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Artsy Beach Home. Pet Friendly, Close to Beach with Private Boat Dock

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 baths plus outside shower

A newly remodeled home with original art throughout. A relaxing porch with rocking chairs. One king bedroom with adjacent room with pull out couch, 1 queen bedroom, and 2 bedrooms with two double beds, tiled bathrooms and kitchen, cold air conditioner, new mattresses in all bedrooms, outdoor picnic table, kitchen loaded with cooking utensils, large HDTV in living room, second HDTV in master bedroom with 3rd HDTV in queen bedroom, wireless internet, quiet yet convenient to restaurants, gas grill and washer/dryer included. Golf cart can be rented for additional fee.

Wade Hobgood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Wade Hobgood

My wife and family are originally from NC. We have followed my career in the arts and in higher education to California, Wisconsin, Texas, South Carolina as well as North Carolina. We now live in Charlotte, NC but spend time at the beach as much as possible with our two bearded collies. Our two daughters are working professionally in Charlotte- one in accounting and the other is an attorney.

Wade Hobgood purchased this house in 2001

Why Wade Hobgood chose Southern Coast

My family has spent many enjoyable vacations at this home. It is so close to everything we enjoy most- sunbathing, golf, shopping at outlet malls, restaurants, entertainment and walking on the beautiful beach. We also enjoy riding bikes or golf carts to explore the island, visit bird island, or fishing.

What makes this house unique

Stunning sunrises and sunsets.

White sandy beaches.

Clean water.

Very clean beach home.

Swimming at the beach or the inter-coastal waterway off the private dock.

Abundant and inexpensive golf courses (Cheap if you buy a short term MyGolf, PrimeTime or MB pass.)

Outstanding fishing including deep sea, surf and pier (Spot, mackerel, flounder.)

Great restaurants offering everything from white dinner cloth to shorts and flip flops.

Very convenient to Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington NC.

Churches in area for all denominations.

Island allows licensed golf carts on roads.

Rentals available for bikes, boats, jet skis, paddle boats, and Harley-Davidson bikes.

New parks, tennis courts and pet park.


Ocean Isle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Upstairs half bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Shared Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outside private shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bathroom with washer/dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Upstairs bedroom; new mattresses.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pull out couch adjacent to king bedroom; new mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Downstairs bedroom; new mattresses.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom; new mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ocean Isle Airport is great for personal aircraft or to learn how to fly. They also offer flights of area beaches.


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Artsy Beach Home. Pet Friendly, Close to Beach with Private Boat Dock
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Beach Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time Memorial Weekend staying at this house. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. Best of all, it was just a short walk to the beach access. Also, the owner was very responsive and accommodating. I recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! I hope they come back every year.
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, great location- spacious and roomy, comfortable. Highly recommend and would definitely rent again next year if available. Short walk to beach, sits on canal for easy launch of kayaks.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

The property was CLEAN!!! had the necessary appliances and kitchen goods. The rooms were comfortable, the bathrooms likewise. Being on the canal presented so many alternatives to the beach and the proximity to the beach was easy. We would definitely stay again at Ocean Isle and in this house. We got a good one .

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Was by far the nicest beach rental we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and very clean. Only downside was the boat dock...large benches in the middle and made it difficult getting into and off your boat as well as loading things into boat. Theses could easily be moved back. Hoping whoever buys the home continues to rent! Owner is fantastic about responding to any emails..has done a great job with the remodel. If we were looking to buy a home at the beach would buy this in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recent stay at canal cabin, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, roomy 4-bedroom 2 1/2 bath beach-type house on inlet of Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway a short 1 1/2 block to Atlantic Ocean, via a public access route with showers to remove sand and other debris nearby. The VRBO listing was 100% accurate; when we arrived a cleaning service had several hours previously performed an excellent cleaning of the facility. The owner was very motivated to insure that our stay was enjoyable. We experienced no maintenance nor other problems during our 7-day occupancy. The rental rate was competitive in view of renting a large "cabin" close to the beach during peak summertime and other aspects of the rental process (payment options, cancellation insurance, etc.) were clearly defined and were reasonable.

The living/dining area opens to a porch with ample seating, this faces the Waterway inlet which is approximately 30 yards downhill from the cabin. There is a dock (with 2 wooden benches for seating) which is ideal for fishing or just sitting on the water's edge. The dock is not presently outfitted to anchor a large motorized watercraft nor is there a ladder for easy climbing out of the water after swimming. We did not swim in the canal but noticed other nearby renters doing same, the water does not appear to be over 10' in depth.

The kitchen is adequately furnished and the owner provided ample cooking and dining appliances and implements. There is no garbage disposer but a robust dishwasher and a large refrigerator/freezer which worked very well. The large dining room table was more than adequate for meals, board games, and writing. The living room is well-appointed and Direct TV with DVD players in the living room and all 4 bedrooms is a nice addition. The renters must supply their own linens (bed and bathroom) but the bedding (pillows, blankets, mattresses) were satisfactory. The "widow's watch," accessible from the sitting room adjoining the master bedroom on the upper story provides a great site to sit after dark and gaze at the canal and the sky; there were no chairs there, necessitating carrying porch furniture upstairs for sitting.

A large sturdy picnic table and a gas grill adjacent to the 2-car carport were nice additions. Also the owner has provided an outdoor shower (similar to that near ocean accesses) which is enclosed for privacy. Trash pick-up 3 times weekly during the summer was appreciated.

Overall our experience was very positive and we plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad but not surprised my guests had a positive experience. I work very hard to make sure the home is neat and clean and comfortable for visitors. I am delighted they will be returning in the future!
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Great Place near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in Ocean Isle Beach. The weather was good and we played golf 5 times. The house was great, plenty of room and nice and clean. Great location with the canal right behind it and the beach only a block and a half away.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to receive such a positive response about their vacation at our beach home. We do all we can to make the rental process as easy as possible and to guarantee our guests that the home is comfortable, clean and a joyful place to stay. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Myrtle Beach, SC (or Wilmington. NC-46 miles)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Numerous on and near OIB
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
100 courses within 1 hour drive-
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Dillon, SC
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Abundant in area
Nearest Beach
Ocean Isle Beach 1.5 short blocks
Car: recommended

Ocean Isle Beach is a wonderful family oriented island. It is very convenient to Myrtle Beach and Wilmington NC for abundant shopping, dining, golf and live entertainment. You must visit Calabash NC for dozens of seafood restaurants and if you play golf, take advantage of over 100 courses very convenient to OIB. Enjoy bike riding, jogging, boating, fishing and relaxing. Numerous places to spend the day including museums, sports bars, winery and farmers markets.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Departure Cleaning is $125.00
Pet Fee of $125.00 is per pet (2 max) and must be pre-approved. Certain pets may not be approved. Security deposits may be higher for more than 1 dog.
Saturday to Saturday rental schedule only unless approved in advance by owner.

Golf Cart rental (see photos) is available for $225.00 weekly. Golf cart rentals are also available from regional vendors for additional and higher fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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