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The Sunset Inn

9 North Shore Drive , Sunset Beach, NC 28468 USA (Show map)

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This elegant Inn is located on one of the most beautiful islands in North Carolina. Beautifully appointed rooms with king sized beds, private baths, private screened porches, rocking chairs, love seats, wet bars, and private storage rooms. Each room overlooks the beautiful salt marsh and Intracoastal Waterway and is only steps to the ocean. The Sunset Inn is removed from the typical hustle and bustle of commercialized beaches, yet, we are only 25 miles north or Myrtle Beach, S.C. and 40 miles south of Wilmington, N.C. Only five miles from Ocean Isle Beach, NC the immediate area affords you over 16 challenging golf courses and excellent dining. Comfortable and roomy with a relaxed atmosphere, our spacious coastal home awaits your arrival.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Refreshing Retreat!

4.6 on September 29, 2010

I spent a peaceful night in The Smithville Room. The marsh view was so relaxing and the sunset view was awesome, both from my bug-free screened-in porch! Breakfast was more than what seems to have become buffet/continental. It was served buffet-style, but was an excellent cooked selection. Staff was very accommodating, allowing me to use downstairs facilities after my day at the beach even though I had already checked out. Follow-up wonderfully refreshing! Will definitely stay again.

Consistently Wonderful!

5 on March 12, 2007

After staying in many B&B's, I find The Sunset Inn consistently wonderful and feels like home. The rooms are always immaculate, the staff warm and friendly, and the most comfortable sheets anywhere. I like not being formally served breakfast so that I have the choice of dining with others or privately in my room. The views of the marsh and sunsets are spectacular and peaceful on the private screened porches. The beach is a short walk on a quiet beautiful island. Looking forward to every return to The Sunset Inn.

"Perfect Getaway!"

5 on March 06, 2007

We just got back from three days at "The Sunset Inn", Sunset Beach, N.C. It was absolutely wonderful! So relaxing and peaceful and quiet! The Inn is beautiful, as are the rooms, and the staff is superb! I would highly recommend this Inn to anyone wanting to "get away from it all"...The rooms have screened-in porches over the marsh, and you can also see the Intercoastal Waterway from your room. We saw the most spectacular sunsets that I have ever seen! Sunset Beach is near so many places, so you do not lack in things to do, if you so choose. We loved walking down the beautiful, natural wide beach, to "Bird Island"...Well worth the walk! The breakfast that was served at the Inn was delicious! We will be going back for many years to come!

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Rooms & Rates

Standard Room

Standard room, One king sized bed with small loveseat area and color cable TV/VCR. The room also includes a small refrigerator and wet bar area, and a standard shower in the bathroom. A screened porch with two rocking chairs overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $179

Nightly Rate: $95 - $179

Grand Room

Grand Room, One king sized bed with a larger loveseat area and color cable TV/VCR. The grand room has a Jacuzzi tub and a standard shower. Also includes a small refrigerator and wet bar area. Corner Screened porch overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway with porch swing and rocking chairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $209

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Location Type

Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Holden Beach, NC, Shallotte, NC, 
 North Myrtle Beach, SC, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Tropical


Wilmington, NC (ILM-New Hanover County) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From Hwy 17S, take a left at Hwy 904 in Grissettown. There will be a McDonalds on the corner. Keep straight for about 4 miles towards 179N until you reach Hwy 179 or Beach Drive. There will be a Food Lion on the right. Take a right onto 179 and go two miles until you reach the Sunset Beach Bridge which will be on the right. Cross bridge and the Inn is the first Building on the left, directly on the marsh. From Hwy 17N, take the Calabash exit on Hwy 179. Follow 179 for approx. eight miles until you reach the Sunset Beach Bridge. Cross the bridge and the Inn is the first Building on the left, directly on the marsh.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Videos, Wedding Facilities , Whirlpool tubs in four rooms, Microwave available in ice machine room, Complimentary popcorn available by microwave

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We have two adjoining rooms that will accommodate families
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays require a two or three night minimum
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are held with a valid credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must occur seven days prior to arrival to avoid a charge for the full amount in the summer and holidays. Off-season, a charge of one nights rent will be posted to the credit card.



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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:15 am through 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Guests may take breakfast back to their rooms, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Gluten Free upon request

Signature Dish

Mini Quiche
4 Large Eggs 1 Can Evaporated Milk 2 Tbls Plain Flour 2 cups shredded cheese Salt and pepper to taste Sausage, bacon, spinach, vegetables if desired or plain Beat eggs and blend in milk and other ingredients. Pour in muffin tins that have been greased or sprayed with baking spray. Bake in 350 oven for approx. 20 minutes. Check with knife or toothpick.



9 North Shore Drive , Sunset Beach, NC 28468 USA (Show map)

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