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7 BR Recently Updated and Just Minutes To The Beach Or Sound / New Wood Floors

Bedrooms 7
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 BR, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 14 / New Floors and Updates

Welcome to the beautifully caribbean decorated Salt Box Cottage on the quiet street of Bahama Drive. We have just added wood floors to the main living and kitchen area and you will love this! Pictures will come soon! This 7 bedroom home is perfect for large or multiple families, couples getaways, wedding groups or other special occasions. Open, accommodating, fabulous, private, spectacular, inclusive, beautiful, perfect for the occasion are just some of the wonderful comments we have received from our guests!

Each bedroom has been redone with a clean beachy flair distinguishing it's own identity. Salt Box Cottage is set up with three bedrooms on the right and left back wing of the house. Each wing shares a full bath with tub and ample storage closets for everyones toiletries. A louvered privacy door for each side also gains additional privacy. On the left side bedroom one / queen, bedroom two / queen and bedroom three has two twins. The right side hall bedroom one / king, bedroom two / queen and bedroom three / full. The seventh bedroom is off of the great room and shares the third full bath with the main area. It has it's own private door and the second door can be locked off for additional privacy. The seventh bedroom has a new queen sleeper sofa with a therapeutic mattress for additional comfort. There are led flat screen tvs in every bedroom with twin room having a dvd player and library as well.

Samsung stainless appliances are new and include a refrigerator with filtered water and ice maker, glass stove top, microwave and dishwasher. The fully equipped kitchen has all your cooking needs including new toaster, griddle, blender, silverware, pots/pans, plates, glasses , serving trays, utensils, spices, napkins, paper towels, Keurhrig coffee maker with starter coffees and kitchen towels. We stocked this for great fun occasions without the worry of bringing things from home!

The large very open living area looks out on the massive front porch and includes a new 55" led smart tv. On the front porch you will find multiple rocking chairs, a breakfast table with seating for four, love seat and six rocking chairs to enjoy your morning to evening beverages.

The lower open area under the house has a recently enlarged deck, 4 sun lounges, 2 rocking chairs, 4 casual chairs, hammock, ping pong table and brightly colored picnic tables with seating for 14.

The back yard is fenced for privacy and great for bocce and other yard games.

The laundry room boast a new washer and steam cycle dryer to press your travel wrinkled clothes.

There is an enclosed outdoor shower with room for changing after your day in the sun.

Parking can accommodate 3 cars under the carport and another four in the driveway. The street does not allow parking and is a quiet resident only street. This makes it perfect for kids riding bikes, throwing the ball or just having fun. The two opposing streets are the same as well and all provide safe bike riding and walking.

The beach is a short less than 8 minute walk and easy with the 2 beach carts, 2 coolers, 2 umbrellas and 8 beach chairs that are provided.

Magnificent sunsets can be seen from the large widows walk on top of the house with seating for everyone. Sunsets can also be seen at the end of the street sound access point where you will find most of the neighbors gathering daily with their favorite beverages in hand!

The front porch has child gates are on the right and left side. The widows walk stairs has a child gate as well.


4 bikes (2 brand new) 2 Coolers, 2 beach carts, ping pong table, bean bag game, professional bocci ball, boogie boards and plenty of beach toys for children.

Outdoor cooking / picnic area includes gas and charcoal grills, crab pot with brightly colored picnic tables and seating for 18. Gas grill has side burner for crab or shrimp boil and two gas canisters.

Flat screen TVs in every room

Wireless Internet/Cable

We include comforters, pillows, blankets and kitchen towels.

We can have all beds made and bath towels provided for an additional fee. Parties of 13 or more will be required to use the linen service. (We do not provide beach towels)

** Check in time is 3 PM

** Check out time is 10 AM

** If we are able to commit to an early check-in/late check-out we will do our best to accommodate you.


***No fraternity, sorority, bachelor, bachelorette or loud parties are allowed.

Minimum age to rent is 28

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Rick

I am a midwesterner who married a 5th generation Greensboro NC girl who's family grew up vacationing at Wrightsville Beach. We have four beautiful children who have many memories on Bahama Drive and exploring the back country waters. We have been homeowners on Bahama since 2000 and feel it is the best street and neighborhood on the island You will love it too! Rick

Rick purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Rick chose Parmele Isle

Salt Box Cottage was purchased and updated in 2015 and updated again September 2017. It is in the neighborhood of Parmele Isle which is the only neighborhood on Wrightsville Beach other than Harbor Island. It is on a quiet very family friendly dead end street with no street parking. Salt Box provides fabulous access to everything while feeling like you are on a remote island. Most neighbors are full time and welcome and respect our guest.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful freshly remodeled beach cottage house that will feel like your own home. Beach fresh remodel, new floors (Sept. 2017) new furniture and bedding, tv's in every room, sound machines and a house completely stocked with all amenities you need to start your vacation the moment you arrive. 7+ parking spaces, bikes, plenty of storage and hang out space below with beautiful 360 degree water views from the widows walk on top of the house are a few extras. Our home is your home! Come enjoy it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rick -

We loved your house and the whole family had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend in your home. We loved the widows peak and you are right, the sunsets are incredible. I am sorry for you about the house going up across the street - surely you will miss that "window" of view, but your front porch is still a wonderfully relaxing place for coffee and lunches. We could not have had nicer weather - we sat out and walked the loop every day! We got the ice-maker working within a day and other than needing a hair dryer (which we purchased from CVS) the house was perfect!! We loved your touches and appreciate how you stocked you home for guests to fully enjoy. It is a gem! If we can muster our parents for another Thanksgiving away from Chapel Hill - we will surely return.

Thank you again for being so accommodating,

Nov 2015
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Parmele Isle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No house parties or gatherings including fraternity, sorority, bachelor or bachelorette groups. Violation will mean immediate expulsion. No exception
  • Special events available but only with prior approval.
  • Dogs are considered only. No other pets. Dogs are only with prior approval. Pets on premise without approval will be cause for lease termination.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Adjoins den and living room. Both den and living room.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , OUTDOOR ENCLOSED PRIVACY SHOWER
  • Third bathroom adjoins study/ 7th bedroom with queen sleeper sofa. DEN AND LIVING ROOM BOTH HAVE NEW QUEEN SLEEPER SOFAS.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Brand new Queen Sleeper Sofa in private room
    Living Room brand new queen sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 6 separate bedrooms plus den with new queen sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress adjoining 3rd full bath. Living room has new queen sleeper sofa and adjoins third full bathroom as well.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wrightsville Beach is within close walking distance as well as Johnny Mercers Pier, restaurants and bars. Paddle boarding and other water sports are accessible at the end of the street. Down town Wrightsville Beach is within walking or biking distance and historic down town Wilmington a short drive.


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7 BR Recently Updated and Just Minutes To The Beach Or Sound / New Wood Floors
average rating of 4.962264 based on 54 reviews

Fantastic, well-stocked rental house

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, the pictures don't do it justice. The roof-top deck was the perfect place to relax during the evening. Great rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our reunion!

  • 5 of 5

When we were looking for a place to host our reunion, Rick's place kept jumping out at us. We're a bunch of 60 year old dudes who enjoy our privacy, and the house was perfect for our needs as everyone had their own room. And the communal area was perfect to accommodate us all to watch some college football or have breakfast each morning together.

Location was great, with just a short walk to the beach, and we enjoyed the upper deck at night to watch the meteor showers, listen to the surf, and have a nightcap.

It was the perfect place for our first of hopefully many more reunions. Thanks for taking good care of us, Rick! Hope to be back again!

Roger Grosser

Paul Hlavin

Rick Daugherty

Craig Tower

Don Garvey

Joe Wasylean

Eric Laut

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & Well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group in town for a convention. The house was perfect! Nice, clean and spacious, and well stocked with necessities that we may have forgotten. Rick was fantastic and very easy to reach if we needed anything! Would definitely consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home. Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We used this home for family t stay at during our son's wedding weekend. The owner was great with communication and follow-up. Exceeded our expectations. Nice having all the rooms on the first floor. Surprised at how much space it had. The family room, backyard, and crows nest were the highlights. Also liked how easy the access was for Kayaking. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ed thank you so much and glad we were able to share your wedding week end at Salt Box Cottage. It is a special place with a surprising amount of room and is especially accommodating for large family gatherings. Thank you so much for the nice comments and please come back and see us next summer! Best, Rick
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Rick was easy to communicate with and very accommodating. The house had everything we could ever need for a group of 5 couples.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris thank you so much for your nice comments. It is the perfect couple getaway with individual bedrooms for everyone. Please come back and see us soon! Cheers! Rick
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lovely family-friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion for 8 adults and 5 young children (ages 1 to 5) at this lovely home in Wrightsville Beach. The house was great for the little ones, who had space to play and run around in the one-level living space. The porch is gated, which was a big help with the baby. We enjoyed the roof deck and sunset views. Numerous sand toys and beach chairs are provided, and we really appreciated the large carts that helped us transport everything back and forth to the beach. The enclosed outdoor shower was great, and helped us keep sand out of the house all week.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We love having families with younger children and having all of the bedrooms on one floor and the gates makes it especially fun and safe. Please keep us mind for your future vacation plans as we would love to see you on a return visit! Cheers and my best! Rick
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Wilmington International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles

10 Minute walk to the beach. Sound access for kayaks and paddle boards at end of street or four houses down. Ten minute walk to down town Wrightsville Beach. Downtown Wilmington only a 20 minute drive. Great parking at the house with no through traffic.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 13.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.