***Beach Renourishment in Carolina and Kure Beach is beginning February 2019 and may continue through May 2019. The work involves construction equipment on the beach and potential lights, noise, and vibrations reaching homes in the area currently being worked on. Any stay in Carolina and Kure Beach during this time period may be affected.***
Don't miss your chance to experience Dolphin Watch 1. For Summer 2019 the owner has purchased new living room furniture, new dining room furniture, repainted the whole house, and purchased new twin mattresses!
This luxury ocean front duplex provides amazing views from every room in the home. Enjoy watching dolphins swim past from your front deck and/or open kitchen and living area. The sounds and smells of the ocean will lull you to sleep in the evening.
Dolphin Watch 1 has many upgrades including granite, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, an elevator and more.There are TV's in each room, all state of the art flat screens with accompanying sound system. This property is nicely equipped with a king in the master bedroom, queens in three of the bedrooms and a room with two twins. There is also a sleeper sofa. You will enjoy your own private walk way to the beach and an enclosed outside shower.
This is a property that you will want to visit year after year.
Pets are negotiable. Please call to inquire.
1 King, 3 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Linens included with rentals less than 21 nights.
Pet-Friendly - additional non-refundable fee applies, Duplex- left side, High Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer, Covered Parking, Elevator, 5 flat screen HD-LED TVs, Outdoor Shower, Covered Deck, 3 Blue Ray DVD, 1 Standard DVD Player
- Non Smoking
- Fireplaces are for decorative purposes only and may not be used
- Memorial Day through Labor Day Saturday check-in only
- In the summer season, daily rentals are only available for booking within 7 days of the arrival date and require a 2 night minimum.
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|05/11/2019||05/24/2019||2019 Mid-Spring Saturday||$904|
|05/25/2019||05/31/2019||2019 Memorial Day Saturday||$967||$4,496|
|06/01/2019||06/07/2019||2019 Mid-Spring Saturday||$904||$4,181|
|06/08/2019||06/28/2019||2019 Summer Saturday||$975||$4,881|
|06/29/2019||07/05/2019||2019 July 4th Saturday||$1,068||$5,343|
|07/06/2019||08/16/2019||2019 Summer Saturday||$975||$4,881|
|08/17/2019||08/30/2019||2019 Mid-Fall Saturday||$904||$4,181|
|08/31/2019||09/06/2019||2019 Labor Day Saturday||$967||$4,496|
|09/07/2019||11/22/2019||2019 Fall Saturday||$811||$3,719|
|11/23/2019||11/29/2019||2019 Thanksgiving Saturday||$846||$3,894|
|11/30/2019||12/13/2019||2019 Fall Saturday||$811||$3,719|
|12/14/2019||12/31/2019||2019 Christmas Saturday||$846||$3,894|
"Dolphin Watch 1 is an awesome rental. It was clean, roomy and loved covered porch. The elevator was a lifesaver! The layout was great; everyone had private space if needed, yet there was ample space for all to be together. The property managers were terrific too! No wonder it is called Dolphin Watch, we saw dolphins at least three times while we were there. Overall, we recommend to everyone."
"We had a very good time. The weather was nice, the water was surprisingly warm and the beach was great."
"Dolphin Watch 1 is a beautiful home with everything you could want and need for your beach getaway. We truly enjoyed our stay.
A couple of comments...
The grills were not usable at all. We reached out to the Management Company to let them know. The next day a rental grill was delivered and the following day a brand new grill was delivered.
While, we realize that this is a beach house... the air conditioning on the top level and bottom level worked perfect. The air conditioning on the middle level didn't work well at all. There is a noticeable difference when you walk up and down the stairs and in the 2nd floor bedrooms. We kept all the blinds closed as recommended.
The description mentions TV's in each bedroom. However, there is no TV in one of the bottom floor bedrooms.
There are a couple of lights out in the upstairs bathroom and the stairs going down to the outside.
We will definitely consider this home for future beach vacations.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are so sorry that you encountered maintenance concerns at the property. We are so glad that we could rectify the grill situation quickly. We have since sent out an HVAC technician and replaced the bulbs. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. Guest Services Manager SNS 7/17
"It was fantastic. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out. We had a family of 12."
"Nice house, great view on 3 levels, direct access to the beach and parking for 4 cars. You get lots of exercise with 4 flights to top floor. The ocean waves are very close at high tide and with public beach access close on holidays it gets crowded. "
"The house was clean and seemed to be one of the nicest houses in the area. We loved that it had a great covered porch on the top, main level that allowed us to enjoy the outside even with stormy weather during our stay. It also had a nice walkway directly to the beach, which was not something the majority of the houses in the area had. If you are looking to stay in this location and want a nice place, this is the house for you."
"Property clean and well organized. Would rent again and would recommend as rental for others."
"We stayed at Dolphin Watch 1 for seven days in August 2017. A beautiful home, with all the great amenities, and view. What a view!"
"The house and location were perfect for our 2 families. "
"House is exactly what we expected. Spacious, clean & with a great view. The one disappointment we experienced was NO HOT WATER!"
Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay. We apologize that you did not have hot water. We always strive to address our guests concerns during their visit. Since you let us know of this issue after departure, we have had our maintenance tech go out and flip on the hot water heater. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. Guest Services Manager SNS 4/18
"It was a great family experience. 12 of us stayed there and my daughter who lives in Kure Beach visited frequently during the stay."
"We had a great stay the house and the beach were perfect!!! The only issue we had was with the microwave which I filled out an online form and never received a call. But our overall stay was amazing with awesome views and great location!!!"
Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay. We apologize that there was no response to the online form about the microwave and for the frustration this issue caused during your stay. The glitch in the app has since been fixed and the microwave has been replaced! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. Guest Services Manager SNS 7/30
"We had a great time. The house was beautiful and in a great location. The beach was clean and not too busy!! We can't wait to come back next year. Even though we loved the house we plan to get something next year with one more bedroom and a pool. "
"My wife and I, 2 grown children and spouses, along with our 2 year old grandson stayed at DW1 the week of Sept 12th thru Sept 19. The place was well situated, within a mile of the Boardwalk and restaurants. The place was in great shape and very clean. The views were beautiful and access to the beach was easy. Being 4 stories from the ground area, the elevator came in very handy. We had no issues that needed to contact management. One small complaint was the gas and charcoal grills were in bad shape. We enjoy grilling and we couldn't do this with the shape these grills were in.
Overall I would highly recommend DW1 and would be happy to stay here again."
"Spectacular views. Very clean and comfortable. Lovely house. "
"We had a fantastic stay, house was gorgeous.
"This was a fantastic double family vacation. Much had to do with us but I would recommend the house and location for sure. The views are beautiful and the house was in great condition and CLEAN. The beach directly in front of the house does not have a lot of sand room during high tide, but you can go down a ways if you want to plop down some chairs. No worries about that. "
Great location and view "
"Overall we had a great stay here. The house was beautiful and exactly like the pictures shown. The best part was the view. "
"What a great beach house! We were a little worried about other people's comments about the temperature on the top level of the house, but we kept the side and street facing blinds shut and it was fine. The view from the top level deck is amazing, especially in the evening when the tide comes in. "
"Overall it was very nice. There were a few items not working great, like the air conditioning, broken toaster, but they were remedied. The most upsetting was the check in, getting the keys to the house. We had to wait for an extra hour with all our little children stuck in the hot cars! "
7/6- We are glad this guest had a good stay overall! We apologize for the issues but we are glad we were able to remedy them ASAP. Sometimes units are not cleaned up to our standards so we have to send housekeepers back out to the units so we apologize this guest had to wait, but we did not want to send them into a dirty unit! KMF
"House Condition - the AC unit for the second and third floors was broken for our stay. At check-in we were told "it just happened" and the part was "on the way." We learned from neighbors that this did not just happen, and it was never repaired during our stay. As a result, the top floor with the kitchen, dinning and living space was completely un-usable as the temperature was in the 90's. The rental company placed portable AC units in the two second floor bedrooms, which were 1) terribly loud, 2) barely cooled off the rooms, and 3) had water pans that required emptying every 4 hours.
Location - beachfront views were outstanding, however the photos online are clearly taken at low tide. At high tide there is zero beach available as the water is up to the rocks and stairs.
Our interactions with the rental company made it clear that they could not have cared less about our situation. Upon arrival at the house I called about the AC situation and the ant problem. They did send an exterminator on Monday to deal with the ants, but my calls to maintenance regarding the AC went to a VM that never resulted in a return call. When i checked out, a day early since we were so miserable, the person I gave the keys to showed no empathy at all. When they asked how our stay was and I gave them an honest answer, they said "that's no vacation." The owner did give us a partial refund due to the AC issue, which is appreciated. But, we can't get our beach vacation back."
7/2/2015- We apologize for the issue this guest had with the A/C. We brought out the 2 portable units that we had available and the owner went and purchased a third for the guest. Unfortunately the part that was needed for the repair was on back order. The owner called the HVAC company every day and was very apologetic about the situation, hence the extra portable unit and the large refund for the guest. It has been fixed and should not be an issue in the future. We apologize for any miscommunication as well, the guest spoke with the Operations Manager daily about the situation. We are very sorry about these issues arose and we remedied these issues the best that we could. Hopefully they will return to this fantastic home next year. KMF
"The house was fantastic and we loved the beach location!! Highly recommend this house for a large group! Will definitely use again!"
"This house provides the ultimate luxury vacation experience, from the upscale stainless kitchen and spectacular views to the fluffy duvets and spa bathrooms; the master bed was even more comfortable than my pillow top at home. The view is 180 degrees of ocean as the full range of the deck is available to you. This part of the island is the best as it is quieter, yet within easy distance to the restaurants and activities on the island. The house was immaculately clean, incredibly well equipped, and beautifully decorated."
"4th floor AC wouldn't cool below 82 even with a fan running the whole time. The kitchen and family room were both located on this floor and it was so hot that most of the time we couldn't even use the floor. Called multiple times and complained. AC company came out twice and looked at AC unit. Said unit was working and doing all it could do. Need a larger unit or an additional AC unit to cool properly. Finally got property manager to bring us a portable AC unit.
Whirpool tub on 3rd floor had no water pressure and no hot water. Asked for plumber at the same time I reported AC and plumber never came. Finally, family member cleaned out the lines in the tub and water pressure returned.
Wine cooler temperature doesn't work. Set it on 48 degrees and it would cool for a while and then the temperature would go up to 60 degrees.
Ice maker cools but doesn't make ice."
9/3 The top floor is very warm during the day if you do not close the blinds. It has wrap around windows, and being a forth floor ocean front room that means the sun gets very warm. So sorry this guest had plumbing issues, we have no record of this being reported or we would have promptly responded. Unfortunately for the wine cooler, wine coolers are not to be lowered to 48 degrees. They are to be used to keep things chilled, or cool room temperature. We will be sure this is better explained for future residents. Hopefully we can show them a better experience next time! CMM
"This property worked very well for our family. We loved the kitchen/dining/family room being on the top floor with wonderful ocean views. "
"Very Nice, and pleasant. Loved being on the beach, and having our family close with us."
"Great house Great location really enjoyed the weekend"
"The location was great and the house was nicely furnished, attractive and clean. There were a couple of maintenance problems however -- the heat on the second flood did not work, and required a day of repair work. Throughout the week the refrigerator was so very loud it was hard to talk or hear the ocean or watch TV when it was running! Finally, for a winter stay we found the main living area to be small and lack enough seating. I think it would be a great place to stay in the summer however, when the outside decks provide much more seating. The views were terrific and we saw lots of dolphins! "
2/6 Glad they enjoyed their stay so much! Will talk with maintenance about the fridge and the heat. CMM
"The house was superior and the beach was wide and well maintained. We rented a jeep and 4-wheeled out onto the north end and had a bonfire."
"The elevator, which was a big reason this property was chosen, did not work half the time. Maintenance came on Monday but it continued getting stuck between floors and the heart patient in our group was afraid to use it. There were ants in the bathroom on one level and in the bedroom of another. Cable on tv in living room did not work and had to be replaced with cable from another set."
Elevators in personal homes can be tricky, all gates must be securely closed. We're very sorry they had issues, we will make sure they don't happen again.
"our first rental and it was amazing so easy "
"Overall all it was an awesome experience, waking up everyday to the beach was exactly what we were looking for. Dolphin Watch 1 is absolutely beautiful and the set up was perfect! The only issues we had were the Staff at Intracoastal Realty were not very knowledgeable. They did not know the code for the wireless internet and told us none was needed so we spent the first day without internet, only to find the code and instructions written on the router. We also asked them if we had a vacuum cleaner and they said no and we found one later hidden away in a closet. The property could also use a gas grill or at least a bigger charcoal grill. We also had a problem with ants, but the staff was very responsive on this matter and sent an exterminator out right away. But again overall we were very satisfied with our stay. We had 9 people who came down and stayed, 4 from Ohio, 3 from Virginia and 2 from New York. It was awesome and I would stay there again and I highly recommend the property to anyone who wants to have a great time with a great view!"
So sorry our response wasn't satisfactory! This has been resolved with the staff, and we now have all information on the unit. This is a beautiful home, we hope to have them back again soon!
"We were very pleased with Dolphin Watch I however in the advertised list of amenities, a grill was suppose to be available. I planned all my meals around grilling outside, having purchased and prepared all the meats prior to leaving for the beach. I didn't check the grill out when we arrive. I realize the grill was not in operating condition when I was ready to use it. We had to go out and purchase a small Weber grill costing us an additional $85. I called Intercoastal Realty and asked to be reimbursed and they refused. We left the grill there for anyone else to use, but was very upset that what was advertised was not available. I was also told by the hardware man where we purchased the grill that rusted propane tanks are very dangerous and should be removed from the area. There were 2 extremely rusted tanks on the property."
Hate to hear this guest had some concerns. These guests called on the last day of their stay asking to be reimbursed for the grill they purchased. Had they notified us early in the vacation, we would have approved or brought out a loaner for them to use. Hope to have them again, and show them a better experience.
"Lovely property in an great location. We had a relaxing time, but couldn't get management company to deal with shorting electrical system."
Sorry to hear they had this problem! We have gotten this resolved, I'm glad they enjoyed this beautiful unit.
"Dolphin Watch is a beautiful home! With 2 bedrooms and the living room overlooking the ocean, private beach access to a quiet section of Carolina beach, easy access to restaurants, bars, and grocery stores - it made for the perfect large family getaway home. I'll definitely consider returning to Dolphin Watch and using Intracoastal in the future. "
"I loved the property and the location, but was unhappy that so many of the appliances didn't work (ice machine, dishwasher, vacuum, coffee maker) and then we had electrical issues which left the master bath and bed in the dark! I never received a refund for the coffee maker or consideration for the inconvenience (showering in the dark!). I wish Intracoastal was more responsive. I also worry about safety due to the possible electrical short."
Unfortunately a lot of these issues were user error, which we responded to promptly. So sorry if they weren't satisfied with our response, but unfortunately there is only so much we can do. The electrical short was just a breaker tripping because every outlet in the unit was being used, there was no safety issue. We hope to have them again, and they they have a better experience.
"In the past, our family always stayed at hotels when going to the coast. This was my first time renting, and I was a little nervous to do it online without seeing the place first. The unit turned out to be amazing! I kept getting compliments from all my family members about what a great property it was. Everything was new and clean and decorated beautifully. Having three levels was great for allowing different family members to have their own space. The three decks were great. My family members told me they'd love to rent the same unit year after year. Thanks!"
"Our family had a great week and the beach house was the central point"
"The layout of the house was great, location awesome. We could not have chosen a better house."
"Our family had a wonderful stay at Dolphin Watch 1. The home was beautiful and clean. The views were amazing! We watched the sunrise every morning and watched surfers and dolphins pass by throughout the day. The gourmet kitchen was perfect for preparing a great Thanksgiving dinner. When we called the rental company with a question they were very helpful. They referred the question to the owner who called us right away. The owners were amazing! They couldn't have been nicer! It was a wonderful family vacation! "
"Beautiful property, very well appointed."
"Our stay at Dolphin Watch could not have been more delightful. We originally rented another property but moved due to some problems with the original house. Joy Donat with Intracoastal was great to work with and quickly found a solution to our problem, which involved the move to Dolphin Watch. We met the owners of the property, who are great and had recently completed setting up the unit for rental. This property has everything a large family could ask for - plenty of space, sophisticated electronics and WIFI that operated beautifully, and a well stocked kitchen. Even the weather was perfect! Intracoastal is a great company to work with and I highly recommend them!"
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