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. 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

Old School/Retro Vibe

4.0 on September 13, 2017

Old school atmosphere with modern hospitality. Creative breakfasts, great coffee, convenient location. Heather and Mike are great hosts, very helpful and informative. We're desert rats with mostly West Coast/Pacific Ocean experience. Who knew there were fabulous beaches in North Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean is nice and warm.

Great stay!

4.8 on September 07, 2017

Very nice stay, our hosts were intent on making our visit a good one, they succeeded! The food was excellent, accommodations great, and the location was perfect. We will be back!

We'll be back!

4.8 on May 01, 2017

Spent a lovely night! The hosts were gracious and accommodating, and the breakfast was delicious. Thanks so much!

Perfect weekend getaway!

5 on January 23, 2017

This was a perfect weekend get away! We stayed here to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of downtown nightlife, but it was just a quick ride when we wanted to go grab something nice to eat. The B&B was so clean, quiet and romantic. The breakfast was to die for and the service and hospitality was outstanding. We will for sure be back and will be recommending to anybody!

Thank you!

4.2 on October 28, 2016

My wife and I stayed the weekend in one of the cottages with our two dogs. We were thrilled to find a place that not only accepted dogs but welcomed them with open arms. When we arrived we found water bowls, treats, wipes, and poop bags. That extra touch made life long friends of us. We didn't stay in the B and B so I can't really rate on site dinning.

Wonderful Weekend Getaway

5 on August 18, 2016

My husband and myself spent the weekend at the Beacon House Inn. It was a wonderful romantic getaway. The Inn is very clean and the room was very comfortable. The breakfast was so, so delicious! Mike is an amazing cook. We will definitely return.

Charming place

4.0 on August 11, 2016

Charming place with gracious hosts. Breakfast was always interesting and delicious. Mike is an outstanding cook. Very short walk to the beach, and the boardwalk was also within walking distance. Mike, Heather and Jeanette were on spot with restaurant and other recommendations.

Outstanding Breakfast

4.8 on July 04, 2016

This place is charming! Situated across the street from the beach and just closest enough to all activities. Mike and Heather offer up and outstanding breakfast to start your day. Clean quaint and relaxing!


5 on July 01, 2016

The Beacon House Inn was one of the best B&B's we've stayed at. Loved the great vintage decor with modern amenities, and you walk literally less than a minute across the street to the beach (there are houses across the street from the B&B, but the beach is just on the other side). Free private parking on site. The best part? THE YUMMY BREAKFASTS!!! All FRESH and artfully crafted, and so tasty!! We stayed in the Traveller Room, and it was fine for us in the full-size (and comfy) bed, really. For this room, a private bathroom was across the hall, but we of course knew this beforehand, and it was so much like a home this was not a problem at all. We had no problems with noise or privacy. The other rooms have a private bath within. Heather gave us a list of recommended restaurants and local attractions. The historic Burgwin-Wright House in nearby Wilmington was a nice tour, as was the town. Michael's Seafood restaurant not far from the B&B was great. We walked to the boardwalk one evening, got pizza (Frank's), and ate on the boardwalk. We could tell that Mike & Heather are passionate about creating a great vibe here, and this place far exceeded our expectations. Sit in the living area a while and read a bit about Carolina Beach history and art. Check out some of their personal decor. Sit on either upper or lower level porch. Books all around to read. Delicious gourmet coffee included (omg, thank you!!) Cookies or other tasty treats later in the day. Quaint, vintage, modern, cool, and 'home away from home' all truly sums up this gem of a B&B. We really loved our stay here.

Go for the breakfast!

4.0 on June 16, 2016

The Beacon House is historic and cozy. The breakfast made by the owner's was a great delight and surprise...I tried to rate it "outstanding" but the bubble wouldn't light up on this page. We had crepes! We had crust-less quiche! We had creme fresh even! I wanted a room away from the extended-family rental house to retreat to...and this was perfect. Easy walking distance to the beach, and to yoga. I will return.

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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 3 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

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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 Dogs and children are allowed in our Vacation Cottages only.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: B n B: 2 night min on summer weekend; Cottages 2 or 3 night min always.
  • 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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