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“ Excellent ”
39 Reviews
213 Lumberton Ave, Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Townhouse
Per night: $100 - $125
Per week: $600 - $750
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Carolina Beach vacation townhouse rental
The beach, marina, GOOD resturants within 4 block radius of property. Beautiful Oaks broarder the property providing cool shade once you come off the beach.

Pet fee $50/one $75/two.

No other deposits, booking charges or cleaning fees.

Free WIFI.

Nice cotton fabrics.

Clean and fresh.

Smoke free.

Good hot and cold air.

Straight up rates.

Cable with Movie Channels

Nice outdoor area with charcoal grill and picnic table.

There are two other rentals on the property - full sized bungalows 1br each that family or friends can rent. Great for grandparents -
Area Information
The property is three short blocks to the beach. Along the way to the beach you will pass marina and the boardwalk with shops and bars and restaurants yet once you are over the dunes you would never know all that was there.

There is a fun restaurant at the end of Lumberton Avenue (one block) called Tangerine Caribbean Grill good destination for live music and dancing.

On the other side of the marina is another good restaurant called Harbor Master where you can sit outside and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a cocktail while watching the fishing boats come in and the pelicans diving for thier meals.

There is the beautiful Carolina Beach Lake / Park to jog around or rent a paddle boat. Every Sunday there is a free movie playing at the park and Thursdays the fireworks display on the beach.

Other Area Fun:
N.C. Aquarium, Civil War Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach State Park, Fort Fisher-Southport Ferry, Historic Downtown Wilmington with its River Walk,shopping,and dining,etc. Don't for get the film studio tours - this is where One Tree Hill is filmed and the former home to Dawsons Creek.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 28 2014 Mar 31 2015 $100 $100 $600 $1,000 3 Nights
Apr 05 2015 May 16 2015 $100 $125 $600 - -
May 01 2015 Sep 27 2015 $125 $125 $750 - 3 Nights
May 17 2015 Dec 31 2015 $125 $125 $750 - 1 Week
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13%
Deposits: Sunday - Sunday rental only (one week) 50% to hold reservation - PayPal strongly recommended, or personal check. Credit cards accepted through PayPal. There is no refund of deposits for a holiday booking. Except for named storms..of course. Balance due in cash on arrival or PayPal in advance.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $50.00 cleaning fee Max occ 3 people Pet cleaning fee of $50/one pet - $75/two.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (15 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (20 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities

This can sleep three people with one person on a large deep sofa or inflatable on the floor.

There are many resturants to choose from all with in a three - four block radius of the property. These are very short blocks and the town is safe and charming. There is something for everyone here - History abounds, Nature, Nature and more Nature all with in a short distance.

Reviews for this vacation townhouse rental in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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Katie Schiller Rosenbrook

Berryville VA

A month of true bliss

The Islander is a true get away. I was fortunate enough to spend the month of July at this gem. The owners Diane and Bobby are fabulous and provided the required outdoor supplies for a lo-boil Carolina style. The only thing that could have improved the boil would have been if they were there. I am anxious to book again for next summer. The walk to the beach was a few blocks. There are great restaurants nearby as well as a board walk. Good Hops is about 1/2 mile walk but worth the trip. I cannot say enough about this vacation. All I can say is it's going to be a long school year while I think about my toes in the sand and beer in my hand. Diane & Bobby- I am coming back!!!! If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

It was a pleasure hosting you and your family this summer. It was good to know you were there grilling and greeting! You are wonderful and brought joy to the Cottages. Thank you!

Tina Rudolph-Smith

Newport News, VA

A Relaxing Retreat!!!

We recently stayed at the Islander. Diane has thought of everything! The cottage is well appointed and very comfortable for us and more important our dog, BG. The location is perfect. It’s just a short walk to the beach, boardwalk and restaurants. We can’t wait to come back!

Ronda Dance Bailey

Greensboro, NC

Fabulous "Shabby Chic"!!!

My husband and I stayed here with our 70 lb. dog and had a wonderful time! The location is excellent! It's far enough off the main road to be quiet but close enough so that most everything is within walking distance. I was especially impressed with the decor and the amenities. It was evident that Diane had put a lot of thought into providing for her guests. We lacked for nothing. All of the appliances were nice and the bed was very comfortable. Even the water pressure was great so the shower was awesome!!!!!I It even has a motion sensor porch light! The house was very clean, and open and airy. It had a very tasteful, beachy feel. Our dog was comfortable as well. There was plenty of room for his crate, toys, and food and water. We were looking for a quiet, long-weekend getaway and we found it at this property. We will definitely be staying here again!!!!!!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Ronda, thank you for taking such good care of our place! See you again!

Whitney Denham

scaly mountian, nc

a great get away!

My boyfriend and I spent a few days with our 2 black labs in this house at the end of March. IT WAS AMAZING! The house was perfect for the 4 of us. It was close to everything- we walked to dinner all of the nights we were there. We didn't walk to the beach from the house because we went to the dog beach, but it wouldn't be a bad walk. The house had all of the things we needed, including a washer and dryer and the kitchen would have been perfect for cooking- we were just too tired after adventure filled days to test it out. The dogs were more than welcome- which is hard to find with their size- and we were so grateful to find a place that was as comfortable for them as it was for us! We hope to get back down there very soon!

Joelle Overlock

Chapel Hill, NC

Aril 2014

We stayed here with my doggie over a long weekend. I think I would prefer unit #3 since it has a screened in porch and bigger back yard. You can walk to the beach and restaurants easily. If there were any problems Bob is available quickly. We would definitely come back next year!! (or sooner if available!)

Silvia Rodriguez


Very nice and clean.

This has been the second year that we rent a cottage from Diane, she and her husband are very nice people, the place has everything you can need for your stay, no need to move the car it is close to restaurants, fast food and the beach, the neighborhood is super quiet, for sure we'll be back next year. Thanks Diane for everything!

Jill Beverly

Concord, NC USA

50+ stars!!!

My husband and I and our two dogs ( large dogs might I add, a lab mix and a border collie) stayed here at the Islander and it was perfect!! To start out the place had nothing but good reviews (which is very important to me) and I can honestly say that every single good review that I read was absolutely true! The place was just adorable and extremely clean, and I mean, EXTREMELY clean. The place was completely stocked with everything we needed, blankets, sheets, pillows, toilet paper, paper towels, even bug spray! Diane was so lovely and just a joy to work with, and the fact that she was so laid back about the dogs ( she let us leave them in there if we went places, didn't mind their sizes or their LOUD mouths lol) was so wonderful; over the phone she told me that she doesn't believe that size defines the dog and I was ecstatic that she felt that way because in the past it has been so hard for us to find a place that allows our large dogs. Needless to say that we had an amazing stay at The Islander and will DEFINITELY be returning and renting from Diane in the future. It was our first time ever staying at Carolina Beach and Diane told us all about what there is to do and even sent me a detailed e-mail with links to places websites and numbers of places to go and things to do even if it rained and another thing I was very pleased with was the fact that she had the numbers for the animal hospital posted on the fridge, you never know when you will need that information! The place was in a great location, walking distance to everything. We took our girls (the dogs) to Fort Fisher and they had an absolute blast! By the time we got back to the place all they wanted to do was go to bed lol. One thing that I thought was a plus was the fact that once you are in the place you really can not hear any outside noise. The people who were staying in The Wee Bungalow next to us said that they couldn't hear our dogs barking at all and we couldn't hear theirs either. And the bathroom was such a pleasant surprise, it was just beautiful!! I cannot wait until we stay there again!!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

You two were a real pleasure to host. You were responsible from the start by brining the dogs kennels and placing them in the bedroom which is furthest from any of the adjoining walls. Also cleaning up after your pets - yard and inside a must if you are traveling with pets - went unsaid with you. Very responsible! All appreciated very much and as you said it makes it easy for the people that follow with pets. You said you didn't want to spoil it for others. Job well done, Thank you!

Jodie Ciobanu

Madison, WI

Cute, Clean and Comfortable

We had a great short stay here. The place was nicely decorated and comfortable! Only other thing I would have wanted with trips to the beach is a washer and dryer.

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Hi Jodie,
We agree about the lack of washer and dryer. We have plans to add that feature in the winter of 2014. So when you return you have that to look forward to. Thank you for taking such good care of our little shabby chic beach apartment.

Jan 2014 - We now have a washer and Dryer in the unit!! Full size and ready for a family!

Megan Jordan Pruett

Whitsett, NC

Great vacation!

My husband and I stayed here with our two dogs and had a great vacation! The apartment was cozy and the perfect size for us. An added bonus is that it is fully furnished-including the kitchen! This place is within walking distance of pretty much anything you might want in Carolina Beach (including a grocery store, lots of restaurants, and Squiggley's ice cream). Diane recommended two really good restaurants to us: Gibby's (on the marina), and the Deck House. The dog friendly beach at Fort Fisher is about a ten minute drive, and downtown Wilmington is about 20 minutes away. Definitely will be back!

Tessa Noonan



Good trip, good location, simple place to stay. Family friendly and quiet.

Heather Larose

Raleigh, NC

Simply Amazing

So my thoughtful boyfriend decided to surpise me with a weekend get-a-way to Carolina Beach before I am to start my new job this week. Knowing I'm not, nor is he, such a fan of chain hotels, he did some surfing around and found this Magnificent Gem of a cottage. Where do I start? How about with the owner, Diane. She is accommodating, helpful, so nice and cool, and is full of wonderful dining and entertainment suggestions (and accepts pets!) The cottage is exceptionally clean, terrific A/C, beautifully and tastefully updated, sheek, chic, quaint, spacious, stocked, and just overall cozy. Oh, and don't get me started on the bathroom... SO COOL and unique. I have tucked away some ideas for remodel of my own in the future. The property is also beautiful. Additionally, it is only a couple of 3 minute walk... to the beach, restaurants, everything C. Beach has to offer. Overall, highest stars possible. We will certainly be back and we will be recommending to everyone we know. BTW, did I mention reasonable pricing, too?! :) You will not be disappointed!!!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

You two were a delight to host! Not only did you bring gifts of fresh veg and fruit but the gift of your wonderful spirits. Thank you - meeting people like you is why I am so happy with this business.
All the best to you in your new endeavors!

Paul Landau Chamberlain



Unusual, cozy, romantic, clean, close to everything. We mostly come to the hotel.only to sleep, but this lovely place inspired us to.go food shopping, wine.....come back to the.cottage and cook!! Yes.....its so lovely that we enjoyed hunging out indoors as well. The owners really enjoy knowing guests are comfortable and.have.a nice stay. We.felt.the.warmth and this.cottage has been made without missing a detail, yet with lots of love. Most.places its a get what you pay this case we got much more than what we paid for.

William Stanford


Very clean!

We really enjoyed our stay! The apartment was very clean and close to everything! We were able to take our 13 yr old Lhasa which was a huge bonus!

Tommy Tepper

Asheville, NC

An excellent place to stay in an excellent town

Great People, Great Place! Diane and Bobby are wonderful, this place is perfect for exploring C Beach and walking everywhere you need to go! Close to everything!

Jennifer Sacchitella

New London, NC

highly recommend

We absolutely loved our stay. The cottage was in a good location, quiet and very clean. We will return.

Patty Mason Killion

Angier, NC

Very relaxing vacation with plenty to do

I stayed a week with my teenage daughter and her best friend celebrating graduation/birthday. There is plenty to do within walking distance even the Island bakery, where I ordered the celebration cupcakes. We did go to Fort Fisher and the State part which were both a short drive away. I also discovered the man-made lake which is walking distance but I drove so I could take our dog on walks on the walkway around the lake...very relaxing. Thanks Diane for the recommendations... the trip was great!

Diane Ferguson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Patty for sharing your experience with people, there is much to do here at Carolina Beach and Pleasure Island. You really experienced the island right way by taking advantage all the beaches nearby.

Please come back to see us next year! You were excellent guests.

Margaret Craig

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Great Vacation Cottage

We stayed in this awesome rental with another adult couple and it was perfect! Plenty spacious for us with the queen bed and the pull out couch, especially if you plan on spending most of your time at the beach. Great location--nice quiet side street and walking distance to the beach, even with chairs, umbrellas and toys it was an easy walk. Plus, it was walking distance to several restaurants (great Thai place just down the street) and Britt's Donuts (GO THERE NOW!). We don't have anything negative to say other than the knives in the kitchen weren't too sharp and we wished there were four chairs for the patio table so we could all eat dinner comfortably. The cottage was a wonderful choice for us--Diane was a pleasure and it was a great value for us. We will definitely stay here again if we vacation at Carolina Beach again.

Kevin Ayers

Chattanooga, TN

Great Place To Stay

My idea of what a beach cottage should be. Clean and comfortable with all the necessities. Great deck under beautiful live oaks and convenient to restaurants and shops and the beach. The owners are very nice . Would definately stay here again.

David Silver

Jersey shore

Great little place

Charming apartment on quiet street. Very informal and comfortable, well equipped. We'll go back if we're ever in the area again.

Dustin Morgan

York, pa

Extreemly cozy

This was one of the nicest vacations ive had in a long time. The property owners was.absolutly pleasant and very nice. The shabby chic was perfect for my girlfriend, dog, and myself. I highly recommend renting this spot. I will ne renting it again!!

Teresa Bunker

Raleigh, NC

charmingly quaint & quirky

This was a great place to stay! The decor made me feel the beach. All the little neccesities provided made travelling easier. It was an easy walk to the beach, the boardwalk and some great restuarants and bars. The outside sitting area was great for morning coffee and the yard was large enough for my big dog to romp around! I will definately be back!

Kyle Kalkowski

Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Our stay was great! The cottage was very clean. It was updated and very comfortable! We would highly recommend the unit to a friend. Diane was very accommodating.

Angelia Bono

Winchester, VA


This was an opportunity for my husband and me to get away on our meetings, no kids, etc. It was a first. Everything was perfect. Absolutely loved the even gave us ideas for our own bathroom at home. The bed was quite comfy. It is obvious that the owners want you to feel special!

Nancy Stoller

Raleigh, NC

What a rare find!

The Islander was even BETTER than the pictures! My family spent three days and had a total blast. We rented all three of Diane's cottages that are nestled together under some ancient live oak trees. The town was fun, the cottages clean, hip and fantastic, and the beach was within walking distance. Who could ask for more? You should definitely consider this place.

Karen Leigh Tarter Greene

Roanoke, Virginia

Will Be Back Soon

My husband and I enjoyed our stay so very much within these "shabby chic" walls. The unique kitchen area has everything needed for a stay, quaint eating area, like a nook, we felt right at home. Our Sheltie loved the stay as much as we did. The bathroom is so very lovely with its earth tones, tiles, unique sink and shower... The owner has added her special touch to every detail within this cottage. This is our second stay in one of her properties and we will return again to her cottage... I can't wait to return! Not far from the beach are, just far enough to have the quiet and tranquility of a serene neighborhood lined with sidewalks, a church and park nearby... Great fishing and a lovely Beach! Thank you!

Becky Lachey

Climax, NC


My husband and myself just spent three nights in the "Shabby Chic". Diane made us feel so welcome and our aging collie/shepherd and our young pekingese had a fabulous time. It was so clean and crisp and colorful and inviting. We were so close to everything and had a marvelous time. Our daughter, son in law and 11 month old grandson came down for two nights and the first night Diane had nothing available and they stayed in a crusty hotel and paid so much more, the last night they stayed at Diane's home in her apartment basement and had a wonderful time and they swam in her pool, first for the season. We had such a wonderful visit and do plan on coming back again. It was so cool outside under the trees, the house was furnished with anything you could need, besides food!! We had a wonderful time and thank you very much. Maybe next time we will meet Bobby!

Eleanor Ferrier

Carrboro, NC USA

Wonderful relaxing weekend

My husband and I just got back from a relaxing weekend at the beach and we absolutely loved this cottage. It was clean, comfortable, and adorable. We loved being able to walk everywhere and especially to be able to bring our pup. Thanks again Diane, we had a great time and will be back soon! The Ferriers

Julieta Twiss

hope mills, Nc

A dream come true!!

My husband, our 3 year old and I, we have no words describe how amazing and magical this house is, the house is beautiful, from the living room to the room, I am in love with the kitchen and the bathroom :). Also the bed is so comfy, I don't really sleep much because I am a military wife and I worry lots. But here we sleep like babies, we feel so save and relax. Also you dont need the car to go anywhere everything is just around the corner . Diane you are the best thank you for everything, can wait to call u soon, we are dying to go back :))) LOTS OF LOVE TWISS FAMILY

Janice McDaniel Ownbey

Columbus, NC

Shabby Chic - Fantastic

We loved the Islander. We only stayed a few days but it was well worth it to stay at Diane and Bobbie's place. They provided us with great hospitality. The place was clean and in excellent condition. We were not disappointed with anything. Great people to be around. Friendly community. We highly recommend staying with them. We plan to return to their place sometime in the future, as soon as we can get away from the daily grind. Thanks Diane and Bobbie. We appreciate your kindness and friendliness! Talk soon. Glenn, Janice and Jeff Wallace

Charlotte and Chris

Shelby, NC

Warm and inviting

Warm and inviting applies to the accommodations and to Diane and Bobby! Not only did they make us welcome, but also gave our "diva" dog the attention she expects!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Loved the colors, the unique touches, and the location.

Jordan & Wendy

Albany, NY USA


We drove 750 miles or 12 hours to one of the most friendly towns in the U.S. Diane and Bobby were more then helpful and the sweetest people you could rent from. The pictures don't do the place justice. All new appliances with beautiful hardwood floors through out. There are great restaurants very close by that have amazing food. We recommend the harbor masters sushi. You won't be disappointed at this place.



Great people, great place, great vacation.

My mother and I had a wonderful stay in this property. Great place, kept in great condition, in a good location and for a great value. Just a short 3-4 blocks from the beach. In a great location, close to many restaurants and shops. If you do bring your dog, you will need to head north of the pier to take your dog to the beach. But there is very convenient parking right at the pier ($1.25/hr or $7.00 for the whole day), so it was perfect. Diane is wonderful and very accommodating for whatever you need. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to visit again.


Lewisville, NC

Nice touches.

Very good accomodations. Extremely comfortable and nicely appointed. I would certainly stay there again if I decide to visit the Carolina Beach area again.

Anna Arpasi

Towson, MD


Aloha was amazing! Everything is brand new in the house and the owner lets you use his fishing poles, chairs, rafts etc. He also writes up everything in an info sheet in case you have any questions. It is in a great location and so close to the beach! We absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone!


mooresville nc

great escape

i stayed in this rental for the week of the 4th of july with my 3 kids,2 pugs and husband. it was a bit small for us-but comfy. it was clean and bright. diane and her husband are warm and welcoming. they have great knowledge of the area. the walk to the beach is a nice quick stroll.we found ourselves there nearly everyday sometimes more then once! evrything is so close by i barely moved my car once we arrived. my entire family enjoyed this spot and we are sure you will to.


Charleston, SC

Great place for our 36th Anniversary

We stayed here to celebrate our 36th anniversary because 36 years ago our honeymoon was at Fort Fisher. Of course that house has been torn down and there are lots of changes. Diane and her husband were great hosts. The Islander is beautifully decorated. Bikes were great to ride in the late evenings. The beach was 3 long blocks but good excerise. We enjoyed the Broadwalk and eating at the Harbor Master. Great lunch specials. Hope to go back again and will stay with at one of Diane's places.

Marcia Hare

Fuquay-Varina, NC


My husband and I will never look for another rental property at Carolina Beach as long as this is available! GREAT location-restaurants and boardwalk just a few steps away with a short walk to the beach! Nice neighborhood and I would not be scared to stay by myself here. Bobby and Diane are AWESOME! They go out of their way to make sure you have what you need and they are fun to be around! Our dogs were able to enjoy the trip with us too! We look forward to many return trips!


Charlotte, NC

Cozy place

Cute place that is clean and well maintained. Diane goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and will assist you with any additional needs you might have. The bed and linens were very comfy and the towels were so soft and fluffy I wanted them for my house. The driveway and front of home is nicely shaded providing cool respite from the sun.


Asheville, N.C.

Peaceful and Convenient

This apartment is super cozy and cute! It is in a very convenient location...close to the beach, restaurants and shops, but it also in a quiet neighborhood. The owners of the property, Diane and Bobby, are super nice people and very helpful. This is a very nice place to stay and relax!

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