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Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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 king sleigh bed has a comfy mattress topper and duvet. The master bath has a jetted tub and large walk in shower. Other two bedrooms have twin and queen beds. For your convenience I also have two inflatable mattresses, a soft toddler bed, a portable bassinet, and a Pack-n-Play. All bedrooms have roomy closets.

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, laptop, sun, sip or swing on one of the three porches. Or pack the beach cart with provided beach chairs, rafts, 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

Owner
Laura Thomasson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Un peu de Francais
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

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, depending on time of day, 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 bath 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. Walk to restaurants and local grocery.

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.

Pet friendly up to two dogs (no cats) with permission.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1784 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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. I also have two inflatable mattresses, a soft toddler bed, a Pack-n-Play, and a portable bassinet. I have smaller sheets but you may want to bring your own in case.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
My limit is 6 but I can go up to 8 if you let me know. 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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
5

beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

great location and very well appointed condo very clean fully furnished with all beach and household needs the plus was accepting pets having our golden retriever with us makes our vacation to a beach in the winter months easier we were very pleased with owner Laura being available and responding to questions and concerns promptly we hope to be able to return next year and enjoy a clean beach which is a very short walk no streets to cross loved the porch swing was a little nervous about getting stuck but we were able to maneuver out thankfully

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael. Very kind of you. Yes I know that front porch swing sits deep! Maybe I should put it closer to the ground so stepping out is easier. I'll check it out. I decided against the long term renter so I hope to have you back next year! :)
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5

Holiday at the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a very sweet, comfortable , clean and well maintained home to stay in. The location Is very convenient. If you love to cook the kitchen is a bit small, but has all the necessary appliances. If your on vacation who wants to cook. (Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington has some great restaurants). It's on a quiet street and the beach access is under 200 yards ( less then a 5 minute walk) Off street parking for two cars. The owner was very attentive , thoughtful ( she sent us a nice Christmas gift) and helpful throughout our stay if we had any questions. We enjoyed our stay over the Christmas and New year holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara. I loved having you guys! You were also very thoughtful. I do try hard to maintain it well... I'm having the whole interior painted next week! :) I will post a photo of the kitchen for folks after painting is done. I don't think of it as small though I realize we all have different ideas of what small/large means. I hope to have you back!!
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5

Beautiful, clean home. Host, Laura,went above all expectations. We were truly spoiled!

  • 5 of 5

We came in for the weekend celebrating our sons UNCW graduation. Upon arrival we were greeted with a surprise in the refrigerator. These extra touches along with all the necessities needed in a home is what made our stay very relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you Laura

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome Kathy. Next time I hope you can stay a while longer!
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Chapel Hill , NC
5

Wonderful place to spend a long Thanksgiving weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Property was well stocked...especially appreciated the cook are...coffee maker...Bose system...made it feel like home. Great location...

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James! So glad you felt at home. I do hope you can come back!
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Germantown, Maryland
5

Best experience yet on Wrightsville Beach

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a number of properties on Wrightsville Beach. While all have been nice, this was by far the cleanest, best maintained home we've stayed in. The home was exactly as described in the listing, with good amenities, right down to the kitchen appliances and cookware. The property was a very short walk to the beach, and on the Loop if you're in the mood for a run. Clean, comfortable and convenient. We will certainly consider this property on our next trip to Wrightsville Beach.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff! I really appreciate it. I do hope you can return. I am planning a small garden to be done by next year. I also hope to have a gas grill very soon. You were an awesome guest. Would have given you 10 stars but it only goes up to five!
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5

Always clean and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stayed at this location and it won't be the last. Just a few steps away from the sand and a short drive to restaurants, it's the perfect beach location. It's always been clean and stocked well beyond what we have needed. I will be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sarah! You are always welcome!
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Location

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 a boat or 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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wrightsville 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
 
Pre-Prime
1 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£889
for 3 nights
From
£249
£1,907
£3,751
 
 
Prime
27 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£973
for 3 nights
From
£277
£2,067
£4,553
 
 
Post-Prime
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£600
for 2 nights
From
£228
£1,747
£3,350
 
 
Off Season
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£568
for 2 nights
From
£212
£1,546
£2,949
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£973
for 3 nights
From
£277
£1,627
£3,751
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £80
Pet Fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £401
Property Damage Protection £63

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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