• As low as $813/Night
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
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General Features

  • Books
  • Games
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Carbon monoxide detector not reported (host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Furnished patio
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Hair dryer
  • Hardwood flooring in public areas
  • Heating
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ice maker
  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Living room
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a hospital
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the ocean
  • No pets allowed
  • On the beach
  • On the waterfront
  • Onsite parking
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Unit size: 2224 sq ft (207 sq m)
  • Walkway to water
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 2224 square feet

Octopus’s Garden is an refreshed three-floor duplex with 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths and an elevator. Two of the bedrooms are direct ocean front, but the other rooms all have ocean vistas through the 20 plus windows! Guests have a view all the way down Carolina Beach and can comfortably see Wrightsville from the oceanfront decks. The home has been elegantly decorated with outstanding and unique octopus’ décor throughout.
The owners take absolute pride in updating and maintaining the home. Over the last few years, the kitchen and baths were updated, high-end beds were purchased for all bedrooms, all beds and bedspreads were replaced, and carpets were replaced with wood floors. Our outdoor space was also upgraded by adding a handsome hand-designed outdoor Octopus’s Garden bar and shell garden. For 2024, we replaced the dishwasher and couches and continued to update the artwork. We also added a new table for more books, games and puzzles and continued to entirely stock the pantry with outdoor plates, bowls, cups, wine glasses and kids cups. If you’ve stayed at Octopus’s Garden in the past, hopefully you’ve adored the yearly updates. If you’ve never stayed at Octopus’s Garden, you are in for a treat! Now onto the home description!
The first floor has three cavernous bedrooms – one oceanfront king room with a slider out to the deck, the second king with ocean vistas and the third with a unique queen over queen bunkbed. There is a enormous bathroom and laundry closet with a Samsung washer/dryer.

The second floor is open and roomy to allow for huge family gatherings. It has beautiful vistas from the many side windows and the double sliders which lead to a sizable deck. The living area has two couches and a coffee table as well as a decorative fireplace. The sizable, updated kitchen (including a drink refrigerator that holds 140 cans!) is completely equipped with plates, bowls, glasses, pasta bowls, serving platters, mixing bowls, baking pans, a blender, toaster, BBQ kit, Cuisinart coffee center, crockpot, and a buffet warming tray. The two kitchen islands comfortably seat 6 people and the dining room table seats 8.

The third floor has two master suites with king beds and oceanfront/vistas. The oceanfront bedroom has sliders out to the deck with two chairs and a chaise lounge and an attached bathroom with a hottub tub and a huge window facing the ocean! The other master has amazing vistas of the ocean as well as west-facing vistas of Carolina Beach, offering impressive sunset colors. The bathroom has been completely updated with subway tiles, a tile floor and vanity
If you need more outdoor space beyond the large decks, then the covered bar/grilling area is waiting for you! Appreciate some beverages at the hand-designed Octopus’s Garden bar with outdoor lighting or hang out on the brick patio with Adirondack chairs and a gas barbeque. There is also a toy chest filled with kids’ buckets and shovels, an outside shower, and direct beach access from the private walkway. The unit also includes beach chairs and towels for 12 as well as coolers and bocce! Up-to-four cars can be accommodated

Once you park your car, you can leave it there as the duplex sits on a one-way street that is more like a pedestrian walkway, and convenient to nearly anything in town! It's an painless walk to the Carolina Beach boardwalk to the North and the Tiki Bar to the South, as well as Carolina Beach Lake, the Greenway, Veggie Wagon, Britts Donuts, eateries, and bars, including locals’ and tourists’ favorite, the Fat Pelican, voted one of the top 25 dive bars in the country!

If you've never been to Carolina Beach before you're in for a treat. We're a amazing family friendly beach town with pizza stores, ice cream stores, seafood eateries, and three grocery stores. You'll never have to (or want to) leave the island!

You’ll like to be in an Octopus’s Garden!

Check in is 4:00PM and check out is by 10:00AM
This is a no smoking, no family pets property.
You must be at least 25 years old to enter into a rental contract

About the Area

Located in Carolina Beach, this vacation home is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach, while Carolina Beach Boardwalk and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher are popular area attractions. Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School and Tregembo Animal Park are also worth visiting. Jet skiing and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and cycling nearby.

Special Instructions

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

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Our top Carolina Beach vacation rental booking tips:

When to visit Carolina Beach & When to reserve a Wilmington, NC rental home:

  • Summer time is high season in the Wilmington, NC area. To get the best value, try shifting your group's vacation week to the Spring or Fall shoulder seasons. May, September, and even October offer great temperatures, , and reduced traffic. 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, Christmas, and New Years are great times to gather with family and friends at the beach.
  • The sooner your group can reserve a vacation rental, the better your selection will be. The best vacation homes are booked very early. Booking your rental home six - twelve months before your vacation is recommended. Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving are excellent times to search for and reserve your rental home.
  • Some hosts offer promotional rates for veterans. It's always a good idea to check with your host or property manager to see if special offers are available for your family.
  • Property managers frequently offer guests an option to obtain trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which costs 1% - 5% of the base stay price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for days missed as a result of medical-related emergencies or weather disasters, as well as ensuing additional evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or extra fuel expenses. Trip insurance might be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen happens. Ask your host for specifics.
  • Many management companies supply Wilmington, NC area visitors guides which will include coupons, either offered independently by local companies, or through a partnership between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC visitors guide magazine and coupon books at local grocery stores, shopping centers, and visitor centers.

How to choose and book the best Wilmington, NC vacation home:

  • Choose vacation dates and spending budget.
  • Determine how many bedrooms and what type of bedroom configuration your family needs. Oceanfront updated 5 bedroom duplex with elevator and private beach access. has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
  • Precise information about bedrooms and bed counts is regularly available online. If you don't see them listed, contact the host before booking the rental. Note that most property listings specify maximum guest capacity, which usually includes pull-out couches.
  • Visiting for a single attraction? Try a map search to locate nearby properties.
  • Suitable accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for those with limited mobility. Make certain to ask about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs.
  • Some properties allow pets, but some do not. Acceptable types of dog or cat, size and breeds may be restricted, and added charges may apply. Ask the property manager about allowable pet guidelines before booking.

During your stay:

  • Review check in & check out procedures before leaving home. Add a note with the directions to your smartphone, and take a printed copy.
  • To make certain damages are not linked to your family's stay, inspect for any problem areas during check in. Contact the property manager right away to record any pre-existing damages. If there is a dispute about who is responsible, having the recorded concerns and contact attempts will be very helpful.
  • Ask questions. You may want instructions for a fireplace, intercom or thermostat. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief call prevents quite a few problems.
  • Be a good neighbor. Frequently, adjacent homes are filled by local residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking policies is the right thing to do.
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Neighbors can usually help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to order the best nachos, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for crabbing?
  • Protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental locked up when you are gone, just like you would back home.
  • At departure, take a final walk-through to make sure you haven't forget anything. Re-check bathrooms, dressers, and closets for hidden treasure. Remove everything from the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Inspect the property one final time and scan for any damage. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever you can. If the manager isn't available, ensure that you take video of the rental to record its condition at check-out.
  • Did your group have a excellent stay? Most rental management companies make it easy for customers to provide reviews. If your rental property and/or property management company was great, they would love to hear it. If anything was out of order and they failed to address it reasonably, 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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