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Delightful Soundfront Cottage on Figure 8--with Dock and Boardwalk to Oce

Bedrooms 4
Space 30 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Our house has the best of both worlds on gorgeous Figure 8 Island! One side of the house opens directly onto the sound, with its calm water and low and high tides. The other side of the house faces the ocean, which is an easy walk on a wooden walkover. The house is right on a the sound (and inter-coastal waterway), which is perfect for fishing, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, etc. At low tide there is a sandy beach perfect for young children and explorers looking for fiddler crabs and minnows. The big shared dock with seating area is a great place to hang out and watch the sun set or the supervise the activity on the water. From our dock it is easy to explore by kayak or boat.

On the main floor of the house there are four bedrooms (2 twins and 2 queens) and two bathrooms. The kitchen, eating, and living area are all part of one great room with decks on both sides of the house. On the ground level is a large bonus room with its own entrance. This level has 1 queen, 2 sets of bunk beds, and ping pong table/rec area. There is a half bath, as well as a separate indoor/outdoor shower.

Our house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is adjacent to the island-long bike path and the walkway to the beach. The uncrowded beach is great for long walks and shell and sand dollar collecting! The fishing includes bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and deep-sea. Boats, kayaks, bikes, etc. can be rented from the Island Yacht Club, Wilmington, or Wrightsville.

Figure 8 Island is perfect for families or a couples, as it offers a quiet island near the quaint towns of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. In both towns you can find wonderful restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, etc. There is a grocery store once you come onto the main road, which makes stocking the house a breeze!

Keywords: beach house, Figure 8, Figure Eight, waterfront, Figure Eight Island, Figure 8 Island

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Betsy

Our Figure 8 cottage has been in our family for many years. We love coming here and enjoy sharing its beauty and fun with others!

Why Betsy chose Wilmington

Figure 8 has such an unspoiled setting. The beaches are uncrowded and gorgeous. The Sound is teaming with fish, crabs, and other sea life.

What makes this house unique

It is unique to have a vacation spot that is secluded and pristine, yet 10 minutes away from everything--shopping, grocery store, pharmacy, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful trip! We loved staying at this attractively decorated house right on the water. The sound afforded so many things to do easily--kayaking, swimming, fishing, etc. The beach was easy to get to and had so few people on it! We felt like we had the beach to ourselves. Thank you for sharing your home. We look forward to a return trip!
Jun 2010
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Wilmington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , toilet/sink separate from shower and outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Soundfront
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , shares bath with Bedroom 1
    Bunk Area - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , separate entrance, first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , soundfront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , shares bath with Bedroom 3
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internet connection through cellular device works well throughout the island...


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miles of uncrowded beach, right on the sound with sandy beach and access to waterway, dock with seating area, walkover to ocean-side


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Sheet and Towel Rental $215

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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