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Oceanfront, rustic modern treehouse on the beach, open, airy, with great views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, loft, 2 futons, 2 baths, sleeps 10

Want to stay in a tree house on the beach? This unique house is located directly on the beach on the quiet east end of this family friendly island, perfect for beach combing, walking, or just sitting on the deck enjoying the idyllic setting with incredible views and the calming effect of the tranquil ocean waters. Ocean Isle is situated on a protected stretch of the Atlantic coastline with a directly south-facing beach which keeps the ocean calm and the sun shining over the ocean from dawn to dusk. The house features an open design with a huge master bedroom, another large bedroom and a loft upstairs with balconies overlooking the two-story living room with two walls of top-to-bottom windows for incredible views of the ocean and Shallotte inlet.

About the treehouse: There are no large trees on Ocean Isle Beach so we trucked in 20 40-foot telephone poles, sunk them deep into the sand 10 feet apart, and built our tree house around them using pole frame construction. The poles are mostly exposed and obvious both inside and outside the house and give it a completely unique character. There are wooden floors throughout, except in the master bedroom which is carpeted. The spiral staircases are much larger than most factory-built ones and were designed and built from scratch by the Roberts family and the house itself was built by the Roberts family with their own hands and everybody pitching in. Every bedroom has access to a porch and there are both upstairs and downstairs decks on the ocean side of the house. We love spending time in this treehouse on the beach and we think you will, too.

More Details

Mike Roberts
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Mike Roberts

This house is owned by three brothers; Michael, Gordon, and Rob Roberts.

Mike Roberts purchased this house in 1979

Why Mike Roberts chose Ocean Isle Beach

We three brothers built this house in 1979 with our Dad, Robert J. Roberts of Charlotte, NC, who has since passed. The house's unique design features extreme wind resistance to survive the hurricanes and other severe storms that often batter the coast. It has two stories of windows facing Southeast for brilliant views and passive solar heating in winter.

What makes this house unique

There is no other house exactly like this, and no better place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Southeastern North Carolina coast. If you are looking for luxury and electronic entertainment, look elsewhere. This house is all about the sun, the beach, and the water.


Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    loft - 1 twin/ single
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Huge master bedroom, large bedroom, and loft on second floor. Two small more private bedrooms on the first floor. Sleep futon in living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront, rustic modern treehouse on the beach, open, airy, with great views.
average rating of 4.263158 based on 19 reviews

Tremendous location. Unique quaint property that met our expectations.

  • 4 of 5

The location was fantastic. Our family enjoyed walking on the beach, even in the cold temperatures. The views were outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the dolphins in the morning and the evening. This property is very uniquely designed. We would definitely stay here again for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great experiences

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful weather, great week-end, time with my grandchildren, who could ask for more in life?. Had a wonderful time with my family at this kid-friendly home. Hope to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Positives: Great owners, very caring and helpful. All appliances worked well. Good deck with ample room. Very unusual layout, excellent ocean views. Negatives: No linens provided.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is my favorite oceanfront experience on OIB. The window and deck views were amazing! The house is in the process of some needed updates. It has a lot of character and I loved hearing the roar of the ocean, especially at night. A Queen or King bed is needed in the very large master bedroom. For us, the house was very comfortable and the owners, Mike and Rob, very helpful, as well. I hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the young at heart with a view

  • 5 of 5

The house was very special place that I will rent again. The views are amazing from every place in the house. The porches that are everywhere overlook the whole island. You don't need to even lay on the beach to enjoy the sounds and sights of the ocean. From the top porch you feel as if your on top of your own island. The main porch has perfect sight lines to beach combers, the surf, and the wide open ocean. The house is just one piece of what this listing provides. The owners are some of nicest and cool laid back people I have met. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with them. The house is being updated and repaired from some of the storms that ravaged the island that speaks volumes to character of the owners and the unique nature of the house in my opinion. This house is a one of kind. My stay there will stay close to my heart and remind me of how much we all need to step back from our fast pace lives. So we can allow ourselves to soak in the beauty of nature. YOU GUYS ROCK BABY!! Thank you very much and will be seeing again soon cheers- Erin

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Wilmington or Myrtle Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Southport, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ocean Isle
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
HWY 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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