• As low as $363/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 9
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General Features

  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 total pets
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Energy-saving switches
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Golf nearby
  • Heating
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Living room
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Microwave
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Patio
  • Pet friendly
  • Playground
  • Recycling
  • Refrigerator
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Spices
  • Stair gate
  • Stovetop
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toilet paper
  • Travel crib
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water dispenser
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only

About this Property

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home

Welcome to Grateful Dunes! It’s a second-row home - right across the street from the beach access. It’s laid out with a central open floor plan, so that you can talk with family in the living room while cooking in the kitchen. On each side of the big central room, there’s a suite of 2 bedrooms, connected by a bathroom, ideal for families or friends. We're always improving the home - this year we added a new refrigerator and microwave, did some painting, and created a shuffleboard court.

The kitchen is well-supplied because we live here - with good knives and cutting boards, coffee paraphernalia, and fun stuff like a panini maker, a mini waffle iron, and a whirly pop (which will forever spoil you for microwave popcorn), and of course a blender and toaster and tons of good pots and pans. And we've installed a new gas range, and a reverse-osmosis water purification system.

We’ve put a lot of thought into making the home family friendly, including:
- a wall of bookshelves, entirely outfitted with books for adults and kids
- a stereo system and some records and CDs
- tons of games and cards and puzzles and art supplies
- a low cabinet with plastic plates and cups, so the kids can get their own snacks
- a 5-gallon water cooler, so the kids can get their own drinks,
- a tea event set
- a portable crib, high chair, and stroller
- cleaning supplies stored on a high shelf, out of reach of little ones
- new washer and dryer

Bring your own sheets and towels - or we can recommend a local linen rental service.

- right across the street from the beach access!
- a big shady porch deck with tons of comfortable seating,
- since we’re on Main Street, there’s great people-watching.
- an outdoor shower,
- a picnic table with benches,
- a Weber grille.
- beach chairs and sand toys.
- shaded shuffleboard court in the carport!

PLEASE NOTE: Although the home has more than one floor, the rental is the first floor only. We have just fulfilled a lifetime dream of moving to Sunset Beach, and we’re delighted to have found a home that we can share with guests, while we move upstairs to the “crow's nest” apartment. So if you need help replacing the water cooler bottle, or want a knitting lesson or recommendations for the best fish market or organic farm market, you only have to text us. But don’t worry, even though we’ll be upstairs, there’s a big empty space between the main home and the little apartment on the 3rd floor - because there's no second floor! So there's tons of privacy - we won't hear you, and you won't hear us.

About the Area

Located in Sunset Beach, this vacation home is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Cherry Grove Pier.
Ingram Planetarium and Museum of Coastal Carolina are also worth visiting. Kayaking, fishing, and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking nearby.

Special Instructions

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

Pet Policy

2 total pets

Vacation rental booking tips and tricks:

Get the most from your rental budget:

  • Summer time is high season in the Wilmington, NC area. To find the best value, change your vacation to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and October offer warm weather, fewer crowds, and greatly reduced traffic. Many vacationers use this method to reserve larger homes, or to reserve an oceanfront rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the high season.
  • Reserve your vacation rental as soon as possible. Rental schedules generally open a year in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many families reserve their Summer vacation rentals during Winter holiday gatherings. Reserve before these holidays for best selection.
  • Some property management companies offer rate reductions for active duty military and veterans. Remember to ask your host or property manager if special offers are available for your group.
  • Booking websites usually offer guests an option to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs between 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for days missed as a result of medical-related issues or weather, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation charges, such as an unanticipated hotel overnight or extra gas expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a life-saver if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for details.
  • Find a copy of your local Wilmington, NC visitors guide magazine when you check-in. If your rental doesn't have a copy, you can find them at local grocery stores and visitor centers. In addition to great local stories, travel guides contain coupons for local tours and attractions.

Make a plan and choose the perfect Wilmington, NC rental home:

  • Start by selecting the best vacation week and a max budget.
  • Decide how many beds and the bed configuration your family needs. Family and Pet Friendly, steps from the beach has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our rentals search.
  • Precise details about bedrooms and bed sizes & counts is regularly accessible on booking pages. Otherwise, call the property manager before you book the vacation property. Remember that most listings specify the max. guest capacity, which typically includes pull-out couches and bunk beds.
  • Visiting for a specific event or attraction? If so, use a map search to locate nearby properties.
  • Proper accessibility can make or ruin a vacation for guests with disabilities. Remember to confirm all necessary amenities are available before booking
  • Do your family pets travel with you? Although a number of vacation homes allow pets or animals, guidelines and costs vary per property. Allowable pet type, breed, and size are often limited. Make sure to ask before booking, and study your rental agreement! Extra fees or charges may be applied to your invoice.

Considerations for your stay:

  • Store the owner's information in your smartphone.
  • To make certain no damages are linked to your stay, inspect for any problem areas when you arrive. Make contact with the rental manager immediately to report your findings. If there is a dispute, having a record of concerns and contact attempts will be useful.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, stereo or washer/dryer. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief telephone call prevents many issues.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like disagreeable visitors bothering your peace. Use the golden rule for best judgement. Happy residents may even recommend great beaches and scenic spots you would've not otherwise known!
  • Speaking of neighbors... Ask a local! Local residents can typically help. Who better to ask where to spend a rainy day, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • Lock your rental property while you are out! Don't let burglars ruin your holiday.
  • Double-check the property to confirm that you've packed all of your family's items at departure. Make sure to check dressers, closets, and bathrooms for hidden belongings. Clean out the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Record a video to document the condition of the property.
  • Did you have a great stay? Many rental management companies make it easy for travelers to provide feedback. If your rental and/or property manager was great, they always love to hear your praise. If anything was imperfect and they failed to fix it within reason, or if the vacation rental wasn't as described, you'll want to make a note as part of your feedback.

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