Spacious Beach Retreat on a Private Island
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- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Cooking Utensils
High Season (May 15 - September 15): $3900 per week (no nightly rentals) Low Season (September 16 - May 14): $2900 per week $475 per night (3 night minimum) Rental rate includes linen, post-rental cleaning, and taxes Weekly rental Friday to Friday (arrive 3 PM / depart 12 Noon) $1500 due on confirmation - remainder due 30 days prior to arrival
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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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
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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.
The entrance hall with steps leading to the second level.
The sunny dining area seating eight is convenient to the kitchen.
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 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 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 fully equipped kitchen with granite counter-tops and ample storage space.
The spacious master bedroom suit with sliding doors opening to the rear deck.
One of the two second level bedrooms.
The annex suite is a comfortable retreat with TV and game/dining table.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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- Calendar last updated 08/13/2016
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