Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

Clean and Breezy describes this property. The air conditioning is central and cool!

Come enjoy our tropical oasis. When you have come off the beach return to the tranquil setting. The large partially shaded yard and the salt water pool is the perfect place to relax after a long day at the beach. Shared only with the owners who are two busy adults who know how to give you privacy.

The rental is close to many great restaurants and there is a small well stocked grocery store within walking distance. There is no reason to fire up the car once you have arrived. We are three short blocks to marina, boardwalk and restaurants. Four blocks to ocean.

This is the ground floor dwelling of the house private, quiet and fun. There is a large screened patio with outdoor table for dining or just hanging out and enjoying the tropical landscaping that surrounds the property. The screened porch also makes life more comfortable for the four legged member of the family.

We do have cats on the premises - not in your area but it the fido gets excited by seeing one this might be an issue.

Charcoal grill handy just outside screened area. Smoking is permitted only in this area outside of screened porch.

Features: fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, one bath, queen size bed, living room,

Large screened porch with table and chairs.

HD TV with many input options for gaming options and maxed out cable stations AND Movie Channels.




Cable TV with premium movie channels.

Wireless high speed internet.

Smoking out of doors outside of screened porch.


Beds: 1 Queen Bed

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4824503

About the area

Warm Gulf Stream Waters! Clean, Wide and safe beaches! 7 Great nightlife! Activities for everyone. Fireworks every Thursday Farmers market every Saturday at the lake. Beauty abounds.

Getting around

Walking is always an option once you are on the island. We are close to shops, restaurants and THE BEACH and boardwalk! You will need a car to explore and grocery shop. Biking is a good option too.

Getting here

Carolina Beach is 15 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina (Our airport code is ILM) off of highway 421 otherwise know as Carolina Beach Road. Once your cross the bridge the road becomes Lake Park Blvd. From Raleigh, NC (airport code RDU) it is approximately 2.5 hours drive south on I-40. Myrtle Beach, SC 1.5 hours drive north

Interaction with guest

I am available as needed but like to leave you to you space.

Owner profile

Diane F.
Years listed:
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English

This property is hosted by a private host (consumer) and not a business. Bookings of their property may not be covered by EU or UK consumer protection laws. However, the Tripadvisor Rentals companies will provide you with the same customer service as with any other stay.

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Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (50)

50 reviews


Reviewed 12 Jul 2016

Two teenage boys and I stayed at the Snapper, studio apt. It was perfect. Had enough room for us all and the bed and sofa/twin slept great. Kitchen has all you need, just as if you were at your own home. The walk to the beach was simple. Diane was great to communicate with about everything, before and during our visit. I am definitely going to keep Dianne's contact for future visits to the Carolina Beach area.

Owner's reply: Thank you for staying with us! You were terrific guests and I look forward to hosting you again! Just a note! Shannon stayed the Lil Snapper - the property this is under is just as nice but our Lil Snapper is a gem too! Diane


Reviewed 4 Oct 2015

I had stayed at the Lil Snapper 2 yrs ago and loved it - This year at the spur of the moment I was able to take time away - Diane worked with my schedule and offered the apartment on their private property - and also allowed my pup Petunia. The apartment is wonderful, the pool fabulous - Bobby & Diane are wonderful hosts - allowing you as much privacy as you want or need, but always available with suggestions and a friendly good morning. Thankfully my Cattle dog is used to cats - she wanted so much to play with them, but was respectful of their warnings and didn't venture near. I think Petunia misses Bobby and can't wait to lounge under his chair while I take a dip in the pool. I had hoped that their incoming guests had cancelled so I could remain in paradise. We will be back as soon as possible - Jocelyn & Petunia

Owner's reply: Thank you Jocelyn, We look forward to your return! You were a great guest and Petunia as well! Thank you!

“Very Clean and private”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2015

Very clean and private. Nice to have quality, good smelling sheets and towels provided. Bed very comfortable. Great A/C and perfect screened porch for pooches to sniff around in. Great cable and wifi. Drive straight to the boardwalk for beach access.


Reviewed 10 Aug 2015

CLEAN & BEAUTIFUL!! This home was so clean and comfortable! It provided us a home away from home and it was so wonderful to be able to have our dogs with us. The yard was safely enclosed so the dogs could not escape. The beds were so comfortable and having three bathrooms was such a bonus! We would definitely stay here again if we ever come back to Wilmington!

“Best Vacation Yet”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2015

We had the best time staying in the apartment at the Fergs. They were very nice to us and were very helpful with directions to help us dodge the traffic.We were just four blocks from the Boardwalk,easy walking distance.The apartment was perfect for us.The pool was great and very private. We had such a good time we will be back every chance we get.There is a park just one block away to walk your dog .They have a lovely place and our apartment was very clean and the porch was very nice to sit and relax.We had the best vacation we ever had and the Fergusons are the best .Hope to get the place again next year. Great place to stay!

Owner's reply: Thank you two for being so wonderful. A true breath of fresh air.


Reviewed 24 Jun 2015

My Sister and I really enjoyed our week at Tropical Beach. The apartment was super clean and even in the 100 degree weather we were very cool and comfy inside. Diane and Bobby were delightful host and took care of all of our needs. If you are in the area this is a great place to stay, I know we are looking forward to returning in the future.

“Relaxing, fun, just a really great place to stay!”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2015

We stayed for a week and I wish it could have been longer. So close to everything, there's no lacking for things to do, and yet the place itself is so cozy and inviting that it's hard to leave at all. The owners are super nice and accomadating - I would highly reccomend this or any of their properties.

“Little Tropical Get away.”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights while attending an event at Carolina Beach. Had considered the Marriott but so glad we stayed here instead. The apartment is perfect for a couple or small family. Everything was very clean, the water in the shower was hot and abundant. The bed was more comfortable than most 4* hotels that we stay at. Easy walk to the little grocery store, restaurants and bars. We especially enjoyed the screened in patio that afforded us much privacy. Loved the owners Bobby and Dianne and hope to visit again soon.

Owner's reply: Dear Roxie, You two were a delight to host and I look forward to your return visit! Hopefully in the spring?!

“simply wonderfull!”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2014

Diane is a sweet heart... we arrived late with our dogs and they made us feel welcome and like we were part of the family...even after my wife lost the key to our cottage! Actually this was a business trip I was able to take the wife and dogs along and I would advise fellow business travelers to do the same... for less the the cost of a generic Hampton inn you can be a short walk to the beach and great selection of local seafood... it's like a mini vacation while getting paid. This property was wonderful and just amazing for our pets with a screened porch and lovely beach decor! Thanks again Diane and Bobby!


Reviewed 23 Oct 2014

Wonderful place for pets! One of the best experiences we've ever had.Thanks Diane aand Bobby for the wonderful pet friendly place and making us feel like family! We will be back with our kids and grandkids staying in your bigger rental. Thanks for such a pleasant experience! !

Owner's reply: Thank you for being such great guests! I look forward to hosting you at our Old Time Beach House! Till next year! DIane

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Wow! What a fantastic bargain. Our hosts were so freindly and accomadating. They provided us with a lot of area information not to mention ice and anything else we needed! Everythig is close to this property - if you can't walk it you can park all day by the beach for $5.00!!

Thanks you two for everything!!

Connie and Donna Rennie
Inverness Scotland