• As low as $791/Night
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
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General Features

  • Books
  • Games
  • Air conditioning
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Free WiFi, with speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Kitchen island
  • Living room
  • Local artist showcase
  • Marina nearby
  • Microwave
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near laundromat
  • Near the beach
  • Near the sea
  • No pets allowed
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Playground
  • Power boating nearby
  • Recycling
  • Refrigerator
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shampoo
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Soap
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Toaster
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Travel crib
  • Unit size: 3000 sq ft (278.7 sq m)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

About this Property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Private vacation home
  • Approximately 3000 square feet

"Zatara; Drift Away to Heaven!" managed by Dale and Salt Water Real Estate may be just the elegant yet beachy ocean escape your family is looking for! "Zatara" has IT ALL! Less than ONE block from the Atlantic shores and across the street from the TIKI Bar, the get-a-way features broad vistas from multiple decks and interior rooms. A screened porch and triple sliders sits just off the kitchen along with a private fenced backyard complete with an outdoor kitchen, T.V., and dining area!

Neighborhood description

Pleasure Island is a coastal barrier island in Southeastern North Carolina, USA just south of the City of Wilmington. Pleasure Island is located within Federal Point Township, in New Hanover County. The coastal resort towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as the annexed communities of Wilmington Beach and Hanby Beach are located on the island. "Zatara" rests less than one block away from the Atlantic (beach accesses @ Texas AND South Carolina Ave.), and four rows in from the Intracoastal Waterway. The property is set less than a mile from downtown Carolina Beach with its stores, activities, and dining. There are fireworks during the summer every Thursday nighttime, Movies at the lake each Sunday nighttime, and local fairs around the lake each Saturday morning.

Carolina Beach is a mix of friendly locals, snowbirds, and visitors all looking to escape the inland and appreciate the sand, surf, and sun. We really have an striking community! Carolina Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods offer an array of sights and activities to savor while here. Some of these examples are (but not limited to) a subtle beach hike through Carolina Beach State Park, Fishing on the Kure Beach Pier, kayaking to one of the many islands surrounding the Intracoastal Waterway, watching canons blast during a historical reenactment at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, or petting some Sting Rays at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. This doesn’t even include the aweing scenery of Airlie Gardens, and our very own battleship (USS NC) in Wilmington! Perhaps more calming and less “adventure” is your speed? Our own local Brewery (Good Hops) along with a round of Frisbee golf may be what the doctor ordered!

The space

Constructed by Richard Wallace (a esteemed local builder), "Zatara" was constructed in 2019 and is an expanse of 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms over its 3,000+ sq ft footprint. As you walk into the entryway from either the garage or main entrance a little bit of Italy and a lot of bit of Beach welcomes you! Off the main stairway sits bedroom #1 (with TWO QUEEN beds) and full bathroom #1.

Take the stairs (or private 3-stop elevator) up to the second floor where your expansive open living blueprint awaits. Your modern gourmet kitchen complete with stainless appliances, sizable kitchen island with chrome sink, and high-end upgrades will make everybody feel like "Thomas Keller" when behind the wheel! Looking over the kitchen island onto the main family room, there isn't a "bad" seat in this home! The loving owners have thrown an array of couches, chaise lounges, and chairs to suit your mood albeit salty, sandy, or sunny!

On the south side of the room rests a dining table for six with partial Atlantic vistas in the backdrop and your three-door slider which opens into a screened porch creating a remarkable indoor/outdoor entertaining space! Just off the kitchen sits bedroom #2 (with ONE QUEEN bed), and full bathroom #2.

Up the stairway or hop back into the elevator and up to the top floor where a separate communal area comprised of a modest dining table, couch, TV, and half bath (bathroom #4) reside! On the East side of the home sits bedroom #3 (with ONE QUEEN bed) and its own full ensuite bath (bathroom #5). Across the hall stands the Master bedroom (with ONE KING bed), its own full ensuite bath (bathroom #6). What really makes the Master remarkable, is its upsized private balcony with partial Atlantic vistas and invigorating salty Eastward breezes.

Getting around

There isn’t anywhere or anything on our Island that isn’t accessible with foot power. Downtown Carolina Beach has numerous vendors such as Tony Silvagni’s Surf School @ 308 S Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (bicycles, paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, chairs, and umbrellas) for rent as an alternative to walking or driving. There's Sun Fun Units @1204 N Lake Park Blvd Unit F Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Taxi’s (local golf cart taxi’s) and Uber’s are also generally available for an assist when needed as well throughout the island! You can catch a Ferry to Southport in Kure Beach @ 2422 Fort Fisher Blvd S Kure Beach which leads to another ferry to Bald Head Island where NO CARS are allowed at all! After all, you won’t catch many locals going OTB! (Over The Bridge). Everything you need is right here!

Guest access

The HOME: Guests have full access to the private home and respective grounds.

The YARD: Guests have full access to the private fenced backyard, patio, and outdoor shower. Guests MUST entirely enjoy (and clean!) the homes outdoor kitchen after each use.

PARKING: Each guest will have access to a max. of four (4) cars between the garage and driveway. Any additional community parking spaces would have metered/paid availability on a first come first serve basis and are located in downtown CB.

•Closest BEACH access: Alabama Public Beach Access (Alabama Ave).

Interaction with guests

I will be available for check-in and general assistance until 8PM EST. Anything with the exception of an emergency (ie. flood, fire, or another *safety* related risk sent to Maintenance) will be responded to ASAP the following day :)

Other details to note

•Linens (sheets, bath towels, beach towels, wash cloths, floor towels, pillowcases, etc.) along with pillows and a summer comforter ARE supplied in your suite rental! Prior to departure, please assist our linen team by beginning a load before hitting to road!

•Salt Water Real Estate has partnered with the absolute best vendors our Island has to offer to help ensure guests can spend more time appreciating themselves and less time researching! Our partners include the Tony Silvagni Surf School for professional surf lessons, bicycle, umbrella, and chair units, Salty Dog Yoga, Squared Away Cleaning and Maintenance, and Beachside Express Linens. Our partners support guests of Salt Water Real Estate with the highest caliber of local services for extremely competitive and oft discounted pricing. They all contribute to the “Salt Water” experience and we <3 them for it!

•ALL rooms are non-smoking (including vaping) and a heavy cleaning/repair charge can result if not adhered to. This includes porches, decks, balconies, and walkways.

• SWRE contractual peaceful hours begin at 9:00pm EST. Town ordinance may allow more latitude with regards to noise (11:00pm) but our expectations are to help ensure all guests, locals, and neighbors alike have an enchanting experience.

•NO BBQing on ANY decks or porches. This is a humongous fire hazard and is fineable by the town (as is removing batteries from any smoke or co2 alarms). We work extremely hard to keep all our guests safe, and sometimes that takes teamwork!

•Please always consider TRAVEL INSURANCE from your respective booking site or vendor to help protect your costs in case of inclement weather or last-min. travel complications (court, illness, etc.). These items are NOT returnable scenarios unless the property itself is compromised. If that does happen, we will do our absolute best to find you alternative housing.

About the Area

Located in Carolina Beach, this vacation home 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. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

Special Instructions

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

Pet Policy

Pets not allowed

Tips and Tricks for getting the best Carolina Beach vacation property experience:

Finding the best rental value:

  • Reserve your vacation rental as early as possible. Rental schedules usually open twelve months in advance (or in September just after the Summer season ends). Many families reserve their Summer vacations during Winter holiday get-togethers. Book before these holidays for best selection.
  • June, July, and August are the most expensive months in the Wilmington, NC area. Reserve your Wilmington, NC rental home in Spring or Fall to enjoy gorgeous weather while saving money and avoiding crowded roads, restaurants, and activities. Many vacationers use this method to find larger homes within budget, or to book an oceanfront rental that would otherwise be unaffordable during the Summer.
  • Some property managers offer discounts for veterans and active duty military. Check with your property manager to see if special offers are available for your group.
  • Property management companies often offer customers an option to purchase vacation insurance protection. Trip insurance, which normally costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of the reservation price, offers visitors reimbursement of costs for any missed time as a result of personal medical-related emergencies or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as an unexpected hotel stay or extra gasoline expenses. Trip insurance can be a a welcome relief if the unforeseen occurs. Ask your host for more information.
  • Many property management companies supply Wilmington, NC area travel guide magazines which often include coupons, either offered directly by local companies, or through a relationship between the rental management company and the business itself. You can also find Wilmington, NC visitors guide and coupon books at local shops and grocery stores.

Narrow your Search:

  • Start by choosing potential vacation weeks and a maximum budget.
  • Decide how many beds and what type of bedroom configuration your family needs. \"Zatara\": One block to the Beach, an Elevator, Atlantic views, & MUCH more! has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. If you need a larger or smaller rental, use our vacation rental search.
  • Precise descriptions of bedrooms and bed types is commonly accessible online. Otherwise, reach out to the host before booking the vacation home. Remember that most property listings specify the max. guest capacity, which frequently includes sofa beds.
  • Are you traveling with furry, four-legged family members? 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. Ask your property manager before booking, and study your agreement thoroughly! Additional pet fees or might be applied to your invoice.
  • If there's a certain Wilmington, NC destination you long to visit, keep an eye out for rentals that are either nearby, or those that cater especially to your needs.
  • Appropriate accessibility amenities can make or break a vacation for persons with a disability. .

Tips for a great stay:

  • Review arrival and departure procedures before traveling. Save the instructions to your smartphone, and take a printed copy.
  • Ask questions. You may need instructions for a fireplace, stereo or washer/dryer. Contact your owner. They are there to help! A brief text message can prevent many problems.
  • Keep your rental home locked while you're gone! Don't let burglars ruin your family vacation.
  • During check-in, make note of any damages to the rental property and immediately alert the host. Record all correspondence in case a dispute arises.
  • Be a good neighbor! You wouldn't like troublesome visitors bothering your home life. Employ the golden rule for best judgement. If they like you, locals might even recommend great beaches and attractions you would've never otherwise known about!
  • Don't forget to... Ask a local! Locals can usually help. Who better to ask where to take kids for a treat, have a great night on the town, or the best spots for fine dining?
  • On check-out day, complete a final walk-through to confirm you did not leave anything behind. Remember to 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 suggest inspecting the property with the host whenever you can (often this isn't possible). If the manager isn't available, remember to take photos and video of the property to record its condition.
  • After your trip, leave a review! Property managers rely on great reviews to compel new bookings. They'll be much obliged for your feedback. Alternatively, if something wasn't as described, other families will will be grateful for your experience and help them have the best future vacation. Remember to be objective. If something fell short of expectations, consider whether the property manager had any control over the issue, and if so, whether they responded quickly to solve it.

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