House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Jim and Dixie Lum
About Jim and Dixie Lum
We are Jim and Dixie Lum. I retired from American Airlines(Ex-TWA), as a B-767 Captain in 2013. Dixie and I stay busy managing our rental properties. We have five children, yours, mine and no ours. My children are grown. My oldest lives in Blacksburg, VA and just had her second child. My son and middle daughter live in Charlottesville, VA. Dixie's daughter, Katie, is teaching second grade at Quarles Elementary in Winchester and her son Stuart is a recent graduate of Radford University. They all share our love of Ocracoke. Our primary residence is in Winchester, Virginia. We discovered Ocracoke about 20 years ago and have been in love with it ever since.
Jim and Dixie Lum purchased this House in 2002
Why Jim and Dixie Lum chose Ocracoke Pony Pens
We fell in love with Ocracoke Island about 20 years ago while vacationing together for the first time with our children. We purchased our first home on Ocracoke in 2002 and bought our next door neighbors house('Jettshouse'), VRBO listing #136510, from Captain Jette Carr in 2005. We enjoy the remoteness of the Island and the fact that it has not been commercialized. We have been blessed to have met and made friends with so many people on the Island. Ocracoke has truly become our second home. We enjoy the ability to drive on the beach. I enjoy the fantastic surf fishing. The Island has a small airport and as a pilot and aircraft owner, it is very accessible. It is an 8 hour drive from our home in Virginia, but only a 1 hour and 20 minute flight. This makes frequent trips much more feasible. My spelling stinks, I apologize for any errors. VRBO does not have spell check!
What makes this House unique
I was bitten by the offshore fishing bug a few years ago and there is no better fishing than off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We keep a 30 foot Grady White, center console fishing boat, the 'Dixie Lee', docked at the Anchorage Marina in Silver Lake Harbor. When we are not using the boat for fishing, we enjoy just being out on the water or boating somewhere for lunch.
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Home away from home!
This home is clean and inviting 😁 Amazing screened in front porch. Lots of SHADE! Convenient to everything! Kitchen well stocked. Can’t wait to go back. Owners were very helpful!
We had the best time. The home itself was lovely. It was private yet in walking distance to everything. Loved every moment of our trip.
So glad you enjoyed your vacation. Hope to see you back again!!
Jim & Dixie
Spacious and well-appointed
This is a lovely and spacious cottage with a great layout. Huge master bedroom and bathroom and second sitting area upstairs offer plenty of room to spread out. Great for a small family. We enjoyed the screened porch, ceiling fans, and big windows. We didn't cook but the kitchen is really nice with a gas stove. Screens did let no-see-ums in at night when lights were on, but that's unavoidable given the marshy location. This is a little far from the harbor (about a 25 minute walk), so we'd recommend renting a bike or golf cart to get around town. Overall, highly recommended and we will be back!
Comfortable and private
The home was perfect for our family. Very private and well maintained. The kitchen had everything I needed to prepare meals during our stay. The kids loved the large tub! Thank you for sharing your home with us!
So glad you enjoyed your visit and the house. We are headed down in a couple of weeks ourselves and can’t wait. Ocracoke is truly a special place!!
The house is beautiful. It is clean, well-mainted and very cozy. It is set back from the road and very private. My family loves staying here. We were very comfortable and relaxed during our vacation!
So glad you enjoyed the house! Ocracoke is special!!
Jim & Dixie
Great private locations
Enjoyed the house!! Lots of amenities to the house. Very spacious, lots of towels available. Loved the private location. The screened porch was my favorite spot of the house!
Glad to hear you enjoyed the house and hope you had a great vacation. Ocracoke is truly a special place.
Jim & Dixie