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Vacation rental houses in Carolina Beach

Vacation rental houses in Carolina Beach

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Top-rated houses in Carolina Beach

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Brand New Stylish Cozy Tree House Pet Friendly!!!
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Entire house · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Brand New Stylish Cozy Tree House Pet Friendly!!!Stylish and cozy home built in 2019. Garage apartment with many guests expressing feeling of a treehouse. They say it Property located within minutes of everything Wilmington has to offer. Perfect place for an enjoyable and comfortable short or lengthy stay. Located on a road that goes straight to beautiful Wrightsville Beach. Top of the line appliances. Fully stocked kitchen. Blazing fast internet/cable/Netflix. Private entry & keyless entry locks.

In the Heart of CB. Less than a block to it all!
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Entire house · 6 guests · 3 beds · 2 baths

In the Heart of CB. Less than a block to it all!Clean and comfortable. We take great pride in how clean and tidy we keep our place. NO CLEANING FEE. Pet Friendly. NO PET FEE. One block to boardwalk and beach. Centrally located in Carolina Beach's Business District. Walk to everywhere. Plenty of convenient parking. NO PARTYING, heavy drinking, rough-housing etc... Low-key guests only! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE HOUSE RULES BEFORE YOU BOOK! Especially review and acknowledge the "HEALTH AND SAFETY" section.

The Zen Den - A Private Oasis room w/ Bath
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

The Zen Den - A Private Oasis room w/ BathLooking to escape for a bit or enjoy a peaceful environment for a bit? The Zen Den is a private room with its own private entrance from the outside of the home, stocked with everything to make your stay as pleasurable as possible! The Zen Den is an additional room, added onto the century old home quite some time ago, but has recently been remodeled with a beautiful full private bathroom and new furnishings. The Den is 1 mile from downtown, 8 miles from the beach.

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Popular house amenities in Carolina Beach

  • Pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen

Apartments in Carolina Beach

Scarlets’ Downtown Studio
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Scarlets’ Downtown Studio
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ312 / night
Renovated Beachfront Retreat-Private Beach Access
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Renovated Beachfront Retreat-Private Beach Access
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ349 / night
Carolina Beach Crabby Pad complete with backyard
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Carolina Beach Crabby Pad complete with backyard
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ441 / night
Luxurious Downtown Hideaway-Great Location-NEW!
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Luxurious Downtown Hideaway-Great Location-NEW!
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ273 / night
Sea Breeze Inn Apartment- "Off the Grid "Paradise
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Sea Breeze Inn Apartment- "Off the Grid "Paradise
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ409 / night
The Teal Door // Walk to the Beach & Boardwalk!
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The Teal Door // Walk to the Beach & Boardwalk!
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ370 / night
Tidal Watch // Steps to the Sand
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Tidal Watch // Steps to the Sand
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ370 / night
CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS - 75 STEPS FROM BED TO BEACH
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CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS - 75 STEPS FROM BED TO BEACH
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ669 / night
Garden Cove, Secluded, Yet Close to the Beach
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Garden Cove, Secluded, Yet Close to the Beach
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ437 / night
Low Tide, 1 BR apt. Lower unit A, Carolina Beach
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Low Tide, 1 BR apt. Lower unit A, Carolina Beach
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ294 / night
Studio By The Sea
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Studio By The Sea
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ275 / night
The Traditional Cottage/Waterfront/Boat Slip/Pool
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The Traditional Cottage/Waterfront/Boat Slip/Pool
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ1,034 / night

Pet-friendly houses

COOL CAROLINA PEARL in Downtown Southport
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
COOL CAROLINA PEARL in Downtown Southport
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ246 / night
KB Coral Cottage
Entire house
KB Coral Cottage
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ351 / night
The Absolute Best Home Away From Home Pet Friendly
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The Absolute Best Home Away From Home Pet Friendly
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ306 / night
Blue Bottoms Duplex (upper unit)
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Blue Bottoms Duplex (upper unit)
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ294 / night
Southport's Historic Nathan Windsor House
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Southport's Historic Nathan Windsor House
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ327 / night
The Best Family & Friends Hangout & Pet Friendly!!
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The Best Family & Friends Hangout & Pet Friendly!!
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ303 / night
NEWLY BUILT Carolina Beach Boardwalk Home
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NEWLY BUILT Carolina Beach Boardwalk Home
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ352 / night
Peaceful Carolina Pearl in Downtown Southport
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Peaceful Carolina Pearl in Downtown Southport
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ246 / night
Point Break Historic Beach Cottage
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Point Break Historic Beach Cottage
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ363 / night
2 Bedroom 25ft Ceilings With Loft & Extra Parking!
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2 Bedroom 25ft Ceilings With Loft & Extra Parking!
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ201 / night
The Black House - your perfect getaway
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The Black House - your perfect getaway
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ495 / night
Comfortable Midtown Cottage in Quiet Neighborhood
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Comfortable Midtown Cottage in Quiet Neighborhood
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ368 / night

Houses with pools

Your Own Private Paradise w/ saltwater pool
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Your Own Private Paradise w/ saltwater pool
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ918 / night
Peaceful Gift
Private room
Peaceful Gift
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ110 / night
3BR 2 BA CONDO Near beach and downtown
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3BR 2 BA CONDO Near beach and downtown
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ184 / night
Mermaid Retreat* Private Pool* Pet Friendly
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Mermaid Retreat* Private Pool* Pet Friendly
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ643 / night
WOW! Pool+Pizza Oven near Beaches, UNCW & Downtown
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WOW! Pool+Pizza Oven near Beaches, UNCW & Downtown
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ2,186 / night
Coastal Home - Wilmington beaches and golf!
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Coastal Home - Wilmington beaches and golf!
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ312 / night
Vacation awaits you at Still Waters Resort!
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Vacation awaits you at Still Waters Resort!
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ643 / night
FUN! 4bed/4bath*pool*ocean & icw views*large decks
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FUN! 4bed/4bath*pool*ocean & icw views*large decks
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ853 / night
Comfy Cozy A
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Comfy Cozy A
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ217 / night
Tropical Duplex By the Sea
Entire house
Tropical Duplex By the Sea
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ514 / night
Midtown Oasis 10 minutes from Wrightsville Beach
Entire house
Midtown Oasis 10 minutes from Wrightsville Beach
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ694 / night
Dolphin Bay Retreat
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Dolphin Bay Retreat
Price:ﺩ.ﺇ334 / night

All About Carolina Beach

This festive beach town just south of Wilmington, North Carolina, is classic summertime Americana. When fireworks explode over the vintage oceanfront boardwalk after sunset, it’s easy to understand why vacationing families have been flocking to Carolina Beach since the late 19th century, when visitors arrived via steamship down the Cape Fear River. Though the town is less than three square miles, there’s no shortage of things to do: Take a surf lesson or jetski in the waves on the Atlantic Ocean side, fish for mackerel and perch off the wooden pier, or see how many species of migratory birds you can count while hiking the nine miles of white-sand trails at Carolina Beach State Park.

Getting There

Fly into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), and chances are you’ll be checking into your rental accommodations less than an hour after your plane touches down: It’s only about 20 miles, or 30 minutes, from the tarmac to the sand. Once you’re at Carolina Beach, bicycling is the best way to get around, and there are a number of bike rental shops in town that will be eager to oblige.

Weather

Carolina Beach is a popular spring and summertime destination. Summer days are hot, humid, and breezy, and temperatures usually crack 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August. The water temperature is not far behind, reaching a bathtub-like 82 degrees. Summer is also the region’s wettest time of year: expect 7 to 8 inches of rain in July, August, and September. It’s always good to be mindful of tropical storms during hurricane season, which runs from June to November. Fall brings fewer crowds and milder temperatures, so it’s a good time to visit, though it may be too cold to swim. Winter highs hover around 60 degrees, with overnight lows close to freezing, so pack accordingly and make sure to layer up.

Don't Miss

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Though it dates to the 1880s, the Carolina Beach Boardwalk has been rebuilt, expanded, and modernized over the years, but it still retains its throwback charm. These days you’ll find an assortment of carnival rides, arcade games, candy vendors, and tiki bars, just steps from the sand.

Carolina Beach State Park

Highlights of this 761-acre park, nestled between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean, include the 50-foot Sugarloaf Dune and nine miles of hiking trails for all skill levels (don’t miss the carnivorous pitcher plants and Venus flytraps that line the half-mile Flytrap Trail). There’s also a marina with two public boat ramps from which you can depart on fishing excursions to Myrtle Grove Sound, the river, or the sea.

Diving

With unpredictable currents and dangerous shoals lurking beneath the surface, this stretch of North Carolina coastline has been perilous for mariners of yore, claiming nearly 65 shipwrecks within a 50-mile radius. But the wrecks are a boon for divers, who can book charter trips to explore the Condor Heritage Dive Site, an area containing 21 shipwrecks including the Condor, which ran aground while evading Union ships in 1864.

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