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Pet Friendly Cottage On Sunset Beach. Spacious, Comfortable And Ideally Located!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroms, Sleeps 8 plus one infant

Panacea is a mid-island, pet and family friendly cottage on the quiet end of Sunset Beach. A short three minute walk gets you to the beach, over the elevated boardwalk that allows views into the expansive dunes that serve as home to deer, rabbits and sea turtle nests. Throw down your beach towel and enjoy one of the widest beaches on the east coast at low tide with great puddles to lounge, splash or build sand castles.Turn to the right towards Bird Island to find the fabled Kindred Spirit mailbox and leave your own message and continue on to explore the rock jetty that lines the inland waterway. Or turn to the left and you're headed toward the pier, great for people watching and getting an old fashioned orange sherbet push-up treat.

Panacea has been updated with modern but not too fussy beach décor throughout, with open floor plan and spacious bedrooms creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Bedroom One has a king bed, two night stands, dresser, TV and bench. Bedroom Two has a queen bed flanked by nightstands, dresser and mirror, bench and wing chair. Bedroom Three has queen bed, dresser, chest of drawers and side chair. Bedroom Four is the twin bedroom with a chest of drawers also serving as a night stand, TV and full length mirror. The living area has a full sized couch with recliners on the ends, recliner love seat and a single reclining chair (sounds like a lot of relaxing going on!). End tables and coffee table provide a convenient place for your favorite snack or beverage. The dining table seats 6 but can be expanded with extra leafs stored in twin bedroom closet, extra seating with two stools at the bar. The kitchen has all the expected appliances--fridge, oven range, dishwasher, microwave. Mr Coffee Maker and Keurig, electric can opener, 4 slot toaster/bagel, toaster oven all available. The laundry area houses the washer, dryer, expandable drying rack, broom, dust pan (all you need since housekeeping is included!) with board games on the shelf. The back deck sports two rocking chairs and a picnic table. The large front porch with plenty of seating (2 Adirondaks, loveseat, wing chair and 2 footstools, two chair high bistro table set for morning coffee) is the perfect place to gather and enjoy those that matter most.

Under the house provides shaded parking but if you back your cars out a little sidewalk chalk can create a space for budding artists or a game of hop-scotch. The outside shower has a bench, hooks for towels and a hand-held shower head with great water pressure. A bin MAY have boogie boards, rafts, beach chairs and a variety of sand toys and a fat tired aluminum wagon with fishing pole holders will make it easy to cart whatever you want to the beach, just be sure to go down to the 40th street access (no steps). And after a day on the beach if you want to cook out, a 3 burner propane gas grill is at the ready for burgers, steak or whatever you caught fishing.

This Panacea is a definite cure for those needing some R&R!

Interior amenities include cable TV, free WIFI, three TVs, VCR, DVD player and CD player/stereo. Linens are included.

Outside offers a 3 burner propane gas grill, sundeck, covered parking, outdoor shower, and covered porch. This home is pet friendly - so bring your best friends! Gates at the top of the steps ensure child and pet security.

More Details

Leta Wiley/Deborah Long
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Leta Wiley/Deborah Long

Both of us grew up in the Carolinas and as Jim was already established in the new-at-the-time field of computers, I opened my optometric practice in Fort Mill, SC. We have lived in Indian Land, SC for 30 years among the trees and wildlife and I just finished serving eight years in the SC House of Representatives.

Leta Wiley/Deborah Long purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Leta Wiley/Deborah Long chose Sunset Beach

Jim and I met in 1980 and it wasn't long before we knew we were meant to be together. He took me to see a beach lot he had purchased several years earlier because he wanted to build a house on it. Ironically I had been to Sunset Beach once before with a friend who insisted I see this serene, secluded, relatively undiscovered beach with great sand dunes not usually found on the southern east coast and I had fallen in love with it. The next thing I knew we were honey-mooning in Panacea! His two children ( my stepdaughter Leta and stepson Phil) and one grandchild have followed suit. Don't mean to brag but we were among the first non-full time residents to realize that Sunset wasn't just for summer time fun but that spring and fall at the beach is nothing short of wonderful!

What makes this cottage unique

This haven not only provides a respite from the every day hustle and bustle but after refueling your inner soul for a couple of days you might be interested in venturing out for some shopping, sight-seeing or entertainment.. In the immediate area there is the Sunset Beach park that has a market fair every Thursday morning, the free concerts on Thursday evenings at Sunset Village, and the Bridge Museum and gift shop. Some of our favorite restaurants include the Boundary House, Crab Catchers, Twin Lakes, Crabby Oddwaters, GrapeVine and Chianti South. The Calabash Deli in Calabash can't be beat for quality and quantity! For a great breakfast the rustic southern way, try Big Nell's. Ride north a little ways and there is South Port and Wilmington with the Battleship tour, antique shopping and quaint cafes. Or ride south twenty minutes and there is the Tanger Outlet for fantastic shopping and even more dining options such as Rossi's and Chuck's Steakhouse.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sunset Beach in Brunswick County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ultra clean bathrooms directly accessible from bedrooms with under sink storage where you will find variable speed/heat blow dryers so no need to pack your own! Cool clean tile floors with soft water-absorbent bath rugs and convenient towel racks in the bathroom and hooks in the bedrooms. There will also be "starter" toilet tissue so no worries if you get in late. After a day on the beach, enjoy an invigorating outdoor shower with a convertable hand-held shower head and great water pressure, a bench and towel hooks. Makes you want to shower outside all the time!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Fresh crisp linens on your bed upon arrival with a complete set of bath towels for each guest. Ceiling fans for added comfort and a box fan in each room for those who like "white noise" even though you might not need it being on the quiet end of the beach! Firm comfort top mattresses, double Roman shades with light filtering sheers under room darkening panels and colorful medium weight quilted spreads make for a wonderful nights sleep. 100% Egyptian cotton blankets and extra pillows are on the top shelf of each closet. Double dresser drawers in the king and queen bedrooms, single chest of drawers in twin bedroom. Extra storage available in night stands in queen bedrooms. Soft fluffy rugs at the edge of the beds make for a cozy entrance into bed and a soft landing in the morning. For those vacationing with a little one there is a portacrib available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two keys are in a combination lock at the bottom of the front steps. You will receive the combination prior to your rental week/days via email. Please replace the keys in the box upon your departure. Provisions for early check in MUST be made prior to your rental week/days and there is a minimum $25 fee. Our tap water here at Sunset is great, no funny "beach" taste or smell so no need for buying jugs of spring water for coffee, tea or just drinking. Please roll out trash can on Wednesday and Saturday for pick up. Upon departure we ask that you strip the beds and leave the linens on the bedroom floors for the cleaning crew to pick up. Please collect any personal items, checking for things like electronic device charging cords, before leaving as we don't have a "lost and found" department. Last but not least, please enjoy our vacation home as if it were your own!


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Pet Friendly Cottage On Sunset Beach. Spacious, Comfortable And Ideally Located!
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Just like home!

  • 5 of 5

We took our fur baby with us...we all just really relaxed and enjoyed our time away..we will be booking it again next year. Highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable pet friendly home

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying at Panacea. We enjoy the option of bringing our pet with us. The homes decor is pleasant. We enjoy the all the leather reclining couches and ample seating for everyone in the living room. Kitchen is nicely stocked. We did have to buy a big "crab" pot for the home this year and my mother always brings her crock pot. The mattresses are so-so and we did bring extra foam padding to put under the sheets which helped. The kids of course didn't have any complaints about the beds. We love the outdoor shower and use that mostly when we stay for all bathing. The master bath shower that is shared between 2 of the rooms is super small for even us average sized people so the outdoor shower offers lots more room.

The flexible staying dates are always a positive for us as business owners we can usually stay more than a week.

The biggest factor to consider with this home is its location to the beach. This side of the island if very far from the beach with the dunes you have to cross and the home is at the end of the street. If you have senior citizens or small children I would suggest renting a golf cart for them. Once you make it to the beach you definitely do not want to have forgotten any items back at home. The owner is not at fault of course for where the home is placed but this is the biggest drawback to the home.

If you don't mind the walk to the beach this is a great home that you will feel comfortable in.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Second consecutive year at this beach cottage and hoping for a third! Thoroughly enjoyed our week. Addition of gas grill was a definite plus for late dinners after evenings at the beach. Just missed my first chance to see the turtles hatch. Waited with the Turtle watch team for a couple of hours to no avail...expected to happen within a few days🙁 Hated to miss it! Beach house is so clean, comfortable, and well maintained, outside shower is heaven, loved my morning stretching and breakfast on the porch (only suggestion would be a ceiling fan instead of just the overhead light on the porch)...was pleasantly surprised at how often we had a breeze on it though. Truly a Panacea. Having our dogs with us is the icing on the cake as we wouldn't go without them! Love the family atmosphere down on 40th street away from the hustle bustle...worth the 10 minute walk to the beach! Also Leta is awesome with communication. Highly recommend--thanks for sharing your piece of paradise! Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunnellon, Florida

Beautiful, peaceful beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed our first visit to Sunset Beach & Panacea!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Realaxing but fun as well!!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location nice and quite but close to the beach. A little walk but nothing to cry over

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and relaxing and the sunsets are remarkable!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful home for our yorkie. She loved the decks and could watch everything going on in the front or the back of the house. The house is spotless, fully equipped and the beds along with the bedding are terrific! The outside shower is the bomb after a day at the beach. Would love to see a container for recyclable items. Hope to be there next year!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Here's a tip for those that bring their pets! As you know, it can get quite hot at the beach during summertime and the asphalt can blister paw pads. I take my big girl to the beach before 8am and after 6pm as allowed by beach regulations but mid-day we hop into the car for a less than a five minute ride to Sunset Beach Town Park. There we can "take care of business" in a mix of sand and grass under shade trees. No burned feet, just remember to "scoop the poop", please! It's really easy since there is a bag dispensary and deposit container🐾


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sunset 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
End of Winter/Spring
25 Feb 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
In Season
3 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Pet Fee £108.31 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Bookings that occur within 30 days of arrival date require 100% payment due at booking.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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