Looking for a vacation with a little more space and privacy? Give vacation rentals a look!

Your safety and the safety of others is most important. Please adhere to any local, state, or national government recommendations with regards to traveling and social distancing during epidemics, pandemics, and other states of emergency. This blog is intended merely to list the benefits of private vacation rentals compared to more crowded accommodations.

Driving Instead of Flying
Family Driving

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are centrally located on the coast of North Carolina, making our beaches within driving distance for millions of American families.  Many cruise ports are in major metropolitan areas and the hotels/resorts are not far from that.  You’ll not only have additional exposure to elements in the ports and cities, but you’ll also probably have to fly to get to the port.

To minimize exposure to others (compared to airline or bus travel) and to be in complete control of your environment, driving to your destination is your best option.  Whether it’s flu season or you’re just trying to avoid crowds, driving is an ideal way to manage travel to your benefit.   Renting vehicles has become very popular for vacationers or those traveling long distances who wish to avoid the wear and tear on their own property.  There is probably a car rental agency near your home, and there are several Enterprise rental car locations in Wilmington, NC.

Vacation Rentals as Alternatives to Cruise Ships, Hotels, and Resorts
Beach House

Private space is one of the major benefits of a vacation rental compared to a cruise ship cabin or hotel room space.  Carolina Beach Realty proudly maintains a diverse inventory of over 170 vacation rentals.  From one-bedroom condominiums to larger homes that can comfortably accommodate multiple families, you’ll have the entire rental to yourself.   Sharing lobbies, kitchens, dining rooms, bathrooms or any common areas with strangers during your stay will be a distant memory when you stay in a vacation rental.  All those shared common areas you’d experience in a cruise ship or hotel/resort are 100% private in your vacation rental.  This is an enormous benefit to those interested in minimizing exposure to unknown elements/illnesses/ailments of others.  If you are interested in being close to the beach or waterfront, many of our rentals are oceanfront or waterfront, so you won’t miss out on any of your favorite views.

Cruise ships and hotels/resorts, by their nature, have large concentrations of people in tight quarters.  Don’t crowd around a small area to enjoy a pool.  Instead, take a moment to imagine the benefits of an entirely private pool at your own vacation home.  Our vacation rentals have an enormous variety of amenities that you’ve come to love on vacation.  Keyless entry, free Wi-Fi internet, freshly washed linens and beds made before your arrival, hot tubs, pool tables, game rooms, elevators and so much more!  Each home in our inventory is unique and waiting for your family to arrive.

Rental Comparison

We can’t forget to mention our wide-open beaches.  They are waiting for your family to spread out to enjoy a day in the surf and sun.  Our towns are scattered with shopping, dining, and activities, making crowd avoidance a breeze.  For those of you who haven’t experience a visit to Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, you’ll find the fun and adventure is limited only by your imagination.  Whether you enjoy spending most of the day on the beach or experiencing cultural, historical or natural attractions, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach have something for everyone to enjoy.

Vacation with the WHOLE Family
Fun at the Beach

Don’t want to leave your beloved dog behind when you’re on vacation?  Cruise ships, hotels or resorts that allow pets in a truly enjoyable (and fair) environment will be hard to find.  Carolina Beach Realty proudly manages a large selection of vacation rentals that allow pets.  This means you can bring your entire family on vacation and enjoy the privacy of your “home away from home” together.  No boarding, no pet sitters, just more quality time together.  After all, isn’t that what vacationing is all about?


Sanitization & Cleanliness

At Carolina Beach Realty the cleanliness of our vacation rental homes is something we take very seriously.  Our homes are all subject to a quality standards checklist, an annual evaluation, and an annual deep clean.  Our linens are laundered and sanitized through our facility to preserve the in-home laundry machines and are replaced as needed to maintain a consistent quality experience.  When you rent a vacation rental home with us, your beds will be made before arrival so all you have to do is relax once you arrive on vacation.

Vacation Planning

Do you enjoy the flexibility of hotels, resorts, and cruises?  Good news:  our vacation rentals are just as accommodating to short stays, long weekends, weeklong stays, or those looking for long-term stays on our beautiful beaches.  During the off-season, which is any time outside of June, July, and August, you’ll find that we have a wide selection of homes that offer stays with two and three-night minimums as well as flexible check-in days.   Don’t let the term off-season deter you from visiting. There is nothing “off” about the activities that are available for you and your family to enjoy.

How to Reserve

Our dedicated staff can be reached by the phone number at the top of your screen, they would be happy to answer any questions you may have or to assist you in finding the perfect vacation rental.  You can also browse our website and reserve online by visiting our search page.  All of our vacation rentals feature free Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning, and a fully equipped kitchen including range oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster.  Linens are included for every reservation and beds will be made before you arrive.  We look forward to welcoming you to the beach!  Start planning your trip here.