• As low as $709/Night
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 13
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General Features

  • DVD player
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Ecotours nearby
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Living room
  • Microwave
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the sea
  • No pets allowed
  • On the waterfront
  • Onsite parking
  • Oven
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

Spend your next beach vacation rocking on the cavernous wraparound porch at “Cardwell”. This seemingly ocean front home sports great ocean vistas and was designed by an architect associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. Although this home is technically one home back from the beach front, the unique staggered tons on the north end of the island ensure picture ideal vistas and a feeling of privacy. The private road with no public parking will make you feel as though you have the beach to yourself. Don’t miss your chance to vacation in this one-of-a-kind bungalow!

The main living level of “Cardwell” has a sizable living-dining area with cathedral ceilings. A series of sliding glass doors wrap the home to allow natural light to flood the living space and showcase the beautiful vistas beyond. The kitchen and bathrooms have been lightly refreshed to make a comfortable space to prepare home cooked meals for the family. A huge dining table provides ample seating and opens to the main living space that is furnished with plenty of seating options. Just off the kitchen is a modest multi-purpose room that includes a bunk bed (twin over twin), half bathroom, and laundry facilities.

Down the hall on the main living level is a full bathroom that serves the close by guest room that is furnished with two beds, a twin, and a queen. This guest room has a enormous sliding glass door that leads to the ocean side deck and offers a nice view of the ocean. The primary suite is located at the end of the hall and features a lush kind sized bed, walk in closet, dual vanity, walk in shower, and gives direct access to the wraparound porch. Wake up each morning to the waves crashing and palms blowing in the soft breeze.

A spiral staircase located in the living room gives this home unique character and leads to the top floor where there are three additional bedrooms. At the top of the stairs, you will find a full bathroom complete with a walk-in shower. This bathroom serves the upstairs bedrooms. To your left is a guest room with a queen-size bed and constructed-in seating. This bedroom overlooks the main living area below and features some very eye-catching angles designed by the architect. To the right of the stairs there is a second guest bedroom with a queen bed that is framed by a series of windows that make the room feel bright and airy. This guest room also overlooks the living area below and directly leads to the third bedroom which provides a full bed. Given that the full bedroom directly connects to the queen guest room this sleeping arrangement is ideal for families with modest kids.

If you are looking for a vacation home with ample outdoor space, great vistas, worry complimentary parking, a stellar location, tons of appeal, and all the amenities of home then look no further. This home has a lot to offer and is sure to provide a space for a memorable family vacation!

Occupancy: 13
Stay Requirements: Saturday to Saturday rental in summer. Minimum of 2-nighttime stay in other seasons.
Linens Configuration: 1 King, 3 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Twin, 1 Bunk (Twin/Twin).
Parking: Parking on site for 4 cars.
Pet Policy: No family pets allowed.
Prohibited: Boat Trailers, Smoking, RV’s, Boats, Family Animals, Charging Golf Carts, Mail and Packages are not able to be sent to the rental.
Featured Conveniences: Garage, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Keyless Entry, Gas Grille, Single Family Home.

Bryant Real Estate, established in 1952, is a professionally operated firm that is licensed in North Carolina and hired by the property owner to manage “W136 – Cardwell” as a vacation rental.

About the Area

Located on the waterfront, this vacation home is in Shell Island, a neighborhood in Wrightsville Beach. Wrightsville SUP and Children's Museum of Wilmington are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Wrightsville Beach and Halyburton Park. Aussie Island Surf Shop and Cape Fear Paddleboarding are also worth visiting. Jet skiing, snorkeling, and water tubing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby.

Special Instructions

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Our top Rental property booking tips and tricks:

Getting the most from your rental budget:

  • Reserve your vacation home as early as possible. Rental schedules usually open 12 months in advance (or in September just after Summer ends). Many groups reserve their Summer rental homes during Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • June, July, and August are the most expensive months in the Wilmington, NC area. To get the best value, shift your family's Wilmington, NC vacation week to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer warmer temperatures, fewer crowds, and reduced traffic. Many vacationers use this method to reserve larger homes, or to reserve an oceanfront vacation rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the Summer. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook Winter holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday on the coast? Thanksgiving and Christmas are great times to gather with friends and family at the beach.
  • Property management companies sometimes offer discounts or promotional rates for veterans and active duty military. It's always a good idea to check with your property manager to see if rate reductions are available for your group before you book.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners typically offer their guests an option to obtain vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which costs between 1% - 5% of the reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for missed trip time as a result of medical-related catastrophes or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or additional gas expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a life-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your property manager for details.
  • Find a copy of your local Wilmington, NC area magazine upon arrival. If your rental doesn't have one, you can find them at local shops and fuel stations. In addition to great articles, travel guides contain deals for nearby accommodations, tours and attractions.

Use filters to search efficiently:

  • Choose your dates and max budget.
  • Note the number beds and the bed configuration your family requires. Spacious home w ocean views from wraparound porch has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Wilmington, NC rental home search.
  • Precise descriptions of bedrooms and bed counts is almost always available online. Otherwise, reach out to the property manager before booking the property. Note that most listings specify the maximum guest capacity, which frequently includes pull-out couches and bunk beds.
  • Some rental properties allow pets, but some don't. Allowable types of family pet, size and breeds may be restricted, and additional fees may apply. Ask the property manager about allowable pet guidelines before booking.
  • If there's a specific Wilmington, NC attraction you crave, browse homes that are either nearby, or those that cater especially to your needs.
  • Appropriate accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for guests with disabilities. Confirm all necessary amenities are available and included before reserving a rental.

Tips to have a smooth stay:

  • Review check in & check out procedures before leaving home. Take a printed copy, and save the directions to your smartphone.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a garage door opener, stereo or washer/dryer. Contact your host. They are there to help! A brief call prevents many difficulties.
  • Ensure you protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by locking the property while you are away, just like you would back home.
  • To ensure that no damages are attributed to your visit, record any problem areas upon check in. E-mail the property manager right away to record any pre-existing damages. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the recorded problems and contact attempts will be helpful.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like unpleasant vacationers bothering your peace. Practice the golden rule for best judgement. If they like you, locals might even recommend great local food and scenic spots you would've never otherwise known about!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Local residents can often help. Who better to ask where to grab the best tacos, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fishing?
  • Double-check every room of the rental property to confirm that you've packed all belongings on check-out day. Check closets, dressers, garages, and bathrooms for hidden belongings. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Go through the rental a final time and keep an eye out for any damage. We recommend inspecting the property with the property manager whenever you can. If the host is not available, ensure that you take video of the property to record its condition.
  • Did your family have a terrific stay? Most rental home management companies make it easy for vacationers to provide reviews. If your rental and/or property management company was wonderful, they will likely appreciate your kind words. If anything was wrong and they failed to fix it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make it a point as part of your feedback.

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