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Spacious Beach Retreat on a Private Island

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The front of the main house (left) and annex (right) from the street.

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Accessible only by a privately owned drawbridge across the Intracoastal Waterway and a gatehouse staffed 24 hours a day, this unique 1300 acre island features over 5 miles of white, sandy beaches and abundant natural beauty free from any commercial development. With only 441 exclusive single-family homes and access limited to homeowners and their guests, Figure Eight Island provides the rare combination of a peaceful retreat and secure sanctuary. The uncrowded beach is ideal for swimming and surfing, walking, shelling, fishing or simply relaxing with a good book in a comfortable beach chair. Beyond the beach, a dedicated paved pathway assures safe off road biking and walking. Sailing, boating, tennis and a myriad of other leisurely pursuits help fill your day on the Island. Despite its seclusion, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the many amenities of Historic Wilmington and bustling Wrightsville Beach are only minutes from your island sanctuary.

Our home is situated on a protected lagoon that connects with the Intracoastal Waterway by deep-water channel. In addition the lagoon is ideal for sailing, water skiing, kayaking and other water sports. At low tide we have a protected sandy beach especially attractive to young children and novice swimmers. Our dock and sun deck is a perfect place to tie up your boat, fish and watch spectacular sunsets over the marsh. The ocean beach is a short 100 yard walk from our front door over a boardwalk that provides not only beach access but access to the bike pathway.

The house is a classic beach design elevated on pilings that support the two story main house and a single story annex. On the ground level is a two car garage that, in addition to providing coverd parking, houses the water softener and a spare refrigerator as well as beach chairs and other equipment. There is a private hot water shower under the house to wash off salt and sand after a day at the beach.

An expansive main level deck surrounds the house, with ample space for lounging, reading or outdoor dining overlooking the lagoon. The first level of the light and airy main house features a spacious living room opening onto to the rear deck with its panoramic view of the lagoon and marshes beyond. There is a game table perfect for jigsaw puzzle buffs or family games, high-fi equipment and a wood-burning fireplace for cold weather enjoyment. Separated from the living room by a few steps is the dining room which looks out toward the ocean and opens to a fully equipped, newly remodeled kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a wet bar and separate laundry room. The king-bedded master bedroom suite has a separate dressing area and bathroom, and a sitting area with desk and reading chairs opening onto a private deck facing the ocean. Rounding out the first level is a den with television and a sleeper-sofa, and a powder room Upstairs the second level of the main house has two twin-bedded rooms that share a full bathroom.

A few steps across the deck via a covered walkway is the annex providing a perfect retreat from the sometime hubbub of the main house. The spacious bedroom which opens to the rear deck is furnished with a king bed, a couch that converts to a double bed, television and a game table. There is a full bath as well as a 'kitchen' alcove with a small refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes and utensils.





Keywords: Vacation beach house
Private island

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    22 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    There are sandy swimming beaches on the lagoon accessible from the dock and sundeck....moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View:

    Limited ocean view over dunes from the front of the house ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house and dock are on a lagoon which connects with the Inland Waterway via Banks Channel. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage with a second refrigerator and a water softener....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and bed linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Front load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New appliances and granite counter-tops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck surrounds the rear of the house, connecting to a smaller front deck. A private deck off of the master bedroom looks toward the ocean....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$575
$4,000

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

Why the Owner Chose Wilmington, NC, USA:
Privacy and security. Wonderful beaches and deep water boating. Proximity to Wilmington and all its amenities. Easy access to interstate highways.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A secure and secluded private beach enclave minutes from Wilmington


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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Photos

  • The  front of the main house (left) and annex (right)  from the street.

    The front of the main house (left) and annex (right) from the street.

  • A panoramic view of the dock and lagoon from the rear deck.

    A panoramic view of the dock and lagoon from the rear deck.

  • The entrance hall with steps leading to the second level.

    The entrance hall with steps leading to the second level.

  • The sunny dining area seating eight is convenient to the kitchen.

    The sunny dining area seating eight is convenient to the kitchen.

  • The wet bar, kitchen and dining area from the second level hallway.

    The wet bar, kitchen and dining area from the second level hallway.

  • The master bedroom suite has a reading/writing area opening to a front deck.

    The master bedroom suite has a reading/writing area opening to a front deck.

  • The annex suite, connected to the main house by a breezeway, opens to 
the deck.

    The annex suite, connected to the main house by a breezeway, opens to the deck.

  • The rear of the house from the dock:  a sand beach is accessible from the dock.

    The rear of the house from the dock: a sand beach is accessible from the dock.

  • The spacious rear deck overlooking the lagoon is ideal  for relaxing and dining.

    The spacious rear deck overlooking the lagoon is ideal for relaxing and dining.

  • The sunken living room, as seen from the dining room, opens onto the rear deck.

    The sunken living room, as seen from the dining room, opens onto the rear deck.

  • The fully equipped kitchen with granite counter-tops and ample storage space.

    The fully equipped kitchen with granite counter-tops and ample storage space.

  • The spacious master bedroom suit with sliding doors opening to the rear deck.

    The spacious master bedroom suit with sliding doors opening to the rear deck.

  • One of the two second level bedrooms.

    One of the two second level bedrooms.

  • The annex suite is a comfortable retreat with TV and game/dining table.

    The annex suite is a comfortable retreat with TV and game/dining table.

VRBO #339919

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 11, 2017

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