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Off Season Stays are Wonderful and Relaxing. Book one today!

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Rents Saturday to Saturday during summer, Three night minimum off season

Ocean Isle Beach has a lot going for it; it's the PERFECT beach and the Seawitch is front row! Situated close to golf courses, outlet malls, musical entertainment, great seafood, and some of the most spectacular sunsets this side of the Mississippi! Come spend a long weekend or summer week in our cosy cottage right on the water where you can sit on the front porch and watch the waves roll in.

This Ocean Front Cottage on OIB is located where the island is the least crowded but the pier, puttputt, shops and restaurants are a short walk away.

Property is four doors down from the very popular VBRO wedding venue/rental at 69 W. First Street. If you are coming for a wedding there, this is a great location to stay!

The 'Seawitch', aptly named because that is what my grandmother said she looked like as she came up out of the water from a swim, is a BEAUTIFUL, lovingly cared for OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY at Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

This five bedroom cottage has two bedrooms with one queen-sized bed each, one bedroom with one queen and one double bed, and two bedrooms with two double beds each for a total capacity of 16 plus a baby bed in one of the rooms with two doubles.

Each year we do renovations or improvements. We have upgraded the mattresses and bedspreads, we recently renovated all of the bathrooms and remodeled the kitchen. This year we are putting in a new heating and a/c unit, replacing the ductwork, and redoing the ceilings. Also, on the renovation schedule is new flooring for the kitchen.

Built new with the 'old style' beach cottage in mind, the kitchen, dining area and the living room are in the middle and the bedrooms on the sides of the house. The cottage has three bathrooms upstairs and a outside enclosed shower downstairs.

The real luxury of the house though is the front porch and deck area with its rocking chairs, picnic table, and loungers. Feel the ocean breezes flow over you as your cares slip away. Run off the beach and straight up to your cottage, take a shower in the outside shower, and sit in a rocking chair until you dry off from your swim. The clothes line is usually seen with towels and bathing suits flapping in the wind.

Make yourself some 'Frogmore Stew', throw it out on some newspapers on the large dining room table and tell the kids to dig in. Hang up some party lights and dance on the deck to some Jimmy Buffett as the sun sets in the distance. This is the cottage to take you back to a simpler time!

This house is well stocked with items that many of the rentals do not include. The kitchen is fully stocked with enough dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, etc. to feed large family. My dad thinks he is Emeril so you will find all kinds of gadgets in the kitchen drawers. We also have books and movies in one of the entertainment centers for you to borrow during your stay.

For all you movie buffs and sports enthusiasts, you can sit in the living room and enjoy movies or sports on the large HDTV complete with BlueRay DVD Player and surround sound. Look out the window and watch the ocean instead of the commercials!

Wireless Internet and Time Warner Cable are included. There is a flatscreen TV and cable in every bedroom.

Our family has been so spoiled by this beach house that to go anywhere else is a letdown. The location is perfect, you will feel a stress let down as you cross over the bridge to the island and transition to 'island time'.

Staying at the family friendly OIB is the BEST place to be, but if you long for some night life and outlet shopping, you are only a few minutes away. Myrtle Beach is only 20 - 30 minutes south, and Wilmington 45 minutes north on Hwy 17. Calabash is known for the best seafood in the nation and it is a mere 10 minutes away. If you want to catch a movie, Coastal Cinemas at Shallotte is 10 minutes from your door. Golfers, there are golf courses all around you. Historic Southport, NC is only 35 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Eric Hall
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Eric Hall

Our family lives in the central part of North Carolina but have been traveling to Ocean Isle Beach on weekends forever. My parents are retired and my husband and I both work in the public school system of NC. We have three children, one graduated from UNC and is a math teacher, married with two children, the other graduated from UNCW as a math major and is teaching high school math and is newly married, and the other is a freshman at UNCW with plans to eventually attend graduate school to study Occupational Therapy.

Eric Hall purchased this house in 1978

Why Eric Hall chose Ocean Isle Beach

This is a family beach house that has been in my family for AGES. We originally owned a house on the same lot but wanted to update so we sold the older home, moved it, and built a new one on the lot. Since then the house has had several remodels and upgrades.

What makes this house unique

The very BEST thing about this beach house is its location. After staying ocean front in an area that is located on a part of the island that is not very crowded, we are spoiled. Plus we like its location which is close to but not at a lot of other touristy places, so if we want laid back, we lay back, if we want to get in the middle of it, we go to Myrtle.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. One awesome NC storm brought the coyotes running across the dunes!
Aug 2014
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Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The two bedrooms share a bathroom. Two of the other bedrooms (including the one with the crib) share a bath. One of the bedrooms with the double beds has its own small private bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linen service is not available except for June through August, but we can refer you to local agency which will provide them for a fee.


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Off Season Stays are Wonderful and Relaxing. Book one today!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful home just steps from beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family vacation! The easy beach access couldn't be better! We loved the outdoor shower and clothes line. The outdoor furniture is great for lounging and enjoying meals. I even fell asleep one night on the chaise lounger looking at stars! The kitchen was super stocked with absolutely everything you could need and the grocery store is a short drive. Loved the comfortable beds and the tvs in every room meant we could spread out when we wanted but gather in the living room too (nice big screen in there). We felt so spoiled being so close to the water and I don't think we'll ever be able to vacation any other way now! The town is lovely. We enjoyed pizza from Breakers, the arcade, and the best ice cream we've ever had from the Ocean Isle Creamery. We went 9/4-9/10 and the beach was fairly empty which was awesome!!! Fabulous weather and great waves for boarding plus the abundance of seashells each day on the beach made everyone in our family happy! We absolutely loved the house, the beach, the town-everything!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home so that others can have a slice of heaven for a week! Owners were wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are at the house this week doing some improvements and putting in a new heating and a/c unit. I am dreading when I have to go home, I could stay here FOREVER! We are so glad you enjoyed it and please rent with us again.
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  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for a family! The location was ideal. You can easily walk anywhere and the beachfront was beautiful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August 2017

  • 3 of 5

We chose the Seawitch for our vacation with my husband's family and were mostly pleased with the accomodations. We had seven adults and four children in the group. Thanks to the crib provided,

everyone had their own bed. The Seawitch is very well situated, close to the waterfront and it does have a very nice kitchen and ample parking.

The kitchen was very well stocked with untensils, plates, and cookware of every sort, which was helpful, but it was so full it left no cabinet space for the food we brought.

There were a few maintenance problems: the air conditioner had a minor leak while we were in residence and cut off on another night. It was well handled. When I called the number provided,

they had someone over to correct the leak within a few hours and the A/C unit did come back on.

There were the more minor issues of the deck and the lightbulbs. Several of the exterior lightbulbs were out and some of the nails on the deck were beginning to stick up and should have been hammered back

into place. There was a picnic bench on the deck and it was nice being able to eat while watching the ocean.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our cottage and thank you for the feedback. As owners we strive to make sure that our guests receive a vacation they will remember forever, so when you mention issues, we get them fixed ASAP. Future renters will be happy to know that a new heating and a/c unit will be installed in September 2017 as well as new ductwork which needed replacing and a new ceiling. The rest of the issues you mentioned could have been solved with a mid season visit from us which we intend to rectify next summer season. The burned out lightbulbs and the nails could have been avoided if we made a visit mid season to check on them. Rental companies try their best but are no comparison to a diligent owner. Finally, I did not understand what you meant by over stocked cabinets until I came here after the summer rental season ended. During the summer, renters had put things up in all the wrong places and it took me a while to put things back to rights. I would say this is a normal result of people rearranging over the course of their stay. I threw out a few overused and unnecessary items and cleaned up the cabinets and now renters have three cabinets in order to store food items, etc. Thank you so much for your honest assessment, it helps us to know what to address. We hope you come back and stay with us again and see the improvements. We have planned many more for the 2018 rental season.
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Pocahontas, Ar

Best location! Right on the beach, quiet, beautiful ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for a family vacation. Far enough away from from Myrtle Beach to be restful, but close enough to enjoy the activities. The house is cozy, not fancy, and roomy enough for a large family. We especially loved having coffee on the deck in the morning. We chased crabs, flew kites, and marveled at dolphins rolling in the waves. The sun left us tanned and happy. It was the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! That's exactly what we were aiming for in our place, cozy and relaxing. We appreciate you choosing the Seawitch for your vacation needs. Please come again!
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North Carolina, USA

Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property made for a relaxing stay. It was roomy, comfortable and convenient. We enjoyed the views of the ocean from the back porch and the living room.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay with us again - from one "Beach Grandma" to another!
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Pittsburgh, PA

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations I have been on! The house was awesome, it had more kitchen items than you could imagine! This place has everything. Bedrooms were great, bathrooms were great, and the deck was full of comfortable seating. When we come back to OIB, I hope this location is available, it really made our vacation very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you liked it! We try to update part of the cottage each year so I'm glad you liked the bathroom upgrades and the kitchen supplies. I try to keep my dad out of those kitchen stores at Tangers at Myrtle Beach to no avail. It's our favorite place on earth to relax so I'm glad you got to enjoy it for a little while too. Hope you come back and stay with us next summer, and look for even more upgrades!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ocean Isle Beach Airport
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Isle Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

The base rate listed above is for IN SEASON which is from Mid-June through Mid-August and is $3,250 per week plus taxes. During that time we only rent for an entire week, Saturday to Saturday. Rentals during peak season are run through Sloane Realty. We are property ID number 81W1 and you can book through their website.Reduced rates are available for offseason and for early June and late August

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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