• 6 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator
  • Elevator
  • Family
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Game Room
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Oven
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Video Games
  • Video Games
  • Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine

About this Property

A studio favorite. Past summer home for actors Danny McBride and Dean Norris. Ideal for a generous family or multiple families. (7 day minimum stay and Saturday change-over mandatory June - August ) What makes this home unique:

- Privacy and appreciation. Over 6,000 sf spread out over 4 floors (with elevator). 5 huge bedrooms, each with its own full bath and private outdoor space. Additional sleeping areas. COMFORTABLY sleeps 14. Giant kitchen and gathering areas.
- Direct waterfront location. Stunning water vistas throughout. Private tidal beach.
- Shared boat dock with wet slip. Launch your boat, jet ski, paddle board or kayak from the back yard. Smooth access to the sea and ICWW.
- Peace and peaceful. On the cloistered south side of the island, away from commercial activity, traffic and high density rental buildings.


Main level: Open the front door and you are looking out onto Banks Channel. Vaulted ceiling and generous windows make it dazzling and airy. Unwind in the appealing living area while you watch movies on the enormous screen TV. Prepare meals in the roomy well-appointed kitchen, and serve them at the kitchen bar, the casual kitchen table, or the slightly less casual dining room table. Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the sizable wine refrigerator and bar area. Step out onto the outdoor space and watch the sunset over the inland waterways. A great home for entertaining! A bedroom with full bath and private outdoor space is also on this level.

Second level: Take your pick of three sizable bedrooms, including a “second master” that overlooks the sound. Each bedroom has a full bath and outdoor space. There is also a calming sitting area with pull-out couch, and a laundry room with sizable capacity washer and dryer.

Top level: A handsome master suite with expansive vistas of Banks Channel and the Atlantic Sea. The bedroom includes a generous bathroom with walk-in shower, a sizable walk-in closet, and, of course, a private outdoor space with bounteous water vistas. The bedroom opens up into a huge living area with kitchenette and 3 constructed-in couches/day beds. An ideal space for families with children that would like to stay on the same floor. A locked door leads to a spiral staircase and huge roof outdoor space. Savor spectacular vistas of the entire island!

Ground level: A game room with a sizable screen TV, sitting area, ping pong table, and half-bath. A sectional couch provides additional sleeping. This room opens onto a huge outdoor space and the pier.

Outdoor Conveniences: Keep an eye out for dolphins as you drop a line into Banks Channel from the private pier. There is a wet slip to accommodate your boat. Let us know if you plan to bring boat so we can accommodate. Little ones can savor the sandy beach (at low tide). The sea is a brief walk away. Additional amenities include an outdoor shower, decks and outdoor furnishings on multiple levels, and plenty of storage for bicycles, paddle boards, kayaks and beach gear.

Special includes: A sizable garage and driveway with parking for an additional 5-6 cars. An elevator services all four levels. Linens and towels are included with your rental!

Money Saving Strategies

  • Search for the tourism bureau in the area you want to travel. Many established tourism bureaus supply travel guides with promotions for vacation rental management companies, restaurants and tours. Keep an eye out for these catalogs and discount books, as this allows travelers to discover those attractions at a sometimes considerable discounted.
  • Are the trip dates flexible? Off-peak times offer sizable bargains.
  • A number of property management companies and owners offer savings for active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed forces, or repeat vacationers of the same rental home. Make sure to check with property manager to see if your visiting group is eligible for a markdown.
  • Some properties are primarily suited for particular groups of travellers. Large event homes are best for weddings, receptions and corporate meetings. Some properties appeal to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are positioned close to night life. You will definitely get the most value from a home that most directly matches your ideal holiday setting, even if it costs a bit more.
  • Property management companies and individual rental owners often offer their customers an opportunity to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which generally add somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base stay cost, provides vacationers reimbursement of their travel costs for any missed as a result of health related emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unforeseen hotel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen happens (heaven forbid!).

How to Book a Vacation Home

You might be pleasantly surprised to discover how many rentals are available at your destination. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of global research sites like Homeaway and VRBO.

Rental homes are often owner operated or managed by rental management companies. For owners not directly involved with the management of their rental home, management companies are critical in helping vacationers with reserving, check-in, housekeeping, and any repairs and maintenance problems that may occur.

We've developed a short guide to assist you in getting most from your vacation rental experience.

Searching for and reserving the best vacation property:

Before you book "Aquarium- Waterfront with Amazing Views and Dock! ", go through our short checklist of issues to consider.

Search Early and Often

Wilmington, NC rentals start booking very early. To find the best selection, start your planning and search Six-Twelve months in advance of your trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your rental home..

Find your Spot and Decide Dates

Agreement can be tricky between family, but the moment this tricky part is complete everything will quickly fall in place.

Selecting an Adequately-Sized Rental home

Establish who is going, and how many/what particular bedroom configuration you will need. Bear in mind that many rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room. You will need to determine what is suitable for your family. Most vacation home listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

Stick to a Budget

Make sure "Aquarium- Waterfront with Amazing Views and Dock! " works with your budget *during your desired week*. Make certain to get cost-sharing commitments from friends and family before booking a costly rental. A single individual in your group must be responsible for gathering payments and agreeing to responsibility for the entire rental payment at time of booking.

Its All About Amenities

What amenities is the group searching for? Is a pool reallynecessary?Do you want a rental with open-air lounge? Would you like to be away from it all, or near civilization? Are bedsheets included with the rental agreement, or do you need to provide your own? Make a list of "needs and desires" from your party to help narrow your search to the most suitable rental.

Special Circumstances

Do a few members of your group have special needs? If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is necessary, include that into your search. Nearly all rental home listings include a list of amenities.

Paws-Friendly, Please

Are you or other individuals in the party traveling with a furry friend? Pet policies are different at each rental property. Study descriptions thoroughly. Many limitations may dismiss a prospective rental property. Examine your contract thoroughly! Additional fees or costs may be applied to your agreement. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.

Start your Search

. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Wilmington, NC local rentals" for local rental management companies. In addition to having exclusive rental properties, local companies provide you with excellent service..

Negotiate the Price

Re-read the description to make certain that the rental has everything you need. If it is something is missing, the rental management company might know of similar properties that suit your style and budget..

While not true for all rental properties, many owners and property managers will make a deal on rates. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season stay, try getting an additional night. Off-peak weeks will be negotiable more frequently than peak-season..

Read through the Total Contract

It is advisable to know which services are included:

  • Power bills
  • WIFI Access
  • Telephone service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Pay Per View Movies
  • Housekeeping
  • Trash Pickup (and which day?)
  • Maintenance (get a phone number)
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking Fees

Make sure your quote includes all state taxes and fees.

Cancelling your Rental Home

Be sure you understand the cancellation policy before booking. Many vacation property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance safeguards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides relief should tragedy strike.

Reserve your Rental Home

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

Where to Get Assistance

Make sure to get the property manager's contact number and entry/exit procedures for your rental property. We recommend saving the contact's information in your smart phone and wallet.

Congrats! All that is left is making the most of your visit!

During your Stay

  • To assure no damages are linked to your stay, create a record of any trouble spots of the property. Get in touch with the property manager right away to report your findings. This will protect against disputes during checkout.
  • Ask questions. You could need instructions for a gas fireplace, TV or hot tub. Contact your home manager. They are there to help. A quick phone call prevents many headaches.
  • Remember to respect your neighbors. Natives are likely to be as friendly to you as you are considerate of them. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by visitors next to your primary residence.
  • Ask a local. Locals are a great source of recommendations. Who better to ask where to get the best chicken wings, have a great night out, or the best spots for night life?
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.

When its Time to Leave

  • Clean up a little. Although you're spending money on a housekeeping fee, The property really needs to be in very good condition. Sinks stuffed with dishes, surplus sand on the flooring and sticky messes ought to be remedied before leaving.
  • Make a point to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damage. If at all possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property owner present. If the property owner is not available, you'll want to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • Did you have a great time? Virtually all rental home sites request testimonials after your stay is complete. Property owners and property managers will appreciate your glowing ratings. If anything went wrong, we suggest being kind but honest about your stay. The best owners and managers will try hard to solve the situation.

Learn from your Stay

Hold a debrief with your family. Did they enjoy their stay? If everything was perfect, next year's vacation planning will be simple and easy. If not, you have gained valuable experience to aid with your next search.

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Victory Beach Vacations

Victory Beach Vacations

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