Carolina Beach, located on the far eastern edge in the southern half of North Carolina, revolves largely around being on the water yet offers plenty else to do for visitors of all ages. From museums to fishing to — you guessed it — gorgeous beach days. Carolina Beach is a terrific destination for couples, families, retirees, or anything in-between.
When you’re ready to embark on your trip to North Carolina, you’re going to want to review our list of 10 outstanding rental options put together below. Ranging from studio units that are ideal for couples to options that can accommodate up to 8 guests, we’ve selected highly-rated options that come with great (and numerous) reviews. If you plan to drive on your vacation, be sure to take a look at a previous article that highlights all there is to do while visiting North Carolina, and once you arrive, be sure to check out the Carolina Beach website to get a good idea of what this fantastic destination has to offer. Be sure to take a look at each of these great available rental options!
Historic Beach House Condo$274/avg nightly
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time at this historic beach house condo, an authentic oceanfront beach house with a private patio and private beach access. You’ll occupy the bottom floor of this 700-square-foot unit that offers dune views. Clean and comfortable, this unit comes fully furnished and the kitchen includes pots, pans, a dishwasher, and other necessities. Ready to hit the beach? Head out and drive across the private boardwalk that steps right out onto Carolina Beach!
Dazzling Luxury Oceanfront Condo$259/nightly avg
Dazzling, luxurious, oceanfront — a perfect retreat! This Carolina Beach condo allows you to step outside right onto the private walkway that leads right to the beach, and features new granite, heat and air, gorgeous bathrooms, a new water heater, new furniture, and so much more! Your well-equipped kitchen includes all cooking and eating utensils, pots and pans, a tea kettle, a coffee pot, microwave, stove, toaster, and lots of other amenities. Your deck features two tables and chairs, parking, and internet. This is a great bargain!
Beautiful Oceanfront Condo$163/nightly avg
A perfect beach getaway, this second-floor oceanfront condo is situated on the quiet north end of Pleasure Island and offers spectacular ocean views. Located in the Seascape Complex, enjoy the private swimming pool, ample parking, and close proximity to the North Pier. Completely modern with numerous updates, this condo has a fully stocked kitchen, a large, open living area, and an in-house washer and dryer. This is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, but has space for one or two children. This vacation rental is clean, affordable, gorgeous, and in high demand so book soon!
Third Floor Beachfront Condo$195/nightly avg
Incredible beach and ocean views abound from this third-floor oceanfront condo! Kick back and relax on the brand new chairs on the deck, then take the short walk down to the beach to stick your toes into the Atlantic Ocean. The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and lots more amenities. You could also walk to Carolina Beach restaurants if that’s more your speed. Onsite parking is included! Note that this unit is on the third floor and there is no elevator, something to consider for those with mobility issues.
Pet-Friendly Oceanfront Condo$241/nightly avg
Enjoy lots of updates in this spacious, two-bedroom condo — a home away from home! Featuring windows that highlight panoramic ocean and pier views, this unit comes with a full kitchen with plenty of space for sitting, eating, and relaxing. There is seating for six in the living room, or step out onto the oceanfront balcony with a two-person swing — a great place to take in all the sights and sounds of the beach and pier. The master bedroom includes an en suite, a walk-in shower, a queen bed, and a private balcony. There is a washer and dryer in the unit, and two pools in the complex. Book your stay soon!
Top Floor Oceanfront Beach Condo$275/nightly avg
This top floor oceanfront beach condo located in the Winds V complex is well maintained and comes with a community pool and private beach access walkway. Take in the views from the spacious deck that has room for outdoor dining, entertaining, or just lounging in the sun. Both the king master suite and living room are open to the deck, and you’ll be thrilled with the new stainless steel oven, new refrigerator, USB charging stations in every room, and lots more amenities! Note that the property doesn’t allow parties, smoking, or pets.
Oceanfront House Top Floor$415/nightly avg
You’re going to love the amazing views from the top floor of this oceanfront beach house in a highly desirable location. Relax on the rocking chair on the front porch, within walking distance from the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and its numerous shops and restaurants, as well as the Marina that offers fishing charters, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and boat rentals. This unit comes with a fully stocked kitchen, a private boardwalk that goes straight to the beach, wifi, a washer and dryer, all new appliances, granite countertops, new kitchen cabinets, and new furniture and mattresses. This is a perfect vacation spot! Note that the property doesn’t allow pets or smoking.
Luxury Oceanfront Condo$359/nightly avg
Modern and luxurious, this recently remodeled oceanfront condo with gorgeous views offers a full kitchen with new appliances, a washer and dryer, and a new heating and cooling system. A relaxing and peaceful part of a six-unit complex, you will love the plank and tile floors, granite countertops, new bedroom, living room furniture, and fresh paint. DirecTV and high-speed internet are included, as is parking for two vehicles. There is easy beach access next to the building.
Top Floor Oceanfront Condo$389/nightly avg
This one-of-a-kind newly constructed, top-floor, luxury condo is the brand new Sands IV complex. The master bedroom and living room each offer direct access to an oversized deck that features exceptional views, and your kitchen comes fully stocked with upgraded appliances, a quiet dishwasher, a microwave, and more! There is a washer and dryer in the unit along with a smart TV in the living room, and the complex offers parking for up to two vehicles and a private pool. This condo is gorgeous!
A Summer’s Rest$395/nightly avg
Looking for something different than a beach condo? Check out A Summer’s Rest, a remodeled ‘50s craftsman-style beachfront cottage! Equipped with a full kitchen, space to accommodate eight guests, a large deck, and a volleyball court. This one is a must-see. Close to the major features of Carolina Beach, but away from the noise, this home offers the best of both worlds for the perfect family-friendly trip. The reviews on this gem say it all — definitely worth checking out! Note that smoking is not permitted.
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