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Click on our Guest Book below to view several guest comments or scroll down to read some of them.  There is also a bit of History about the cottage below.
 



 
"We enjoyed our week here.  It's so comfortable and we feel right at home.  And the wireless internet rocks!"
"We had a great time here with the kids.  The house was perfect - loved the porch and all of the 50's originals."
"Your beach home is a true asset, both the location with access to the beach and the openness of the interior.  You have provided the necessities as well as the conveniences for all of your guests."
"We hope to return again - this is a perfect place for rest and relaxation."
"We could not have asked for a better place to stay.  You have made us feel at home with all of the special touches you have left in your home."
"Thank you so much for letting us stay at your lovely beach house.  It was great being so close to the beach.  Your home is very comfortable and cozy.  We had a very relaxed and peaceful time and we hope to come back again."
"You have a great home here, the way you share it is a blessing."
"New times in a wonderful "old" home!  Rocking chairs and breezes = aaaah!"
"What a terrific place to stay!  We thank you for preserving a piece of history and for giving us a chance to make some truly lasting beach vacation memories.  We loved the entire experience and hope to come back again.  The area is full of things we all enjoy doing.  The memories will last a lifetime!"
"It's the day we have to leave... but it was so much fun staying here!  You can see the sunrise from the front porch.  It's beautiful!  We loved the porch swing.  We would sit outside and read at night with a pillow and rock on the swing."
"Hope everyone else enjoys the house as much as we did!"
"This is the way beach houses should be!"
"It's the tenth time I've been here, and this place never gets old!  It's AWESOME!"
"This is at least our 3rd stay in the house.  We come with between 3 - 7 families from our young couples' Sunday school class.  We can't wait til' next year!"
"As I sit here swinging on the front porch, I can't help but truly appreciate the simplicity of a week at the beach in a beach house that is truly what a beach house should be - a place where you can put your feet up, relax and enjoy.  Thank you for keeping it the way it should be.  We love the house and the beach.  We will be back."
"We shared both levels of the house with extended family, and we had a great time sitting out on the porch and playing cards.  Loved the porch swings!"
"Thanks so much for lending your beach house to us.  There's nothing better than lounging on the beach and with a house only 2 minutes from the shore made it ideal.  It is a wonderful place in great condition."
"We are so excited that we have finally found a yearly vacation home.  Thank you for providing all of the amenities to make our stay perfect!"
"We were so pleased with this location, the beach house, and the beach."
"We enjoyed the short walk to the beach and the cool breezes on the front porch.  We'll be back for sure."
"Great house, brings back childhood memories of the beach.  This is the way all beach houses should be."
"Thanks for this home away from home!  The 14 members of our families thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Your house became our excellent dwelling and we appreciate all you did to make us feel so welcome here."
"The house was beautiful and we loved all the room we had.  The kitchen and dining area was perfect, it was so nice not to have to pack a lot of extras as we usually do."
"You never know what to expect when you rent a home.  Your house is beautiful.  Thank you for all the nice things we can use.  We have had a lovely time - felt very safe here."
"The house was perfect size for all of us.  Every detail was thought of, all we needed was food.  The location could not have been better and the handicap access was a definite plus."
"All my life I have heard about Southern Hospitality, now I know just what that means.  Your house is so comfortable with every need met."
"Your home is the perfect cottage.  It helps us remember how wonderful things were when life was more simple."
"We loved the home.  Lots of character!  We had a beautiful family time. You have everything needed and so clean."
"Your home away from home is most comfortable."
"We have been renting this wonderful home for quite a few years.  Each time we have had an absolutely wonderful time."
"Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful house with us.  This is our 4th summer traveling down together and we have all agreed this house goes above and beyond the "perfect vacation beach house.  We rented both units which was perfect for cooking large meals and seating areas and we certainly did not lack anything we needed in the kitchen!  The location to the beach is perfect and the porches were a delight."
"We have come down here 4 years in a row - and each time has been a pleasure and we always enjoy ourselves.  We have had some great times in this house and the memories will last forever."
"Thank you for all the "extras" that made our stay so special!"
"This house was perfect for our kids, parents and in-laws.  Plenty of room to eat (outside especially), and every item that we could possibly need but not pack into the car.  Your beaches are beautiful.  Your history is fascinating."
 
 
A BIT OF HISTORY...
815 Carolina Beach Avenue, North was built in 1940 (then the house number was 6??).  It went through several owners and survived Hurricane Hazel, which hit October 15, 1954.  A family named the Lancasters bought the house late that year and their then teenage son was given the job of shoveling the sand from the first floor which was then right on the ground.  The house had 2 bedrooms and one bath on each floor and the porches and the upstairs deck (18 inches wider) where the family sunbathed and grilled out.
 
In 1955 Mr. Lancaster had the house raised on a foundation, installed the pine paneling and added the back bedrooms.  They also added brand new pine cabinets and "formica" counters and a bar to divide the living room and kitchen.  The Lancasters lived here until their deaths and operated the Kupboard Grocery on the corner of Sandpiper and Carolina Beach Avenue, North.
 
We bought the house in 2003 from the Lancaster's son and daughter.  We added the new bathrooms on each floor and the outdoor shower.  Other than that, the house is the same as when we bought it.
 
815 is one of the quickly disappearing "old" beach houses at Carolina Beach.  We love it because of its history and charm, and we hope you enjoy your stay.
 
                
                The Hensons