Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

715 Carolina Beach Avenue N , Carolina Beach, NC 28428-6018 USA (Show map)
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Our vintage / casual Bed & Breakfast is located across the street from the sandy pristine beach in Carolina Beach, NC (2 minute walk to the sand) and about a 20 minute drive from historic downtown Wilmington. Select from six 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. Two other suites offers two rooms (seating 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 Bed & Breakfast are three cozy vacation cottages that are equipped with full kitchens. Perfect for a small family to enjoy their beach vacation. Please note: 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

Deluxe Queen Guest room

Deluxe queen room is decorated in a lovely theme that feature a private bathroom with shower, a queen-sized bed and reading chair. The room is steps away from our large front veranda which is a great place to sit, relax and breath in fresh sea air while you enjoy a cup of morning coffee. The room also offers free WiFi, satellite TV, air-airconditioning, heat and is approximately 120 square feet. Complimentary full sit down artisian breakfast and gourmet coffee is included and served at 9:00 am. The room has a two-person maximum and does not allow pets nor children under 12 years of age.

  • 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, Desk, Parking , 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, Satellite/Cable TV, 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: No Pet are not allowed in the B&B.
  • Disabled Access No

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Mike and Heather

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love to cook, entertain friends and family and find that being owners of a Bed & Breakfast provides ample opportuntity to host and help people get the most out of travel. We are avid scuba divers who love the beach and glad to provide a unique vintage place for people to visit.

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Full sit-down artisan breakfast

  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Leak and bacon crustless quiche with lemon arugula
Guests enjoy the creamyness of the quiche, the saltyness of the bacon and the lemon pop of the peppery arugula.


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