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Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,784 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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 sunny and 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 and head to the beach... 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 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. We provide linens and bath towels and have tons of beach 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 Harnett

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1784 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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

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Beautiful And Beachy Ocean View!
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews
5

The property was everything it was advertized to be. All of the reviews were right on.

  • 5 of 5

I loved the way Laura goes out of her way to communicate and help us before, during and after the stay. This property was the perfect place to stay. Thank you and the only drawback was: The time went too fast!

Ron & Cathy Munroe Falls, Ohio

Rusty, Megan and grandkids Kissimmee Florida

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw thanks Ronnie... that is very nice! It gives me great pleasure to help make the stay go well, especially for nice folks like you! Next time you will have to stay longer. :)
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5

Love, Love, Love

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! We were there for a week of wedding festivities with family and had a terrific time. I couldn't get over how well stocked the house is. Everything we needed was there! I am a cook and usually find it difficult to cook in someone else's kitchen, but not so there! Very clean, very comfortable. The only thing I would say to bring is towels and beach towels.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary! I really appreciate that. I do try and keep it stocked though paper towels and dishwasher detergent occasionally run out. I leave one towel p/p for six people and there are a few beach towels under the gray table but I realize some folks want more. I'll make a note of that in my description. I hope you come back!
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5

Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house conveniently located by the beach with all amenities, down to the body wash in the showers. I can't think of one thing that would have made it better. Super clean, super communication, super vacation. I will be coming back again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela! What a nice review. I do enjoy helping people feel at home. And you are welcome back anytime. Believe it or not, I already have two bookings in June 2018 so I wouldn't wait too long if you know your dates. :)
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5

A great beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Super easy beach access! Nice to have outdoor shower. The porches were great for relaxing. The owner was great to work with and very responsive to our questions. This unit had everything we needed. We love Wrightsville Beach, and hope to stay in this comfortable, well-appointed unit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brenda. You were an awesome guest! I loved chatting with you and I hope to have you back next year or sooner. Folks are already booking for 2018 (I must attract planners!) so I'm already booked for the week you had this year. I do hope another week works for you if you want to return! (Personally I love the fall :) .) All the best...
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5

Nice long weekend

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as described. Beautifully decorated with plenty of options for outside lounging and entertainment. Laura was great to work with and made us feel right at home. Highly recommend this property for your next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL
5

Charming, relaxing, and very nicely decorated and updated

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming and updated Sandpiper unit. Laura made everything so easy and pleasant for us from check in to check out. Sandpiper has every amenity needed to give you a stress free and relaxed vacation. The porch was wonderful to hang out, the beach is a quick walk just 5 houses down, and the WB loop and town life is an easy walk too. When you want to stay in for dinner, the kitchen is fully equipped and there is a new gas grill on the downstairs back porch. The best of all worlds - we will be back! Thanks Laura for opening your vacation home to others!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miller you are a delight! I loved chatting with you the other day. Thanks so much for taking such good care of my house and I DO hope to have you back! I offer 5% off the rental fee to good returning guests. :) Keep up the Yoga!
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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:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Prime
27 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£934
for 3 nights
From
£265
£1,984
£4,369
 
 
Post-Prime
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£576
for 2 nights
From
£219
£1,677
£3,215
 
 
Off Season
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£546
for 2 nights
From
£204
£1,484
£2,831
 
 
Pre-Prime
1 Mar 2018 - 9 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£853
for 3 nights
From
£239
£1,830
£3,600
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £60.78
Cleaning £76.94
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.7
Pet Fee £76.94

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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