Once Upon A Tide

$142 - $235 / night   in Carolina Beach  
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6

If you are seeking an oceanfront condo that is an easy walk to the beach with a private boardwalk then Once Upon a Tide is for you! This waterfront condo has accommodations for 6, perfect for a family or a few friends to get together for a relaxing beach vacation. No need to load up the beach wagon and trek across roads, Once Upon a Tide is on the Ocean!

Located on the third floor, Once Upon a Tide has perfect views. You can see the ocean, birds, dolphins and all the action at the beach. This property is within walking distance to the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar. There are a lot of family fun things to do here in Carolina and Kure Beaches and Fort Fisher areas. You are close to the Carolina Beach boardwalk that consists of carnival rides, games and shops. Recently the boardwalk underwent a renovation and expansion, and is well worth the visit during your stay! It includes many great restaurants, shops, Famous Britts Donuts, bars, and more! The Carolina Beach boardwalk also features an amusement park during the summer which includes rides and games for the whole family.

****This is a top floor unit with no elevator. This condo has a ground floor with parking and 3 flights of steps to the top (4 Story Condo).


Address: 1411 S. Lake Park Blvd A8, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Condo: 2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 / 4 Beds / 753 sq ft.


*Bedroom 1: Master - Queen Size Bed

*Bedroom 2: 2 Twin Size Beds

Living Room: Full size Pull Out Sofa Bed

*King (0), Queen size Beds (1), Full Beds (1), Twin beds (2)

*Beds are all made with clean linens upon your arrival.



-DOG FRIENDLY! ($150 pet fee)

-COMMUNITY POOL (seasonal)


-Parking: There are 2 parking spots




-Microwave and Toaster

-Coffee Maker

-Wifi and Internet


-Linens (beds made upon arrival)

-A small starter kit of toilet paper, paper towel, detergents and hand soap is also provided


****PLEASE NOTE: if you are booking on Airbnb: Airbnb puts the Admin Fee, Limited Damage Waiver Fee, and Cleaning & Linen Fee all together and calls it the CLEANING FEE. That's why the cleaning fee appears to be high but it is not that high. We hope this helps. Thank you and feel free to contact us, we are a local management firm, with any additional questions - iTrip Vacations NC Beaches - ****


-"Once Upon A Tide" is available to rent by week, Saturday to Saturday during the peak season and there is a 2 night minimum during the off season.

***NO SMOKING allowed at this property.

***This is a DOG FRIENDLY HOME: A non-refundable Pet fee of $150 will be added to your rental if you choose to bring your dog. And for 2 Dogs the Pet Fee is $200

**Maximum Occupancy: 6 Occupants - Children must be counted within the maximum occupancy unless they are under the age of two (2) and are sleeping in a crib.

**Tenant Requirements: Tenant stated on the Agreement/Booking must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, and acknowledge that they will occupy the Property during the entire tenancy.***

* Manager and owner of the rental property are not responsible for citations received while staying at the property.

* Be respectful of the house and contents - it is someone's home. Respect the neighbors and neighborhood.

* No events or parties- If determined that a party/event is taking place at property, management has the right to evict tenants and guests with no refund given.

* If determined that a party took place on any of the nights reserved, reservation guest will be charged $500, no exceptions!

* No uninvited guests without permission

***Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Limited Damage Waiver Fee***


- Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Pier - Fishing, Restaurants, and more

- Paddle Boarding and Biking with "Paddle NC" or "Pleasure Island Rentals"

- Kayaking/Canoeing with the "Adventure Kayak Company" or "Lighthouse WaterSports"

- Surfing - Go to Surf School for the week with Tony Silvagni

- Jet Ski with "Carolina Beach Jet Ski Rentals"

- Marina/Boating - Boat Tours with “Endless Summer Day Tours” or “Sea Legs Pedal Pub”

- Hiking at Carolina Beach State Park

- 4 Wheel Drive-on Beaches at Fort Fisher and Freeman Park in CB

-Sunday nights there are FREE MOVIES playing at the lake (in the summer)

- Fireworks - Every Thursday night during the summer at the Carolina Beach boardwalk

- Music - FREE live music at the Carolina Beach boardwalk every Thursday night during the summer months (or seasonal concerts and events at local bars and restaurants)

- The Carolina Beach boardwalk - doesn’t just have live music and fireworks, there are also shops, arcades, festival rides, BRITT'S DONUTS, and more!

- NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

- Fort Fisher - Civil War - National Historic Landmark

- Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry - Take your car to Southport for the day on the car ferry from Fort Fisher!

-Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach

- Home of the Wilmington Sharks Baseball Team

-Rent a golf cart from Sun Fun Rentals!

-And More! We have a whole booklet and email we send out with recommendations on things to do and places to eat in the area!

Visit this site for more info and recommendations: http://www.pleasureislandnc.org

We help make the most of your vacation by providing Free Admission to some of the area's top attractions each and every day! Create exciting memories, have more fun, and truly experience your destination!


1411 S. Lake Park Blvd, A8 Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Property Type: Condo Beds: 4 Accommodates: 6 Check In: : 4pm Bedrooms: 2 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 2.0 Pet Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning Balcony Beach Front Biking Bird Watching Boating Cable Canoeing Carbon Monoxide Detector Clothes Dryer Coffee Maker Communal Pool DVD Deepsea Fishing Dishwasher Fishing Full Kitchen Ice Maker Internet Internet Access Jet Skiing Kayaking Kitchen Laundry Microwave Ocean View Outdoor Shower Paddle Boarding Patio Pier Fishing Private Pool Refrigerator Sailing Satellite or Cable Shopping Smoke Detector Surf Fishing Surfing Swimming TV WIFI Washing Machine Water View Waterfront Community Wildlife Preservation Wind-Surfing
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Reviews - 4.3 stars based on 11 reviews
Once Upon A Tide
5/5 stars
Salty Hammocks was a great place to stay. It was great to be able to communicate with management via text if there were ever any issues. The condo was stocked with everything you need and the view was fantastic! Close to everything in Carolina Beach. I highly recommend staying here!
Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019 by Chelsea, Charlotte, NC   Report

Thank you Chelsea for your 5 Star Review of Once Upon A Tide. What a great ocean front condo for sure! iTrip Vacations enjoyed having you and we are glad the communication was excellent. Thank you and we look forward to having you back.

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Once Upon A Tide
4/5 stars
The condo is nicely decorated, and super clean. The beds are very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed, although several cupboards were difficult to open because the oven is in the way. In order to open the garbage cupboard you have to hold the drawer of the oven shut with your foot. Overall the condo is a good value, although I would hesitate to rent again due to the lack of security of the balcony. All of the other condos in the building have locks on their balconies. This one did not. Anyone can walk onto the balcony and look at anyone sleeping in the livingroom. No smart TVs, so forget about watching a movie together if the weather is bad. (many of the satellite channels said they weren't included with the subscription). This is not really an issue if the weather is good!
Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019 by Lisa, Chesterfield, Michigan   Report
Once Upon A Tide
3/5 stars
I was given a passcode for the keypad on unit A-8. Upon arrival, I did not find a unit marked as number 8. It was by process of elimination that I located the correct unit which did not have a door keypad or labeled as unit #8. This also means the door to the porch could not be locked. The first impression was the severely worn carpet on the porch. We found the unit to be clean but it is hard to clean “old”. This unit is in need of many, many updates. Also, the HOA seems to be absent as the grounds were not well kept. The location is good, the other tenants seemed to be good people, it was quiet and beach access was easy. It should be noted that this unit is on the third floor, if you struggle with stairs this is not for you. Overall a decent place to stay but again, old and outdated does not feel clean. This is my opinion and I have high standards so it may be fine for someone else. It just didn’t meet my expectations.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019 by Denise, Belpre, OH   Report
Once Upon A Tide
5/5 stars
We had a very nice week staying at this ocean front condo, advertised to ‘sleep 6’. It may sleep 6 with the pull out couch but am very glad it was just the four of us, because to spend time together in the main living area ... there isn’t enough places to sit 4 people comfortably let alone 6! best I would say accommodations were adequate. It wouldn’t take much to make this unit a perfect beach front retreat. This unit is in desperate need of a good cleaning, coat of fresh paint, new and clean shower curtains and most definitely new mattresses! There was no smoke alarm, just a hole and wires in the wall where it should have been. None of these facts took away from the fact that it is an ocean front condo with easy access to the beautiful spacious beach. For the rental cost and comparison to a couple other units we were able to see, I feel justified in saying for the money, we are justified in expecting a cleaner . If you’d like additional info, please don’t hesitate to call.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019 by JoAnne, Midland, NC   Report

Thank you JoAnne for your feeedback on Once Upon A Tide. We are glad you were able to enjoy yourselves. We will plan to take care of the immediate issues and we do feel this condo is priced accordingly. The views of the ocean are amazing and you are on the top floor, and, you have access to a pool. Thank you!

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Once Upon A Tide
5/5 stars
We had a great stay. iTrip was very attentive and made sure our needs were taken care of. Will definitely use them again for future travel.
Reviewed on Jun 2, 2019 by William,   Report
Once Upon A Tide
5/5 stars
Great folks that really go above & beyond to help. Very nice & clean condo.
Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018 by Dawn, Asheville, NC   Report

Thank you Dawn for your great review. itrip vacations nc beaches enjoyed having you at Once Upon a Tide and we hope to have you back again real soon.

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Once Upon A Tide
5/5 stars
great place to stay!
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018 by Kelly, Raleigh, NC   Report

Thank you! iTrip is glad that you enjoyed your stay at Once Upon A Tide. Come visit us again for your next vacation!

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Once Upon A Tide
3/5 stars
Carolina beach is a great family destination. Location is terrific. However parking ia deceiving. Check out is 10am but previous rentors are at the beach and currently still using parking spots. Do NOT arrive before 6pm as there are no spots available. 3 out of 6 outlets do not work in in small bedroom. Candy wrappers behind dresser. Dresser drawers fall out. Stained comforter in bedroom. Mold on shower liner in master bath. Seating in living area is only for 4 people -should not be advertised for 6 people. The sofa is very comfortable BUT the mattress for sofa bed is so thin no one was able to sleep on it. It would also be nice to have a few extra hooks on back of bathroom doors to hang extra towels. It is also time to invest in a new steel security door. We will definitely return to Carolina beach but not to this condo!
Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018 by Laura, Fair oaks, PA   Report
Once Upon A Tide
4/5 stars
The property was nice but could use some updating and cosmetic maintenance. Halfway through our stay, the AC quit working but the property manager was FANTASTIC and had a brand new unit installed quickly. The view, the large balcony, and the ocean breeze are wonderful.
Reviewed on May 29, 2018 by Jon, Hickory, NC   Report

Glad you enjoyed your stay Jon. We were happy to fix the problem promptly and we couldn't agree more on the view!

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Once Upon A Tide
4/5 stars
Beautiful setting overlooking Carolina Beach. Perfect place to count your blessings over Easter break. Awesome large deck for your furry friends to dry off after a romp in the ocean!
Reviewed on Mar 30, 2018 by Rosie, Cary, NC   Report

Sounds wonderful! iTrip is delighted that you enjoyed Once Upon A Tide. We hope you all return again very soon. Thank you!

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Once Upon A Tide
4/5 stars
The view was just amazing and it was very convenient. The condo was very close to the boardwalk and close to very good restaurants such as Britt's donuts and P.T's Grille. However, the house was very old and needs some updating in the silverware, plates, cooking ware and there should be more effort in the cleaning done. Even though the condo was a little old we had a wonderful vacation with a breathtaking view of the ocean.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2017 by Karim, Burke, VA   Report

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