provide towels and linens and have tons of toys, chairs, etc. If you'd like to use the bikes or grill, we ask you that you let us know you'll be using them.

We hope you have a wonder-ful time!

What makes this house unique

Great location.

5 houses from from beach, no street to cross.

Homey. Nice beds and bedding.

Linens and towels provided.

Three porches.

10 foot ceilings with tons of natural light.

Well-equipped kitchen with new pots and pans, new fridge and microwave.

Very large hot and cold outdoor shower.

New washer and dryer.

Gas fireplace in cooler months.

Beach cart, beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, and boogie boards.

Grill and bikes with permission.


based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
Durham, NC

Coudn't be better!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be better!

I have stayed at many vacation homes and never stayed at one so comfy and well-equipped. And just five houses from the beach! Laura has everything- bikes, beach chairs, toys, bookshelves full of books, and a kitchen with everything you need. There are 3 lovely porches, one with a porch swing and lots of places to work or lounge, sun or shade. The king bed with down comforter and luxurious pillows was a dream as was the jetted tub. The other bedrooms are also comfy with nice bedding. The huge hot and cold outdoor shower is perfect after the beach or anytime. Laura is easy to communicate with and happy to help in any way. I did see the last review which worried me a bit but I saw no ants or smells. I will continue to come back year after year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Katherine. I try very hard to have everything you need so you'll have a perfect stay, and remedy anything I need to. I truly put my heart and soul into it!
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Cornelius, NC


  • 3 of 5

The time we spent at the property was very relaxing and the purpose was to be with our two daughters, one of which turned 21 and is a student at UNC-W. Overall the property was adequate for our needs.

There were several things about the house which could be improved. One, the beds are extremely firm. Personally I have no problem with a firm mattress but my husband resorted to sleeping several nights on the sofa as he could not get comfortable on the master bed. Several items upon arrival were not working properly, but these were minor to us and as Troy is a handyman, was able to get those things back in working order.

I was disappointed in the cleanliness of the property. The first day there I pulled out the vacuum cleaner, changed the bag because it was so full nothing was being picked up off the floors and the smell of dog was overpowering when the vacuum was turned on. Lots of dog hair in and around the furniture and flooring. The rugs in the foyer and hallway were sitting on top of lots of sand which had worked its way down through the rugs onto the floor beneath. We removed these rugs and cleaned from underneath. The garbage disposal/sink area in the kitchen had a terrible smell for a couple days which I repeated cleaned with my own cleansers. I did not like the living room sofa and chairs - they are in need of recovering badly in my opinion, as they look old and worn out and the chair even had a rip in the arm of the fabric covering it. I know it is hard to have rental property at the beach but in my opinion, leather furniture would have been more realistic in a home such as this only because of the easy way it could be wiped down and holds up to much tougher living conditions than what is in the house now.

Further, we had ants which seemed to appear each evening in the kitchen. I ran the dishwasher each day but one evening as I was preparing to wash the dishes, the dishwasher was full of ants! I didn't see any type of pesticides or spray to use. I know it wasn't anything I did as I am pretty meticulous in my cleaning habits and there was never any items left opened on the counters or food sitting out the entire time we were there.

I hope this helps, I truly do not mean to sound ugly in any of my comments above, just wanting to be honest and hopefully helpful. You have a very nice home, but if it was mine, I would do things a little differently. Thank you. Jeanne Moore

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leanne, most all mention how clean, fully equipped and comfortable my home is so, of course, it surprised and saddened me that you did not have a good experience. I had great communication with your husband and had no idea there were issues except for the ones I pointed out. Perhaps you weren't aware I waived the pet fee because of these issues. Your stay was just at the end of the quarterly extermination period. Exterminators are coming again this Thursday which should take care of any ant problems. Had I known you were having issues I would certainly have had them come during your stay. There is spray in the hall closet. I apologize that the vacuum bag was full. I do keep extras as you found. I've never heard of the dog smell but checked and it does have a smell which I will remedy. I have two natural sisal rugs that shed. It isn't sand or dirt though I realize some may think it is. The hole in the arm chair is recent (as you know this is a family-friendly, pet friendly home) and on my list to fix. I'm sorry your husband wasn't comfortable. Some folks do prefer softer beds. Mine are on the firm side but I've never had a complaint. Again, I am very sorry you were not satisfied and wish you very well!
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Lovely beach house, perfect location near the beach and very comfortable stay.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week and had a very enjoyable stay. The house is very well equipped, was well maintained and included everything it said it would in the description. We particularly liked the fact it was so close to the beach and it was also near some great restaurants. Also, the toy cupboard was fantastic, as was all the beach equipment - with lots of bodyboards, balls, etc. Laura was very helpful and answered all our questions quickly. There were plenty of room for the five of us and we would definitely recommend the house and the area to our friends and family. Only suggestion for improvement would be a few more beach towels and bigger towels for the main bedroom. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie, So sorry about just having the three beach towels. That's very unusual. There are usually 5-7. I'll be buying more when I'm there this week. Glad you had a nice stay!
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Very Happy!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay. The home was clean and was really "move in" ready. Laura was very helpful with suggestions and help throughout the week. The beach was a very short walk and all of the beach supplies (chairs, umbrella, etc) were provided. We tried many of the restaurants which were either a short walk or car ride away. We also visited Wilmington which was a diversion from the beach and that was about a 20 minute car ride. Overall, we were very satisfied and plan to return next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark! Sorry for late reply. Just understanding that I can respond. :) So glad you enjoyed your stay. I try very hard to provide all... I do hope you return next summer!
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Very nice home with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two weeks in Wrightsville staying in this home. It was cute, clean and had everything we needed. We are a family of 6 and fit well into the home. It is just a few houses down from the beach. Wrightsville is a super groovy, cute beach town. We will for sure be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lacy! What a beautiful family you have! So glad you enjoyed your stay. I try very hard to provide all... I do hope you return next summer! And sorry for late reply. Just figuring out I can respond here...
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Great home and location!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for all your help and hospitality. You have a great home that is cozy and nicely furnished. Wonderful location. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Wrightsville beach offers a host of highly rated casual and upscale restaurants both on the island and right across the bridge. And it's shopping galore... With everything from gourmet pet stores to art and antiques and thrifty or upscale fashion, you will find something to enjoy and bring home with you. Try fishing, boating, kayaking, biking, surfing, parasailing, a water and fun park, miniature golf and more. If wildlife is more your style take the ferry to Masonboro island to picnic, or explore the local aquarium or botanical gardens. The opportunities for adventure in and around Wrightsville Beach are nearly endless. A short drive takes you to historic Wilmington for even more eating, shopping and sight-seeing opportunities. Or head to Fort Fischer and take the ferry to Bald Head Island or the quaint and historic town of Southport.

Please ask me about my favorite spots!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wrightsville Beach, Coastal North Carolina

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Off Season
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £409
Cleaning £82
Pet Fee £82
Property Damage Protection £65
Tax Rate 13.0%

This is a family-oriented home with 6 guest occupancy. More than 6 guests are allowed with permission from the owner. If it is learned more than 6 guests stayed without permission, the $500 security deposit will be kept.
This home is a non-smoking home with a $500 fine for any smoking in or around the premises.
We want you to have fun but please respect the neighbors and keep noise to normal active levels. There is a noise policy for Wrightsville Beach and folks do call the police.
We are pet friendly (dogs, no cats) but permission from the owner to bring pets is required. They must be up-to-date on all shots and have current flea and tick prevention, or with last application/dose of flea and tick prevention at least 5 days prior to arrival. They must be well-behaved and house trained. There is a $100 pet fee.
I require traveler's insurance. If your stay is shorter than one week you can ask for the lower rate. I also require a $500 damage deposit. Or, you can ask for a $1000 deposit with no traveler's insurance. If the home is left in good shape with check out rules followed, your refundable deposit will be automatically refunded one week after your stay.
Please feel free to ask any questions before or during your stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1784 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , Very spacious with hooks for your things.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large walk in shower. Two sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two sinks.
  • You'll find a Pack N Play, toddler mattress set, and portable bassinet for toddler/infant sleeping. I provide smaller sheets but you may want to bring your own in case.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have comfy beds, lots of pillows and nice linens. The master king bed is especially luxurious. There is a pull-out couch in the living area. Give us a heads up if you will need the couch so we can provide linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
My limit is 6 but I can go up to 8 if you let me know. There is a pull-out couch in living area. My house is an up and down duplex. We are the lower level. Though the upstairs owners don't rent their place and aren't there much (they live in town and have several places), it is possible for someone to be there so there may be some foot and other noise from upstairs. I have never had complaints but that's the heads up. Once you book you will receive lots of other detailed info about the house and the area. Please ask me anything!

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