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Spacious Canal Home-Close to the Beach..Golf Cart, Bikes, and Kayaks Included

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,895 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14) Great Open Layout,

The Happy Pelican Beach House - Ocean Isle Beach House on the Canal.

NEW for 2017 Street Legal Golf Cart!

Well equipped toy/equipment room with a Street Legal Golf Cart, 3 kayaks, boat, fishing and crabbing gear, bikes, beach equipment and games.

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).

Family Fun:

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, Frisbees, 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, boat, fish 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. By the way we provide the kayaks!

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 and well maintained living space. There are two large decks overlooking the canal and 4 bedroom balconies 2 of which have ocean views.

Sleeping Accommodations:

There are 4 large, nicely 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. Flat screen TVs with cable in every room.

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.

The House:

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, Blu-Ray 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, 1 Pelican 130T tandem kayak, 2 single person kayaks, 1 tandem inflatable kayak, a two person inflatable boat, rafts, beach chairs, fishing and crabbing gear, 8 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.

Golfer's note:

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.

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Keywords: Beach House, Vacation Home, Very Close to Beach, Close to Golf Courses, Dock, Canal, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Vacation Rental, kayak, golf, scuba, surfing, surf, Ocean Isle Beach, Beach, canal, river house. 4 bedrooms, sleeps 14, close to beach. on the water

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2017

About Frank

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.

Frank purchased this house in 2009

Why Frank chose Ocean Isle Beach

After having a great vacation on Ocean Isle Beach 11 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.

What makes this house unique

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 beach 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 1-2 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 Truly the best all around vacation location you could ask for.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our large family rented this great house for New Years Week End and had a wonderful time together even it was very cold. Hope to come back in warmer weather. Would recommend to anyone who needs lots of sleeping space. Frank makes booking very easy. FK Family
Dec 2009
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Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1895 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower and Dressing Area - shower , Features enclosed hot water shower and dressing area
  • 2.5 Bathrooms, one with a double sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size fold out located in the loft area. Balconies off all bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
New for 2017 ... Street Legal Golf Cart available. The Toy/Equipment room is stocked with fun things for your enjoyment. There are inflatable boats, Pelican 130T two person 'sit on top' Kayak, 2 single person 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. 8+ bikes are provided for cruising around the island.


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average rating of 4.939394 based on 72 reviews

Wonderful sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at this wonderful respite from home. Two of our children and their spouses and their six children joined us for a few days. We had a wonderful time, exploring the town, swimming and kayaking in the canal, swimming and walking the beach, etc. The beach is a short walk from the house. The house was clean and perfect for us! Thanks, Frank and Wendy!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, everything and more that we needed for the week.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location with super easy beach access. House was comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The only down side was that the blinkers on the golf cart didn't work, so it had to go back to the shop and then we didn't have a golf cart. Loved having the outdoor shower (however it was a little grungy). Coffee maker wasn't working when we arrived, however, the owner went right out and bought a new one and brought it right over.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Isle fun with family

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week in Ocean Isle at the Happy Pelican! My wife and I had our children, spouses, significant others, and also Navy friends from Utah all together for our annual gathering. We loved and enjoyed the use of the house, bikes, kayaks, toys, and golf cart. Frank was very helpful throughout the whole process from booking to checking out. The house was spacious, comfortable, and very well equipped. If available, we will look for this house first for our next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Ocean Isle for several years. This was our first experience staying at a house on the canal. The entire family loved it.

The house was fantastic. It was well stocked for our stay. Everything we needed to enjoy our stay was provided. The kayaks and all of the water equipment were great.

The golf cart provided a great way to see the island and to head down to Sunset Slush every evening.

There were ten of the family staying and the house easily accommodated all.

We would stay again next year but there are six more going and it is not large enough.

Thanks Frank and Wendy it was a wonderful experience and all of the pictures we took prove it.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location with great beach equipment.

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a fantastic location and we couldn't have asked for more. We particularly loved the canal. We were attracted to all the additional equipment on offer for the complete beach vacation. The the beach equipment was very helpful and we loved the kayaks and hammock. The only slight negative was that some equipment was in need of a bit if TLC or replacement. The decking was very old which was a bit of a concern with the children and we had a few nasty splinters.

Overall, we had a wonderful stay and were very happy with the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great property, well - equipped, close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the Happy Pelican! The house was a perfect fit for our family (2 households of 5 and 6). The kids had a great time at the beach, and enjoyed all the toys and supplies available for our use. We hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Isle Beach
Raeford Street Beach and Beach Access Ramp
Museum of Coastal Carolina
"Located a mile from the Happy Pelican towards town on 2nd ave., this small museum is a very ..."
Sugar Shack
Inlet View Bar & Grill
"Ate at the Inlet View Grill while staying in OIB at the Happy Pelican Beach House in OIB on ..."
Lowes Food Stores Inc
Pelicans Perch
The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar
Ocean Isle Beach Pier & Arcade
Joey O's Pizzeria
Sunset Slush of Holden Beach
Salty Mc Doogles -- CLOSED
Calabash Nautical Gifts
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
50 Mins to Myrtle or Wilmington
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Pelican Perch Bar and Grill on 2nd Street
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
30 courses within 25 minute, 10 within 5 minute
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Within walking distance on Second St and Causeway
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
Water Skiing Yes, Snow - No
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Raeford Street Ramp 200 yards
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Costal Carolina
Nearest Point of Interest
Friday Night Concerts
Nearest Point of Interest
The Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
OIB Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Minature Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Jet Ski and Boat Rentals at the Fishing Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Lowes Food Store
Nearest Point of Interest
The Isle Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping - Callahan's Nautical Gifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Roberto's Ristorante
Nearest Point of Interest
Community Center Turtle Program
Nearest Point of Interest
OIB Airport - Odell Williamson Municipal Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
The Boundary House Steak House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Duffer's Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Joey O's Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Children's Play Ground
Nearest Point of Interest
Ocean Isle Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cook's Realty- Our Realtor
Nearest Point of Interest
The Big M Casino Cruise
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Landing Park
Nearest Point of Interest
125 Oyster Grill Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
2nd Street Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Shack Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cotton Exchange
Car: recommended

Very close to one of the best beaches on the island. Raeford Street is a direct access street with ramp access entry (No Steps) to the beach.

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; 2 one man kayaks, 2 tandem Kayaks, Corn hole, ladder golf, Bocci ball, fishing gear (10 poles), balls, bikes (8), 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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.75%

All rentals require 12.75% Accommodation Tax and $145.00 Cleaning Fee. No pets. Golf cart can be provided, please request quote for cart. Monthly rentals require addition deposit and do not include utilities (cable and electric).

Credit Card payments made through VRBO/HomeAway have a 2.5% handling fee deducted from the deposit return or charged as an addition line item if no deposit is required. Returned E-checks and paper checks will incur a $25.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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