Miller's Whimsy

$174 - $382.86 / night   in Carolina Beach  
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Sleeps 12
Sleeping Arrangements
Bedroom #1   Queen  
Bedroom #2   Queen  
Bedroom #3   Twin  
Living Sleeping Combo #1   Sofa Full  
Bonus Room   Twin (2)   Full  

Unplug, relax and take a trip back in time when things were simple. Miller's Whimsy has been an original Carolina Beach family oceanfront cottage for decades. This is a private, single family home with its own boardwalk to the beach and unobstructed views of the ocean. No searching for parking or long runs with beach toys and drinks, just stroll down the dock and you’re there!

Miller's Whimsy is centrally located to all the activity, restaurants, shopping, boardwalk, pier and drive on Freeman Beach Park. If you’re looking for a "simple" beachfront home with fantastic views of the ocean, large living area for family and friends to gather, then Miller's Whimsy is the place for you!


Address: 516 Carolina Beach Ave N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Home: 4 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 12 / 7 Beds


*Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed

*Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed

*Bedroom 3: 2 Twin Size Beds

*Front Sunroom room: Full size pullout bed (there is a sunroom in the front of the house and in the back, this pullout is in the sunroom closest to the road, not the ocean)

Bonus room under the house: 2 Twin size beds and 1 Full size bed (Large bonus room is on the 1st floor with it’s own full bathroom, which has a completely separate entrance (does not have access from the top floor) which is perfect for a group of friends)

*King (0), Queen size Beds (2), Full Beds (2), Twin beds (4)

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

**When you go under the house there is a side entrance into the bonus room. The bonus room is not connected to the top floor, it is connected to the garage. There is a room that locks in the garage with the 2 twin beds and a full bed. Also in the garage there is a pool table and full bathroom.**




-Bikes and Beach Gear!


-Large deck!

-Full Library and a beautiful Sunroom to enjoy your read! Great views of the water

-Private boardwalk to the beach!

-Parking: 4 spaces available. 2 in the garage, 2 in the driveway

*Do not park in the sand in front of the house - condo next door does not allow driving on the pathway next to the house anymore*


-Hulu and Netflix (NO cable)

-Full Library

-Pool Table


-Beach toys

-Charcoal Grill



-Microwave and Toaster

-Coffee Maker

-Wifi and Internet

-Linens (beds made upon arrival)

-Bath towels

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



***NO SMOKING & NO PETS allowed at this property.

**Maximum Occupancy: 12 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"

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

- 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

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

-Rent a golf cart from Sun Fun Rentals!

-And More! Visit for more info

516 Carolina Beach Ave N Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Property Type: Home Beds: 7 Accommodates: 12 Check In: : 4pm Bedrooms: 4 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 4.0 Pet Friendly: No
Air Conditioning Beach Beach Access Beach Front Biking Billiard Table Bird Watching Board Games Canoeing Carbon Monoxide Detector Charcoal Grill Clothes Dryer Coffee Maker Cycling Deepsea Fishing Dishwasher Family Friendly Fishing Full Kitchen Internet Internet Access Keyless Entry Kitchen Laundry Marina Microwave Ocean Front Ocean View Oceanside Outdoor Furniture Paddle Boarding Patio Picnic Area Pier Fishing Private Beach Access Pull Out Couch Refrigerator Sailing Self Check-In Shopping WIFI Washing Machine Water View Bed linens provided Children welcome Disinfected Enhanced Cleaning Essentials Heating Oven Smoke Detector TV Wifi
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Reviews - 4.6 stars based on 18 reviews
Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
My Friend's and I really enjoyed are time at Miller's Whimsy. The cottage is uniquely decorated. every day we would notice something different around the house. The kitchen is huge with plenty of counter space. It is a nice location with direct access to the beach. There is also a big deck and a nice sun room.
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021 by Nadine, Raleigh, NC   Report

Thank you Nadine! Your 5 Star Review at Millers Whimsy was received. iTrip NC Beaches enjoyed having you and we are delighted to hear the cottage worked well. Thank you!

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
House was amazing, so cozy and comfortable!
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020 by David, Dahlonega, GA   Report

David, thank you for your review. We are glad you felt the house was amazing, cozy and comfortable. We would love to have you back again at any of the properties we manage. Thank you for tripping with iTrip!

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Miller’s Whimsy! The location was perfect and we all had a wonderful time. We walked 12 miles while there, at the beach & to eat & the boardwalk. We went to see each sunrise! Enjoyed the back deck for the morning & moon rise. Thank you for allowing us to come. Sincerely, Karen Stoltz
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020 by Karen, Walkertown   Report

Hello, Karen! Thank you for your review of Miller's Whimsy. We are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and found the location to be perfect, being able to walk around everywhere from the beach to restaurants to the boardwalk. Also, watching sunrises and moonrises on the deck sounds heavenly! We hope to have you back. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
This house was as advertised. We loved the fact it was a one family house and not a condo. The people was great to deal with and stayed in contact with me about everything. Would recommend this to any family looking for a beach vacation!
Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020 by Joseph, Spencer, WV   Report

Hello, Joseph! Thank you for your review of Miller's Whimsy. We are delighted that you loved the house and that we could be here for anything you needed. As a small, local family-owned business, we take pride in our communication skills. We hope to have you back. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
We LOVED our stay at this cute, oceanfront beach house! We loved that we were steps away from the ocean. The house was the perfect size for our family and was well stocked, comfortable and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again and would use this agency again as well! Such a refreshing stay! I love how the itrips agent checked in with us before and throughout our stay to make sure we were happy!
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020 by The Rowley family, Clayton, NC   Report

Hello, Rowley family! Thank you for your review of Miller's Whimsy. We are so delighted you loved your stay and felt it was comfortable/the perfect size for you all. Being steps away from the beach is a plus too! It was our pleasure working with you! As a small, local family business, we take pride in our communication skills. We would love to have you back again. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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Miller's Whimsy
4/5 stars
Oceanfront and mostly good. The basement ceiling is very low and you may not get your car in there as a result. 2 parking spaces on the ocean side are no longer usable. Basement bedroom and bath are at the level of sleazy motel. Appliances are very old, as is the decor and most of the furnishings and bathrooms. It was cute for a beach house, but will not be to everyone's taste. Study the images and imagine it as slightly worse. The A/C worked, as did the bathrooms, so I have no real complaints. A 5 star house it is not, however I would give it a solid 3.5 and will round up. For a budget oceanfront rental, it worked for us.
Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020 by Andrew, Durham, NC   Report

Andrew, thank you for your review of Miller's Whimsy. We appreciate your honest feedback on your stay. Despite the issues you experienced, we are happy you enjoyed the location right at the ocean and found it to be good for your budget. This home has that quaint older charm! We mention in the description of the home that it has been in the family for decades and ask you to "take a trip back in time when things were simple." We apologize the amenities and decor kept you from fully enjoying your stay, but we do hope you book with us again. We manage other properties you may be interested in for next time. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
My family had so much fun while staying at Miller's Whimsey. Had everything we needed with nice access to the beach. Will definitely be staying here again.
Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020 by Cristena, Fayetteville, NC   Report

Hello, Cristena! We are glad you and your family had a fun time during your stay at Miller's Whimsy with everything you needed. We would love to have you back anytime. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
I booked this house for my girlfriend and her family. This house is amazing with plenty of room for all our guests and visitors. It has a large, well equipped kitchen and spacious living room with a sun room overlooking the ocean. It has 3 large bedrooms and 3 baths on the main floor. In the garage there is almost a separate apartment with 3 beds, a bathroom, a microwave and a small refrigerator. This was great for her oldest son and his significant other. The house is in a great locations within walking distance of stores and the boardwalk. The garage is full of toys and games as well as bikes for use by guests. The house was incredibly clean yet nicely decorated. I would highly recommend this house for any large family yet it's inexpensive price could allow for just a romantic weekend for two. Thank you for sharing your amazing house with us.
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020 by Eric, Leland, NC   Report

Hello, Eric! Thank you for your 5 star review of Miller's Whimsy. We're so delighted you, your girlfriend and family had an amazing stay with everything you needed. We would love to have you back again anytime. Thanks for tripping with iTrip!

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
Miller’s Whimsy was the perfect place for our short family getaway! We have four young, energetic boys, and this place provided enough room and entertainment for all of us. The boys loved the games and using the skim/body boards. The downstairs room provided privacy and quiet for our live-in student. Having private beach walking access, functional kitchen and washer/dryer was a real plus. Thank you for making our stay fun and relaxing. We will be back!
Reviewed on Sep 2, 2018 by Melissa, Chapel Hill, NC   Report

iTrip is so glad you and your family enjoyed their stay at Miller's Whimsy! We agree it is the perfect getaway with all the essentials and amenities you need to have a great vacation. We will be looking forward to having you again!

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Miller's Whimsy
4/5 stars
Miller’s Whimsy was a wonderful home for our family vacation! The location was perfect! We had 6 adults and six kids and the home accommodated all of us. They have lots of books, movies, games and even some toys for kids. The deck definitely needs some work. There were lots of nails sticking up and uneven boards on the boardwalk. I would recommend this house and definitely stay again!
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018 by Bethany, Andrew, IA   Report

Miller's Whimsy is a great home! Thank you for visiting and we look forward to having you back again. Thank you! iTrip vacations NC Beaches enjoyed having you as well.

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
Great location and house was exactly as described. The rental management team provided excellent instructions in their communication!
Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018 by Linda, APEX, NC   Report
Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
Wonderful home,location and perfect for our family. The management was very helpful and accommodating!! We will certainly be back!!!
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018 by Lisa, Loganville, Ga   Report

We are very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay. We will be looking forward to having you back again.

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
My family and I rented Miller's Whimsy for my son's graduation from UNCW. We had the best time! A comfortable home that is well equipped with all of the necessities, lended itself to be a relaxing experience. Though wi-fi would have been nice, it wasn't all too missed. We were a little shaky about the deck and stairs. The stability and the rough wood (splinters) were questionable. There is no line of sight pulling out of the drive onto the road which was a little frightening. Nevertheless it was a great time.
Reviewed on May 8, 2018 by Kathy, Sanford, NC   Report

Congratulations on your graduation! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Miller's Whimsy. There are some planned renovations for this property and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much.

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Miller's Whimsy
4/5 stars
Miller's Whimsy is a great spot for a big family, or in our case, 2 families staying for Thanksgiving. Plenty of room and bathrooms for everyone. We got a lot of use out of the sunroom and rear deck that have great views.Our older boys liked staying the the Surfer's Room downstairs, but their bathroom was a little lacking. The house could use some updating all-around. Only 3/4 burners work on the stove top, and the ice maker was only semi-functional. Not deal-breakers, but they could be improved. It could REALLY could use some wifi. Everyone is so connected these days, most of us have to still do some online work even on vacation. We knew ahead and had a hot spot that worked OK, but phone service was a little limited at the house. (AT&T and Sprint in our case) Still, for the money and the location, Miller's Whimsy is hard to beat for a stay at Carolina Beach.
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2017 by Christopher, Morganton, NC   Report

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback and are working on the improvements. As you mentioned, we priced the house accordingly and we are glad to hear you agree. We enjoyed having you and hope to see you all back real soon.

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Miller's Whimsy
5/5 stars
This property has plenty of space to park 4 cars and 2 full size trucks, which is more than most properties in this area. The inside of the house was older, but just what we expected. There was plenty of bedroom space, and the kitchen and dining room is sufficient for 6-8 people. We didn't use the stove or other appliances, so my only appliance review would be of the fridge, which worked fine. My group mainly booked this house because it was beachfront, and we would be fishing or in the water most of the day. The only time we spent an extended amount of time in the house was to shower and get ready to go out to eat or a local bar/restaurant. I would definitely rent this house again because of the price and location that you can walk or bike to just about everything you need.
Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017 by Mateo, Wilson, NC   Report

We are delighted that you enjoyed your vacation and the accommodations. Thanks for the review, we couldn't have said it better, plenty of parking, great location and on the beach. Millers Whimsy is a popular traditional beach house that takes you back in time

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Miller's Whimsy
3/5 stars
The house is great for the money. We booked at the last minute and we were happy to have an ocean front house. No Wifi is a problem with teenagers and the appliances need updated. Also the house sits so low you really don't have a view of the beach.
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2017 by Mark, Salisbury, NC   Report
Miller's Whimsy
4/5 stars
While as stated in others reviews, the appliances could stand some updating, but they do work and serve their purpose. This is a older home with the charms and features you would expect in a home of it's age. We had a group of 10 with ages from 7 months to 75, and all had a wonderful time! This home makes you feel like a long time resident, not just a vacationer. The location was just Awsome!!! You couldn't ask to be closer to the ocean, and the view from the back deck while drinking your morning cofee is spectacular! Only complaint most of the group had was the lack of Wi-Fi. One member of the group serves in the armed forces, and stated he was living in a tent for months in Afganistan, and had Wi-Fi. Everyone burned through their Data before the week was up. I think owner should really consider having internet installed. The internet would be the only thing that would stop us from booking this property for future vacations.
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017 by John, taylors, SC   Report
Miller's Whimsy
4/5 stars
We had a relaxing stay. Enjoyed the private access to beach. Lots of room for all family members. Great deal for price. A few minor glitches with appliances but they were very accommodating to fix everything
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2017 by Mike & Kathie, wilmington, NC   Report

We are very happy to hear that you had a relaxing vacation. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to have you back very soon. Safe travels home!

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