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Figure Eight Island/Gorgeous Sunsets Overlooking Sound with Deep Water Dock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This beautiful 5 bedroom/4.5 baths home has plenty of space for the large family/ get to gether. Situated directly on the Sound, this home provides spectacular views in the morning while enjoying breakfast on the large deck while watching dolphins swim by or have cocktails on the deck watching a fabulous sunset in the evening. This home has 3 master king size bedrooms each with its own private bath and two twin size bedrooms, each featuring 2 twin beds and sharing one bathroom. In addition to the spacious home, visitors will also benefit from private the deepwater dock with room for 2 boats. It is only a block to the ocean & the white powder sand of this unspoiled5 mile long Beach. Although you are only 3 miles from shopping, restaurants, etc. you will hate to leave the island life.

This home will be a favorite of any one who loves the water & all types of water sports & activities. Boating, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Fishing & crabbing are all possible from the dock & just a short block away is the ocean for surfing, wind surfing, surf fishing or just relaxing & reading a book or enjoying the fabulous unspoiled beach with its white sandy beach.

Very well equipped home/ kitchen. Double ovens, down draft cook top, stainless steal side by side refrigerator, triple sink, with RO water for drinking. There is a bar area close to the living room with a sink, small refrigerator & ice maker.

Exclusive Private Island! Figure Eight Island is one of North Carolina's best kept secrets. This private island located on the Atlantic Ocean remains untouched by modern commercialization. A Gate House and a swing drawbridge limited access to assure a private and peaceful vacation. Visitors have access to the beach, boat ramps, bikes, and tennis courts. This is a great place for golf, fishing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities. Historic Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach are located just up the street where the arts flourish and the night life has some pizzazz. There are local museums showcasing the history of the coast. Restaurants offer cuisine known and appreciated world wide. Experience the beauty, tranquility and laid back atmosphere which will create memories of your vacation paradise.

Figure 8 Island is a beautiful coastal community, but visitors from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York are excited to find out that it can be reached in the same amount of travel time as the popular Outer Banks region and Figure 8 doesn't have the in season crowds. The climate is considerably warmer in the spring, fall, and winter, providing a better environment for year-round golf, tennis, and other popular outdoor activities with fewer crowds.

Keywords: beach house, sound front, boat dock

More Details

Bunnie Bachman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Bunnie Bachman

I have lived on Figure Eight Island since 1982. Being originally from the NY/NJ area I fell in love with this 5 mile plus island paradise. No commerical business on the island. Only single family homes on half ac. lots. Close to everything but you feel miles away from all the summer tourist & hustle & bustle. It reminded me of summers I had spent as a youth in South Hampton. Quite, private but close to everything. Great Farmers Markets, wonderful fresh seafood, good restaurants,minutes away from the Historic district of Wilmington and close to the air port.

What makes this house unique

This is a favorite home to everyone who wants to live on the water & enjoy all the water sports. Sound side afford you to play with all your water toys,Power Boats are available to rent, kayaks & paddle boards can be delivered right to your private dock. Watch the dolphins swim by while having morning coffee. You can enjoy right from the floating dock a morning swim to start your day or an afternoon dip to cool off. Enjoy crabbing,clamming & fishing. Just enjoy the beauty that sounds you. Toast the unforgettable sunsets.


Wilmington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to #1 King Master BR
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In hall next to #2 King Master BR
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to #3 King Master BR
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Jack & Jill Type Bathroom shared by the 2 Twin Bedrooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder room located near the Living room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with attached full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master with attached Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master with it own full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bedroom that shares a bath with the other Twin Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Twin BR #2 shares bath with other TwinBR
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Figure Eight Island/Gorgeous Sunsets Overlooking Sound with Deep Water Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Comfortable, spacious and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Very accomodating

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical month

  • 5 of 5

Wow, I don't even know where to begin there is so much to share. Truly one of the most memorable and relaxing months I have spent in my lifetime. Every detail of the house was fantastic. From the soft comfortable sheets to the well appointed kitchen that made life and cooking so much fun. Every evening was a celebration of the sun saying goodbye . The sky told a beautiful story that had me wanting more. And the owner was extremely accommodating and was always available to see if there was anything we needed. She had fantastic recommendations For local restaurants and fun things for the kids to do. The kids were immersed in Sea life. Long walks on the beach finding all sorts of exciting and rare shells. I've never seen so many Sandollar's.

Looking forward to coming back next year to the same house same time

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Pleased that your family had such a wonderful time. We had a warm January which gave you time to walk the beach & collect sea shell. The off season months are great for shelling. Please come back & visit us. Warm Regards, Agnes
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Wonderful family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful house combines deep water access to the Waterway with a one minute walk to the ocean. The house itself is spacious and open with lots of gathering places for family and friends. It is fully equipped and very clean. Living in it is a real pleasure. It's not a soulless vacation rental, it's a family home.

The views from the back deck across the Waterway are spectacular, with magnificent sunsets. The deep water dock is perfect for fishing trips, water sports, taking a cruise on the Waterway, or exploring the wonderful marshes. Wildlife abounds. Dolphins play at sunset.

Then you can take a short walk (yes, really, one minute) to a magnificent pristine beach that stretches as far as the eye can see in each direction. Great for shelling, sand castles, surf fishing, surfing, swimming in the breakers and just walking. This is a private island so everyone has plenty of room.

Wilmington is only a few minutes drive from the peace and quiet of Figure 8 Island. It offers all kinds of entertainment, amenities and services, and excellent shopping and restaurants. Wilmington is one of the best kept secrets in the Carolina's.

At the end of our vacation everyone had the same reaction - "When can we come back again?"

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Great House with fishing dock

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week and we found this house to be delightful with a fishing dock. All the amenities you would need are in the house. I can't say enough about this house and dealing with owners is always a pleasure. We spent all week fishing and crabbing off the dock and made a lovely low country boil. The house is beautiful, well equipped and very clean. We will be back! Thanks so much for letting us share your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carolina Beach


  • 5 of 5

My buddies and I wanted to get away for some fishing and bring the family. This house was the best of both worlds. Our 33' Tiara was docked just steps from the house and at the end of the we grilled the fresh caught Mahi while watching the sunset. Others in our group walked and played on the beach, went shopping and out to dinner at the near by restaurants.

I'm looking forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Point, Porters Neck CC, Landfall CC
Nearest Beach
Figure Eight Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $350
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

There are many recreational items that you can rent;Bikes, Boats, paddle boards, kayaks , fishing tackle, etc. I have list of vendors

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.