Spacious Canal Home-Very Close to the Beach
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ocean Isle Beach house description
The Happy Pelican Beach House - Ocean Isle Beach House on the Canal.
This property is owner managed and maintained. Since you will be dealing directly with the owner and not a rental management company agent, you can be assured of receiving the very best personal attention (See Reviews).
Now booking for 2014
The perfect vacation rental property awaits your family and friends. This canal home property is on a direct beach access street. Just a 3 minute walk or 30 second drive and you are on the beach enjoying a fun day in the sun on wide, clean uncrowded beaches. The water is warm May through October and very clean. Swim in the surf, sunbathe, play beach games, build sandcastles, stroll the beach looking for shells, try surf fishing, the fun activities are many. We have beach chairs, mats, umbrellas, coolers, reusable ice packs, and picnic baskets for lounging on the beach. For beach fun, beach balls, Freebees, and games are available for your use. When you get back from a fun day at the beach, rinse off the sand in the house’s outdoor hot shower.
Kayak or swim in the canal system behind the house. The water is clean and refreshing. There is a swim ladder on the dock for easy access.
Bring your boat or Jet Ski and dock it on the private deep water canal behind the house. For boaters the house has a great nautical location, located one minute from the Inter Coastal Waterway and 10 minutes from open water.
Private pilots bring your plane. Fly into OIB's own airport just a 5 minute drive from the house. Car service is available from the airport.
The Happy Pelican has over 1,980 square feet of tastefully decorated living space. There are two large decks overlooking the canal and 4 bedroom balconies 2 of which have ocean views.
There are 4 large, tastefully decorated, bedrooms spaced far apart for privacy. A loft provides additional sleeping for three.
The bed configuration is:
BR1 -One queen size bed, BR2 -1 Queen and 1 twin bed, BR3 – 1 Queen bed and 1 twin bed, BR4 - 1 Queen and 1 twin bed - Loft with a queen sleeper sofa and 1 twin bed that sleeps 2-3.
There are 2 large bathrooms, one with a double sink. The baths are adjacent to the bedrooms and there is a half bath off the living room area for convenience. An enclosed out door shower and changing room is located on the ground floor.
All Bedrooms have cable TV and plenty of draw and closet space.
When you don’t feel like going out for dining, the Happy Pelican’s well equipped kitchen is ready for cooking. A full compliment of cooking equipment is available for your use. There is even a food processor and bread machine.
There is plenty of seating in the large dining area with additional seating at the kitchen breakfast bar and you can't beat outdoor dining on the deck.
For entertaining, there is a large open living room with a bar area and entertainment center. There is a large flat screen TV, DVD, VCR, stereo system and a collection of movies for all ages. There are games galore for the family to enjoy, even poker chips and cards for a game of Texas Holdem. For the Kids there is 'Pelican’s Roost', a loft area set up for kid fun, far enough away for privacy from adults but within earshot of watchful parents.
On the ground level is a toy room stocked with toys for the beach, 2 kayaks, a four person inflatable boat, rafts, beach chairs, fishing and crabbing gear, 5 bikes, and lots more. A BBQ grill and Picnic table for canal side dining makes for great BBQ meals. There is a large hammock for afternoon naps.
Treat yourself and your family to the best and most affordable vacation you can have. You will want to come back every year. Be sure to read the reviews of our guests to find out what fun our home can be.
Brunswick County is known as North Carolina 'Golf' Coast. It is home to 30 golf courses with more nearby in Myrtle Beach. This lures golfers from around the globe to Brunswick County, NC. Designed by some of the most prestigious names in course architecture, our courses challenge and delight professionals and amateurs alike. The Happy Pelican is just minutes away from the 'Golf' Coast's finest courses.
Keywords: Beach House, Vacation Home, Very Close to Beach, Close to Golf Courses, Dock, Canal, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Vacation Rental, kayaks, golf, scuba, surfing, surf
- 1895 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 2.5 Bathrooms, one with a double sink.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Catering Available
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Covered Parking:
- Living Room seats 8:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- The Toy/Equipment room is stocked with fun things for your enjoyment. There are inflatable boats, two 2 person 'sit on top' Kayaks, rafts and toys for water sports. There are beach chairs, mats, umbrellas, and beach toys for lounging and fun on the beach. We provide games: ladder golf, corn-hole, bocci ball, and more for family fun. There is plenty of fishing and crabbing gear. 6+ bikes are provided for cruising around the island....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console:
- DVD Player:
- CD Player
- Video Games
Deck / Patio:
There are two spacious decks offering a splendid view of the town, dock and canal system. Out door dining furniture on the main deck makes for a wonderful meal any time of day. The upper deck has chase lounges and is fantastic for peaceful evening retreats and star gazing. The evening breezes are very enjoyable on this level....moreless
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
Private boat dock on a concrete deep water canal. Boater's heaven. 1 minute to the ICW and 10 mins to open waters of the Atlantic. Off the private dock you can fish, swim (the water is very clean), crab, or Jet ski. The dock is perfect for boats up to 30 feet. ...moreless
- Water View:
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- The house has available free to guests, two Kayaks, Inflatable boats, and Rafts. Bring your own boat or Jet Ski and dock it behind the house at our private deep water dock. There is an equipment/toy room filled with fun activities; Corn hole, ladder golf, Bocci ball, fishing gear (10 poles), balls, bikes, and tons more. Fishing, Crabbing and Swimming available off dock. Private Pilots - Fly down, the OIB Airport just 5 minutes from house. Golfer's Paradise 25+ top notch courses within 20 minutes, many under a 5-10 minutes drive from the house....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold, just right for relaxing/strolling on the beach. The home was cozy and inviting, absolutely clean and neat. This time of year assured that there were no crowds to deal with and yet there was enough to see and do that we were never bored. Frank & Wendy were excellent as far as answering any questions we had, they made sure that the home was stocked with everything we needed to cook full meals. The beds were very comfortable, there was a wide array of beach chairs, water floats, kayaks, bicycles, fishing poles, etc. Which we used every day. All in all, we highly recommend The Happy Pelican. We will definitely be back!
- Guest Scott & Sharon (Cleveland Ohio USA)
- Date of stay 10/27/13
- Review Submitted 11/18/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Awesome Family Reunion Getaway!
Awesome Family Reunion Getaway!
Over the course of the past five years, we have been meeting up with our extended family, working our way down the Atlantic Coast. This time, I had a feeling that I would find a location that I would want to come back to over and over again. My gut instinct was right! We all loved OIB and loved this property(11 people, ages range from 3 to 72 years). What you see on this website is totally what you get and more, no surprises(well, only very pleasant ones). We would recommend this house to anyone and we are counting down the days until we return next summer. The owners have the house well-maintained and well-stocked with everything you need to make your vacation an enjoyable one. For people who still like to stay connected to the world while on vacation, you have that too with the free WiFi, TV, etc. The house is clean, spacious and the location is perfect! The owners are very helpful as well and genuinely dedicated to ensuring that you have a nice visit. My recommendation to anyone visiting is to stay for two weeks. One week is just not enough. After spending a day on the beach, it became our habit to start happy hour while lazing on a float in the canal. This is also a runner's/walker's paradise with nice quiet streets and nice scenery. With close access to Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, shopping, restaurants, golf and other places/activities, if you don't want to spend your whole time on the beach, there is plenty to choose from. Don't look any further. I truly believe you have found your vacation rental!
- Guest Sandra L.
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 11/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Great week at the Happy Pelican
Great week at the Happy Pelican
Our family spent a week at OIB at the Happy Pelican and the home was everything we hoped for. It is spacious, bright, and well appointed with all the cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, small appliances etc that you could possibly ever need to make a gourmet meal. The outdoor porch overlooks the canal where we watched fish jump and our little one fished and caught fish. We played corn hole toss during the evenings which was provided in the garage along with other games, beach chairs and umbrellas and anything else that you could possibly want during your beach stay. Lastly, Frank was just a great guy to work with and he made every effort to ensure we had a great time....which we did! Thank You!
- Guest David G.
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Great family reunion
Great family reunion
We had an awesome time. Saw dolphins in the canal, made great family memories. Loved the house it had everything we needed including a port a crib for the baby. We will be back. Ocean Isle is a perfect place for family fun.
- Guest Julie (Raleigh, NC)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Wonderful Spacious Vacation Home!!
Wonderful Spacious Vacation Home!!
This is the second year we have stayed at this house and we always have such a wonderful time!! The beach is not that far of a walk and our boat was right in the back yard. It makes for everyone being happy. & if you have small kids the fence around the yard makes you feel so much more comfortable. We highly recommend this house!
- Guest Mel's Yahoo (United States)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Great Vacation Place!
Great Vacation Place!
My family and I (4 adults, 3 kids) spent a great week in this wonderful home. The home had every convenience and was designed well. My nephews (9,8,4) had a great time! We had such a short walk to the beach. Every day we walked for miles searching for shells. The kids swam, road bikes, fished off the dock, enjoyed the many amenities the home offered. The home was truly a comfortable home that was clean and well maintained. The owners were very friendly and were available for any question. I would absolutely recommend this property to my friends and family and wouldn't hesitate staying there again. Ocean Isle beach was so close to Myrtle Beach. We enjoyed Barefoot Landing and even had the opportunity to have our picture taken with a baby tiger! An amazing experience. I know this was a wonderful experience for my whole family. Thank you so much for helping us to have a great vacation!
- Guest Beth (New Haven, CT)
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Our first family vacation with the new granddaughter was a success. Each family unit had their own space and plenty of room in the common areas for everyone to enjoy themselves. Our son-in-law enjoyed the convenience of the boat dock. We had three days of rain which kept us inside, but we still had fun reading, putting together a puzzle, and spending time just talking to each other. A short distance to the beach was great, and having chairs and umbrellas provided in the Toy Room meant we didn't have to bring them from home. We cooked in a lot and found most everything we needed in the kitchen. Home is conveniently located to grocery store, restaurants, shopping, and walking. Home needs some updating but according to next-door neighbors is rented frequently, so it gets a lot of use! Owner is quick to respond to questions and/or concerns and is friendly and receptive to ideas and/or suggestions. Owner was easy to work with and security deposit was promptly returned. We would definitely select this home again for a family vacation.
- Guest Elizabeth (Arden, North Carolina)
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for the great review and choosing the Happy Pelican as your vacation home in OIB. Wendy and I would love to have you back. The Happy Pelican is always being updated with new furnishings, kitchen appliances, beach and sporting equipment. Besides adding the things we would like to have at the house and share with our guests, the guests themselves are our biggest inspiration for upgrades we perform. This October we are planning such upgrades as replacing all the bedroom sliding glass blinds, kitchen cookware, and adding even more bikes and beach items. A blue-ray player will be added to the entertainment area and we will replacing some of the CRT TVs with flat-screen TVs in the bedrooms. Thanks Again Frank and Wendy
Great family beach vacation
Great family beach vacation
We wanted a place for us, our sons and their families that was near enough to walk to the beach and was on a canal so that we could use our waverunners. Frank and Wendy's place was perfect for us! Plenty of room for us to enjoy being together for meals and also out on the beautiful decks. Each family had their own room that they could sleep in and just get away to relax during the day. It was great for all of us from our youngest who was 6 weeks old to my mom who is 83. Frank was so helpful with the whole process of planning your trip and even while you are there to answer questions. Thank you guys for a wonderful place to enjoy our family beach trip. We are hoping to find a time that we can go back next summer.
- Guest nana papa beach time (North Carolina)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 09/12/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Wendy and I enjoyed hosting your family get together. I hope you will be able to come back next year. Thanks again for taking very good care of our home.
Beach weekend- with the PERFECT PELICAN!
Beach weekend- with the PERFECT PELICAN!
My friends and I had been discussing a beach weekend for quite sometime, and although some of us had been to Ocean Isle before, we had always stayed at hotels. I began doing some research and contacting different home owners on the Island through VRBO. I instantly knew the happy pelican was out place. Although this home was listed with week long rates, we were able to get a GREAT price for a long weekend before memorial day. Frank was a delight to work with ( the owner), and provided us with all we needed and more. I cannot say enough about this house and the great communication we had with the owner prior, and post our visit. Four couples stayed for our long weekend, and we all dream of the next stay at the Happy Pelican. Short walk to the beach, the beauty of being on the water, and a perfect open floorplan. We loved it!! Thank you Frank and Wendy!!!
- Guest Erin (Davidson NC)
- Date of stay 05/10/12
- Review Submitted 05/24/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Great Beach House!
Great Beach House!
This house is exactly what we had in mind for our vacation. The location is ideal, with the canal in your backyard and the beach just down the street. The house has everything you could possibly need, including a multitude of beach games, of which we used many. Frank, the owner, is extremely helpful and easy to work with. He is very attentive in order to ensure that you have the best time possible. I would not hesitate to rent this house again and hope to do so in the near future.
- Guest Carter and Family (Raleigh, NC)
- Date of stay 03/22/12
- Review Submitted 05/20/12
November 2013 through March 2014...795.00/week (3 night minimum stay) April 2014...$995/week, May 4, 2014 to May 31, 2014...1195.00/week May 31, 2014 - August 30, 2014...1895.00/week (Sat. to Sat., 7 Night Minimum) Aug. 30, 2014 to Sept. 27, 2014 ...1195.00/week (7 Night Minimum) Sept 27, 2013 - October 26, 2013...895.00/week (4 night minimum stay) November 2014 through March 2015...795.00/week (3 night minimum stay) Sales tax of 12.75%. Refundable $250 security deposit required Cleaning fee of $125.00 applies to all rentals in 2013-2014
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
- Nearest Airport: 45 Mins to Myrtle () or Wilmington at 42 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: HW17 at 6 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Raeford Street Ramp 200 yards at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Pelican's Perch on 2nd Street at 0.8 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Too many to list at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Within walking distance on Second St and Causeway at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I grew up in a small Atlantic Ocean beach community in a house on the River and remember fondly the activities associated with coastal living. My wife lived in California near the coast and also had a fondness for shore life. We found Ocean Isle Beach and knew it was where we wanted to be.
Why the Owner Chose Ocean Isle Beach:
After having a great vacation on Ocean Isle Beach 8 years ago, my wife and I went back every year. In Ocean Isle Beach we found a place to renew ourselves with peaceful beaches and exciting activities. It became a focal point for our retirement planning. We looked at many properties on each visit back and in 2009 our dream came true when we purchased 'The Happy Pelican, our future retirement home. We are happy to share our property with you in hopes you will become as enchanted with OIB island life as we did.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best features of the Happy Pelican is its proximity to the beach, the private deep water dock for boating and swimming, and the house's spacious floor plan. Large windows in the living area provide waterfront views and the upper bedroom balconies allow for a view of the ocean at the end of the street. Raeford Street, on which the house is located, is a direct access street with a short, handicap accessible boardwalk leading over protective sand dunes to a wide section of pristine beach. The house's location on the canal system puts the dock within a 2 minute sail to the Inter-coastal Water Way, and 7-10 minutes cruise to the inlet and the Atlantic's open water. The Happy Pelican is perfectly situated for beach, boating, fishing, golfing, flying, and and site seeing, (snow skiing...no). Truly the best all around vacation location you could ask for.
- Primary: (216) 373-2737 (Ohio, USA)
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Back of the Happy Pelican from the deep water canal
Porches with water views. Cool Sunny Mornings & Shaded Afternoons
Large dining room seats at least 8 with added indoor dining at the beakfast bar
Big fenced in back yard, great for family outdoor games, dock with swim ladder
Guest Equipment room stuffed with beach equip, kayaks, bikes, fishing poles...
Fishing and crabbing gear in the equipment/toy room
Master bedroom with queen bed, Cable TV in every bedroom
Pelican's Roost Loft filled with fun activities for the kids + extra sleeping
View of canal towards ICW. Open water just minutes away for boaters
Beach entrance just at the end of the street a 3 minute walk from house
Private Boat/Swim Dock - Perfect for docking your boat or for an afternoon swim
View of the sunset on 10-18-2012 fromthe Raeford St. beach
Front View of The Happy Pelican Beach House - Upper balconies have ocean views
Large open bright living room with plenty of seating and a large flat screen TV
Well stocked kitchen w/ breadmaker, food processor, 2 coffee pots & more.
Entrance to the downstairs equipment room.
Another view of the equipment/toy room stocked with fun things to do
Guests have the use of two free kayaks for paddling around the canal system.
Bedroom # 4 with queen + twin bed arrangements. All have their own balconies.
Entertainment for the kids in the pelican's roost loft. Games, puzzles and more
Ocean view from upper front porches. Direct access to beach, just a 3 min walk.
Rocking chairs under covered area of porch overlooking the canal.
There have been visitors to this page since
the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 01, 2013