• 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Fire Station Contact
  • Fire Station Contact
  • Hospital Contact
  • Hospital Contact
  • Police Contact
  • Police Contact
  • Private Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

1 Step Away is a duplex (two sides) and is rentable as both sides combined. Or, each side can be rented separately as 1 Step Away Upper or 1 Step Away Lower.


GENERAL
Oceanfront
Free WiFi
Central Heating & Air
Nonsmoking
Elevator Access to Top Two Floors
2 Oceanfront Outdoor spaces
Private Pool - Pool Dimensions: 10' 10" x 26' and up to 5'6" deep
2 Gas Grills
Private Beach Access & Walk Way with Uncovered Outdoor Shower
Covered Shower in Carport
Water Hose
Parking for 4-6 Vehicles

Upper Unit:

LAUNDRY
High-Efficiency Washer and Dryer

KITCHEN & DINING ROOM
Oceanfront, 3rd Floor
Dining Table with Seating for 12
Kitchen Bar with Seating for 6
Thoroughly Stocked Kitchen for Preparing & Serving Meals
Fridge with Ice-maker
Glass Flat Cook-top Stove with 5 Burners
Microwave
Oven
2-12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker
Blender
Hand Can-Opener
George Foreman Grille
Garbage Disposal

LIVING ROOM 
Wrap around couch that seats 11-12 people
Surround sound system
Wet Bar with mini refrigerator
Flat Screen TV with cable

MASTER SUITE #1
Oceanfront, 2nd Floor
Private Bathroom with Walk-in Shower, Double Vanity Sinks & Jacuzzi Tub
King Bed
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock/Radio
Access to Oceanfront Deck

MASTER SUITE #2
Oceanfront, 2nd Floor
Private Bathroom with Walk-in Shower, Double Vanity Sinks & Jacuzzi Tub
King Bed
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Access to Oceanfront Deck

BEDROOM #3
2nd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #4 with Shower/Tub Combo
2 Queen Beds
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock
Private Street-side Balcony

BEDROOM #4
2nd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #3 with Shower/Tub Combo
2 Bunk Beds (Twins over Twins - 4 Twins Total)
Flat Screen TV with DVD & VHS Player and cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

BEDROOM #5
3rd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #6 & Common Area, Shower/Tub Combo & Double Vanity Sinks
King Bed
Private Street-side Balcony
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

BEDROOM #6
3rd Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #5 & Common Area, Shower/Tub Combo & Double Vanity Sinks
2 Queen Beds
Flat Screen TV with cable
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock/Radio 


Lower Unit:

KITCHEN & DINING
Sea View, 1st Floor
Dining Table with Seating for 8
Kitchen Bar with Seating for 4
Totally Stocked Kitchen for Preparing & Serving Meals
Fridge with Ice-maker
Glass Flat Cook-top Stove with 5 Burners
Microwave
Oven
12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker
Toaster
Hand Can-Opener
Blender
Garbage Disposal

LIVING ROOM
Oceanfront, 1st Floor
Flat Screen TV with DVD Player
audio system
Seating for 6 & Queen Sleeper Couch
Ceiling Fan
Oceanfront Deck Access with Seating for 4 & Table for 6

LAUNDRY ROOM
1st Floor
Full-size Top-loading Washer
Full-size Front-loading Dryer
Iron & Board

MASTER SUITE #1
1st Floor
Private Bathroom with Shower/Tub Combo & Double Vanity Sinks
King Bed
Flat Screen TV
Ceiling Fan
Reading Nook with Seating for 1
Private Street-side Deck with Rocking Chair

BEDROOM #2
1st Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #3 & Common Area with Shower/Tub Combo
King Bed
Flat Screen TV
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

BEDROOM #3
1st Floor
Shared Bathroom with Bedroom #2 & Common Area with Shower/Tub Combo
2 Bunk Beds (Twins over Twins - 4 Twins Total)
Flat Screen TV with DVD & VHS Player
Ceiling Fan
Alarm Clock

How to Save Money on Your Rental

  • Many rental managers and vacation properties provide Wilmington, NC area travel guides which feature offers, either offered independently by merchants, or by a partnership between the property management company and the local store itself. Be on the lookout for these catalogs and discount books, as this allows travelers to take advantage of the same attractions with a typically substantial discounted.
  • Willing to alter your trip dates? Off-peak times provide significant savings.
  • A number of vacation rental companies and owners offer discounts for active and veteran men and women of the US Military, or returning guests to the same property. Make sure to ask property manager to see if your visiting gang qualifies for a special offer.
  • Some homes are primarily suited for particular groups of vacationers. Large event homes are perfect for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some homes cater to beach bums. Other rentals are positioned close to music venues. Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the activities and locations you are most looking forward to.
  • Management companies and individual property owners generally offer clients an option to obtain trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the basic vacation rental cost, offers buyers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any nights missed a result of personal medical related emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unanticipated motel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens .

How to Book a Rental Home

Some people are shocked to learn the number of rental homes are located in their area of interest. With such a wide selection, guests are sure to discover a rental that suits their expectations and price range.

Vacation homes are often owner operated or managed by rental management companies. For property owners not directly involved with the management of their rental home, management companies are instrumental in assisting travellers with reserving, checking-in, cleaning, and any maintenance issues that may arise.

Seasoned Wilmington, NC vacationers have identified a handful of tips and tricks throughout the years with regards to renting rental properties, however many newcomers will be happy to learn that many of these "tricks" are in plain sight, if you know where they should search.

Finding and booking the best rental:

Do you think "1 Step Away: Beautiful, Oceanfront, HOT TUB! Private Pool & Beach Access, Elevat" is the best rental for your next visit? Look over this check list to ensure it fits all of your needs.

The Earlier You Begin, The Better The Choices

Like many popular hot spots, In Wilmington, NC the best vacation rentals are booked very early. For the greatest selection, start your planning and search Six-12 months in advance of your trip. A lot of households decide to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve holiday gatherings.

Select your Area and Vacation Week

Oftentimes, the toughest portion of planning your vacation is deciding on where to go, and when. When the big decisions are hammered out, the rest is more straightforward.

How Many Beds?

Confirm who is going, and how many/what particular bedroom configuration you need to have. Remember that that most vacation rentals list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the family room. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for your family. Generally vacation home listings will summarize each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.

What Exactly Are You Willing to Pay?

Does your selected rental property fit your budget during that prime Summer week? Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family prior to booking a pricey rental. Most rental agreements call for a single individual to be responsible for the full reservation.

Make a List of "Preferences" and "Needs"

What property features is the family trying to find? Is a screened-in porch a requirement? Do you want to be far from the crowds, or close to a city setting? Are bedsheets included with the rental agreement, or do you need to take your own? Make a list of priority features to help narrow your search.

Accessability

Appropriate accessibility could make or ruin a visit for the less-mobile. If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other specialized equipment is needed, factor that into your search. The majority of rental listings will include a list of amenities.

Your Puppy Needs a Holiday, Too

Make sure you include your companion! Dog policies are different at each rental. Read descriptions carefully. Type of animal, size and dog breeds may be restricted. Read your agreement very carefully! Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your agreement. Ask questions *well before* you book!

Searching the Internet

. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Wilmington, NC local rental homes" for local vacation rental management companies. In addition to offering exceptional rental properties, local agencies provide you with top-notch service..

Negotiate

When you've spotted the rentalhome of your dreams, make sure your travel dates are available.

Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Your greatest chance for a lower rate will be switching to a less desirable week.

Study The Contract

Read through the entire contract and be sure you are aware who is responsible for:

  • Power bills
  • Internet
  • Telephone service
  • Hot Tub Heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Daily Cleaning (If Available)
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance policies
  • Key exchange
  • Parking Space

In addition to the regular fee, guests will have to pay local taxes when renting "1 Step Away: Beautiful, Oceanfront, HOT TUB! Private Pool & Beach Access, Elevat", in addition to any other fees that may be required depending on their situation, including an animal fee, early check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heat fee for private pool usage during the autumn or spring months.

Trip Insurance

Cancellation policies vary with each vacation rental. Vacation rental management companies and home owners typically offer their clients the option to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs between 1% - 5% of the standard rental cost, provides guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any days missed a result of personal hospital emergencies or storms, in addition to hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated motel stay or additional gas.

Book your Rental

When everything seems right, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You will likely have to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.

Where to Get Assistance

Put the rental manager's contact information into your cell phone and wallet for convenient access to answers throughout your trip.

Congratulations on reserving your rental! You're on your way to a phenomenal vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures at your arrival. Record the condition of the rental unit right away. We also recommend promptly calling the rental home manager with a report of any damages, along with your request for any fixes. This can prevent disputes during checkout.
  • Ask questions. If there is any ambiguity about parking, policies of the property, property access, pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager promptly. A phone call can save hours of problems.
  • Remember to be a good next-door neighbor. Locals will probably be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your home.
  • Ask a local. Residents are a good source of tips. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great night out, or the best spots for wildlife?
  • Remember to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up while you are away, just like you would in your own home.

Checking Out

  • Double-check each room of the rental to make sure you've collected all possessions.
  • Make a point to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damages. We recommend walking through with the rental manager wherever possible (this may not be possible).. If the property manager is not available, make sure to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you enjoy yourself? Many rental home management companies and rental websites permit customers to provide feedback. If your rental home and/or property manager was outstanding, they will appreciate your positive reviews. If something was disagreeable and they failed to correct it in a reasonable manner, or when the rental home was not as described, you should make it a point in your critique.

Learn and Improve

Does everybody want to re-book next year? If everything was perfect, next year's vacation planning will be easy. If not, you have gained invaluable rental search experience to aid with the next search.

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Visitors who are on the hunt for the postcard-perfect vacation rental in the heart of the Carolina Beach or Kure Beach area will find an enticing selection and plenty of friendly customer service when they rent through Victory Beach Vacations. Based in Carolina Beach in the coastal Cape Fear region, Victory Beach Vacations has more than 100 vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes to ensure that every vacationing family can find their dream home away from home on the beach.   When you book your Cape Fear getaway with Victory Beach Vacations, the fun doesn’t end when you leave the beach, it continues with an array of privately-owned properties outfitted with all of the amenities needed for a fabulous beach vacation.   Jenna Lanier, General Manager, explains that her family first opened the rental and property management business in 2002. At the forefront of Victory Beach operations is Lanier’s mother, Caroline Meeks. Meeks is both the Broker in Charge and co-owner with husband, Buck Meeks, who manages the Field Services team with Lanier’s husband, Scott.   For nearly 20 years, the Victory Beach team has worked tirelessly to establish a network of top-of-the-line rental properties for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy. “As far as our properties go,” explains Lanier, “they are all updated, well-furnished and appointed. “We have always performed post-cleaning inspections and since the pandemic, have put freshly laundered duvets over all of the comforters between rentals.”   Lanier emphasizes how important the guests experience is “we strive to give our guests a relaxing, stress free, memorable vacation.” This emphasis on customer service has led to Victory Beach Vacations having a 4.8 Google rating with over 300 reviews by happy owners and guests.In addition to Victory Beach’s superior sanitation practices, the company offers properties for every type of visitor. Choose from luxury oceanfront houses and condos to more reasonbly priced 2nd row properties with oceanviews. Many properties include pools and hot tubs as well, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and many are dog friendly.   Lanier also notes that all properties are within walking or driving distance to Pleasure Island’s main attractions – Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. The former, as described by Lanier, is the more commercialized of the two destinations and features a boardwalk, outdoor dining options and a plethora of weekly activities including fireworks, live music, amusement park pop-ups, and movies under the stars. Kure Beach offers a more residential feel with its fishing pier, intimate restaurants and family favorite, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.More water fun awaits, too. “There is a harbor and a canal that feed into the intercoastal. We have several properties on the harbor so guests can bring their boat, kayak, [or jet ski] and travel between islands,” says Lanier.   A stay with Victory Beach Vacations is an annual pilgrimage for most. “A large percentage of guests are previous guests. Some even reserve the same property for the next year as they’re checking out,” Lanier says. “It’s almost like it’s their personal vacation home.”   Even before guests arrive at their vacation destination, the Victory Beach Vacations’ website greets them with a live beach cam and exquisite aerial footage of both Carolina and Kure Beaches. See for yourself by scanning the QR code and call Victory Beach Vacations at 910.458.0868 to book your Cape Fear getaway. Start making your memories today! —Grace Silipigni