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Enjoy Turtle Key, Great House in Island Park!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Come to the west end of beautiful Ocean Isle Beach and relax! Sit on our deck overlooking the lagoon filled with turtles basking in the sunshine. Take a short walk to the beach and head to the west end of the island, where you'll find the wide white sandy beaches, where pools form at low tide, perfect for wading, playing, and contemplating life. Stroll back along the sound side, where you'll see the most gorgeous sunsets. Walk to The Isles, the beachfront restaurant for a cocktail or fine dining. This is the relaxing vacation you've been waiting for!

Our beach house is located in Island Park Cottages, a private gated sound-front community on the beautiful west end of Ocean Isle Beach, just a five minute walk to the beach and a few steps from the sound. Island Park Cottages has two swimming pools and two community docks. This neighborhood is very family friendly, and the streets are perfect for biking and strolling.

'Turtle Key' has four bedrooms: the Fontana room, the Palm room, and the Ocean Isle room (each with a queen bed), the Regatta room (two twins), and three baths (one down two up). Our main living area has just been redecorated, with beautiful tones of teal, cream, and sand. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the amenities of home. We have three decks, one front deck, the large back deck with lounge chairs and rocking chairs overlooking the lagoon and with a view of the sound, and the lower deck, a great place to relax in the shade on adirondack chairs, nap in a hammock, or dine at the picnic table. Wash the sand off in our large outdoor shower!

Ocean Isle is a quiet beach for families with one fishing pier and a few restaurants on the island, and with many more close by. The town of Shallotte is 15 minutes away, with restaurants and Coastal Cinemas Ten. We're just a 15 minute drive to Calabash, 45 minutes to Wilmington, 30 minutes to North Myrtle Beach (Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlets and more), 45 minutes to Myrtle Beach (Broadway at the Beach, the Aquarium) and close to dozens of fine golf courses (ask us to recommend our favorites!).

Larger crowd than one cottage can accommodate? E-mail us, and we'll try to assist in finding another Island Park Cottage close by.

Enjoy your Ocean Isle Beach vacation at 'Turtle Key'!

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Nicole & John Archibald
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Nicole & John Archibald

John's family has been vacationing in Ocean Isle Beach since 1963, and we still have our annual Archibald family beach vacation here.

Nicole & John Archibald purchased this house in 2003

Why Nicole & John Archibald chose Southern Coast

We looked at property many times, and fell in love with Island Park. The west end of OIB is our favorite, and Island Park provides easy access to the beach and sound. We love having our home here, and sharing it with others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments from previous guests:

"Beautiful beach house - well appointed! I especially liked coffee and breakfast on the back porch watching the turtles in the lagoon."

"We played on the beach and in the pool, went to Ft Fisher Aquarium, and to the water slide. Favorite moment: Watching my daughter Jennifer, age 6, fall in love with the beach!"

"We love the house! There is always a shady spot to sit outside."

"We stayed here at Ocean Isle around 7 times and your house is one of our favorites!"

"Favorite Moments: Just kicking back and relaxing! Celebrating Ginny and my 'milestone' birthdays!! Thank you so much!"

"Favorite Moments: All seven of us riding our bikes to Sharkey's for dinner!"

"Thanks for a great week! The house is pretty! Favorite moment: Sitting on the porch and laughing til 3 AM!"

"The house is beautiful... can't wait to come back. We LOVE it here!"
Apr 2005
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Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
VCR/DVD/CD Player, TV in upstairs bedroom, TV in downstairs bedroom, Blender, Picnic Table, Rocking Chairs, Hammock, Linens not provided but rental service available upon request, Beach Cart provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Enjoy Turtle Key, Great House in Island Park!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Stephens City, VA

Enough said!

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed hear several times. Awsome area, awesome house, awesome owners......awesome time. Enough said.

Never any regrets in staying at your lovely home.

Thanks John and Nicole.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stephens City, VA

Back again!

  • 5 of 5

After nearly two years away from Ocean Isle we were able to make the trip and thought not once of staying anywhere else. Returning to Turtle Key was like seeing an old friend. This home is remarkable. Always clean, well appointed and welcoming. Just when you think the owners can do nothing to make it more inviting, they prove you wrong. We always enjoy our time here and visiting the surrounding areas as well. There is so much to see in the South Brunswick Island region. For those those seeking a few thrills, the adventure park between the Rt. 17 and the island is a lines, above ground obstacle course, eco tours, etc. Do yourself a favor while visiting Ocean Isle and stay at Turtle Key. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at a 5 Star Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been back to Turtle Key several times and have found the home to be comfortable, clean, and just a short walk to the beach. This home is tastefully appointed and fully equipped.The owners are very easy to work with and attentive to guests needs. Each time we have arrived we have been pleasantly surprised by additions and upgrades to the property. On our most recent visit, we found beautiful new hardwood floors on the main floor, a comfortable Adirondack chair set on the front porch, a new refrigerator and new gas grill. The weather was georgeous, the beach inviting and our stay was relaxing. We highly recommend you experience Turtle Key on your next vacation to Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stephens City, VA

Repeat stay

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Ocean Isle Beach for eight years in row and this is our first repeat stay in any home. That says it all. This home is well appointed, decorated nicely and puts out that "relaxation vibe". Highly recommend late evenings / nights on the rear deck. There is also a seating area under the house that is very relaxing and includes a hammock. Walk to the beach is enjoyable and relatively short. Neighborhood is very family friendly. Many great spots to visit near by....South Port, Wilmington as well as adjacent islands. The owners are delightful to work with with and will make your experience with VRBO a great one.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stephens City, VA

Turtle Key Fan

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our friends at "the Turtle" in early July. Good location in a family friendly neighborhood. House was immaculate and well appointed. LOVED THE HAMMOCK. Kids had a blast feeding the turtles. Relatively short walk to the beach. The owners were excellent to work with. Stay....have'll be a turtle fan!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerburg, OH

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family just arrived home after spending a week at Ocean Isle. What a delightful stay. Turtle Key is by far the cleanest and most well-maintained house we have stayed in while at Ocean Isle; we have stayed in several houses in Island Park and this one is the best. The location was awesome with just a short walk to either the beach or one of the two community pools. The owners were top notch, helping us with any detail, big or small. All amenities were present and in good working order. We will gladly stay at Turtle Key in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ocean Isle Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer Special
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.75%

$500 deposit confirms reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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