'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!

'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!


Property Details

Updated: Sep 14, 2014
House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Keywest style cottage in prestigious 'Seawatch' community is perfect for family vacations to make memories. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in aprox. 2400 sqft all beautifully designed with coastal living in mind. Kitchen with tile counters, large double frig plus beverage frig. All bedrooms are 12x14 and nicely decorated. Home has 5 new flat panel HD tv's and 3 dvd players. Rear porch get's full sun that extends across back of whole house. It has 6 adirondeck chairs, two sun chaises, a large picnic table and tile bar with built in stainless gas grill for large family meals. The covered front porch has a hammock for afternoon naps next to palm trees and additional seating among seasonal tropical flowering plants. A cool breeze seems to always be blowing from the the Cape Fear River to the nearby ocean. The house has covered parking for 4 cars on two separate driveways. The community pool is just 100 feet from back porch but yet trees provide privacy. We also provide a beach wagon, ocean kayak, several beach chairs and beach umbrella.

Seawatch is a private community that is mainly of second homeowners down for the summer or permenant residents. The neighborhood consists of families and is very child friendly. The rental provides complimentary access to the private Seawatch community pool, bathrooms, tennis, playground with playhouse, and common areas. Seawatch has a private community beach access with oceanfront cabana complete with seating area, bathroom and outdoor shower area.It is just 200 yards from house to beach . We often have a glass of wine at the cabana then a evening walk through Seawatch to see the deer with their newborns. It is short 10 minute walk down beach to Kure Beach Pier for fishing, dining, arcade, ice cream or a cold beverage.

Seawatch is just two miles from downtown Carolina Beach which has many restaurants and night time entertainment. The carnival rides are the center of downtown at the boardwalk all summer long. Enjoy the weekly boardwalk fireworks and outdoor family movies at the lake so please check the schedules. Private fishing charters, boat rentals, cocktail and dinner cruises are all available at the marina. Mini golf and arcades are all close by in Carolina Beach. Freeman Park is a city beach just three miles from Seawatch and allows 4x4 vehicles to drive on, build camp fires and let dogs play.You can also rent jeeps in town to get out on the 4x4 beaches.

Fort Fisher State Park is just a 5 minute drive south to the end of the island. It has a 4x4 vehicle beach that is totally isolated and aprox. 3 miles long. Ocean on one side and marshes with creeks for kayaking/ flounder fishing just 100 yards away. It is why they call this' Paradise Island'. The North Carolina Aquarium is at Fort Fisher and is one of the states most popular attractions. They also offer summer camps for kids from 9am to 1 pm. The kids love the camps at the aquarium with indoor and outdoor education (shelling, shrimping and beaching). There also is a civil war museum with live reenactments. It is nice to take the car on the ferry from Fort Fisher across the Cape Fear River and feed the seagulls. It will dock at Southport which is small historic town or board another ferry to Bald Head Island for lunch at the 'EB & FLO's'. It is small island with no cars just golf carts. Climb 'OLD BALDY' lighthouse for panoramic views. The sunsets across the Cape Fear River from the Fort Fisher State Park are amazing on clear days.

Seawatch is just 20 minutes south of historic Wilmington with it's Riverwalk. The Riverwalk on the Cape Fear River has many restaurants and shops. A trolly ride, ghost walk, dinner cruises, reptile museum and live theatre. Across the river you can tour the USS North Carolina Battleship.

The area has plenty of surf fishing , party boats , charter boats and golf.

Keywords: Keywest style cottage just 200 yards to beach. Large upscale home has plenty of outdoor seating extensive tropical plants.

5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Tile counters and hardwood floors. Pool season is open from May 1st through October 30

This is cheapest rental price in prestigious 'SEAWATCH'- book now!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a family of four from Charlotte ,NC. We have two daughters who enjoy the outdoors.

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'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
State College, PA

the house is incredible inside and out iand within a quiet well-kept neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
Scott, thanks for a great vacation! My family and I were impressed with the size and cleanliness of not only the house, but the surrounding facilities (houses and yards very well kept and the pool house and tennis courts were nice, too). Having three and a half baths and outside shower was a blessing. Kids loved the outside shower, especially after the beach. Kure Beach could not have been nicer either. The private access made sun bathing and ocean playing feel as though we were miles from a town. We took a drive up to the boardwalk on Carolina beach but found it to be too crowded. Kure Beach is just a quick walk from the home. We rented two jet skis from North End Rental and would recommend them for an hour of fun. Our three teenage children had a great time at the beach and when using the pool. Our family spotted several ball fields only a few miles from the home. There are lots of activities for all ages nearby. Walking in the surrounding neighborhoods was a morning and evening ritual for us and we saw several deer during the walks. The traffic was minimal and it was nice to walk around without a lot of road noise or heavy traffic. We also loved the nearby drive-on beaches and went several times with our Yukon. This house is truly an ideal place for a family vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina

278 Seawatch Way -- Equipped for Family Fun

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I grew up vacationing at Wrightsville Beach and our parents lived in Wilmington during retirement. When we continued the tradition of vacationing together with with our families in the Wilmington-area we discovered Seawatch in Kure Beach. We have loved our visits to the Skittles houses in quiet, tree-lined Seawatch and all nine of us have voted 278 our favorite!

The home is well equipped for family enjoyment. The decks are spacious and flower-adorned for morning coffee or evening cocktails. The grill was a terrific convenience. And a second fridge--and wine fridge in the kitchen? Brilliant.

The home was spotlessly clean upon check-in. The bedrooms were decorated in sun-kissed colors and the beds were comfortable. When we arrived, a nice array of spices, coffee filters and foil, saran-wrap, etc. awaited us. Such a great help. We added to the house's eco-system by replenishing and adding to those items for the next guests.

Scott has provided chairs, umbrella and wagon and plenty of friendly tips for enjoying the area. Check out his ingenious watering system for the flower pots and hanging baskets.

We are ready to book for next summer. We felt more like a guest in a friend's home than renters of a vacation property. Scott and family have made their home a welcoming place for a memorable family vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
North Haledon, New Jersey, USA


  • 4 of 5
The listing is exactly what we were looking for, the opportunity to enjoy the ocean and also have use of the community pool. The residence was appropriately equipped, maintained and clean. We would recommend this rental to friends and are considering returning next year. We went to the aquarium, skydived and took an air tour of the island.
We enjoyed pizza from the local restaurant and the kids had Chinese food while the adults were dining at Michaels. Over all we had an enjoyable experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina

Everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived at the house, it was obvious this was going to be one of the best vacations we have had.
The house was perfect for the number of people staying (3 couples a single and 2 kids). The patios were relaxing and had great spaces to sit and relax. The beach was only a few minutes walk and chairs, umbrella and sand toys were already on site. There was even a heavy duty wagon to pull it all.
It was nice to have the private beach entrance with showers to wash the sand off before walking home, but there was also an outdoor shower at the house that we used as well.
As for the community, it was nice a quite. The pool was well kept and the playground was just the right size for our kids. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to have a great beach vacation.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina
North carolina

Nc family

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed staying at your beautiful home. Everything we could possibly need was there for kitchen use and all the furnishings were perfect!. It was nice to have a bathroom for each bedroom, too. The beach is just a couple blocks away and the wagon made that super easy. Maybe the best surprise and plus for us was the toddler playground so close to the house.... Didn't know that was even there when we booked! Since it wasn't really warm enough to swim in the pool, the playground was perfect! We would definitely return again. Thanks for sharing your home with us! We'd love to come back again !
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time at Seawatch. I appreciate your review to help others. I do want to clarify a few points. There are 5 bedrooms with three and half baths. The home is less than 200 yards to beach. Everyone views blocks differently so a couple of blocks seems further. I do appreciate that you took time for the review. We have not mentioned the playground previously so thank you for sharing with families who may be visiting with smaller children.
'Seawatch' is Kid Friendly -Soft sand beach - Pool Also !!
Kure Beach Coastal North Carolina


  • 5 of 5
this house is in the perfect location to explore kure beach we had a great time and scott was super helpful throughout we created so many memories here and cant wait to return next year the house has everything you need in fact more than enough things you wouldn't expect them to provide for you its well maintained and close proximity to the beach we had 5 small children staying with us and there was more than enough room for everyone the deck is awesome to hang out on and we made great use of the grill!

If you are vacationing during turtle season make sure you find a nest that will be hatching during your stay and go sit out with the group of people that protect these animals its fascinating!

Thank you scott we will be back next year!!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow!! We had family down to beach last week of June and a huge Loggerhead Sea Turtle came up on beach and laid eggs one night. We called police and turtle protectors. They marked and protected nest and said it would hatch in 60 days which is the time period you were visiting. They are interesting group. They took one egg and do DNA test so know where the future turtles were born and return to lay their eggs. They usually have several baby turtles at NC Aquarium just down the road . Glad you enjoyed the vacation. - Scott


From the Owner

We purchased in Seawatch because it is best FAMILY community on the island. Many island homes are not in a community. We love the easy beach access, community pool and wildlife. The island has so many activities. In just a few years we have so many memories.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : ILM at 20 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fort Fisher, Kure Beach to Historic Southport at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : kure beach at 0.1 Miles Nearest Barpub : Jack Mackerals, Bud and Joes at 0.75 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Jack Mackerals, Big Daddys, Pier House, Freddys at 0.75 Miles Car: recommended

Other Activities: pier fishing, dinner cruises, Ft.Fisher Aquarium, civil war museum, 4x4Beach, summer carnival rides, deep sea fishing, party cruises, disc golf, jet skis, kayaking, surfing


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Updated: Sep 14, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2015
Apr 12 2015 - May 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 29 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning fee $200
  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 14.0%

50% percent deposit at time of booking
Balance of rent and cleaning due 60 days before check in
$500 refundable Balance Deposit due 2 weeks prior to check in

Rates subject to change prior to final confirmation
No Pets allowed
****Discounted Fall rates allow max of 8 persons *****


From the Owner

Upscale private community that does not have much traffic at all. Private beach access with cabana and bathroom for quests and owners only. Community pool ,tennis and playground.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Internet
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance ...


  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave


  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...


  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • live theater

Leisure Activities

  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • 3.5


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full sleeper sofa, Bunk Beds (1) twin top with full bottom


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • private communnity pool, tennis, beach access with bathrooms, outdoor showers, cabana, pool bath house Beach wagon, ocean kayak
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