• As low as $280/Night
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 7
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General Features

  • Games
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Car recommended
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cycling nearby
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dishwasher
  • English
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Ice maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a zoo
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the beach
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking
  • Oven
  • Power boating nearby
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing nearby
  • 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
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Unit size: 1177 sq ft (109 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Water skiing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Condo
  • Approximately 1177 square feet

Retreat to the crow’s nest or relax on the second-floor balcony of “Salty Sea Turtle”; gaze out over an iconic oceanside town, pristine beaches, and shimmering blue Atlantic ocean. The salty breeze is scented with honeysuckle, wisteria, and Carolina jessamine. Fresh air and the sounds of the surf will lower your blood pressure and help you to readjust your internal clock to “island time”!

This roomy, handsome, yet comfortably casual, family-friendly 3br/3ba oceanside condo has an ideal central location between Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. It’s just a 3-min. (0.2-mile walk) to beach access and the vintage Carolina Beach boardwalk so rich with nostalgia and appeal! There’s a reason this dreamy, postcard-ideal vacation destination was historically known as “Pleasure Island”!

The bright, coastal-style living room has pale blue walls the color of ocean mist, white trim and crown molding, wood floors, an oversize sectional couch, and a sizable bean bag chair, gorgeously arranged around a coffee table and wall-mounted SmartTV with cable and Roku.
The living room has muted colors of driftwood, seagrass, sky blue, and ocean blue. Above the couch hangs a huge painting of sea turtles; an eye-catching piece of fine art that honors the namesake of this property “Salty Sea Turtle”.
Appreciate simple conversation, cozying up with a book, or kicking back to stream your favorite shows or movies here. Envision gathering for family game nights or reading bedtime stories on this comfortable couch.
Sliding glass doors from the living room open out to the deck and allow for plenty of natural light. A ceiling fan circulates fresh air throughout the living area.
The open-concept design of the kitchen/living/dining area makes for painless entertaining. The entirely-equipped kitchen has crisp white cabinets, cavernous white quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances including a French door refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, an electric range and oven, a microwave, a double basin sink, and a dishwasher. A Keurig and drip coffee maker are both included, as well as a blender, toaster, and chef’s caliber sharp cutlery.
The kitchen peninsula has counter space as well as a classy bar top with upholstered stool seating for four. A great spot to sip your morning coffee or freshly squeezed citrus juice! This breakfast bar seating makes the kitchen space much more social and fun! Guests can join the chef for a beverage or conversation during meal prep.
If the weather is nice, you may also choose to dine al fresco, on the covered deck, which offers a patio dining table with seating for four.
Bedrooms & Baths:
This condo features three bedrooms and three full baths. Savor cozy wall-to-wall carpeting in every bedroom, as well as silent ceiling fans and SmartTVs. Each bed offers a luxury bed and premium linens for a restful nighttime’s sleep. We also provide 7 bath towel sets, and hairdryers.

On the main living area (2nd floor), just off the kitchen, bedroom #1 has a twin XL over queen bed. This bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, a closet, and access to a hallway full bathroom with a pedestal sink and tub/shower combo. On the main (2nd) floor, just off the kitchen area, there is also a laundry closet with a convenient stackable washer and dryer, as well as an iron & ironing board. Ideal for special occasion nighttime out!
The primary bedroom (on the 3rd floor) has one Queen size bed, chic matching nightstands, reading lamps, a bureau, a closet, and an ensuite bathroom offering a opulent tub/shower combo with a rain shower head and shower wand.
Sliding glass doors from the primary bedroom open out to the relaxing balcony/covered veranda with dazzling vistas of the Atlantic. There’s beautiful patio furnishings with seating for two on this veranda, ideal for a morning cup of coffee. An exterior spiral staircase leads from this balcony to the crow's nest, with an open deck and seating area. Finest of all is the glorious 360-degree vistas of the pastel oceanside town and ocean vistas. This is an idyllic spot to experience sunrises and sunsets.
Bedroom #3, (also on the 3rd floor) has one Queen bed and access to a hallway full bathroom.

Bedroom Overview:
Bedroom #1: Main/2nd Floor - Twin XL over Queen (sleeps 3)
Primary Suite: Third Floor - 1 Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
Bedroom #3: Third Floor - 1 Queen Bed (sleeps 2)

Outdoor Conveniences:

Outdoor amenities are a highlight of this property! The ground/first-floor level features a carport with covered parking for two cars and a golf cart, as well as a deck with an alfresco dining area, a courtyard area, and a storage area with beach chairs, Bocce ball, sand toys, a beach cart; corn hole, etc.

Set up yard games in the backyard, or even in the carport on a rainy day. The carport is lit with Edison bulb string lights, which make the space more beachy and festive. There’s a hot/cold outdoor shower just off the carport. Painless to rinse off the salt and sand after a day at the beach!

There’s a covered deck with an alfresco dining table off the main living space on the second floor. Prepare some lobster rolls, seafood tacos, corn on the cob, potato salad or farmer’s market fresh summertime fuit salad. Add a bowl of chips, homemade guacamole, an icy pitcher of margaritas, and glasses garshished with salt and lime. Serve up a gourmet meal alfresco in the sea breeze!

The very best conveniences is the beach, which is just a 3-min. stroll from your door. Carolina Beach is famed for its vintage boardwalk and nostalgic oceanside charm!


The combination of the coastal setting, ocean vistas, beach access, extravagant amenities plus convenience to the iconic “enjoyment island” oceanside boardwalk is the essence of this home. Give your family the carefree, oceanside vacation from your own childhood memories. Boasting wide, white, gently sloping beaches and calm waters, Carolina Beach has been a prized destination for generations of visitors.

The “Salty Sea Turtle” is located in an ideal, central location between Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. This area has been historically voted as one of the most family-friendly oceanside vacation destinations on the East Coast! Park your car and discover the beautiful neighborhoods by foot, bicycle or golf cart.

Walk to seafood eateries, ice cream parlors, tiki bars, BBQ joints, pretzel stands, legendary glazed donut stores, stores, boardwalk, and grocery markets. Nearby are boat units, sunset cruises, fishing charters, as well as jet ski, bicycle, paddleboard, surfboard, scooter, and kayak units.

There is plenty to do here. The eateries are great! There’s even a brewery with a beer garden. Summer season features outdoor concerts, fireworks displays, and outdoor movies at Carolina Beach Lake Park. Check out annual events such as seasonal fishing tournaments, the famed Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, the Carolina Beach Music Festival, or the annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-off.

Kids (and kids at heart!) will appreciate the skate park, disc golf course, family-friendly beach arcade full of classic arcade games, and the amusement park area with rides. There are plenty of bicycle trails. This friendly, oceanside community is a safe area for kids and teens to discover on bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc.

Serious about catching fish? Consider chartering a private fishing boat from one of the area’s licensed captains (it is often said they know where the fish are!) Carolina Beach is the basin for off-shore fishing charters.

Just seven mins. south of Carolina Beach is Kure Beach, a quieter, less developed area full of maritime forest hiking trails, nature and birding sanctuaries, and handsome pristine beaches ideal for shelling. Kure Beach Fishing Pier is one of the oldest piers on the east coast. You can fish right off the pier! The North Carolina Aquarium and Fort Fisher Historic Park are both located in Kure Beach. Visitors who crave a little off-road adventure should check out Freeman Park, a 4wd-friendly beach area.

Wilmington and N. Myrtle Beach are the closest cities to Carolina Beach, for those craving more cosmopolitan activities.

About the Area

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

Special Instructions

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

Know Before you Go

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Strategies for getting the perfect Wilmington, NC vacation property experience:

How to get the best rental value:

  • Reserving a rental home in Fall or Spring is an excellent way to save on your vacation. Rates are lower, and you'll find a better selection of desirable homes. Many vacationers use this strategy to reserve larger homes, or to reserve a beach front rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during June, July, and August. Speaking of the off-season, don't overlook the holidays for a Wilmington, NC vacation! Who wouldn't love a holiday near the ocean? Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are great times to gather with friends and family at the beach.
  • Book your vacation home as early as possible. Rental schedules often open twelve months in advance (or in September just after Summertime ends). Many groups reserve their Summer vacation rentals during Winter holiday gatherings. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may qualify for special discounts. Be sure to ask your prospective host if your group qualifies for a special rate.
  • Management companies and individual rental owners typically offer guests an option to purchase vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which normally will cost between 1% - 5% of the booking price, offers visitors reimbursement of their vacation costs for days missed as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as evacuation costs, such as an unanticipated hotel or extra fuel expenses. Trip insurance is definitely a life-saver if the unforeseen happens. Ask your property manager for specifics.
  • Often, rental management companies and vacation rental houses supply Wilmington, NC area visitor guide magazines which include money-saving deals, either offered directly by local businesses, or by way of a relationship with 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.

Finding the perfect vacation home:

  • First and foremost, have your family decide on trip dates and a spending budget.
  • Determine how many beds and the configuration your family needs. Oceanview Gem: Easy Access to Beach and Beyond! has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our Wilmington, NC rentals search.
  • Precise information about bedrooms and bed counts is regularly available online. If not, call the host before you book your rental. Note that most property listings specify the max. guest capacity, which frequently includes pull out couches in living rooms.
  • If there's an individual Wilmington, NC attraction you crave, look for rentals that are either nearby, or those that cater especially to your needs.
  • Proper accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for guests that require the use of a wheelchair. Confirm all necessary amenities are available before reserving a rental.
  • Some rentals allow pets, but some do not. Acceptable types of pet, size and breeds may be restricted, and added fees may apply. Ask the property management company about your furry family members before booking.

Tips to have a fantastic stay:

  • Get the host's phone number and check in/check out procedures for your rental home. We recommend storing the host's information in your smartphone.
  • Make a record of any issues with the rental at check in, and immediately contact the property manager. We specifically recommend texts and e-mails, as they usually contain time stamps that can be very helpful if a dispute arises.
  • Hosts are available to help! Feel free to ask questions before, during, or after your stay.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like loud vacationers bothering your peace and quiet. Employ the golden rule for common sense. Happy residents may even recommend great restaurants and places you would've never otherwise known!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local resident! Neighbors can typically help you find exactly what you're looking for. Who better to ask where to get the best seafood, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for bird watching?
  • Lock your vacation home while you are out and about. Protect your property!
  • When it's time to leave, take a final walk-through to make sure you haven't forget any personal items. Make sure to check garages, decks, and cabinets for hidden treasure. Clean the refrigerator and take or dispose of leftovers.
  • Inspect the rental a final time and look for any damage. We advise inspecting the property with the property manager whenever you can. If the manager isn't available, ensure that you take photos and video of the rental to record its condition at check-out.
  • Remember to leave feedback! Property managers rely on great reviews to inspire future bookings. They'll be thankful for your feedback. Alternatively, if something went awry, other families will appreciate that you share your feedback find their best rental home. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the manager had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded quickly to remedy it.

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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