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Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

715 Carolina Beach Avenue N , Carolina Beach, NC 28428-6018 USA (Show map)

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Our vintage but casual Bed & Breakfast is located across the street from the sandy pristine beaches in Carolina Beach, NC and about a 20 minute drive from downtown Wilmington. Select from seven cozy guest rooms, each with a private bathroom and stand up shower, comfortable queen beds and unique tasteful decor. One of our rooms/suites has a whirlpool tub and luxury shower. Another suite offers two rooms (living area & bedroom) for folks who would like to lounge a bit more. Enjoy the morning relaxing on the front porch or second level veranda while sipping fresh gourmet coffee. Take an early stroll on the beach before breakfast and return for a delicious artisan meal. Either way the atmosphere is set for you to enjoy your experience with us. We also have family and pet friendly accommodations as well. Behind the Inn are our two cozy two bedroom/ one bathroom cottages that are decorated in island decor and are equipped with full kitchens. Perfect for a small family to enjoy their beach vacation. Please note though that breakfast and linens are not included with cottage rentals.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Great 42nd Anniversary Celebration

5 on May 20, 2015

I looked for a surprise get-a-way for my wife and I to celebrate our 42 wedding anniversary. I could not have selected a better place-we had a wonderful time. Breakfast was creative and tasty, the property was clean and well kept, the beach is a across the street, and the rooms perfect. Heather and Mike are awesome innkeepers and we were not disappointed spending our special event at this charming bed and breakfast. We plan to return!

We had a great stay

5 on April 26, 2015

My wife and I stayed here on a recent visit to Carolina Beach. We had to be at a meeting before the usual breakfast time, so the innkeepers moved up breakfast an hour so we did not have to leave without it. And we were so glad as it was as Tony the Tiger would say "IT'S GREAT". The room was very clean, and we slept well. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

Great 50th Anniversary celebration.

5 on December 22, 2014

Heather waited for us because we were late arriving. She was waiting on the porch to welcome us. The food was healthy, beautifully presented and delicious. Bed was comfortable and the staff was helpful and friendly in answering all our questions. Just the right balance of privacy and good company/conversation.

Can't Wait to Come Back!

4.8 on October 13, 2014

We wish we had booked more than one night. We had a wonderful stay in the whirlpool room. The room was cozy, very clean, and the bed was really comfortable. The best feature in this room is the shower! Breakfast was delicious, and so was the coffee. Our hosts were welcoming, and helpful with suggestions for activities to do during the day. We will be back!

Very accommodating

4.2 on September 29, 2014

Fantastic overnight stay at Beacon House. Best part was the breakfast - first rate! Very clean, super friendly and extremely accommodating.

Beacon House Bed and Breakfast Stay

5 on September 17, 2014

This was our first experience staying in a Bed and Breakfast in the U.S. We had stayed in many in the United Kingdom and they were nice but very different. We stayed for two nights and it was very pleasant and enjoyable. The room was comfortable but a little small; however, we weren't in the room very much and there was a sitting area adjacent outside of the bedroom. Queen-size bed was very comfortable. We were about 1/2 block from the ocean and enjoyed our time there even though we are not really beach folks. Loved sitting on the front veranda and sipping our morning coffee while checking email and facebook updates. It was quiet and elegant. I think the best part of our stay was the friendliness and congeniality of the host and hostess, Heather and Mike. Felt like we had known them a long time. Yet they gave us privacy and didn't hover. Gave us information on local sites and places to eat. The food preparation was gourmet style and the breakfast area was pleasant and sunny -- loved the flowers and table settings. Hope to have a return visit sometime in the future. Having been a teacher, I would give them an A++++ and I was sometimes a hard teacher. Thanks, Heather and Mike.

Great Great Stay

4.6 on September 06, 2014

Only spent one night, post July 4 weekend, but wished we could have stayed more. Great location for a day on the beach. Easy walk across the street and you hit the sand and surf. Short drive to many restaurants. Breakfast was AMAZING and both Heather and Mike were very accommodating to needs and interesting to chat with. Had the place more/less to ourselves on a Monday but would like to go back for a longer stay in the future. Took a look at guest cottages and they looked as advertised. Pet friendly spot for those that care.

Cottage 2

4.8 on August 07, 2014

Our family of 4 including our new addition, Scarlet - an 11 week old Rottweiler puppy, spent 4 nights in Cottage 2. We were welcomed by Innkeepers/owners Heather & Mike with a plate of homemade peanut butter cookies and local coffee for our morning start. Scarlet was resented with her very own "cookies" and lots if hugs & kisses! The cottage was clean, cozy and comfortable for our adult family. It was VERY pet friendly and we immediately felt at home. A quick walk to the beach was made easy by the use of a wagon to help transport all of our beach supplies! Heather & Mike made excellent restaurant recommendations that did not disappoint. We would definitely recommend the Beacon House to our pet loving friends. Can't wait to come back soon!


5 on July 14, 2014

My daughter, 2 1/2 year old grandson, our dog and I had an absolutely amazing time . Heather and Mike made us feel right at home. They even had a special treat for our dog, Ike to make him feel right at home too. We stayed in one of the cottages, it was comfy and cozy. They had a wagon which my grandson loved playing with and it was great carting him to and from the beach. The only downside was when we had to leave. I would highly recommend Beacon House B & B to anyone!! Thank you Heather and Mike!!

Moving reward!

4.6 on July 10, 2014

My husband and stayed at the Beacon House after helping our nephew move from one dorm to another. The room was great and the whirlpool and shower were both exceptional! Breakfast was delicious!

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Rooms & Rates

Birdhouse Room

Birdhouse is one of our unique rooms. It features a private en suite bathroom with a stand up shower, a queen-sized bed, A/C, ceiling fan, quality linens and free wireless internet. Enjoy satellite TV in our common area on the first floor. Birdhouse on the second level just steps from the front balcony where you can enjoy sipping gourmet coffee in the morning breeze.; The room is approximately 12'x10'; Complimentary full artisan breakfast and gourmet coffee is included. Pets and children under 12 are not allowed in the Inn

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $179

Nightly Rate: $109 - $179

Romance Suite

This room features a two room suite with adjoining bath; one side has a comfortable queen bed and the other side features a den with a cozy feather stuffed sofa. Satellite TV, DVD player and free wireless internet provides a great place to relax and spread out. The room also includes bath robes, ceiling fans and A/C. Complimentary full sit down breakfast and gourmet coffee is included. Pets and children under 12 are not allowed in the Inn. 2 person Maximum occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $225

Nightly Rate: $135 - $225

Cottage 1

Cottage 1 is cozy and perfect for families with small children or pets. It has 2 bedrooms; one with a queen bed and one with a full bed. There is one bathroom and a full kitchen. Cottage 1 sleeps up to 4 human heart beats. It's decorated in Caribbean colors, has TV/DVD, central A/C, and is just a 2 minute walk to the ocean. The cottage is non-smoking and has a 2-night minimum, 3 during Holiday weeks. Please note: BREAKFAST IS NOT INCLUDED in our vacation cottages. 2 pet maximum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $210

Nightly Rate: $135 - $210

Whirlpool Suite

This room is perfect for romantic getaways! It features a private bath with a 2-person whirlpool tub, separate stand up shower, and a queen-sized bed. Located on the first floor, it is just steps away from our front veranda which is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the ocean air. The room is approximately 19x12 which includes the whirlpool tub and offers satellite TV and free wireless internet. Complimentary full sit down breakfast and gourmet coffee is included. Pets and children under 12 are not allowed in the Inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $225

Nightly Rate: $125 - $225

Queen Guest room

The rooms are decorated in lovely themes and feature a private bath with shower, a queen-sized bed and reading chair. All of the rooms are steps away from our large front veranda which is a great place to sit, relax and breath in that fresh sea air while you enjoy a cup of morning coffee. The room also offers free wireless internet, air and heat. A TV with DVD player in located in the main living room for your enjoyment. Rooms are approximately 12'x10'. Complimentary full sit down breakfast and gourmet coffee is included. 2 person maximum-No pets or children under 12 are allowed in the Inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $179

Nightly Rate: $109 - $179

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Vista oceano


Wilmington, NC (ILM-New Hanover County) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Please contact us if you need directions. We'd be happy to customize them from your location! We are 25 minutes from the Wilmington Airport, 2 hours from Myrtle Beach and 2.5 hours from the Raleigh-Durham Airport.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Charter Fishing, The Historic old Fort Fisher, Venus Flytrap at NC State Park, Party Cruises, Historic downtown Wilmington, Amusement Rides, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR , Whirlpool tub in the Whirlpool suite room., Free Guest Parking, Note: Vacation cottage rentals do NOT include breakfast.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, NC Aquarium, Ft. Fisher, Civil War Museum, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Inn
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets are allowed in our Cottages only for additional fees
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: B n B: 2 night min on Holidays; Cottages:2 night min always, 3 on Holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For reservation, deposit and payment information please check the Inn's wesite Check in is 4pm - 7pm. Please contact the Inn for check ins outside of those hours.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations will be charged a $35.00 fee. 10 day advanced notice for all cancellations is required to qualify for a deposit refund minus the cancellation fee per room. Less than 10 days the deposit is forfeited. Cancellations on check in day lose 50% of the remaining balance as well as the deposit. Leaving early or not showing up are regarded as same day cancellations. To Cancel, guests must notify the Inn by email. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Inn. Pets are only allowed in our cottages for an additional fee.



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715 Carolina Beach Avenue N , Carolina Beach, NC 28428-6018 USA (Show map)

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