Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon

Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2014
House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

You will always remember your stay in this magnificent, luxurious and comfortable six bedroom six bath home with 30 foot dock on a serene salt water lagoon a short two block walk to the beach. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this is a true dream home with all of the comforts for a memorable luxurious vacation. This home goes far beyond the typical beach cottage offered by many property owners. With its thoughtful accommodations, first class maintenance, magnificent setting, attention to detail, we guarantee that it beats all other Wrightsville Beach vacation rentals. With two covered porches and an open deck -all facing the lagoon and some with ocean and marsh views -- this home truly lives up to its name: The Sanctuary.

The 4905 square foot home is loaded with amenities, including two separate living areas.

Main floor: top quality Viking/Wolfe stainless steel appliances in a large kitchen well-equipped for the gourmet cook with wine cooler, beverage coolers, Cuisinart and other unexpected and extra appliances/accessories; eating/working island; adjacent nook with oval cherrywood table seating 8, adjacent dining area seating 8, main floor FR with comfy West Indies style furnishings; Plasma TV with 3-D options; upgraded sound system for 2013 for i-pods, Pandora as well as discs; Two Queen bedrooms with bathrooms.

Mid-level: laundry room; second family room with wet bar, wine storage, beverage storage, plasma TV, game table, Queen sleeper sofa; a vaulted king bedroom with water view and private bathroom; a King bedroom with polished nickel traditional bedframe and private bathroom; a bunk bedroom with 4 beds and private bathroom; all high quality mattresses, including Tempurpedic in Master Bedroom.

Upper level: true Master suite, spacious, with king bed, desk, bathroom with steam shower, walk-in closet, plasma TV. Deck overlooks lagoon. Views of ocean and marshes. Magnificent sunsets.

Garage level: ping pong table; gas grille outside; exterior shower room; patio; gazebo. Beach cart for easy transport of chairs, cooler, etc to beach. Ladder at dock for easy swimming in the calm and warm salt water lagoon.

Throughout: interior sound system, intercom, elevator, wi-fi, elegant and well-maintained landscaping.

Please call anytime with questions. This is a remarkable home, nearly new and beautiful, the best rental property in Wrightsville Beach - look at our guest comments! Thank you for viewing our home.

Keywords: single family, lagoon front, luxury, dock, beach,

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

A beach-lover since childhood, it was my dream to own a special home in this exceptional small beach town- Wrightsville Beach - near the historic city of Wilmington for urban adventures. I am a professional designer. I detailed and furnished the home so that it would welcome and comfort visiting friends and family, and now I am offering it to you for your use as well.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey there and yes we had a wonderful time @ your place. We had just come off a very stressful weekend and being @ The Sanctuary was just the medicine. Your house is beautiful!
Nov 2010
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Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
+1 -(919)422-6476
Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina

Excellent for our large family!

  • 5 of 5
My multi-generational family stayed here while in town for a wedding. The house could not have been more perfect. Even though we occupied all the bedrooms - we never felt crowded. REALLY spacious. Excellent location. Elevator was big plus for tour elderly parents and handi-capable brother. Nice to have access to a dock. Plenty of parking, etc... I have recommended this house to friends and look forward to a time when we can do it all again! Thanks!!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
+1 -(919)422-6476
Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina

Amazing Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely beautiful home, everyone involved during the entire process bent over backwards to accommodate my last minute request to stay in this amazing home. The neighborhood is quiet, the home is flawless, and the weather was perfect. I cannot wait to stay in this lovely home again. Thank you so much Carol Ann for allowing us to stay in paradise....
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
+1 -(919)422-6476
Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

Better than Oceanfront!!

  • 5 of 5
This property is simply special. It is on a quiet cul de sac with spectacular views, which is saying a lot for Wrightsville Beach. We fit 3 busy families with no congestion whatsoever. Super simple rental process. Exactly the way VRBO should operate. Thanks!!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
+1 -(919)422-6476
Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

House was stunning!

  • 5 of 5
We would definitely stay here again and again. I have to say I really wanted an ocean front rental and was not so sure about the sound side. My thinking has been changed! We never went to the beach our entire stay! The water off of the dock was amazing and no sand to contend with. Even my aunt who is addicted to beach has changed her preference! On top of the amazing location, the house itself is immaculate, nicely appointed and very well laid out for a family vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
+1 -(919)422-6476
Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
La Grange, IL

Just as Nice as it Looks in the Pictures...

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Sanctuary in June 2013. In some cases, website pictures of rental homes can be deceiving, but not in the case of the Sanctuary. It is a beautiful and immaculately clean home that will make your stay in Wrightsville Beach even more enjoyable.

We were in town for our mother’s 60th birthday and had three families (with six kids ranging from 1-10 years old) sharing the house. Given the size and lay-out, it worked out perfectly - we all had plenty of space. The proximity to the beach was also ideal – just a short 2 block walk.

We would definitely recommend this house to other vacationers & plan to be back again ourselves.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Designer's Own Fabulous Home with 30 Ft Dock on Serene Lagoon
+1 -(919)422-6476
Wrightsville Beach Coastal North Carolina
Virginia Beach, VA

Perfection Plus!!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful home you have, Carol Ann!! We could not have asked for a better place than The Sanctuary for a wedding weekend. Our son was married in Wilmington last weekend and we needed a place for family to stay, the bride to get ready in and entertain out of town guests. The elevator was perfect for the elderly along with being able to park in the garage (which by the way was immaculate as the rest of the house) and bring groceries, suitcases etc. to the various floors with ease. The floor plan allowed for an easy flow and bedrooms were so comfortable with plenty of room. The girls loved being able to have the whole master suite to get ready in and I'm sure the pictures will be breathtaking!!

My only regret...I would have liked another week there, just to relax but will most definitely be back for another visit. As we were packing up to leave, the dolphins put on quite a show right by the dock.
Thank you again for working with us on the dates. Your home was everything you described in your write-up and more with all the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


From the Owner

Best non-oceanfront location in Wrightsville Beach, on Sunset Lagoon, two block walk to ocean. Absolutely nicest rental home in Wrightsville Beach. In a quiet safe residential neighborhood.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Wilmington NC at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-40 at 7 Miles Nearest Beach : Wrightsville Beach at 0.2 Miles Car: recommended

Swim off our dock in the calm salt-water lagoon! Use one of our two kayaks for water fun, including exploring the nearby marshes, from our dock.


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Updated: Oct 20, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Fall
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 24 2014 - Nov 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
Christmas or New Years Week
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 2 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early summer
May 22 2015 - Jun 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $1,500
  • Cleaning less than week $275
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Guests pay 50% of the total when returning the rental documents, which they receive by email after indicating commitment. The remaining 50% is due 60 days prior to occupancy.

Rates are subject to change until reservation payment is received.
Cleaning fee of $275 added for a stays less than a week.
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From the Owner

Use of 30 foot dock in deep water lagoon, near Banks Channel and IntraCoastal Waterway. Swim off the dock using retractable ladder. Bike or walk to downtown Wrightsville Beach. Bring your kayak or canoe (or use our 2 kayaks) to paddle the nearby channels and marshes. Cook's kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolfe appliances. Designer tile detailing and plumbing fixtures in spacious bathrooms. Master bedroom suite with deck overlooking lagoon, vistas of ocean, steam shower. Plasma TV's in three locations, other TV's in individual bedrooms. Ping Pong. Beach cart. In off-season, you will love our upscale interior setting.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 4905 sq. ft.


  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Like new designer bathrooms. Master bath with steam shower and big whirlpool tub


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master suite bedroom on top floor.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 2 bunk bed, Bunk bedroom with bathroom - sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Vaulted bedroom with shower bathroom on mid-level
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, Mid-level king bedroom with tub/shower bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 6 queen, Main floor queen bedroom with shower bathroom
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen, Main floor queen bedroom with adjacent shower bathroom
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (2)


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Pillows, blankets, kitchen towels are provided. Elevator access to all floors. WI-FI computer access.
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