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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi


About the property

Beautiful Oceanfront 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo in ELEVATOR building

Kure Beach is a Ideal location for those who want a relaxing, quiet vacation with days filled with watching the waves. Leave your worries behind when you enter Mermaid Cottage.


You'll have everything you'll need including a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable furnishings. You'll have an ocean-side master bedroom with a queen size bed and sliders right onto the deck. Go to sleep each evening to the gentle sounds of the waves. The second bedroom has two twin beds and there is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. I provide fresh linens, towel sets, and bath mats as well. If you must break away from watching the waves and dolphins to check your email, FREE WiFi is included The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals with a dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee maker, microwave, glass top range and oven. You can seat 6 in the Dining Area and on the Deck.

There are three outdoor pools to chose from during the summer and a Rec Center that is open year-round and includes an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna, and exercise room - ALL FREE OF CHARGE. A basketball court, tennis courts, and an outdoor grill area are available. The beach access walkway is adjacent to the condo and has an outdoor shower. There are two covered parking spaces in the. carport. Beach chairs, umbrellas, rafts, sand toys are all provided in the storage area in carport.

Imagine you are on a Tropical Island as you sip your boat drink and view the ocean and your own private palm tree.

More Details

Mary Preston
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Mary Preston

When I retired from teaching after 30 years, my dream was to live by the ocean. I fell in love with Ocean Dunes upon first sight. I wanted to be able to open my door and look at the ocean and oh, what a view! Over my 6 years of living in my condo, I grew to love the community and the relaxing atmosphere of living with the sound of the surf lulling me to sleep.

In 2005 My husband and I began building his dream log home. I now spend most of my time there and felt it was a shame to have such a beautiful retreat at the beach and not share it with others. By the way, the name, Mermaid Cottage, was inspired by my late friend who gave me the sign by the front door.

I am happy to be able to share my oasis by the sea with you. I hope you decide to reserve a spot on the calendar for your vacation. If you do I know that you will have a restful and peaceful stay.

Mary Preston purchased this condo in 1998


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Kure Beach in Federal Point

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hall bathroom completely remodeled with subway tile and fish tile. Private master bath continues spa-like theme.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom contains queen size bed and oceanfront views. New flooring and paint provide a spa like atmosphere to lull you to sleep with The sounds of the waves. Private master bath continues spa-like theme. Mermaid whimsy continues in bedroom two with new flooring and paint. Reading nook and book shelf provide a place to curl up and enjoy a good book. Second bedroom contains 2 single beds. There is a queen size sleep sofa in living room.
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
See Ocean Dunes Website Oceandunesresortnc.com


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(28 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.642857 based on 28 reviews
North Jersey

Couldn't be Better !

  • 5 of 5

Mermaid Cottage was perfect in every way. Location, decor , spacious, extremely clean and updated, fully stocked, and that view, breath taking.

Mary, the owner was so very gracious. I won't even look anywhere else next time. I plan on going to Mermaid Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Restful!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our time at this condo! Our idea of the perfect vacation is watching the sunrise while listening to the waves crash, relaxing on the beach, and cooking/eating some great fresh seafood. We did all of that on Kure Beach! We loved the relative seclusion of the condo complex and the close proximity to the beach. We will definitely consider returning to the Kure Beach area again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved

  • 5 of 5

The mermaid cottage had everything to make our vacation great. We loved going to the beach, floating around in the ocean, and swimming in the outdoor and indoor pools. The condo was very clean and decorated beautifully. We definitely plan on returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views from the deck...Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 4 of 5

Mary was very gracious and accommodating throughout our stay.... the kind of person you want to rent from. Easy beach access. Close to the attractions of Carolina beach (short drive) but far enough to feel secluded and away from the hussle. Condo had all the amenities needed to enjoy our stay... great for families. The deck and views are amazing... great for relaxing and dolphin watching!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, Arizona

Relaxing Vacation on a Quite Beach

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at your condo. The beach was beautiful, not crowded, and clean. My favorite part upon arrival to the unit was seeing how close the tide comes up. Approaching the sliding back door, I wasn't sure if we had a balcony or a dock! The water appears to come up close but it actually isn't. My girls and I loved the the mermaid theme throughout the condo. So cute! The upstairs neighbors were barely heard walking around in the mornings and the family below us was very quite, never head a noise, not even a door shut from any direction in the afternoon or evenings. Mary was very quick to let us know of construction crews finishing up the improvements to the complex, which all looks fabulous! Brand new balconies, stairs, outside paint to name just a few upgrades. Our least favorite part was waking up to the sun shine and reflection on the water coming through the thin curtains each morning. The master bedroom could use some room darkening drapes for sure. We especially liked that the linen service provides make up remover wipes to prevent make up and suntan lotions from ruining any towels. Great idea! Overall our stay was wonderful. Plenty of beach chairs and an umbrella is provided. (Bring your own beach towels. We got great deals on towels at the gas station up the street). The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and containers for leftovers. We were glad to have use of a washer and dryer too. If we ever find ourselves in Kure Beach again, we'd love to stay at there again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cynthia. Believe it or not those were room darkening curtains I ordered on Amazon. I will try again to get others to really darken. Glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. Mary
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at the Mermaid Cottage. The view from the deck was absolutely beautiful! It surpassed our expectations. The condo itself was very charming. It had everything we needed to have a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.