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Gorgeous 5 BR Home Across from Ocean w/ Pool and Elev--* Jan/Feb 2018 specials

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Bath, Pool, Elevator,Fireplace, Incredible Views

Rates shown on Rental Calendar are nightly rates. Discounts offered for weekly rentals. We have a few homes with discounted rates for rent on this site. If Mermaid crossing is booked one of our other homes may be open. Contact us with any questions 410.320.8263.

JAN/FEB-rent 3 nights 4th free

Pets are not allowed mid-June to mid-August. Please always check with us before making an online reservation if you are wanting to bring pets.

Enjoy a fabulous vacation in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina in this gorgeous single family home with all the amenities, including private swimming pool, gas fireplace and elevator. This second row home has exquisite ocean views due to open space across the street, with wide open views toward Intracoastal Waterway in back. Enjoy them all from any level on the wraparound decks or the covered screened porch. Beach access is just steps away across a very quiet road, and kids enjoy riding bikes with little traffic in front of the house.

The stunning home features five beautifully decorated bedrooms each with its own attached full bath, and each opening to a deck with ocean or sound views. Cable tv/dvd combos in every bedroom. Separate study with pullout sleeper sofa, desk and television. The home will sleep 18 comfortably in its two master suites (king beds in each), four doubles, four twin beds (two bunk bed sets), and the pull-out sleeper sofa. Modern, fully-equipped kitchen has granite countertops, oversize refrigerator/freezer, and all the tools and appliances you need when cooking for a crowd. In addition, a wet bar with sink, small drink refrigerator and a separate large icemaker make filling the cooler for the beach so convenient. Oversized island in kitchen easily accommodates 6 barstools, and with large dining table and screened porch with table and chairs, there’s plenty of room for meals. Bright, spacious family room was just redecorated and has large flat screen tv and dvd player, games and books. Large selection of movies for the kids. And for those folks who need to stay in touch with the rest of the world, high speed wireless Internet access is provided.

Please read our reviews on this site and you'll see why we have families returning to us every summer for the past 10 years for their vacation enjoyment.

At wonderful family-oriented Ocean Isle Beach you will escape the crowds and traffic of the Outer Banks and Myrtle Beach and just relax. Nearby golf features courses such as Oyster Bay, Marsh Harbour, Sea Trail, Panther's Run, Heather Glenn, and many more within a 15-minute drive. Ocean Isle also features miniature golf course, beach shops and restaurants, and a general aviation airport which is less than five minutes from the beach. A brand new fishing pier on the Intracoastal is just a short stroll down the street from our house.

We have an almost identical home next door that welcomes house-trained dogs Sept thru May with a $100/week pet fee. Dogs are permitted in these non-summer months only, no exceptions, as we do not have enough time in the summer to do the extra cleaning that is required.

Homes are non-smoking.

Please inquire about offseason specials.

Note that we rent only Saturday-to-Saturday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

More Details

Mary Arnold and Michele Caputo
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Mary Arnold and Michele Caputo

We first vacationed in Ocean Isle Beach back in 1995 with our young children, fell in love with the quiet beach town, and have returned every summer since. In 2004 we brought friends from Maryland down and built our own vacation home there. We went on to build another next door, 441 East Second Street, and purchase two other properties, 414 East Second Street and a townhouse in Windjammer. Over the years we’ve brought friends down to vacation, and most of them have fallen in love with the island and built homes of their own there. Ocean Isle Beach is our second home and, although it’s many miles away, it’s always worth the trip. If you’ve never been here before we think you’ll love it as much as we do, and we hope that you can enjoy the use of one of our beautiful homes. They are personally managed by us, we take great pride in them, and enjoy hearing about our guests’ wonderful vacations there.

Mary Arnold and Michele Caputo purchased this house in 2004

Why Mary Arnold and Michele Caputo chose Ocean Isle Beach

After vacationing in Ocean Isle for several years we got tired of renting houses that were never updated or tended to. Each year owners would raise the price but do nothing to improve the house. We decided to build our own homes and offer everything to make our guests' vacations one to remember. As a result, we have many families who have rented our house year after year, and send us emails and photos of their vacations. Our guests take care of our home as if it were their own, because they see that the owners have added their personal touch.

What makes this house unique

Although we are considered second row, the views from our homes are practically oceanfront views. And our location on the far east end offers a great deal of privacy, with very little traffic and a quiet, uncrowded beach. The beach access just across the street allows you to walk out the front door and be on the beach, set up, in just one minute.

We offer early and late check-in during off season, as long as the house is available.

We are continually thanked by our guests who like to cook, since the kitchen is completely stocked. We offer TV's in every room and games for the family. We even have a gas fireplace in the house if you're planning to visit in the colder months. Bedrooms each have a tv/vcr/dvd combo for unwinding, and each open to a deck from one side and a bathroom from the other.

Check out our guest reviews. Like them, you won't be disappointed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Home was everything we expected. Rooms were actually more spacious than anticipated. For some reason I thought the bunk room was upstairs, but having it down for the grandkids and their parents in the other bedroom downstairs worked out great.

Home was spotless.

All things worked great. We loved having the large ice maker, what a great idea.

Kitchen was better stocked than my kitchen at home, again a very pleasant surprise.

We love the end of the island because it was so much less crowded than the center, I really hope no one builds behind you in the future. We all did a great deal of bike riding and the 3 year old will always remember OIB as the place he learned how to ride without training wheels!!
Sep 2012
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Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Primary Renter must be at least 25 years of age and be present at the house nightly. Contract must be signed. Pets not allowed in summer months.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Every bedroom has an adjoining full bath with single or double sink and tub/shower combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1-Master Suite 1 Overlooks Ocean - 1 king
    Bedroom 2-Master Suite 2 Overlooks Ocean - 1 king
    Bedroom 3- Ocean View Main Floor - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 Upstairs Back Overlooks Pool - 2 double
    Bedroom 5-Bunk Bed room (4 twins) overlooks pool - 2 bunk bed
    Den/Study - Back of house Overlooks Pool Pull out Couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs: 1) king and 2) king and 3) 2 full and 4) pullout sleeper sofa Dowstairs: 5) 2 full 6) 2 sets of bunks
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Elevator servicing all floors, private pool, refrigerator and another small refrigerator in wet bar, fully stocked kitchen, gas grill (barbecue), 2 outside showers, other amenities include house-wide stereo audio featuring CD, AM/FM, and MP3 hookup, high-speed internet access including WiFi 802, 1x for our high tech guests is also available, each bedroom features a TV/DVD/VCR combination with cable tv as well as a large TV/DVD in the Family Room


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Gorgeous 5 BR Home Across from Ocean w/ Pool and Elev--* Jan/Feb 2018 specials
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 55 reviews

Perfect location, well equipped and lots of space for dining, playing games... Sunsets are gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd yr. and we enjoyed every minute. We will definitely go back. Beautiful home, great location and owners are so easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and I are so glad you enjoyed our house. We love how you came back to our house. We know there are many homes on the Island, but our location is pristine. We are glad your family could enjoy the holidays in our home. Thank you for taking such great care of it.
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Great place to get together with friends and enjoy the beach

  • 5 of 5

Six college classmates and our wives stayed at the house and we had a great time. The house and all the amenities were perfect. The weather was ideal (I don't think we can attribute that to the house) but it made everything else so much better. Great views of the ocean. Location was also a plus. Fewer beach houses, but close enough to shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great views, very clean!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home. So close to the ocean, you'll think you are on the ocean front. Very clean and stocked with everything you need to cook great meals. Plenty of room and the pool was great. Sitting on the porch in the evening was so nice. Nice comfy chairs on the porch and around the pool. I look forward to going back. Owners are super nice.

The "Segars Family"

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had such a great week. We like to cook too so try to make sure we have everything there to prepare a big meal for a lot of people. And yes, rocking on the front porch and watching the waves crash is our favorite pastime. Can't wait to have you back.
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week at a great house

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham NC

Family Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We loved this house! Nice kitchen and family room! Wonderful to have 5 bathrooms! Beds were a little hard and uncomfortable though.

Gorgeous gorgeous views of the ocean and easy walk to the ocean with little ones.

We rented a golf cart and could easily get to the intercoastal waterway and to get ice cream!!!

Thank you Michele and Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol for taking good care of our house. Mary and I know the firmness of a mattress is a personal preference but we also think they are a little hard. We did discuss putting memory foam to see if that would make the King beds more comfortable. We are glad you enjoyed the views. Renting a golf cart is a great way to see the island. We hope to see you back next year in one of our homes. It was such a pleasure communicating with you and I am glad we could share the house with you.
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The best ocean views from the house!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of eight mostly adults plus one small dog met up at this home hoping for a relaxing week together walking on the beach and catching up with each other. This home was perfect! Several of us commented that we saw better views of the ocean in this house than in some front-row houses we had rented in the past! You could hear the ocean at high tide from the living room, yet the well-insulated bedrooms prevented us from hearing snoring relatives down the hall. We all had enough private lounging space as well as a beautifully designed open living/dining/kitchen gathering area. This house is near the end of the island, which also meant fewer cars driving by. We have stayed at many different NC and SC beaches, and we found more shark's teeth here than at others. My mother-in-law appreciated the elevator. OIB is great for people who don't want to leave the house and beach very often.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we are glad you had such a good time at the house. We think we have pretty incredible views also. Nothing like waking up in the morning and walking out of your bedroom onto the upper deck to enjoy your coffee while looking out over the ocean. And that east end is nice because of how little traffic there is -- easy and safe for everyone to walk across the street to the beach. The paved roads behind us make a perfect spot for the kids to ride bikes with no cars to worry about also. We hope you'll be returning next year.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Myrtle or Wilmington
Nearest Beach
Ocean Isle Beach

Wine tasting in nearby vineyards


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

We have 2 identical homes next door to each other. The pet-friendly one accepts max of 2 dogs in the NON-SUMMER months only for $100/week fee per dog. We don't have enough turnaround time for proper cleaning during the summer.

We do weekly rentals only in the summer. We do not do Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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