Monday, September 30, 2013

Unit B of 1600 North Lumina Avenue in Wrightsville Beach for Sale

1600 N. Lumina Ave, Unit B (MLS# 493104) is a beautiful waterfront condo for sale in Wrightsville Beach with a 23' boat slip, water access, elevator, and covered parking in a low traffic area. Listed by Hardee Hunt and Williams real estate company: 910-256-6998.

Wrightsville Beach, N.C., September 2013 -- Unit B of 1600 North Lumina Avenue in Wrightsville Beach (MLS# 493104) is a side-by-side, four bedroom condo for sale by Hardee Hunt and Williams real estate company.  This soundfront property includes a 23' boat slip in the no-wake zone of Banks Channel in the Intracoastal Waterway. See info on Unit A.

The condo is located at the corner of Lumina Avenue and Crane Street in Wrightsville Beach with ocean access just a short walk from the condo. This area of Crane Street offers no public parking so traffic is light and beach access is easy. 

Condo owners will enjoy a well maintained and beautifully landscaped waterfront lawn with a sheltered gazebo.  There is plenty of storage on the property for beach, boating, and fishing equipment. The property is ideal for all season water activities as well as outdoor living. The lower level of the raised condo is an ideal entertaining area for family and friends' gatherings, oyster roasts, and cookouts.

The four bedroom, four and a half bath condo is situated on multiple levels with an elevator for ultimate convenience.  The interior has two soundfront living areas, each with a waterfront deck, offering spectacular views. Other interior features include a fireplace, built-in shelving, a wet bar, and a rooftop deck.

Hardee Hunt and Williams has been specializing in Wrightsville Beach real estate for years and their agents know every inch of the island community.  Consider this team your experts in Wrightsville Beach.  They have the knowledge, connections, and real estate experience needed to match sellers with the right buyers and to help buyers find the beach property ideal for them.

To learn more about the Wrightsville Beach condo for sale at 1600 North Lumina Avenue, Unit B, please visit or call the agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams at 910-256-6998 to schedule a guided tour.


Ace Cofer
Hardee Hunt and Williams
602 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ready for an Oyster Roast?

September-r-r-, October-r-r, November-r-r … finally the "r" months have arrived.

Ostreaphiles, better known as oyster lovers, know what that means! Whether you procure them yourself or from your local fishmonger, the cooler, crisper weeks of fall are just perfect for roasting oysters. If you've never had the pleasure of cooking a peck or bushel of those succulent bivalves, what are you waiting for?

Here's a handy "how-to" guide and supply checklist for a DIY oyster roast:
  • Choose your spot - Given their potential for being a bit messy, it's best to cook oysters outside. If that's out of the question, inside on the stove, or even in the microwave, is perfectly acceptable. However, a propane cooker equipped with a tri-pod stand, large pot and steamer insert are preferred.
  • How many tables? Because shucking and eating oysters is a vigorous activity, there's no need to provide seating. Several sturdy tables or even sheets of plywood placed on saw horses work well. Many like to spread newspaper or butcher paper for easy cleanup.
  • Condiments - Have plenty of melted butter, sliced lemons, Texas Pete, Tabasco, and Cocktail sauce on hand. Saltine crackers are a must. If you're going for an upscale experience, garlic bread is acceptable. Rolls of paper towels and napkins will also be necessary.
  • Utensils - Shallow bowls make dipping oysters in your chosen accompaniments a snap. For those who'd like to keep things really simple, compostable paper plates and bamboo forks can be found locally at Lovey's. Of course oyster knives are a must. Many guests opt to bring their own, but there should also be enough on hand for everyone.
  • How Many Oysters?  Depending on how many "professional" oyster aficionados will be in attendance, a good rule of thumb is one bushel for every 4 to 5 guests.
  • Cooking the Oysters - Rinse them well-doing this outside with a garden hose is quick and easy. Discard any that are already open! Next, fill the large steamer pot with water that reaches the base of the steamer insert. Add ¼ of a cup of white vinegar. Cover and bring to a rolling boil, then turn the heat down to maintain a simmer. With heavy-gloved hands, carefully stack the oysters inside the steamer basket. Cover and check in 10 minutes-
    • Medium rare oysters will be slightly open, about an eighth on an inch. Well-done oysters will be open a quarter of an inch or more.
    • Carefully transfer the cooked oysters to the table and enjoy! Leftover oysters can be used to make delicious oyster stew, dressing, and a right of passage for some - oyster s'mores!
Enjoy your oysters and your oyster roast!  We are big fans of this seasonal tradition:)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Events in Wrightsville Beach 2013

Fall in Wrightsville Beach is a Great Time to…

Save $2 / hour on parking - after October 31st that is! Fall also signals the 6-month period that allows dog owners to bring their best friends to the beach. From October 1st through March 31st, dogs are allowed on the beach strand along Wrightsville Beach as long as:
  • They are on a leash.
  • Their owners are responsible, clean up after their canine pals, and dispose of the waste bag in a public trash receptacle.
  • Please be aware that failing to follow those guidelines can result in a $250 fine, even for first offenders.
  • See Wrightsville Beach Pet Rules for more info.
This will mark the 26th year for the N.C. Big Sweep Cleanup! On Saturday, September 21st, volunteers will gather across the region to pick up trash, debris, and millions of cigarette butts from the state's beach strands and waterways.

The Wrightsville Beach Big Sweep draws hundreds of volunteers annually. It's a great way for friends, families, businesses, and service groups to spend a beautiful fall morning and participate in a global event that has become a part of the International Coastal Cleanup. To date, there are close to 90 countries, 55 states and territories that take part in this worthwhile endeavor.

For details on how to volunteer please use this link: or call Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation at 910-256-7925.

Hope you and your 4-legged friend have been practicing because the competition will be fierce at this year's 20th Annual Bark in the Park Skyhoundz Hyperflite Canine Disc Championships. The action takes place on Saturday, October 5th at 11 am at the Wrightsville Beach Park. It's free to register and competitors need no previous experience. A rain date has been set for October 6th. To register, please call 910-256-7925.

The 2nd Annual Taste of Wrightsville Beach is scheduled for Saturday, October 12th. Last year's event was a big success so make plans early! Nearly 30 Wrightsville Beach purveyors of food, beer, and wine, will showcase their delectable island fare. 

This fundraiser benefits the Wrightsville Beach Beautification Project and Weekend Meals on Wheels. Celebrity judges will be on hand to present the "Best in Show Award" and the hungry crowd will be in charge of naming the "People's Choice" winner.

The food booths and band, The Blue Tang Bandits will be set up at MarineMax at 130 Short Street at Wrightsville Beach. For ticket prices and more information, please visit this website:

Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis on Saturday, October 26th around the John Nesbitt Loop. The walk registration begins at 3pm and the walk starts at 4. This is the nation's only event of its kind, at this time. Please join volunteers and sponsors in support of this worthwhile cause. The proceeds gathered from sponsored walkers will benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

For details and to register on line, please visit: Steps for Crohn's and Colitis.

We hope you have a wonderful fall season planned.  We just love this time of year and hope you can get out and enjoy it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wrightsville Beach Triathlons 2013

Are you aware that the Greater Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach areas have become world-class destinations for triathletes? The fall season heralds the arrival of two of the most anticipated events for these athletes, their families, and thousands of spectators.

Wilmington YMCA Triathlon

On Saturday, September 21st, the 16-mile Wilmington YMCA Triathlon kicks off at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. As part of the AAA Car Care N.C. Triathlon Series, this local event is one of the largest of its kind along the Eastern Seaboard. The action will get underway soundside at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort with a 1,500-meter swim through Banks and Motts Channels. Next, athletes transition to a 20k (12.5-mile) cycling course that takes them over the ICW drawbridge and along scenic Airlie Road. The race culminates with a 5k (3.1-mile) run along the famed John Nesbitt "loop," which takes runners around the park and through the heart of Wrightsville Beach.

Organizers are happy to report a new "beach cruiser" cycling category this year. Designed for casual participants, each entrant will receive a free ticket and be eligible to win a new beach cruiser. This popular event is almost full.

To register for the Wilmington YMCA Triathlon visit:

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon

Just a few weeks later on October 26th, the Cape Fear region will be the site of the PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon. There are 50 charity slots open for the Full Iron Distance and the Full and Half Iron Distance events are already sold out.

The 140.6-mile course will take participants from the south end of Wrightsville Beach with a 2.4 mile swim and on to either a 112-mile (Full) or 56-mile (Half) bike course along area highways, rural roads, and I-40. Perhaps the most challenging portion of the cycling course is the home stretch, which takes the athletes over the Cape Fear River and back towards the Port City. Finally the running portions (26.2 mile-Full and 13.1 mile-Half) winds through historic downtown and around lovely Greenfield Lake.

For more information about PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, visit:

Please join Hardee Hunt and Williams in welcoming these athletes, their families, and enthusiastic spectators to the Cape Fear Coast. Collectively, these two events will showcase over 3,200 triathletes from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and almost every U.S. state.

Triathlete Magazine has named October's Beach2Battleship one of the Top 5 Iron Distance Triathlons in the World.

The general manager of the Blockade Runner Beach resort, Nicholas Montoya, has this to say about the races: "The reason these events appeal to the athletes and their families are the location, time of year, ease of access from the interior of the state, conditions, scenery, and the flat, fast and relatively easy courses."

We couldn't agree more, and believe that the abundance of Southern hospitality found in the Greater Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach areas have something to do with the popularity of these events as well!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Free Birding Tours in Wrightsville Beach

Have you ever wondered which bird species inhabit our North Carolina beaches and which ones are just passing through? Perhaps you'd like to understand the difference between a heron and a crane or an ibis and an oystercatcher?  If finding out more about the feathered creatures that call the Cape Fear Coast home, join Audubon NC naturalists on Friday mornings at Wrightsville Beach from 9 until 10 am.

From now through September 13th, you'll have the chance to see native seabirds in action and learn about their survival skills, diets, foraging techniques, migration patterns, nesting and mating habits. The tour is absolutely free and gathers each Friday morning at 9 am at Access # 43 at the south end of WB along Lumina Avenue.

Participants are reminded to wear sunscreen, comfortable clothing and bring a camera. For more information or to inquire about a group tour, please call the Cape Fear Audubon Society at 910-686-7527.

Happy Birding!
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