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This wonderful, 8-yr old house is less than 250 yards from the public beach access. It has 8 bedrooms (including 4 Kings), 6 1/2 baths, and can sleep 19 in beds. The kitchen, living room and main master are on the 3rd floor and have great views. The house has a private pool, which can be heated in the spring and fall. The dual, heated outdoor shower with Poly-Wood decking is convenient for rinsing off after returning from the beach.
In May 2014, we added a new backsplash and quartz countertops in the kitchen. In June 2013, we remodeled the main living room to accommodate a wall-mounted 70-inch LED Internet-connected Smart TV. We also upgraded the TV in the 2nd living room to a 46-inch Smart TV. All 8 bedrooms have flat screen HD TVs, several of which are Smart TVs. An elevator serves every floor (not the case in all houses with elevators). We provide free, secure 50MB high-speed wireless internet so you can stay connected. There are ceiling fans and tile floors throughout, and a fully stocked kitchen.
Wrap-around decks on each level offer great views of the ocean and sound. Also new as of May 2013, we have added new Poly-Wood club chairs and tables to the 3rd floor deck. This house is ideal for large family gatherings, multi-family vacations, and church retreats.
What to Bring: A complete linen package is provided for all of our Summer guests. In the off-season, the linen package is available for $270. We do not provide beach towels or other beach gear. However, you can pack a little lighter, as we provide an all-terrain Radio Flyer wagon, Wheeleez Beach Cart, and rolling cooler for transporting kids, beach chairs, and beverages, respectively, to and from the beach.
Amenities: The house has a private pool which can be heated for a surcharge of $40/day or $250/week.
The pool area has 6 reclining lounge chairs for sunbathing, as well as two tables and 6 non-reclining chairs for pool-side dining. We provide a number of pool toys and floats. The second and third level decks also have tables and chairs for outdoor dining or relaxing.
In addition to a collection of DVDs, the house has a Netflix account which can be accessed via the 4 Smart TVs.
The large kitchen is well stocked with service for 20. It is equipped with stainless steel appliances, including smooth-top stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, 2 coffee makers, blender, dishwasher, and refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and filtered water. There are plenty of pots, pans, casserole dishes, mixing bowls, muffin pans, etc. Several guests have commented that the kitchen is better stocked than theirs at home.
The house is also equipped with a new stackable washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board. There is a clothes line in the carport for hanging wet beach towels and bathing suits.
Recreation: Of course, the main attraction is the beach and building sand castles and collecting shells. Our house also has its own private pool (can be heated for a surcharge of $40/day or $250/week). On the island, there is a miniature golf course and tennis courts. You can also rent bicycles or charter a fishing trip. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is also located on the island.
Just off the island, you can find go-cart racing and more miniature golf. Silver Coast Winery is only 15 minutes from the island and offers tours and tastings. Myrtle Beach is only 45 minutes away and has everything from water parks to outlet malls to the NASCAR Speedpark. It is also home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Texas Rangers' Class A minor league baseball team.
We are at the dead end of a lightly traveled street, so bike riding is a safe activity. Inside, there are toys and board games and a PlayStation 3.
There are many great golf courses within 15 minutes and over 100 in a 40 mile radius of OIB.
Restaurants: There are a number of restaurants on the island, and more on the mainland. We do have a few favorites. For dinner, Roberto's, just off the island, is our favorite. The Bang-Bang Shrimp makes a great appetizer. The fish is always wonderful, and the Fillet Mignon is hard to beat. The pizza is so good we often have them prepare 2 that we freeze and bring home. Roberto's also has a full bar.
Calabash, the 'Seafood Capital of the World,' is only 6 miles from OIB. For dinner, we love The Boundary House. Capt. Nance's offers the typical fried fish, shrimp and hush puppies, and the prices are decent.
For breakfast, we like Sarah's in Sunset Beach. Our other favorite is the Purple Onion Cafe in Shallotte which has giant pancakes, blueberry biscuits and fantastic raspberry croissants. If you need a caffeine fix, OIB Surf and Java is just off the island and Jumpin Java is in Shallotte, and both have coffee, baked goods and smoothies.
Always fun are The Giggling Mackerel with its rooftop Tiki Bar and Sharkey's, both on the island just before the bridge. The Sugar Shack is highly regarded for its Jamaican cuisine, but call ahead because it is usually crowded.
Be sure to check out the link to our website with a 360 degree tour of the house.
You can also become a fan on our Facebook page. Just search 'OIB Ocean View'
The main living room has a JBL Bluetooth Wireless Speaker through which you can play music from your iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices. iPod/iPhone docking stations are in the 6 adult bedrooms....moreless
Newly remodeled main living room with seating for 10. New 70' LED Smart TV with Netflix and BluRay DVD. Bluetooth soundbar for streaming music from your iPhone/iPad. Separate 2nd LR for the kids....moreless
LG French-door refrigerator with filtered water dispenser and ice maker. The house also has a 2nd full-size refrigerator as well as a beverage refrigerator located in the 2nd floor living room....moreless
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Mar 2 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
Memorial Day 2014
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
May 26 - Jun 5, 2015
3 night min stay
Jun 6 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay
4th of July 2015
Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay
Jul 11 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay
Labor Day 2015
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 8 - Nov 25, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee of $160 added for stays less than 3 nights. Pool can be heated for an additional fee of $40/day or $250/week. Pool heat is included for holiday rentals. For Summer 2015 guests, we will be providing a full linen package for our guests (sheets, pillowcases, towels, bathmats). For all guests, we stock the house with hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, etc.
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This wonderful house is located at family-friendly Ocean Isle Beach, NC. OIB is at the southern-most part of the North Carolina coast, about 40 minutes south of Wilmington. While OIB is a quiet, family beach, the tourist attractions of Myrtle Beach are just 40 minutes to the south. Our house is located on the desirable west end of the island, where the beach is wider but generally less crowded. Public beach access is about 1/2 block from the house.
Golf: There are over 30 championship courses within a 10 mile radius of Ocean Isle Beach, and another 75 courses located within a 30 mile radius. Top rated courses include Sea Trail, The Pearl Golf Links, Tigers Eye, Marsh Harbour, Thistle Golf Club, Brunswick Plantation, Angels Trace, and Oyster Bay Golf Links.
Sea Trail was named to Golf World magazine's 50 Best list for 2009, a list that includes Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Innisbrook and Doral. It was also named the Top Golf Resort in the South for 2013.
In Golf Digest's 'Best Places to Play' rankings, The Pearl - East Course received 4 stars and the West Course 4.5 stars.
There are 6 local courses that have recently been on the Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses list: The Dunes, Tidewater, Grande Dunes, TPC of Myrtle Beach, and two at Barefoot Golf Club (Fazio and Dye courses).
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: My wife and I, along with our sisters, bought this house in July, 2009. Across 4 families, we have 8 children ranging from 12 years to a newborn -- and the first 7 are all boys! We are avid sports fans, and represent Bruins (Belmont U.), Demon Deacons (Wake Forest), and two breeds of Bulldogs (Georgia and Mississippi State). (Please don't hold any of these affiliations against us!) We live in Athens, GA with the others currently residing in Atlanta and Huntsville AL. Since July 2009, many family vacations have been spent here making improvements. We have enjoyed Thanksgiving and Christmas with extended family at this house, so we know that it accommodates large groups well. We hope that our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Because we have young children, we have tried to make it as kid-friendly as possible, and to provide several things not found in most rentals: a portable crib, full-sized high chair, safety gate, cabinet locks, pool floats and wagons. Our hope is that these items will allow our guests with young children to pack lighter. [The photo is 6 of the cousins together with Grandma about a week after the youngest was born.]
Why the Owner Chose Ocean Isle Beach:
We love this house because of the size. We used to have to spread out across 2 houses, but the 8 bedrooms allow our extended family to all be under the same roof. It is so relaxing to enjoy breakfast on the deck while taking in the fantastic ocean view. And the house is so close to the beach that we were able to sell our golf cart.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Several features set our house apart from most of the others at OIB. First, it is close to the beach and has a great ocean view. The elevator is helpful for bringing in luggage and groceries, and also for the family members who have trouble with stairs. It is one of only a handful of houses on OIB that has a private heated pool. Finally, the house has 8 bedrooms, including 4 king suites.
8 BR Ocean View House with Wrap-around Decks & Elevator Service to All Levels
New wall-mounted 70-inch LED TV in spacious main living room.
Fully equipped kitchen with new quartz countertops and back splash.
2nd Floor LR with Wall-Mounted 46-in LED TV, PlayStation3, and Sound View
2nd Floor King Bedroom with Ocean View and Private Bath
1st Floor King Bedroom with Ocean View, Deck Access and Private Bath
1st Floor Queen Bedroom with Sound View and Private Bath
Private Pool (can be heated for surcharge) - Plenty of lounge chairs
3rd Floor Deck with Sound View
View of the Sound and Intracoastal Waterway
Santa and his helpers enjoying the heated pool in September!
Snoopy vs The Red Baron - Winning Float in the 2012 OIB 4th of July Parade!
View of the Atlantic Ocean from the top floor deck.
2nd view of spacious top floor living room with 70-inch LED TV
3rd Floor King Master Suite with Ocean View, Large Private Bath and Deck Access
2nd Floor King Bedroom with Ocean View, Deck Access, and Private Bath
2nd Floor Kids' Bunk Room with Trapeze Bed (Twin over Full) and Futon
1st Floor Queen Bedroom with Ocean View, Deck Access and Jack-n-Jill Bath
1st Floor Kids' Bunk Room with Sound View and Jack-n-Jill Bath
New for 2013, Poly-Wood Deck Furniture - Great place for oceanview dining!
Sunset Over Intracoastal Waterway from Deck
Public Beach Access (No Stairs) 200 Yards from House
Battleship North Carolina - Winning Float in the 2010 OIB 4th of July Parade!
Free access to Islander Beach Club with Oceanfront Pool,Hot Tub, & Tennis Courts
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