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Cozy Cottage on the Sound - the Bay House on Figure Eight Island

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our house is on a secluded private island, Figure Eight Island, on a deep water sound with a sandy beach and a dock which can accommodate a 40’ boat. It is directly across the street from the ocean. The waters are very clean and clear so you can fish and clam right off the dock. We are ardent conservationists and have managed to preserve the natural vegetation around the house. There is a very nice maritime forest surrounding the house as well as sea oats and beach grasses. The birding around the house is fabulous and we have many fall visitors who come just to bird watch. Surf fishing is very good because of a slew that has been there for at least 30 years. A boat ramp on the island is nearby so please use the dock that is shared by the owner and friends. Renters are not allowed to bring jet skis on the island.

Paul and CoCo Foster built the Bay House in 1975 on Figure 8 Island near Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a small, rustic and cozy home that has been recognized for its outstanding design to resist hurricanes. The foundation poles go all the way to the roof and have kept the house from being damaged from the many hurricanes we have recently had. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. It also has a warm water outside shower that is the most popular bathing area in the summer. The bay is a perfect swimming hole for kids and the ocean beach access is directly across the street from the house. The kitchen is fully equipped including a microwave and a complete set of cookware. Note the porch raitlings are strong but do not conform to current building codes. Please look at the photos carefully to make sure they are acceptable.

The Bay house is bright and clean 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 because of cigarette butts left burning in the sand or porch.

Figure Eight Island, just north of Wilmington North Carolina, is a private island and gated community, assessable only by land owners and their guests. There are no public facilities on the island. It has the only privately owned bridge over the intracoastal waterway. We have clean and white sandy beaches with blue green ocean water with have multiple turtle hatchling every year on the island. The beach is not crowded since the public is not allowed on the island.

The Bay House is available in all seasons, including November through May in the winter, as a monthly rental for our snowbird friends. We encourage our Canadian friends to come and stay for a 3-4 month winter rental. Figure 8 Island is a secluded island frequented by celebrities and politicians.

Keywords: Cottage, deep water dock, across the street from ocean
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Note that our rails are not to current code on the porches. They are substantial and we have many toddlers stay without an isse. Also, the inside stair railing isn't to code but has not been an issue with toddlers so far. We have baby gates....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Deep water dock on bay that leads directly to intracoastal waterway and to two inlets to the ocean. Dock can accommodate up to a 40' boat. House is directly across the street from the ocean and there is a beach path right in front of the house. The island is private, uncrowded and secluded....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Great view since we are right there...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We are just across the street from the ocean...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    oh yeah, right across the street...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see the ocean and feel the breezes...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    We also have a table to dine outside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    $25 per room extra...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Included when paying for linens. We do provide bath mats and kitchen towels for free....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    You can rent a boat and they deliver to the dock...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
$2,300
PGA Tour 2017
Apr 30 - May 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,400
flat fee
Early Summer 2017
May 13 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,900
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,200
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,900
Fall 2017
Sep 23 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
$2,300
Winter 2017
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$275
$1,750
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes:

Contract will be sent by email, return it with a check for 1/2 down. Remainder is due upon arrival. Bank transfers are available.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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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

Car: Necessary

Deep water dock that can accommodate a 40' boat. Sailing, kayaking and standup paddleboarding are wonderful in the bay. Located on secluded and private Figure Eight Island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: Hey! We are Jim and Paula Bushardt. 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 and brings home wild duck! We have a wonderful daughter who is out of the home. She is an author of two books and you are welcome to read about them on our website 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 house is on Figure 8 Island (Figure Eight Island) which is private so the beaches are uncrowded. The water is clear and the beaches are white sand. We have a nice slew in the ocean which is great for fishing in the fall. Our house has a great sandy beach on the sound too. Perfect for kids and the elderly to enjoy swimming with no waves or current.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

  • Great bay for swimming and boating

    Great bay for swimming and boating

  • Rustic but very cozy and clean

    Rustic but very cozy and clean

  • Lots of swim and paddle boarding area

    Lots of swim and paddle boarding area

  • Views from all the windows

    Views from all the windows

  • Dinning table seats 6 comfortably

    Dinning table seats 6 comfortably

  • Dinning just outside the kitchen too

    Dinning just outside the kitchen too

  • Decks wrap around the house on 3 sides

    Decks wrap around the house on 3 sides

  • Beach path right across the street

    Beach path right across the street

  • Master bedroom all by itself upstairs with queen bed

    Master bedroom all by itself upstairs with queen bed

  • View from Master bedroom

    View from Master bedroom

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Small kitchen but well equiped

    Small kitchen but well equiped

  • Very nice maritime forest with lots of birds

    Very nice maritime forest with lots of birds

  • Great dock with shady spot to watch the kids fishing and swimming

    Great dock with shady spot to watch the kids fishing and swimming

  • Casual and comfortable living room

    Casual and comfortable living room

  • Nice lounging couch

    Nice lounging couch

  • Cozy cottage in the woods

    Cozy cottage in the woods

  • Decks everywhere

    Decks everywhere

  • Perfect for an afternoon nap

    Perfect for an afternoon nap

  • Beach path view of the house

    Beach path view of the house

  • Nice and roomy with your very own TV!

    Nice and roomy with your very own TV!

  • Master bedroom bath

    Master bedroom bath

  • Twin beds in another bedroom

    Twin beds in another bedroom

  • You aren't alone in the kitchen when you make those great seafood dinners!

    You aren't alone in the kitchen when you make those great seafood dinners!

VRBO #140122

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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