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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates

Local, State and Federal COVID-19 Updates

Below you will find information on vacation rental cancellations as well as local, state and federal links to stay up to date with all breaking news and closures in Wilmington, Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville Beaches surrounding COVID-19.  Bryant Real Estate vacation rental operations will close Monday, March 30th at 5:00 pm for a minimal period of 2 weeks.  Both of our beach offices will be closed but communications will be monitored only for emergencies.  Long-term residents in vacation homes with true emergencies will be responded to in order to prevent injury or damage to the properties.  We will remain closed until the County order is lifted or rescinded. During afterhours we have restricted services to items impacting guest safety or active risk to damaging the home only.

Beginning Monday, March 30th, 2020,  we will refund any stay that begins during the March 31st though April 13th. If you previously canceled, and your original stay fell between these dates, whether you already rebooked a later stay, or had intended to, we are happy to extend you a full refund if you like. To secure this refund, contact us at vacationrentals@bryantre.com and simply provide your reservation number(s) and that you are requesting a refund.

For guests scheduled to arrive after the two week ban from the county, we are confirming with owners to extend a refund through the NC’s stay at home order, despite our exemption. Since we have an exemption, we must confirm with the owners to extend this offer. This will likely happen after we close for business on Monday, March 30th. You can send your request to vacationrentals@bryantre.com, but please realize those refunds currently would be dependent on owner approval or the county extending the ban.

Additionally – we are still offering the rolling 30-day window, where if your stay starts within 30 days, while the crisis is still active, we are offering travelers the ability to reschedule your reservation and rebook a return trip of equal or greater value at the same home from September 15, 2020 through April 30, 2021 or their original arrival date in 2021.  To secure this flexibility, you simply need to cancel your stay at least one week before your scheduled arrival.  At this time you do not need to know your future dates but we ask you to secure them as soon as you know them.  If at a later date we place a deadline or requirement for you to secure your dates, we will provide a minimum of one months notice. Should a government order be issued or extended impacting your original travel dates we will be providing an additional avenue for a refund. You will still be entitled to this regardless if you rescheduled or not.

Regarding future payments. During the period our offices are closed, we will be turning off the autopayment structure. No one will be cancelled for non payment.

Local Beach Closures and Notifications

New Hanover County

  • 3/28/20:  Beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, all New Hanover County residents are required to adhere to Governor Cooper’s state-wide Stay at Home Executive Order as well as New Hanover County’s additional county-wide restrictions.  See official order HERE.

State of North Carolina

  • 3/27/20:  Statewide "stay at home" Executive Order announced by NC Governor, Roy Cooper.  Order begins at 5p on Monday, 3/30/20.  See official Executive Orders HERE.  

Carolina Beach, NC

  • 3/24/20:  The Carolina Beach Mayor, LeAnne Pierce, declared today the discontinue of all short-term rental operations within the Town of Carolina Beach effective 2p on Friday, March 27th, 2020.  No new rental occupancies with terms less than 90 days allowed until Aprill 22, 2020.  See official News Release and Proclamation HERE.
  • 3/20/20:  The Carolina Beach Town Council voted 4 to 1 to approve a State of Emergency effective 3/20/2020. The following orders were put in place:  Beach accesses will be closed until further notice; All Town parking lots will be closed until further notice; Freeman Park will be closed until further notice.  Read official notice HERE.

Kure Beach, NC

  • 3/24/20:  The Town of Kure Beach, NC discontinued all short term rentals effective Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 12p.  No new rental occupancies with terms less than 90 days allowed until Aprill 22, 2020.  See Amended Declaration Of A State Of Emergency, Section 7, HERE.
  • 3/21/20:  State of Emergency is declared by the Town of Kure Beach.  Effective at 8a Saturday, 3/21/20, the beach strand of Kure Beach is closed to the public and all restroom facilities of the Town will be closed until further notice.  Read office notice, Section 2, HERE.   

Wrightsville Beach, NC

  • 3/30/30:  The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Wrightsville Beach have extended the State of Emergency for Wrightsville Beach. This order is in effect until April 13, 2020 or until otherwise lifted or extended.  All Town restroom facilities, parks, the oceanfront beach strand and soundside beaches of Wrightsville Beach remain closed to the public. The Declaration incorporates the orders set forth by Governor Roy Cooper and the additional restrictions set forth by New Hanover County.  Read official notice HERE.
  • 3/20/20:  The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Wrightsville Beach have declared a State of Emergency for Wrightsville Beach. This order is in effect until March 31, 2020 or until otherwise lifted or extended. Effective immediately, the oceanfront beach strand and soundside beaches of Wrightsville Beach have been closed to residents and visitors. All Town restroom facilities will be closed.  Read offical notice HERE.