The above links demonstrate a basic navigational structure using an unordered list styled with CSS. Use this as a starting point and modify the properties to produce your own unique look. If you require flyout menus, create your own using a Spry menu, a menu widget from Adobe's Exchange or a variety of other javascript or CSS solutions.

If you would like the navigation along the top, simply move the ul.nav to the top of the page and recreate the styling.

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Cancelation Policies

Before making "your" reservation, please consider this.
You are claiming
an apartment rental as your vacation. Therefore, "on-your-behalf", we are removing the apartment from the market and securing the apartment just for you. (If Cases: Upon "your" cancelation AND the 100% re-renting your apartment, up to 75% refund per polices with Bank Card Guidelines and Booking Cost Fees.)

A broken reservation cost you, our business, and most importantly, our employes.

Gilbert and Karen Alphin, INC.

Hurricane or Civil Defense Mandated or Volunteer Evacuations

Note: "A few days or so prior to an official predicted major storm making landfall in the area, guest must vacate, then are refunded their funds within 30 days. Our buildings are boarded up, locked down and become temporarily uninhabitable. " 
Safety is our  primary concern, for
 our guest, residents, employees, and us!

ONLY  should the Town of Kure Beach's  Civil Defense departments of Fire and Police and New Hanover County Emergency Management Systems officials decide that it is the best safety interest that a mandatory or voluntary evacuation be mandated, then we shall refund moneys for the paid days that the Town of Kure Beach is vacated AND any remaining dates of your reservation within 30 days!

Comments: As of May 26, 2008 Karen and I have been through six hurricane eye's and countless fly-bys. It has been a challenge. We have been spared all personal body injuries. We always terminated our guest visits well in advance of any hazardous conditions for their safe journey back home before the hurricanes came ashore, including the countless close hurricane fly-bys .       Yes we have issued refunds within 30 days.  

Gilbert and Karen Alphin. 1950's, 1978-2008 Safety policy.

Special thanks to these INDEPENDENT links. 
"University of Hawaii, Institute of Astronomy" &  The National Weather Service - Carolina Region"
1. University of Hawaii Astronomy estimated forecast of Hurricane OR Tropical Storm Activity
2. National Weather Service Live Wilmington - Kure Beach Radar Image
3. National Weather Service Station Wilmington, North Carolina
4  University of Hawaii Hurricane Strike Probability  
5. Town of Kure Beach

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Logo Replacement

An image placeholder was used in this layout in the .header where you'll likely want to place a logo. It is recommended that you remove the placeholder and replace it with your own linked logo.

Be aware that if you use the Property inspector to navigate to your logo image using the SRC field (instead of removing and replacing the placeholder), you should remove the in line background and display properties. These in line styles are only used to make the logo placeholder show up in browsers for demonstration purposes.

To remove the in line styles, make sure your CSS Styles panel is set to Current. Select the image, and in the Properties pane of the CSS Styles panel, right click and delete the display and background properties. (Of course, you can always go directly into the code and delete the in line styles from the image or placeholder there.)

Internet Explorer Conditional Comments

These liquid layouts contain an Internet Explorer Conditional Comment (IECC) to correct two issues.

  1. Browsers are inconsistent in the way they round div sizes in percent-based layouts. If the browser must render a number like 144.5px or 564.5px, they have to round it to the nearest whole number. Safari and Opera round down, Internet Explorer rounds up and Firefox rounds one column up and one down filling the container completely. These rounding issues can cause inconsistencies in some layouts. In this IECC there is a 1px negative margin to fix IE. You may move it to any of the columns (and on either the left or right) to suit your layout needs.
  2. The zoom property was added to the anchor within the navigation list since, in some cases, extra white space will be rendered in IE6 and IE7. Zoom gives IE its proprietary has Layout property to fix this issue.


You have asked that "this time be held especially for you".

A broken reservation is a loss for everyone and will result in the charge to you.
Bank Card users: please refer to the "Lodging Polices of your Bank Card's Agreement Terms".

Due to booking cost of renting
80% "or less" of Partial Pre-Payment "maybe" refunded upon the full re-renting of the your reserved time.  
[2003, 2004,2005 ............ 2016, 2017, 2018]
Blue Marlin Apartments and Beach Shop are "certified" as BANK CARD PCI Compliant. ]

  Reservations via Credit / Debit Cards: May 2003 .... 2018. Security PCI Requirements for all "Major Credit Card Policies are practiced. For reservation by qualifying credit / debit cards, all account numbers / expiration dates / and other security information is now required by our BBT-TSYS Terminal.  NON-Refundable pre-payment  charged to your card immediately, AND will be used as a credit, to the consumer, toward the total billing. All remaining balances are to be settled upon arrival.  Gilbert and Karen Alphin, INC.

By nature, the background color on any div will only show for the length of the content. This means if you're using a background color or border to create the look of a side column, it won't extend all the way to the footer but will stop when the content ends. If the .content div will always contain more content, you can place a border on the .content div to divide it from the column.