Vacation Rentals in Carolina/Kure Beach, NC

There's nothing quite as gratifying as walking into a beach house vacation rental at Carolina and Kure Beach, NC, knowing that your whole vacation awaits you. Put your bags down, slip off your shoes, take a seat on your balcony, take a look at the ocean and stay awhile. This could be more than just a dream if you booked a vacation rental with one of the companies listed on this site.

There are a variety of vacation rentals on Pleasure Island to fit every price range, group size, vacation style, and event need. Whether you're looking for a couple's getaway, an oceanfront beach house for the whole family, or a quiet cottage or condominium, you'll find companies to assist you in this section. Maybe you'd like to rent a beach house for a wedding or reserve a rental for your next family reunion or fishing trip. Most companies offer weekly and monthly rates, as well as oceanfront, oceanview, and second-row accomodations. If you'd like to be in the middle of the action, near restaurants, cafes, and attractions, they can help you with that. If you're looking for a more secluded spot away from the bothers of modern life, they can help you find that too. Depending on the season, ammenities, and location, vacation rentals fall into a price range of $700 to $10,000 (or more).

As eclectic as the area itself, you'll find a variety of places to stay in Carolina and Kure Beach, NC. If you're looking for a traditional beach house rental, try one of the many real estate agencies on the island. Serving the area for more than 60 years and with an office of locals on North Lake Park Blvd., Bryant Real Estate provides quality sales, rentals, and property management in the area. Blue Water Realty, on South Lake Park Blvd., specializes in waterfront homes. Bullard Realty, also on South Lake Park Blvd., offers more than 80 oceanfront, oceanview, and second-row accomdations, as well as some pet-friendly homes. Network Real Estate, on North Lake Park Blvd., has a large selection of premium rentals in the area. Palm Air Realty, on North Fort Fisher Blvd., offers a diverse selection of unique rental units in a variety of locations and with a selection of amenities, including Wifi and eco-friendly natural and organic bath products.

Joy Lee Apartments on Carolina Beach Ave. North hearkens back to a simpler day and time with its funky art deco/ mission/ prairie style design. These four efficiency apartments are a unique place to stay. Cabana on Carolina Beach Ave North gives Mediterranean flavor to the heart of Carolina Beach with an oceanfront complex of condos situated on a wide beach. 

Many rentals are close Carolina Beach's boardwalk, great restaurants and other fun things to do.  There are also a large selection of vacation rentals in nearby Wrightsville Beach.

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Blue Water Realty

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Rentals

1401 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28405
(910) 458-5658
(800) 994-5222

Offering vacation rental homes, condos and townhomes with locations in Carolina and Kure Beach, Bryant Real Estate has been providing quality sales, rentals and property-management service in the Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach areas for more than 60 years. For year-round rentals, call (910) 799-2700. Daily, weekly and...more about Bryant Real Estate

Blue Water Realty Carolina/Kure Beach Vacation Rentals
1000 S. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-3001

Centrally located on Pleasure Island, Blue Water Realty specializes in waterfront homes in Carolina and Kure beaches. Customer satisfaction is important to Blue Water Realty and their staff is dedicated to making your vacation a pleasurable and memorable experience. Blue Water Realty is open seven days a week in season to serve your...more about Blue Water Realty

Sea Coast Rentals Carolina/Kure Beach Vacation Rentals
1001 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-9073
(800) 334-5806

From a one-bedroom condo to a large, well-appointed home perfect for family reunions, this established company manages fully furnished rental condominiums, beach cottages, duplexes, townhomes and single-family homes on Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher. Rentals are oceanfront, ocean-view, and second-row and may be rented for either short term or...more about Sea Coast Rentals

Latitude 34 Realty Carolina/Kure Beach Vacation Rentals
1009 N. Lake Park Blvd, C-4
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-5911

Latitude 34 Realty is “deliberately, selectively smaller.”  That pretty much sums up Tammy Hanson’s model, and world-view in terms of how to best serve her real estate clients.  For 23 years now Tammy has used her extensive knowledge of Carolina and Kure Beach real estate to help her clients find just...more about Latitude 34 Realty

Bullard Realty Carolina/Kure Beach Vacation Rentals
1404 S. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-4028
(800) 327-5863

Bullard Realty takes pride in offering quality vacation accommodations available at Carolina and Kure beaches. They offer more than 80 oceanfront, ocean-view and second-row accommodations. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, spas, saunas, tennis courts, recreation centers, elevators and some pet-friendly homes. Whether you want a one-bedroom condo or a six-bedroom...more about Bullard Realty

Palm Air Realty Carolina/Kure Beach Vacation Rentals
133 N. Fort Fisher Blvd.
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-5269

Palm Air Realty™ offers a diverse portfolio of unique and premier vacation rental units in the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach communities to meet all types of vacation rental options.  Properties are situated in a variety of locations with a selection of amenities' such as complimentary Wifi, linens & towels, and eco-friendly...more about Palm Air Realty

1615 S. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8313

Located on the beautiful sands of Carolina Beach, Atlantic Towers features fully furnished one-bedroom and two-bedroom oceanfront condominiums with private oceanfront balconies. The facility includes both an oceanfront outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool. Free wireless Internet is available in the Club Room area. Atlantic Towers'  friendly staff is available...more about Atlantic Towers

222 Carolina Beach Ave. N
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-4456
(800) 333-8499

Cabana offers a Mediterranean flavor in the heart of Carolina Beach. The oceanfront complex consists of individually owned condos situated on a wide beach covered with white sand. All units have a fully stocked kitchen....more about Cabana

1009 N. Lake Blvd., Ste. B3
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-4444

Whether your interest is in buying or selling a home, booking a vacation or long-term rental, or property management, the professionals at Carolina Beach Realty are ready to assist you. This family-owned and operated real estate firm has been working in the Pleasure Island real estate market for more than 44...more about Carolina Beach Realty

1206 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC
(855) 631-0949

Whether you choose Wrightsville Beach or one of the Pleasure Island beaches, Intracoastal Realty Vacation Rentals offers hundreds of fabulous vacation homes for your perfect vacation. Choose from oceanfront, ocean-side, ocean-view, soundfront or sound-view homes that range from the small and budget-friendly to the palatial with all of the amenities. Either...more about Intracoastal Realty Vacation Rentals

317 Carolina Beach Ave. N
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8361

This seasonal spot features four efficiency spaces for renters. Operating for more than 60 years, Joy Lee is on the National Register of Historic Places for its unique art deco/mission/prairie style design that hearkens back to a simpler day and time. Look for the funky cement pelicans and the turquoise sign...more about Joy Lee Apartments

1029 N. Lake Park Blvd., Ste. 1
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-8881

Network Real Estate offers a large, ever-expanding selection of premium vacation rentals in Carolina and Kure beaches, including oceanfront cottages and condominiums in a variety of price ranges. Amenities for most rentals include central air, major appliances, cable, outdoor decks and easy beach access. Additionally, Network's historic downtown Wilmington office offers...more about Network Real Estate

206 Fayetteville Ave., #2
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-0868
(888) 256-4804

Choose from a variety of first-class, smoke-free accommodations for your hard-earned vacation, weekend getaway or off-season stay. Victory Beach Vacations is committed to excellence, with a friendly, patient staff that will help you select the perfect unit and arrange for all of your rental needs. Condos and houses are available with...more about Victory Beach Vacations

Sea Coast Rentals
Palm Air Vacation Rentals
Bullard Realty

Accommodations and Locations

Do you prefer the sound side or the oceanfront? This is an important question to consider as rates for properties increase with proximity to the water. While a beachfront home offers scenic views and an easy commute from your door to the waves, a different location, while just as convenient, might save you a bundle.

If you have your own boat or are planning on renting one, a house on the sound might be perfect for you. While the sunrise over the Atlantic is breathtaking, the sunset over the sound is equally beautiful.

During your stay, you can expect to have the basic appliances supplied by the owner of the property. Most rentals offer cable, telephone, heat and air, and come fully furnished. Dishes and cooking utensils are almost universally provided, but checking with your rental agency is always a good idea before setting out on vacation. Certain spots also offer activity centers such as gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts and other forms of recreation. More often than not, guests are required to supply their own sheets, towels, cleaning supplies and beach gear. Your rental agency should have a detailed checklist of items you will need during your stay.

Almost anything too cumbersome to bring along (bicycles, kayaks, etc.) can be rented for a small fee. See our Sports, Fitness and Parks or Watersports sections or ask your rental agency for details on which businesses offer these services.

A Few Rules

There are a number of rules to follow when renting a beach home from a rental agency. The large majority of these properties are second homes for their owners, and renting them out means trusting their agency to choose responsible renters. Each agency has its own specific policies, and vacationing parties should make themselves aware of these policies and their consequences.

Many area vacation homes require the minimum age of renters to be at least age 21, however some extend that limit to 25, often excepting married couples under that age. Be sure to check with your particular agency prior to setting your heart on a vacation home. Large groups of young renters can often encounter resistance due to damage concerns. Large house parties are discouraged and many rental agreements prohibit them altogether, especially at the smaller, quieter beaches. Breaching this area of your contract can easily result in the forfeiture of your deposit and the instant termination of your rental agreement. The bottom line is being respectful of other people's property, privacy and peace and quiet.

While cleaning services are offered upon checkout for a fee, the agencies expect you to leave no trace of your visit. Often times, a portion of your deposit goes to these services should you fail to leave things as you found them, and the agency is at liberty to determine these fees. As is expected, you should treat your "home away from home" as though it was your own.

While most people own cell phones these days, the majority of area properties have a telephone for your use. Responsible use is expected and often agencies will block outgoing long-distance calls to prevent abuse of phone service.


Vacation rental prices fall in a wide range from $700 to $10,000 (or more) a week, depending on your choice of accommodation, location, luxury factor and season. Bald Head Island, Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island are at the high end. Topsail, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the Brunswick Beaches (Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach) offer a broader array of less-pricey accommodations, but also have their share of high-end properties.

Most agencies require a deposit, and there are various stipulations in the agreement that you need to be familiar with. For example, a state/county tax of 7 percent and, depending on the location, a room tax ranging from 1 to 6 percent are added to the cost. A deposit of 50 percent is generally required to confirm reservations. Major credit cards are usually, but not always, accepted. Check with the individual rental agency for required methods of payment. Some accept personal checks provided they arrive 30 to 60 days in advance of your arrival. Rental rates are subject to change without notice. Winter rates may be significantly less.


More often than not, most rental companies these days offer at least some properties that are pet friendly. Before you book your accommodation, make sure to ask for that company's specific pet policy and whether or not the property you are looking to book is indeed pet friendly. Each company will have clearly spelled out policies, and rest assured these policies are strictly enforced.

Among the concerns with pets should be the issue of fleas, as they present a major problem during the warms months. Fumigation and pest control will take a chunk out of your deposit, so please be conscious of your pet's condition. If you decide to roll the dice and ignore pet policies, some agencies will demand your immediate dismissal.

If leaving your pet at home isn’t a possibility and you can't find a propety where pets are allowed, local kennels and “doggie daycare” services will look after your cherished companion. Check our Traveling With Pets page for a list of places that have pet-friendly accommodations.

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