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Elegant, Modern, Romantic, Oceanfront, 8th floor, private balcony.....

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

8th floor, direct oceanfront, one bedroom, spa style bath, elegant renovation

Shell Island Unit 803 sets the standard other owners at this resort have aspired to. This modern boutique suite redefines luxury rental on the white sands of Wrightsville Beach. The Corporate Suite offers cutting edge style and European elegance. The perfect condo for travelers, beachcombers or romantics who desire a soothing, refined environment to get away from it all.

Modern fixtures set the tone for this designer condo located at the Wrightsville Beach’s undeveloped north end. Travertine marble flooring and bath, custom cherry cabinetry and luscious black granite counters lend an understated elegance. Surround yourself with luxurious comfort in this elegant sanctuary by the sea.

NOTE: Shell Island Resort will be undergoing a renovation of our parking garage from 9/19-10/28 (Mon-Fri only from 8am-6pm) and 10/31-12/30 (Mon-Sat only from 8am-6pm, excluding 11/24-27 & 12/24-25). You should know, however, that our Unit is at the opposite side of the building as the parking garage, and on-site parking will still be available to you. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns. Jay 910-208-0803 c

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Jay Tervo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Jay Tervo

I publish online city guides, and my wife is a concert pianist. We have traveled quite a bit in lots of countries, and those travels influenced what we were going for when we renovated our unit a couple of years ago. Frankly, we kind of went temporarily insane. We really went for it. We decided if we were going to go to the trouble of renovating our unit, we might as well make it memorable. We hired an amazing interior decorator who came up with a unique and exciting design, and skilled craftsmen to do the work. Floor to ceiling mirrors make our unit seem as huge as our view of the ocean. We combined the two small bathrooms into one large, travertine marble masterpiece of a bath. Sliding glass and pocket doors make our unit memorable in all respects. You will love the 2-way mirror, allowing a view of the ocean from the bathroom. Makes everyone smile.....

Jay Tervo purchased this condo in 2005

Why Jay Tervo chose North Carolina

Wrightsville Beach is a treasure -- miles and miles of white sand beaches on a beautiful, non-commercialized island. Shell Island is the last building on the northern end of the island, adjacent to a bird sanctuary. Beach walkers LOVE Wrightsville Beach. Wilmington is a quick 10 minute drive away, and there one will find lots of attractions, fine restaurants and shopping galore.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit has been the wedding suite of choice for the staff at Shell Island. They call our suite the 'Travolta Suite', named after a recent guest who selected our unit over all the rest of the units in the building. Opera star Jessye Norman loved our unit as well - but the our marble bath is so cool, everyone tends to sing there, at least in the shower....

Our unit is far and away the finest unit at Shell Island. Shell Island has two levels, standard and premier. Ours is a 'Premier unit on Steroids'. Proof is that our's was the highest grossing unit last year. Why? Because once you stay there, you will want to keep asking for Unit 803 By The Sea!

We are high on the 8th floor, and the view is spectacular. Shell Island recently underwent a $10,000,000 renovation, and it looks fabulous, too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I love Shell Island, but after staying in room 803, I will not stay in any other. I have shared my birthdays, graduation, and remembrance of my Father's death all in this room over the years. I live in Wilmington, but still choose to stay here time and time again. Thank you!
May 2012
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(102 traveler reviews)


Wrightsville Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife loves the beach--but beach places do not always love my wife.

Therefore, when, on the second day of our stay, my wife made the comment, "I think I would like to stay here again," I knew I had been successful in booking this place. Very nice. And just right in so many ways.


  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great view

  • 4 of 5

We were off season, but the eighth floor view was spectacular. It must be a wonderful spot during the summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Exactly as described by the owner!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean, comfortable, and elegant. The owner was responsive and the process of arriving and departing was simple and easy. The view is stunning. We will definitely return to 803 on Shell Island, and will suggest to our friends that they try it out.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here only for one night, but I wish we could've stayed for a week. we live local, but this was a great getaway from normal life. After check-in, we walked on the beach for a bit. Wrightsville Beach has lots of shells, so either walk carefully or wear flip flops. for supper, we dined at a local restaurant. We then watched a beautiful North Carolina coastal sunset. The interior is as described.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations. Not sure we liked the glass sliding doors between the bedroom and bathroom. Everything else was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Quiet, relaxing vacation on a beautiful beach!

  • 4 of 5

We visited this property from November 15 to November 20, 2016. It was a nice drive down from Michigan and the view when we arrived was

stunning. The pristine beach was beautiful and as we were the last condo building on the peninsula, it was very quiet and private. We saw

dolphins playing each morning. The unit was set up nicely but if you are used to a large condo, it is a little tight. We had no problem with

that as we kept busy each day with a list of things we wanted to see and do. The condo is fully stocked with everything you need except

your food and drink. We were on the eighth floor which again was a perfect view of the ocean. There is a lot of history in the area with

lovely homes to tour and antiques stores galore. There is fishing and sailing nearby as well as wonderful food at nearby restaurants. The

owner is close by and very willing to answer any questions that you have. The only thing we saw to keep this from a five star review was that the carpet in the rooms should be updated or taken out completely and have tile throughout. That would increase the experience here.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Wells Fargo Championship
Apr 30 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 8 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 - June 29
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
August - Sept 1
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Daily fee (parking) $28 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Shell Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Philippe Starck inspired, travertine marble, 'floating sink', two-way mirror opening to living room and the Atlantic Ocean. You will not forget this one....
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , couch is "Queen" sized sleeper with comfy inflatable feature
  • Built-in king sized bed, with sliding glass doors to amazing bathroom. We have so many positive comments on how comfortable our mattress is! The couch is a sleeper sofa and was new in Oct 2016. It folds out to a queen-size and has one of those new mattresses that has a regular sleeper sofa mattress with a simple to use inflatable insert found under the regular mattress that makes it as comfortable as any high-quality queen bed. If you can push a button, you can set the mattress up! This is NOT an air mattress on the floor or an inflatible bed!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our condo operates like a weekly rental in that there is no daily maid service. There are, however, coin-operated washers and dryers available in the building.

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