Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

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


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. We also offer a pet / family friendly vacation rental "City Flat" in the historic district of downtown Wilmington a mere 25 minute drive from the beach. Please give us a call or visit our website to see how you can enjoy city and surf when traveling to our area.



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

Just what we were looking for

5 on February 11, 2016

Heather is a trip, so friendly and inviting, within 2 minutes we knew she was someone we'd love to hang out on the front porch with and have drinks, maybe next time, haha. She had great tips on food and the area in general.Super colorful person, we liked her immediately. Loved Mike, man can this guy cook, Heather is a lucky lady. They made us feel as if we were staying with friends. Warm and welcoming environment. Beautifully decorated. Breakfast was out of this world. We stayed in the Whirlpool suite and it was exactly what we hoped for and more. This was our first experience with a bed & breakfast and we didn't know what to expect, we were not disappointed. We would love to come back.

My 50th birthday! Our stay was amazing! The hospitality was the very up most! The owner's treated us like royalty! The food was fantastic! The coffee! Was amazing! It is also for sale! Blessings!

5 on September 19, 2015

Our stay was the finest, treated like royalty, the food was amazing, and the coffee! Oh my! the coffee! If you love the coffee it can be purchased ! A very! clean and charming place, I would recommend definitely! Blessings!

Across the street from the beach

5 on September 16, 2015

Great little B&B across the street from a nice beach. The owners were wonderful, great breakfasts and coffee! They even made a special "take-away" breakfast for us when we had to leave at 7 am to run a 5k and on our last day when we had to leave early in the morning. . Super accommodating to our needs. Would definitely stay again when we are in the area. Tracey and Pete S (Pittsburgh)

Amazing first experience

5 on July 29, 2015

Our stay at the Beacon House was nothing short of absolutely amazing. This was my and my husband's first experience with a B&B and I could not possibly be happier that it was with Mike and Heather! They are so passionate about what they do in the hospitality industry and it shows 100%. Mike, my husband, and I could easily have talked for days about our love of cooking! Jeanne also cooks in the mornings with Mike and she was fantastic--so friendly and accommodating! The breakfasts were wonderful and I left there feeling so inspired for what I would make at home. Totally redefined my go-to ideas for weekend breakfasts. The inn is quiet, lovely, and a perfect short stroll to the beach. We stayed in the Traveler room and it was a very cozy room at the back of the house. The bed had a super fluffy comforter at the foot of it which literally became my best friend since my husband likes to keep the room so chilly at night. I also really liked that we had access to a communal fridge in the upstairs hallway where we were able to store our fruits and bottles of water. :) I absolutely plan to stay with Mike and Heather every time we visit Carolina Beach from now on. There is no other place I would rather be.

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.

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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 Bed & Breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $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 Bed & Breakfast. 2 person Maximum occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $225

Cottage 1

Behind the B&B sits 2 cozy dog / family friendly beach vacation cottages. Cottage 1 is 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 a 32" smart TV, central A/C, and is just a 2 minute walk to the sand. 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 dog maximum.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $215

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 Bed & Breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $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 Bed & Breakfast.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $179

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Location Type

across the street from the beach


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

Directions to property:

Please contact us if you need directions. You can also find a integrated google map and compute directions on our website! We are 25 minutes from the Wilmington Airport, 2 hours from Myrtle Beach and 2.5 hours from the Raleigh-Durham Airport. Our "City Flat" vacation rental is located in the historic district of Downtown Wilmington, NC. A mere 25 minute drive from our beach B&B and beach vacation cottages.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, 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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

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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 website Same day reservations can not be made online at this property. 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 beach vacation cottages for an additional fee.



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