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*Fall Retreat* Hot Tub, Fireplace, Dog Friendly
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Entire residential home · 8 guests · 4 beds · 2.5 baths

*Fall Retreat* Hot Tub, Fireplace, Dog FriendlyWelcome to your new favorite vacation home for any season, The Salty Dog ReTreat at Kure Beach, NC! This spacious 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, dog friendly home sleeps 8 people comfortably & is less than 2 blocks away from the beach with private beach parking and access. Enjoy the covered decks on 2 levels, gas fireplace & fastest WiFi for those working from home or e-learning with kids. Relax in the fenced-in back yard with a hot tub pavilion equipped with an outdoor bar, Roku TV, & gas grill.

Gone Coastal
Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths

Gone CoastalGone Coastal- Brand new Home a few blocks from the beach with great outdoor space!

Eastbound Historic Beach Cottage
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Entire residential home · 6 guests · 4 beds · 1 bath

Eastbound Historic Beach CottageEastbound is a 1940's beach cottage that has been lovingly restored to preserve the charm of a nostalgic beach house but with modern comforts such as new HVAC, new bathroom, full kitchen and outdoor shower. Conveniently located 50 steps from the beach and across the street from Tony Silvagni's surf school and beach equipment rental shop. No need to ever get in your car once you arrive. The house is pet friendly and there is a $50 pet fee. Alert us when booking if you plan to bring a pet.

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Popular house amenities in Carolina Beach

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

Apartments in Carolina Beach

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Oceanfront Condo w/ Balcony & Pool
$96 per night
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High Tide, 1 bedroom apt upstairs unit. CB
$82 per night
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CORAL SURF C-1 0CEANFRONT 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CONDO
$151 per night
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Anchors Away - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
$156 per night
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Carolina Beach Crabby Pad complete with backyard
$144 per night
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Crabby Pad #2
$151 per night
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Ocean Breeze at CB - Walk To Beach
$168 per night
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Heart of Carolina Beach! Boardwalk & Beach!!
$120 per night
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Sea Breeze Inn Apartment- "Off the Grid "Paradise
$149 per night
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Surf Station 1 @ Texas Ave Beach Access
$159 per night
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Pelican's Perch - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
$165 per night
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River Retreat
$86 per night

Pet-friendly houses

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Coastal Cabana - 1 Block to beach with sound view
$215 per night
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Imagine That by the Sea...
$169 per night
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Charm Your Sol < 3 miles from Carolina Beach
$147 per night
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Mermaid’s cave
$196 per night
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NEWLY BUILT Carolina Beach Boardwalk Home
$136 per night
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Relax in our Pleasure Island Duplex
$151 per night
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In the Heart of CB. Less than a block to it all!
$198 per night
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Lemon Twist
$248 per night
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Imagine That!!....Beach Cottage by the Sea
$143 per night
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The Beach House on Snapper
$206 per night
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Historic Hanby Beach Bungalow
$175 per night
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Little Snapper- 2 minute walk to the beach
$114 per night

Houses with pools

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Spacious Beach Retreat | Saltwater Pool, Game Room
$199 per night
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La Casa Azul- Pet Friendly! Golf Cart Included!!
$359 per night
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Inquire about Winter Discounted rates
$175 per night
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Mermaid Retreat* Private Pool* Pet Friendly
$412 per night
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Kure Dreamin'
$604 per night
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Carolina Beach Clam Shack(formerly FUN!)
$354 per night
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Fall Discount 15% Premium New Townhome, Pool, Elevator, Great for the Entire Family, 2 Owner Suites
$358 per night
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Home with Salt water pool and bamboo garden view
$81 per night
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SEA2SKY in Kure Beach. BOOK NOW 2022!
$783 per night
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Hooked On Swordfish-Come relax at an upscale duplex with pool nestled between mature live oaks
$178 per night
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15% Fall Discount, Private Pool, Single family Home, Large Deck, Fire Pit, Bikes, Beach Chairs/toys
$188 per night
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One House •Two Sides• Duplex with Private Pool
$649 per night

Your guide to Carolina Beach

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.


How do I get around Carolina Beach?

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.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Carolina Beach?

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.


What are the top things to do in Carolina Beach?

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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