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Sandy Paws Ocean Front Home on Figure Eight Island

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Last updated: 03/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our house is on a secluded, uncrowded private island, directly on the ocean with a white sandy beach and clear ocean water. The clean water provides excellent fishing and surfing. We are ardent conservationists and have managed to preserve the natural vegetation around the house. We have lots of beach grass and sea oats. The birding around the house is fabulous and we have fall visitors who come just to bird watch. Surf fishing is very good in front of the house because of a slew that has been there for at least 30 years.

The Beach House is a cozy, older oceanfront home. The home was built in 1969 by Paul and CoCo Foster on Figure 8 Island close to Wilmington North Carolina. The design is a mix of Caribbean, Central American and historic Carolina style coastal homes. Our furnishings are eclectic with many 1950's pieces copied from the famous 1952 Herman Miller catalog while the Fosters were living in Central America. The porch railings are strong but do not conform to current building codes. Please look at the photos carefully to make sure they are acceptable.

Our house has five bedrooms and two full bathrooms. There is a warm water outside shower which is the most popular bathing area in the summer. The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave and all the cookware a chef would want.

The house is located on Figure 8 Island just north of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a private island and a gated community, accessible only to land owners and their guests. There are no public facilities on the island. It has the only privately owned bridge over the Intercostal Waterway. We have clean and white sandy beaches with blue-green ocean water. Multiple loggerhead turtle nests hatch yearly. The beach is not crowded since the public is not allowed on the island.

Our house is light and airy and very relaxed. This is not a luxury home, but a functional beach house. Sandy toes are not a problem! Smoking is permitted outside, but must be carefully controlled because of the high winds and fire hazards. We have had several houses burn down on the island due to cigarette butts left burning in the sand or on the porch.

Please note: We support a small colony of feral cats to help keep the beach mice at bay. They stay hidden in the maritime forest across the street. We tend to them very well and are members of friends of felines. They do not come in the house.

Keywords: Ocean front Beach House
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    The house is an older home so the railings are not dimensioned to modern building codes but they are strong. We have many toddlers stay with no issues....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Secluded, uncrowded private island, white sandy beach, outside shower, kayak, surfboard and bike rentals, golfing nearby...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    House is direct ocean front on a secluded, uncrowded, private island called Figure 8 Island....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
$3,300
PGA Tour 2017
Apr 30 - May 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$9,000
flat fee
Early Summer 2017
May 13 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$600
$4,100
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,400
Late Summer
Aug 12 - Sep 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$600
$4,100
Fall 2017
Sep 23 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
$3,300
Winter 2017/2018
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$375
$2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$375
$2,500

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Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
ILM - Wilmington International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Holy smokes, lots of bars near by.
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Porters Neck and Eagle Point golf courses
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
We have at least 7 restaurants very close by
Wilmington, NC, USA
Nearest Beach
You are on the beach!

Car: Necessary

Stand up Paddle boarding and surfing right out front!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: Hey! We are Jim and Paula. So glad that you are taking an interest in our beach houses! We love them very much and truly enjoy sharing them with our tenants. Paula's parents, Paul and CoCo Foster, built the houses and lived in the ocean front one until their passing. They were true beach lovers and it's quite evident in the design of the houses. They are both casual and easy to relax in. No need to impress anyone here - just enjoy getting your feet sandy and your hair a mess! We take good care of the homes and try to preserve the easy care flavor. Jim and I are both engineers and work full time. When we do get free time we love to surf, play on the beach or hang out in our boat. We use the houses when they aren't rented too! Gardening is also a passion of ours. We love living off the land and Jim has a passion for duck hunting. We call him the "hunter gatherer" because he oysters and clams a lot in addition to supplying us with wild duck! We have a wonderful daughter who is on her own. She is an author of two books and you are welcome to read about them on our website called Sunridge Press. We hope you enjoyed getting to know us and will come spend some time at the beach on our beautiful island called Figure 8!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our island is private so you will enjoy uncrowded beaches and the ocean water is very clear with a white sandy beach. There is a slew in the ocean in front of the house that is great for fishing in the fall. Grocery shopping and dining are nearby so you can truly relax! Wilmington has been called a small Charlestown so if you enjoy historic homes, excellent restaurants and quaint shops this is the place to visit.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

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Photos

  • Close up from ocean side

    Close up from ocean side

  • Large ocean front deck with rockers

    Large ocean front deck with rockers

  • Living room showing dining area that seats 8 comfortably

    Living room showing dining area that seats 8 comfortably

  • Master bedroom vanity- Herman Miller furniture

    Master bedroom vanity- Herman Miller furniture

  • Fully equiped walk through kitchen

    Fully equiped walk through kitchen

  • Cozy antique bedroom

    Cozy antique bedroom

  • View from north side

    View from north side

  • Casual living room with tropical feel

    Casual living room with tropical feel

  • Ocean front master bedroom

    Ocean front master bedroom

  • Twin bed bedroom - one of five bedrooms

    Twin bed bedroom - one of five bedrooms

  • Exterior from road side

    Exterior from road side

  • The blue wave bedroom

    The blue wave bedroom

VRBO #139338

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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