Top location on Wrightsville Beach for a family beach and boat vacation on quiet, peaceful South Lumina. Amazing ocean and sound views from 4 decks. The beach access is a 5 minute walk down the street, and the house also has a private, calm beach at the sound side dock with your deep-water boat slip and gazebo on Banks Channel. The dock is a great spot for the kids to fish! South Lumina is a one-way, slow-moving, minimal traffic street - likely more runners and bikers than cars, and no public parking.
Stunning ocean sunrises. Afternoon and evening ocean-side gatherings on the huge deck are comfortable in the shade - sunglasses not needed! This open floor plan is perfect for large families and entertaining, and has ocean views from almost every room. Don't worry about hauling in your Keurig - we've got that! 4 Hi-Def flat screen TV's. Elevator, whirlpool tub and outdoor shower. 3-car garage and total parking for 6 or more cars.
The Oceanic Restaurant and ocean pier is a 3-minute walk from your front door. Across the street from the restaurant is a beachy little coffee shop/cafe - with ocean views! Simply put, this beach house truly has it all!
1 King, 2 Queens, 1 Double, 2 Twins, Sleeper Sofa
Linens included with rentals less than 21 nights
Boat Slip/Dock (25' boat max), Washer/Dryer, Elevator, High Speed Internet, Deck, Garage, Outside Shower, 2 DVD Players, 4 TV's, Wet Bar, 6 Car Off Street Parking, Keyless entry
- Non Smoking
- No Pets
- Summer Season 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 3 night minimum
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"This was our 7th straight year vacationing for a week in this wonderful house. We've always loved it for many reasons, including its spaciousness, wonderful views, its access to the beach and the channel. Beach access was made more difficult this year by some beach front neighbors blocking long-used paths. We need to improve this. "
"We had a great spring break vacation here.
Pros—the house is laid out really well for two young families and grandparents.
Location is in a very quiet section of the beach which we loved. I was happy to see the owners responded to an earlier review asking for new bedding in the master. There was a lovely new quilt provided.
Cons—we had some confusion about the beach access which hopefully will be worked out for future renters. The noise from the kitchen chairs over the room below is awful. It might help to have some lighter chairs there or some kind of rug underneath them. One of the faucets needed to be replaced as it was leaking. "
"We LOVE this house. It is spacious, nicely furnished, lots of parking, beautiful decks on which to relax and view the area. It is near access to the beach (the Big Beach; the ocean) and also has a "little beach" on the Channel for the toddlers to enjoy with no waves. The gazebo on the Channel is perfect for sunset viewing at the end of the well-spent day. "
"This was our 6th year staying at this great home perfectly located in Wrightsville Beach. It's perfect for our family, The only negative was a broken dishwasher for the entire week, despite efforts by maintenance and local appliance guys to fix it. Not good given heightened need for sanitation this year."
"Family vacation for 12. Great place to stay. Special having dockside on Intracoastal."
"We could not have been happier with The Schmid House for our vacation at Wrightsville Beach. It is in the perfect location and wonderful for a large family group. We loved having both the ocean and sound views and the short & easy walk to the beach. We have been coming to Wrightsville Beach for many, many years.... would highly recommend this house and would definitely rent again. "
"Wonderful experience. Look forward to returning!"
"The house was great for our family."
"It started a little rocky, we had a wheelchair bound friend with and the elevator didn't work but they came right over and corrected it"
"We really enjoyed the home it was easy access to the beach and other fun activities on wrightsville beach. "
"We had a wonderful time in a beautiful house. Easy check-in and out. Very accommodating! Intracoastal replied to messages immediately. "
"This home is perfect for a family that wants to be together at the beach and have access to both the ocean and the channel. Big kids can play in the waves and surf and little ones can enjoy the beach at the dock on the channel. Sunsets are great there for everyone, too. The deck is a wonderful place to gather and even eat dinner together. We love this home."
"We've rented the Scmid House for a week for each of the last 5 consecutive summers. It's perfect for our extended family of 6 adults and 2 children. We love the place."
"Schmid was a great vacation rental. It was just the right space for our Family reunion/wedding. I would recommend it as a vacation getaway."
"Great layout of a house. Large family room, den, dining area and kitchen are located between the bedroom floors. Top floor bedrooms have private decks with unobstructed views of the ocean and boats on the causeway. Long porch off main floor, with lots of rocking chairs, invites you to hours of rocking and conversation. "
"Been coming here for the past six years, great house and location "
"This home is a fantastic place to stay at the beach. The deck off the main floor is a wonderful place to congregate and share time with family. The channel "little beach" is great for small tykes with no waves to knock them down, while the older ones can go to the ocean side on a path just a couple doors down the street. Unit itself has everything you could need."
"We just completed our annual week's rental of Schmid. This house perfect for us. We've already booked it again for next year. It has easy access to the beach and the channel for swimming and boating. It's bedroom arrangement is perfect. "
"The house was beautiful, on a quiet, neighborly street.The rooms were spacious and comfortable! Loved all the ocean and ICWW views. There were spaces for gathering and for napping! The owners were always responsive and kind. Hated leaving the house!"
"This is a stunning house with equally beautiful views. We felt we had the best of both worlds with the ocean in front of us and the sound at the back of the house. Perfectly located in quaint, family neighborhood where we felt safe letting kids play in front of the house while we watched from upper deck. Mornings were spent on the beach immediately in front of the house, then back to the house for lunch on the deck and outdoor showers. Early evenings, we packed a cooler and went out to the dock (kids loved playing on the smaller ‘beach’) before walking to dinner at the Oceanic or Tower 7. The proximity to all activities was unmatched to any other beach rental in the past. We did not drive the entire week outside of our single trip to grocery store. We even found an adorable coffee/beer shop above Southend surf shop (called SUNdays) just across the st from Oceanic. The owners clearly take close care of the house which was clean and stocked with all the basics (kitchenware etc). The photos online accurately portray the large, open living spaces, which has not been the case with other homes we have visited. This is the easiest choice we’ve made on a rental home and will certainly be back next year!"
"This is our third year at the Schmid home. We participate in the Ironman NC race. The Schmid home is beautiful. The location is convienent and perfect for our needs. The views from the home are amazing. We especially enjoyed sitting on the porches on the main level in the evening. All systems of the home worked well: plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. We are definitely
planning a return trip in 2018. A few suggestions: make sure all light bulbs are working-a few were burned out and I replaced them-no big deal but important, same goes for 9 volt battery in smoke detectors-I replaced one, please consider replacing bedspread in master downstairs, please inventory the cookware-ie need more baking dishes and pans, and lastly please replace the deadbolt lock on the main entrance-it works but you have to jiggle the key in order to operate the lock. All in all a wonderful home and I would recommend the Schmid home to anyone looking for a great vacation home. Very positive experience.
Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. We apologize that you encountered maintenance and furnishing concerns and we would have loved the opportunity to address these issues for you while you were here. An inventory of this property has been completed for replenishment, maintenance has assessed the lock, and the owner has replaced the bedspread. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. Guest Services Manager SNS 10/25
"We have stayed in this lovely home every year since it has been built. It is fantastic and always in great shape and well equipped. Love it."
"We just finished our 3rd summer week in Schmid. It's a perfect home for our extended family of 8. We look forward to staying there next year as well. "
"Wonderful beach house, spacious and well equipped. We took our 3 children and their families, including 3 grandchildren under the age of 5. The location was great, easy access to the beach and the sound. The kids loved catching fish and crabs off the dock. There were chairs and beach toys in the garage. We would return in a heartbeat."
"8 of us had a good time. The dock was a big hit for swimming and fishing. All had a good time."
"An outstanding vacation destination! Actually, we had our wedding on the front porch...PERFECT! Beautiful, spacious, and immaculate with awesome views of the beach and the sound. The views off the third floor balconies are awe inspiring. We have had several vacations here, including stays in the spring and fall. The spacious and beautiful home has allowed us to have many family members and friends become a part of our wonderful vacation. Would highly recommend this house as an idyllic vacation experience!!! "
"Overall the experience was fine. There were however some items that could be resolves for future bookings. We originally thought it was a stand alone house with views of the ICW. Instead we were on the back part facing Lumina Street with little to no views of the ocean...our views were old beach homes. Also our dishwasher did not work so we ended up handwashing all weekend which was an inconvenience. The house needs updating, but other than those items the facility itself was fine for our needs "
We are sorry that the guest was not satisfied with the views. After checking our web page photos and visiting the house, we found that the photos very accurately reflect the actual views from the house and the decks. Regarding the secondary water views of the ICW, the primary view for this house is the ocean, which is why it is grouped with the Ocean View homes. This house happens to have water views in many directions, but the ocean is the main water view. We are sorry that the guest had issues with the dishwasher. The item has been checked and is working properly. We appreciate the feedback and hope to have them again.
"It is VERY INCONVENIENT for renters of multiple properties that Intracoastal and Bryant have not coordinated their repeat weeks for next year. "
We are sorry the guest found some inconvenience with our Tentative Reservation process. We are always happy to help a guest out when they have questions, but unfortunately Intracoastal and Bryant are two separate companies and our business practices are not the same.
"This was our second year at Schmid. It meets all our needs: the house is great for our intergenerational family of 8, especially the spacious kitchen. The house if nicely situated between the ocean and Banks Channel. Our small grandchildren love the dock. "
"Beautiful, well appointed home. Great location. Wonderful floor plan. Had a wonderful time!"
"wonderfully epuipped, spacious, and appointed house. The view a real bonus"
"Great customer service and attention by Intracoastal. The rental house met our needs beautifully."
"The property was exactly as described. It was clean and well-maintained. Intercoastal Realty was extremely helpful in assisting us in finding the property to accomodate the number of people in our party and the location where we wanted to be. We loved the ocean and intercoastal views, the proximity to the beach and the accessibility to the Wilmington area. "
"This beautiful house is ideal for a ideal stay at the beach. The living floor has open space, the kitchen is well equipped and the large deck is a great place to visit both day and night. The gazebo on the channel affords spectacular views of the sunset plus a quiet little beach for small children. The access to the ocean is only a few feet away from the house. Can't be beat!"
8/29 Always happy to see our guests had such a great stay! Look forward to having them again. CMM
"This house was perfect for our needs in every way. We look forward to coming back next year. "
"We love this house! We have been renting this house every year for the past 8 years. It is a perfect location for access to the sound and beach. The house has an added feature of an elevator which is wonderful for my handicap father in law. The owners are have supplied the house with all beach equipment needed. It would be nice however if they would update the bedding. The mattress pads are awful and never stay on the beds even under the sheets. I have resorted in bringing my own which makes packing very cumbersome. "
7/26 So happy to see this guest had such a great stay! The owner has replaced all the mattress pads in the unit. This is a lovely home, we look forward to having them again. CMM
"We love the location, rooms, decks, pretty much everything. We wouldn't mind an investment in a large flatscreen TV in the main room. "
4/21 Glad the guest enjoyed their stay, hope you have them back! The owner has added a large flat screen in the main room, as well as three flat screens in the bedrooms. CMM
"Plenty of space for our family. Bedrooms were generously sized - everyone happy. Garage and driveway spaces were big enough for all cars and boat and kayaks! "
"This home is a wonderful place to vacation and enjoy the beach. It is close to the entry to the beach and has access to the channel with an ideal beach for little children and a gazebo for watching the sunset. It has lots of gathering space and kitchen supplies abound. Two TV's allow for adult and child watching at the same time. Ideal rental."
"We have stayed at The Schmid many times. The last time was about 8 years ago. As much as we love the house, location and lay out of the house, it does need to be updated a bit. Also, the owners need to consider buying another trash container (one that the garbage collectors pick up). One trash container for a house that sleeps at least 10 people is not enough. With all that said, we WILL be back next year! "
Trash is picked up 2 days/week on the island and the owner now had two trash cans at the house. We discussed updating the TV's in the house at the beginning of the season, that will defintiely go a long way in the 'updating' section of this review. -MKR 7/15/13
"This home is beautiful and just a short walk away from the beach. It was nice to have access to the dock for paddle boarding and Kayaking. We ultimately took the mattress off the pull out couch to rest more peacefully. The front deck space is large and accomodating for larger crowds. "
"We love the Schmid house. We had stayed there before several years ago.
We had a large group and it was great. I like that end of the island.
Lots to do but not in the middle of the busiest part.
We had a boat and the dock was very nice.
"We had a great time. The house is in a great location and we had wonderful weather (other than a Friday rain). We will be coming back in 2014 for the Azalea Festival. Thanks, again. "
"Overall, a very nice location and property. Due to ages of ours family members one of our main requirements was a functional elevator. This requirement was not met. Although the owner stated the elevator/door/safety switch was recently repaired, we spent a considerable amount of time diagnosing/repairing the switch to enable safe transport. Lucky we had 3 mechanics in the group. We were successful, and as we explained to the owner, but not sure this qualifies for a relaxing stay... Recommendation from my mechanics... the hollow core door flexes too much and allows safety switch incomplete closure... perhaps a more rigid or solid core door would be beneficial. "
We're so sorry this guest had some difficulty with the elevator! We got an elevator technician out as soon as they were available, unfortunately that was about 2 days. We hope to have them again for a more relaxing stay!
"everything was great! we would love to come back next year."
"This house is fantastic, especially for a large group. The deck off the main floor is wonderful for gathering and enjoying the evenings, as is the channel gazebo."
"Schmidt was a clean rental but not the house it was advertised to be. Yes, it has a dock but you cannot even see the dock or the bay from the house. You have to walk around another house to get to the bay. This was very awkward. We were told by staff it had a grill but it does not. One entire deck did not have furniture so was useless. No chairs in any bedrooms. Very limited furniture throughout entire house. We could have booked oceanfront for the same cost but chose this house for the bay and the dock. The fact that we couldn't see the dock or bay from the house was not mentioned in the rental description. We were told Intracoastal rental has new management I am not sure if that is making things better or worse? We have lived/visited on Wrightsville for 52 years"
Sorry there was confusion about the dock and bay! All photos accurately reflect the unit and its furnishings. Hope to have this guest again and we will book them in a unit that better fits their needs.
"We enjoyed our stay with family -- and the accommodations were great for us. Close to the beach, elevator for Dad, enough beds. But the furniture, carpet and kitchen utensils/cookware need updating; the place was clearly not ready for our arrival; cleaning staff had to come back; elevator was not operating properly, no one had inspected it before we arrived. Sean was a delight and quite accommodating and helpful. The staff was responsive and attentive. It was just a lot of followup and hassle at the front end which could have been avoided if the place had been ready for rent. We'll be back to Wrightsville. May try another residence!"
Glad to hear they had such a great vacation! The inspection and cleaning concerns have been addressed with our staff, thank you!
"The house itself was nice. The things inside were not so. The bedding has not been updated in ages. The quilts on the bed were piled and paper thin. If you like to cook and you are renting this house you ought to bring your own knives. They are cheap knives
from the grocery store and aren't very sharp -- at all. The location of the house was great. You have a water view of the ocean and there is a great porch to sit on. We spent most of our time out on the porch. You also have access to the sound.
We will look at the kitchen supplies during the inventory, as well as the bedding. We look forward to having this guest again, and showing them another great vacation.
"Schmid is so wonderful-near the sea, near our boat, great dock, near Oceanic. It accommodated our family and guests well. It's also beautiful.
"Great place for the extended family; quiet spot within a busy area."
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