Pleasure Island Real Estate

Information, news, and resources for buying and selling real estate in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach on the North Carolina Coast.

Aug. 30, 2018

FEATURED LISTING - 5211 Marina Club Drive, Wilmington, NC

Searching for a beautiful, spacious home with all the amenities of coastal living? Check out my featured listing!

5211 Marina Club Drive is a gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home located in the popular Tangle Oaks community, which boasts a private marina, community pool, tennis courts, playground and picnic area. With 3,367 square feet of living space, a bonus room, all season sunroom and lovely landscaped yards, this home is a terrific value at $605,000 (recently reduced by $10,000).

Take a look at the photos below and connect with me today to schedule your private tour!

Welcome to 5211 Marina Club Drive in Wilmington, North Carolina!

The bright, open living room is full of natural light. The vaulted ceilings add to the spacious feel.

The modernized kitchen features stainless appliances, plenty of cabinet space, granite countertops and gas stove.

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July 30, 2018

FEATURED LISTING - 703 Mississippi Ave. Kure Beach, NC

Looking for a home away from home in Kure Beach? Or maybe you're interested in finding a place to put down roots in a quiet coastal community? My latest featured listing could be ideal for anyone looking for a year-round residence, vacation getaway or investment property.

Welcome to 703 Mississippi Avenue in lovely Kure Beach, NC!

This quaint yet spacious beach house features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, plus a bonus room that can be easily used as an office or third small bedroom. Nestled near the end of a quiet street and only blocks to the shore, 703 Mississippi Ave. is perfect for the person who wants to enjoy the coastal lifestyle as well as the peaceful atmosphere of a tight-knit community.

When you first drive up to the lovely beach cottage, you'll notice the expansive and inviting covered front porch. There's plenty of space for parking, which will surely come in handy when your friends and relatives want to come for a visit! 

Want more details? See additional photos and view pricing information here.

Now let's take a look inside...

Here's a look at the living room, featuring oak wood floors, bright neutral colors and an abundance of natural light.

Here's another view of the living room and kitchen. If you like open floorpans, you'll love this layout! The living areas are designed very well, allowing an organic flow throughout the space.

Here's a closer view of the kitchen:

Notice the built-in workspace featuring wood detail and floating shelves. There are additional modern touches throughout the kitchen, including an apron sink and stainless appliances.

Let's move on to the rest of the house! Check out the bedrooms and bonus room:

Bedroom 1.

Bedroom 2.

Bedroom 2, alternative view. 

Enjoy some quiet time on your private balcony, just off the master bedroom.

This bonus room can be easily converted into a third bedroom or used as a home office, reading nook, crafting corner, home gym, etc... there are so many possibilities!

The home's ultra spacious bathroom is like a mini spa! Sleek, modern design and luxurious functionality combine to make this a rejuvenating space. 

There's also an outdoor shower, which is a must when you live at the beach!

Last but not least, take a look at the aerial photo below showing the home's proximity to the shore. This home is located several rows back from the water for peace of mind, yet it is close enough to walk, ride a bike or take a short drive to enjoy the beach.

Ready to see more? Don't hesitate to connect with me today to schedule your private tour! Call me at (910) 368-1507 or use my online contact form. This beautiful home won't last long!

 

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June 22, 2018

FEATURED LISTING - 1100 Fort Fisher Blvd. S Unit 102, Kure Beach

If you have been dreaming of owning your own little slice of heaven on the beautiful North Carolina shores, this Kure Beach condo may be for you!

Let's take a look!

At 1100 Fort Fisher Blvd. S, unit 102 in Kure Beach, you'll find two spacious bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, several modern upgrades, and gorgeous ocean views from not one but two separate porches! Located in the popular Ocean Dunes community, residents and visitors can enjoy multiple amenities including two community pools, tennis courts, picnic areas, playground, fitness facility and more!

Did I mention this unit comes fully furnished? That's right -- no need to worry about buying furniture, dishes or decor, as this beautiful seaside condo comes fully equipped for everything you need to enjoy a Kure Beach getaway. And because this unit comes furnished, it makes it a wonderful investment opportunity. This condo is currently on a vacation rental program with bookings through October, so if you're thinking about investing in a beach rental, this could be an excellent opportunity!

Get more details, see additional photos and view pricing details here.

Now let's see what it's like inside...

Here's a look at the living room, dining area and kitchen:

I love the clean lines, open layout and brightly painted cabinets! 

New flooring throughout!

Also note the stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and open shelving, giving this condo a modern yet whimsically beach feel.

Here's a look at the bedrooms and bathrooms:

The master bedroom is very spacious and the sliding glass doors to the private balcony let in a lot of nature light.

Don't you just love that view?

The second bedroom is perfect for guests or kids.

And here are just a few of the reasons you'll love the Ocean Dunes community:

Easy beach access!

Indoor pool and hot tub.

Outdoor pool with gazebo.

Playground and tennis courts.

Ready to see more? Don't hesitate to connect with me today to schedule your private tour! Call me at (910) 368-1507 or use my online contact form. This beautiful home won't last long!

 

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May 30, 2018

Summer Events in Carolina Beach, NC

The summer season is upon us and our fun little beach community has a LOT going on! From free concerts to fishing tournaments to educational activities and more, there's something for just about everyone happening in the Carolina Beach area.

Whether you're a local, live nearby or are planning a summer vacation getaway, here are some great events taking place in the next two months.

June Events

Massive Grass Concert

June 8, 2018

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area; Fort Fisher, NC

The free, family-friendly Summer Lawn Concert Series at Fort Fisher returns this year with progressive bluegrass band, Massive Grass, performing on Friday, June 8. The Summer Lawn Concerts take place on the second and fourth Fridays in June, July and August and are completely free to attend! Beverages will be available for sale. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and a picnic if you like but please leave your pets at home. 

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April 30, 2018

May Events Near Carolina Beach

Whether you're a longtime resident, a newcomer or a CB native, be sure to plan on coming out and enjoying some of the upcoming May events and get to know your community! 

Here's a look at some of the fun, family-friendly events taking place in the coming weeks in and around Carolina Beach, NC:

Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival

When: Saturday, May 5 from 10am-4pm

Where: Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach

What to expect: Come meet a wide selection of art vendors from around the region as they display and sell their works. There will be artists, crafters, educational activities, cooking demonstrations and more. Admission is free for spectators, however there are fees to participate in some events. Visit their website for more information.

Southern Trouble Concert

When: Sunday, May 6 from 5pm-7pm

Where: Kure Beach Oceanfront Park

What to expect: Kure Beach's Boogie in the Park free concert series kicks off with Southern Trouble, a talented musical group that blends southern rock, blues, beach and modern country. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and arrive early to get a great spot! See the full schedule for Boogie in the Park here.

Cape Fear Disabled Fishing Tournament

When: Friday, May 11 from 8am-12:30pm

Where: Kure Beach Fishing Pier

What to expect: Got-Em-On Live Bait Club proudly presents a day of fishing, food and fun for people with disabilities. Come out to the Kure Beach Fishing Pier to watch or take part in the fun. This event is free for disabled participants. On-site registration is available, but groups of five or more are asked to pre-register by calling (910) 612-3407. More information can be found here.

Signal Fire Concert

When: Sunday, May 20

Where: Kure Beach Oceanfront Park

What to expect: The Boogie in the Park free concert series continues with Signal Fire, a group that blends reggae and rock for a fun, unique sound. Bring your dancing shoes and a lawn chair or a blanket and end your weekend on a great note! Click here for more info.

 

March 20, 2018

Tips for Listing Your Home for Sale This Spring

concept of real estate - row of small houses with one in red

Spring has officially sprung! And while the weather may still be a little on the chilly side, the real estate market is about to heat up. In today's post, I'll go over a few helpful tips for getting your home ready to hit the market this spring.

1. Find a great real estate agent

First thing's first. Once you've decided to list your home for sale, you should find a real estate agent. Although it's not a requirement for home sellers to work with a listing agent, it's wise to do so. Listing agents are real estate agents who work closely with the home seller and negotiates the sale on their behalf. Listing agents are obligated to work within the laws and ethical standards, but with the seller's best interests in mind. By contrast, a buyer's agent works alongside the home buyers and represents the best interests of the buyer. Sometimes listing agents can represent buyers as well as sellers, making them dual agents. 

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Feb. 26, 2018

Mark your calendars for these spring events in Carolina Beach!

Spring is right around the corner and the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach communities have a lot of fun events to look forward to! Here's a look at a few local favorites:

14th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Lo Tide Run

March 17, 2018
Carolina Beach Boardwalk

A tribute to two amazing men, Steve Haydu and Tim Reilly, whose paths crossed in Carolina Beach, NC, the Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Lo Tide Run is a fundraising race that benefits local community members who are battling cancer. Race participants are encouraged to dress in their best and most festive St. Patrick's Day attire as they compete in either the 10k run or 5k run/walk. An awards ceremony and afterparty will follow the race. Click here for more information and to get the details on registration and fees.

Beach, Bacon & Beer Festival

April 14, 2018
Carolina Beach Lake Park

What's not to love about this? A friendly culinary competition and celebration of all things beach, bacon and beer, this festival brings local chefs together to create bacon-inspired dishes that can be paired with several options of beer and wine. Prizes will be awarded for Judge's Choice, People's Best Overall, Most Original, Best Savory and Sweetest. Awards will also be given for Best Decorated Tent and Most Enthusiastic Tent. Guests will receive 5 tasting tickets that they can present to the booths of their choice. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. 

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Jan. 5, 2018

Listing Spotlight: 109 Spencer Farlow Drive

Waterfronte Villas is more than just a coastal townhome development; it's a community of spacious, well-appointed waterfront homes with an exclusive yacht club, marina, pool and much more to make year-round living or vacationing an experience in true luxury. At 109 Spencer Farlow Drive in Carolina Beach, the Waterfronte Villas lifestyle is perfectly exemplified by its clean, comfortable design, gorgeous views, deluxe amenities and multiple recent updates. Let's take a closer look!

Remember, if you like what you see here, don't hesitate to connect with me to schedule an in-person showing!

109 Spencer Farlow Drive, Carolina Beach

Welcome to 109 Spencer Farlow Drive in Carolina Beach! This 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom waterfront townhome features nearly 2,000 square feet of living space, along with a 30-ft. boatslip and plenty of recent upgrades. 

As you pull up to the beautiful, Mediterranean-style building, you'll notice the covered entrances, ample space for parking and single-car garages attached to each unit. 

As you walk into the home's main living space, you'll notice the gorgeous hardwood floors, open layout and cozy fireplace with surrounding built-in shelves. Also note the wide staircase and the flow of natural light coming in from the kitchen (to the rear).

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Dec. 27, 2017

New Year's Resolutions, Pleasure Island Style

If you're like most people, you begin the new year with the best intentions. You set goals, announce your plans to the world via social media (#NewYearNewMe), and start your new year with high-energy and optimism. Unfortunately, so many of us don't maintain that strong momentum as the weeks go by and oftentimes our goals go unmet and our dreams left unfulfilled. In today's post, I'd like to offer a few practical (and fun!) suggestions for New Year's resolutions that are pretty easy to keep - especially if you live or vacation in the Carolina Beach area.

1. Focus More On Fitness

Physical fitness is usually the last thing we're thinking about during the holiday season. From Thanksgiving turkeys to Christmas candy and all the high-calorie treats in between, the end of the year wreaks havoc on our diets. But once the new year rolls around, a lot of people start thinking about getting back in shape, cutting out junk food, or simply being more active. if you're ready to start the new year off with a new fitness or wellness routine, Pleasure Island offers many great resources. The Town of Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of fitness classes, including cycling, aerobics, yoga, Zumba, strength training and even belly-dancing! Classes are very reasonably priced with some starting at only $4 per class.

Carolina Beach also has a variety of open public spaces to get out and walk, jog, run or ride a bike. The Carolina Beach State Park is a favorite spot for getting some fresh air along with your physical fitness routine. There's also the Carolina Beach Lake Park trail, the Snow's Cut Bike Path and the Island Greenway.

2. Take Time to Unplug & Unwind

We're living in a fast-paced, digitally-connected world, which comes with plenty of benefits as well as drawbacks. With smartphones almost always by our side, and our schedules jam-packed, many of us have to make a conscious effort to get away from electronic media and take time for ourselves. Just as our electronic devices need recharging, so do our mental and spiritual needs.

Luckily, the communities of Pleasure Island offer multiple opportunities to unplug and unwind in a beautiful, peaceful and safe environment. We've already mentioned the great parks and trails in the community, which are awesome places to turn the phones off and just be present. There's also the largest, most obvious attraction for our area - the ocean! There's nothing like waking up early, going out to the beach and just sitting on the sand and watching the waves crash on the shore. No headphones, no selfies; just you and your thoughts in front of one of mother nature's most powerful and beautiful creations.

Last but not least, the Pleasure Island community offers many services to help area residents and visitors when they're feeling overwhelmed. Whether getting pampered at Island Massage and Spa, focusing on your mental health with one of the island's highly qualified counselors, or joining a guided meditation or mindfulness "meet up" in the area, the Carolina Beach area is great for focusing on mental, spiritual and physical wellness.

3. Learn Something New

Did you know that there is scientific evidence that learning something new as an adult can improve happiness and self-esteem? It can also help improve brain function and longevity and may even delay the effects of Alzheimer's disease. That's why I think it's a great idea to make it a yearly goal to learn something new. Here on Pleasure Island, there are boundless opportunities to learn a new skill, discover a new hobby, or further develop an existing curiosity. Here are just a few ideas to get started...

  • Try a surfing lesson at Tony Silvagni Surf School.
  • Join an adult sports team through the Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Dept. Pickleball, anyone?
  • Take a class at the Kure Beach Community Center. They have all sorts, including Essential Oil DIY, Line Dancing, Akido, and more!
  • Browse TakeLessons.com to find a wealth of online and in-person instruction for just about any skill you can think of. From sewing to Spanish to photography and many more, you can connect with local instructors or get lessons from the comfort of home.

I hope this list gives you a few ideas for your New Year's resolutions and inspires you to improve your health and happiness while enjoying all the Carolina Beach area has to offer!

 

Nov. 13, 2017

Listing Spotlight: 1100 Fort Fisher Boulevard S Unit 1701

When it comes to low-maintenance oceanfront living in Pleasure Island, this beautiful home in Fort Fisher is tough to beat! The minute you step inside this open and inviting 2 bed, 2 bath condo, you'll feel right at home. And once you get a look at the amazing view, you'll feel as though you're troubles will just drift away with the tides!

Let's take a look at some of my favorite features of this particular home--and remember, if you like what you see, don't hesitate to connect with me for a personal tour!

Welcome to 1100 Fort Fisher Blvd. S Unit 1701 in Kure Beach, North Carolina! This lower level beach condo features 887 square feet of well-designed, recently remodeled living space, gorgeous views of the ocean and much more!

As you step into this lovely home, you'll notice how light and airy it feels. The open floorpan beautifully melds the kitchen, dining and living area together to form a comfortable, intimate space without feeling stuffy or cramped. And did you notice how the gorgeous water view extends from one room to the next? Let's keep looking!

The well-appointed kitchen has a smart layout, making the most of the space. Stainless steel appliances, gorgeous countertops and lightly contrasting tile backsplash combine for a beautifully modern style.

The dining area and bar provide enough room for a family or a small gathering of friends. Notice the lovely bamboo flooring and recessed lighting throughout.

Any seat in the living room is the best seat in the house! Just look at those views! And take a look at that cozy little window seat! Perfect for extra seating when friends stop by, or for stretching out with a good book.

Just imagine waking up to that beautiful view every morning and stepping out onto your own private balcony with a hot cup of coffee. Ahh...

The tile work in the bathrooms is simply stunning!

The balcony extends from the living room to the master bedroom, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the view and breathe in the invigorating sea air!

Amenities abound in the Ocean Dunes neighborhood! In addition to the sparkling outdoor pool, there's also an indoor pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard, a workout facility and a beautiful clubhouse.

Priced very reasonably at $287,000, this home could be a fantastic investment--whether for a primary, year-round residence or a vacation rental.

Ready to see more? Check out the full listing here or just give me a call to schedule a showing: (910) 368-1507

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