Duplex - Rating 4.9 (46)

Ryan's Retreat

Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Address: 718 S. Lumina Ave #B
  • Location: Wrightsville Beach
  • Type: Duplex
  • View: Ocean View

Location Location

Description Description
This classic cottage on the coveted South End has all the charm, and all the updated amenities, to make for a perfect stay. Enjoy sweeping ocean views from the front windows while preparing meals on the large granite counter in the fully stocked, kitchen. The open plan filled with light from windows on all sides and high ceilings make both sharing time with family and entertaining a joy.

The master has a queen bed. The large original pine floored bathroom is newly renovated with 2 separate quartz vanities, seamless-glass doored shower and large walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a queen and twin bunks, perfect for a family, kids or another couple. A full bath in the hall serves this room. \

Start and end your days on the large front porch in the rocking chairs while watching your family return on the beach access directly across the street. Take your meals out on the porch with ocean breezes. Enjoy sunsets on Banks Channel just a few houses behind at the public access. Located very close walking distance to the Oceanic Restaurant, rentals and attire at the South End Surf Shop and even smoothies at SUNdaz café, you are just blocks away from the very end of the island. This location is a vacation retreat come true. Make memories that will last all year!

Bedding Information
2 Queen, 1 Bunk Bed
Linens included with rentals less than 21 nights

Additional Amenities:
Second floor above parking, Keurig, Large Capacity Washer/Dryer, 2 Car Covered Parking, DVD, Covered Porch, High Speed Internet, Flat Screen TV in living room, Outside Shower, Keyless entry, Adirondack chairs in the rear garden area.

- Mail/ Packages are not able to be sent to the rental. Please call our office for instructions to have mail/packages sent to the specific beach office for your rental.
- Non Smoking
- No Pets
- Summer Season Friday check-in only
- In the summer season, daily rentals are only available for booking within 7 days of the arrival date and require a 5 night minimum

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Amenities 33 Amenities
  • Arrival Day Friday
  • Non-Smoking
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Linens Included
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
Home Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Keyless Entry
  • Smoke Detector
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Beach
  • OceanView
  • Deck - Patio
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Kayak Canoe
  • Tennis

Reviews Rating 4.9 (46) Reviews
Rating 5
Perfect Accommodations!
I cannot say enough great things about Ryan’s Retreat! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Wrightsville Beach, mostly due to our wonderful accommodations. Ryan’s Retreat is well-appointed, beautifully decorated, and so convenient. We enjoyed the views and happenings of Lumina Avenue from the relaxing front porch, as well as the quick walk across the street to the beach. As an added bonus, it was about 500 feet to watch the most gorgeous sunsets overlooking the sound every night. This is truly one of the best locations on the island, which has so much to offer- from delicious restaurants and quaint shops. We hope to return next summer! Highly recommend!
Anonymous U from Haymarket, Virginia - Posted: 8/11/2022
Rating 5
Amazing place to stay, very clean, amazing location (watch sunrise from the porch & very short walk around the corner to watch sunset) very quiet street. Amenities and appliances were fantastic. We stayed for the Ironman event and exercising locations are very peaceful for running and cycling. Short walk across the street to beach. Great restaurants and local pubs, even an amazing winery very close to the rental. Neighbors were very friendly and helpful also. I can’t say amazing enough, will definitely stay there again if ever in the area!
Michael G - Posted: 10/28/2021
Rating 5
Attractive and Convenient Seaside Cottage
Ryan's Retreat is an extremely well-kept cottage, very clean and attractive in pastel colors, with all the necessary amenities. Great shaded parking for two cars and with very convenient beach access. Within easy walking distance of the popular Oceanic restaurant.
Michael K - Posted: 10/17/2021
Rating 5
Great stay!
We loved staying at Ryan's Retreat with our 11 month old. It was the perfect location to easily walk to and from the beach, walk to get coffee and Sundays, or food at the Oceanic. Very clean and spacious. And the porch was great to hang out on after baby's bedtime :)
Rachel K - Posted: 10/11/2021
Rating 5
Summer 2021
Always great. This is the seventh time we have stayed at Ryan's Retreat.
John C - Posted: 9/8/2021
Rating 5
Great week at Ryan’s Retreat
After having to cancel our trip to Ryan’s Retreat in 2020 we were so lucky to be able to re-rent for the same week in 2021. As we do every year, we came to Wrightsville with 73 of our family members and of the 10 houses rented we were honestly most impressed with Ryan’s Retreat. Clean, updated, well kept and accommodating. We are hopeful about returning in 2022!
Chelsea F - Posted: 7/18/2021
Rating 5
Ryan's Retreat 2021
This was our third consecutive stay at Ryan's Retreat. The acommodations and location could not be better. Thanks to the realty company for their great service in making the arrangements a pleasant experience.
John K - Posted: 6/27/2021
Rating 5
Comfortable, clean and quiet
We enjoyed our stay at Ryans Retreat very much. Well equipped with everything you'll need. Good communication and easy check-in.
John F - Posted: 5/5/2021
Rating 5
Relaxing, wonderful stay
Excellent property, well-appointed, close to ocean, restaurants, everything. Keyless entry is clutch for families — no fumbling around looking for keys.
Annemarie T - Posted: 12/1/2020
Rating 5
Great escape
This rental was great. The house was so well equipped, the kitchen had everything you needed and then some. The parking was really good too which is a plus at Wrightsville Beach. There also was an ocean view from the front porch with a beach access directly across the street. A great restaurant was just a block away. Great family stay. The only thing I would say is if you have very young children you may want to bring a gate for the stairs.
Georgia C - Posted: 10/28/2020
Rating 5
Great spot on South End!
We were very impressed with how clean, well stocked and attractive Ryan’s retreat was. Great for small family groups! It is located kind of on a busy corner, but had convenient beach access and walkable to Oceanic and pier almost across the street as well as Sunday’s coffee close by. Loved it and would come back!
Megan C - Posted: 10/25/2020
Rating 5
Beach visit
Return visit. Quite enjoyable.
Mark S - Posted: 10/19/2020
Rating 5
Our stay was great. Perfect location, clean and cozy home. It really made my family feel like we were at home. We cooked most nights at the house and the kitchen had everything you needed. Beach was right across the street and so convenient, especially when you travel with 2 small children. Neighbors downstairs were super friendly. We will definitely be staying at Ryan's Retreat again.
Chantrea M - Posted: 10/2/2020
Rating 4
Great Place
Great accommodations! First year in this property. We’re utilizing this to house overflow from big family house 1/4 mike up the beach. Worked out great. Only knock would be parking was VERY tight. People in unit below were double parking making entry in and out with vehicle was VERY sketchy and nerve racking.
Chip M - Posted: 8/4/2020
Rating 5
Terrific house by the ocean
We thoroughly enjoyed Ryan’s Retreat. Very well stocked kitchen, perfect for us to cook any meal we had planned. Bathrooms were nice size and also had hair dryers! Furniture all very clean and comfortable. Lower tenants very sweet and helpful. Plenty of space for our family of 5! Easy quick access to the beach and right next to oceanic pier. Thank you and shout out to the terrific staff at intracoastal rentals for helping us so much!
Dean J - Posted: 7/29/2020
Rating 5
Ryan's Retreat
The location and condition of this condo are very satisfying. This was our second stay at Ryan's Retreat and it did not disappoint our expectations. We look forward to another visit in 2021. Thanks to the owners for a great experience.
John K - Posted: 6/28/2020
Rating 5
Perfect Place
This place was perfect for our family of four. It was clean, well stocked with everything you could need, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Great beach views and a 5 minute walk.
Tyler M - Posted: 6/14/2020
Rating 5
Winter get away
We left the snow behind in VT for a month and enjoyed wonderful walks on the beach in our spring jackets. Ryan’s Retreat is perfect location right across the street from a public path onto the beach. This part of the beach is also a very popular with surfers. King Neptune’s on Thursday lunch has half price hibachi that’s delicious! The kitchen is very well stocked. Had two minor issues that were quickly taken care of when management was called. If you have no cable make sure it’s plugged into the right HDMI port! Wilmington river walk has some great restaurants and shops to visit. Also visit the NC battle ship.
Susan G - Posted: 3/5/2020
Rating 4
RRR (Ryan's Retreat Review)
House was great! Well designed and furnished. Loved the kitchen. Had a lot of gear that shows a love of cooking. wife and i truly appreciated that as we love to cook.

Bathroom in master bedroom looked as though it had not been cleaned all that well. Had to do a quick clean of it. Also, due to an accident water was cut off to our side of the island. The fact we were never informed of this fact was disturbing. Nor were we informed of the post flushing of the system. Better communication is needed in events like that.

Except for the above, the stay was great.
Mark S - Posted: 10/12/2019
Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay and I’m sorry you had an issue with the bathroom cleaning. I have addressed this issue with the cleaner. - MEC Guest Services Manager
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Red gets Wed
It was perfect, spacious, cozy and inviting!
Janet H - Posted: 9/17/2019
Rating 5
Loved the renovations!
This was our second stay at Ryan's Retreat, and it was even better than the first one! The updates to the decor really enhanced the overall experience, and the house was incredibly comfy and homey. Beautiful view of the ocean from the front porch, where we enjoyed relaxing in the rocking chairs and sipping coffee. Perfect location as the beach access is directly across the street and our favorite coffee shop (Sunday's) is a block away. We will definitely be back!
Sydnei K - Posted: 7/28/2019
Rating 5
Ryan’s Retreat
The house was very nice & well equipped. My only recommendation would be to upgrade to king size beds. The master bath was very nice & we really enjoyed the lovely porch.
Monica K - Posted: 7/21/2019
Rating 5
Ryan's Retreat
We had a great vacation in Wrightsville Beach at Ryan's Retreat. The condo was very nice and conveniently located across the street from the beach. We hope to vacation there again next year. Thanks to Intracoastal Realty for making this a worry free vacation.
John K - Posted: 7/19/2019
Thank you for your feedback. We will look forward to your visit next year. MEC Guest Services Manager 7/23
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Great Vacation
Property was everything they discribed and very clean.
Thomas N - Posted: 10/8/2018
Rating 5
Aug 2018
This is the forth time that we have rented Ryan's Retreat. Each time has been better than the past one. The new improvements were welcomed. We drive 1200 miles from Tulsa, OK each time we stay so you know we really enjoy our time at Wrightsville Beach. One future improvement would be a king size bed in the master bedroom.
John C - Posted: 9/11/2018
Rating 5
4th of July fun
Great location clean updated property
Karen N - Posted: 7/8/2018
Rating 5
Amazing Experience!!!
We found this place, at the last minute. I emailed ,and the next day, got a response back, with their phone numbers/names. I called them and they were absolutely helpful (they answered all of my questions). The rental agreement was so easy to follow.
The house is beautiful, and it’s in excellent condition.
When we arrived, there was trouble connecting to the WiFi, but just one call (even after hours) the service guy came right over so fast and fixed it for us. They checked up on us the next day.
The kitchen was fully stocked with everything; the bedding/towels were in excellent condition!
We, as a family of 5 absolutely enjoyed our stay!
We are hoping to come back to the same spot again!
There was easy access to the ocean, only a 3 minute walk.
The people who lived below us ( permanently) were so lovely and very helpful in telling us where to go eat or visit. (We also loved their animals!!)
Thank you so much for the very awesome summer vacation experience!!
We’ve been renting places from V.R.B.O. for 5 years now, and by far this was the best place that we’ve ever went to!!!
Kinga E - Posted: 6/25/2018
Rating 5
Ryans Retreat
This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Ryans Retreat and cannot wait for the 3rd!! The Location is perfect and the property was clean and well stocked! I would recommend this house for anyone waiting the Wrightsville Beach experience!!
Adrienne G - Posted: 8/7/2017
*Updates* Owners have remodeled the hall bath. The master bedroom and bath have also been refreshed with new paint and accessories. New beds and bedding are in the second bedroom as well as a new chest and lamps. There is a new stainless steel dishwasher featured in the kitchen and a new coffee table in the living room. 4/24/18
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
The house was great. Only a few items I'd suggest were some hangers( there were only 4) and a starter set up paper towels. The couch and love seat also need replacing or cleaning.
Christie F - Posted: 5/9/2017
Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay. We have replenished the hangers. We will also discuss your suggestions on the couch and love seat with the owner. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. Guest Services Manager SNS 5/9 *Updates* Owners have remodeled the hall bath. The master bedroom and bath have also been refreshed with new paint and accessories. New beds and bedding are in the second bedroom as well as a new chest and lamps. There is a new stainless steel dishwasher featured in the kitchen and a new coffee table in the living room. 4/24/18
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
Great beach house
We spent the winter at Ryan's Retreat and couldn't have asked for a better beach house for our family. It has a very open, functional layout, updated kitchen, large master bath and nice sized bedrooms. The front porch was perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. Easy access to the beach and a short walk to the sound to watch the sunset. Great location, great views, and a great rental!
James B - Posted: 5/4/2017
Rating 5
Jay & Gale Clark
Rental was in perfect shape. This is the 3rd time we have rented this property.
John C - Posted: 9/5/2016
Rating 5
Perfect Getway
Our last minute trip to Wrightsville Beach was perfect at Ryan's Retreat! It was right across from the beach access and a few steps away from a cute coffee and surf shop. We definitely would stay here again!
Whyte S - Posted: 8/24/2016
Rating 5
Ryan's Retreat
Awesome We did not want to leave. This property was perfect. The location of the house was perfect. Easy access to the beach and ocean views.
I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a great beach vacation.
Adrienne G - Posted: 7/26/2016
Rating 5
wonderful vacation
professional service from main office and friendly neighbors:Dr.'s tom and Katlyn(dogs-shrimp, Pippa, Ellie, Ben, and DJ.
Andre G - Posted: 7/10/2016
Rating 5
Stay from 8/14-8/21/15
this was our 3rd time staying at ryan's retreat. is a good rental for our family of 4. noticed there were some updates to kitchen - new counters, floor and fridge. very nice.
Mary C - Posted: 8/23/2015
Rating 5
Great Place to stay!
Most relxing and comfortable. 2nd row, but nearly direct beach accces. Highly recomended
Hans-Ulrich T - Posted: 9/14/2014
Rating 5
Ryan's Retreat - Aug 8- Aug 15 2014
This is our family's 13th summer at WB and our second year at this property. Previously we have stayed on the beach front and in a slightly larger property b/c we vacationed with friends. the past two years it has just been the four of us. so this property is a good size. though not on the beach it is very convenient and quiet even though it is across from the surf motel.
Mary C - Posted: 8/17/2014
Rating 5
Ryan's Retreat Review
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ryan's Retreat. Location was excellent-about a 1.5 mile walk from the beach bars and restaurants like Tower 7. Top floor rental was great-open floor plan, master bedroom was spacious and master bathroom was huge! I would definitely stay here again.
Jennifer D - Posted: 8/11/2014
Rating 5
Very nice rental, great location
We stayed at Ryan's Retreat for our wedding and it was just perfect - within walking distance of our guests, the beach and our reception location - the Oceanic. We were very pleased with the rental's cleanliness and amenities. I would note that there is a leather chair in the living room that is just a mess - ruined from renters probably putting wet towels, etc on it. Further, only one of the keys worked in both locks.

Other than that, for the money, this unit was perfect!
Megan P - Posted: 5/24/2014
Rating 4
Enjoyable Property
Great location, clean, nice beachy colors, however furniture getting a bit worn. Changing queen bed to king would be ideal. Kitchen needs more baking pans, a working blender and stove burners need to be helped with properly fitting drip pans. We would rent it again but would hope to see some improvements.
Gale C - Posted: 9/8/2013
We will recommend changing the queen to a king, but as it is in excellent shape I'm not sure it will change. We will work to make sure all stock matches our required inventory. Hope to have them again!
Intracoastal Rentals staff
Rating 5
didn't want to leave!
The house was cozy and pretty. We loved feeling so relaxed and being so close to the beautiful beach. Also the staff at Intracoastal were extremely friendly and helpful! We want to come back for a longer stay next summer! (doesn't have to be this same house, but we will trust Intracoastal to help us find the right one).
Sydnei K - Posted: 7/7/2013
Rating 5
We Loved it!!
My son and daughter and I stayed at Ryan's Retreat for a week and we had such a homey, cozy WONDERFUL time. We LOVED being right across from the beach access, and we also loved being in the quieter south end. We would come back and stay there again and again. we also got outstanding professional and courteous service from the staff at Intracoastal Realty. I highly recommend!
Elizabeth L - Posted: 7/26/2012
Rating 5
Wonderful location, beautiful property.
Lovely home, with a view of the Atlantic Ocean from several windows and the large deck and close walk to the beach. An ideal location in Wrightsville Beach.
Patricia P - Posted: 6/17/2012
Rating 5
The perfect place for my family of 6
Ryan's Retreat is wonderful! My family of six was in town for the Seaside Soccer tournament and preferred a house to two hotel rooms. This house was perfect! Nice and clean, directly across the street from the ocean, easy to get to, nice sized driveway. I'll definitely be back next year! Thank you so much!
Kriston W - Posted: 5/22/2012
Rating 5
Fabulous find for family of Four
This was the perfect size for our family. The location was great and the property nicely appointed. Will consider renting again! We had a fabulous week!
Cara M - Posted: 8/14/2011
Rating 4
Wrightsville for a wedding
The unit was really nice, great location right across the street from the beach!! Very nice, updated decor.

The only real problem I had is with the policy on security deposits. I don't like that you had to either pay $65 for insurance non-refundable or they hold your $500 refundable deposit for over a month. It should be quicker than that.

I'd stay at this unit again though
Ryan D - Posted: 7/12/2011
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