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Waterfront Deep Water Canal Property- Small Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, Sleeping Loft/game area (Sleeps 10)

VERY CLOSE TO THE BEACH -- This is a deep water concrete canal which is suited for tying your boat to the dock 30' ft from your back door or just using the dock for swimming and sunning. There are 2 other areas for sunning on the main deck or the upper 3rd deck widow's walk that overlooks OIB. Rafts and crab pots available for the older kids. Lots of decks and lots of space for everyone. The outdoor charcoal grill and picnic table is perfect for those grilled fish or crabs, steaks, or burgers you want to do for the crowd.

Come enjoy the beautiful sunset canal and watch the landscape light up in the evening against the palm trees… rocking in the rocker chairs with a morning cup of coffee, swinging in the hammock, or merely having dinner under the stars with outside dining for 4 on main deck.

If you want to have that crab boil use the outside charcoal grill and lay it all out on the picnic table by the grill. Pier and center of OIB is ½ mile from the house – top end of the canal, short walk to the beach from the top end of the canal location – beautiful views, landscaping and amenities – a very easy house to enjoy your vacation in. Small Pet Friendly / No-Smoking

° Large open area, fully equipped kitchen, easy-care tile floor in kitchen, blender.. toaster, hand mixer, garbage disposal, drip coffee maker, and large pot for crab boils! ° W/D, MW, D/W, C/H/A, VCR, 2 CCTV ° Free WiFi Internet and nationwide long distance° 2 vacuums, iron, ironing board, cleaning supplies, broom, mop ° Outside shower, carport inside entrance and downstairs wet room. ° Two bikes for island use.

Sleeps 10:

1 Master bedroom / bath fitted with queen bed -main fl

1 Master bedroom / bath fitted with queen bed - 2nd fl

1 Children's bedrooms / bath fitted with 1 queen bed and 1 twin bunk set for 2 people - 2nd fl

1 Loft with a convertible queen sofa bed - 2nd fl

More Details

Ms. Mickey Key
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Ms. Mickey Key

This house was a dream come true to build something that we could get to from Charlotte in a reasonable amount of time...180 miles door-to-door. We wanted to make the house something that we were comfortable in but also make it functional for guests and renters as well.

We wanted to get away from traffic, the hectic life, and find a place that was safe with an easy pace of life with everything we wanted near to us. If we wanted to take on entertainment and night life, then we found we could easily get to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington for more excitement.

Ms. Mickey Key purchased this house in 1995

Why Ms. Mickey Key chose Southern Coast

We built this house keeping in mind that we would wanted to entertain and do crabbing from the canal and ICW, fishing, and cooking our ocean catches so we thought a large kitchen and open area would be great to visit with our family and friends, but yet we also wanted to make private spaces for just getting away for some 'me' time in different parts of the house.

We were most impressed that OIB is one of the few places one can dock their boat right in their back yard so we thought the property was an excellent choice.

What makes this house unique

The 'widows walk' on top of the house let's you see over the island to the ocean and catch those breezes from all directions while sunning. The deck on the 2nd floor level is quite nice for summer sleeping if anyone wanted to stretch their hammock there as many of our teens seem to like, the loft / game area is great for setting up puzzles or gathering for a cards, family games, etc. and away from the main downstairs living area. We have spaces for small pets so you can bring your small furry family. You can bike it around the island on the two beach bikes. My personal favorite time is to tether my raft to the dock and float in the canal, dip in for a swim, or just sun.... one very big swimming area for the kids and of course, everyone loves to catch something in the crab pots right in the backyard.


Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second level: access from bdrm or hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second level master bdrm private
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level accessible from living area or bdrm
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor ground level shower
  • The full bathrooms have standard toilets, sink basins with under counter storage, showers with hand held spray heads, hair dryers, and bath mats.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level bedroom/bath accessible to living area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Second level bedroom/bath accessible to hallway
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second level master bedroom/private bath - LCD TV
    Bedroom 4 - Loft area sleeper sofa next to private 2nd fl deck
  • 3 queen beds 1 bunk (twins) 1 queen sleeper sofa in the loft area Sheets and towels can be provided (optional charges)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The canal is a deep water canal with a 15' dock suitable for tying up a trailerable boat, jetskis, or just swimming with a pull up ladder.


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Waterfront Deep Water Canal Property- Small Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay here!!! Ocean Isle beach is really pretty ...especially at the north end of the island around sunset. Stunning! We took great pictures of our family and found pretty shells in the evening. We loved the Ocean Isle Creamery, and our older children liked the beach shops on the island. We also enjoyed a BIG breakfast at the Castaway Grill one morning and had fun playing mini golf while we listened in on the Friday concert nearby.

The house is absolutely perfect for a big family. In our case we had two families together. We had 4 adults and children age 6, 8, 11, 12, and 13. Our older boys loved riding the bikes to the beach each day. We brought a golf cart and used it to scoot down to beach access very easily. It isn't far and some days we walked. The three decks on the home are a super feature. We loved rocking in the chairs on the main deck and playing with our kids in the outdoor spaces. The canal was a blast for all of our children. They loved jumping off the dock and playing in the water.

The house is so well organized. Everything you need is labeled and easy to find and use. We loved the layout of the house. There are spaces to spend time together or get away for some quiet time. This was so nice for a group of 4 adults and 6 children. We all slept comfortably and had enough bathroom space.

We were grateful for the hose and outdoor shower set up in the perfect spot to rinse off all our gear when we came home from the beach. We also loved having the washer/dryer, kitchen and grilling tools, and games/beach toys. You have everything you need in this home for the perfect vacation. Literally couldn't have asked for more. We are returning next year- thinking this is the beginning of a tradition for our 2 families.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristin and Stewart I thoroughly enjoy having your family and so glad you have chosen Port O'Call as your beach house to enjoy too !
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Excellent Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Great Property... Great Owner.... We had a blast... Will definitely be a return visit... Close to the beach... Nice Private Dock... Bicycles and many extras... Trust this listing...

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have you visit - thank you.
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Total paradise!! Awesome vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house and location! The house was super clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed. Everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom. We truly enjoyed the balconies, the hammock and the dock. We had fun fishing and relaxing on the top deck watching the sunrise and the sunset. Loved being close to the shops, ice-cream, the pier and 2 minutes from the beach!! Mickey was fantastic! She always replied quickly and went above and beyond to make sure we were having a great time. So grateful! I highly recommend this vacation home!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really do want your vacation to be a great time and one you will remember with great pleasure. Thank you for choosing Port O Call....please do come back !! I really enjoyed working with you.
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this comfortable, well maintained residence. It is so convenient to the beach and even easier to relax in the canal on the myriad of floats the owner has purchased. The bikes were great to cruise the island while getting in some exercise. The hammocks and rockers got a lot of use too! I would highly recommend this property as safe, convenient and having everything you need at hand.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara & Tom, I am so happy that you had a great time at the beach and hope you will think of this as your place at the beach again ! Thank you for keeping me posted on the returning bird family and babies that seem to be there this particular week every year.
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Great Beach Cottage with ICW access

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this cottage now for several years and absolutely love it. Great location to the beach and a boat dock on a canal near the ICW. Several decks make grilling and chilling a pleasure. Rooftop deck provides an excellent view of the gorgeous sunsets there. Access to beach bikes are a plus. Owner is very helpful and responsive. Definitely, our favorite place to stay at OIB.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love having you. You are so helpful about conditions which I greatly appreciate-- thanks for choosing Port O' Call again.
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

House was extremely comfortable and has a great open floor plan which made it so nice for our large family. The owner, Mickey, was extremely accommodating and helpful. The house had everything we needed and we totally enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope to see you back at Port O Call.... thanks for working with me to make sure everything was in working order for your stay.
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Car: necessary

Myrtle Beach 25 miles, Wilmington 40 miles, golfing, deep sea fishing, museums, botanical gardens - Orton Plantation, Brookgreen Gardens, lots of discount shopping areas in MYB, SC and Wilmington NC, and the world famous Calabash restaurants are only 10 miles away. Southport is a great fishing and antiquing village that is also the connecting ferry location to go to Fort Fisher with your car and motor northward to Wilmington to stroll that wonderful historic town, tour the Battleship NC, dine and shop in the great waterfront river areas, or explore Orton Planatation and other historic points of interest all in the area north of OIB.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150

Pet friendly for pets under 40 pounds who are maintained with proper flea preventative medications and immunizations.
Adults must be 30 yrs or older to be held responsible for the contract.

6% tax
$100 exit cleaning fee
$150 (optional pet fee)
$500 deposit with balance to be paid 2 weeks prior to stay
30% deposit reservation is required to reserve the property.
Payments will be accepted in partial or full against the balance up to 2 weeks prior the reserved week.
Two (2) weeks prior to the reserved time, all balances must be complete before keys are issued.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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